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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

11 Scopus citations
2018

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

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

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

10 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations

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

33 Scopus citations
2017

Discovery and Characterization of Human Amniochorionic Membrane Microfractures

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

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. T., Motamedi, M. & Brasier, A. R., Apr 2017, In : American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology. 56, 4, p. 506-520 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

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

13 Scopus citations
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

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

23 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations

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
1 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

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
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

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. A., Nov 1 2014, In : Head and Neck. 36, 11, p. 1638-1647 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2013

Combination of widefield fluorescence imaging and nonlinear optical microscopy of oral epithelial neoplasia

Pal, R., Edward, K., Brown, T., Ma, L., Yang, J., McCammon, S., Motamedi, M. & Vargas, G., May 22 2013, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems XI. 85720M. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 8572).

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

Heterogeneity in subcutaneous adipose tissue morphology and metabolic complications in overweight and obese women

Vargas, G., Chandalia, M., Jiang, Y., Davila, H., Motamedi, M. & Abate, N., Aug 1 2013, In : Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. 11, 4, p. 276-282 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Image-based noninvasive evaluation of colorectal mucosal injury in sheep after topical application of microbicides

Vincent, K. L., Vargas, G., Bourne, N., Galvan-Turner, V., Saada, J. I., Lee, G. H., Sbrana, E. & Motamedi, M., Nov 2013, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 40, 11, p. 854-859 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
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22 Scopus citations
10 Scopus citations

Nonlinear optical microscopy and microspectroscopy of oral precancers and early cancer

Vargas, G. & Edward, K., Jun 12 2013, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIII. 85881U. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 8588).

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

2 Scopus citations
4 Scopus citations

Production and assessment of decellularized pig and human lung scaffolds

Nichols, J. E., Niles, J., Riddle, M., Vargas, G., Schilagard, T., Ma, L., Edward, K., La Francesca, S., Sakamoto, J., Vega, S., Ogadegbe, M., Mlcak, R., Deyo, D., Woodson, L., Mcquitty, C., Lick, S., Beckles, D., Melo, E. & Cortiella, J., Sep 1 2013, In : Tissue Engineering - Part A. 19, 17-18, p. 2045-2062 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

104 Scopus citations
2012
5 Scopus citations

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 2012, In : Lupus. 21, 14, p. 1497-1505 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

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

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

7 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

76 Scopus citations

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