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Idhaliz Flores Caldera

Department of Microbiology


  1. Flores I, Rivera E, Mousses S, Chen Y, Rozenblum E. Identification of molecular markers for endometriosis in blood lymphocytes using DNA microarrays. Fertil Steril 2006;85:1676-1683. PMID: 16759924; PMCID: PMC Journal

  2. Irizarry CC, Colon M, Ruiz A, Flores I. Diferential expression of HDAC1 and HDAC2 in Human Endometrial and Endometriotic cells. Ethnicity Dis 2009; 19:S3-9:S3-10

  3. Ruiz A, Salvo VA, Ruiz LA, Baez P, Garcia M, Flores I. Basal and Steroid Hormone-Regulated Expression of CXCR4 in Human Endometrium and Endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2010;17:894-903. Epub 2010 Aug 18. PMID: 20720261

  4. Ruiz LA, Dutil J, Ruiz A, Fourquet J, Abac S, Laboy J, Flores I. SNPs in the Lysyl Oxidase-like Protein 4 (LOXL4) and Complement Component 3 (C3) genes are Associated with Increased Risk for Endometriosis and Endometriosis-Associated Infertility. Fertil Steril. 2011;96:512-5. Epub 2011 Jul 5. PMID: 21733505

  5. Colón-Díaz M, Báez P, García M, Ruiz A, Monteiro JB, Fourquet J, Bayona M, Alvarez-Garriga C Achille A, Seto E, Flores I. HDAC1 and HDAC2 are Differentially Expressed in Human Endometriosis and Human Endometrium. Reprod Sci. 2012 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22344732

  6. Grechukhina O, Petracco R, Popkhadze S, Massasa E, Paranjape T, Chan E, Flores I, Weidhaas JB, Taylor HS. EMBO Mol Med. 2012 Mar;4(3):206-17. doi: 10.1002/emmm.201100200. Epub 2012 Feb 3. PMID: 22307873

  7. Collazo MS, Porrata-Doria T, Flores I, Acevedo SF. Apolipoprotein E Polymorphisms and Spontaneous Pregnancy Loss in Endometriosis Patients. Mol Hum Reprod. 2012 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22266326

  8. Flores I, Muñoz-Antonia T, Matta J, García M, Fenstermacher D, Gutierrez S, Seijo E, Torres-Ruiz J, Pledger J, Coppola D. The Establishment of the First Cancer Tissue Biobank at a Hispanic-Serving Institution: An NCI Funded Initiative between Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. Biopreservation and Biobanking. In Press

  9. Colón-Díaz M, Báez P, García M, Ruiz A, Monteiro JB, Fourquet J, Bayona M, Alvarez-Garriga C Achille A, Seto E, Flores I.

  10. Rojas-Cartagena C, Appleyard CB, Santiago OI, Flores I. Experimental Intestinal Endometriosis Is Characterized by Increased Levels of Soluble TNFRSF1B and Downregulation of Tnfrsf1a and Tnfrsf1b Gene Expression. Biol Reprod 2005; 73: 1211-1218; Epub Aug 10. PMID: 16093357

  11. Rojas-Cartagena C, Flores I, Santiago OI, Appleyard CB. Role of tumor necrosis factor receptors in an animal model of acute colitis. Cytokine. 2005;32:85-93. Epub Oct 5. PMID: 16213154

  12. Rivera E, Flores I, Rivera E, Appleyard CB. Molecular profiling of a rat model of colitis: Validation of known inflammatory genes and identification of novel disease-associated targets. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2006;12:950-966 PMID: 17012966

  13. Flores I, Rivera E, Ruiz LA, Santiago OI, Vernon MW, Appleyard CB. Molecular profiling of experimental endometriosis identified gene expression patterns in common with human disease. Fertil Steril 2007; 87:1180-1199. PMID: 17478174

  14. Appleyard CB, Cruz ML, Rivera E, Hernández GA, Flores I. Experimental endometriosis in the rat is correlated with colonic motor function alterations but not with bacterial load. Reproductive Sciences 2007;14:815-824. PMID: 18089600

  15. de Cavanagh E, Flores I, Inserra F, Ferder L. Renin-Angiotension system inhibitors protect against age-related changes in rat liver mitocondrial DNA content and gene expression. Exp Gerontol. 2008;43:919-928. Epub 2008 Aug 15. PMID: 18765277

  16. Flores I, Abreu S, Abac S, Fourquet J, Laboy J, Ríos-Bedoya J. Self-reported prevalence of endometriosis and endometriosis symptoms among Puerto Rican women. Intl J Gynecol Obstet 2008;100:257-261. Epub 2007, Oct 31 PMID: 17976623

  17. Fourquet J, Gao X, Zavala D, Orengo JC, Abac S, Ruiz A, Laboy J, Flores I. Patient’s report on how endometriosis affects health, work, and daily life. Fertil Steril. 2010;93:2424-2428. PMID: 19926084. PMCID: PMC2860000

  18. Fourquet J, Báez, Figueroa M, Iriarte RI, Flores I. Quantification of the Impact of Endometriosis Symptoms on Health Related Quality of Life and Work Productivity. Fertil Steril. 2011;96:107-12. Epub 2011 May 31. PMID: 21621771

  19. Cuevas M, Flores I, Thompson KJ, Ramos-Ortolaza D, Torres-Reveron A, Appleyard CB. Stress exacerbates endometriosis manifestations and inflammatory parameters in an animal model. Reprod Sci. [Accepted]