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Teresita del Nino Jesus Padilla-Benavides PhD

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North S6-214
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology

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    Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Mexico City, , MexicoBSBiology
    Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios, Madero, DF, MexicoMSCell Biology
    Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios, Madero, DF, MexicoPHDCell & Molecular Physiology
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    2016 - 2019Faculty Diversity Scholars Program Award. , University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2016SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute. , SACNAS/AAAS
    2014 - 2020National Researcher System, Level 1 (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores SNI-1), Mexican National Research Council. Conacyt, Mexico.
    2013Outstanding Post-Doctoral Researcher Award. , Sigma Xi (WPI Chapter)
    2006 - 2010 Research Fellowship, Mexican National Research Council. Conacyt, Mexico.
    2004 - 2005Research Fellowship, Mexican National Research Council. Conacyt, Mexico.

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    Claudia A. Vilchis Nestor. Visiting Scholar from CINVESTAV-IPN, MEXICO

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    Faculty Diversity Scholars Award     (Teresita Padilla-Benavides)Jun 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2019
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Role: PI

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    1. Padilla-Benavides T, Vest KE, Campos-Parra AD, Raimunda D. Editorial: Novel approaches to study metals in molecular biology. Front Mol Biosci. 2023; 10:1167896. PMID: 36923643.
    2. McCann CJ, Hasan NM, Padilla-Benavides T, Roy S, Lutsenko S. Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein hnRNPA2/B1 regulates the abundance of the copper-transporter ATP7A in an isoform-dependent manner. Front Mol Biosci. 2022; 9:1067490. PMID: 36545508.
    3. Alibayov B, Scasny A, Khan F, Creel A, Smith P, Vidal AGJ, Fitisemanu FM, Padilla-Benavides T, Weiser JN, Vidal JE. Oxidative Reactions Catalyzed by Hydrogen Peroxide Produced by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Other Streptococci Cause the Release and Degradation of Heme from Hemoglobin. Infect Immun. 2022 12 15; 90(12):e0047122. PMID: 36409115.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    4. Carlson AL, Carrazco-Carrillo J, Loder A, Elkhadragy L, Schachtschneider KM, Padilla-Benavides T. The Oncopig as an Emerging Model to Investigate Copper Regulation in Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Nov 13; 23(22). PMID: 36430490.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    5. McCann C, Quinteros M, Adelugba I, Morgada MN, Castelblanco AR, Davis EJ, Lanzirotti A, Hainer SJ, Vila AJ, Navea JG, Padilla-Benavides T. The mitochondrial Cu+ transporter PiC2 (SLC25A3) is a target of MTF1 and contributes to the development of skeletal muscle in vitro. Front Mol Biosci. 2022; 9:1037941. PMID: 36438658.
    6. Nagle I, Richert A, Quinteros M, Janel S, Buysschaert E, Luciani N, Debost H, Thevenet V, Wilhelm C, Prunier C, Lafont F, Padilla-Benavides T, Boissan M, Reffay M. Surface tension of model tissues during malignant transformation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2022; 10:926322. PMID: 36111347.
    7. Olea-Flores M, Kan J, Carlson A, Syed SA, McCann C, Mondal V, Szady C, Ricker HM, McQueen A, Navea JG, Caromile LA, Padilla-Benavides T. ZIP11 Regulates Nuclear Zinc Homeostasis in HeLa Cells and Is Required for Proliferation and Establishment of the Carcinogenic Phenotype. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2022; 10:895433. PMID: 35898402.
    8. Padilla-Benavides T, Olea-Flores M, Nshanji Y, Maung MT, Syed SA, Imbalzano AN. Differential requirements for different subfamilies of the mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling enzymes in myoblast cell cycle progression and expression of the Pax7 regulator. Biochim Biophys Acta Gene Regul Mech. 2022 02; 1865(2):194801. PMID: 35217218.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Lacombe ML, Lamarche F, De Wever O, Padilla-Benavides T, Carlson A, Khan I, Huna A, Vacher S, Calmel C, Desbourdes C, Cottet-Rousselle C, Hininger-Favier I, Attia S, Nawrocki-Raby B, Raingeaud J, Machon C, Guitton J, Le Gall M, Clary G, Broussard C, Chafey P, Th?rond P, Bernard D, Fontaine E, Tokarska-Schlattner M, Steeg P, Bi?che I, Schlattner U, Boissan M. The mitochondrially-localized nucleoside diphosphate kinase D (NME4) is a novel metastasis suppressor. BMC Biol. 2021 10 21; 19(1):228. PMID: 34674701.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. L?pez-Urrutia E, Padilla-Benavides T, P?rez-Plasencia C, Campos-Parra AD. Editorial: Repurposed Drugs Targeting Cancer Signaling Pathways: Dissecting New Mechanism of Action Through In Vitro and In Vivo Analyses. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:773429. PMID: 34671566.
    11. Maung MT, Carlson A, Olea-Flores M, Elkhadragy L, Schachtschneider KM, Navarro-Tito N, Padilla-Benavides T. The molecular and cellular basis of copper dysregulation and its relationship with human pathologies. FASEB J. 2021 09; 35(9):e21810. PMID: 34390520.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    12. P?rez-Plasencia C, Padilla-Benavides T, L?pez-Urrutia E, Campos-Parra AD. Editorial: Repurposed Drugs Targeting Cancer Signaling Pathways: Clinical Insights to Improve Oncologic Therapies. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:713040. PMID: 34249767.
    13. Huna A, Nawrocki-Raby B, Padilla-Benavides T, Gavard J, Coscoy S, Bernard D, Boissan M. Loss of the Metastasis Suppressor NME1, But Not of Its Highly Related Isoform NME2, Induces a Hybrid Epithelial-Mesenchymal State in Cancer Cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Apr 02; 22(7). PMID: 33918324.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    14. Padilla-Benavides T, Reyes-Gutierrez P, Imbalzano AN. Regulation of the Mammalian SWI/SNF Family of Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes by Phosphorylation during Myogenesis. Biology (Basel). 2020 Jul 03; 9(7). PMID: 32635263.
    15. Padilla-Benavides T, Haokip DT, Yoon Y, Reyes-Gutierrez P, Rivera-P?rez JA, Imbalzano AN. CK2-Dependent Phosphorylation of the Brg1 Chromatin Remodeling Enzyme Occurs during Mitosis. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jan 30; 21(3). PMID: 32019271.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Verdejo-Torres O, Flores-Maldonado C, Padilla-Benavides T, Campos-Bl?zquez JP, Larr? I, Lara-Lemus R, Perez Salazar E, Cereijido M, Contreras RG. Correction to: Ouabain Accelerates Collective Cell Migration Through a cSrc and ERK1/2 Sensitive Metalloproteinase Activity. J Membr Biol. 2019 Dec; 252(6):561. PMID: 31278445.
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    17. Tavera-Monta?ez C, Hainer SJ, Cangussu D, Gordon SJV, Xiao Y, Reyes-Gutierrez P, Imbalzano AN, Navea JG, Fazzio TG, Padilla-Benavides T. The classic metal-sensing transcription factor MTF1 promotes myogenesis in response to copper. FASEB J. 2019 12; 33(12):14556-14574. PMID: 31690123.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    18. Ju?rez-Cruz JC, Zu?iga-Eulogio MD, Olea-Flores M, Casta?eda-Saucedo E, Mendoza-Catal?n M?, Ortu?o-Pineda C, Moreno-God?nez ME, Villegas-Comonfort S, Padilla-Benavides T, Navarro-Tito N. Leptin induces cell migration and invasion in a FAK-Src-dependent manner in breast cancer cells. Endocr Connect. 2019 Nov; 8(11):1539-1552. PMID: 31671408.
    19. Olea-Flores M, Zu?iga-Eulogio M, Tacuba-Saavedra A, Bueno-Salgado M, S?nchez-Carvajal A, Vargas-Santiago Y, Mendoza-Catal?n MA, P?rez Salazar E, Garc?a-Hern?ndez A, Padilla-Benavides T, Navarro-Tito N. Leptin Promotes Expression of EMT-Related Transcription Factors and Invasion in a Src and FAK-Dependent Pathway in MCF10A Mammary Epithelial Cells. Cells. 2019 09 24; 8(10). PMID: 31554180.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Witwicka H, Nogami J, Syed SA, Maehara K, Padilla-Benavides T, Ohkawa Y, Imbalzano AN. Calcineurin Broadly Regulates the Initiation of Skeletal Muscle-Specific Gene Expression by Binding Target Promoters and Facilitating the Interaction of the SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Enzyme. Mol Cell Biol. 2019 10 01; 39(19). PMID: 31308130.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Gordon SJV, Fenker DE, Vest KE, Padilla-Benavides T. Manganese influx and expression of ZIP8 is essential in primary myoblasts and contributes to activation of SOD2. Metallomics. 2019 06 19; 11(6):1140-1153. PMID: 31086870.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. Olea-Flores M, Zu?iga-Eulogio MD, Mendoza-Catal?n MA, Rodr?guez-Ruiz HA, Casta?eda-Saucedo E, Ortu?o-Pineda C, Padilla-Benavides T, Navarro-Tito N. Extracellular-Signal Regulated Kinase: A Central Molecule Driving Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Jun 13; 20(12). PMID: 31200510.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. Gordon SJV, Xiao Y, Paskavitz AL, Navarro-Tito N, Navea JG, Padilla-Benavides T. Atomic Absorbance Spectroscopy to Measure Intracellular Zinc Pools in Mammalian Cells. J Vis Exp. 2019 05 16; (147). PMID: 31157776.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    24. Verdejo-Torres O, Flores-Maldonado C, Padilla-Benavides T, Campos-Bl?zquez JP, Larr? I, Lara-Lemus R, Perez Salazar E, Cereijido M, Contreras RG. Ouabain Accelerates Collective Cell Migration Through a cSrc and ERK1/2 Sensitive Metalloproteinase Activity. J Membr Biol. 2019 12; 252(6):549-559. PMID: 31041466.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    25. Vilchis-Nestor CA, Rold?n ML, Leonardi A, Navea JG, Padilla-Benavides T, Shoshani L. Ouabain Enhances Cell-Cell Adhesion Mediated by ?1 Subunits of the Na+,K+-ATPase in CHO Fibroblasts. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Apr 29; 20(9). PMID: 31035668.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Olea-Flores M, Ju?rez-Cruz JC, Mendoza-Catal?n MA, Padilla-Benavides T, Navarro-Tito N. Signaling Pathways Induced by Leptin during Epithelial?Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Nov 06; 19(11). PMID: 30404206.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    27. Paskavitz AL, Quintana J, Cangussu D, Tavera-Monta?ez C, Xiao Y, Ortiz-Miranda S, Navea JG, Padilla-Benavides T. Differential expression of zinc transporters accompanies the differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2018 Sep; 49:27-34. PMID: 29895369.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Vest KE, Paskavitz AL, Lee JB, Padilla-Benavides T. Dynamic changes in copper homeostasis and post-transcriptional regulation of Atp7a during myogenic differentiation. Metallomics. 2018 02 21; 10(2):309-322. PMID: 29333545.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    29. Padilla-Benavides T, Nasipak BT, Paskavitz AL, Haokip DT, Schnabl JM, Nickerson JA, Imbalzano AN. Casein kinase 2-mediated phosphorylation of Brahma-related gene 1 controls myoblast proliferation and contributes to SWI/SNF complex composition. J Biol Chem. 2017 11 10; 292(45):18592-18607. PMID: 28939766.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. Gerstenberger BS, Trzupek JD, Tallant C, Fedorov O, Filippakopoulos P, Brennan PE, Fedele V, Martin S, Picaud S, Rogers C, Parikh M, Taylor A, Samas B, O'Mahony A, Berg E, Pallares G, Torrey AD, Treiber DK, Samardjiev IJ, Nasipak BT, Padilla-Benavides T, Wu Q, Imbalzano AN, Nickerson JA, Bunnage ME, M?ller S, Knapp S, Owen DR. Identification of a Chemical Probe for Family VIII Bromodomains through Optimization of a Fragment Hit. J Med Chem. 2016 05 26; 59(10):4800-11. PMID: 27115555.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Padilla-Benavides T, Velez-delValle C, Marsch-Moreno M, Castro-Mu?ozledo F, Kuri-Harcuch W. Lipogenic Enzymes Complexes and Cytoplasmic Lipid Droplet Formation During Adipogenesis. J Cell Biochem. 2016 10; 117(10):2315-26. PMID: 26928794.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Padilla-Benavides, T., Velez-del Valle, C., Marsch-Moreno, M., Castro-MuñozLedo, F., Kuri-Harcuch, W. Lipogenic enzymes complexes and cytoplasmic lipid droplet formation during adipogenesis. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 2016; (25529). View Publication.
    33. Padilla-Benavides T, Arg?ello JM. Assay of Copper Transfer and Binding to P1B-ATPases. Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1377:267-77. PMID: 26695039.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    34. Padilla-Benavides T, Nasipak BT, Imbalzano AN. Brg1 Controls the Expression of Pax7 to Promote Viability and Proliferation of Mouse Primary Myoblasts. J Cell Physiol. 2015 Dec; 230(12):2990-7. PMID: 26036967.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    35. Nasipak BT, Padilla-Benavides T, Green KM, Leszyk JD, Mao W, Konda S, Sif S, Shaffer SA, Ohkawa Y, Imbalzano AN. Opposing calcium-dependent signalling pathways control skeletal muscle differentiation by regulating a chromatin remodelling enzyme. Nat Commun. 2015 Jun 17; 6:7441. PMID: 26081415.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    36. Dragset MS, Poce G, Alfonso S, Padilla-Benavides T, Ioerger TR, Kaneko T, Sacchettini JC, Biava M, Parish T, Arg?ello JM, Steigedal M, Rubin EJ. A novel antimycobacterial compound acts as an intracellular iron chelator. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Apr; 59(4):2256-64. PMID: 25645825.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    37. Blaby-Haas CE, Padilla-Benavides T, St?be R, Arg?ello JM, Merchant SS. Evolution of a plant-specific copper chaperone family for chloroplast copper homeostasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 16; 111(50):E5480-7. PMID: 25468978.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    38. Padilla-Benavides T, George Thompson AM, McEvoy MM, Arg?ello JM. Mechanism of ATPase-mediated Cu+ export and delivery to periplasmic chaperones: the interaction of Escherichia coli CopA and CusF. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jul 25; 289(30):20492-501. PMID: 24917681.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    39. Patel SJ, Padilla-Benavides T, Collins JM, Arg?ello JM. Functional diversity of five homologous Cu+-ATPases present in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Microbiology (Reading). 2014 Jun; 160(Pt 6):1237-1251. PMID: 24662147.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    40. Raimunda D, Long JE, Padilla-Benavides T, Sassetti CM, Arg?ello JM. Differential roles for the Co(2+) /Ni(2+) transporting ATPases, CtpD and CtpJ, in Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence. Mol Microbiol. 2014 Jan; 91(1):185-97. PMID: 24255990.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    41. Arg?ello JM, Raimunda D, Padilla-Benavides T. Mechanisms of copper homeostasis in bacteria. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2013; 3:73. PMID: 24205499.
      Citations: 83     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    42. Argüello, JM, Padilla-Benavides, T and Collins, JM. . Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Biorganic Chemistry. Metals in Cells Volume. Edited by Culotta, V. and. Scott, R.A. Transport Mechanism and Cellular Functions of Bacterial Cu(I)-ATPases. 2013; 155-162..
    43. Padilla-Benavides T, Long JE, Raimunda D, Sassetti CM, Arg?ello JM. A novel P(1B)-type Mn2+-transporting ATPase is required for secreted protein metallation in mycobacteria. J Biol Chem. 2013 Apr 19; 288(16):11334-47. PMID: 23482562.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    44. Raimunda D, Padilla-Benavides T, Vogt S, Boutigny S, Tomkinson KN, Finney LA, Arg?ello JM. Periplasmic response upon disruption of transmembrane Cu transport in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Metallomics. 2013 Feb; 5(2):144-51. PMID: 23354150.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    45. Padilla-Benavides T, McCann CJ, Arg?ello JM. The mechanism of Cu+ transport ATPases: interaction with CU+ chaperones and the role of transient metal-binding sites. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jan 04; 288(1):69-78. PMID: 23184962.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    46. Larre I, Lazaro A, Contreras RG, Balda MS, Matter K, Flores-Maldonado C, Ponce A, Flores-Benitez D, Rincon-Heredia R, Padilla-Benavides T, Castillo A, Shoshani L, Cereijido M. Ouabain modulates epithelial cell tight junction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jun 22; 107(25):11387-92. PMID: 20534449.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    47. Padilla-Benavides T, Rold?n ML, Larre I, Flores-Benitez D, Villegas-Sep?lveda N, Contreras RG, Cereijido M, Shoshani L. The polarized distribution of Na+,K+-ATPase: role of the interaction between {beta} subunits. Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Jul 01; 21(13):2217-25. PMID: 20444976.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    48. Ortíz-Ordoñez, E, Mendoza-Santana, EL, Belmar-Pérez, J and Padilla-Benavides, T. . Histological description of the male and female gonads in Tegula eiseni, T. funebralis, T. aureotincta, T. gallina, and T. regina from Bahia Tortugas, B.C.S., México. The International Journal of Morphology. 2009; 3(27):691-697. View Publication.
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