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Ignacio  Amigo

Ignacio Amigo


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Autónoma University (Madrid, Spain), 2013

Current position

Postdoc at Chemistry Institute, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)


  1. Ruas, J. S., Siqueira-Santos, E. S., Amigo, I., Rodrigues-Silva, E., Kowaltowski, A. J. and Castilho, R. F. (2016). Underestimation of the Maximal Capacity of the Mitochondrial Electron Transport System in Oligomycin-Treated Cells. PLoS One 11(3): e0150967.
  2. Amigo, I. (2015). Science made me a better parent. Science 350(6265): 1286.
  3. Rueda, C. B., Traba, J., Amigo, I., Llorente-Folch, I., Gonzalez-Sanchez, P., Pardo, B., Esteban, J. A., del Arco, A. and Satrustegui, J. (2015). Mitochondrial ATP-Mg/Pi carrier SCaMC-3/Slc25a23 counteracts PARP-1-dependent fall in mitochondrial ATP caused by excitotoxic insults in neurons. J Neurosci 35(8): 3566-3581.
  4. Rueda, C. B., Llorente-Folch, I., Amigo, I., Contreras, L., Gonzalez-Sanchez, P., Martinez-Valero, P., Juaristi, I., Pardo, B., del Arco, A. and Satrustegui, J. (2014). Ca(2+) regulation of mitochondrial function in neurons. Biochim Biophys Acta 1837(10): 1617-1624.
  5. Amigo, I. and Kowaltowski, A. J. (2014). Dietary restriction in cerebral bioenergetics and redox state. Redox Biol 2: 296-304.
  6. Llorente-Folch, I., Rueda, C. B., Amigo, I., del Arco, A., Saheki, T., Pardo, B. and Satrustegui, J. (2013). Calcium-regulation of mitochondrial respiration maintains ATP homeostasis and requires ARALAR/AGC1-malate aspartate shuttle in intact cortical neurons. J Neurosci 33(35): 13957-13971, 13971a.
  7. Amigo, I., Traba, J., Gonzalez-Barroso, M. M., Rueda, C. B., Fernandez, M., Rial, E., Sanchez, A., Satrustegui, J. and Del Arco, A. (2013). Glucagon regulation of oxidative phosphorylation requires an increase in matrix adenine nucleotide content through Ca2+ activation of the mitochondrial ATP-Mg/Pi carrier SCaMC-3. J Biol Chem 288(11): 7791-7802.
  8. Amigo, I., Traba, J., Satrustegui, J. and del Arco, A. (2012). SCaMC-1Like a member of the mitochondrial carrier (MC) family preferentially expressed in testis and localized in mitochondria and chromatoid body. PLoS One 7(7): e40470.
Protocols by Ignacio Amigo
  1. Isolating Liver Mitochondria by Differential Centrifugation
  2. Isolating Brain Mitochondria by Differential Centrifugation