ESTACIO, MARIA AMELITA C.
Professor 12

Department

Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences

Academic Background

DVM, 1991, University of the Philippines Los Baños
MAgrSc, 1996, Nagoya University, Japan
DAgrSci, 2004, Nagoya University, Japan

Specialization

Neuroscience
Endocrinology
Reproduction
Physiology Laboratory Animal Medicine and Testing

Recent Publications

Book

Munoz MM and Estacio MAC (eds). 1st ed. 2018. Basic Training Manual for Handling Rodents and Rabbits. 1st ed. Taguig City, Philippines: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology. pp. 1-132.

Book Chapters

  1. Mutalib, AR, Resuello RG, Estacio MAC, Tuplano JV, Wong HM, Daludado CI, and Kunjara P. 2018. Chapter 11. Laws, Regulations, Guidelines, and Principles Pertaining to Laboratory Animals in Southeast Asia. Laboratory Animals: Regulations and Recommendation for the Care and Use of Animals in Research. In: Laboratory Animals. 2nd ed. Guillen J (ed). New York: Academic Press. pp. 319-373.
  2. Munoz MM, Estacio MAC, and Dimamay MPS. 2018. Chapter 1. Basic Information: Rodents and Rabbit. In: Basic Training Manual for Handling Rodents and Rabbits. 1st ed. Munoz MM and Estacio MAC (eds). Taguig City, Philippines: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology. pp. 1-132.
  3. Estacio MAC, Munoz MM and Cena RB. 2018. Chapter 4. Routes for Drug Administration. In: Basic Training Manual for Handling Rodents and Rabbits. 1st ed. Munoz MM and Estacio MAC (eds). Taguig City, Philippines: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology. pp. 50-60.
  4. Estacio MAC and Munoz MM. 2018. Chapter 5. Anesthesia and Analgesia. In: Basic Training Manual for Handling Rodents and Rabbits. 1st ed. Munoz MM and Estacio MAC (eds). Taguig City, Philippines: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology. pp. 61-68.
  5. Estacio MAC, Munoz MM and Cena RB. 2018. Chapter 6. Methods of Euthanasia. In: Basic Training Manual for Handling Rodents and Rabbits. 1st ed. Munoz MM and Estacio MAC (eds). Taguig City, Philippines: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology. pp. 69-76.
  6. Cena RB, Nalo-Ochona CM, Munoz MM and Estacio MAC. 2018. Chapter 7. Biological Sample Collection. In: Basic Training Manual for Handling Rodents and Rabbits. 1st ed. Munoz MM and Estacio MAC (eds). Taguig City, Philippines: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology. pp. 77-92.

Journal Articles 

  1. Villaverde EC, Estacio MAC, Lacsamana MS, Cena-Navarro RB and Cardenas LB. 2020. Phenolics and flavonoid contents of freeze-dried Vaccinium myrtoides (Blume) Miq. contribute to decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS). Journal on New Biological Reports 9(2):269-276.
  2. Desamero MJM, Kakuta S, Tang Y, Chambers JK, Uchida K, Estacio MAC, Cervancia CR Yuri, Kominami Y, Ushio H, Nakayama J, Nakayama H and Kyuwa S. 2019. Tumor-suppressing potential of stingless bee propolis in in vitro and in vivo models of differentiated-type gastric adenocarcinoma. Scientific Reports 9: 19635-19648.
  3. Desamero MJM, Villablanca MA, Bariuan JV, Collantes TMA, Ang Gobonseng DT, Ang MJC, Fajardo AC, Cervancia CR and Estacio MAC. 2017. Honey and propolis abrogate neurologic deficit and neuronal damage in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of ischemic stroke rats. 2017. International Journal of Applied Research in Natural Products 10(4): 34-40.
  4. Reginio FC Jr., Hurtada WA, Estacio MAC and Dizon EI. 2017. Lipid lowering efficacy and safety of Monascus biopigment beverage. International Food Research Journal 24(2): 664-671.
  5. Marfori PAN, Maligalig MDG, Estacio MAC, Cena RB, Desamero MJM, Ang MJC and Marfori EC. 2016. Acute oral toxicity of lansioside D in mice. International Journal of Toxicological and Pharmacological Research 8(2): 70-77.

Current Research Project:

Co-project Leader. Philippine indigenous berries: In vivo studies on toxicity and effects on biomarkers of obesity and associated metabolic disorders (dyslipidemia, inflammation, and oxidative stress). January 2018-December 2020. Department of Science and Technology Grants-in-Aid (DOST-GIA).