Last Name

Josefina Ramos-Franco

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentPhysiology and Biophysics
Address1750 West Harrison St
Chicago IL 60612
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    My Scopus ID is 6505921249.

    Research Areas:
    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. Blancard M, Touat-Hamici Z, Aguilar-Sanchez Y, Yin L, Vaksmann G, Roux-Buisson N, Fressart V, Denjoy I, Klug D, Neyroud N, Ramos-Franco J, Gomez AM, Guicheney P. A Type 2 Ryanodine Receptor Variant in the Helical Domain 2 Associated with an Impairment of the Adrenergic Response. J Pers Med. 2021 Jun 20; 11(6). PMID: 34202968.
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    2. Yin L, Zahradnikova A, Rizzetto R, Boncompagni S, Rabesahala de Meritens C, Zhang Y, Joanne P, Marqués-Sulé E, Aguilar-Sánchez Y, Fernández-Tenorio M, Villejoubert O, Li L, Wang YY, Mateo P, Nicolas V, Gerbaud P, Lai FA, Perrier R, Álvarez JL, Niggli E, Valdivia HH, Valdivia CR, Ramos-Franco J, Zorio E, Zissimopoulos S, Protasi F, Benitah JP, Gómez AM. Impaired Binding to Junctophilin-2 and Nanostructural Alteration in CPVT Mutation. Circ Res. 2021 07 23; 129(3):e35-e52. PMID: 34111951.
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    3. Aguilar-Sanchez Y, Rodriguez de Yurre A, Argenziano M, Escobar AL, Ramos-Franco J. Transmural Autonomic Regulation of Cardiac Contractility at the Intact Heart Level. Front Physiol. 2019; 10:773. PMID: 31333477.
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    4. Musial TF, Molina-Campos E, Bean LA, Ybarra N, Borenstein R, Russo ML, Buss EW, Justus D, Neuman KM, Ayala GD, Mullen SA, Voskobiynyk Y, Tulisiak CT, Fels JA, Corbett NJ, Carballo G, Kennedy CD, Popovic J, Ramos-Franco J, Fill M, Pergande MR, Borgia JA, Corbett GT, Pahan K, Han Y, Chetkovich DM, Vassar RJ, Byrne RW, Matthew Oh M, Stoub TR, Remy S, Disterhoft JF, Nicholson DA. Store depletion-induced h-channel plasticity rescues a channelopathy linked to Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018 10; 154:141-157. PMID: 29906573.
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    5. Ramos-Franco J, Fill M. Approaching ryanodine receptor therapeutics from the calcin angle. J Gen Physiol. 2016 05; 147(5):369-73. PMID: 27114611.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. 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.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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.
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    16. 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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