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- Claude Bernard -

“The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel”

Journal Publications

C Velázquez-Marrero, Alexandra Burgos, José O. García, Stephanie Palacio, Héctor G. Marrero, Alexandra Bernardo, Juliana Perez-Lespuir, Marla Rivera, Garrett Seale and Steven N. Treistman (2016).

   Alcohol Regulates BK surface expression via Wnt/ß-catenin signaling.

   Journal of Neuroscience

   DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0491-16.2016

Stephanie Palacio, Cristina Velázquez-Marrero, Hector G. Marrero, Garrett E. Seale, Guillermo A. Yudowski, Steven N. Treistman (2015).


Time-dependent effects of ethanol on BK channel expression and trafficking in hippocampal neurons.

   Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research 

   DOI: 10.1111/acer.12808

Velázquez-Marrero C, Seale GE, Treistman SN, & Martin GE (2014).


BK Channel beta4 Subunit Influences Sensitivity and Tolerance to Alcohol by Altering its Response to Kinases.

   The Journal of Biological Chemistry

   DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M114.604306

Velázquez-Marrero, C., Ortiz-Miranda, S., Marrero, H. G., Custer, E. E., Treistman, S. N., & Lemos, J. R. (2014).


μ-Opioid inhibition of Ca2+ currents and secretion in isolated terminals of the neurohypophysis occurs via ryanodine-sensitive Ca2+ stores.

    Journal of Neuroscience

    DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2505-13.2014

C Yuan, C. Velázquez, J García, A Bernardo and SN Treistman (2014).


Lipids Modulate the Increase of BK Channel Calcium Sensitivity     by the ß1 Subunit.


    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107917

Lemos, J. R., Ortiz-Miranda, S. I., Cuadra, A. E.,Velázquez-Marrero, C., Custer, E. E., Dad, T., Dayanithi, G. (2012).


Modulation/physiology of calcium channel subtypes in neurosecretory terminals.

   Cell Calcium

   DOI: 10.1016/j.ceca.2012.01.008

Velázquez-Marrero, C., Wynne, P., Bernardo, A., Palacio, S., Martin, G., & Treistman, S. N. (2011).


The relationship between duration of initial alcohol exposure and persistence of molecular tolerance is markedly nonlinear.

   Journal of Neuroscience

   DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5429-10.2011

Ortiz-Miranda, S. I., Dayanithi, G., Velázquez-Marrero, C., Custer, E. E., Treistman, S. N., & Lemos, J. R. (2010).


Differential modulation of N-type calcium channels by micro-opioid receptors in oxytocinergic versus vasopressinergic neurohypophysial terminals.

   Journal of Cellular Physiology

   DOI: 10.1002/jcp.22263

Velázquez-Marrero, C. M., Marrero, H. G., & Lemos, J. R. (2010).


Voltage-dependent kappa-opioid modulation of action potential waveform-elicited calcium currents in neurohypophysial terminals.

   Journal of Cellular Physiology

   DOI: 10.1002/jcp.22247


Knott, T. K., Velázquez-Marrero, C., & Lemos, J. R. (2005).


ATP elicits inward currents in isolated vasopressinergic neurohypophysial terminals via P2X2 and P2X3 receptors.

   Pflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology

   DOI: 10.1007/s00424-005-1471-x

De Crescenzo, V., ZhuGe, R., Velázquez-Marrero, C., Lifshitz, L. M., Custer, E., Carmichael, J., et al. (2004).


Ca2+ syntillas, miniature Ca2+ release events in terminals of hypothalamic neurons, are increased in frequency by depolarization in the absence of Ca2+ influx.

   Journal of Neuroscience

   DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4286-03.2004



C. Velázquez-Marrero and J. Lemos, (2000). Cuba.


Published online:, J. Golowasch, editor and chief.


(The article highlights the efforts of members of the Society for Neuroscience to incorporate the Cuban scientific community, via scientific exchange, with the world. These efforts lead to a pioneer satellite Neuroscience meeting in Havana, Cuba on October 20-23, 1999.)

Abstract Publications

A. Burgos, R. Aponte, S. N. Treistman and C. Velázquez-Marrero.


Time-dependent Wnt/β-catenin signaling in response to 25mM ethanol exposure (2015). Program No. 141.21


  • Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2015. Online

A. Burgos, C. Velázquez-Marrero and S. N. Treistman.


Quantification of β-catenin in response to 25mM ethanol exposure (2015).


  • 2nd COBRE Annual Retreat, 2015

  • Annual American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting, 2015


C Velázquez-Marrero, A. Bernardo, G. E. Seale, J. García, S. Palacio and S. N. Treistman.


Molecular tolerance of the BK channel after 6hr alcohol exposure is protein synthesis dependent (2011). 


  • Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.



S Palacio, G. E. Seale, C. Velázquez-Marrero, S. N. Treistman, G. A. Yudowski.


Internalization of BK channels in HEK cells after chronic exposure to ethanol (2011).


  • Salud Itegral; Enlazando Ciencia y Sociedad 31er Foro Annual de Investigación y Educación. Recinto de Ciencias Médicas, UPR.



J. M. McNally, C. Velázquez-Marrero, V. DeCrescenzo, K. E. Fogarty, R. A. Tuft, J. V. Walsh Jr. & Lemos, J.R.


Single calcium syntillas are unable to trigger exocytosis from nerve terminals of the neurohypophysis (2007).


World Congress on Neurohypophyseal Hormones abstract.



T. K. Knott, , C. Velazquez-Marrero, J. R. Lemos


Characterization of the P2X2 and P2X3 receptors localized to vasopressinergic neurohypophysial terminals (2005).


  • Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online.



S. I. Ortiz-Miranda, G. Dayanithi, Velazquez-Marrero and E. E. Custer.


μ-opioid receptor differentially modulates oxytocin vs. vasopressin release by selectively targeting Ca-channel subtypes in neurohypophysial terminals (2003).


  • Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2003. Online



V. M. De Crescenzo, R. A. Tuft, K. E. Fogarty, S. Ortiz-Miranda, C. Velázquez-Marrero, E. Custer, J. R. Lemos and J. V. Walsh.


Miniature calcium release events in nerve terminals (calcium syntillas) are increased in frequency by depolarization via two mechanisms, both independent of calcium influx (2003)


  • Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2003. Online



C. Velázquez-Marrero, E. E. Custer, E. E., V. DeCrescenzo and R. Zhuge.


Caffeine stimulates basal neuropeptide release from nerve terminals of the neurohypophysis (2002).


  • Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. Online



S.I. Ortiz-Miranda, E.E. Custer, C. Velázquez-Marrero, J.R. Lemos.


Possible mechanism of modulation of basal peptide release from neurohypophysial terminals (2002).


  • Soc. Neurosci. Abs. 26: 543.6



C. Velázquez-Marrero, B. S. Beltz and E. Marder.


Sequential developmental acquisition of cholecystokinin-like immunoreactivity in the stomatogastric nervous system of the lobster, Homarus americanus (1999).


  • Soc. Neurosci. 25, 1999.

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