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Ruben Rodriguez, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    1. Rodriguez R, Escobedo B, Lee AY, Thorwald M, Godoy-Lugo JA, Nakano D, Nishiyama A, Parkes DG, Ortiz RM. Simultaneous angiotensin receptor blockade and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor activation ameliorate albuminuria in obese insulin-resistant rats. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2020 Mar; 47(3):422-431. PMID: 31675433.
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    2. Rodriguez R, Lee A, Mathis KW, Broome HJ, Thorwald M, Martinez B, Nakano D, Nishiyama A, Ryan MJ, Ortiz RM. Angiotensin receptor and tumor necrosis factor-a activation contributes to glucose intolerance independent of systolic blood pressure in obese rats. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 10 01; 315(4):F1081-F1090. PMID: 29993275.
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    3. Rodriguez R, Moreno M, Lee AY, Godoy-Lugo JA, Nakano D, Nishiyama A, Parkes D, Awayda MS, Ortiz RM. Simultaneous GLP-1 receptor activation and angiotensin receptor blockade increase natriuresis independent of altered arterial pressure in obese OLETF rats. Hypertens Res. 2018 Oct; 41(10):798-808. PMID: 29985448.
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    4. Rodriguez R, Minas JN, Vazquez-Medina JP, Nakano D, Parkes DG, Nishiyama A, Ortiz RM. Chronic AT1 blockade improves glucose homeostasis in obese OLETF rats. J Endocrinol. 2018 06; 237(3):271-284. PMID: 29643115.
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    5. Thorwald M, Rodriguez R, Lee A, Martinez B, Peti-Peterdi J, Nakano D, Nishiyama A, Ortiz RM. Angiotensin receptor blockade improves cardiac mitochondrial activity in response to an acute glucose load in obese insulin resistant rats. Redox Biol. 2018 04; 14:371-378. PMID: 29049981.
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    6. Viscarra JA, Rodriguez R, Vazquez-Medina JP, Lee A, Tift MS, Tavoni SK, Crocker DE, Ortiz RM. Insulin and GLP-1 infusions demonstrate the onset of adipose-specific insulin resistance in a large fasting mammal: potential glucogenic role for GLP-1. Physiol Rep. 2013 Aug; 1(2):e00023. PMID: 23997935.
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    7. Vázquez-Medina JP, Popovich I, Thorwald MA, Viscarra JA, Rodriguez R, Sonanez-Organis JG, Lam L, Peti-Peterdi J, Nakano D, Nishiyama A, Ortiz RM. Angiotensin receptor-mediated oxidative stress is associated with impaired cardiac redox signaling and mitochondrial function in insulin-resistant rats. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Aug 15; 305(4):H599-607. PMID: 23771688.
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    8. Vázquez-Medina JP, Soñanez-Organis JG, Rodriguez R, Viscarra JA, Nishiyama A, Crocker DE, Ortiz RM. Prolonged fasting activates Nrf2 in post-weaned elephant seals. J Exp Biol. 2013 Aug 01; 216(Pt 15):2870-8. PMID: 23619404.
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    9. Montez P, Vázquez-Medina JP, Rodríguez R, Thorwald MA, Viscarra JA, Lam L, Peti-Peterdi J, Nakano D, Nishiyama A, Ortiz RM. Angiotensin receptor blockade recovers hepatic UCP2 expression and aconitase and SDH activities and ameliorates hepatic oxidative damage in insulin resistant rats. Endocrinology. 2012 Dec; 153(12):5746-59. PMID: 23087176.
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    10. Viscarra JA, Vázquez-Medina JP, Rodriguez R, Champagne CD, Adams SH, Crocker DE, Ortiz RM. Decreased expression of adipose CD36 and FATP1 are associated with increased plasma non-esterified fatty acids during prolonged fasting in northern elephant seal pups (Mirounga angustirostris). J Exp Biol. 2012 Jul 15; 215(Pt 14):2455-64. PMID: 22723485.
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    11. Rodriguez R, Viscarra JA, Minas JN, Nakano D, Nishiyama A, Ortiz RM. Angiotensin receptor blockade increases pancreatic insulin secretion and decreases glucose intolerance during glucose supplementation in a model of metabolic syndrome. Endocrinology. 2012 Apr; 153(4):1684-95. PMID: 22355070.
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    12. Rodriguez R, Mowrer J, Romo J, Aleman A, Weffer SE, Ortiz RM. Ethnic and gender disparities in adolescent obesity and elevated systolic blood pressure in a rural US population. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Sep; 49(9):876-84. PMID: 20522603.
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