h-index: 34


Kals, J., Blonk R.J.W., Palstra, A.P., Sobotta, T.K., Mongile, F., Schneider, O., Planas, J.V., Schrama, J.W., Verreth, J.A. Feeding ragworm (Nereis virens Sars) to common sole (Solea solea L.) alleviates nutritional anaemia and stimulates growth. Aquaculture Research. 2016. (in press). DOI: 10.1111/are.12919.


Crespo, D., Goetz, F. W., Planas, J. V. Luteinizing hormone induces ovulation via tumor necrosis factor alpha-dependent increases in prostaglandin F2alpha in a non mammalian vertebrate. Scientific Reports. 2015. 5: 14210.

Palstra, A. P., Chiba, H., Dirks, R., Planas, J. V., Ueda, H. The olfactory transcriptome and progression of sexual maturation in homing chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta. PLoS One. 2015. 10(9): e0137404.

Magnoni, L. J., Roher, N., Crespo, D., Krasnov, A., Planas, J. V. In vivo molecular responses of fast and slow muscle fibers to lipopolysaccharide in a teleost fish, the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Biology. 2015. 4: 67-87.

Marín-Juez, R., Rovira, M., Crespo, D., van der Vaart, M., Spaink H. P., Planas, J. V. GLUT2-mediated glucose uptake and availability are required for embryonic brain development in zebrafish. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2015. 35: 74-85.


Palstra AP, Rovira M, Rizo, D, Torrella JR, Spaink HP, Planas JV. Exercise-induced growth and vascularization of fast skeletal muscle through activation of myogenic and angiogenic transcriptional programs in adult zebrafish. BMC Genomics. 2014. 15: 1136.

Benzekri H, Cousin X, Armesto P, Rovira M, Crespo D, Merlo MA, Mazurais D, Bautista R, Guerrero-Fernández D, Ponce M, Infante C, Zambonino JL, Nidelet S, Gut M, Rebordinos L, Planas JV, Begóut ML, Claros MG, Manchado M. De novo assembly, characterization and functional annotation of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) and common sole (Solea solea) transcriptomes. Integration in a database and design of a microarray. BMC Genomics. 2014. 15: 952.

Marín-Juez, R., Capilla, E., Simoes, F., Camps, M. Planas, JV. Structural and functional evolution of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4): A look at GLUT4 in fish. 2014. In: Glucose Homeostasis. Ed.: L. Szablewski, pp. 37-68. InTech.

Chauvigné F, Zapater C, Crespo D, Planas JV, Cerdà J. Fsh and Lh direct conserved and specific pathways controlling semicystic spermatogenesis in flatfish. J. Mol. Endocrinol. 2014. 53:175-190.

Calduch-Giner, J.A., Echasseriau, Y., Crespo, D., Planas, J.V., Prunet, P., Pérez-Sánchez, J. Transcriptional assessment by microarray analysis and large scale meta-analysis of the metabolic capacity of cardiac and skeletal muscle tissues to cope with reduced nutrient availability in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.). Mar. Biotechnol. 2014. 16:423–435.

Magnoni LJ, Palstra AP, Planas JV. Fueling the engine: induction of AMP-activated protein kinase in trout skeletal muscle by swimming. J Exp Biol. 2014; 217: 1649-1652.


Marín-Juez, R., Díaz, M., Morata, J., Planas, J. V. Mechanisms regulating GLUT4 transcription in skeletal muscle cells are highly conserved across vertebrates. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11): e80628.

Magnoni. L.J., Crespo, D., Ibarz, A., Blasco, J., Fernández-Borràs, J., Planas, J.V. Effects of sustained swimming on the red and white muscle transcriptome of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed a carbohydrate-rich diet. Comp Biochem Physiol A. 2013. 166: 510-521.

Marín-Juez, R., Viñas, J., Mechaly, A.S., Planas, J.V., Piferrer, F. Stage-specific gene expression during spermatogenesis in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis), a fish with semi-cystic type of spermatogenesis, as assessed by laser capture microdissection and absolute quantitative PCR. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2013. 188: 242-250.

Crespo, D., Pramanick, K., Goetz, F.W., Planas, J.V. Luteinizing hormone stimulation of in vitro ovulation in brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) involves follicle contraction and activation of proteolytic genes. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2013. 188: 175-182.

Castellana, B., Marín-Juez, R., Planas, J.V. Transcriptional regulation of the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) interleukin-6 gene promoter. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2013. 35: 71-78.

Ribas L, Gómez-Pardo B, Fernández C, Alvarez-Dios JA, Gómez-Tato A., Quiroga MI, Planas JV, Sitjà-Bobadilla A, Martínez P, Piferrer F. 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 (Scophtalmus maximus). BMC Genomics 2013, 14:180

Palstra AP, Beltran S, Burgerhout E, Brittijn SA, Magnoni LJ, Henkel CV, Hansen HJ, van den Thillart GE, Spaink HP, Planas JV. Deep RNA sequencing of the skeletal muscle transcriptome in swimming fish. PLoS One. 2013. 8(1):e53171.


Kaitetzidou, E., Crespo, D., Vraskou, Y., Antonopoulou, E., Planas, J. V. Transcriptomic response of skeletal muscle to lipopolysaccharide in the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Mar Biotechnol. 2012. 14: 605-619.

Pereiro, P., Balseiro, P., Romero, A., Dios, S., Forn-Cuni, G., Fuste, B., Planas, J. V., Beltran, S., Novoa, B., Figueras, A. High-throughput sequence analysis of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) transcriptome using 454-pyrosequencing for the discovery of antiviral immune genes. PLoS One. 2012. 7(5): e35369.

Moreira, R., Balseiro, P., Planas, J. V., Fuste, B., Beltran, S., Novoa, B., Figueras, A. Transcriptomics of in vitro immune-stimulated hemocytes from the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum using high-throughput sequencing. PLoS One. 2012. 7(4): e35009.

Felip, O., Ibarz, A., Fernández-Borràs, J., Beltrán, M., Martín-Pérez, M., Planas, J. V. and Blasco, J. Tracing metabolic routes of dietary carbohydrate and protein in rainbow trout using stable isotopes (13C-starch and 15N-protein): effects of gelatinization of starches and sustained swimming. B J Nutr. 2012. 107: 834-844.

Magnoni LJ, Vraskou Y, Palstra AP, Planas JV. AMP-activated protein kinase plays an important evolutionary conserved role in the regulation of glucose metabolism in fish skeletal muscle cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2): e31219.

Crespo D, Mañanós EL, Roher N, Mackenzie SA, Planas JV. Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha May Act as an Intra-Ovarian Mediator of Luteinizing Hormone-Induced Oocyte Maturation in Trout. Biol Reprod. 2012. 86: 1-12.

Yúfera M, Halm S, Beltran S, Fusté B, Planas JV, Martínez-Rodríguez G. Transcriptomic Characterization of the Larval Stage in Gilthead Seabream (Sparus aurata) by 454 Pyrosequencing. Mar Biotechnol. 2012 14:423-435.


Palstra AP, Planas JV. Fish under exercise. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2011; 37: 259–272.

Forné I, Castellana B, Marín-Juez R, Cerdà J, Abián J, Planas JV. Transcriptional and proteomic profiling of flatfish (Solea senegalensis) spermatogenesis. Proteomics. 2011; 11: 2195–2211.

Marín-Juez R, Castellana B, Manchado M, Planas JV. Molecular identification of genes involved in testicular steroid synthesis and characterization of the response to gonadotropic stimulation in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) testis. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2011; 172: 130-139.

Vraskou Y, Roher N, Diaz M, Antonescu CN, Mackenzie SA, Planas JV. Direct involvement of tumor necrosis factor {alpha} in the regulation of glucose uptake in rainbow trout muscle cells. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011; 300: 716-723.

Roher N, Callol A, Planas JV, Goetz FW, Mackenzie SA. Endotoxin recognition in fish results in inflammatory cytokine secretion not gene expression. Innate Immun. 2011; 17: 16-28.


Palstra AP, Tudorache C, Rovira M, Brittijn SA, Burgerhout E, van den Thillart GE, Spaink HP, Planas JV. Establishing zebrafish as a novel exercise model: swimming economy, swimming-enhanced growth and muscle growth marker gene expression. PLoS One. 2010 Dec 31;5(12): e14483.

Palstra AP, Crespo D, Van den Thillart GE, Planas JV. Saving energy to fuel exercise: swimming suppresses oocyte development and down-regulates ovarian transcriptomic response of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010; 299: R486-R499.

Louro B, Passos AL, Souche EL, Tsigenopoulos C, Beck A, Lagnel J, Bonhomme F, Cancela L, Cerdà J, Clark MS, Lubzens E, Magoulas A, Planas JV, Volckaert FA, Reinhardt R, Canario AV. Gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus) and European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) expressed sequence tags: Characterization, tissue-specific expression and gene markers. Mar Genomics 2010; 3: 179-191.

Crespo D, Bonnet E, Roher N, MacKenzie SA, Krasnov A, Goetz FW, Bobe J, Planas JV. Cellular and molecular evidence for a role of tumor necrosis factor alpha in the ovulatory mechanism of trout. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2010;8: 34.

Crespo D, Planas JV, Bobe J. Lipopolysaccharide administration in preovulatory rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reduces egg quality. Aquaculture 2010 300: 240-242.

Capilla E, Díaz M, Hou JC, Planas JV, Pessin JE. High basal cell surface levels of fish GLUT4 are related to reduced sensitivity of insulin-induced translocation toward GGA and AS160 inhibition in adipocytes. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2010;298(2):E329-36.

Salas-Leiton E, Anguis V, Martín-Antonio B, Crespo D, Planas JV, Infante C, Cañavate JP, Manchado M. Effects of stocking density and feed ration on growth and gene expression in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis): potential effects on the immune response. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2010 Feb;28(2):296-302.


Castillo J, Crespo D, Capilla E, Díaz M, Chauvigné F, Cerdà J, Planas JV. Evolutionary structural and functional conservation of an ortholog of the GLUT2 glucose transporter gene (SLC2A2) in zebrafish. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009;297(5):R1570-81.

Díaz M, Vraskou Y, Gutiérrez J, Planas JV. Expression of rainbow trout glucose transporters GLUT1 and GLUT4 during in vitro muscle cell differentiation and regulation by insulin and IGF-I. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 ;296(3):R794-800.


Cerdà J, Mercadé J, Lozano JJ, Manchado M, Tingaud-Sequeira A, Astola A, Infante C, Halm S, Viñas J, Castellana B, Asensio E, Cañavate P, Martínez-Rodríguez G, Piferrer F, Planas JV, Prat F, Yúfera M, Durany O, Subirada F, Rosell E, Maes T. Genomic resources for a commercial flatfish, the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis): EST sequencing, oligo microarray design, and development of the Soleamold bioinformatic platform. BMC Genomics. 2008 Oct 30;9:508.

Castellana B, Iliev DB, Sepulcre MP, MacKenzie S, Goetz FW, Mulero V, Planas JV. Molecular characterization of interleukin-6 in the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Mol Immunol. 2008 Jul;45(12):3363-70.

Antonescu CN, Díaz M, Femia G, Planas JV, Klip A. Clathrin-dependent and independent endocytosis of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) in myoblasts: regulation by mitochondrial uncoupling. Traffic. 2008 Jul;9(7):1173-90.

Roher N, Samokhvalov V, Díaz M, MacKenzie S, Klip A, Planas JV. The proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor-alpha increases the amount of glucose transporter-4 at the surface of muscle cells independently of changes in interleukin-6. Endocrinology. 2008 Apr;149(4):1880-9.

Castillo J, Castellana B, Acerete L, Planas JV, Goetz FW, Mackenzie S, Tort L. Stress-induced regulation of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein expression in head kidney of Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). J Endocrinol. 2008 Feb;196(2):313-22.

Manchado M, Infante C, Asensio E, Planas JV, Cañavate JP. Thyroid hormones down-regulate thyrotropin beta subunit and thyroglobulin during metamorphosis in the flatfish Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2008 Jan 15;155(2):447-55.

Ribas L, Roher N, Martínez M, Balasch JC, Doñate C, Goetz FW, Iliev D, Planas JV, Tort L, Mackenzie S. Characterization and expression of the transcription factor PU.1 during LPS-induced inflammation in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2008 Jan;24(1):35-45.


Díaz M, Antonescu CN, Capilla E, Klip A, Planas JV. Fish glucose transporter (GLUT)-4 differs from rat GLUT4 in its traffic characteristics but can translocate to the cell surface in response to insulin in skeletal muscle cells. Endocrinology. 2007 Nov;148(11):5248-57.

Doñate C, Roher N, Balasch JC, Ribas L, Goetz FW, Planas JV, Tort L, MacKenzie S. CD83 expression in sea bream macrophages is a marker for the LPS-induced inflammatory response. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2007 Oct;23(4):877-85.

Acerete L, Balasch JC, Castellana B, Redruello B, Roher N, Canario AV, Planas JV, MacKenzie S, Tort L. Cloning of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Differential expression of GR and immune genes in gilthead seabream after an immune challenge. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2007 Sep;148(1):32-43.

Díaz M, Capilla E, Planas JV. Physiological regulation of glucose transporter (GLUT4) protein content in brown trout (Salmo trutta) skeletal muscle. J Exp Biol. 2007 Jul;210(Pt 13):2346-51.

López-Castejón G, Sepulcre MP, Roca FJ, Castellana B, Planas JV, Meseguer J, Mulero V. The type II interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1RII) of the bony fish gilthead seabream Sparus aurata is strongly induced after infection and tightly regulated at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. Mol Immunol. 2007 Apr;44(10):2772-80.

Iliev DB, Castellana B, Mackenzie S, Planas JV, Goetz FW. Cloning and expression analysis of an IL-6 homolog in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Mol Immunol. 2007 Mar;44(7):1803-7.


Iliev DB, Goetz GW, Mackenzie S, Planas JV, Goetz FW. Pathogen-associated gene expression profiles in rainbow trout macrophages. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 2006 Dec;1(4):416-22.

MacKenzie S, Montserrat N, Mas M, Acerete L, Tort L, Krasnov A, Goetz FW, Planas JV. Bacterial lipopolysaccharide induces apoptosis in the trout ovary. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2006 Aug 31;4:46.

MacKenzie S, Iliev D, Liarte C, Koskinen H, Planas JV, Goetz FW, Mölsä H, Krasnov A, Tort L. Transcriptional analysis of LPS-stimulated activation of trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) monocyte/macrophage cells in primary culture treated with cortisol. Mol Immunol. 2006 Mar;43(9):1340-8.


Iliev DB, Roach JC, Mackenzie S, Planas JV, Goetz FW. Endotoxin recognition: in fish or not in fish? FEBS Lett. 2005 Dec 5;579(29):6519-28.

Albalat A, Liarte C, MacKenzie S, Tort L, Planas JV, Navarro I. Control of adipose tissue lipid metabolism by tumor necrosis factor-alpha in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J Endocrinol. 2005 Mar;184(3):527-34.

Méndez E, Montserrat N, Planas JV. Modulation of the steroidogenic activity of luteinizing hormone by insulin and insulin-like growth factor-I through interaction with the cAMP-dependent protein kinase signaling pathway in the trout ovary. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2005 Jan 14;229(1-2):49-56.


Mackenzie S, Liarte C, Iliev D, Planas JV, Tort L, Goetz FW. Characterization of a highly inducible novel CC chemokine from differentiated rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) macrophages. Immunogenetics. 2004 Nov;56(8):611-5.

Goetz FW, Iliev DB, McCauley LA, Liarte CQ, Tort LB, Planas JV, Mackenzie S. Analysis of genes isolated from lipopolysaccharide-stimulated rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) macrophages. Mol Immunol. 2004 Nov;41(12):1199-210.

Capilla E, Díaz M, Albalat A, Navarro I, Pessin JE, Keller K, Planas JV. Functional characterization of an insulin-responsive glucose transporter (GLUT4) from fish adipose tissue. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Aug;287(2):E348-57.

Montserrat N, González A, Méndez E, Piferrer F, Planas JV. Effects of follicle stimulating hormone on estradiol-17 beta production and P-450 aromatase (CYP19) activity and mRNA expression in brown trout vitellogenic ovarian follicles in vitro. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2004 Jun;137(2):123-31.

Goetz FW, Planas JV, MacKenzie S. Tumor necrosis factors. Dev Comp Immunol. 2004 May 3;28(5):487-97.


Méndez E, Maeland M, Skålhegg BS, Planas JV. Activation of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase signaling pathway by luteinizing hormone in trout theca layers. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2003 Jul 31;205(1-2):11-20.

MacKenzie S, Planas JV, Goetz FW. LPS-stimulated expression of a tumor necrosis factor-alpha mRNA in primary trout monocytes and in vitro differentiated macrophages. Dev Comp Immunol. 2003 May;27(5):393-400.


Capilla E, Díaz M, Gutiérrez J, Planas JV. Physiological regulation of the expression of a GLUT4 homolog in fish skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Jul;283(1):E44-9.


Méndez E, Smith A, Figueiredo-Garutti ML, Planas JV, Navarro I, Gutiérrez J. Receptors for insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) predominate over insulin receptors in skeletal muscle throughout the life cycle of brown trout, Salmo trutta. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2001 May;122(2):148-57.

Méndez E, Planas JV, Castillo J, Navarro I, Gutiérrez J. Identification of a type II insulin-like growth factor receptor in fish embryos. Endocrinology. 2001 Mar;142(3):1090-7.


Planas JV, Capilla E, Gutiérrez J. Molecular identification of a glucose transporter from fish muscle. FEBS Lett. 2000 Sep 22;481(3):266-70.

Planas JV, Athos J, Goetz FW, Swanson P. Regulation of ovarian steroidogenesis in vitro by follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone during sexual maturation in salmonid fish. Biol Reprod. 2000 May;62(5):1262-9.

Planas JV, Méndez E, Baños N, Capilla E, Navarro I, Gutiérrez J. Insulin and IGF-I receptors in trout adipose tissue are physiologically regulated by circulating hormone levels. J Exp Biol. 2000 Apr;203(Pt 7):1153-9.


Planas JV, Cummings DE, Idzerda RL, McKnight GS. Mutation of the RIIbeta subunit of protein kinase A differentially affects lipolysis but not gene induction in white adipose tissue. J Biol Chem. 1999 Dec 17;274(51):36281-7.

Baños N, Planas JV, Gutiérrez J, Navarro I. Regulation of plasma insulin-like growth factor-I levels in brown trout (Salmo trutta). Comp Biochem Physiol C Pharmacol Toxicol Endocrinol. 1999 Sep;124(1):33-40.

Navarro I, Leibush B, Moon TW, Plisetskaya EM, Baños N, Méndez E, Planas JV, Gutiérrez J. Insulin, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and glucagon: the evolution of their receptors. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 1999 Feb;122(2):137-53.


McKnight GS, Cummings DE, Amieux PS, Sikorski MA, Brandon EP, Planas JV, Motamed K, Idzerda RL. Cyclic AMP, PKA, and the physiological regulation of adiposity. Recent Prog Horm Res. 1998;53:139-59.


Planas JV, Goetz FW, Swanson P. Stimulation of brook trout ovarian steroidogenesis by gonadotropins I and II is mediated by the cyclic adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate/protein kinase A pathway. Biol Reprod. 1997 Sep;57(3):647-54.

Maestro MA, Planas JV, Moriyama S, Gutiérrez J, Planas J, Swanson P. Ovarian receptors for insulin and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and effects of IGF-I on steroid production by isolated follicular layers of the preovulatory coho salmon ovarian follicle. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1997 May;106(2):189-201.


Cummings DE, Brandon EP, Planas JV, Motamed K, Idzerda RL, McKnight GS. Genetically lean mice result from targeted disruption of the RII beta subunit of protein kinase A. Nature. 1996 Aug 15;382(6592):622-6.


Planas JV, Swanson P. Maturation-associated changes in the response of the salmon testis to the steroidogenic actions of gonadotropins (GTH I and GTH II) in vitro. Biol Reprod. 1995 Mar;52(3):697-704


Planas JV, Swanson P, Dickhoff WW. Regulation of testicular steroid production in vitro by gonadotropins (GTH I and GTH II) and cyclic AMP in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1993 Jul;91(1):8-24.


Planas JV, Swanson P, Rand-Weaver M, Dickhoff WW. Somatolactin stimulates in vitro gonadal steroidogenesis in coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1992 Jul;87(1):1-5.


Planas JV, Bern HA, Millar RP. Effects of GnRH-Associated Peptide (GAP) and its component peptides on prolactin secretion from the tilapia pituitary in vitro. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1990 77:386-396.