Publications:

1. Vitali, J. (1986) Investigation of the Crystal Structures of Nucleosides Containing Sulfur.  Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 253 pp.

2. Vitali, J., Young, W.W., Schatz, V.B., Sobottka, S.E. and Kretsinger, R.H. (1987) Crystal Structure of an Anti-Lewis a Fab Determined by Molecular Replacement Methods.  J. Mol. Biol. 198, 351-355.

3. Vitali, J. (1990) Structure of 2,2'-Anhydro-3'-O-acetyl-2'-thio-1-ß-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine Hydrochloride.  J. Cryst. Spec. Res. 20, 251-259.

4. Vitali, J., Robbins, A.H., Almo, S.C. and Tilton, R.F. (1991) Using Xenon as a Heavy Atom for Determining Phases in Sperm Whale Metmyoglobin.  J. Appl. Cryst. 24, 931-935.

5. Vitali, J., Martin, P.D., Malkowski, M.G., Robertson, W.D., Lazar, J.B., Winant, R.C., Johnson, P.H. and Edwards, B.F.P. (1992) The Structure of a Complex of  Bovine ¿-Thrombin and Recombinant Hirudin at 2.8 Å Resolution.  J. Biol. Chem. 267, 17670-17678.

6. Doyle, M.A., Vitali, J., Wittenberg, J.B., Vinogradov, S.N., Walz, D.A., Edwards, B.F.P. and Martin, P.D. (1994) Crystallization of Hemoglobins II and III of the Symbiont Harboring Clam Lucina Pectinata.  Acta Crystallographica D50, 757-759.

7. Vitali, J., Martin, P.D., Malkowski, M.G., Olsen, C.M., Johnson, P.H. and Edwards, B.F.P. (1996) Crystal Structure of a Bovine Thrombin:Hirudin51-65 Complex Determined by a Combination of Molecular Replacement and Graphics. Incorporation of Known Structural Information in Molecular Replacement.  Acta Crystallographica D52, 453-464.

8. Vitali, J., Schick, B., Kester, H., Visser, J., and Jurnak, F. (1998) The Three-dimensional Structure of Aspergillus niger  Pectin Lyase B, at 1.7 Å resolution.  Plant Physiology 116, 69-80.

9. Heffron, S., Moe, G.R., Sieber, V., Mengaud, J., Cossart, P., Vitali, J. and Jurnak, F. (1998) Sequence Profile of the Parallel ß Helix in the Pectate Lyase Superfamily.  J. of  Structural Biology 122, 223-235.

10. Vitali, J., Carroll, D., Gopal, R. and Hackert, M.L. (1999) The Three-dimensional Structure of the Gly121Tyr Dimeric Form of Ornithine Decarboxylase from Lactobacillus 30a.  Acta Crystallographica D55, 1978-1985.

11. Colaneri, M.J., Vitali, J. and Peisach, J. (2000) An ESEEM Study of Multi-Crystalline Cu2+-Insulin: Effects of Cd2+ on the Nuclear Quadrupole Interaction of the Cu2+ Coordinated Imidazole Remote Nitrogen.  Biochemistry  39, 584-591.

12. Vitali, J., Vorobyova, T., Webster, G. and Kantrowitz, E.R. (2000) Crystallization and Structure Determination of the Catalytic Trimer of Methanococcus Jannaschii Aspartate Transcarbamoylase. Acta Crystallographica D56, 1061-1063.

13. Vitali, J., Ding, J., Jiang, J., Zhang, Y., Krainer, A.R. and Xu, R.-M. (2002) Correlated Alternative Side-chain Conformations in the RNA-Recognition Motif of Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein A1.  Nucleic Acids Res. 30, 1531-1538.

14. Vitali, J., Colaneri, M.J. and Kantrowitz, E.R. (2008) Crystal Structure of the Catalytic Trimer of Methanococcus jannaschii Aspartate Transcarbamoylase.  Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, 71, 1324-1334.

15. Vitali, J. and Colaneri, M.J. (2008) Structure of the Catalytic Trimer of Methanococcus jannaschii Aspartate Transcarbamoylase in an Orthorhombic Crystal Form.  Acta Crystallographica F64, 776-780.

16. Colaneri, M.J., Vitali, J. and Peisach, J. (2009) Structural Aspects of Copper Doped Amino Acid Crystals Revealed by EPR/ENDOR  Spectroscopic and Quantum Mechanical DFT Calculations.  Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 113, 5700-5709.  

17. Vitali, J., Singh, A.K., Soares, A.S. and Colaneri, M.J. (2012) Structure of the catalytic chain of Methanococcus jannaschii aspartate transcarbamoylase in a hexagonal crystal form: insights into the path of carbamoyl phosphate to the active site of the enzyme.  Acta Crystallographica F68, 527-534.

18.  Colaneri, M.J., Vitali, J. and Kirschbaum, K. (2013) An Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Study of Copper Hopping in Doped Bis(L-histidinato)cadmium Dihydrate.  Journal of Physical Chemistry A, in press.

Over 50 abstracts and presentations in national and international meetings