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  • Delanoue R, Romero NM*. Growth and Maturation in Development: A Fly's Perspective. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Feb 13;21(4). pii: E1260. doi: 10.3390/ijms21041260. Review. *Corresponding author


  • Deveci D, Martin FA, Leopold P, Romero NM*. AstA Signaling Functions as an Evolutionary Conserved Mechanism Timing Juvenile to Adult Transition. Curr Biol. 2019 Mar 4;29(5):813-822.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.053. *Corresponding author


  • Shimell M, Pan X, Martin FA, Ghosh AC, Leopold P, O'Connor MB, Romero NM*. Prothoracicotropic hormone modulates environmental adaptive plasticity through the control of developmental timing. Development. 2018 Mar 14;145(6). pii: dev159699. doi: 10.1242/dev.159699. *Corresponding author


  • Melani M†, Valko A†, Romero NM†, Aguilera MO, Acevedo JM, Bhujabal Z, Perez-Perri J, de la Riva-Carrasco RV, Katz MJ, Sorianello E, D'Alessio C, Juhász G, Johansen T, Colombo MI, Wappner P. Zonda is a novel early component of the autophagy pathway in Drosophila. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Nov 1;28(22):3070-3081. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E16-11-0767. †Equal contribution
  • Boone E, Boulan L, Andersen DS, Romero N, Léopold P, Colombani J. Some insulins to orchestrate growth. Med Sci (Paris). 2017 Jun-Jul;33(6-7):637-641. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20173306021. Review. French.


  • Colombani J, Andersen DS, Boulan L, Boone E, Romero N, Virolle V, Texada M, Léopold P. Drosophila Lgr3 Couples Organ Growth with Maturation and Ensures Developmental Stability. Curr Biol. 2015 Oct 19;25(20):2723-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.09.020.
  • Yamanaka N†, Romero NM†, Martin FA, Rewitz KF, Sun M, O'Connor MB, Léopold P. Neuroendocrine control of Drosophila larval light preference. Science. 2013 Sep 6;341(6150):1113-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1241210. †Equal contribution
  • Dekanty A, Romero NM, Bertolin AP, Thomas MG, Leishman CC, Perez-Perri JI, Boccaccio GL, Wappner P. Drosophila genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple regulators of HIF-dependent transcription in hypoxia. PLoS Genet. 2010 Jun 24;6(6):e1000994. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000994.
  • Irisarri M, Lavista-Llanos S, Romero NM, Centanin L, Dekanty A, Wappner P. Central role of the oxygen-dependent degradation domain of Drosophila HIFalpha/Sima in oxygen-dependent nuclear export. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Sep;20(17):3878-87. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E09-01-0038.
  • Centanin L, Dekanty A, Romero N, Irisarri M, Gorr TA, Wappner P. Cell autonomy of HIF effects in Drosophila: tracheal cells sense hypoxia and induce terminal branch sprouting. Dev Cell. 2008 Apr;14(4):547-58. doi: 10.1016/j.
  • Romero NM, Irisarri M, Roth P, Cauerhff A, Samakovlis C, Wappner P. Regulation of the Drosophila hypoxia-inducible factor alpha Sima by CRM1-dependent nuclear export. Mol Cell Biol. 2008 May;28(10):3410-23. doi: 10.1128/MCB.01027-07.
  • Romero NM, Dekanty A, Wappner P. Cellular and developmental adaptations to hypoxia: a Drosophila perspective. Methods Enzymol. 2007;435:123-44. Review.
  • Macías A, Romero NM, Martín F, Suárez L, Rosa AL, Morata G. PVF1/PVR signaling and apoptosis promotes the rotation and dorsal closure of the Drosophila male terminalia. Int J Dev Biol. 2004 Dec;48(10):1087-94. PubMed PMID: 15602694.
  • Laróvere LE, Romero N, Fairbanks LD, Conde C, Guelbert N, Rosa AL, de Kremer RD. A novel missense mutation, c.584A > C (Y195S), in two unrelated Argentine patients with hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl-transferase deficiency, neurological variant. Mol Genet Metab. 2004 Apr;81(4):352-4.