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Rebecca Rodea Rico-Hesse

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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
DivisionMolecular Virology & Microbiology
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
    DivisionPediatrics-Tropical Medicine


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    R29AI027779     (RICO-HESSE, REBECA)Apr 1, 1989 - Mar 31, 1994
    NIH/NIAID
    MOLECULAR DETERMINANTS OF VEE VIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGY
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03TW000128     (RICO-HESSE, REBECA)Aug 10, 1992 - Aug 9, 1994
    NIH/FIC
    MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VENEZUELAN HEMORRHAGIC FEVER
    Role: Principal Investigator

    K04AI001124     (RICO-HESSE, REBECA)May 1, 1993 - Apr 30, 1998
    NIH/NIAID
    MOLECULAR EVOLUTION OF GUANARITO VIRUS--A NEW ARENAVIRUS
    Role: Principal Investigator

    P01AI034533     (ROTHMAN, ALAN L)Jan 1, 1994 - Jul 31, 2023
    NIH
    Flavivirus Infections: Pathogenesis and Prevention
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01AI042795     (RICO-HESSE, REBECA)Sep 30, 1998 - Sep 29, 2000
    NIH/NIAID
    TROPICAL ARENAVIRUSES--DIAGNOSTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI050123     (RICO-HESSE, REBECCA)Aug 15, 2001 - May 31, 2011
    NIH/NIAID
    Dengue Virus Determinants of Virulence and Transmission
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI098715     (RICO-HESSE, REBECCA R)Jun 5, 2012 - May 31, 2016
    NIH/NIAID
    Therapy of Dengue with Modified Antibodies in Humanized Mice
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI099483     (RICO-HESSE, REBECCA R)Dec 12, 2012 - Nov 30, 2017
    NIH/NIAID
    Mosquito Saliva in Dengue Virus Pathogenesis
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Vogt MB, Lahon A, Arya RP, Spencer Clinton JL, Rico-Hesse R. Dengue viruses infect human megakaryocytes, with probable clinical consequences. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 11; 13(11):e0007837. PMID: 31765380.
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    2. Yao Y, Huo T, Lin YL, Nie S, Wu F, Hua Y, Wu J, Kneubehl AR, Vogt MB, Rico-Hesse R, Song Y. Discovery, X-ray Crystallography and Antiviral Activity of Allosteric Inhibitors of Flavivirus NS2B-NS3 Protease. J Am Chem Soc. 2019 May 01; 141(17):6832-6836. PMID: 31017399.
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    3. Vogt MB, Lahon A, Arya RP, Kneubehl AR, Spencer Clinton JL, Paust S, Rico-Hesse R. Mosquito saliva alone has profound effects on the human immune system. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 05; 12(5):e0006439. PMID: 29771921.
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    4. Spencer JL, Lahon A, Tran LL, Arya RP, Kneubehl AR, Vogt MB, Xavier D, Rowley DR, Kimata JT, Rico-Hesse RR. Replication of Zika Virus in Human Prostate Cells: A Potential Source of Sexually Transmitted Virus. J Infect Dis. 2018 01 30; 217(4):538-547. PMID: 28968863.
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    5. Smith DB, Meyers G, Bukh J, Gould EA, Monath T, Scott Muerhoff A, Pletnev A, Rico-Hesse R, Stapleton JT, Simmonds P, Becher P. Proposed revision to the taxonomy of the genus Pestivirus, family Flaviviridae. J Gen Virol. 2017 Aug; 98(8):2106-2112. PMID: 28786787.
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    6. Aagaard KM, Lahon A, Suter MA, Arya RP, Seferovic MD, Vogt MB, Hu M, Stossi F, Mancini MA, Harris RA, Kahr M, Eppes C, Rac M, Belfort MA, Park CS, Lacorazza D, Rico-Hesse R. Primary Human Placental Trophoblasts are Permissive for Zika Virus (ZIKV) Replication. Sci Rep. 2017 01 27; 7:41389. PMID: 28128342.
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    7. Simmonds P, Becher P, Bukh J, Gould EA, Meyers G, Monath T, Muerhoff S, Pletnev A, Rico-Hesse R, Smith DB, Stapleton JT. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Flaviviridae. J Gen Virol. 2017 01; 98(1):2-3. PMID: 28218572.
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    8. Rico-Hesse R. Editorial Overview: Virus-vector interactions. Curr Opin Virol. 2016 12; 21:v-vi. PMID: 27916283.
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    9. Smith DB, Becher P, Bukh J, Gould EA, Meyers G, Monath T, Muerhoff AS, Pletnev A, Rico-Hesse R, Stapleton JT, Simmonds P. Proposed update to the taxonomy of the genera Hepacivirus and Pegivirus within the Flaviviridae family. J Gen Virol. 2016 Nov; 97(11):2894-2907. PMID: 27692039.
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    10. 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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    11. Andrus J, Bottazzi ME, Chow J, Goraleski KA, Fisher-Hoch SP, Lambuth JK, Lee BY, Margolis HS, McCormick JB, Melby P, Murray KO, Rico-Hesse R, Valenzuela JG, Hotez PJ. Ears of the Armadillo: Global Health Research and Neglected Diseases in Texas. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Jun; 7(6):e2021. PMID: 23826397.
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    12. 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.
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    13. Mota J, Rico-Hesse R. Dengue virus tropism in humanized mice recapitulates human dengue fever. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6):e20762. PMID: 21695193.
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    14. 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.
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    15. 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.
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    16. Cassetti MC, Durbin A, Harris E, Rico-Hesse R, Roehrig J, Rothman A, Whitehead S, Natarajan R, Laughlin C. Report of an NIAID workshop on dengue animal models. Vaccine. 2010 Jun 11; 28(26):4229-34. PMID: 20434551.
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    17. Vasilakis N, Cardosa J, Diallo M, Sall AA, Holmes EC, Hanley KA, Weaver SC, Mota J, Rico-Hesse R. Sylvatic dengue viruses share the pathogenic potential of urban/endemic dengue viruses. J Virol. 2010 Apr; 84(7):3726-7; author reply 3727-8. PMID: 20212326.
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    18. Rico-Hesse R. Dengue virus virulence and transmission determinants. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2010; 338:45-55. PMID: 19802577.
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    19. Rico-Hesse R. Dengue virus markers of virulence and pathogenicity. Future Virol. 2009 Nov 01; 4(6):581. PMID: 20161679.
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    20. Mota J, Rico-Hesse R. Humanized mice show clinical signs of dengue fever according to infecting virus genotype. J Virol. 2009 Sep; 83(17):8638-45. PMID: 19535452.
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    21. Rico-Hesse R. Dengue virus evolution and virulence models. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jun 01; 44(11):1462-6. PMID: 17479944.
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    22. 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.
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    23. Bente DA, Rico-Hesse R. Models of dengue virus infection. Drug Discov Today Dis Models. 2006; 3(1):97-103. PMID: 18087566.
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    24. 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.
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    25. Monath TP, Kanesa-Thasan N, Guirakhoo F, Pugachev K, Almond J, Lang J, Quentin-Millet MJ, Barrett AD, Brinton MA, Cetron MS, Barwick RS, Chambers TJ, Halstead SB, Roehrig JT, Kinney RM, Rico-Hesse R, Strauss JH. Recombination and flavivirus vaccines: a commentary. Vaccine. 2005 Apr 27; 23(23):2956-8. PMID: 15811640.
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    26. 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.
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    27. 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.
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    28. 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.
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    29. Rico-Hesse R. Microevolution and virulence of dengue viruses. Adv Virus Res. 2003; 59:315-41. PMID: 14696333.
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    30. Archer AM, Rico-Hesse R. High genetic divergence and recombination in Arenaviruses from the Americas. Virology. 2002 Dec 20; 304(2):274-81. PMID: 12504568.
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    31. Mota J, Ramos-CastaƱeda J, Rico-Hesse R, Ramos C. Phylogenetic analysis of the envelope protein (domain III) of dengue 4 viruses. Salud Publica Mex. 2002 May-Jun; 44(3):228-36. PMID: 12132320.
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    32. 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.
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    33. Rico-Hesse R. Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2000 Dec; 16(3):553-63. PMID: 11219349.
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    34. Lanford RE, Chavez D, Rico-Hesse R, Mootnick A. Hepadnavirus infection in captive gibbons. J Virol. 2000 Mar; 74(6):2955-9. PMID: 10684318.
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    35. Leitmeyer KC, Vaughn DW, Watts DM, Salas R, Villalobos I, Ramos C, Rico-Hesse R. Dengue virus structural differences that correlate with pathogenesis. J Virol. 1999 Jun; 73(6):4738-47. PMID: 10233934.
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    36. 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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    37. 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.
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    38. 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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    39. 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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    40. Leitmeyer K, Rico-Hesse R. Viral evolution and epidemiology. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 1997 Oct; 10(5):367-371. PMID: 26279607.
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    41. 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.
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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. 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.
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    47. 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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    48. 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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    49. 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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    50. 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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    51. 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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    52. Chen WR, Tesh RB, Rico-Hesse R. Genetic variation of Japanese encephalitis virus in nature. J Gen Virol. 1990 Dec; 71 ( Pt 12):2915-22. PMID: 2273391.
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    53. 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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    54. Rico-Hesse R, Roehrig JT, Dickerman RW. Monoclonal antibodies define antigenic variation in the ID variety of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1988 Jan; 38(1):187-94. PMID: 2449089.
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    55. Rico-Hesse R, Roehrig JT, Trent DW, Dickerman RW. Genetic variation of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus strains of the ID variety in Colombia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1988 Jan; 38(1):195-204. PMID: 3341520.
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    56. 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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