Wanda Vélez

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1998; Tufts University, Boston, MA

Academic Department(s)
Biochemistry

Research Area
Neuroscience

Research Interest
Torpedo acetylcholine receptor

Selected Publications 
Dietary methionine effects on plasma homocysteine and HDL metabolism in mice. Velez-Carrasco W, Merkel M, Twiss CO, Smith JD. J Nutr Biochem. 2008 Jun;19(6):362-70. 
 
Alpha-conotoxin residues that interact at close range with gamma-tyrosine-111 and mutant delta-tyrosine-113 on the Torpedo nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Vélez-Carrasco W, Valdés S, Agresar L, Lettich A, Guerra AY, Hann RM. Biochemistry. 2004 Oct 5;43(39):12700-8.
 
Fish consumption shifts lipoprotein subfractions to a less atherogenic pattern in humans. Li Z, Lamon-Fava S, Otvos J, Lichtenstein AH, Velez-Carrasco W, McNamara JR, Ordovas JM, Schaefer EJ. J Nutr. 2004 Jul;134(7):1724-8.
 
Dietary and plasma lipid, lipoprotein, and apolipoprotein profiles among elderly Hispanics and non-Hispanics and their association with diabetes. Bermudez OI, Velez-Carrasco W, Schaefer EJ, Tucker KL. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Dec;76(6):1214-21.
 
Selective uptake from LDL is stimulated by unsaturated fatty acids and modulated by cholesterol content in the plasma membrane: role of plasma membrane composition in regulating non-SR-BI-mediated selective lipid transfer. Seo T, Velez-Carrasco W, Qi K, Hall M, Worgall TS, Johnson RA, Deckelbaum RJ. Biochemistry. 2002 Jun 25;41(25):7885-94.
 
Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x 2036
e-mail: wanda.velez@uccaribe.edu