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Recent Publications (2009-2015):


  1. 1.Polčic, P., Jaká, 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.

Original Research Papers:

  1. 5.Gérecová G, Kopanicová J, Jaká P, Běhalová L, Juhásová B, Bhatia-Kiššová I, Forte M, Polčic 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. 6.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. 7.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. 8.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.

Dr. Marek Mentel is assistant professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Curriculum vitae


Teaching (in Slovak)


Comenius University in Bratislava

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Department of Biochemistry

Mlynska dolina CH-1, Ilkovicova 6

842 15 Bratislava 4

Slovak Republic

Phone:   +421-2-60296-398

Fax:        +421-2-60296-398, 452


Last update: April 16, 2015