RCMI Publications





1. Banerjee, A., Baksi, K., duran, E., Rivera, A., Banerjee, D.K.  Unfolded Protein Response Reduces the Survival Potential of IF-1 Stimulated Capillary Endothelial Cells.  19;286(33):29127-38 (2011) PMID: 21676868

2. 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.*

3. 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.

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

5. 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

6. 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.

7 .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. PMC: 3201987. NIHMSID:  NIHMS330291  *

8. Mayor, A., Fernández, D., Dworkin, M., Ríos-Olivares, E., Hunter-Mellado, R.  Toxoplasmic Encephalitis in an AIDS Cohort at Puerto Rico before and after HAART.  Am J Trop Med Hyg. 84(5):838-41. (2011).  PMID: 21540399, PMCID: 3083757 *

9. Nieves-Plaza, M., Ortiz, A., Colón, M., Molina, J., Castro, L., Rodríguez, V., Mayor, A., Vilá, L.  Outcome and predictors of kidney disease progression in puerto ricans withSystemic Lupus Erythematosus Initially Presenting with mild Renal Involvement.  J Clin Rheumatol.  17(4):179-84. (2011) PMID: 21617555  PMCID: In Process.

10. 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).*

11. 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.

12. 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. (2011)  PMID: 22127416.

13. 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.


In Press & Submitted (2011)

1. Banerjee, A., Chakraborty, K., Hung, M-C., Banerjee, S.K., Baksi, K., Banerjee, D.K.  Tunicamycin Inhibits Angiogenesis and Reduces Breast Tumor Growth in Nude Mice.  Cancer Res.  (Submitted) (2011).

2. Kim, D., Boroujerdi, A., Li. K., Deng, P.,  Zhang, X., Schikorski, T., Eroglu, C., Barres, B., Coupe, M.  Thrombospondin-4 Contributes to Spinal Sensitization and Neuropathic Pain.  Nature Medicine. (In Review) (2011).

3. 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 (Submitted) (2011).

4. Long, R., Hui, C., Jagota, A., Bykhovskaia, M.  Adhesion Energy can Regulate Vesicle Fusion and Stabilize Partially Fused States.  J. Royal Society Interface.  ( In Press) (2011).

5. Maldonado, G., Fernández, D., Mayor, A., Velázquez, M., Ríos-Olivares, E., Hunter, R.  Effects of Alcohol Use and Abuse in a Cohort of HIV/AIDS Patients in Puerto Rico.  (In Press). (2011).*

6. Mayor, A., Fernández, D., Colón, H., Thomas, J., Sepúlveda, M., Hunter, R.  Multimedia Hepatitis-C Prevention Program for Health Disparity Reduction in HIV Infected Hispanic Injecting Drug Users.  Jorunal of viral Hepatitis.  JVH-00124-2011.  (Submitted) (2011).

7. 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.

8. Mayor, A., Ruiz, Y., Ferández, D., Hunter, R.  Neoplasm in HIV/AIDS Adult Population, before and After Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, In:  Immunosupression, INTECH.  (2011)  (Publication in process for February 2012). ISBN 978-953-308-19-8.

9. Ramírez, N., Flynn, J., Carlos, S., Cornier, A.  Musculoskeletal manifestation of Neonatal Non-Ketoric Hyperglycinemia.  J. Pedriatr Orthop B.  (Submitted) (2011).

10. Rao, K., Samikkannu, T., Dakshayani, K., Saiyed, Z., Gankhi, N., Papushvili, M., Sathaye, S., Indap, M., Boukli, N., Rodríguez, J.W., Nair, M.  Multiple Herbal Components and Cancer chemoprevention:  Augmentative Effects of Curcuma Longa and Zingiber Officinale on PC-3M Prostate Cancer Cell Line.  Phytotherapy Research.  (In Press) (2011). *

11. Reyes-Pulliza, J. C., Negron-Ayala, J., Colon, H. M., Padilla, A., Millan-Silva, M. Y., & Robles, R. R.  The Emerging of Xylazine as a New Drug of Abuse and its Health Consequences among Drug users in Puerto Rico.  Journal of Urban Health, (Accepted for publication).  (2011).

12. Rivera, A., Rolón, K., Maldonado, H ., Skatchkov, S., Eaton, M. Kucheryavykh, L.   Glioma Proliferation and Dispersal:  Role of Microglia in the Tumor Microenvironment. Neoplasia. (Submitted) (2011).

13. Seda, M., Maysonet, J., Miranda, C., Mayor, A., Maldonado, G., Fernández, D., Hunter, R.  Health Literacy Levels among Hispanics low income Patients of an Internal Medicine ambulatory Clinic in Puerto Rico.  International Journal of Public Health.  (Submitted). (2011).

14. Qu, L., Schikorski, T., Quantitative Analysis of Commissural/Associational Excitatory Synapses of the Mouse Hippocampal CA3 Region.  J Comp Neurol.  (In Revision) (2011).



1.  Kbergenova, Y., Bykhovskaia, M.  Synapsin Regulates Vesicle Organization and Activity-Dependent Recycling at Drosophila Motor Boutons. Neuroscience. 170(2):441-452.  (2010). PMID: 20638447.  PMCID: Will be put on PubMed Central by the publisher after a 12 month moratorium.

2.  Benítez, L., Vilá, S., Hunter, R.  Hidden in Plain Sight:  Macrophage Activation síndrome complicating Adult Onset still’s Disease. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico.  79-82 (2010). PMID: In Process. PMCID: In Process

3.  Boukli, N., Saiyed, Z., Ricaurte, M., Rodríguez, J.W., Ríos-Olivares, E., Cubano, L., Nair, M.  Implications of ER Stress, the Unfolded Protein Response and Pro and Anti-apoptotic Protein Fingerprints in Human Monocyte Derived-Dendritic Cells Treated with Alcohol. Alcoholism Vol. 34, No.12:2081-2088.  (2010).  PMID: 20860616.  PMCID: 2988982 *

4.  Castro, L., Colón, M., Octaviani, M., Rodríguez, V., Mayor, A., Vilá, L.  Efficacy of Two Cyclophosphamide Regimens for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis in Puerto Ricans:  low vs. standard dose.  Ethnicity and Disease. Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-116-121. (2010). PMID: 20521398. PMCID: 19537224.

5.  Coleman, W., Bykhovskaia, M.  Cooperative Regulation of Neurotransmitter Release by Rab3a and Synapsin II. Mol Cell Neurjosci. 44(2):190-200.  (2010). PMID: 20338242  PMCID: Will be put on PubMed Central by the publisher after a 12 month moratorium. *

6.  Fernández, D.M., Figueroa, W.I., Gomez, M.A., Maysonet, J., Rios-Olivares, E. and Hunter-Mellado, R.F.  Changes in Developmental Factors and HIV Risk Behaviors among Early Adolescents in Puerto Rico.  Ethnicity and Disease. Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-122-126. (2010). PMID: 20521399.  PMCID: 19537224.*

7.  Figueroa, W., Fernández, D., Miranda, C., maysonet-Cruz, J., Ramón, R.  Gender Diferences in Social and Developmental Factors affecting Puerto Rican Early-Adolescents.  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico.  35-44  (2010). PMID: In Process. PMCID: In Process.*

8.  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.

9.  Inyushin, M ., Arencibia, F., Vázquez, R., Vélez, M, Jiménez-Rivera, C.  Alpha-2 Noradrenergic Receptor Activation Inhibits the Hyperpolarization-Activated Catión currenrt (lh) in Neurons of the V entral Tegmental Area.  Neuroscience. 5;167(2):287-97 (2010). PMID:  20122999.  PMCID: 2854519.*

10.  Inyushin, M., Kucheryavykh, L., Kucheryavykh, Y., Nichols, C., Buono, R., Ferraro, T., Skatchkov, S., Eaton, M.  Potassium Channel Activity and Glutamate Uptake are Impaired in Astrocytes of Seizure Susceptible KBA/2 Mice. Epilepsia. 51:1707-1713. (2010)  PMID: 20831751. *

11.  Inyushin, M., Kucheryavykh, Y., Kucheryavykh, L, Sanabria, P., Struganova, I., Jimenez-Rivera, C., Eaton, M., Skatchkov, S.  Membrane Potential and PH-Dependent Accumulation of Decynium22 (1,1’diethyl-2,2’-cyanine iodide) Fluorescence Through OCT Transporters in Astrocytes. Puerto Rico Medical Association Bulletin.  102(3):5-12 (2010)  PMID:  PMCID: Would be allocated in PubMed next 2-3 month. *

12.  López-Cordova, N., Figueroa, W., Capriles, J., Vázquez, G.  Recruitment of HIV positive and negative women in Puerto Rico: the experiences of a research team. Ethnicity and Disease.  Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-155-157 (2010). PMID: 20521406.  PMCID: 19537224.

13.  Martínez-Montemayor, M., Otero, E., Martínez, J., De La Mota-Peynado, A., 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*

14.  Mayor, A., Dworkin, M., Quezada, L., Ríos-Olivares, E., Hunter, R.  The Morbidity and Mortality Associated to Kidney Disease in an HIV Infected Cohort of Puerto Rico. Ethnicity and Disease. Spring;2011 Suppl 1):S1-163-167 (2010). PMID: 20521408.  PMCID: 19537224.*

15.  Mayor, A, Fernández, D., Colón, H., Thomas, J., Hunter, R.  The Effectiveness Evaluation of a Multimedia Hepatitis C Prevention Program for Hispanic HIV Infected Individuals. Ethnicity and Disease. Spring;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-158-162 (2010). PMID: 20521407.  PMCID: 19537224.*

16.  Mazzio, E., Soliman,  Y., Soliman, K.  Variable Toxicological Response to the Loss of OXPHOS through 1-Methyl-4-Phenylpyridinium-Induced Mitochondrial Damage and Anoxia in Diverse Neural Immortal Cell Lines Cell Biol Toxicol. (2010). PMID:  20401737. PMCID: 2936656 *

17.  Miranda, C., Fernández, D., Maldonado, G., Ramón, R., Velázquez, M., Mayor, A., Hunter, R.  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 (1992-2008).  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico.  45-54. (2010). PMID: In Process. PMCID: In Process.*

18.  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.  PMCID: 2886849.*

19.  Nery, A.A, Resende, R.R., Trujillo, C.A., Martins, A.H., Eterovic. V.A., Ulrich, H.  Alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Expression and Activity during Neuronal Differentiation of PC12 Pheochromocytoma Cells.  J Mol Neurosci, 41(3):329-39.  PMID: 20461497. *

20.  Oliveira, C., Paredes, E., Barbosa, C, Nascimento, F., Batista, E., Reis, F., Martins, A.H., Ferreira, A.T., Carmona, A., Pequero, J., Tersariol, Il, Araújo, R., Bincoletto, C.  Myelopoiesis Modulation by ACE Hyperfunction in Kinin B(1) Receptor Knockout Mice:  Relationship with AcSDKP Levels. Chem Biol Interact.  184(3):388-395.  (2010). PMID: 20096676.  Research Support: Non U.S. Government.

21.  Pérez, A., Maldonado, G., Rivera del Río, J., Hunter, R.  Cardiovascular Events during General Elections in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico.  28-34 (2010). PMID: In Process. PMCID: In Process

22.  Ramírez, F., De Jesús, E., Santana, J., Hunter, R., Frontera, W., Hoyner, M.  Prevalence of caridiometabolic Risk Factors in Hispanic Living with HIV. Ethn Dis. Vol. 20 No 4, 423-428.  (2010).  PMID:  21305832.  PMCID: 3071519.

23.  Ramírez, J., Cánova, C., Hunter. R.  Knowledge and Implementation of the DNR in Internal Medicine Teaching Programs.. Puerto Rico Health Science Journal. Vol. 29 No. 2:96-101. (2010). PMID: 20496523.

24.  Ríos, G., Mayor, A. Clinical and socio-Demographic Features of Puerto Ricans with Systemic sclerosis. Etnicity and Disease.  Spring;20 (1 Suppl 1):S1-185-189. (2010). PMID: 20521412.  PMCID: 19537224.

25.  Russe-Gómez, L., Hunter-Mellado, R.  Late Presentation of Familial Mediterranean Fever:  A Case Report. Boletín Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico.  69-71. (2010).  PMID:  In Process. PMCID: In Process

26.  Sala-Rabanal M., Kucheryavykh, L.Y., Skatchkov, S.N., Eaton, M.J., Nichols, C.G.  Molecular Mechanisms of EAST/SeSAME Syndrome Mutations in Kir4.1 (KCNJ10).  J Biol Chem.  (46):36040-48 (2010).  PMID: 20807765.  PMCID: 2975226.*

27.  Santiago-Casas, Y., González, T., Castro, L., Ríos, G., Martínez, D., Rodríguez, V., González, R., Mayor, A., Vilá, L.  Impact of Age on Clinical Manifestations and Outcomes in Puerto Ricans with Reumatoid Arthritis. Ethn Dis.  Spring;20 (1 Suppl 1):S1-191-195. (2010). PMID 20521413.  PMCID: 19537224.

28. Schikorski, T.  Horseradish peroxidase as a reporter gene and as a cell-organelle-specific marker in correlative light-electron microscopy. Methods Mol Biol. 657:329-346. (2010). PMID: 20602227. PMCID: Book chapters cannot be put on PubMed Central.

29.  Schikorski, T.  Monitoring rapid endocytosis in the electron microscope via photoconversion of vesicles fluorescently labeled with FM1-43. Methods Mol Biol. 657:315-327. (2010). PMID: 20602228.  PMCID: Book chapters cannot be put on PubMed Central

30.  Schikorski, T.  Pre-Embedding Immunogold Localization of Antigens in mammalian Brain Slices. Methods Mol Biol. 657:133-144. (2010). PMID: 20602212.  PMCID: Book chapters cannot be put on PubMed Central

31.  Zhang, Z., Banerjee, A., Baksi, K., Banerjee, D.K.  Mannosylphosphodolichol Synthase Overexpression Supports Angiogenesis. 28, 90-98.  (2010). PMID: 20640223.  PMCID: 2903885.*