Maria João Romão

Research Group Coordinator

Full Professor (since 2012)
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Phone number
(+351) 212948310 (ext: 10963/2)
Ciência Vitae

Recent publications

  • Lopes, R; Raya-Baron, A; Robalo, MP; Vinagreiro, C; Barroso, S; Romao, MJ; Fernandez, I; Pereira, MM; Royo, B. 2020. Donor Functionalized Iron(II) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes in Transfer Hydrogenation Reactions. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202000868
  • Oliveira, AR; Mota, C; Mourato, C; Domingos, RM; Santos, MFA; Gesto, D; Guigliarelli, B; Santos-Silva, T; Romao, MJ; Pereira, IAC. 2020. Toward the Mechanistic Understanding of Enzymatic CO2 Reduction. ACS Catalysis, 10, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c00086
  • Terao, M; Garattini, E; Romao, MJ; Leimkuhler, S. 2020. Evolution, expression, and substrate specificities of aldehyde oxidase enzymes in eukaryotes. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 295, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.REV119.007741
  • Cristiano Mota; Teresa Santos-Silva; Mineko Terao; Enrico Garattini; Maria João Romão; Silke Leimkühler. 2019. Aldehyde Oxidases as Enzymes in Phase I Drug Metabolism. Pharmaceutical Biocatalysis, DOI: 10.1201/9780429295034-13
  • Cristiano Mota; Mariam Esmaeeli; Catarina Coelho; Teresa Santos‐Silva; Martin Wolff; Alessandro Foti; Silke Leimkühler; Maria João Romão. 2019. Human aldehyde oxidase ( hAOX 1): structure determination of the Moco‐free form of the natural variant G1269R and biophysical studies of single nucleotide polymorphisms. FEBS Open Bio, DOI: 10.1002/2211-5463.12617

Main research interests

  • Novel methods for protein crystallization
  • Metalloenzymes and Enzymatic Mechanisms
  • Molybdoenzymes
  • Aldehyde Oxidase and Drug Metabolism
  • Cellulosomal enzymes