Marek Mentel’s Publications



  1. 1.Polcic, P., Jaka, P. & Mentel, M. (2015) Yeast as a tool for studying proteins of the Bcl-2 family. Microbial Cell 2: 74-87.

  2. 2.Mentel, M., Röttger, M., Leys, S., Tielens, A.G. & Martin, W.F.(2014) Of early animals, anaerobic mitochondria, and a modern sponge. Bioessays 36: 924-932.

  3. 3.Müller, M., Mentel, M., van Hellemond, J.J., Henze, K., Woehle, C., Gould, S.B., Yu, R.Y., van der Giezen, M., Tielens, A.G., & Martin, W.F. (2012) Biochemistry and evolution of anaerobic energy metabolism in eukaryotes. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 76: 444-495.

  4. 4.Mentel, M. & Martin, W. (2010) The origin of mitochondria. Nature Education 3(9): 58.

  5. 5.Mentel, M. & Martin, W. (2008) Energy metabolism among eukaryotic anaerobes in light of Proterozoic ocean chemistry. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363(1504):2717-2729.

Original Research Papers:

  1. 1.Gerecova G, Kopanicová J, Jaka P, Behalová L, Juhasova B, Bhatia-Kissová I, Forte M, Polcic P, Mentel M. (2013) BH3-only proteins Noxa, Bik, Bmf and Bid activate Bax and Bak indirectly when studied in yeast model. FEMS Yeast Research 13: 747-54.

  2. 2.Juhasova, B., Mentel, M., Bhatia-Kissova, I., Zeman, I., Kolarov, J., Forte, M. & Polcic, P. (2011). BH3-only protein Bim inhibits activity of antiapoptotic members of Bcl-2 family when expressed in yeast. FEBS Letters 585: 2709–2713.

  3. 3.Juhasova, B., Bhatia-Kissova, I., Polcicova, K., Mentel, M., Forte, M. & Polcic, P. (2011) Reconstitution of interactions of Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 M11 with Bcl-2 family proteins in yeast. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 407: 783-787.

  4. 4.Polakova, S., Blume, C., Zarate, J.A., Mentel, M., Jorck-Ramberg, D., Stenderup, J. & Piskur J. (2009) Formation of new chromosomes as a virulence mechanism in yeast Candida glabrata. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106(8):2688-2693.

  5. 5.Mentel,  M., Zimorski, V., Haferkamp, P., Martin, W. & Henze, K. (2008) Protein import into hydrogenosomes of Trichomonas vaginalis involves both N-terminal and internal targeting signals: a case study of thioredoxin reductases. Eukaryot Cell 7(10):1750-1757.

  6. 6.Mentel, M., Spirek, M., Jorck-Ramberg, D. & Piskur, J. (2006) Transfer of genetic material between pathogenic and food-borne yeasts. Appl Environ Microbiol 72(7): 5122-5125.

  7. 7.Mentel, M., Piskur, J., Neuveglise, C., Rycovska, A., Cellengova, G. & Kolarov, J. (2005) Triplicate genes for mitochondrial ADP/ATP carriers in the aerobic yeast Yarrowia lipolytica are regulated differentially in the absence of oxygen. Mol Genet Genomics 273: 84-91.

  8. 8.Neboháčová, M., Mentel, M., Nosek, J. & Kolarov, J. (1999) Isolation and expression of the gene encoding mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier (AAC) from the pathogenic yeast Candida parapsilosis. Yeast 15: 1237-1242.

Essays (in Slovak):

  1. 1.Mentel, M. (2001) ADP/ATP translokátor-jednoduchá funkcia, mnohostranné využitie. Biológia-Ekológia-Chémia 6: 28-32.