List of recent publications

Original Papers (in peer reviewed indexed journals)

1. Albuquerque A, Magro F, Rodrigues S, Lopes J, Lopes S, Dias JM, Carneiro F, Macedo G. Metastatic cutaneous Crohn's disease of the face: a case report and review of the literature. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Oct;23(10):954-6. (IF= 1.598). URL:

2. Albuquerque A, Magro F, Rodrigues S, Lopes S, Pereira P, Melo RB, Madureira M, Macedo G. Liver abscess of the caudate lobe due to Staphylococcus aureus in an ulcerative colitis patient: First case report. J Crohns Colitis. 2011 Aug;5(4):360-3 (IF= 2.628). URL:

3. Alvelos M, Pimentel R, Pinho E, Gomes A, Lourenço P, Teles MJ, Almeida P, Guimarães JT, Bettencourt P (2011) Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in the diagnosis of type 1 cardio-renal syndrome in the general ward. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 6:476-81. URL:

4. Andrade F, Silva JP, Carvalho M, Castanheira E, Soares R, Gama M (2011) Studies on the hematocompatibility of bacterial cellulose. J Biomed Mat Res 98: 554- 66 (IF= 3.318). URL:;jsessionid=D4482C0F7754802B98267671AC886CDA.d03t04

5. Araújo JR, Correia-Branco A, Ramalho C, Martel F, Keating E (2013) Folic acid uptake by the human syncytiotrophoblast is affected by gestational diabetes, hyperleptinemia, and TNF-α
Pediatr Res : 10.1038/p .2013.14. (IF 2.700). URL:

6. Araújo JR, Gonçalves P, Martel F (2011) Chemopreventive effect of dietary polyphenols in colorectal cancer cell lines. Nutr Res 31:77-87 (IF 1.974) URL:

7. Araújo JR, Martel F (2012) Sibutramine effects on central mechanisms regulating energy homeostasis. Curr Neuropharmacol 10:49-52 (IF 2.847). URL:

8. Bidarra S, Barrias C, Fonseca K, Barbosa MA, Soares R, Granja P (2011) Injectable in situ crosslinkable RGD-modifie alginate matrix for endothelial cells delivery. Biomaterials 32: 7897-7904. (IF= 7.822). URL:

9. Bidarra SJ, MA, Soares R, Amédée J, Granja P (2011) Phenotypic and proliferative modulation of human mesenchymal stem cells via crosstalk with endothelial cells. Stem Cell Res 7: 186-197 (IF= 3.388). URL:

10. Brandão D, Costa C, Canedo A, Vaz G, Pignatelli D. Endogenous vascular endothelial growth factor and angiopoietin-2 expression in critical limb ischemia. Int Angiol. 2011 Feb;30(1):25-34. (IF: 1.652 ; Citações: 1). URL:

11. Burisch J, Cukovic-Cavka S, Kaimakliotis I, Shonová O, Andersen V, Dahlerup JF, Elkjaer M, Langholz E, Pedersen N, Salupere R, Kolho KL, Manninen P, Lakatos PL, Shuhaibar M, Odes S, Martinato M, Mihu I, Magro F, Belousova E, Fernandez A, Almer S, Halfvarson J, Hart A, Munkholm P. Construction and validation of a web-based epidemiological database for inflammatory bowel diseases in Europe An EpiCom study. J Crohns Colitis. 2011 Aug;5(4):342-9. (IF= 2.628). URL:

12. Campos N, Magro F, Castro AR, Cabral J, Rodrigues P, Silva R, Appelberg R, Rodrigues S, Lopes S, Macedo G, Sarmento A. Macrophages from IBD patients exhibit defective tumour necrosis factor-α secretion but otherwise normal or augmented pro-inflammatory responses to infection. Immunobiology. 2011 Aug;216(8):961-70 (IF= 4.114). URL:

13. Carneiro A, Costa R, Falcao M, Mendonça L, Fonseca S, Gonçalves R, Falcao-Reis F, Soares R (2012) Vascular endothelial growth factor levels before and after treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration with bevacizumab and ranibizumab. Acta Ophthalmol 90: e25-30 (IF= 2.809). URL:;jsessionid=2D5A5A794CE0F9FB030F3C6D2B2CBC98.d01t01

14. Castela A, Soares R, Rocha F, Medeiros R, Ribeiro R, Monteiro C, Gomes P, Vendeira P, Virag R, Costa C (2012) Differentially expressed angiogenic genes in diabetic tissue – Results from a microarray screening. Mol Genet Metab 105: 252-262 (IF= 3.569). URL:

15. Castela A, Soares R, Rocha F, Vendeira P, Virag R, Costa C. Erectile tissue molecular alterations with aging: differential activation of the p42/44 MAP Kinase pathway. Age (Dordr). 2011 Jun;33(2):119-30. (IF: 3.948 ; Citações: 3). URL:

16. Castela A, Vendeira P, Costa C. Testosterone, endothelial health, and erectile function. ISRN Endocrinol. 2011;2011:839149. URL:

17. Correia-de-Sá I, Lopes H, Martins MJ, Azevedo I, Moura E, Vieira-Coelho MA (2013). Effect of raftilose on serum alkaline phosphatase activity and on liver morphology in rats fed with high-fat diet. Mol Nutr Food Res, (in press)

18. Costa C, Albersen M. Editorial comment on "Effects of high glucose on human cavernous endothelial cells". Urology. 2012 Nov;80(5):e49-50. (IF: 2.428). URL:

19. Costa C, Virag R. Editorial comment on "Diagnostic tests for male erectile dysfunction revisited". J Sex Med. 2011 Feb;8(2):632-3. (IF: 3.552; Citações: 2). URL:

20. Costa R, Ribeiro C, Lopes A, Martins P, Sencadas V, Lanceros-Mendez S, Soares R (2013) Osteoblast, fibroblast and in-vivo biological response of poly(vinylidene fluoride) based composite materials. J Materials Sci: Mater Med (in press) DOI 10.1007/s10856-012-4808-y (IF=2.5). URL:

21. Couto MR, Gonçalves P, Catarino T, Araújo JR, Correia-Branco A, Martel F (2012) The effect of oxidative stress upon the intestinal absorption of folic acid: in vitro studies with Caco-2 cells. Cell Biol Toxicol 28:369-81 (IF 2.511). URL:

22. Eneling K, Brion L, Pinto V, Pinho MJ, Sznajder JI, Mochizuki N, Emoto K, Soares-da-Silva P, Bertorello AM. Salt-inducible kinase 1 regulates E-cadherin expression and intercellular junction stability. FASEB J. 2012 Aug;26(8):3230-9. IF 5.712. URL:

23. Falcão A, Fuseau E, Nunes T, Almeida L, Soares-da-Silva P. Pharmacokinetics, drug interactions and exposure-response relationship of eslicarbazepine acetate in adult patients with partial-onset seizures: population pharmacokinetic and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic analyses. CNS Drugs. 2012 Jan 1;26(1):79-91. URL:

24. Faria A, Calhau C (2011) The bioactivity of pomegranate: impact on health and disease. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 51(7):626-34. URL:

25. Faria A, Pestana D, Teixeira D, Couraud PO, Romero I, Weksler B, de Freitas V, Mateus N, Calhau C (2011) Insights into the putative catechin and epicatechin transport across Blood-Brain Barrier. Food & Function 2, 1:39-44. URL:

26. Fortuna A, Alves G, Almeida A, Lopes B, Falcão A, Soares-da-Silva P. A chiral liquid chromatography method for the simultaneous determination of oxcarbazepine, eslicarbazepine, R-licarbazepine and other new chemical derivatives BIA 2-024, BIA 2-059 and BIA 2-265, in mouse plasma and brain. Biomed Chromatogr. 2012 Mar;26(3):384-92 (IF= 1.545). URL.

27. Fraga H, Fontes R (2011) Enzymatic synthesis of mono and dinucleoside polyphosphates. Biochim Biophys Acta 1810: 1195-1204 (IF= 3,833). URL:

28. Gomes P, Simão S, Lemos V, Amaral JS, Soares-da-Silva P. Loss of oxidative stress tolerance in hypertension is linked to reduced catalase activity and increased c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase activation. Free Radic Biol Med. 2012, 56C:112-122. IF 5.423. URL:

29. Gonçalves P, Araújo JR, Martel F (2011) Characterization of butyrate uptake by non-transformed intestinal epithelial cell lines. J Memb Biol 240:35–46 (IF 1.808) URL:

30. Gonçalves P, Araújo JR, Pinho MJ, Martel F (2011) In vitro studies on the inhibition of colon cancer by butyrate and polyphenolic compounds. Nutr Cancer 63:282–294 (IF 2.783). URL:

31. Gonçalves P, Catarino T, Gregório I, Martel F (2012) Inhibition of butyrate uptake by the primary bile salt chenodeoxycholic acid in intestinal epithelial cells. J Cell Biochem 113: 2937–2947 (IF 2.868). URL:;jsessionid=7292A0809D0F00B0DE59F0C617B65823.d03t04

32. Gonçalves P, Gregório I, Araújo JR, Martel F (2012) The effect of clotrimazole on energy substrate uptake and carcinogenesis in intestinal cells. Anticancer Drugs 23:220-9 (IF 2.407). URL:

33. Gonçalves P, Gregório I, Catarino T, Martel F (2012) The effect of oxidative stress upon the intestinal epithelial uptake of butyrate. Eur J Pharmacol 699:88-100 (IF 2.516). URL:

34. Gonçalves P, Gregório I, Martel F (2011) The short-chain fatty acid butyrate is a substrate of breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP). Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 301:C984-94 (IF 3.536). URL:

35. Guerreiro S, Brochhausen C, Negrao R, Barbosa M, Unger R, Kirkpatrick J, Soares R, Granja P (2012) Implanted neonatal human dermal fibroblasts influence the recruitment of endothelial cells in mice. Biomatter 2: 43-52. URL:

36. Keating E, Araújo JR, Martel F (2011) The placental transport of folates: interference by xenobiotics and pathological conditions. Canal BQ 8:44-48

37. Kozmus C, Moura E, Serrão MP, Real H, Guimarães JT, Guedes-de-Pinho P, Duarte BP, Marques H, Martins MJ, Vieira-Coelho MA (2011) Influence of dietary supplementation with dextrin or oligofructose on the hepatic redox balance in rats. Mol Nutr Food Res 55:1735-9. (IF: 4.71). URL:

38. Lemos C, Faria A, Meireles M, Martel F, Monteiro R, Calhau C (2012) Thiamine is a substrate of organic cation transporters in Caco-2 cells. Eur J Pharmacol 682:37-42 (IF 2.516). URL:

39. Lopes F, Rocha A, Pirraco A, Regasini L, Siqueira J, Silva D, Bolzani V, Carlos I, Soares R (2011) Alchornea gladulosa ethyl-acetate fraction exhibits anti-angiogenic activity: preliminary findings from in vitro assay using HUVEC. J Med Food 14: 1244-53 (IF= 1.34) URL:

40. Loureiro AI, Fernandes-Lopes C, Wright LC, Soares-da-Silva P. Development and validation of an enantioselective liquid-chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry method for the separation and quantification of eslicarbazepine acetate, eslicarbazepine, R-licarbazepine and oxcarbazepine in human plasma. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2011 Sep 1;879(25):2611-8. URL:

41. Magro F, Rodrigues A, Vieira AI, Portela F, Cremers I, Cotter J, Correia L, Duarte MA, Tavares ML, Lago P, Ministro P, Peixe P, Lopes S, Garcia EB Review of the disease course among adult ulcerative colitis population-based longitudinal cohorts. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012 Mar;18(3):573-83. (IF= 0.4613). URL:

42. Martins MJ, Martel F (2013). An innovative laboratory research practice supporting an introduction to research methodology in the medical undergraduate curriculum: the students perspective. J Content Med Educ (in press)

43. Moura V, Lacerda M, Figueiredo P, Corvo ML, Cruz ME, Soares R, Lima C, Simões S, Moreira JN (2012) Targeted and intracellular triggered delivery of therapeutics to cancer cells and the tumour microenvironment: impact on the treatment of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 133: 61-73 (IF= 4.859). URL:

44. Negrão R, Costa R, Duarte D, Taveira Gomes T, Soares R (2013) Different effects of catechin on angiogenesis and inflammation depending on VEGF levels. J Nutr Biochem 24: 435-44 (IF= 4.558). URL:

45. Negrao R, Duarte D, Costa R, Soares R (2011) Could platelet-accumulating polyphenols prevent tumour metastasis? Nature Rev Cancer 11: 123-124. (IF=37.178). URL:

46. Negrao R, Duarte D, Costa R, Taveira Gomes T, Guardao L, Guimaraes JT, Azevedo I, Soares R (2012) Xanthohumol-supplemented beer modulates angiogenesis and inflammation in a skin wound healing model. Involvement of local adipocytes. J Cell Biochem 113: 100-109 (IF= 3.540). URL:

47. Nunes T, Rocha JF, Vaz-da-Silva M, Falcão A, Almeida L, Soares-da-Silva P. Pharmacokinetics and tolerability of etamicastat following single and repeated administration in elderly versus young healthy male subjects: an open-label, single-center, parallel-group study. Clin Ther. 2011 Jun;33(6):776-91. (IF= 2.551). URL:

48. Nunes T, Rocha JF, Vaz-da-Silva M, Igreja B, Wright LC, Falcão A, Almeida L, Soares-da-Silva P. Safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of etamicastat, a novel dopamine-β-hydroxylase inhibitor, in a rising multiple-dose study in young healthy subjects. Drugs R D. 2010;10(4):225-42. (IF=3.738). URL:

49. Pereira CD, Azevedo I, Monteiro R, Martins MJ (2012). 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1: relevance of its modulation in the pathophysiology of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Obes Metab;14(10):869-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2012.01582.x. PubMed PMID: 22321826. (IF=3.379). URL:

50. Perucca E, Elger C, Halász P, Falcão A, Almeida L, Soares-da-Silva P. Pharmacokinetics of eslicarbazepine acetate at steady-state in adults with partial-onset seizures. Epilepsy Res. 2011 Sep;96(1-2):132-9. URL:

51. Peyrin-Biroulet L, Ferrante M, Magro F, Campbell S, Franchimont D, Fidder H, Strid H, Ardizzone S, Veereman-Wauters G, Chevaux JB, Allez M, Danese S, Sturm S. Results from the second scientific workshop of the ECCO (I): Impact of mucosal healing on the course of inflammatory bowel disease. J Crohn’s and Colitis (2011)
5, 477–483 (IF=2.628). URL:

52. Pinho MJ, Cabral JM, Silva E, Serrão MP, Soares-da-Silva P. LAT1 overexpression and function compensates downregulation of ASCT2 in an in vitro model of renal proximal tubule cell ageing. Mol Cell Biochem. 2011 Mar;349(1-2):107-16. IF 2.868. URL:

53. Pinto V, Amaral J, Silva E, Simão S, Cabral JM, Afonso J, Serrão MP, Gomes P, Pinho MJ, Soares-da-Silva P. Age-related changes in the renal dopaminergic system and expression of renal amino acid transporters in WKY and SHR rats. Mech Ageing Dev. 2011 Jun-Jul;132(6-7):298-304. IF 3.439. URL:

54. Pinto V, Pinho MJ, Silva E, Simão S, Igreja B, Afonso J, Serrão MP, Gomes P, Soares-da-Silva P. Long-term food restriction attenuates age-related changes in the expression of renal aldosterone-sensitive sodium transporters in Wistar-Kyoto rats: a comparison with SHR. Exp Gerontol. 2012 Aug;47(8):644-53. IF 3.741. URL:

55. Ramalho R, Almeida A, Beltrão M, Pirraco A, Costa R, Sokhatska O, Guardão L, Palmares C, Guimarães JT, Delgado L, Moreira A, Soares R (2013) Substance P antagonist improves both obesity and asthma in a mouse model. Allergy 68(1): 48-54 doi: 10.1111/all.12052. (IF=6.380). URL:

56. Ramalho R, Almeida A, Beltrão M, Pirraco A, Sokhatska O, Guardão L, Palmares C, Guimarães JT, Delgado L, Moreira A, Soares R (2012) Neurogenic inflammation in allergen-challenged obese mice: a missing link in the obesity-asthma association? Exp Lung Res 38: 316-324 (IF= 1.387). URL:

57. Ramalho R, Soares R, Couto N, Moreira A (2011) Tachykinin receptors antagonism for asthma: a systematic review. BMC Pulm Med 11: 41-47 (IF=1.33). URL:

58. Ramos R, Silva JP, Costa R, Guardão L, Schmitt F, Soares R, Vilanova M, Domingues L, Gama M (2011) Wound healing activity of the human antimicrobial peptide LL37. Peptides 32: 1469- 76. (IF= 2.705)

59. Ribeiro R, Monteiro C, Silvestre R, Castela A, Coutinho H, Fraga A, Príncipe P, Lobato C, Costa C, Cordeiro-da-Silva A, Lopes JM, Lopes C, Medeiros R. Human periprostatic white adipose tissue is rich in stromal progenitor cells and a potential source of prostate tumor stroma.Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2012 Oct 1;237(10):1155-62. (IF: 2.526). URL:

60. Rocha JC, Martins MJ (2012). Oxidative stress in phenylketonuria: future directions. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2012 May;35(3):381-98. doi: 10.1007/s10545-011-9417-2. Review. PubMed PMID: 22116469. (IF=3.577). URL:

61. Rocha JF, Vaz-da-Silva M, Nunes T, Igreja B, Loureiro AI, Bonifácio MJ, Wright LC, Falcão A, Almeida L, Soares-da-Silva P. Single -Dose Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Etamicastat (BIA 5-453), a New Dopamine {beta}-Hydroxylase Inhibitor, in Healthy Subjects. J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 (IF=3.590). URL:

62. Rodrigues S, Pereira P, Magro F, Lopes S, Albuquerque A, Lopes J, Carneiro F, Macedo G. Dysplasia surveillance in an ulcerative colitis patient: successful detection with narrow band imaging and magnification. J Crohns Colitis. 2011 Feb;5(1):54-6. (IF=2.628). URL:

63. Silva E, Serrão MP, Soares-da-Silva P. Age-dependent effect of ouabain on renal Na+,K+-ATPase. Life Sci. 2011 Apr 11;88(15-16):719-24. (IF=2.451). URL:

64. Silva E, Soares-da-Silva P. Long-term regulation of Na+,K+-ATPase in opossum kidney cells by ouabain. J Cell Physiol. 2011 Sep;226(9):2391-7. (IF=3.986). URL:

65. Simão S, Gomes P, Pinho MJ, Soares-da-Silva P. H2O2 stimulates Cl- /HCO 3- exchanger activity through oxidation of thiol groups in immortalized SHR renal proximal tubular epithelial cells. J Cell Biochem. 2011 Dec;112(12):3660-5. IF 2.868. URL:

66. Simão S, Gomes P, Pinto V, Silva E, Amaral JS, Igreja B, Afonso J, Serrão MP, Pinho MJ, Soares-da-Silva P. Age-related changes in renal expression of oxidant and antioxidant enzymes and oxidative stress markers in male SHR and WKY rats. Exp Gerontol. 2011 Jun;46(6):468-74. IF 3.741. URL:

67. Soares R, Meireles M, Rocha A, Pirraco A, Obol D, Alonso E, Joos G, Balogh G (2011) Maitake D-fraction mushroom extract induce apoptosis in breast cancer cells by BAK-1 gene activation. J Med Food 14: 563- 72. (IF= 1.34). URL:

68. Sousa, T., Oliveira, S., Afonso, J., Morato, M., Patinha, D., Fraga, S., Carvalho, F., Albino-Teixeira, A. (2012) Role of H2O2 in hypertension, renin-angiotensin system activation and renal medullary dysfunction caused by angiotensin II. Br J Pharmacol 166: 2386-2401. IF 4.409. URL:

69. Vaz-da-Silva M, Nunes T, Almeida L, Gutierrez MJ, Litwin JS, Soares-da-Silva P. Evaluation of Eslicarbazepine Acetate on Cardiac Repolarization in a Thorough QT/QTc Study. J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Mar 17. (IF=3.590). URL:

70. Vaz-da-Silva M, Nunes T, Rocha JF, Falcão A, Almeida L, Soares-da-Silva P. Effect of food on the pharmacokinetic profile of Etamicastat (BIA 5-453). Drugs R D. 2011;11(2):127-36. (IF=3.738). URL:

71. Visioli F, Alarcón de la Lastra C, Andres-Lacueva C, Aviram M, Calhau C, Cassano A, D’Archivio M, Faria A, Favé G, Fogliano V, Llorac R, Vitaglione P, Zoratti M, Edeas M (2011)
Polyphenols and human health: a prospectus. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 51:524-546. URL:

Books and Books chapters

Calhau C, Faria A, Keating E, Martel F. Interaction of polyphenols with the intestinal and placental absorption of some nutrients and other compounds. In: Polyphenols environmental: Identification, isolation, and modification and biological modification. Editor: Professor Ronald Ross Watson. Elsevier (in press)

Calhau, C; Faria, A; Keating, E; Martel, F; Azevedo, I; Martins, MJ; Negrão, R; Monteiro, R. (2011). Nutrição. In: Guias da saúde, pg 7-51, vol. nº 7. Edited by: QuidNovi (ISBN: 978-989-554-778-4). URL:

Pereira, Maria J. Ma (2011). 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1 and the Metabolic Syndrome, Steroids - Clinical Aspect, Prof. Hassan Abduljabbar (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-705-5, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/28641. URL:

Costa C. Diabetes-associated erectile dysfunction: the role of penile endothelium. In Erectile Dysfunction: Causes, Risk Factors and Management. Edt Grant PS. Nova Science Publishers, USA. Chap 10: 145-165, 2012. URL:

Costa C. Vasculogenesis in diabetes-associated diseases: unravelling the diabetic paradox. In Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis - from Embryonic Development to Regenerative Medicine. Edts Simionescu DT, Simionescu A. InTech Open Access Publisher, Croatia. Chap 6: 107-130, 2011. URL:

Fernandes R, Prudêncio C (2011) ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the northern portugal – antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular epidemiology (323-328). In Science and Technology Against Microbial Pathogens. A Mendez-Villas (Ed.) World Scientific (ISBN: 978-981-4354-85-1)

Gonçalves P, Araújo JR, Martel F (2011) Effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids and bile salts on butyrate uptake by intestinal epithelial cells. In: Caco-2 cells and their Uses. Schulz MA (ed.) Nova Science Publishers Inc, Hauppauge NY, USA, pp. 89-99

Incio J, Soares R. Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome impact on tumor angiogenesis. Edts Rueda B and Gonzalez-Perez R. In: Tumour angiogenesis regulators, CRC Press, 2013. Pp (ISBN 978-1-57808-785-3)

Martins MJ, Mesquita F, Gusmão P, Silva V, Azevedo I, Neves D (2012). A Universidade Júnior na Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto. In: La docencia universitaria en el contexto educativo actual (Collection: Docencia Universitaria), pg 419-424. Edited by: Educación Editora, Ourense (ISBN-13: 978-84-15524-03-8). URL:

Martins MJ, Torres D, Azevedo I, Alçada MN, Martel F, Keating E, Guimarães JT, Faria A, Calhau C, Gonçalves P, Negrão R, Monteiro R, Fontes R, Ferreira MA. Mudança de paradigma no ensino da Bioquímica na licenciatura em Ciências da Nutrição na Universidade do Porto. In: Ensino Superior: Inovação e Qualidade na Docência. VII Congresso Iberoamericano de Docência Universitária (pg 7883-7897; chapter 8.70). Coordinators: Carlinda Leite & Miguel Zabalza. Editor: CIIE – Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas (ISBN: 978-989-8471-05-5). URL:

Pereira C, Martins MJ, Azevedo I, Monteiro R. (2011) 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 and the metabolic sydrome. In: Steroids - Clinical Aspect. Abduljabar H, ed. InTech Publishers. 3-51
Silva N, Tomaz C, Prudêncio C, Fernandes R (2011) Antimicrobial susceptibility in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus harbouring of mecA and lukFS-PV genes in Northern Portugal (275-280). In Science and Technology Against Microbial Pathogens. A Mendez-Villas (Ed.) World Scientific (ISBN: 978-981-4354-85-1)

Sousa, T., Afonso, J., Carvalho, F., Albino-Teixeira, A (2012). Lipid peroxidation and antioxidants in arterial hypertension. In: Angel Catala, Editor. Lipid peroxidation. Rijeka: InTech. URL:

PhD theses

Maria Rita Negrão. “Mecanismos da modulação da inflamação e angiogénese por polifenóis naturais”. PhD in Metabolism – clinical and experimentation, FMUP 2012

Susana Guerreiro. “ Modulation of angiogenesis by fibroblastos and tissue regeneration” PhD em Engenharia Biomedica, FEUP 2012

Pedro Gonçalves. “Butyrate transport in the colon epithelium and its repercussion in colorectal cancer” PhD in Metabolism – clinical and experimentation, FMUP 2012

Júlio César Rocha. “Nutritional status and metabolic syndrome in patients with Phenylketonuria”. PhD in Metabolism – clinical and experimentation, FMUP 2013

Renata Ramalho. “Contribution to the study of substance P in asthma and obesity relationship” – clinica e experimentação, PhD in Metabolism – clinical and experimentation, FMUP 2013

Master Theses

Ana Cláudia dos Santos Pereira. “Effect of oxidative stress upon absorption of glucose by the human placenta in vitro studies with BeWo cells ”. Mestrado em Tecnologia Bioquímica em Saúde da Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto. 2012.

Cátia Sofia Moreira da Costa. “Effect of prebiotics Nutriose ® and Raftilose ® upon the uptake of the short schain fatty acid butyrate and upon its effect on cell proliferation, viability and differentiation in IEC-6 ”. Mestrado em Bioquímica, FCUP/ICBAS (Universidade do Porto). 2012.

Monographies and Dissertations (Master degree in Medicine)

Mafalda Raquel dos Santos Couto. “The effect of oxidative stress in the intestinal absorption of folic acid: in vitro studies with Caco-2 cells ”. Mestrado Integrado em Medicina da FMUP. 2011.

Nuno Manuel Dias Neves. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: risk factors and relationship with the metabolic syndrome. FMUP 2012

Delfim Diogo Ferreira Duarte. Endothelial microparticles (EMPs): Implications in angiogenesis and angiogenesis-related diseases. FMUP 2012

Paulo Zoé Costa. Neovascularization in diabetes and its complications. Unraveling the angiogenic paradox. FMUP 2013


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