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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Recent Publications from the Rodriguez-Garcia Lab

Patel MV, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Shen Z, Wira CR. 2021. Medroxyprogesterone acetate inhibits wound closure of human endometrial epithelial cells and stromal fibroblasts in vitro. Sci Rep. 11(1):23246. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-02681-6. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M, Alcaide P. 2021. Vascular inflammation and hyperlipidemia: The neutrophil within. JACC Basic Transl Sic. 6: 524-526. Abstract

Patel MV, Shen Z, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Usherwood EJ, Tafe LJ, Wira CR. 2021. Endometrial cancer suppresses CD8+ T cell-mediated cytotoxicity in postmenopausal women. Front Immunol. 12:657326. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.657326. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M, Connors K, Ghosh M. 2021. HIV pathogenesis in the human female reproductive tract. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep.18: 139-156. Abstract

de Lara LM, Parthasarathy RS, Rodriguez-Garcia M. 2021. Mucosal immunity and HIV acquisition in women. Curr Opin Physiol. 19: 32-38. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M, Shen Z, Fortier JM, Wira CR. 2020. Differential Cytotoxic function of resident and non-resident CD8+ T cells in the human female reproductive tract before and after menopause. Front Immunol. 11:1096. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M. 2020. How HIV exploits T cells in the endometrium. Elife. 9: e58169. Abstract

Shacklett BL, Blanco J, Hightow-Weidman L, Mgodi N, Alcamí J, Buchbinder S, Chirenje M, Dabee S, Diallo M, Dumchev K, Herrera C, Levy ME, Martin Gayo E, Makoah NA, Mitchell KM, Mugwanya K, Reddy K, Rodríguez ML, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Shover CL, Shrivastava T, Tomaras G, Van Diepen M, Walia M, Warren M, Manrique A, Thyagarajan B, Torri T. 2019. HIV research for prevention 2018: From research to impact conference summary and highlights. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 35: 598-607. Abstract

Shen Z, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Patel MV, Bodwell J, Wira CR. 2019. Epithelial cells and fibroblasts from the human female reproductive tract accumulate and release TFV and TAF to sustain inhibition of HIV infection of CD4+ T cells. Sci Rep. 9: 1864. Abstract

Barr FD, Ochsenbauer C, Wira CR, Rodriguez-Garcia M. 2018. Neutrophil extracellular traps prevent HIV infection in the female genital tract. Mucosal Immunol 11: 1420-1428. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M, Fortier JM, Barr FD, Wira CR. 2018. Isolation of dendritic cells from the human female reproductive tract for phenotypical and functional studies. J Vis Exp. 13: 57100. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M, Fortier JM, Barr FD, Wira CR. 2018. Aging impacts CD103+ CD8+ T cell presence and induction by dendritic cells in the genital tract. Aging Cell 17: e12733. Abstract

Shen Z, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Patel MV, Bodwell J, Kashuba ADM, Wira CR. 2017. Hormonal contraceptives differentially suppress TFV and TAF inhibition of HIV infection and TFV-DP in blood and genital tract CD4+ T cells. Sci Rep. 17: 17697. Abstract

Mukura LR, Hickey DK, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Fahey JV, Wira CR. 2017. Chlamydia trachomatis regulates innate immune barrier integrity and mediates cytokine and antimicrobial responses in human uterine ECC-1 epithelial cells. Am J Reprod Immunol. 78(1). doi: 10.1111/aji.12687. Abstract

Shen Z, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Ochsenbauer C, Wira CR. 2017. Characterization of immune cells and infection by HIV in human ovarian tissues. Am J Reprod Immunol. 78(1). doi: 10.1111/aji.12687. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M, Patel MV, Shen Z, Bodwell J, Rossoll RM, Wira CR. 2017. Tenofovir inhibits wound healing of epithelial Cells and fibroblasts from the upper and lower human female reproductive tract. Sci Rep. 8: 45725. Abstract

Rodriguez-Garcia M, Shen Z, Barr FD, Boesch AW, Ackerman ME, Kappes JC, Ochsenbauer C, Wira CR. 2017. Dendritic cells from the human female reproductive tract rapidly capture and respond to HIV. Mucosal Immunol. 10: 531-544. Abstract

Shen Z, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Patel MV, Barr FD, Wira CR. 2016. Menopausal status influences the expression of programmed death (PD)-1 and its ligand PD-L1 on immune cells from the human female reproductive tract. Am J Reprod Immunol. 76: 118-125. Abstract

Wira CR, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Patel MV. 2015. The role of sex hormones in immune protection of the female reproductive tract. Nat Rev Immunol. 15: 217-230. Abstract