Selected Publications 2013-2018


Luísa L. Gonçalves, Tânia Fernandes, Maria Alexandra Bernardo, and  José A. Brito (2018), Assessment of Human Health Risk of Toxic Elements Due to Cinnamon Ingestion in the Diet, Biological Trace Element Research, pp1-12.


Carla Viegas, Lúcia Santos, Anjos Macedo, Antonio Matos, Ana Paula Silva, Pedro Leao Neves, An Staes, Kris Gevaert, Rute Morais, Cees Vermeer, Leon J Schurgers, Dina Costa Simes (2018), Chronic Kidney Disease Circulating Calciprotein Particles and Extracellular Vesicles Promote Vascular Calcification: A Role for GRP (Gla-Rich Protein), Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 38(3).


D. Silva, H.C. Sousa, M.H. Gil, L.F. Santos, M.G. Moutinho, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago (2018), Antibacterial layer-by-layer coatings to control drug release from soft contact lenses material; International Journal of Pharmaceutics 553(1-2), 186-200.


Ferret-Sena V., Capela C., Sena A. (2018), Metabolic dysfunction and Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPAR) in Multiple Sclerosis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences,19, 1639.


Cesário, M. T., da Fonseca, M. M. R., Marques, M. M., & de Almeida, M. C. M. D. (2018), Marine algal carbohydrates as carbon sources for the production of biochemicals and biomaterials, Biotechnology Advances, 36 (3) 798-817.


Domingos, J., Dean, J., Godinho, C., Melo, F. (2018), Proliferation of Community Exercise Programs With Limited Evidence and Expertise: Safety Implications, Movement Disorders Journal.vol33, Nº 8, 1365-1366.


I. Bártolo, A.R. Diniz, P. Borrego, J.P. Ferreira, M.R. Bronze, H. Barroso, R. Pinto, C. Cardoso, J.F. Pinto, R.C. Diaz, P.G. Broncano, M.A. Muñoz-Fernández, N. Taveira (2018), Evaluation of the fusion inhibitor P3 peptide as a potential microbicide to prevent HIV transmission in women. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 18;13(4):e0195744. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2;13(5):e0197015.


Barosa R, Ramos LR, Santos CA, Pereira M, Fonseca J. (2018), Mid upper arm circumference and Powell-Tuck and Hennessy's equation correlate with body mass index and can be used sequentially in gastrostomy fed patients. Clin Nutr. 37:1584-1588.


Machado V, Mesquita MF, Bernardo MA, Casal E, Proença L, Mendes JJ. (2018), IL-6 and TNF-? salivary levels according to the periodontal status in Portuguese pregnant women. PeerJ, 6 (2018) e4710.


Machado V, Botelho J, Amaral A, Proença L, Alves R, Rua J, Cavacas MA, Delgado AS, Mendes JJ. (2018), Prevalence and extent of chronic periodontitis and its risk factors in a Portuguese subpopulation: a retrospective cross-sectional study and analysis of Clinical Attachment Loss. PeerJ, 6 (2018) e5258.


Vicente Miranda H, Szego ÉM, Oliveira LMA, Breda C, Darendelioglu E, de Oliveira RM, Ferreira DG, Gomes MA, Rott R, Oliveira M, Munari F, Enguita FJ, Simões T, Rodrigues EF, Heinrich M, Martins IC, Zamolo I, Riess O, Cordeiro C, Ponces-Freire A, Lashuel HA, Santos NC, Lopes LV, Xiang W, Jovin TM, Penque D, Engelender S, Zweckstetter M, Klucken J, Giorgini F, Quintas A, Outeiro TF. (2017) Glycation potentiates α-synuclein-associated neurodegeneration in synucleinopathies. Brain. 2017 May 1;140 (5):1399-1419.


GBD 2015 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators. 2017. Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. May 18. pii: S0140-6736(17)30818-8.


C. Roma-Rodrigues, F. Pereira, A.P. Alves de Matos, M. Fernandes, P. Baptista, A. Fernandes, Smuggling gold nanoparticles across cell types - A new role for exosomes in gene silencing, Nanomedicine-Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine, Vol. 13, Nº4, 1389-1398, May 2017. 


Borrego P., Gonçalves M.F., Gomes P., Araújo L., Moranguinho I., Figueiredo I.B., Barahona I., Rocha J., Mendonça C., Cruz M.C., Barreto J., Taveira N. 2017. Assessment of the Cavidi ExaVir™ Load assay for monitoring plasma viral load in HIV-2 infected patients J Clin Microbiol. 2017, May 7.



Botelho J, Cavacas M A, Machado V, & Mendes, J J (2017). Dental stem cells: recent progresses in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Annals of Medicine, 49(8):644-651.


A. Pironti, N. Pfeifer, H. Walter, B-E. Jensen, M. Zazzi, P. Gomes, R. Kaiser, T. Lengauer, Using drug exposure for predicting drug resistance - A data-driven genotypic interpretation tool, PLOS ONE, Vol. 12, Nº4, 1-27, April 2017.


F.T. Rodrigues, Ana Paula Serro, Mário Polido, Amílcar L. Ramalho, C. Pina. Effect of bleaching teeth with hydrogen peroxide on the morphology, hydrophilicity, and mechanical and tribological properties of the enamel. Wear 374-375 (2017) 21-28.


P. Branco, D. Francisco, M. Monteiro, M.G. Almeida, J. Caldeira, N. Arneborg, C. Prista, H. Albergaria, Antimicrobial properties and death-inducing mechanisms of saccharomycin, a biocide secreted by Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 101, Nº 1, 159-171, January 2017.


A. Sanchez-Ferro, M. Elshehabi, C. Godinho, D. Salkovic et al., New methods for the assessment of Parkinson's disease (2005 to 2015): A systematic review, Movement Disorders, Vol.31, Nº9, 1283-1292. September 2016.



C. Santos, J. Fonseca, E. Carolino, A. Guerreiro, Serum trace elements in dysphagic gastrostomy candidates before endoscopic gastrostomy for long term enteral feeding, Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 35, Nº3, 718-723, June 2016.


F. Alves da Costa, C. Periquito, M. C. Carneiro, P. Oliveira, A. I. Fernandes, P. Cavaco-Silva. Potentially inappropriate medications in a sample of Portuguese nursing home residents: Does the choice of screening tools matter?, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Vol. 38, 1103-1111, June 2016.


Ana Lousinha, Eduardo Antunes, Gonçalo Borrecho, Maria João Oliveira, José Brito and José Martins dos Santos, Histomorphometric Evaluation of the Small Coronary Arteries in Rats Exposed to Industrial Noise, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 10095-10104.


T. Monteiro, P.R. Rodrigues, A.L. Gonçalves, J.J.G. Moura, L. Añorga, E. Jubete, B. Piknova, A.N. Schechter, C.M. Silveira, M.G. Almeida (2015) Construction of effective disposable biosensors for point-of-care testing of nitrite, Talanta, 142, 246-251.


D. Silva, A. Fernandes, T. Nunes, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; The effect of albumin and cholesterol on the biotribological behaviour of hydrogels for contact lenses, Acta Biomaterialia 26 (2015) 184-194.


Brito, José A; Costa, Isabel M; e Silva, A. M; Marques, José M; Zagalo, Carlos M; Cavaleiro, Inês I; Fernandes, Tânia A; Gonçalves, Luísa L. (2014), Changes in bone Pb accumulation: Cause and effect of altered bone turnover, Bone, 64: 228- 234.


Pereira P.C. Milk nutritional composition and its role in human health, Nutrition, Vo. 30 (6): 619-27, June 2014.


Manso, AG; Carmo, J.; Nascimento, A.P.; Bernardo, M.A.; Brito, J.; Mesquita, M.F. Dentinal hypersensitivity: The role of salivary calcium in diagnosis, Dental Materials, Vol. 30, n. Supplem 1, p.e138-e138, 2014.


P. Mascarenhas, B. Fatela, I. Barahona, Effect of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 on Salivary Glucose – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies, PLOS ONE, Vol. 9, Nº7, e101706, July 2014.


P. Borrego, R. Calado, J. M. Marcelino, P. Pereira, A. Quintas, H. Barroso, N. Taveira. An ancestral HIV-2/SIV peptide with potent HIV-1 and HIV-2 fusion inhibitor activity. AIDS. 2013 Apr 24;27(7):1081-90.