Peer-reviewed Articles

42. Kalouta K, Bay Stie M, Janfelt C, Chronakis IS, Jacobsen J, Mørck Nilsen H, Foderà V  2020 Electrospun α-lactalbumin nanofibers for site-specific and fast-onset delivery of nicotine in the oral cavity: an in vitro, ex vivo and tissue spatial distribution study Molecular Pharmaceutics in press

41. Pounot K, Chaaban H, Foderà V, Schirò G, Weik M, Seydel T.  2020 Tracking Internal and Global Diffusive Dynamics During Protein Aggregation by High-Resolution Neutron Spectroscopy Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, in press

40. Guo X, Liu Y, Bera H, Zhang H, Chenn Y, Cun D, Foderà V., Yang M.  2020 α-Lactalbumin Based Nanofiber Dressings Improve Burn Wound Healing and Reduce Scarring ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, in press

39. De Luca G, Fennema Galparsoro D, Sancataldo G, Leone M, Foderà V., Vetri V.  2020 Probing Ensemble Polymorphism and Single Aggregate Structural Heterogeneity in Insulin Amyloid Self-Assembly Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences, 574, 229-240


38. Bay Stie M, Corezzi M, Bombin Juncos AD, Ajalloueian F, Attril E, Pagliara S, Jacobsen J, Chronakis IS, Mørck Nilsen H, Foderà V  2020 Waterborne Electrospinning of Alpha-lactalbumin Generates Tunable and Biocompatible Nanofibers for Drug Delivery ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3, 2, 1910-1921

37. Bucciarelli S, Sayedi Sayed E, Osella S, Trzaskowski B,  Juul Vissing  K, Vestergaard B, Foderà V, 2020 Disentangling the role of solvent polarity and protein solvation in folding and self-assembly of α-lactalbumin Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 561, 749-761.


36. Rao E, Foderà V, Leone M, Vetri V. 2019 Direct observation of alpha-lactalbumin, adsorption and incorporation into lipid membrane and formation of lipid/protein hybrid structures Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects 1863 (5), 784-794

35. Wang C, Iashchishyn IA, Kara J, Foderà V, Vetri V, Sancataldo G., Marklund N, Morozova-Roche L  2019 Proinflammatory and Amyloidogenic S100A9 Induced by Traumatic Brain Injury in Mouse Model Neuroscience Letters, 699, 199-205

34. Skamris Pedersen T., Marasini C. ,  Madsen K.L., Foderà V., and Vestergaard B.  2019 Early Stage Alpha-Synuclein Amyloid Fibrils are Reservoirs of Membrane-Binding Species Scientific Reports, 9, 1733

33. Brady R., Kaufhold W.T., Brooks N. J., Foderà V., Di Michele L.  2019 Flexibility defines structure in crystals of amphiphilic DNA nanostars  Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 31, 074003

32. Brady R.,  Brooks N. J., Foderà V., Cicuta P., Di Michele L. 2018 Amphiphilic-DNA Platform for the Design of Crystalline Frameworks with Programmable Structure and Functionality Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 15384–15392

31. Vetri, V. Piccirili F., Krausser J., Buscarino G. , Lapinska U., Vestergaard B., Zaccone A., Foderà V. 2018 Ethanol Controls the Self-Assembly and Mesoscopic Properties of Human Insulin Amyloid Spherulites. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122, 3101-3112.

30. Borro B.C., Parolini L., Cicuta P., Foderà V.,*  and Di Michele L* 2017 Interaction with Prefibrillar Species and Amyloid-Like Fibrils Changes the Stiffness of Lipid Bilayers Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 27930-27934. *Equal contribution. Highlighted as HOT Article in PCCP 2017. 

29.  Marasini C., Foderà V., Vestergaard B. 2017 Sucrose modulates insulin amyloid-like fibril formation: effect on the aggregation mechanism and fibril morphology, RSC Advances, 7, 10487-10493

28.  Santangelo MG, Foderà V., Militello V. and Vetri V. 2016 Back to the oligomeric state: pH-induced dissolution of concanavalin A amyloid-like fibrils into non-native oligomers, RSC Advances, 6, 75082-75091

27.  Di Carlo MG, Vetri V, Buscarino G, Leone M. Vestergaard B. and Foderà V.  2016 Trifluoroethanol Modulates α-Synuclein Amyloid-like Aggregate Formation, Stability and Dissolution, Biophysical Chemistry, 216, 23-30

26.  Lobbens E.S., Foderà V.,  Nyberg N.T., Andersen K., Jäger A.K., Jorgensen L., van de Weert M.  2016 The Inhibitory Effect of Natural Products onProtein Fibrillation May Be Caused byDegradation Products – A Study Using Aloinand Insulin, PloS One, 11(2):e0149148. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149148


25. Vetri V. and Foderà V. 2015 The Route to Protein Aggregate Superstructures: Particulates and Amyloid-like Spherulites, FEBS Letters, 589, 2448–2463


24. Di Carlo M.G., Minicozzi V., Foderà V., Militello V., Vetri V., Morante S., and Leone M., 2015, Thioflavin T templates Aβ(1-40) Conformation and Aggregation Pathway, Biophysical Chemistry, 206, 1-11


23. Nors Pedersen M., Foderà V., Horvath I., van Maarschalkerweerd A., Nørgaard Toft K., Weise C., Almqvist F., Wolf-Watz M, Wittung-Staffshede P., and Vestergaard B. 2015 Direct Correlation Between Ligand-Induced α-Synuclein Oligomers and Amyloid-like Fibril Growth, Scientific Reports, 5, 10422; doi: 10.1038/srep10422

22. Kristensen, M. Franzyk, H., Klausen, M.T.; Iversen A. Bahnsen, J.S.; Skyggebjerg, R. B.; Foderà V., Nielsen, H M.,. 2015 Penetratin-Mediated Transepithelial Insulin Permeation: Importance of Cationic Residues and pH for Complexation and Permeation. AAPS Journal, 17(5), 1200-1209.


21. van Maarschalkerweerd A., Vetri V. Langkilde A.E., Foderà V., , Vestergaard B. 2014 Protein: Lipid Co-aggregates Are Formed during alpha-Synuclein-induced disruption of libid bilayers , Biomacromolecules. 15, 3643-3654.


20. Foderà V., Vetri V., Wind T.S., Noppe W., Cornett C., Donald A.M., Morozova-Roche L., Vestergaard B. 2014 Observation of Early Structural Changes Leading to the Formation of Protein Superstructures , Journal Physical Chemistry Letters, 5, 3254–3258. Recommended on F1000Prime


19. Sancataldo G., Vetri V., Foderà V., Militello V. and Leone M. 2014 Oxidation Enhances Human Serum Albumin Thermal Stability and Changes the Routes of Amyloid Fibril Formation, PloS One, 9 (1): e84552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084552.


18. Di Michele L., Eiser E, Foderà V. 2013 Minimal model for self-catalysis in the formation of amyloid-like fibrils, Journal Physical Chemistry Letters, 4, 3158−3164.


17. Foderà V., Zaccone A., Lattuada M and Donald A.M. 2013 Electrostatics controls the formation of amyloid superstructures in protein aggregation, Physical Review Letters, 111, 108105.


16. Vetri V., Leone M., Morozova-Roche L., Vestergaard B. and Foderà V. 2013, Unlocked Concanavalin A Forms Amyloid-like Fibrils from Coagulation of Long-lived “Crinkled” Intermediates, PloS One, 8(7): e68912.


15. Foderà V., Pagliara S., Otto O., Keyser U.F. and Donald A.M. 2012 Microfluidics Reveals a Flow-Induced Large Scale Polymorphism of Protein Aggregates  Journal Physical Chemistry Letters, 3, 2803-2807.


14. Ricca M., Foderà V., Vetri V., Buscarino G., Montalbano M. and Leone M. 2012 Oxidation processes in Sicilian Olive Oils investigated by a combination of optical and EPR spectroscopy Journal of Food Science, 77(10):C1084-1089.


13. Smith M.I.*, Foderà V.*, Sharp J.S., Roberts C.J., Donald A.M, 2012 Factors affecting the formation of Insulin Amyloid Spherulites Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 89, 216-222.*Joint first co-authorship


12. Vetri V, D’Amico M, Foderà V, Leone M, Ponzoni A, Sberveglieri G and Militello V. 2011 Bovine Serum Albumin protofibril-like aggregates formation: Solo but not simple mechanism, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 508, 13-24.


11. Lo Presti C., Vetri V., Ricca M, Foderà V., Tripodo G., Spadaro G., Dispenza C., 2011 Pulsatile protein release and protection  using radiation-crosslinked polypeptide hydrogel delivery devices, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 71 155–167


10. Foderà V. and Donald A.M. 2010 Tracking the Heterogeneous Distribution of Amyloid Spherulites and their Population Balance with Free Fibrils, The European Physical Journal E-Soft Matter & Biological Physics, 33, 273–282.


9. Foderà V., van de Weert M., Vestergaard B. 2010 Large-Scale Polymorphism and Auto-catalytic Effect in Insulin Fibrillogenesis Soft Matter, 6, 4413 - 4419.


8. Ricca M., Foderà V., Giacomazza D.,  Leone M, Spadaro G., Dispenza C. 2010 Probing the internal environment of PVP networks generated by irradiation with different sources, Colloid and Polymer Science, 288, 969–980.


7. Foderà V., Cataldo S., Librizzi F., Pignataro B., Spiccia P., Leone M. 2009 Self-organization pathways and spatial heterogeneity in insulin amyloid fibrils formation Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 (31), 10830–10837.


6. Foderà V., Groenning M., Vetri V., Librizzi F., Spagnolo S., Cornett C., Olsen L., van de Weert M., Leone M. 2008 Thioflavin T hydroxylation at basic pH and its effect on amyloid fibril detection  Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112 (47) 15174-15181.


5. Foderà V., Librizzi F., Groenning M., van de Weert M. and Leone M. 2008 Secondary Nucleation and Accessible Surface in Insulin Amyloid Fibril Formation, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 112 (12) 3853-3858.


4. Librizzi F., Foderà V., Vetri V., Lo Presti C. and Leone M., 2007 Effects of confinement on insulin amyloid fibrils formation, European Biophysics Journal 36(7) 711-15.


Book Chapters


3. Foderà V. and Donald A.M. 2014 The Formation of Amyloid-like Superstructures: On the Growth of Amyloid Spherulites in Bionanoimaging by  Lyubchenko and Uversky, Chapter 28, Pages 301-308 Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-394431-3.


2. Foderà V., Librizzi F., Vetri V., Militello V. Navarra G., Leone M. 2011 Nucleation mechanisms and morphologies in insulin amyloid fibril formation in Protein Aggregation, Chapter 4, 111-137, Nova Science Publishers,


1. Militello V. Navarra G., Foderà V., Librizzi F., Vetri V., Leone M. 2008 Thermal aggregation of proteins in the presence of metal ions Biophysical Inquiry into Protein Aggregation and Amyloid Diseases, Chapter 7, 181-232 Editors P.L. San Biagio and D. Bulone, Research Signpost, Kerala, India.