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  1. Ramos-Benitez MJ, Ruiz-Jimenez C, Rosado-Franco JJ, Ramos- Pérez WD, Mendez LB, Osuna A, Espino AM. Fh15 Blocks the Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Cytokine Storm While Modulating Peritoneal Macrophage Migration and CD38 Expression within Spleen Macrophages in a Mouse Model of Septic Shock. mSphere. 2018 Dec 19;3(6). pii: e00548-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00548-18. PubMed PMID: 30567900; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6300687.
  2. Palacios C, Torres M, López D, Trak-Fellermeier MA, Coccia C, Pérez CM. Effectiveness of the Nutritional App "MyNutriCart" on Food Choices Related to Purchase and Dietary Behavior: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2018 Dec 12;10(12). pii: E1967. doi: 10.3390/nu10121967. PubMed PMID: 30545125; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6315974.
  3. Jang S, Javadov S. Elucidating the contribution of ETC complexes I and II to the respirasome formation in cardiac mitochondria. Sci Rep. 2018 Dec 7;8(1):17732. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36040-9. PubMed PMID: 30531981; 
  4. Ebersole JL, Dawson DA 3rd, Emecen Huja P, Pandruvada S, Basu A, Nguyen L, Zhang Y, Gonzalez OA. Age and Periodontal Health - Immunological View. Curr Oral Health Rep. 2018 Dec;5(4):229-241. doi: 10.1007/s40496-018-0202-2. Epub 2018 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 30555774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6291006.
  5. Rosas-Vidal LE, Lozada-Miranda V, Cantres-Rosario Y, Vega- Medina A, Melendez L, Quirk GJ. Alteration of BDNF in the medial prefrontal cortex and the ventral hippocampus impairs extinction of avoidance. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Dec;43(13):2636- 2644. doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0176-8. Epub 2018 Aug 11. PubMed PMID: 30127343; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6224579.
  6. Vaquer-Alicea ADC, Vázquez-Torres R, Devarie-Hornedo M, Vicenty-Padilla JC, Santos-Vera B, María-Ríos C, Vélez- Hernández ME, Sacktor T, Jiménez-Rivera CA. aPKC-Mediated Persistent Increase in AMPA/NMDA Ratio in the VTA Participates in the Neuroadaptive Signal Necessary to Induce NAc Synaptic Plasticity After Cocaine Administration. Neuroscience. 2018 Nov 10;392:129-140. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2018.09.011. Epub 2018 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 30243909; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6248874.
  7. Juarbe-Rey D, Pérez AO, Santoni RPCP, Ramírez MR, Vera M. Using Risk Communication Strategies for Zika Virus Prevention and Control Driven by Community-Based Participatory Research. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Nov 9;15(11). pii: E2505. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15112505. PubMed PMID: 30423904; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6266788.
  8. Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario ZY, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. The associations between prenatal exposure to triclocarban, phenols and parabens with gestational age and birth weight in northern Puerto Rico. Environ Res. 2018 Oct 31;169:41-51. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.030. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30412856. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Godoy-Vitorino F, Romaguera J, Zhao C, Vargas-Robles D, Ortiz- Morales G, Vázquez-Sánchez F, Sanchez-Vázquez M, de la Garza-Casillas M, Martinez-Ferrer M, White JR, Bittinger K, Dominguez-Bello MG, Blaser MJ. Cervicovaginal Fungi and Bacteria Associated With Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infections in a Hispanic Population. Front Microbiol. 2018 Oct 23;9:2533. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02533. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30405584; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6208322.
  10. Alves JM, Martins AH, Lameu C, Glaser T, Boukli NM, Bassaneze V, Dariolli R, Nascimento IC, Martins PCM, de Souza HDN, Krieger JE, Casarini DE, Sales VM, Pesquero JB, Ulrich H. Kinin- B2 Receptor Activity in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration and Myoblast Differentiation. Stem Cell Rev. 2018 Oct 18. doi: 10.1007/s12015-018-9850-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30338498. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Lozada-Delgado EL, Grafals-Ruiz N, Miranda-Román MA, Santana-Rivera Y, Valiyeva F, Rivera-Díaz M, Marcos-Martínez MJ, Vivas-Mejía PE. Targeting MicroRNA-143 Leads to Inhibition of Glioblastoma Tumor Progression. Cancers (Basel). 2018 Oct 12;10(10). pii: E382. doi: 10.3390/cancers10100382. PubMed PMID: 30322013; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6210372.
  12. López OV, Gorantla S, Segarra AC, Andino Norat MC, Álvarez M, Skolasky RL, Meléndez LM. Sigma-1 Receptor Antagonist (BD1047) Decreases Cathepsin B Secretion in HIV-Infected Macrophages Exposed to Cocaine. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2018 Oct 10. doi: 10.1007/s11481-018-9807-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30306495. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Montes-Rodríguez IM, Rodríguez-Pou Y, González-Méndez RR, Lopez-Garriga J, Ropelewski AJ, Cadilla CL. Characterization of Histone Genes from the Bivalve Lucina Pectinata. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Oct 2;15(10). pii: E2170. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102170. PubMed PMID: 30279399; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6210712.
  14. Ramos-Benítez MJ, Lopez-Cruz LM, Aguayo V, Ruiz-Jimenez C, Espino AM. Cell-free expression, purification and immunoreactivity assessment of recombinant Fasciola hepatica saposin-like protein-2. Mol Biol Rep. 2018 Oct;45(5):1551-1556. doi: 10.1007/s11033-018-4251-3. Epub 2018 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 30032380.
  15. Ebersole JL, Orraca L, Kensler TB, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Maldonado E, Gonzalez OA. Periodontal disease susceptible matrilines in the Cayo Santiago Macaca mulatta macaques. J Periodontal Res. 2018 Sep 11. doi: 10.1111/jre.12610. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30277577. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Palacios C, Campos M, Gibby C, Meléndez M, Lee JE, Banna J. Effect of a Multi-Site Trial using Short Message Service (SMS) on Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Low-Income Minorities. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018 Sep-Oct;37(7):605-613. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2018.1454353. Epub 2018 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 29708471; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6317355.
  17. Nuñez RE, Javadov S, Escobales N. Critical role of angiotensin II type 2 receptors in the control of mitochondrial and cardiac function in angiotensin II-preconditioned rat hearts. Pflugers Arch. 2018 Sep;470(9):1391-1403. doi: 10.1007/s00424-018-2153-9. Epub 2018 May 10. PubMed PMID: 29748710.
  18. Hedges JR, Soliman KFA, D'Amour G, Liang D, Rodríguez-Díaz CE, Thompson K, Romaguera J, Rabionet Sabater SE, Yanagihara R. Academic Response to Storm-Related Natural Disasters-Lessons Learned. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Aug 17;15(8). pii: E1768. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081768. PubMed PMID: 30126101; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6122070.
  19. Jezzini SH, Merced A, Blagburn JM. Shaking-B misexpression increases the formation of gap junctions but not chemical synapses between auditory sensory neurons and the giant fiber of Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 17;13(8):e0198710. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198710. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30118493; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6097648.
  20. Vaasjo LO, Quintana AM, Habib MR, Mendez de Jesus PA, Croll RP, Miller MW. GABA-like immunoreactivity in Biomphalaria: Colocalization with tyrosine hydroxylase-like immunoreactivity in the feeding motor systems of panpulmonate snails. J Comp Neurol. 2018 Aug 1;526(11):1790-1805. doi: 10.1002/cne.24448.  Epub 2018 May 6. PubMed PMID: 29633264; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5990452.
  21. Gibby CLK, Palacios C, Campos M, Lim E, Banna J. Breastfeeding Discontinuation Not Associated with Maternal Pregravid BMI But Associated with Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Race in Hawaii and Puerto Rico WIC Participants. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Jul 13. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018- 2587-x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30006729; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6330252. [Epub ahead of print]
  22. Rosario-Rodríguez LJ, Colón K, Borges-Vélez G, Negrón K, Meléndez LM. Dimethyl Fumarate Prevents HIV-Induced Lysosomal Dysfunction and Cathepsin B Release from Macrophages. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2018 Jul 9. doi: 10.1007/s11481-018-9794-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29987592. [Epub ahead of print]
  23. Joshipura KJ, Muñoz-Torres FJ, Dye BA, Leroux BG, Ramírez- Vick M, Pérez CM. Longitudinal association between periodontitis and development of diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Jul;141:284-293. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.04.028. Epub 2018 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 29679620; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6016543. 
  24. Pérez-Pedrogo C, Martínez-Taboas A, González RA, Caraballo JN, Albizu-García CE. Sex differences in traumatic events and psychiatric morbidity associated to probable posttraumatic stress disorder among Latino prisoners. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Jul;265:208-214. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.04.017. Epub 2018 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 29738944; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6016368.
  25. Chapa-Dubocq X, Makarov V, Javadov S. Simple kinetic model of mitochondrial swelling in cardiac cells. J Cell Physiol. 2018 Jul;233(7):5310-5321. doi: 10.1002/jcp.26335. Epub 2018 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 29215716; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6063534.
  26. Hernandez-Suarez DF, Botton MR, Scott SA, Tomey MI, Garcia MJ, Wiley J, Villablanca PA, Melin K, Lopez-Candales A, Renta JY, Duconge J. Pharmacogenetic association study on clopidogrel response in Puerto Rican Hispanics with cardiovascular disease: a novel characterization of a Caribbean population. Pharmgenomics Pers Med. 2018 Jun 8;11:95-106. doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S165805. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29922082; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5996853.
  27. Hernandez-Suarez DF, Tomassini-Fernandini JC, Cuevas A, Rosario-Berrios AN, Nuñez-Medina HJ, Padilla-Arroyo D, Rivera N, Liriano J, Vega-Roman RK, Renta JY, Melin K, Duconge J. Clinical Relevant Polymorphisms Affecting Clopidogrel Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: Insights from the Puerto Rico Newborn Screening Program. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 May 30;15(6). pii: E1115. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15061115. PubMed PMID: 29848980; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6025039.
  28. Rivera-Oliver M, Moreno E, Álvarez-Bagnarol Y, Ayala-Santiago C, Cruz-Reyes N, Molina-Castro GC, Clemens S, Canela EI, Ferré S, Casadó V, Díaz-Ríos M. Adenosine A1-Dopamine D1 Receptor Heteromers Control the Excitability of the Spinal Motoneuron. Mol Neurobiol. 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1007/s12035- 018-1120-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29797183; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6252157. [Epub ahead of print]
  29. Rullán-Lind C, Pietri RB, Vázquez-Cintrón M, Baerga-Ortiz A. Fused dimerization increases expression, solubility, and activity of bacterial dehydratase enzymes. Protein Sci. 2018 May;27(5):969- 975. doi: 10.1002/pro.3404. Epub 2018 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 29520922; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5916124.
  30. Crespo MJ, Roman M, Matias J, Morales M, Torres H, Quidgley J. Synergistic Effects of Dantrolene and Nimodipine on the Phenylephrine-Induced Contraction and ACh-Induced Relaxation in Aortic Rings from Diabetic Rats. Int J Endocrinol. 2018 Apr 19;2018:9790303. doi: 10.1155/2018/9790303. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29849627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5933070.
  31. Roche-Lima A, Carrasquillo-Carrión K, Gómez-Moreno R, Cruz JM, Velázquez-Morales DM, Rogozin IB, Baerga-Ortiz A. The Presence of Genotoxic and/or Pro-inflammatory Bacterial Genes in Gut Metagenomic Databases and Their Possible Link With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Front Genet. 2018 Apr 10;9:116. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00116. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29692798; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5902703.
  32. Sierra-Mercado D, Lázaro-Muñoz G. Enhance Diversity Among Researchers to Promote Participant Trust in Precision Medicine Research. Am J Bioeth. 2018 Apr;18(4):44-46. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1431323. PubMed PMID: 29621450; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6053906.
  33. Manfredi B, Morales-Ortíz J, Díaz-Díaz LM, Hernandez-Matias L, Barreto-Vázquez D, Menéndez-Pérez J, Rodríguez-Cordero JA, Villalobos-Santos JC, Santiago-Rivera E, Rivera-Dompenciel A, Lozada-Delgado EL, Kuchibhotla M, Carrasquillo-Carrión K, Roche-Lima A, Washington AV. The Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies to Mouse TLT-1 Suggests That TLT-1 Plays a Role in Wound Healing. Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother. 2018 Apr;37(2):78-86. doi: 10.1089/mab.2017.0063. PubMed PMID: 29708866; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5930940.