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Research interests

My expertise is in Physiology and Pharmacology. My research focus on understanding the physiology of the autonomic nervous system, more specifically the carotid body. We apply our findings in pathological states to the identification of molecular targets for therapy. Specific projects include: the role of carotid body in the genesis of metabolic diseases; adenosine and hypoxic sensing in the carotid body; adenosine and peripheral insulin resistance; carotid body and ageing; sympathetic nervous system activity and dysmetabolism. I have over 15 years of experience in animal manipulation, animal surgery, electrophysiological recordings, cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic evaluation and biomarkers quantification. As a PI, I have developed a new line of research on the carotid body and dysmetabolism.


Education/Academic qualification

Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Doctorate, NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (NMS|FCM)

Biotechnology: biomedical applications, Doctorate, University of Valladolid

Physiology, Master, University of Valladolid

Biochemistry, Bachelor, Universidade de Lisboa

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Research Output at NOVA 2002 2019

Bromocriptine decreases hepatic steatosis by modulation of the dopamine signaling in liver

Barra, C., Costa, A., Tavares, G., Marques, D., Rodrigues, T., Sacramento, J., Melo, B., Seica, R., Vilares-Conde, S. & Matafome, P., Apr 2019, In : European Journal Of Clinical Investigation. 49, p. 212-213

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Carotid Body
Adenosine Triphosphate
Carotid Sinus
Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter 1

Decoding Neural Metabolic Markers From the Carotid Sinus Nerve in a Type 2 Diabetes Model

Cracchiolo, M., Sacramento, J. F., Mazzoni, A., Panarese, A., Carpaneto, J., Conde, S. & Micera, S., 1 Oct 2019, In : IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 27, 10, p. 2034-2043 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carotid Sinus
Medical problems
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluating the Impact of Different Hypercaloric Diets on Weight Gain, Insulin Resistance, Glucose Intolerance, and its Comorbidities in Rats

Melo, B. F., Sacramento, J. F., Ribeiro, M. J., Prego, C. S., Correia, M. C., Coelho, J. C., Cunha-Guimaraes, J. P., Rodrigues, T., Martins, I. B., Guarino, M. P., Seiça, R. M., Matafome, P. & Conde, S. V., 28 May 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
high energy diet
Glucose Intolerance
insulin resistance
Weight Gain
Insulin Resistance