P. M. Guerreiro

P. M. Guerreiro
Centre of Marine Sciences, Universidade do Algarve · Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
January 2003 - December 2005
University of Connecticut
Position
  • Post-doctoral
January 2000 - December 2010
Universidade do Algarve
January 1997 - December 2002
Radboud University

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Publications (99)
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Under the scope of Sardinha2020 Project, a pilot experiment was carried out to study the survival rate of chub mackerel (Scomber colias) after slipping. Slipping is the release of unwanted capture in purse seining, by lowering the head rope of the net and rolling over the fish back into the water. In Southwestern Portugal (Sesimbra), during the sum...
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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) recognize conserved pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and are an ancient and well-conserved group of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). The isolation of the Antarctic continent and its unique teleost fish and microbiota prompted the present investigation into Tlr evolution. Gene homologues of tlr members i...
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Under the scope of Sardinha2020 Project, a pilot experiment was carried out to study the survival rate of chub mackerel (Scomber colias) after slipping. Slipping is the release of unwanted capture in purse seining, by lowering the head rope of the net and rolling over the fish back into the water. In Southwestern Portugal (Sesimbra), during the sum...
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The European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is a euryhaline marine teleost that can often be found in brackish and freshwater or even in hypersaline environments. Here, we exposed sea bass juveniles to sustained salinity challenges for 15 days, simulating one hypoosmotic (3‰), one isosmotic (12‰) and one hyperosmotic (50‰) environment, in addition...
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Global warming is having a significant impact around the world, modifying environmental conditions in many areas, including in zones that have been thermally stable for thousands of years, such as Antarctica. Stenothermal sedentary intertidal fish species may suffer due to warming, notably if this causes water freshening from increased freshwater i...
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European sea bass is a marine teleost which can inhabit a broad range of environmental salinities. So far, no research has studied the physiological response of this fish to salinity challenges using modifications in skin mucus as a potential biological matrix. Here, we used a skin mucus sampling technique to evaluate the response of sea bass to se...
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The non-specific immunity can induce iron deprivation as a defense mechanism against potential bacterial pathogens, but little information is available as to its role in Antarctic fish. In this study the response of iron metabolism related genes was evaluated in liver and head kidney of the Antarctic notothenoids Notothenia coriiceps and Notothenia...
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The current volume, entitled Climate Change and Non-infectious Fish Disorders (CCNFD) is the first of the two-volume set, and it focuses on the development, physiology and health of fish. CCNFD has 11 chapters organized into two parts. Chapters 1 and 2 (Part I) are mainly for aquatic biologists including colleagues who study non-infectious fish dis...
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Invasive species are recognized as a major cause of biodiversity decline. Legal regulations relating to the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species should always be up-to-date, as the failure to recognize the problem, lack of adequate scientific information, or long legal intervals required to prepare the legislation may result in i...
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Low temperatures provoke drastic reductions in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) activity and nourishment, leading to growth arrest and a halt in production. However, scarce data exist concerning the implications of central core control during the cold season. The aim of this work was to study the effects of low temperature and recovery from such...
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Stanniocalcin 1 (STC1) and parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) are calciotropic hormones in vertebrates. Here, a recently hypothesized metabolic role for these hormones is tested on European sea bass treated with: (i) teleost PTHrP(1–34), (ii) PTHrP(1–34) and anti-STC1 serum (pro-PTHrP groups), (iii) a PTHrP antagonist PTHrP(7–34) or (iv) P...
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There are currently no standard diets or practices to counteract or ameliorate the growth arrest and extremely poor feed conversion rates (FCR) in gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata caused by low water temperatures. The present study analysed the effects of reducing dietary lipid content from 18 to 14% during a temperature fluctuation period. Temper...
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Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the final effector products of a neuroendocrine HPA/HPI axis governing energy balance and stress response in vertebrates. From a physiological point of view, basal GC levels are essential for intermediary metabolism and participate in the development and homeostasis of a wide range of body tissues, including the skeleton....
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The effects of two different slipping methods on the survival, physical and physiological response of sardines, Sardina pilchardus, captured in a purse-seine fishery were investigated in southern Portugal. Sardines were collected and transferred into holding tanks onboard a commercial fishing vessel after being captured, crowded and deliberately re...
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Survival estimates for sardine using Kaplan-Meier survival curves (dashed line), overlaid with the predictions from the selected mixture-distribution survival model M3 (solid lines with 95% confidence bands) for the three treatment replicates (1–3): Control, standard slipping (SS) and modified slipping (MS). (TIF)
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Phosphorus, in the form of inorganic phosphate (Pi), is one of the most important macronutrients for all organisms, including fish. Among other functions, it is indispensable for the formation and development of hard tissues such as bones and scales. However, its deficiency has implications not only for those hard tissues, where it is responsible f...
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A non-native cichlid fish firstly reported in Portugal in 1940 was originally identified as Cichlasoma facetum (Jenyns 1842) based on specimens reported from “Praia de Mira” (Vouga drainage, northwestern Portugal). Currently, the species is known only from three southern Portuguese river drainages, namely Sado, Arade and Guadiana, and no other reco...
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Australoheros facetus is a neotropical cichlid and an exotic species in the Guadiana and Odelouca basins (Southern Portugal). In this research, we aimed to characterize the main behavioural patterns and circulating hormones, 17β-estradiol (E2) for females, and testosterone, 11-ketotestosterone (11KT) and cortisol for both sexes during the formation...
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The present study shows that the olfactory potency of intestinal and bile fluids taken from dominant male chameleon cichlids Australoheros facetus is greater than those from subordinate males. Thus, dominant status may be communicated by odorants released in the intestinal fluid and bile acids may contribute towards this.
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Regulation of bone development, growth, and remodeling traditionally has been thought to depend on endocrine and autocrine/paracrine modulators. Recently, however, brain-derived signals have emerged as key regulators of bone metabolism, although their mechanisms of action have been poorly understood. We reveal the existence of an ancient parathyroi...
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The state of the art of research on the environmental physiology of marine fishes is reviewed from the perspective of how it can contribute to conservation of knowledge for conservation of marine fishes is the limited knowledge base; international collaboration is needed to study the environmental physiology of a wider range of species. Multifactor...
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Invasive fish may expand their geographical distribution through thermal tolerance mechanisms that allow them to endure severe temperature variations. In this work we provide critical thermal maximum (CTMax) and minimum (CTMin) for Australoheros facetus, a neotropical cichlid found in Southern Portugal, and assess physiological mechanisms of therma...
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Os peixes são organismos capazes de habitar os mais diferentes meios aquáticos, nomeadamente águas doces, estuarinas e salgadas. Nestes ambientes as necessidades de hiper-ou hiporregular os seus níveis iônicos internos são constantes, o que resulta em diversas adaptações tanto a nível fisiológico quanto molecular. Sendo os principais órgãos envolvi...
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Inorganic phosphate (Pi) is a crucial ion for vertebrate life. In addition to many physiological roles it is, together with calcium, the major element forming the internal skeleton and Pi balance has been considered a secondary consequence of calciotropic endocrine factors. However, contrary to calcium which can be readily obtained from even Ca-poo...
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Fish around Antarctic Peninsula are exposed to the fastest climate change rate in the planet, up to ten times higher than the global average. The evolution in extreme stenothermal isolation was a strong selective pressure for the development of a highly endemic fish fauna, with likely structural and functional constraints. To which extent can coast...
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Australoheros facetus is a highly social neotropical cichlid that is invasive in the Guadiana and Odelouca basins (Southern Portugal). Phenotypic plasticity is believed to be a key component for invasive success. However, its biology remains largely unknown. In this research we aimed to characterize the behaviour and hormone profiles (Testosterone...
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The mammalian kidney contributes significantly to glucose homeostasis through gluconeogenesis. Considering that stanniocalcin 1 (STC1) regulates ATP production, is synthesized and acts in different cell types of the nephron, the present study hypothesized that STC1 may be implicated in the regulation of gluconeogenesis in the vertebrate kidney. Hum...
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In fish, the onset of puberty, the transition from juvenile to sexually reproductive adult animals, is triggered by the activation of pituitary gonadotropin secretion and its timing is influenced by external and internal factors that include the growth/adiposity status of the animal. Kisspeptins have been implicated in the activation of puberty but...
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The inorganic phosphate (Pi) concentration of mammalian cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is about one-half that of plasma, a phenomenon also shown here in the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. The objective of the present study was to characterize the possible role of the choroid plexus (CP) in determining CSF [Pi]. The large sheet-like IVth CP of the sha...
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Sperm undergo maturation acquiring progressive motility and the ability to fertilize oocytes through exposure to the components of the epididymal fluid (EF). Although the establishment of a calcium (Ca2+) gradient along the epididymis has been described, its direct effects on epididymal function remain poorly explored. Regucalcin (RGN) is a Ca2+-bi...
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In teleosts the regulation of skeletal homeostasis and turnover by estrogen is poorly understood. For this reason raloxifene, a selective estrogen-receptor modulator (SERM), was administered to sea bream (Sparus auratus) and its effect on plasma calcium balance and transcript expression in dentary (dermal bone) and vertebra (perichondral bone) was...
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Scale loss is a common occurrence in both wild fish and those in aquaculture production systems, and regeneration of scales has been described in several freshwater species. Relatively little information exists about this process in marine fish, and in the present study, the chronology of scale regeneration was characterized in juvenile sea bass Di...
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In the gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus) 17β-estradiol (E₂) plays an important role in the synthesis of vitellogenin. During vitellogenesis, vitellogenin as a nutritional precursor protein is loaded with calcium, which requires elevated plasma calcium levels. This is accomplished via E₂-dependent processes. Reports have shown that hypercalcemic e...
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The endocrine factors prolactin (PRL) and growth hormone (GH) are believed to have counteracting effects in the adaption of fish to changes in environmental salinity. In order to further investigate this interaction sea bream were challenged with full seawater (SW) or freshwater (FW) for 7 days and the response of pituitary glands cultured in vitro...
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Multiple factors control calcium (Ca(2+)) and inorganic phosphate (P(i)) transport in the fish nephron, and the recently discovered members of the piscine parathyroid hormone-like protein family are likely participants in such regulatory mechanisms. The effects of an NH(2)-terminal peptide (amino acids 1-34) of Takifugu rubripes parathyroid hormone...
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Brain or blood plasma melatonin was analysed as a measure for pineal melatonin production in sea bream. Access to calcium was limited by diluting the seawater to 2.5 per thousand and removing calcium from the diet or by prolonged feeding of vitamin D-deficient diet. Interactions/relations between melatonin and calcium balance and the hypercalcemic...
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Estradiol (E(2)) increases circulating calcium and phosphate levels in fish, thus acting as a hypercalcemic and hyperphosphatemic factor during periods of high calcium requirements, such as during vitellogenesis. Since parathyroid hormone (PTH)-related protein (PTHrP) has been shown to be calciotropic in fish, we hypothesized that the two hormones...
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Calcium regulation in sturgeon is of special interest because they are a representative of the ancient fishes possessing mainly cartilaginous skeletons and a supposedly low calcium demand. The present study aimed to characterize the effect of a chronic absence of dietary calcium and the effect of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrPA) (1-34)...
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Gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus L.) were fed a vitamin D-deficient diet for 22 weeks. Growth rate, whole body mineral pools and calcium balance were determined. Plasma parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) and calcitriol levels were assessed. Expression of mRNA for pthrp and pth1r was quantified in gills and hypophysis. Fish on vitamin D-d...
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Parathyroid hormone (PTH) and PTH-related protein (PTHrP) are two factors that share amino acid sequence homology and act via a common receptor. In tetrapods, PTH is the main endocrine factor acting in bone and kidney to regulate calcium and phosphate. PTHrP is an essential paracrine developmental factor present in many tissues and is involved in t...
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In previous in vitro studies, we have shown that the N-terminal region of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) can stimulate cortisol production in sea bream, Sparus auratus, interrenal tissue, possibly through a paracrine action. In the current study, the systemic interaction between cortisol and PTHrP was studied in vivo. Sustained elevate...
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Juvenile gilthead sea bream were exposed to diluted seawater (2.5 per thousand salinity; DSW) for 3 h or, in a second experiment, acclimated to DSW and fed a control or calcium-deficient diet for 30 days. Branchial Ca2+ influx, drinking rate and plasma calcium levels were assessed. Sea bream plasma parathyroid hormone related protein (sPTHrP) was m...
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Whole animal studies have indicated that Ca2+ uptake by the gastrointestinal tract is regulated by the action of parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) in teleost fish. We have characterised PTH receptors (PTHR) in piscine enterocytes and established, by using amino-terminal PTHrP peptides, the amino acid residues important for receptor activa...
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We report the identification, gene expression and biological activity of two parathyroid hormones (PTH; PTHA and PTHB), two PTH-related peptides (PTHrP; PTHrPA and PTHrPB) and a PTH-like ligand (PTH-L) with hybrid characteristics in puffer fishes (Takifugu rubripes and Tetraodon fluviatilis). Experimental data are consistent with PTH-L and PTHrPA h...