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Class of 1996
Name
Macedo, Fátima
E-Mail
fmacedo@ibmc.up.pt
Master Degree
Biology
About the PhD
Field of Research
Immunology
Thesis Title
CD8+ T cell subpopulations in Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Supervisor(s)
Maria de Sousa; Graça Porto
University
Porto University
Laboratory
Loyola University, Chicago; MGH, Children s Hospital, Harvard University Boston; IBMC Porto
Date of Thesis Defence
2006-06-30

Relevant Publications
Macedo MF, de Sousa M.
Transferrin and the transferrin receptor: of magic bullets and other concerns.
Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 2008;7:41-52.
Macedo MF, Cruz E, Lacerda R, Porto G, de Sousa M.
Low serum transferrin levels in HFE C282Y homozygous subjects are associated with low CD8(+) T lymphocyte numbers.
Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2005;35:319-25
Macedo MF, de Sousa M, Ned RM, Mascarenhas C, Andrews NC, Correia-Neves M.
Transferrin is required for early T-cell differentiation.
Immunology. 2004;112:543-9.
Velders MP, Macedo MF, Provenzano M, Elmishad AG, Holzhütter HG, Carbone M,
Kast WM.
Human T cell responses to endogenously presented HLA-A*0201 restricted peptides of Simian virus 40 large T antigen.
J Cell Biochem. 2001 2-27;82:155-62.

Publications
Macedo MF, Velders MP, Nieland JD, Rudolf MP, Weijzen S, Da Silva DM, Franke
A, Holt G, Loviscek K, Carbone M, Kast WM.
Cellular immunity and immunotherapy against deoxyribonucleic acid virus-induced tumors.
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 1998 ;53:211-8.
Velders MP, Nieland JD, Rudolf MP, Loviscek K, Weijzen S, de Visser KE, Macedo
MF, Carbone M, Kast WM.
Identification of peptides for immunotherapy of cancer. It is worth the effort.
Crit Rev Immunol. 1998;18:7-27.
INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED
Program financially supported by
the National Foundation for
Science and Technology