Experts and Doctors on vertebrates in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Locale: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Topic: vertebrates

Top Publications

  1. Morera D, MacKenzie S. Is there a direct role for erythrocytes in the immune response?. Vet Res. 2011;42:89 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we provide a review of erythrocyte-pathogen interactions, erythrocyte functions in immunity and propose in light of recent -omics research that the nucleated erythrocytes may have a direct role in the immune response. ..
  2. Valente T, Junyent F, Auladell C. Zac1 is expressed in progenitor/stem cells of the neuroectoderm and mesoderm during embryogenesis: differential phenotype of the Zac1-expressing cells during development. Dev Dyn. 2005;233:667-79 pubmed
  3. Buceta J, Herranz H, Canela Xandri O, Reigada R, Sagués F, Milan M. Robustness and stability of the gene regulatory network involved in DV boundary formation in the Drosophila wing. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e602 pubmed
    ..A robustness analysis of the regulatory network complements our results and ensures its biological plausibility. ..
  4. Alvarez Ponce D, Aguade M, Rozas J. Comparative genomics of the vertebrate insulin/TOR signal transduction pathway: a network-level analysis of selective pressures. Genome Biol Evol. 2011;3:87-101 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the polarity detected in Drosophila is neither specific nor incidental of this genus. Hence, although the underlying biological mechanisms remain unclear, these may be similar in both vertebrates and Drosophila. ..
  5. Maeso I, Irimia M, Tena J, González Pérez E, Tran D, Ravi V, et al. An ancient genomic regulatory block conserved across bilaterians and its dismantling in tetrapods by retrogene replacement. Genome Res. 2012;22:642-55 pubmed publisher
  6. Radó Trilla N, Albà M. Dissecting the role of low-complexity regions in the evolution of vertebrate proteins. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:155 pubmed publisher
    ..We have performed the first large-scale study on the evolutionary dynamics of LCRs in protein families. The study has shown that the composition of an LCR is an important determinant of its evolutionary pattern. ..
  7. Canestro C, Albalat R, Irimia M, Garcia Fernandez J. Impact of gene gains, losses and duplication modes on the origin and diversification of vertebrates. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2013;24:83-94 pubmed publisher
  8. Toll Riera M, Albà M. Emergence of novel domains in proteins. BMC Evol Biol. 2013;13:47 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that many proteins are made of domains of different age, and that the fastest evolving parts correspond to the domains that have been acquired more recently. ..
  9. Venkatesh B, Lee A, Ravi V, Maurya A, Lian M, Swann J, et al. Elephant shark genome provides unique insights into gnathostome evolution. Nature. 2014;505:174-9 pubmed publisher
    ..It thus presents a new model for understanding the origin of adaptive immunity. ..

More Information


  1. Lours Calet C, Alvares L, El Hanfy A, Gandesha S, Walters E, Sobreira D, et al. Evolutionarily conserved morphogenetic movements at the vertebrate head-trunk interface coordinate the transport and assembly of hypopharyngeal structures. Dev Biol. 2014;390:231-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, we have discovered evolutionarily conserved morphogenetic movements, driven by the occipital lateral mesoderm and ectoderm, that ensure cell transport and organ assembly at the head-trunk interface. ..
  2. Albuixech Crespo B, López Blanch L, Burguera D, Maeso I, Sánchez Arrones L, Moreno Bravo J, et al. Molecular regionalization of the developing amphioxus neural tube challenges major partitions of the vertebrate brain. PLoS Biol. 2017;15:e2001573 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that these domains have a common developmental and evolutionary origin, as supported by functional experiments manipulating secondary organizers in zebrafish and mice. ..
  3. Gonzalez Duarte R, Albalat R. Merging protein, gene and genomic data: the evolution of the MDR-ADH family. Heredity (Edinb). 2005;95:184-97 pubmed
    ..The data now available provide a comprehensive scenario, from which a reliable picture of the evolutionary history of this family can be made. ..