Andres A. Ramirez
Title Instructor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Preventive and Social Medicine
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
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1. Sanjuan J, Romero E, Medina R, Botache W, Ruiz G, Ramirez A, Barbosa E, Andrade M, Diaz R, Montoya FJ. Correlation Between Ankle Brachial Index and Lower Limbs Digital Pulse Oximetry: A Referral Center Experience, Prevalence Study. Cureus. 2020 Jan 24; 12(1):e6762.
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2. Yao L, Ramirez AD, Roecker AJ, Fox SV, Uslaner JM, Smith SM, Hodgson R, Coleman PJ, Renger JJ, Winrow CJ, Gotter AL. The dual orexin receptor antagonist, DORA-22, lowers histamine levels in the lateral hypothalamus and prefrontal cortex without lowering hippocampal acetylcholine. J Neurochem. 2017 07; 142(2):204-214.
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3. Pierce TP, Issa K, Ramirez A, Sclafani S, Harwin SF, Scillia AJ, Rifai A, McInerney VK. Ochronosis as Etiology of Requiring Total Knee Arthroplasty-A Case Series. Surg Technol Int. 2016 Oct 26; 29:261-264.
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4. Ramirez AD, Smith SM. Regulation of dopamine signaling in the striatum by phosphodiesterase inhibitors: novel therapeutics to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. Cent Nerv Syst Agents Med Chem. 2014; 14(2):72-82.
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5. Ramirez AD, Gotter AL, Fox SV, Tannenbaum PL, Yao L, Tye SJ, McDonald T, Brunner J, Garson SL, Reiss DR, Kuduk SD, Coleman PJ, Uslaner JM, Hodgson R, Browne SE, Renger JJ, Winrow CJ. Dual orexin receptor antagonists show distinct effects on locomotor performance, ethanol interaction and sleep architecture relative to gamma-aminobutyric acid-A receptor modulators. Front Neurosci. 2013; 7:254.
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6. Crowe J, Wesseling C, Solano BR, Umaña MP, Ramírez AR, Kjellstrom T, Morales D, Nilsson M. Heat exposure in sugarcane harvesters in Costa Rica. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Oct; 56(10):1157-64.
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7. Molina G, Ramírez A. [Conflicting values in Colombia's health system: balancing the market economy and constitutional legislation, 2007-2009]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013 Apr; 33(4):287-93.
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8. Strick CA, Li C, Scott L, Harvey B, Hajós M, Steyn SJ, Piotrowski MA, James LC, Downs JT, Rago B, Becker SL, El-Kattan A, Xu Y, Ganong AH, Tingley FD, Ramirez AD, Seymour PA, Guanowsky V, Majchrzak MJ, Fox CB, Schmidt CJ, Duplantier AJ. Modulation of NMDA receptor function by inhibition of D-amino acid oxidase in rodent brain. Neuropharmacology. 2011 Oct-Nov; 61(5-6):1001-15.
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9. Morissette M, Jourdain S, Al Sweidi S, Menniti FS, Ramirez AD, Di Paolo T. Role of estrogen receptors in neuroprotection by estradiol against MPTP toxicity. Neuropharmacology. 2007 Jun; 52(7):1509-20.
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10. Stephenson D, Ramirez A, Long J, Barrezueta N, Hajos-Korcsok E, Matherne C, Gallagher D, Ryan A, Ochoa R, Menniti F, Yan J. Quantification of MPTP-induced dopaminergic neurodegeneration in the mouse substantia nigra by laser capture microdissection. J Neurosci Methods. 2007 Jan 30; 159(2):291-9.
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11. Liston DR, Nielsen JA, Villalobos A, Chapin D, Jones SB, Hubbard ST, Shalaby IA, Ramirez A, Nason D, White WF. Pharmacology of selective acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: implications for use in Alzheimer's disease. Eur J Pharmacol. 2004 Feb 13; 486(1):9-17.
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12. Ramirez AD, Wong SK, Menniti FS. Pramipexole inhibits MPTP toxicity in mice by dopamine D3 receptor dependent and independent mechanisms. Eur J Pharmacol. 2003 Aug 15; 475(1-3):29-35.
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13. Ramirez AD, Liu X, Menniti FS. Repeated estradiol treatment prevents MPTP-induced dopamine depletion in male mice. Neuroendocrinology. 2003 Apr; 77(4):223-31.
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14. Ramírez AR, Stanton RP. Aneurysmal bone cyst in 29 children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2002 Jul-Aug; 22(4):533-9.
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Funding Opportunities

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  • Dopamine

  • Corpus Striatum

  • Nervous System Diseases

  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors

  • Mental Disorders

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