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1.

RNA-based qPCR as a tool to quantify and to characterize dual-species biofilms.

Magalhães AP, França Â, Pereira MO, Cerca N.

Sci Rep. 2019 Sep 20;9(1):13639. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50094-3.

2.

An Updated Conceptual Model on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Vaginosis.

Muzny CA, Taylor CM, Swords WE, Tamhane A, Chattopadhyay D, Cerca N, Schwebke JR.

J Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 26;220(9):1399-1405. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz342.

PMID:
31369673
3.

Cells released from S. epidermidis biofilms present increased antibiotic tolerance to multiple antibiotics.

Gaio V, Cerca N.

PeerJ. 2019 May 15;7:e6884. doi: 10.7717/peerj.6884. eCollection 2019.

4.

Could targeting neighboring bacterial populations help combat bacterial vaginosis?

Cerca N.

Future Microbiol. 2019 Mar;14:365-368. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2019-0045. Epub 2019 Mar 11. No abstract available.

5.

Unveiling the role of Gardnerella vaginalis in polymicrobial Bacterial Vaginosis biofilms: the impact of other vaginal pathogens living as neighbors.

Castro J, Machado D, Cerca N.

ISME J. 2019 May;13(5):1306-1317. doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0337-0. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

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Assessment of Sep1virus interaction with stationary cultures by transcriptional and flow cytometry studies.

Melo LDR, França A, Brandão A, Sillankorva S, Cerca N, Azeredo J.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2018 Oct 1;94(10). doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiy143.

PMID:
30060135
8.

Comparative analysis between biofilm formation and gene expression in Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates.

Freitas AI, Lopes N, Oliveira F, Brás S, França Â, Vasconcelos C, Vilanova M, Cerca N.

Future Microbiol. 2018 Mar;13:415-427. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2017-0140. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

PMID:
29469610
9.

Lactobacillus crispatus represses vaginolysin expression by BV associated Gardnerella vaginalis and reduces cell cytotoxicity.

Castro J, Martins AP, Rodrigues ME, Cerca N.

Anaerobe. 2018 Apr;50:60-63. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.01.014. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

PMID:
29427630
10.

Tetracycline and rifampicin induced a viable but nonculturable state in Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms.

Carvalhais V, Pérez-Cabezas B, Oliveira C, Vitorino R, Vilanova M, Cerca N.

Future Microbiol. 2018 Jan;13:27-36. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2017-0107. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

PMID:
29227161
11.

Carvacrol is highly disruptive against coagulase-negative staphylococci in in vitro biofilms.

Gaio V, Lima CA, Oliveira F, França Â, Cerca N.

Future Microbiol. 2017 Dec;12:1487-1496. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2017-0122. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

PMID:
29168651
12.

Staphylococcus epidermidis is largely dependent on iron availability to form biofilms.

Oliveira F, França Â, Cerca N.

Int J Med Microbiol. 2017 Dec;307(8):552-563. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

PMID:
28939440
13.

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in Portuguese pregnant women and vaginal colonization by Gardnerella vaginalis.

Machado D, Castro J, Martinez-de-Oliveira J, Nogueira-Silva C, Cerca N.

PeerJ. 2017 Aug 29;5:e3750. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3750. eCollection 2017.

14.

Polymicrobial infections and biofilms in women's health: Gahro Expert Group Meeting Report.

Cerca N, Vaneechoutte M, Guschin A, Swidsinski A.

Res Microbiol. 2017 Nov - Dec;168(9-10):902-904. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 Jul 14. No abstract available.

PMID:
28716397
15.

Comparative transcriptomic analysis of Gardnerella vaginalis biofilms vs. planktonic cultures using RNA-seq.

Castro J, França A, Bradwell KR, Serrano MG, Jefferson KK, Cerca N.

NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2017 Feb 2;3:3. doi: 10.1038/s41522-017-0012-7. eCollection 2017.

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Multiplex Peptide Nucleic Acid Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (PNA-FISH) for Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis.

Machado A, Cerca N.

Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1616:209-219. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7037-7_13.

PMID:
28600771
17.

Thymbra capitata essential oil as potential therapeutic agent against Gardnerella vaginalis biofilm-related infections.

Machado D, Gaspar C, Palmeira-de-Oliveira A, Cavaleiro C, Salgueiro L, Martinez-de-Oliveira J, Cerca N.

Future Microbiol. 2017 Apr;12:407-416. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2016-0184. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

PMID:
28339292
18.

Bacterial biofilms in the vagina.

Hardy L, Cerca N, Jespers V, Vaneechoutte M, Crucitti T.

Res Microbiol. 2017 Nov - Dec;168(9-10):865-874. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2017.02.001. Epub 2017 Feb 21. Review.

PMID:
28232119
19.

Critical review on biofilm methods.

Azeredo J, Azevedo NF, Briandet R, Cerca N, Coenye T, Costa AR, Desvaux M, Di Bonaventura G, Hébraud M, Jaglic Z, Kačániová M, Knøchel S, Lourenço A, Mergulhão F, Meyer RL, Nychas G, Simões M, Tresse O, Sternberg C.

Crit Rev Microbiol. 2017 May;43(3):313-351. doi: 10.1080/1040841X.2016.1208146. Epub 2016 Nov 21. Review.

PMID:
27868469
20.

Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm-Released Cells Induce a Prompt and More Marked In vivo Inflammatory-Type Response than Planktonic or Biofilm Cells.

França A, Pérez-Cabezas B, Correia A, Pier GB, Cerca N, Vilanova M.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Sep 27;7:1530. eCollection 2016.

21.

Transcriptomic Analysis of Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm-Released Cells upon Interaction with Human Blood Circulating Immune Cells and Soluble Factors.

França A, Pier GB, Vilanova M, Cerca N.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Jul 21;7:1143. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01143. eCollection 2016. No abstract available.

22.

Poly-N-Acetylglucosamine Production by Staphylococcus epidermidis Cells Increases Their In Vivo Proinflammatory Effect.

Ferreirinha P, Pérez-Cabezas B, Correia A, Miyazawa B, França A, Carvalhais V, Faustino A, Cordeiro-da-Silva A, Teixeira L, Pier GB, Cerca N, Vilanova M.

Infect Immun. 2016 Sep 19;84(10):2933-43. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00290-16. Print 2016 Oct.

23.

Development of a Phage Cocktail to Control Proteus mirabilis Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections.

Melo LD, Veiga P, Cerca N, Kropinski AM, Almeida C, Azeredo J, Sillankorva S.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Jun 28;7:1024. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01024. eCollection 2016.

24.

Portugal: Postdoc rights need not hurt productivity.

Cerca N.

Nature. 2016 Apr 28;532(7600):441. doi: 10.1038/532441b. No abstract available.

PMID:
27121833
25.

Compositional Analysis of Biofilms Formed by Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Food Sources.

Oniciuc EA, Cerca N, Nicolau AI.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Mar 30;7:390. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00390. eCollection 2016.

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Characterization of an in vitro fed-batch model to obtain cells released from S. epidermidis biofilms.

França A, Carvalhais V, Vilanova M, Pier GB, Cerca N.

AMB Express. 2016 Mar;6(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s13568-016-0197-9. Epub 2016 Mar 22.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Biofilms: Challenges to Current Therapies and Emerging Solutions.

Machado D, Castro J, Palmeira-de-Oliveira A, Martinez-de-Oliveira J, Cerca N.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Jan 20;6:1528. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01528. eCollection 2015. Review.

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Escherichia coli and Enterococcus faecalis are able to incorporate and enhance a pre-formed Gardnerella vaginalis biofilm.

Castro J, Machado D, Cerca N.

Pathog Dis. 2016 Apr;74(3). pii: ftw007. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftw007. Epub 2016 Jan 17.

PMID:
26782142
29.

Plasma is the main regulator of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms virulence genes transcription in human blood.

França A, Cerca N.

Pathog Dis. 2016 Mar;74(2). pii: ftv125. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftv125. Epub 2015 Dec 27.

PMID:
26712650
30.

BV and non-BV associated Gardnerella vaginalis establish similar synergistic interactions with other BV-associated microorganisms in dual-species biofilms.

Castro J, Cerca N.

Anaerobe. 2015 Dec;36:56-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2015.10.008. Epub 2015 Oct 24.

PMID:
26505928
31.

Evidence for inter- and intraspecies biofilm formation variability among a small group of coagulase-negative staphylococci.

Oliveira F, Lima CA, Brás S, França Â, Cerca N.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2015 Oct;362(20). pii: fnv175. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnv175. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

PMID:
26403430
32.

Optimization of culture conditions for Gardnerella vaginalis biofilm formation.

Machado D, Palmeira-de-Oliveira A, Cerca N.

J Microbiol Methods. 2015 Nov;118:143-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2015.09.007. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

PMID:
26381661
33.

Proteome signatures--how are they obtained and what do they teach us?

da Costa JP, Carvalhais V, Ferreira R, Amado F, Vilanova M, Cerca N, Vitorino R.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015 Sep;99(18):7417-31. doi: 10.1007/s00253-015-6795-7. Epub 2015 Jul 24. Review.

PMID:
26205520
34.

Using an in-vitro biofilm model to assess the virulence potential of bacterial vaginosis or non-bacterial vaginosis Gardnerella vaginalis isolates.

Castro J, Alves P, Sousa C, Cereija T, França Â, Jefferson KK, Cerca N.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 26;5:11640. doi: 10.1038/srep11640.

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Influence of Biofilm Formation by Gardnerella vaginalis and Other Anaerobes on Bacterial Vaginosis.

Machado A, Cerca N.

J Infect Dis. 2015 Dec 15;212(12):1856-61. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv338. Epub 2015 Jun 16. Review.

PMID:
26080369
36.

Immunoreactive pattern of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm against human whole saliva.

Carvalhais V, Amado F, Cerveira F, Ferreira R, Vilanova M, Cerca N, Vitorino R.

Electrophoresis. 2015 May;36(9-10):1228-33. doi: 10.1002/elps.201500043. Epub 2015 May 5.

PMID:
25782040
37.

An immunoproteomic approach for characterization of dormancy within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms.

Carvalhais V, Cerveira F, Vilanova M, Cerca N, Vitorino R.

Mol Immunol. 2015 Jun;65(2):429-35. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2015.02.024. Epub 2015 Mar 6.

PMID:
25749707
38.

Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis by a new multiplex peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization method.

Machado A, Castro J, Cereija T, Almeida C, Cerca N.

PeerJ. 2015 Feb 17;3:e780. doi: 10.7717/peerj.780. eCollection 2015.

39.

Proteomic profile of dormancy within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms using iTRAQ and label-free strategies.

Carvalhais V, Cerca N, Vilanova M, Vitorino R.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015 Mar;99(6):2751-62. doi: 10.1007/s00253-015-6434-3. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

PMID:
25672847
40.

Assessing and reducing sources of gene expression variability in Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms.

Sousa C, França A, Cerca N.

Biotechniques. 2014 Dec 1;57(6):295-301. doi: 10.2144/000114238. eCollection 2014 Dec.

41.

Comparative genomics of Lactobacillus crispatus suggests novel mechanisms for the competitive exclusion of Gardnerella vaginalis.

Ojala T, Kankainen M, Castro J, Cerca N, Edelman S, Westerlund-Wikström B, Paulin L, Holm L, Auvinen P.

BMC Genomics. 2014 Dec 5;15:1070. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-1070.

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Comparative proteomic and transcriptomic profile of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms grown in glucose-enriched medium.

Carvalhais V, França A, Pier GB, Vilanova M, Cerca N, Vitorino R.

Talanta. 2015 Jan;132:705-12. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2014.10.012. Epub 2014 Oct 19.

PMID:
25476368
43.

Characterization of Staphylococcus epidermidis phage vB_SepS_SEP9 - a unique member of the Siphoviridae family.

Melo LD, Sillankorva S, Ackermann HW, Kropinski AM, Azeredo J, Cerca N.

Res Microbiol. 2014 Oct;165(8):679-85. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2014.09.012. Epub 2014 Oct 7.

PMID:
25303835
44.

Dormant bacteria within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms have low inflammatory properties and maintain tolerance to vancomycin and penicillin after entering planktonic growth.

Cerca F, França A, Pérez-Cabezas B, Carvalhais V, Ribeiro A, Azeredo J, Pier G, Cerca N, Vilanova M.

J Med Microbiol. 2014 Oct;63(Pt 10):1274-83. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.073163-0. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

45.

Young scientists: Research problems in Portugal run deep.

Cerca N, Lopes J, Jorge M.

Nature. 2014 Mar 27;507(7493):431. doi: 10.1038/507431e. No abstract available.

PMID:
24670752
46.

Gardnerella vaginalis outcompetes 29 other bacterial species isolated from patients with bacterial vaginosis, using in an in vitro biofilm formation model.

Alves P, Castro J, Sousa C, Cereija TB, Cerca N.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 15;210(4):593-6. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu131. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

PMID:
24596283
47.

Dormancy within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms: a transcriptomic analysis by RNA-seq.

Carvalhais V, França A, Cerca F, Vitorino R, Pier GB, Vilanova M, Cerca N.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014 Mar;98(6):2585-96. doi: 10.1007/s00253-014-5548-3. Epub 2014 Feb 7.

PMID:
24504458
48.

Alterations in the Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm transcriptome following interaction with whole human blood.

França A, Carvalhais V, Maira-Litrán T, Vilanova M, Cerca N, Pier G.

Pathog Dis. 2014 Apr;70(3):444-8. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12130. Epub 2014 Feb 10.

PMID:
24391077
49.

Sequence determinants for DNA packaging specificity in the S. aureus pathogenicity island SaPI1.

Bento JC, Lane KD, Read EK, Cerca N, Christie GE.

Plasmid. 2014 Jan;71:8-15. doi: 10.1016/j.plasmid.2013.12.001. Epub 2013 Dec 21. Erratum in: Plasmid. 2015 May;79:54.

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Prevalence of Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae in Portuguese women and association with risk factors for bacterial vaginosis.

Silva D, Henriques A, Cereija T, Martinez-de-Oliveira J, Miranda M, Cerca N.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Feb;124(2):178-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.08.008. Epub 2013 Oct 31. No abstract available.

PMID:
24268352

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