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Vanesa Olivares  Illana

Vanesa Olivares Illana


Ph.D in Biochemistry, Institute of Biotechnology, University of México, 2003

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics, Institute of Physic, University of San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México


  1. Gajjar, M., Candeias, M. M., Malbert-Colas, L., Mazars, A., Fujita, J., Olivares-Illana, V. and Fahraeus, R. (2012). The p53 mRNA-Mdm2 interaction controls Mdm2 nuclear trafficking and is required for p53 activation following DNA damage. Cancer Cell 21(1): 25-35.
  2. Gruszczyk, J., Fleurie, A., Olivares-Illana, V., Bechet, E., Zanella-Cleon, I., Morera, S., Meyer, P., Pompidor, G., Kahn, R., Grangeasse, C. and Nessler, S. (2011). Structure analysis of the Staphylococcus aureus UDP-N-acetyl-mannosamine dehydrogenase Cap5O involved in capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis. J Biol Chem 286(19): 17112-17121.
  3. Olivares-Illana, V. and Fahraeus, R. (2010). p53 isoforms gain functions. Oncogene 29(37): 5113-5119.
  4. Olivares-Illana, V., Meyer, P., Bechet, E., Gueguen-Chaignon, V., Soulat, D., Lazereg-Riquier, S., Mijakovic, I., Deutscher, J., Cozzone, A. J., Laprevote, O., Morera, S., Grangeasse, C. and Nessler, S. (2008). Structural basis for the regulation mechanism of the tyrosine kinase CapB from Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS Biol 6(6): e143.
  5. Olivares-Illana, V., Rodríguez-Romero, A., Becker, I., Berzunza, M., García, J., Pérez-Montfort, R., Cabrera, N., López-Calahorra, F., de Gómez-Puyou, M. and Gómez-Puyou, A. (2006). Perturbation of the dimer interface of triosephosphate isomerase and its effect on Trypanosoma cruzi. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 1(1): e1-e1.
  6. Olivares-Illana, V., Perez-Montfort, R., Lopez-Calahorra, F., Costas, M., Rodriguez-Romero, A., Tuena de Gomez-Puyou, M. and Gomez Puyou, A. (2006). Structural differences in triosephosphate isomerase from different species and discovery of a multitrypanosomatid inhibitor. Biochemistry 45(8): 2556-2560.
  7. Tellez-Valencia, A., Olivares-Illana, V., Hernandez-Santoyo, A., Perez-Montfort, R., Costas, M., Rodriguez-Romero, A., Lopez-Calahorra, F., Tuena De Gomez-Puyou, M. and Gomez-Puyou, A. (2004). Inactivation of triosephosphate isomerase from Trypanosoma cruzi by an agent that perturbs its dimer interface. J Mol Biol 341(5): 1355-1365.
  8. Ortiz-Soto, M. E., Olivares-Illana, V. and López-Munguía, A. (2004). Biochemical properties of inulosucrase from Leuconostoc citreum CW28 used for inulin synthesis. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation 22(4): 275-281.
  9. Olivares-Illana, V., Lopez-Munguia, A. and Olvera, C. (2003). Molecular characterization of inulosucrase from Leuconostoc citreum: a fructosyltransferase within a glucosyltransferase. J Bacteriol 185(12): 3606-3612.
  10. Olivares-Illana, V., Wacher-Odarte, C., Le Borgne, S. and Lopez-Munguia, A. (2002). Characterization of a cell-associated inulosucrase from a novel source: a Leuconostoc citreum strain isolated from Pozol, a fermented corn beverage of Mayan origin. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 28(2): 112-117.
Protocols by Vanesa Olivares Illana
  1. Protein-RNA ELISA Assay
  2. Purification of His-ubiquitin Proteins from Mammalian Cells