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Details of Dr. ARIADNA Sitjà-Bobadilla   


Gender female
Job title Senior Research Scientist (Investigador Científico del CSIC)
Department Marine Species Biology, Culture and Pathology
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal Torre de la Sal, s/n
Ribera de Cabanes
Tel 34/964319500
Fax 34/964319509
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Website http://www.iats.csic.es
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Fisheries, Aquaculture , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Region 14, 2, 3, 36
Skills/Expertise Fish Parasites, Fish Pathology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Ariadna SITJà-BOBADILLA)

PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J., BERMEJO-NOGALES, A., BENEDITO-PALOS, L., ESTENSORO, I., PETROPOULOS, Y., BROWDY, C.L., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2015.: Effects of dietary NE®150 on growth performance, antioxidant status and expression of immune and intestinal integrity related genes in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 44:117-128.
ESTENSORO, I., MULERO, I., REDONDO, M.J., ÁLVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., MULERO, V. SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2014. Modulation of leukocytic populations of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) by the intestinal parasite Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa: Myxosporea). Parasitology, 141: 425-440.
ESTENSORO, I., REDONDO, MJ., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2014. Immunohistochemical characterization of polyclonal antibodies against Enteromyxum leei and Enteromyxum scophthalmi, intestinal parasites of fish (Myxozoa: Myxosporea). J. Fish Dis., 37:785-796.
BERMEJO-NOGALES, A., NEDERLOF, M., BENEDITO-PALOS, L., BALLESTER-LOZANO, G.F., FOLKEDAL, O., OLSEN, R.E., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J. 2014. Metabolic and transcriptional responses of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.) to environmental stress: New insights in fish mitochondrial phenotyping. General & Comparative Endocrinology, 205: 305-315.
ROBLEDO, D., RONZA, P., LOSADA, A.P., BERMÚDEZ, R., PARDO, B.G., REDONDO, M.J. HARRISON, P.W., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., QUIROGA, M.I., MARTÍNEZ, P. 2014. RNA-seq analysis reveals significant transcriptome changes in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) suffering severe enteromyxosis. BMC Genomics, 2014, 15:1149.
PALENZUELA, O., REDONDO, M.J., CALI, A., TAKOVRIAN, P., ALONSO-NAVEIRO, M., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2014. A new intranuclear microsporidium, Enterospora nucleophila n. sp., causing emaciative syndrome in a piscine host (Sparus aurata L.), prompts the redescripction of the family Enterocytozoonidae. International Journal for Parasitology, 44:189-203.
PEREZ-CORDON, G., ESTENSORO, I., BENEDITO-PALOS, L., CALDUCH-GINER, J.A., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J. 2014. Interleukin gene expression is strongly modulated at the local level in a fish-parasite model. Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 37: 201-208
RIBAS, L., GÓMEZ PARDO, B., FERNÁNDEZ, C., ALVAREZ-DIOS, J.A., GÓMEZ-TATO, A., QUIROGA, M.I., PLANAS, J., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., MARTÍNEZ, P., PIFERRER, F. 2013. A combined strategy involving Sanger and 454 pyrosequencing increases genomic resources to aid in the management of reproduction, disease control and genetic selection in the turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). BMC Genomics, 14:180.
ESTENSORO, I., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A.2013. Antigenic characterization of Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa: Myxosporea). Dis. Aquat. Org., 106:149-162.
ESTENSORO, I., JUNG-SCHROERS, V., ÁLVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., STEINHAGEN, D., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2013. Effects of Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa) infection on gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) (Teleostei) intestinal mucus: glycoprotein profile and bacterial adhesión. Parasitol. Res., 112:567?576.
HONTORIA, F. GONZÁLEZ, M.A., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PALENZUELA, O., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. 2013. Ketoconazole modulates the growth and development of Ichthyophonus sp. (Mesomycetozoa) in vivo in experimentally infected European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Dis. Aquat.Org. 105:225-235.
CALDUCH-GINER, J.A., BERMEJO-NOGALES, A., BENEDITO-PALOS, L., ESTENSORO, I., BALLESTER-LOZANO, G., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., J. PEREZ-SANCHEZ, J. 2013. Deep sequencing for de novo construction of a marine fish (Sparus aurata) transcriptome database with a large coverage of protein-coding transcripts. BMC Genomics, 14:170.
ESTENSORO, I., REDONDO, M.J., SALESA, B., KAUSHIK, S., PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2012. Effect of the nutritional background and the infection by Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) on the mucosal carbohydrate pattern of the intestine of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.). Dis. Aquat. Org., 100:29-42.
CALDUCH-GINER, J.A, SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., DAVEY, G.C., CAIRNS, M.T., KAUSHIK, S., PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J. 2012. The intestine transcriptome of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.) is differentially altered by nutritional and parasite challenges. New insights in fish health and nutrigenomics. BMC Genomics, 13: 470.
ESTENSORO, I., CALDUCH-GINER, J.A., KAUSHIK, S., PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2012. Modulation of the IgM gene expression and IgM immunoreactive cell distribution by the nutritional background and the infection by Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa) in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 33:401-410.
ESTENSORO, I., BENEDITO-PALOS, L., PALENZUELA, O., KAUSHIK, S. SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A, PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J. 2011. The nutritional background of the host alters the disease outcome of a fish-myxosporean system: Vet. Parasitol., 175: 141-150.
DAVEY, G., CALDUCH-GINER, J.A., HOUEIX, B., TALBOT, A., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PRUNET, P., PEREZ-SANCHEZ, J., CAIRNS, M.T. 2011. Molecular profiling of the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L) response to chronic exposure to the myxosporean parasite Enteromyxum leei. Mol. Immunol., 48:2102-2112.
PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J., BERMEJO-NOGALES, A., CALDUCH-GINER, J.A., KAUSHIK, S. & SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2011. Molecular characterization and gene expression analysis of six peroxiredoxin hortologue genes in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.): insights from fish exposed to diet, pathogen and confinement stressors. Fish & Shellfish Immunol., 31:294-302.
ESTENSORO, I., REDONDO, M.J., ALAVREZ-PELLITERO, P., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2010. A novel horizontal transmission route for Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa) by anal intubation of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.). Dis. Aquat. Org., 92: 51?58.
PALENZUELA, O., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. & SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2010. Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium molnari reveals a distinct piscine clade. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 76: 7646-7649.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. Can myxosporean parasites compromise fish and amphibian reproduction?.2009. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B 276: 2861-2870.
ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., PEREZ, A., ISABEL QUIROGA, M.I., REDONDO, M.J., VÁZQUEZ, S., RIAZA, A., PALENZUELA, O., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., NIETO, J.M. Factors associated with Cryptosporidium scophthalmi (Apicomplexa) infection in cultured turbot, Psetta maxima (L.) (Pisces, Teleostei). 2009. Veterinary Parasitology, 165:207-215
PALENZUELA, O., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., RIAZA, A., SILVA, R., ARÁN, J. & ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. Antibody responses of turbot (Psetta maxima) against different antigen formulations of scuticociliates (Ciliophora). 2009. Diseases of Aquatic Organims, 86:123-134.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. &. ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. Experimental transmission of Sparicotyle chrysophrii (Monogenea: Polyopisthocotylea) to gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.): an haematological and histopathological approach. 2009. Folia Parasitologica, 56: 143?151.
SAERA-VILA, A., BENEDITO-PALOS, L., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., NACHER, J., SERRANO, R., KAUSHIK, S., PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J. Assessment of the health and antioxidant trade-off in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.) fed alternative diets with low levels of contaminants. 2009. Aquaculture, 296:87-95.
HONTORIA, F., GONZÁLEZ, M.A., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PALENZUELA, O., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. Ketoconazole inhibits the growth and development of Ichthyophonus sp. (Mesomycetozoa) in vitro. 2009. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 56:484-491.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PALENZUELA, O. &. ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. Immune response of turbot, Scophthalmus maximus (L.) (Pisces: Teleostei), to formalin-kiiled scuticociliates (Ciliophora) and adjuvanted formulations.2008.Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 24:1-10
BERMEJO-NOGALES, A., BENEDITO-PALOS, L., SAERA-VILA, A., CALDUCH-GINER, J., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. & PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J.Confinement exposure induces glucose regulated protein 75 (GRP75/mortalin/mtHsp70/PBP74/HSPA9B) in the hepatic tissue of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.).2008. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 149: 428-438.
BENEDITO-PALOS, L., NAVARRO JC, SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. BELL, J.G., KAUSHIK, S. PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J. High levels of vegetable oils in plant-protein rich diets fed to gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.): Growth performance, muscle fatty acid profiles and histological alterations of target tissues. 2008. British Journal of Nutrition, 100:992-1003
ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., PALENZUELA, O., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. Histopathology and cellular response in Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa) infections of Diplodus puntazzo (Teleostei). 2008. Parasitology International 57:110-120
CUADRADO, M., MARQUES, M., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. PALENZUELA, O., DIAMANT, A., PADRÓS, F., CRESPO, S. Ultrastructure of Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa), an enteric parasite of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) and sharpsnout sea bream (Diplodus puntazzo).2008. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 55:178-184.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A.Living off a fish: A trade-off between parasites and the immune system. 2008. Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 25: 358-372.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., CALDUCH-GINER, J., SAERA-VILA, A., PALENZUELA, P., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J.Chronic exposure to the parasite Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) modulates the immune response and the expression of growth, redox and immune relevant genes in gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata L. 2008. Fish & Shellfish Immunol., 24:610-619.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. Fish immune response to myxozoan parasites. 2008. Parasite 15: 420-425.
BERMEJO-NOGALES, A., SAERA-VILA, A., CALDUCH-GINER, J.A., NAVARRO, J.C., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. & PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J. Differential metabolic and gene expression profile of juvenile common dentex (Dentex dentex L.) and gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.) associated to redox homeostasis.2007. Aquaculture, 267:213-224.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PUJALTE, M.J., BERMEJO, A., GARAY, E., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., PEREZ-SANCHEZ, J.Bacteria associated to winter mortalities in laboratory-reared common dentex (Dentex dentex L.) 2007.Aquaculture Res., 38:733-739.
CUADRADO, M., ALBINYANA, G., PADRÓS, F., REDONDO, M.J., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. PALENZUELA, O., DIAMANT, A., CRESPO, S. An unidentified epi-epithelial myxosporean in the intestine of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.).2007. Parasitol. Res. 101:403-411.
MUÑOZ, P., CUESTA, A., ATHANASSOPOULOU, F., GOLOMAZOU, H. , CRESPO, S., PADRÓS, F., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., ALBIÑANA, G., ESTEBAN, M.A., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., MESEGUER, J. Sharpsnout sea bream (Diplodus puntazzo) humoral immune response against the parasite Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa).2007.Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 23: 636-645.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., DIAMANT, A., PALENZUELA, O. &. ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. Host factors and experimental conditions on the horizontal transmission of Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa) to gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.) and European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). 2007. J. Fish Dis., 29:1-8
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PALENZUELA, O., MACÍAS, M.C., RIAZA, A., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. Acquired protective immunity to Enteromyxum scophthlami (Myxozoa) is related to specific antibodies in turbot, Psetta maxima (Pisces: Teleostei).2007 Scandinavian Journal of Immunology 66:26-34.
PUJALTE, M.J., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., MACIÁN, M.C., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. & GARAY, E. Pseudoalteromonas undina strain U58, new pathogenic bacteria for European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). 2007.Aquaculture 271:47-53.
BERMÚDEZ, R., VIGLIANO, F., MARCACCINI, A., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., QUIROGA, M. I., NIETO, J. M.I. Response of Ig-positive cells to Enteromyxum scophthalmi (Myxozoa) infection in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.). 2006.Fish & Shellfish Immunol., 21:501-512. FECHA: 2006
CUESTA, A., MUÑOZ, P., RODRÍGUEZ, A., SALINAS, I. SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., ÁLVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., ESTEBAN, M.A. & MESEGUER, J. Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) innate defence against the parasite Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa). 2006. Parasitology, 132:95-104.
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PUJALTE, M.J., MACIÁN, M.C., PASCUAL, F.J., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., GARAY, E. Interactions between bacteria and Cryptosporidium molnari in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) under farm and laboratory conditions.2006. Vet. Parasitol. 142: 248-259
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., REDONDO, M.J., POSE, R., QUIROGA, M.I., NIETO, J.M. & ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. Innate and adaptive immune responses of turbot, Scophthalmus maximus (L.), following experimental infection with Enteromyxum scophthalmi (Myxosporea: Myxozoa).2006. Fish & Shellfish Immunol., 21:485-500
CUESTA A., SALINAS I., RODRÍGUEZ A., MUÑOZ P., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA A., ALVAREZ-PELLITERO P., MESEGUER J. & ESTEBAN M.A.Cell-mediated cytotoxicity is the main innate immune mechanism involved in the cellular defence of gilthead seabream (Teleostei: Sparidae) against Enteromyxum leei (Myxozoa).2006. Parasite Immunol. 28:657-665. FECHA: 2006
SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., CONDE DE FELIPE, M. & ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P. In vivo and in vitro treatments against Sparicotyle chrysophrii (Monogenea: Microcotylidae) parasitizing the gills of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.).2006. Aquaculture, 261:856-864
ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., BERMÚDEZ, R., QUIROGA, M. I. Levamisol activates several innate immune factors in turbot, Scophthalmus maximus (L.) (Teleostei). 2006.Int. J. Immunopathol. Pharmacol., 19:727-738.
QUIROGA, M.I., REDONDO, M.J., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A., PALENZUELA, O., RIAZA, A., MACÍAS, A. VAZQUEZ, A., PEREZ, NIETO, J.M. & ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, P.Risk factors associated with Enteromyxum scophthalmi (Myxozoa) infection in cultured turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.). 2006.Parasitology, 133:433-442 FECHA: 2006
HOLZER, A.S. F.E. MONTERO, A. REPULLÉS, M.J. NOLAN, A. SITJA-BOBADILLA, P. ALVAREZ-PELLITERO, C. ZARZA, J.A. RAGA. Description of Cardicola aurata sp. n. (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from Mediterranean Sparus aurata L. (Teleostei: Sparidae) and its unexpected phylogenetic relationship with Paradeontacylix McIntosh, 1934. 2008. Parasitology Internacional 57: 472-482.
PÉREZ-SÁNCHEZ, J., ESTENSORO, I., REDONDO, M.J., CALDUCH-GINER, J.A., KAUSHIK, S., SITJÀ-BOBADILLA, A. 2013. Mucins as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in a fish-parasite model: transcriptional and functional analysis. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65457.

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1999-07-14 Last Updated: 2016-07-02 by Ariadna SITJà-BOBADILLA