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Class of 1996
Taborda Barata, João
Master Degree
University (Master Degree)
University of Coimbra, Portugal
About the PhD
Field of Research
Oncobiology, Signal Transduction
Thesis Title
Microenvironmental and cell-autonomous mechanisms involved in tumor progression
Angelo Cardoso, Vassiliki Boussiotis
Maria de Sousa
University of Porto
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon University Medical School, Lisboa, Portugal
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After the PhD (Current Situation)
Research Group Leader
Cancer Biology Unit
Instituto de Medicina Molecular
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Relevant Publications
C.M. Henriques, J. Rino, R.J. Nibbs, G.G. Graham, J.T. Barata (2010). IL-7 induces rapid clathrin-mediated internalization and JAK3-dependent degradation of IL-7Rα in T cells. Blood 115 (16): 3269-3277.
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L.R. Martins, P. Lúcio, M.C. Silva, P. Gameiro, M.G. Silva, J.T. Barata (2010). Targeting CK2 Overexpression and Hyperactivation as a Novel Therapeutic Tool in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Blood 116 (15): 2724-2731.
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A. Silva, A.B.A. Laranjeira, L.R. Martins, B.A. Cardoso, J. Demengeot, J.A. Yunes, B. Seddon, J.T. Barata (2011). IL-7 contributes to the progression of human T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias. Cancer Research 71 (14): 4780-4789.
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P.P. Zenatti, D. Ribeiro, W. Li, L. Zuurbier, M.C. Silva, M. Paganin, J. Tritapoe, J.A. Hixon, A.B. Silveira, B.A. Cardoso, L.M. Sarmento, N. Correia, M.L. Toribio, J. Kobarg, M. Horstmann, R. Pieters, S.R. Brandalise, A.A. Ferrando, J.P. Meijerink, S.K. Durum, J.A. Yunes, J.T. Barata (2011). Oncogenic IL7R gain-of-function mutations in childhood T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nature Genetics 43 (10): 932-939.
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N. Correia, K. Durinck, A.P. Leite, M. Ongenaert, P. Rondou, F. Speleman, F.J. Enguita, J.T. Barata (2013). Novel TAL1 targets beyond protein-coding genes: identification of TAL1-regulated microRNAs in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia 27 (7): 1603-1606.
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J.T. Barata, A. Silva, J.G. Brandão, L.M. Nadler, A.A. Cardoso, V.A. Boussiotis (2004). Activation of PI3K is Indispensable for Interleukin 7-Mediated Viability, Proliferation, Glucose Use, and Growth of T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cells. Journal of Experimental Medicine 200 (5): 659-669.
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A. Silva, J.A. Yunes, B.A. Cardoso, L.R. Martins, P.Y. Jotta, M. Abecasis, A.E. Nowill, N.R. Leslie, A.A. Cardoso, J.T. Barata (2008). PTEN Posttranslational Inactivation and Hyperactivation of the PI3K/Akt Pathway Sustain Primary T Cell Leukemia Viability. Journal of Clinical Investigation 118 (11): 3762-3774.
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R.I. Azevedo, M.V.D. Soares, J.T. Barata, R. Tendeiro, A. Serra-Caetano, R.M.M. Victorino and A.E. Sousa (2009). IL-7 sustains CD31 expression in human naive CD4+ T cells and preferentially expands the CD31+ subset in a PI3K-dependent manner. Blood 113 (13): 2999-3007.
D.V. Correia, F. d’Orey, B.A. Cardoso, T. Lança, A.R. Grosso, A. deBarros, L.R. Martins, J.T. Barata, B. Silva-Santos (2009). Highly active microbial phosphoantigen induces rapid yet sustained MEK/Erk- and PI-3K/Akt-mediated signal transduction in anti-tumor human γδ T-cells. PLoS ONE 4 (5): e5657.
P.Y. Jotta, M.A. Ganazza, A. Silva, M.B. Viana, M.J. da Silva, L.J.G. Zambaldi, J.T. Barata, S.R. Brandalise, J.A. Yunes (2010). Negative prognostic impact of PTEN mutation in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia 24 (1): 239-42.
A. Silva, P.Y. Jotta, A.B. Silveira, D. Ribeiro, S.R. Brandalise, J.A. Yunes, J.T. Barata (2010). Regulation of PTEN by CK2 and Notch1 in primary T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: rationale for combined use of CK2- and gamma-secretase inhibitors. Haematologica 95 (4): 674-678.
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I.S. Vala, L.R. Martins, N. Imaizumi, R.J. Nunes, J. Rino, F. Kuonen, L.M. Carvalho, C. Ruegg, I. Monteiro Grillo, J.T. Barata, M. Mareel, S.C.R. Santos (2010). Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation Promote Tumor Growth and Metastasis by Enhancing Angiogenesis. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11222.

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