Brain injury is characterized by neuronal loss and dysfunction, accompanied by neuroinflammation and an upregulation of the formation of new neurons (neurogenesis). Nevertheless, the phenomena of Injury-induced neurogenesis is far from being efficient. In our group, we are interested in understanding how the inflammatory microenvironment of the brain regulates the neurogenic response. Establishing the mechanisms by which inflammatory factors influence the formation of new neurons after injury will help in the identification of new strategies to repair the damaged brain.
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Carreira BP., Morte MI., Lourenço AS., Santos AI., Inácio Â., Ambrósio AF., Carvalho CM., Araújo IM. (2013) Differential contribution of the guanylyl cyclase-cyclic GMP-Protein kinase G pathway to the proliferation of neural stem cells stimulated by nitric oxide. Neurosignals, 21(1-2): 1-13.
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Carreira BP., Morte MI., Inácio Â., Rosmaninho-Salgado J., Costa G., Agasse F., Carmo A., Couceiro P., Brundin P., Ambrósio AF., Carvalho CM., Araújo IM. (2010) Nitric oxide stimulates the proliferation of neural stem cells bypassing the epidermal growth factor receptor. Stem Cells, 28 (7) : 1219-1230.
2011 PI, “iCALP-Identification of the physiological roles of calpains in the control of cell proliferation and migration in the CNS", FCT
2005 Medal of Honour L´Oréal Portugal for Women in Science
2004 Postdoc Fellowship, Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation
2003 Short-Term Fellowship, FEBS
2000 Ph.D. Fellowship, Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation