Teran´s group

Enrique Teran



Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud



Laboratorio de investigación Escuela de Medicina.

Research lines

Dr. Teran has been working for more than 20 years on different aspects related to the pathophysiology of preeclampsia, including those vascular factors, infectious diseases, oxidative stress and genetic factors, been in Ecuador one of the most recognized researchers in the obstetrics field. To reach this, he has develop a very well structure relationship with the main obstetrical centers all around the country; most of those belong to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health. In parallel, he has been successful in set up all necessary lab facilities to perform in house the majority of the analysis included in his studies. He also dedicated some of his time to the study of infectious diseases, having some experience with leishmaniasis, HIV, HPV, rotavirus and bacterial pathogens, from both the laboratory and epidemiological point of view.

Major equipment available

Dr. Teran’s laboratory is composed of two adjacent facilities located in Rooms HDLV124 and HDLV126 within USFQ’s School of Medicine at the Hospital de los Valles Building. These laboratory rooms have a combined surface area of 656 square feet the laboratory is divided in 6 equipped areas. The areas include biological sampling (dry and liquid incubators, thermo blocks), physiology (Olympus trinocular stereomicroscope and right microscopes), Bio-Analysis (Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer, PCR Thermal Cyclers and Real Time PCR by Applied BioSystems, BD Accuri Cytometer, Western Bolting), Nucleic Acid isolation and sample preparation (PCR Safe Cabinet), Cell Culture (Class II Biological Safety Cabinet, water jacket CO2 incubator), Storing Room (4, -20, -50, -80 °C refrigerators and freezers and Liquid Nitrogen container). This Laboratory has been conceived to provide full support to Clinical, Basic and Translational Research.

Techniques available

This Laboratory has been conceived to provide full support to Clinical, Basic and Translational Research.

General interest of collaboration

Fully open to collaborate in all hypertensive pregnancy related problems.

Financial support

004ET, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Teran (PI)
Identificacion de factores protectores contra si­ndrome metabolico en poblacion indigena del norte del Ecuador durante el 2016-2017
Role: PI

011DE, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Egas (PI)
Cinetica de la nifedipina e hidralazina y su relacion con los genes responsables de su metabolismo en mujeres con preeclampsia
Role: Co-Investigator

Supplement award P30 AI027767-26, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) Award (NIH Office of AIDS Research and Centers for AIDS Research)
Macis, Mario (PI)
Behavioral Nudges, Information and Incentives for HIV Testing: A field Experiment in Ecuador
Role: Co-Investigator

Publication list

  1. Teran E, Hernandez I, Nieto B, Tavara R, Ocampo JE, Calle A. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation during pregnancy reduces the risk of pre-eclampsia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Apr;105(1):43-5. PubMed PMID: 19154996.
  2. de Andrés F, Terán S, Bovera M, Fariñas H, Terán E, LLerena A. Multiplex Phenotyping for Systems Medicine: A One-Point Optimized Practical Sampling Strategy for Simultaneous Estimation of CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, and CYP2D6 Activities Using a Cocktail Approach. OMICS. 2016 Feb;20(2):88-96. PubMed PMID: 26600202.
  3. Hernandez I, Johnson A, Reina-Ortiz M, Rosas C, Sharma V, Teran S, Naik E, Salihu HM, Teran E, Izurieta R. Syphilis and HIV/Syphilis Co-infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Ecuador. Am J Mens Health. 2016 Dec 5;PubMed PMID: 27923971.
  4. Guevara-Aguirre J, Rosenbloom AL, Balasubramanian P, Teran E, Guevara-Aguirre M, Guevara C, Procel P, Alfaras I, De Cabo R, Di Biase S, Narvaez L, Saavedra J, Longo VD. GH Receptor Deficiency in Ecuadorian Adults Is Associated With Obesity and Enhanced Insulin Sensitivity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jul;100(7):2589-96. PubMed PMID: 25985182; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4490304.
  5. Teran E, Racines-Orbe M, Vivero S, Escudero C, Molina G, Calle A. Preeclampsia is associated with a decrease in plasma coenzyme Q10 levels. Free Radic Biol Med. 2003 Dec 1;35(11):1453-6. PubMed PMID: 14642393.