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Publications of Dr. Nieves Medina Escobar



Hauck, O.K., Scharnberg, J., Medina Escobar, N., Wanner, G., Giavalisco, P., Witte, C.P. (2014): Uric acid accumulation in an Arabidopsis urate oxidase mutant impairs seedling establishment by blocking peroxisome maintenance, The Plant Cell 26, 3090-3100.
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.114.124008


Aragüez I, Cruz-Rus E, Botella MÁ, Medina-Escobar N, Valpuesta V.  (2013): Proteomic analysis of strawberry achenes reveals active synthesis and recycling of L-ascorbic acid, Journal of Proteomics 27, 160-79.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2013.03.016

Aragüez, I., Osorio, S., Hoffmann, T., Rambla, J.L., Medina-Escobar, N., Granell, A., Botella, M.Á., Schwab, W., Valpuesta, V. (2013): Eugenol production in achenes and receptacles of strawberry fruits is catalyzed by synthases exhibiting distinct kinetics, Plant Physiology 163, 946-958.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.224352

Merchante, C., Vallarino, J.G., Osorio, S., Aragüez, I., Villarreal, N., Ariza, M.T., Martínez, G.A., Medina-Escobar, N., Civello, M.P., Fernie, A.R., Botella, M.A., Valpuesta, V. (2013): Ethylene is involved in strawberry fruit ripening in an organ-specific manner, Journal of Experimental Botany 64, 4421-4439.
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ert257

Werner, A.K., Medina-Escobar, N., Zulawski, M., Sparkes, I.A., Cao, F.Q., Witte, C.P. (2013): The ureide degrading reactions of purine ring catabolism employ one aminohydrolase and three amidohydrolases in Arabidopsis, soybean and rice, Plant Physiology 163, 672-681.
DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.224261


Osorio, S., Bombarely, A., Giavalisco, P., Usadel, B., Stephens, C., Aragüez, I., Medina-Escobar, N., Botella, M.A., Fernie, A.R., Valpuesta, V. (2011): Demethylation of oligogalacturonides by FaPE1 in the fruits of the wild strawberry Fragaria vesca triggers metabolic and transcriptional changes associated with defence and development of the fruit, Journal of Experimental Botany 62, 2855-2873.
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erq465

Rietz S, Stamm A, Malonek S, Wagner S, Becker D, Medina-Escobar N, Corina Vlot A, Feys BJ, Niefind K, Parker JE. (2011): Different roles of Enhanced Disease Susceptibility1 (EDS1) bound to and dissociated from Phytoalexin Deficient4 (PAD4) in Arabidopsis immunity, New Phytologist 191, 107-119.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03675.x


Muñoz, C., Hoffmann, T., Medina Escobar, N., Ludemann, F., Botella, M.A., Valpuesta, V., Schwab, W. (2010): The strawberry fruit Fra a allergen functions in flavonoid biosynthesis, Molecular Plant 3, 113-124.
DOI: 10.1093/mp/ssp087


Osorio, S., Castillejo, C., Quesada, M., Medina-Escobar, N., Brownsey, G., Suau, R., Heredia, A., Botella, M.A., Valpuesta, V. (2008): Partial demethylation of oligogalacturonides by Pectin Methyl Esterase 1 is required for eliciting defence responses in wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca), The Plant Journal 54, 43-55.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03398.x


Iannetta, P.P.M., Laarhoven, L.-J., Medina-Escobar, N., James, E.K., McManus, M.T., Davies H.V., Harren, F.J.M. (2006): Ethylene and carbon dioxide production by developing strawberries show a correlative pattern that is indicative of ripening climacteric fruit, Physiologia Plantarum 127, 247–259.

Lopez, A.P., Portales, R.B., López-Ráez, J.A., Medina-Escobar, N., Blanco, J.M., Franco, A.R. (2006): Characterization of a strawberry late-expressed and fruit-specific peptide methionine sulphoxide reductase, Physiologia Plantarum 126, 129–139.


Feys, B.J., Wiermer, M., Bhat, R.A., Moisan, L.J., Medina-Escobar, N., Neu, C., Cabral, A., Parker, J.E.  (2005): Arabidopsis SENESCENCE-ASSOCIATED GENE101 Stabilizes and Signals within an ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1 Complex in Plant Innate Immunity, Plant Cell 17, 2601-2613.


Medina-Escobar, N., Haupt, S., Thow, G., Boevink, P., Chapman, S., Oparka, K.  (2003): High throughput viral expression of cDNA-GFP fusions reveals novel subcellular addresses and identifies unique proteins that interact with plasmodesmata, Plant Cell 15, 1507-1523.


Blanco-Portales R, Medina-Escobar N, Lopez-Raez JA, Gonzalez-Reyes JA, Villalba JM, Moyano E, Caballero JL, Munoz-Blanco J.  (2002): Cloning, expression and immunolocalization pattern of a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase gene from strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa cv. Chandler), Journal of Experimental Botany 53, 1723-1734.

Brown, J.W., Simpson, C.G., Thow, G., Clark, G.P., Jennings, S.N., Medina-Escobar, N., Haupt, S., Chapman, S.C., Oparka, K.J. (2002): Splicing signals and factors in plant intron removal, Biochemical Society Transactions 30, 146-149.
DOI: 10.1042/bst0300146


Redondo-Nevado J., Moyano E., Medina-Escobar N., Caballero J.L., Munoz-Blanco J.  (2001): A fruit-specific and developmentally regulated endopolygalacturonase gene from strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa cv. Chandler), Journal of Experimental Botany 52, 1941-1945.

Witte, C.-P., Medina-Escobar, N. (2001): In-gel detection of urease with nitroblue tetrazolium and quantification of the enzyme from different crop plants using the indophenol reaction , Analytical Biochemistry 290, 102-107.


Medina-Escobar, N., Cardenas, J., Munoz-Blanco, J., Caballero, J.L. (1998): Cloning and molecular characterization of a strawberry fruit ripening-related cDNA corresponding a mRNA for a low-molecular-weight heat-shock protein, Plant Molecular Biology 36, 33-42.

Moyano, E., Portero-Robles, I., Medina-Escobar, N., Valpuesta, V., Munoz-Blanco, J., Caballero, J.L.  (1998): A fruit-specific putative dihydroflavonol 4-reductase gene is differentially expressed in strawberry during the ripening process, Plant Physiology 117, 711-716.


Medina-Escobar N., Cardenas J., Valpuesta V., Munoz-Blanco J., Caballero J.L. (1997): Cloning and characterization of cDNAs from genes differentially expressed during the strawberry fruit ripening process by a MAST-PCR-SBDS method, Analytical Biochemistry 248, 288-296.

Medina-Escobar, N., Cardenas, J., Moyano, E., Caballero, J.L., Munoz-Blanco, J. (1997): Cloning, molecular characterization and expression pattern of a strawberry ripening-specific cDNA with sequence homology to pectate lyase from higher plants, Plant Molecular Biology 34, 867-877.


Caballero, J.L., Medina-Escobar, N., Cardenas, J., Munoz-Blanco, J.  (1995): An easy non-radiactive procedure to check the quality of the ligation steps during the construction of cDNA libraries, Trends in Genetics 12, 501-502.

Bücher und Bücherbeiträge


Caballero JL , Medina-Escobar N, Cardenas J, Valpuesta V, Munoz-Blanco J (1995): Isolation and characterisation in strawberry of a cDNA with homology to cyclophilin and its role in the strawberry ripening process, Current Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemistry. Chapter 26. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (1995).

Medina-Escobar N, Cardenas J, Valpuesta V, Caballero JL, Munoz-Blanco J  (1995): Cloning and identification by a MAST-PCR-SBDS method of cDNAs related with the strawberry ripening process, Current Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemistry. Chapter 27. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (1995)


Csukasi, F., Donaire, L., Casañal, A., Martínez-Priego, L., Botella, MA., Medina-Escobar, N., Llave, C., Valpuesta, V.  (2012): Two strawberry miR159 family members display developmental-specific expression patterns in the fruit receptacle and cooperatively regulate Fa-GAMYB, New Phytol. 195(1), 47-57.

Csukasi, F., Osorio, S., Gutierrez, J.R., Kitamura, J., Giavalisco, P., Nakajima, M., Fernie, A.R., Rathjen, J.P., Botella, M.A., Valpuesta, V., Medina-Escobar, N. (2012): Gibberellin biosynthesis and signalling during development of the strawberry receptacle, New Phytol. 191(2), 376-90.


Bombarely, A., Merchante, C., Csukasi, F., Cruz-Rus, E., Caballero, J.L., Medina-Escobar, N., Blanco-Portales, R., Botella, M.A., Muñoz-Blanco, J., Sánchez-Sevilla, J.F., Valpuesta, V.  (2010): Generation and analysis of ESTs from strawberry (Fragaria xananassa) fruits and evaluation of their utility in genetic and molecular studies, BMC Genomics. 17, 11:503.