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Diego J. Comerci


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of San Martin, Argentina, 2002

Current position

Independent Researcher, Nacional Research Council (CONICET)

Associated Regular Professor, General Microbiology, Institute for Research in Biotechnology, University of San Martín, Argentina

Publications (since 2009)

  1. Salcedo, S. P., Marchesini, M. I., Degos, C., Terwagne, M., Von Bargen, K., Lepidi, H., Herrmann, C. K., Santos Lacerda, T. L., Imbert, P. R., Pierre, P., Alexopoulou, L., Letesson, J. J., Comerci, D. J. and Gorvel, J. P. (2013). BtpB, a novel Brucella TIR-containing effector protein with immune modulatory functions. Front Cell Infect Microbiol 3: 28.
  2. Spera, J. M., Herrmann, C. K., Roset, M. S., Comerci, D. J. and Ugalde, J. E. (2013). A Brucella virulence factor targets macrophages to trigger B-cell proliferation. J Biol Chem 288(28): 20208-20216.
  3. Ciocchini, A. E., Rey Serantes, D. A., Melli, L. J., Iwashkiw, J. A., Deodato, B., Wallach, J., Feldman, M. F., Ugalde, J. E. and Comerci, D. J. (2013). Development and validation of a novel diagnostic test for human brucellosis using a glyco-engineered antigen coupled to magnetic beads. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(2): e2048.
  4. Herrmann, C. K., Bukata, L., Melli, L., Marchesini, M. I., Caramelo, J. J. and Comerci, D. J. (2013). Identification and characterization of a high-affinity choline uptake system of Brucella abortus. J Bacteriol 195(3): 493-501.
  5. Hasenauer, F. C., Caffaro, M. E., Czibener, C., Comerci, D., Poli, M. A. and Rossetti, C. A. (2013). Genetic analysis of the 3' untranslated region of the bovine SLC11A1 gene reveals novel polymorphisms. Mol Biol Rep 40(1): 545-552.
  6. Sieira, R., Arocena, G. M., Zorreguieta, A., Comerci, D. J. and Ugalde, R. A. (2012). A MarR-Type regulator directly activates transcription from the Brucella abortus virB promoter by sharing a redundant role with HutC. J Bacteriol 194(23): 6431-6440.
  7. Iwashkiw, J. A., Fentabil, M. A., Faridmoayer, A., Mills, D. C., Peppler, M., Czibener, C., Ciocchini, A. E., Comerci, D. J., Ugalde, J. E. and Feldman, M. F. (2012). Exploiting the Campylobacter jejuni protein glycosylation system for glycoengineering vaccines and diagnostic tools directed against brucellosis. Microb Cell Fact 11: 13.
  8. Marchesini, M. I., Connolly, J., Delpino, M. V., Baldi, P. C., Mujer, C. V., DelVecchio, V. G. and Comerci, D. J. (2011). Brucella abortus choloylglycine hydrolase affects cell envelope composition and host cell internalization. PLoS One 6(12): e28480.
  9. Chain, P. S., Lang, D. M., Comerci, D. J., Malfatti, S. A., Vergez, L. M., Shin, M., Ugalde, R. A., Garcia, E. and Tolmasky, M. E. (2011). Genome of Ochrobactrum anthropi ATCC 49188 T, a versatile opportunistic pathogen and symbiont of several eukaryotic hosts. J Bacteriol 193(16): 4274-4275.
  10. Marchesini, M. I., Herrmann, C. K., Salcedo, S. P., Gorvel, J. P. and Comerci, D. J. (2011). In search of Brucella abortus type IV secretion substrates: screening and identification of four proteins translocated into host cells through VirB system. Cell Microbiol 13(8): 1261-1274.
  11. Arocena, G. M., Sieira, R., Comerci, D. J. and Ugalde, R. A. (2010). Identification of the quorum-sensing target DNA sequence and N-Acyl homoserine lactone responsiveness of the Brucella abortus virB promoter. J Bacteriol 192(13): 3434-3440.
  12. Sieira, R., Arocena, G. M., Bukata, L., Comerci, D. J. and Ugalde, R. A. (2010). Metabolic control of virulence genes in Brucella abortus: HutC coordinates virB expression and the histidine utilization pathway by direct binding to both promoters. J Bacteriol 192(1): 217-224.
  13. Bonomi, H. R., Marchesini, M. I., Klinke, S., Ugalde, J. E., Zylberman, V., Ugalde, R. A., Comerci, D. J. and Goldbaum, F. A. (2010). An atypical riboflavin pathway is essential for Brucella abortus virulence. PLoS One 5(2): e9435.
  14. Delpino, M. V., Comerci, D. J., Wagner, M. A., Eschenbrenner, M., Mujer, C. V., Ugalde, R. A., Fossati, C. A., Baldi, P. C. and Delvecchio, V. G. (2009). Differential composition of culture supernatants from wild-type Brucella abortus and its isogenic virB mutants. Arch Microbiol 191(7): 571-581.
  15. Moolhuijzen, P. M., Lew-Tabor, A. E., Wlodek, B. M., Aguero, F. G., Comerci, D. J., Ugalde, R. A., Sanchez, D. O., Appels, R. and Bellgard, M. (2009). Genomic analysis of Campylobacter fetus subspecies: identification of candidate virulence determinants and diagnostic assay targets. BMC Microbiol 9: 86.
Protocols by Diego J. Comerci
  1. Choline Uptake Assay in Bacterial Cells