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Biochemist , researcher

Attilio Di Pietro, French biochemist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of hysteretic regulation of mitochondrial ATPase-ATPsynthase; research in molecular mechanism of P-glycoprotein, MRP1, BCRP and homologues in bacteria, yeast and protozoan parasites; discovery of specific inhibitors, especially of natural origin, against multidrug ABC transporters, as good candidates for development of anticancer drugs; patents in field.

Background

Pietro, Attilio Di was born on March 15, 1951 in Morra-de-Sanctis, Avellino, Italy. Son of Gerardo Di Pietro and Rosaria Buscetto.

Education

Master in Biochemistry, University Lyon, Villeurbanne, France, 1974. Doctor of Science in Biochemistry, University Lyon, Villeurbanne, France, 1975. Doctor of Science, University Lyon, Villeurbanne, France, 1981.

Career

Associate National Center for Scientific Research, Villeurbanne, France, 1977—1983, research associate 1st class Lyon, 1984—1992, research director, since 1992. Group leader Institute Protein Biology & Chemistry, Lyon, since 1992, head of department, since 2005. French Public Health Service, 1976-1977.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of hysteretic regulation of mitochondrial ATPase-ATPsynthase. Research in molecular mechanism of P-glycoprotein, MRP1, BCRP and homologues in bacteria, yeast and protozoan parasites. Discovery of specific inhibitors, especially of natural origin, against multidrug ABC transporters, as good candidates for development of anticancer drugs.

    Patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to professional conference proceedings. Author: (article to professional journal) Trends Phram. Science, Cancer Reserve, Journal Biological Chemistry, Clinical Cancer Reserve, Molecular Cancer Therapy, Free Radical Biological Medicine, Cell Molecular Life Science, Biochemistry, Biochemical Biophysical Acta, Federation of European Biochemical Societies Letters.

Membership

Member of Science Council Ligue d'Alsace contre le Cancer, Science Council de la Ligue du Rhône contre le Cancer, French Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (cellular and molecular bioenergetics section).

Connections

Married Christiane Odette Broyer, December 13, 1975. Children: Aline, Pauline.

father:
Gerardo Di Pietro

mother:
Rosaria Buscetto

spouse:
Christiane Odette Broyer

children:
Pauline Pietro

Aline Pietro