1. 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. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2012.08.007. PMID: 22926191; PMCID: 3530662. Impact Factor (as of 2011): 5.4033.*

  2. Shah A, Verma AS, Patel KH, Noel R, Rivera-Amill V, Silverstein PS, Chaudhary S, Bhat HK, Stamatatos L, Singh DP, Buch S, Kumar A. 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. 2011;6(6):e21261. Epub 2011 Jun 21. PMID: 21712995 [PubMed - in process]. PMCID: PMC3119684. Impact Factor (as of 2009): 4.351. No acknowledgement RCMI Grant.  

  3. Rivera-Amill V, Noel RJ, Román IR, Flores YG, Buch S, Kumar A. Analysis of the V1V2 region of the SIV envelope in the brains of morphine-dependent and control SIV/SHIV-infected macaques. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. May 2009, 25(5): 531-534. Epub 2009 Apr 27. Impact Factor (as of 2005): 2.531.

  4. Noel RJ Jr, Rivera-Amill V, Buch S, Kumar A. Opiates, immune system, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and nonhuman primate model. J Neurovirol. 2008 Aug;14(4):279-85. Impact Factor (as of 2007): 1.943.