Martin Tresguerres
  • Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA
Research focus
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biology (Physiology and Cell Biology), University of Alberta, AB, Canada, 2007

Current position

Assistant Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA


  1. Barott, K. L., Venn, A. A., Perez, S. O., Tambutte, S. and Tresguerres, M. (2015). Coral host cells acidify symbiotic algal microenvironment to promote photosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(2): 607-612.
  2. Tresguerres, M. (2014). sAC from aquatic organisms as a model to study the evolution of acid/base sensing. Biochim Biophys Acta 1842(12 Pt B): 2629-2635.
  3. Hamilton, T., Paz-Yepes, J., Morrison, R., Palenik, B. and Tresguerres, M. (2014). Exposure to bloom-like concentrations of two marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria (strains CC9311 and CC9902) differentially alters fish behaviour. Conservation Physiology 2(1): cou020.
  4. Roa, J. N., Munevar, C. L. and Tresguerres, M. (2014). Feeding induces translocation of vacuolar proton ATPase and pendrin to the membrane of leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) mitochondrion-rich gill cells. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 174: 29-37.
  5. Hamilton, T. J., Holcombe, A. and Tresguerres, M. (2014). CO2-induced ocean acidification increases anxiety in rockfish via alteration of GABAA receptor functioning. Proc Biol Sci 281(1775): 20132509.
  6. Tresguerres, M., Barott, K. L., Barron, M. E. and Roa, J. N. (2014). Established and potential physiological roles of bicarbonate-sensing soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) in aquatic animals. J Exp Biol 217(Pt 5): 663-672. (Invited review)
  7. Tresguerres, M., Katz, S. and Rouse, G. W. (2013). How to get into bones: proton pump and carbonic anhydrase in Osedax boneworms. Proc Biol Sci 280(1761): 20130625.
  8. Jew, C. J., Wegner, N. C., Yanagitsuru, Y., Tresguerres, M. and Graham, J. B. (2013). Atmospheric oxygen levels affect mudskipper terrestrial performance: implications for early tetrapods. Integr Comp Biol 53(2): 248-257.
  9. Barott, K. L., Helman, Y., Haramaty, L., Barron, M. E., Hess, K. C., Buck, J., Levin, L. R. and Tresguerres, M. (2013). High adenylyl cyclase activity and in vivo cAMP fluctuations in corals suggest central physiological role. Sci Rep 3: 1379.
  10. Choi, H. B., Gordon, G. R., Zhou, N., Tai, C., Rungta, R. L., Martinez, J., Milner, T. A., Ryu, J. K., McLarnon, J. G., Tresguerres, M., Levin, L. R., Buck, J. and MacVicar, B. A. (2012). Metabolic communication between astrocytes and neurons via bicarbonate-responsive soluble adenylyl cyclase. Neuron 75(6): 1094-1104.
  11. Lee, Y. S., Tresguerres, M., Hess, K., Marmorstein, L. Y., Levin, L. R., Buck, J. and Marmorstein, A. D. (2011). Regulation of anterior chamber drainage by bicarbonate-sensitive soluble adenylyl cyclase in the ciliary body. J Biol Chem 286(48): 41353-41358.
  12. Tresguerres, M., Levin, L. R. and Buck, J. (2011). Intracellular cAMP signaling by soluble adenylyl cyclase. Kidney Int 79(12): 1277-1288. (Invited review)
  13. Tresguerres, M., Buck, J. and Levin, L. R. (2010). Physiological carbon dioxide, bicarbonate, and pH sensing. Pflugers Arch 460(6): 953-964.
  14. Tresguerres, M., Levin, L. R., Buck, J. and Grosell, M. (2010). Modulation of NaCl absorption by [HCO(3)(-)] in the marine teleost intestine is mediated by soluble adenylyl cyclase. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 299(1): R62-71. (Cover of AJP Reg)
  15. Tresguerres, M., Parks, S. K., Salazar, E., Levin, L. R., Goss, G. G. and Buck, J. (2010). Bicarbonate-sensing soluble adenylyl cyclase is an essential sensor for acid/base homeostasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(1): 442-447.
  16. Parks, S. K., Tresguerres, M., Galvez, F. and Goss, G. G. (2010). Intracellular pH regulation in isolated trout gill mitochondrion-rich (MR) cell subtypes: evidence for Na+/H+ activity. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 155(2): 139-145.
  17. Parks, S. K., Tresguerres, M. and Goss, G. G. (2009). Cellular mechanisms of Cl- transport in trout gill mitochondrion-rich cells. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 296(4): R1161-1169.
  18. Farrell, J., Ramos, L., Tresguerres, M., Kamenetsky, M., Levin, L. R. and Buck, J. (2008). Somatic 'soluble' adenylyl cyclase isoforms are unaffected in Sacy tm1Lex/Sacy tm1Lex 'knockout' mice. PLoS One 3(9): e3251.
  19. Parks, S. K., Tresguerres, M. and Goss, G. G. (2008). Theoretical considerations underlying Na(+) uptake mechanisms in freshwater fishes. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 148(4): 411-418. (Review)
  20. Tresguerres, M., Parks, S. K., Sabatini, S. E., Goss, G. G. and Luquet, C. M. (2008). Regulation of ion transport by pH and [HCO3-] in isolated gills of the crab Neohelice (Chasmagnathus) granulata. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 294(3): R1033-1043.
  21. Capitanio, F. L., Curelovich, J., Tresguerres, M., Negri, R. M., Delia Viñas, M. and Esnal, G. B. (2008). Seasonal Cycle of Appendicularians at a Coastal Station (38° 28′ s, 57° 4′ w) of the SW Atlantic Ocean. Bulletin of Marine Science 82(2): 171-184.
  22. Parks, S. K*, Tresguerres, M.* and Goss, G. G. (2007). Blood and gill responses to HCl infusions in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii). Canadian Journal of Zoology 85(8): 855-862. (*Equal author contribution)
  23. Tresguerres, M., Parks, S. K. and Goss, G. G. (2007). Recovery from blood alkalosis in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii): involvement of gill V-H+-ATPase and Na+/K+-ATPase. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 148(1): 133-141.
  24. Tresguerres, M., Parks, S. K., Wood, C. M. and Goss, G. G. (2007). V-H+ -ATPase translocation during blood alkalosis in dogfish gills: interaction with carbonic anhydrase and involvement in the postfeeding alkaline tide. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 292(5): R2012-2019.
  25. Parks, S. K., Tresguerres, M. and Goss, G. G. (2007). Interactions between Na+ channels and Na+-HCO3- cotransporters in the freshwater fish gill MR cell: a model for transepithelial Na+ uptake. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 292(2): C935-944.
  26. Tresguerres, M., Katoh, F., Orr, E., Parks, S. K. and Goss, G. G. (2006). Chloride uptake and base secretion in freshwater fish: a transepithelial ion-transport metabolon? Physiol Biochem Zool 79(6): 981-996.
  27. Tresguerres, M., Parks, S. K. and Goss, G. G. (2006). V-H(+)-ATPase, Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and NHE2 immunoreactivity in the gill epithelium of the Pacific hagfish (Epatretus stoutii). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 145(3): 312-321.
  28. Genovese, G., Senek, M., Ortiz, N., Regueira, M., Towle, D. W., Tresguerres, M. and Luquet, C. M. (2006). Dopaminergic regulation of ion transport in gills of the euryhaline semiterrestrial crab Chasmagnathus granulatus: interaction between D1- and D2-like receptors. J Exp Biol 209(Pt 14): 2785-2793.
  29. Katoh, F., Tresguerres, M., Lee, K. M., Kaneko, T., Aida, K. and Goss, G. G. (2006). Cloning of rainbow trout SLC26A1: involvement in renal sulfate secretion. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 290(5): R1468-1478.
  30. Tresguerres, M., Parks, S. K., Katoh, F. and Goss, G. G. (2006). Microtubule-dependent relocation of branchial V-H+-ATPase to the basolateral membrane in the Pacific spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias): a role in base secretion. J Exp Biol 209(Pt 4): 599-609. (Featured in “Inside JEB”)
  31. Tresguerres, M., Katoh, F., Fenton, H., Jasinska, E. and Goss, G. G. (2005). Regulation of branchial V-H(+)-ATPase, Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and NHE2 in response to acid and base infusions in the Pacific spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). J Exp Biol 208(Pt 2): 345-354.
  32. Halperin, J., Genovese, G., Tresguerres, M. and Luquet, C. M. (2004). Modulation of ion uptake across posterior gills of the crab Chasmagnathus granulatus by dopamine and cAMP. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 139(1): 103-109.
  33. Pérez, A. F., Calvo, J., Tresguerres, M. and Luquet, C. (2003). Aglomerularism in Harpagifer bispinis: a subantarctic notothenioid fish living at reduced salinity. Polar Biology 26(12): 800-805.
  34. Onken, H., Tresguerres, M. and Luquet, C. M. (2003). Active NaCl absorption across posterior gills of hyperosmoregulating Chasmagnathus granulatus. J Exp Biol 206(Pt 6): 1017-1023.
  35. Tresguerres, M., Onken, H., Perez, A. F. and Luquet, C. M. (2003). Electrophysiology of posterior, NaCl-absorbing gills of Chasmagnathus granulatus: rapid responses to osmotic variations. J Exp Biol 206(Pt 3): 619-626.
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