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Microbiology and Immunology

SCI papers since 2009

Publications of the "Microbiology and Immunology Lab" team members


Verdial C, Carneiro C, Machado I, Tavares L, Almeida V, Oliveira M, Gil S. 2021. Controlling bacteriological contamination of environmental surfaces at the biological isolation and containment unit of a veterinary teaching hospital. Ir Vet J. 74:18.

Geraldes, C.; Verdial, C.; Cunha, E.; Almeida, V.; Tavares, L.; Oliveira, M.; Gil, S. 2021. Evaluation of a Biocide Used in the Biological Isolation and Containment Unit of a Veterinary Teaching HospitalAntibiotics 10:639.

Ferreira M, Ogren M, Dias JNR, Silva M, Gil S, Tavares L, Aires-da-Silva F, Gaspar MM, Aguiar SI. 2021. Liposomes as Antibiotic Delivery Systems: A Promising Nanotechnological Strategy against Antimicrobial ResistanceMolecules 26:2047.

Ferreira M, Pinto S, Aires-da-Silva F, Bettencourt A, Aguiar S, Gaspar M. 2021. Liposomes as a Nanoplatform to Improve the Delivery of Antibiotics into Staphylococcus aureus BiofilmsPharmaceutics 13:321.

Ferreira M, Aguiar S, Bettencourt A, Gaspar MM. 2021. Lipid-based nanosystems for targeting bone implant-associated infections: current approaches and future endeavors. Drug Deliv Transl Res. 11:72-85.

Paulo, C., Machado, I., Carvalho, H., Gomes, J., Deodato Mota, A., Tavares, L., Almeida, V., Gil, S. 2021. A 5-year retrospective study on canine and feline patients referred to an isolation unit of infectious diseases. Veterinary Record Open, Volume 8, issue 1.

Cunha E, Valente S, Nascimento M, Pereira M, Tavares L, Dias R, Oliveira M. 2021. Influence of the dental topical application of a nisin-biogel in the oral microbiome of dogs: a pilot study. Peer J. e11626.

Alves-Barroco C, Caço J, Roma-Rodrigues C, Fernandes AR, Bexiga R, Oliveira M, Chambel L, Tenreiro R, Mato R, Sanches IS. 2021. News Insights of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. dysgalactiae isolates. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12:686413.

Fernandes M, Grilo ML, Carneiro C, Cunha E, Tavares L, Patino-Martinez J, Oliveira M. 2021. Antibiotic resistance and virulence profiles of gram-negative bacteria isolated from Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) of the Island of Maio, Cape Verde. Antibiotics. 10:771

Grilo ML, Isidoro S, Chambel L, Marques CS, Marques TA, Sousa-Santos C, Robalo JI, Oliveira M. 2021. Molecular epidemiology, virulence traits and antimicrobial resistance signatures of Aeromonas spp. in the critically endangered Iberochondrostoma lusitanicum follow geographical and seasonal patterns. Antibiotics (Basel). 10:759.

Cota JB, Carvalho AC, Dias I, Reisinho A, Bernardo F, Oliveira M. 2021. Salmonella spp. in pet reptiles in Portugal: prevalence and chlorhexidine gluconate antimicrobial efficacy. Antibiotics (Basel). 10:324.

Bernardo R, Duarte A, Tavares L, Barreto AS, Henriques AR. 2021. Listeria monocytogenes Assessment in a Ready-to-Eat Salad Shelf-Life Study Using Conventional Culture-Based Methods, Genetic Profiling, and Propidium Monoazide Quantitative PCR. Foods. 10:235.

Singh S, Thompson JA, Yilmaz B, Li H, Weis S, Sobral D, Truglio M, Aires da Silva F, Aguiar S, Carlos AR, Rebelo S, Cardoso S, Gjini E, Nuñez G, Soares MP. 2021. Loss of α-gal during primate evolution enhanced antibody-effector function and resistance to bacterial sepsis.   Cell Host Microbe. 29:347-361.e12.


Moreira da Silva, J.; Prata, S.; Sepulveda; Domingues, T.D., Tavares, L.; Almeida, V., Leal R, Gil, S. 2020. Anti-Leptospira IgG prevalence in cats and its correlation to retroviral infections, lifestyle, clinical and hematologic changes. Vet Anim Sci. 10:100144.

Alves, F., Prata, S., Nunes, T., Gomes, J., Aguiar, S., Aires da Silva, F., Tavares, L., Almeida, V., Gil, S. 2020. Canine Parvovirus: a predicting canine model for sepsis. BMC Vet Res. 16:199.

Varandas, C.; Cartaxeiro, C.; Lourenço, A.M.; Delgado, E.; Gil, S. Selected cytokine expression in dogs with alergic conjunctivitis: Correlation with disease activityRes Vet Sci. 130:33-40.

Viana MV, Profeta R, Lima A, Hurtado R, Cerqueira J, Ribeiro B, Almeida M, Morais-Rodrigues F, Soares S, Oliveira M, Tavares L, Figueiredo H, Wattam A, Barh D, Ghos, P, Silva A, Azevedo V. 2020. Taxonomic classification of strain PO100/5 shows a broader geographic distribution and genetic markers of the recently described Corynebacterium silvaticum. Plos One. 15. e0244210.

Cunha E, Janela R, Costa M, Tavares L, Veiga AS, Oliveira M. 2020. Nisin influence on the antimicrobial resistance ability of canine oral enterococci. Antibiotics (Basel). 9:890.

Cunha E, Rebelo S, Carneiro C, Tavares L, Carreira LM, Oliveira M. 2020. A polymicrobial biofilm model for testing the antimicrobial potential of a nisin-biogel for canine periodontal disease control. BMC Veterinary Research. 16:469.

Soares RS, Santos R, Cunha E, Tavares L, Trindade A, Oliveira M. 2020. Influence of storage on the antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of a nisin-biogel with potential to be applied to Diabetic Foot Infections treatment. Antibiotics (Basel). 9:781.

Grilo M, Sousa-Santos C, Robalo J, Oliveira M. 2020. The potential of Aeromonas from wildlife as antimicrobial resistance indicators in aquatic environments. Ecological Indicators. 115:106396. 

Cunha E, Freitas FB, São Braz B, Moreira da Silva J, Tavares L, Veiga AS, Oliveira M. 2020. Polyphasic validation of a nisin-biogel to control canine periodontal disease. Antibiotics (Basel). 9:E180.

Gomes D, Santos R, Soares RS, Reis S, Carvalho S, Rego P, Peleteiro MC, Tavares L, Oliveira M. 2020. Pexiganan in combination with nisin to control polymicrobial Diabetic Foot Infections. Antibiotics (Basel). 9, E128.

Pereira G, Bexiga R, Chagas e Silva J, Silva E, Ramé C, Dupont J, Guo Y, Humblot P, Lopes-da-Costa L. 2020. Adipokines as biomarkers of postpartum subclinical endometritis in dairy cows. Reproduction 160:417-430.

Silva MF, Duarte A, Pereira G, Mateus L, Lopes da Costa L, Silva E. 2020. Assessment of Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis molecular diagnosis using clinical samples of bulls. BMC Vet Res. 16:410.

Mestrinho LA, Rosa R, Ramalho P, Branco V, Iglésias L, Pissarra H, Duarte A, Niza M. 2020. A pilot study to evaluate the serum Alpha-1 acid glycoprotein response in cats suffering from in feline chronic gingivostomatitis. BMC Vet Res. 16:390.

Rosa GM, Santos N, Grøndahl-Rosado R, Fonseca FP, Tavares L, Neto I, Cartaxeiro C, and Duarte A. 2020. Unveiling Patterns of Viral Pathogen Infection in Free-Ranging Carnivores of Northern Portugal Using a Complementary Methodological Approach. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 69:101432.

Ministro JH, Oliveira SS, Oliveira JG, Cardoso M, Aires-da-Silva F, Corte-Real S, Goncalves J. 2020. Synthetic antibody discovery against native antigens by CRISPR/Cas9-library generation and endoplasmic reticulum screening.Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 104:2501-2512.  

Calado R, Duarte J, Borrego P, Marcelino JM, Bártolo I, Martin F, Figueiredo I, Almeida S, Graça L, Vítor J, Aires da Silva F, Dias I, Carrapiço B, Taveira N. 2020. A Prime-Boost Immunization Strategy with Vaccinia Virus Expressing Novel gp120 Envelope Glycoprotein from a CRF02_AG Isolate Elicits Cross-Clade Tier 2 HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibodies. Vaccines 8:171


Dias, J.N.R., Lopes, M., Vicente, G., Nunes, T., Mateus, L., Aires-da-Silva, F., Tavares, L., Gil, S. 2019. Canine multicentric lymphoma exhibits systemic and intratumoral cytokine dysregulation. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 218:109940

Bettencourt Cota J, Ferreira da Silva V, Chambel L, Veloso MG, Vieira-Pinto M, Oliveira M. 2019. Pheno and genotyping of Salmonella from slaughtered pigs in a Portuguese abattoir reveal differential persistence ability. Veterinary Microbiology. 239:108457.

Santos R, Ruza D, Cunha E, Tavares L, Oliveira M. 2019. Diabetic foot infections: application of a nisin-biogel to complement the activity of conventional antibiotics and antiseptics against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. Plos One. 14, e0220000.

Trigo da Roza F, Couto N, Carneiro C, Cunha E, Rosa T, Magalhães M, Tavares L, Novais A, Peixe L, Rossen JW, Lamas LP, Oliveira M. 2019. Commonality of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST348 isolates in horses and humans in Portugal. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:1657.

Pereira dos Santos JD, Cunha E, Nunes T, Tavares L, Oliveira M. 2019. Relation between periodontal disease and systemic diseases in dogs. Research in Veterinary Science. 125:136–140.

Serrano I, Gomes D, Ramilo D, Rebelo MT, Fonseca IP, Moreira A, Oliveira M. 2019. An overview of zoonotic disease outbreaks and its forensic management over time. Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Martins SAM, Martins VC, Cardoso FA, Germano J, Rodrigues M, Duarte C, Bexiga R, Cardoso S, Freitas PP. 2019. Biosensors for On-Farm Diagnosis of Mastitis. Frontiers in Bioengeneering and Biotechnology 7:186.

Santos MF, Pires G , Pereira MA, Marques CS, Gomes J, Correia J, Duarte A, Gomes L, Rodrigues AV, Basso A, Reisinho A, Meireles J, Santos-Mateus D, Brito MTV, Tavares L, Santos-Gomes GM, Pereira da Fonseca I.2019. Meglumine Antimoniate and Miltefosine Combined with Allopurinol Sustain Pro-Inflammatory Immune Environments During Canine Leishmaniosis Treatment. Front Vet Sci. 18:362.

Bento M C, Canha R, Eira C, Vingada J, Nicolau L, Ferreira M, Domingo M, Tavares L, Duarte A. 2019. Herpesvirus infection in marine mammals: A retrospective molecular survey of stranded cetaceans in the Portuguese coastline. Infect Genet Evol. 67:222-233. 


Cunha E, Trovão T, Pinheiro A, Nunes T, Santos R, Moreira da Silva J, São Braz B, Tavares L, Veiga AS, Oliveira M. 2018. Potential of two delivery systems for nisin topical application to dental plaque biofilms in dogs. BMC Veterinary Research 14, 375.

Vila Nova B, Cunha E, Sepúlveda N, Oliveira M, São Braz B, Tavares L, Almeida V, Gil S. 2018. Evaluation of the humoral imune response induced by vaccination for canine distemper and parvovirus: a pilot study. BMC Veterinary Research 14,348.

Melo P, Lança A, Mané BA, Regalla A, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Tavares L, Bernardo F, Oliveira M. 2018. Tinea corporis by Microsporum audouinii in a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) from Guinea-Bissau: a case report. Journal of Medical Primatology 00:1–4.

Dias J.N.R., André A.S., Aguiar S.I., Ministro J., Oliveira J., Peleteiro M.C., Rutgen B., Gano L., Correia J. D. G., Oliveira S.S., Gonçalves, J., Gil S., Tavares L., Aires-da-Silva F. 2018. Establishment of a bioluminescent canine B-cell lymphoma xenograft model for monitoring tumor progression and treatment response in preclinical studies. Plos One 13, e0208147.

Aguiar, S., Dias, J., Manuel, A.M., Russo, R., Gois, P.M.P., da Silva, F.A., Goncalves, J., 2018. Chimeric Small Antibody Fragments as Strategy to Deliver Therapeutic Payloads, Adv. Prot. Chem. Struct. Biol. 112, 143-182.


Belo, L., Serrano, I., Cunha, E., Carneiro, C., Tavares, L., Miguel Carreira, L., Oliveira, M., 2018b. Skin asepsis protocols as a preventive measure of surgical site infections in dogs: chlorhexidine-alcohol versus povidone-iodine. BMC Vet Res 14, 95.


Costa, M., Alves, S.P., Cappucci, A., Cook, S.R., Duarte, A., Caldeira, R.M., McAllister, T.A., Bessa, R.J.B., 2018. Effects of Condensed and Hydrolyzable Tannins on Rumen Metabolism with Emphasis on the Biohydrogenation of Unsaturated Fatty Acids. J Agr Food Chem 66, 3367-3377. 


Dias, J.N.R., Aguiar, S.I., Pereira, D.M., André, A.S., Gano, L., Correia, J.D.G., Carrapiço, B., Rütgen, B., Malhó, R., Peleteiro, C., Goncalves, J., Rodrigues, C.M.P., Gil, S., Tavares, L., Aires-da-Silva, F. 2018. The histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat is a potent antitumor agent in canine diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Oncotarget 9:28586-28598.


Goncalves, J., Santos, M., Acurcio, R., Iria, I., Gouveia, L., Matos Brito, P., Catarina Cunha-Santos, A., Barbas, A., Galvao, J., Barbosa, I., Aires da Silva, F., Alcobia, A., Cavaco, M., Cardoso, M., Delgado Alves, J., Carey, J.J., Doerner, T., Eurico Fonseca, J., Palmela, C., Torres, J., Lima Vieira, C., Trabuco, D., Fiorino, G., Strik, A., Yavzori, M., Rosa, I., Correia, L., Magro, F., D'Haens, G., Ben-Horin, S., Lakatos, P.L., Danese, S., 2018. Antigenic response to CT-P13 and infliximab originator in inflammatory bowel disease patients shows similar epitope recognition. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 48, 507-522.


Matias, C., Serrano, I., Van-Harten, S., Mottola, C., Mendes, J.J., Tavares, L., Oliveira, M., 2018. Polymicrobial interactions influence the agr copy number in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from diabetic foot ulcers. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek111, 2225–2232.


Seixas, R., Nunes, T., Machado, J., Tavares, L., Owen, S.P., Bernardo, F., Oliveira, M., 2018. Demographic characterization and spatial cluster analysis of human Salmonella 1,4, 5 , 12: i:- infections in Portugal: A 10 year study. J. Infect. Public Health 11, 178-182.


Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Pedroso, N.M., Freire, D., Nunes, T., Tavares, L., Verdade, L.M., Oliveira, M., 2018. Otter fecal enterococci as general indicators of antimicrobial resistance dissemination in aquatic environments. Ecol. Indic. 85, 1113-1120.


Oliveira, M., Freire, D., Pedroso, N.M., 2018. Escherichia coli is not a suitable fecal indicator to assess water fecal contamination by otters. Braz. J. Biol. 78, 155-159.


Santos, R., Grilo, M., Araujo, M., Monteiro, J.L., Oliveira, M., 2018. Asymptomatic carriage of antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive cocci among different background populations in East Timor, Southeast Asia. Acta Microbiol. Immunol. Hungarica, 1-13.


Touret, T., Oliveira, M., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., 2018. Putative probiotic lactic acid bacteria isolated from sauerkraut fermentations. Plos One 13, e0203501.



Cantante, C., Lourenco, S., Morais, M., Leandro, J., Gano, L., Silva, N., Leandro, P., Serrano, M., Henriques, A.O., Andre, A., Cunha-Santos, C., Fontes, C., Correia, J.D.G., Aires-Da-Silva, F., Goncalves, J., 2017. Albumin-binding domain from Streptococcus zooepidemicus protein Zag as a novel strategy to improve the half-life of therapeutic proteins. J Biotechnol 253, 23-33.

Duarte, C.M., Carneiro, C., Cardoso, S., Freitas, P.P., Bexiga, R., 2017. Semi-quantitative method for Staphylococci magnetic detection in raw milk. J Dairy Res 84, 80-88.

Gouveia, Z., Carlos, A.R., Yuan, X.J., Aires-da-Silva, F., Stocker, R., Maghzal, G.J., Leal, S.S., Gomes, C.M., Todorovic, S., Iranzo, O., Ramos, S., Santos, A.C., Hamza, I., Goncalves, J., Soares, M.P., 2017. Characterization of plasma labile heme in hemolytic conditions. FEBS J 284, 3278-3301.

Felix, N.M., Leal, R.O., Goy-Thollot, I., Walton, R.S., Gil, S.A., Mateus, L.M., Matos, A.S., Niza, M.M.R.E., 2017. Effects of buprenorphine in the adrenal, thyroid, and cytokine intra-operative responses in a rat model (Rattus norvegicus): a preliminary study. Iranian J. Basic Med. Sci. 20:368-379.

Ferro, A.M., Ramos, P., Guerreiro, O., Jeronimo, E., Pires, I., Capel, C., Capel, J., Lozano, R., Duarte, M.F., Oliveira, M.M., Goncalves, S., 2017. Impact of novel SNPs identified in Cynara cardunculus genes on functionality of proteins regulating phenylpropanoid pathway and their association with biological activities. BMC Genomics 18, 183.

Leao, C., Botelho, A., Martins, E., Aguiar, C., Rebelo, I., Nunes, T., Bexiga, R., 2017. Presence of Mycobacterium avium subs. paratuberculosis DNA in milk used to feed calves in Portugal. J Dairy Res 84, 124-127.

Lempereur, L., Beck, R., Fonseca, I., Marques, C., Duarte, A., Santos, M., Zuquete, S., Gomes, J., Walder, G., Domingos, A., Antunes, S., Baneth, G., Silaghi, C., Holman, P., Zintl, A., 2017. Guidelines for the detection of babesia and theileria parasites. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. 17, 51-65.

Oliveira, M., Serrano, I., Santos, J.P., Bilocq, F., Pereira, N., Loureiro, N.D., Tavares, L., Pirnay, J.P., De Vos, D., 2017. Pseudomonads from wild free-living sea turtles in Principe Island, Gulf of Guinea. Ecol. Indic. 81, 260-264.

Portillo, A., de Sousa, R., Santibanez, S., Duarte, A., Edouard, S., Fonseca, I.P., Marques, C., Novakova, M., Palomar, A.M., Santos, M., Silaghi, C., Tomassone, L., Zuquete, S., Oteo, J.A., 2017. Guidelines for the detection of Rickettsia spp. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. 17, 23-32.

Neves, V., Aires-Da-Silva, F., Morais, M., Gano, L., Ribeiro, E., Pinto, A., Aguiar, S., Gaspar, D., Fernandes, C., Correia, J.D.G., Castanho, M.A.R.B., 2017. Novel peptides derived from Dengue virus capsid protein translocate reversibly the blood-brain barrier through a receptor-free mechanism. ACS Chemical Biology 12, 1257-1268.

Santos, F.A.A., Carvalho, C., Nuno, O., Correia, J.J., Henriques, M., Peleteiro, M.C., Fevereiro, M., Duarte, M.D., 2017. Detection of rabbit Haemorrhagic disease virus 2 during the wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) eradication from the Berlengas archipelago, Portugal. BMC Vet Res 13, 336.

Serrano, I., Oliveira, M., Santos, J.P., Bilocq, F., Leitao, A., Tavares, L., Pirnay, J.P., De Vos, D., 2017. Antimicrobial resistance and genomic rep-PCR fingerprints of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from animals on the background of the global population structure. BMC Vet Res 13, 58.



Almeida, A., Alves-Barroco, C., Sauvage, E., Bexiga, R., Albuquerque, P., Tavares, F., Santos-Sanches, I., Glaser, P., 2016. Persistence of a dominant bovine lineage of group B Streptococcus reveals genomic signatures of host adaptation. Environ Microbiol 18, 4216-4229.

Basso, M.A., Marques, C., Santos, M., Duarte, A., Pissarra, H., Carreira, L.M., Gomes, L., Valerio-Bolas, A., Tavares, L., Santos-Gomes, G., Pereira da Fonseca, I., 2016. Successful treatment of feline leishmaniosis using a combination of allopurinol and N-methyl-glucamine antimoniate. JFMS open reports 2, 1-7.

Bento, M.C.R.D., Eira, C.I.C.S., Vingada, J.V., Marcalo, A.L., Ferreira, M.C.T., Fernandez, A.L., Tavares, L.M.M., Duarte, A.I.S.P., 2016. New insight into dolphin morbillivirus phylogeny and epidemiology in the northeast Atlantic: opportunistic study in cetaceans stranded along the Portuguese and Galician coasts. BMC Vet Res 12, 176.

Couto, N., Belas, A., Oliveira, M., Almeida, P., Clemente, C., Pomba, C. 2016. Comparative RNA-seq-based transcriptome analysis of the virulence characteristics of methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius strains isolated from small animals. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 60:962-967.

Cunha-Santos, C., Figueira, T.N., Borrego, P., Oliveira, S.S., Rocha, C., Couto, A., Cantante, C., Santos-Costa, Q., Azevedo-Pereira, J.M., Fontes, C.M.G.A., Taveira, N., Aires-Da-Silva, F., Castanho, M., Veiga, A.S., Goncalves, J., 2016. Development of synthetic light-chain antibodies as novel and potent HIV fusion inhibitors. AIDS 30, 1691-1701.

Duarte, C., Costa, T., Carneiro, C., Soares, R., Jitariu, A., Cardoso, S., Piedade, M., Bexiga, R., Freitas, P., 2016. Semi-quantitative method for Streptococci magnetic detection in raw milk. Biosensors-Basel 6, 19.

Felix, N.M., Goy-Thollot, I., Walton, R.S., Gil, S.A., Mateus, L.M., Matos, A.S., Niza, M., 2016. Effects of etomidate in the adrenal and cytokine responses to hemorrhagic shock in rats. Eur. J. Inflamm. 14, 147-161.

Leal, R., Gil, S., 2016. The use of recombinant feline interferon omega therapy as an immune-modulator in cats naturally infected with feline immunodeficiency virus: New perspectives. Vet. Sci. 3, 32.

Henriques, A.M., Fagulha, T., Duarte, M., Ramos, F., Barros, S.C., Luis, T., Bernardino, R., Fernandes, T.L., Lapao, N., da Silva, J.F., Fevereiro, M., 2016. Avian poxvirus infection in a flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) of the Lisbon zoo. J Zoo Wildlife Med 47, 161-174.

Mottola, C., Mendes, J.J., Cristino, J.M., Cavaco-Silva, P., Tavares, L., Oliveira, M. 2016. Polymicrobial biofilms by diabetic foot clinical isolates. Folia Microbiol. 61:35-43. 

Mottola, C., Matias, C.S., Mendes, J.J., Melo-Cristino, J., Tavares, L., Cavaco-Silva, P., Oliveira, M., 2016. Susceptibility patterns of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in diabetic foot infections. BMC Microbiology 16, 119.

Mottola, C., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Mendes, J.J., Melo-Cristino, J., Tavares, L., Cavaco-Silva, P., Oliveira, M., 2016. Molecular typing, virulence traits and antimicrobial resistance of diabetic foot staphylococci. J. Biomed. Sci. 23, 33.

Neves, V., Aires-da-Silva, F., Corte-Real, S., Castanho, M.A.R.B. 2016. Antibody approaches to treat brain diseases. Trends Biotechnol. 34:36-48.

Oliveira, M., Tavares, M., Gomes, D., Touret, T., São Braz, B., Tavares, L., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., 2016. Virulence traits and antibiotic resistance among enterococci isolated from dogs with periodontal disease. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 46, 27-31.

Santos, R., Gomes, D., Macedo, H., Barros, D., Tiberio, C., Veiga, A.S., Tavares, L., Castanho, M., Oliveira, M., 2016. Guar gum as a new antimicrobial peptide delivery system against diabetic foot ulcers Staphylococcus aureus isolates. J Med Microbiol 65, 1092-1099.

Seixas, R., Santos, T.R., Machado, J., Tavares, L., Bernardo, F., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Oliveira, M., 2016. Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Salmonella 1,4, 5 ,12:i:- R-type ASSuT isolates from humans, animals, and environment in Portugal, 2006-2011. Foodborne Pathogens Dis. 13, 633-641.

Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Tavares, M., Sao Braz, B., Tavares, L., Oliveira, M. 2016. Enterococcal infective endocarditis following periodontal disease in dogs. Plos One 11:e0146860

Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Mottola, C., Alves-Barroco, C., Cavaco-Silva, P., Tavares, L., Oliveira, M., 2016. Characterization of multidrug-resistant diabetic foot ulcer enterococci. Enferm. Infec. Microbiol. Clin. 34, 114-116.



Seixas, R., Varanda, D., Bexiga, R., Tavares, L, Oliveira, M. 2015. Biofilm-formation by Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from subclinical mastitis in conditions mimicking the udder environment. Pol. J. Vet. Sci. 18:787-792

Duarte, C.M., Fernandes, A.C., Cardoso, F.A., Bexiga, R., Cardoso, S.F., Freitas, P.J.P. 2015. Magnetic counter for group B Streptococci detection in milk. IEEE Trans. Magn. 51:5100304 

Duarte, C.M., Freitas, P.P., Bexiga, R. 2015. Technological advances in bovine mastitis diagnosis: an overview. J. Vet. Diagn. Invest. 27:665-672.

Duarte, A., Marques, V., Duarte Correia, J.H., Neto, I., São Bráz, B., Rodrigues, C., Martins, T., Rosado, R., Ferreira, J.P., Santos-Reis, M., Tavares, L. 2015. Molecular detection of haemotropic Mycoplasma species in urban and rural cats from Portugal. J. Feline Med. Surg. 17:516-522.

Leal, R.O., Gil, S., Duarte, A., McGahie, D., Sepúlveda, N., Niza, M.M.R.E., Tavares, L. 2015. Evaluation of viremia, proviral load and cytokine profile in naturally feline immunodeficiency virus infected cats treated with two different protocols of recombinant feline interferon omega. Res. Vet. Sci. 99:87-95. 

Cota, J.B., Peleteiro, M.C., Petti, L., Tavares, L., Duarte, A., 2015. Detection and quantification of bovine papillomavirus type 2 in urinary bladders and lymph nodes in cases of Bovine Enzootic Hematuria from the endemic region of Azores. Vet. Microbiol. 178:138-143.

Pinto A, Simoes R, Oliveira M, Vaz-Pires P, Brandao R, da Costa P M, 2015. Multidrug resistance in wild bird populations: Importance of the food chain. J. Zoo Wildlife Med. 46:723-731.


Oliveira, M., Dias, F.R., Pomba, C. 2014. Biofilm and fluoroquinolone of canine Escherichia coli uropathogenic isolates. BMC Res. Notes 7:499 

Bexiga, R., Rato, M.G., Lemsaddek, A., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Carneiro, C., Pereira, H., Mellor, D.J., Ellis, K.A., Vilela, C.L. 2014. Dynamics of bovine intramammary infections due to coagulase-negative stahylococci on four farms. J. Dairy Res. 81: 208-214. 

Castanheira, P., Duarte, A., Gil, S., Cartaxeiro, C., Malta, M., Vieira, S., Tavares, L. 2014. Molecular and serological surveillance of canine enteric viruses in stray dogs from Vila do Maio, Cape Verde. BMC Vet. Res. 10: 91. 

Gil, S., Leal, R.O., McGahie, D., Sepúlveda, N., Duarte, A., Niza, M.M.R.E., Tavares, L. 2014. Oral Recombinant Feline Interferon-Omega as an alternative immune modulation therapy in FIV positive cats: Clinical and laboratory evaluation. Res. Vet. Sci. 96: 79–85. 

Leal, R.O., Gil, S., Sepúlveda, N., McGahie, D., Duarte, A., Niza, M., Tavares, L. 2014. Monitoring acute phase proteins in retrovirus infected cats undergoing feline interferon-ω therapy. J. Small Anim. Pract. 55: 39-45. 

Mendes, J.J., Leandro, C., Mottola, C., Barbosa, R., Silva, F. A., Oliveira, M., Vilela, C.L., Melo-Cristino, J., Górski, A., Pimentel, M., São-José, C., Cavaco-Silva, P., Garcia, M. 2014. In vitro design of a novel lytic bacteriophage cocktail with therapeutic potential against organisms causing diabetic foot infections. J. Med. Microbiol. 63: 1055-1065. 

Morais, M., Cantante, C., Gano, L., Santos, I., Lourenço, S., Santos, C., Fontes, C., Aires da Silva, F., Gonçalves, J., Correia, J.D. 2014. Biodistribution of a (67)Ga-labeled anti-TNF VHH single-domain antibody containing a bacterial albumin-binding domain (Zag). Nucl. Med. Biol. 41: e44-8. 

Seixas, R., Gabriel, M., Machado. J., Tavares, L., Bernardo, F., Oliveira, M. 2014. Effect of simulated gastrointestinal conditions on biofilm formation by Salmonella 1,4,[5],12:i:-. TheScientificWorldJournal 2014: 153956, 

Seixas, R., Machado, J., Bernardo, F., Vilela, C.L., Oliveira, M. 2014. Biofilm formation by Salmonella enterica serovar 1,4,[5],12:i:- Portuguese isolates: a phenotypic, genotypic and socio-geographic analysis. Curr. Microbiol. 68: 670-677. 

Seixas, R., Pissarra, H., Santos, J., Bernardino, R., Fernandes, T., Correia, J., Vilela, C.L., Oliveira, M. 2014. Severe fibrinonecrotic enteritis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a captive monitor lizard (Varanus niloticus). J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 45: 410-412. 

Seixas, R., Santos, J.P., Bexiga, R., Vilela, C.L., Oliveira, M. 2014. Antimicrobial resistance and virulence characterization of methicilin-resistant staphylococci isolates from bovine mastitis in Portugal. J. Dairy Sci. 97: 340-344. 

Canejo-Teixeira, R., Oliveira, M., Pissarra, H., Niza, M.M.R.E., Vilela, C.L., 2014. A mixed population of Helicobacter pylori, Helicobacter bizzozeronii and "Helicobacter heilmannii" in the gastric mucosa of a domestic cat. Irish Vet. J. 67:25

Elias, M.A., Duarte, A., Nunes, T., Lourenco, A.M., Braz, B.S., Vicente, G., Henriques, J., Tavares, L., 2014. Influence of chemotherapy for lymphoma in canine parvovirus DNA distribution and specific humoral immunity. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infectious Dis. 37:313-320.

Fernandes, A.C., Duarte, C.M., Cardoso, F.A., Bexiga, R., Cardoso, S., Freitas, P.P., 2014. Lab-on-chip cytometry based on magnetoresistive sensors for bacteria detection in milk. Sensors 14:15496-15524. 

Oliveira, M., Barroco, C., Mottola, C., Santos, R., Lemsaddek, A., Tavares, L., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., 2014. First report of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis from caseous lymphadenitis lesions in Black Alentejano pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). BMC Vet. Res. 10:218

Rebordao, M.R., Carneiro, C., Alexandre-Pires, G., Brit, P., Pereira, C., Nunes, T., Galvao, A., Leitao, A., Vilela, C., Ferreira-Dias, G., 2014. Neutrophil extracellular traps formation by bacteria causing endometritis in the mare. J. Reprod. Immunol. 106:41-49. 

Rijo, P., Duarte, A., Francisco, A.P., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Simoes, M.F., 2014. In vitro antimicrobial activity of royleanone derivatives against gram-positive bacterial pathogens. Phytother. Res. 28:76-81. 



Gil, S., Leal, R.O., Duarte, A., McGahie, D., Sepúlveda, N., Siborro, I., Cravo, J., Cartaxeiro, C., Tavares, L.M. 2013. Relevance of feline interferon omega for clinical improvement and reduction of concurrent viral excretion in retrovirus infected cats from a rescue shelter. Res. Vet. Sci. 94: 753–763. 

Helhazar, M., Leitão, J., Duarte, A., Tavares, L., Pereira da Fonseca, I. 2013. Natural infection of synathropic rodent species Mus musculus and Rattus rattus by Leishmania infantum in 2 Sesimbra and Sintra – Portugal. Parasit. Vectors 6: 88 

Leal, R., Gil, S., McGahie, D., Villa-Brito, T., Niza, M.M.R.E., Tavares, L. 2013. The use of oral recombinant feline interferon omega in two cats with type II diabetes mellitus and concurrent feline chronic gingivostomatitis Complex. Irish Vet. J. 66: 19. 

Oliveira, M., Moreira, A.R., Melo-Franco, B., Moreira, B., Cunha, E., Cabral Neto, G., Féré, S., Pissarra, H., Peleteiro, M.C., Sales-Luís, J.P. 2013. Surgical resolution of preputial sarcoid in a donkey. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 33: 809-812. 

Rato, M.G., Bexiga, R., Florindo, C., Cavaco, L.M., Vilela, C.L., Santos-Sanches, I. 2013. Antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology of streptococci from bovine mastitis. Vet. Microbiol. 161: 286-294. 



Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Nóbrega, C.S., Ribeiro, T., Pedroso, N.M., Sales-Luís, T., Rosalino, M., Lemsaddek, A., Tenreiro, R., Tavares, L., Vilela, C.L., Oliveira, M. 2013. Virulence traits and antibiotic resistance among enterococci isolated from Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in Portugal. Vet. Microbiol. 163: 378-382. 

da Silva, F.A., Li, M., Rato, S., Maia, S., Malhó, R., Warren, K., Harrich, D., Craigie, R., Barbas, C. 3rd., Goncalves, J. 2012. Recombinant rabbit single-chain antibodies bind to the catalytic and C-terminal domains of HIV-1 integrase protein and strongly inhibit HIV-1 replication. Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 59:353-366. 

Côrte-Real, J., Duarte, N., Tavares, L., Penha-Gonçalves, C. 2012. Innate stimulation of B1a cells enhances the autoreactive IgM repertoire in the NOD mouse: implications for type 1 diabetes. Diabetologia 55: 1761-1772. 

Duarte, A., Faísca, P., Loureiro, N.S., Rosado, R., Gil, S., Pereira, N., Tavares, L. 2012. First histological and virological report of Fibropapilloma associated with Herpesvirus in Chelonia mydas at Príncipe Island, West Africa. Arch. Virol. 157: 1155-1159. 

Duarte, A., Fernandes, M., Santos, N., Tavares, L. 2012. Virological Survey in free-ranging wildcats (Felis silvestris) and feral domestic cats in Portugal. Vet. Microbiol. 158: 400-404. 

Oliveira, M., Vieira-Pinto, M., Martins da Costa, P., Vilela, C.L., Martins, C., Bernardo, F. 2012. Occurrence of Salmonella spp. in samples from pigs slaughtered for consumption: A comparison between ISO 6579:2002 and 23S rRNA Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization method. Food Res. Int. 45:984-988. 

Oliveira, S.S., Aires da Silva, F., Lourenco, S., Freitas-Vieira, A., Cunha Santos, A.C., Goncalves, J. 2012. Assessing combinatorial strategies to multimerize libraries of single-domain antibodies. Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 59: 193–204. 

Patricio, A.R., Herbst, L.H., Duarte, A., Velez-Zuazo, X., Santos Loureiro, N., Pereira, N., Tavares, L., Toranzos, G.A. 2012. Global phylogeography and evolution of the chelonid fibropapilloma-associated Herpesvirus. J. Gen. Virol. 93: 1035-1045. 



Bexiga, R., Ellis, K.A., Vilela, C.L., Mellor, D.J. 2011. Deterministic model to evaluate the impact of lactational treatment of subclinical mastitis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci. J. Dairy Res. 78: 318-325. 

Bexiga, R., Koskinen, M.T., Holopainen, J., Carneiro, C., Pereira, H., Ellis, K.A., Vilela, C.L. 2011. Diagnosis of intramammary infection in samples yielding negative culture results or minor pathogens in conventional bacterial culturing. J. Dairy Res. 78: 49-55. 

Bexiga, R., Pereira, H., Pereira, O., Leitão, A., Carneiro, C., Ellis, K.A., Vilela, C.L. 2011. Observed reduction in recovery of Corynebacterium spp. from bovine milk samples by use of a teat cannula. J. Dairy Res. 78: 9-14. 

Ellis, K.A., Jackson, A., Bexiga, R., Matthews, J., McGoldrick, J., Gilleard, J., Forbes, A.B. 2011. Use of diagnostic markers to monitor fasciolosis and gastrointestinal nematodes on an organic dairy farm. Vet. Rec. 169: 524. 

da Costa, P.M., Oliveira, M., Ramos, B., Bernardo, F. 2011. The impact of antimicrobial use in broiler chickens on growth performance and on the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli. Livestock Sci. 136: 262-269. 

Oliveira, M., Bexiga, R., Nunes, S.F., Vilela, C.L. 2011. Invasive potential of biofilm-forming Staphylococci bovine subclinical mastitis isolates. J. Vet. Sci. 12: 95-97. 

Rato, M.G., Nerlich, A., Bergmann, R., Bexiga, R., Nunes, S.F., Vilela, C.L., Santos-Sanches, I., Chhatwal, G.S. 2011. Virulence gene pool detected in bovine group C Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. dysgalactiae isolates by use of a group A S. pyogenes virulence microarray. J. Clin. Microbiol. 49: 2470-2479. 

Ribeiro, T., Oliveira, M., Fraqueza, M.J., Lauková, A., Elias, M., Tenreiro, R., Barreto, A.S., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T. 2011. Antibiotic resistance and virulence factors among enterococci isolated from chouriço, a traditional Portuguese dry fermented sausage. J. Food Prot. 74: 465-469. 



Duarte, A., Castro, I., Pereira da Fonseca, I.M., Almeida, V., Madeira de Carvalho, L.M., Meireles, J., Fazendeiro, M.I., Tavares, L., Vaz, Y. 2010. Survey of infectious and parasitic diseases in stray cats at the Lisbon metropolitan area, Portugal. J. Feline Med. Surg. 12: 441-446. 

Oliveira, M., Monteiro, J.L., Rana, S., Vilela, C.L. 2010. Antimicrobial resistance profile of gram positive bacteria isolated from skin of healthy timorese river buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 42: 833-839. 

Oliveira, M., Pedroso, N.M., Sales-Luís, T., Santos-Reis, M., Tavares, L., Vilela, C.L. 2010. Antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella isolated from Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758) in Portugal. J. Wildl. Dis. 46: 1257-1261.

Oliveira, M., Santos, V., Fernandes, A., Bernardo, F., Vilela, C.L. 2010. Antimicrobial resistance and in vitro biofilm-forming ability of enterococci from intensive and extensive farming broilers. Poultry Sci. 89: 1065-1069. 

Rato, M.G., Bexiga, R., Nunes, S.F., Vilela, C.L., Santos-Sanches, I. 2010. Human group A Streptococci virulence genes in bovine group C Streptococci. Emerg. Infec. Dis. 16: 116-119.



Côrte-Real, J., Duarte, N., Tavares, L., Penha-Gonçalves, C. 2009. Autoimmunity triggers in the NOD mouse: a role for natural auto-antibody reactivities in type 1 diabetes. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1173: 442-448. 

Duarte, A., Veiga, I., Tavares, L. 2009. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic analysis of feline Coronavirus sequences from Portugal. Vet. Microbiol. 138: 163-168. 

Koskinen, M.T., Holopainen, J., Pyörälä, S., Bredbacka, P., Pitkälä, A., Barkema, H.W., Bexiga, R., Roberson, J., Picccinini, R., Kelton, D., Lehmusto, H., Niskala, S., Salmikivi, L. 2009. Analytical specificity and sensitivity of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for identification of bovine mastitis pathogens. J. Dairy Sci. 92: 952-959. 

Mellanby, R.J., Henry, J.P., Cash, R., Ricketts, S.W., Bexiga, R., Truyers, I., Mellor, D.J. 2009. Serum cardiac troponin I concentrations in cattle with cardiac and non-cardiac disorders. J. Vet. Internal Med. 23: 926-930. 

Philbey, A.W., Mateus, A., Bexiga, R., Barrett, D.C., Haining, H.A., McCandlish, I.A., Thomson, H. 2009. Renal dysplasia and nephrosclerosis in calves. Vet. Rec. 165: 626-630.

Santos, N., Almendra, C., Tavares, L. 2009. Serological survey for canine distemper virus and parvoviruses in free-ranging carnivores from Portugal. J. Wildl. Dis. 45: 221-226.


Book Chapters (2009-2014)

Rosalino, L.M., Sales-Luis, T., Pinto Basto, M., Pedroso, N.M., Tavares, L., Vilela, C.L., Oliveira, M. 2013. Microbial diversity in faecal microflora of badgers (Meles meles Linnaeus, 1758) in Portugal. In: Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation – Volume 2. Ed V. K. Gupta and Anil K. Verma. Daya Publishing House. pp. 1-17. ISBN: 9788170357520

Oliveira, M., Vilela, C.L., Bernardo, F., Vieira-Pinto, M. 2012. Salmonella sp. detection in samples from slaughtered pigs: a comparative study of three methods. In: Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 3. NovaScience Publishers. pp. 83-98. ISBN: 978-1-62100-338-0

Vieira-Pinto, M., Bernardo, F., Vilela, C., Themudo, P., Oliveira, M. 2012. Salmonella sp. in pork production chain. In: Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 3. NovaScience Publishers. pp. 1-30. ISBN: 978-1-62100-338-0

Vieira-Pinto, M., Themudo, P., Dominguez, L., Fernandez-Garayzabal, J.F., Vela, A.I., Bernardo, F., Vilela, C.L., Oliveira, M. 2012. Virulence characterization of portuguese isolates of Salmonella Typhimurium 1,4,[5],12:i:-, the new pandemic strain. In: Salmonella - Distribution, Adaptation, Control Measures and Molecular Technologies. InTech - Open Access Publisher.pp. 291-312. ISBN 978-953-51-0661-6

Corte-Real, S., Aires da Silva, F., Gonçalves, J. 2011. Development of Antibody Fragments for Therapeutic Applications. Peptide Drug Discovery and Development: Translational Research in Academia and Industry. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA. Pp. 337-354.

Oliveira, M., Sales-Luís, T., Semedo-Lemsaddek, T., Ribeiro, T., Pedroso, N.M., Santos-Reis, M., Tavares, L., Vilela, C.L. 2011. Antimicrobial resistant Aeromonas isolated from Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758) in Portugal. In: Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Ed V. K. Gupta and Anil K. Verma. Daya Publishing House. Pp. 123-143. ISBN: 978-8170357520

Oliveira, M., Santos, V., Fernandes, A., Nunes, S.F., Bernardo, F., Vilela, C.L. 2011. Pitfalls of antimicrobial susceptibility testing of enterococci isolated from farming boilers by the disk diffusion method. In: Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Pp 415-418. ISBN: 978-84-614-6194-3

Oliveira, M., Santos, S., Leitão, A., De Vos, D., Pirnay, J.-P., Vilela, C.L. 2010. Antimicrobial resistance and in vitro biofilm-forming ability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from veterinary origin. In: Biofilms: Formation, Development and Properties. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 621-632. ISBN: 978-1-61728-812-8

Oliveira, M., Pedroso, N., Sales-Luís, T., Santos-Reis, M., Tavares, L., Vilela, C.L. 2009. Evidence of antimicrobial resistance in Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758) fecal bacteria in Portugal. In: Wildlife: Destruction, Conservation and Biodiversity. Ed J. D. Harris and P. L. Brown. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 201-221. ISBN: 978-1-60692-974-2.