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Aldo Ceriotti

Dirigente di Ricerca

Email: ceriotti * ibba.cnr.it | Phone: +39 02 23699444 | Fax: +39 02 23699411


Education and professional experience

1983 - Degree in Agricultural Sciences. University of Milan. 1986-1987 - Visiting Scientist at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, UK. 1990-1992 - Visiting Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry, C.S.I.R.O., Canberra, Australia


Protein biogenesis and degradation, Recombinant pharmaceuticals

Plant growth under controlled stress conditions, Molecular biology, Cell Biology

Ongoing projects

Risorse Biologiche e Tecnologie per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile del Sistema Agro-Alimentare – Accordo Quadro Regione Lombardia

Selected Publications


  • Ceriotti A (2011) Waste disposal in the endoplasmic reticulum, ROS production and plant salt stress response. Cell Res. 21, 555-557.
  • Marshall RS, D’Avila F, Di Cola A, Traini R, Spanò L, Fabbrini MS, Ceriotti A (2011) Signal peptide-regulated toxicity of a plant ribosome inactivating protein during cell stress. Plant J 65, 218-229
  • Lombardi A, Bursomanno S, Lopardo T, Traini R, Colombatti M, Ippoliti R, Flavell DJ, Flavell SU, Ceriotti A, Fabbrini (2010) Pichia pastoris as a host for secretion of toxic saporin chimaeras. FASEB J 24, 253-265
  • Lombardi A, Barbante A, Della Cristina P, Rosiello D, Castellazzi CL, Sbano L, Masci S, Ceriotti A (2009) A relaxed specificity in interchain disulfide bond formation characterizes the assembly of a low-molecular-weight glutenin subunit in the endoplasmic reticulum. Plant Physiol 149, 412-423
  • Chamberlain KL, Marshall RS, Jolliffe NA, Frigerio L, Ceriotti A, Lord JM, Roberts LM (2008) Ricin B chain targeted to the endoplasmic reticulum of tobacco protoplasts is degraded by a CDC48- and vacuole-independent mechanism. J Biol Chem 283, 33276-33286.
  • Marshall RS, Jolliffe NA, Ceriotti A, Snowden CJ, Lord JM, Frigerio L, Roberts LM (2008) The role of CDC48 in the retro-translocation of non-ubiquitinated toxin substrates in plant cells. J Biol Chem 283, 15869-77.
  • Jolliffe NA, Di Cola A, Marsden CJ, Lord JM, Ceriotti A, Frigerio L, Roberts LM (2006) The N-terminal ricin propeptide influences the fate of ricin A-chain in tobacco protoplasts. J Biol Chem 281, 23377-85.
  • Vago R, Marsden CJ, Lord JM, Ippoliti R, Flavell DJ, Flavell S-U, Ceriotti A, Fabbrini MS (2005) Saporin and ricin A chain follow different intracellular routes to enter the cytosol of intoxicated cells. FEBS J 272, 4983-4995.
  • Di Cola A, Frigerio L, Lord JM, Roberts LM, Ceriotti A. (2005) Endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation of ricin A chain has unique and plant-specific features. Plant Physiol 137, 287-96.
  • Jolliffe, N.A., Browm, J.C., Neumann, U., Vicré, M., Bachi, A., Hawes, C., Ceriotti, A., Roberts L.M. and Frigerio, L. (2004) Transport of ricin and 2S albumin precursors to the storage vacuoles of Ricinus communis endosperm involves the Golgi and VSR-like receptors. Plant J 39, 821-33.


  • Lombardi A, Marshall RS, Savino C, Fabbrini MS, Ceriotti A (2010) Type I ribosome-inactivating proteins from Saponaria officinalis. In "Plant Cell Monographs" series, "Toxic Plant Protein" (Lord JM and Hartley M eds), Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg
  • Bossi E., Fabbrini M.S., and Ceriotti A. (2007) Exogenous Protein Expression in Xenopus Oocytes: Basic Procedures. In "Methods in Molecular Biology" Vol. 375, "In Vitro Transcription and Translation Protocols", (Grandi G. ed.). Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, USA.
  • Ceriotti A. and Roberts L.M. (2006) Endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein degradation in plant cells. In "Plant Cell Monographs", "The Plant Endoplasmic Reticulum", (Robinson D.G. ed.), pp. 75-98. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.
  • Ceriotti, A., Vitale, A., Paris, N., Frigerio, L., Neuhaus, J.-M., Hillmer, S. and Robinson, D.G. (2003) Plant Cell Biology. In "Essential Cell Biology" Vol. 1, Cell Structure. (Davey, J. and Lord, J.M. eds). Oxford Univesity Press.

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