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Francesca Aguilo

My research is about RNA-based gene regulation of cell fate and breast cancer.

Research qualifications: Docent



Works at

Associate professor at Department of Molecular Biology Section: Group Francesca Aguilo
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

The goal of our current research is to decipher novel epigenetic and RNA-based  mechanisms affecting global gene expression i.e., the process by which the information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product, and their implication in cell fate and cancer initiation and progression.

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New zinc finger-containing proteins vital for embryonic stem cell maintenance

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New finding on pluripotency for embryonic stem cell

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NAR Cancer, Oxford University Press 2024, Vol. 6, (1)
Esteva-Socias, Margalida; Aguilo, Francesca
Oncogene, Nature Publishing Group 2023, Vol. 42 : 911-925
Achour, Cyrinne; Bhattarai, Devi Prasad; Groza, Paula; et al.
Nature Communications, Springer Nature 2023, Vol. 14, (1)
Xu, An; Liu, Mo; Huang, Mo-Fan; et al.
Post-transcriptional gene regulation, Humana Press 2022 : 355-362
Bhattarai, Devi Prasad; Aguilo, Francesca
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press 2022, Vol. 50, (D1) : D231-D235
Boccaletto, Pietro; Stefaniak, Filip; Ray, Angana; et al.
EMBO Reports, John Wiley & Sons 2022, Vol. 23, (3)
Malla, Sandhya; Bhattarai, Devi Prasad; Groza, Paula; et al.
RNA: A publication of the RNA Society, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHL) 2021, Vol. 27, (4) : 367-389
Destefanis, Eliana; Avşar, Gülben; Groza, Paula; et al.
NAR Cancer, Oxford University Press 2021, Vol. 3, (3)
Kumari, Kanchan; Groza, Paula; Aguilo, Francesca
Cells, MDPI 2021, Vol. 10, (11)
Martinez-Gamero, Carlos; Malla, Sandhya; Aguilo, Francesca
Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group 2021, Vol. 12, (1)
Relier, Sébastien; Ripoll, Julie; Guillorit, Hélène; et al.
The chemical biology of long noncoding RNAs, Springer 2020 : 385-403
Achour, Cyrinne; Aguilo, Francesca
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Gene Regulatory Mechanisms, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 1862, (3) : 394-402
Malla, Sandhya; Melguizo-Sanchis, Dario; Aguilo, Francesca
Frontiers in Bioscience, Vol. 23 : 2106-2132
Achour, Cyrinne; Aguilo, Francesca
Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 46 : 77-82
Aguilo, Francesca; Walsh, Martin J.
Stem Cell Reports, Cell Press 2017, Vol. 9, (1) : 92-107
Aguilo, Francesca; Zakirova, Zuchra; Nolan, Katie; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press 2017, Vol. 45, (19) : 11106-11120
Rengasamy, Madhumitha; Zhang, Fan; Vashisht, Ajay; et al.
Long non-coding RNAs in human disease, Springer 2016 : 29-39
Aguilo, Francesca; Di Cecilia, Serena; Walsh, Martin J
Cell Reports, Vol. 14, (3) : 479-492
Aguilo, Francesca; Li, SiDe; Balasubramaniyan, Natarajan; et al.
Cancer Research, Vol. 76, (19) : 5615-5627
Di Cecilia, Serena; Zhang, Fan; Sancho, Ana; et al.
Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TIBS), Elsevier 2016, Vol. 41, (12) : 986-988
Lee, Dung-Fang; Walsh, Martin J.; Aguiló, Francesca
ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Vol. 7, (6) : 601-605
Ren, Chunyan; Smith, Steven G.; Yap, Kyoko; et al.
Cell Stem Cell, Vol. 17, (6) : 689-704
Aguilo, Francesca; Zhang, Fan; Sancho, Ana; et al.
Human Molecular Genetics, Vol. 24, (10) : 2724-2732
Sancho, Ana; Li, SiDe; Paul, Thankam; et al.
EMBO Journal, Vol. 32, (7)
Martin, Nadine; Popov, Nikolay; Aguilo, Francesca; et al.
Cell Stem Cell, Vol. 11, (2)
Lee, Dung-Fang; Su, Jie; Ang, Yen-Sin; et al.
Blood, Vol. 117, (19)
Aguilo, Francesca; Avagyan, Serine; Labar, Amy; et al.
Cancer Research, Vol. 71, (16)
Aguilo, Francesca; Zhou, Ming-Ming; Walsh, Martin J
Biochemical Journal, Vol. 427, (2)
Aguiló, Francesca; Camarero, Nuria; Relat, Joana; et al.
Malla, Sandhya; Kumari, Kanchan; Martinez Gamero, Carlos; et al.

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Head of research
Francesca Aguilo
Targeting cancer cells without affecting healthy cells

Francesca Aguilos work lies at the cutting edge of biomedical research and cancer.