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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
Phone508-856-2029
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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, 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
    2. 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, Thérond P, Bernard D, Fontaine E, Tokarska-Schlattner M, Steeg P, Bièche 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: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    3. López-Urrutia E, Padilla-Benavides T, Pérez-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.
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    4. 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    5. Pérez-Plasencia C, Padilla-Benavides T, López-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.
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    6. 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: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. 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.
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    8. Padilla-Benavides T, Haokip DT, Yoon Y, Reyes-Gutierrez P, Rivera-Pérez 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    9. Verdejo-Torres O, Flores-Maldonado C, Padilla-Benavides T, Campos-Blázquez JP, Larré 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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    10. Tavera-Montañez 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: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Juárez-Cruz JC, Zuñiga-Eulogio MD, Olea-Flores M, Castañeda-Saucedo E, Mendoza-Catalán MÁ, Ortuño-Pineda C, Moreno-Godínez 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.
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    12. Olea-Flores M, Zuñiga-Eulogio M, Tacuba-Saavedra A, Bueno-Salgado M, Sánchez-Carvajal A, Vargas-Santiago Y, Mendoza-Catalán MA, Pérez Salazar E, García-Hernández 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: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. 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
    14. 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: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Olea-Flores M, Zuñiga-Eulogio MD, Mendoza-Catalán MA, Rodríguez-Ruiz HA, Castañeda-Saucedo E, Ortuño-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: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. 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: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Verdejo-Torres O, Flores-Maldonado C, Padilla-Benavides T, Campos-Blázquez JP, Larré 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
    18. Vilchis-Nestor CA, Roldán 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: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    19. Olea-Flores M, Juárez-Cruz JC, Mendoza-Catalán 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: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Paskavitz AL, Quintana J, Cangussu D, Tavera-Montañez 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: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. 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: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. 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: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. 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, Müller 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: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Padilla-Benavides T, Velez-delValle C, Marsch-Moreno M, Castro-Muñozledo 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
    25. 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.
    26. Padilla-Benavides T, Argüello JM. Assay of Copper Transfer and Binding to P1B-ATPases. Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1377:267-77. PMID: 26695039.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    27. 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: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. 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: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    29. Dragset MS, Poce G, Alfonso S, Padilla-Benavides T, Ioerger TR, Kaneko T, Sacchettini JC, Biava M, Parish T, Argüello 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: 19     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    30. Blaby-Haas CE, Padilla-Benavides T, Stübe R, Argüello 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: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    31. Padilla-Benavides T, George Thompson AM, McEvoy MM, Argüello 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: 34     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    32. Patel SJ, Padilla-Benavides T, Collins JM, Argüello JM. Functional diversity of five homologous Cu+-ATPases present in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Microbiology (Reading). 2014 Jun; 160(Pt 6):1237-1251. PMID: 24662147.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    33. Raimunda D, Long JE, Padilla-Benavides T, Sassetti CM, Argüello 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: 27     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    34. Argüello JM, Raimunda D, Padilla-Benavides T. Mechanisms of copper homeostasis in bacteria. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2013; 3:73. PMID: 24205499.
      Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    35. 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..
    36. Padilla-Benavides T, Long JE, Raimunda D, Sassetti CM, Argüello 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: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    37. Raimunda D, Padilla-Benavides T, Vogt S, Boutigny S, Tomkinson KN, Finney LA, Argüello JM. Periplasmic response upon disruption of transmembrane Cu transport in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Metallomics. 2013 Feb; 5(2):144-51. PMID: 23354150.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    38. Padilla-Benavides T, McCann CJ, Argüello 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: 31     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    39. 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: 48     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    40. Padilla-Benavides T, Roldán ML, Larre I, Flores-Benitez D, Villegas-Sepúlveda 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: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    41. 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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