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  1. Taroc E.Z., Prasad A, Lin J.M, Forni P.E. (2017). The terminal nerve plays a prominent role in GnRH-1 neuronal migration independent from proper olfactory and vomeronasal connections to the olfactory bulbs. 1University at Albany, Albany, NY.  Biology Open (in press).
  2. Morena D., Maestro N., Bersani F, Forni P.E., Lingua M.F., Foglizzo V, Šćepanović P., Miretti S., Morotti A., Shern J.F., Khan J., Ala U., Provero P., Sala V., Crepaldi T., Gasparini P., Casanova M., Ferrari A., Sozzi G., Chiarle R., Ponzetto C., Taulli R.   (2016).Expansion of Pax7-positive cells by HGF stimulation triggers development of heterogeneous Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. eLife.12116
  3. Forni P.E. and Wray S. (2015). GnRH, anosmia and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism – where are we? Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 36:165-177.
  4. Forni P.E., Bharti K., Flannery EM., Shimogori T., Wray S. (2013). The indirect role of FGF8 in defining neurogenic niches of the olfactory/GnRH systems. J.Neurosci. 33:19620-19634 ++Cover Article
  5. Forni P.E. and Wray S. (2012). Neural Crest and olfactory system: new prospective. Molecular Neurobiology. 2012 Oct;46:349-60
  6. Forni P.E., Taylor-Burds C., Senkus Melvin V., Williams T., Wray S. (2011). Neural crest and Ectodermal cells intermix in the nasal placode to give rise to GnRH-1 Neurons, Sensory Neurons and Olfactory Ensheathing Cells. J.Neurosci. 31:13023. ++Cover Article
  7. Forni P.E., Fornaro M., Guénette S., Wray S. (2011). A role for FE65 in controllingGnRH-1 neurogenesis. J. Neurosci. 31:480-91
  8. Voyron S., Rocco F., Ceruti M., Forni P.E., Pla A.F., Sarpietro M.G., Varese GC, Marchisio VF (2009). Antifungal activity of bis-azasqualenes, inhibitors of oxidosqualene cyclase. Mycoses.
  9. Accornero P., Lattanzio G., Mangano T., Chiarle R., Taulli R., Bersani F., Forni P.E., Miretti S., Scuoppo C., Dastrù W.X., Christensen J.G. , Crepaldi T. and Ponzetto C. (2008). An in vivo Model of Met-driven Lymphoma as a Tool to Explore the Therapeutic Potential of Met Inhibitors. Clin Cancer Res. 14:2220-6.
  10. Crepaldi T., Bersani F., Scuoppo C., Accornero P., Prunotto C., Taulli R., Forni P.E., Leo C., Chiarle R., Griffiths J., Glass D.J., Ponzetto C. (2007) Conditional activation of MET in differentiated skeletal muscle induces atrophy. J Biol Chem 282:6812-6822.
  11. Scuoppo C., Riess I., Schmitt-Ney M., Allegra P., Forni P.E., Bersani F., Taulli R., Accornero P., Crepaldi T., Ponzetto C. (2007) The oncogenic transcription factor PAX3-FKHR can convert fibroblasts into contractile myotubes. Exp Cell Res 31:2308-17.
  12. Taulli R., Scuoppo C., Bersani F., Accornero P., Forni P.E., Miretti S., Grinza A., Allegra P., Schmitt-Ney M., Crepaldi T., Ponzetto C. (2006) Validation of met as a therapeutic target in alveolar and embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Cancer Res 66:4742-4749.
  13. Forni P.E., Scuoppo C., Imayoshi I., Taulli R., Dastru W., Sala V., Betz U.A., Muzzi P., Martinuzzi D., Vercelli A.E., Kageyama R., Ponzetto C. (2006) High levels of Cre expression in neuronal progenitors cause defects in brain development leading to microencephaly and hydrocephaly. J Neurosci 26:9593-9602.
  14. Taulli R., Accornero P., Follenzi A., Mangano T., Morotti A., Scuoppo C., Forni P.E., Bersani F., Crepaldi T., Chiarle R., Naldini L., Ponzetto C. (2005) RNAi technology and lentiviral delivery as a powerful tool to suppress Tpr-Met-mediated tumorigenesis. Cancer Gene Ther 12:456-463.
  15. Prunotto C.*, Crepaldi T.*, Forni PE*., Ieraci A., Kelly R.G., Tajbakhsh S., Buckingham M., Ponzetto C. (2004) Analysis of Mlc-lacZ Met mutants highlights the essential function of Met for migratory precursors of hypaxial muscles and reveals a role for Met in the development of hyoid arch-derived facial muscles. Dev Dyn 231:582-591.*Equal contribution. ++Cover Picture
  16. Ieraci A.*, Forni P.E.* Ponzetto C. (2002) Viable hypomorphic signaling mutant of the Met receptor reveals a role for hepatocyte growth factor in postnatal cerebellar development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:15200-15205. * Equal contribution.
  17. Baldelli P., Forni P.E., Carbone E. (2000) BDNF, NT-3 and NGF induce distinct new Ca2+ channel synthesis in developing hippocampal neurons. Eur J Neurosci 12:4017-4032.