Marcelo Comini

PhD Marcelo Comini

Redox Biology of Trypanosomes

  • Postdoc-Programm der Medizinischen Fakultät Heidelberg, Germany (2004 – 2007).
  • Doctor rerum naturarum, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany (2000 – 2004).
  • Biochemistry, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina (1992 – 1999).
  • Tropical diseases
  • Developmental biology
  • Drug resistance
  • Parasitology
  • Redox Biology
  • Trypanosoma
  • Biochemistry
  • Leishmania
  • Molecular parasitology
  • Manta B, Bonilla M, Fiestas L, Sturlese M, Salinas G, Bellanda M, Comini MA. (2018) Polyamine-based thiols in Trypanosomatids: evolution, protein structural adaptations and biological functions. Antioxid Redox Signal. 28: 463-486.
  • Franco J, Sardi F, Szilágyi L, Kövér K, Fehér K, Comini MA (2017) Diglycosyl diselenides alter redox homeostasis and glucose consumption of infective African trypanosomes. Int. J. Parasitol. Drugs & Drug Resist. 7: 303-313.
  • Franco J, Medeiros A, Benítez D, Perelmuter K, Serra G, Comini MA, Scarone L (2017) In vitro activity and mode of action of Distamycin analogues against African trypanosomes. Eu. J. Med. Chem. 126: 776-788.
  • Orban OCF, Korn RS, Benítez D, Medeiros A, Preu L, Loaëc N, Meijer L, Koch O, Comini MA, and Kunick C (2016) 5-Substituted 3-chlorokenpaullone derivatives are potent inhibitors of Trypanosoma brucei bloodstream forms. Bioorg Med Chem. 24(16):3790-800.
  • Benítez D, Medeiros A, Fiestas L, Panozzo-Zenere EA, Maiwald F, Prousis KC, Roussaki M, Calogeropoulou T, Detsi A, Jaeger T, Šarlauskas J, Peterlin Mašič L, Kunick C, Labadie GR, Flohé L, Comini MA. (2016) Identification of Novel Chemical Scaffolds Inhibiting Trypanothione Synthetase from Pathogenic Trypanosomatids. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10(4): e0004617.
  • Ortiz C, Moraca F, Medeiros A, Botta M, Hamilton N, Comini M. (2016) Binding Mode and Selectivity of Steroids towards Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase from the Pathogen Trypanosoma cruzi. Molecules 21(3), 368;
  • Bonilla M, Krull E, Irigoín F, Salinas G, Comini MA. (2016) Selenoproteins of African trypanosomes are dispensable for parasite survival in an animal host. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 206(1-2): 13-19.
  • Hiller C., Nissen A., Benitez D., Comini M., Krauth-Siegel R. L (2014) Cytosolic Peroxidases Protect the Lysosome of Bloodstream African Trypanosomes from Iron-Mediated Membrane Damage. PLoS Pathogens 10(4):e1004075.
  • Manta B., Pavan C., Sturlese M., Medeiros A., Crispo M., Berndt C., Krauth-Siegel R.L., Bellanda M. and Comini M.A. (2013) Iron-sulfur cluster binding by mitochondrial monothiol glutaredoxin-1 of Trypanosoma brucei: molecular basis of iron-sulfur cluster coordination and relevance for parasite infectivity. Antioxid. Redox Signal. 19(7):665-82
  • Comini M.A., Guerrero S. A., Haile S., Menge U., Lünsdorf H. and Flohé L. (2004) Validation of Trypanosoma brucei trypanothione synthetase as drug target. Free Radic. Biol. Med., 36: 1289-1302.