Maria da Graça Tavares Rebelo de Soveral Rodrigues

Invited Researcher
Secção de Bioquímica e Biofísica
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Research Interests

Water and Solute Transport
Water transport in animal, yeast and plant cells.
Glycerol transport in mammalian tissues.
Aquaporin function and regulation.
Dietary compounds & nutraceuticals: effects on membrane permeability
Nutraceuticals and food components on cell membrane composition and function

Main Publications

Campos, E., Moura, T.F., Oliva, A., Leandro, P., Soveral G.
Lack of Aquaporin 3 in bovine erythrocyte membranes correlates with low glycerol permeation. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 408: 477-481, 2011.

Soveral, G., Prista, C., Moura, T.F., Loureiro-Dias, M.C.
Yeast water channels: an overview of orthodox aquaporins. Biol. Cell 103: 35-54, 2011.

Martins, A.P., Lopes, P.A., Martins, S.V., Madeir
a, A., Santos, N.C., Prates, J., Moura, T., Soveral, G. Conjugated Linoleic Acid Reduces Permeability and Fluidity of Adipose Plasma Membranes from Obese Zucker Rats. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 398:199-204, 2010.

Soveral, G., Madeira, A., Loureiro-Dias, M.C., Moura, T. Membrane tension regulates water transport in yeast, Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Biomembranes 1778: 2573-2579, 2008.

Soveral, G, Madeira, A., Loureiro-Dias, M.C., Moura, T. Water transport in intact yeast cells as assessed by fluorescence self quenching. App. Environ. Microb. 73: 2341-2343, 2007.

Soveral, G., Veiga, A., Loureiro-Dias, M.C., Tanghe, A., Van Dijck, P., Moura, T. Water channels are important for osmotic adjustments of yeast cells at low temperature. Microbiology SGM 152: 1515-1521, 2006.