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Joaquín Ariño


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Univ. Barcelona, 1986

Current position

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


  1. Tatjer, L., Sacristan-Reviriego, A., Casado, C., Gonzalez, A., Rodriguez-Porrata, B., Palacios, L., Canadell, D., Serra-Cardona, A., Martin, H., Molina, M. and Arino, J. (2016). Wide-Ranging Effects of the Yeast Ptc1 Protein Phosphatase Acting Through the MAPK Kinase Mkk1. Genetics 202(1): 141-156.

  2. Fernandez-Nino, M., Marquina, M., Swinnen, S., Rodriguez-Porrata, B., Nevoigt, E. and Arino, J. (2015). The Cytosolic pH of Individual Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cells Is a Key Factor in Acetic Acid Tolerance. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(22): 7813-7821.

  3. Canadell, D., Garcia-Martinez, J., Alepuz, P., Perez-Ortin, J. E. and Arino, J. (2015). Impact of high pH stress on yeast gene expression: A comprehensive analysis of mRNA turnover during stress responses. Biochim Biophys Acta 1849(6): 653-664.

  4. Canadell, D., Gonzalez, A., Casado, C. and Arino, J. (2015). Functional interactions between potassium and phosphate homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Microbiol 95(3): 555-572.

  5. Serra-Cardona, A., Petrezselyova, S., Canadell, D., Ramos, J. and Arino, J. (2014). Coregulated expression of the Na+/phosphate Pho89 transporter and Ena1 Na+-ATPase allows their functional coupling under high-pH stress. Mol Cell Biol 34(24): 4420-4435.

  6. Molero, C., Petrenyi, K., Gonzalez, A., Carmona, M., Gelis, S., Abrie, J. A., Strauss, E., Ramos, J., Dombradi, V., Hidalgo, E. and Arino, J. (2013). The Schizosaccharomyces pombe fusion gene hal3 encodes three distinct activities. Mol Microbiol 90(2): 367-382.

  7. Barreto, L., Canadell, D., Valverde-Saubi, D., Casamayor, A. and Arino, J. (2012). The short-term response of yeast to potassium starvation. Environ Microbiol 14(11): 3026-3042.

  8. Marquina, M., Queralt, E., Casamayor, A. and Arino, J. (2012). Lack of the Glc7 phosphatase regulatory subunit Ypi1 activates the morphogenetic checkpoint. Int J Biochem Cell Biol 44(11): 1862-1871.

  9. Casamayor, A., Serrano, R., Platara, M., Casado, C., Ruiz, A. and Arino, J. (2012). The role of the Snf1 kinase in the adaptive response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to alkaline pH stress. Biochem J 444(1): 39-49.

  10. Marquina, M., Gonzalez, A., Barreto, L., Gelis, S., Munoz, I., Ruiz, A., Alvarez, M. C., Ramos, J. and Arino, J. (2012). Modulation of yeast alkaline cation tolerance by Ypi1 requires calcineurin. Genetics 190(4): 1355-1364.

  11. Abrie, J. A., Gonzalez, A., Strauss, E. and Arino, J. (2012). Functional mapping of the disparate activities of the yeast moonlighting protein Hal3. Biochem J 442(2): 357-368.

  12. Casado, C., Gonzalez, A., Platara, M., Ruiz, A. and Arino, J. (2011). The role of the protein kinase A pathway in the response to alkaline pH stress in yeast. Biochem J 438(3): 523-533.

  13. Guirola, M., Barreto, L., Pagani, A., Romagosa, M., Casamayor, A., Atrian, S. and Arino, J. (2010). Lack of DNA helicase Pif1 disrupts zinc and iron homoeostasis in yeast. Biochem J 432(3): 595-605.

  14. Arino, J., Ramos, J. and Sychrova, H. (2010). Alkali metal cation transport and homeostasis in yeasts. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 74(1): 95-120.

  15. Ruiz, A., Gonzalez, A., Munoz, I., Serrano, R., Abrie, J. A., Strauss, E. and Arino, J. (2009). Moonlighting proteins Hal3 and Vhs3 form a heteromeric PPCDC with Ykl088w in yeast CoA biosynthesis. Nat Chem Biol 5(12): 920-928.

  16. Gonzalez, A., Ruiz, A., Casamayor, A. and Arino, J. (2009). Normal function of the yeast TOR pathway requires the type 2C protein phosphatase Ptc1. Mol Cell Biol 29(10): 2876-2888.

  17. Ruiz, A., Serrano, R. and Arino, J. (2008). Direct regulation of genes involved in glucose utilization by the calcium/calcineurin pathway. J Biol Chem 283(20): 13923-13933.

Protocols by Joaquín Ariño
  1. Extraction and Quantification of Polyphosphate in the Budding Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae