ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-001109-7
Montero-Balaguer, Mercedes
URL: http://www.ifom-ieo-campus.it/groups/dejana.html
Address: Vascular Biology Group IFOM, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Via Adamello, 16 Milan , 20139 Italy
Country: Italy
Phone: +39 02574303302

Degree in Pharmacy. 1994. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Spain.

PhD. in Pharmacy. Department of Microbiology, University of Valencia. December 1999.

Research assistant at the Department of Microbiology. December 1999 to October 2000.

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Ela Knapik. Institute of Mammalian Genetics. GSF Research Center. Neuherberg, Germany. October 2000-February 2003

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Antonis Hatzopoulos. GSF Research Center. Munich, Germany. February 2003-July 2004.

Guest scientist in the Department of Developmental Biology, directed by Wolfgang Driever. University of Freiburg, Germany. July 2003-July 2004.

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Ela Knapik. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, USA. September 2004-May 2005.

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Elisabetta Dejana. FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology. Milan, Italy. June 2005-present.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: vascular development

Wang, W.D., Melville, D.B., Montero-Balaguer, M., Hatzopoulos, A.K., and Knapik, E.W. (2011) Tfap2a and Foxd3 regulate early steps in the development of the neural crest progenitor population. Developmental Biology. 360(1):173-85
Melville, D.B., Montero-Balaguer, M., Levic, D.S., Bradley, K., Smith, J.R., Hatzopoulos, A.K., and Knapik, E.W. (2011) The feelgood mutation in zebrafish dysregulates COPII-dependent secretion of select extracellular matrix proteins in skeletal morphogenesis. Disease models & mechanisms. 4(6):763-76
Montero-Balaguer, M., Swirsding, K., Orsenigo, F., Cotelli, F., Mione, M., and Dejana, E. (2009) Stable vascular connections and remodeling require full expression of VE-cadherin in zebrafish embryos. PLoS One. 4(6):e5772
Abraham, S., Yeo, M., Montero-Balaguer, M., Paterson, H., Dejana, E., Marshall, C.J., and Mavria, G. (2009) VE-Cadherin-Mediated Cell-Cell Interaction Suppresses Sprouting via Signaling to MLC2 Phosphorylation. Current biology : CB. 19(8):668-674
Montero-Balaguer, M., Lang, M.R., Sachdev, S.W., Knappmeyer, C., Stewart, R.A., De La Guardia, A., Hatzopoulos, A.K., and Knapik, E.W. (2006) The mother superior mutation ablates foxd3 activity in neural crest progenitor cells and depletes neural crest derivatives in zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 235(12):3199-3212

Montero, M., Marcilla, A., Sentandreu, R., Valentín, E.A Candida albicans 37 kDa polypeptide with homology to the laminin receptor is a component of the translational machinery. 1998. Microbiology. 144, 839-847.

Ramon, A. M., Montero, M., Sentandreu, R., and Valentín, E. 1999. The Yarrowia lipolytica cell wall architecture: interaction of Ywp1, a mycelial protein, with other wall components and the effect of its depletion. Research in Microbiology. 1999.150(2):95-103.

Baquero, C., Montero, M., Sentandreu, R., and Valentin, E. 2001. Molecular cloning of the RPS0 gene from Candida tropicalis. Yeast. 18: 1-10.

Baquero, C., Montero, M., Sentandreu, R., and Valentín, E. 2002. Identification of Candida albicans by polimerase chain reaction amplification of a RPS0 gene intron fragment. Rev Iberoam Micol. 19(2):80-3.