Antonio Leyva
  • Department of Plant Molecular Genetics, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Spain
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D., School of Biology, Universidad Complutense, 1989

Current position

Research Scientist-CSIC, Group leader at the National Center for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) (since 1993)

Publications (since 2004)

  1. Coego, A., Brizuela, E., Castillejo, P., Ruiz, S., Koncz, C., del Pozo, J. C., Pineiro, M., Jarillo, J. A., Paz-Ares, J., Leon, J. and Consortium, T. (2014). The TRANSPLANTA collection of Arabidopsis lines: a resource for functional analysis of transcription factors based on their conditional overexpression. Plant J 77(6): 944-953.
  2. Castrillo, G., Sanchez-Bermejo, E., de Lorenzo, L., Crevillen, P., Fraile-Escanciano, A., Tc, M., Mouriz, A., Catarecha, P., Sobrino-Plata, J., Olsson, S., Leo Del Puerto, Y., Mateos, I., Rojo, E., Hernandez, L. E., Jarillo, J. A., Pineiro, M., Paz-Ares, J. and Leyva, A. (2013). WRKY6 transcription factor restricts arsenate uptake and transposon activation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(8): 2944-2957.
  3. Lanza, M., Garcia-Ponce, B., Castrillo, G., Catarecha, P., Sauer, M., Rodriguez-Serrano, M., Paez-Garcia, A., Sanchez-Bermejo, E., T, C. M., Leo del Puerto, Y., Sandalio, L. M., Paz-Ares, J. and Leyva, A. (2012). Role of actin cytoskeleton in brassinosteroid signaling and in its integration with the auxin response in plants. Dev Cell 22(6): 1275-1285.
  4. Bustos, R., Castrillo, G., Linhares, F., Puga, M. I., Rubio, V., Perez-Perez, J., Solano, R., Leyva, A. and Paz-Ares, J. (2010). A central regulatory system largely controls transcriptional activation and repression responses to phosphate starvation in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 6(9): e1001102.
  5. Catarecha, P., Segura, M. D., Franco-Zorrilla, J. M., Garcia-Ponce, B., Lanza, M., Solano, R., Paz-Ares, J. and Leyva, A. (2007). A mutant of the Arabidopsis phosphate transporter PHT1;1 displays enhanced arsenic accumulation. Plant Cell 19(3): 1123-1133.
  6. Franco-Zorrilla, J. M., Valli, A., Todesco, M., Mateos, I., Puga, M. I., Rubio-Somoza, I., Leyva, A., Weigel, D., Garcia, J. A. and Paz-Ares, J. (2007). Target mimicry provides a new mechanism for regulation of microRNA activity. Nat Genet 39(8): 1033-1037.
  7. Franco-Zorrilla, J. M., Martin, A. C., Leyva, A. and Paz-Ares, J. (2005). Interaction between phosphate-starvation, sugar, and cytokinin signaling in Arabidopsis and the roles of cytokinin receptors CRE1/AHK4 and AHK3. Plant Physiol 138(2): 847-857.
  8. Gonzalez, E., Solano, R., Rubio, V., Leyva, A. and Paz-Ares, J. (2005). PHOSPHATE TRANSPORTER TRAFFIC FACILITATOR1 is a plant-specific SEC12-related protein that enables the endoplasmic reticulum exit of a high-affinity phosphate transporter in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 17(12): 3500-3512.
  9. Franco-Zorrilla, J. M., Gonzalez, E., Bustos, R., Linhares, F., Leyva, A. and Paz-Ares, J. (2004). The transcriptional control of plant responses to phosphate limitation. J Exp Bot 55(396): 285-293.
  10. de Leon, B. G., Zorrilla, J. M., Rubio, V., Dahiya, P., Paz-Ares, J. and Leyva, A. (2004). Interallelic complementation at the Arabidopsis CRE1 locus uncovers independent pathways for the proliferation of vascular initials and canonical cytokinin signalling. Plant J 38(1): 70-79.
  11. Hilson, P., Allemeersch, J., Altmann, T., Aubourg, S., Avon, A., Beynon, J., Bhalerao, R. P., Bitton, F., Caboche, M., Cannoot, B., Chardakov, V., Cognet-Holliger, C., Colot, V., Crowe, M., Darimont, C., Durinck, S., Eickhoff, H., de Longevialle, A. F., Farmer, E. E., Grant, M., Kuiper, M. T., Lehrach, H., Leon, C., Leyva, A., Lundeberg, J., Lurin, C., Moreau, Y., Nietfeld, W., Paz-Ares, J., Reymond, P., Rouze, P., Sandberg, G., Segura, M. D., Serizet, C., Tabrett, A., Taconnat, L., Thareau, V., Van Hummelen, P., Vercruysse, S., Vuylsteke, M., Weingartner, M., Weisbeek, P. J., Wirta, V., Wittink, F. R., Zabeau, M. and Small, I. (2004). Versatile gene-specific sequence tags for Arabidopsis functional genomics: transcript profiling and reverse genetics applications. Genome Res 14(10B): 2176-2189.
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