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O Norte Somos Nós

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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Sandrina Alves Heleno


Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Supervisor: Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Phone: 273303285
E-mail: sheleno@ipb.pt
ORCID: 000-0001-7224-1098
Scopus Author ID: 30067731800

Career

  • Since 2019: Junior Researcher (national funding by FCT, Foundation dor Science and Tecnhology) at CIMO-IPB, Portugal
  • 2015 - 2019: Pos-Doc researcher (SFRH/BPD/101413/2014)
  • 2015 - 2015: Pos-Doc researcher in the project ( NORTE-07-0124-FEDER- 0000014) - Polymer Reaction Engineering, Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering

Qualifications

  • 2014 - PhD. in Sciences, specialty in chemistry, University of Minho Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • 2010 - MSc. in Biotechnology, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2008 - First degree in Biotechnological engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 - Ward for the best oral communication in the VIII Fórum Ibérico de Úlceras e Feridas, Guimarães, Portugal

Interests

  • Extraction, purification and characterization of bioactive compounds such as mycosterols present in mushrooms
  • Bioactivity extracts and isolated compounds from mushrooms
  • Synthesis of mycosterol derivatives: chemical characterization, bioactivity and stability
  • Development of novel functional foods through the incorporation of extracts and bioactive compounds
  • Stabilization of extracts and isolated compounds in foodstuff
  • Development of cosmeceutical formulations through the incorporation of extracts and bioactive compounds
  • Stabilization studies of extracts and compounds in cosmeceutical formulations

Projects:

WASTESILK - Silk Sericin as an industrial wastewater with valuable biomedical potential
Funding body: PRIMA
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2024-01-01
SYSTEMIC -
Funding body: ERA-NET ERA-HDHL
Reference: SYSTEMIC
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-09-01
End: 2023-08-30
PreVineGrape - Desenvolvimento de um biofungicida para combate a doenças da videira
Funding body: POCI-FEDER
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Sandrina Alves Heleno
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-29
DeCodE - Bring natural colorants and preservers into a real alternative to artificial additives through a strategy of open data and experience based research
Funding body: FCT-SAICT
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2017-04-01
End: 2019-10-01

Total results: 62
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Pedrosa M.C.,Lima L.,Heleno S.,Carocho M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Food metabolites as tools for authentication, processing, and nutritive value assessment
Foods, 10, , 2021

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Vega E.N.,Molina A.K.,Pereira C.,Dias M.I.,Heleno S.A.,Rodrigues P.,Fernandes I.P.,Barreiro M.F.,Stojković D.,Soković M.,Carocho M.,Barreira J.C.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Anthocyanins from rubus fruticosus l. And morus nigra l. applied as food colorants: A natural alternative
Plants, 10, , 2021

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Ceccanti C.,Finimundy T.C.,Heleno S.A.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Calhelha R.C.,Guidi L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Differences in the phenolic composition and nutraceutical properties of freeze dried and oven-dried wild and domesticated samples of Sanguisorba minor Scop
LWT, 145, , 2021

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Roriz C.L.,Xavier V.,Heleno S.A.,Pinela J.,Dias M.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Morales P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Chemical and bioactive features of amaranthus caudatus l. Flowers and optimized ultrasound-assisted extraction of betalains
Foods, 10, , 2021

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Ueda J.M.,Pedrosa M.C.,Fernandes F.A.,Rodrigues P.,Melgar B.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Calhelha R.C.,Ivanov M.,Soković M.,Heleno S.A.,Carocho M.,Ineu R.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Promising preserving agents from sage and basil: A case study with yogurts
Foods, 10, , 2021

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Gómez-Mejía E.,Roriz C.L.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Rosales-Conrado N.,León-González M.E.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Valorisation of black mulberry and grape seeds: Chemical characterization and bioactive potential
Food Chemistry, 337, , 2021

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Albuquerque B.R.,Heleno S.A.8.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phenolic compounds: Current industrial applications, limitations and future challenges
Food and Function, 12, 14-29, 2021

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Pedrosa M.C.,Ueda J.M.,Melgar B.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Calhelha R.C.,Ivanov M.,Soković M.,Heleno S.,da Silva A.B.,Carocho M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Preservation of chocolate muffins with Lemon Balm, Oregano, and Rosemary extracts
Foods, 10, , 2021

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Roriz C.L.,Heleno S.A.,Carocho M.,Rodrigues P.,Pinela J.,Dias M.I.,Fernandes I.P.,Barreiro M.F.,Morales P.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Betacyanins from Gomphrena globosa L. flowers: Incorporation in cookies as natural colouring agents
Food Chemistry, 329, , 2020

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Sampaio S.L.,Petropoulos S.A.,Alexopoulos A.,Heleno S.A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Potato peels as sources of functional compounds for the food industry: A review
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 103, 118-129, 2020

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Carocho M.,Morales P.,Ciudad-Mulero M.,Fernández-Ruiz V.,Ferreira E.,Heleno S.,Rodrigues P.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Comparison of different bread types: Chemical and physical parameters
Food Chemistry, 310, , 2020

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Fernandes F.A.,Carocho M.,Heleno S.A.,Rodrigues P.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effect of natural preservatives on the nutritional profile, chemical composition, bioactivity and stability of a nutraceutical preparation of aloe arborescens
Antioxidants, 9, , 2020

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Martins N.,Heleno S.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
An upcoming approach to alzheimer's disease: Ethnopharmacological potential of plant bioactive molecules
Current Medicinal Chemistry, 27, 4344-4371, 2020

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Corrêa R.C.G.,Heleno S.A.,Alves M.J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Bacterial resistance: antibiotics of last generation used in clinical practice and the arise of natural products as new therapeutic alternatives
Current Pharmaceutical Design, 26, 815-837, 2020

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Molina A.K.,Vega E.N.,Pereira C.,Dias M.I.,Heleno S.A.,Rodrigues P.,Fernandes I.P.,Barreiro M.F.,Kostić M.,Soković M.,Barreira J.C.M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Promising antioxidant and antimicrobial food colourants from Lonicera caerulea L. var. Kamtschatica
Antioxidants, 8, , 2019

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Rached W.,Barros L.,Ziani B.E.C.,Bennaceur M.,Calhelha R.C.,Heleno S.A.,Alves M.J.,Marouf A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS screening of phytochemical compounds and the bioactive properties of different plant parts of: Zizyphus lotus (L.) Desf.
Food and Function, 10, 5898-5909, 2019

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Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Fernandes I.P.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,González-Paramás A.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Phenolic acids, cinnamic acid, and ergosterol as cosmeceutical ingredients: Stabilization by microencapsulation to ensure sustained bioactivity
Microchemical Journal, 147, 469-477, 2019

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Cardoso R.V.C.,Fernandes Â.,Heleno S.A.,Rodrigues P.,Gonzaléz-Paramás A.M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Physicochemical characterization and microbiology of wheat and rye flours
Food Chemistry, 280, 123-129, 2019

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Mandim F.,Barros L.,Heleno S.,Pires T.,Dias M.,Alves M.,Santos P.,Ferreira I.
Phenolic profile and effects of acetone fractions obtained from the inflorescences of: Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull on vaginal pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria
Food and Function, 10, 2399-2407, 2019

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Carocho M.,Heleno S.,Rodrigues P.,Barreiro M.F.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
A novel natural coating for food preservation: Effectiveness on microbial growth and physicochemical parameters
LWT, 104, 76-83, 2019

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Rudke A.R.,Heleno S.A.,Fernandes I.P.,Prieto M.A.,Gonçalves O.H.,Rodrigues A.E.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Microencapsulation of ergosterol and Agaricus bisporus L. extracts by complex coacervation using whey protein and chitosan: Optimization study using response surface methodology
LWT, 103, 228-237, 2019

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Ziani B.E.C.,Heleno S.A.,Bachari K.,Dias M.I.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phenolic compounds characterization by LC-DAD- ESI/MSn and bioactive properties of Thymus algeriensis Boiss. & Reut. and Ephedra alata Decne
Food Research International, 116, 312-319, 2019

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Da Silva R.,Barreira J.,Heleno S.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.,Ferreira I.
Anthocyanin profile of elderberry juice: A natural-based bioactive colouring ingredient with potential food application
Molecules, 24, , 2019

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Mandim F.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.,Abreu R.,Pinela J.,Alves M.,Heleno S.,Santos P.,Ferreira I.
Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull: Chemical characterization, evaluation of its bioactive properties and effect on the vaginal microbiota
Food and Function, 10, 78-89, 2019

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Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Fernandes I.P.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,González-Paramás A.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Mushroom-based cosmeceutical ingredients: Microencapsulation and in vitro release profile
Industrial Crops and Products, 124, 44-52, 2018

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Almeida H.H.S.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Calhelha R.C.,Heleno S.A.,Sayer C.,Miranda C.G.,Leimann F.V.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Bioactive evaluation and application of different formulations of the natural colorant curcumin (E100) in a hydrophilic matrix (yogurt)
Food Chemistry, 261, 224-232, 2018

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Halla N.,Heleno S.A.,Costa P.,Fernandes I.P.,Calhelha R.C.,Boucherit K.,Rodrigues A.E.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Chemical profile and bioactive properties of the essential oil isolated from Ammodaucus leucotrichus fruits growing in Sahara and its evaluation as a cosmeceutical ingredient
Industrial Crops and Products, 119, 249-254, 2018

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Francisco C.R.L.,Heleno S.A.,Fernandes I.P.M.,Barreira J.C.M.,Calhelha R.C.,Barros L.,Gonçalves O.H.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Functionalization of yogurts with Agaricus bisporus extracts encapsulated in spray-dried maltodextrin crosslinked with citric acid
Food Chemistry, 245, 845-853, 2018

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Rached W.,Zeghada F.Z.,Bennaceur M.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Heleno S.,Alves M.J.,Carvalho A.M.,Marouf A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phytochemical analysis and assessment of antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic properties of Tetraclinis articulata (Vahl) Masters leaves
Industrial Crops and Products, 112, 460-466, 2018

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Halla N.,Fernandes I.P.,Heleno S.A.,Costa P.,Boucherit-Otmani Z.,Boucherit K.,Rodrigues A.E.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
Cosmetics preservation: A review on present strategies
Molecules, 23, , 2018

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Oludemi T.,Barros L.,Prieto M.A.,Heleno S.A.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Extraction of triterpenoids and phenolic compounds from: Ganoderma lucidum: Optimization study using the response surface methodology
Food and Function, 9, 209-226, 2018

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Ziani B.E.C.,Barros L.,Boumehira A.Z.,Bachari K.,Heleno S.A.,Alves M.J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Profiling polyphenol composition by HPLC-DAD-ESI/MSn and the antibacterial activity of infusion preparations obtained from four medicinal plants
Food and Function, 9, 149-159, 2018

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Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,González-Paramás A.M.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
The potential of Ganoderma lucidum extracts as bioactive ingredients in topical formulations, beyond its nutritional benefits
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 108, 139-147, 2017

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Rached W.,Bennaceur M.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Heleno S.,Alves M.J.,Carvalho A.M.,Marouf A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Detailed phytochemical characterization and bioactive properties of: Myrtus nivelii Batt & Trab
Food and Function, 8, 3111-3119, 2017

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Svobodova B.,Barros L.,Sopik T.,Calhelha R.C.,Heleno S.,Alves M.J.,Walcott S.,Kuban V.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Non-edible parts of Solanum stramoniifolium Jacq.-a new potent source of bioactive extracts rich in phenolic compounds for functional foods
Food and Function, 8, 2013-2021, 2017

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Svobodova B.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Heleno S.,Alves M.J.,Walcott S.,Bittova M.,Kuban V.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Bioactive properties and phenolic profile of Momordica charantia L. medicinal plant growing wild in Trinidad and Tobago
Industrial Crops and Products, 95, 365-373, 2017

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Heleno S.A.,Rudke A.R.,Calhelha R.C.,Carocho M.,Barros L.,Gonçalves O.H.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Development of dairy beverages functionalized with pure ergosterol and mycosterol extracts: An alternative to phytosterol-based beverages
Food and Function, 8, 103-110, 2017

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Antonio A.L.,Pereira E.,Pinela J.,Heleno S.,Pereira C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Determination of antioxidant compounds in foodstuff
Food Safety: Innovative Analytical Tools for Safety Assessment, 179-220, 2016

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Taofiq O.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Alves M.J.,Barros L.,Barreiro M.F.,González-Paramás A.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Development of Mushroom-Based cosmeceutical formulations with Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Tyrosinase, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties
Molecules, 21, , 2016

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Heleno S.A.,Prieto M.A.,Barros L.,Rodrigues A.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Optimization of microwave-assisted extraction of ergosterol from Agaricus bisporus L. by-products using response surface methodology
Food and Bioproducts Processing, 100, 25-35, 2016

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Heleno S.A.,Diz P.,Prieto M.A.,Barros L.,Rodrigues A.,Barreiro M.F.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Optimization of ultrasound-assisted extraction to obtain mycosterols from Agaricus bisporus L. by response surface methodology and comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction
Food Chemistry, 197, 1054-1063, 2016

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Taofiq O.,Calhelha R.,Heleno S.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Queiroz M.,Ferreira I.
The contribution of phenolic acids to the anti-inflammatory activity of mushrooms: Screening in phenolic extracts, individual parent molecules and synthesized glucuronated and methylated derivatives
Food Research International, 76, 821-827, 2015

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Heleno S.A.,Ferreira R.C.,Antonio A.L.,Queiroz M.J.R.P.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Nutritional value, bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties of three edible mushrooms from Poland
Food Bioscience, 11, 48-55, 2015

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Heleno S.A.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Queiroz M.J.R.P.,Morales P.,Fernández-Ruiz V.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition, antioxidant activity and bioaccessibility studies in phenolic extracts of two Hericium wild edible species
LWT, 63, 475-481, 2015

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Ferreira I.,Heleno S.,Reis F.,Stojkovic D.,Queiroz M.,Vasconcelos M.,Sokovic M.
Chemical features of Ganoderma polysaccharides with antioxidant, antitumor and antimicrobial activities
Phytochemistry, 114, 38-55, 2015

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Heleno S.,Martins A.,Queiroz M.,Ferreira I.
Bioactivity of phenolic acids: Metabolites versus parent compounds: A review
Food Chemistry, 173, 501-513, 2015

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Heleno S.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Morales P.,Fernández-Ruiz V.,Glamoclija J.,Sokovic M.,Ferreira I.
Nutritional value, bioactive compounds, antimicrobial activity and bioaccessibility studies with wild edible mushrooms
LWT - Food Science and Technology, 63, 799-806, 2015

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Heleno S.A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Ćirić A.,Glamočlija J.,Martins A.,Queiroz M.J.R.P.,Soković M.
Coprinopsis atramentaria extract, its organic acids, and synthesized glucuronated and methylated derivatives as antibacterial and antifungal agents
Food and Function, 5, 2521-2528, 2014

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Heleno S.,Ferreira I.,Calhelha R.,Esteves A.,Martins A.,Queiroz M.
Cytotoxicity of Coprinopsis atramentaria extract, organic acids and their synthesized methylated and glucuronate derivatives
Food Research International, 55, 170-175, 2014

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Heleno S.,Ferreira I.,Esteves A.,Ćirić A.,Glamočlija J.,Martins A.,Soković M.,Queiroz M.
Antimicrobial and demelanizing activity of Ganoderma lucidum extract, p-hydroxybenzoic and cinnamic acids and their synthetic acetylated glucuronide methyl esters
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 58, 95-100, 2013

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Heleno S.,Stojković D.,Barros L.,Glamočlija J.,Soković M.,Martins A.,Queiroz M.,Ferreira I.
A comparative study of chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Morchella esculenta (L.) Pers. from Portugal and Serbia
Food Research International, 51, 236-243, 2013

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Heleno S.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Queiroz M.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.
Phenolic, polysaccharidic, and lipidic fractions of mushrooms from northeastern portugal: Chemical compounds with antioxidant properties
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60, 4634-4640, 2012

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Reis F.,Heleno S.,Barros L.,Sousa M.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.
Toward the Antioxidant and Chemical Characterization of Mycorrhizal Mushrooms from Northeast Portugal
Journal of Food Science, 76, , 2011

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Heleno S.,Barros L.,Sousa M.,Martins A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.
Targeted metabolites analysis in wild Boletus species
LWT - Food Science and Technology, 44, 1343-1348, 2011

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Grangeia C.,Heleno S.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.
Effects of trophism on nutritional and nutraceutical potential of wild edible mushrooms
Food Research International, 44, 1029-1035, 2011

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Vaz J.,Heleno S.,Martins A.,Almeida G.,Vasconcelos M.,Ferreira I.
Wild mushrooms Clitocybe alexandri and Lepista inversa: In vitro antioxidant activity and growth inhibition of human tumour cell lines
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 2881-2884, 2010

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Heleno S.,Barros L.,Sousa M.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.
Tocopherols composition of Portuguese wild mushrooms with antioxidant capacity
Food Chemistry, 119, 1443-1450, 2010

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Barros L.,Heleno S.,Carvalho A.,Ferreira I.
Lamiaceae often used in Portuguese folk medicine as a source of powerful antioxidants: Vitamins and phenolics
LWT - Food Science and Technology, 43, 544-550, 2010

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Barros L.,Heleno S.,Carvalho A.,Ferreira I.
Systematic evaluation of the antioxidant potential of different parts of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. from Portugal
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47, 2458-2464, 2009