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  • Marta C Abrantes, J. Kok, Maria de Fatima Lopes (2013) EfaR is a major regulator of Enterococcus faecalis Manganese transporters and influences processes involved in host colonization and infection. Infection and Immunity, accepted.
  • Teresa M. Braga, Constança Pomba, M. Fátima Silva Lopes (2013) High-level vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium related to humans and pigs found in dust from pig breeding facilities. Vet Microbiol, 161:344-349.
  • Frédéric Bustos Gaspar, Natalia Monterob, Elodie Akaryd, Neuza Teixeira, Renata Matos, Bruno Gonzalez-Zornb, Maria Teresa Barreto Crespoa, Pascale Serrord, Maria de Fátima Silva Lopesa (2012) Incongruence between the cps type 2 genotype and host-related phenotypes of an Enterococcus faecalis food isolate. IJFM, in press.
  • Lopes, MFS, Carrilero, L, Gonzalez-Zorn, B (2012) Post-genomic strategies towards evaluation of pathogenicity potential, Chapter 14, Enterococcus and Safety, T Semedo-Lemsaddek, T Crespo and R Tenreiro (Eds), Nova Science Publishers, ISBN 978-1-61470-569-7
  • Proença, D, Fernandes, S, Leandro, C, Silva, FA, Santos, S, Lopes, F, Mato, R, Cavaco-Silva, P, Pimentel, M, São-José, C (2012) Phage endolysins with a broad antimicrobial activity against Enterococcus faecalis clinical Strains. Microbial Drug resistance, in press.
  • Teixeira, N, Santos, S, Marujo, P, Yokohata, R, Iyer, VS, Nakayama, J, Hancock, LE, Serror, P, Lopes, MFS (2012) The incongruent gelatinase genotype and phenotype in Enterococcus faecalis are due to shutting off the ability to respond to the gelatinase biosynthesis-activating pheromone (GBAP) quorum-sensing signal. Microbiology. 158:519-528.
  • Pinto, D, Ruivo, M, Vandamme, P, Lopes, MFS (2012) Hospital-adapted clonal complex 17 Enterococcus faecium found among sand enterococcal isolates. Journal of Environmental Protection, 3: 74-82.
  • Rigottier-Gois, L, Alberti, A, Houel, A, Taly, J-F, Palcy, P, Manson, J, Pinto, D, Matos, RC, Carrilero, L, Montero, N, Tariq, M, Karsens, H, Repp, C, Kropec, A, Boudin-Verneuil, A, Benachour, A, Sauvageut, N, Bizzini, A, Bessieres, P, Kok, J, Huebner, J, Lopes, MFS, Gonzalez-Zorn, B, Hartke, A, Serror, P (2011) "Large-scale screening of a targete Enterococcus faecalis mutant library identifies envelope fitness factors", PlosOne (accepted).
  • Teixeira, N, Santos, S, Marujo, P, Yokohata, R, Iyer, VS, Nakayama, J, Hancock, LE, Serror, P, Lopes, MFS (2011) "Incongruent gelatinase genotype and phenotype in Enterococcus faecalis is due to shutting off the ability to respond to the GBAP quorum-sensing signal", Microbiology, accepted.
  • Abrantes, M, Lopes, MFS, Kok, J. (2011) "Impact of Copper, Manganese and Zinc ions on the transcriptome of the nosocomial pathogen Enterococcus faecalis V583", PLoS ONE, 6(10):e26519.
  • Ribeiro, T, Santos, S, Marques, MIM, Gilmore, M, Lopes, MFS. (2011) "Identification of a new gene, vanV, in vanB operons of Enterococcus faecalis", International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 37:554-557.
  • Braga, TM, Marujo, PE, Pomba, C, Lopes, MFS. (2011) "Involvement, and dissemination, of the enterococcal small multidrug resistance transporter QacZ in resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds", Journal Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66: 283-286. doi:10.1093/jac/dkq460.
  • Gaspar, F, Teixeira, N, Rigottier-Gois, L, Marujo, P, Nielsen-LeRoux, Crespo, MTB, Lopes, MFS, Serror, P. (2009) "Virulence of Enterococcus faecalis dairy strains in an insect model: role of fsrB and gelE genes", Microbiology, 155:3564-3571.
  • Gaspar, F, Crespo, MTB, Lopes, MFS (2009) "Proposal of a reliable enterococcal cytolysin production assay, avoiding apparent incongruence between phenotype and genotype", Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58:1122-1124.
  • Matos, R, Pinto, V, Ruivo, M, Lopes, MFS (2009) "Study on the dissemination of the bcrABDR-cluster in Enterococcus spp.reveals that BcrAB transporter is sufficient to confer high-level bacitracin resistance", International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 34:142-147.
  • Marques, J, Braga, TM, Paz, FAA, Santos, TM, Lopes, MFS, Braga, SS (2009) "Cyclodextrins improve the Antimicrobial Activity of the chloride salt of Ruthenium(II) Chlorophenanthroline-
    trithiacyclononane", BioMetals, 22:541-556.
  • Corsetti, A, Settanni, L, Braga, MT, Lopes, MFS, Suzzi, G (2008). "An in vestigation on the bacteriocinogenic potential of lactic acid bacteria associated with wheat (Triticum durum) kernels and non-conventional flours", LWT, 41:1173-82.
  • Ribeiro, TC, Pinto, V, Gaspar, F, Lopes, MFS (2008). "Enterococcus hirae causing wound infections in a Hospital", J Chi Clin Med, 3(3):150-3. 
  • Ribeiro, T, Abrantes, M, Lopes, MFS, Crespo, MTB (2007). "Vancomycin-susceptible in dairy and clinical enterococcal isolates carrying vanA and vanB genes", International Journal Food Microbiology, 113:289-95. (Doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2006.08.010).
  • Lopes, MFS, Simões, AP, Tenreiro, R, Marques, JJF, Crespo, MTB (2006). "Activity and expression of a virulence factor, gelatinase, in dairy enterococcy", International Journal Food Microbiology, 112:208-14. (Doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2006.09.004).
  • Zuber, B, Haenni, M, Ribeiro, T, Minnig, K, Lopes, MFS, Moreillon, P, Dubochet, J (2006). "Granular layer in the periplasmic space of Gram-positive bacteria and fine structures of Enterococcus gallinarum and Streptococcu gordonii septa revealed by cryo-electron microscopy of vitreous sections", J Bact, 188:6652-6660. (DOI: 10.1128/JB.00391-06).
  • Lopes, MFL, Ribeiro, T, Abrantes, M, Marques, JJF, Tenreiro, R, Crespo, MTB (2005). "Antimicrobial resistance profiles of dairy and clinical isolates and type strains of enterococci", Int J Food Microbiol, 103:191-8.
  • Semedo, T, Santos, MA, Lopes, MFS, Marques, JJF, Crespo, MTB, Tenreiro, R (2003). "Virulence factors in food, clinical and reference enterococci: a common trait in the genus?", System Appl Microbiol, 26:13-22.
  • Semedo, T, Santos, MA, Martins, P, Lopes, MFS, Marques, JJF, Tenreiro, R, Crespo, MTB (2003)."Comparative studies using type strains and clinical and food isolates to examine hemolytic activity and occurrence of the cyl operon in enterococci", JCM, 41:2569-76. (Doi:10.1128/JCM.41.6.2569-2567.2003).
  • Lopes, MFS, Ribeiro, T, Martins, MP, Tenreiro, R, Crespo, MTB (2003). "Gentamicin resistance in dairy and clinical enterococcal isolates and in type strains", J Antimicrob Chemother, 52:214-19. (DOI:10/1093/jac/dkg304).












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