Sandra Barata-Antunes

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Central Nervous System
  • Stem Cells
  • Secretome
  • Parkinson's Disease

Sandra Barata Antunes completed her MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Beira Interior in 2016. Her MSc work consisted in the study of the role of histamine on the modulation of hippocampal inflammation and neurogenesis in adult mice, which resulted in 2 co-authored papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. Currently, she is a phD student (PhD programme in Applied Health Sciences) at Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS, School of Medicine, University of Minho) under the supervision of António Salgado. Her current research work is focused on the development of nanosystems for the delivery of cellular secretome in the context of Parkinson’s Disease.

Scientific Highlights

2021: Bárbara Mendes-Pinheiro; Carina Soares-Cunha; Ana Marote; EduardoLoureiro-Campos; Jonas Campos; Sandra Barata-Antunes; Daniela Monteiro-Fernandes; et al. “Unilateral Intrastriatal 6-Hydroxydopamine Lesion in Mice: ACloser Look into Non-Motor Phenotype and Glial Response”. InternationalJournal of Molecular Sciences 22 21 (2021): 11530-11530. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222111530.10.3390/ijms2221115302Sandra; 2020: Barata-Antunes; Fábio G. Teixeira; Bárbara Mendes-Pinheiro; Ana V.Domingues; Helena Vilaça-Faria; Ana Marote; Deolinda Silva; Rui A. Sousa;António J. Salgado. “Impact of Aging on the 6-OHDA-Induced Rat Model ofParkinson’s Disease”. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21 10 (2020):3459-3459. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21103459.10.3390/ijms211034593; 2020: Luís A. Rocha, Deolinda Silva, Sandra Barata-Antunes, Helena Cavaleiro, Eduardo D. Gomes, Nuno A. Silva, António J. Salgado “Cell and Tissue Instructive Materials for Central NervousSystem Repair”. Advanced Functional Materials (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201909083.10.1002/adfm.2019090834 ; 2019: Cláudia Saraiva, Sandra Barata-Antunes, Tiago Santos, Elisabete Ferreiro, Ana Clara Cristóvão, Catarina Serra-Almeida, Raquel Ferreira & Liliana Bernardino. “Histamine modulates hippocampal inflammation andneurogenesis in adult mice”. Scientific Reports (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44816-w.10.1038/s41598-019-44816-w5; 2018: PhD scholarship – PD/BDE/135568/2018 – in FCT PhD program in Applied Health Sciences (PhDiHES); 2017: S Barata-Antunes, A C Cristóvão, J Pires, S M Rocha, L Bernardino. “Dual role of histamine on microglia-inducedneurodegeneration”. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Basis ofDisease (2017): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbadis.2016.12.016.10.1016/j.bbadis.2016.12.016.

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