Free Radicals and Antioxidants Unit (FRAU) is a sub-group of GABAI. GABAI is located at the Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto and is integrated  in Associated Laboratory REQUIMTE.



FRAU research activities are linked to UCIBIO@REQUIMTE research lines and mainly focused on the development and application of methodologies for the in vitro study of antioxidant properties as well as pro-oxidant and proinflammatory processes.


Renan C. Chisté, Marisa Freitas, Adriana Z. Mercadante, Eduarda Fernandes. Superoxide anion radical: generation and detection in cellular and non-cellular systems. Curr. Med. Chem., 22, 4234-4256, 2015.

Paula SilvaEduarda Fernandes, Félix Carvalho. Dual effect of red wine on liver redox status: a concise and mechanistic review. Arch. Toxicol., 89, 1681-1693, 2015.

Daniela RibeiroMarisa Freitas, José L.F.C. Lima, Eduarda FernandesProinflammatory pathways: The modulation by flavonoids. Med Res Rev., 35, 877-936, 2015.

Website last update: 07th January, 2016.

FRAU - Free Radicals and Antioxidants Unit

Dept of Chemical Sciences | Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Porto | Rua de Jorge Viterbo de Ferreira, 228, 4050 – 313 Porto, Portugal. Tel. +351 220428500 | Fax. +351 226093483

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