Ruben Fernandes
  • Faculty, Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Research focus
  • Molecular biology
  • Diabetes and Obesity
    Diabetes and Infection
    Obesity and Cancer


Doctorate, University of Vigo, Spain, 2008

Lab information


Ribeiro AR, Luis C, Fernandes R, Botelho MC.
Schistosomiasis and Infertility: What Do We Know?
Trends Parasitol. 2019 Dec;35(12):964-971
PMID: 31623951

Oliveira S, Costa J, Faria I, Guerreiro SG, Fernandes R.
Vitamin A Enhances Macrophages Activity Against B16-F10 Malignant Melanocytes: A New Player for Cancer Immunotherapy?
Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Sep 18;55(9). pii: E604. doi:
PMID: 31540438

Oliveira KC, Cardoso R, Santos ACD, Fernandes R, Botelho MC.
Imbalance of Steroid Hormones in Hamsters Infected with Schistosoma mansoni.
Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders - Drug Targets. 2019;19(8):1122-1126.
PMID: 31142253

Reis SS, Carvalho AS, Fernandes R.
Pharmacogenomics, CYP2D6, and Tamoxifen: A Survey of the Reasons Sustaining European Clinical Practice Paradigms.
Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Jul 5;55(7). pii: E344.
PMID: 31284530

Luis C, Rodrigues I, Guerreiro SG, Fernandes R, Soares R.
Regeneration in the Podarcis bocagei model organism: a comprehensive immune-/histochemical analysis of the tail.
Zoomorphology. 2019. First online 13 June.
Online: 10.1007/s00435-019-00452-6

Oliveira C, Amador P, Prudêncio C, Tomaz CT, Tavares-Ratado P, Fernandes R.
ESBL and AmpC β-Lactamases in Clinical Strains of Escherichia coli from Serra da
Estrela, Portugal.
Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Jun 12;55(6). pii: E272.
PMID: 31212867

Luis C, Castaño-Guerrero Y, Soares R, Sales G, Fernandes R.
Avoiding the Interference of Doxorubicin with MTT Measurements on the MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line.
Methods Protoc. 2019 Apr 12;2(2). pii: E29.
PMID: 31164609

Amador P, Fernandes R, Prudêncio C, Duarte I.
Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae on Portuguese Livestock Manure.
Antibiotics (Basel). 2019 Mar 13;8(1). pii: E23.
PMID: 30871244

Luis C, Duarte F, Faria I, Jarak I, Oliveira PF, Alves MG, Soares R, Fernandes R.
Warburg Effect Inversion: Adiposity shifts central primary metabolism in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Life Sci. 2019 Apr 15;223:38-46.
PMID: 30862570

Almeida J, Costa J, Coelho P, Cea V, Galesio M, Noronha JP, Diniz MS, Prudêncio C, Soares R, Sala C, Fernandes R.
Adipocyte proteome and secretome influence inflammatory and hormone pathways in glioma.
Metab Brain Dis. 2019 Feb;34(1):141-152.
PMID: 30302719

Duarte MF, Luis C, Baylina P, Faria MI, Fernandes R, La Fuente JM.
Clinical and metabolic implications of obesity in prostate cancer: is testosterone a missing link?
Aging Male. 2018 Oct 24:1-13.
PMID: 30354924

Ferreira S, Fernandes R, Botelho MC.
Fasciola Hepatica Extract Induces Cell Death of Mammalian Cells.
Antiinfect Agents. 2018;16(2):144-146.
PMID: 30079296

Fernandes R, Ferreira S, Botelho MC.
Commentary: Theileria Parasites Secrete a Prolyl Isomerase to Maintain Host Leukocyte Transformation.
Front Med (Lausanne). 2018 Apr 27;5:120.
PMID: 29755983

Gomes RS, Moreira FTC, Fernandes R, Sales MGF.
Sensing CA 15-3 in point-of-care by electropolymerizing O-phenylenediamine (oPDA) on Au-screen printed electrodes.
PLoS One. 2018 May 1;13(5):e0196656.
PMID: 29715330

Cardoso R, Lacerda PC, Costa PP, Machado A, Carvalho A, Bordalo A, Fernandes
R, Soares R, Richter J, Alves H, Botelho MC.
Estrogen Metabolism-Associated CYP2D6 and IL6-174G/C Polymorphisms in Schistosoma haematobium Infection.
Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Nov 28;18(12). pii: E2560.
PMID: 29182577

Dematei A, Fernandes R, Soares R, Alves H, Richter J, Botelho MC.
Angiogenesis in Schistosoma haematobium-associated urinary bladder cancer.
APMIS. 2017 Dec;125(12):1056-1062.
PMID: 28960560

Coelho P, Silva L, Faria I, Vieria M, Monteiro A, Pinto G, Prudêncio C,
Fernandes R, Soares R.
Adipocyte Secretome Increases Radioresistance of Malignant Melanocytes by Improving Cell Survival and Decreasing Oxidative Status.
Radiat Res. 2017 May;187(5):581-588.
PMID: 28362167
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