Publications 1999-2000

Papers Published or in Press

  1. Acevedo D, Rodríguez-Sierra CJ, Reyes D, Jiménez BD. Heavy metals in sediments and water from San José and Joyuda Lagoons in Puerto Rico. Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine 6: 169-72, 2000. 
  2. Alegría M, Bijl RV, Lin E, Walters EE, Kessler RC. Income Differences in Persons Seeking Outpatient Treatment for Mental Disorders: A Comparison of the US with Ontario and the Netherlands. Archives of General Psychiatry 57(4):383-91, 2000. 
  3. Alegría M &Vera M. Building Effective Research Teams when Conducting Drug Prevention Research with Minority Populations. Drugs and Society Journal 14:227-45, 1999. 
  4. Altieri PI, Crespo MJ, Escobales N, Rodríguez JF, and Banch H. Thea antiarrhytmic properties of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II blockers. G Ital Cardiol 29 (Suppl 5):442-44, 1999. 
  5. Antommattei-Pérez F, Rosado T, Cadilla CL, and López-Garriga J. The cDNA-derived amino acid sequence of Hemoglobin I from Lucina pectinata. J. Protein Chemistry In Press. 
  6. Blanco RE, Rosado J, Padilla J, and del Cueto C. Astrocytes of adult frog optic nerve allow regeneration of dorsal root axons. Microscopy Research and Techniques 46:310-8, 1999. 
  7. Blanco RE, López-Roca A, Soto J, and Blagburn JM. Basic fibroblast growth factor applied to the optic nerve after injury increases long term cell survival in the frog retina. J Comp Neurol In Press. 
  8. Bonilla-Félix M, Vehaskari VM, Hamm LL. Water transport in the immature rabbit collecting duct. Pediatr Nephrol 13:103-7, 1999. 
  9. Burgos M, Richter D, Reininger B, Coker A, Saunders R, Alegría M, Vera M. Street-Based female adolescent Puerto Rican Sex Workers: Contextual issues and health needs. Journal of Family and Community Health 22:58-69, 1999. 
  10. Burns D, Fitzgerald G, Semba R, Hershow R, Zorrilla C, Pitt J, Hammnill H, Cooper E, Fowler G, Landesman S. Vitamin A deficiency and other nutritional indices during pregnancy in human immunodeficiency virus infection: Prevalence, clinical correlation and outcome. Clin Infect Dis 29:328-34, 1999. 
  11. Canino G, Bravo M, Ramírez R, Febo VE, Rubio-Stipec M, Lewis-Fernández R, Hasin D, Grant BF.Epidemiological tools for malaria surveillance in an urban setting of low endemicity along the Colombian Pacific coast. Am J Trop Med &Hyg 62: 132-7, 2000. 
  12. Crespo MJ, Altieri PI, and Escobales N. Vastatins Compete with Norepinephrine for the Alpha-1 Receptor in Rat Aorta. Proceedings of the XIV World Congress of Cardiology In Press. 
  13. Crespo MJ. Interaction between AT-1 and Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptors in Cardiomyopathic Hamsters. J Cardiac Failure In Press. 
  14. Cruz JA, García R, Rodríguez-Orengo JF, and Rodríguez-Medina JR. Increased synthesis and degradation of chitin in S. cerevisiae deficient for myosin II. Mol Cell Biol Res Com 3:20-5, 2000. 
  15. De Mello WC. Cell Coupling and impulse propagation in the failing heart. J Cardivasc Electrophysiology 10:1409-20, 1999. 
  16. De Mello W C. Gap junctional conductance in cardiomyopathic hamsters; the role of C-Src. Circ Res 85: 661-2, 1999. 
  17. De Mello WC and Crespo MJ. Correlation between changes in morphology, electrical properties, and angiotensin converting enzyme activity in the failing heart. Eur J Pharmacol 378(2):187-94, 1999. 
  18. De Mello WC, and Thormahlen D. Effect of Tedisamil on cell communication impulse conduction and excitability of the failing heart. Eur J Pharmacol 372:241-6, 1999. 
  19. Díaz-Ríos M, Suess E, and Miller MW. Localization of GABA-like immunoreactivity in the central nervous system of Aplysia californica. J Comparative Neurology 413: 25570, 1999. 
  20. Ferrer-Rodríguez I, Vázquez G, Córdova J, and Serrano AE. Diagnosis of imported malaria by the Polymerase Chain Reaction. PR Health Sci J 18: 99-103, 1999. 
  21. Flores I, Pieniazek D, Morán N, Soler A, Rodríguez N, Alegría M, Vera M. HIV-1 Subtype F in Single and Dual Infections in Puerto Rico: A Potential Sentinel Site for Monitoring Novel Genetic HIV Variants in North America. Emerging Infectious Diseases 5(3):481-3, 1999 . 
  22. Henríquez-Alberdeston AB, Dávila RR, Rodríguez-Orengo JF, Jiménez, BD, and Rodríguez Sierra CJ. Blood Lead Levels of Low-Income Urban and Rural Puerto Rican Children. Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine 6:328-30, 2000. 
  23. Herwing-Ulf MK, Bonilla-Félix MA, Ferris ME, Swiford RD, Kahan BD, Brannan P, Portman RJ. A limited sampling strategy for the estimation of Neoral AUCs in pediatric patient Goodman SH, Bird H,Canino G, Jensen P, Regier D, Leaf PJ, Rathouz P, Gordon R, Applegate B. Relation of age of onset to the type and severity of child and adolescent conduct problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 27(4): 247-60, 1999. 
  24. Lahey BB, Schwab-Stone M, Goodman SH, Waldman ID, Canino G, Rathouz P, Miller TL, Dennis KD, Bird H, Jensen P. Age and gender differences in oppositional behavior and conduct problems: A cross-cultural household study of middle childhood and adolescence. J Abnormal Psychology In Press. 
  25. Makkinje A, Quinn DA, Chen A, Cadilla CL, Force T, Bonventre J, and Kyriakis JM. Gene 33/Mig-6; A transcriptionally-inducible Adapter Protein that binds GTP-Cdc-42 and activates SAPK/JNK. J Biol Chem In Press. 
  26. Marie B, Bacon JP, and Blagburn J M. Double-stranded RNA interference shows that engrailed controls the synaptic specficity of identified sensory neurons. Curr Biol 10:289-92, 2000. 
  27. Meléndez PA, Longo N, Jiménez BD, and Cadilla CL. Insulin-induced gene 33 mRNA expression in Chinese Hamster Ovary cells is insulin receptor-dependent. J Cellular Biochem 77:432-44, 2000. 
  28. Monterrubio J, Lizardi L, and Zuazaga C. Silent calcium channels in skeletal muscle fibers of the crustacean Atya lanipes. J Membr Bio 173: 9-17, 2000. 
  29. Plaud-Valentín M, Delgado R, García V, Zorrilla C, Gandía J, Meléndez-Guerrero L. HIV Infection of Placental Macrophages: Effect on the Secretion of HIV Stimulatory Cytokines. Cellular and Molecular Biology 45 (4): 423-31, 1999. 
  30. Rapaport JL, Inoff-Germain G, Weissman MM, Greenwald S, Narrow WE, Canino G. Childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder in the NIMH MECA study: parent versus child identification cases. Journal of Anxiety Disorders In Press. 
  31. Reyes D, Rosario O, Rodríguez JF, and Jiménez BD. Toxic Evaluation of Organic Extracts from Airbone Particulate Matter in Puerto Rico. Environmental Health Perspectives 107(7): 1-6, 2000. 
  32. Ríos W, Irizarry M, Gómez D, Rivera F, Villanueva L, González S, Rodríguez-Medina, JR. Increased expression of SWE1 mRNA suggests an activation of a morphogenesis chekckpoint in type II myosin deficient Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Miami Nature Bioetechnology Shorts Reports 11:33, 2000. 
  33. Roig-López JL, Santiago P, Jiménez BD, Santiago C, and García-Arrarás JE. Strategies to identify genes expressed during echinoderm regeneration. Proceedings of the 10th International Echinoderm Conference In Press. 
  34. Romero N, Jiménez BD, and Cadilla CL.Heterosynaptic modulation of the outputs of a radula mechanoafferent neuron by diverse types of cells in the feeding system of Aplysia. J Neurophysiol In Press. 
  35. Rosen SC, Miller MW, Evans CG, Cropper EC, and Kupfermann I. Diverse synaptic connections mediate interactions between identified peptidergic radula mechanoafferent neurons and pattern generator cells in the feeding system of Aplysia. J Neurophysiol In Press. 
  36. Santiago-Borrero PJOrtiz IRivera-Caragol E, Maldonado NI. Financial aspects of haemophilia care in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. Haemophilia 5(6):386-91, 1999. 
  37. Schneider H, Baro DJ, Bailey D, Ganter G, Harris-Warrick RM, and Kravitz E. Patterns of shaker family gene expression in single identified neurons of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Receptors and Channels In Press. 
  38. Silva WI, Maldonado HM, Lisanti MP, Devellis J, Chompre G, Mayol N, Ortiz M, Velázquez G, Maldonado A, and Montalvo J. Identification of Caveolae and Cavelolin in C6 Glioma Cells. Int J Devl Neuroscience 17: 705-14, 1999. 
  39. Weissman MM, Bland R, Canino G, Faravelli C, Greenwald S, Hwu HG, Joyce PR, Karam EG, Lee CK, Lellouch J, Lépine JP, Newman S, Oakley-Browne MA, Rubio-Stipec M, Wells JE, Wickramaratne P, Wittchen HU, Yeh EK. International aspects of the epidemiology of bipolar disorder and major depression. Journal of Depression In press. 
  40. Weissman MM, Greenwald S, Wickramaratne P, Bland RC, Newman SC, Canino GJ, Rubio-Stipec M, Lépine JP, Lellouch J, Wittchen HU, Hwu HG, Yeh EK, Lee CK, Joyce PR, Wells JE. Prevalence of suicide ideation and suicide attempts in nine countries. Psychological Medicine 29:9-17, 1999. 
  41. Willms AR, Baro DJ, Harris Warrick R M, and Guckenheimer J. An improved parameter estimation method for Hodgkin Huxley models. J Comput Neurosci 6:145-68, 1999. 
  42. Wu P, Hoven C, Bird H, Moore R, Cohen P, Alegría M. Depressive and Disruptive Disorders and Mental Health Service Utilization in Children and Adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolescent Psychiatry 38(9):1081-92, 1999. 


  1. Alegría, MCanino G. Women and Depression. In: Sherr L and Lawrence J, editors. Women Health and the Mind. London: John Wiley &Son, Ltd, 2000. p. 185-210. 
  2. Alegría M, Kessler R, Bijl R, Lin E, Takeuchi D, Kolody B, Heeringa. Comparing data on mental health service use between countries. In: Andrews G &Henderson S, editors. Unmet Need for Treatment. New York: Cambridge University Press 2000. p. 97-118. 
  3. Canino G, Bravo M. The translation a Ricans in the United States. In: Lopez AG, Carrillo E, editors. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association In press. 
  4. Lavergne JA. Componentes del Sistema Inmunológico. In: Santiago-Delpín EA and Ruiz-Speare, O, editores. Transplante de Órganos. México: Salvat; 1999. p. 34:211-26. 
  5. Pescosolido BA, McLeod J, Alegría M. Confronting the Second Contract: The Place of Medicaid Sociology in Research and Policy for the 21st Century. In: Bird CE, Conrad P and Fremont AM, editors. Handbook of Medical Sociology. 5th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall; 2000. p. 411-26. 
  6. Schwartz A and Fernández-Repollet E. Quantitative Immunophenotyping. In: Stewart C and Nicholson J, editors. Immunophenotyping. London: John Wiley &Sons Ltd 2000. p. 83-103. 
  7. Sucher NJ, Guenther E, Baro DJ, Harris-Warrick RM, and Deitcher DL Genes and Channels: Patch/Voltage Clamp Analysis and Single Cell RTPCR In: Michaelis E, editor. Molecular Biology of Neuroreceptors Methodological Approaches. New Jersey: Humana Press Inc In Press. 

Review Articles

  1. Canino G, González G, Ramírez R. Somatic symptoms in children from three ethnic groups. In: Rudas N, Carpiniello B, Giovanni M, editors. Psychiatric Networks CUEC 1999; 2(1):56-73. 
  2. Dunbar DC and Badam GL. Locomotion and Posture during Terminal Branch Feeding. International J of Primat 1999; 21(4):649. 
  3. Kessler RC, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alegría M. The International Consortium in Psychiatric Epidemiology. Psychiatrie 2000; Cislo 1:15-19. 
  4. Sulliman MA, Weissman MM, Bland R, Canino G, Greenwald S, Hwu HG, Joyce PR, Lee CK, Newman S, Oakley-Browne MA, Rubio-Stipec M, Wells JE, Wickramaratne P, Wittchen HU, Yeh EK. Co-morbidity of alcoholism and obsessive-compulsive disorder: A cross-national study. Journal of Clinical Neuropharmacology In Press. 
  5. Zorrilla CD. La Mujer ante el VIH/SIDA: Barreras y Nuevos Desafíos. PR Health Sci J 1999; 18(4): 397-400. 
  6. Zorrilla CD. Mother-to-Child-1 Transmission: State of the Art and Implications for Public Policy. PR Health Sci J 2000; 19(1): 29-34. 
  7. Zorrilla CD. Antiretroviral Combination Therapy in HIV-1 Infected Women and Men: Are Their Responses Different? International Journal of Fertility and Menopausal Studies In Press.