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Francisco Javier Romero

Francisco Javier Romero is professor of physiology and Vice-Probost for Research and Development of the Universidad CEU-Cardenal Herrera, Spain.

Short CV

Professor of Physiology. Vice-Probost for Research and Development of the Universidad CEU-Cardenal Herrera

Doctor degree (Ph.D.), University of Valencia, July 1985.

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Mainz, May-November 1995, June-September 1997.

  • 16 RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED: 15 National and 1 European
  • 28 Doctoral thesis supervised
  • 'Gastprofessor' at the Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Mainz, May-June 1999.
  • Coordinator of the Public Research Council of the Regional Valencian Government, 1998.

Scientifc Interest

Photoreceptor neuroprotection associated with retinal neurodegeneration, not only those related to genetic retinal dystrophies but also diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
  • Sociedad Española de Neurociencia
Francisco Javier Romero
Francisco Javier Romero

Research Group

Pathophisology of oxidative stress and antioxidants

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University CEU-Cardenal Herrera
Pathophisology of oxidative stress and antioxidants

Avda. Seminario s/n, Moncada
46113 Valencia

Phone: 0034-961369000
Fax: 0034-961395272

Email: jromero[at]

Key Publications

  1. Salom D, Diaz-Llopis M, Garcia-Delpech S, Udaondo P, Sancho-Tello M, Romero FJ (2008).
    Aqueous Humor Levels of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Retinitis Pigmentosa.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Epub ahead of print.
  2. Diaz-Llopis M, García-Delpech S, Salom D, Udaondo P, Hernández-Garfella M, Bosch-Morell F, Quijada A, Romero FJ (2008).
    Adalimumab therapy for refractory uveitis: a pilot study.
    J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 24, 351-361.
  3. Sancho-Tello, M.; Muriach, M.; Barcia, J.; Bosch-Morell, F.; Genovés, J.M.; Johnsen-Soriano, S.; Romero, B.; Almansa, I.; Díaz-Llopis, M.; García-Delpech, S.; Roma, J.; Romero, F.J. (2008)
    Chronic alcohol feeding induces biochemical, histological and functional alterations in rat retina.
    Alcohol Alcohol. 43, 254-260.
  4. Miranda, M.; Muriach, M.; Almansa, I.; Arnal, E.; Messeguer, A.; Díaz-Llopis, M.; Romero, F.J.; Bosch-Morell, F. (2007)
    CR-6 protects glutathione peroxidase activity in experimental diabetes.
    Free Radical Biol. Med. 43, 1494-1498.
  5. Miranda, M.; Bosch-Morell, F.; Belda, J.I.; García-Manzanares, M.D.; Barcia, J.; Alió, J.L.; Romero, F.J. (2007)
    Protective effect of viscoelastics against retina lipid peroxidation.
    Ophthalmic Res. 39, 260-264.
  6. Ahuja-Jensen, P.; Johnsen-Soriano, S.; Ahuja, S.; Bosch-Morell, F.; Sancho-Tello, M.; Romero, F.J.; Abrahamson, M.; van Veen, T. (2007)
    Low glutathione peroxidase in rd1 mouse retina increases oxidative stress and proteases.
    Neuroreport 18, 797-801.
  7. Miranda, M.; Bosch-Morell, F.; Johnsen-Soriano, S.; Barcia, J.; Almansa, I.; Asensio, S.; Araiz, J.; Messeguer, A.; Romero, F.J. (2007)
    Oxidative stress in rat retina and hippocampus after chronic MDMA ('ecstasy') administration.
    Neurochem. Res. 32, 1156-1162.
  8. Miranda-Sanz, M.; Johnson, L.E.; Ahuja, S.; Ekstrom, P.A.; Romero, F.J.; van Veen T. (2007)
    Significant photoreceptor rescue by treatmentwith a combination of antioxidants in an animal model for retinal degeneration.
    Neuroscience 145: 1120-1129.
  9. Muriach, M.; Bosch-Morell, F.; Alexander, G.; Blomhoff, R.; Barcia, J.; Arnal, E.; Almansa, I.; Romero, F.J.; Miranda, M. (2006)
    Lutein effect on retina and hippocampus of diabetic mice.
    Free Radical Biol. Med. 41: 979-984.
  10. Herrera, D.G.; Yagüe, A.G.; Johnsen-Soriano, S.; Bosch-Morell, F.; Collado-Morente, L.; Muriach, M.; Romero, F.J.; Garcia-Verdugo, J.M. (2003)
    Selective impairment of hippocampal neurogenesis by chronic alcoholism: protective effects of an antioxidant.
    Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 100: 7919-7924.

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