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MIGUEL CRUZ

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address2002 Holcombe Blvd.
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
    DivisionMolecular Physiology & Biophysics

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
    DivisionPediatrics-Hematology & Oncology


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    1. Dasgupta SK, Le A, Da Q, Cruz M, Rumbaut RE, Thiagarajan P. Wdr1-Dependent Actin Reorganization in Platelet Activation. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0162897. PMID: 27627652.
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    2. Khatlani T, Pradhan S, Da Q, Shaw T, Buchman VL, Cruz MA, Vijayan KV. A Novel Interaction of the Catalytic Subunit of Protein Phosphatase 2A with the Adaptor Protein CIN85 Suppresses Phosphatase Activity and Facilitates Platelet Outside-in ?IIb?3 Integrin Signaling. J Biol Chem. 2016 Aug 12; 291(33):17360-8. PMID: 27334924.
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    3. Lam FW, Cruz MA, Parikh K, Rumbaut RE. Histones stimulate von Willebrand factor release in vitro and in vivo. Haematologica. 2016 Mar 24. PMID: 27013650.
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    4. Singhal R, Annarapu GK, Pandey A, Chawla S, Ojha A, Gupta A, Cruz MA, Seth T, Guchhait P. Hemoglobin interaction with GP1ba induces platelet activation and apoptosis: a novel mechanism associated with intravascular hemolysis. Haematologica. 2015 Sep 4. PMID: 26341739.
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    5. Da Q, Teruya M, Guchhait P, Teruya J, Olson JS, Cruz MA. Free hemoglobin increases von Willebrand factor-mediated platelet adhesion in vitro: implications on circulatory devices. Blood. 2015 Aug 25. PMID: 26307534.
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    6. Nguyen TC, Cruz MA, Carcillo JA. Thrombocytopenia-Associated Multiple Organ Failure and Acute Kidney Injury. Crit Care Clin. 2015 Oct; 31(4):661-74. PMID: 26410136.
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    7. Ju L, Chen Y, Zhou F, Lu H, Cruz MA, Zhu C. Von Willebrand factor-A1 domain binds platelet glycoprotein Ib? in multiple states with distinctive force-dependent dissociation kinetics. Thromb Res. 2015 Sep; 136(3):606-12. PMID: 26213126.
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    8. Nguyen TC, Gushiken F, Correa JI, Dong JF, Dasgupta SK, Thiagarajan P, Cruz MA. A recombinant fragment of von Willebrand factor reduces fibrin-rich microthrombi formation in mice with endotoxemia. Thromb Res. 2015 May; 135(5):1025-30. PMID: 25769494.
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    9. Da Q, Behymer M, Correa JI, Vijayan KV, Cruz MA. Platelet adhesion involves a novel interaction between vimentin and von Willebrand factor under high shear stress. Blood. 2014 Apr 24; 123(17):2715-21. PMID: 24642750; PMCID: PMC3999756.
    10. Lo NC, Turner NA, Cruz MA, Moake J. Interaction of Shiga toxin with the A-domains and multimers of von Willebrand Factor. J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 15; 288(46):33118-23. PMID: 24097977; PMCID: PMC3829160.
    11. Ju L, Dong JF, Cruz MA, Zhu C. The N-terminal flanking region of the A1 domain regulates the force-dependent binding of von Willebrand factor to platelet glycoprotein Ib?. J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 8; 288(45):32289-301. PMID: 24062306; PMCID: PMC3820866.
    12. Chan HC, Ke LY, Chu CS, Lee AS, Shen MY, Cruz MA, Hsu JF, Cheng KH, Chan HC, Lu J, Lai WT, Sawamura T, Sheu SH, Yen JH, Chen CH. Highly electronegative LDL from patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction triggers platelet activation and aggregation. Blood. 2013 Nov 21; 122(22):3632-41. PMID: 24030386; PMCID: PMC3837512.
    13. Feng S, Liang X, Cruz MA, Vu H, Zhou Z, Pemmaraju N, Dong JF, Kroll MH, Afshar-Kharghan V. The interaction between factor H and Von Willebrand factor. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e73715. PMID: 23991205; PMCID: PMC3753316.
    14. Tischer A, Cruz MA, Auton M. The linker between the D3 and A1 domains of vWF suppresses A1-GPIb? catch bonds by site-specific binding to the A1 domain. Protein Sci. 2013 Aug; 22(8):1049-59. PMID: 23775931; PMCID: PMC3832041.
    15. Lam FW, Cruz MA, Leung HC, Parikh KS, Smith CW, Rumbaut RE. Histone induced platelet aggregation is inhibited by normal albumin. Thromb Res. 2013 Jul; 132(1):69-76. PMID: 23673386.
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    16. Auton M, Sowa KE, Behymer M, Cruz MA. N-terminal flanking region of A1 domain in von Willebrand factor stabilizes structure of A1A2A3 complex and modulates platelet activation under shear stress. J Biol Chem. 2012 Apr 27; 287(18):14579-85. PMID: 22431729; PMCID: PMC3340263.
    17. Yan R, Mo X, Paredes AM, Dai K, Lanza F, Cruz MA, Li R. Reconstitution of the platelet glycoprotein Ib-IX complex in phospholipid bilayer Nanodiscs. Biochemistry. 2011 Dec 13; 50(49):10598-606. PMID: 22080766; PMCID: PMC3552449.
    18. Coburn LA, Damaraju VS, Dozic S, Eskin SG, Cruz MA, McIntire LV. GPIb?-vWF rolling under shear stress shows differences between type 2B and 2M von Willebrand disease. Biophys J. 2011 Jan 19; 100(2):304-12. PMID: 21244826; PMCID: PMC3021665.
    19. Auton M, Zhu C, Cruz MA. The mechanism of VWF-mediated platelet GPIbalpha binding. Biophys J. 2010 Aug 9; 99(4):1192-201. PMID: 20713003; PMCID: PMC2920722.
    20. Auton M, Sowa KE, Smith SM, Sedlák E, Vijayan KV, Cruz MA. Destabilization of the A1 domain in von Willebrand factor dissociates the A1A2A3 tri-domain and provokes spontaneous binding to glycoprotein Ibalpha and platelet activation under shear stress. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jul 23; 285(30):22831-9. PMID: 20498367; PMCID: PMC2906274.
    21. Gushiken FC, Hyojeong H, Pradhan S, Langlois KW, Alrehani N, Cruz MA, Rumbaut RE, Vijayan KV. The catalytic subunit of protein phosphatase 1 gamma regulates thrombin-induced murine platelet alpha(IIb)beta(3) function. PLoS One. 2009; 4(12):e8304. PMID: 20016849; PMCID: PMC2788699.
    22. Wu T, Lin J, Cruz MA, Dong JF, Zhu C. Force-induced cleavage of single VWFA1A2A3 tridomains by ADAMTS-13. Blood. 2010 Jan 14; 115(2):370-8. PMID: 19897584; PMCID: PMC2808159.
    23. Auton M, Sedlák E, Marek J, Wu T, Zhu C, Cruz MA. Changes in thermodynamic stability of von Willebrand factor differentially affect the force-dependent binding to platelet GPIbalpha. Biophys J. 2009 Jul 22; 97(2):618-27. PMID: 19619477; PMCID: PMC2711320.
    24. Zhou Z, Han H, Cruz MA, López JA, Dong JF, Guchhait P. Haemoglobin blocks von Willebrand factor proteolysis by ADAMTS-13: a mechanism associated with sickle cell disease. Thromb Haemost. 2009 Jun; 101(6):1070-7. PMID: 19492149.
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    25. Yago T, Lou J, Wu T, Yang J, Miner JJ, Coburn L, López JA, Cruz MA, Dong JF, McIntire LV, McEver RP, Zhu C. Platelet glycoprotein Ibalpha forms catch bonds with human WT vWF but not with type 2B von Willebrand disease vWF. J Clin Invest. 2008 Sep; 118(9):3195-207. PMID: 18725999; PMCID: PMC2518822.
    26. Dong JF, Cruz MA, Aboulfatova K, Martin C, Choi H, Bergeron AL, Martini SR, Kroll MH, Kent TA. Magnesium maintains endothelial integrity, up-regulates proteolysis of ultra-large von Willebrand factor, and reduces platelet aggregation under flow conditions. Thromb Haemost. 2008 Mar; 99(3):586-93. PMID: 18327408.
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    27. Martin C, Morales LD, Cruz MA. Purified A2 domain of von Willebrand factor binds to the active conformation of von Willebrand factor and blocks the interaction with platelet glycoprotein Ibalpha. J Thromb Haemost. 2007 Jul; 5(7):1363-70. PMID: 17389010.
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    28. Auton M, Cruz MA, Moake J. Conformational stability and domain unfolding of the Von Willebrand factor A domains. J Mol Biol. 2007 Feb 23; 366(3):986-1000. PMID: 17187823.
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    29. Morales LD, Martin C, Cruz MA. The interaction of von Willebrand factor-A1 domain with collagen: mutation G1324S (type 2M von Willebrand disease) impairs the conformational change in A1 domain induced by collagen. J Thromb Haemost. 2006 Feb; 4(2):417-25. PMID: 16420575.
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    30. Lasser G, Guchhait P, Ellsworth JL, Sheppard P, Lewis K, Bishop P, Cruz MA, Lopez JA, Fruebis J. C1qTNF-related protein-1 (CTRP-1): a vascular wall protein that inhibits collagen-induced platelet aggregation by blocking VWF binding to collagen. Blood. 2006 Jan 15; 107(2):423-30. PMID: 16195328.
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    31. Arya M, Kolomeisky AB, Romo GM, Cruz MA, López JA, Anvari B. Dynamic force spectroscopy of glycoprotein Ib-IX and von Willebrand factor. Biophys J. 2005 Jun; 88(6):4391-401. PMID: 15764659; PMCID: PMC1305666.
    32. Cruz MA, Chen J, Whitelock JL, Morales LD, López JA. The platelet glycoprotein Ib-von Willebrand factor interaction activates the collagen receptor alpha2beta1 to bind collagen: activation-dependent conformational change of the alpha2-I domain. Blood. 2005 Mar 1; 105(5):1986-91. PMID: 15514009.
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    33. Peng Y, Berndt MC, Cruz MA, López JA. The alpha1 helix-beta13 strand spanning Leu214 to Val229 of platelet glycoprotein Ibalpha facilitates the interaction with von Willebrand factor: evidence from characterization of the epitope of monoclonal antibody AP1. Blood. 2004 Dec 15; 104(13):3971-8. PMID: 15319289.
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    34. Dong JF, Whitelock J, Bernardo A, Ball C, Cruz MA. Variations among normal individuals in the cleavage of endothelial-derived ultra-large von Willebrand factor under flow. J Thromb Haemost. 2004 Aug; 2(8):1460-6. PMID: 15304055.
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    35. Bernardo A, Bergeron AL, Sun CW, Guchhait P, Cruz MA, López JA, Dong JF. Von Willebrand factor present in fibrillar collagen enhances platelet adhesion to collagen and collagen-induced platelet aggregation. J Thromb Haemost. 2004 Apr; 2(4):660-9. PMID: 15102023.
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    36. Whitelock JL, Nolasco L, Bernardo A, Moake J, Dong JF, Cruz MA. ADAMTS-13 activity in plasma is rapidly measured by a new ELISA method that uses recombinant VWF-A2 domain as substrate. J Thromb Haemost. 2004 Mar; 2(3):485-91. PMID: 15009467.
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    37. Kumar RA, Dong JF, Thaggard JA, Cruz MA, López JA, McIntire LV. Kinetics of GPIbalpha-vWF-A1 tether bond under flow: effect of GPIbalpha mutations on the association and dissociation rates. Biophys J. 2003 Dec; 85(6):4099-109. PMID: 14645097; PMCID: PMC1303709.
    38. Cruz MA, Whitelock J, Dong JF. Evaluation of ADAMTS-13 activity in plasma using recombinant von Willebrand Factor A2 domain polypeptide as substrate. Thromb Haemost. 2003 Dec; 90(6):1204-9. PMID: 14652658.
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    39. Arya M, López JA, Romo GM, Cruz MA, Kasirer-Friede A, Shattil SJ, Anvari B. Glycoprotein Ib-IX-mediated activation of integrin alpha(IIb)beta(3): effects of receptor clustering and von Willebrand factor adhesion. J Thromb Haemost. 2003 Jun; 1(6):1150-7. PMID: 12871313.
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    40. Borthakur G, Cruz MA, Dong JF, McIntire L, Li F, López JA, Thiagarajan P. Sulfatides inhibit platelet adhesion to von Willebrand factor in flowing blood. J Thromb Haemost. 2003 Jun; 1(6):1288-95. PMID: 12871332.
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    41. Dong JF, Moake JL, Bernardo A, Fujikawa K, Ball C, Nolasco L, López JA, Cruz MA. ADAMTS-13 metalloprotease interacts with the endothelial cell-derived ultra-large von Willebrand factor. J Biol Chem. 2003 Aug 8; 278(32):29633-9. PMID: 12775718.
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    42. Schulte am Esch J, Robson SC, Cruz MA. Platelet aggregation by membrane-expressed A1 domains of von Willebrand Factor is dependent on residues Asp 560 and Gly 561. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 Mar 21; 302(4):873-7. PMID: 12646253.
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    43. Shrimpton CN, Borthakur G, Larrucea S, Cruz MA, Dong JF, López JA. Localization of the adhesion receptor glycoprotein Ib-IX-V complex to lipid rafts is required for platelet adhesion and activation. J Exp Med. 2002 Oct 21; 196(8):1057-66. PMID: 12391017; PMCID: PMC2194038.
    44. Fukuda K, Doggett TA, Bankston LA, Cruz MA, Diacovo TG, Liddington RC. Structural basis of von Willebrand factor activation by the snake toxin botrocetin. Structure. 2002 Jul; 10(7):943-50. PMID: 12121649.
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    45. Arya M, Anvari B, Romo GM, Cruz MA, Dong JF, McIntire LV, Moake JL, López JA. Ultralarge multimers of von Willebrand factor form spontaneous high-strength bonds with the platelet glycoprotein Ib-IX complex: studies using optical tweezers. Blood. 2002 Jun 1; 99(11):3971-7. PMID: 12010796.
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    46. Cruz MA, Diacovo TG, Emsley J, Liddington R, Handin RI. Mapping the glycoprotein Ib-binding site in the von willebrand factor A1 domain. J Biol Chem. 2000 Jun 23; 275(25):19098-105. PMID: 10764791.
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    47. Smith C, Estavillo D, Emsley J, Bankston LA, Liddington RC, Cruz MA. Mapping the collagen-binding site in the I domain of the glycoprotein Ia/IIa (integrin alpha(2)beta(1)). J Biol Chem. 2000 Feb 11; 275(6):4205-9. PMID: 10660584.
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    48. Estavillo D, Ritchie A, Diacovo TG, Cruz MA. Functional analysis of a recombinant glycoprotein Ia/IIa (Integrin alpha(2)beta(1)) I domain that inhibits platelet adhesion to collagen and endothelial matrix under flow conditions. J Biol Chem. 1999 Dec 10; 274(50):35921-6. PMID: 10585478.
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    49. Schulte am Esch J, Cruz MA, Siegel JB, Anrather J, Robson SC. Activation of human platelets by the membrane-expressed A1 domain of von Willebrand factor. Blood. 1997 Dec 1; 90(11):4425-37. PMID: 9373253.
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    50. Cruz MA, Yuan H, Lee JR, Wise RJ, Handin RI. Interaction of the von Willebrand factor (vWF) with collagen. Localization of the primary collagen-binding site by analysis of recombinant vWF a domain polypeptides. J Biol Chem. 1995 May 5; 270(18):10822-7. PMID: 7738019.
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    51. Beacham DA, Cruz MA, Handin RI. Glycoprotein Ib can mediate endothelial cell attachment to a von Willebrand factor substratum. Thromb Haemost. 1995 Feb; 73(2):309-17. PMID: 7792748.
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    52. Cruz MA, Handin RI, Wise RJ. The interaction of the von Willebrand factor-A1 domain with platelet glycoprotein Ib/IX. The role of glycosylation and disulfide bonding in a monomeric recombinant A1 domain protein. J Biol Chem. 1993 Oct 5; 268(28):21238-45. PMID: 8407961.
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    53. Cruz MA, Petersen E, Turci SM, Handin RI. Functional analysis of a recombinant glycoprotein Ib alpha polypeptide which inhibits von Willebrand factor binding to the platelet glycoprotein Ib-IX complex and to collagen. J Biol Chem. 1992 Jan 15; 267(2):1303-9. PMID: 1730650.
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