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CIISA international publications in lipids research area

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___________________________________ 2019 ___________________________________

Santos-Silva J., Francisco A. Alves, SP, Portugal, PV, Dentinho, T., Almeida, J., Jerónimo, E., Bessa, R.J.B. 2019. Effect of dietary neutral detergent fibre source on lambs growth, meat quality and biohydrogenation intermediates. Meat Sci. 147:28-36.


Silva, C.C.G., Silva, S.P.M., Prates, J.A.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Rosa, H.J.D., Rego, O.A., 2019. Physicochemical traits and sensory quality of commercial butter produced in the Azores. Int Dairy J 88, 10-17.


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___________________________________ 2018 ___________________________________

Alves, S. P., Mendonça, S. H., Silva, J. L., Bessa, R. J. B. 2018. Nannochloropsis oceanica a natural source of rumen-protected eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) for ruminants.  Scientific Reports 8:10269.


Aldai, N., Delmonte, P., Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B., Kramer, J. F. K. 2018. Evidence for the initial steps of DHA biohydrogenation by mixed ruminal microorganisms from sheep involves formation of conjugated fatty acids. J. Agric. Food Chem. 66:842-855.


Parente, M.O.M., Susin, I., Nolli, C. P., Ferreira, E.M., Gentil, R.S.,  Polizel, D.M., Pires, A.V., Alves, S.P., Bessa,  R. J. B. 2018. Effects of supplementation with vegetable oils, including castor oil, on milk production of ewes and on growth of their lambs. J. Anim. Sci. 96:354-356.


Antunes, I.C., Ribeiro, M.F., Pimentel, F.B., Alves, S.P., Oliveira, M., Bessa, R.J.B., Quaresma, M.A.G. 2018. Lipid profile and quality indices of ostrich meat and giblets. Poultry Sci. 97:1073-1081.


Antunes, I.C., Coimbra, M.C.P., Ribeiro, A.P., Ferreira, J.D., Abade Dos Santos, F., Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B., Quaresma, M.A.G., 2018. Nutritional value of meat lipid fraction from red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) obtained from wild and farmed specimens. Poultry Sci.


Fonteles, N.L.O., Alves, S.P., Madruga, M.S., Queiroga, R.R.E., Andrade, A. P., Silva, D.S., Leal, A.P., Bessa, R.J.B., Medeiros, A. N. 2018. Fatty acid composition of polar and neutral meat lipids of goats browsing in native pasture of brazilian Semiarid. Meat Sci. 139:149-156.


Francisco, A., Alves, S.P., Portugal, P.V., Dentinho, M.T., Jerónimo, E., Sengo, S., Almeida, J., Bressan, M.C., Pires, V.M.R., Alfaia, C.M., Prates, J.A.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Santos-Silva, J. 2018. Effects of replace cereals by citrus pulp and of inclusion of rockrose (Cistus ladanifer, L) in high oil finishing diets for lambs on meat fatty acid composition.  Animal  12:872.881.


Cappucci, A., Alves, S. P., Bessa, R. J. B., Buccioni, A., Mannelli, F., Pauselli, M., Viti, C., Pastorelli, R., Serra, A., Conte, G., Mele, M. 2018. Effect of increasing amounts of olive crude phenolic concentrate in the diet of dairy ewes on rumen liquor and milk fatty acid composition. J. Dairy Sci. 101:4992-5005.


Costa, M., Alves, S. P., Cappucci, A., Cook, S. R., Duarte, A., Caldeira, R. M., McAllister, T. A., Bessa, R. J. B. 2018. Effects of condensed and hydrolysable tannins on rumen metabolism with emphasis on unsaturated fatty acids biohydrogenation. J. Agric. Food Chem. 66:3367-3377.


Marques, C.C., Santos-Silva, C., Rodrigues, C., Matos, J.E., Moura, T., Baptista, M.C., Horta, A.E.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Alves, S.P., Soveral, G., Pereira, R.M.L.N. 2018. Bovine oocyte membrane permeability and cryosurvival: Effects of different cryoprotectants and calcium in the vitrification media. Cryobiology 81:4-11.


Fradinho, M.J., Mateus, L., Bessa, R.J.B., Caldeira, R. M., Ferreira-Dias, G. 2018. Age-related changes of bone ultrasound measurements and metabolic indicators in the young horse. Livestock Sci. 211:104-110.


Cremonesi, P., Conte, G., Severgnini, M., Turri, F., Monni, A., Capra, E., Rapetti, L., Colombini, S., Chessa, S., Battelli, G., Alves, S.P., Mele, M., Castiglioni, B., 2018. Evaluation of the effects of different diets on microbiome diversity and fatty acid composition of rumen liquor in dairy goat. Animal 12:1856-1866.


Dentinho, M.T.P., Moreira, O.C., Bessa, R.J.B. 2018. The use of polyethylene glycol to reduce the anti-nutritional effects of tannins in Cistus ladanifer L. Forest Systems 27:e04S.


Costa, A.S.H., Costa, P., Alves, S.P., Alfaia, C.M., Prates, J.A.M., Vleck, V., Cassar-Malek, I., Hocquette, J.F., Bessa, R.J.B. 2018. Does growth path influence beef lipid deposition and fatty acid composition? PLoS One 13:e0193875.


Barbosa, M., Queiroga, R., Bertozzo, C., Bomfim, M., Guerra, G., Araújo, D., Silva, J., Gomes, L., Costa, S., Bessa, R., Alves, S., Soares, J. B. 2018. Effect of diets with goat's milk fat associated with exercise on anxiety and oxidative stress in the brain of adult rats. Food & Function 9:2891-2901.


Ferro, A.M., Ramos, P., Guerra, A., Parreira, P., Bras, T., Guerreiro, O., Jeronimo, E., Capel, C., Capel, J., Yuste-Lisbona, F.J., Duarte, M.F., Lozano, R., Oliveira, M.M., Goncalves, S., 2018. Haplotype analysis of the germacrene A synthase gene and association with cynaropicrin content and biological activities in Cynara cardunculus. Mol. Genet. Genomics 293, 417-433.


Martins, C., Cullere, C., Dalle Zotte, A., Cardoso, C., Alves, S. P., Bessa, R.J.B., Freire, J. P. B., Falcão-e-Cunha, L. 2018. Incorporation of two levels of Black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens L.) fat and extruded linseed in diets of growing rabbits and their effects on growth performance and diet digestibility. Czech Journal of Animal Science 63:356-362.


Dalle-Zotte, A., Cullere, M., Martins, C. Alves, S. P., Freire, J. P.B., Falcão-e-Cunha, L. Bessa, R.J.B. 2018. Incorporation of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens L.) larvae fat or extruded linseed in diets of growing rabbits and their effects on meat quality traits including detailed fatty acid composition. Meat Science. 146:50-58 


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___________________________________ 2017 ___________________________________


Van Leeuwen, K.A., Camin, F. Jerónimo, E., Vasta, V., Prenzler, P.D., Ryan, D., Bessa, R.J.B. 2017. Dietary effects on stable carbon isotope composition of polar and neutral fatty acids in the intramuscular fat of lambs. J. Agric. Food Chem. 65:9404-9411


Palma, M., Alves, S.P., Hernandez-Castellano, L.E., Capote, J., Arguello, A., Matzapetakis, M., Bessa, R.J.B., Almeida, A.M. 2017. Mammary gland and milk fatty acid composition of two dairy goat breeds under feed-restriction. J. Dairy Res. 84:267-271


Alves, S.P., Araujo, C.M., Queiroga, R.C., Madruga, M.S., Parente, M.O.M., Medeiros, A. N., Bessa, R.J.B. 2017 New insights on the metabolism of ricinoleic acid in ruminants. J. Dairy Sci. 100:8018-8032.


Harris, P.A., Ellis, A.D., Fradinho, M.J., Jansson, A., Julliand, V., Luthersson, N., Santos, A.S., Vervuert, I., 2017. Review: Feeding conserved forage to horses: recent advances and recommendations. Animal 11, 958-967.


Costa, M., Alves, S.P., Francisco, A., Almeida, J., Alfaia, C.M., Martins, S.V., Prates, J.A.M., Santos-Silva, J., Doran, O., Bessa, R.J.B. 2017. The reduction of starch in finishing diets supplemented with oil does not prevent the accumulation of trans-10 18:1 in lamb meat. J. Anim. Sci. 95:3745-3761


Quaresma, M.A.G., Antunes, I., Ribeiro, M., Prazeres, M., Bessa, R.J.B., Costa, P. 2017. Immunocastration an alternative to caponization: evaluation of its effect on body and bone development and on meat color and composition. Poultry Sci. 96:3608-3615


Alves, S.P., Alfaia, C.M., Škrbić, B., Živančev, J.,. Fernandes, M.J., Bessa, R.J.B., Fraqueza, M.J. 2017. Screening chemical hazards of dry fermented sausages from distinct origins: Biogenic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy elements J. Food Comp. Anal. 59:124-131.


Alves, S.P., Costa, M., Francisco, A., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R.J.B. 2017. Biohydrogenation patterns in digestive contents and plasma of lambs fed increasing levels of a tanniferous bush (Cistus ladaniferL.) and vegetable oils. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 225:157-172.


Duarte, R. V., Moreira, S.A., Fernandes, P.A., Santos, D.I., Inácio, R.S., Alves, S., Bessa, R.J.B., Saraiva, J. 2017. Whey cheese longer shelf life achievement at variable uncontrolled room temperature and comparison to refrigeration. J. Food Process. Preserv. 41:e13307


Alves, S.P., Fernandes, M.J., Fernandes, H., Bessa, R.J.B., Laranjo, M., Santos, A.C., Elias, M., Fraqueza, M.J. 2017. Quality and acceptability of dry fermented sausages prepared with low value pork raw material. J. Food Process. Preserv. 42:e12823.


Costa, M., Alves, S. P., Cabo, A., Guerreiro, O., Stilwell, G., Dentinho, M. T., Bessa, R.J.B. 2017. Modulation of in vitro rumen biohydrogenation by Cistus ladanifer tannins compared with other tannin sources. J. Sci. Food Agric. 97:629-635


Costa, P., Simões, J.A, Alves, S.P., Lemos, J.P.C., Alfaia, C.M., Lopes, P.A., Prates, J.A.M., Hocquette, J.F., Calkins, C.R., Vleck, V., Bessa, R.J.B. 2017. Beef palatability and its relationship with protein degradation and muscle fibre type profile in longissimus thoracis in Alentejana breed from divergent growth pathways. Animal. 11:175-182


Alfaia, C.M.M., Alves, S.P., Pestana, J., Madeira, M., Moreira, O., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates. J.A.M. 2017. Distinct fatty acid composition of some edible by-products from bovines fed high or low silage diets. Food Sci. Technol. Int. 23:209-221


Lordelo, M., Fernandes, E., Bessa, R.J.B., Alves, S.P. 2017.  Quality of eggs from different laying hen production systems, from indigenous breeds and specialty eggs. Poultry Sci. 96:1485-1491.


Almeida, A.M., Nanni, P., Ferreira, A.M., Fortes, C., Grossmann, J. Bessa, R.J.B., Costa, P. 2017. The longissimus thoracis muscle proteome in Alentejana bulls as affected by growth path. J. Proteomics 152:206-215.


Oliveira, M.A., Alves, S.P., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R.J.B. 2017. Effect of dietary starch level and its rumen degradability on lamb meat fatty acid composition. Meat Sci. 123:166-172.


Ferro, A.M., Ramos, P., Guerreiro, O., Jeronimo, E., Pires, I., Capel, C., Capel, J., Lozano, R., Duarte, M.F., Oliveira, M.M., Goncalves, S., 2017. Impact of novel SNPs identified in Cynara cardunculus genes on functionality of proteins regulating phenylpropanoid pathway and their association with biological activities. BMC Genomics 18, 183.


Ramos, P.A.B., Guerra, A.R., Guerreiro, O., Santos, S.A.O., Oliveira, H., Freire, C.S.R., Silvestre, A.J.D., Duarte, M.F., 2017. Antiproliferative Effects of Cynara cardunculus L. var. altilis (DC) Lipophilic Extracts. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, 63.

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___________________________________ 2016 ___________________________________


Alfaia, C.M., Alves, S.P., Pestana, J.M., Madeira, M.S., Moreira, O., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R.J., Toldrá, F., and Prates, J.A., 2016. Distinct fatty acid composition of some edible by-products from bovines fed high or low silage diets. Food Science and Technology International (in press) (doi: 10.1177/1082013216674137)


Costa, M., Alves, S.P., Cabo, Â., Guerreiro, O., Stilwell, G., Dentinho, M.T., and Bessa, R.J.B., 2016. Modulation of in vitro rumen biohydrogenation by Cistus ladanifer tannins compared with other tannin sources. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (in press) (doi: 10.1002/jsfa.7777)


Francisco, A., Alves, S.P., Portugal, P.V., Pires, V.M.R., Dentinho, M.T., Alfaia, C.M., Jerónimo, E., Prates, J.A.M., Santos-Silva, J., and Bessa, R.J.B., 2016. Effect of feeding lambs with a tanniferous shrub (rockrose) and a vegetable oil blend on fatty acid composition of meat lipids. Animal (in press) (doi: 10.1017/S1751731116001129)


Costa, P., Simões, J.A., Alves, S.P., Lemos, J.P.C., Alfaia, C.M., Lopes, P.A., Prates, J.A.M., Hocquette, J.F., Calkins, C.R., Vleck, V., and Bessa, R.J.B., 2016. Beef palatability and its relationship with protein degradation and muscle fibre type profile in longissimus thoracis in Alentejana breed from divergent growth pathways. Animal (in press) (doi: 10.1017/S1751731116001373)


Alves, S.P., Fernandes, M.J., Fernandes, M.H., Bessa, R.J.B., Laranjo, M., A.-Santos, A.C., Elias, M., and Fraqueza, M.J., 2016. Quality and Acceptability of Dry Fermented Sausages Prepared with Low Value Pork Raw Material. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation  (in press) (doi: 10.1111/jfpp.12823)


Guerreiro, O., Alves, S.P., Costa, M., Cabo, Â., Duarte, M.F., Jerónimo, E., and Bessa, R.J.B., 2016. Effects of extracts obtained from Cistus ladanifer L. on in vitro rumen biohydrogenation. Animal Feed Science and Technology 219:304-312.


Freitas, P., Pereira, S.A., Santos, M.D., Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B., Delgadillo, I., and Saraiva, J.A., 2016. Performance of raw bovine meat preservation by hyperbaric storage (quasi energetically costless) compared to refrigeration. Meat Science 121:64-72. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.05.001


Rego, O.A., Cabrita, A.R.J., Rosa, H.J.D., Alves, S.P., Duarte, V., Fonseca, A.J.M., Vouzela, C.F.M., Pires, F.R., and Bessa, R.J.B., 2016. Changes in milk production and milk fatty acid composition of cows switched from pasture to a total mixed ration diet and back to pasture. Italian Journal of Animal Science 15:76-86.


Bandarra, N.M., Lopes, P.A., Martins, S.V., Ferreira, J., Alfaia, C.M., Rolo, E.R., Correia, J.J., Pinto, R.M.A., Ramos-Bueno, R.P., Batista, I., Prates, J.A.M., Guil-Guerrero, J.L. 2016. DHA at the sn-2 position of structured triacylglycerols improved n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid assimilation in tissues of hamsters. Nutrition Research 36:452-463.


Guerreiro, O., Dentinho, M. T. P., Moreira, O. C., Guerra, A. R., Ramos, P.A.B., Bessa, R.J.B., Duarte, M.F., Jerónimo, E. 2016. Potential of Cistus ladanifer L. (rockrose) in small ruminant diets – effect of season and plant age on chemical composition, in vitro digestibility and antioxidant activity. Grass and Forage Science 71:437-447.


Madeira, M.S., Rolo, E. A., Alfaia, C. M., Pires, V. R., Luxton, R., Doran, O., Bessa, R. J. B., Prates, J. A. M. 2016. Influence of betaine and arginine supplementation of reduced protein diets on fatty acid composition and gene expression in the muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue of crossbred pigs. British Journal of Nutrition 115:937-950.


Oliveira, M. A., Alves, S. P., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R. J. B. 2016. Effects of clays used as oil adsorbents in lamb diets on fatty acid composition of abomasal digesta and meat. Animal Feed Science and Technology 213:64-73.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2016.01.006


Santos-Silva, J., Dentinho, M. T., Francisco, A., Portugal, A. P., Belo, A. T., Martins, A. P. L., Alves, S. P., Bessa, R. J. B. 2016. Replacing cereals by dehydrated citrus pulp in a soybean oil supplemented diet increases vaccenic and rumenic acids in ewe’s milk. Journal of Dairy Science 99:1173-1182.



Quaresma, M.A.G., Rodrigues, I., Alves, S.P., Bessa, R. J. B. 2016.  Meat lipid profile of suckling goat kids from certified and noncertified production systems. Small Ruminant Research 134:49-57.


Quaresma, M.A.G., Pimentel, F. B., Ribeiro, A.P., Ferreira, J.D., Alves, S.P., Rocha, I., Bessa, R.J.B., Oliveira, M.B.P.P. 2016. Lipid and protein quality of common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) reared in semi-extensive conditions. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 46:88-95. 


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___________________________________ 2015 ___________________________________


Alves, S. P., Alfaia, C. M., Skrbic, B., Durisic-Mladenovic, N., Fernandes, M. J., Bessa, R. J. B., Fraqueza, M. J. 2015. Tracing nutritional composition of dry fermented sausages from distinct origins. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 39:2969-2978. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12548)


Alves, S. P., Raundrup, K., Cabo, A., Bessa, R. J. B., Almeida, A.M. 2015. Fatty acid composition of muscle, adipose tissue and liver from Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) living in West Greenland. PLOS One 10(12): e0145241. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0145241)


Moreira, S. A., Duarte, R. V., Fernandes, P. A. R., Alves, S. P., Bessa, R. J., Delgadillo, I., Saraiva, J. A. 2015. Hyperbaric storage preservation at room temperature using an industrial-scale equipment: case of two commercial ready-to-eat pre-cooked foods. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 32:29-36.

Madeira, M. S., Alfaia, C. M., Costa, P., Lopes, P. A., Martins, S. V., Lemos, J. P. C., Moreira, O., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R. J. B., Prates, J. A. M. 2015. Effect of betaine and arginine in lysine-deficient diets on growth, carcass traits and pork quality. Journal of Animal Science 93:4721-4733. (http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2015-9117)


Belaunzaran, X., Bessa, R. J. B., Lavín, P., Mantecón, A. R., Kramer, J. K. G., Aldai, N. 2015. REVIEW: Horse-meat for human consumption – current research and future opportunities. Meat Science 108:74-81.



Bessa, R. J. B., Alves, S. P., Santos-Silva, J. 2015. Constraints and potentials for the nutritional modulation of the fatty acid composition of ruminant meat. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 117:1325-1344. 



Piras, A., Carta, G., Murru, E., Lopes, P.A., Martins, S.V., Prates,J.A.M., Banni, S. 2015. Effects of dietary CLA on n-3 HUFA score and N-acylethanolamides biosynthesis in the liver of obese Zucker rats. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 98:15-19.


Martins, S.V., Madeira, A., Lopes, P.A., Pires, V.M.R., Alfaia, C.M., Prates, J.A.M., Moura, T., Soveral, G. 2015.Adipocyte membrane glycerol permeability is involved in the anti-adipogenic effect of conjugated linoleic acid. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 458:356-361.


 Costa, P., Simões, J. A., Costa, A. S. H., Lemos, J. P. C., Navas, D., Hocquette, J. F., Calkins, C. R., Bessa, R. J. B. 2015. Repercussions of growth path on carcass characteristics, meat colour and shear force in Alentejana bulls. Animal 9:1414-1422. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731115000427)


Guerreiro, O., Alves, S.P., Duarte, M.F., Bessa, R.J.B., Jerónimo, E. 2015. Cistus ladanifer L. shrub is rich in saturated and branched chain fatty acids and their concentration increases in the Mediterranean dry season. Lipids 50:493-501. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11745-015-4001-4)


Francisco, A., Dentinho, M.T., Alves, S.P., Portugal, P.V., Fernandes, F., Sengo,S., Jerónimo, E., Oliveira, M.A., Costa, P., Sequeira, A., Bessa, RJ.B., Santos-Silva, J. 2015. Growth performance, carcass and meat quality of lambs supplemented with increasing levels of a tanniferous bush (Cistus ladanifer L.) and vegetable oils. Meat Science 100:275-282. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2014.10.014).


Lopes, A.F., Alfaia, C.M.M., Partidário, A.M.C.P.C, Lemos, J.P.C., Prates, J.A.M. 2015. Influence of household cooking methods on amino acids and minerals of Barrosa-PDO veal. Meat Science 99:38-43. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2014.08.012)


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___________________________________ 2014 ___________________________________


Ribeiro, T., Lordelo, M.M., Costa, P., Alves, S.P., Benevides, W.S., Bessa, R.J.B., Lemos, J.P.C., Pinto, R.M.A., Ferreira, L.M.A., Fontes, C.M.G.A., Prates, J.A.M. 2014. Effect of reduced dietary protein and supplementation with a docosahexaenoic acid product on broiler performance and meat quality. British Poultry Science 55: 752-765.


Rosa, H.J.D., Rego, O.A., Silva, C.C.G., Alves, S.P., Alfaia, C.M.M., Prates, J.A.M., Bessa, R.J.B. 2014. Effect of corn supplementation of grass finishing of Holstein bulls on fatty acid composition of meat lipids. Journal of Animal Science 92:3701-3714. (http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2013-6982)


Rodrigues, P.O., Martins, S.V., Lopes, P.A., Ramos, C., Miguéis, S., Alfaia, C.M., Pinto, R.M.A., Rolo, E.A., Bispo, P., Batista, I., Bandarra, N.M., Prates, J.A.M. 2014.  Influence of feeding graded levels of canned sardines on the inflammatory markers and tissue fatty acid composition of Wistar rats. British Journal of Nutrition 112:309-319.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114514000853).


Martins, S.V., Alfaia, C.M., Lopes, P.A., Prates, J.A.M. 2014. Dietary sources and health implications of arachidonic acid. In: Arachidonic Acid - Sources, Biosynthesis and Health Effects (ed. N. Columbus), Chapter 2, Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, USA, pp. 29-82. ISBN: 978-1-63117-620-3.


Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B. 2014. The trans-10,cis-15 18:2: a missing intermediate of trans-10 shifted rumen biohydrogenation pathway? Lipids 49:527-541. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11745-014-3897-4) 


Dentinho, M.T.P., Belo, A.T., Bessa, R.J.B. 2014.  Digestion, ruminal fermentation and microbial nitrogen supply in sheep fed soybean meal treatedwith Cistus ladanifer L. tannins. Small Ruminant Research 119:57-64.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2014.02.012)

Madeira, M.S., Alfaia, C.M., Costa, P., Lopes, P.A., Lemos, J.P.C., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2014. The combination of arginine and leucine supplementation of reduced crude protein diets for boars increases eating quality of pork. Journal of Animal Science 92:2030-2040. (http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2013-6876)


Fradinho, M.J., Correia, M.J., Gracio, V., Bliebernitch, M., Farrim, A., Mateus, L., Martin-Rosset, W., Bessa, R.J.B., Caldeira, R.M., Ferreira-Dias, G. 2014. Effects of body condition and leptin on the reproductive performance of Lusitano mares on extensive systems. Theriogenology 81:1214-1222.


Madeira, M.S., Pires, V.M.R., Alfaia, C.M., Luxton, R., Doran, O., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2014. Combined effects of dietary arginine, leucine and protein levels on fatty acid composition and gene expression in the muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue of crossbred pigs. British Journal of Nutrition 111:1521-1535.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114513004029 )


Lopes, P.A., Costa, A.S.H., Costa, P., Pires, V.M.R., Madeira, M.S., Achega, F., Pinto, R.M.A., Prates, J.A.M. 2014. Contrasting cellularity on fat deposition in the subcutaneous adipose tissue andlongissimus lumborum muscle from lean and fat pigs under dietary protein reduction. Animal 8:629-637. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731114000160 )

Costa, A.S.H., Bessa, R.J.B., Pires, V.M.R., Rolo, E.A., Pinto, R.M.A., Fontes, C.M.G.A., Prates, J.A.M. 2014. Is hepatic lipid metabolism of beef cattle influenced by breed and dietary silage level? BMC Veterinary Research 10:65 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1746-6148-10-65)


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___________________________________ 2013 ___________________________________ 


Costa, A.S.H., Pires, V.M.R., Fontes, C.M.G.A., Prates, J.A.M. 2013. Expression of genes controlling fat deposition in two genetically diverse beef cattle breeds fed high or low silage diets. BMC Veterinary Research 9:118 (Link).


Madeira, M.S., Costa, P., Alfaia, C.M., Lopes, P.A., Bessa, R.J.B., Lemos, J.P.C., Prates, J.A.M. 2013. The increased intramuscular fat promoted by dietary lysine restriction in lean but not in fatty pig genotypes improves pork sensory attribute. Journal of Animal Science 91:3177-3187. (Link)  


Madeira, M.S., Pires, V.M.R., Alfaia, C.M., Costa, A.S.H., Luxton, R., Doran, O., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2013. Differential effects of reduced protein diets on fatty acid composition and gene expression in muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue of Alentejana purebred and Large White × Landrace × Pietrain crossbred pigs. British Journal of Nutrition 110:216-229. (Link


Prates, E.G., Alves, S.P., Marques, C.C., Batista, M.C., Horta, A.E.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Pereira, R.M. 2013. Fatty acid composition of porcine cumulus oocyte complexes (COC) during maturation: effect of the lipid modulators trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (t10c12 CLA) and forskolin. In vitro celular & Development Biology - Animal 49:335-345. (Link)


Santos, A.S., Ferreira, L.M.M., Martin-Rosset, W., Cone, J.W., Bessa, R.J.B., Rodrigues, M.A.M. 2013. Effect of nitrogen sources on in vitro fermentation profiles and microbial yield using caecal contents. Animal Feed Science and Technology 182:93-99. (Link)


Santos, A.S., Jerónimo, E., Ferreira, L.M., Rodrigues, M.A.M., Bessa, R.J.B. 2013. Techinical note: Fatty acids purine profile of ceacum and coloon bacteria as indicators of equine microbial metabolism.  Journal of Animal Science 91:1753-1757. (Link)


Costa, A.S.H., Silva, M.P., Alfaia, C.P.M., Pires, V.M.R., Fontes, C.M.G.A., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2013. Genetic background and diet impact beef fatty acid composition and stearoyl-CoA desaturase mRNA expression. Lipids 48:369-381. (Link)


Alves, S.P., Santos-Silva J., Cabrita A.R.J., Fonseca, A.J.M., Bessa, R.J.B. 2013. Detailed dimethylacetal and fatty acid composition of rumen content from lambs fed lucerne or concentrate supplemented with soybean oil. PLoS ONE  8(3):e58386. (Link)


Monteiro, A.C.G., Gomes, E., Barreto, A.S., Silva, M.F., Fontes, M.A., Bessa, R.J.B., Lemos, J.P.C. 2013. Eating quality of "Vitela Tradicional do Montado"-PGI veal and Mertolenga-PDO veal and beef. Meat Science 94:63-68. (Link)


Costa, A.S.H., Costa, P., Bessa, R.J.B., Lemos, J.P.C., Simões,J., Santos-Silva,J.,Fontes, C.M.G.A., Prates, J.A.M. 2013. Carcass fat partitioning and meat quality of Alentejana and Barrosã young bulls fed high or low maize silage diets. Meat Science 93:405-412. (Link)


Gama, L.T., Bressan, M.C., Rodrigues, E.C., Rossato, L.V., Moreira, O.C., Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B. 2013. Heterosis for meat quality and fatty acid profiles in crosses among Bos indicus and Bos taurus finished on pasture or grain. Meat Science 93:96-104. (Link)


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___________________________________ 2012 ___________________________________


Conte, G., Jerónimo, E., Serra, A., Bessa, R.J.B., Mele, M. 2012. Effect of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids on stearoyl CoA-desaturase gene expression in intramuscular lipids of lamb. Italian Journal of Animal Science 11:e79 (Link)


Jerónimo, E., Alfaia, C.M.M., Alves, S.P., Dentinho, M.T.P., Prates, J.A.M., Vasta, V., Santos-Silva, J. Bessa, R.J.B. 2012. Effect of dietary grape seed extract and Cistus ladanifer L. in combination with vegetable oil supplementation on lamb meat quality. Meat Science 92:841-847. (Link)


Quaresma, M.A.G., Trigo-Rodrigues, I., Alves, S.P., Martins, S.I:V:, Barreto, A.S., Bessa, R.J.B. 2012. Nutritional evaluation of the lipid fraction of Iberian red deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) tenderloin. Meat Science 92:519-524. (Link)

Pestana, J.M., Costa, A.S.H., Martins, S.V., Alfaia, C.M., Alves, S.P., Lopes, P.A., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2012. Effect of slaughter season and muscle type on the fatty acid composition,  including conjugated linoleic acid isomers, and nutritional value of intramuscular fat in organic beef. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 92:2428-2435. (Link)


Costa, P., Lemos, J.P., Lopes, P.A., Alfaia, C.M., Costa, A.S.H., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M., 2012. Effect of low- and high-forage diets on meat quality and fatty acid composition of Alentejana and Barrosa beef breeds. Animal, 6:1187-1197. (Link)


Martins, A.P., Lopes, P.A., Madeira, M.S., Martins, S.V., Santos, N.C., Moura, T.F., Prates, J.A.M., Soveral, G., 2012, Differences in lipid deposition and adipose membrane biophysical properties from lean and obese pigs under dietary protein restriction. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 423:170-175. (Link


Monteiro, A.C.G., Fontes, M.A., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M., Lemos, J.P.C. 2012, Intramuscular lipids of Mertolenga-PDO beef, Mertolenga-PDO veal and "Vitela Tradicional do Montado"-PGI veal. Food Chemistry, 132:1486-1494. (Link)


Ozorio, R.O.A., Escorcio, C., Bessa, R.J.B., Ramos, B., Gonçalves, J.F.M., 2012.Comparative effects of dietary L-carnitine supplementation on diploid and  triploid rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture Nutrition, 18:189-201. (Link)


Faria, P.B., Bressan, M.C., Vieira, J.A., Vicente-Neto, J., Ferrão, S.P.B.,Rosa, F.C., Monteiro, M., Cardoso, M.G., Gama, L.T. 2012. Meat quality and lipid profiles in crossbred lambs finished on clover-rich pastures. Meat Science, 90:733-738. (Link)


Pestana, J.M.,Costa, A.S.H., Alfaia, C.M., Costa, P., Martins, S.V., Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2012. Seasonal changes and muscle type effect on the nutritional quality of intramuscular fat in Mirandesa-PDO veal. Meat Science 90:819-827. (Link)


Pestana, J.M.,Costa, A.S.H., Alves, S.P., Martins, S.V., Alfaia, C.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2012. Lipid composition and nutritional quality of intramuscular fat in Charneca-PDO beef. European Food Research and Technology, 234:187-196. (Link)


Santos, A.S., Ferreira, L.M.M., Martin-Rosset, W., Cotovio, M., Silva, F., Bennett, R.N., Cone, J.W., Bessa, R.J.B., Rodrigues, M.A.M., 2012. The influence of casein and ureia as nitrogen sources on in vitro equine caecal fermentation. Animal 6:1096-1102. (Link)


Maia, M.R.G., Correia, C.A.S., Alves, S.P., Fonseca, A.J.M., Cabrita, A.R.J., 2012. Stearidonic acid metabolism by mixed ruminal microorganisms in vitro. Journal of Animal Science, 90:900-904. (Link)


Alves, S.P., Maia, M.R.G., Bessa, R.J.B., Fonseca, A.J.M., Cabrita, A.R.J., 2012. Identification of C18 Intermediates Formed During Stearidonic Acid Biohydrogenation by Rumen Microorganisms In Vitro. Lipids, 47:171-183. (Link)


Costa, A.S.H., Lopes, P.A., Estevão, M., Martins, S.V., Alves, S.P., Pinto, R.M.A.,Pissara, H., Correia, J.J., Pinho, M, Fontes, C.M.G.A., Prates, J.A.M., 2012. Contrasting Cellularity and Fatty Acid Composition in Fat Depots from Alentejana and Barrosa Bovine Breeds Fed High and Low Forage Diets. International Journal of Biological Sciences, 8:214-227. (Link)


Martins, S.V., Lopes, P.A., Alves, S.P., Alfaia, C.M., Castro, M.F., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M., 2012. Dietary CLA Combined with Palm Oil or Ovine Fat Differentially Influences Fatty Acid Deposition in Tissues of Obese Zucker Rats. Lipids, 47:47-58. (Link)


Bastos, A.P., Piedade, J., Ramalho, R., Alves, S.P., Soares, H., Cornelis, P., Martins, C., Leitão, A., 2012. A new cloning system based on the OprI lipoprotein for the production of recombinant bacterial cell wall-derived immunogenic formulations. Journal of Biotechnology, 157:50-63. (Link)


Vasta, V., Bessa, R.J.B., 2012. Manipulating Ruminal Biohydrogenation by the Use of Plants Bioactive Compounds. In: Dietary Phytochemistry and Microbes. Ed. A.K. Patra, Springer Netherlands, pp. 263-284. (DOI - 10.1007/978-94-007-3926-0_9). (Link)


Lopes, P.A., Martins,S.V.,  Prates, J.A.M., 2012. Modulation of Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Effects by Saturated Fats. In: Saturated Fats: Metabolism, Disease Risks and Public Awareness (Joseph P. Langella editor), Chapter 2, Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, USA, pp. 45-70. (Link)


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 ___________________________________ 2011 ___________________________________


Martins, A.P.,Lopes, P.A., Costa, A.S.H., Martins, S.V., Santos, N.C., Prates, J.A.M.,Moura, T.F., Soveral, G., 2011. Differential mesenteric fat deposition in bovines fed on silage or concentrate is independent of glycerol membrane permeability. Animal, 5:1949-1956. (Link)


Quaresma, M.A.G., Trigo-Rodrigues, I., Pereira-Silva, R., Santos, N., Alves, S.P., Lemos J.P.C., Barreto, A.S., Bessa, R.J.B. 2011. Nutritional evaluation of the lipid fraction of feral wild boar (Sus scrofa scrofa) meat. Meat Science, 89:457-461. (Link)


Costa, P., Costa, A.F., Lopes, P.A., Alfaia, C.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Roseiro, L. C., Prates, J.A.M., 2011. Fatty acid composition, cholesterol and α-tocopherol of Barrosã-PDO veal produced in farms located in lowlands, ridges and mountains. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 24:987-994 (Link)


Lopes, P.A., Martins, S.V., Viana, R.S.J., Ramalho, R.M., Alfaia, C.M., Pinho, M.S., Jerónimo, E., Bessa, R.J.B., Castro, M.F., Rodrigues, C.M.P., Prates, J.A.M. 2011. Contrasting apoptotic responses of conjugated linoleic acid in the liver of obese Zucker rats fed palm oil or ovine fat. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids 85:89-96.(Link)


Alves, S.P., Cabrita, A.R.J., Jerónimo, E., Bessa, R.J.B., Fonseca, A.J.M. 2011. Effect of ensiling and silage additives on fatty acid composition of ryegrass and corn experimental silages. Journal of Animal Science, 89:2537-2545. (Link)  


Alves, S.P., Tyburcz, C., Lawrence, P., Bessa, R.J.B., Brenna, J.T. 2011. Acetonitrile covalent adduct chemical ionization tandem mass spectrometry of non-methylene interrupted pentaene fatty acid methyl esters. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25:1933-1941.(Link)


Jeronimo, E., Alves, S.P., Alfaia, C.M.M., Prates, J.A.M., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R.J.B. 2011. Distribution of C18 fatty acids between polar and neutral intramuscular lipids of lambs fed with sunflower oil and/or linseed oil. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 113:924-934. (Link)


Martins, S.I.V., Lopes, P.A., Alves, S.P., Alfaia, C.M., Nascimento, M., , Castro, M.F., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M., 2011. Dietary conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers change the unsaturation degree of hepatic fatty acids in neutral lipids but not in polar lipids. Nutrition Research 31:246-254.(Link)


Lapa, M., Marques, C.C., Alves, S.P., Vasques, M.I., Baptista, M.C., Carvalhais, I., Silva Pereira, M., Horta, A.E.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Pereira, R.M., 2011. Effect of trans-10 cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (t10,c12 CLA) on bovine oocyte competence and fatty acid composition. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 46:904-910. (Link)


Bressan, M.C., Rossato, L.V., Rodrigues, E.C, Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B., Ramos, E.R., Gama, L.T. 2011. Genotype x environment interactions for fatty acid profiles in Bos indicus and Bos taurus finished on either pasture or grain. Journal of Animal Science 89:221-232.(Link)


Santos, A.S., Rodrigues, M.A.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Ferreira, L.M., Martin-Rosset, W., 2011. Understanding the equine cecum-colon ecosystem. Current knowledge and future perspectives. Animal 5:48-56.(Link)


Prates, J.A.M., Alfaia, C.M., Alves,S.P., Bessa, R.J.B., 2011. Fatty acids (chapter. 9). In: Handbook of Analysis of Edible Animal By-Products. Ed.F. Tóldra, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. Pp. 137-159. (Link)


Alfaia, C.M., Martins,S.V., Lopes, P.A., Prates, J.A.M., 2011. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) as a Body Fat Reducing Agent. In: Body Fat: Composition, Measurements and Reduction Procedures (Julie Bienertová-Vasku editor), Chapter 1, Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, USA, pp. 1-34.  (Link)


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___________________________________ 2010___________________________________


Jerónimo, E., Alves, S.P., Martins, S.V., Prates, J.A.M., Bessa, R.J.B., Santos-Silva, J. 2010. Effect of sodium bentonite and vegetable oil blend supplementation on growth, carcass and meat quality and intramuscular fatt:y acid composition of lambs. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 158:136-145. (Link)


Jerónimo, E., Alves, S.P., Dentinho, M.T.P., Martins, S.V., Prates, J.A.M., Vasta,V., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R.J.B., 2010. Effect of grape seed extract, Cistus ladanifer L., and vegetable oil supplementation on fatty acid composition of abomasal digesta and intramuscular fat of lambs. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58:10710-10721. (Link)


Martins, A.P., Lopes, P.A., Martins, S.V., Madeira, A., Santos, N.C., Prates, J.A.M., Moura, T.F., Soveral, G., 2010. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces permeability and fluidity of adipose plasma membranes from obese Zucker rats. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 398:199-204. (Link)


Rossato, L.V., Bressan, M.C., Rodrigues, E.C., Gama, L.T., Bessa, R.J.B., Alves, S.P. 2010. Parâmetros físico-químicos e perfil de ácidos graxos da carne de bovinos Angus e Nelore terminados em pastagem. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia. 39:1127-1134. (Link)


Ozorio R.O.A., Van Ginneken V.J.T., Bessa, R.J.B., Verstegen M.W.A., Verreth J.A.J., Huisman E.A. 2010. Effects of dietary L-carnitine supplementation and exercise on carnitine and lipid metabolism in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fed different lipid levels. British Journal of Nutrition 103:1139-1150. (Link)


Martins, S.V., Lopes, P.A., Alfaia, C.M., Rodrigues, P.O., Alves, S.P., Pinto, R.M.A., Castro, M.F., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2010. Serum adipokine profile and fatty acid composition of adipose tissues are affected 2 by conjugated linoleic acid and saturated fat diets in obese Zucker rats. British Journal of Nutrition. 103:869-878. (Link)


Alfaia, C.M.M., Alves, S.P., Lopes, A.F., Fernandes M.J.E.,Costa A.S.H., Castro, M.L.F., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2010. Effect of cooking methods on fatty acids, conjugated isomers of linoleic acid and nutritional quality of beef intramuscular fat. Meat Science 84:769-777. (Link)


Vasta, V., Jerónimo, E., Brogna, D.M.R., Dentinho, M.T.P., Biondi, L. Santos-Silva, J. Priolo, A., Bessa, R.J.B. 2010. The effect of grape seed extract or Cistus ladanifer L. on muscle volatile compounds of lambs fed dehydrated lucerne supplemented with oil. Food Chemistry 119:1339-1345. (Link)


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___________________________________ 2009___________________________________


Alves, S.P., Cabrita, A.R.J., Fonseca, A.J.M., Bessa, R.J.B. 2009. Effects of a purification step and the type of internal standard used on fatty acid determination of grass and maize silages. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 57:10793-10797. (Link)


Rossato, L.V., Bressan, M.C., Rodrigues, E.C., Carolino, Bessa, R.J.B., Alves, S.P. 2009. Composição lipídica de carne bovina de grupos genéticos taurinos e zebuínos terminados em confinamento. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia 38:1841-1846. (Link)


Jeronimo, E., Alves, S.P., Prates, J.A.M., Santos-Silva, J., Bessa, R.J.B. 2009. Effect of dietary replacement of sunflower oil with linseed oil on intramuscular fatty acids of lamb meat. Meat Science 83:499-505. (Link)


Rego, O.A., Alves, S.P., Antunes, L.M.S., Rosa, H.J.D., Alfaia, C.M.M., Prates, J.A.M., Cabrita, A.R.J., Fonseca, A.J.M., Bessa, R.J.B. 2009. Rumen biohydrogenation derived fatty acids in milk fat from grazing dairy cows supplemented with rapeseed, sunflower and linseed oils. Journal of Dairy Science 92:4530-4540. (Link)


Cabrita, A.R.J., Vale, J.M.P., Bessa, R.J.B., Dewhurst, R.J., Fonseca, A.J.M. 2009. Effects of dietary starch source and buffers on milk responses and rumen fatty acids biohydrogenation of dairy cows fed corn silage-based diets. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 152: 267-277. (Link)


Costa, P., Roseiro, L.C., Alves, V., Calkins, C.R., Bessa, R.J.B., Santos, C. 2009. Nutrient and fiber type in Barrosã muscles. Livestock Science 125:50-59. (Link)


Alves, S.P., Bessa, R.J.B. 2009. Comparison of two GLC columns for the analysis of fatty acids in ruminant meat. Journal of Chromatography A. 1216:5130-5139. (Link)


Pestana. J.M., Martins. S.I.V., Alfaia. C.M.M., Lopes. P.A., Bessa. R.J.B., Castro. M.L.F., Prates. J.A.M. 2009. Contents and distribution of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers in milk, cheese and butter from Azores. Dairy Science Technology 89:193-200. (Link)


Bessa, R.J.B., Maia, M.R.G., Jerónimo, E., Belo. A.T., Cabrita, A.R.J., Dewhurst, R.J., Fonseca, A.J.M. 2009. Using microbial fatty acids to improve understanding of the contribution of solid associated bacteria to microbial flows from the rumen. Animal Feed Science and Technology 150:197-206. (Link)


Soveral, G., Martins, A.P., Martins, S.V.,Lopes, P.A., Alfaia, C.M., Prates, J.A.M., Moura, T.F., 2009. Effect of dietary conjugated linoleic acid isomers on water and glycerol permeability of kidney membranes. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 383:108-112.(Link)


Alfaia, C.M., Alves, S.P., Martins, S.I.V., Costa, A.S.H., Fontes, C.M.G.A., Lemos, J.P.C., Bessa, R.J.B., Prates, J.A.M. 2009. Effect of the feeding system on intramuscular fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid isomers of beef cattle, with emphasis on their nutritional value and discriminant ability. Food Chemistry 114:939-946. (Link)


Prates, J.A.M., Bessa, R.J.B. 2009. Trans and n-3 fatty acids (Chapter 23). In: Handbook of Muscle Foods Analysis. Edited by L.M.L. Nollet, F. Tóldra, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. Pp. 399-417. (Link)


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