Maria Eduardo Costa Morgado Figueira

PhD (1999) in Pharmacy (Bromatology), Universidade de Lisboa
Assistant Professor, Bromatology

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

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Researcher ID M-8741-2013
Group Researcher ID B-5723-2014
Scopus Author ID 14017710600

Research Interests

a) Chemical analysis of contaminants of food, food supplements and water

b) Study of bioactive compounds, especially phenolic compounds, from some foods (namely fruits, juice fruits, olive oil, green tea) chemical characterization and physiological effects in animals and humans with special focus on inflammation (models of acute and chronic inflammation), plasma lipid profiles including atherosclerosis and diabetes type 2 (biochemical markers). Most work is performed in collaboration with food industries

Selected Publications

Fojo C, Figueira ME, Almeida CM. Fluoride contente of soft drinks, nectars, juices, juice drinks, concentrates, teas and infusions marketed in Portugal.  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2013;30(4):705-12.

Ana Teresa Serra, J Rocha, B Sepodes, Ana A. Matias, Rodrigo P. Feliciano, Agostinho de Carvalho, Maria R. Bronze, Catarina M.M. Duarte, M. E. Figueira. Evaluation of cardiovascular protective effect of diferente apple varieties – correlation of response with composition. Food Chemistry. 2012. 135: 2378-2386.

Serra AT, Matias A, Frade A, Duarte R, Feliciano R, Bronze MR, Figueira ME,  Carvalho A, Duarte C.  Characterization of traditional and exotic apple varieties from Portugal. Part 2 – Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities. Journal of functional foods, 2010, 2: 46-53. IF = 1.308; nº de citações = 4. DOI: 10.1016/j.jff

Maria Inês Amaro, João Rocha, Maria Eduardo-Figueira, Helder Mota-Filipe, Bruno Sepodes, Maria H. Ribeiro. Anti-inflammatory activity of naringin and the biosynthesid naringenin by naringinase immobilized in microstructured materials in a model of DSS-induced colitis in mice. Food Research International, Volume 42, Issue 8, October 2009, Pages 1010-1017

Leticia Bignotto, Joao Rocha, Bruno Sepodes, Maria Eduardo-Figueira, Rui Pinto, Marco Chaud, Joao Carvalho, Heitor Moreno Junior, Helder Mota-Filipe. Anti-inflammatory effect of lycopene on carrageenan-induced paw edema and hepatic ischemia-reperfusion in the rat. British Journal of Nutrition. 2009 Jul;102(1):126-33.