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DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
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    1. Lahon A, Arya RP, Kneubehl AR, Vogt MB, Dailey Garnes NJ, Rico-Hesse R. Characterization of a Zika Virus Isolate from Colombia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Sep; 10(9):e0005019. PMID: 27654889.
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    2. Cox J, Mota J, Sukupolvi-Petty S, Diamond MS, Rico-Hesse R. Mosquito bite delivery of dengue virus enhances immunogenicity and pathogenesis in humanized mice. J Virol. 2012 Jul; 86(14):7637-49. PMID: 22573866; PMCID: PMC3416288.
    3. Mota J, Rico-Hesse R. Dengue virus tropism in humanized mice recapitulates human dengue fever. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6):e20762. PMID: 21695193; PMCID: PMC3112147.
    4. Cox J, Brown HE, Rico-Hesse R. Variation in vector competence for dengue viruses does not depend on mosquito midgut binding affinity. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 May; 5(5):e1172. PMID: 21610852; PMCID: PMC3096590.
    5. Sukupolvi-Petty S, Austin SK, Engle M, Brien JD, Dowd KA, Williams KL, Johnson S, Rico-Hesse R, Harris E, Pierson TC, Fremont DH, Diamond MS. Structure and function analysis of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies against dengue virus type 2. J Virol. 2010 Sep; 84(18):9227-39. PMID: 20592088; PMCID: PMC2937608.
    6. Anderson JR, Rico-Hesse R. Aedes aegypti vectorial capacity is determined by the infecting genotype of dengue virus. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Nov; 75(5):886-92. PMID: 17123982; PMCID: PMC1993907.
    7. Bente DA, Melkus MW, Garcia JV, Rico-Hesse R. Dengue fever in humanized NOD/SCID mice. J Virol. 2005 Nov; 79(21):13797-9. PMID: 16227299; PMCID: PMC1262615.
    8. Cologna R, Armstrong PM, Rico-Hesse R. Selection for virulent dengue viruses occurs in humans and mosquitoes. J Virol. 2005 Jan; 79(2):853-9. PMID: 15613313; PMCID: PMC538581.
    9. Armstrong PM, Rico-Hesse R. Efficiency of dengue serotype 2 virus strains to infect and disseminate in Aedes aegypti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2003 May; 68(5):539-44. PMID: 12812340; PMCID: PMC3050023.
    10. Cologna R, Rico-Hesse R. American genotype structures decrease dengue virus output from human monocytes and dendritic cells. J Virol. 2003 Apr; 77(7):3929-38. PMID: 12634353; PMCID: PMC150669.
    11. Armstrong PM, Rico-Hesse R. Differential susceptibility of Aedes aegypti to infection by the American and Southeast Asian genotypes of dengue type 2 virus. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2001; 1(2):159-68. PMID: 12680353; PMCID: PMC3057097.
    12. Rico-Hesse R. Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2000 Dec; 16(3):553-63. PMID: 11219349.
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    13. Lanford RE, Chavez D, Rico-Hesse R, Mootnick A. Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons. J Virol. 2000 Mar; 74(6):2955-9. PMID: 10684318; PMCID: PMC111792.
    14. Leitmeyer KC, Vaughn DW, Watts DM, Salas R, Villalobos I. Dengue virus structural differences that correlate with pathogenesis. J Virol. 1999 Jun; 73(6):4738-47. PMID: 10233934; PMCID: PMC112516.
    15. Oberste MS, Fraire M, Navarro R, Zepeda C, Zarate ML, Ludwig GV, Kondig JF, Weaver SC, Smith JF, Rico-Hesse R. Association of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus subtype IE with two equine epizootics in Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Jul; 59(1):100-7. PMID: 9684636.
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    16. Lanford RE, Chavez D, Brasky KM, Burns RB, Rico-Hesse R. Isolation of a hepadnavirus from the woolly monkey, a New World primate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 May 12; 95(10):5757-61. PMID: 9576957; PMCID: PMC20452.
    17. Salas RA, Tovar D, Barreto A, de Miller E, Leitmeyer K, Rico-Hesse R. [Serotypes and genotypes of dengue virus circulating in Venezuela, 1990-1997]. Acta Cient Venez. 1998; 49 Suppl 1:33-7. PMID: 10030052.
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    18. Rico-Hesse R, Harrison LM, Nisalak A, Vaughn DW, Kalayanarooj S, Green S, Rothman AL, Ennis FA. Molecular evolution of dengue type 2 virus in Thailand. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Jan; 58(1):96-101. PMID: 9452299.
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    19. Powers AM, Oberste MS, Brault AC, Rico-Hesse R, Schmura SM, Smith JF, Kang W, Sweeney WP, Weaver SC. Repeated emergence of epidemic/epizootic Venezuelan equine encephalitis from a single genotype of enzootic subtype ID virus. J Virol. 1997 Sep; 71(9):6697-705. PMID: 9261393; PMCID: PMC191949.
    20. Rico-Hesse R, Harrison LM, Salas RA, Tovar D, Nisalak A, Ramos C, Boshell J, de Mesa MT, Nogueira RM, da Rosa AT. Origins of dengue type 2 viruses associated with increased pathogenicity in the Americas. Virology. 1997 Apr 14; 230(2):244-51. PMID: 9143280.
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    21. Weaver SC, Salas R, Rico-Hesse R, Ludwig GV, Oberste MS, Boshell J, Tesh RB. Re-emergence of epidemic Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis in South America. VEE Study Group. Lancet. 1996 Aug 17; 348(9025):436-40. PMID: 8709783.
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    22. Gonzalez JP, Bowen MD, Nichol ST, Rico-Hesse R. Genetic characterization and phylogeny of SabiĆ” virus, an emergent pathogen in Brazil. Virology. 1996 Jul 15; 221(2):318-24. PMID: 8661442.
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    23. Gonzalez JP, Sanchez A, Rico-Hesse R. Molecular phylogeny of Guanarito virus, an emerging arenavirus affecting humans. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Jul; 53(1):1-6. PMID: 7542842.
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    24. Rico-Hesse R, Weaver SC, de Siger J, Medina G, Salas RA. Emergence of a new epidemic/epizootic Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus in South America. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995 Jun 06; 92(12):5278-81. PMID: 7777497; PMCID: PMC41677.
    25. Weaver SC, Bellew LA, Rico-Hesse R. Phylogenetic analysis of alphaviruses in the Venezuelan equine encephalitis complex and identification of the source of epizootic viruses. Virology. 1992 Nov; 191(1):282-90. PMID: 1413507.
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    26. Chen WR, Rico-Hesse R, Tesh RB. A new genotype of Japanese encephalitis virus from Indonesia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1992 Jul; 47(1):61-9. PMID: 1322071.
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    27. Weaver SC, Rico-Hesse R, Scott TW. Genetic diversity and slow rates of evolution in New World alphaviruses. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 1992; 176:99-117. PMID: 1318187.
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    28. Salas R, de Manzione N, Tesh RB, Rico-Hesse R, Shope RE, Betancourt A, Godoy O, Bruzual R, Pacheco ME, Ramos B, et al. Venezuelan haemorrhagic fever. Lancet. 1991 Oct 26; 338(8774):1033-6. PMID: 1681354.
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    29. Weaver SC, Scott TW, Rico-Hesse R. Molecular evolution of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus in North America. Virology. 1991 Jun; 182(2):774-84. PMID: 2024496.
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    30. Rico-Hesse R. Molecular evolution and distribution of dengue viruses type 1 and 2 in nature. Virology. 1990 Feb; 174(2):479-93. PMID: 2129562.
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    31. Rico-Hesse R, Pallansch MA, Nottay BK, Kew OM. Geographic distribution of wild poliovirus type 1 genotypes. Virology. 1987 Oct; 160(2):311-22. PMID: 2821678.
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