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Name: Sónia Guerra Gomes

Office: I2.01

School Phone: +351 604 956

Email: id5942@alunos.uminho.pt




Keywords: astrocytes neuron-glia interactions stress-induced pathologies


Sónia Gomes graduated in Biology by the University of Aveiro in 2011, following a Master degree in Biochemistry by the University of Porto in 2013. Of her scientific activity resulted 7 oral communications and 7 communications in panel authored / co-authored since 2010.

Sónia Gomes is currently a PhD Student at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), University of Minho. Her work project aims at disclosing the influence of neuron-astrocyte interactions in the progression of stress-induced pathologies in a mouse model of astrocytic dysfunction.

Noronha-Matos, J.B., J. Coimbra, E.S.A. Sa, R. Rocha, J. Marinhas, R. Freitas, S. Guerra-Gomes, F. Ferreirinha, M.A. Costa, and P. Correia-de-Sá, P2X7-induced zeiosis promotes osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of postmenopausal bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. FASEB J, 2014. pii: fj.14-257923. 

Oliveira, L, Costa, A.C, Guerra-Gomes, S, Correia, A, Ferreirinha, F, Magalhães-Cardoso, M.T., Vilanova, M, Correia-de-Sá, P. Deficits in endogenous adenosine formation by ecto-5’-nucleotidase/CD73 impairs neuromuscular transmission and immune competence in Experimental Autoimmune Myasthenia gravis. Mediators of Inflammation, 2014, in press.

Oral communications:

IJUP’13 - 6º Encontro de Investigação Jovem da UP, Porto, 13 a 15 de fevereiro de 2013 com o título: “Prevailing tonus of inhibitory A1 receptors over facilitatory A2A adenosine receptors on Experimental Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis (EAMG)”. Guerra-Gomes S., Costa C., Leite J., Ferreirinha M.F., Correia A., Vilanova M., Correia-de-Sá P. & Oliveira L.

Selected Publications

Oliveira J, Sardinha VM, Guerra-Gomes S, Araque A, Sousa N. Do stars govern our actions? Astrocyte involvement in rodents’ behavior. Trends Neurosci, 38(9):535-549 (2015).

Tavares G, Martins M, Correia JS, Sardinha VM, Guerra-Gomes S, Neves SP das, Marques F, Sousa N, Oliveira JF. Employing an open-source tool to assess astrocyte tridimensional structure. Brain Struct Funct, 222(4):1989-1999 (2017)

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