Jose Ruiz-Herrera

Summary

Country: Mexico

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Functional analysis of the pH responsive pathway Pal/Rim in the phytopathogenic basidiomycete Ustilago maydis
    José Antonio Cervantes-Chávez
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 47:446-57. 2010
  2. pmc Polyamine metabolism in fungi with emphasis on phytopathogenic species
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Unidad Irapuato, Km 9 6, Libramiento Norte, Carretera Irapuato León, 36821 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    J Amino Acids 2012:837932. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Analysis of the proteins involved in the structure and synthesis of the cell wall of Ustilago maydis
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, CINVESTAV del IPN, Apartado Postal 629, 36500 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S71-6. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Immunolocalization of chitin synthases in the phytopathogenic dimorphic fungus Ustilago maydis
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 6:999-1009. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Chitin synthesis as target for antifungal drugs
    J Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Gto Mexico
    Curr Drug Targets Infect Disord 3:77-91. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Evolution and phylogenetic relationships of chitin synthases from yeasts and fungi
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Carretera Irapuato León, Gto Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 1:247-56. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Analysis of the phylogenetic relationships and evolution of the cell walls from yeasts and fungi
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 10:225-43. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Loss of virulence in Ustilago maydis by Umchs6 gene disruption
    Ana Garcerá-Teruel
    Departamento de Biotecnologia, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico D F, Mexico
    Res Microbiol 155:87-97. 2004
  9. pmc The RIM101/pacC homologue from the basidiomycete Ustilago maydis is functional in multiple pH-sensitive phenomena
    Elva T Aréchiga-Carvajal
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN Unidad Irapuato, Km 9 6 Libramiento Norte, Carretera Irapuato León, 36500 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Eukaryot Cell 4:999-1008. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Isolation and molecular analysis of Umhda2 a gene encoding a histone deacetylase from Ustilago maydis
    Juan Manuel González-Prieto
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Unidad Irapuato, Apartado Postal 629, Irapuato Gto, Mexico
    DNA Seq 15:44-50. 2004

Collaborators

  • Raymundo Rosas-Quijano
  • Claude Gaillardin
  • Nisha Singh
  • Adán Topiltin Morales-Vargas
  • G San-Blas
  • Laura Valdés-Santiago
  • Claudia G León-Ramírez
  • José Antonio Cervantes-Chávez
  • Mariana Robledo-Briones
  • José A Cervantes-Chávez
  • Lucila Ortiz-Castellanos
  • Elva T Aréchiga-Carvajal
  • Domingo Martínez-Soto
  • Citlali Fonseca-García
  • José L Cabrera-Ponce
  • Claudia Isela González-López
  • Ana Garcerá-Teruel
  • Juan Manuel González-Prieto
  • Felipe Alcántara-Sánchez
  • Georgina E Reyna-López
  • Alfredo D Martinez-Espinoza
  • Robert Winkler
  • Lourdes Palma-Tirado
  • Claudia Geraldine León-Ramírez
  • Aurora Verver-Vargas
  • Miriam Tejeda-Sartorius
  • Doralinda Guzmán-de-Peña
  • Eduardo Campos-Góngora
  • Scott Gold
  • Florencia Kronberg
  • Susana Passeron
  • Cristina G Reynaga-Peña
  • Rafael Sentandreu
  • Beatriz Xoconostle-Cazares
  • Claudia León-Ramírez
  • Lucila Ortiz
  • Angel Dominguez
  • Ruben Salcedo-Hernandez
  • Charles A Specht

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Functional analysis of the pH responsive pathway Pal/Rim in the phytopathogenic basidiomycete Ustilago maydis
    José Antonio Cervantes-Chávez
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 47:446-57. 2010
    ..Mutants in this pathway showed a pleiotropic phenotype, but dimorphism and virulence were not affected. Our data reveal that the Rim/Pal pathway is conserved in basidiomycetes, but with notable differences to the ascomycete systems...
  2. pmc Polyamine metabolism in fungi with emphasis on phytopathogenic species
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Unidad Irapuato, Km 9 6, Libramiento Norte, Carretera Irapuato León, 36821 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    J Amino Acids 2012:837932. 2012
    ..Of particular importance is the difference of polyamine biosynthesis between fungi and plants, which makes this process an attractive target for the control of phytopathogenic fungi...
  3. doi request reprint Analysis of the proteins involved in the structure and synthesis of the cell wall of Ustilago maydis
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, CINVESTAV del IPN, Apartado Postal 629, 36500 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 45:S71-6. 2008
    ..maydis walls. The main characteristic of the exo-cellular, non-covalently-bound proteins was their relative low number, especially for hydrolytic enzymes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Immunolocalization of chitin synthases in the phytopathogenic dimorphic fungus Ustilago maydis
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 6:999-1009. 2006
    ..Electron microscopy images revealed the accumulation of clusters of gold particles in vesicles, providing evidence for the possible origin and destination of chitin synthases in the fungal cells...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chitin synthesis as target for antifungal drugs
    J Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Gto Mexico
    Curr Drug Targets Infect Disord 3:77-91. 2003
    ..Undoubtedly, determination of this, and the biosynthetic mechanism will reveal unexpected drug targets in the future...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evolution and phylogenetic relationships of chitin synthases from yeasts and fungi
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Carretera Irapuato León, Gto Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 1:247-56. 2002
    ..Determination of different structural features in this region of Chs brought to light a noticeable conservation of secondary structure in the proteins...
  7. doi request reprint Analysis of the phylogenetic relationships and evolution of the cell walls from yeasts and fungi
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 10:225-43. 2010
    ..5). Appearance of class III CHS genes. (6) After split of Dikarya phyla, appearance in Ascomycota of class I CHS genes and the capacity to synthesize covalently bound wall proteins...
  8. ncbi request reprint Loss of virulence in Ustilago maydis by Umchs6 gene disruption
    Ana Garcerá-Teruel
    Departamento de Biotecnologia, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico D F, Mexico
    Res Microbiol 155:87-97. 2004
    ..These results are evidence that the mutation in the Umchs6 gene was solely responsible for the phenotypic alterations observed...
  9. pmc The RIM101/pacC homologue from the basidiomycete Ustilago maydis is functional in multiple pH-sensitive phenomena
    Elva T Aréchiga-Carvajal
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN Unidad Irapuato, Km 9 6 Libramiento Norte, Carretera Irapuato León, 36500 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Eukaryot Cell 4:999-1008. 2005
    ..These data indicate that the Pal/Rim pathway is functional in U. maydis (and probably in other basidiomycetes) and plays complex roles in pH-sensing phenomena, as occurs in ascomycetes and deuteromycetes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Isolation and molecular analysis of Umhda2 a gene encoding a histone deacetylase from Ustilago maydis
    Juan Manuel González-Prieto
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Unidad Irapuato, Apartado Postal 629, Irapuato Gto, Mexico
    DNA Seq 15:44-50. 2004
    ..maydis (Hdalp, 52.4%). Semi-quantitative RTPCR results indicate that the gene is transcriptionally up-regulated during the in vitro yeast-to-mycelium dimorphic transition...
  11. ncbi request reprint Use of PCR to detect infection of differentially susceptible maize cultivars using Ustilago maydis strains of variable virulence
    Alfredo D Martinez-Espinoza
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, 36500 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Int Microbiol 6:117-20. 2003
    ..Detection of U. maydis at early stages of infection, or in asymptomatic infected plants should assist in studies on plant-pathogen interactions...
  12. doi request reprint Phenotypic comparison of samdc and spe mutants reveals complex relationships of polyamine metabolism in Ustilago maydis
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Microbiology 158:674-84. 2012
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint The ambient pH response Rim pathway in Yarrowia lipolytica: identification of YlRIM9 and characterization of its role in dimorphism
    Claudia Isela González-López
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad de Biotecnología e Ingeniería Genética de Plantas, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Curr Microbiol 53:8-12. 2006
    ..lipolytica. A different pathway must exist in this fungus that controls the effect of pH on dimorphism...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cell wall composition and structure of Yarrowia lipolytica transposon mutants affected in calcofluor sensitivity
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Unidad Irapuato, Apartado Postal 629 Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 84:229-38. 2003
    ..Our data show that an increase in either sensitivity or resistance of Y. lipolytica to certain levels of calcofluor is equally indicative of alterations in cell wall structure, independent of chitin levels...
  15. ncbi request reprint Specificity of DNA methylation changes during fungal dimorphism and its relationship to polyamines
    Georgina E Reyna-López
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Apartado Postal 629, Irapuato, Gto 36500, Mexico
    Curr Microbiol 48:118-23. 2004
    ..Our results also confirm a role of polyamines in differential DNA methylation and fungal dimorphic transition...
  16. doi request reprint A molecular probe for Basidiomycota: the spermidine synthase-saccharopine dehydrogenase chimeric gene
    Claudia G León-Ramírez
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 312:77-83. 2010
    ..The specificity of this procedure was tested using different fungal species. As expected, positive results were obtained only with Basidiomycota species, whereas no amplification was achieved with species belonging to other fungal phyla...
  17. doi request reprint Regulatory role of the PKA pathway in dimorphism and mating in Yarrowia lipolytica
    José A Cervantes-Chávez
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 46:390-9. 2009
    ..These data stress the idea that in different fungi both signal transduction systems may operate distinctly or even be antagonistic or synergic in the coordination of cell responses to different stimuli...
  18. ncbi request reprint Possible role of ionic gradients in the apical growth of Neurospora crassa
    Felipe Alcántara-Sánchez
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Irapuato Gto, Mexico
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 86:301-11. 2004
    ..Considering that both ionophores exchange H+ for different metallic ions, we concluded that their effect was due to dissipation of a proton gradient, which is directly or indirectly involved in the apical growth of the fungus...
  19. doi request reprint The regulation of different metabolic pathways through the Pal/Rim pathway in Ustilago maydis
    Citlali Fonseca-García
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 12:547-56. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Life without putrescine: disruption of the gene-encoding polyamine oxidase in Ustilago maydis odc mutants
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 10:928-40. 2010
    ..Evidence was also obtained that the retroconversion of spermidine into putrescine is not essential for U. maydis growth but may be important for its survival under natural conditions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Different effectors of dimorphism in Yarrowia lipolytica
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Arch Microbiol 178:477-83. 2002
    ..We propose that the interplay of these factors regulates the adaptation of the fungus, to better exploit its natural ecological niches...
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular organization of the cell wall of Candida albicans and its relation to pathogenicity
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Irapuato, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 6:14-29. 2006
    ..albicans display both subtle and important differences with the wall of different saprophytic fungi, and that some of these differences are of utmost importance for its pathogenic behavior...
  23. doi request reprint Transcriptomic analysis of the dimorphic transition of Ustilago maydis induced in vitro by a change in pH
    Domingo Martínez-Soto
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 58:116-25. 2013
    ..The data reported in this work are important for our understanding of the molecular bases of dimorphism in U. maydis, and possibly of other fungi. ..
  24. doi request reprint Functional analysis of the MATB mating-type idiomorph of the dimorphic fungus Yarrowia lipolytica
    Raymundo Rosas-Quijano
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I P N, Unidad Irapuato, Km 9 6 Libramiento Norte Carretera Irapuato León, Irapuato Guanajuato 36500, Mexico
    Curr Microbiol 57:115-20. 2008
    ..Our data suggest that specific downstream genes are responsible for the final A or B phenotypes present in all Y. lipolytica cells, independent of their MAT idiomorph phenotype...
  25. ncbi request reprint STE11 disruption reveals the central role of a MAPK pathway in dimorphism and mating in Yarrowia lipolytica
    José A Cervantes-Chávez
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad de Biotecnología e Ingeniería Genética de Plantas, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Irapuato, Gto Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 6:801-15. 2006
    ..maydis MAPKKK gene reversed mating and dimorphic defects in the mutants. All these results demonstrate that the MAPK pathway is essential for both morphogenesis and mating in Y. lipolytica...
  26. ncbi request reprint Determination of the stability of protein pools from the cell wall of fungi
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Res Microbiol 153:373-8. 2002
    ..cerevisiae at the non-permissive temperature. It is concluded that proteins bound to the cell wall are stable and that there is no precursor-product relationship among those linked by non-covalent bonds and the covalently bound ones...
  27. doi request reprint Transcriptional regulation of the genes encoding chitin and β-1,3-glucan synthases from Ustilago maydis
    Mariana Robledo-Briones
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Curr Microbiol 65:85-90. 2012
    ..Changes in transcripts were more apparent during the pathogenic process. At early infection stages, only CHS6 gene showed significant transcript levels, whereas at the period of tumor formation CHS7 and CHS8 genes were also were induced...
  28. doi request reprint Identification of dimorphism-involved genes of Yarrowia lipolytica by means of microarray analysis
    Adán Topiltin Morales-Vargas
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Apartado Postal 629, CP 36500, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Res Microbiol 163:378-87. 2012
    ..Some of these genes were identified by homology with Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes, and found to play a role during the dimorphic transition in both systems...
  29. doi request reprint Ustilago maydis spermidine synthase is encoded by a chimeric gene, required for morphogenesis, and indispensable for survival in the host
    Laura Valdés-Santiago
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Guanajuato, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 9:923-35. 2009
    ..spe-sdh mutants were sensitive to stress, unable to carry out the yeast-to-mycelium dimorphic transition, and showed attenuated virulence to maize. These phenotypic alterations were reverted by complementation with the wild-type gene...
  30. doi request reprint Regulation of genes involved in cell wall synthesis and structure during Ustilago maydis dimorphism
    Mariana Robledo-Briones
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    FEMS Yeast Res 13:74-84. 2013
    ..The possible significance of these data on cell wall plasticity is discussed...
  31. doi request reprint Metamorphosis of the Basidiomycota Ustilago maydis: transformation of yeast-like cells into basidiocarps
    José L Cabrera-Ponce
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética de Plantas, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, 36500 Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Fungal Genet Biol 49:765-71. 2012
    ..maydis possesses the genetic program to form basidiocarps as occurs in saprophytic Basidiomycota species...
  32. ncbi request reprint Analysis of phenomena involved in the apical growth of Phycomyces blakesleeanus
    Jose Ruiz-Herrera
    Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, Unidad Irapuato, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Arch Microbiol 180:427-33. 2003
    ..blakesleeanus. They are probably involved in the formation, migration, and/or fusion with the plasmalemma of secretory vesicles and chitosomes...