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Julia Marín-Navarro


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Valencia, Spain, 2004

Current position

Researcher at Institute of Agricultural Chemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), Spain
Associate professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Valencia, Spain

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Marin-Navarro, J., Talens-Perales, D. and Polaina, J. (2015). One-pot production of fructooligosaccharides by a Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain expressing an engineered invertase. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 99(6): 2549-2555.
  2. Marin-Navarro, J., Talens-Perales, D., Oude-Vrielink, A., Canada, F. J. and Polaina, J. (2014). Immobilization of thermostable beta-galactosidase on epoxy support and its use for lactose hydrolysis and galactooligosaccharides biosynthesis. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 30(3): 989-998.
  3. Sainz-Polo, M. A., Ramirez-Escudero, M., Lafraya, A., Gonzalez, B., Marin-Navarro, J., Polaina, J. and Sanz-Aparicio, J. (2013). Three-dimensional structure of Saccharomyces invertase: role of a non-catalytic domain in oligomerization and substrate specificity. J Biol Chem 288(14): 9755-9766.
  4. Ferrer, M., Ghazi, A., Beloqui, A., Vieites, J. M., Lopez-Cortes, N., Marin-Navarro, J., Nechitaylo, T. Y., Guazzaroni, M. E., Polaina, J., Waliczek, A., Chernikova, T. N., Reva, O. N., Golyshina, O. V. and Golyshin, P. N. (2012). Functional metagenomics unveils a multifunctional glycosyl hydrolase from the family 43 catalysing the breakdown of plant polymers in the calf rumen. PLoS One 7(6): e38134.
  5. Sainz-Polo, M. A., Lafraya, A., Polo, A., Marin-Navarro, J., Polaina, J. and Sanz-Aparicio, J. (2012). Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the invertase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 68(Pt 12): 1538-1541.
  6. Marin-Navarro, J. and Polaina, J. (2011). Glucoamylases: structural and biotechnological aspects. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 89(5): 1267-1273.
  7. Marin-Navarro, J., Gurgu, L., Alamar, S. and Polaina, J. (2011). Structural and functional analysis of hybrid enzymes generated by domain shuffling between Saccharomyces cerevisiae (var. diastaticus) Sta1 glucoamylase and Saccharomycopsis fibuligera Bgl1 beta-glucosidase. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 89(1): 121-130.
  8. Marin-Navarro, J., Jauhiainen, A., Moreno, J., Alepuz, P., Perez-Ortin, J. E. and Sunnerhagen, P. (2011). Global estimation of mRNA stability in yeast. Methods Mol Biol 734: 3-23.
  9. Gurgu, L., Lafraya, A., Polaina, J. and Marin-Navarro, J. (2011). Fermentation of cellobiose to ethanol by industrial Saccharomyces strains carrying the beta-glucosidase gene (BGL1) from Saccharomycopsis fibuligera. Bioresour Technol 102(8): 5229-5236.
  10. Lafraya, A., Sanz-Aparicio, J., Polaina, J. and Marin-Navarro, J. (2011). Fructo-oligosaccharide synthesis by mutant versions of Saccharomyces cerevisiae invertase. Appl Environ Microbiol 77(17): 6148-6157.
  11. Marín‐Navarro, J., García‐Murria, M. J. and Moreno, J. (2010). REDOX PROPERTIES ARE CONSERVED IN RUBISCOS FROM DIATOMS AND GREEN ALGAE THROUGH A DIFFERENT PATTERN OF CYSTEINES1. Journal of Phycology 46(3): 516-524.
  12. Marín-Navarro, J., Esquivel, M. G. and Moreno, J. (2010). Hydrogen production by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii revisited: Rubisco as a biotechnological target. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 26(10): 1785-1793.
  13. Moreno, J., Garcia-Murria, M. J. and Marin-Navarro, J. (2008). Redox modulation of Rubisco conformation and activity through its cysteine residues. J Exp Bot 59(7): 1605-1614.
  14. Garcia-Murria, M. J., Karkehabadi, S., Marin-Navarro, J., Satagopan, S., Andersson, I., Spreitzer, R. J. and Moreno, J. (2008). Structural and functional consequences of the replacement of proximal residues Cys(172) and Cys(192) in the large subunit of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biochem J 411(2): 241-247.
  15. Molina-Navarro, M. M., Castells-Roca, L., Belli, G., Garcia-Martinez, J., Marin-Navarro, J., Moreno, J., Perez-Ortin, J. E. and Herrero, E. (2008). Comprehensive transcriptional analysis of the oxidative response in yeast. J Biol Chem 283(26): 17908-17918.
  16. Mayfield, S. P., Manuell, A. L., Chen, S., Wu, J., Tran, M., Siefker, D., Muto, M. and Marin-Navarro, J. (2007). Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplasts as protein factories. Curr Opin Biotechnol 18(2): 126-133.
  17. Marin-Navarro, J., Manuell, A. L., Wu, J. and S, P. M. (2007). Chloroplast translation regulation. Photosynth Res 94(2-3): 359-374.
  18. Esquivel, M. G., Pinto, T. S., Marin-Navarro, J. and Moreno, J. (2006). Substitution of tyrosine residues at the aromatic cluster around the betaA-betaB loop of rubisco small subunit affects the structural stability of the enzyme and the in vivo degradation under stress conditions. Biochemistry 45(18): 5745-5753.
  19. Marin-Navarro, J. and Moreno, J. (2006). Cysteines 449 and 459 modulate the reduction-oxidation conformational changes of ribulose 1.5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase and the translocation of the enzyme to membranes during stress. Plant Cell Environ 29(5): 898-908.
Protocols by Julia Marín-Navarro
  1. Assay of the Carboxylase Activity of Rubisco from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
  2. Purification of Rubisco from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii