Hector M. Maldonado

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1991 University of California, Davis

Academic Department(s)
Department of Pharmacology

Research Area
Cell Biology

Research Interest
Cellular Caveolin expression
Signal transduction and protein-protein interactions

Selected Publications
γ-Aminobutyric acid type a receptor inhibition triggers a nicotinic neuroprotective mechanism. Ferchmin PA, Pérez D, Castro Alvarez W, Penzo MA, Maldonado HM, Eterovic VA. J Neurosci Res. 2013 Mar;91(3):416-25.

SorLA in glia: shared subcellular distribution patterns with caveolin-1.  Salgado IK, Serrano M, García JO, Martínez NA, Maldonado HM, Báez-Pagán CA, Lasalde-Dominicci JA, Silva WI.  Cell Mol Neurobiolo. 2012 Apr;32(3):409-21.

P2Y2 receptor desensitization on single endothelial cells. Sanabria P, Ross E, Ramirez E, Colon K, Hernandez M, Maldonado HM, Silva WI, Jimenez-Rivera CA, Gonzalez FA. Endothelium. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):43-51. 

Downregulation of Kir4.1 inward rectifying potassium channel subunits by RNAi impairs potassium transfer and glutamate uptake by cultured cortical astrocytes.  Kucheryavykh YV, Kucheryavykh LY, Nichols CG, Maldonado HM, Baksi K, Reichenbach A, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ.  Glia. 2007 FEb;55(3):274-81.

Tobacco cembranoids protect the function of acute hippocampal slices against NMDA by a mechanism mediated by alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptors.  Ferchmin PA, Hao J, Perez D, Penzo M, Maldonado HM, Gonzalez MT, Rodriguez AD, de Vellis J.  J Neurosci Res. 2005 Dec 1;82(5):631-41.


Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel  (787) 798-3001 ext. 2045
e-mail: hmaldonado1@gmail.com