Patrícia Pereira-Terra is a PhD student of Surgical Sciences Domain of Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), University of Minho.
Degree in Biological Engineering in the University of Minho, Department of Biological Engineering. She cquired her Mastars in Biological Engineering in 2007 in University of Minho, where she worked with patients with mithocondrial cytophaties. She then joined
Hospital de Sao Joao in Porto as a research Fellowship since March 2008 until October 2010 where she worked on a project entitled “Diabetes and the somatosensory system: effects of dysfunctions in insulin and its related peptides in painful diabetic neuropathy.”
She went to Canada as a PhD student from July 2012 until Oct 2013 to continue her project in Lung Development – Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in collaboration between Portugal and Canada. She is trying to find differences between CDH and normal patients and to find new therapeutic targets to treat and improve quality of life in these patients.
Morgado C, Pereira-Terra P, Tavares I. (2010) Neuronal hyperactivity at spinal cord and pariaqueductal grey during painful diabetic neuropathy: effects of gabapentin. Eur J Pain, 14:693-699.
Morgado C, Pereira-Terra P, Cruz C, Tavares I. (2011) Minocycline completely reverses experimental diabetic neuropathy through microglia-induced changes in the expression of the potassium chloride co-transporter 2 (KCC2) at spinal cord. Diab Obes Metab, 2011 Feb; 13:150-159.
Morgado C, Pereira-Terra P, Tavares I. (2011) Alphalipoic acid normalizes nociceptive neuronal activity at the spinal cord of diabetic rats. Diab Obes Metab, 2011 Aug:13(8):736-41.
Morgado C, Pereira-Terra P, Tavares I. (2012) Changes in serotoninergic and noradrenergic descending pain pathways during painful diabetic neuropathy: the preventive action of IGF1. Neurobiology of disease, 2012 Feb: 45(2):829.
Pereira-Terra P, Deprest JA, Kholdebarin R, Khoshgoo N, DeKoninck P, Boerema-DeMunck AA, Wang J, Zhu F, Rottier R, Iwasiow BM, Correia-Pinto J, Tibboel D, Post M, Keijzer R. Unique tracheal fluid microRNA signature predicts response to FETO in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Ann Sur (in press).