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Teresita del Nino Jesus Padilla-Benavides PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S6-214
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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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. 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 Jul 15. PMID: 31308130.
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    2. 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 Jul 06. PMID: 31278445.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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 May 16; (147). PMID: 31157776.
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    5. 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 May 14. PMID: 31086870.
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    6. Verdejo-Torres O, Flores-Maldonado C, Padilla-Benavides T, Campos-Blázquez JP, 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 Apr 30. PMID: 31041466.
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    7. Vilchis-Nestor CA, Roldán ML, Leonardi A, Navea JG, Padilla-Benavides T, Shoshani L. Ouabain Enhances Cell-Cell Adhesion Mediated by ß1 Subunits of the Na+,K+-ATPase in CHO Fibroblasts. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Apr 29; 20(9). PMID: 31035668.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. 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 Feb 21; 10(2):309-322. PMID: 29333545.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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 May 26; 59(10):4800-11. PMID: 27115555.
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    13. 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 Oct; 117(10):2315-26. PMID: 26928794.
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    14. 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).
    15. Padilla-Benavides T, Argüello JM. Assay of Copper Transfer and Binding to P1B-ATPases. Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1377:267-77. PMID: 26695039.
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    16. 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.
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    17. 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.
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    18. 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.
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    19. 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.
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    20. 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.
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    21. Patel SJ, Padilla-Benavides T, Collins JM, Argüello JM. Functional diversity of five homologous Cu+-ATPases present in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Microbiology. 2014 Jun; 160(Pt 6):1237-51. PMID: 24662147.
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    22. 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.
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    23. Argüello JM, Raimunda D, Padilla-Benavides T. Mechanisms of copper homeostasis in bacteria. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2013; 3:73. PMID: 24205499.
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    24. 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..
    25. 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.
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    26. 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.
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    27. 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 4; 288(1):69-78. PMID: 23184962.
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    28. 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.
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    29. 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 1; 21(13):2217-25. PMID: 20444976.
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    30. 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.
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