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Matilde Jose-Estanyol


Ph.D. in Biology by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), 1985

Current position

Rechercheur in the Centre for Research on Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), Consortium CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB


  1. Jose-Estanyol, M. and Puigdomenech, P. (2012). Cellular localization of the embryo-specific hybrid PRP from Zea mays, and characterization of promoter regulatory elements of its gene. Plant Mol Biol 80(3): 325-335.
  2. Jose-Estanyol, M., Lopez-Ribera, I., Bastida, M., Jarhmann, T., Sanchez-Pons, N., Becerra, C., Vicient, C. M. and Puigdomenech, P. (2009). Genetic, molecular and cellular approaches to the analysis of maize embryo development. Int J Dev Biol 53(8-10): 1649-1654. Special Issue: Developmental Biology in Hispania.
  3. Jose-Estanyol, M. and Puigdomènech, P. (2007). Regulation of proline-rich proteins gene expression in maize. Physiologia Plantarum 130: Abstract 293.
  4. Jose-Estanyol, M., Perez, P. and Puigdomenech, P. (2005). Expression of the promoter of HyPRP, an embryo-specific gene from Zea mays in maize and tobacco transgenic plants. Gene 356: 146-152.
  5. Jose-Estanyol, M., Gomis-Ruth, F. X. and Puigdomenech, P. (2004). The eight-cysteine motif, a versatile structure in plant proteins. Plant Physiol Biochem 42(5): 355-365.
  6. Josè-Estanyol, M. and Puigdomènech, P. (2000). Plant cell wall glycoproteins and their genes. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 38(1): 97-108.
  7. Canton, F. R., Suarez, M. F., Jose-Estanyol, M. and Canovas, F. M. (1999). Expression analysis of a cytosolic glutamine synthetase gene in cotyledons of Scots pine seedlings: developmental, light regulation and spatial distribution of specific transcripts. Plant Mol Biol 40(4): 623-634.
  8. Vignols, F., Jose-Estanyol, M., Caparros-Ruiz, D., Rigau, J. and Puigdomenech, P. (1999). Involvement of a maize proline-rich protein in secondary cell wall formation as deduced from its specific mRNA localization. Plant Mol Biol 39(5): 945-952.
  9. Jose-Estanyol, M. and Puigdomenech, P. (1998). Rapid changes induced in developmental programmes of the maize embryo detected by analysis of the expression of genes encoding proline-rich proteins. FEBS Lett 422(3): 400-402.
  10. Jose-Estanyol, M. and Puigdomenech, P. (1998). Developmental and Hormonal Regulation of Genes Coding for Proline-Rich Proteins in Female Inflorescences and Kernels of Maize. Plant Physiol 116(2): 485-494.
  11. Balestrini, R., Jose-Estanyol, M., Puigdomenech, P. and Bonfante, P. (1997). Hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein mRNA accumulation in maize root cells colonized by an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus as revealed by in situ hybridization. Protoplasma 198(1-2): 36-42.
  12. Jose-Estanyol, M. and Puigdomenech, P. (1994). Hybrid proline-rich proteins and related proteins. In Current topics in Molecular Genetics. (A review). Ed. Pandali. Life. Sci. Adv. pp. 109-126.
  13. Jose-Estanyol, M., Ludevid., M.D., Puigdomènech, P. (1993). Las proteínas ricas en prolina como ejemplo de regulación y transporte. In Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. (A review). Ed. Talón. McGraw-Hill/Interamericana de Espana. Madrid. pp. 521-536.
  14. Josè, M. and Puigdomènech, P. (1993). Structure and expression of genes coding for structural proteins of the plant cell wall. New Phytologist 125(2): 259-282.
  15. Martínez-Izquierdo, J.A., Menossi, M., Jose-Estanyol, M., Garcia, N., Tagu, D., Ruiz-Avila, L., Puigdomènech, P. (1992). (A review). Regulation of the expression of developmental markers genes in maize: Proline-rich protein genes. In Profiles on Biotechnology. Ed. Villa, T.G., Abalde, J. Servicio de Publicaciones. Universidad de Santiago. pp. 657-665.
  16. Jose-Estanyol, M., Ruiz-Avila, L. and Puigdomenech, P. (1992). A maize embryo-specific gene encodes a proline-rich and hydrophobic protein. Plant Cell 4(4): 413-423.
  17. Raze, R., José, M., Moya, A., Martínez-Izquierdo, J. A. and Puigdomènech, P. (1992). Different mechanisms generating sequence variability are revealed in distinct regions of the hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein gene from maize and related specie. Molecular and General Genetics MGG 233(1-2): 252-259.
  18. Jose-Estanyol, M., Poliard, A., Foiret, D. and Danan, J. L. (1989). A common liver-specific factor binds to the rat albumin and alpha-foetoprotein promoters in vitro and acts as a positive trans-acting factor in vivo. Eur J Biochem 181(3): 761-766.
  19. Jose, M., Tratner, I., Poiret, M., Nahon, J. L., Danan, J. L. and Sala-Trepat, J. M. (1989). The organization of repetitive sequences in the albumin and alpha-fetoprotein gene loci in the rat. Mol Gen Genet 215(2): 225-230.
  20. Jose-Estanyol, M. and Danan, J. L. (1988). A liver-specific factor and nuclear factor I bind to the rat alpha-fetoprotein promoter. J Biol Chem 263(22): 10865-10871.
  21. Nahon, J. L., Danan, J. L., Poiret, M., Tratner, I., Jose-Estanyol, M. and Sala-Trepat, J. M. (1987). The rat alpha-fetoprotein and albumin genes. Transcriptional control and comparison of the sequence organization and promoter region. J Biol Chem 262(26): 12479-12487.
  22. Jose, M., Nahon, J. L., Sala-Trepat, J. M. and Puigdomenech, P. (1987). Differential stability of the higher order structure of chromatin associated with genes having different transcriptional activity. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 146(1): 270-276.
  23. Jose, M., Puigdomenech, P. and Palau, J. (1987). Studies on the stability of the higher-order structure of rat liver chromatin containing high-mobility-group proteins. Eur J Biochem 163(2): 347-352.
  24. Estruch, F., Perez-Ortin, J. E., Jose, M., Puigdomenech, P. and Franco, L. (1986). On the presence of HMG proteins in yeast. FEBS Lett 197(1-2): 179-182.
  25. Puigdomènech, P. and Jose, M. (1985). Structure and function in the HMG1 family of chromosomal proteins. In Chromosomal proteins and gene expression. Ed. Reeck., G. R., Goodwin, G.H., Puigdomènech, P. Ed. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 249-261. (review)
  26. Puigdomenech, P., Jose, M., Ruiz-Carrillo, A. and Crane-Robinson, C. (1983). Isolation of a 167 basepair chromatosome containing a partially digested histone H5. FEBS Lett 154(1): 151-155.
Protocols by Matilde Jose-Estanyol
  1. Maize Embryo Transient Transformation by Particle Bombardment