Daniele Bano
Dr. Daniele Bano
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e. V. (DZNE)
  • mitochondria
  • epigenetics
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • ageing
Our laboratory investigates the importance of mitochondria and chromatin remodelling in metabolic syndromes, aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases. We assess molecular mechanisms that determine organismal responsiveness to environmental and genetic cues. In this regard, we study the epigenetic landscape that promotes lifespan-extending programs and associated metabolic adaptations. We investigate replication-independent histone variants and their contribution to the formation of transcriptionally permissive chromatin underlying longevity of multicellular organisms. Another line of research focuses on the ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling complexes and their influence in the transcriptional regulation of metabolic genes required for cell stemness and cell lineage commitment. Ultimately, we wish to develop a translational framework for the identification of molecular targets and/or compounds clinically relevant as disease modifiers.
Ausgewählte Publikationen

Piazzesi A, Wang Y, Jackson J, Wischhof L, Zeisler-Diehl V, Scifo E, Oganezova I, Hoffmann T, Gomez Martin P, Bertan F, Wrobel CJJ, Schroeder FC, Ehninger D, Händler K, Schultze JL, Schreiber L, van Echten-Deckert G, Nicotera P, Bano D. CEST-2.2 overexpression alters lipid metabolism and extends longevity of mitochondrial mutants. EMBO Reports 2022; doi:10.15252/embr.202152606.

Bertan F, Wischhof L, Scifo E, Guranda M, Jackson J, Marsal-cots A, Piazzesi A, Stork M, Peitz M, Prehn JHM, Ehninger D, Nicotera P and Bano D. Comparative analysis of CI and CIV-containing respiratory supercomplexes at single-cell resolution. Cell Reports Methods 2021; doi: 10.1016/j.crmeth.2021.100002.

Gioran A, Piazzesi A, Bertan F, Schroer J, Wischhof L, Nicotera P, Bano D. Multi-omics identify xanthine as a pro-survival metabolite for nematodes with mitochondrial dysfunction. EMBO J. 2019 Feb 22. pii: e99558. doi: 10.15252/embj.201899558.

 Wischhof L, Gioran A, Sonntag-Bensch D, Piazzesi A, Stork M, Nicotera P, Bano D. A disease-associated Aifm1 variant induces severe myopathy in knockin mice. Mol Metab. 2018 Jul; 13:10-23. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2018.05.002.

 Piazzesi A, Papic D, Bertan F, Salomoni P, Nicotera P, Bano D. Replication-Independent Histone Variant H3.3 Controls Animal Lifespan through the Regulation of Pro-longevity Transcriptional Programs. Cell Rep. 2016 Oct 18;17(4):987-996. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.074.

Daniele Bano
Dr. Daniele Bano
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