Publications 2009-2010

Journal Articles

  1. Acevedo-Torres K, Berríos L, Rosario N, Dufault V, Skatchkov S, Eaton MJ, Torres-Ramos CA,Ayala-Torres SMitochondrial DNA damage is a hallmark of chemically induced and the R6/2 transgenic model of Huntington's disease. DNA Repair (Amst). 2009 Jan 1;8(1):126-36. Epub 2008 Nov 20.
  2. Acevedo-Torres K, Fonseca-Williams S, Ayala-Torres S, Torres-Ramos CA. Requirement of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae APN1 gene for the repair of mitochondrial DNA alkylation damage.Environ Mol Mutagen. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 May 1.
  3. Alegria M, Canino G, Shrout PE, Woo M, Duan N, Vila D, Torres M, Chen C, and XL Meng.Prevalence of mental illness in immigrant and non-immigrant U.S. Latino groups. Am J Psychiatry. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 July 20.
  4. Alegria M, Shrout PE, Torres M, Lewis-Fernández R, Abelson J, Powell M, Lin J, Interian A, Laderman M, and Canino GLessons Learned from the Clinical Reappraisal Study of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview with Latinos. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 January 1.
  5. Alegria M, Takeuchi D, Canino G, Duan N, Shrout P, Meng XL, Vega W, Zane N, Vila D, Woo M, Vera M, Guarnaccia P, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Sue S, Escobar J, Lin KM, and Gong F. Considering Context, Place, and Culture: The National Latino and Asian American Study. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 November 6.
  6. Alegria M, Vila D, Woo M, Canino G, Takeuchi D, Vera M, Febo V, Guarnaccia P, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, and Shrout P. Cultural Relevance and Equivalence in the NLAAS Instrument: Integrating Etic and Emic in the Development of Cross-Cultural Measures for a Psychiatric Epidemiology and Services Study of Latinos. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 November 2.
  7. Bean JF, Kiely DK, LaRose S, O'Neill E, Goldstein R, Frontera WRIncreased velocity exercise specific to task training versus the National Institute on Aging's strength training program: changes in limb power and mobility. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Sep;64(9):983-91. Epub 2009 May 4.
  8. Berríos-López Y, Cádiz-Blackman J, Vélez-Hernández Y, Venegas HL, Ortiz AEffectiveness of a back school program in the application of body mechanics principles.P R Health Sci J. 2009 Mar;28(1):48-53.
  9. Bonjour JP, Guéguen L, Palacios C, Shearer MJ, Weaver CM. Minerals and vitamins in bone health: the potential value of dietary enhancement. Br J Nutr. 2009 Jun;101(11):1581-96. Epub 2009 Apr 1.
  10. Burgos-Robles A, Vidal-Gonzalez I, and Quirk GJSustained conditioned responses in prelimbic prefrontal neurons are correlated with fear expression and extinction failure. J Neurosci. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 January 1.
  11. Calo WA, Quintana R, Catoni I, Valle Y, Alvarez JJ, Colón WM, Delgado MS, Estrella M, González AL, Kallis M, Marrero VM, Meléndez L, Miranda AI, Nieves K, Osorio L, Rodríguez JM, Torres A, Suárez E, Ortiz APClinical conditions associated with environmental exposures: an epidemiologic study in two communities in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2009 Jun;28(2):126-34.
  12. Canino G, Vega WA, Sribney WM, Warner LA, and Alegría M. Social Relationships, Social Assimilation, and Substance-Use Disorders among Adult Latinos in the U.S.J Drug Issues. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 December 14.
  13. Clatts MC, Colón-López V, Giang LM, Goldsamt LA. Prevalence and Incidence of HCV Infection among Vietnam Heroin Users with Recent Onset of Injection. J Urban Health. 2009 Dec 30.
  14. Conde JG, De S, Hall RW, Johansen E, Meglan D, Peng GC. Telehealth innovations in health education and training. Telemed J E Health. 2010 Jan-Feb;16(1):103-6.
  15. De Mello WCCell swelling, impulse conduction, and cardiac arrhythmias in the failing heart. Opposite effects of angiotensin II and angiotensin (1-7) on cell volume regulation. Mol Cell Biochem. 2009 Oct;330(1-2):211-7. Epub 2009 May 30.
  16. De Mello WCRenin Angiotensin system as a regulator of cell volume. Implications to myocardial ischemia. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2009 Jan;5(1):65-8.
  17. Domenici P, Booth D, Blagburn JM, Bacon JP. Escaping away from and towards a threat.Communicative and Integrative Biol. 2: 497-500; 2009.
  18. Duconge J, Cadilla CL, Windemuth A, Kocherla M, Gorowski K, Seip RL, Bogaard K, Renta JY, Piovanetti P, D'Agostino D, Santiago-Borrero PJ, Ruaño G.Prevalence of combinatorial CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genotypes in Puerto Ricans: implications for warfarin management in Hispanics. Ethn Dis. 2009 Autumn;19(4):390-5.
  19. Espino AM, Rivera F. Quantitation of cytokine mRNA by real-time RT-PCR during a vaccination trial in a rabbit model of fascioliasis. Vet Parasitol. 2009 Dec 22.
  20. Fortuna LR, Perez DJ, Canino G, Sribney W, and Alegria M. Prevalence and Correlates of Lifetime Suicidal Ideation and Attempts among Latino Subgroups in the United States. J Clin Psychiatry. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 November 6.
  21. Frontera WRResearch priorities in rehabilitation medicine. Int J Rehabil Res. 2009 Dec;32(4):279.
  22. García-Crescioni K, Fort TJ, Stern E, Brezina V, Miller MWFeedback from peripheral musculature to central pattern generator in the neurogenic heart of the crab Callinectes sapidus: role of mechanosensitive dendrites. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jan;103(1):83-96. Epub 2009 Oct 14.
  23. García-Crespo K, Cadilla C, Skolasky R, Meléndez LM (2010) Restricted HIV-1 replication in placental macrophages is caused by inefficient viral transcription. J Leukoc Biol. 2010 Apr;87(4):633-6.
  24. Gonzalez MJ, Rosario-Perez G, Guzman AM, Miranda-Massari JR, Duconge J, Lavergne J, Fernandez N, Ortiz N, Quintero del Rio AI, Mikirova N, Riordan NH, Ricart CM. Mitochondria, Energy and Cancer: The Relationship with Ascorbic Acid. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. 25(1):29-37; 2010.
  25. Gregory CJ, Llata E, Stine N, Gould C, Santiago LM, Vazquez GJ, Robledo IE, Srinivasan A, Goering RV, Tomashek KM. Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Puerto Rico associated with a novel carbapenemase variant. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 May;31(5):476-84.
  26. Guarnaccia PJ, Martinez Pincay I., Alegria M, Shrout P, Lewis-Fernandez R, and Canino G.Assessing Diversity among Latinos: Results from the NLAAS. Hisp J Behav Sci. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 August 10.
  27. Holmes A, Quirk GJPharmacological facilitation of fear extinction and the search for adjunct treatments for anxiety disorders - the case of yohimbine. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2010 Jan;31(1):2-7.
  28. Joshipura KJ, Hung HC, Li TY, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Stampfer MJ, Colditz G, Willett WC. Intakes of fruits, vegetables and carbohydrate and the risk of CVD. Public Health Nutr. 12(1):115-21; 2009.
  29. Joshipura KJ, Zevallos JC, Ritchie CS. Strength of Evidence Relating Periodontal Disease and atherosclerotic Disease. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2009 Spe;30(7):430-9. Review.
  30. Li G, Nair SS, and Quirk GJA Biologically Realistic Network Model of Acquisition and Extinction of Conditioned Fear Associations in Lateral Amygdala Neurons J Neurophysiol. 2009 March; 101(3): 1629–1646. Published online 2008 November 26.
  31. López M, Ortiz AP, Vargas R. Prevalence of urinary incontinence and its association with body mass index among women in Puerto Rico. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Oct;18(10):1607-14.
  32. *Luciano-Montalvo C, Melendez LMCystatin B Associate with signal transducer andd activator of transcription 1 in monocyte-derived and placental macrophages.Placenta. 30(5):464-6; 2009.
  33. Martínez KG, Acosta Pérez E, Ramírez R, Canino G, and Rand C. The role of caregivers’ depressive symptoms and asthma beliefs on asthma outcomes among low-income Puerto Rican children. J Asthma. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 July 29.
  34. Martínez KG, Quirk GJExtending fear extinction beyond anxiety disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Mar 15;65(6):453-4.
  35. Martínez-Rubio C, Serrano GE, and Miller MWOctopamine promotes rhythmicity but not synchrony in a bilateral pair of bursting motor neurons in the feeding circuit of Aplysia. J. Experimental Biology 213: 1182-94; 2010.
  36. Michaud DS, Liu Y, Meyer M, Giovannucci E, Joshipura KPeriodontal disease, tooth loss, and cancer risk in male health professionals: a prospective cohort study. Lancet Oncol. 550-8.
  37. Miller TW, Pérez-Torres M, Narasanna A, Guix M, Stål O, Pérez-Tenorio G, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Hennessy BT, Mills GB, Kennedy JP, Lindsley CW, Arteaga CL. Loss of Phosphatase and Tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10 engages ErbB3 and insulin-like growth factor-I receptor signaling to promote antiestrogen resistance in breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2009 May 15;69(10):4192-201. Epub 2009 May 12.
  38. Mocco J, Snyder KV, Albuquerque FC, Bendok BR, Alan S B, Carpenter JS, Fiorella DJ, Hoh BL, Howington JU, Jankowitz BT, Liebman KM, Rai AT, Rodriguez-Mercado R, Siddiqui AH, Veznedaroglu E, Hopkins LN, Levy EI. Treatment of intracranial aneurysms with the Enterprise stent: a multicenter registry.J Neurosurg. 2009 Jan;110(1):35-9.
  39. Mulholland PJ, Woodward Hopf F, Bukiya AN, Martin GE, Liu J, Dopico AM, Bonci A, Treistman SN, and Judson L. Chandler Sizing up Ethanol-Induced Plasticity: The Role of Small and Large Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 October 12.
  40. Muñoz-Antonia T, Torrellas-Ruiz M, Clavell J, Mathews LA, Muro-Cacho CA, Báez A. Aberrant methylation inactivates transforming growth factor Beta receptor I in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Int J Otolaryngol. 2009;2009:848695. Epub 2009 Jun 14.
  41. Ortega AN, Feldman JM, Canino G, Steinman K, and Alegría M. Co-occurrence of mental and physical illness in U.S. Latinos. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 December 11.
  42. Ortiz AP, Calo WA, Suárez-Balseiro C, Maura-Sardo M, Suárez E. Bibliometric assessment of cancer research in Puerto Rico, 1903-2005. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2009 Apr;25(4):353-61.
  43. Pagán-Mercado G, Rivera-Ruiz ME, Segarra-Román F, Rodríguez-Medina JR. Antifungal research strategies aiming for new targets. P R Health Sci J. 2009 Sep;28(3):220-6. Review.
  44. Palacios C, Joshipura KJ and Willett WC. Nutrition and health: guidelines for dental practitioners. Oral Diseases 2009; 15:369-381.
  45. Palacios C, Wigertz K, Martin BR, Braun M, Pratt JH, Peacock M, Weaver CM. Racial differences in potassium homeostasis in response to differences in dietary sodium in girls. AM J Clin Nutr. 91(3):597-603.
  46. Palavicini JP , O’Connell MA, Rosenthal JJAn extra double-stranded RNA binding domain confers high activity to a squid RNA editing enzyme. RNA. 15(6):1208-18; 2009.
  47. Parrilla-Carrero J, Figueroa O, Lugo A, García-Sosa R, Brito-Vargas P, Cruz B, Rivera M, Barreto-Estrada JLThe anabolic steroids testosterone propionate and nandrolone, but not 17alpha-methyltestosterone, induce conditioned place preference in adult mice. Drug Alcohol Depend. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 February 1.
  48. Pérez Laspiur J, Burton JL, Weber PS, Moore J, Kirkwood RN, Trottier NL. Dietary protein intake and stage of lactation differentially modulate amino acid transporter mRNA abundance in porcine mammary tissue. J Nutr. 2009 Sep;139(9):1677-84. Epub 2009 Jul 22.
  49. Pérez-Vélez ME, García-Nieves T, Colón-Sánchez C, Martínez IInduction of neutralization antibodies in mice by Dengue-2 envelope DNA vaccines. P R Health Sci J. 2009 Sep;28(3):239-50.
  50. Peters J, Kalivas PW, Quirk GJExtinction circuits for fear and addiction overlap in prefrontal cortex.Learn Mem. 2009 Apr 20;16(5):279-88. Print 2009 May.
  51. Pietri R, Lewis A, León RG, Casabona G, Kiger L, Yeh SR, Fernandez-Alberti S, Marden MC, Cadilla CL, López-Garriga J. Factors controlling the reactivity of hydrogen sulfide with hemeproteins. Biochemistry. 2009 Jun 9;48(22):4881-94.
  52. Quirk GJ, Martinez KG, and Nazario Rodríguez LL. Translating findings from basic fear research to clinical psychiatry in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 June 8.
  53. Quirk GJ, Milad MR. Neuroscience: Editing out fear. Nature. 2010 Jan 7;463(7277):36-7.
  54. Quirk GJ and Mueller D. Neural Mechanisms of Extinction Learning and Retrieval. Neuropsychopharmacology. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 April 13.
  55. Quirk GJ, Sotres-Bayon F. Signaling aversive events in the midbrain: worse than expected. Neuron. 2009 Mar 12;61(5):655-6.
  56. Ramos C, Pietri R, Lorenzo W, Roman E, Granell LB, Cadilla CL, López-Garriga J (2010)Recombinant hemoglobin II from Lucina pectinata: a large-scale method for hemeprotein expression in E. coli. Protein J. 2010 Feb;29(2):143-51.
  57. Reid KF, Callahan DM, Carabello RJ, Phillips EM, Frontera WR, and Fielding RA. Lower extremity power training in elderly subjects with mobility limitations: a randomized controlled trial. Aging Clin Exp Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 April 27.
  58. Ringer AJ, Rodriguez-Mercado R, Veznedaroglu E, Levy EI, Hanel RA, Mericle RA, Lopes DK, Lanzino G, Boulos AS. Defining the risk of retreatment for aneurysm recurrence or residual after initial treatment by endovascular coiling: a multicenter study. Neurosurgery. 2009 Aug;65(2):311-5; discussion 315.
  59. Rivera L, López-Garriga J, and Cadilla CLCharacterization of the full length mRNA coding for Lucina pectinata HbIII revealed an alternative polyadenylation site Gene. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 February 28.
  60. Robledo IE, Aquino EE, Santé MI, Santana JL, Otero DM, León CF, Vázquez GJ. Detection of KPC in Acinetobacter spp. in Puerto Rico.Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Mar;54(3):1354-7. Epub 2009 Dec 28.
  61. Rodriguez Romaguera J Sostres Bayon F, Mueller D, Quirk GJSystemic Propranolol acts centrally to reduce conditioned fear in rats without impairing extinction. Biol Psychiatry. 15; 65(10:887-92; 2009.
  62. Romaguera J, Ortiz AP, Roca FJ, Colón G, Suárez E. Factors Associated with metabolic sundrome in a simple of women in Puerto Rico. Menopause. 2009 Octl 30.
  63. Romero Marrero C, Ortiz AP, Pérez CM, Pérez J, Torres EA. Survival of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Puerto Rico. PRHSJ. 28(2)105-13; June 2009.
  64. Sariol CA, Galib Y, Pantoja P, Colón L, González A, Tormos LM, Santana J, Luciano CA, González-Martínez J, Kraiselburd EN. Fatal granulomatous meningoencephalitis associated to mycobacterium mucogenicum-like microorganism: a case report. P R Health Sci J. 2009 Sep;28(3):276-80.
  65. Seip RL, Duconge J, Ruaño G. Implementing Genotype-guided Antithrombotic Therapy. Future Cardiology. 6(3): 409-24; 2010.
  66. Stern E, Fort TJ, Miller MW, Peskin CS, and Brezina V. Decoding modulation of the neuromuscular transform. Neurocomputing. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 September 16.
  67. Stern E, García-Crescioni K, Miller MW, Peskin CS, Brezina V. A method for decoding the neurophysiological spike-response transform. J Neurosci Methods. 2009 Nov 15;184(2):337-56. Epub 2009 Aug 18.
  68. Suri P, Kiely DK, Leveille SG, Frontera WR, Bean JF. Trunk muscle attributes are associated with balance and mobility in older adults: a pilot study. PM R. 2009 Oct;1(10):916-24.
  69. Thompson EB, Medh RD, Zhou F, Ayala-Torres S, Ansari N, Zhang W, and BH Johnson.Glucocorticoids, oxysterols, and cAMP with glucocorticoids each cause apoptosis of CEM cells and suppress c-myc. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 October 27.
  70. Toro E, Nascimento MM, Suarez-Perez E, Burne RA, Elias-Boneta A, Morou-Bermudez EThe effect of sucrose on plaque and saliva urease levels in vivo. Arch Oral Biol. 2010 Mar;55(3):249-54. Epub 2010 Jan 21.
  71. Toro Nieves D (mentee, LM), Perez Laspiur J, Ciborowski P, Duan F, Wojna V, Meléndez LM. 2009.Proteomic analysis of HIV-1 infected monocyte-derived macrophage following infection with primary viral strains isolated from Hispanic women with cognitive impairment. J Neurovirology 1:36-50.
  72. Treistman SN, Martin GE. BK Channels: mediators and models for alcohol tolerance. Trends Neurosci. 2009 Dec;32(12):629-37. Epub 2009 Sep 24.
  73. Vázquez-Acevedo N, Reyes-Colón D, Ruíz-Rodríguez EA, Rivera NM, Rosenthal J, Kohn AB, Moroz LL, Sosa MA. Cloning and immunoreactivity of the 5-HT 1Mac and 5-HT 2 Mac receptors in the central nervous system of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. J Comp Neurol. 513(4):399-416; 2009.
  74. Vázquez-Acevedo N, Rivera NM, Torres-González AM, Rullan-Matheu Y, Ruíz-Rodríguez EA, Sosa MAGYRKPPFNGSIFamide (Gly-SIFamide) modulates aggression in the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Biol Bull. 2009 Dec;217(3):313-26.
  75. Wentzell MM, Martínez-Rubio C, Miller MW, Murphy AD. Comparative neurobiology of feeding in the opisthobranch sea slug, Aplysia, and the pulmonate snail, Helisoma: evolutionary considerations.Brain Behav Evol. 2009;74(3):219-30. Epub 2009 Dec 21.
  76. Wolter DJ, Khalaf N, Robledo IE, Vázquez GJ, Sante MI, Aquino EE, Goering RV, Hanson ND.Surveillance of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Puerto Rican Medical Center Hospitals: dissemination of KPC and IMP-18 beta-lactamases. Antimicrob agents Chemother. 2009 Apr;53(4):1660-4. Epub 2009 Feb 2.


  1. Colón-Lorenzo EE, Serrano AE, Nicholas Jr. HB, Wymore T, Ropelewski AJ, González-Méndez R. The Plasmodium Glutathione S-transferase: Bioinformatics Characterization and Classification into the Sigma Class. In: Fred A, Filipe J, Gamboa H, editors. Proceedings of Bioinformatics 2010, 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics, pp 173-180. Lisbon, Portugal, ISBN: 978-989-674-019-1.
  2. De Mello W and Forhlich E, eds. Renin Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Disease. New York: Springler, 2009. ISBN 978-1-60761-185-1


  1. Alvarez S.H. and Martinez I. Development of Dengue-3 DNA Vaccine Expressing the Pre Membrane and Envelope Proteins T-015. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Washington, DC. November 2009
  2. Caban, K., Mousley, A., Maule, A.G., Espino, A.M. Probing the expression and function of two excretory/secretory antigens in different life stages of Fasciola hepatica. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Washington, DC. November 2009
  3. Cadilla CL. Genetic Studies of the admixed Puerto Rican population, DIRA Workshop NIAMS, NIH Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Section. Bethesda, Maryland. Oral; May 2009
  4. Caraballo E, Hunsperger E. and Martínez I. Pathogenesis Studies in the Puerto Rico WNV Isolates. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Washington, DC., November 2009
  5. Casanovas J, Franco HL, and Cadilla CL. The bHLH Protein Twist2 Regulates Expression of the CHRDL1 (Chordin-like 1) Gene in Human Skin Fibroblasts. 61st Southeastern Regional Meeting Of The American Chemical Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Oral; October 2009;
  6. Colón L, González B, González G, Mordi I, Serrano A, Ferrer I. Molecular characterization of the pybcrp gene in drug resistant lines in Plasmodium yoelii. Séptimo Congreso de Investigación Científica. American University of Puerto Rico. Bayamón, Puerto Rico, November 2009
  7. Colón L, González B, González G, Mordi I, Serrano A, Ferrer I. Molecular characterization of the pybcrp gene in drug resistant lines in Plasmodium yoelii. Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists Semi Annual Meeting. UPR-Humacao Campus. Humacao, Puerto Rico, December 2009
  8. Colón L, González B, González G, Mordi I, Serrano A, Ferrer I. Molecular characterization of the pybcrp gene in drug resistant lines in Plasmodium yoelii. 2010 Puerto Rico IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-INBRE). Hotel El Convento. San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 2010
  9. Colón-Lorenzo E, Serrano AE, Hugh B. N., Wymore T, Ropelewski A. Gonzáles-Méndez R. The Plasmodium Glutathione S-Transferase: Bioinformatics Characterization and classification into the Sigma Class. First International Conference on Bioinformatics. Valencia, España. Oral, January 2010
  10. Colón-Lorenzo E, Serrano AE, Hugh B. N., Wymore T, Ropelewski A. Gonzáles-Méndez R. Bioinformatics Characterization of The Plasmodium Glutathione S-Transferase. 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference. Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. (Oral and Poster Presentation); December 2009
  11. Díaz-Vázquez G, Castro Maria del R, Ayala-Torres S. Detection of protein carbonylations in the human lymphoblastic leukemia CEM cells. “Poster Day” – BIOMINDS. Universidad de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Rio Piedras. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2010
  12. Espino AM and Rivera F. Development of a Quantitative Real Time PCR to Analyze the Expression Profile of Th1 / Th2 Cytokines Genes in a Rabbit Model of Fascioliasis. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Washington, DC., November 2009
  13. Fernández-Repollet E. Making the Most of RCMI Collaborations. Annual NCRR/NIBIB P41 Program PI Meeting. Bethesda, Maryland. October 2009.
  14. Fernández-Repollet E, Schwartz A. The Puerto Rico Biomedical Research Education Program, Global Health and Innovation Conference. Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut. April 2010.
  15. Fernández-Repollet E. Technologies for Licensing at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus, AUTM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2010
  16. Figueroa O, Espino AM. Possible Role for Toll like Receptors in Interaction of Fasciola hepatica Excretory / Secretory Products with Monocite Cells. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Washington, DC. November 2009
  17. Gaudier J F, Espino AM. A novel recombinant Fasciola hepatica protein belonging to the methyl transferase protein-like family is a useful antigen for immunodiagnosis and a potential target for immunoprophylaxis. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Washington, DC., November 2009
  18. González-Pons M, Gonzáles-Méndez R, Serrano AE Phylogenetic analysis of the Plasmodium berghei multidrug resistance associated protein (pbMRP). ASTMH 58th Annual Meeting, Washington DC. November 2009
  19. Gonzalez-Pons M, Vega-Rodriguez J, Franke-Fayard B, Colon-Rivera HA, Garcia MI, Janse C, Waters A and Serrano AE. Disruption of the multidrug resistance associated (mrp) gene in Plasmodium berghei. Society of Microbiology of Puerto Rico semiannual convention (invited oral presentation). San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 2009
  20. Kraft-Terry, S. Monocytes from HIV-1 infected Hispanic women with cognitive impairment show a unique proteomic signature. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. Omaha, Nebraska. February 2010
  21. LLata E, Gregory C, Stine N, E. Lopez E, Laboy O, Soto RQ, Hernandez M, Lledo W, Hernandez E, Santiago N, García E, Cortes A, Vázquez GJ, Robledo IE, Patel J, Tomashek K, Srinivasan A and Gould C. Investigation of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae in Hospital A, Puerto Rico, 2008. Abts. 553 19th Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America. San Diego, California. March 2009
  22. Pagan-Mercado G and Rodriguez-Medina JR. Evidence for cross-talk between PKC1 and TOR signaling pathways in the cell wall stress response of the myo1 cytokinesis mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae ASBMB Annual Meeting. Anaheim, California April 2010.
  23. Pastrana Mena RJ, Dinglasan RR, Vega Rodríguez, Franke-Fayard, B, Fuentes-Caraballo M , Baerga-Ortiz A Coppens I, Jacobs-Lorena M, Waters AP, Janse CJ,Serrano AE. Disruption of Plasmodium berghei glutathione reductase compromised parasite development in the sexual stages. ASTMH 58th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 2009
  24. Rivera A, Serrano A, Ferrer I. Analysis of the thioredoxin reductase gene of Plasmodium yoelii. Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists Semi Annual Meeting. UPR-Humacao Campus. Humacao, Puerto Rico. December 2009
  25. Rivera A, Serrano A, Ferrer I. Analysis of the thioredoxin reductase gene of Plasmodium yoelii. Séptimo Congreso de Investigación Científica. American University of Puerto Rico. Bayamón, Puerto Rico, November 2009
  26. Rivera A, Serrano A, Ferrer I. Molecular characterization of the thioredoxin reductase gene of Plasmodium yoelii. 2010 Puerto Rico IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-INBRE). Hotel El Convento. San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 2010
  27. Rivera-Mariani F, Nazario S and Bolaños B. Prevalence of IgE Reactivities by Rhinitis and Asthmatic Patiens to Biological Airborne Particulate. AAAAI Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010
  28. Rivera Rivera L, Pérez Laspiur J, Plaud Valentín M, Meléndez L. Cystatin B associates with proteins related to HIV replication. J Neuroimm. Pharmacol. 16th Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology (SNIP) Conference. Los Angeles, California, 2010
  29. Rivera-Ruiz M and Rodriguez- Medina JR. Translational regulation of the stress response in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae cytokinesis mutant myo1D. ASBMB Annual Meeting. Anaheim, California. April 2010
  30. Rivera, S., Siddiqui, A., Nicholls, D., Torres-Ramos, C.A., Andersen, J.K. and Ayala-Torres S. Mutant huntingtin leads to increased levels of mitochondrial DNA damage and mitochondrial dysfunction in mouse striatal cells. United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, Mitochondrial Medicine 2009. Capitol Hill, Virginia. June 2009
  31. Rivera-Sánchez S, Castro del R, Siddiqui A, Nicholls GD, Torres-Ramos C, Andersen JK and Ayala-Torres S. Mitochondrial DNA lesions increase in striatal mouse neuronal cells expressing mutant huntingtin and correlate with loss of mitochondrial function. Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference. Ponce, Puerto Rico, December 2009
  32. Robledo IE, Aquino EE, and Vázquez GJ. Detection of KPC and other Beta-lactamases (BLs) in Acinetobacter species (AS), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA), Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) and Escherichia coli (EC) during a PCRbased surveillance study in Puerto Rico (PR). Abstr. 49th Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. San Francisco, California; September 2009
  33. Rodriguez E, Plaud M, Romeu R, Melendez LM. .Late HIV Infection Modulates the Expression and Activity of Cathepsin B, and its Inhibitors in Macrophages: Implications Neuropathogenesis. HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Marselle, France. Oral, March 2010
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