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Monica Longo, MD, PhD

Associate Affiliate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Publications

Magnetically bioprinted human myometrial 3D cell rings as a model for uterine contractility
Souza, GR, Tseng, H, Gage, JA, Mani, A, Desai, P, Leonard, F, Liao, A, Longo, M, Refuerzo, JS & Godin, B 2017, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 18, no. 4, 683. DOI:

Targeted nanoparticles in pregnancy: a new frontier in perinatal therapeutics
Refuerzo, JS, Longo, M & Godin, B 2017, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 216, no. 3, pp. 204-205. DOI:

Targeted nanoparticles in pregnancy: a new frontier in perinatal therapeutics
Refuerzo, JS, Longo, M & Godin, B 2017, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 216, no. 3, pp. 204-205. DOI:

Contribution of maternal hypertension to autism etiology in a murine model; cerebellar gene expression
Moussa, HN, Sibai, BM, Blackwell, SC, Leon, MG, Hylin, MJ, Redell, JB, Liu, Y, Dash, PK & Longo, M 2017, Future Neurology, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 21-33. DOI:

Uterus-targeted liposomes for preterm labor management: Studies in pregnant mice
Refuerzo, JS, Leonard, F, Bulayeva, N, Gorenstein, D, Chiossi, G, Ontiveros, A, Longo, M & Godin, B 2016, Scientific Reports, vol 6, 34710. DOI:

Sildenafil treatment in a nonsevere hypertensive murine model lowers blood pressure without reducing fetal growth
Roberts, RP, Refuerzo, JS, Ferrari, F, Ontiveros, AE, Tamayo, EH, Sibai, BM, Blackwell, SC & Longo, M 2016, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 215, no. 3, pp. 386.e1-386.e8. DOI:

The effect of combined inositol supplementation on maternal metabolic profile in pregnancies complicated by metabolic syndrome and obesity
Ferrari, F, Facchinetti, F, Ontiveros, AE, Roberts, RP, Saade, MM, Blackwell, SC, Sibai, BM, Refuerzo, JS & Longo, M 2016, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. DOI:

Adverse effect of high-fat diet on metabolic programming in offspring born to a murine model of maternal hypertension
Longo, M, Refuerzo, JS, Mann, L, Leon, M, Moussa, HN, Sibai, BM & Blackwell, SC 2016, American Journal of Hypertension, vol 29, no. 12, pp. 1366-1373. DOI:

Fetal programming of blood pressure in a transgenic mouse model of altered intrauterine environment
Chiossi, G, Costantine, MM, Tamayo, E, Hankins, GDV, Saade, GR & Longo, M 2016, Journal of Physiology. DOI:

10: Targeted liposomes direct the delivery of indomethacin to the uterus enhancing its tocolytic efficacy to reduce uterine contractions and preterm birth rate: 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal MedicineThe Pregnancy Meeting36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Refuerzo, J, Leonard, F, Ontiveros, AE, Buleyeva, N, Godin, B & Longo, M 2016, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 214, no. 1, Supplement, pp. S8-S9. DOI:

Rate of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Hypertension
Leon, MG, Moussa, HN, Longo, M, Pedroza, C, Haidar, ZA, Mendez-Figueroa, H, Blackwell, SC & Sibai, BM 2015, American Journal of Perinatology. DOI:

Liposomes: A nanoscale drug carrying system to prevent indomethacin passage to the fetus in a pregnant mouse model
Refuerzo, JS, Alexander, JF, Leonard, F, Leon, M, Longo, M & Godin, B 2015, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 212, no. 4. DOI:

Effects of pravastatin on angiogenic and placental hypoxic imbalance in a mouse model of preeclampsia
Saad, AF, Kechichian, T, Yin, H, Sbrana, E, Longo, M, Wen, M, Tamayo, E, Hankins, GDV, Saade, GR & Costantine, MM 2014, Reproductive Sciences, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 138-145. DOI:

The effect of prenatal pravastatin treatment on altered fetal programming of postnatal growth and metabolic function in a preeclampsia-like murine model
McDonnold, M, Tamayo, E, Kechichian, T, Gamble, P, Longo, M, Hankins, GDV, Saade, GR & Costantine, MM 2014, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 210, no. 6. DOI:

Does preincubation with prostaglandin e1 or prostaglandin e2 enhance oxytocin-induced myometrial contractility in vitro?
Chiossi, G, Reed, LC, Costantine, MM, Hankins, GDV, Saade, GR & Longo, M 2013, American Journal of Perinatology, vol 30, no. 8, pp. 649-654. DOI:

Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in genes involved in placental function and unexplained stillbirth
Ferrari, F, Facchinetti, F, Yin, H, Saade, GR & Longo, M 2012, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 207, no. 4. DOI:

Can statins reduce the inflammatory response associated with preterm birth in an animal model?
Basraon, SK, Menon, R, Makhlouf, M, Longo, M, Hankins, GDV, Saade, GR & Costantine, MM 2012, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 207, no. 3. DOI:

Sex-specific effects of nicotine exposure on developmental programming of blood pressure and vascular reactivity in the C57Bl/6J mouse
Fox, KA, Longo, M, Tamayo, E, Gamble, P, Makhlouf, M, Mateus, JF & Saade, GR 2012, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 207, no. 3. DOI:

In vitro myometrial contractility profiles of different pharmacological agents used for induction of labor
Chioss, G, Costantine, MM, Bytautiene, E, Betancourt, A, Hankins, GDV, Saade, GR & Longo, M 2012, American Journal of Perinatology, vol 29, no. 9, pp. 699-703. DOI:

The effects of prostaglandin E1 and prostaglandin E2 on in vitro myometrial contractility and uterine structure
Chiossi, G, Costantine, MM, Bytautiene, E, Kechichian, T, Hankins, GDV, Sbrana, E, Saade, GR & Longo, M 2012, American Journal of Perinatology, vol 29, no. 8, pp. 615-621. DOI: