Kalita AI, Marois E*, Kozielska M, Weissing FJ, Jaouen E, Möckel MM, Rühle F, Butter F, Basilicata MF* and Keller Valsecchi CI* (2023) The sex-specific factor SOA controls dosage compensation in Anopheles mosquitos. Nature, doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06641-0 (*indicates joint contribution)  Link

Rücklé C*, Körtel N*, Basilicata MF, Busch A, Zhou Y, Hoch-Kraft P, Tretow K, Kielisch F, Bertin M, Pradhan M, Musheev M, Schweiger S, Niehrs C, Rausch O, Zarnack K, Keller Valsecchi CI and König J (2023) RNA stability controlled by m6A methylation contributes to X-to-autosome dosage compensation in mammals. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 30:1207-1215 (*indicates joint contribution)  Link

Zimmer F, Basilicata MF and Keller Valsecchi CI (2023) Transcription and replication meet the silent X chromosome territory. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 30:1054–1056 Link


Adrian-Kalchhauser I, Sultan SE, Shama L, Spence-Jones H, Tiso S, Keller Valsecchi CI and Weissing FJ (2021) Inherited gene regulation unifies molecular approaches to nongenetic inheritance: response to Edelaar et al. Trends Ecol Evol, 36:477 Link

Basilicata MF and Keller Valsecchi CI (2021) The good, the bad, and the ugly: Evolutionary and pathological aspects of gene dosage alterations.  PLOS Genet, 17:e1009906 Link

Keller Valsecchi CI*# , Marois E*, Basilicata MF*, Georgiev P and Akhtar A# (2021) Distinct mechanisms mediate X chromosome dosage compensation in Anopheles and Drosophila. Life Sci Alliance, 4:e202000996 (*indicates joint contribution, # indicates joint correspondence)  Link


Adrian-Kalchhauser I, Sultan SE, Shama LNS, Spence-Jones H, Tiso S, Keller Valsecchi CI and Weissing FJ (2020) Understanding “non-genetic” inheritance: insights from molecular-evolutionary crosstalk. Trends Ecol Evol, 35:1078-1089 Link

Keller Valsecchi CI*, Basilicata MF*, Georgiev P, Gaub A, Seyfferth J, Kulkarni T, Panhale A, Semplicio G, Manjunath V, Holz H, Dasmeh P and Akhtar A (2020) RNA nucleation by MSL2 induces selective X chromosome compartmentalization. Nature, 589:137-142 (*indicates joint contribution) Link

Pessoa Rodrigues C, Herman JS, Herquel B, Keller Valsecchi CI, Stehle T, Grün D and Akhtar A (2020) Temporal expression of MOF acetyltransferase primes transcription factor networks for erythroid fate. Sci Adv, 6:eaaz4815 Link


Renschler G, Richard G, Keller Valsecchi CI, Toscano S, Arrigoni L, Ramírez F# and Akhtar A# (2019) Hi-C guided assemblies reveal conserved regulatory topologies on X and autosomes despite extensive genome shuffling. Genes Dev, 33:1591–1612 (#indicates joint correspondence) Link


Basilicata MF, Bruel AL*, Semplicio G*, Keller Valsecchi CI*, Aktaş T*, Duffourd Y, Rumpf T, Morton J, Bache I, Szymanski WG, Gilissen C, Vanakker O, Õunap K, Mittler G, van der Burgt I, El Chehadeh S, Cho MT, Pfundt R, Tan TY, Kirchhoff M, Menten B, Vergult S, Lindstrom K, Reis A, Johnson DS, Fryer A, McKay V, Fisher RB, Thauvin-Robinet C, Francis D, Roscioli T, Pajusalu S, Radtke K, Ganesh J, Brunner HG, Wilson M, Faivre L, Kalscheuer VM, Thevenon J# and Akhtar A# (2018) De novo mutations in MSL3 cause an X-linked syndrome marked by impaired histone H4 lysine 16 acetylation. Nat Genet, 50:1442–1451 (*indicates joint contribution, #indicates joint correspondence) Link

Keller Valsecchi CI, Basilicata MF, Semplicio G, Georgiev P, Gutierrez NM and Akhtar A (2018) Facultative dosage compensation of developmental genes on autosomes in Drosophila and mouse embryonic stem cells. Nat Commun, 9:3626 Link


Keller C and Akhtar A (2015) The MSL complex: juggling RNA–protein interactions for dosage compensation and beyond. Curr Opin Genet Dev, 31:1–11 Link

Stunnenberg R, Kulasegaran-Shylini R, Keller C, Kirschmann MA, Gelman L and Bühler M (2015) H3K9 methylation extends across natural boundaries of heterochromatin in the absence of an HP1 protein. EMBO J, 34:2789–2803 Link


Keller C and Bühler M (2013) Chromatin-associated ncRNA activities. Chromosome Res, 21:627–641 Link

Keller C*, Kulasegaran-Shylini R*, Shimada Y, Hotz H-R and Bühler M (2013) Noncoding RNAs prevent spreading of a repressive histone mark. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 20:994–1000 (*indicates joint contribution) Link

Tropberger P, Pott S, Keller C, Kamieniarz-Gdula K, Caron M, Richter F, Li G, Mittler G, Liu ET, Bühler M, Margueron R and Schneider R (2013) Regulation of transcription through acetylation of H3K122 on the lateral surface of the histone octamer. Cell, 152:859–872 Link


Keller C, Adaixo R, Stunnenberg R, Woolcock KJ, Hiller S# and Bühler M# (2012) HP1(Swi6) mediates the recognition and destruction of heterochromatic RNA transcripts. Mol Cell, 47:215–227 (#indicates joint correspondence) Link


Heinrich C, Keller C, Boulay A, Vecchi M, Bianchi M, Sack R, Lienhard S, Duss S, Hofsteenge J and Hynes NE (2010) Copine-III interacts with ErbB2 and promotes tumor cell migration. Oncogene, 29:1598–1610 Link

Keller C, Woolcock K, Hess D and Bühler M (2010) Proteomic and functional analysis of the noncanonical poly(A) polymerase Cid14. RNA, 16:1124–1129 Link