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Abstracts
 
 
  • Enhanced intrinsic excitability of infralimbic neurons during consolidation of fear extinction reverses with the spontaneous recovery of fear. AV López , E Cruz , GJ Quirk and JT Porter. Puerto Rico Neuroscience, Interamerican University, Bayamón, PR, (December 4, 2010-Poster Presentation)
     
  • Primary rat astrocytes expressing HIV-Nef in the hippocampus impair spatial memory. G Chompre, E Cruz, L Maldonado, J Porter, and R Noel, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California (November 13-17, 2010-Poster Presentation; Considered for an invitation for the Neuroscience 2010 Lay Summary Submission)
     
  • Speed ball enhances citokine production in presence of HIV VPR. L Torres, LG Rivera, RJ Noel Jr. 12th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, December 6-9, 2010 Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
     
 
Publications
 
 
  • Chompre G, Cruz E, Maldonado L, Rivera-Amill V, Porter JT, Noel RJ Jr. Astrocytic expression of HIV-1 Nef impairs spatial and recognition memory. Neurobiol Dis. Aug. 25, 2012; 49C:128-136.
     
  • Marian T. Sepulveda-Orengo, Ana V. Lopez, Omar Soler-Cedeño, and James T. Porter. Fear Extinction Induces mGluR5-Mediated Synaptic and Intrinsic Plasticity in Infralimbic Neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, April 24, 2013; 33(17):7184 –7193.
     
  • Fontanez-Nuin DE, Santini E, Quirk GJ, Porter JT. Memory for fear extinction requires mGluR5-mediated activation of infralimbic neurons. Cereb Cortex. Aug 12, 2010.
     
  • Santini E, Sepulveda-Orengo M*, Porter JT. Muscarinic receptors modulate the intrinsic excitability of infralimbic neurons and fear extinction. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Apr 18. doi: 10.1038/npp.2012.52. [Epub ahead of print]
     
  • Santini E, Quirk GJ, Porter JT. Fear conditioning and extinction differentially modify the intrinsic excitability of infralimbic neurons. J Neurosci. 2008 Apr 9;28(15):4028-36. Impact Factor (as of 2005): 7.510.