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Alfredo Herrera-Estrella (CV)

Full Professor (3-E, SNI 3) and Academic Coordinator
 

Alfredo Herrera-Estrella (CV)

Position

Full Professor (3-E, SNI 3) and Academic Coordinator
 

Group

Gene Expression and Development in Fungi
 

E-mail

aherrera (at) langebio cinvestav mx
 

Phone

52 (462) 166-3000, ext. 3070
 

Research

1990-1991: Posdoctoral fellow at the State University of Ghent

Education

1990/1986-1990: PhD in Plant Genetics
1984/1979-1984: Biochemical Engineering

Awards

2009: Agrobio prize in Biotechnology. Given by Agrobio México
2000: Prize of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in the Area of Natural Sciences. Highest Mexican Award for Young Scientists
1999: Award from The National Polytechnic Institute for an Outstanding Career in Science and Technology
1998: “CARLOS CASAS CAMPILLO” prize given by the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Recipients must be under 36 years old

Publications
1: Ibarra-Laclette E, Albert VA, Perez-Torres CA, Zamudio-Hernandez F,
Ortega-Estrada MD, Herrera-Estrella A, Herrera-Estrella L. Transcriptomics and
molecular evolutionary rate analysis of the Bladderwort (Utricularia), a
Carnivorous Plant with a Minimal Genome. BMC Plant Biol. 2011 Jun 3;11(1):101.
[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21639913


2: Reithner B, Ibarra-Laclette E, Mach RL, Herrera-Estrella A. Identification of
mycoparasitism-related genes in Trichoderma atroviride: A holistic comparative
study on self-confrontation and host interaction by de novo transcriptome
sequencing. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
PMID: 21531825.


3: Kubicek CP, Herrera-Estrella A, Seidl-Seiboth V, Martinez DA, Druzhinina IS,
Thon M, Zeilinger S, Casas-Flores S, Horwitz BA, Mukherjee PK, Mukherjee M,
Kredics L, Alcaraz LD, Aerts A, Antal Z, Atanasova L, Cervantes-Badillo MG,
Challacombe J, Chertkov O, McCluskey K, Coulpier F, Deshpande N, von Döhren H,
Ebbole DJ, Esquivel-Naranjo EU, Fekete E, Flipphi M, Glaser F, Gómez-Rodríguez
EY, Gruber S, Han C, Henrissat B, Hermosa R, Hernández-Oñate M, Karaffa L, Kosti
I, Le Crom S, Lindquist E, Lucas S, Lübeck M, Lübeck PS, Margeot A, Metz B, Misra
M, Nevalainen H, Omann M, Packer N, Perrone G, Uresti-Rivera EE, Salamov A,
Schmoll M, Seiboth B, Shapiro H, Sukno S, Tamayo-Ramos JA, Tisch D, Wiest A,
Wilkinson HH, Zhang M, Coutinho PM, Kenerley CM, Monte E, Baker SE, Grigoriev IV.
Comparative genome sequence analysis underscores mycoparasitism as the ancestral
life style of Trichoderma. Genome Biol. 2011 Apr 18;12(4):R40. [Epub ahead of
print] PubMed PMID: 21501500.


4: Schmoll M, Esquivel-Naranjo EU, Herrera-Estrella A. Trichoderma in the light
of day--physiology and development. Fungal Genet Biol. 2010 Nov;47(11):909-16.
Epub 2010 May 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 20466064; PubMed Central PMCID:
PMC2954361.


5: Castellanos F, Schmoll M, Martínez P, Tisch D, Kubicek CP, Herrera-Estrella A,
Esquivel-Naranjo EU. Crucial factors of the light perception machinery and their
impact on growth and cellulase gene transcription in Trichoderma reesei. Fungal
Genet Biol. 2010 May;47(5):468-76. Epub 2010 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 20144726.


6: Vielle-Calzada JP, Martínez de la Vega O, Hernández-Guzmán G, Ibarra-Laclette
E, Alvarez-Mejía C, Vega-Arreguín JC, Jiménez-Moraila B, Fernández-Cortés A,
Corona-Armenta G, Herrera-Estrella L, Herrera-Estrella A. The Palomero genome
suggests metal effects on domestication. Science. 2009 Nov 20;326(5956):1078.
PubMed PMID: 19965420.


7: Seidl V, Song L, Lindquist E, Gruber S, Koptchinskiy A, Zeilinger S, Schmoll
M, Martínez P, Sun J, Grigoriev I, Herrera-Estrella A, Baker SE, Kubicek CP.
Transcriptomic response of the mycoparasitic fungus Trichoderma atroviride to the
presence of a fungal prey. BMC Genomics. 2009 Nov 30;10:567. PubMed PMID:
19948043; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2794292.


8: Vega-Arreguín JC, Ibarra-Laclette E, Jiménez-Moraila B, Martínez O,
Vielle-Calzada JP, Herrera-Estrella L, Herrera-Estrella A. Deep sampling of the
Palomero maize transcriptome by a high throughput strategy of pyrosequencing. BMC
Genomics. 2009 Jul 6;10:299. PubMed PMID: 19580677; PubMed Central PMCID:
PMC2714558.


9: Sharon E, Bar-Eyal M, Chet I, Herrera-Estrella A, Kleifeld O, Spiegel Y.
Biological Control of the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne javanica by Trichoderma
harzianum. Phytopathology. 2001 Jul;91(7):687-93. PubMed PMID: 18942999.


10: Alcaraz LD, Olmedo G, Bonilla G, Cerritos R, Hernández G, Cruz A, Ramírez E,
Putonti C, Jiménez B, Martínez E, López V, Arvizu JL, Ayala F, Razo F, Caballero
J, Siefert J, Eguiarte L, Vielle JP, Martínez O, Souza V, Herrera-Estrella A,
Herrera-Estrella L. The genome of Bacillus coahuilensis reveals adaptations
essential for survival in the relic of an ancient marine environment. Proc Natl
Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Apr 15;105(15):5803-8. Epub 2008 Apr 11. PubMed PMID:
18408155; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2311347.


11: Esquivel-Naranjo EU, Herrera-Estrella A. Enhanced responsiveness and
sensitivity to blue light by blr-2 overexpression in Trichoderma atroviride.
Microbiology. 2007 Nov;153(Pt 11):3909-22. PubMed PMID: 17975098.


12: Komon-Zelazowska M, Neuhof T, Dieckmann R, von Döhren H, Herrera-Estrella A,
Kubicek CP, Druzhinina IS. Formation of atroviridin by Hypocrea atroviridis is
conidiation associated and positively regulated by blue light and the G protein
GNA3. Eukaryot Cell. 2007 Dec;6(12):2332-42. Epub 2007 Oct 12. PubMed PMID:
17933910; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2168253.


13: Pérez-Martínez AS, De León-Rodríguez A, Harris LJ, Herrera-Estrella A, Barba
de la Rosa AP. Overexpression, purification and characterization of the
Trichoderma atroviride endochitinase, Ech42, in Pichia pastoris. Protein Expr
Purif. 2007 Sep;55(1):183-8. Epub 2007 May 31. PubMed PMID: 17629497.


14: Mendoza-Mendoza A, Rosales-Saavedra T, Cortés C, Castellanos-Juárez V,
Martínez P, Herrera-Estrella A. The MAP kinase TVK1 regulates conidiation,
hydrophobicity and the expression of genes encoding cell wall proteins in the
fungus Trichoderma virens. Microbiology. 2007 Jul;153(Pt 7):2137-47. PubMed PMID:
17600058.


15: Berrocal-Tito GM, Esquivel-Naranjo EU, Horwitz BA, Herrera-Estrella A.
Trichoderma atroviride PHR1, a fungal photolyase responsible for DNA repair,
autoregulates its own photoinduction. Eukaryot Cell. 2007 Sep;6(9):1682-92. Epub
2007 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 17545314; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2043357.


16: Herrera-Estrella A, Horwitz BA. Looking through the eyes of fungi: molecular
genetics of photoreception. Mol Microbiol. 2007 Apr;64(1):5-15. Review. PubMed
PMID: 17376067.


17: Rosales-Saavedra T, Esquivel-Naranjo EU, Casas-Flores S, Martínez-Hernández
P, Ibarra-Laclette E, Cortes-Penagos C, Herrera-Estrella A. Novel light-regulated
genes in Trichoderma atroviride: a dissection by cDNA microarrays. Microbiology.
2006 Nov;152(Pt 11):3305-17. PubMed PMID: 17074901.


18: Casas-Flores S, Rios-Momberg M, Rosales-Saavedra T, Martínez-Hernández P,
Olmedo-Monfil V, Herrera-Estrella A. Cross talk between a fungal blue-light
perception system and the cyclic AMP signaling pathway. Eukaryot Cell. 2006
Mar;5(3):499-506. PubMed PMID: 16524905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1398060.


19: Vázquez-Garcidueñas S, Leal-Morales CA, Herrera-Estrella A. Analysis of the
beta-1,3-Glucanolytic System of the Biocontrol Agent Trichoderma harzianum. Appl
Environ Microbiol. 1998 Apr;64(4):1442-6. PubMed PMID: 16349547; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC106167.


20: Casas-Flores S, Rios-Momberg M, Bibbins M, Ponce-Noyola P, Herrera-Estrella
A. BLR-1 and BLR-2, key regulatory elements of photoconidiation and mycelial
growth in Trichoderma atroviride. Microbiology. 2004 Nov;150(Pt 11):3561-9.
PubMed PMID: 15528646.


21: Casas-Flores S, Rosales-Saavedra T, Herrera-Estrella A. Three decades of
fungal transformation: novel technologies. Methods Mol Biol. 2004;267:315-25.
PubMed PMID: 15269434.


22: Olmedo-Monfil V, Cortés-Penagos C, Herrera-Estrella A. Three decades of
fungal transformation: key concepts and applications. Methods Mol Biol.
2004;267:297-313. Review. PubMed PMID: 15269433.


23: Sánchez-Murillo RI, de la Torre-Martínez M, Aguirre-Linares J,
Herrera-Estrella A. Light-regulated asexual reproduction in Paecilomyces
fumosoroseus. Microbiology. 2004 Feb;150(Pt 2):311-9. PubMed PMID: 14766909.


24: Mendoza-Mendoza A, Pozo MJ, Grzegorski D, Martínez P, García JM,
Olmedo-Monfil V, Cortés C, Kenerley C, Herrera-Estrella A. Enhanced biocontrol
activity of Trichoderma through inactivation of a mitogen-activated protein
kinase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Dec 23;100(26):15965-70. Epub 2003 Dec 12.
PubMed PMID: 14673101; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC307676.


25: Rocha-Ramirez V, Omero C, Chet I, Horwitz BA, Herrera-Estrella A. Trichoderma
atroviride G-protein alpha-subunit gene tga1 is involved in mycoparasitic coiling
and conidiation. Eukaryot Cell. 2002 Aug;1(4):594-605. PubMed PMID: 12456007;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC117994.


26: Olmedo-Monfil V, Mendoza-Mendoza A, Gómez I, Cortés C, Herrera-Estrella A.
Multiple environmental signals determine the transcriptional activation of the
mycoparasitism related gene prb1 in Trichoderma atroviride. Mol Genet Genomics.
2002 Aug;267(6):703-12. Epub 2002 Jul 3. PubMed PMID: 12207218.


27: Herrera-Estrella A, Chet I. Chitinases in biological control. EXS.
1999;87:171-84. Review. PubMed PMID: 10906959.


28: Berrocal-Tito GM, Rosales-Saavedra T, Herrera-Estrella A, Horwitz BA.
Characterization of blue-light and developmental regulation of the photolyase
gene phr1 in Trichoderma harzianum. Photochem Photobiol. 2000 May;71(5):662-8.
PubMed PMID: 10818799.


29: Valdés-Rodríguez S, Blanco-Labra A, Gutiérrez-Benicio G, Boradenenko A,
Herrera-Estrella A, Simpson J. Cloning and characterization of a trypsin
inhibitor cDNA from amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) seeds. Plant Mol Biol.
1999 Sep;41(1):15-23. PubMed PMID: 10561064.


30: Puyesky M, Benhamou N, Noyola PP, Bauw G, Ziv T, Van Montagu M,
Herrera-Estrella A, Horwitz BA. Developmental regulation of cmp1, a gene encoding
a multidomain conidiospore surface protein of Trichoderma. Fungal Genet Biol.
1999 Jun;27(1):88-99. PubMed PMID: 10413618.


31: Berrocal-Tito G, Sametz-Baron L, Eichenberg K, Horwitz BA, Herrera-Estrella
A. Rapid blue light regulation of a Trichoderma harzianum photolyase gene. J Biol
Chem. 1999 May 14;274(20):14288-94. PubMed PMID: 10318850.


32: Carsolio C, Benhamou N, Haran S, Cortés C, Gutiérrez A, Chet I,
Herrera-Estrella A. Role of the Trichoderma harzianum endochitinase gene, ech42,
in mycoparasitism. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999 Mar;65(3):929-35. PubMed PMID:
10049844; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC91125.


33: Cortés C, Gutierrez A, Olmedo V, Inbar J, Chet I, Herrera-Estrella A. The
expression of genes involved in parasitism by Trichoderma harzianum is triggered
by a diffusible factor. Mol Gen Genet. 1998 Nov;260(2-3):218-25. PubMed PMID:
9862475.


34: Gómez I, Chet I, Herrera-Estrella A. Genetic diversity and vegetative
compatibility among Trichoderma harzianum isolates. Mol Gen Genet. 1997
Sep;256(2):127-35. PubMed PMID: 9349704.


35: Puyesky M, Ponce-Noyola P, Horwitz BA, Herrera-Estrella A.
Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase expression in Trichoderma harzianum is
repressed during conidiation and mycoparasitism. Microbiology. 1997 Oct;143 ( Pt
10):3157-64. PubMed PMID: 9353920.


36: Carle-Urioste JC, Escobar-Vera J, El-Gogary S, Henrique-Silva F, Torigoi E,
Crivellaro O, Herrera-Estrella A, El-Dorry H. Cellulase induction in Trichoderma
reesei by cellulose requires its own basal expression. J Biol Chem. 1997 Apr
11;272(15):10169-74. PubMed PMID: 9092563.


37: Flores A, Chet I, Herrera-Estrella A. Improved biocontrol activity of
Trichoderma harzianum by over-expression of the proteinase-encoding gene prb1.
Curr Genet. 1997 Jan;31(1):30-7. PubMed PMID: 9000378.


38: Carsolio C, Gutiérrez A, Jiménez B, Van Montagu M, Herrera-Estrella A.
Characterization of ech-42, a Trichoderma harzianum endochitinase gene expressed
during mycoparasitism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Nov 8;91(23):10903-7.
PubMed PMID: 7971981; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC45134.


39: Goldman GH, Temmerman W, Jacobs D, Contreras R, Van Montagu M,
Herrera-Estrella A. A nucleotide substitution in one of the beta-tubulin genes of
Trichoderma viride confers resistance to the antimitotic drug methyl
benzimidazole-2-yl-carbamate. Mol Gen Genet. 1993 Jul;240(1):73-80. PubMed PMID:
8341264.


40: Geremia RA, Goldman GH, Jacobs D, Ardiles W, Vila SB, Van Montagu M,
Herrera-Estrella A. Molecular characterization of the proteinase-encoding gene,
prb1, related to mycoparasitism by Trichoderma harzianum. Mol Microbiol. 1993
May;8(3):603-13. PubMed PMID: 8326868.


41: Herrera-Estrella A, Goldman GH, van Montagu M, Geremia RA. Electrophoretic
karyotype and gene assignment to resolved chromosomes of Trichoderma spp. Mol
Microbiol. 1993 Feb;7(4):515-21. PubMed PMID: 8459771.


42: Goldman GH, Demolder J, Dewaele S, Herrera-Estrella A, Geremia RA, Van
Montagu M, Contreras R. Molecular cloning of the imidazoleglycerolphosphate
dehydratase gene of Trichoderma harzianum by genetic complementation in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae using a direct expression vector. Mol Gen Genet. 1992
Sep;234(3):481-8. PubMed PMID: 1406594.


43: Goldman GH, Geremia RA, Caplan AB, Vila SB, Villarroel R, Van Montagu M,
Herrera-Estrella A. Molecular characterization and regulation of the
phosphoglycerate kinase gene from Trichoderma viride. Mol Microbiol. 1992
May;6(9):1231-42. PubMed PMID: 1588821.


44: Herrera-Estrella A, Van Montagu M, Wang K. A bacterial peptide acting as a
plant nuclear targeting signal: the amino-terminal portion of Agrobacterium VirD2
protein directs a beta-galactosidase fusion protein into tobacco nuclei. Proc
Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1990 Dec;87(24):9534-7. PubMed PMID: 2124696; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC55206.


45: Goldman GH, Villarroel R, Van Montagu M, Herrera-Estrella A. Sequence of the
Trichoderma viride phosphoglycerate kinase gene. Nucleic Acids Res. 1990 Nov
25;18(22):6717. PubMed PMID: 2251146; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC332661.


46: Wang K, Herrera-Estrella A, Van Montagu M. Overexpression of virD1 and virD2
genes in Agrobacterium tumefaciens enhances T-complex formation and plant
transformation. J Bacteriol. 1990 Aug;172(8):4432-40. PubMed PMID: 2165478;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC213272.


47: Herrera-Estrella A, Goldman GH, Van Montagu M. High-efficiency transformation
system for the biocontrol agents, Trichoderma spp. Mol Microbiol. 1990
May;4(5):839-43. PubMed PMID: 2388561.


48: Herrera-Estrella A, Chen ZM, Van Montagu M, Wang K. VirD proteins of
Agrobacterium tumefaciens are required for the formation of a covalent
DNA--protein complex at the 5\\\\\' terminus of T-strand molecules. EMBO J. 1988 Dec
20;7(13):4055-62. PubMed PMID: 3243272; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC455113.


49: Vernade D, Herrera-Estrella A, Wang K, Van Montagu M. Glycine betaine allows
enhanced induction of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens vir genes by acetosyringone
at low pH. J Bacteriol. 1988 Dec;170(12):5822-9. PubMed PMID: 3192516; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC211688.

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