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1.  Ramírez M, Santos S, Martínez O, Rodríguez R, Miranda E, Ramos- Perez WD, Otero M. Characterization of the immune response elicited by the vaccinia virus L3 protein delivered as naked DNA. Vaccine. 2018 Apr 5;36(15):2049-2055. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.02.033. Epub 2018 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 29525282.

2.  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.

3.  Nuñez RE, Javadov S, Escobales N. Critical role of angiotensin I type 2 receptors in the control of mitochondrial and cardiac function in angiotensin I preconditioned rat hearts.  Pflugers Arch. 2018 May 10. doi: 10.1007/s00424-018-2153-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29748710. [Epub ahead of print]

4.  Martínez O, Bravo Cruz A, Santos S, Ramírez M, Miranda E, Shisler J, Otero M. Vaccination with a codon-optimized A27L-containing plasmid decreases virus replication and dissemination after vaccinia virus challenge. Vaccine. 2017 Oct 20;35(44):6007-6014. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.091. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 28629922; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5724039.

5.  Hernandez-Suarez DF, Scott SA, Tomey MI, Melin K, Lopez- Candales A, Buckley CE, Duconge J. Clinical determinants of clopidogrel responsiveness in a heterogeneous cohort of Puerto Rican Hispanics. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Sep;11(9):235- 241. doi: 10.1177/1753944717718718. Epub 2017 Jul 4. PubMed PMID: 28675986; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5555769.

6.  Martínez-Rivera FJ, Barreto-Estrada JL. Reply to: Does High- Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation in Dorsal Regions of the Ventral Striatum Impair Extinction of Morphine-Induced Place Preference? Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Jan 1;83(1):e21. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 10. PubMed PMID: 28673441; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5880642.

7.  Amaro-Rivera K, López-Cepero A, Diaz B, Lee JE, Palacios C. Micronutrient Intake and the Contribution of Dietary Supplements in Hispanic Infants. J Diet Suppl. 2018 Mar 4;15(2):129-139. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2017.1330300. Epub 2017 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 28604131; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5726950.

8.  Rodríguez-Díaz CE, Garriga-López A, Malavé-Rivera SM, Vargas- Molina RL. Zika virus epidemic in Puerto Rico: Health justice too long delayed. Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;65:144-147. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.07.017. Epub 2017 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 29153921; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5725246.

9.  Banna J, Campos M, Gibby C, Graulau RE, Meléndez M, Reyes A, Lee JE, Palacios C. Multi-site trial using short mobile messages (SMS) to improve infant weight in low-income minorities: Development, implementation, lessons learned and future applications. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Nov;62:56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 28827160; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5641256.

10. Lozada-Delgado EL, Grafals-Ruiz N, Vivas-Mejía PE. RNA interference for glioblastoma therapy: Innovation ladder from the bench to clinical trials. Life Sci. 2017 Nov 1;188:26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2017.08.027. Epub 2017 Aug 31. Review. PubMed PMID: 28864225; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5617340.

11. Gerena Y, Lozada JG, Collazo BJ, Méndez-Álvarez J, Méndez- Estrada J, De Mello WC. Losartan counteracts the effects of cardiomyocyte swelling on glucose uptake and insulin receptor substrate-1 levels. Peptides. 2017 Oct;96:38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Sep 7. PubMed PMID: 28889965; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5618797.

12. Colón-Cruz L, Kristofco L, Crooke-Rosado J, Acevedo A, Torrado A, Brooks BW, Sosa MA, Behra M. Alterations of larval photo- dependent swimming responses (PDR): New endpoints for rapid and diagnostic screening of aquatic contamination. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018 Jan;147:670-680. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.09.018. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 28934711; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5681395.

13. Encarnación-Medina J, Rodríguez-Cotto RI, Bloom-Oquendo J, Ortiz-Martínez MG, Duconge J, Jiménez-Vélez B. Selective ATP- Binding Cassette Subfamily C Gene Expression and Proinflammatory Mediators Released by BEAS-2B after PM2.5, Budesonide, and Cotreated Exposures. Mediators Inflamm. 2017;2017:6827194. doi: 10.1155/2017/6827194. Epub 2017 Aug 16. PubMed PMID: 28900313; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5576432.

14. Hampel S, McKellar CE, Simpson JH, Seeds AM. Simultaneous activation of parallel sensory pathways promotes a grooming sequence in Drosophila. Elife. 2017 Sep 9;6. pii: e28804. doi: 10.7554/eLife.28804. PubMed PMID: 28887878; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5614557.

15. Jang S, Javadov S. Association between ROS production, swelling and the respirasome integrity in cardiac mitochondria. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2017 Sep 15;630:1-8. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2017 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 28736227; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5568452.

16. Salgado-Montilla JL, Rodríguez-Cabán JL, Sánchez-García J, Sánchez-Ortiz R, Irizarry-Ramírez M. Impact of FTO SNPs rs9930506 and rs9939609 in Prostate Cancer Severity in a Cohort of Puerto Rican Men. Arch Cancer Res. 2017;5(3). pii: 148. doi: 10.21767/2254-6081.1000148. Epub 2017 Aug 22. PubMed PMID: 29333375; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5766011.

17. Colón JM, González PA, Cajigas Á, Maldonado WI, Torrado AI, Santiago JM, Salgado IK, Miranda JD. Continuous tamoxifen delivery improves locomotor recovery 6h after spinal cord injury by neuronal and glial mechanisms in male rats. Exp Neurol. 2018 Jan;299(Pt A):109-121. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2017.10.006. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 29037533; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5723542.

18. Nogueras-Ortiz C, Roman-Vendrell C, Mateo-Semidey GE, Liao YH, Kendall DA, Yudowski GA. Retromer stops beta-arrestin 1- mediated signaling from internalized cannabinoid 2 receptors. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Nov 15;28(24):3554-3561. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E17- 03-0198. Epub 2017 Sep 27. PubMed PMID: 28954865; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5683765.

19. Ortiz AP, Tamayo V, Scorsone A, Soto-Salgado M, Febo I, Piovanetti P, Venegas-Ríos HL, Yamamura Y, Zorrilla C. Prevalence and correlates of cervical HPV infection in a clinic-based sample of HIV-positive Hispanic women. Papillomavirus Res. 2017 Dec;4:39- 44. doi: 10.1016/j.pvr.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 29179868; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5791754.

20. Mansour TA, Habib MR, Rodríguez LCV, Vázquez AH, Alers JM, Ghezzi A, Croll RP, Brown CT, Miller MW. Central nervous system transcriptome of Biomphalaria alexandrina, an intermediate host for schistosomiasis. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Dec 11;10(1):729. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-3018-6. PubMed PMID: 29228974; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5725652.

21. González De León J, González Méndez R, Cadilla CL, Rivera- Mariani FE, Bolaños-Rosero B. Identification of Immunoglobulin E- Binding Proteins of the Xerophilic Fungus Aspergillus penicillioides Crude Mycelial Mat Extract and Serological Reactivity Assessment in Subjects with Different Allergen Reactivity Profiles. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2018;175(3):147-159. doi: 10.1159/000484898. Epub 2018 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 29402803; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5847473.

22. Hernandez-Suarez DF, Núñez-Medina H, Scott SA, Lopez- Candales A, Wiley JM, Garcia MJ, Melin K, Nieves-Borrero K, Rodriguez-Ruiz C, Marshall L, Duconge J. Effect of cilostazol on platelet reactivity among patients with peripheral artery disease on clopidogrel therapy. Drug Metab Pers Ther. 2018 Mar 28;33(1):49- 55. doi: 10.1515/dmpt-2017-0032. PubMed PMID: 29408797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5840033.

23. Nuñez RE, Javadov S, Escobales N. Angiotensin I -preconditioning is associated with increased PKCε/PKCδ ratio and prosurvival kinases in mitochondria. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2017 Dec;44(12):1201-1212. doi: 10.1111/1440-1681.12816. Epub 2017 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 28707739; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6007022.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. Rodríguez-Díaz CE. Maria in Puerto Rico: Natural Disaster in a Colonial Archipelago. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jan;108(1):30-32. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304198. PubMed PMID: 29211541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5719712.

31. 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.

32. 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.