Cátia Santos-Pereira took her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Biotechnology (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, 2012) and her Master’s degree in Molecular Genetics (University of Minho, Braga, 2016). She was a PhD student in the Doctoral Program in Applied and Environmental Biology (PDBMA) at the University of Minho.
Her work aimed to uncover the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer activity of the milk-derived protein lactoferrin, focusing on its interactors, with the final goal of contributing to its rational therapeutic application. She developed her work under the supervision of Manuela Côrte-Real (CBMA/UMinho) and Lígia Rodrigues (CEB/UMinho), in collaboration with Nuno Cerqueira and Sérgio Sousa (FMUP/BioSIM).
Bovine Milk Lactoferrin Selectively Kills Highly Metastatic Prostate Cancer PC-3 and Osteosarcoma MG-63 Cells In Vitro
Guedes JP, Pereira CS, Rodrigues LR, Côrte-Real M
Frontiers in Oncology pp.1-12 (2018).
Lactoferrin selectively triggers apoptosis in highly metastatic breast cancer cells through inhibition of plasmalemmal V-H+-ATPase
Pereira CS, Guedes JP, Gonçalves M, Loureiro L, Castro L, Gerós H, Rodrigues LR, Côrte-Real M
Oncotarget. pp.62144-62158 (2018).