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Carlos Minahk

  • Dr
  • Assistant Professor
  • Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia - Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
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Research interests

Listeria monocytogenesantimicrobial peptidespolyphenolscholesterolABC transportersbiological membranes


Dr Minahk graduated as a biochemist in 1998 and started working with the interaction of enterocin CRL35 with both the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes and model membranes, under the supervision of Dr Roberto Morero. He defended his thesis in 2004 and moved to Edmonton, Canada as a postdoctoral fellow in the prestigious laboratory of Dr Dennis Vance (University of Alberta), where he studied the metabolism of phosphatidylcholine associated to low-density lipoproteins in primary culture of hepatocytes (Sept 2004- June 2008). Dr Minahk joined the Instituto Superior de Investigaciones Biológicas (INSIBIO - Tucuman, Argentina) as a career investigator of CONICET in July 2008. His research is focused on two main projects: a) the interaction of polyphenols with biological membranes and the possible modulation of the activity of membrane-bound enzymes by these compounds. b) the study of the mechanism of action of cationic peptides produced by bacteria, the so-called bacteriocins. Currently, he also has a position as Assistant Professor at the Facultad de Bioquimica, Quimica y Farmacia from the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (since June 2015)


Co-authors (66)

  • Vladimir Martynov
  • Salim Gasmi
  • pratik singh
  • Bozena Tyliszczak
  • li jing
  • Nara Medianeira Stefano

Publications (5)

  • Differential inhibition of human erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase by polyphenols epigallocatechin-3-gallate and resveratrol. Relevance of the membrane-bound form

    • Salazar P
    • de Athayde Moncorvo Collado A
    • Canal-Martínez V
    • et al.
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  • Cholesterol induces surface localization of polyphenols in model membranes thus enhancing vesicle stability against lysozyme, but reduces protection of distant double bonds from reactive-oxygen species

    • De Athayde Moncorvo Collado A
    • Dupuy F
    • Morero R
    • et al.
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  • Impairment of the class IIa bacteriocin receptor function and membrane structural changes are associated to enterocin CRL35 high resistance in Listeria monocytogenes

    • Masias E
    • Dupuy F
    • da Silva Sanches P
    • et al.
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  • 28-mer fragment derived from enterocin CRL35 displays an unexpected bactericidal effect on listeria cells

    • Masias E
    • Sanches P
    • Dupuy F
    • et al.
  • Listeria: Epidemiology, pathogenesis and novel potential treatments

    • Saavedra L
    • Bellomio A
    • Hebert E
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia - Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

June 2015 - Present

Associate Researcher CONICET


July 2008 - Present

Instructor Biochemistry I

Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia - Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

April 2010 - June 2015(5 years)


Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas

Universidad Nacional de Tucuman

August 1998 - May 2004(6 years)


Universidad Nacional de Tucuman

March 1992 - February 1998(6 years)

tecnico quimico

Escuela Tecnica Ing. Herminio Arrieta

March 1986 - December 1991(6 years)