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Jorge Cervantes MD, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Fellow
InstitutionUConn Health Center
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressMC 3510
MC 3510
263 Farmington Avenue
Phone860-679-4520
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    TitlePostdoctoral Fellow
    InstitutionConnecticut Children's
    DepartmentPediatric Infectious Diseases
    DivisionPediatric, Youth and Family HIV Program


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    1. Cervantes J. Use your antibiotics wisely. Consequences to the intestinal microbiome. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2016 May; 363(10). PMID: 27044298.
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    2. Adami AJ, Cervantes JL. The microbiome at the pulmonary alveolar niche and its role in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 Dec; 95(6):651-8. PMID: 26455529; PMCID: PMC4666774 [Available on 12/01/16].
    3. Cervantes JL, Hong BY. Dysbiosis and Immune Dysregulation in Outer Space. Int Rev Immunol. 2016 Jan 2; 35(1):67-82. PMID: 25970037.
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    4. Cervantes JL, Hawley KL, Benjamin SJ, Weinerman B, Luu SM, Salazar JC. Phagosomal TLR signaling upon Borrelia burgdorferi infection. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2014; 4:55. PMID: 24904837; PMCID: PMC4033037.
    5. Libardo MD, Cervantes JL, Salazar JC, Angeles-Boza AM. Improved bioactivity of antimicrobial peptides by addition of amino-terminal copper and nickel (ATCUN) binding motifs. ChemMedChem. 2014 Aug; 9(8):1892-901. PMID: 24803240; PMCID: PMC4440792.
    6. Cervantes JL, La Vake CJ, Weinerman B, Luu S, O'Connell C, Verardi PH, Salazar JC. Human TLR8 is activated upon recognition of Borrelia burgdorferi RNA in the phagosome of human monocytes. J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Dec; 94(6):1231-41. PMID: 23906644; PMCID: PMC3828603.
    7. Clark RB, Cervantes JL, Maciejewski MW, Farrokhi V, Nemati R, Yao X, Anstadt E, Fujiwara M, Wright KT, Riddle C, La Vake CJ, Salazar JC, Finegold S, Nichols FC. Serine lipids of Porphyromonas gingivalis are human and mouse Toll-like receptor 2 ligands. Infect Immun. 2013 Sep; 81(9):3479-89. PMID: 23836823; PMCID: PMC3754206.
    8. Cervantes JL, Hong BY. Role of next-generation sequencing in understanding the interactions between human papillomavirus and the cervicovaginal microbiome. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2013; 76(4):195-202. PMID: 23711875.
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    9. Cervantes JL, Weinerman B, Basole C, Salazar JC. TLR8: the forgotten relative revindicated. Cell Mol Immunol. 2012 Nov; 9(6):434-8. PMID: 23085951; PMCID: PMC3498840.
    10. Cruz AR, Ramirez LG, Zuluaga AV, Pillay A, Abreu C, Valencia CA, La Vake C, Cervantes JL, Dunham-Ems S, Cartun R, Mavilio D, Radolf JD, Salazar JC. Immune evasion and recognition of the syphilis spirochete in blood and skin of secondary syphilis patients: two immunologically distinct compartments. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(7):e1717. PMID: 22816000; PMCID: PMC3398964.
    11. Hawley KL, Olson CM, Iglesias-Pedraz JM, Navasa N, Cervantes JL, Caimano MJ, Izadi H, Ingalls RR, Pal U, Salazar JC, Radolf JD, Anguita J. CD14 cooperates with complement receptor 3 to mediate MyD88-independent phagocytosis of Borrelia burgdorferi. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 24; 109(4):1228-32. PMID: 22232682; PMCID: PMC3268315.
    12. Cervantes JL. Multiple human papillomavirus infection: don't forget the genetic background. J Infect Dis. 2011 Dec 1; 204(11):1816; author reply 1816-7. PMID: 21987666.
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    13. Cervantes JL, Dunham-Ems SM, La Vake CJ, Petzke MM, Sahay B, Sellati TJ, Radolf JD, Salazar JC. Phagosomal signaling by Borrelia burgdorferi in human monocytes involves Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and TLR8 cooperativity and TLR8-mediated induction of IFN-beta. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 1; 108(9):3683-8. PMID: 21321205; PMCID: PMC3048123.
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