Vanessa Rivera-Amill

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Affiliation: Ponce School of Medicine

Publications

  1. pmc Variable region 4 of SIV envelope correlates with rapid disease progression in morphine-exposed macaques infected with SIV/SHIV
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732, Puerto Rico
    Virology 358:373-83. 2007
  2. pmc Short communication: Lack of immune response in rapid progressor morphine-dependent and SIV/SHIV-infected rhesus macaques is correlated with downregulation of TH1 cytokines
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732 7004, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 26:919-22. 2010
  3. pmc Accelerated evolution of SIV env within the cerebral compartment in the setting of morphine-dependent rapid disease progression
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732 7004
    Virology 398:201-7. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Morphine and rapid disease progression in nonhuman primate model of AIDS: inverse correlation between disease progression and virus evolution
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732 7004
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol 5:122-32. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Morphine-mediated deterioration of oxidative stress leads to rapid disease progression in SIV/SHIV-infected macaques
    Antonio Pérez-Casanova
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 23:1004-7. 2007
  6. pmc Identification and molecular characterization of SIV Vpr R50G mutation associated with long term survival in SIV-infected morphine dependent and control macaques
    Ivelisse Rivera
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ponce, PR 00716, USA
    Virology 446:144-51. 2013
  7. pmc Analysis of the V1V2 region of the SIV envelope in the brains of morphine-dependent and control SIV/SHIV-infected macaques
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:531-4. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Interaction of SIV/SHIV infection and morphine on plasma oxidant/antioxidant balance in macaque
    Antonio Pérez-Casanova
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732, USA
    Mol Cell Biochem 308:169-75. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Opiates, immune system, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and nonhuman primate model
    Richard J Noel
    Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
    J Neurovirol 14:279-85. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Glutamate metabolism and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
    Fabián J Vázquez-Santiago
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ponce, 00716, Puerto Rico
    J Neurovirol 20:315-31. 2014

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Publications10

  1. pmc Variable region 4 of SIV envelope correlates with rapid disease progression in morphine-exposed macaques infected with SIV/SHIV
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732, Puerto Rico
    Virology 358:373-83. 2007
    ..We also found a direct correlation in V4 evolution and rapid disease progression. These results indicate that morphine dependence plays a role in the pathogenesis of SIV/SHIV infection and env evolution...
  2. pmc Short communication: Lack of immune response in rapid progressor morphine-dependent and SIV/SHIV-infected rhesus macaques is correlated with downregulation of TH1 cytokines
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732 7004, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 26:919-22. 2010
    ..These results suggest that rapid disease progression in relation to morphine dependency may be the result of an altered cytokine profile...
  3. pmc Accelerated evolution of SIV env within the cerebral compartment in the setting of morphine-dependent rapid disease progression
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732 7004
    Virology 398:201-7. 2010
    ..This study provides additional insight into SIV envelope variation in the CNS of morphine-dependent macaques and genotypes that may have evolved in the brain and contributed to disease progression...
  4. doi request reprint Morphine and rapid disease progression in nonhuman primate model of AIDS: inverse correlation between disease progression and virus evolution
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732 7004
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol 5:122-32. 2010
    ..Additionally, the studies presented could help enlighten the development of HIV vaccines that take into consideration viral diversity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Morphine-mediated deterioration of oxidative stress leads to rapid disease progression in SIV/SHIV-infected macaques
    Antonio Pérez-Casanova
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 23:1004-7. 2007
    ..The loss of these antioxidant systems was coincident with significantly increased plasma malondialdehyde upon viral infection that displayed a synergistic increase in conjunction with morphine and rapid disease...
  6. pmc Identification and molecular characterization of SIV Vpr R50G mutation associated with long term survival in SIV-infected morphine dependent and control macaques
    Ivelisse Rivera
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ponce, PR 00716, USA
    Virology 446:144-51. 2013
    ..Our results, therefore, suggest that sequence changes within the SIV/17E-Fr vpr occur regardless of drug abuse but correlate with survival, and that they alter disease progression rates by affecting Vpr functions. ..
  7. pmc Analysis of the V1V2 region of the SIV envelope in the brains of morphine-dependent and control SIV/SHIV-infected macaques
    Vanessa Rivera-Amill
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:531-4. 2009
    ..Analysis of the sequences revealed that the diversity and divergence of the clones were higher in the control group as compared to the morphine-dependent macaques, although this difference was not statistically significant...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interaction of SIV/SHIV infection and morphine on plasma oxidant/antioxidant balance in macaque
    Antonio Pérez-Casanova
    AIDS Research Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR 00732, USA
    Mol Cell Biochem 308:169-75. 2008
    ..Our results clearly suggest that morphine interaction with SIV/SHIV infection causes higher oxidative tissue injury that might have implication in the pathogenesis of AIDS in morphine-dependent macaques...
  9. ncbi request reprint Opiates, immune system, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and nonhuman primate model
    Richard J Noel
    Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
    J Neurovirol 14:279-85. 2008
    ..In addition, the effects of opiates on disease progression in non-human primate model of AIDS is presented with at least one possible reason for rapid disease progression in multi-virus the challenge model...
  10. ncbi request reprint Glutamate metabolism and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
    Fabián J Vázquez-Santiago
    Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ponce, 00716, Puerto Rico
    J Neurovirol 20:315-31. 2014
    ..In addition, discusses potential pharmacological strategies targeting the glutamatergic system that may help prevent and improve neurological outcomes in HIV-1-infected subjects. ..