Máster Universitario en Biotecnología y Bioingeniería

Dr. María del Mar Ortega-Villaizan Romo

Department: Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular / Fish erythrocytes in antiviral immunology group
Phone: + 34 966 65 8431
Email: mortega-villaizan@umh.es
Current Position: Research personnel, Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute and University Miguel Hernandez.

Research Fields:
- Fish immunology and virology.
- Evaluation of the crosstalk between red and white blood cells in the scenario of fish viral infections and prophylaxis.

Representative Publications:

  • Ortega-Villaizan MM, Chico V, Martinez-Lopez A, Garcia-Valtanen P, Coll JM, Estepa A. Development of new therapeutical/adjuvant molecules by pepscan mapping of autophagy and IFN inducing determinants of rhabdoviral G proteins. Mol Immunol. 2016 Feb;70:118-24.
  • García-Valtanen P, Ortega-Villaizán MM, Martínez-López A, Medina-Gali R, Pérez L, Mackenzie S, Figueras A, Coll JM, Estepa A. Autophagy-inducing peptides from mammalian VSV and fish VHSV rhabdoviral G glycoproteins (G) as models for the development of new therapeutic molecules. Autophagy. 2014;10(9):1666-80.
  • Ortega-Villaizan MM, Martinez-Lopez A, Garcia-Valtanen P, Chico V, Perez L, Coll JM, Estepa A. Ex vivo transfection of trout pronephros leukocytes, a model for cell culture screening of fish DNA vaccine candidates. Vaccine. 2012 ;30(41):5983-90.
  • Ortega-Villaizan MM, Chico V, Martinez-Lopez A, Falco A, Perez L, Coll JM, Estepa A. In vitro analysis of the factors contributing to the antiviral state induced by a plasmid encoding the viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus glycoprotein G in transfected trout cells Vaccine. 2011;29(4):737-43.
  • Chico V, Martinez-Lopez A, Ortega-Villaizan MM, Falco A, Perez L, Coll JM, Estepa A. Pepscan mapping of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus glycoprotein G major lineal determinants implicated in triggering host cell antiviral responses mediated by type I interferon. J Virol. 2010 ;84(14):7140-50.











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