Metabolism, Aging and Disease

Interdisciplinary Studies on Metabolism

Metabolism

Functional attributes of fungi

Human–nature interactions

Interdisciplinary–participatory research

Science–art interactions


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Interdisciplinary studies on metabolism, communication and health promotion

Functional attributes of fungi for human health

Human–nature interactions for health and sustainability

Overview

1. Interdisciplinary studies on metabolism, communication and health promotion
We aim to explore how far can comics/visual narratives go in terms of health promotion, joining biomedical and life/environmental sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and using both qualitative and qualitative approaches. Interdisciplinarity and participatory research provide strong evidence that active engagement contributes to a deeper understanding of circumstances associated with disease condition.
 
2. Functional attributes of fungi for human health
Fungi, important components for ecosystems functioning and human diet, have increasingly gained momentum in biomedical research and therapeutics due to their interplay in metabolism traits. Imbalances in transition metals are known to directly link to human disease ranging from metabolic to neurodegenerative disorders. We intend to investigate the capacity of a zinc-enriched mushroom diet to decrease the absorption of deleterious transition metals in the gastrointestinal tract.
 
3. Human–nature interactions for health and sustainability
People-centred approaches highlight wider socioeconomic and natural environmental determinants reflecting health needs, health expectations and health capability. Cross-disciplinary research may also provide insights / innovation for more effective health-promoting changes in people and places. We aim to better understanding the human–nature interactions and their potential (1) as drivers of health and well-being and (2) to the shift needed toward healthy diets and ecological sustainability. The new curricular unit ‘Health, Sustainability and Planning’, created in the master course Integrated Urban Rehabilitation, at the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra, strengths the contribution of interdisciplinary–participatory research, namely within and for One Health approaches.

Publications

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Information about journal articles, updated at 21-11-2021, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

Mushrooms on the plate: trends towards NAFLD treatment, health improvement and sustainable diets

Fontes, Adriana; Ramalho-Santos, João; Zischka, Hans; Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2021. European Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eci.13667 . 10.1111/eci.13667 . published European Journal of Clinical Investigation

The use of comics to promote health awareness: a template using non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Alemany-Pagès, Mireia; Azul, Anabela Marisa; Ramalho-Santos, João, 2021. European Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eci.13642 . 10.1111/eci.13642 . European Journal of Clinical Investigation

Unhealthy lifestyles, environment, well-being and health capability in rural neighbourhoods: a community-based cross-sectional study

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Almendra, Ricardo; Quatorze, Marta; Loureiro, Adriana; Reis, Flávio; Tavares, Rui; Mota-Pinto, Anabela; et al, 2021. BMC Public Health. 1. 21. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11661-4 . 10.1186/s12889-021-11661-4 . published BMC Public Health

COVID-19: the impact of a global crisis on sustainable development research

Leal Filho, Walter; Azul, Anabela Marisa; Wall, Tony; Vasconcelos, Claudio R. P.; Salvia, Amanda Lange; do Paço, Arminda; Shulla, Kalterina; et al, 2020. Sustainability Science. 85 - 99. 1. 16. 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00866-y . 10.1007/s11625-020-00866-y . Sustainability Science

Insights from qualitative research on NAFLD awareness with a cohort of T2DM patients: time to go public with insulin resistance?

Alemany-Pagès, Mireia; Moura-Ramos, Mariana; Araújo, Sara; Macedo, Maria Paula; Ribeiro, Rogério T.; do Ó, Dulce; Ramalho-Santos, João; Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2020. BMC Public Health. 1. 20. 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09249-5 . 10.1186/s12889-020-09249-5 . BMC Public Health

Publicly Stressing the Role of Mitochondria in NAFLD with(in) a Sports Event

Alemany-Pagès, Mireia; Tavares, Rui; Varela Amaral, Sara; Viegas, Ana Teresa; Oliveira, Paulo J.; Ramalho-Santos, João; Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2020. European Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eci.13234 . 10.1111/eci.13234 . published European Journal of Clinical Investigation

Antioxidant Versus Pro-Apoptotic Effects of Mushroom-Enriched Diets on Mitochondria in Liver Disease

Fontes, Adriana; Alemany-Pagès, Mireia; Oliveira, Paulo J.; Ramalho-Santos, João; Zischka, Hans; Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2019. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 16. 20. 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20163987 . 10.3390/ijms20163987 . International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Use of lignocellulosic wastes of pecan (Carya illinoinensis) in the cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum

Ozcariz-Fermoselle, María Virginia; Fraile-Fabero, Raúl; Girbés-Juan, Tomás; Arce-Cervantes, Oscar; Oria de Rueda-Salgueiro, Juan Andrés; Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2018. Revista Iberoamericana de Micología. 103 - 109. 2. 35. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.riam.2017.09.005 . 10.1016/j.riam.2017.09.005 . Revista Iberoamericana de Micología

Seasonal variations of ectomycorrhizal communities in declining Quercus ilex forests: interactions with topography, tree health status and Phytophthora cinnamomi infections

Corcobado, T.; Moreno, G.; Azul, A. M.; Solla, A., 2015. Forestry. 257 - 266. 2. 88. 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpu056 . 10.1093/forestry/cpu056 . Forestry

Valuing native ectomycorrhizal fungi as a Mediterranean forestry component for sustainable and innovative solutions

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Nunes, João; Ferreira, Inês; Coelho, Ana Sofia; Veríssimo, Paula; Trovão, João; Campos, António; Castro, Paula; Freitas, Helena, 2014. Botany. 161 - 171. 2. 92. 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2013-0170 . 10.1139/cjb-2013-0170 . Botany

Development, optimization and application of an analytical methodology by ultra performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry for determination of amanitins in urine and liver samples

Leite, Marta; Freitas, Andreia; Azul, Anabela Marisa; Barbosa, Jorge; Costa, Saul; Ramos, Fernando, 2013. Analytica Chimica Acta. 77 - 87. 799. 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2013.08.044 . 10.1016/j.aca.2013.08.044 . Analytica Chimica Acta

Biodiversity in urban ecosystems: Plants and macromycetes as indicators for conservation planning in the city of Coimbra (Portugal)

Barrico, Lurdes; Azul, Anabela Marisa; Morais, Maria Cristina; Pereira Coutinho, António; Freitas, Helena; Castro, Paula, 2012. Landscape and Urban Planning. 88 - 102. 1. 106. 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.02.011 . 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.02.011 . Landscape and Urban Planning

Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2012. Descr Ectomyc . 1 - 5. 13. 2012. published Descr Ectomyc

Fungal fruitbodies and soil macrofauna as indicators of land use practices on soil biodiversity in Montado

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Mendes, Sara Margarida; Sousa, José Paulo; Freitas, Helena, 2010. Agroforestry Systems. 121 - 138. 2. 82. 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10457-010-9359-y . 10.1007/s10457-010-9359-y . Agroforestry Systems

Diálogos e modos de actuação colectiva com vista à sustentabilidade do sobreiro em Portugal1

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2010. e-cadernos CES. 10. 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/eces.615 . 10.4000/eces.615 . e-cadernos CES

Early effects of fire on herbaceous vegetation and mycorrhizal symbiosis in high altitude grasslands of Natural Park of Estrela Mountain (PNSE)

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Ramos, Vítor; Sales, Fátima, 2010. Symbiosis. 113 - 123. 2-3. 52. 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13199-010-0103-1 . 10.1007/s13199-010-0103-1 . Symbiosis

Land use practices and ectomycorrhizal fungal communities from oak woodlands dominated by Quercus suber L. considering drought scenarios

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Sousa, João Paulo; Agerer, Reinhard; Martín, María P.; Freitas, Helena, 2009. Mycorrhiza. 73 - 88. 2. 20. 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00572-009-0261-2 . 10.1007/s00572-009-0261-2 . Mycorrhiza

Diversity and fruiting patterns of ectomycorrhizal and saprobic fungi as indicators of land-use severity in managed woodlands dominated by Quercus suber — a case study from southern Portugal

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Castro, Paula; Sousa, José Paulo; Freitas, Helena, 2009. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2404 - 2417. 12. 39. 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/x09-148 . 10.1139/x09-148 . Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Mycorrhizal types in the Mediterranean Basin: safety teaching and training

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Ramos, Vítor; Pato, Anabela; Azenha, Matilde; Freitas, Helena, 2008. Journal of Biological Education. 130 - 137. 3. 42. 2008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2008.9656126 . 10.1080/00219266.2008.9656126 . Journal of Biological Education

“Quercirhiza tomentellostellata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2008. Descr Ectomyc . 141 - 146. 11/12. 2008. published Descr Ectomyc

Azul, Anabela Marisa; Agerer, Reinhard; Martín, María Paz; Freitas, Helena. 'Quercirhiza tomentellocummulata' + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2008. 125 - 130. Descr Ecto. 2008. published

“Quercirhiza tomentelloepidermoidea” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2008. Descr Ectomyc . 131 - 134. 11/12. 2008. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirhiza tomenteloreticulata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2008. Descr Ectomyc . 135 - 139. 11/12. 2008. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza annelata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 69 - 73. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza ateracusrugosa” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 75 - 79. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza dendrohyfidiomorpha” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 87 - 90. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza flavocystidiata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 93 - 97. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza auraterocystidiata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 81 - 86. 9/10 . 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza stelladuplicata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 105 - 109. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza summatriangularis” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 111 - 114. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza tomentellocystidiata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 115 - 119. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza tomentellofuniculosa” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 127 - 134. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza lanatriangularis” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2006. Descr Ectomyc . 99 - 103. 9/10. 2006. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirhiza sclerotiigera” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2001. Descr Ectomyc . 99 - 105. 5 . 2001. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirrhiza russulocystidiata” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2001. Descr Ectomyc . 93 - 98. 5. 2001. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirhiza pedicae” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2001. Descr Ectomyc . 85 - 91. 5. 2001. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirhiza internangularis” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2001. Descr Ectomyc . 79 - 83. 5. 2001. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirhiza ectendotrophica” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 2001. Descr Ectomyc . 67 - 72. 5. 2001. published Descr Ectomyc

“Quercirhiza nodulosomorpha” + Quercus suber L.

Azul, Anabela Marisa, 1999. Descr Ectomyc . 103 - 108. 4. 1999. published Descr Ectomyc

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