Michael J Hurley, Claudio Urra, Bernardo M Garduno, Agostino Bruno, Allison Kimbell, Brent Wilkinson, Cristina Marino-Buslje, Marcelo Ezquer, Fernando Ezquer, Pedro Francisco Fernandez Aburto, Elie Poulin, Rodrigo A Vásquez, Robert Deacon, Ariel Ávila, Francisco Altimiras, Peter Vanderklish, Claudio Angione, Guido Zampieri, Gabriele Constantino, Todd C Holmes, Marcelo Pablo Coba, Xiangmin Xu and Patricia Cogram. Genome sequencing variations in the Octodon degus, an unconventional natural model of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 2022. In press.

Ramón Carrazana-Escalona, Sánchez-Hechavarría M., and Ávila A. Theil Entropy as a Non-Lineal Analysis for Spectral Inequality of Physiological Oscillations. Entropy2022, 24(3), 370;

Ojeda J., Ávila A., and Vidal PM. Gut Microbiota Interaction with the Central Nervous System throughout Life. J Clin Med. 2021 Mar; 10(6): 1299. doi: 10.3390/jcm10061299 .

Ávila D., Aedo E., Sánchez-Hechavarría M., Ávila C. and Ávila A. Glycine receptor inhibition differentially affect selected neuronal populations of the developing embryonic cortex, as evidenced by the analysis of spontaneous calcium oscillations. . Int. J. Mol. Sci.2020, 21(21), 8013;

Luyben T., Rai J., Li H., Georgiou J., Avila A., Zhen M., Collingridge G.L., Tominaga T., Okamoto K. Optogenetic Manipulation of Postsynaptic cAMP Using a Novel Transgenic Mouse Line Enables Synaptic Plasticity and Enhances Depolarization Following Tetanic Stimulation in the Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus. Front Neural Circuits. 2020 Jun 3;14:24. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2020.00024. eCollection 2020.

Ng E., Georgiou J., Avila A., Trought K., Mun HS., Hodgson M., Servinis P., Roder JC., Collingridge GL., Wong AH. Mice lacking Neuronal Calcium Sensor-1 show social and cognitive deficits. Behav Brain Res. 2019 Dec 7:112420. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112420. [Epub ahead of print]!

Ojeda J., Ávila A. Early Actions of Neurotransmitters During Cortex Development and Maturation of Reprogrammed Neurons. Front Synaptic Neurosci. 2019 Nov 21;11:33. doi: 10.3389/fnsyn.2019.00033. eCollection 2019.

Morelli G., Avila A., Ravanidis S., Aourz N., Neve R.L., Smolders I., Harvey R.J., Rigo J.M., Nguyen L., Brône B. Cerebral cortical circuitry formation requires functional glycine receptors. Cerebral Cortex. February, 2016. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw025. PMID: 26891984 (IF: 8.66).

Avila A.*, Vidal PM., Tielens S., Morelli G., Laguesse S., Harvey RJ., Rigo  JM.*, Nguyen  L*. Glycine receptors control the generation of projection neurons in the developing cerebral  cortex. Cell Death and Differentiation. 2014 Jun 13. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2014.75. PMID: 24926615  (IF: 8.18). *Corresponding authors.

Vidal PM., Lemmens E., Avila A., Vangansewinkel T., Chalaris A., Rose-John S.,  Hendrix  S. ADAM17 is a survival factor for microglial cells in vitro and in vivo after spinal cord injury in mice. Cell Death and Disease. 2013 Dec 12;4:e954. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2013.466. PMID: 24336074 (IF: 5.01).

Avila A., Nguyen L., Rigo JM. Glycine receptors and brain development. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2013 Oct 21;7:184. doi:10.3389/fncel.2013.00184. PMID:24155690 (IF: 4.29).

Avila A., Vidal PM., Dear T.N., Harvey RJ., Rigo JM, Nguyen L. Glycine receptor alpha 2 subunit activation promotes cortical interneuron migration. Cell Reports. 2013 Aug 29;4(4):738-50. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.07.016. Epub 2013 Aug 15. PMID: 23954789 (IF: 8.36).

Swijsen A., Avila A., Brône B., Janssen D., Hoogland G., Rigo JM. Experimental early-life febrile seizures induce changes in GABA(A) R-mediated neurotransmission in the dentate gyrus. Epilepsia. 2012 Oct 2. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2012.03694.x. PMID: 23030508 (IF: 4.57).

Swinnen N., Smolders S., Avila A., Notelaers K., Paesen R., Ameloot M., Brône B., Legendre P., Rigo JM. Complex invasion pattern of the cerebral cortex by microglial cells at the onset of neuronal cell migration in the mouse embryo. Glia. 2012 Sep 21. doi: 10.1002/glia.22421. PMID: 23001583 (IF: 6.03).

Yévenes G., Moraga G., Avila A., Guzman, L., Figueroa M, Peoples RW., Aguayo L. Molecular requirements for ethanol differential allosteric modulation of glycine receptors based on selective G protein modulation. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jul 20. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.134676. PMID: 20647311 (IF: 4.57).

Guzman, L., Moraga G., Avila A., Figueroa, M., Fuentealba, J., Yévenes, G., Aguayo L. Relevance of the cytoplasmic domain N-terminal region of the glycine receptor in the binding of Gβγ. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Dec;331(3):933-9. Epub 2009 Sep 22. doi: 10.1124/jpet.109.160440. PMID: 19773530 (IF: 3.97).