RRC Publications



Morales, J., Vila, K., Gattis, J., Castro, W., Colon, K., Lubkowski, J., Sanabria, P., Hunter‑Mellado, R.F., and Washington, A.V. (2010). Soluble TLT-1 Modulates Platelet-Endothelial Cell Interactions and Actin Polymerization. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2010 Apr;21(3):229-36. PMID: 20093931.

Ramírez‑Rivera, J., MD, MACP; Cánova‑Díaz, C., MD; and Hunter‑Mellado, R.F., MD, MS, FACP. (2010). Knowledge and Implementation of the DNR in Internal Medicine Teaching Programs. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal. Vol.29 No. 2: 96-101. PMID: PMID: 20496523.

Santiago-Casas, Y., González‑Rivera, T.C., Castro-Santana, L.E., Ríos, G., Martínez, D., Rodríguez, V.E., González-Alcover, R., Mayor‑Becerra, A.M., Vila, L.M. Impact of Age on Clinical Manifestations and Outcome in Puerto Ricans with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ethn Dis, 2010 Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-191-5. PMID: 20521413 PMCID: 19537224.

Férnandez‑Santos, D.M., Figueroa‑Cosme, W.I., Gómez Mde A., Maysonet‑Cruz, J., Miranda‑Díaz, C., Sepúlveda, M., Ríos-Olivares, E., Hunter‑Mellado, R.F. Changes in Developmental Factors and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Early Adolescents in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis. 2010 Spring;20 (1 Suppl 1):S1‑122‑6. PMID: 20521399 PMCID: 19537224

Mayor‑Becerra, A.M., Dworkin, M., Quesada, L., Ríos-Olivares, E., Hunter-Mellado RF. The Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Kidney Disease in an HIV-infected Cohort in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis. 2010 Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-163-7. PMID: 20521408 PMCID: 19537224.

Mayor‑Becerra, A.M., Fernández‑Santos, D.M., Colón, H.M., Thomas, J.C., Hunter-Mellado, R.F. The Effectiveness Evaluation of a Multimedia Hepatitis C Prevention Program for Hispanic HIV-Infected Individuals.  Ethn Dis. 2010 Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-158-62. PMID: 20521407 PMCID: 19537224.

López-Cordova, N., Figueroa, W., Capriles, J., Vázquez, G.  Easier Recruitment of HIV Positive Women Versus HIV Negative Women:  Debunking the Myth.  Ethnicity and Disease.  Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-155-157 (2010). PMID: 20521406 PMCID: 19537224.

Figueroa, W., López, N., Capriles, J.  Mothers of Adolescent Girls:  Comparing HIV+ and Negative women. Ethnicity and Disease.  Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-127-130 (2010). PMID: 20521400 PMCID: 19537224.

Ríos, G., Mayor‑Becerra, A.M. Clinical and Sociodemographic Features of Puerto Ricans with Systemic Sclerosis. Ethn Dis, 2010 Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-185-9. PMID: 20521412 PMCID: 19537224.

Castro, L., Colón, M., Molina, M., Octaviani, M., Rodríguez, V., Mayor‑Becerra, A.M., Vilá, L.M. Efficacy of Two Cyclophosphamide Regimens for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis in Puerto Ricans: low vs. standard dose. Ethn Dis. 2010 Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-116-21. PMID: 20521398 PMCID: 19537224.

Benítez, L., MD; Vila, S., MD.; and Hunter‑Mellado, R.F., MD, MS, FACP. (2010). Hidden in Plain Sight: Macrophage Activation Syndrome Complicating Adult Onset Still’s Disease. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico: 79 – 82. PMID: In Process.

Pérez-Mercado,  A.E., MD; Maldonado-Martínez, G., MPH; Rivera del Río, J., MD, FACC, FACP; and Hunter‑Mellado,  R.F., MD, MS, FACP. (2010).  Cardiovascular Events during General Elections in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico: 28 – 34. PMID: In Process.

Miranda‑Díaz, C., MPHE; Fernández‑Santos, D.M., EdD, MS; Maldonado‑Martínez, G., MPH; Ramón‑Rodríguez, R.O., MS; Velázquez‑Díaz, M.,  MS; and Mayor‑Becerra, A.M., MD, MS; Hunter‑Mellado, R. F., MD, FACP, MS. (2010).  Changes in the Socio-demographics, Risk Behaviors and Clinical and Immunological Profile of a Cohort of Puerto Ricans Living with HIV Population: An update of the Retrovirus Research Center. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico: 45 – 54. PMID: In Process.

Figueroa‑Cosme, W.I., MD; Fernández‑Santos, D.M., EdD; Miranda‑Díaz, C., MPHE; Maysonet‑Cruz, J., BSHE; Ramón‑Rodríguez, R.O., MS. (2010).  Gender Differences in Social and Developmental Factors Affecting Puerto Rican Early-Adolescents. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico: 2010: 102 (03): 34-41.

Russe‑Gómez, L., MD; and Hunter‑Mellado, R. F., MD, FACP, MS. (2010). Late Presentation of Familial Mediterranean Fever: A Case Report. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico: 69 – 71. PMID: In Process.

Ramírez‑Marrero, F. A., PhD, De Jesús, E., MD, Santana‑Bagur, J., MD, Hunter‑Mellado, R. F., MD, Frontera, W., MD, PhD, Hoyner, M. J., MD.  Prevalence of Caridiometabolic Risk Factors in Hispanic Living with HIV. Ethn Dis. 2010 Autumn;2010. Vol.20. No 4, 423 – 428. PMID: 21305832.

Boukli, N.M., Saiyed, Z.M., Ricaurte, M. Rodriguez, J.W., Rios Olivares, E., Cubano, L.A., and Nair, M.P.N. (2010) Implications of ER Stress, the unfolded protein response and pro-and anti-apoptotic protein fingerprints in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells treated with alcohol. Alcohol Clin. Exp. Res. 34(12): 2081-2088. PMID 20860616 PMCID 2988982.

Martínez-Montemayor, M., Martínez, J., Otero, e., Cubano, L., Dharmawardhane, S.  Individual and Combined Soy Isoflavones Exert Differential Effects on Metastatic Cancer Progression.  Clin. Exp. Met 27(7):465-80. (2010). PMID: 20517637. PMCID: 2944964.

Morales, J., Villa, K., Gattis, J., Castro, W., Colón, K., Lubkowski, J., Sanabria, P., Hunter, R., Washington, A.V.  Soluble TLT-1 Modulates Platelet-Endothelial Cell Interactions and Actin Polymerization. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis.  21(3):229-36.  (2010). PMID:  20093931.  PMC: 2886849.




Banerjee, A., Lang J., Hung, M., Sengupta, K., Banerjee, S.K., Baksi, K., Banerjee, D. K. Unfolded Protein Response is Required in nu/nu Mice Microvasculature for Treating Breast Tumor with Tunicamycin.  19;286(33):29127-38 (2011) PMID: 21676868  PMCID: 3190720.*

Banerjee, D.K., Oliveira, C.M., Tavárez, J.J., Katiyar, V.N., Saha, S., Martínez, J.A., Banerjee, A., Sánchez, a., and Baksi, K. Importance of a Factor VIIIc-like Glycoprotein Expressed in Capillary Endothelial Cells (eFactor VIIIc) in Angiogenesis. In: MolecularImmunology and Complex carbohydrates-3. (Ed. Albert Wu) 705:453-464. (2011) PMID:  21618124.*

Boukli, N., Delgado, B., Ricaurte, M., Espino, A.  Fasciola Hepatica and Schistosoma Mansoni:  Identification of Common Proteins by Comparative Proteomic Analysis. J Parasitol. 97(5) 852-861(2011) Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  21506812.*

Bykhovskaia, M.  Synapsin Regulation of Vesicle Organization and Functional Pools.  Semin Cell Dev Biol. 22(4):367:92.  (2011).  PMID:21827866.

Eterovic, V., Pérez, D., Martins, A.H., Cuadrado, B., Carrasco, M., Ferchmin, P.  A Cembranoid Protects Acute Hippocampal Slices Against Paraoson Neurotoxicity.  Toxicology in Vitro. 25(7):1468-74.  (2011).  PMID: 21569834  PMCID:  3162106*

Fernández, D., Figueroa, W., Miranda, C., Maysonet, J., Mayor, A., Hunter, R.  Prevention Strategies for HIV Infection Risk Reduction among Hispanic/Latino Adolescents.  HIV Infection (Book4), Chapter Number 4.  (2011) ISBN: 979-953-307-190-8.*

Kang, S., Deren, S., Colón, H.  Differential Gender Effects of Depression on use of HIV Medications among HIV-Positive Puerto Rican drug Users. AIDS Care. 23(11):1467-71.  (2011).  PMID: 22022852

Livney, M., Clark, C., Kariawish, J., Cartmeli, S., Negrón, M., Nuñez, J., Xie, S., Entenza-Cabrera, F., Vega, I., Arnold, S.  Ethonoracial Differences in the Clinical Characteristics of Alzheimer’s Disease at Initial Presentation at an Urban Alzheimer’s Disease CenterAm J Geriatric Pesychiatry.  19(5):430-9. (2011) PMID: 21522051. PMID:  3085004.

Martínez, M., Rosario, R., Otero, E., Cubano, L., Dharmawardhane, S.  Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Expression of Key Molecules in Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  Nutrition and Cancer. Oct;63(7):1085-94. Epub Sep 2. 05:34  (2011). PMID:  21888505. PMCID: 3201987. NIHMSID:  NIHMS330291. *

Mayor AM, Fernández Santos DM, Dworkin MS, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. (2011). Toxoplasmic encephalitis in an AIDS cohort at Puerto Rico before and after highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 May; 84(5):838-41.  PMID: 21540399, PMCID: 3083757.

Mayor, A., Ruiz, Y., Fernández, D., Hunter, R.  HIV/AIDS Associated Malignant Disorders:  Role of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy.  Immunosuppression.  (2011). ISBN:  978-953-308-19-8.*

Nieves-Plaza M, Ortiz AP, Colón M, Molina MJ, Castro-Santana LE, Rodríguez VE, Mayor AM, Vilá LM. (2011). Outcome and predictors of kidney disease progression in puerto ricans with systemic lupus erythematosus initially presenting with mild renal involvement. J Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Jun;17(4):179-84. PMID: 21617555, PMCID: in process.

Rao, K., Boukli, N., Samikkannu, T., Cubano, L., Dakshayani, K, Nair, M.  Proteomic Profiling in PC-3M Prostate Cancer Cell Line and Cytotoxic Effects of Cucurma Longa.  The Open Proteomics Journal. Vol. (4):1-11 (2011 is an open access journal, meaning that the full-text of all published articles is made freely available on the journal’s website with no subscription or registration barriers.*

Reyes, J., Robles, R., Colón, H., Negron, J., Matos, T., Calderón, J.  Polydrug use and Attempted Suicide among hispanic Adolescents in Puerto Rico.  Arch Suicide Res. 15(2):151-159. (2011)  PMID:  21541861.

Seidel, K., Derst, Ch., Salzmann, M., Holtje, M., Priller, J., Markgraf, R., Heinemann, S.,  Heilmann, H., Skatchkov, S., Eaton, M., Veh, R., and Pruss, H.  Expression of the Voltage-and Ca2+-dependent BK Potassium Channel Subunits BKβ1 and BKβ4 in Rodent Astrocytes.  Glia 59:893-902.  (2011). PMID: 21438011.




Koeing S., Rodríguez, L., Bartholomew, C., Carmichael, T., Barrow, G., Cabié, A., Hunter, R., Vázquez, G., Quava, A., Adomakoh, N., Figueroa, P., Liautaud, B., Torres, M., Pape, J.  Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Outcomes in Seven Countries in the Caribbean.  AIDS 1;59(4):e60-e71 (2012).  PMID: 22240464.    PMCID: 3299899 * [Available on 2013/4/1]

Long, R., Hui, C., Jagota, A., Bykhovskaia, M.  Adhesion Energy can Regulate Vesicle Fusion and Stabilize Partially Fused States.  J. Royal Society Interface.  Epub Ahead of Print. (2012). PMID: 22258550

Martins, A., Alves, J., Pérez, D., Carrasco, M., Torres, W., Eterovic, V., Ferchmin, P., Ulrich, H.  Kinin-B2 Receptor Mediated Neuroprotection after NMDA Excitotoxicity is Reversed in the Presence of Kinin-B1 Receptor Agonists.  Published online PLoS One v.7(2): e30755. (2012) PMID: 22348022 PMCID: 3277507. *

Mazzio, E., Boukli, N., Rivera, N., Soliman, K.  Pericellular pH Homeostasis is a Primary function of the Warburg Effect:  Inversion of Metabolic Systems to Control Lactate Steady State in Tumor Cells.  Cancer Sci.  103(3):422:32.  (2012) PMID:  22320183.  PMCID:  3294166. *

Mayor, A., Ruiz, Y., Ferández, D., Hunter, R.  Neoplasm in HIV/AIDS Adult Population, before and After Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, In:  Immunosupression, INTECH.  (2012)  (Publication in process for February 2012). ISBN 978-953-308-19-8.

Reyes, J., Negrón, J., Colón, H., Padilla, A., Millán, M., Matos, T., Robles, R.  The Emerging of Xylazine as a new Drug of Abuse and its Health Consequences among Drug Users in Puerto Rico.  J. Urban Health. [Epub ahead of print]. (2012). PMID: 22391983

Ruiz-Candelaria, Y., Miranda, C., Hunter‑Mellado, R. F.  KRAS Mutation Profile in Puerto Rican Patients with Colorectal Cancer:  Trends in Expression of KRAS Mutation in PR between April 2009 to January 2011. www.asco.org and www.jco.org (available May 16, 2012)  (2012) e14102. (Book)*

Salgado, I., Serrano, M., García, J., Martínez, N., Maldonado, H., Báez, C., Lasalde, J., Silva W.  SorLA in Glia:  Shared Subcellular Distribution Patterns with Caveolin-1.  Cell Mol Neurbiol. (2012)  PMID: 22127416.

Sepúlveda L., De la Rosa, A., Cumba, L., Boukli, N., Ríos-Olivares, E., Cubano, L.  Prevalence of Drug Resistance and Associated Mutations in a Population of HIV-1+ Puerto Ricans: 2006-2010.  AIDS Research and Treatment.  Volume 2012, Article ID 934041, doi:10.1155/2012/934041. (2012)