Research & Scientists | Surgical Sciences | People | SARAGRANJA


Name: Sara Granja

Office: I1.02

School Phone: +351 253 604 837

Email: saragranja@med.uminho.pt






Degree in Pathological Anatomy from the School of Health Technology of Porto, Portugal (2007). Master in Genetics Molecular in School of Sciences 5 (2009) and PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Minho,Portugal (2013). During her PhDs she performed her research in tumor cell metabolism  and Development biology. She performed part of the PhD in the group of hypoxia and metabolism at Institute of Research of Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Nice, France. Since 2014 she is postdoctoral fellowship in the oncobiology field at the ICVS.

The main research interests are: molecular and cellular biology of solid tumors and tumor cell metabolism;


Lung development orchestration by tissue macrophages  

Selected Publications

Miranda-Gonçalves V, Granja S, Martinho O, Honavar M, Pojo M, Costa BM, Pires MM, Pinheiro C, Cordeiro M, Bebiano G, Costa P, Reis RM, Baltazar F. Hypoxia-mediated upregulation of MCT1 expression supports the glycolytic phenotype of glioblastomas. Oncotarget, 2016; 7(29):46335-46353

Sousa S, Granja S, Pinheiro C, Fernandes D, Longatto-Filho A, Laus AC, Alves CDC, Suárez-Peñaranda JM, Pérez-Sayáns M, Carvalho AL, Schmitt FC, García-García A, Baltazar F. Prognostic significance of monocarboxylate transporter expression in oral cavity tumors. Cell cycle, 2016; 15(14):1865-73

Morais-Santos F, Granja S, Miranda-Gonçalves V, Moreira A, Queirós S, Vilaça JL, Schmitt FC, Longatto-Filho A, Paredes J, Baltazar F, Pinheiro C. Targeting lactate transport suppresses in vivo breast tumour growth. Oncotarget, 2015; 6(22): 19177-19189.

Granja S, Marchiq I, Le Floch E, Souto-Moura C, Baltazar F, Pouyssegur J. Disruption of BASIGIN decreases lactic acid export and sensitizes non-small cell lung cancer to biguanides independently of the LKB1 status. Oncotarget, 2014; ahead of print.

Pinheiro C*, Granja S*, Longatto-Filho A, Faria AM, Maria C. B. V. Fragoso MCBV, Lovisolo SM, Lerário AM, Almeida MQ, Baltazar F*, Zerbini MCN*. Metabolic reprogramming: a new relevant pathway in adult adrenocortical tumors. Oncotarget, 2015 Dec 29;6(42):44403-21.

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