Carla Sousa

Patrícia Valentão9
Paula B. Andrade6
Federico Ferreres3
Paula B Andrade3
Luís R. Silva2
9Patrícia Valentão
6Paula B. Andrade
3Federico Ferreres
3Paula B Andrade
2Luís R. Silva
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The search of new anti-inflammatory drugs has been a current preoccupation, due to the need of effective drugs, with less adverse reactions than those used nowadays. Several naphthoquinones (plumbagin, naphthazarin, juglone, menadione, diosquinone and 1,4-naphthoquinone), plus p-hydroquinone and p-benzoquinone were evaluated for their ability to cause a(More)
Galantamine is currently used in the treatment of patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although its action is mostly directed at the regulation of cholinergic transmission, galantamine can also afford neuroprotection against amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta), which is involved in AD pathogenesis. In this study, we used cultured rat cortical(More)
Bacterial and fungal infections and the emerging multidrug resistance are driving interest in fighting these microorganisms with natural products, which have generally been considered complementary to pharmacological therapies. Phlorotannins are polyphenols restricted to brown seaweeds, recognized for their biological capacity. This study represents the(More)
  • Federico Ferreres, Graciliana Lopes, Angel Gil-Izquierdo, Paula B. Andrade, Carla Sousa, Teresa Mouga +1 other
  • 2012
Purified phlorotannin extracts from four brown seaweeds (Cystoseira nodicaulis (Withering) M. Roberts, Cystoseira tamariscifolia (Hudson) Papenfuss, Cystoseira usneoides (Linnaeus) M. Roberts and Fucus spiralis Linnaeus), were characterized by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MSn. Fucophloroethol, fucodiphloroethol, fucotriphloroethol, 7-phloroeckol, phlorofucofuroeckol and(More)
  • Eduarda Moita, Angel Gil-Izquierdo, Carla Sousa, Federico Ferreres, Luís R. Silva, Patrícia Valentão +3 others
  • 2013
Oxidative stress and inflammation play important roles in disease development. This study intended to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential of Echium plantagineum L. bee pollen to support its claimed health beneficial effects. The hydromethanol extract efficiently scavenged nitric oxide ((•)NO) although against superoxide (O2(•-)) it(More)
The Epidemic Marketplace is part of a computational framework for organizing data for epidemic modeling and forecasting. It is a distributed data management platform where epidemiological data can be stored, managed and made available to the scientific community. It includes tools for the automatic interaction with other applications through web services,(More)
Dengue is a vector-borne disease and 40% of world population is at risk. Dengue transcends international borders and can be found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, predominantly in urban and semi-urban areas. A model for dengue disease transmission, composed by mutually-exclusive compartments representing the human and vector dynamics,(More)
This study aims to evaluate the antioxidant potential of extracts of Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala DC. (kale) and several materials of Pieris brassicae L., a common pest of Brassica cultures using a cellular model with hamster lung fibroblast (V79 cells) under quiescent conditions and subjected to H₂O₂ induced oxidative stress. Cytotoxicity was(More)
Tryparedoxins (TXNs) are oxidoreductases unique to trypanosomatids (including Leishmania and Trypanosoma parasites) that transfer reducing equivalents from trypanothione, the major thiol in these organisms, to sulfur-dependent peroxidases and other dithiol proteins. The existence of a TXN within the mitochondrion of trypanosomatids, capable of driving(More)