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Ana Friães

Full Name: Ana Isabel de Aquino Friães

Degrees:

  • Applied Chemistry, Biotechnology - FCT/UNL
  • MSc in Biotechnology - FCT/UNL
  • PhD in Microbiology - Faculdade de Medicina, UL

Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Infection Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Instituto de Microbiologia,Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa

Microbiology, Group A Streptococcus epidemiology, pathogenesis, and virulence factors; molecular typing methods.

Emails:

  • afriaes_at_fm.ul.pt (replace _at_ by @)

A. Friães, J.P. Lopes, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, the Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2013. Changes in Streptococcus pyogenes causing invasive disease in Portugal: Evidence for superantigen gene loss and acquisition. Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 303:505-513

C. Gouveia, A. Friães, M. Cassiano-Neves, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez. 2013. MRSA and PVL positive Staphylococcus aureus are rarely found in community-acquired osteoarticular infections in children in Portugal, a country with high MRSA prevalence. Online Int. J. Micr. Res. 1:20–24.

A. Friães, F. R. Pinto, C. Silva-Costa, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino. 2013. Superantigen gene complement of Streptococcus pyogenes-relationship with other typing methods and short-term stability. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 32:115–125.

A. Friães, F. R. Pinto, C. Silva-Costa, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, The Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2012. Group A streptococci clones associated with invasive infections and pharyngitis in Portugal present differences in emm types, superantigen gene content and antimicrobial resistance. BMC Microbiol. 12:280.

C. Silva-Costa, A. Friães, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, The Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2012. Differences between macrolide resistant and susceptible Streptococcus pyogenes: the importance of clonal properties in addition to antibiotic consumption. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 56:5661–5666

J. Melo-Cristino, L. Santos, C. Silva-Costa, A. Friães, M. D. Pinho, M. Ramirez. 2010. The Viriato Study: Update on antimicrobial resistance of microbial pathogens responsible for community-acquired respiratory tract infections in Portugal. Paediatr. Drugs 12:11-17.

A. Friães, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino, The Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections. 2007. Nonoutbreak surveillance of group A streptococci causing invasive disease in Portugal identified internationally disseminated clones among members of a genetically heterogeneous population. J. Clin. Microbiol. 45:2044–2047.

J. Gonçalves, A. Friães, L. Moura. 2007. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: focus on the molecular basis of 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Expert Rev. Mol. Med. 9:1-23.

A. Friães, A. T. Rêgo, J. M. Aragüés, L. F. Moura, A. Mirante, M. R. Mascarenhas, T. T. Kay, L. A. Lopes, J. C. Rodrigues, S. Guerra, T. Dias, A. G. Teles, J. Gonçalves. 2006. CYP21A2 mutations in Portuguese patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Identification of two novel mutations and characterization of four different partial gene conversions. Mol. Genet. Metab. 88:58-65.

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