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Papers Published or in Press from 2016-2017


  1. 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. 2017 Jun 12:1-11. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2017.1330300. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28604131. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Palacios C, Daniel CR, Tirado-Gómez M, Gonzalez-Mercado V, Vallejo L, Lozada J, Ortiz A, Hughes DC, Basen-Engquist K. Dietary Patterns in Puerto Rican and Mexican-American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Apr;19(2):341-348. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0398-y. PubMed PMID: 26984227; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5026865.

  3. Torres R, Soltero S, Trak MA, Tucker CM, Mendez K, Campos M, Willett W, Melendez M, Gillman MW, Franks PW, Joshipura K, Pomeroy J, Palacios C. Lifestyle modification intervention for overweight and obese Hispanic pregnant women: development, implementation, lessons learned and future applications. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2016 Aug 15;3:111-116. Epub 2016 May 5. PubMed PMID: 27822567; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5096461.

  4. Gioda A, Rodríguez-Cotto RI, Amaral BS, Encarnación-Medina J, Ortiz-Martínez MG, Jiménez-Vélez BD. Biodiesel from soybean promotes cell proliferation in vitro. Toxicol In Vitro. 2016 Aug;34:283-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tiv.2016.05.004. Epub 2016 May 11. PubMed PMID: 27179667; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4922417.

  5. Colón JM, Torrado AI, Cajigas Á, Santiago JM, Salgado IK, Arroyo Y, Miranda JD. Tamoxifen Administration Immediately or 24 Hours after Spinal Cord Injury Improves Locomotor Recovery and Reduces Secondary Damage in Female Rats. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Sep 15;33(18):1696-708. doi: 10.1089/neu.2015.4111. Epub 2016 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 26896212; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5035917.

  6. Duprey-Díaz MV, Blagburn JM, Blanco RE. Optic nerve injury upregulates retinoic acid signaling in the adult frog visual system. J Chem Neuroanat. 2016 Nov;77:80-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2016.05.008. Epub 2016 May 27. PubMed PMID: 27242163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5048580.

  7. Velázquez-Marrero C, Burgos A, García JO, Palacio S, Marrero HG, Bernardo A, Pérez-Laspiur J, Rivera-Oliver M, Seale G, Treistman SN. Alcohol Regulates BK Surface Expression via Wnt/β- Catenin Signaling. J Neurosci. 2016 Oct 12;36(41):10625-10639. PubMed PMID: 27733613; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5059430.

  8. Colón JM, Miranda JD. Tamoxifen: an FDA approved drug with neuroprotective effects for spinal cord injury recovery. Neural Regen Res. 2016 Aug;11(8):1208-11. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.189164. Review. PubMed PMID: 27651756; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5020807.

  9. Abreu OJ, Tatakis DN, Elias-Boneta AR, López Del Valle L, Hernandez R, Pousa MS, Palacios C. Low vitamin D status strongly associated with periodontitis in Puerto Rican adults. BMC Oral Health. 2016 Sep 2;16(1):89. doi: 10.1186/s12903-016-0288-7. PubMed PMID: 27590456; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5010763.

  10. Martínez T, Ropelewski AJ, González-Mendez R, Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE. Draft Genome Sequence of a Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Acinetobacter baumannii Sequence Type 2 Isolate from Puerto Rico. Genome Announc. 2016 Aug 18;4(4). pii: e00758-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00758-16. PubMed PMID: 27540056; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4991701.

  11. Ortiz-Martínez MG, Frías-Belén O, Nazario-Jiménez S, López- Quintero M, Rodríguez-Cotto RI, Jiménez-Vélez BD. A case-control study of innate immunity pathway gene polymorphisms in Puerto Ricans reveals association of toll-like receptor 2 +596 variant with asthma. BMC Pulm Med. 2016 Aug 5;16(1):112. doi: 10.1186/s12890-016-0272-7. PubMed PMID: 27495363; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4974724.

  12. Arencibia-Albite F, Vázquez-Torres R, Jiménez-Rivera CA. Cocaine sensitization increases subthreshold activity in dopamine neurons from the ventral tegmental area. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Feb 1;117(2):612-623. doi: 10.1152/jn.00465.2016. Epub 2016 Nov 9. PubMed PMID: 27832596; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5288483.

  13. Palacios C, Rivas-Tumanyan S, Santiago-Rodríguez EJ, Sinigaglia O, Ríos EM, Campos M, Diaz B, Willett W. A Semi-Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire Validated in Hispanic Infants and Toddlers Aged 0 to 24 Months. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Apr;117(4):526-535.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2016.12.010. Epub 2017 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 28188114; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5382983.

  14. Morou-Bermudez E, Loza-Herrero MA, Garcia-Rivas V, Suarez- Perez E, Billings RJ. Oral Bacterial Acid-Base Metabolism in Caries Screening: A Proof-Of-Concept Study. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2017 Apr;2(2):132-141. doi: 10.1177/2380084416673049. Epub 2016 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 28435894; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5394423.

  15. Hernandez-Suarez DF, Claudio-Campos K, Mirabal-Arroyo JE, Torres-Hernández BA, López-Candales A, Melin K, Duconge J. Potential of a Pharmacogenetic-Guided Algorithm to Predict Optimal Warfarin Dosing in a High-Risk Hispanic Patient: Role of a Novel NQO1*2 Polymorphism. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016 Dec 1;4(4):2324709616682049. doi: 10.1177/2324709616682049. eCollection 2016 Oct-Dec. PubMed PMID: 28210634; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5298566.

  16. Jiménez-Ramírez FJ, Castro LM, Ortiz C, Concepción J, Renta JY, Morales-Borges RH, Miranda-Massari JR, Duconge J. Role of treatment-modifying MTHFR677C>T and 1298A>C polymorphisms in metformin-treated Puerto Rican patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy. Drug Metab Pers Ther. 2017 Mar 1;32(1):23-32. doi: 10.1515/dmpt-2016-0039. PubMed PMID: 28231061; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5436794.

  17. Duconge J, Hernandez-Suarez DF. Potential Usefulness of Clopidogrel Pharmacogenetics in Cerebral Endovascular Procedures and Carotid Artery Stenting. Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2017;12(1):11-17. doi: 10.2174/1574884712666170227154654. PubMed PMID: 28245774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5478430.

  18. Ballista-Hernández J, Martínez-Ferrer M, Vélez R, Climent C, Sánchez-Vázquez MM, Torres C, Rodríguez-Muñoz A, Ayala-Peña S, Torres-Ramos CA. Mitochondrial DNA Integrity Is Maintained by APE1 in Carcinogen-Induced Colorectal Cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2017 Jul;15(7):831-841. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-16-0218. Epub 2017 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 28360037; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5500394.

  19. Martínez-Rivera FJ, Rodriguez-Romaguera J, Lloret-Torres ME, Do Monte FH, Quirk GJ, Barreto-Estrada JL. Bidirectional Modulation of Extinction of Drug Seeking by Deep Brain Stimulation of the Ventral Striatum. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 1;80(9):682-690. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.05.015. Epub 2016 May 27. PubMed PMID: 27449798; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5507549.

  20. Rohena-Rivera K, Sánchez-Vázquez MM, Aponte-Colón DA, Forestier-Román IS, Quintero-Aguiló ME, Martínez-Ferrer M. IL-15 regulates migration, invasion, angiogenesis and genes associated with lipid metabolism and inflammation in prostate cancer. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 5;12(4):e0172786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172786. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28379958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5381801.

  21. Parodi-Rullán RM, Chapa-Dubocq X, Rullán PJ, Jang S, Javadov S. High Sensitivity of SIRT3 Deficient Hearts to Ischemia-Reperfusion Is Associated with Mitochondrial Abnormalities. Front Pharmacol. 2017 May 16;8:275. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00275. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: Front Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 28;8:439. PubMed PMID: 28559847; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5432544.

  22. De Mello WC, Gerena Y, Ayala-Peña S. Angiotensins and Huntington's Disease: A Study on Immortalized Progenitor Striatal Cell Lines. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017 May 24;8:108. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2017.00108. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28596754; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5442183.

  23. Humphries-Bickley T, Castillo-Pichardo L, Hernandez-O'Farrill E, Borrero-Garcia LD, Forestier-Roman I, Gerena Y, Blanco M, Rivera- Robles MJ, Rodriguez-Medina JR, Cubano LA, Vlaar CP, Dharmawardhane S. Characterization of a Dual Rac/Cdc42 Inhibitor MBQ-167 in Metastatic Cancer. Mol Cancer Ther. 2017 May;16(5):805-818. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-16-0442. PubMed PMID: 28450422; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5418092.

  24. Claudio-Campos K, Labastida A, Ramos A, Gaedigk A, Renta- Torres J, Padilla D, Rivera-Miranda G, Scott SA, Ruaño G, Cadilla CL, Duconge-Soler J. Warfarin Anticoagulation Therapy in Caribbean Hispanics of Puerto Rico: A Candidate Gene Association Study. Front Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 7;8:347. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00347. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28638342; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5461284.

  25. Pantoja P, Pérez-Guzmán EX, Rodríguez IV, White LJ, González O, Serrano C, Giavedoni L, Hodara V, Cruz L, Arana T, Martínez MI, Hassert MA, Brien JD, Pinto AK, de Silva A, Sariol CA. Zika virus pathogenesis in rhesus macaques is unaffected by pre-existing immunity to dengue virus. Nat Commun. 2017 Jun 23;8:15674. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15674. PubMed PMID: 28643775; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5490051.

  26. Utter C, Serrano AE, Glod JW, Leibowitz MJ. Association of Plasmodium falciparum with Human Endothelial Cells in vitro. Yale J Biol Med. 2017 Jun 23;90(2):183-193. eCollection 2017 Jun. PubMed PMID: 28656007; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5482297.

  27. Martínez-Rivera FJ, Pérez-Laspiur J, Santiago-Gascot ME, Alemán- Reyes AG, García-Santiago E, Rodríguez-Pérez Y, Calo-Guadalupe C, Otero-Pagán I, Ayala-Pagán RN, Martínez M, Cantres-Rosario YM, Meléndez LM, Barreto-Estrada JL. Differential protein expression profile in the hypothalamic GT1-7 cell line after exposure to anabolic androgenic steroids. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 18;12(7):e0180409. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180409. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28719635; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5515402.

  28. Ramos-Benítez MJ, Ruiz-Jiménez C, Aguayo V, Espino AM. Recombinant Fasciola hepatica fatty acid binding protein suppresses toll-like receptor stimulation in response to multiple bacterial ligands. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 14;7(1):5455. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-05735-w. PubMed PMID: 28710478; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5511235.

  29. Cabezas-Bou E, De León-Arbucias J, Matos-Vergara N, Álvarez-Bagnarol Y, Ortega-Guzmán J, Narváez-Pérez K, Cruz-Bermúdez ND, Díaz-Ríos M. A Survey of Energy Drink Consumption Patterns Among College Students at a Mostly Hispanic University. J Caffeine Res. 2016 Dec 1;6(4):154-162. doi: 10.1089/jcr.2016.0011. PubMed PMID: 28078169; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5165673.

  30. Cantres-Rosario YM, Acevedo-Mariani FM, Pérez-Laspiur J, Haskins WE, Plaud M, Cantres-Rosario YM, Skolasky R, Méndez- Bermúdez I, Wojna V, Meléndez LM. Microwave & magnetic proteomics of macrophages from patients with HIV-associated cognitive impairment. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 26;12(7):e0181779. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181779. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28746408; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5528838.

  31. Alicea D, Perez M, Maldonado C, Dominicci-Cotto C, Marie B. Cortactin Is a Regulator of Activity-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity Controlled by Wingless. J Neurosci. 2017 Feb 22;37(8):2203-2215. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1375-16.2017. Epub 2017 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 28123080; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5338761.

  32. Vilá-Héreter F, Rivera-Mariani FE, Bolaños-Rosero B. Serological Reactivity and Identification of Immunoglobulin E-Binding Polypeptides of Ganoderma applanatum Crude Spore Cytoplasmic Extract in Puerto Rican Subjects. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2017;172(3):139-149. doi: 10.1159/000455254. Epub 2017 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 28380479; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5598462.

  33. 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.


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