José Moniz-Pereira

PhD (1983) in Pharmacy (Microbiology), Universidade de Lisboa
Full Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Group Researcher ID B-5277-2014
Scopus Author ID 6603437879

Research Interests

We are interested to elucidate some aspects of: mycobacterial cell wall biogenesis; Mycobacteria interactions with cells; and biology of Mycobacterial latency.
Another area of interest is Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), specially, HIV2. Our group seeks to answer to the fundamental question:” Why is HIV2 less virulent than HIV-1? We are looking for cellular factors essential to the life cycle of HIV that might, in the future, constitute new targets for therapeutic interventions.

Selected Publications

Catalão MJ, Gil F, Moniz-Pereira J, Pimentel M. Functional analysis of the holin-like proteins of mycobacteriophage Ms6. Journal of Bacteriology 2011; 193: 2793–2803.

Catalão MJ, Gil F, Moniz-Pereira J, Pimentel M. The mycobacteriophage Ms6 encodes a chaperone-like protein involved in the endolysin delivery to the peptidoglycan. Molecular Microbiology 2010; 77: 672–686.

Rato S, Maia S, Brito PM, Resende L, Pereira CF, Moita C, Freitas RP, Moniz-Pereira J, Hacohen N, Moita LF, Goncalves J. Novel HIV-1 Knockdown Targets Identified by an Enriched Kinases/Phosphatases shRNA Library Using a Long-Term Iterative Screen in Jurkat T-Cells. PLoS ONE 2010; 5: e9276.

Anes E, Kühnel MP, Bos E, Moniz-Pereira J, Habermann A, Griffiths G. Selected lipids activate phagosome actin assembly and maturation resulting in killing of pathogenic mycobacteria. Nature Cell Biology 2003 5; 793–802.

Azevedo-Pereira JM, Santos-Costa Q, Mansinho K, Moniz-Pereira J. (2003). Identification and characterization of HIV-2 strains obtained from asymptomatic patients that do not use CCR5 or CXCR4 coreceptors. Virology 2003; 313: 136–146.