Publications

Thermodynamic and kinetic analyses of curcumin and bovine serum albumin binding.
Food Chem 2018 Mar 19;242:505-512. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
Grupo de Termodinâmica Molecular Aplicada, Departamento de Tecnologia de Alimentos, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av, PH Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, MG 36570-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

A simple and inexpensive thermal optic nanosensor formed by triblock copolymer and polydiacetylene mixture.
Food Chem 2018 Feb 1;241:358-363. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
Grupo de Química Verde Coloidal e Macromolecular, Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av, PH Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, MG 36570-000, Brazil. Electronic address:


Solid waste prevention and management at green festivals: A case study of the Andanças Festival, Portugal.
Waste Manag 2018 Jan 6;71:10-18. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Departamento de Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal. Electronic address:


Search for DQ2.5 and DQ8 alleles using a lower cost technique in patients with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease in a population of southern Brazil.
Arch Endocrinol Metab 2017 Dec 13;61(6):550-555. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde da Criança e do Adolescente, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil. Hospital da Criança Santo Antônio, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Interaction of cinnamic acid and methyl cinnamate with bovine serum albumin: A thermodynamic approach.
Food Chem 2017 Dec 26;237:525-531. Epub 2017 May 26.
Grupo de Termodinâmica Molecular Aplicada, Departamento de Tecnologia de Alimentos, Av, PH Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, MG 36570-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

Evaluation of seven rapid tests for syphilis available in Brazil using defibrinated plasma panels.
Sex Transm Infect 2017 Dec;93(S4):S46-S50
Department of Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Setor Administrativo Federal Sul, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil.

Kinetics and thermodynamics of bovine serum albumin interactions with Congo red dye.
Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2017 Nov 24;159:737-742. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
Grupo de Química Verde Coloidal e Macromolecular (QUIVECOM), Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av., pH Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, MG 36570-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

A case study of packaging waste collection systems in Portugal - Part II: Environmental and economic analysis.
Waste Manag 2017 Mar 4;61:108-116. Epub 2016 Dec 4.
Departamento de Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal; MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal.

The Portuguese plastic carrier bag tax: The effects on consumers' behavior.
Waste Manag 2017 Mar 26;61:3-12. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
Departamento de Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal; MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal. Electronic address:

A case study of packaging waste collection systems in Portugal - Part I: Performance and operation analysis.
Waste Manag 2017 Mar 1;61:96-107. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
Departamento de Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal; MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal. Electronic address:

Binding thermodynamics of synthetic dye Allura Red with bovine serum albumin.
Food Chem 2017 Feb 24;217:52-58. Epub 2016 Aug 24.
Department of Food Technology, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av, PH Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, MG 36570-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

Polydiacetylene/triblock copolymer nanosensor for the detection of native and free bovine serum albumin.
Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2017 Jan 7;70(Pt 1):535-543. Epub 2016 Sep 7.
Department of Food Technology, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av, PH Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, MG 36570-000, Brazil. Electronic address:


Polydiacetylene/triblock copolymer nanoblend applied as a sensor for micellar casein: A thermodynamic approach.
Food Chem 2016 Apr 14;197(Pt A):841-7. Epub 2015 Nov 14.
Department of Food Technology, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av, PH Rolfs, s/n, Campus Universitário, Viçosa, MG 36570-000, Brazil.


Effect of 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Halide on the Relative Stability between Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Micelles and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate-Poly(ethylene oxide) Nanoaggregates.
J Phys Chem B 2015 Dec 14;119(51):15758-68. Epub 2015 Dec 14.
Grupo de Química Verde Coloidal e Macromolecular, Departamento de Química, Centro de Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) , Av. P. H. Rolfs s/n, Viçosa, MG 36570900, Brasil.

Purification and crystallographic studies of a putative carbohydrate-binding module from the Ruminococcus flavefaciens FD-1 endoglucanase Cel5A.
Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun 2015 Aug 28;71(Pt 8):958-61. Epub 2015 Jul 28.
CIISA, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinari, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida da Universidade Técnica, 1300-477 Lisbon, Portugal.

Gut disruption in HIV-2 infection despite reduced viremia.
AIDS 2014 Jan;28(2):290-2
aInstituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa bClínica Universitária de Medicina II cServiço de Anatomia Patológica dServiço de Gastroenterologia eServiço de Doenças Infecciosas, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Lisboa, Portugal.





Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and barcoded pyrosequencing reveal unprecedented archaeal diversity in mangrove sediment and rhizosphere samples.
Appl Environ Microbiol 2012 Aug 1;78(16):5520-8. Epub 2012 Jun 1.
Department of Biology, CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal.


Interactions between Schwann and olfactory ensheathing cells with a starch/polycaprolactone scaffold aimed at spinal cord injury repair.
J Biomed Mater Res A 2012 Feb 29;100(2):470-6. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
3B's Research Group, Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães, Portugal; ICVS/3B's, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal; Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal.

Thermodynamic study of colorimetric transitions in polydiacetylene vesicles induced by the solvent effect.
J Phys Chem B 2010 Oct;114(42):13365-71
Departamento de Tecnologia de Alimentos, Centro de Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Av. P.H. Rolfs, s/n, Viçosa, MG, 36570-000 Brazil.

7-Epiclusianone, a tetraprenylated benzophenone, relaxes airway smooth muscle through activation of the nitric oxide-cGMP pathway.
J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2008 Oct 30;327(1):206-14. Epub 2008 Jun 30.
Laboratory of Inflammation, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Av. Brasil, 4365, Manguinhos, CEP 21045-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.


Contribution of mast cells and snake venom metalloproteinases to the hyperalgesia induced by Bothrops jararaca venom in rats.
Toxicon 2006 Jun 24;47(8):885-93. Epub 2006 Mar 24.
Laboratory of Inflammation, Department of Physiology and Pharmacodynamics, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Av. Brasil, CEP 21040-900, 4365 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Long-term exacerbation by interleukin 13 of IgE-mediated eosinophilia in rats.
Int Immunopharmacol 2005 Aug 19;5(9):1353-64. Epub 2005 Mar 19.
Department of Physiology and Pharmacodynamics, Laboratory of Inflammation, IOC/Fiocruz Av. Brasil 4365, Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.


Gas chromatographic analysis of dimethyltryptamine and beta-carboline alkaloids in ayahuasca, an Amazonian psychoactive plant beverage.
Phytochem Anal 2009 Mar-Apr;20(2):149-53
Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 580 B13B, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Cytotoxicity of ascorbic acid in a human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line (WiDr): in vitro and in vivo studies.
Nutr Cancer 2012 13;64(7):1049-57. Epub 2012 Sep 13.
Biophysics Unit, Institute of Biomedical Research on Light and Image (IBILI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. ana

The Secretome of Bone Marrow and Wharton Jelly Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Induces Differentiation and Neurite Outgrowth in SH-SY5Y Cells.
Stem Cells Int 2014 15;2014:438352. Epub 2014 Jul 15.
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal ; ICVS/3B's, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.

Genome size analyses of Pucciniales reveal the largest fungal genomes.
Front Plant Sci 2014 26;5:422. Epub 2014 Aug 26.
Centro de Investigação das Ferrugens do Cafeeiro, BioTrop, Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical Oeiras, Portugal ; Plant Cell Biology Laboratory, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Oeiras, Portugal ; CEER-Biosystems Engeneering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal.

Mesenchymal stem cells secretome as a modulator of the neurogenic niche: basic insights and therapeutic opportunities.
Front Cell Neurosci 2015 13;9:249. Epub 2015 Jul 13.
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho Braga, Portugal ; ICVS/3B's, PT Government Associate Laboratory Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.


Ascorbic acid and colon cancer: an oxidative stimulus to cell death depending on cell profile.
Eur J Cell Biol 2016 Jun-Jul;95(6-7):208-18. Epub 2016 Apr 6.
Biophysics Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, Celas, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal; CIMAGO, FMUC-Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal; CNC.IBILI, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Electronic address:


Combined dual effect of modulation of human neutrophils' oxidative burst and inhibition of colon cancer cells proliferation by hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives.
Bioorg Med Chem 2016 08 30;24(16):3556-64. Epub 2016 May 30.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal; CNC.IBILI, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Electronic address:

Legitimacy and Implications of Reducingto Subspecies in Plant Pathology.
Front Plant Sci 2016 9;7:2051. Epub 2017 Jan 9.
Centro de Investigação das Ferrugens do Cafeeiro, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de LisboaOeiras, Portugal; Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de LisboaLisboa, Portugal.


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