Marta A. Silva

senior researcher

Junior Researcher (FCT Project) (since 2019)
Phone number
+351212948300 (ext: 10936)
Ciência Vitae

Recent publications

  • Antunes, JMA; Silva, MA; Salgueiro, CA; Morgado, L. 2022. Electron Flow From the Inner Membrane Towards the Cell Exterior in Geobacter sulfurreducens: Biochemical Characterization of Cytochrome CbcL. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.898015
  • Salgueiro, CA; Morgado, L; Silva, MA; Ferreira, MR; Fernandes, TM; Portela, PC. 2022. From iron to bacterial electroconductive filaments: Exploring cytochrome diversity using Geobacter bacteria. COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS, 452, DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2021.214284
  • Silva, MA; Salgueiro, CA. 2021. Multistep Signaling in Nature: A Close-Up of Geobacter Chemotaxis Sensing. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 22, DOI: 10.3390/ijms22169034
  • Dantas, JM; Silva, MA; Pantoja-Uceda, D; Turner, DL; Bruix, M; Salgueiro, CA. 2017. Solution structure and dynamics of the outer membrane cytochrome OmcF from Geobacter sulfurreducens. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOENERGETICS, 1858, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2017.03.007
  • Dantas, JM; Simoes, T; Morgado, L; Caciones, C; Fernandes, AP; Silva, MA; Bruix, M; Pokkuluri, PR; Salgueiro, CA. 2016. Unveiling the Structural Basis That Regulates the Energy Transduction Properties within a Family of Triheme Cytochromes from Geobacter sulfurreducens. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 120, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b07059
  • Santos, TC; Silva, MA; Morgado, L; Dantas, JM; Salgueiro, CA. 2015. Diving into the redox properties of Geobacter sulfurreducens cytochromes: a model for extracellular electron transfer. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 44, DOI: 10.1039/c5dt00556f
  • Silva, MA; Lucas, TG; Salgueiro, CA; Gomes, CM. 2012. Protein Folding Modulates the Swapped Dimerization Mechanism of Methyl-Accepting Chemotaxis Heme Sensors. PLoS One, 7, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046328
  • 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. BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS, 40, DOI: 10.1042/BST20120099
  • Sousa, MSE; Silva, MA; Morgado, L; Salgueiro, CA. 2011. Functional and structural characterization of cytochrome c(6)-like from a nonphotosynthetic organism. EUROPEAN BIOPHYSICS JOURNAL WITH BIOPHYSICS LETTERS, 40, DOI:
  • Silva, MA; Catarino, T; Salgueiro, CA. 2011. Structural and functional characterization of new heme-based sensors proteins. FEBS Journal, 278, DOI:
  • 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 c(7) family from Geobacter sulfurreducens determined by paramagnetic NMR. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 40, DOI: 10.1039/c1dt10975h

Main research interests

  • Geobacter, Heme Proteins, Cytochromes, Sensor Proteins, Solution NMR, Bioremediation, Bioenergy Production, Structural Biology and Biophysics