Paola Fusi


Assistant professor in Biochemistry at the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano Bicocca.

Research activities and skills

Structure and function of proteins involved in human pathologies;
In vitro metabolic studies in human cells; metabolic response of human cells to food molecules.

Most Relevant Publication

Mozzi A., Mazzacuva P., Zampella G., Forcella M.E., Fusi P. and Monti E. “Molecular insight into substrate recognition by human cytosolic sialidase NEU2” (2012) Proteins: structure functions and bioinformatics.: 80(4):1123-32.

Forcella M., Mozzi A., Bigi A., Parenti P. and Fusi P. “Molecular cloning of soluble trehalase from Chironomus riparius larvae and its heterologous expression in Escherichia coli” (2012) Archives of Insect Biochem. and Physiol., 81 (2): 77-89.

Bigi A., Tringali C., Forcella M., Mozzi A., Venerando B., Monti E. and Fusi P. “A proline-rich loop mediates human sialidase NEU4 role in neuronal differentiation as an effector in PI3K/Akt signaling pathway” (2013) Glycobiology Dec;23(12):1499-509.

Mozzi A, Forcella M, Riva A, Difrancesco C, Molinari F, Martin V, Papini N, Bernasconi B, Nonnis S, Tedeschi G, Mazzucchelli L, Monti E, Fusi P, Frattini M. “NEU3 activity enhances EGFR activation without affecting EGFR expression and acts on its sialylation levels” (2015) Glycobiology Aug;25(8):855-68.

Forcella M, Callegaro G, Melchioretto P, Gribaldo L, Frattini M, Stefanini FM, Fusi P, Urani C. “Cadmium-transformed cells in the in vitro cell transformation assay reveal different proliferative behaviours and activated pathways” (2016) Toxicol In Vitro Oct;36:71-80.