Nuno Ricardo De Almeida Saraiva

Nuno Ricardo De Almeida Saraiva


Nuno Saraiva. Completed his PhD in Cell Biology and Virology in 2012 by Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine, his MSc in Genetics and Molecular biology in 2008 by Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências and his BSc in Microbiology and Genetics in 2006 by Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências. Nuno developed his Post-Doc research project at the University of Cambridge, Department of Pathology, UK. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and a Principal investigator since 2017 at the Research Center for Biosciences & Health Technologies (CBIOS). There, he has been mostly devoted to the study of Ca2+ and redox modulation/signalling impact on cancer cell motility. He has received 4 awards and/or honours. Published more than 25 full articles in international journals and one book chapter. Organised various scientific event(s) and is currently a management committee member of two COST actions (ERNEST and Adher´n Rise). Supervisor of 2 PhD theses. Supervised over 12 MSc and 8 BSc dissertations, in addition to various undergrad students (scientific initiation).


  • Doutoramento
    Cell Biology and Virology
  • Mestrado
    Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Licenciatura
    Microbiology and Genetics


Journal article

  • 2022-11-07, MnTnHex-2-PyP5+ Displays Anticancer Properties and Enhances Cisplatin Effects in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells, Antioxidants
  • 2022-06, Lysyl Oxidases Expression and Breast Cancer Progression: A Bioinformatic Analysis, Frontiers in Pharmacology
  • 2022-04-23, Impact of Portuguese propolis on keratinocyte proliferation, migration and ROS protection: significance for applications in skin products, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • 2022-04, GOLGI: Cancer cell fate control, The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • 2021-12-31, Cecropia pachystachya protection against preproIAPP cytotoxicity is independent of Ca2+ homeostasis: lessons learned using a novel yeast model of preproIAPP-induced Ca2+ intracellular dysregulation, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2021-02-19, LOXL2 Inhibitors and Breast Cancer Progression, Antioxidants
  • 2020-12, Gene expression and survival analysis in cancer research using online open access platforms: a comparative analysis, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal
  • 2020-06-24, Impact of the APE1 Redox Function Inhibitor E3330 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells Exposed to Cisplatin: Increased Cytotoxicity and Impairment of Cell Migration and Invasion, Antioxidants
  • 2020-01-19, Anti-Migratory and Pro-Apoptotic Properties of Parvifloron D on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells, Biomolecules
  • 2020-01, Stimulation of cell invasion by the Golgi Ion Channel GAAP/TMBIM4 via an H2O2-Dependent Mechanism, Redox Biology
  • 2020, A multiple endpoint approach reveals potential in vitro anticancer properties of thymoquinone in human renal carcinoma cells, Food and Chemical Toxicology
  • 2019-12-20, An Overview on the Properties of Ximenia Oil Used as Cosmetic in Angola, Biomolecules
  • 2019-10-17, The SOD Mimic MnTnHex-2-PyP5+ Reduces the Viability and Migration of 786-O Human Renal Cancer Cells, Antioxidants
  • 2019-09-10, Contaminants: a dark side of food supplements?, Free Radical Research
  • 2019-06, Cytotoxic effect of antioxidants found in food from plant origin on human osteosarcoma U2OS Cells, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2019-05-08, Comparison Study of Different Extracts of Plectranthus madagascariensis, P. neochilus and the Rare P. porcatus (Lamiaceae): Chemical Characterization, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activities, Biomolecules
  • 2019, The manganese(III) porphyrin MnTnHex-2-PyP5+ modulates intracellular ROS and breast cancer cell migration: Impact on doxorubicin-treated cells, Redox Biology
  • 2019, Migration and invasion of human renal cancer cells are impaired upon treatment with thymoquinone, Toxicology Letters
  • 2019, Golgi anti-apoptotic proteins are evolutionarily conserved ion channels that regulate cell death in plants, ioRxiv
  • 2018, The human Golgi anti-apoptotic protein induces cell invasion by an H2O2-dependent mechanism, Free Radical Biology and Medicine
  • 2018, European contribution to the study of ROS: A summary of the findings and prospects for the future from the COST action BM1203 (EU-ROS) (vol 13, pg 94, 2017), Redox Biology
  • 2018, Beneficial impact of a manganese(III) porphyrin in cancer cell migration, Free Radical Biology and Medicine
  • 2018, Anti-tumor properties of the redox-active compound Parvifloron D in breast cancer cells, Free Radical Biology and Medicine
  • 2017-12, Cytotoxicity of N-nitrosoguanidines in a breast cancer cell model, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2017, Viability and migration of human renal cancer cells upon treatment with a superoxide dismutase mimic, Toxicology Letters
  • 2017, The APE1 redox inhibitor E3330 reduces collective cell migration of human breast cancer cells and decreases chemoinvasion and colony formation when combined with docetaxel, Chemical Biology and Drug Design
  • 2017, Golgi anti-apoptotic protein: A tale of camels, calcium, channels and cancer, Open Biology
  • 2017, Corrigendum to "European contribution to the study of ROS: A summary of the findings and prospects for the future from the COST action BM1203 (EU-ROS)" [Redox Biol. 13 (2017) 94-162], Redox Biology
  • 2017, Choline- versus imidazole-based ionic liquids as functional ingredients in topical delivery systems: cytotoxicity, solubility, and skin permeation studies, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
  • 2016-12, Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitory Activity of a Plectranthus saccatus aqueous extract, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2016, Redox Therapeutics in Breast Cancer: Role of SOD Mimics, Studies on Retinal and Choroidal Disorders
  • 2016, Ochratoxin A-induced cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and reactive oxygen species in kidney cells: An integrative approach of complementary endpoints, Food and Chemical Toxicology
  • 2016, Functionalized diterpene parvifloron D-loaded hybrid nanoparticles for targeted delivery in melanoma therapy, Therapeutic Delivery
  • 2015, Role of the Copper(II) Complex Cu[15]pyN 5 in Intracellular ROS and Breast Cancer Cell Motility and Invasion, Chemical Biology & Drug Design
  • 2015, Ionic liquids as solubility/permeation enhancers for topical formulations: Skin permeation and cytotoxicity characterization, Toxicology Letters
  • 2015, Impact of the SOD mimic MnTnHex-2-PyP on the adhesion and migration of doxorubicin-treated MDA-MB-231 cells, Toxicology Letters
  • 2015, Golgi Anti-apoptotic Proteins Are Highly Conserved Ion Channels That Affect Apoptosis and Cell Migration, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 2015, Effect of the SOD mimetic MnTnHex-2-PyP on the generation of ROS and cytotoxicity induced by ochratoxin A, Toxicology Letters
  • 2015, Cytotoxicity screening of Plectranthus spp. extracts and individual components in MDA-MB-231 cells, Toxicology Letters
  • 2014, Effect of Cu[15]pyN(5) on MDA-MB-231 cell migration and invasion, Toxicology Letters
  • 2014, Abietane diterpenes from Plectranthus madagascariensis: A cytotoxicity screening, Planta Medica
  • 2013-06, CBiOS Science Sessions - 2013, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2013, hGAAP promotes cell adhesion and migration via the stimulation of store-operated Ca 2+ entry and calpain 2, The Journal of Cell Biology
  • 2013, Human and viral golgi anti-apoptotic proteins (GAAPs) oligomerize via different mechanisms and monomeric GAAP inhibits apoptosis and modulates calcium, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 2013, Combined effect of the SOD mimic MnTnHex-2-PyP5+ and doxorubicin on the migration and invasiveness of breast cancer cells, Toxicology Letters
  • 2012, Six-transmembrane Topology for Golgi Anti-apoptotic Protein (GAAP) and Bax Inhibitor 1 (BI-1) Provides Model for the Transmembrane Bax Inhibitor-containing Motif (TMBIM) Family, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 2011, HIV-1 Vif Interaction with APOBEC3 Deaminases and its Characterization by a New Sensitive Assay, Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology

Newspaper article

  • 2021-12-08, Respostas em ciência: as boas, as más e as vilãs, SOL

Thesis / Dissertation

  • 2012-02-13, PhD, Biochemical and Functional Characterization of Golgi Anti- Apoptotic Proteins (GAAP)
  • 2007, Master, Relação estrutura/função das proteínas da família APOBEC e sua interacção com a proteína Vif do HIV-1


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