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Alvaro Munoz, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Urology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Research Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Publications

Localized inhibition of P2X7R at the spinal cord injury site improves neurogenic bladder dysfunction by decreasing urothelial P2X3R expression in rats
Munoz, A, Yazdi, IK, Tang, X, Rivera, C, Taghipour, N, Grossman, RG, Boone, TB & Tasciotti, E 2017, Life Sciences, vol 171, pp. 60-67. DOI:

Unmasking roles of the peripheral endocannabinoid system associated with bladder overactivity
Munoz, A 2016, BJU International, vol 117, no. 5, pp. 713-714. DOI:

Consumption of sucrose from infancy increases the visceral fat accumulation, concentration of triglycerides, insulin and leptin, and generates abnormalities in the adrenal gland
Díaz-Aguila, Y, Castelán, F, Cuevas, E, Zambrano, E, Martínez-Gómez, M, Muñoz, A, Rodríguez-Antolín, J & Nicolás-Toledo, L 2016, Anatomical Science International, vol 91, no. 2, pp. 151-162. DOI:

Antibody-mediated inhibition of Nogo-A signaling promotes neurite growth in PC-12 cells
Yazdi, IK, Taghipour, N, Hmaidan, S, Palomba, R, Scaria, S, Munoz, A, Boone, TB & Tasciotti, E 2016, Journal of Tissue Engineering, vol 7, pp. 1-9. DOI:

Solifenacin and Tamsulosin Combination Therapy Decreases Urine Nerve Growth Factor/Creatinine Levels in Men
Chan, R, Munoz, A, Wenker, EP, Whipple, M, Miles, B & Boone, TB 2015, Urology. DOI:

Inhibition of urothelial P2X3 receptors prevents desensitization of purinergic detrusor contractions in the rat bladder
Ferguson, AC, Sutton, BW, Boone, TB, Ford, AP & Munoz, A 2015, BJU International, vol 116, no. 2, pp. 293-301. DOI:

Functional brain interactions during reflexive micturition are absent from spinal cord injured rats with neurogenic bladder
Wong, K , Boone, TB , Wong, STC & Munoz, A 2015, Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol 34, no. 5, pp. 469-474. DOI:

The association of urinary nerve growth factor levels with bladder outlet obstruction in women
Chan, R, Munoz, A, Wenker, EP, Stewart, J, Boone, T & Khavari, R 2015, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, vol 21, no. 2, pp. 111-115. DOI:

Diabetic plasticity of non-adrenergic non-cholinergic and P2X-mediated rat bladder contractions
Munoz, A , Boone, TB, Smith, CP & Somogyi, GT 2013, Brain Research Bulletin, vol 95, pp. 40-45. DOI:

Modulation of bladder afferent signals in normal and spinal cord-injured rats by purinergic P2X3 and P2X2/3 receptors.
Munoz, A, Somogyi, GT, Boone, TB, Ford, AP & Smith, CP 2012, BJU international, vol 110, no. 8 Pt B.

Modulation of bladder afferent signals in normal and spinal cord-injured rats by purinergic PwX3 and P2X2/3 receptors
Munoz, A, Somogyi, GT, Boone, TB, Ford, AP & Smith, CP 2012, BJU International. DOI:

Lumbosacral sensory neuronal activity is enhanced by activation of urothelial purinergic receptors
Munoz, A, Somogyi, GT, Boone, TB & Smith, CP 2011, Brain Research Bulletin, vol 86, no. 5-6, pp. 380-384. DOI:

Central inhibitory effect of intravesically applied botulinum toxin A in chronic spinal cord injury
Munoz, A, Somogyi, GT, Boone, TB & Smith, CP 2011, Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol 30, no. 7, pp. 1376-1381. DOI:

Plasticity of non-adrenergic non-cholinergic bladder contractions in rats after chronic spinal cord injury
Lai, HH, Munoz, A, Smith, CP, Boone, TB & Somogyi, GT 2011, Brain Research Bulletin, vol 86, no. 1-2, pp. 91-96. DOI:

Overactive and underactive bladder dysfunction is reflected by alterations in urothelial ATP and NO release
Munoz, A, Smith, CP, Boone, TB & Somogyi, GT 2011, International Braz J Urol, vol 37, no. 2. DOI:

Overactive and underactive bladder dysfunction is reflected by alterations in urothelial ATP and NO release
Munoz, A, Smith, CP, Boone, TB & Somogyi, GT 2011, Neurochemistry International, vol 58, no. 3, pp. 295-300. DOI:

Removal of urothelium affects bladder contractility and release of ATP but not release of NO in rat urinary bladder
Munoz, A, Gangitano, DA, Smith, CP, Boone, TB & Somogyi, GT 2010, BMC Urology, vol 10, 10. DOI:

Activation of cholinergic receptors blocks non-adrenergic non-cholinergic contractions in the rat urinary bladder
Lai, HH, Smith, CP, Munoz, A, Boone, TB, Szigeti, GP & Somogyi, GT 2008, Brain Research Bulletin, vol 77, no. 6, pp. 420-426. DOI:

Botulinum toxin type A normalizes alterations in urothelial ATP and NO release induced by chronic spinal cord injury
Smith, CP, Gangitano, DA, Munoz, A, Salas, NA, Boone, TB, Aoki, KR, Francis, J & Somogyi, GT 2008, Neurochemistry International, vol 52, no. 6, pp. 1068-1075. DOI:

ABCC8 and ABCC9: ABC transporters that regulate K+ channels
Bryan, J, Muñoz, A, Zhang, X, Düfer, M, Drews, G, Krippeit-Drews, P & Aguilar-Bryan, L 2007, Pflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology, vol 453, no. 5, pp. 703-718. DOI: