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Lopez-Font I., Sogorb-Esteve A., Javier-Torrent M., Brinkmalm G., Herrando-Grabulosa M., García-Lareu B., Turon-Sans J., Rojas-García R., Lleó A., Saura CA., Zetterberg H., Blennow K., Bosch A., Navarro X., Sáez-Valero J. Decreased circulating ErbB4 ectodomains fragments as a read-out of impaired signaling function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 
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Franco R., Aguinaga D., Reyes I., Canela EI., Lillo J., Tarutani A., Hasegawa M., Del Ser-Badia A., del Rio J.A, Kreutz M.R., Saura C.A., Navarro G. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor link to the MAP kinase pathway in cortical and hippocampal neurons and microglia is dependent on calcium sensors and is blocked by α-synuclein, Tau and phospho-Tau in non-transgenic and transgenic APPSw,Ind mice.
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Van der Jeugd A., Parra-Damas A., Baeta-Corral R., Soto-Faguás CM., Ahmed T., LaFerla FM., Giménez Llort L., D’Hooge R., Saura C.A. Reversal of memory and neuropsychiatric-like symptoms and reduced tau pathology by selenium treatment in 3xTg-AD mice.
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Servián-Morilla E., Robles-Lanuza E., Sanchez-Hidalgo AC., Camacho-García RJ., Paez-Gómez JA., Mavillard F., Saura C.A, Martinez-Mir A. and Scholl FG. Proteolytic processing of neurexins by presenilins sustains synaptic vesicle release.
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Navarro G., Borroto-Escuela D., Angelats E., Etayo I., Reyes-Resina I., Pulido-Salgado M., Rodriguez-Perez A., Canela E.I., Saura J., Lanciego JL., Labandeira-Garcia JL., Saura C.A., Fuxe K., Franco R. Receptor-heteromer mediated regulation of endocannabinoid signaling in activated microglia.Role of CB1 and CB2 receptors and relevance for Alzheimer’s disease and levo-dopa-induced dyskinesia.
Brain, Behavior and Immun. 2018, 67: 137-151. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2017.08.015

Parra-Damas A., Rubió-Ferrarons L, Shen J. and Saura C.A.  CRTC1 mediates preferential transcription at neuronal activity-regulated CRE/TATA promoters
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Vargas-Estevez,C., Duch, M, Duque, M. del Campo F.J., Enríquez-Barreto, L., Murillo G.,Torras N., Plaza J.A. Saura C..A.*, Esteve,J.* Suspended silicon micro-photodiodes for electrochemical and biological applications.
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Parra-Damas A., Chen M., Enríquez-Barreto L., Ortega L., Acosta S., Camats Perna J., Fullana N., Aguilera J., Rodríguez-Alvarez J., and Saura C.A.  CRTC1 function during memory encoding is disrupted in neurodegeneration. 
Biological Psychiatry. 2017, 81(2):111-123doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.06.025

Sarroca S., Molina-Martínez P., Aresté C., Etzrodt M., García de Frutos P., Gasa R., Antonell A., Molinuevo JL, Sánchez-Valle R., Saura C.A., Lladó A., Sanfeliu C. Preservation of cell survival mechanisms by the presenilin-1 K239N mutation may cause its milder clinical phenotype.
Neurobiology of Aging 2016, 46: 169-179.doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.07.002

Parra-Damas A., Valero J., Chen M., España J., Martin E., Ferrer I., Rodríguez-Alvarez J. and Saura C.A.  Crtc1 activates a transcriptional program deregulated at early Alzheimer’s disease-related stages
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Xifró X., Miñano-Molina A.J., Saura C.A., Rodríguez-Álvarez J. Ras protein activation is a key event in activity-dependent  survival of cerebellar granule neurons.
J Biol Chem. 2014, 289(12):8462-72. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.536375

Balmaceda V., Cuchillo-Ibañez, I., Pujadas, L., Garcia-Ayllón, M-S., Saura C.A., Nimpf, J., Soriano, E. and Sáez-Valero J. ApoER2 processing by presenilin-1 modulates reelin expression.
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Carriba P., Pardo L., Parra-Damas A., Lichtenstein M.P. Saura C.A., Pujol A., Masgrau R and Galea E. ATP and noradrenaline activate CREB in astrocytes via non canonical Ca2+ and cAMP independent pathways.
GLIA. 2012,60(9):1330-1344. doi: 10.1002/glia.22352

Garcia-Ayllón M-S., Campanari M-L., Brinkmalm G., Rábano A., Alom J., Saura C.A., Andreasen N., Blenow K. and Sáez-Valero J. CSF Presenilin-1 complexes are increased in Alzheimer’s disease.
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Fadó R., Moubarak R.S., Miñano-Molina, A. J., Barneda-Zahonero B., Valero J., Saura C.A., Moran J., Comella J.C. and Rodríguez-Álvarez J. X-linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein negatively regulates neuronal differentiation through interaction with cRAF and Trk.
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Giralt A., Puigdellivol M., Paoletti P., Carretón O., Valero J., Parra-Damas A., Saura C.A, Alberch J., and Ginés S. Long-term memory deficits in Huntington’s disease are associated with reduced CBP histone acetylase activity.
Hum Mol Genet. 2012, 21(6):1203-16.  doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddr552

Barneda-Zahonero B., Servitja J.M., Badiola N., Minano-Molina A.J., Fado R., Saura C.A., Rodriguez-Alvarez J. Nurr1 is required for NMDA receptor-mediated neuronal survival.
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Miñano-Molina A.J., España J., Martin E., Barneda-Zahonero B., Fadó R., Solé M., Trullás R., Saura C.A. and Rodríguez-Alvarez J. Soluble oligomers of amyloid-β peptides disrupt membrane trafficking of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) receptors contributing to early synapse dysfunction.
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Saura C.A., Servián E. and Gómez-Scholl F. Presenilin/γ-secretase regulates neurexin processing at synapses.
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Valero J., España J., Parra-Damas A., Martin E., Rodríguez-Alvarez J. and Saura C.A. Short-term environmental enrichment rescues adult neurogenesis and memory deficits in APPSw,Ind transgenic mice.
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España J., Valero J., Miñano A., Masgrau R., Martin E., Guardia-Laguarta C., Lleó A., Giménez-Llort L., Rodríguez-Alvarez J. and Saura C.A. β-Amyloid disrupts activity-dependent gene transcription required for memory through the CREB coactivator CRTC1.
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España J., Giménez-Llort L., Valero Gómez-Lobo J., Miñano A., Rábano A., Rodríguez-Alvarez J., LaFerla F.M. and Saura C.A.Intraneuronal Aβaccumulation in the amygdala enhances fear and anxiety in Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mice.
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Coma M., Serenó L., Da Rocha-Souto B., Scotton T.C., España, J., Sánchez M.B., Rodríguez M., Guardia-Laguarta C., Garcia-Alloza M., Borrelli L.A., Clarimón J., Lleó A., Bacskai B.J., Saura C.A., Hyman B.T., Gómez-Isla T.  Triflusal reduces dense-core plaque load, associated axonal alterations and inflammatory changes, and rescues cognition in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Rocher-Ros V., Marco S., Mao J.H., Gines, S., Metzger D., Chambon, P., Balmain A. and Saura C.A.Presenilin modulates EGFR signaling and cell transformation by regulating the ubiquitin ligase Fbw7.
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Barneda-Zahonero B., Miñano A., Badiola N., Fadó R., Xifró X., Saura C.A. and Rodriguez-Alvarez J. BMP-6 promotes cerebellar granule neurons survival by activation of the MEK/ERK/CREB pathway.
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Miñano A., Pérez V., Xifró X., Barneda-Zahonero B., Saura C.A. and Rodriguez-Alvarez J. Estradiol facilitates neurite maintenance by a Src/Ras/ERK signalling pathway.
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Saura C.A., Chen G., Malkani S., Choi S.-Y., Zhang D., Takahashi R.H., Gouras G.K., Kirkwood A., Morris R.G.M. and Shen J. Conditional inactivation of presenilin-1 prevents amyloid accumulation and temporarily rescues associative and working memory impairments in APP transgenic mice.
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Saura C.A., Choi S.-Y., Beglopoulos V., Malkani S., Zhang D., Shankaranarayana Rao B. S., Chattarji S., Kelleher III R. J., Kandel E. R., Duff K., Kirkwood A. and Shen J. Loss of presenilin function causes impairments of memory and synaptic plasticity followed by age-dependent neurodegeneration.
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Gines S., Ivanova E., Seong I-S, Saura C.A and MacDonald M.E. Enhanced Akt signaling is an early pro-survival response that reflects N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor activation in Huntington’s disease knock-in striatal cells.
J Biol Chem. 2003, 278(50):50514-50522.

Leem J.Y., Saura C.A., Pietrzik C., Christianson J., Wanamaker C, King L.T., Veselits M.L., Tomita T., Gasparini L., Iwatsubo T., Xu H., Green W.N., Koo E.H., and Thinakaran G. A role of presenilin 1 in regulating the delivery of amyloid precursor protein to the cell surface.
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Saura C.A.*, Yu H.*, Choi S-Y., Sun L.D., Yang X., Handler M., Kawarabayashi T., Younkin L., Fedeles B., Wilson M.A., Younkin S., Kandel E.R., Kirkwood A. and Shen J. APP processing and synaptic plasticity in presenilin-1 conditional mice.
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