The main goal the Genomic Instability Group is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer and other age-associated diseases, with the ultimate objective of translating this knowledge into effective treatments for patients. To this end, we have developed over the years several molecular tools and in vivo models, which have led us to make important progress in basic as well as in translational research. Among other achievements, we have extensively studied the molecular mechanisms by which cells duplicate and repair their genomes, developed new inhibitors that can be used for targeted cancer therapy, and created mouse models that revealed the physiological consequences of genomic instability. More recently, we have developed an interest in exploring the mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer therapy and how to overcome this problem in cancer, as well as in other age-related diseases lacking a cure, such as neurodegeneration.
- Vanesa Lafarga
- Matilde Murga
- Elena Fueyo
- Gema López
- Jorge Mota
- Belén Navarro
- Anabel Sáez
- Oleksandra Sirozh
- Pablo Valledor
- Marta Elena Antón
- Alicia González
- Sara Rodrigo
- (2022). Distinct roles for PARP-1 and PARP-2 in c-Myc-driven B-cell lymphoma in mice.. Blood 139, 228-239. CNIO Publication.
- (2022). A bispecific monomeric nanobody induces spike trimer dimers and neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in vivo. Nat Commun 13, 155. CNIO Publication.
- (2022). Prolonged estrogen deprivation triggers a broad immunosuppressive phenotype in breast cancer cells. Mol Oncol 16, 148-165. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2022). An in silico analysis identifies drugs potentially modulating the cytokine storm triggered by SARS-CoV-2 infection.. Sci Rep 12, 1626. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2021). USP7 limits CDK1 activity throughout the cell cycle. EMBO J 40, e99692. CNIO Publication.
- (2021). Widespread displacement of DNA- and RNA-binding factors underlies toxicity of arginine-rich cell-penetrating peptides. EMBO J 40, e99692. CNIO Publication.
- (2021). USP7 and VCP FAF1 define the SUMO/Ubiquitin landscape at the DNA replication fork. Cell Reports 37, 109819. CNIO Publication.
- (2021). A chemical screen for modulators of mRNA translation identifies a distinct mechanism of toxicity for sphingosine kinase inhibitors. PLoS Biol 19, e3001263. CNIO Publication.
- (2021). Coordinating DNA Replication and Mitosis through Ubiquitin/SUMO and CDK1.. Int J Mol Sci 22, 8796. CNIO Publication.
- (2020). ATR expands embryonic stem cell fate potential in response to replication stress. Elife 12, e54756. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2020). GRK2-Dependent HuR Phosphorylation Regulates HIF1a Activation Under Hypoxia or Adrenergic Stress. Cancers 12, E1216. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2020). Supraphysiological protection from replication stress does not extend mammalian lifespan.. Aging (Albany NY) 12, 5612-5624. CNIO Publication.
- (2020). Mislocalization of SMN from the I-band and M-band in human skeletal myofibers in spinal muscular atrophy associates with primary structural alterations of the sarcomere.. Cell Tissue Res 381, 461-478. CNIO Publication.
- (2020). PDS5 proteins are required for proper cohesin dynamics and participate in replication fork protection. J Biol Chem 295, 146-157. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2019). TIAR controls mitotic entry, maintains genome stability and retains CDK1 in checkpoint bodies.. EMBO Rep 20, pii: e46224. CNIO Publication.
- (2019). BRCA1 Haploinsufficiency Is Masked by RNF168-Mediated Chromatin Ubiquitylation. Mol Cell 73, 1267-1281. CNIO Publication.
- (2019). A Chemical Screen Identifies Compounds Capable of Selecting for Haploidy in Mammalian Cells.. Cell Reports 28, 597-604. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2019). A Chemical Screen Identifies Compounds Limiting the Toxicity of C9ORF72 Dipeptide Repeats. Cell Chem Biol 26, 235-243. CNIO Publication.
- (2019). TIAR marks nuclear G2/M transition granules and restricts CDK1 activity under replication stress. EMBO Rep 20, e46224. CNIO Publication.
- (2019). Nucleolin reorganization and nucleolar stress in purkinje cells of mutant PCD mice. Neurobiol Dis 127, 312-322. CNIO Publication.
- (2018). Targeting ATR in cancer. Nat Rev Cancer 18, 586-595. CNIO Publication.
- (2018). ATR is required to complete meiotic recombination in mice. Nat Commun 9, 2622. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2018). ERF deletion rescues RAS deficiency in mouse embryonic stem cells. Genes Dev 32, 568-576. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2018). CBP-mediated SMN acetylation modulates Cajal body biogenesis and the cytoplasmic targeting of SMN. Cell Mol Life Sci 75, 527-576. CNIO Publication.
- (2018). The RNA Polymerase II Factor RPAP1 Is Critical for Mediator-Driven Transcription and Cell Identity. Cell Reports 22, 396-410. CNIO Publication. Open Access
- (2018). USP7 couples DNA replication termination to mitotic entry. bioRxiv (in press). CNIO Publication.
- (2018). DNA and RNA binding mediate the toxicity of arginine-rich peptides encoded by C9ORF72 GGGGCC repeats. bioRxiv (in press). CNIO Publication.
- (2017). A p53-dependent response limits the viability of mammalian haploid cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114, 9367-9372. CNIO Publication.
- (2017). TrapSeq: An RNA Sequencing-Based Pipeline for the Identification of Gene-Trap Insertions in Mammalian Cells. J Mol Biol 429, 2780-2789. CNIO Publication.