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Below you will find our publications (lab members in bold), linking to open access pdf files.


The role of microglia in prion diseases: a paradigm of functional diversity
Obst, J., Simon, E., Mancuso, R., Gomez-Nicola, D. Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience. 2017. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00207

STING activation reverses lymphoma-mediated resistance to antibody immunotherapy
Dahal, L. N., Dou, L., Hussain, K., Liu, R., Earley, A., Cox, K. L., Murinello, S., Tracy, I., Forconi, F., Steele, A. J., Duriez, P., Gomez-Nicola, D., Teeling, J. L., Glennie, M. J., Cragg, M. S. & Beers, S. A. Cancer Research. 2017. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-2784

A story of birth and death: insights into the formation and dynamics of the microglial population
Askew, K. and Gomez-Nicola, D. Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 2017. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2017.03.009

Early microgliosis precedes neuronal loss and behavioural impairment in mice with a frontotemporal dementia-causing CHMP2B mutation
Clayton, E.L., Mancuso, R., Nielsen, T.T., Mizielinska, S., Holmes, H., Powell, N., Norona, F., Larsen, J.O., Milioto, C., Wilson, K.M., Lythgoe, M.F., Ourselin, S., Nielsen, J.E., Johannsen, P., Holm, I., Collinge, J., Frej, A., Oliver, P.L., Gomez-Nicola, D. and Isaacs, A.M. Human Molecular Genetics. 2017. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddx003

Coupled proliferation and apoptosis maintain the rapid turnover of microglia in the adult brain
Askew, K., Li, K., Olmos Alonso, A., Garcia-Moreno , F., Liang, Y., Richardson, P., Tipton, T., Chapman, M., Riecken, K., Beccari, S., Sierra, A., Molnar, Z., Cragg, M.S., Garaschuk, O., Perry, V.H. and Gomez-Nicola, DCell Reports. 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.12.041

*Comment in AlzForum “Ageing causes identity crisis in microglia”


Neuronal hyperactivity disturbs ATP microgradients, impairs microglial motility, and reduces phagocytic receptor expression triggering apoptosis/microglial phagocytosis uncoupling
Abiega, O., Beccari, S., Diaz-Aparicio , I., Nadjar, A., Laye, S., Leyrolle, Q., Gomez-Nicola, D., Domercq, M., Perez-Samartin, A., Sanchez-Zafra, V., Paris, I., Valero, J., Savage, J.C., Hui, C.W., Tremblay, M.E., Deudero, J.J.P., Brewster, A.L., Anderson, A.E., Zaldumbide, L., Galbarriatu, L., Marinas, A., Vivanco, M.D.M., Matute, C., Maletic-Savatic, M., Encinas, J.M. and Sierra, A. PLoS Biology. 2016. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002466

CSF1R blockade slows the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by reducing microgliosis and invasion of macrophages into peripheral nerve

Martinez-Muriana, A, Mancuso, R, Francos-Quijorna, I, Olmos-Alonso, A, Osta, R, Perry, VH, Navarro, X, Gómez-Nicola, D and Lopez-Vales, R. Scientific Reports. 2016. doi: 10.1038/srep25663

Long-term in vivo single-cell tracking reveals the switch of migration patterns in adult-born juxtaglomerular cells of the mouse olfactory bulb
Liang, Y, Li, K, Riecken, K, Maslyukov, A, Gómez-Nicola, D, Kovalchuk, Y, Fehse, B and Garaschuk, O. Cell Research. 2016. doi: 10.1038/cr.2016.55

The use of human neurons for novel drug discovery in dementia research
Vargas-Caballero, M, Willaime-Morawek, S, Gómez-Nicola, D, Perry, VH, Bulters, D and Mudher, A. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery. 2016. doi: 10.1517/17460441.2016.1154528

Dark microglia: a new phenotype predominantly associated with pathological states
Bisht , K, Sharma, KP, Lecours, C, Sánchez, MG, El Hajj, H, Milior, G, Olmos-Alonso, A, Gómez-Nicola, D, Luheshi, G, Vallières, L, Branchi, I, Maggi, L, Limatola, C, Butovsky, O and Tremblay, ME. Glia. 2016. doi: 10.1002/glia.22966

Pharmacological targeting of CSF1R inhibits microglial proliferation and prevents the progression of Alzheimer’s-like pathology
Olmos-Alonso, A, Schetters, STT, Sri, S, Askew, K, Mancuso, R, Vargas-Caballero, M, Holscher, C, Perry, VH and Gómez-Nicola, D. Brain. 2016. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv379

*Featured in “Blocking microglial proliferation halts Alzheimer disease in mice”. Nature Reviews in Neurology. 12, 64  doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2016.6


Microglia regulate hippocampal neurogenesis during chronic neurodegenerationDe Lucia, C, Rinchon, A, Olmos-Alonso, A, Riecken, K, Fehse, B, Boche, D, Perry, VH and Gómez-Nicola, DBrain Behaviour and Immunity. 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.11.001

The PDK1-Rsk signaling pathway controls Langerhans cell proliferation and patterning – Zaru, R, Matthews, SP, Edgar, AJ, Prescott, AR, Gómez-Nicola, D, Hanauer, A and Watts, C. The Journal of Immunology. 2015. doi: 10.4049/?jimmunol.1501520

Analysis of microglial proliferation in Alzheimer’s diseaseGómez-Nicola, D and Perry, VH, Castrillo, JI and Oliver, SG. (eds.) Methods in Molecular Biology. 2015. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2627-5_10

Post-mortem analysis of neuroinflammatory changes in human Alzheimer’s diseaseGómez-Nicola, D and Boche, D. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. 2015. doi: 10.1186/s13195-015-0126-

Multicolor RGB marking allows morphometric and functional analysis of hippocampal granule neurons at the single-cell levelGómez-Nicola, D, Riecken, K, Perry, VH and Fehse, B. Human Gene Therapy. 2015. doi: 10.1089/hum.2015.010

Microglial dynamics and role in the healthy and diseased brain: a paradigm of functional plasticity Gómez-Nicola, D and Perry, VH. The Neuroscientist. 2015. doi:10.1177/1073858414530512


In-vivo RGB marking and multicolour single-cell tracking in the adult brainGómez-Nicola, D, Riecken, K, Fehse, B and Perry, VH. Scientific Reports. 2014. doi: 10.1038/srep07520

How can we exploit the brain’s ability to repair itself? – Miller, V and Gómez-Nicola, D. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 2014. doi: 10.1586/14737175.2014.985659

Differential role of CCR2 in the dynamics of microglia and perivascular macrophages during prion diseaseGómez-Nicola, D, Schetters, STT and Perry, VH. Glia. 2014. doi: 10.1002/glia.22660

Temporal dynamics of hippocampal neurogenesis in chronic neurodegenerationGómez-Nicola, D, Suzzi, S, Vargas-Caballero, M, Fransen, NL, Al-Malki, H, Cebrian-Silla, A, García-Verdugo, JM, Riecken, K, Fehse, B and Perry, VH. Brain. 2014. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu155


Regulation of microglial proliferation during chronic neurodegenerationGómez-Nicola, D, Fransen, NL, Suzzi, S and Perry, VH. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2013. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4440-12.2013

Editorial. The role of inflammatory mediators in immune-to-brain communication during health and diseaseGómez-Nicola, D, Teeling, J, Guaza, C, Godbout, JP and Taub, DD. Mediators of Inflammation. 2013. doi: 10.1155/2013/429231


Cannabinoid agonist WIN 55,212-2 prevents the development of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy in rats. Possible involvement of spinal glial cells – Burgos, E, Gómez-Nicola, D, Pascual, D, Martín, MI, Nieto-Sampedro, M and Goicoechea, C. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2012.02.008


Interleukin-15 regulates proliferation and self-renewal of adult neural stem cellsGómez-Nicola, D, Valle-Argos, B, Pallas-Bazarra, N and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2011. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E11-01-0053

Neurostatin blocks glioma cell cycle progression by inhibiting EGFR activation – Valle-Argos, B, Gómez-Nicola, D and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2010.08.009

Inhibitors of glioma growth that reveal the tumour to the immune system – Nieto-Sampedro, M, Valle-Argos, B, Gómez-Nicola, D, Fernández-Mayoralas, A and Nieto-Díaz, M. Clinical Medicine Insights Oncology. 2011. doi: 10.4137/CMO.S7685


Glioma growth inhibition by neurostatin and O-But GD1b – Valle-Argos, B, Gómez-Nicola, D and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Neuro-Oncology. 2010. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noq073

CCR7 is expressed in astrocytes and upregulated after an inflammatory injuryGómez-Nicola, D, Pallas-Bazarra, N, Valle-Argos, B and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2010.06.018

Synthesis and characterization of neurostatin-related compounds with high inhibitory activity of glioma growth – Valle-Argos, B, Gómez-Nicola, D and Nieto-Sampedro, M. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2010.01.015

Aggravated experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in IL-15 knockout miceGómez-Nicola, D, Spagnolo, A, Guaza, C and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Experimental Neurology. 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2009.12.034

Blockade of IL-15 activity inhibits microglial activation through the NFkappaB, p38, and ERK1/2 pathways, reducing cytokine and chemokine releaseGómez-Nicola, D, Valle-Argos, B and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Glia. 2010. doi: 10.1002/glia.20920


Role of IL-15 in spinal cord and sciatic nerve after chronic constriction injury: regulation of macrophage and T-cell infiltrationGómez-Nicola, D, Valle-Argos, B, Suardíaz, M, Taylor, JS and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Journal of Neurochemistry. 2008. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2008.05746.x

Interleukin 15 expression in the CNS: blockade of its activity prevents glial activation after an inflammatory injury.Gómez-Nicola, D, Valle-Argos, B, Pita-Thomas, DW and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Glia. 2008. doi: 10.1002/glia.20628


Regulation by GD3 of the proinflammatory response of microglia mediated by interleukin-15Gómez-Nicola, D, Doncel-Pérez, E and Nieto-Sampedro, M. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2006. doi: 10.1002/jnr.20777