Publications

Identification of a gene encoding a flavoprotein involved in bile acid metabolism by the human gut bacterium Clostridium scindens ATCC 35704.
Biochim Biophys Acta 2018 Mar 5;1863(3):276-283. Epub 2017 Dec 5.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA; Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA; Microbiome Metabolic Engineering Theme, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Electronic address:

The use of needle holders in CTF guided biopsies as a dose reduction tool.
J Appl Clin Med Phys 2018 Jan 29;19(1):250-258. Epub 2017 Nov 29.
Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Laboratório de Protecção e Segurança Radiológica (LPSR), Bobadela LRS, Portugal.



Antibody recognizing 4-sulfated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans restores memory in tauopathy-induced neurodegeneration.
Neurobiol Aging 2017 Nov 9;59:197-209. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Centre for Reconstructive Neurosciences, Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR, Prague 4, Czech Republic. Electronic address:


[Anaerobic Bacteria with Clinical Relevance: Morphologic and Taxonomic Classification, Distribution among Human Microbiota and Microbiologic Diagnosis].
Acta Med Port 2017 May 31;30(5):409-417. Epub 2017 May 31.
Serviço de Infeciologia e Medicina Tropical. Hospital de Egas Moniz. Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisboa. Portugal. Unidade de Infeção: Etiologia, Patogénese e Bases Terapêuticas. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.

The Evolutionary Loss of RNAi Key Determinants in Kinetoplastids as a Multiple Sporadic Phenomenon.
J Mol Evol 2017 Mar 16;84(2-3):104-115. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.


Draft Genome Sequence of Curtobacterium sp. Strain ER1/6, an Endophytic Strain Isolated from Citrus sinensis with Potential To Be Used as a Biocontrol Agent.
Genome Announc 2016 Nov 17;4(6). Epub 2016 Nov 17.
NAP/BIOP, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, Biomédicas II, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Effectiveness of chlorthalidone/amiloride versus losartan in patients with stage I hypertension: results from the PREVER-treatment randomized trial.
J Hypertens 2016 Apr;34(4):798-806
aHospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do SulbHospital Universitário Júlio Müller - Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Mato GrossocFaculdade de Medicina São José do Rio Preto, São PaulodDepartment of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAeFaculdade de Medicina Hospital São Lucas, PUCRSfHospital Universitário Walter Cantídio, Universidade Federal do CearágInstituto do Coração, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São PaulohFaculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, USP Ribeirão Preto, São PauloiInstituto de Cardiologia, Rio Grande do SuljHospital Universitário, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, MaranhãokUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco, PernambucolUniversidade Federal de Pelotas, Rio Grande do SulmInstituto de Medicina Integral Prof Fernando Figueira, PernambuconUniversidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de JaneirooHospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas GeraispHospital das Clínicas de Goiânia, Universidade Federal de Goiás, GoiásqFaculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, São PaulorHospital do Coração, AlagoassAnis Rassi Hospital, GoiástHospital Universitário Procape, PernambucouHospital Universitário Antônio Pedro, UFF, Rio de JaneirovFaculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, USP Ribeirão PretowInstituto de Pesquisa, Hospital do Coração, São Paulo, Brazil.


Reassessing the Evolutionary History of the 17q21 Inversion Polymorphism.
Genome Biol Evol 2015 Nov 11;7(12):3239-48. Epub 2015 Nov 11.
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto-IPATIMUP, Portugal.

Merozoite surface protein-1 genetic diversity in Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium brasilianum from Brazil.
BMC Infect Dis 2015 Nov 16;15:529. Epub 2015 Nov 16.
Núcleo de Estudos em Malária, Superintendência de Controle de Endemias/Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, 05403-000, Brazil.

The Pangenome of the Anticarsia gemmatalis Multiple Nucleopolyhedrovirus (AgMNPV).
Genome Biol Evol 2015 Nov 27;8(1):94-108. Epub 2015 Nov 27.
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences-ICB II, Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, University of São Paulo-USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Biochemical and phylogenetic analyses of phosphatidylinositol production in Angomonas deanei, an endosymbiont-harboring trypanosomatid.
Parasit Vectors 2015 Apr 24;8:247. Epub 2015 Apr 24.
Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho, 343, Bloco G, Subsolo, Cidade Universitária, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 21941-590, Brazil.

Abdominal adiposity and insulin resistance in early pregnancy.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2014 Nov;36(11):969-975
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto ON; Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto ON; Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto ON; Department of Health Policy Management Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto ON; Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto ON.

The BRAzil MAGnesium (BRAMAG) trial: a randomized clinical trial of oral magnesium supplementation in pregnancy for the prevention of preterm birth and perinatal and maternal morbidity.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2014 Jul 8;14:222. Epub 2014 Jul 8.
Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Health Policy Management Evaluation, University of Toronto, St, Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1 W8, Canada.

Aspects of the ecology of phlebotomines (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in an area of cutaneous leishmaniasis occurrence, municipality of Angra dos Reis, coast of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2014 Mar-Apr;56(2):143-9
Laboratório de Diptera, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, 21040-360Rio de JaneiroRJ, Brazil, Laboratório de Diptera, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Av. Brasil 4365, 21040-360 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Using mitochondrial genome sequences to track the origin of imported Plasmodium vivax infections diagnosed in the United States.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 Jun 17;90(6):1102-8. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Parasitology, Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health, Panama City, Panama; Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia


AAV vector-mediated secretion of chondroitinase provides a sensitive tracer for axonal arborisations.
J Neurosci Methods 2014 Apr 28;227:107-20. Epub 2014 Feb 28.
Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EG, UK. Electronic address:

Clostridium scindens: a human gut microbe with a high potential to convert glucocorticoids into androgens.
J Lipid Res 2013 Sep 15;54(9):2437-49. Epub 2013 Jun 15.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA.

Semaphorin 3A binds to the perineuronal nets via chondroitin sulfate type E motifs in rodent brains.
J Biol Chem 2013 Sep 12;288(38):27384-95. Epub 2013 Aug 12.
From the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0PY, United Kingdom.


Biosynthesis of vitamins and cofactors in bacterium-harbouring trypanosomatids depends on the symbiotic association as revealed by genomic analyses.
PLoS One 2013 19;8(11):e79786. Epub 2013 Nov 19.
BAMBOO Team, INRIA Grenoble-Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France ; Laboratoire Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR5558, Villeurbanne, France ; Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Risk of liver decompensation assessed in HIV/HCV co-infected individuals with advanced liver fibrosis: a faster countdown experience.
J Int AIDS Soc 2014 2;17(4 Suppl 3):19641. Epub 2014 Nov 2.
Serviço de Doenças Infecciosas e Medicina Tropical, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental - Hospital de Egas Moniz, Lisboa, Portugal.



Expanded repertoire of kinetoplast associated proteins and unique mitochondrial DNA arrangement of symbiont-bearing trypanosomatids.
PLoS One 2017 13;12(11):e0187516. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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