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Renato J. Aguilera

TitleDirector BBRC Research Infrastructure Core
Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Texas at El Paso
DepartmentBiological Sciences
AddressBiological Sciences, 500 W University Drive
El Paso TX 79968-0519
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    TitleProgram Director of the Border Biomedical Research Center
    InstitutionThe University of Texas at El Paso
    DepartmentBiological Sciences

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    1982 - 1985NSF-Predoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley
    1986 - 1987Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, University of California at Berkeley
    1987 - 1989University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley
    1995Departmental Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA
    2007College of Science Distinguished Teaching Award, The University of Texas at El Paso
    2010American Society for Microbiology, William A. Hinton Research Training Award, ASM
    2013Distinguished Research Mentor Award, Socieity for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

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    As an Immunologist, the PI has extensive experience in cell culture, rodent husbandry and drug screening. With the use of recently acquired drug screening equipment within the Cytometry, Screening and Imaging Core, his group has recently developed assays for screening of chemical libraries on a variety of human cancer cells. The ultimate goal of these assays is to discover compounds that can kill specific cancer cells but not others. In recent months, the simultaneous screening of compounds of various human cancer cell lines has resulted in the detection of novel lead compounds with potent anti-lymphoma and anti-breast cancer activities. This research involves the participation and training of several undergraduates and graduate students; the majority of whom are from underrepresented minority groups.

    Short Biography:
    Dr. Renato Aguilera obtained his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1987 and was a tenured professor at UCLA for 14 years. Dr. Aguilera's research has been continuously funded by federal grants since 1989 and he currently works on anticancer drug discovery. Dr. Aguilera obtained his BS and MS degrees in Microbiology from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and joined this university in 2002 as a Full Professor and Director of the Biology Graduate Program. He is the director of the Cytometry, Screening and Imaging Core facility and RCMI Program Director of the Border Biomedical Research Center at UTEP. Dr. Aguilera has been the director of the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Scholars training program since 2003 and will continue to direct this program till 2022. The recently renewed RISE program will train 25 undergraduates and 15 graduate students from underrepresented minority groups. For his long-standing commitment to student training and mentorship, he received the prestigious American Society for Microbiology William A. Hinton Research Training Award in 2010 and the SACNAS Distinguished Research Mentor Award in 2013 . Dr. Aguilera was the chair of the Minority Affairs Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology from 2010-16). In addition, he has served on the Board of Scientific Councilor’s of the NIEHS, on the Committee of Visitors of NSF, and on several NIH grant review panels.

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    1. Karki SS, Choodamani B, Cano Hernandez KG, Kumar S, Tony AM, Schiaffino Bustamante AY, Aguilera RJ, Schols D, C GG. Synthesis, molecular docking and preliminary antileukemic activity of 4-methoxybenzyl derivatives bearing an imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles. Chem Biodivers. 2020 Dec 04. PMID: 33274824.
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    2. Nakamura-Bencomo S, Gutierrez DA, Robles-Escajeda E, Iglesias-Figueroa B, Siqueiros-Cendón TS, Espinoza-Sánchez EA, Arévalo-Gallegos S, Aguilera RJ, Rascón-Cruz Q, Varela-Ramirez A. Recombinant human lactoferrin carrying humanized glycosylation exhibits antileukemia selective cytotoxicity, microfilament disruption, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis activities. Invest New Drugs. 2020 Oct 16. PMID: 33063290.
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    3. Philipovskiy A, Dwivedi AK, Gamez R, McCallum R, Mukherjee D, Nahleh Z, Aguilera RJ, Gaur S. Association between tumor mutation profile and clinical outcomes among Hispanic Latina women with triple-negative breast cancer. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0238262. PMID: 32886682.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Tilekar K, Upadhyay N, Schweipert M, Hess JD, Macias LH, Mrowka P, Meyer-Almes FJ, Aguilera RJ, Iancu CV, Choe JY, Ramaa CS. Permuted 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) analogs as GLUT inhibitors and their in-vitro evaluation in leukemic cells. Eur J Pharm Sci. 2020 Nov 01; 154:105512. PMID: 32801003.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    5. Tilekar K, Upadhyay N, Hess JD, Macias LH, Mrowka P, Aguilera RJ, Meyer-Almes FJ, Iancu CV, Choe JY, Ramaa CS. Structure guided design and synthesis of furyl thiazolidinedione derivatives as inhibitors of GLUT 1 and GLUT 4, and evaluation of their anti-leukemic potential. Eur J Med Chem. 2020 Sep 15; 202:112603. PMID: 32634629.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    6. Donoso-Bustamante V, Borrego EA, Schiaffino-Bustamante Y, Gutiérrez DA, Millas-Vargas JP, Fuentes-Retamal S, Correa P, Carrillo I, Aguilera RJ, Miranda D, Chávez-Báez I, Pulgar R, Urra FA, Varela-Ramírez A, Araya-Maturana R. An acylhydroquinone derivative produces OXPHOS uncoupling and sensitization to BH3 mimetic ABT-199 (Venetoclax) in human promyelocytic leukemia cells. Bioorg Chem. 2020 07; 100:103935. PMID: 32454391.
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    7. Upadhyay N, Tilekar K, Jänsch N, Schweipert M, Hess JD, Henze Macias L, Mrowka P, Aguilera RJ, Choe JY, Meyer-Almes FJ, Ramaa CS. Discovery of novel N-substituted thiazolidinediones (TZDs) as HDAC8 inhibitors: in-silico studies, synthesis, and biological evaluation. Bioorg Chem. 2020 07; 100:103934. PMID: 32446120.
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    8. Segarra VA, Blatch S, Boyce M, Carrero-Martinez F, Aguilera RJ, Leibowitz MJ, Zavala M, Hammonds-Odie L, Edwards A. Scientific Societies Advancing STEM Workforce Diversity: Lessons and Outcomes from the Minorities Affairs Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2020; 21(1). PMID: 32313596.
    9. Fratev F, Gutierrez DA, Aguilera RJ, Tyagi A, Damodaran C, Sirimulla S. Discovery of new AKT1 inhibitors by combination of in silico structure based virtual screening approaches and biological evaluations. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2020 Feb 12; 1-10. PMID: 31933423.
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    10. Philipovskiy A, Campbell A, Heydarian R, Castillo B, Dwivedi AK, McCallum R, Aguilera R, Gaur S, Nahleh Z. Adherence to Adjuvant Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy Among Postmenopausal Hispanic/Latino Women With Breast Cancer. Anticancer Res. 2020 02; 40(2):857-864. PMID: 32014929.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Khandaker TA, Hess JD, Aguilera R, Andrei G, Snoeck R, Schols D, Pradhan P, Lakshman MK. Synthesis and Evaluations of "1,4-Triazolyl Combretacoumarins" and Desmethoxy Analogues. European J Org Chem. 2019 Sep 08; 2019(33):5610-5623. PMID: 31579393.
    12. Iglesias-Figueroa BF, Siqueiros-Cendón TS, Gutierrez DA, Aguilera RJ, Espinoza-Sánchez EA, Arévalo-Gallegos S, Varela-Ramirez A, Rascón-Cruz Q. Recombinant human lactoferrin induces apoptosis, disruption of F-actin structure and cell cycle arrest with selective cytotoxicity on human triple negative breast cancer cells. Apoptosis. 2019 08; 24(7-8):562-577. PMID: 30941553.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    13. Montoya A, Varela-Ramirez A, Dickerson E, Pasquier E, Torabi A, Aguilera R, Nahleh Z, Bryan B. The beta adrenergic receptor antagonist propranolol alters mitogenic and apoptotic signaling in late stage breast cancer. Biomed J. 2019 06; 42(3):155-165. PMID: 31466709.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Solis LH, Ayala Y, Portillo S, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera R, Boland T. Thermal inkjet bioprinting triggers the activation of the VEGF pathway in human microvascular endothelial cells in vitro. Biofabrication. 2019 07 09; 11(4):045005. PMID: 31151129.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Sharma S, Aguilera R, Rao J, Gimzewski JK. Piezoelectric needle sensor reveals mechanical heterogeneity in human thyroid tissue lesions. Sci Rep. 2019 06 26; 9(1):9282. PMID: 31243301.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    16. Ruiz-Medina BE, Lerma D, Hwang M, Ross JA, Skouta R, Aguilera RJ, Kirken RA, Varela-Ramirez A, Robles-Escajeda E. Green barley mitigates cytotoxicity in human lymphocytes undergoing aggressive oxidative stress, via activation of both the Lyn/PI3K/Akt and MAPK/ERK pathways. Sci Rep. 2019 04 12; 9(1):6005. PMID: 30979953.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Gutierrez DA, DeJesus RE, Contreras L, Rodriguez-Palomares IA, Villanueva PJ, Balderrama KS, Monterroza L, Larragoity M, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ. A new pyridazinone exhibits potent cytotoxicity on human cancer cells via apoptosis and poly-ubiquitinated protein accumulation. Cell Biol Toxicol. 2019 12; 35(6):503-519. PMID: 30825052.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Castro E, Cerón MR, Garcia AH, Kim Q, Etcheverry-Berríos A, Morel M, Díaz-Torres R, Qian W, Martinez Z, Mendez L, Perez F, Santoyo CA, Gimeno-Muñoz R, Esper R, Gutierrez DA, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ, Llano M, Soler M, Aliaga-Alcalde N, Echegoyen L. A new family of fullerene derivatives: Fullerene-curcumin conjugates for biological and photovoltaic applications. RSC Adv. 2018; 8(73):41692-41698. PMID: 31543960.
    19. Villanueva PJ, Martinez A, Baca ST, DeJesus RE, Larragoity M, Contreras L, Gutierrez DA, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ. Pyronaridine exerts potent cytotoxicity on human breast and hematological cancer cells through induction of apoptosis. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0206467. PMID: 30395606.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Contreras L, Calderon RI, Varela-Ramirez A, Zhang HY, Quan Y, Das U, Dimmock JR, Skouta R, Aguilera RJ. Induction of apoptosis via proteasome inhibition in leukemia/lymphoma cells by two potent piperidones. Cell Oncol (Dordr). 2018 Dec; 41(6):623-636. PMID: 30088262.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Varela-Ramirez A, Abendroth J, Mejia AA, Phan IQ, Lorimer DD, Edwards TE, Aguilera RJ. Structure of acid deoxyribonuclease. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jun 02; 45(10):6217-6227. PMID: 28369538.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    22. Montoya A, Amaya CN, Belmont A, Diab N, Trevino R, Villanueva G, Rains S, Sanchez LA, Badri N, Otoukesh S, Khammanivong A, Liss D, Baca ST, Aguilera RJ, Dickerson EB, Torabi A, Dwivedi AK, Abbas A, Chambers K, Bryan BA, Nahleh Z. Use of non-selective ß-blockers is associated with decreased tumor proliferative indices in early stage breast cancer. Oncotarget. 2017 Jan 24; 8(4):6446-6460. PMID: 28031536.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    23. Nunes LM, Hossain M, Varela-Ramirez A, DAS U, Ayala-Marin YM, Dimmock JR, Aguilera RJ. A novel class of piperidones exhibit potent, selective and pro-apoptotic anti-leukemia properties. Oncol Lett. 2016 Jun; 11(6):3842-3848. PMID: 27313705.
    24. Robles-Escajeda E, Das U, Ortega NM, Parra K, Francia G, Dimmock JR, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ. A novel curcumin-like dienone induces apoptosis in triple-negative breast cancer cells. Cell Oncol (Dordr). 2016 Jun; 39(3):265-77. PMID: 26920032.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Santiago-Vázquez Y, Das U, Varela-Ramirez A, Baca ST, Ayala-Marin Y, Lema C, Das S, Baryyan A, Dimmock JR, Aguilera RJ. Tumor-selective cytotoxicity of a novel pentadiene analogue on human leukemia/ lymphoma cells. Clin Cancer Drugs. 2016; 3(2):138-146. PMID: 27857884.
    26. Liu M, Varela-Ramirez A, Li J, Dai L, Aguilera RJ, Zhang JY. Humoral autoimmune response to nucleophosmin in the immunodiagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Oncol Rep. 2015 May; 33(5):2245-52. PMID: 25779011.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Oldham ED, Nunes LM, Varela-Ramirez A, Rankin SE, Knutson BL, Aguilera RJ, Lehmler HJ. Cytotoxic activity of triazole-containing alkyl ß-D-glucopyranosides on a human T-cell leukemia cell line. Chem Cent J. 2015; 9:3. PMID: 25705252.
    28. Gonzalez H, Lema C, Kirken RA, Maldonado RA, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ. Arsenic-exposed Keratinocytes Exhibit Differential microRNAs Expression Profile; Potential Implication of miR-21, miR-200a and miR-141 in Melanoma Pathway. Clin Cancer Drugs. 2015; 2(2):138-147. PMID: 27054085.
    29. Seong CS, Varela-Ramirez A, Tang X, Anchondo B, Magallanes D, Aguilera RJ. Cloning and characterization of a novel Drosophila stress induced DNase. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e103564. PMID: 25083901.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. Nunes LM, Robles-Escajeda E, Santiago-Vazquez Y, Ortega NM, Lema C, Muro A, Almodovar G, Das U, Das S, Dimmock JR, Aguilera RJ, Varela-Ramirez A. The gender of cell lines matters when screening for novel anti-cancer drugs. AAPS J. 2014 Jul; 16(4):872-4. PMID: 24875051.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Santiago-Vazquez Y, Das S, Das U, Robles-Escajeda E, Ortega NM, Lema C, Varela-Ramírez A, Aguilera RJ, Balzarini J, De Clercq E, Dimmock SG, Gorecki DK, Dimmock JR. Novel 3,5-bis(arylidene)-4-oxo-1-piperidinyl dimers: structure-activity relationships and potent antileukemic and antilymphoma cytotoxicity. Eur J Med Chem. 2014 Apr 22; 77:315-22. PMID: 24657568.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Pedroza DA, De Leon F, Varela-Ramirez A, Lema C, Aguilera RJ, Mito S. The cytotoxic effect of 2-acylated-1,4-naphthohydroquinones on leukemia/lymphoma cells. Bioorg Med Chem. 2014 Jan 15; 22(2):842-7. PMID: 24368029.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    33. Robles-Escajeda E, Martínez A, Varela-Ramirez A, Sánchez-Delgado RA, Aguilera RJ. Analysis of the cytotoxic effects of ruthenium-ketoconazole and ruthenium-clotrimazole complexes on cancer cells. Cell Biol Toxicol. 2013 Dec; 29(6):431-43. PMID: 24272524.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    34. Robles-Escajeda E, Lerma D, Nyakeriga AM, Ross JA, Kirken RA, Aguilera RJ, Varela-Ramirez A. Searching in mother nature for anti-cancer activity: anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effect elicited by green barley on leukemia/lymphoma cells. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e73508. PMID: 24039967.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    35. Oldham ED, Seelam S, Lema C, Aguilera RJ, Fiegel J, Rankin SE, Knutson BL, Lehmler HJ. Synthesis, surface properties, and biocompatibility of 1,2,3-triazole-containing alkyl ß-D-xylopyranoside surfactants. Carbohydr Res. 2013 Sep 20; 379:68-77. PMID: 23872788.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Aguilera RJ. Issues on diversity, training, and mentorship of young scientists: an interview. Mol Biol Cell. 2012 Jun; 23(12):2237-9. PMID: 22695482.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Zhao L, Peralta-Videa JR, Varela-Ramirez A, Castillo-Michel H, Li C, Zhang J, Aguilera RJ, Keller AA, Gardea-Torresdey JL. Effect of surface coating and organic matter on the uptake of CeO2 NPs by corn plants grown in soil: Insight into the uptake mechanism. J Hazard Mater. 2012 Jul 30; 225-226:131-8. PMID: 22633924.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    38. Zhao, L., Peralta-Videa J.R., Ren, M., Varela-Ramirez, A., Li, C., Hernandez-Viezcas, J.A., Aguilera, R.J., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L. . Transport of Zn in a sandy loam soil treated with ZnO NPs and uptake by corn plants: Electron microprobe and confocal microscopy studies. Chem. Eng . J. 2012; 184:1– 8.
    39. Zhao, L., Peralta-Videa J.R., Varela-Ramirez, A., Castillo-Michel, H., Li, C., Zhang, J., Aguilera, R.J., Keller, A.A., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L. . (2012). Effect of surface coating and organic matter on the uptake of CeO2 NPs by corn plants grown in soil: Insight into the uptake mechanism. J. Hazard. Mater. 2012; 225-226:131-138..
    40. Aguilera, R.J. . Issues on Diversity, Training and Mentorship of Young Scientists: An interview. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2012; 23:2237-39..
    41. Xu W, Osei-Prempeh G, Lema C, Davis Oldham E, Aguilera RJ, Parkin S, Rankin SE, Knutson BL, Lehmler HJ. Synthesis, thermal properties, and cytotoxicity evaluation of hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon alkyl ß-D-xylopyranoside surfactants. Carbohydr Res. 2012 Feb 15; 349:12-23. PMID: 22207000.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    42. González-Pantoja JF, Stern M, Jarzecki AA, Royo E, Robles-Escajeda E, Varela-Ramírez A, Aguilera RJ, Contel M. Titanocene-phosphine derivatives as precursors to cytotoxic heterometallic TiAu2 and TiM (M = Pd, Pt) compounds. Studies of their interactions with DNA. Inorg Chem. 2011 Nov 07; 50(21):11099-110. PMID: 21958150.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    43. Lema C, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ. Differential nuclear staining assay for high-throughput screening to identify cytotoxic compounds. Curr Cell Biochem. 2011; 1(1):1-14. PMID: 27042697.
    44. Liu F, Anis R, Hwang E, Ovalle R, Varela-Ramírez A, Aguilera RJ, Contel M. Group 11 Metal Compounds with Tripodal Bis(imidazole) Thioether Ligands. Applications as Catalysts in the Oxidation of Alkenes and as Antimicrobial Agents. Molecules. 2011 Aug 08; 16(8):6701-20. PMID: 25134773.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    45. Das S, Das U, Varela-Ramírez A, Lema C, Aguilera RJ, Balzarini J, De Clercq E, Dimmock SG, Gorecki DK, Dimmock JR. Bis[3,5-bis(benzylidene)-4-oxo-1-piperidinyl]amides: a novel class of potent cytotoxins. ChemMedChem. 2011 Oct 04; 6(10):1892-9. PMID: 21826795.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    46. Lema, C., Varela-Ramirez, A., and Aguilera, R.J. (2011). Differential nuclear staining assay for high-throughput screening to identify cytotoxic compounds. J.Curr.Cell.Biochem. 2011; 1:1-14..
    47. Liu, F., Anis, R., Hwang, E., Ovalle, R., Varela-Ramirez, A., Aguilera, R.J., Contel, M. (2011) . Group 11 metal compounds with tripodal bis(imidazole) thioether ligands. Applications as catalysts in the oxidation of alkenes and as antimicrobial agents. Molecules. 2011; 16(8):6701-6720 .
    48. Varela-Ramirez A, Costanzo M, Carrasco YP, Pannell KH, Aguilera RJ. Cytotoxic effects of two organotin compounds and their mode of inflicting cell death on four mammalian cancer cells. Cell Biol Toxicol. 2011 Jun; 27(3):159-68. PMID: 21069563.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    49. Nohara LL, Lema C, Bader JO, Aguilera RJ, Almeida IC. High-content imaging for automated determination of host-cell infection rate by the intracellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Parasitol Int. 2010 Dec; 59(4):565-70. PMID: 20688189.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    50. Martínez A, Rajapakse CS, Sánchez-Delgado RA, Varela-Ramirez A, Lema C, Aguilera RJ. Arene-Ru(II)-chloroquine complexes interact with DNA, induce apoptosis on human lymphoid cell lines and display low toxicity to normal mammalian cells. J Inorg Biochem. 2010 Sep; 104(9):967-77. PMID: 20605217.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    51. Elie BT, Levine C, Ubarretxena-Belandia I, Varela-Ramírez A, Aguilera RJ, Ovalle R, Contel M. Water Soluble Phosphane-Gold(I) Complexes. Applications as Recyclable Catalysts in a Three-component Coupling Reaction and as Antimicrobial and Anticancer Agents. Eur J Inorg Chem. 2009 Aug 01; 2009(23):3421-3430. PMID: 23524957.
    52. Shaik N, Martínez A, Augustin I, Giovinazzo H, Varela-Ramírez A, Sanaú M, Aguilera RJ, Contel M. Synthesis of apoptosis-inducing iminophosphorane organogold(III) complexes and study of their interactions with biomolecular targets. Inorg Chem. 2009 Feb 16; 48(4):1577-87. PMID: 19146434.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    53. Shpak M, Kugelman JR, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ. The phylogeny and evolution of deoxyribonuclease II: an enzyme essential for lysosomal DNA degradation. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008 May; 47(2):841-54. PMID: 18226927.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    54. Cruz-Campa I, Arzola A, Santiago L, Parsons JG, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ, Noveron JC. A novel class of metal-directed supramolecular DNA-delivery systems. Chem Commun (Camb). 2007 Jul 28; (28):2944-6. PMID: 17622439.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    55. Seong CS, Varela-Ramirez A, Aguilera RJ. DNase II deficiency impairs innate immune function in Drosophila. Cell Immunol. 2006 Mar; 240(1):5-13. PMID: 16854402.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    56. Montoya J, Varela-Ramirez A, Shanmugasundram M, Martinez LE, Primm TP, Aguilera RJ. Tandem screening of toxic compounds on GFP-labeled bacteria and cancer cells in microtiter plates. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Sep 23; 335(2):367-72. PMID: 16081045.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    57. Varela-Ramirez A, Mejia A, Garcia D, Bader J, Aguilera RJ. HIV infection and risk behavior of Hispanic farm workers at the west Texas-Mexico border. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-92-6. PMID: 16312943.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Rajabi L, Courreges C, Montoya J, Aguilera RJ, Primm TP. Acetophenones with selective antimycobacterial activity. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2005; 40(3):212-7. PMID: 15715647.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    59. Montoya J, Varela-Ramirez A, Estrada A, Martinez LE, Garza K, Aguilera RJ. A fluorescence-based rapid screening assay for cytotoxic compounds. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Dec 24; 325(4):1517-23. PMID: 15555600.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    60. Evans CJ, Aguilera RJ. DNase II: genes, enzymes and function. Gene. 2003 Dec 11; 322:1-15. PMID: 14644493.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    61. Solorzano-Vargas RS, Wang J, Jiang L, Tsai HV, Ontiveros LO, Vazir MA, Aguilera RJ, Martín MG. Multiple transcription factors in 5'-flanking region of human polymeric Ig receptor control its basal expression. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2002 Aug; 283(2):G415-25. PMID: 12121890.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    62. Evans CJ, Merriam JR, Aguilera RJ. Drosophila acid DNase is a homolog of mammalian DNase II. Gene. 2002 Jul 24; 295(1):61-70. PMID: 12242012.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    63. Miranda GA, Villalvazo M, Galic Z, Alva J, Abrines R, Yates Y, Evans CJ, Aguilera RJ. Combinatorial regulation of the murine RAG-2 promoter by Sp1 and distinct lymphocyte-specific transcription factors. Mol Immunol. 2002 Jun; 38(15):1151-9. PMID: 12044781.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    64. Lyon CJ, Evans CJ, Bill BR, Otsuka AJ, Aguilera RJ. The C. elegans apoptotic nuclease NUC-1 is related in sequence and activity to mammalian DNase II. Gene. 2000 Jul 11; 252(1-2):147-54. PMID: 10903446.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    65. Galic Z, Alva JA, Lin A, Lyon CJ, Aguilera RJ. Characterization of a novel DNA binding domain within the amino-terminal region of the RAG-1 protein. Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1998 Jul; 45(3):535-44. PMID: 9679654.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    66. Brown ST, Miranda GA, Galic Z, Hartman IZ, Lyon CJ, Aguilera RJ. Regulation of the RAG-1 promoter by the NF-Y transcription factor. J Immunol. 1997 Jun 01; 158(11):5071-4. PMID: 9164918.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    67. de la Pompa JL, Wakeham A, Correia KM, Samper E, Brown S, Aguilera RJ, Nakano T, Honjo T, Mak TW, Rossant J, Conlon RA. Conservation of the Notch signalling pathway in mammalian neurogenesis. Development. 1997 Mar; 124(6):1139-48. PMID: 9102301.
      Citations: 157     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    68. Lyon CJ, Aguilera RJ. Purification and characterization of the immunoglobulin switch sequence-specific endonuclease (Endo-SR) from bovine spleen. Mol Immunol. 1997 Feb; 34(3):209-19. PMID: 9224963.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    69. Lyon CJ, Miranda GA, Piao JS, Aguilera RJ. Characterization of an endonuclease activity which preferentially cleaves the G-rich immunoglobulin switch repeat sequences. Mol Immunol. 1996 Feb; 33(2):157-69. PMID: 8649437.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    70. Miranda GA, Chokler I, Aguilera RJ. The murine nucleolin protein is an inducible DNA and ATP binding protein which is readily detected in nuclear extracts of lipopolysaccharide-treated splenocytes. Exp Cell Res. 1995 Apr; 217(2):294-308. PMID: 7698229.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    71. Casillas AM, Thompson AD, Cheshier S, Hernandez S, Aguilera RJ. RAG-1 and RAG-2 gene expression and V(D)J recombinase activity are enhanced by protein phosphatase 1 and 2A inhibition in lymphocyte cell lines. Mol Immunol. 1995 Feb; 32(3):167-75. PMID: 7898493.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    72. Aguilera RJ, Akira S, Okazaki K, Sakano H. A pre-B cell nuclear protein that specifically interacts with the immunoglobulin V-J recombination sequences. Cell. 1987 Dec 24; 51(6):909-17. PMID: 3500792.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    73. Hope TJ, Aguilera RJ, Minie ME, Sakano H. Endonucleolytic activity that cleaves immunoglobulin recombination sequences. Science. 1986 Mar 07; 231(4742):1141-5. PMID: 3003919.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    74. Aguilera RJ, Hope TJ, Sakano H. Characterization of immunoglobulin enhancer deletions in murine plasmacytomas. EMBO J. 1985 Dec 30; 4(13B):3689-93. PMID: 4092693.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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