María Purificación

Lisón Párraga

Telephone: +34 963 877 771
Extension: 77771
Investigadora en Plantilla
Profesora Titular UPV
ResearcherID: H-7731-2015
Location: Valencia


Purificación Lisón Párraga is an Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, and her research has been mainly developed at the Institute of Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP). She studied Agronomic Engineering and she obtained her PhD in Biotechnology in 2003 for her work on the molecular and biochemical characterization of a wound-induced plant proteinase inhibitor (Supervisors Dr Rodrigo and Prof Conejero). Then, she joined Professor Jonathan Jones’ lab (The Sainsbury Laboratory; Norwich, England), collaborating with Dr. Lionel Navarro in the study of the correlation between gibberellins and the plant defence response. After that stay, she has continued her research at the IBMCP, being currently involved in the identification of metabolites which differentially accumulate upon biotic stress, and the study of its function in the plant defence response.

Since 2001, she has participated in the teaching of different subjects including Plant-Pathogen interaction and Scientific communication (Master’s degree in Plant Molecular Biotechnology), Integrated control of pests and diseases (Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Biomedical Engineering Degree), Plant Molecular Biology (Agronomic Engineering Degree), Biomolecular Chemistry (Biotechnology Degree) or Principles of Biochemistry (Agronomic Engineering Degree).

Featured Posts

Ezquerro M, Li C, Pérez-Pérez J, Burbano-Erazo E, Barja MV, Wang Y, Dong L, Lisón P, López-Gresa MP, Bouwmeester HJ, Rodríguez-Concepción M. Tomato geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase isoform 1 is involved in the stress-triggered production of diterpenes in leaves and strigolactones in roots. New Phytol. 2023

Payá C, Minguillón S, Hernández M, Miguel SM, Campos L, Rodrigo I, Bellés JM, López-Gresa MP, Lisón P. (2022) SlS5H silencing reveals specific pathogen-triggered salicylic acid metabolism in tomato.  BMC Plant Biol 22, 549

Cisneros AE, Lisón P, Campos L, López-Tubau JM, Altabella T, Ferrer A, Daròs JA, Alberto Carbonell*. (2022) Downregulation of Tomato UDP-Glucose:Sterol Glycosyltransferase 1 Perturbs Plant Development and Facilitates Viroid Infection. Journal of Experimental Botany. In press.

Cottilli P, Itoh Y, Nobe Y, Petrov AS, Lisón P, Taoka M, Amunts A. (2022) Cryo-EM structure and rRNA modification sites of a plant ribosome. Plant Commun.

Katsarou K, Adkar-Purushothama CR, Tassios E, Samiotaki M, Andronis C, Lisón P, Nikolaou C, Perreault J-P, Kalantidis K. (2022) Revisiting the Non-Coding Nature of Pospiviroids. Cells.

Vázquez Prol F, Márquez-Molins J, Rodrigo I, López-Gresa MP, Bellés JM, Gómez G, Pallás V, Lisón P. (2021) Symptom Severity, Infection Progression and Plant Responses in Solanum Plants Caused by Three Pospiviroids Vary with the Inoculation Procedure. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Renard J, Martínez-Almonacid I, Queralta-Castillo I, Sonntag A, Bissoli G, Campos L, Muñoz Bertomeu J, Niñoles R, Roach T, Sánchez-León S, Osuna C; Gadea J, Lisón P, Kranner I; Barro F; Serrano R, Bueso E (2021). Apoplastic lipid barriers regulated by conserved homeobox transcription factors extend seed longevity in multiple plant species. New Phytologist.

Hernández-Aparicio FJ, Lisón P, Rodrigo I, Belles J, López-Gresa MP (2021). Signaling in the tomato immunity against Fusarium oxysporum. Molecules.

Prol FV, López-Gresa MP, Rodrigo I, Bellés JM, Lisón P. (2020) Ethylene is Involved in Symptom Development and Ribosomal Stress of Tomato Plants upon Citrus Exocortis Viroid Infection. Plants (Basel). May 2;9(5):582.

Payá C; López-Gresa MP, Intrigliolo D, Rodrigo I, Bellés JM, Lisón P (2020). (Z)-3-Hexenyl Butyrate Induces Stomata Closure and Ripening in Vitis vinifera. Agronomy 10(8): 1122

González-Orenga, S., Llinares, J.V., Al Hassan, M., Fita A., Collado F., Lisón P, Vicente O. Boscaiu M.(2020) Physiological and morphological characterisation of Limonium species in their natural habitats: Insights into their abiotic stress responses. Plant Soil 449, 267–284 .

Patrick Cottilli, Borja Belda-Palazón, Charith Raj Adkar-Purushothama, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Enrico Schleiff, Ismael Rodrigo, Alejandro Ferrando, Purificación Lisón (2019). Citrus exocortis viroid causes ribosomal stress in tomato plants. Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 47, Issue 16, 19 September 2019, Pages 8649–8661

Carbonell A, Lisón P, Daròs JA (2019). Multi-targeting of viral RNAs with synthetic trans-acting small interfering RNAs enhances plant antiviral resistance. Plant J. 100(4):720-737

López-Gresa MP, Payá C, Rodrigo I, Bellés JM, Barceló S, Choi YH, Verpoorte R, Lisón P (2019). Effect of Benzothiadiazole on the metabolome of tomato plants infected by Citrus Exocortis Viroid. Viruses 11: 437-452

Campos L, López-Gresa MP, Fuentes D, Bellés JM, Rodrigo I, Lisón P (2019). Tomato glycosyltransferase Twi1 plays a role in flavonoid glycosylation and defence against virus. BMC Plant Biology 19: 450-467

González-Orenga S, Al Hassan M, Llinares JV, Lisón P, López-Gresa MP, Verdeguer M, Vicente O, Boscaiu M (2019). Qualitative and quantitative dierences in osmolytes accumulation and antioxidant activities in response to water deficit in four mediterranean Limonium species. PLANT SCIENCES doi: 10.3390/plants8110506

López-Gresa MP, Payá C, Ozáez M, Rodrigo I, Conejero V, Klee H, Bellés JM, Lisón P. A New Role For Green Leaf Volatile Esters in Tomato Stomatal Defense Against Pseudomonas syringe pv. tomato. Front Plant Sci. 2018 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01855.

Ferrando A, Castellano M, Lisón P, Leister D, Stepanova A and Hanson J. 2017. Editorial: Relevance of Translational Regulation on Plant Growth and Environmental Responses. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02170

López-Gresa MP, Lisón P, Campos L, Rodrigo I, Rambla JL, Granell, A, Conejero V, Bellés JM. A non-targeted metabolomics approach unravels the VOCs associated with the tomato immune response against Pseudomonas syringae. 2017. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls2017.01188

López-Gresa M. Pilar, Lisón P, Yenush L, Conejero V, Rodrigo I, and Bellés JM. 2016. Salicylic acid is involved in the basal resistance of tomato plants to citrus exocortis viroid and tomato spotted wilt virus. PLoS One. Nov, 28;11(11):e0166938

Hinarejos E, Castellano M, Ismael Rodrigo I, Bellés LM, Conejero V, López-Gresa MP, and Lisón P. Bacillus subtilis IAB/BS03 as a potential biological control agent. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 2016

Campos L, Lisón P, López-Gresa MP, Rodrigo I, Zacarés L, Conejero V, Bellés JM. 2014. Transgenic tomato plants overexpressing tyramine N-hydroxycinnamoyltransferase exhibit elevated hydroxycinnamic acid amide levels and enhanced resistance to Pseudomonas syringae. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. Oct;27(10):1159-69.

Campos L, Granell P, Tárraga S, López-Gresa P, Conejero V, Bellés JM, Rodrigo I, Lisón P. 2014. Salicylic acid and gentisic acid induce RNA silencing-related genes and plant resistance to RNA pathogens. Plant Physiol Biochem. Apr;77:35-43.

Muñoz-Fambuena N, Mesejo C, Reig C, Agustí M, Tárraga S, Lisón P, Iglesias DJ, Primo-Millo E, González-Mas MC. 2013. Proteomic study of ‘Moncada’ mandarin buds from on- versus off-crop trees. Plant Physiol Biochem. Dec;73:41-55.

Lisón P, Tárraga S, López-Gresa P, Saurí A, Torres C, Campos L, Bellés JM, Conejero V, Rodrigo I. 2013. A noncoding plant pathogen provokes both transcriptional and posttranscriptional alterations in tomato. Proteomics. Mar;13(5):833-44.

López-Gresa MP, Lisón P, Kim HK, Choi YH, Verpoorte R, Rodrigo I, Conejero V, Bellés JM. 2012. Metabolic fingerprinting of Tomato Mosaic Virus infected Solanum lycopersicum. J Plant Physiol. Nov 1;169(16):1586-96.

López-Gresa MP, Torres C, Campos L, Lisón P, Rodrigo I, Bellés JM, Conejero V. 2011. Identification of defence metabolites in tomato plants infected by the bacterial pathogen pseudomonas syringae. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 4325-4328

Tárraga S, Lisón P, López-Gresa MP, Torres C, Rodrigo I, Bellés JM, Conejero V. 2010. Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel tomato xylosyltransferase specific for gentisic acid. J Exp Bot. Oct;61(15):4325-38.

Navarro L, Bari R, Achard P, Lisón P, Nemri A, Harberd NP, Jones JD. 2008. DELLAs control plant immune responses by modulating the balance of jasmonic acid and salicylic acid signaling. Curr Biol. May 6;18(9):650-5.

Lisón P, Rodrigo I, Conejero V. 2006. A novel function for the cathepsin D inhibitor in tomato. Plant Physiol. Nov;142(3):1329-39.