Cristina Costa

Professor of Chemistry, FCT-UNL
Email: cristina.costa(at)
Tel: + 351 21 294 83 00, ext. 10965
Webpage: webpage

Research Activities - Keywords
• Bioinorganic
• Spectroscopy (NMR, EPR & Mossbauer)
• Large scale protein production and purification
• Heme , molybdenum and vanadium proteins
• Metalloproteins structure-function relationships

Teaching Interests
• Analytical Chemistry
• Chromatography
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Undergraduate programs

Recent Publications can be found here

Selected References
Redox chemistry of low-pH forms of tetrahemic cytochrome c3
Santos M, Correia dos Santos MM, Simões Gonçalves ML, Costa C, Romão JC, Moura JJG
J Inorg Biochemistry (2006) 100:2009-2016

The electron transfer complexes of cytochrome c peroxidase from Paracoccus denitrificans containing more than one cytochrome
Pettigrew GW, Pauleta SR, Goodhew CF, Copper A, Margaret N, Kornelia J, Stephen HE, Costa C, Krippahl L, Moura I, Moura JJG
Biochemistry (2003) 42:11968-11981

Observation of ligand-based redox chemistry at the active site of a molybdenum enzyme
George GN, Costa C, Moura JJG, Moura I
J Am Chem Soc (1999) 121:22621-26626

The structure of electron transfer complexes - the interaction of cytochromes with Paracoccus cytochrome c peroxidase
Pettigrew GW, Prazeres S, Costa C, Palma N, Krippahl L, Moura I, Moura JJG
J Biol Chem (1999) 74:11383-11389

Hexaheme nitrite reductase from Desulfovibrio desulfuricans - Mossbauer and EPR characterization of the heme groups
Costa C, Moura JJG, Moura I, Liu MC, Peck HD, LeGall J, Wang Y, Huynh BH
J Biol Chem (1990) 265:14382-14387

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