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Submissions from 2016

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Systematically characterizing dysfunctional long intergenic noncoding RNAs in multiple brain regions of major psychosis, Jing Hu, Jinyuan Xu, Lin Pang, Hongying Zhao, Feng Li, Yulan Deng, Ling Liu, Yujia Lan, Xinxin Zhang, and Chun Xu

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Nicotine-Mediated ADP to Spike Transition: Double Spiking in Septal Neurons, Sodikdjon A. Kodirov, Michael Wehrmeister, and Luis V. Colom

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Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Programming and Reprogramming: Toward Myelin Regeneration, Alejandro Lopez-Juarez, Danyang He, and Q. Richard Lu

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La diabetes y la alimentación determinantes en la progresión de aterosclerosis, Adriana Leticia Perales-Torres, Octelina Castillo-Ruíz, María Teresa Castañeda Licón, Sanjuana E. Alemán-Castillo, and Juan Miguel Jiménez Andrade

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Novel Somatic Copy Number Alteration Identified for Cervical Cancer in the Mexican American Population, Alireza Torabi, Javier Ordonez, Brenda Bin Su, Laura Palmer, Chunxiang Mao, Katherine E. Lara, Lewis P. Rubin, and Chun Xu

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Urban-Rural Differences in the Associations of Risk Factors With Epilepsy Based on the California Health Interview Survey: A Multiple Logistic Regression Analysis, KeSheng Wang, Chun Xiang Mao, Xuefeng Liu, Alok Dwivedi, Javier Ordonez, Lewis R. Rubin, and Chun Xu

Submissions from 2015

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Juniperus communis in Azerbaijan: analyses of nrDNA and cpDNA regions, Robert P. Adams, Vahid Farzaliyev, Alexander N. Tashev, and Andrea E. Schwarzbach

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Juniperus communis in Morocco: analyses of nrDNA and cpDNA regions, Robert P. Adams, Mustapha Rhanem, and Andrea E. Schwarzbach

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A new, flaccid, decurrent leaf variety of Juniperus poblana from Mexico: J. poblana var. decurrens R. P. Adams, Robert P. Adams and Andrea E. Schwarzbach

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El razonamiento clínico desde el ciclo básico, una opción de integración en las ciencias médicas, María Teresa Castañeda Licón, Hugo Esteban Rodríguez Uribe, Octelina Castillo Ruiz, Erick D. Lopez, and José M. Rodriguez

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Genome-Wide Methylome Analyses Reveal Novel Epigenetic Regulation Patterns in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, Yongsheng Li, Cynthia Camarillo, Juan Xu, Tania Bedard Arana, Yun Xiao, Zheng Zhao, Hong Chen, Mercedes Ramirez, Juan Zavala, Michael A. Escamilla, and Chun Xu

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Role of MRP transporters in regulating antimicrobial drug inefficacy and oxidative stress-induced pathogenesis during HIV-1 and TB infections, Upal Roy, Paul Barber, Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Elena V. Batrakova, Debasis Mondal, and Madhavan Nair

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Preparation and characterization of anti-HIV nanodrug targeted to microfold cell of gut-associated lymphoid tissue, Upal Roy, Hong Ding, Sudheesh Pilakka-Kanthikeel, Andrea D. Raymond, Venkata Atluri, Adriana Yndart, Elena M. Kaftanovskaya, Elena Batrakova, Marisela Agudelo, and Madhavan Nair

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An Insight into the Role of Vitamins other than Vitamin D on Bone, R. E. Salazar and Jameela Banu

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Bayesian Survival Analysis of Genetic Variants in PTPRN2 Gene for Age at Onset of Cancer, Ke-Sheng Wang, Yue Pan, Weize Wang, and Chun Xu

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Statistical Modeling of MicroRNA Expression with Human Cancers, Ke-Sheng Wang, Yue Pan, and Chun Xu

Submissions from 2014

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Predominant and Substoichiometric Isomers of the Plastid Genome Coexist within Juniperus Plants and Have Shifted Multiple Times during Cupressophyte Evolution, Wenhu Guo, Felix Grewe, Amie Cobo-Clark, Weishu Fan, Zelin Duan, Robert P. Adams, Andrea E. Schwarzbach, and Jeffrey P. Mower

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Modulation of HCN channels in lateral septum by nicotine, Sodikdjon A. Kodirov, Michael Wehrmeister, and Luis V. Colom

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Biological basis for cerebral dysfunction in schizophrenia in contrast with Alzheimer’s disease, Rodrigo O. Kuljis, Luis V. Colom, and Leonel E. Rojo

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The anti-tumor histone deacetylase inhibitor SAHA and the natural flavonoid curcumin exhibit synergistic neuroprotection against amyloid-beta toxicity, Jia Meng, Yan Li, Cynthia Camarillo, Yue Yao, Yina Zhang, Chun Xu, and Lihong Jiang

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Cardiovascular disease risk among the Mexican American population in the Texas-Mexico border region, by age and length of residence in United States, Jennifer J. Salinas, Bassent Abdelbary, Anne R. Rentfro, Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, and Joseph B. McCormick

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Associations between pQCT-based fat and muscle area and density and DXA-based total and leg soft tissue mass in healthy women and men, V. D. Sherk, R. S. Thiebaud, Z. Chen, Murat Karabulut, S. J. Kim, and D. A. Bemben

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Genetic Variants in the SORL1 Gene Are Associated with Age at Onset of Alzheimer Disease: A Survival Analysis, Ke-Sheng Wang, Xuefeng Liu, Liang Wang, David Briones, and Chun Xu

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Common Genetic Variants in the HNF1B Gene Contribute to Diabetes and Multiple Cancers, Ke-Sheng Wang, Daniel Owusu, Yue Pan, and Chun Xu

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The DNA Methylome and Transcriptome of Different Brain Regions in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, Yun Xiao, Cynthia Camarillo, Yanyan Ping, Tania Bedard Arana, Hongying Zhao, Peter M. Thompson, Chaohan Xu, Brenda Su, Michael A. Escamilla, Chunxiang Mao, and Chun Xu

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PD_NGSAtlas: a reference database combining next-generation sequencing epigenomic and transcriptomic data for psychiatric disorders, Zheng Zhao, Yongsheng Li, Hong Chen, Jianping Lu, Peter M. Thompson, Juan Cheng, Zishan Wang, Juan Xu, Chun Xu, and Xia Li

Submissions from 2013

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Causes, consequences, and treatment of osteoporosis in men, Jameela Banu

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Memantine protects cholinergic and glutamatergic septal neurons from Aβ1-40-induced toxicity, Luis V. Colom, María Teresa Castañeda Licón, D. Aleman, and Ahmed Touhami

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Memantine protects cholinergic and glutamatergic septal neurons from Aβ1-40-induced toxicity, Luis V. Colom, María Teresa Castañeda Licón, Ahmed Touhami, and D. Aleman

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Amyloid β peptides modify the expression of antioxidant repair enzymes and a potassium channel in the septohippocampal system, Jorge Duran-Gonzalez, Edna D. Michi, Brisa Elorza, Miriam G. Perez-Cordova, Luis F. Pacheco Otalora, Ahmed Touhami, Pamela Paulson, George Perry, Ian V. Murray, and Luis V. Colom

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Suggestive evidence for association between L-type voltagegated calcium channel (CACNA1C) gene haplotypes and bipolar disorder in Latinos: a family-based association stud, Suzanne Gonzalez, Chun Xu, Mercedes Ramirez, Juan Zavala, Regina Armas, Salvador A. Contreras, Javier Contreras, Albana Dassori, Robin J. Leach, and Michael Escamilla

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Suggestive evidence for association between L-type voltage-gated calcium channel (CACNA1C) gene haplotypes and bipolar disorder in Latinos: a family-based association study, Suzanne Gonzalez, Chun Xu, Mercedes Ramirez, Juan Zavala, Regina Armas, Salvador A. Contreras, Javier Contreras, Albana Dassori, Robin J. Leach, and Michael A. Escamilla

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Environmental Impact on Direct Neuronal Reprogramming In Vivo in the Adult Brain, Andrew Grande, Kyoko Sumiyoshi, Alejandro Lopez-Juarez, Jennifer Howard, Bhuvaneswari Sakthivel, Bruce Aronow, and Kenneth Campbell

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Gsx2 controls region-specific activation of neural stem cells and injury-induced neurogenesis in the adult subventricular zone, Alejandro Lopez-Juarez, Jennifer Howard, Kristy Ullom, Lindsey Howard, and Andrew Grande

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BCL9 and C9orf5 are associated with negative symptoms in schizophrenia: meta-analysis of two genome-wide association studies, Chun Xu, Nagesh Aragam, Xia Li, Erika Cynthia Villa, Liang Wang, David Briones, Brenda Bin Su, Michael A. Escamilla, and KeSheng Wang

Submissions from 2012

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Inhibition of Bone Loss by Cissus quadrangularis in Mice: A Preliminary Report, Jameela Banu, Erika Varela, Ali N. Bahadur, Raheela Soomro, Nishu Kazi, and Gabriel Fernandes

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Biocompatible Gold Nanorod Conjugates for Preclinical Biomedical Research, Anton Liopo, André Conjusteau, Dmitri Tsyboulski, Boris Ermolinsky, Alexander V. Kazanksy, and Alexander Oraevsky

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Association Analyses of Variants in the DIO2 Gene with Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Pima Indians, Saraswathy Nair, Yunhua Li Miller, Emilio Ortega, Sayuko Kobes, Clifton Bogardus, and Leslie J. Baier

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Association of a serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) 5-HTTLPR polymorphism with body mass index categories but not type 2 diabetes mellitus in Mexicans, Valeria Peralta-Leal, Evelia Leal-Ugarte, Juan P. Meza-Espinoza, Ingrid P. Dávalos-Rodríguez, Anabel Bocanegra-Alonso, Rosa I. Acosta-González, Enrique Gonzales, Saraswathy Nair, and Jorge Durán-González

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Host susceptibility to tuberculosis: insights from a longitudinal study of gene expression in diabetes, Hui-Qi Qu, Anne R. Rentfro, Yang Lu, Saraswathy Nair, Craig Hanis, Joseph B. Mccormick, and Susan P. Fisher-Hoch

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Tuning of Alternative Splicing - Switch From Proto-Oncogene to Tumor Suppressor, Aleksandra Shchelkunova, Boris Ermolinsky, Meghan Boyle, Ivan Mendez, Michael Lehker, Karen S. Martirosyan, and Alexander V. Kazanksy

Submissions from 2011

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Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma, John C. Chambers, Weihua Zhang, Joban Sehmi, Xinzhong Li, Mark N. Wass, Pim Van der Harst, Hilma Holm, Serena Sanna, Maryam Kavousi, and Chun Xu

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Association Study of Candidate Gene Polymorphisms and Obesity in a Young Mexican-American Population from South Texas, Jorge Duran-Gonzalez, Ixiu Ortiz, Enrique Gonzales, Nicole Ruiz, Manti Ortiz, Arthur Gonzalez, Edna K. Sanchez, Eugenia Curet, Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, Anne R. Rentfro, Huiqi Qu, and Saraswathy Nair

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“Upregulation of STREX splice variant of the large conductance Ca2+-activated potassium (BK) channel in a rat model of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy”, Boris Ermolinsky, Frank Skinner, Ileana Garcia, Massoud F. Arshadmansab, Luis F. Pacheco Otalora, Masoud M. Zarei, and Emilio R. Garrido-Sanabria

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Differential expression of voltage-gated K+ currents in medial septum/diagonal band complex neurons exhibiting distinct firing phenotypes, Emilio R. Garrido-Sanabria, Miriam G. Perez-Cordova, and Luis V. Colom

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Expression of LPP3 in Bergmann glia is required for proper cerebellar sphingosine-1-phosphate metabolism/signaling and development, Alejandro Lopez-Juarez, Sara Morales-Lázaro, Roberto Sánchez-Sánchez, Manjula Sunkara, Hilda Lomelí, Iván Velasco, Andrew J. Morris, and Diana Escalante-Alcalde

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Decreased expression of ATP6V1H in type 2 diabetes: a pilot report on the diabetes risk study in Mexican Americans, Melanie F. Molina, Hui-Qi Qu, Anne R. Rentfro, Saraswathy Nair, Yang Lu, Craig Hanis, Joseph B. Mccormick, and Susan P. Fisher-Hoch

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The Missing Men: High Risk and low use of health care in Men of Mexican Origin, Jennifer Salinas, Joseph B. Mccormick, Anne R. Rentfro, Craig Hanis, Monir Hossain, M Hossein Rahbar, and Susan P. Fisher-Hoch

Submissions from 2010

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Medial septal beta-amyloid 1-40 injections alter septo-hippocampal anatomy and function, Luis V. Colom, María Teresa Castañeda Licón, C. Banuelos, Gustavo Puras, Antonio García-Hernández, Sofia Hernandez, Suzanne Mounsey, Joy Benavidez, and Claudia Lehker

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Septo-hippocampal networks in chronic epilepsy, Antonio García-Hernández, Brian H. Bland, Julio Facelli, and Luis V. Colom

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Variants at IRF5-TNPO3, 17q12-21 and MMEL1 are associated with primary biliary cirrhosis, Gideon M. Hirschfield, Xiangdong Liu, Younghun Han, Ivan P. Gorlov, Yan Lu, Chun Xu, Yue Lu, Wei Chen, Brian D. Juran, and Catalina Coltescu

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Genome-wide meta-analyses identify three loci associated with primary biliary cirrhosis, Xiangdong Liu, Pietro Invernizzi, Yue Lu, Roman Kosoy, Yan Lu, Ilaria Bianchi, Mauro Podda, and Chun Xu

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The role of fat mass index in determining obesity, Gerson Peltz, Maria Teresa Aguirre, Maureen Sanderson, and Mary K. Fadden

Submissions from 2009

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Primary biliary cirrhosis associated with HLA, IL12A, and IL12RB2 variants, Gideon M. Hirschfield, Xiangdong Liu, Chun Xu, Yue Lu, Gang Xie, Yan Lu, Xiangjun Gu, and Erin J. Walker

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SubpathwayMiner: a software package for flexible identification of pathways, Chunquan Li, Xia Li, Yingbo Miao, Qianghu Wang, Wei Jian, Chun Xu, Jing Li, Junwei Han, Fan Zhang, Binsheng Gong, and Liangde Xu

Submissions from 2008

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Deficit of Kcnma1 mRNA expression in the dentate gyrus of epileptic rats, Boris Ermolinsky, Massoud F. Arshadmansab, Luis F. Pacheco Otalora, Masoud M. Zarei, and Emilio R. Garrido-Sanabria

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Deficit of Kcnma1 mRNA expression in the dentate gyrus of epileptic rats, Boris Ermolinsky, Massoud F. Arshadmansab, Luis F. Pacheco Otalora, Masoud M. Zarei, and Emilio R. Garrido-Sanabria

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Differential changes in mGlu2 and mGlu3 gene expression following pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus: A comparative real-time PCR analysis, Boris Ermolinsky, Luis F. Pacheco Otalora, Massoud F. Arshadmansab, Masoud M. Zarei, and Emilio R. Garrido-Sanabria

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Effects of n-3 fatty acids on autoimmunity and osteoporosis, Gabriel Fernandes, Arunabh Bhattacharya, Mizanur Rahman, Khaliquz Zaman, and Jameela Banu

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Downregulation of BK channel expression in the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy, Luis F. Pacheco Otalora, Eder F. Hernandez, Massoud F. Arshadmansab, Sebastian Francisco, Michael Willis, Boris Ermolinsky, Masoud M. Zarei, H.-G Knaus, and Emilio R. Garrido-Sanabria

Submissions from 2007

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Electrophysiological and morphological heterogeneity of slow firing neurons in medial septal/diagonal band complex as revealed by cluster analysis, E. R. Garrido-Sanabria, M. G. Perez, C. Banuelos, T. Reyna, S. Hernandez, María Teresa Castañeda Licón, and Luis V. Colom

Submissions from 2006

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Effects of conjugated linoleic acid and exercise on bone mass in young male Balb/C mice, Jameela Banu, Arunabh Bhattacharya, Mizanur Rahman, Marianne O'Shea, and Gabriel Fernandes

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A Multilevel Analysis of Socioeconomic Status and Prostate Cancer Risk, Maureen Sanderson, Ann L. Coker, Adriana Perez, Xianglin L. Du, Gerson Peltz, and Mary K. Fadden

Submissions from 2004

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An endoplasmic reticulum trafficking signal prevents surface expression of a voltage- and Ca2+-activated K+ channel splice variant, Masoud M. Zarei, M. Eghbali, A. Alioua, M. Song, H.-G Knaus, E. Stefani, and L. Toro

Submissions from 2002

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Coupling of c-Src to large conductance voltage-and Ca2+-activated K+ channels as a new mechanism of agonist-induced vasoconstriction, A. Alioua, Aman Mahajan, Kazuhide Nishimaru, Masoud M. Zarei, Enrico Stefani, and Ligia Toro