Salvador Herrero

Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
Universitat de València

Fields of interest: 

Insect-pathogen interaction

Immune response to pathogens

Baculovirus and other insect virus

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and Bt toxins

Insect resistance to entomopathogens


Recent publications:

Pascual L, Jakubowska AK, Blanca JM, Cañizares J, Ferré J, Gloeckner G, Vogel H, Herrero S:
The transcriptome of Spodoptera exigua larvae exposed to different types of microbes.
Insect Biochem Mol Biol., (2012) In press.

Navarro-Cerrillo G, Ferré J, de Maagd RA, Herrero S. 2012:
Functional interactions between members of the REPAT family of insect pathogen-induced proteins.
Insect Mol Biol. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2012.01139.x.

Millán-Leiva A, Jakubowska AK, Ferré J, Herrero S. 2012: 
Genome sequence of SeIV-1, a novel virus from the Iflaviridae family infective to Spodoptera exigua.
J. Invertebr Pathol.109:127-33.

Hernández-Martínez P, Navarro-Cerrillo G, Caccia S, de Maagd RA, Moar WJ, Ferré J, Escriche B, Herrero S. 2010: 
Constitutive activation of the midgut response to Bacillus thuringiensis in Bt-resistant Spodoptera exigua.

Hernández-Martínez P, Naseri B, Navarro-Cerrillo G, Escriche B, Ferré J, Herrero S. 2010: 
Increase in midgut microbiota load induces an apparent immune priming and increases tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis.
Environ Microbiol. 12: 2730–2737

Jakubowska AK, Caccia S, Gordon KH, Ferré J, Herrero S. 2010: 
Downregulation of a chitin deacetylase-like protein in response to baculovirus infection and its application for improving baculovirus infectivity.
J Virol.84:2547-55

Jakubowska A, Ferré J, and Herrero S. 2009: 
Enhancing the multiplication of nucleopolyhedrovirus in vitro by manipulation of the pH.
Journal of Virological methods. 161; 254-258

Herrero S, Ansems M, Van Oers MM, Vlak JM, Bakker PL, de Maagd RA. 2007: 
REPAT, a new family of proteins induced by bacterial toxins and baculovirus infection inSpodoptera exigua.
Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 37, 1109-18.

Herrero,S., Gechev,T., Bakker,P.L., Moar,W.J., & de Maagd,R.A. 2005: 
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ca-resistant Spodoptera exigua lacks expression of one of four Aminopeptidase N genes.
BMC.Genomics 6, 96.

Herrero,S., Gonzalez-Cabrera,J., Ferre,J., Bakker,P.L., & de Maagd,R.A. 2004: 
Mutations in the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ca toxin demonstrate the role of domains II and III in specificity towards Spodoptera exigua larvae.
Biochem.J. 384, 507-513.