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Dr. Enrique Barrajón Catalán

Assistant Professor of Engineering, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical technology area, Universidad Miguel Hernandez

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Unit
Molecular Diagnostics and Therapies

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Subunit
Bioactive Molecules

Group
Natural Bioactive Compounds and Biomembranes

e.barrajon@umh.es

+ 34 965 222 586

RESEARCH FIELDS 

  • New cancer treatments: development of new treatments for cancer based on natural compounds.
  • Cosmetics and functional foods: screening and bioactivity of new ingredients for cosmetics and food formulations. 
  • New antimicrobial compounds from natural resources. Development of new antimicrobial strategies for relevant clinical bacterial strains, with special interest on antimicrobial resistant ones.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Previous positions:
    1. Predoctoral fellow researcher in Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 1999-2001.
    2. Predoctoral fellow from the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, Spain, 2001-2005.
  • Postdoctoral positions:
    1. Postdoctoral researcher, NutraCitrus S.L., Spain, 2005-2006.
    2. Postdoctoral researcher, CGBEDSON S.L., Spain, 2006-2008.
    3. Postdoctoral researcher, Instituto Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 2008-2009.
    4. Honorific collaborator of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 2009-2010.
    5. Torres Quevedo Postdotoral Phellowship, Químicas del Vinalopó S.L., 2009-2013.
    6. Posdoctoral researcher, R&D Invitrotecnia, 2016-2017.

    7. Torres Quevedo Phellowship, Químicas del Vinalopó S.L., 2009-present.
  • PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, Universidad Miguel Hernández (2005), directed by Antonio V. Ferrer Montiel and Miguel Saceda Sánchez.
  • Degree in Biochemistry (1999) and Pharmacy (2011), Universidad Miguel Hernández.

 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Herranz-lópez, M., et al. (2019)

Medicines, DOI: 10.3390/medicines6010006

The Multitarget Activity of Natural Extracts on Cancer: Synergy and Xenohormesis.

Sánchez-Marzo, N., et al. (2019)

Int. J. Mol. Sci., DOI:  10.3390/ijms20092148

Antioxidant and Photoprotective Activity of Apigenin and its Potassium Salt Derivative in Human Keratinocytes and Absorption in Caco-2 Cell Monolayers.

Barrajón-Catalán, E., et al. (2019)

Food Chemistry, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125818

Metabolomic analysis of the effects of a commercial complex biostimulant on pepper crops.

Ruiz-Torres, V., et al. (2019)

Biomolecules, DOI:  10.3390/ijms20092148

Marine Invertebrate Extracts Induce Colon Cancer Cell Death via ROS-Mediated DNA Oxidative Damage and Mitochondrial Impairment.

Pérez-Sánchez, A., et al. (2018)

Nutrients, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07320-0_11

Nutraceuticals for Skin Care: A Comprehensive Review of Human Clinical Studies.

Barrajón-Catalán. E. et al. (2013)

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, DOI: 10.1007/s10549-013-2667-y

Immunoliposome encapsulation increases cytotoxic activity and selectivity of curcumin and resveratrol against HER2 overexpressing human breast cancer cells.

Barrajón-Catalán, E., et al. (2011)

Phytochemical Analysis, DOI: 10.1002/pca.1281

A systematic study of the polyphenolic composition of aqueous extracts deriving from several Cistus genus species: evolutionary relationship.

PATENTS

Preparado hecho a base de una combinación sinérgica de polifenoles con actividad antibiótica

Inventores: Laura Tomás Menor; Enrique Barrajón Catalán; et al.
Titular: UMH
Referencia: ES201301181

Extractos de plantas del género Cistus enriquecidos en polifenoles con actividades
biológicas

Inventores: Enrique Barrajón-Catalán et al.
Titular: UMH
Referencia: ES20090002106 20091023

Método de producción de pectina modificada de cítricos

Inventores: Domingo Saura, Nuria Martí, Vicente Micol, Lorena Funes, Salud Vegara, Galina Ignatieva, Enrique Barrajón, Manuel Valero, Pedro Mena, Rafael Martínez, Mª Remedios Berenguer, Miguel Moliner.
Titular: UMH
Referencia: 201301183

Equipo de expansión instantánea a vacío y ultrasonidos

Inventores: Nuria Martí, Domingo Saura, Vicente Micol, Salud Vegara, Enrique Barrajón, Manuel Valero, Rafael Martínez, Mª Remedios Berenguer, Eulalio Bernat.
Titular: QUÍMICAS DEL VINALOPO, S.L.
Referencia: P201200830