Activating transcription factor 4-dependent lactate dehydrogenase activation as a protective response to amyloid beta toxicity

Niccoli T, Kerr F, Snoeren I, Fabian D, Aleyakpo B, Ivanov D, Sofola- Adesakin O, Cryar A, Adcott J, Thornton J, Partridge L.

Brain Communications, 2021

Enhanced insulin signalling ameliorates C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion toxicity in Drosophila.

Atilano ML, Grönke S, Niccoli T, Kempthorne L, Hahn O, Morón-Oset J, Hendrich O, Dyson M, Adams ML, Hull A, Salcher-Konrad MT, Monaghan A, Bictash M, Glaria I, Isaacs AM, Partridge L.

Elife. 2021 Mar 19;10:e58565. doi: 10.7554/eLife.58565. PMID: 33739284 Free PMC article.

Cell type-specific modulation of healthspan by Forkhead family transcription factors in the nervous system. 

Bolukbasi E, Woodling NS, Ivanov DK, Adcott J, Foley A, Rajasingam A, Gittings LM, Aleyakpo B, Niccoli T, Thornton JM, Partridge L.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Feb 23;118(8):e2011491118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2011491118. PMID: 33593901


PICALM rescues glutamatergic neurotransmission, behavioural function and survival in a Drosophila model of Aβ42 toxicity.

Yu Y, Niccoli T, Ren Z, Woodling NS, Aleyakpo B, Szabadkai G, Partridge L.

Human Molecular Genetics. 2020 July:29(14)2420–2434,


RPS25 is required for efficient RAN translation of C9orf72 and other neurodegenerative disease-associated nucleotide repeats.

Yamada SB, Gendron TF, Niccoli T, Genuth NR, Grosely R, Shi Y, Glaria I, Kramer NJ, Nakayama L, Fang S, Dinger TJI, Thoeng A, Rocha G, Barna M, Puglisi JD, Patridge L, Ichida JK, Isaacs AM, Petrucelli L, Gitler AD

Nature Neuroscience. 29 July 2019.

C9orf72 arginine-rich dipeptide proteins interact with ribosomal proteins in vivo to induce a toxic translational arrest that is rescued by eIF1A.

Moens TG, Niccoli T, Wilson KM, Atilano ML, Birsa N, Gittings LM, Holbling BV, Dyson MC, Thoeng A, Neeves J, Glaria I, Yu L, Bussmann J, Storkebaum E, Pardo M, Choudhary JS, Fratta P, Partridge L, Isaacs AM.

Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Mar;137(3):487-500. doi: 10.1007/s00401-018-1946-4. Epub 2019 Jan 2.


Sense and antisense RNA are not toxic in Drosophila models of C9orf72-associated ALS/FTD.

Moens TG, Mizielinska S, Niccoli T, Mitchell JS, Thoeng A, Ridler CE, Grönke S, Esser J, Heslegrave A, Zetterberg H, Partridge L, Isaacs AM.

Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Mar;135(3):445-457. doi: 10.1007/s00401-017-1798-3. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

G-quadruplex-binding small molecules ameliorate C9orf72 FTD/ALS pathology in vitro and in vivo.

Simone R, Balendra R, Moens TG, Preza E, Wilson KM, Heslegrave A, Woodling NS, Niccoli T, Gilbert-Jaramillo J, Abdelkarim S, Clayton EL, Clarke M, Konrad MT, Nicoll AJ, Mitchell JS, Calvo A, Chio A, Houlden H, Polke JM, Ismail MA, Stephens CE, Vo T, Farahat AA, Wilson WD, Boykin DW, Zetterberg H, Partridge L, Wray S, Parkinson G, Neidle S, Patani R, Fratta P, Isaacs AM.

EMBO Mol Med. 2018 Jan;10(1):22-31. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201707850.


Ageing as a risk factor for ALS/FTD.

Niccoli T, Partridge L, Isaacs AM.

Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Oct 1;26(R2):R105-R113. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx247. 


Increased Glucose Transport into Neurons Rescues Aβ Toxicity in Drosophila.

Niccoli T, Cabecinha M, Tillmann A, Kerr F, Wong CT, Cardenes D, Vincent AJ, Bettedi L, Li L, Grönke S, Dols J, Partridge L.

Curr Biol. 2016 Sep 26;26(18):2550. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.018. Epub 2016 Sep 26. 


C9orf72 repeat expansions cause neurodegeneration in Drosophila through arginine-rich proteins.

Mizielinska S, Grönke S, Niccoli T, Ridler CE, Clayton EL, Devoy A, Moens T, Norona FE, Woollacott IOC, Pietrzyk J, Cleverley K, Nicoll AJ, Pickering-Brown S, Dols J, Cabecinha M, Hendrich O, Fratta P, Fisher EMC, Partridge L, Isaacs AM.

Science. 2014 Sep 5;345(6201):1192-1194. doi: 10.1126/science.1256800. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

Cell-nonautonomous effects of dFOXO/DAF-16 in aging.

Alic N, Tullet JM, Niccoli T, Broughton S, Hoddinott MP, Slack C, Gems D, Partridge L.

Cell Rep. 2014 Feb 27;6(4):608-16. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.01.015. Epub 2014 Feb 6.


Ageing as a risk factor for disease.

Niccoli T, Partridge L.

Curr Biol. 2012 Sep 11;22(17):R741-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.07.024.


Capu and Spire assemble a cytoplasmic actin mesh that maintains microtubule organization in the Drosophila oocyte.

Dahlgaard K, Raposo AA, Niccoli T, St Johnston D.

Dev Cell. 2007 Oct;13(4):539-53.


The p150-Glued Ssm4p regulates microtubular dynamics and nuclear movement in fission yeast.

Niccoli T, Yamashita A, Nurse P, Yamamoto M.

J Cell Sci. 2004 Nov 1;117(Pt 23):5543-56.


Role of Tea1p, Tea3p and Pom1p in the determination of cell ends in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

Niccoli T, Arellano M, Nurse P.

Yeast. 2003 Dec;20(16):1349-58.


Tea3p is a cell end marker activating polarized growth in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

Arellano M, Niccoli T, Nurse P.

Curr Biol. 2002 Apr 30;12(9):751-6.

Different mechanisms of cell polarisation in vegetative and shmooing growth in fission yeast.

Niccoli T, Nurse P.

J Cell Sci. 2002 Apr 15;115(Pt 8):1651-62.