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  • De la Cruz, X., Llois, S., Sánchez-Molina, S., Martínez-Balbás, M.A. Do protein motifs read the histone code?. 2005. BioEssays. 27 (2) 164-175.
  • Valls, E., Sánchez-Molina, S. and Martínez-Balbás, M.A. Role of histone modifications in marking and activating genes through mitosis 2005 J.of Biochem. Chem. 280, 42592-42600.  
  • Sánchez-Molina, S., Oliva, J.L., García-Vargas, S., Valls, E., Rojas, J.M., and Martínez-Balbás, M.A. The histone acetyltransferases CBP/p300 are degraded in NIH 3T3 cells by activation of Ras signalling pathway. 2006 Biochem J. 398, 215-224.  
  • Valls, E, Blanco, N., Aquizu, N., Piedra, D., Estarás, C., de la Cruz, X and Martínez-Balbás, M.A.  Involvement of chromatin and histone deacetylation in the SV40 T antigen transcription regulation. 2007 Nucleic Acids Research, 35, 1958-1968.    
  • LLois S., Blanco, N. Martínez-Balbás, M.A. and de la Cruz, X Patterns of alternative splicing in chromatin-modifying enzymes unveil a  new complexity level in the regulation of gene expression 2007. BMC Genomics, 8, 252-266. *CO-CORRESPONDING AUTHOR  
  • Blanco-García, N, Asensio-Juan, E. de la Cruz, X, and  Martínez-Balbás, M.A. Autoacetylation regulates P/CAF nuclear localization". 2009. J.  Biol. Chem , 284, 1343-1352.  
  • Mateo, F., Vidal-Laliena, M, Canela, N., Busino, L., Martínez-Balbás, M.A, Pagano, M., Agell, N. and Bachs, O Degradation of cyclin A is regulated by acetylation. . 2009. Oncogen, 28, 2654-2666.                
  • Mateo, F., Vidal-Laliena, M., Canela, N., Zecchin, A., Martínez-Balbás, M.A., Agell, N., Giacca, M., Pujol, M.J., Bachs, O The transcriptional co-activator PCAF regulates cdk2 activity . 2009. Nucleic Acis Reseach, 37, 7072-7084.  
  • Lois, S. Akizu, N. Martínez-Balbás, M.A and de la Cruz X. Characterization of structural variability sheds light on the specificity determinants of the interaction between effector domains and histone tails. 2010. Epigenetics, 5, 137-148.COVER PICTURE   
  • Akizu, N,, Estarás C, Guerrero, L., Martí, E. and Martínez-Balbás, M.A. H3K27me3 regulates BMP activity in developing spinal cord.  2010. Development, 137, 2915-2925.    HIGHLIGTED in Development 137:e1702: "Spinal cord development BuMPs into chromatin" and    
  • PUBLISHED in Articles of Interest in Other COB Journals - From Development 2010. J Cell Sci  123:e1; doi:10.1242/jcs.079251    
  • Perez-Luna M, Aguasca M, Perearnau A, Serratosa J, Martínez-Balbás, MA, Pujol MJ and Bachs O. PCAF regulates the stability of the transcriptional regulator and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor Regulation of p27Kip1. 2012. Nucleic Acid Research, 40, 6520-6533.      
  • Celià T, Meca-Cortés O, Martínez-Paz A, Mateo F, Ulloa C, Rubio N, Arnal A, Estarás C, Lozano JJ,  Bermudo R,  García de Herreros A, Martínez-Balbás, MA, Millà J, Vilella R, Gomis R, Blanco  Fernández PL and Thomson TM. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition can suppress major attributes of epithelial tumor-initiating cells. 2012. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 122, 1849-1868.      
  • Estarás, C., Akizu, N.,  García, M.A., de la Cruz, X., and Martínez-Balbás, M.A. Genome-wide analysis reveals that Smad3 and JMJD3 HDM co-activate the neural developmental program.  2012. Development, 139, 2681-2691.    
  • Asensio-Juan, E. Gallego, C. and Martínez-Balbás, M.A. Histone demethylase PHF8 is essential for cytoskeleton dynamics. 2012.Nucleic Acids Research, Jul, 31. 
  • Estarás, C., Fueyo, R., Akizu, N.,  Beltrán S., and Martínez-Balbás, M.A. RNA polymerase progression through H3K27me3-enriched gene bodies require JMJD3 histone demethylase. 2013. Molecular Biology Cell, 24, 351-360.    


  • Vidal-Laliena, M., Gallastegui, E., Mateo, F., Martínez-Balbás, MA., Pujol, MJ., Bachs, O. HDAC3 regulates cyclin A stability. 2013. J.  Biol. Chem.,  288, 21096-21104.
  • Petazzi, P.,* Akizu, N.,*  García, M.A., Estarás, C., Martinez de Paz, A.,  Rodriguez-Paredes, M., Martínez-Balbás, M.A., Huertas, D., and Esteller, M.   Fine-tuning of MeCP2 expression is essential for proper nervous system development. 2014. Neurobiology of Disease. Mar 19;67C:49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2014.03.009 * Equally contributing authors    
  • Sánchez-Molina, S., Estarás, C., Oliva, J.L., Akizu, N., Asensio-Juan, E., Rojas, J.M. and Martinez-Balbas, M.A. Regulation of CBP and Tip60 coordinates histone acetylation at local and global level during Ras induced transformation. 2014. Carcinogenesis. In press. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgu111  
  • Fueyo, R.*, García, M.A*. and Martínez-Balbás, M.A. Jumonji family histone demethylases in neural development. 2014. Cell and Tissue Research. In press. Doi: 10.1007/s00441-014-1924-7

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