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Richard J. Noel, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry

Recent Publications

  1. V. Rivera-Amill, R.J. Noel Jr., S. Orsini, G. Tirado, J.M.Garcia, S.Buch, and A. Kumar (2007) Variable Region 4 of SIV Envelope Correlates with Rapid Disease Progression in Morphine-exposed Macaques Infected with SIV/SHIV. Virology. 358(2), pp. 373-383.
  2. R.J. Noel Jr. and A. Kumar. (2007) SIV vpr evolution is inversely related to disease progression in a morphine-dependent rhesus macaque model of AIDS. Virology. 359(1), pp.397-404.
  3. A. Perez-Casanova, R.J. Noel Jr., V. Rivera-Amill, K. Husain, and A. Kumar. (2007) Morphine mediated deterioration of oxidative stress leads to rapid disease progression in SIV/SHIV-infected macaques. AIDS Res. Hum. Retrovir. 23(8), pp.1004-7.
  4. A.Perez-Casanova, K. Husain, R.J. Noel Jr., V. Rivera-Amill and A. Kumar. (2008) Interaction of SIV/SHIV Infection and Morphine on Plasma Oxidant/Antioxidant Balance in Macaque. Mol. Cell. Biochem.308(1-2), pp. 169-175.
  5. R. Noel, V. Rivera-Amill, S. Buch, and A. Kumar. (2008). Opiates, immune system, AIDS and non-human primate model. J. Neurovirol. 14 (4), pp.279-285.
  6. V. Rivera-Amill, R. Noel, S. Buch, and A. Kumar. (2009). Analysis of the
    V1V2 region of SIV envelope in the brains of morphine-dependent and control SIV/SHIV-infected macaques. AIDS Res. Hum. Retrovir. 25 (5), pp.532-4.
  7. V. Rivera-Amill, P.S. Silverstein, R.J. Noel Jr, S. Kumar, and A. Kumar,
    (2009) Morphine and rapid disease progression in nonhuman primate model of AIDS: Inverse correlation between disease progression and virus evolution. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print].
  8. V. Rivera-Amill, R.J. Noel Jr, Y. García, I. Rivera, M. Iszard, S. Buch, and
    A. Kumar. (2010). Accelerated evolution of SIV env within the cerebral compartment in the setting of morphine-dependent rapid disease progression. Virology. 398(2), pp. 201-207.
  9. V. Rivera-Amill, R. Kumar, R.J. Noel Jr, Y. García, I. Rivera, M. Martinez,
    C. Sariol, E. Kraiselburd, M. Iszard, M. Mukherji, S. Kumar, L.D. Giavedoni, and A. Kumar. (2010). Lack of Immune Response in Rapid Progressor Morphine-Dependent and SIV/SHIV-infected Rhesus Macaques is Correlated with Down-regulation of TH-1 Cytokines. AIDS Res. Hum. Retrovir. 26 (8), pp.919-22. PMID 20672973
  10. Shah, A., Verma, A.S., Patel, K.H., Noel, R., Rivera-Amill, V., Silverstein, P.S., Chaudhary, S., Bhat, H.K., Stamatatos, L., Singh, D.P., Buch, S., Kumar, A., (2011). HIV-1 gp120 Induces Expression of IL-6 through a Nuclear Factor-Kappa B-Dependent Mechanism: Suppression by gp120 Specific Small Interfering RNA. PLoS ONE 6, e21261.
  11. Chaudhary, S., Noel, R., Rodriguez, N., Collado, S., Munoz, J., Kumar, A., and Yamamura, Y. (2011). Correlation between CD4 T cell Counts and Virus Compartmentalization in Genital and Systemic Compartments of HIV-infected Females. Virology. Accepted