ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-120309-3
Facchinello, Nicola
Email: nicola.facchinello@unipd.it
URL: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/N-7739-2017
Affiliation: Tiso Lab
Address: Laboratory of Matrix Biology and Functional Genomics Department of Molecular Medicine Institute of Neuroscience (IN) - CNR University of Padova via U. Bassi 58/B Padova, I-35121 Italy
Country: Italy
Phone: 00390498276085
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4898-4064


September 2004: Bachelor's degree in Industrial Biotechnology with the final score of 100/110
Thesis :“ Preparation of biosensor with activity γ-secretase” (Supervisor: Dott. Cristina Fasolato, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova)

October 2006: Master’s degree in Industrial Biotechnology with the final score of 110/110.
Thesis: “The effects of Ankrd2 alteration in cell cycle regulation during muscle differentiation” (Supervisor: Prof. Gerolamo Lanfranchi, Department of Biology, University of Padova)

17 march 2010: PhD in Biotechnology, 
Doctoral School of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 

Thesis: “Conditional inactivation of Emilin1 and Col6a1 genes”. (Supervisor: Prof. Giorgio Bressan, Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padova)

2 November 2022: Researcher (III Level) at CNR (National Research Council), Institute of Neuroscience, University of Padova

Brañas Casas, R., Zuppardo, A., Risato, G., Dinarello, A., Celeghin, R., Fontana, C., Grelloni, E., Gilea, A.I., Viscomi, C., Rasola, A., Dalla Valle, L., Lodi, T., Baruffini, E., Facchinello, N., Argenton, F., Tiso, N. (2024) Zebrafish polg2 knock-out recapitulates human POLG-disorders; implications for drug treatment. Cell Death & Disease. 15:281281
Celeghin, R., Risato, G., Beffagna, G., Cason, M., Bueno Marinas, M., Della Barbera, M., Facchinello, N., Giuliodori, A., Brañas Casas, R., Caichiolo, M., Vettori, A., Grisan, E., Rizzo, S., Dalla Valle, L., Argenton, F., Thiene, G., Tiso, N., Pilichou, K., Basso, C. (2023) A novel DSP zebrafish model reveals training- and drug-induced modulation of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy phenotypes. Cell death discovery. 9:441441
Fontana, C.M., Terrin, F., Facchinello, N., Meneghetti, G., Dinarello, A., Gambarotto, L., Zuccarotto, A., Caichiolo, M., Brocca, G., Verin, R., Nazio, F., Carnevali, O., Cecconi, F., Bonaldo, P., Dalla Valle, L. (2023) Zebrafish ambra1b knockout reveals a novel role for Ambra1 in primordial germ cells survival, sex differentiation and reproduction. Biological research. 56:1919
Mignani, L., Facchinello, N., Varinelli, M., Massardi, E., Tiso, N., Ravelli, C., Mitola, S., Schu, P., Monti, E., Finazzi, D., Borsani, G., Zizioli, D. (2023) Deficiency of AP1 Complex Ap1g1 in Zebrafish Model Led to Perturbation of Neurodevelopment, Female and Male Fertility; New Insight to Understand Adaptinopathies. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 24(8):
Barazzuol, L., Cieri, D., Facchinello, N., Calì, T., Washbourne, P., Argenton, F., Pizzo, P. (2023) Unraveling Presenilin 2 Functions in a Knockout Zebrafish Line to Shed Light into Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis. Cells. 12(3):
Maradonna, F., Fontana, C.M., Sella, F., Giommi, C., Facchinello, N., Rampazzo, C., Caichiolo, M., Hoseinifar, S.H., Dalla Valle, L., Van Doan, H., Carnevali, O. (2022) A zebrafish HCT116 xenograft model to predict anandamide outcomes on colorectal cancer. Cell Death & Disease. 13:10691069
Mignani, L., Zizioli, D., Khatri, D., Facchinello, N., Schiavone, M., De Palma, G., Finazzi, D. (2022) Bi-Allelic Mutations in Zebrafish pank2 Gene Lead to Testicular Atrophy and Perturbed Behavior without Signs of Neurodegeneration. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23(21):
Tonelotto, V., Consorti, C., Facchinello, N., Trapani, V., Sabatelli, P., Giraudo, C., Spizzotin, M., Cescon, M., Bertolucci, C., Bonaldo, P. (2022) Collagen VI ablation in zebrafish causes neuromuscular defects during developmental and adult stages. Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology. 112:39-61
Fontana, C.M., Locatello, L., Sabatelli, P., Facchinello, N., Lidron, E., Maradonna, F., Carnevali, O., Rasotto, M.B., Dalla Valle, L. (2022) epg5 knockout leads to the impairment of reproductive success and courtship behaviour in a zebrafish model of autophagy-related diseases. Biomedical journal. 45(2):377-386
Dinarello, A., Tesoriere, A., Martini, P., Fontana, C.M., Volpato, D., Badenetti, L., Terrin, F., Facchinello, N., Romualdi, C., Carnevali, O., Dalla Valle, L., Argenton, F. (2022) Zebrafish Mutant Lines Reveal the Interplay between nr3c1 and nr3c2 in the GC-Dependent Regulation of Gene Transcription. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23(5):
Codolo, G., Facchinello, N., Papa, N., Bertocco, A., Coletta, S., Benna, C., Dall'Olmo, L., Mocellin, S., Tiso, N., de Bernard, M. (2022) Macrophage-Mediated Melanoma Reduction after HP-NAP Treatment in a Zebrafish Xenograft Model. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23(3):
Facchinello, N., Astone, M., Audano, M., Oberkersch, R.E., Spizzotin, M., Calura, E., Marques, M., Crisan, M., Mitro, N., Santoro, M.M. (2022) Oxidative pentose phosphate pathway controls vascular mural cell coverage by regulating extracellular matrix composition. Nature metabolism. 4:123-140
Piccione, M., Facchinello, N., Schrenk, S., Gasparella, M., Pathak, S., Ammar, R.M., Rabini, S., Dalla Valle, L., Di Liddo, R. (2021) STW 5 Herbal Preparation Modulates Wnt3a and Claudin 1 Gene Expression in Zebrafish IBS-like Model. Pharmaceuticals (Basel, Switzerland). 14(12):
Camillo, C., Facchinello, N., Villari, G., Mana, G., Gioelli, N., Sandri, C., Astone, M., Tortarolo, D., Clapero, F., Gays, D., Oberkersch, R.E., Arese, M., Tamagnone, L., Valdembri, D., Santoro, M.M., Serini, G. (2021) LPHN2 inhibits vascular permeability by differential control of endothelial cell adhesion. The Journal of cell biology. 220(11):
Saltari, A., Dzung, A., Quadri, M., Tiso, N., Facchinello, N., Hernandez-Barranco, A., Garcia-Silva, S., Nogués, L., Stoffel, C.I., Cheng, P.F., Turko, P., Eichhoff, O.M., Truzzi, F., Marconi, A., Pincelli, C., Peinado, H., Dummer, R., Levesque, M.P. (2021) Specific activation of the CD271 intracellular domain in combination with chemotherapy or targeted therapy inhibits melanoma progression. Cancer research. 81(23):6044-6057
Peron, M., Dinarello, A., Meneghetti, G., Martorano, L., Betto, R.M., Facchinello, N., Tesoriere, A., Tiso, N., Martello, G., Argenton, F. (2021) Y705 and S727 are required for mitochondrial import and transcriptional activities of STAT3 and regulate proliferation of embryonic and tissue stem cells. Development (Cambridge, England). 148(17):
Facchinello, N., Laquatra, C., Locatello, L., Beffagna, G., Brañas Casas, R., Fornetto, C., Dinarello, A., Martorano, L., Vettori, A., Risato, G., Celeghin, R., Meneghetti, G., Santoro, M.M., Delahodde, A., Vanzi, F., Rasola, A., Dalla Valle, L., Rasotto, M.B., Lodi, T., Baruffini, E., Argenton, F., Tiso, N. (2021) Efficient clofilium tosylate-mediated rescue of POLG-related disease phenotypes in zebrafish. Cell Death & Disease. 12:100
Peron, M., Dinarello, A., Meneghetti, G., Martorano, L., Facchinello, N., Vettori, A., Licciardello, G., Tiso, N., Argenton, F. (2020) The stem-like STAT3-responsive cells of zebrafish intestine are WNT/β-catenin dependent. Development (Cambridge, England). 147(12):
Meneghetti, G., Skobo, T., Chrisam, M., Fontana, C.M., Facchinello, N., Nazio, F., Cecconi, F., Bonaldo, P., Dalla Valle, L. (2020) Zebrafish ambra1a and ambra1b Silencing Affect Heart Development. Zebrafish. :
Adusumilli, L., Facchinello, N., Teh, C., Busolin, G., Le, M.T., Yang, H., Beffagna, G., Campanaro, S., Tam, W.L., Argenton, F., Lim, B., Korzh, V., Tiso, N. (2020) miR-7 Controls the Dopaminergic/Oligodendroglial Fate through Wnt/β-catenin Signaling Regulation. Cells. 9(3):
Morbiato, E., Frigato, E., Dinarello, A., Maradonna, F., Facchinello, N., Argenton, F., Carnevali, O., Dalla Valle, L., Bertolucci, C. (2019) Feeding Entrainment of the Zebrafish Circadian Clock Is Regulated by the Glucocorticoid Receptor. Cells. 8(11):
Martorano, L., Peron, M., Laquatra, C., Lidron, E., Facchinello, N., Meneghetti, G., Tiso, N., Rasola, A., Ghezzi, D., Argenton, F. (2019) The zebrafish orthologue of the human hepatocerebral disease gene MPV17 plays pleiotropic roles in mitochondria. Disease models & mechanisms. 12(3):
Meneghetti, G., Skobo, T., Chrisam, M., Facchinello, N., Fontana, C.M., Bellesso, S., Sabatelli, P., Raggi, F., Cecconi, F., Bonaldo, P., Dalla Valle, L. (2019) The epg5 knockout zebrafish line: a model to study Vici syndrome. Autophagy. 15(8):1438-1454
Facchinello, N., Skobo, T., Meneghetti, G., Colletti, E., Dinarello, A., Tiso, N., Costa, R., Gioacchini, G., Carnevali, O., Argenton, F., Colombo, L., Valle, L.D. (2018) Author Correction: nr3c1 null mutant zebrafish are viable and reveal DNA-binding-independent activities of the glucocorticoid receptor. Scientific Reports. 8:4445
Giuliodori, A., Beffagna, G., Marchetto, G., Fornetto, C., Vanzi, F., Toppo, S., Facchinello, N., Santimaria, M., Vettori, A., Rizzo, S., Della Barbera, M., Pilichou, K., Argenton, F., Thiene, G., Tiso, N., Basso, C. (2018) Loss of cardiac Wnt/β-catenin signalling in Desmoplakin-deficient AC8 zebrafish models is rescuable by genetic and pharmacological intervention. Cardiovascular research. 114(8):1082-1097
Vettori, A., Greenald, D., Wilson, G.K., Peron, M., Facchinello, N., Markham, E., Sinnakaruppan, M., Matthews, L.C., McKeating, J.A., Argenton, F., van Eeden, F.J.M. (2017) Glucocorticoids promote Von Hippel Lindau degradation and Hif-1α stabilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114(37):9948-9953
Facchinello, N., Tarifeño-Saldivia, E., Grisan, E., Schiavone, M., Peron, M., Mongera, A., Ek, O., Schmitner, N., Meyer, D., Peers, B., Tiso, N., Argenton, F. (2017) Tcf7l2 plays pleiotropic roles in the control of glucose homeostasis, pancreas morphology, vascularization and regeneration. Scientific Reports. 7:9605
Facchinello, N., Skobo, T., Meneghetti, G., Colletti, E., Dinarello, A., Tiso, N., Costa, R., Gioacchini, G., Carnevali, O., Argenton, F., Colombo, L., Dalla Valle, L. (2017) nr3c1 null mutant zebrafish are viable and reveal DNA-binding-independent activities of the glucocorticoid receptor. Scientific Reports. 7:4371
Khatri, D., Zizioli, D., Tiso, N., Facchinello, N., Vezzoli, S., Gianoncelli, A., Memo, M., Monti, E., Borsani, G., Finazzi, D. (2016) Down-regulation of coasy, the gene associated with NBIA-VI, reduces Bmp signaling, perturbs dorso-ventral patterning and alters neuronal development in zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 6:37660
Pozzobon, T., Facchinello, N., Bossi, F., Capitani, N., Benagiano, M., Di Benedetto, G., Zennaro, C., West, N., Codolo, G., Bernardini, M., Baldari, C.T., D'Elios, M.M., Pellegrini, L., Argenton, F., de Bernard, M. (2016) Treponema pallidum (syphilis) antigen TpF1 induces angiogenesis through the activation of the IL-8 pathway. Scientific Reports. 6:18785
Facchinello, N., Schiavone, M., Vettori, A., Argenton, F., Tiso, N. (2016) Monitoring Wnt Signaling in Zebrafish Using Fluorescent Biosensors. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 1481:81-94
Casari, A., Schiavone, M., Facchinello, N., Vettori, A., Meyer, D., Tiso, N., Moro, E., Argenton, F. (2014) A Smad3 transgenic reporter reveals TGF-beta control of zebrafish spinal cord development. Developmental Biology. 396(1):81-93
Moro, E., Vettori, A., Porazzi, P., Schiavone, M., Rampazzo, E., Casari, A., Ek, O., Facchinello, N., Astone, M., Zancan, I., Milanetto, M., Tiso, N., and Argenton, F. (2013) Generation and application of signaling pathway reporter lines in zebrafish. Molecular genetics and genomics : MGG. 288(5-6):231-242

The effects of Ankrd2 alteration indicate its involvement in cell cycle regulation during muscle differentiation. Bean C, Facchinello N, Faulkner G, Lanfranchi G. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008 Jun;1783(6):1023-35

Lentiviral-mediated RNAi in vivo silencing of Col6a1, a gene with complex tissue specific expression pattern. Frka K, Facchinello N, Del Vecchio C, Carpi A, Curtarello M, Venerando R, Angelin A, Parolin C, Bernardi P, Bonaldo P, Volpin D, Braghetta P, Bressan GM. J Biotechnol. 2009 Apr 20;141(1-2):8-17

Vascular smooth muscle Emilin-1 is a regulator of arteriolar myogenic response and blood pressure. Litteri G, Carnevale D, D'Urso A, Cifelli G, Braghetta P, Damato A, Bizzotto D, Landolfi A, Ros FD, Sabatelli P, Facchinello N, Maffei A, Volpin D, Colombatti A, Bressan GM, Lembo G. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Sep;32(9):2178-84