Last Name

Josefina Ramos-Franco

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentPhysiology and Biophysics
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    My Scopus ID is 6505921249.

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    Calcium release mediated by IP3R and RyR channels, mechanisms of local calcium control in cells.

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    MD, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico
    PhD, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

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    1. Ramos-Franco J, Fill M. Approaching ryanodine receptor therapeutics from the calcin angle. J Gen Physiol. 2016 05; 147(5):369-73. PMID: 27114611; PMCID: PMC4845691 [Available on 11/01/16].
    2. Ramos-Franco J, Aguilar-Sanchez Y, Escobar AL. Intact Heart Loose Patch Photolysis Reveals Ionic Current Kinetics During Ventricular Action Potentials. Circ Res. 2016 Jan 22; 118(2):203-15. PMID: 26565013; PMCID: PMC4851170 [Available on 01/22/17].
    3. Escobar AL, Perez CG, Reyes ME, Lucero SG, Kornyeyev D, Mejía-Alvarez R, Ramos-Franco J. Role of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate in the regulation of ventricular Ca(2+) signaling in intact mouse heart. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012 Dec; 53(6):768-79. PMID: 22960455; PMCID: PMC3496050.
    4. Porta M, Zima AV, Nani A, Diaz-Sylvester PL, Copello JA, Ramos-Franco J, Blatter LA, Fill M. Single ryanodine receptor channel basis of caffeine's action on Ca2+ sparks. Biophys J. 2011 Feb 16; 100(4):931-8. PMID: 21320437; PMCID: PMC3037573.
    5. Ramos-Franco J, Gomez AM, Nani A, Liu Y, Copello JA, Fill M. Ryanodol action on calcium sparks in ventricular myocytes. Pflugers Arch. 2010 Sep; 460(4):767-76. PMID: 20419313; PMCID: PMC3315696.
    6. Qin J, Valle G, Nani A, Chen H, Ramos-Franco J, Nori A, Volpe P, Fill M. Ryanodine receptor luminal Ca2+ regulation: swapping calsequestrin and channel isoforms. Biophys J. 2009 Oct 07; 97(7):1961-70. PMID: 19804727; PMCID: PMC2756356.
    7. Porta M, Diaz-Sylvester PL, Nani A, Ramos-Franco J, Copello JA. Ryanoids and imperatoxin affect the modulation of cardiac ryanodine receptors by dihydropyridine receptor Peptide A. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008 Nov; 1778(11):2469-79. PMID: 18722342; PMCID: PMC2738596.
    8. Snopko RM, Ramos-Franco J, Di Maio A, Karko KL, Manley C, Piedras-Rentería E, Mejía-Alvarez R. Ca2+ sparks and cellular distribution of ryanodine receptors in developing cardiomyocytes from rat. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008 Jun; 44(6):1032-44. PMID: 18468619.
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    9. Snopko RM, Aromolaran AS, Karko KL, Ramos-Franco J, Blatter LA, Mejía-Alvarez R. Cell culture modifies Ca2+ signaling during excitation-contraction coupling in neonate cardiac myocytes. Cell Calcium. 2007 Jan; 41(1):13-25. PMID: 16908061.
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    10. Pérez CG, Copello JA, Li Y, Karko KL, Gómez L, Ramos-Franco J, Fill M, Escobar AL, Mejía-Alvarez R. Ryanodine receptor function in newborn rat heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 May; 288(5):H2527-40. PMID: 15626694.
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    11. Ramos J, Jung W, Ramos-Franco J, Mignery GA, Fill M. Single channel function of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type-1 and -2 isoform domain-swap chimeras. J Gen Physiol. 2003 May; 121(5):399-411. PMID: 12695486; PMCID: PMC2217376.
    12. Ramos-Franco J, Bare D, Caenepeel S, Nani A, Fill M, Mignery G. Single-channel function of recombinant type 2 inositol 1,4, 5-trisphosphate receptor. Biophys J. 2000 Sep; 79(3):1388-99. PMID: 10969001; PMCID: PMC1301033.
    13. Ramos-Franco J, Galvan D, Mignery GA, Fill M. Location of the permeation pathway in the recombinant type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor. J Gen Physiol. 1999 Aug; 114(2):243-50. PMID: 10436000; PMCID: PMC2230642.
    14. Ramos-Franco J, Caenepeel S, Fill M, Mignery G. Single channel function of recombinant type-1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor ligand binding domain splice variants. Biophys J. 1998 Dec; 75(6):2783-93. PMID: 9826600; PMCID: PMC1299951.
    15. Ramos-Franco J, Fill M, Mignery GA. Isoform-specific function of single inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor channels. Biophys J. 1998 Aug; 75(2):834-9. PMID: 9675184; PMCID: PMC1299757.
    16. Perez PJ, Ramos-Franco J, Fill M, Mignery GA. Identification and functional reconstitution of the type 2 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor from ventricular cardiac myocytes. J Biol Chem. 1997 Sep 19; 272(38):23961-9. PMID: 9295347.
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    17. Ramos-Franco J, Lo CF, Breitwieser GE. Platelet-activating factor receptor-dependent activation of the muscarinic K+ current in bullfrog atrial myocytes. Circ Res. 1993 Apr; 72(4):786-94. PMID: 8383014.
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    18. Toro L, Ramos-Franco J, Stefani E. GTP-dependent regulation of myometrial KCa channels incorporated into lipid bilayers. J Gen Physiol. 1990 Aug; 96(2):373-94. PMID: 2170564; PMCID: PMC2228995.
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