Selected publications

  • CYFIP1 co-ordinates mRNA translation and cytoskeleton remodeling to ensure proper dendritic spine formation De Rubeis S, Pasciuto W, Li Ka Wan, Fernández E, Di Marino D, Buzzi A, Ostroff L, Klann E, Zwartkruis F, Komiyama NH, Grant S, Choquet D, Poujol C, Achsel T, Posthuma D, Smit AB and Bagni C (2013). NEURON, in press.

  • KIF1Bbeta transports dendritically localized mRNPs in neurons and is recruited to synapses in an activity-dependent manner Charalambous D Pasciuto E Mercaldo V Pilo Boyl P Munck S Bagni C* Santama N*CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES, 70, 335-56, 2013.

  • Molecular dynamics simulations show how the FMRP Ile304Asn mutation destabilizes the KH2 domain structure and affects its function Di Marino D, Achsel T, Lacoux C, Falconi M, Bagni CJOURNAL OF BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE & DYNAMICS, e-pub, e-pub, 2013.

  • Fragile X syndrome: causes, diagnosis, mechanisms, and therapeutics Bagni C, Tassone F, Neri G, Hagerman RJOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 122, 4314-22, 2012.

  • BC1-FMRP interaction is modulated by 2'-O-methylation: RNA-binding activity of the tudor domain and translational regulation at synapses Lacoux C, Di Marino D, Pilo Boyl P, Zalfa F, Yan B, Ciotti M, Falconi M, Urlaub H, Achsel T, Mougin A, Caizergues-Ferrer M, Bagni CNUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 40, 4086-4096, 2012.

  • Differential usage of transcriptional start sites and polyadenylation sites in FMR1 premutation alleles Tassone F, De Rubeis S, Carosi C, La Fata G, Serpa G, Raske C, Willemsen R, Hagerman P, Bagni CNUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 39, 6172-6185, 2011.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Leuven Research Institute for Neuroscience & Disease (LIND)

  • Member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

  • Member of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience (BSN)

  • Member of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS)

  • Member of the Italian Society for Molecular Biology (SIBBM)

  • Member of the Italian Society for Biology and Genetics (AIBG)

  • Member of the Expert CIVR (Committee for National Research Evaluation Comitato di Indirizzo per la Valutazione della Ricerca). Nominated by the Italian Ministry of the University

  • Member of the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Italian Institute for Neuroscience

  • Member/Evaluator of the Graduate Program in: Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy).

    Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

  • Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris XI (France)

  • Biology-Health-Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Toulouse (France)

  • Member of the Faculty of 1000 from 2005 – 2008

  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience

  • Section Editor for Neuroscience

  • EMBO member


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