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Ana Cristina da Silva Gomes

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

My main interests are fundamental questions related to the function and control of digestive system and gut-brain axis. Currently, I am exploring the gut nutrient-sensing system in Atlantic salmon.

Journal articles
  • Gomes, Ana S.; Lai, Floriana; Jordal, Ann-Elise Olderbakk; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2019. Characterization of GPCR6A and CaSR in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The FASEB Journal. 33: 584.1.
  • Gomes, Ana S.; Lai, Floriana; Taché, Yvette; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2019. The Taste Receptor gene repertoire in Salmonids. The FASEB Journal. 33: 584.
  • Gomes, Ana S.; Rønnestad, Ivar; Murashita, Koji; Vacca, Francesca; Cinquetti, Raffaella; Barca, Amilcare; Aksnes, Anders; Bossi, Elena; Verri, Tiziano. 2019. Characterization of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., Di/Tripeptide Transporters PepT1a and PepT1b. The FASEB Journal. 33: 729.1.
  • Lai, Floriana; Kalananthan, Tharmini; Berg, G. M.; Murashita, K.; Gomes, Ana S.; Handeland, Sigurd O; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2019. Brain Distribution of Key Neuropeptides Involved in Appetite Control in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo Salar (L.). The FASEB Journal. 33. 1 pages.
  • Lai, Floriana; Royan, MR; Gomes, Ana S.; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2019. The Ss4R Event: Identification and Characterization of the Corticotropin-releasing Factor (CRF) System in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo Salar (L.). The FASEB Journal. 33.
  • Rønnestad, Ivar; Gomes, Ana S.; Murashita, Koji; Angotzi, Anna Rita; Jönsson, Elisabeth; Volkoff, Hélène. 2017. Appetite-controlling endocrine systems in teleosts. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 8:73: 1-24. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2017.00073
  • Alves, Ricardo N.; Gomes, Ana S.; Stueber, Kurt; Tine, Mbaye; Thorne, M. A. S.; Smáradóttir, H.; Reinhard, Richard; Clark, M. S.; Rønnestad, Ivar; Power, Deborah M. 2016. The transcriptome of metamorphosing flatfish. BMC Genomics. 17:413. 24 pages. Published 2016-05-27. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2699-x
  • Gomes, Ana S.; Harboe, Torstein; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2016. Metamorphic Challenges Rearing Atlantic Halibut Larvae. World Aquaculture. 47: 33-36.
  • Rønnestad, Ivar; Jordal, Ann-Elise Olderbakk; Gomes, Ana S. 2016. Nutrient Sensing in Atlantic Salmon - Exploring the Sensory Systems for Amino Acids in the Gastrointestinal Tract. The FASEB Journal. 30: 1020-1020.
  • Rønnestad, Ivar; Søyland, Marcus; Hansen, Tom; Jordal, Ann-Elise Olderbakk; Nilsen, Tom Ole; Gomes, Ana S.; Björnsson, Björn thrandur; Jönsson, Elisabeth Bergman; Hevrøy, Ernst Morten. 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.
  • Gomes, Ana S.; Alves, Ricardo N.; Rønnestad, Ivar; Power, Déborah Mary. 2015. Orchestrating change: The thyroid hormones and GI-tract development in flatfish metamorphosis. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 220: 2-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.06.012
  • Gomes, Ana S.; Jordal, Ann-Elise Olderbakk; Olsen, Kjetil Lien; Harboe, Torstein; Power, Deborah M.; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2015. Neuroendocrine control of appetite in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus): Changes during metamorphosis and effects of feeding. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 183: 116-125. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.01.009
  • Da Silva Gomes, Ana Cristina; Kamisaka, Yuko; Harboe, Torstein; Power, Deborah M.; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2014. Functional modifications associated with gastrointestinal tract organogenesis during metamorphosis in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). BMC Developmental Biology. 14. doi: 10.1186/1471-213X-14-11
  • Gomes, Ana S.; Alves, R.N; Steuber, K; Thorne, M.A.S.; Smáradóttir, Heiðdís; Reinhard, R.N; Clark, M.S.; Rønnestad, Ivar; Power, Deborah M. 2014. Transcriptome of the Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). Marine Genomics. 18: 101-103. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2014.07.005
  • Anjos, Liliana; Gomes, Ana S.; Melo, Eduardo P.; Canário, Adelino VM; Power, Deborah M. 2013. Cartilage Acidic Protein 2 a hyperthermostable, high affinity calcium-binding protein. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics. 1834: 642-650. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2012.12.012
  • Anjos, Liliana; Gomes, Ana S.; Redruello, Begoña; Reinhardt, Richard; Canário, Adelino VM; Power, Deborah M. 2013. PTHrP-induced modifications of the sea bream (Sparus auratus) vertebral bone proteome. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 191: 102-112.
  • Gomes, Ana Silva; Rønnestad, Ivar. 2013. Metamorfose hos kveite- magefølelsen kommer etterhvert. Naturen. 4: 147-153.
  • Pinto, Wilson; Rønnestad, Ivar; Jordal, Ann-Elise Olderbakk; Gomes, Ana Silva; Dinis, Maria Teresa; Aragão, Cláudia. 2012. Cloning, tissue and ontogenetic expression of the taurine transporter in the flatfish Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Amino Acids. 42: 1317-1327. doi: 10.1007/s00726-010-0826-6
  • Cardoso, João CR; Vieira, Florbela A; Gomes, Ana S.; Power, Deborah M. 2010. The serendipitous origin of chordate secretin peptide family members. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-135
  • Pinheiro, Pedro L.C.; Cardoso, João CR; Gomes, Ana S.; Fuentes, Juan; Power, Deborah M.; Canário, Adelino VM. 2010. Gene structure, transcripts and calciotropic effects of the PTH family of peptides in Xenopus and chicken. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-373
  • Cardoso, João CR; Vieira, Florbela A; Gomes, Ana S.; Power, Deborah M. 2007. PACAP, VIP and their receptores in the metazoa: insights about the origin and evolution of the ligand-receptor pair. Peptides. 28: 1902-1919. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2007.05.016
Reports and theses
  • Gomes, Ana Silva. 2014. Morphological and functional modifications of the gastrointestinal tract during metamorphosis in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). University of Bergen, Bergen.
Book sections
  • Ueberschär, Bernd; Navarro-Guillén, Carmen; Gomes, Ana S.; Rønnestad, Ivar; Rojas Garcia, Carlos Rafael; Hanke, Inken; Sommerfeld, Dagh; Tillner, Robert. 2018. Variability in Digestive Enzyme Capacity in Early Stages of Marine Fish Larvae: Ontogenetic Variations, Biorhythms, Hormonal Control and Nutrient Sensing Mechanisms. Chapter, pages 87-129. In:
    • Yúfera, Manuel. 2018. Emerging Issues in Fish Larvae Research. Springer. 296 pages. ISBN: 3319732447.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

PhD 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.

RFFVEST project SalmoFeedPlus - 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 GI-tract in Atlantic halibut during metamorphosis.