1. Matta J., Echenique M., . Negron E., Morales L., Vargas W., Sánchez Gaetan F., Ramírez Lizardi E., Torres A., Ortiz Rosado J., Bolaños G., González Cruz J. , Laboy J., Barnes R., Santiago Medina S., Romero A., Martinez R., Dutil J., Suarez E., Alvarez-Garriga C. and Bayona M. The association of DNA Repair with breast cancer risk in women. A comparative observational study. BMC Cancer. 2012, 12:490. doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-490.

  2. Dutil J, Colon-Colon JL, Matta JL, Sutphen R, Echenique, M. Identification of the prevalent BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the female population of Puerto Rico. 2012. Cancer Genetics. (In press).

  3. Avena S, Via M, Ziv E, Pérez-Stable EJ, Gignoux CR, Dejean C, Huntsman S, Torres-Mejía G, Dutil J, Matta JL, Beckman K, Burchard EG, Parolin ML, Goicoechea A, Acreche N, Boquet M, Ríos Part Mdel C, Fernández V, Rey J, Stern MC, Carnese RF, Fejerman L. Heterogeneity in Genetic Admixture across Different Regions of Argentina. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34695. PMID: 22506044, PMCID:PMC3323559.

  4. Flores I, Muñoz-Antonia T, Matta J, García M, Fenstermacher D, Gutierrez S, Seijo E, Torres-Ruiz J, Pledger J, Coppola D.(2011) 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 PSM in Puerto Rico. Biopreservation and Biobanking. 2011 Dec;9(4):363-371.

  5. Vera J, Gao LM, Santana A, Matta JL, Melendez E.(2011) Vectorized ferrocenes with estrogenes and Vitamin D2: Synthesis, Cytotoxic Activity and Docking Studies. Dalton Trans. 2011 Oct 7;7;40(37):9557-9565. PMID: 21850331.

  6. Kao WH, Riker AI, Kushwaha DS, Ng K, Enkemann SA, Jove R, Buettner R, Zinn PO, Sánchez NP, Villa JL, D’ Andrea AD, Sánchez JL, Kennedy RD, Chen CC, Matta JL(2011). Upregulation of Fanconi Anemia DNA Repair Genes in Melanoma. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2011;1(10):2139-2142. PMID:21697891, PMCID: PMC3174338

  7. Acevedo D, Matta JL, Melendez E. (2011) Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxic studies of water soluble [(η5-C5H5)2Mo (thionucleobase/thionucleoside)]Cl complexes in breast and colon cancer cell lines. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2011;696:1032-1037. PMID: 21399723, PMCID: PMC3051372

  8. Porrata Doria T, Matta JL, Acevedo SF. (2010) Apolipoprotein E allelic frequency altered in women with early-onset breast cancer. Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer (Auckl). 2010 May 24;4:43-48. PMID: 20697532. PMCID: PMC2914274.

  9. Gao LM, Vera JL, Matta JL, Meléndez E. (2010). Synthesis and cytotoxicity studies of steroid-functionalized titanocenes as potential anticancer drugs: sex steroids as potential vectors for titanocenes. J Biol Inorg Chem. 2010 Aug;15(6):851-859. PMID: 20349254.

  10. Matta JL, Rodriguez G., Villa J., Ruiz A. (2010). The role of DNA repair capacity in melanoma skin cancer risk in a population chronically exposed to high levels of sunlight. The Ochsner Journal.

  11. Olivero OA, Larramendy M, Soloneski S, Menck CF, Matta JL, Folle GA, Zamorano Ponce E, Spivak G.(2010) Impact of EMS outreach: successful developments in Latin America. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. 2010 Mar 8;51(8-9):763-773. PMID: 20213840.

  12. Gao LM, Matta JL, Rheingold AL, E Meléndez. (2009). Synthesis, Structure and Biological Activity of Amide-Functionalized Titanocenyls: Improving their Cytotoxic Properties. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 694:4134-4139. PMID: 20177431. PMCID: PMC2824910

  13. Feliciano I, Matta J, Meléndez E. (2009). Water-soluble molybdenocene complexes with both proliferative and antiproliferative effects on cancer cell lines and their binding interactions with human serum albumin. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 2009; 14:1109-1117. PMID: 19536567. PMCID: PMC2819120.

  14. Gao LM, Hernández R, Matta JL, Melendez E (2009).Synthesis, Structure, Electrochemistry and Cytotoxic Properties of Ferrocenyl Ester Derivatives. Metal-Based Drugs. Volume 2009, Article ID 420784, 8 pages, PUBMED. PMCID: PMC2659881

  15. Cruz A, Vazquez D, Matta JL, Suárez EB (2008). Role of XPD, P53 and PTCH genes mutations in the development of early onset basal cell carcinoma. Ethnicity & Disease, Official Journal of ISHIB. 18(2):S1-2.

  16. Riker A, Enkemann S, Fodstad O, Liu S, Ren S, Morris C, Xi Y, Howell P, Metge B, Samant R, Shevde L, Li W, Eschrich S, Daud A, Ju J, Matta JL (2008). The gene expression profiles of primary and metastatic melanoma yields a transition point of tumor progression and metastasis. BMC Genomics, 1:13. PMCID: PMC2408576 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1755-8794/1/13.

  17. Hernandez R, Lamboy J, Gao LM, Matta JL, Roman FR, Melendez E (2008). Structure-Activity Studies of Ti(IV) Complexes: Aqueous Stability, Ti(IV) intake by human apotransferrin, and cytotoxic properties in colon cancer HT29 cells. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 13(5):685-692.
 PMID: 18288505.

  18. Suárez-Martinez EB, Ruiz A, Matías J, Morales L, Cruz A, Vázquez D, Villa J, Matta JL (2007). Early-onset of Sporadic Basal Cell Carcinoma: Germline mutations in the TP53, PTCH, and XPD genes. Puerto Rico Health Science Journal Dec; 26(4):349-354.
 PMID: 18246963. Gao L, Hernández R, Matta JL, Meléndez E (2007). Synthesis, Ti(IV) intake by apo-transferrin and cytotoxic properties of functionalized titanocene dichlorides. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 12:959-967.
 PMID: 17566797.

  19. Matta JL, Ramos J, Armstrong R, D’Antoni H (2006). Niveles de luz ultravioleta ambiental asociados con apoptosis y necrosis en fibroblastos humanos. Acta Bioquím. Clin. Latinoam 40(4):553-560.

  20. Matta JL, Ramos J, Armstrong R, D’Antoni H (2006). Response of human fibroblasts to very low doses of environmental UV radiation. Caribbean Journal of Dermatology and Therapeutics 2:16-27.

  21. Phelan MA, Matta JL, Reyes YM, Fernando R, Norcross MA, Blanquet RS (2005). Associations between metals and the blue mesogleal protein of Cassiopea xamachana. Marine Biology published online December 7, 2005.

  22. Matta JL, Ramos JM, Armstrong RA, D’Antoni H (2005). Environmental UVA and UVB Threshold Doses for Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Fibroblasts. Photochemistry and Photobiology 81(3):563-568.

  23. Ramos J, Villa J, Ruiz A, Armstrong R, Matta JL. (2004). UV dose determines key characteristics of non-melanoma skin cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 13(12):2006-2010.

  24. Ramos JM, Ruiz A, Colen R, Lopez ID, Grossman L, Matta JL (2004). DNA repair and breast cancer susceptibility in women. Cancer Apr 1; 100(7):1352-1357.

  25. Matta JL, Villa JL, Ramos JM, Sanchez J, Chompré G, Ruiz A, Grossman L (2003). DNA repair and non-melanoma skin cancer in Puerto Rican populations. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Sep; 49(3):433-439.

  26. Gonzalez MJ, Mora EM, Miranda-Massari JR, Matta JL Riordan HD, Riordan NH (2002). Inhibition of human breast carcinoma cell proliferation by ascorbate and copper. Puerto Rico Health Science Journal 21:21-23.

  27. Matta J L, Nava J, Milad M, Manger R, Hupka A, Frazer T (2002). A pilot study for the detection of acute ciguatera intoxication in human blood. Journal of Toxicology-Clinical Toxicology 40:1-9.

  28. Rojas C, Matos B, Santiago N, Reymunde A, Matta JL (2001). Hepatitis C patients in Puerto Rico have an altered iron balance. Biological Trace Element Research Winter; 84:239-245.

  29. Matta JL, Milad M, Manger R, Tosteson T (1999). Heavy metals, lipid peroxidation and ciguatera toxicity in the liver of the Caribbean barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda). Biological Trace Element Research 70:69-79.

  30. Matta JL, Nazario CM, Armstrong RA, Navas J (1998). Epidemiological trends of melanoma in Puerto Rico from 1975-1991. Bol Asoc Med P R Jan-Mar; 90(1-3):8-11.

  31. Matta JL, Chapman DJ (1995). Effects of light, temperature and desiccation on the net emersed productivity of the intertidal macroalga Colpomenia peregrina Sauv. (Hamel) Journal Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 189-13-27.

  32. Matta JL, Tosteson TR (1995). Preliminary studies on the role of oxygen-derived free radicals and lipid peroxidation in ciguatera poisoning. International Symposium on Ciguatera and Marine Natural Products held in South Kohala, Hawaii, August 8-10, 1994, pp. 109-120.

  33. Matta JL, Tosteson TR (1994). Oxygen-derived free radicals as regulators of toxicity in the benthic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis lenticularis. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Toxic Marine Phytoplankton, Nantes, France, October, 1993.

  34. Iglesias-Prieto R, Matta JL, Robins WA, Trench RK (1992). Photosynthetic response to elevated temperature in the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium microadriaticum in culture. Proc Natl Acad of Sci U.S.A Nov; 89(21):10302-10305.

  35. Matta JL, Govind NS, Trench TR (1992). Polyclonal antibodies against iron-superoxide dismutases from E. coli B cross-react with superoxide dismutases from the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium microadriaticum. Journal of Phycology 28:353-356.

  36. Matta JL, Chapman DJ (1991). Photosynthetic performance and daily carbon balance of Colpomenia peregrina: seasonal variations and differences between intertidal and subtidal populations. Marine Biology 108:303-313.

  37. Matta JL, Trench TR (1991). The enzymatic response of the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium microadriaticum (Freudenthal) to growth in vitro under varied oxygen tensions. Symbiosis 11:31-45.

  38. Lewin RA, Cheng L, Matta JL (1985). Diurnal rhythm in the cell‑division frequency of Prochloron (Prochlorophyta) in nature. Phycologia 23(4):505‑550.