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Robert John Petrella, M.D.


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  1. Thornton J, Khan K, Weiler R, Mackie C, Petrella R. Are family medicine residents trained to counsel patients on physical activity? The Canadian experience and a call to action. Postgrad Med J. 2021 Sep 29. PMID: 34588292.
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  2. Marriott CFS, Petrella AFM, Marriott ECS, Boa Sorte Silva NC, Petrella RJ. High-Intensity Interval Training in Older Adults: a Scoping Review. Sports Med Open. 2021 Jul 19; 7(1):49. PMID: 34279765.
  3. Boa Sorte Silva NC, Petrella AFM, Christopher N, Marriott CFS, Gill DP, Owen AM, Petrella RJ. The Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training on Cognition and Blood Pressure in Older Adults With Hypertension and Subjective Cognitive Decline: Results From the Heart & Mind Study. Front Aging Neurosci. 2021; 13:643809. PMID: 33935686.
  4. Pearson E, Prapavessis H, Higgins C, Petrella R, White L, Mitchell M. Adding team-based financial incentives to the Carrot Rewards physical activity app increases daily step count on a population scale: a 24-week matched case control study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2020 11 19; 17(1):139. PMID: 33208166.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Gelfer M, Bell A, Petrella R, Campbell NRC, Cloutier L, Lindsay P, Leung AA, Morris D, McLean D, Tsuyuki RT, Dattani S, Kaczorowski J. Take urgent action diagnosing, treating, and controlling hypertension in older women. Can Fam Physician. 2020 10; 66(10):726-731. PMID: 33077448.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Boa Sorte Silva NC, Gill DP, Nagamatsu LS, Owen AM, Petrella RJ. Systolic blood pressure dipping may be associated with mobility impairment and brain volume in community-dwelling older adults: An exploratory study. Exp Gerontol. 2020 11; 141:111100. PMID: 33010329.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Karmali S, Battram DS, Burke SM, Cramp A, Johnson AM, Mantler T, Morrow D, Ng V, Pearson ES, Petrella RJ, Tucker P, Irwin JD. Perspectives and Impact of a Parent-Child Intervention on Dietary Intake and Physical Activity Behaviours, Parental Motivation, and Parental Body Composition: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 09 18; 17(18). PMID: 32962031.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Boa Sorte Silva NC, Gill DP, Petrella RJ. A Scoping Review of Multiple-modality Exercise and Cognition in Older Adults: Limitations and Future Directions. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 Aug; 19(8):298-325. PMID: 32769666.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Petrella, R.J. Optimization Bias in Energy-Based Structure Prediction. J. Theor Comput Chem. 2013; 12(8):1341014.
  10. Petrella RJ. A versatile method for systematic conformational searches: Application to CheY. J Comput Chem. 2011; 32(11):2369-2385.
  11. Brooks BR, Brooks CL, Mackerell AD, Nilsson L, Petrella RJ, Roux B, Won Y, Archontis G, Bartels C, Boresch S, Caflisch A, Caves L, Cui Q, Dinner AR, Feig M, Fischer S, Gao J, Hodoscek M, Im W, Kuczera K, Lazaridis T, Ma J, Ovchinnikov V, Paci E, Pastor RW, Post CB, Pu JZ, Schaefer M, Tidor B, Venable RM, Woodcock HL, Wu X, Yang W, York DM, Karplus M. CHARMM: the biomolecular simulation program. J Comput Chem. 2009 Jul 30; 30(10):1545-614. PMID: 19444816.
    Citations: 2222     Fields:    
  12. Komazin-Meredith G, Petrella RJ, Santos WL, Filman DJ, Hogle JM, Verdine GL, Karplus M, Coen DM. The human cytomegalovirus UL44 C clamp wraps around DNA. Structure. 2008 Aug 06; 16(8):1214-25. PMID: 18682223.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. Petrella RJ, Karplus M. Electrostatic energies and forces computed without explicit interparticle interactions: a linear time complexity formulation. J Comput Chem. 2005 Jun; 26(8):755-87. PMID: 15800892.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  14. Petrella RJ, Karplus M. The role of carbon-donor hydrogen bonds in stabilizing tryptophan conformations. Proteins. 2004 Mar 01; 54(4):716-26. PMID: 14997567.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  15. Petrella RJ, Andricioaei I, Brooks BR, Karplus M. An improved method for nonbonded list generation: rapid determination of near-neighbor pairs. J Comput Chem. 2003 Jan 30; 24(2):222-31. PMID: 12497601.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  16. Petrella RJ, Karplus M. The energetics of off-rotamer protein side-chain conformations. J Mol Biol. 2001 Oct 05; 312(5):1161-75. PMID: 11580256.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  17. Petrella RJ, Lazaridis T, Karplus M. A Limiting-Case Study of Protein Structure Prediction: Energy-Based Searches of Reduced Conformational Space. J Phys Chem. 2000; 104:11370-11378.
  18. Petrella RJ, Lazaridis T, Karplus M. Protein sidechain conformer prediction: a test of the energy function. Fold Des. 1998; 3(5):353-77. PMID: 9806937.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  19. Petrella RJ, Yokoyama MM. Ubihomologous homology usage. Nature. 1990 Feb 08; 343(6258):518. PMID: 2300203.
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  20. Petrella RJ, Yokoyama MM. Enzyme-Inhibiting Antibodies and Immunoglobulin Combining Site Functional Perspectives. Kurume Med J. 1990; 37:209-238.
  21. Inoue M, Sei Y, Kashiwagi S, Shingu T, Yokoyama MM. Presence of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitory Antibodies and Absence of Anti-HIV Neutralizing Antibodies in the Sera of Some HTLV-I Carriers. JPN J Clin Lab Immun. 1989; 28:173-177.
  22. Sei Y, Inoue M, Yokoyama MM, Petrella RJ. Immunity in AIDS. JPN J Immun. 1988; 20:389.
  23. Sei Y, Tsang PH, Petrella RJ, Bekesi JG. Multiple dysfunctions in developmental and activational stages of T lymphocytes, B lymphocytes and monocytes in ARC and AIDS patients. Immunol Lett. 1987 Nov; 16(2):157-62. PMID: 3501405.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  24. Sei Y, Petrella RJ, Inoue M, Yokoyama MM, Bekesi JG. Prognostic Importance of Presence of NAb and Anti-p17/24 Antibodies in HIV Infected Individuals. Blood. 1987; 70:126a.
  25. Sei Y, Petrella RJ, Tsang P, Bekesi JG, Yokoyama MM. Monocytes in AIDS. N Engl J Med. 1986 Dec 18; 315(25):1611-2. PMID: 3466035.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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