José W. Rodríguez

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 1998, Morehouse School of Medicine

Academic Department(s)
Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area
Cellular and Molecular Immunology

Research Interest
Immunopathologic mechanisms of chronic diseases
Immunological biomarkers for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of chronic diseases
Immunotherapeutic approaches for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases

Selected Publications
Antibacterial Activity of 2-Alkynoic Fatty Acids Against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria. Sanabria-Rios DJ, Rivera-Torres Y, Maldonado-Dominguez G, Domínguez I, Ríos C, Díaz D, Rodríguez JW, Altieri-Rivera JS, Ríos-Olivares E, Cintrón G, Montano N, Caballeira N.   Chem Phys. Lipids. 2014 Feb;178:84-91.  
Combinatorial cytotoxic effects of Curcuma longa and Zingiber officinale on the PC-3M prostate cancer cell line. Kurapati KR, Samikkannu T, Kadiyala DB, Zainulabedin SM, Gandhi N, Sathaye SS, Indap MA, Boukli N, Rodriguez JW, Nair MP. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Oct 12;0(0):1-8. 

Implications of ER stress, the unfolded protein response, and pro- and anti-apoptotic protein fingerprints in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells treated with alcohol. Boukli NM, Saiyed ZM, Ricaurte M, Rodriguez JW, Ríos Olivares E, Cubano LA, Nair MP. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Dec;34(12):2081-8.

Upregulation of serotonin transporter by alcohol in human dendritic cells: possible implication in neuroimmune deregulation. Babu DK, Diaz A, Samikkannu T, Rao KV, Saiyed ZM, Rodriguez JW, Nair MP. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Oct;33(10):1731-8.
Differential regulation of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) by HIV type 1 clade B and C Tat protein.Samikkannu T, Saiyed ZM, Rao KV, Babu DK, Rodriguez JW, Papuashvili MN, Nair MP. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2009 Mar;25(3):329-35.
Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

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