Maria D Martin Bermudo


Affiliation: Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Country: Spain


  1. Urbano J, Torgler C, Molnar C, Tepass U, López Varea A, Brown N, et al. Drosophila laminins act as key regulators of basement membrane assembly and morphogenesis. Development. 2009;136:4165-76 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that while an early function of laminins in gastrulation is not conserved in Drosophila and mammals, their function in basement membrane assembly and organogenesis seems to be maintained throughout evolution. ..
  2. Gómez Lamarca M, Cobreros Reguera L, Ibáñez Jiménez B, Palacios I, Martín Bermudo M. Integrins regulate epithelial cell differentiation by modulating Notch activity. J Cell Sci. 2014;127:4667-78 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our findings reveal a direct involvement of integrin signaling on the spatial and temporal regulation of epithelial cell differentiation during development. ..
  3. Díaz de la Loza M, Díaz Torres A, Zurita F, Rosales Nieves A, Moeendarbary E, Franze K, et al. Laminin Levels Regulate Tissue Migration and Anterior-Posterior Polarity during Egg Morphogenesis in Drosophila. Cell Rep. 2017;20:211-223 pubmed publisher
    ..Laminin emerges as a key player in the regulation of collective cell migration, tissue stiffness, and the organization of anterior-posterior polarity in Drosophila. ..
  4. Martin Bermudo M, Gebel L, Palacios I. DrosAfrica: Building an African biomedical research community using Drosophila. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2017;70:58-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we describe the DrosAfrica project, its conception and its mission. We also give detailed insights into DrosAfrica's approaches to achieve its aims, as well as future perspectives, and opportunities beyond Africa. ..
  5. Sánchez Sánchez B, Urbano J, Comber K, Dragu A, Wood W, Stramer B, et al. Drosophila Embryonic Hemocytes Produce Laminins to Strengthen Migratory Response. Cell Rep. 2017;21:1461-1470 pubmed publisher