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Vesna A. Eterovic
Title Distinguished Research Professor
Faculty Rank Distinguished Research Professor
Degree Ph.D.
Institution Universidad Central Del Caribe
Department Biochemistry
Clusters Neurological Disorders and Mental Health
Universidad Central del Caribe
Call Box 60-237
City Bayamon
State PR
Postal Code 00960
Telephone 787-798-3001 X2032
Fax 787-786-6285
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1. Hu J, Ferchmin PA, Hemmerle AM, Seroogy KB, Eterovic VA, Hao J. 4R-Cembranoid Improves Outcomes after 6-Hydroxydopamine Challenge in Both In vitro and In vivo Models of Parkinson''s Disease. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:272.
2. Ferchmin PA, Pérez D, Cuadrado BL, Carrasco M, Martins AH, Eterovic VA. Neuroprotection Against Diisopropylfluorophosphate in Acute Hippocampal Slices. Neurochem Res. 2015 Oct; 40(10):2143-51.
3. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA. Preface for the Special Issue Prof. Lynn Wecker. Neurochem Res. 2015 Oct; 40(10):2007-8.
4. Vélez-Carrasco W, Green CE, Catz P, Furimsky A, O''Loughlin K, Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA. Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism of 4R-Cembranoid. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0121540.
5. Berríos VO, Boukli NM, Rodriguez JW, Negraes PD, Schwindt TT, Trujillo CA, Oliveira SL, Cubano LA, Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA, Ulrich H, Martins AH. Paraoxon and Pyridostigmine Interfere with Neural Stem Cell Differentiation. Neurochem Res. 2015 Oct; 40(10):2091-101.
6. Martins AH, Hu J, Xu Z, Mu C, Alvarez P, Ford BD, El Sayed K, Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA, Hao J. Neuroprotective activity of (1S,2E,4R,6R,-7E,11E)-2,7,11-cembratriene-4,6-diol (4R) in vitro and in vivo in rodent models of brain ischemia. Neuroscience. 2015 Apr 16; 291:250-259.
7. Ferchmin PA, Andino M, Reyes Salaman R, Alves J, Velez-Roman J, Cuadrado B, Carrasco M, Torres-Rivera W, Segarra A, Martins AH, Lee JE, Eterovic VA. 4R-cembranoid protects against diisopropylfluorophosphate-mediated neurodegeneration. Neurotoxicology. 2014 Sep; 44:80-90.
8. Torres-Rivera W, Pérez D, Park KY, Carrasco M, Platt MO, Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA, Ulrich H, Martins AH. Kinin-B2 receptor exerted neuroprotection after diisopropylfluorophosphate-induced neuronal damage. Neuroscience. 2013 Sep 05; 247:273-9.
9. Eterovic VA, Del Valle-Rodriguez A, Pérez D, Carrasco M, Khanfar MA, El Sayed KA, Ferchmin PA. Protective activity of (1S,2E,4R,6R,7E,11E)-2,7,11-cembratriene-4,6-diol analogues against diisopropylfluorophosphate neurotoxicity: preliminary structure-activity relationship and pharmacophore modeling. Bioorg Med Chem. 2013 Aug 01; 21(15):4678-86.
10. Ferchmin PA, Pérez D, Castro Alvarez W, Penzo MA, Maldonado HM, Eterovic VA. ?-Aminobutyric acid type A receptor inhibition triggers a nicotinic neuroprotective mechanism. J Neurosci Res. 2013 Mar; 91(3):416-25.
11. Rodriguez-Mercado R, Ford GD, Xu Z, Kraiselburd EN, Martinez MI, Eterovic VA, Colon E, Rodriguez IV, Portilla P, Ferchmin PA, Gierbolini L, Rodriguez-Carrasquillo M, Powell MD, Pulliam JV, McCraw CO, Gates A, Ford BD. Acute neuronal injury and blood genomic profiles in a nonhuman primate model for ischemic stroke. Comp Med. 2012 Oct; 62(5):427-38.
12. Martins AH, Alves JM, Perez D, Carrasco M, Torres-Rivera W, Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA, Ulrich H. Kinin-B2 receptor mediated neuroprotection after NMDA excitotoxicity is reversed in the presence of kinin-B1 receptor agonists. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e30755.
13. Eterovic VA, Pérez D, Martins AH, Cuadrado BL, Carrasco M, Ferchmin PA. A cembranoid protects acute hippocampal slices against paraoxon neurotoxicity. Toxicol In Vitro. 2011 Oct; 25(7):1468-74.
14. Nery AA, Resende RR, Martins AH, Trujillo CA, Eterovic VA, Ulrich H. Alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor expression and activity during neuronal differentiation of PC12 pheochromocytoma cells. J Mol Neurosci. 2010 Jul; 41(3):329-39.
15. Pagán OR, Rowlands AL, Fattore AL, Coudron T, Urban KR, Bidja AH, Eterovic VA. A cembranoid from tobacco prevents the expression of nicotine-induced withdrawal behavior in planarian worms. Eur J Pharmacol. 2009 Aug 01; 615(1-3):118-24.
16. Ferchmin PA, Pagán OR, Ulrich H, Szeto AC, Hann RM, Eterovic VA. Actions of octocoral and tobacco cembranoids on nicotinic receptors. Toxicon. 2009 Dec 15; 54(8):1174-82.
17. Ulrich H, Akk G, Nery AA, Trujillo CA, Rodriguez AD, Eterovic VA. Mode of cembranoid action on embryonic muscle acetylcholine receptor. J Neurosci Res. 2008 Jan; 86(1):93-107.
18. Li P, Reichert DE, Rodríguez AD, Manion BD, Evers AS, Eterovic VA, Steinbach JH, Akk G. Mechanisms of potentiation of the mammalian GABAA receptor by the marine cembranoid eupalmerin acetate. Br J Pharmacol. 2008 Feb; 153(3):598-608.
19. Eaton MJ, Ospina CA, Rodríguez AD, Eterovic VA. Differential inhibition of nicotine- and acetylcholine-evoked currents through alpha4beta2 neuronal nicotinic receptors by tobacco cembranoids in Xenopus oocytes. Neurosci Lett. 2004 Aug 05; 366(1):97-102.
20. Ferchmin PA, Perez D, Eterovic VA, de Vellis J. Nicotinic receptors differentially regulate N-methyl-D-aspartate damage in acute hippocampal slices. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2003 Jun; 305(3):1071-8.
21. Pagán OR, Eterovic VA, Garcia M, Vergne D, Basilio CM, Rodríguez AD, Hann RM. Cembranoid and long-chain alkanol sites on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and their allosteric interaction. Biochemistry. 2001 Sep 18; 40(37):11121-30.
22. Ferchmin PA, Lukas RJ, Hann RM, Fryer JD, Eaton JB, Pagán OR, Rodríguez AD, Nicolau Y, Rosado M, Cortés S, Eterovic VA. Tobacco cembranoids block behavioral sensitization to nicotine and inhibit neuronal acetylcholine receptor function. J Neurosci Res. 2001 Apr 01; 64(1):18-25.
23. Eaton MJ, Labarca C, Eterovíc VA. M2 mutations of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor increase the potency of the non-competitive inhibitor phencyclidine. J Neurosci Res. 2000 Jul 01; 61(1):44-51.
24. Eterovic VA, Lu R, Eakin AE, Rodríguez AD, Ferchmin PA. Determinants of phencyclidine potency on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors from muscle and electric organ. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1999 Dec; 19(6):745-57.
25. Ulrich H, Ippolito JE, Pagán OR, Eterovic VA, Hann RM, Shi H, Lis JT, Eldefrawi ME, Hess GP. In vitro selection of RNA molecules that displace cocaine from the membrane-bound nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Nov 24; 95(24):14051-6.
26. Hann RM, Pagán OR, Gregory L, Jácome T, Rodríguez AD, Ferchmin PA, Lu R, Eterovic VA. Characterization of cembranoid interaction with the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1998 Oct; 287(1):253-60.
27. Eterovic VA, Torres E, Ferchmin PA. Spermine does not compete with omega-conotoxin GVIA in the striatum radiatum of the hippocampal slice. Brain Res. 1997 Oct 24; 772(1-2):191-202.
28. Eaton MJ, Pagán OR, Hann RM, Eterovic VA. Differential effects of dimethyl sulfoxide on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors from mouse muscle and Torpedo electrocytes. Neurosci Lett. 1997 Jul 25; 230(3):163-6.
29. Hann RM, Pagán OR, Gregory LM, Jácome T, Eterovic VA. The 9-arginine residue of alpha-conotoxin GI is responsible for its selective high affinity for the alphagamma agonist site on the electric organ acetylcholine receptor. Biochemistry. 1997 Jul 22; 36(29):9051-6.
30. Hann RM, Evans JE, McCluer RH, Eterovic VA. Gangliosides in membranes from Torpedo electric organ. Lipids. 1996 Jun; 31(6):627-33.
31. Eterovic VA, Hann RM. Noncompetitive inhibitors of the acetylcholine receptor help paint a picture of its ion channel. P R Health Sci J. 1995 Sep; 14(3):199-209.
32. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA, Rivera EM, Teyler TJ. Spermine increases paired-pulse facilitation in area CA1 of hippocampus in a calcium-dependent manner. Brain Res. 1995 Aug 21; 689(2):189-96.
33. Hann RM, Pagán OR, Eterovic VA. The alpha-conotoxins GI and MI distinguish between the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist sites while SI does not. Biochemistry. 1994 Nov 29; 33(47):14058-63.
34. Gonzalez-Lima F, Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA, Gonzalez-Lima EM. Metabolic activation of the brain of young rats after exposure to environmental complexity. Dev Psychobiol. 1994 Sep; 27(6):343-51.
35. DiScenna PG, Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA, Teyler TJ. Spermine depresses NMDA, K/AMPA and GABAA-mediated synaptic transmission in the rat hippocampal slice preparation. Brain Res. 1994 Jun 06; 647(2):353-6.
36. Ferchmin PA, Rivera E, Eterovic VA. alpha-Difluoromethylornithine does not antagonize the behavioral effects of putrescine. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1993 Aug; 45(4):967-71.
37. Eterovic VA, Hann RM, Ferchmin PA, Rodriguez AD, Li L, Lee YH, McNamee MG. Diterpenoids from Caribbean gorgonians act as noncompetitive inhibitors of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1993 Apr; 13(2):99-110.
38. Eterovic VA, Li L, Ferchmin PA, Lee YH, Hann RM, Rodriguez AD, McNamee MG. The ion channel of muscle and electric organ acetylcholine receptors: differing affinities for noncompetitive inhibitors. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1993 Apr; 13(2):111-21.
39. Szczawinska K, Ferchmin PA, Hann RM, Eterovic VA. Electric organ polyamines and their effects on the acetylcholine receptor. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1992 Apr; 12(2):95-106.
40. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA. Putrescine decreases exploration of a black and white maze. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1990 Nov; 37(3):445-9.
41. Eterovic VA, Li L, Palma A, McNamee MG. Regulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor function by adenine nucleotides. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1990 Sep; 10(3):423-33.
42. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA. Experience affects cortical but not subcortical polyamines. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1990 Jan; 35(1):255-8.
43. Eterovic VA, Escalona de Motta G, Hann RM, Lasalde JA, Prieto JA, Ferchmin PA. Positive modulators of muscle acetylcholine receptor. J Recept Res. 1989; 9(2):107-25.
44. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA. Role of polyamines in experience-dependent brain plasticity. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1987 Feb; 26(2):341-9.
45. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA. Forty minutes of experience increase the weight and RNA content of cerebral cortex in periadolescent rats. Dev Psychobiol. 1986 Nov; 19(6):511-9.
46. Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA. Interaction with objects by group-living Saimiri sciureus. P R Health Sci J. 1985 Dec; 4(3):121-5.
47. del Castillo J, Escalona de Motta G, Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA. Succinyl derivatives of N-tris (hydroxymethyl) methyl-2-aminoethane sulphonic acid: their effects on the frog neuromuscular junction. Br J Pharmacol. 1985 Feb; 84(2):275-88.
48. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA, Levin LE. Genetic learning deficiency does not hinder environment-dependent brain growth. Physiol Behav. 1980 Jan; 24(1):45-50.
49. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA. Mechanism of brain growth by environmental stimulation. Science. 1979 Aug 03; 205(4405):522.
50. Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA. Predicted secondary structure of snake venom toxins from their primary structures. Int J Pept Protein Res. 1977; 10(3):245-51.
51. Eterovic VA, Aune RG, Bennett EL. Radioactive labeling of alpha-bungarotoxin with tritium. Anal Biochem. 1975 Oct; 68(2):394-403.
52. Eterovic VA, Hebert MS, Hanley MR, Bennett EL. The lethality and spectroscopic properties of toxins from Bungarus multicinctus (Blyth) venom. Toxicon. 1975 Feb; 13(1):37-48.
53. Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA. Interaction of environment and injections on brain weight in rats. Dev Psychobiol. 1974 Nov; 7(6):515-7.
54. Eterovic VA, Bennett EL. Nicotinic cholinergic receptor in brain detected by binding of alpha-(3 H) bungarotoxin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1974 Sep 05; 362(2):346-55.
55. Eterovic VA, Ferchmin PA, Caputto R. Influence of rat exploratory activity on brain oxygen uptake in vitro. Int J Neurosci. 1973 Mar; 5(3):133-7.
56. Ferchmin PA, Eterovic VA, Caputto R. Studies of brain weight and RNA content after short periods of exposure to environmental complexity. Brain Res. 1970 May 20; 20(1):49-57.

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