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  • Gracie Vargas
2016
1 Scopus citations

Giving new life to old lungs: Methods to produce and assess whole human paediatric bioengineered lungs

Nichols, J. E., La Francesca, S., Vega, S. P., Niles, J. A., Argueta, L. B., Riddle, M., Sakamoto, J., Vargas, G., Pal, R., Woodson, L., Rhudy, J., Lee, D., Seanor, D., Campbell, G., Schnadig, V. J. & Cortiella, J., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
2019

Efficacy of novel highly specific bromodomain-containing protein 4 inhibitors in innate inflammation–driven airway remodeling

Tian, B., Liu, Z., Litvinov, J., Maroto, R., Jamaluddin, M., Rytting, E., Patrikeev, I., Ochoa, L., Vargas, G., Motamedi, M., Ameredes, B. T., Zhou, J. & Brasier, A. R., Jan 2019, In : American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology. 60, 1, p. 68-83 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2017
5 Scopus citations
2015

Role of intestinal myofibroblasts in HIV-associated intestinal collagen deposition and immune reconstitution following combination antiretroviral therapy

Asmuth, D. M., Pinchuk, I. V., Wu, J., Vargas, G., Chen, X., Mann, S., Albanese, A., Ma, Z. M., Saroufeem, R., Melcher, G. P., Troia-Cancio, P., Torok, N. J., Miller, C. J. & Powell, D. W., May 15 2015, In : AIDS (London, England). 29, 8, p. 877-888 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations
2012
7 Scopus citations
2011

Gold nanorods for intravital vascular imaging of preneoplastic oral mucosa

Motamedi, S., Shilagard, T., Edward, K., Koong, L., Qui, S. & Vargas, G., May 1 2011, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 2, 5, p. 1194-1203 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations
2018

Exploring the combination of large area widefield fluorescence imaging with multiphoton microscopy in the detection of oral epithelial neoplasia

Pal, R., Villarreal, P., Brown, T., Qiu, S., McCammon, S. & Vargas, G., Jan 1 2018, Microscopy Histopathology and Analytics, MICROSCOPY 2018. OSA - The Optical Society, Vol. Part F89-MICROSCOPY 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2012

NF-kB activation as a biomarker of light injury using a transgenic mouse model

Pocock, G. M., Boretsky, A., Wang, H. C., Golden, D., Gupta, P., Vargas, G., Oliver, J. W. & Motamedi, M., Apr 2 2012, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXIII. 822108. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 8221).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2014

Temporal characterization of lymphatic metastasis in an orthotopic mouse model of oral cancer

Szaniszlo, P., Fennewald, S. M., Qiu, S., Kantara, C., Shilagard, T., Vargas, G. & Resto, V., Nov 1 2014, In : Head and Neck. 36, 11, p. 1638-1647 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2017

NF-κB mediates mesenchymal transition, remodeling, and pulmonary fibrosis in response to chronic inflammation by viral RNA patterns

Tian, B., Patrikeev, I., Ochoa, L., Vargas, G., Belanger, K. A. K., Litvinov, J., Boldogh, I., Ameredes, B., Motamedi, M. & Brasier, A. R., Apr 1 2017, In : American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. 56, 4, p. 506-520 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
2011

Apolipoprotein E receptor 2 is involved in the thrombotic complications in a murine model of the antiphospholipid syndrome

Romay-Penabad, Z., Aguilar-Valenzuela, R., Urbanus, R. T., Derksen, R. H. W. M., Pennings, M. T. T., Papalardo, E., Shilagard, T., Vargas, G., Hwang, Y., De Groot, P. G. & Pierangeli, S. S., Jan 27 2011, In : Blood. 117, 4, p. 1408-1414 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 Scopus citations
2020

Role of microglia in the dissemination of Zika virus from mother to fetal brain

Xu, P., Shan, C., Dunn, T. J., Xie, X., Xia, H., Gao, J., Allende Labastida, J., Zou, J., Villarreal, P. P., Schlagal, C. R., Yu, Y., Vargas, G., Rossi, S. L., Vasilakis, N., Shi, P. Y., Weaver, S. C. & Wu, P., Jul 1 2020, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 14, 7, p. e0008413

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2017
2016

Remodeling of the epithelial-connective tissue interface in oral epithelial dysplasia as visualized by noninvasive 3D imaging

Pal, R., Shilagard, T., Yang, J., Villarreal, P., Brown, T., Qiu, S., McCammon, S., Resto, V. & Vargas, G., Aug 15 2016, In : Cancer Research. 76, 16, p. 4637-4647 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2017

Redefining 3Dimensional placental membrane microarchitecture using multiphoton microscopy and optical clearing

Richardson, L., Vargas, G., Brown, T., Ochoa, L., Trivedi, J., Kacerovský, M., Lappas, M. & Menon, R., May 1 2017, In : Placenta. 53, p. 66-75 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations
2018

Production and transplantation of bioengineered lung into a large-animal model

Nichols, J. E., La Francesca, S., Niles, J. A., Vega, S. P., Argueta, L. B., Frank, L., Christiani, D. C., Pyles, R. B., Himes, B. E., Zhang, R., Li, S., Sakamoto, J., Rhudy, J., Hendricks, G., Begarani, F., Liu, X., Patrikeev, I., Pal, R., Usheva, E., Vargas, G. & 7 others, Miller, A., Woodson, L. C., Wacher, A., Grimaldo, M., Weaver, D., Mlcak, R. & Cortiella, J., Aug 1 2018, In : Science Translational Medicine. 10, 452, eaao3926.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations
2020

In Vivo Epithelial Metabolic Imaging Using a Topical Fluorescent Glucose Analog

Villarreal, P., Pal, R. & Vargas, G., Jan 1 2020, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., p. 21-31 11 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 2126).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations
2017

Discovery and Characterization of Human Amniochorionic Membrane Microfractures

Richardson, L., Vargas, G., Brown, T., Ochoa, L., Sheller-Miller, S., Saade, G., Taylor, R. N. & Menon, R., Dec 1 2017, In : American Journal of Pathology. 187, 12, p. 2821-2830 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2012
5 Scopus citations
2016

Behavioural and neurological symptoms accompanied by cellular neuroinflammation in IL-10-deficient mice infected with Plasmodium chabaudi

Wilson, K. D., Stutz, S. J., Ochoa, L. F., Valbuena, G. A., Cravens, P. D., Dineley, K. T., Vargas, G. & Stephens, R., Aug 24 2016, In : Malaria Journal. 15, 1, 428.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2015

In-Vivo Nonlinear Optical Microscopy (NLOM) of Epithelial-Connective Tissue Interface (ECTI) Reveals Quantitative Measures of Neoplasia in Hamster Oral Mucosa

Pal, R., Yang, J., Ortiz, D., Qiu, S., Resto, V., McCammon, S. & Vargas, G., Jan 29 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, p. 0116754

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2016

In vivo rectal mucosal barrier function imaging in a large-animal model by using confocal endomicroscopy: Implications for injury assessment and use in HIV prevention studies

Vargas, G., Vincent, K., Zhu, Y., Szafron, D., Brown, T. C., Villarreal, P. P., Bourne, N., Milligan, G. & Motamedib, M., Aug 1 2016, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 60, 8, p. 4600-4609 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2012

In vivo layer-resolved characterization of oral dysplasia via nonlinear optical micro-spectroscopy

Edward, K., Qiu, S., Resto, V., McCammon, S. & Vargas, G., Jul 1 2012, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 3, 7, p. 1579-1593 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2014

IL-6 regulates extracellular matrix remodeling associated with aortic dilation in a fibrillin-1 hypomorphic mgR/mgR mouse model of severe Marfan syndrome.

Ju, X., Ijaz, T., Sun, H., Lejeune, W., Vargas, G., Shilagard, T., Recinos, A., Milewicz, D. M., Brasier, A. R. & Tilton, R. G., 2014, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 3, 1, p. e000476

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations
2018
2 Scopus citations

Imaging of Murine Whole Lung Fibrosis by Large Scale 3D Microscopy aided by Tissue Optical Clearing

Ochoa, L. F., Kholodnykh, A., Villarreal, P., Tian, B., Pal, R., Freiberg, A. N., Brasier, A. R., Motamedi, M. & Vargas, G., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 13348.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Elimination of intravascular thrombi prevents early mortality and reduces gliosis in hyper-inflammatory experimental cerebral malaria

Wilson, K. D., Ochoa, L. F., Solomon, O. D., Pal, R., Cardona, S. M., Carpio, V. H., Keiser, P. H., Cardona, A. E., Vargas, G. & Stephens, R., Jun 4 2018, In : Journal of neuroinflammation. 15, 1, 173.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2012

C6 knock-out mice are protected from thrombophilia mediated by antiphospholipid antibodies

Carrera-Marín, A. L., Romay-Penabad, Z., Papalardo, E., Reyes-Maldonado, E., García-Latorre, E., Vargas, G., Shilagard, T. & Pierangeli, S., Dec 1 2012, In : Lupus. 21, 14, p. 1497-1505 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations