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Ana Cristina Da Silva Gomes

Researcher
  • E-mailAna.Gomes@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 22 29
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlens gate 53 A/B
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My main research interests focuses on gut-brain axis interactions and the control of appetite, feed intake and digestive processes in farmed fishes, mainly marine and salmonid species, and how this knowledge can be implemented in aquaculture.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. The stress response in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): identification and functional characterization of the corticotropin-releasing factor (crf) paralogs. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) 2020. The Melanocortin System in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) and Its Role in Appetite Control. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Identification and characterization of the Atlantic salmon peptide transporter 1a. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. C191-C204.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Hypothalamic agrp and pomc mRNA Responses to Gastrointestinal Fullness and Fasting in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar, L.). Frontiers in Physiology.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The peptide transporter 1a of the zebrafish Danio rerio, an emerging model in nutrigenomics and nutrition research: Molecular characterization, functional properties, and expression analysis. Genes & Nutrition.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The transcriptome of metamorphosing flatfish. BMC Genomics. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Neuroendocrine control of appetite in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus): Changes during metamorphosis and effects of feeding. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 116-125.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Transcriptome of the Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). Marine Genomics. 101-103.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Functional modifications associated with gastrointestinal tract organogenesis during metamorphosis in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). BMC Developmental Biology.
  • Show author(s) 2013. PTHrP-induced modifications of the sea bream (Sparus auratus) vertebral bone proteome. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 102-112.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Cartilage Acidic Protein 2 a hyperthermostable, high affinity calcium-binding protein. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics. 642-650.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Cloning, tissue and ontogenetic expression of the taurine transporter in the flatfish Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Amino Acids. 1317-1327.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The serendipitous origin of chordate secretin peptide family members. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Gene structure, transcripts and calciotropic effects of the PTH family of peptides in Xenopus and chicken. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Show author(s) 2007. PACAP, VIP and their receptores in the metazoa: insights about the origin and evolution of the ligand-receptor pair. Peptides. 1902-1919.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2021. Distribution of npy mRNA in the Brain of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar, L.) and Responses to Gastrointestinal Fullness and Fasting.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Appetite regulating neuropeptides and their distribution in the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) brain.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Taste Receptor gene repertoire in Salmonids.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Slc15a1 transporters in teleosts fish: PepT1a and PepT1b, comparative functional studies.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Orexigenic brain responses to gastrointestinal fullness in postsmolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, L.).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Functional analysis, properties and kinetics of a PepT2-type di/tripeptide transporter of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) highly expressed in midgut and hindgut.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Diversity in proton movement and coupling to substrate in vertebrate PepT1 proteins: a ‘phylogenetic’ approach.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Comparative electrophysiological characterization of Slc15a1 transporters, PepT1a and PepT1b, of two teleosts fish.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Sensing and transport of peptides in the gastro-intestinal tract of Atlantic salmon.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2016. Metamorphic Challenges Rearing Atlantic Halibut Larvae. World Aquaculture. 33-36.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Metamorfose hos kveite- magefølelsen kommer etterhvert. Naturen. 147-153.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2014. Morphological and functional modifications of the gastrointestinal tract during metamorphosis in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus).
Abstract
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Taste Receptor gene repertoire in Salmonids. The FASEB Journal. 584.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Ss4R Event: Identification and Characterization of the Corticotropin-releasing Factor (CRF) System in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo Salar (L.). . The FASEB Journal.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Characterization of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., Di/Tripeptide Transporters PepT1a and PepT1b. The FASEB Journal. 729.1.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Characterization of GPCR6A and CaSR in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The FASEB Journal. 584.1.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Brain Distribution of Key Neuropeptides Involved in Appetite Control in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo Salar (L.). . The FASEB Journal. 1 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Nutrient Sensing in Atlantic Salmon - Exploring the Sensory Systems for Amino Acids in the Gastrointestinal Tract. The FASEB Journal. 1020-1020.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effects of Intraperitoneal Administration of Leptin on Voluntary Feed Intake, Appetite Signaling Pathways and Metabolism in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. The FASEB Journal. 644-644.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Taste Receptor gene repertoire in Salmonids.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Ss4R Event: Identification and Characterization of the Corticotropin-releasing Factor (CRF) System in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo Salar (L.). .
  • Show author(s) 2019. SoLute Carrier (SLC) genes expression along the rostro-caudal axis of adult teleost fish gut: a publicly available datasets analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Characterization of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., Di/Tripeptide Transporters PepT1a and PepT1b.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Characterization of GPCR6A and CaSR in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Brain Distribution of Key Neuropeptides Involved in Appetite Control in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo Salar (L.). .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Amino acid sensing systems in teleost gastrointestinal tract.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Nutrient Sensing in Atlantic Salmon - Exploring the Sensory Systems for Amino Acids in the Gastrointestinal Tract.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effects of intraperitoneal administration of leptin on voluntary feed intake, appetite signaling pathways and metabolism in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Do fish possess a sensing system for amino acids in the gastrointestinal tract?
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2020. Safety evaluation of the food enzyme dextranase from Collariella gracilis strain ATCC-16153. EFSA Journal. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Appetite-controlling endocrine systems in teleosts. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 1-24.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Orchestrating change: The thyroid hormones and GI-tract development in flatfish metamorphosis. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 2-12.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) 2018. Variability in Digestive Enzyme Capacity in Early Stages of Marine Fish Larvae: Ontogenetic Variations, Biorhythms, Hormonal Control and Nutrient Sensing Mechanisms. 87-129. In:
    • Show author(s) 2018. Emerging Issues in Fish Larvae Research. Springer.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Research manager in the RCN project SwimFit (2020-2024)- Effect of swimming training in smolt; A basic study (PI: Sigurd O. Handeland, UiB)

Research collaborator in the RCN project ExcelAQUA2.0. (2020-2023) - Norway-Japan Partnership for Excellent Research and Education in Sustainable Aquaculture (PI: Ivar Rønnestad, UiB)

Research collaborator in the JSPS project (2018-2021) - Nutrient sensing and digestion in the fish intestinal tract (PI: Koji Murashita, FRA, Japan)

Project manager and principal investigator (PI) of the RCN project GUTASTE (2017-2020)- Evolution of umami taste receptor (T1R1-T1R3) system in vertebrates and its role in gut-brain axis communication (FRIMEDBIO mobility Grant no. 262096)

Research collaborator in the RCN project LeuSENSE (2017-2020) - Exploring leucine’s role in feed intake and growth under stress: from sensing to action (PI: Ivar Rønnestad, UiB; Grant no. 267626).

Research collaborator in the RCN project QMAR (2017-2021) - Unlocking the nutritional and technical Quality potential of MARine by-products in sustainable salmonid feeds (PI: BioMar).

Research collaborator in the RFFVEST project SalmoFeedPlus (2015-2018)- Improved feed for salmon through the selection of protein ingredients based on their functional properties (PI: EWOS innovation AS; Grant No 247978)


PhD project (2010-2014)

My PhD research was part of the LIFECYCLE EU FP7 project and focused on the functional development of the gastrointestinal tract in Atlantic halibut during metamorphosis.

PhD in Biology, University of Bergen, 2010–2014."Morphological and functional modifications of the gastrointestinal tract during metamorphosis in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)"

Licenciatura in Biochemistry (2008), University of Algarve, Portugal.