Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Henrique Noronha
Henrique Noronha
Post-Doc Researcher
Basics of Life - Cellular Responses to Environmental Stress
Hernâni Gerós
Universidade do Minho - Campus de Gualtar, Departamento de Biologia - 4710-057, Braga - P

Current Research & Key Publications

In the scope of my postdoc project, I am interested in unraveling the role of plastidic translocators and enzymes in the mobilization of starch reserves in woody tissues during spring and winter. I am also interested in studying transmembrane water transporters (aquaporins) and its role in plant metabolism.

Silva A, Noronha H, Dai Z, Delrot S, Gerós H. Low source-sink ratio reduces reserve starch in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) woody canes and modulates sugar transport and metabolism at transcriptional and enzyme activity levels. Planta 246(3): 525–535.

Noronha H, Araújo D, Conde C, Martins AP, Soveral G, Chaumont F, Delrot S, Gerós H. The grapevine Uncharacterized Intrinsic Protein 1 (VvXIP1) is regulated by drought stress and transports glycerol, hydrogen peroxide, heavy metals but not water. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160976. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160976.

Noronha H, Conde C, Delrot S, Gerós H. 2015. Identification and functional characterization of grapevine transporters that mediate glucose-6-phosphate uptake into plastids. Planta 242: 909-920.

Noronha H, Agasse A, Martins AP, Berny MC, Gomes D, Zarrouk O, Thiebaud P, Delrot S, Soveral G, Chaumont F, Gerós H. 2014. The grape aquaporin VvSIP1 transports water across the ER membrane. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 981-993.

Research Projects

SFRH/BPD/115518/2016 - Source-sink relations in plants - unlocking the molecular mechanisms of starch degradation and mobilization in grapevine woody tissues by integrating RNAseq with protein functional studies.










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