Dr. Cuello's Research Laboratory


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University



Complete list of Publications (PDF)

Selected Publications:

Iulita MF, Ower A, Barone C, Pentz R, Gubert P, Romano C, Cantarella RA, Elia F, Buono S, Recupero M, Romano C, Castellano S, Bosco P, Di Nuovo S, Drago F, Caraci F, and Cuello AC. An inflammatory and trophic disconnect biomarker profile revealed in Down syndrome plasma: Relation to cognitive decline and longitudinal evaluation. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Jul 21. pii: S1552-5260(16)30037-1. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27452424. PubMed

Wilson EN, Abela AR, Do Carmo S, Allard S, Marks AR, Welikovitch LA, Ducatenzeiler A, Chudasama Y and Cuello AC. Intraneuronal Amyloid Beta Accumulation Disrupts Hippocampal CRTC1-Dependent Gene Expression and Cognitive Function in a Rat Model of Alzheimer Disease. Cerebral Cortex. (2016). [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26759481. PubMed

Martino Adami PV, Quijano C, Manani N, Galeano P, Evelson P, Caddina A, Do Carmo S, Leal MC, Castano EM, Cuello AC and Morelli L. Synaptosomal bioenergetic defects are associated with cognitive impairment in a transgenic rat model of early Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (2015); Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Iulita MD and Cuello AC. The NGF Metabolic Pathway in the CNS and its Dysregulation in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease. Current Alzheimer Research. (2016);13(1):53-67. PMID: 26391047. PubMed

Pimentel LS, Allard S,, Do Carmo S, Weinreb O, Danik M, Hanzel CE, Youdim MB and Cuello AC. The Multi-Target Drug M30 Shows Pro-Cognitive and Anti-Inflammatory Effects in a Rat Model of Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2015;47(2):373-83. PubMed

Qi Y, Klyubin I, Harney SC, Hu N, Cullen WK, Grant MK, Steffen J, Wilson EN, Do Carmo S, Remy S, Fuhrmann M, Ashe KH, Cuello AC and Rowan MJ. Longitudinal testing of hippocampal plasticity reveals the onset and maintenance of endogenous human Aβ-induced synaptic dysfunction in individual freely behaving pre-plaque transgenic rats: rapid reversal by anti-Aβ agents. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2014 Dec 24;2:175. doi: 10.1186/s40478-014-0175-x. PubMed

Iulita MF, Allard S, Richter L, Münter LM, Ducatenzeiler A, Weise C, Do Carmo S, Klein WL, Multhaup G and Cuello AC. Intracellular Aβ Pathology and Early Cognitive Impairments in a Transgenic Rat Model Overexpressing Human Amyloid Precursor Protein: a Multidimensional Study. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2014 Jun 5;2:61. PubMed

Iulita MF and Cuello AC. Nerve growth factor metabolic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease and Down’s syndrome. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences 2014 Jul;35(7):338-48. PubMed

Hanzel CE, Pichet-Binette A, Pimentel LS, Iulita MF, Allard S, Ducatenzeiler A, Do Carmo S, Cuello AC. Neuronal driven pre-plaque inflammation in a transgenic rat model of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Mar 28. pii: S0197-4580(14)00283-8. PubMed

Iulita MF, Do Carmo S, Ower AK, Fortress AM, Flores Aguilar,L, Hanna M, Wisniewski T, Granholm AC, Buhusi M, Busciglio J, Cuello A.C. Nerve growth factor metabolic dysfunction in Down's syndrome brains. Brain. 2014 Mar;137(Pt 3):860-72 PubMed .

Hanzel CE, Iulita MF, Eyjolfsdottir E, Hjorth E, Schutzberg M, Eriksdotter M and Cuello AC. Analysis of matrix metallo-proteases and the plasminogen system in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease cerebro-spinal fluid. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014 Jan 1;40(3):667-78

Do Carmo S, Cuello A.C. (2013) Modeling Alzheimer's disease in transgenic rats, Molecular Neurodegeneration, 2013 Oct. 25; 8(1): 1-11.

Osikowicz M, Longo G, Allard S, Cuello A.C, Ribeiro-da-Silva A. (2013) Inhibition of endogenous NGF degradation induces mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia in rats, Molecular Pain, 2013 June 29; 9(1):1-13

Cuello, A.C, Allard S, Ferretti MT (2012) Evidence for the accumulation of Abeta immunoreactive material in the human brain and in transgenic animal models. Life Sci. 91:1141-1147.

Bruno MA and Cuello, A.C (2012) Cortical peroxynitration of nerve growth factor in aged and cognitively impaired rats. Neurobiol Aging. 33:1927-1937.

Ferretti MT, Allard S, Partridge V, Ducatenzeiler A, Cuello, A.C (2012) Minocycline corrects early, pre-plaque neuroinflammation and inhibits BACE-1 in a transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease-like amyloid pathology. J Neuroinflammation 9:62-70.

Allard S, Leon WC, Pakavathkumar P, Bruno MA, Ribeiro-da-Silva A, Cuello, A.C  (2012) Impact of the NGF maturation and degradation pathway on the cortical cholinergic system phenotype. J Neurosci. 32:2002-2012.

Cuello, A.C, Ferretti MT, Iulita MF (2012) Preplaque ('preclinical') Aβ-induced inflammation and nerve growth factor deregulation in transgenic models of Alzheimer's disease-like amyloid pathology. Neurodegener Dis. 10:104-107.

Ferretti MT and Cuello, A.C. (2011) Does a pro-inflammatory process precede Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment? Current Alzheimer Research, 8:164-74.

Ferretti MT, Bruno MA, Ducatenzeiler A, Klein WL, Cuello, A.C (2011) Intracellular Abeta-oligomers and early inflammation in a model of Alzheimer's Disease.  Neurobiol of Aging Jul 33:1329-1342.

Ferretti MT, Partridge V, Leon WC, Canneva F, Allard S, Arvanitis DN, Vercauteren F, Houle D, Ducatenzeiler A, Klein WL, Glabe CG, Szyf M, Cuello, A.C. (2011). Transgenic Mice as a Model of Pre-Clinical Alzheimer's Disease.  Current Alzheimer Research 8:4-23.

Allard S, Scardochio T, Cuello, A.C., Ribeiro-da-Silva A. (2010) Correlation of cognitive performance and morphological changes in neocortical pyramidal neurons in aging. Neurobiol of Aging 33:1466-1480.  

Leon WC, Bruno MA, Allard S, Nader K, Cuello, A.C. (2010) Engagement of the PFC in consolidation and recall of recent spatial memory. Learn Mem. 17:297-305.

Leon WC, Canneva F, Partridge V, Allard S, Ferretti MT, de Wilde A, Vercauteren F, Atifeh R, Ducatenzeiler A, Klein W, Szyf M, Alhonen L and Cuello, A.C. (2010) A Novel Transgenic Rat Model with a Full Alzheimer's-Life Amyloid Pathology Displays Pre-Plaque Intracellular Amyloid-beta-Associated Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's disease 20:113-126.

Cuello, A.C., Ferretti M.T., Leon W.C., Iulita M.F., Melis T., Ducatenzeiler A. (2010) Early-stage inflammation and experimental therapy in transgenic models of the Alzheimer-like amyloid pathology. Neuro-degenerative Dis 7:96-98.

Cuello, A.C., Bruno M.A., Allard S., Leon W., Iulita M.F. (2010) Cholinergic Involvement in Alzheimer's Disease: A Link with NGF Maturation and Degradation. J. Mol Neurosci. 40:230-235.

Bruno MA, Mufson EJ, Wu J and Cuello, A.C. (2009) Increased Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Activity in Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Neuropath Exp Neurol. Vol 68, Number 12. 1309-18

Bruno, M.A., Leon, W.C., Fragoso, G., Mushynski, W.E., Almazan, G., Cuello, A.C. (2009) Aβ-induced NGF dysmetabolism in Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 10:807-809. (This work is the first demonstration that the NGF trophic disconnect in Alzheimer’s disease is due to compromise of the NGF metabolism)

Madji, M., Ribeiro-da-Silva, and Cuello, A.C. (2009) Variations in excitatory and inhibitory postsynaptic protein content in rat cerebral cortex with respect to aging and cognitive status. Neuroscience 159:896-907.
Bell, K.F.S., Zheng, L., Fahrenholz, F. and Cuello, A.C. (2008) ADAM-10 over-expression increases cortical synaptogenesis. Neurobiology of Aging, 29: 554-565.

Cuello, A.C. and Canneva, F. (2008) Impact of intracellular Aβ in transgenic animals and cell models Neurodegenerative Diseases, Special Edition 5 (3-4): 146-148

A.C. Cuello, Editor, “Pharmacological Mechanisms in Alzheimer's Therapeutics” Springer, New York (2008).

Costa-Mattioli, M., Gobert, D., Stern, E., Gamache, K., Colina, R., Cuello, A.C., Sossin, W., Kaufman, R., Pelletier, J., Rosenblum, K., Krnjevic, K., Lacaille, J.-C., Nader, K., Sonenberg, N. (2007) eIF2a phosphorylation bidirectionally regulates the switch from short- to long-term synaptic plasticity and memory Cell, 129: 195–206