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2021-2022 Publications (Current)

 

  1. Collazo BJ, Morales-Vázquez D, Álvarez-Del Valle J, Sierra-Pagan JE, Medina JC, Méndez-Álvarez J, Gerena Y. Angiotensin II Induces Differentiation of Human Neuroblastoma Cells by Increasing MAP2 and ROS Levels. J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst. 2021 Jun 14;2021:6191417. doi: 10.1155/2021/6191417. PMID: 34285710; PMCID: PMC8265025.
     

  2. Heredia FL, Roche-Lima A, Parés-Matos EI. A novel artificial intelligence-based approach for identification of deoxynucleotide aptamers. PLoS Comput Biol. 2021 Aug 3;17(8):e1009247. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009247. PMID: 34343165; PMCID: PMC8362955.
     

  3. Reyes-González JM, Vivas-Mejía PE. c-MYC and Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Front Oncol. 2021 Feb 26;11:601512. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.601512. PMID: 33718147; PMCID: PMC7952744.
     

  4. Valdés-Fernández BN, Duconge J, Espino AM, Ruaño G. Personalized health and the coronavirus vaccines-Do individual genetics matter? Bioessays. 2021 Sep;43(9):e2100087. doi: 10.1002/bies.202100087. Epub 2021 Jul 26. PMID: 34309055; PMCID: PMC8390434.
     

  5. Santiago-Sánchez GS, Noriega-Rivera R, Hernández-O'Farrill E, Valiyeva F, Quiñones-Diaz B, Villodre ES, Debeb BG, Rosado-Albacarys A, Vivas-Mejía PE. Targeting Lipocalin-2 in Inflammatory Breast Cancer Cells with Small Interference RNA and Small Molecule Inhibitors. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Aug 10;22(16):8581. doi: 10.3390/ijms22168581. PMID: 34445288; PMCID: PMC8395282.
     

  6. Lacourt-Ventura MY, Vilanova-Cuevas B, Rivera-Rodríguez D, Rosario-Acevedo R, Miranda C, Maldonado-Martínez G, Maysonet J, Vargas D, Ruiz Y, Hunter-Mellado R, Cubano LA, Dharmawardhane S, Lampe JW, Baerga-Ortiz A, Godoy-Vitorino F, Martínez-Montemayor MM. Soy and Frequent Dairy Consumption with Subsequent Equol Production Reveals Decreased Gut Health in a Cohort of Healthy Puerto Rican Women. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Aug 4;18(16):8254. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18168254. PMID: 34444002; PMCID: PMC8391519.
     

  7. Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Rosario-Pabón Z, Vélez-Vega CM, Alshawabkeh A, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. Performance of urine, blood, and integrated metal biomarkers in relation to birth outcomes in a mixture setting. Environ Res. 2021 Sep;200:111435. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111435. Epub 2021 Jun 10. PMID: 34097892; PMCID: PMC8403638.
     

  8. López-Cepero A, Cameron S, Negrón LE, Colón-López V, Colón-Ramos U, Mattei J, Fernández-Repollet E, Pérez CM. Uncertainty and unwillingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in adults residing in Puerto Rico: Assessment of perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Oct 3;17(10):3441-3449. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1938921. Epub 2021 Aug 17. PMID: 34402409; PMCID: PMC8437450. Ayala-Marín AM, Colón-López V, Vélez-Álamo C, Fernández-Espada N, Pattatucci A, Fernández ME. Never Screened: Understanding Breast Cancer Nonadherence in Puerto Rico. Health Educ Behav. 2021 Oct;48(5):559-566. doi: 10.1177/1090198120988248. Epub 2021 Mar 5. PMID: 33666106; PMCID: PMC8418629.
     

  9. Rodriguez M, López-Cepero A, Ortiz-Martínez AP, Fernández-Repollet E, Pérez CM. Influence of Health Beliefs on COVID-19 Vaccination among Individuals with Cancer and Other Comorbidities in Puerto Rico. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Sep 6;9(9):994. doi: 10.3390/vaccines9090994. PMID: 34579231; PMCID: PMC8473277.
     

  10. Bosque-Cordero KY, Vazquez-Torres R, Calo-Guadalupe C, Consuegra-Garcia D, Fois GR, Georges F, Jimenez-Rivera CA. Ih blockade reduces cocaine-induced firing patterns of putative dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area in the anesthetized rat. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2022 Jan 10;112:110431. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2021.110431. Epub 2021 Aug 27. PMID: 34454991; PMCID: PMC8489561.
     

  11. Vecchini Rodríguez CM, Escalona Meléndez Y, Flores-Otero J. Cannabinoid Receptors and Ligands: Lessons from CNS Disorders and the Quest for Novel Treatment Venues. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1297:43-64. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-61663-2_4. PMID: 33537936; PMCID: PMC8502072.
     

  12. De la Rosa MVG, Báez JPF, Romañach RJ, López-Mejías V, Stelzer T. Real-time concentration monitoring using a compact composite sensor array for in situ quality control of aqueous formulations. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2021 Nov 30;206:114386. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2021.114386. Epub 2021 Sep 20. PMID: 34607202; PMCID: PMC8570044.
     

     

  13. De La Rosa-Reyes V, Duprey-Díaz MV, Blagburn JM, Blanco RE. Retinoic acid treatment recruits macrophages and increases axonal regeneration after optic nerve injury in the frog Rana pipiens. PLoS One. 2021 Nov 5;16(11):e0255196. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255196. PMID: 34739478; PMCID: PMC8570512.
     

  14. Duconge J, Santiago E, Hernandez-Suarez DF, Moneró M, López-Reyes A, Rosario M, Renta JY, González P, Ileana Fernández-Morales L, Antonio Vélez-Figueroa L, Arce O, Marín-Maldonado F, Nuñez H, Melin K, Scott SA, Ruaño G. Pharmacogenomic polygenic risk score for clopidogrel responsiveness among Caribbean Hispanics: A candidate gene approach. Clin Transl Sci. 2021 Nov;14(6):2254-2266. doi: 10.1111/cts.13124. Epub 2021 Aug 20. PMID: 34415683; PMCID: PMC8604227.
     

  15. Sangkuhl K, Claudio-Campos K, Cavallari LH, Agundez JAG, Whirl-Carrillo M, Duconge J, Del Tredici AL, Wadelius M, Rodrigues Botton M, Woodahl EL, Scott SA, Klein TE, Pratt VM, Daly AK, Gaedigk A. PharmVar GeneFocus: CYP2C9. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Sep;110(3):662-676. doi: 10.1002/cpt.2333. Epub 2021 Jul 12. PMID: 34109627; PMCID: PMC8607432.
     

  16. Maldonado-Díaz C, Vazquez M, Marie B. A comparison of three different methods of eliciting rapid activity-dependent synaptic plasticity at the Drosophila NMJ. PLoS One. 2021 Nov 30;16(11):e0260553. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260553. PMID: 34847197; PMCID: PMC8631638.
     

  17. Zimmerman E, Watkins DJ, Huerta-Montanez G, Rosario Pabon Z, Feric Z, Manjourides J, Velez-Vega CM, Figueroa A, Hines M, Martens A, Cordero J, Alshwabekah A, Meeker JD. Associations of gestational phthalate exposure and non-nutritive suck among infants from the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) birth cohort study. Environ Int. 2021 Jul;152:106480. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106480. Epub 2021 Mar 16. PMID: 33740674; PMCID: PMC8713051.
     

  18. Rosado-Franco JJ, Armina-Rodriguez A, Marzan-Rivera N, Burgos AG, Spiliopoulos N, Dorta-Estremera SM, Mendez LB, Espino AM. Recombinant Fasciola hepatica Fatty Acid Binding Protein as a Novel Anti-Inflammatory Biotherapeutic Drug in an Acute Gram-Negative Nonhuman Primate Sepsis Model. Microbiol Spectr. 2021 Dec 22;9(3):e0191021. doi: 10.1128/Spectrum.01910-21. Epub 2021 Dec 22. PMID: 34937173; PMCID: PMC8694124.
     

  19. Rabelo-Fernández RJ, Santiago-Sánchez GS, Sharma RK, Roche-Lima A, Carrion KC, Rivera RAN, Quiñones-Díaz BI, Rajasekaran S, Siddiqui J, Miles W, Rivera YS, Valiyeva F, Vivas-Mejia PE. Reduced RBPMS Levels Promote Cell Proliferation and Decrease Cisplatin Sensitivity in Ovarian Cancer Cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Jan 4;23(1):535. doi: 10.3390/ijms23010535. PMID: 35008958; PMCID: PMC8745614.
     

  20. Rosario-Rodríguez LJ, Gerena Y, García-Requena LA, Cartagena-Isern LJ, Cuadrado-Ruiz JC, Borges-Vélez G, Meléndez LM. Cannabinoid receptor type 2 agonist JWH-133 decreases cathepsin B secretion and neurotoxicity from HIV-infected macrophages. Sci Rep. 2022 Jan 7;12(1):233. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03896-3. PMID: 34996989; PMCID: PMC8741953.
     

  21. Borges-Vélez G, Rosado-Philippi J, Cantres-Rosario YM, Carrasquillo-Carrion K, Roche-Lima A, Pérez-Vargas J, González-Martínez A, Correa-Rivas MS, Meléndez LM. Zika virus infection of the placenta alters extracellular matrix proteome. J Mol Histol. 2021 Jul 15:10.1007/s10735-021-09994-w. doi: 10.1007/s10735-021-09994-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34264436; PMCID: PMC8760362.
     

  22. Joshipura KJ, Martínez-Lozano M, Ríos-Jiménez PI, Camacho-Monclova DM, Noboa-Ramos C, Alvarado-González GA, Lowe SR. Preparedness, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and Impact on Health in Puerto Rico. Int J Disaster Risk Reduct. 2022 Jan;67:102657. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102657. Epub 2021 Oct 28. PMID: 35036300; PMCID: PMC8754401.
     

  23. Thangarajh M, Bello L, Gordish-Dressman H; CINRG-DNHS Investigators. Longitudinal motor function in proximal versus distal DMD pathogenic variants. Muscle Nerve. 2021 Oct;64(4):467-473. doi: 10.1002/mus.27371. Epub 2021 Jul 23. PMID: 34255858; PMCID: PMC8780240.