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Scientific Publications 2016-2017

Papers Published or in Press from 2016-2017


  1. Martinez T, Martinez I, Vazquez GJ, Aquino EE, Robledo IE. Genetic environment of the KPC gene in Acinetobacter baumannii ST2 clone from Puerto Rico and genomic insights into its drug resistance. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Aug;65(8):784-92. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000289. PubMed PMID: 27259867.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. PubMed PMID: 27822567; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5096461.

  5. 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. PubMed PMID: 27179667; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4922417.

  6. 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. PubMed PMID: 26896212; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5035917.

  7. 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. PubMed PMID: 27242163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5048580.

  8. Suárez-Arroyo IJ, Feliz-Mosquea YR, Pérez-Laspiur J, Arju R, Giashuddin S, Maldonado-Martínez G, Cubano LA, Schneider RJ, Martínez-Montemayor MM. The proteome signature of the inflammatory breast cancer plasma membrane identifies novel molecular markers of disease. Am J Cancer Res. 2016 Aug 1;6(8):1720-40. PubMed PMID: 27648361; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5004075.

  9. Duprey-Díaz MV, Blagburn JM, Blanco RE. Exogenous Modulation of Retinoic Acid Signaling Affects Adult RGC Survival in the Frog Visual System after Optic Nerve Injury. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 9;11(9):e0162626. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162626. PubMed PMID: 27611191; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5017682.

  10. Sinigaglia OE, Ríos EM, Campos M, Díaz B, Palacios C. Breastfeeding practices, timing of introduction of complementary beverages and foods and weight status in infants and toddlers participants of a WIC clinic in Puerto Rico. Springerplus. 2016 Aug 30;5(1):1437. doi: 10.1186/s40064-016-3154-9. PubMed PMID: 27652013; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5005247.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Rivera-Peña B, Ruíz-Fullana FJ, Vélez-Reyes GL, Rodriguez- Benitez RJ, Marcos-Martínez MJ, Trinidad-Pinedo J, Báez A. HPV- 16 infection modifies overall survival of Puerto Rican HNSCC patients. Infect Agent Cancer. 2016 Aug 24;11(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s13027-016-0095-4. PubMed PMID: 27559359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4995614.

  15. Rodriguez Y, Gonzalez-Mendez RR, Cadilla CL. Evolution of the Twist Subfamily Vertebrate Proteins: Discovery of a Signature Motif and Origin of the Twist1 Glycine-Rich Motifs in the Amino-Terminus Disordered Domain. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 24;11(8):e0161029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161029. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2016 Oct 12;11(10 ):e0164848. PubMed PMID: 27556926; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4996418.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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. PubMed PMID: 28210634; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5298566.



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