Maria Cecilia Mendonca Torres, MD

Maria Cecilia F Mendonca Torres, MD

Name: Maria Cecilia F Mendonca Torres, MD

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Pediatrics
Faculty Rank: 
Research Assistant Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Oncology

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9716

Education

Medical School: Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. M.D., 1984-1990

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • 2010 Val G. Hemming Award for Research Excellence. Putko RM, Mendonca MC, Roberts SS. Notch Pathway Activity in Neuroblastoma.
  • 2010 Emma Bockman Award for Research Excellence . Putko RM, Mendonca MC, Roberts SS. Notch Pathway Activity in Neuroblastoma
  • 2007 John F. Maher Award for Research Excellence. Mendonca MC, Doi SQ, Glerum S and Sellitti DF. Increase of C-Type Natriuetic Peptide Expression by serum and Derived Growth Factor-BB in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Platelet

Bibliography

  • Sholler GS, Currier EA, Dutta A, Slavik MA, Illenye SA, Mendonca MC, Dragon J, Roberts SS, Bond JP. PCI-24781 (abexinostat), a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor, induces reactive oxygen species-dependent apoptosis and is synergistic with bortezomib in neuroblastoma. J Cancer Ther Res. 2013 Dec 28;2:21
  • Mendonça-Torres MC, Roberts SS. The translocator protein (TSPO) ligand PK11195 induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest and sensitizes to chemotherapy treatment in pre- and post-relapse neuroblastoma cell lines. Cancer Biol Ther. 2013 Jan 28;14(4).
  • Mendonça MC, Koles N, Doi SQ, Sellitti DF. Protein kinase C-delta (PKC-delta) and PKC-alpha mediate Ca2+ -dependent increases in CNP mRNA in human vascular cells. Vascular Pharmacology. 2012 May 11
  • Sellitti DF, Koles N, Mendonça MC. Regulation of C-type natriuretic peptide expression. Peptides. 2011 Sep;32(9):1964-71. Epub 2011 Jul 23
  • Mendonça MC, Koles N, Doi SQ, Sellitti DF. Transforming growth factor-beta1 regulation of C-type natriuretic peptide expression in human vascular smooth muscle cells: dependence on TSC22D1. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Dec;299(6):H2018-27.
  • Doi SQ. Chilakamarri GC, Mendonca MC, Araujo M, Nguyen N, Zuhl I, List EO, Kopchick JJ, Hirata MH, Sellitti DF. Increased Class A Scavenger Receptor and Glomerular Lipid Precede Mesangial Matrix Expansion in the bGH Mouse Model. Growth Hormone & IGF Res. 2010 August;20(4):326-32. Epub 2010 Jun 25.
  • Roberts SS, Mendonça-Torres MC, Jensen K, Francis GL, Vasko V. GABA Receptor Expression in Benign and Malignant Thyroid Tumors. Pathol. Onc. Res.. 2009 Dec;15(4):645-50. Epub 2009 Apr 19.
  • Mendonça MC, Rezende A, Doi SQ, Sellitti DF. Lysophosphatidylcholine Increases C-type Natriuretic Peptide Expression in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells via Membrane Distortion. Vascular Pharmacology 51 (2009) 29-36.
  • Mendonca MC, Doi SQ, Glerum S and Sellitti DF. Increase of C-Type Natriuetic Peptide Expression by serum and Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-BB in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Is Dependent on Protein Kinase C Activation. Endocrinology, September 2006,147(9):4169-4178
  • Mendonça-Torres MC, Newton TC, Sholler G and Roberts Stephen SS. Side population analysis and gene expression profiling identify Notch pathway genes in neuroblastoma. (Advances in Neuroblastoma Research (ANR) Annual meeting Toronto - June 18- 21, 2012