Ana Cristina Esteves

Professor Auxiliar

P h.D. in Biology since June 2002, speciality in Biochemistry, with investigation in Microbial Chemistry

AC Esteves is the author of 1 patent, 34 WoS papers, 10 refereed proceedings, 1 bioinformatic application, 6 book chapters, 1 paper in an international journal without revision and more than one hundered communictions.

AC Esteves has collaborated in numerous investigation projects either as coordinator or team member and won two prizes. She has been involved in internationalization

organization/co-organization of several national and international courses and workshops; 2 prizes; member of revision panel of 26 international journals. Member of 3 COST Actions. Currently is an Invited Assistant Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, ICS-Viseu.

As an Invited Assistant Professor has given more than 15 classes of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of formation, has made numerous seminars for graduation and post-graduation students, and for non-specialized public

AC Esteves is the supervisor/co-supervisor of 2 on going PhD thesis (3 already concluded), 1 on going MSc thesis (15 already concluded) and more than 20 final graduation thesis (concluded). She organized/co-organized several post-graduation courses.

AC Esteves research interests are related to the use of Omics to unravel Host-Microbial interactions and Environmental-microbial interactions. She is also interested in the biotechnological potential of microorganisms.

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<em>Lasiodiplodia theobromae</em> as a Producer of Biotechnologically Relevant Enzymes

Esteves, A., & Duarte, A. (2018). Lasiodiplodia theobromae as a Producer of Biotechnologically Relevant Enzymes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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A mathematical model for a diseased orange tree

Esteves, A. , Esteves, Ana Cristina. (2017). A mathematical model for a diseased orange tree. 17th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering
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A multi-omics analysis of the grapevine pathogen Lasiodiplodia theobromae reveals that temperature affects the expression of virulence- and pathogenicity-related genes

Duarte, A., Esteves, A. , Carina Félix. (2019). A multi-omics analysis of the grapevine pathogen Lasiodiplodia theobromae reveals that temperature affects the expression of virulence- and pathogenicity-related genes. Scientific Reports
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Acetonitrile-induced unfolding of porcine pepsin A. A proposal for a critical role of hydration structures in conformational stability

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Cardoso, T.. (2009). Acetonitrile-induced unfolding of porcine pepsin A. A proposal for a critical role of hydration structures in conformational stability. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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Aeromonas piscicola AH-3 expresses an extracellular collagenase with cytotoxic properties

Esteves, A. , Duarte, A.S.. (2015). Aeromonas piscicola AH-3 expresses an extracellular collagenase with cytotoxic properties. Letters in Applied Microbiology
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Bacterial collagenases - A review

Esteves, A., Duarte, A. , Duarte, A. S.. (2016). Bacterial collagenases - A review. Critical Reviews in Microbiology
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Biochemical characterization of SFC-1, a class A carbapenem-hydrolyzing β-lactamase

Esteves, A. , Fonseca, F.. (2007). Biochemical characterization of SFC-1, a class A carbapenem-hydrolyzing β-lactamase. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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Bioremediation of TBT-contaminated marine waters by bacteria and ecotoxicological evaluation of its by-products

Esteves, A. , Monteiro, Hugo R.. (2011). Bioremediation of TBT-contaminated marine waters by bacteria and ecotoxicological evaluation of its by-products. Current Opinion in Biotechnology
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Botryosphaeriales fungi produce extracellular enzymes with biotechnological potential

Esteves, A. , Esteves, A.C.. (2014). Botryosphaeriales fungi produce extracellular enzymes with biotechnological potential. Canadian Journal of Microbiology
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Cardosin A as a model aspartic proteinase for the study of organic solvent effects: An overview on catalytic and structural aspects

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Sarmento, A.C.. (2003). Cardosin A as a model aspartic proteinase for the study of organic solvent effects: An overview on catalytic and structural aspects. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic
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Cardosins A and B, two new enzymes available for peptide synthesis

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Sarmento, A.C.. (1998). Cardosins A and B, two new enzymes available for peptide synthesis. Journal of Molecular Catalysis - B Enzymatic
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Colagenases para aplicações biotecnológicas

Esteves, A. , Eliana Cavaleiro. (2016). Colagenases para aplicações biotecnológicas.
Book Chapter

Diplodia corticola, as a causative agent of the cork oak forest decline

Esteves, A. , Esteves, Ana Cristina. (2016). Diplodia corticola, as a causative agent of the cork oak forest decline. El alcornocal y el negocio corchero: Una perspectiva histórica e interdisciplinar
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Effect of acetonitrile on Cynara cardunculus L. cardosin A stability

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Shnyrova, A.V.. (2006). Effect of acetonitrile on Cynara cardunculus L. cardosin A stability. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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Effect of thermal stress on the proteome of Aeromonas

Esteves, A., Duarte, A. , Honorio, F.. (2013). Effect of thermal stress on the proteome of Aeromonas. Current Opinion in Biotechnology
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Effects of UV radiation on the lipids and proteins of bacteria studied by mid-infrared spectroscopy

Esteves, A. , Santos, A.L.. (2013). Effects of UV radiation on the lipids and proteins of bacteria studied by mid-infrared spectroscopy. Environmental Science and Technology
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Evaluation of cardosin A as a probe for limited proteolysis in non-aqueous environments - Complex substrates hydrolysis

Barros, M., Esteves, A., Duarte, A. , Sarmento, A.C.. (2006). Evaluation of cardosin A as a probe for limited proteolysis in non-aqueous environments - Complex substrates hydrolysis. Enzyme and Microbial Technology
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Evaluation of cardosin A as a proteolytic probe in the presence of organic solvents

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Sarmento, A.C.. (2004). Evaluation of cardosin A as a proteolytic probe in the presence of organic solvents. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic
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Extracellular enzymatic activity from tributyltin resistant microorganisms

Esteves, A. , Lemos, Marco F. L.. (2011). Extracellular enzymatic activity from tributyltin resistant microorganisms. Current Opinion in Biotechnology
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Functional and conformational changes in the aspartic protease cardosin A induced by TFE

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Fraga, A.S.. (2012). Functional and conformational changes in the aspartic protease cardosin A induced by TFE. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Book Chapter

Fungicides as Endocrine Disrupters in Non-Target Organisms

Esteves, A. , L. Lemos, Marco F.. (2011). Fungicides as Endocrine Disrupters in Non-Target Organisms. Fungicides - Beneficial and Harmful Aspects
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Heterogeneity of a new aspartic proteinase from Cynara cardunculus L

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Esteves, Ana Cristina. (2005). Heterogeneity of a new aspartic proteinase from Cynara cardunculus L. FEBS JOURNAL
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In search of synergistic effects in antioxidant capacity of combined edible mushrooms

Esteves, A. , Queirós, B.. (2009). In search of synergistic effects in antioxidant capacity of combined edible mushrooms. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
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Lasiodiplodia theobromae as a Producer of Biotechnologically Relevant Enzymes

Esteves, A. , Esteves, Ana Cristina. (2018). Lasiodiplodia theobromae as a Producer of Biotechnologically Relevant Enzymes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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Método para produção de colagenase recombinante para digestão de colagénios

Esteves, A. , Esteves, Ana Cristina. (2018). Método para produção de colagenase recombinante para digestão de colagénios.
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Multiplicity of aspartic proteinases from Cynara cardunculus L.

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Sarmento, A.C.. (2009). Multiplicity of aspartic proteinases from Cynara cardunculus L.. Planta
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Non-native states of cardosin A induced by acetonitrile: Activity modulation via polypeptide chains rearrangements

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Oliveira, C.S.. (2009). Non-native states of cardosin A induced by acetonitrile: Activity modulation via polypeptide chains rearrangements. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic
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Novel linear polymers able to inhibit bacterial quorum sensing

Esteves, A., Duarte, A. , Cavaleiro, E.. (2015). Novel linear polymers able to inhibit bacterial quorum sensing. Macromolecular Bioscience
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Photoprotection in a monophyletic branch of chlorophyte algae is independent of energy-dependent quenching (qE)

Esteves, A. , Christa, G.. (2017). Photoprotection in a monophyletic branch of chlorophyte algae is independent of energy-dependent quenching (qE). New Phytologist
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Phylogenetic diversity, antibiotic resistance and virulence traits of Aeromonas spp. from untreated waters for human consumption

Esteves, A. , Carvalho, M.J.. (2012). Phylogenetic diversity, antibiotic resistance and virulence traits of Aeromonas spp. from untreated waters for human consumption. International Journal of Food Microbiology
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Production of a novel collagenase and applications

Esteves, A. , Duarte, Ana Sofia. (2014). Production of a novel collagenase and applications. Journal of Biotechnology
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Protein differential expression induced by endocrine disrupting compounds in a terrestrial isopod

Esteves, A. , Lemos, M.F.L.. (2010). Protein differential expression induced by endocrine disrupting compounds in a terrestrial isopod. Chemosphere
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Protein profiles of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus warneri are altered by photosensitization with cationic porphyrins

Esteves, A. , Alves, E.. (2015). Protein profiles of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus warneri are altered by photosensitization with cationic porphyrins. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
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Proteins in ecotoxicology - How, why and why not?

Esteves, A. , Lemos, M.F.L.. (2010). Proteins in ecotoxicology - How, why and why not?. Proteomics
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Purification and characterization of a new peptide antibiotic produced by a thermotolerant Bacillus licheniformis strain

Esteves, A. , Mendo, S.. (2004). Purification and characterization of a new peptide antibiotic produced by a thermotolerant Bacillus licheniformis strain. Biotechnology Letters
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Reverse hydrolysis by cardosin A: Specificity considerations

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Sarmento, A.C.. (2004). Reverse hydrolysis by cardosin A: Specificity considerations. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic
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SDS-PAGE and IR spectroscopy to evaluate modifications in the viral protein profile induced by a cationic porphyrinic photosensitizer

Esteves, A. , Costa, L.. (2014). SDS-PAGE and IR spectroscopy to evaluate modifications in the viral protein profile induced by a cationic porphyrinic photosensitizer. Journal of Virological Methods
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Secondary metabolites produced by grapevine strains of Lasiodiplodia theobromae grown at two different temperatures

Duarte, A., Esteves, A. , Carina Félix. (2019). Secondary metabolites produced by grapevine strains of Lasiodiplodia theobromae grown at two different temperatures. Mycologia
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Secretome analysis identifies potential virulence factors of Diplodia corticola, a fungal pathogen involved in cork oak (Quercus suber) decline

Esteves, A. , Fernandes, I.. (2014). Secretome analysis identifies potential virulence factors of Diplodia corticola, a fungal pathogen involved in cork oak (Quercus suber) decline. Fungal Biology
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Secretome analysis of Trichoderma atroviride T17 biocontrol of Guignardia citricarpa

Esteves, A. , Fernanda Blauth de Lima. (2016). Secretome analysis of Trichoderma atroviride T17 biocontrol of Guignardia citricarpa. Biological Control
Book Chapter

Specificity of Cardosins A and B in peptide synthesis

Esteves, A. , Ana Cristina Esteves. (1999). Specificity of Cardosins A and B in peptide synthesis. Peptide Science — Present and Future
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Strain-related pathogenicity in Diplodia corticola

Esteves, A. , C. Félix. (2017). Strain-related pathogenicity in Diplodia corticola. Forest Pathology
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Structural stability of cardosin A, an aspartic proteinase from Cynara cardunculus L.

Esteves, A. , DG Pina. (2001). Structural stability of cardosin A, an aspartic proteinase from Cynara cardunculus L..
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The use of historically contaminated site bacteria in the bioremediation of PAH polluted waters

Esteves, A. , Lemos, Marco F. L.. (2011). The use of historically contaminated site bacteria in the bioremediation of PAH polluted waters. Current Opinion in Biotechnology
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Thermostability of cardosin A from Cynara cardunculus L.

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Pina, D.G.. (2003). Thermostability of cardosin A from Cynara cardunculus L.. Thermochimica Acta
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Trichoderma harzianum T1A constitutively secretes proteins involved in the biological control of Guignardia citricarpa

Esteves, A. , Blauth de Lima, F.. (2017). Trichoderma harzianum T1A constitutively secretes proteins involved in the biological control of Guignardia citricarpa. Biological Control
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Unfolding of cardosin A in organic solvents and detection of intermediaries

Barros, M., Esteves, A. , Sarmento, A.C.. (2009). Unfolding of cardosin A in organic solvents and detection of intermediaries. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic