Maria A. Sosa

Affiliations: 
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology Univ of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 
Area:
crustacean neurobiology, biogenic amines, neuropeptides
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Graduate Advisor:

Janet E. Zengel Ph.D. (Dept. of Neuroscience, Univ. of Florida)

Postdoctoral Advisor:

Jonathan M. Blagburn, Ph.D. (Institute of Neurobiology, Univ. of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus)

Graduate Students trained:

Nietzell Vázquez-Acevedo (Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Medicine)

Dalynés Reyes-Colón (Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Medicine)

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Jezzini SH, Reyes-Colón D, Sosa MA. (2015) Correction: Characterization of a prawn OA/TA receptor in Xenopus Oocytes suggests functional selectivity between octopamine and tyramine Plos One. 10
Jezzini SH, Reyes-Colón D, Sosa MA. (2014) Characterization of a prawn OA/TA receptor in Xenopus oocytes suggests functional selectivity between octopamine and tyramine. Plos One. 9: e111314
Reyes-Colón D, Vázquez-Acevedo N, Rivera NM, et al. (2010) Cloning and distribution of a putative octopamine/tyramine receptor in the central nervous system of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Brain Research. 1348: 42-54
Vázquez-Acevedo N, Rivera NM, Torres-González AM, et al. (2009) GYRKPPFNGSIFamide (Gly-SIFamide) modulates aggression in the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. The Biological Bulletin. 217: 313-26
Vázquez-Acevedo N, Reyes-Colón D, Ruíz-Rodríguez EA, et al. (2009) Cloning and immunoreactivity of the 5-HT 1Mac and 5-HT 2Mac receptors in the central nervous system of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 513: 399-416
Sosa MA, Spitzer N, Edwards DH, et al. (2004) A crustacean serotonin receptor: cloning and distribution in the thoracic ganglia of crayfish and freshwater prawn. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 473: 526-37
Clark MC, Dever TE, Dever JJ, et al. (2004) Arthropod 5-HT2 receptors: a neurohormonal receptor in decapod crustaceans that displays agonist independent activity resulting from an evolutionary alteration to the DRY motif. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 24: 3421-35
Pérez NL, Sosa MA, Kuffler DP. (1997) Growth cones turn up concentration gradients of diffusible peripheral target-derived factors. Experimental Neurology. 145: 196-202
Blagburn JM, Sosa MA, Blanco RE. (1996) Specificity of identified central synapses in the embryonic cockroach: appropriate connections form before the onset of spontaneous afferent activity. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 373: 511-28
Sosa MA, Blagburn JM. (1995) Competitive interactions between supernumerary and normal sensory neurons in the cockroach are mediated through a change in quantal content and not quantal size. Journal of Neurophysiology. 74: 1573-82
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