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Fábio Fernandes, PhD - Publications:

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  • M.J. Sarmento, A. Coutinho, A. Fedorov, M. Prieto, F. Fernandes. 2017. Membrane order is a key regulator of divalent cation-induced clustering of PI(3,5)P2 and PI(4,5)P2. Langmuir(in press) [url]
  • T.P.T. Dao, F. Fernandes, E. Ibarboure, A. Vax, M. Prieto, and J. F. Le Meins. 2017. Membrane Properties Of Giant Polymer And Lipid Vesicles Obtained By Electroformation And PVA Gel-assisted Hydration Methods, Colloids Surf A Physicochem Eng Asp. 533: 347-353. [url]
  • T.P.T. Dao, Brûlet A., F. Fernandes, M. Er-Rafik, K. K. Ferji, R. Schweins, J.P. Chapel, A. Fedorov, M. Schmutz, M. Prieto, O. Sandre, J.F. Le Meins. 2017. Mixing block copolymers with phospholipids at the nanoscale: from hybrid polymer/lipid worm-like micelles to vesicles presenting lipid nano-domains, Langmuir 33 (7), pp 1705–1715. [url]
  • T.P.T. Dao, F. Fernandes, E. Ibarboure, K. Ferji, M. Prieto, O. Sandre, J.F. Le Meins. 2017. Modulation of phase separation at the micron scale and nanoscale in giant polymer/lipid hybrid unilamellar vesicles (GHUVs), Soft Matter 13: 627-637[url]
  • C. Pereira, B. Monteiro, J.P. Leal, M. Otis, M.H. Casimiro, L. Ferreira, F. Fernandes, C. Laia. 2017. A case of self-organization in highly emissive Eu(III) ionic liquids. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 28:3429–3434 [url]


  • M.J. Sarmento, S.N.Pinto, A. Coutinho, M. Prieto, F. Fernandes. Accurate quantification of inter-domain partition coefficients in GUVs exhibiting lipid phase coexistence. RSC Adv. 6: 66641-66649. [url]
  • N. Bernardes, S. Abreu, F.A. Carvalho, F. Fernandes, N.C Santos, A.M. Fialho. 2016. Modulation of membrane properties of lung cancer cells by azurin enhances the sensitivity to EGFR-targeted therapy and decreased ß1 integrin-mediated adhesion. Cell Cycle 15(11):1415-24. [url]
  • D. Ferreira, D. Conceição, F. Fernandes, T. Sousa, R. Calhelha, I. Ferreira, P. Santos, Ferreira, L.F.V. 2016. Characterization of a Squaraine/Chitosan System for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer. J. Phys. Chem. B 120:1212-20. [url]


  • T. Sousa, R.E. Castro, S.N. Pinto, A. Coutinho, S.D. Lucas, R. Moreira, C.M.P. Rodrigues, M. Prieto, F. Fernandes. 2015. Deoxycholic acid modulates cell death signaling through changes in mitochondrial membrane properties. J. Lipid Res. 56:2158-2171 [url] [Cover page]
  • F. Fernandes, A. Coutinho, M. Prieto, L.M.S. Loura 2015. Electrostatically driven lipid-protein interaction: answers from FRET. Biochim. Biophys Acta 1848: 1837-1848[url]
  • T.P.T. Dao, F. Fernandes, M. Er-Rafik, R. Salva, M. Schmutz, A. Brûlet, M. Prieto, O. Sandre, J.F. Le Meins. 2015. Phase Separation and Nanodomain Formation in Hybrid Polymer/ Lipid Vesicles. ACS Macro Letters 4:182-186[url]
  • A. Ferreira, I. Silva, F. Fernandes, R. Pilkington, M. Callaghan, S. McClean, and L. Moreira. 2015. The tyrosine kinase BceF and the phosphotyrosine phosphatase BceD of Burkholderia contaminans are required for efficient invasion and epithelial disruption of a cystic fibrosis lung epithelial cell line. Infection and Immunity 83:812-21. [Pubmed]


  • S. Magalhães, S. Duarte, G.A. Monteiro, F. Fernandes. 2014. Quantitative evaluation of DNA dissociation from liposome carriers and DNA escape from endosomes during lipid-mediated gene delivery. Hum. Gene Ther. 25: 303-313[Pubmed]
  • M.E. Monteiro, M.J. Sarmento, F. Fernandes. 2014. Role of calcium in membrane interactions by PI(4,5)P2 binding proteins. Biochim. Soc. Trans. 42: 1441-1446. [Pubmed]
  • D. Mil-Homens, M.I. Leça, F. Fernandes, S. Pinto, A. Fialho. 2014. Characterization of BCAM0224, a multifunctional trimeric autotransporter from the human pathogen Burkholderia cenocepacia. J. Bacteriol. 196: 1968-1979. [Pubmed]
  • T. Ribeiro, S. Raja, A.S. Rodrigues, F. Fernandes, C. Baleizão and J.P.S. Farinha. 2014. "NIR and Visible Perylenediimide-Silica Nanoparticles for Laser Scanning Bioimaging". Dyes Pigments. 110: 227–234.
  • M.J. Sarmento, A. Coutinho, A. Fedorov, M. Prieto, F. Fernandes. 2014. Ca2+ induces PI(4,5)P2 clusters on lipid bilayers at physiological PI(4,5)P2 and Ca2+ concentrations. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes 1838, 3: 822-830. [pdf]
  • A.M. Melo, L.M.S. Loura, F. Fernandes, J. Villalaín, M. Prieto, A. Coutinho. 2014. Electrostatically driven lipid–lysozyme mixed fibers display a multilamellar structure without amyloid features.. Soft Matter 10, 840-850. [Pubmed]