Joana Dantas
PhD Student
Research Group
Structural Molecular Biology
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Research Interests
Characterization of metalloproteins: determination of the detailed thermodynamic properties and solution structure determination using NMR spectroscopy.
Main publications
Dantas JM, Campelo LM, Duke NE, Salgueiro CA, Pokkuluri PR (2015) The structure of PccH from Geobacter sulfurreducens - a novel low reduction potential monoheme cytochrome essential for accepting electrons from an electrode, FEBS J, doi: 10.1111/febs.13269.

Dantas JM, Salgueiro CA, Bruix M (2015) Backbone, side chain and heme resonance assignments of the triheme cytochrome PpcD from Geobacter sulfurreducens, Biomol NMR Assign, 9(1), 211-4.

Dantas JM, Morgado L, Marques AC, Salgueiro CA (2014) Probing the effect of ionic strength on the functional robustness of the triheme cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter sulfurreducens: a contribution for optimizing biofuel cell's power density, J Phys Chem B, 118(43), 12416-25.

Dantas JM, Morgado L, Catarino T, Kokhan O, Pokkuluri PR, Salgueiro CA (2014) Evidence for interaction between the triheme cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter sulfurreducens and anthrahydroquinone-2,6-disulfonate, an analog of the redox active components of humic substances, Biochim Biophys Acta, 1837(6), 750-60.

Dantas JM, Tomaz DM, Morgado L, Salgueiro CA (2013) Functional characterization of PccH, a key cytochrome for electron transfer from electrodes to the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens, FEBS Lett 587(16), 2662-2670.

Dantas JM, Morgado L, Pokkuluri PR, Turner DL, Salgueiro CA (2013) Solution structure of a mutant of the triheme cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter sulfurreducens sheds light on the role of the conserved aromatic residue F15, Biochim Biophys Acta 1827(4), 484-492.

Morgado L, Fernandes AP, Dantas JM, Silva MA, Salgueiro CA (2012) On the road to improve the bioremediation and electricity-harvesting skills of Geobacter sulfurreducens: functional and structural characterization of multihaem cytochromes, Biochem Soc Trans 40(6), 1295-301.

Morgado L, Dantas JM, Simões T , Londer YY, Pokkuluri PR, Salgueiro CA (2012) Role of Met(58) in the regulation of electron/proton transfer in trihaem cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter sulfurreducens, Biosci Rep 33(1), 11-22.

Morgado L, Dantas JM, Bruix M, Londer YY, Salgueiro CA (2012) Fine-tuning of redox networks on multiheme cytochromes from Geobacter sulfurreducens drives physiological electron/proton energy transduction, Bioinorg Chem Appl 2012 (9), Article ID 298739.

Dantas JM, Morgado L, Londer YY, Fernandes AP, Louro RO, Pokkuluri PR, Schiffer M, Salgueiro CA (2011) Pivotal role of the strictly conserved aromatic residue F15 in the cytochrome c7 family, J Biol Inorg Chem 17 (1), 11-24.

Dantas JM, Saraiva IH, Morgado L, Silva MA, Schiffer M, Salgueiro CA, Louro RO (2011) Orientation of the axial ligands and magnetic properties of the hemes in the cytochrome c7 family from Geobacter sulfurreducens determined by paramagnetic NMR, Dalton Trans 40 (47), 12713-8.