About the Authors

Paolo Grieco

Contributed equally to this work with: Paolo Grieco, Alfonso Carotenuto

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Alfonso Carotenuto

Contributed equally to this work with: Paolo Grieco, Alfonso Carotenuto

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Luigia Auriemma

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Antonio Limatola

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Salvatore Di Maro

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Francesco Merlino

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Maria Luisa Mangoni

Affiliation Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Department of Biochemical Science, ‘A. Rossi Fanelli’, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy

Vincenzo Luca

Affiliation Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Department of Biochemical Science, ‘A. Rossi Fanelli’, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy

Antonio Di Grazia

Affiliation Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Department of Biochemical Science, ‘A. Rossi Fanelli’, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy

Stefano Gatti

Affiliation Center for Preclinical Investigation, Fondazione IRCCS Ca'Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy

Pietro Campiglia

Affiliation Department of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Salerno, Fisciano, Salerno, Italy

Isabel Gomez-Monterrey

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Ettore Novellino

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Anna Catania

anna.catania@guest.unimi.it

Affiliation Center for Preclinical Investigation, Fondazione IRCCS Ca'Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: A. Catania PG A. Carotenuto. Performed the experiments: LA SDM AL FM VL ADG SG IGM PC. Analyzed the data: A. Catania PG MLM A. Carotenuto EN SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PG A. Catania MLM. Wrote the paper: A. Catania PG MLM A. Carotenuto.