Publications 2017-03-23T00:29:11+00:00



82- Tiago Santos, Raquel Ferreira, Emanuel Quartin, Carlos Boto, Cláudia Saraiva, José Bragança, João Peça, Cecília Rodrigues, Lino Ferreira, Liliana Bernardino. “Light potentiates retinoic acid-induced neuronal differentiation of neural stem cells”. 2016 (submitted)

81- Ribas, J., Zhang, Y.S., Leijten, J., Miscuglio, M., Rouwkema, J., Dokmeci, M., Ferreira, L.*, Khademhosseini, A*. “Biomimetic strain exacerbates aging in a progeria-on-a-chip model”. 2016 (submitted) *Authors contributed equally.

80- Lino, M.M., Simões, S., Pinho, S., Ferreira, L.”Intracellular delivery of more than one protein with spatio-temporal control”. 2016 (submitted).

79- Comune, M. Rai, A., Chereddy, K.K., Pinto, S., Aday, S., Ferreira, A.F., Cunha, R., Rodrigues, R., Simões, P.N., Preat, V., Ferreira, L.”Antimicrobial peptide-nanoscale therapeutic formulation with high skin regenerative potential”. 2016 (submitted).

 78- Barata, T., Fernandes, H., Ferreira, L., Saris, D.“A High-throughput screening approach to enhance tendon and ligament healing”. 2016 (submitted).

77- P. José Gouveia, S. Rosa, L. Ricotti, B. Abecasis, H.V. Almeida, J. Nunes, F. Sofia Carvalho, M. Serra, S. Luchkin, A. Leonidovitch Kholkin, P. Marques Alves, P. Jorge Oliveira, R. Carvalho, A. Menciassi, R. Pires Neves, L. Silva Ferreira. “Flexible nanofilms coated with aligned piezoelectric microfibers preserve the long-term contractility of cardiomyocytes”.2016 (submitted).

76- Carlos Boto*, Emanuel Quartin*, Yijun Cai, Alberto Martin-Lorenzo, Maria Begona Garcia Cenador, Sandra Pinto, Rajeev Gupta, Tariq Enver, Isidro Sanchez-Garcia, Deng Li, Ricardo Neves*, Lino Ferreira*. “Prolonged intracellular accumulation of light-inducible nanoparticles in leukemia cells allows their remote activation”. 2016 (submitted).

75– Vazão, H., Barata, T., Pontes-Quero S, Honório I, Pereira P, Mercader N, Saris D, Khademhosseini A, Benedito R, Fernandes H, Ferreira L. “High-throughput identification of small molecules that affect human embryonic vascular development”. 2016 (submitted).


74– Lo Cícero, A., Jaskowiak, A.-L., Egesipe, A.-L-, Tournois, J., Brinon, B., Pitrez, P.R., Ferreira, L., Giovannoli, A. S., Levy, N., Nissan, X. “A high throughput phenotypic screening reveals compounds that counteract premature osteogenic differentiation of HGPS iPS-derived mesenchymal stem cells”. Scientific Reports 2016, 6:34798.

73– Cláudia Saraiva, Lino Ferreira, Liliana Bernardino. “Traceable microRNA-124 loaded nanoparticles as a new promising therapeutic tool for Parkinson’s disease”. Neurogenesis 2016 (in press). 

72– Machado-Pereira, M., Santos, T., Ferreira, L., Bernardino, L., Ferreira, R. “Challenging the great vascular wall: can we envision a simple yet comprehensive therapy for stroke?”. J Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2016 (in press).

71–  André Ferreira, Akhilesh Rai, Lino Ferreira, Pedro Simões. “Atomistic insights into the interaction of a cecropin-mellitin hybrid with a gold surface”. European biophysical journal 2016 (in press).

70– Cláudia M. Saraiva, José M. Paiva, Tiago Santos, Lino S. Ferreira, Liliana Bernardino. “MicroRNA-124 loaded nanoparticles enhance murine subventricular zone neurogenesis”. J Controlled Release2016 (in press).

69– Claudia Saraiva#, Catarina Almeida#, Raquel Ferreira, Tiago Santos, Lino Ferreira*, Liliana Bernardino*. Drug delivery into the brain: the blood brain barrier challenge and the nanomedicine solutions.  J Controlled Release 2016 (in press). #,* Authors contributed equally.

68– Hajar Maleki*, Akhilesh Rai*, Sandra Pinto*, Marta Evangelista, António Portugal, Luísa Durães, Mohammad Imani, Abolreza Simchi, Lino Ferreira. “High antimicrobial activity and low human cell cytotoxicity of core-shell magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with an antimicrobial peptide”. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 8(18), 11366-78. *Authors contributed equally.

67– Ribas, J., Sadeghi, H., Manbachi, A., Leijten, J., Brinegar, K., Zhang, Y.S., Ferreira, L., Khademhosseini, A. “Cardiovascular organ-chip platforms for drug discovery and development”. Applied In Vitro Toxicology 2016, 2(2), 82-96.

66– Ferreira, R., Fonseca, M.C., Santos, T., Sargento-Freitas, J, Tjeng, R., Paiva, F., Castelo-Branco, M., Ferreira, L.S., Bernardino, L. “Retinoic acid-loaded polymeric nanoparticles enhance vascular regulation of neural stem cell survival and differentiation after ischaemia”. Nanoscale 2016, 8, 8126-8137.

65-Tiago Santos, Carlos Boto, Cláudia Saraiva, Liliana Bernardino*, Lino Ferreira*. Nanomedicine approaches to modulate stem cells in brain repair”. Trends in Biotechnology 2016, 34(6), 437-439. *Co-corresponding authors.

64-Akhilesh Rai, Sandra Pinto, Tiago Velho, Catarina Moita, André F. Ferreira, Urvish Trivedi, Marta Evangelista, Michela Comune, Kendra P. Rumbaugh, Pedro N. Simões, Luís Moita, Lino Ferreira. “One-pot synthesis of peptide-conjugated gold nanoparticles with in vivo antimicrobial efficacy in a systemic infection model”. Biomaterials 2016, 85, 99-110.

63-Aday, S., Cecchelli, R., Vanhuxeem, D., Dehouck, MP., Ferreira, L. ”Stem cell-based human blood brain barrier models for drug discovery and delivery”. Trends in Biotechnology 2016, 34(5), 382-393.

62-Rai, A, Pinto, S., Evangelista, M., Ferreira, L. “Antimicrobial peptide permanently immobilized on surfaces with high activity in the presence of serum and low cytotoxicity against human cells”. Acta Biomaterialia 2016, 3, 64-77.

61-Blondel, S., Egesipe, A.-L., Jaskowiak, A.-L., Tournois, J., Le Corf, A., Georges, P., Legraverend, M., Navarro, C., Pitrez, P.R., Ferreira, L., Bollot, G., Bauvais, C., Laustriat, D., De Sandre, Giovannoli, A., Levy, N., Peschanski, M., Nissan, X. “Pluripotent stem cells-based screening identifies aminopyrimidines as new modulators of prelamin A farnesylation for the treatment of Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome”. Cell Death and Differentiation 2016, 7:e2105.


60– Esteves, M., Saraiva, T., Rocha,S., Baltazar,G., Ferreira,L., Bernardino, L. “Retinoic acid-loaded polymeric nanoparticles induce neuroprotection in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.” Frontiers in Aging Neurosciences 2015, 7, 20.

59– Annachiara De Sandre-Giovannoli, MD, PhD; Rabah Ben Yaou, MD; France Leturcq; Carlos López-Otín; Xavier Nissan, PhD; Lino Ferreira, PhD; Catherine Coirault, MD, PHD; Catherine Badens, PhD; Nathalie Bonello-Palot; Claudia Cavadas, PhD; Antoine Muchir, PhD; Camilla Pellegrini, PhD; Karim Harhouri, PhD; Chiara Lanzuolo, PhD; Feriel Azibani, PhD; Brigitte Buendia, PhD; Pia Bernasconi; Patrice Roll, Md, PhD; Isaline Herrada; Sophie Zinn-Justin, PhD; Esma Ziat; Lorenzo Maggi, MD; Saida Ortolano, MD,PhD; Marie-Christine Vantyghem, MD, PhD; Faiza Bensmaine, MD; Michael Mitchell, PhD; Raoul CM Hennekam, MD, PhD; Susana Quijano-Roy, MD, PhD; Adele D’Amico, MD; Giuseppe Boriani, MD; Elena Biagini, MD; Karim Wahbi, MD, PhD; Denis Duboc, MD, PhD; Nicola Carboni, MD; Camille Vatier, MD, PhD; Corinne Vigouroux, MD, PhD; Tiziana E Mongini, MD; Alessandra Gambineri, MD; Christophe Béroud, PharmD, PhD; Gaëlle Blandin, PhD; Sara Benedetti, MD, PhD; David Araújo-Vilar, MD; Luigi Ravagnan; Ryszard Kole, PhD; Nicolas Levy, MD, PhD; Giovanna Lattanzi, PhD; Gisèle PhD Bonne, PhD Orphanet. An overview of new translational, clinical and therapeutic perspectives in laminopathies and other nuclear envelope-related diseases.  Proceedings of the 1st French-Italian meeting on laminopathies & other nuclear envelope-related diseases. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2015, 10(Suppl 2):O1.

 58– Pitrez, P., Rosa, S., Almeida, C., Nissam, X., Ferreira, L. “Vascular disease modeling using induced pluripotent stem cells: focus in Hutching-Gilford progeria syndrome”. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2015.

57– Ivana Kostic*, Isabel Fidalgo-Carvalho*, Sezin Aday, Helena Vazão, Tiago Carvalheiro, Mário Grãos, António Duarte, Carla Cardoso, Lino Gonçalves, Lina Carvalho, Artur Paiva, Lino Ferreira. “Lysophosphatidic acid enhances survival of human CD34+ cells in ischemic conditions mainly through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor g.”Scientific Reports 2015,5:16406.


56- Chereddy, K.K., Her, C.-H., Moia, C., Comune, M., Vanacker, J., Zhu, H., Ferreira, L.S., Vandermeulen, G., Préat, V. “Antimicrobial peptide LL37-loaded PLGA nanoparticles promote wound healing activity”. J Control Release, 2014, 194, 138-147.

55- Aday S.*, Paiva J.*, Sousa S., Gomes R.S.M., Pedreiro S., So P.W., Carr C.A., Cochlin L., Gomes A.C., Paiva A., Ferreira L., Inflammatory modulation of hematopoietic stem cells by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-detectable nanoparticles, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 31706-31709. * Authors contributed equally.

54- Cechelli R.*, Aday S.*, Sevin E., Almeida C., Culot M., Dehouck L., Coisne C., Engelhardt B., Dehouck M.-P., Ferreira L., A stable and reproducible human blood-brain barrier model derived from stem cells, PLoS ONE, 2014, 9 (6), e99733. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099733. * Authors contributed equally.

53- Ricotti, L. Neves, R., Ciofani, G., Canale, C., Nitti, S., Mattoli, V., Mazzolai, B., Ferreira, L., Menciassi, A. “Boron nitride nanotube-mediated stimulation modulates F/G-actin ratio and mechanical properties of human dermal fibroblasts”. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 2014, 16(2), 1-14.

52- Santos, S.M., Peixoto, F., Ferreira, L., Jurado, A.S., Videira, R.A. ”Interaction of fullerene nanoparticles with biomembranes: from the partition in lipid membranes to effects on mitochondrial bioenergetics”. Toxicological Sciences 2014, 138(1), 117-129.

51– N. Lang*, M.J. Pereira*, I. Friehs, N. Vasilyev, E. N. Feins, K. Ablasser, E. O’Cearbhaill, C. Xu, A. Fabozzo, Y. Lee, R. Padera, S. Wasserman, F. Freudenthal, L.S. Ferreira, R. Langer, J.M. Karp, P. J. del Nido. “A biocompatible light-activated adhesive for minimally invasive repair of cardiovascular defects”. Science Translational Medicine 2014, 6(218), 218ra6. *Authors contributed equally.


50- Pereira, MJN, Sundback, CA, Lang, N, Cho, WK, Pomerantseva, I, Ouyang, B, Tao, SL, McHugh, K, Mwizerwa, O, Vemula, PK, Mochel, MC, Carter, DJ, Borenstein, JT, Langer, R, Ferreira, LS*, Karp, JM*, Masiakos, PT*. “Combined surface micropatterning and reactive chemistry maximizes tissue adhesion with minimal inflammation”. Advanced Health Materials 2013, doi: 10.1002/adhm.201300264. *Corresponding authors.

49- Lino, MM*, Paulo, CSO*, Vale, AC, Vaz, MF, Ferreira, LS. “Antifungal activity of dental resins containing amphotericin B-functionalized silica nanoparticles”. Dental Materials 2013, 29(10): e252-62. *Authors contributed equally.

48- Ricotti, L, Fujie, T, Vazão, H, Ciofani, G, Filippeschi, C, Corradini, I, Matteoli, M, Mattoli, V, Ferreira, L, Menciassi, A. “Boron nitride nanotube-mediated stimulation of cell co-culture on microengineered hydrogels.” PLoS One 2013, 8(8), e71707.

47– Paulo, CSO*, Lino, MM*, Matos, AA, Ferreira, LS. “Nanoparticles conjugated with amphotericin B are differentially taken up by human cells and after internalization increase the expression of heat shock protein”. Biomaterials 2013, 34(21), 5281-5293. *Authors contributed equally.

46- Gomes, RSM, Neves, R, Cochlin, L, Lima, AF, Carvalho, R, Korpisalo, P, Dragneva, G, Turunen, M, Liimatainen, T, Clarke, K, Yla-Herttuala, S, Carr, CA, Ferreira, L. “Nanoparticles for simultaneous cell tracking and pro-survival/angiogenic miRNA delivery in an ischemic animal model”. ACS Nano 2013, 7(4), 3362-3372.

45– Pereira, MJ, Oyuang, B, Sarkar, D, Lang, N, Sunbdback, C, Fiehs, I, Mureli, S, Pometantseva, I, McFaden, J, Sehn, JD, Mwizerwa, O, del Nido, P, Masiakos, P, Langer, R, Ferreira, LS*, Karp, JM*. “A highly tunable elastomer for local and controlled release of macromolecular therapeutics”. Advanced Materials 2013, 25(8), 1209-1215. *Authors contributed equally.


44– Santos, T, Ferreira, R, Maia, J, Agasse, F, Xapelli, S, Cortes, L, Bragança, J, Malva, JO, Ferreira, L*, Bernardino, L*. “Polymeric nanoparticles to control the differentiation of neural stem cells in the subventricular zone of the brain”. ACS Nano 2012, 6(12), 10463-10474. *Authors contributed equally.

43–  Maia*, J, Vazão*, H, Pedroso, DCS, Jesus, C, Brito, RMM, Gil, MH, Ferreira, L. “VEGF functionalized dextran has longer intracellular bioactivity than VEGF in endothelial cells”. Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 2906-2916. *Authors contributed equally.

42–  Santos, T, Maia, J, Agasse, F, Xapelli, S, Ferreira, L, Bernardino, L. “Nanomedicine boosts neurogenesis: new strategies for brain repair”. Integrative Biology 2012, 4, 973-981.

41–  Ferreira, R, Santos, T, Gonçalves, J, Baltazar, G, Ferreira, L, Agasse, F, Malva, JO, Bernardino, L. “Histamine modulates microglial inflammatory response”. Journal of Neuroinflammation 2012, 9:90, doi: 10.1186/1742-2094-9-90.

40–  Botequim, D, Maia, J, Lino, MMF, Lopes, LMF, Simoes, PN, Ilharco, LM, Ferreira, L. “Nanoparticles and surfaces presenting antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties”. Langmuir 2012, 28(2), 7646-7656.

39–  Ricotti, L, Polini, A, Genchi, G, Ciofani, G, Iandolo, D, Vazão, H, Mattoli, V, Ferreira, L, Menciassi, A, Pisignano, D. “Proliferation and skeletal myotube formation capability of C2C12 and H9c2 cells on isotropic and anisotropic electrospun nanofibous PHB scaffolds”. Biomedical Devices 2012, 7(3), 035010.

38– Bernardino, L, Eiriz, MF, Santos, T, Xapelli, S, Grade, S, Rosa, A, Cortes, L, Ferreira, R, Bragança, J, Agasse, F, Ferreira, L, Malva, JO. “Histamine, a proneurogenic factor on the subventricular zone: a new approach for brain repair”. Stem Cells 2012, 30, 773-784.


37– Paulo, CSO, Pires das Neves, R, Ferreira, LS. “Nanoparticles for intracellular-targeted drug delivery”. Nanotechnology 2011, 22, 494002. *Authors contributed equally.

36– Kraehenbuehl, TP, Langer, R*, Ferreira, LS*. “Biomaterials for the self-renewal and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells”. Nature Methods2011, 8(9), 731-736. *Corresponding authors.

35– Nunes-Pereira, MJ, Fidalgo-Carvalho, I, Karp, JM*, Ferreira, LS*. “Sensing the cardiac environment: exploiting cues for regeneration”. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research 2011, 4, 616-630. *Corresponding authors.

34– Vazão, H, Pires das Neves, R, Grâos, M, Ferreira, L. “Towards the maturation and characterization of smooth muscle cells derived from human embryonic stem cells”. PLoS One 2011, 6(3): e17771.

33– Kraehenbuehl, T.P., Ferreira, L.S.*, Hayward, A.M., Nahrendorf, M., Vlies, A.J., Vasile, E., Weissleder, R., Langer, R.*, Hubbell, J.A.* “Human embryonic stem cell-derived microvascular grafts for cardiac tissue preservation after myocardial infarction”. Biomaterials 2011, 32(4), 1102-1109. *Corresponding authors.

32– Pedroso, DCS, Tellechea, A, Moura, L, Fidalgo-Carvalho, I, Duarte, J, Carvalho, E, Ferreira, L. “Improved survival, vascular differentiation and wound healing potential of umbilical cord stem cells co-cultured with endothelial cells”. PLoS One 2011, 6(1):e16114.

31– Maia, J,  Santos, T, Aday, S, Agasse, F, Cortes, L, Malva, JO, Bernardino, L, Ferreira, L. “Controlling the neuronal differentiation of stem cells by the intracellular delivery of retinoic acid-loaded nanoparticles. ACS Nano 2011, 5(1), 97-106. Authors contributed equally. L F and LB are corresponding authors.


30– Ferreira, L*,  Pedroso, DCS, Vazão, H, Gomes, RSM. “Stem cell-based therapies for heart regeneration: what did the bench teach us?” Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders-Drug Targets 2010, 10, 173-185. *Corresponding author.

29– Paulo, C, Vidal, M, Ferreira, LS. ”Antifungal nanoparticles and surfaces”. Biomacromolecules 2010, 11, 2810-2817.

28– Levenberg, S*, Ferreira  LS*, Chen-Konak, L, Kraehenbuehl, TP, Langer, R. “Isolation, differentiation, and characterization of vascular cells derived from human embryonic stem cells”. Nature Protocols 2010, 5, 1115-1126. *Authors contributed equally.


27– Ferreira  LS. “Nanoparticles as tools to study and control stem cells”. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 2009, 108(4), 746-752.

26– Ferreira  LS*, Zumbuehl A*. “Non-leaching surfaces capable of killing microorganisms on contact”. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2009, 19, 7796-7806. *Corresponding authors.

25– Kraehenbuehl TP, Ferreira LS, Zammaretti P, Hubbell JA, Langer R. “Cell-responsive hydrogel for encapsulation of vascular cells”. Biomaterials 2009, 30(26), 4318-4324.


24– Ferreira  L*, Karp JM, Nobre L, Langer R*. “New opportunities: the use of nanotechnologies to manipulate and track stem cells”. Cell Stem Cell 2008, 3(2), 136-146. *Corresponding authors.

23– Ferreira  L, Squier T, Park H, Choe H, Kohane DS, Langer R.“Human embryoid bodies containing nano- and micro-particulate delivery vehicles”. Advanced Materials 2008, 20, 2285-2291.

22– Mahdavi A*, Ferreira L*, Sundback C, Nichol JW, Chan EP, Carter JD,Bettinger C, Patanavanich S, Chignozha L, Ben-Joseph E, Galakatos A, Pryor H, Pomerantseva I, Masiakos P, Faquin W, Zumbuehl A, Hong S, Borenstein J, Vacanti J, Langer R, Karp JM. “A biodegradable and biocompatible Gecko-inspired tissue adhesive”.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2008, 105(7), 2307-2312. *Authors contributed equally.

21– Fuller, J., Zugates, G., Ferreira, L., Ow, H., Nguyen, N., Wiesner, U., Langer, R. “Intercellular delivery of core-shell fluorescent silica nanoparticles”. Biomaterials 2008, 29, 1526-1532.


20– Zumbuehl, A.*, Ferreira, L.S.*, Kuhn, D., Astashkina, A., Long, L., Yeo, Y., Iaconis, T., Ghannoum, M., Fink, G.R., Langer, R., Kohane, D.S. “Antifungal hydrogels”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2007, 104, 12994-12998. *Authors contributed equally.

19– Nijst, C., Joost, J., Karp, J.M., Ferreira, L., Zumbuehl, A., Bettinger, C., Langer, R. “Development of Multifunctional Photocurable Degradable Elastomers”. Biomacromolecules 2007, 8, 3067-3073.

18– Ferreira, L, Gerecht-Nir, S., Shieh, H.F., Watson, N., Rupnick, M, Dallabrida, S, M, Vunjak-Novakovic, G., Robert Langer, R. “Vascular progenitor cells isolated from human embryonic stem cells give rise to endothelial and smooth muscle-like cells and form vascular networks in vivo”. Circulation Research2007, 101, 286-294.

17– Gerecht-Nir, S., Burdick, J.A., Ferreira, L.S., Langer, R., Vunjak-Novakovic, G. “Propagation of undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells in 3-dimentional hyaluronic acid networks”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2007, 104(27), 11298-11303.

16– Ferreira, L., Gerecht, S, Fuller, J, Shieh, HF, Vunjak-Novakovic, G, Langer, R. “Bioactive hydrogel scaffolds for controllable vascular differentiation of human embryonic stem cells”. Biomaterials 2007, 28(17), 2706-2717.


15– Ferreira, L.*, Khademhosseini, A.*, Blumling, J, Yeh, J., Karp, J.M., Fukuda, J., Langer, R. “Co-culture of human embryonic stem cells with murine embryonic fibroblasts on microwell-patterned substrates”. Biomaterials 2006, 27, 5968-5977. *Authors contributed equally.

14– Jeffrey M. Karp, Lino S. Ferreira, Ali Khademhosseini, Albert H. Kwon, Judy Y. Yeh, Robert Langer. “Cultivation of human embryonic stem cells without the embryoid body step enhances osteogenesis in vitro”. Stem cells 2006, 24(4), 835-843.

13– Ferreira, L., Figueiredo, M.M., Gil, M.H., Ramos, M.A. “Structural analysis of dextran-based hydrogels obtained chemoenzymatically”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: part B (Applied Biomaterials) 2006, 77B:55-64.


12– Maia, J., Ferreira, L., Carvalho, R., Ramos M.A., Gil, M.H. “Synthesis and characterization of new injectable and degradable dextran-based hydrogels.” Polymer 2005, 46, 9604-9614.

11– Ferreira, L., Evangelista M.B., Martins M.C.L., Esteves, J.L., Barbosa, M.A. “Improving the adhesion of poly(ethylene terephthalate) fibers to poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogels by ozone treatment: surface characterization and pull-out tests.” Polymer 2005, 46, 9840-9850.

10– Ferreira, L., Gil, M.H., Cabrita, A.M.S., Dordick, J.S. “Biocatalytic synthesis of highly ordered biocompatible and degradable dextran-based hydrogels”, Biomaterials 2005, 26, 4707-4716.


9– Ferreira, L., Rafael, A., Lamghari, M., Barbosa, M.A., Gil, M.H., Cabrita, A.M.S., Dordick, J.S. “Biocompatibility of  chemoenzymatically derived dextran hydrogels”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 2004, 68A, 584-596.


8– Ferreira, L., Ramos, M.A., Dordick, J.S., Gil, M.H. “Influence of different silica derivatives in the immobilization and stabilization of a Bacillus licheniformis protease (subtilisin Carlsberg)”, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 2003, 21, 189-199.


7– Ferreira, L., Ramos, M.A., Gil, M.H., Dordick, J.S. “Exquisite regioselectivity and transesterification activity enhancement of an immobilized Bacillus subtilis protease”. Biotechnology Progress 2002, 18(5), 986-993.

6– Ferreira, L., Kim, D.-Y., Carvalho, R., Geraldes, C.F.G.C., Gil, M.H., Dordick, J.S. “Biocatalytic polytransesterification of inulin with divinyladipate”. Chemistry of Materials 2002, 14(10), 4009-4011.

5– Ferreira, L., Gil M.H., Dordick, J.S. “Enzymatic synthesis of dextran-containing hydrogels”. Biomaterials  2002, 23, 3957-3967.

4– Ferreira, L., Carvalho, R., Gil, M.H., Dordick, J.S. “Enzymatic synthesis of inulin-containing hydrogels”. Biomacromolecules 2002, 3, 333-341.


3– Ferreira, L., Vidal, M.M., Gil, M.H. “Design of a drug-delivery system based on polyacrylamide hydrogels. Evaluation of structural properties”. Chem. Educator 2001, 6, 100-103.


2– Ferreira, L., Vidal, M.M., Gil, M.H. “Evaluation of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) gels as drug delivery systems at different pH values”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2000, 194(2), 169-180.

1– Ferreira, L., Vidal, M.M., Geraldes, C.F.G.C., Gil, M.H. “Preparation and characterisation of gels based on sucrose modified with glycidyl methacrylate”. Carbohydrate Polymers 2000, 41(1), 15-24.


1– Gil M.H., Duarte, M.G., Ferreira, L., Geraldes, C.F.G. “Polymeric Biomaterials”. In: Polymer Chemistry, Eds: Melo, J.S.S., Moreno, M.J., Burrows, H.D., Gil, M.H. Coimbra University Press, Coimbra, 2004, p. 641-664.

2– Ferreira*, L., Khademhosseini*, A., Karp*, J.M., Gerecht-Nir*, S., Vunjak-Novakovic, G., Langer, R. “Embryonic stem cells as a cell source for tissue engineering”. In: “Principles of Tissue Engineering- 3rd edition”. Editors: Lanza, R., Langer, R., Vacanti, J.P. Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006. (*Authors contributed equally).

3– Luo, Y., Ferreira, L., Langer, R. “Three-dimensional scaffolds”. In: “Principles of Tissue Engineering- 3rd edition”. Editors: Lanza, R., Langer, R., Vacanti, J.P. Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006.

4– Karp, J. M., Mahdavi, A., Ferreira, L.S., Khademhosseini, A., Langer, R. “In vitro differentiation of human embryonic stem cells along osteogenic pathways”. In: “Human Embryonic Stem Cells: A Practical Handbook”, edited by: Sullivan S, Cowan C, Eggan K. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2006.

5– Ferreira, L.*, Gerecht, S.*, Langer, R. “Vascular differentiation of human embryonic stem cells in bioactive hydrogel scaffolds”. In : “Human embryonic stem cells- methods and protocols”. Editors: Turksen, Walker. Humana Press 2008 (Authors contributed equally).

6– Spelke, D.P., Ortmann, D., Khademhosseini, A., Ferreira, L., Karp, J.M.”Method for EB formation- the microwell approach” In: “Embryonic stem cell therapy for osteodegenerative diseases”, Series Methods in Molecular Biology, Editor: Nieden, Nicole. Humana Press 2008.

7– Sarkar D, Zhao W, Schaefer S, Ankrum JA, Teo GS, Pereira MN, Ferreira L, Karp JM. “Overview of tissue engineering concepts and applications”, In: Biomaterials Science: an introduction  to materials in medicine”, 3rd edition, Editors: Ratner, BD, Hoffman, AS, Schoen, FJ, Lemons, JE. Academic Press 2009.

8– Kraehenbuehl TP, Aday S, Ferreira LS. “Scaffolding for three-dimensional embryonic vasculogenesis”, In: “Biophysical regulation of vascular differentiation and assembly”, Editor: Sharon Gerecht. Springer 2010.

9– Cho, WK, Pereira, MJMN, Lang, N, Lee, K, Mureli, S, Ferreira, L, Langer, RS, Karp, JM. “Gecko-inspired tape-based adhesives”, In: “Novel Biomaterials for wound closure”. Editor: Pan Stanford Publishing 2010.

10– Valente, AXCN*, Sousa, JAB, Outeiro, TF, Ferreira,L. “A stem-cell ageing hypothesis on the origin of Parkinson´s disease”. In “Science and Engineering in high-throughput biology including a theory on Parkinson´s disease. Editor: André X.C.N. Valente. Lulu 2011. *Corresponding author.

11– Vazão, H, Grãos, M, Ferreira, L. “Vascular differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells”. Editor: Hossein Baharvand, Springer, 2011.

12– Maia, J., Evangelista, M.B., Gil, M.H., Ferreira, L. “Dextran-based materials for biomedical applications”. Editor: Maria Helena Gil, Research Signpost, 2012.

13- Fernandes, H., Beijersbergen, R., Ferreira, L., Dechering, K., Moghe, P., Maniura-Weber, K. “Bioassay development”. In: “Materiomics: high-throughput screening of biomaterial properties”. Editors: Jan de Boer and Clemens A. Van Blitterswijk. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

14 Rai, A., Pinto, S., Paulo, C. Comune, M., Ferreira, L. Biocompatibility issues of organic and inorganic nanomaterials. Editor: Huijun Zhu, Bentham e-books, 2013.

15 Estronca, L., Ferreira, L. “Stem cells for the regeneration of chronic wounds: a translational perspective”. Editor: Joaquim Cabral, Elsevier, 2015.


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