Agostinho Sousa Pinto

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Toxic effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on skin include protein and lipid oxidation, and DNA damage. The latter is known to play a major role in photocarcinogenesis and photoaging. Many plant extracts and natural compounds are emerging as photoprotective agents. Castanea sativa leaf extract is able to scavenge several reactive species that have been(More)
Loxosceles intermedia spider venom was subjected to proteomic analysis through a MudPIT shot-gun approach to identify the protein composition. Were identified 39 proteins which seem to responsible by the lesion of different types of tissues, to some physiopathological actions and by the prevention of structural damage to the toxin structures.
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of low iron availability on biofilm formation and adherence to HEp-2 cells of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) strains isolated from diarrhoea cases. METHODS AND RESULTS The ability of EAEC to form biofilm on a plastic surface was evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively after 3 and 18(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the major areas of GP's job satisfaction and dissatisfaction and to study the most important reasons of GP's job dissatisfaction. DESIGN Cross-section study. Survey by mail and personal interview. PARTICIPANTS 1.097 GPs. SETTING Northern region of the Portuguese Medical Association. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS 46% of the 385(More)
Continuous learning became a fundamental element in any organization as a tool for managing development, sustainability and innovation from knowledge capabilities. In this paper, we start by describing the combination of two phenomenon’, Shared Service Center (SSC) and E-Learning that expand the knowledge capabilities. Then, we produce a conceptual model(More)
Lifelong learning has become a fundamental element in any organization, as a tool for managing development, sustainability and innovation of knowledge capabilities. In this paper, we start by describing the combination of two phenomena—Shared Service Centre (SSC) and E-Learning—that expand knowledge capabilities. Also this intentional combination provides(More)
The public and private organizations, taking advantage of Internet based tools, have adopted new models of economic and social innovation, supporting the interaction with the environment and enhance the management of organizational knowledge. This paper aims to define a context in which the E-learning as a process of organizational communication may, where(More)
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