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Oliveira AF and Yasuda R (2014) Imaging the activity of Ras superfamily GTPase proteins in small subcellular compartments in neurons. Methods Mol Biol 1071:109-28.

Oliveira AF, Yasuda R (2014) Neurofibromin is the major Ras inactivator in dendritic spines. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 15;34(3):776-83. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3096-13.2014.

Szatmari EM, Oliveira AF, Sumner EJ, Yasuda R (2013) Centaurin-α1-Ras-Elk-1 signaling at mitochondria mediates β-amyloid-induced synaptic dysfunction. J Neurosci 33(12):5367-74.

Oliveira AF, Yasuda R (2013) An improved Ras sensor for highly sensitive and quantitative FRET-FLIM imaging. PLoS One 8(1):e52874.

Ramsey AJ, Milenkovic M, Oliveira AF, Escobedo-Lozoya Y, Seshadri S, Salahpour A, Sawa A,Yasuda R, Caron MG (2011) Impaired NMDA receptor transmission alters striatal synapses and DISC1 protein in an age-dependent manner. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(14):5795-800.

Wac: a new Augmin subunit required for chromosome alignment but not for acentrosomal microtubule assembly in female meiosis. Meireles AM,  Fisher KH, Colombié N, Wakefield JG, Ohkura H. J Cell Biol. 2009 Mar 23;184(6):777-84. Epub 2009 Mar 16.

A microtubule interactome: complexes with roles in cell cycle and mitosis. Hughes JR, Meireles AM, Fisher KH, Garcia A, Antrobus PR, Wainman A, Zitzmann N, Deane C, Ohkura H, Wakefield JG. PLoS Biol.  2008 Apr 22;6(4):e98.
Trovisco V, Soares P, Preto A, de Castro IV, Lima J, Castro P, Maximo V, Botelho T, Moreira S, Meireles AM, Magalhaes J, Abrosimov A, Cameselle-Teijeiro J, Sobrinho-Simoes M Type and prevalence of BRAF mutations are closely associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma histotype and patients´ age but not with tumour aggressiveness. Virchows Arch. 2005 Jun; 446 (6):589-95. Epub 2005 May 19. PMID: 15902486
Gago B, Nyström T, Cavaleiro C, Rocha BS, Barbosa R, Laranjinha J, Lundberg JO. “The potent vasodilator ethyl nitrite is formed upon reaction  of nitrite and ethanol under gastric conditions.” Free Radic Biol Med. 45(5):404-12 (2008)    

Lourenço CF, Gago B, Barbosa R, de Freitas V, Laranjinha J, “LDL isolated from plasma-loaded red wine procyanidins resist to lipid oxidation and to tocopherol depletion” J Agric Food Chem. 2008 May 28;56(10):3798-804. doi: 10.1021/jf0733259. Epub 2008 May 3 

Gago B, Lundberg JO, Barbosa RM, Laranjinha J. “Red wine-dependent reduction of nitrite to nitric oxide in the stomach.”Free Radic Biol Med. 43(9):1233-42 (2007)    

Frank J, Budek A, Lundh T, Parker RS, Swanson JE, Lourenco CF, Gago B, Laranjinha J, Vessby B, Kamal-Eldin A. “Dietary flavonoids with a catechol structure increase alpha-tocopherol in rats and protect the vitamin from oxidation in vitro.” J Lipid Res. 47(12):2718-25 (2006)
Duarte, J. H., Zelenay, S., Bergman, M. L., Martins, A. C., and Demengeot, J. (2009). Natural Treg cells spontaneously differentiate into pathogenic helper cells in lymphopenic conditions. Eur J Immunol. 39, 4, 948-955“
Wang H*, Peca J*, Matsuzaki M*, Matsuzaki K, Noguchi J, Qiu L, Wang D, Zhang F, Boyden E, Deisseroth K, Kasai H, Hall WC, Feng G, Augustine GJ (2007) High-speed mapping of synaptic connectivity using photostimulation in Channelrhodopsin-2 transgenic mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104:8143-8148.
Arenkiel BR, Peca J, Davison IG, Feliciano C, Deisseroth K, Augustine GJ, Ehlers MD, Feng G (2007) In vivo light-induced activation of neural circuitry in transgenic mice expressing channelrhodopsin-2. Neuron 54:205-218.
Welch JM*, Lu J*, Rodriguiz RM, Trotta NC, Peca J, Ding J, Feliciano C, Chen M, Adam JP, Luo J, Dudek SM, Weinberg RJ, Calakos N, Wetsel WC, Feng G (2007) Cortico-striatal synaptic defects and OCD-like behaviors in SAPAP3 mutant mice. Nature

Arenkiel BR, Peca J (2009) Using light to reinstate respiratory plasticity. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Apr;101(4):1695-8. doi: 10.1152/jn.00009.2009. Epub 2009 Feb 11

Peca J*, Feliciano C*, Ting JT, Wang W, Wells MF, Venkatraman TY, Lascola CD, Fu Z and Feng G. (2011) Shank3 mutant mice display autistic-like behaviours and striatal dysfunction. Nature. [Epub ahead of print].
*co-first authors

Mary P. Heyer, Cátia Feliciano, Joao Peca and Guoping Feng, (2010) “Elucidating gene function through use of genetically engineered mice”; Methods Express (Scion Publishing ISBN-10 1904842461) (Book Chapter)
Pitt, C. W., Valente, L. P., Rhodes, D., Simonsson, T. (2008). "Identification and characterization of an essential telomeric repeat binding factor in fission yeast." J Biol Chem 283(5): 2693-701.
RM Silva, JA Paredes, GR Moura, B Manadas, T Lima-Costa, R Rocha, I Miranda, AC Gomes, MJG Koerkamp, M Perrot, FCP Holstege, H Boucherie and MAS Santos, (2007) "Genetic Code Alteration Plays a Critical Role in the Evolution of Candida Genes - Quantitative Analysis of Single Amino Acid Changes using a 4000 QTRAP® system.", Applied Biosystems Technical note.
Miranda I, Rocha R, Santos MC, Mateus DD, Moura GR, Carreto L, Santos MA., (2007) “A Genetic Code Alteration Is a Phenotype Diversity Generator in the Human Pathogen Candida albicans.”, PLoS ONE, 2, pp. e996.
Silva RM, Paredes JA, Moura GR, Manadas B, Lima-Costa T, Rocha R, Miranda I, Gomes AC, Koerkamp MJ, Perrot M, Holstege FC, Boucherie H, Santos MA., (2007) “Critical roles for a genetic code alteration in the evolution of the genus Candida”, EMBO Journal, 26, pp. 4555.
Fertuzinhos S, Krsnik Z, Kawasawa YI, Rasin MR, Kwan KY, Chen JG, Judas M, Hayashi M, Sestan N. Selective Depletion of Molecularly Defined Cortical Interneurons in Human Holoprosencephaly with Severe Striatal Hypoplasia. Cereb Cortex. 2009 Sep;19(9):2196-207. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhp009. Epub 2009 Feb 20.

Kang HJ, Kawasawa YI, Cheng F, Zhu Y, Xu X, Li M, Sousa AMM, Pletikos M, Meyer KA, Sedmak G, Guennel T, Shin Y, Johnson MB, Krsnik Z, Mayer S, Fertuzinhos S, Umlauf S, Lisgo SN, Vortmeyer A, Weinberger DR, Mane S, Hyde TM, Huttner A, Reimers M, Kleinman JE, Sestan N. (2011) Spatio-temporal transcriptome of the human brain. Nature 478(7370):483-489.

Zhou, Xiang*; Babu, J.Ramesh*; da Silva, Susana*; Shu, Qing; Graef, Isabella A.; Oliver, Tim; Tomoda, Toshifumi; Tani, Tomomi; Wooten, Marie W.; and Fan Wang; Unc-51-like kinase 1/2-mediated endocytic processes regulate filopodia extension and branching of sensory axons; PNAS; 104(14):5842-5847; 2007
*these authors contributed equally to this work

Varum S*, Bento C*, Sousa AP*, Gomes-Santos CS*, Henriques P, Almeida-Santos T, Teodósio C, Paiva A, Ramalho-Santos J. Characterization of human sperm populations using conventional parameters, surface ubiquitination, and apoptotic markers. Fertil Steril. 2007 Mar; 87 (3): 572-83. (Co-authors)

Sena C, Bento CF, Pereira P, Seiça R. (2010) Diabetes mellitus: new challenges and innovative therapies. The EPMA Journal. 1(1): 138-163.

Bento CF, Fernandes R, Ramalho J, Marques C, Shang F, Taylor A, Pereira P. (2010) The chaperone-dependent ubiquitin ligase CHIP targets HIF-1alpha for degradation in the presence of methylglyoxal. PLoS ONE 5(11):e15062

Bento CF, Marques F, Fernandes R, Pereira P. (2010) Methylglyoxal alters the function and stability of critical components of the protein quality control. PLoS ONE 5(9): e13007.

Bento CF, Fernandes R, Matafome P, Sena C, Seiça R, Pereira P. (2010) Methylglyoxal-induced imbalance in the ratio VEGF/Ang-2 secreted by retinal pigment epithelial cells leads to endothelial dysfunction. Experimental Physiology 95(9): 955-970.

Bento CF and Pereira P. (2011) Regulation of HIF-1alpha and the loss of cell response to hypoxia in diabetes. Diabetologia. 54(8);1946-1956.

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