Prof. Esther Perez-Torrero

Engineering School, Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico


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1999 Ph.D., PhD in Biomedical Research National University of Mexico

1995 M.S., Physiological Sciences National University of Mexico

1991 B.S., Biology National University of Mexico

Research Fields

Biomaterial Characterization

Food nutritional values

Maternal behavior

Undernutrition rat model

Nervous system morphology and physiology

Publications (selected)

  1. Hernandez-Becerra E, Londoño-Restrepo SM, Hernandez-Urbiola MI, Jimenez-Mendoza D, Aguilera-Barreiro MA, Perez-Torrero E, Rodrıguez-Garcıa ME. 2020. Determination of basal bone mineral density in the femur bones of male and female Wistar rats. Laboratory Animals 57: 1-9.
  2. Pérez-Torrero E, Luna-Arias JP, Gómez-Herrera ML. 2019. Atomic-absorption spectroscopy methods for analysis of components from contaminants and biomedical applications. Am J Biol Chem 7(1): 16-25.
  3. Perez-Torrero E, Zamarron-Alvarez SS, Rodriguez-Garcia ME. 2018. Trabecular structural pattern of femur from perinatal food restricted adult rats. J Hum Nutr Food Sci 6(2): 1125-1133.
  4. Pérez-Torrero E, Garcia-Tovar SE, Luna-Rodriguez LE, Rodríguez-Garcia ME. 2017. Chemical composition of prickly pads from opuntia ficus-indica (l.) miller related to maturity stage and environment. Int J Plant Biol Res 5(1): 1061-1067.
  5. Rubio-Navarro L, Fonseca-Hernandez GA, Perez-Torrero E. 2016. Long-term effects of pre-and postnatal food restriction in mechanical and structural properties of rat femur. Curr Nutr  Food Sci 12(3): 200-207.
  6. Pérez-Torrero E, Rubio-Navarro L. 2015. Calcium intake requirements along the life cycle and associated factors. Curr Nutr Food Sci 11(1): 70-77.
  7. Pérez-Torrero E, Rubio-Navarro L. 2015. Maternal behavior their adjustments and implicated factors. J Behav Brain Sci 5: 40-55.
  8. Pérez-Torrero E, Hernández-Urbiola MI, Rodríguez-García ME. 2014. Nutritional content of organic prickly pads (Opuntia   indica) could be cure to different diseases conditions. Publisher: iConcept Press LTD. 308 pages. ISBN-10: 192222748X and ISBN-13: 978-1922227485.
  9. Hernández-Urbiola1 M, Giraldo-Betancur AL, Jiménez-Mendoza D,  Pérez-Torrero E, Rojas–Molina I, Aguilera-Barreiro MA, Muñoz-Torres C, Rodríguez-García ME. 2012. Mineral content and physicochemical properties in female rats bone during growing stage. In: Atomic Absortion. InTech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka Croatia. Cap 11, pp 11-21. ISBN:978-953-307-817-5.
  10. Contreras-Padilla M, Pérez-Torrero E, Hernández-Urbiola MI, Hernández-Quevedo, del Real A, Rivera-Muñoz EM, Rodríguez-García ME. 2011. Evaluation of oxalates and calcium in nopal pads (Opuntia ficus-indica var. redonda) at different maturity stages. J  Food Comp Anal 24(1): 38-43.
  11. Pérez-Torrero E, Hernández-Urbiola MI, Cadena-Estrada A, Silva-Barrón CI. 2011. L-arginine treatment alters the pattern of rat maternal aggressive response toward an intruder entering the homing cage. Int J Med Med Sci 3(8) 242-246.
  12. Hernández-Urbiola MI, Pérez-Torrero E, Rodríguez-García ME. 2011.Chemical Analysis of Nutritional Content of Prickly Pads (Opuntia ficus indica) at Varied Ages in an Organic Harvest. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 8(5): 1287-1295. ISSN 1660-4601.
  13. Hernández-Urbiola M, Contreras-Padilla M, Pérez-Torrero E. Hernández-Quevedo G, Rojas-Molina JI, Cortés ME, Rodríguez-García ME. 2010. Study of nutritional composition of prickly pads (Opuntia ficus indica) at different maturity stages. The Open Nutr J 4: 11-16.
  14. Pérez Torrero E, Salas M. 2007. Early undernourishment interferes with the maternal aggressive response by an intruder entering the homing cage. Nutr Neurosci 10 (1-2):17-22.
  15. Pinos H, Collado P, Salas M, Pérez-Torrero E. 2006. Early undernutrition decreases the number of neurons in the Locus Coeruleus of rats. Nutr Neurosci 9(5-6): 233-239.
  16. Torrero C, Regalado M, Pérez E, Rubio L, Salas M. 2005. Neonatal food restriction and binaural ear occlusion interfere with the maturation of cortical motor pyramids in the rat. Nutr Neurosci 8(1): 63-66.
  17. Pinos H, Collado P, Salas M, Pérez-Torrero E. 2004. Undernutrition and food rehabilitation effects on the locus coeruleus in the rat. Neuroreport 15(9):1417-1420.
  18. Pérez- Pérez-Torrero E, Torrero C, Collado P, Salas M. 2003. A paradigm of undernourishing and neonatal rehabilitation in the newborn rat. Nutr Neurosci 6 (2): 113-115.
  19. Torrero E, Torrero C, Salas M. 2002. Neonatal nutritional rehabilitation of morphological features in facial motoneuronas altered by prenatally food deprivation in the rat. Nutr Neurosci 5(4): 263-368.
  20. Salas M, Torrero C, Regalado M, Pérez E. 2002. Retrieving of pups by neonatally underfeed and sensory deprived mothers. Nutr Neurosci 5(6): 399-405.
  21. Pérez-Torrero E, Torrero C, Salas M. 2001. Effects of perintal undernourishment of neuronal development of facial motor nucleus in the rat. Brain Res 905(1-2): 54-62.
  22. Torrero Torrero C, Pérez E, Regaldo M, Salas M. 2000. Pattern of sucking movements during artificial feeding of neonatally  undernourished rat. Nutr Neurosci 3: 245-254.
  23. Regalado M, Pérez E, Loranca A, Salas M. 1999. Effects of neonatal undernutrition and bianural ear occlusion on neuronal development of the superior olivary complex of rats. Biol Neonate 75(4): 259-271.
  24. Pérez-Torrero E, Durán P, Granados L, Gutiérrez Ospina G, Cintra L, Díaz-Cintra S. 1997. Effects of prenatal acute ethanol exposure on Bergmann glial cells postnatal development. Brain Res 746(1-2): 305-308.
Last Updated: 2021-01-02