Maria E. Figueira

PhD (1999) in Pharmacy (Bromatology), Universidade de Lisboa
Assistant Professor, Toxicological and Bromatological Sciences, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa

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

Translational pharmacological sciences applied to the study of food and / or food componente. Using animal models of inflammation available, anti-inflammatory potential will be identified for some food componentes and will also be tested in for their potential to act on metabolic dysfunctions like obesity and diabetes. Also, they are being developed some trials in humans.

Selected Publications

Silva S, Garcia-Aloy M, Figueira ME, Mullen W, Bronze MR. High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Analysis of secoiridoids and Metabolites as Biomarkers of Acute Olive Oil Intake – an Approach to Study Inter-Individual Variability in Humans. Mol Nutr Food Res 2018; 62: 1700065.

Direito R, Lima A, Rocha J, Ferreira RB, Mota J, Rebelo P, Fernandes A, Pinto R,  Alves P, Bronze MR,  Sepodes B, Figueira ME. Dyospiros kaki phenolics inhibit colitis and colon cancer cell proliferation, but not gelatinase activities. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2017; 46: 100–108.

Bettencourt-Câmara M, Sepodes B, Bronze MR, Figueira ME. 2016. Supplements in the European Union: An Analysis of Health Claims Related to Articular Joint Health. European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety 2016; 6: 12-35.

Figueira ME, Oliveira M, Direito R, Rocha J, Alves P, Serra AT, Duarte C, Bronze R, Fernandes A, Brites D, Freitas M, Fernandes E, Sepodes B. Protective effects of a blueberry extract in acute inflammation and collagen-induced arthritis in the rat. Biomed Pharmacother 2016; 83: 1191-1202.

Silva S, Sepodes B, Rocha J, Rosa Direito R,   Fernandes A, Brites D, Freitas M, Fernandes E, Rosário Bronze MR, FigueiraME. Protective effects of hydroxytyrosol-supplemented refined olive oil in animal models of acute inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2015; 26: 360-368.