1. Dietary flavonoid kaempferol reduces obesity-associated hypothalamic microglia activation and promotes body weight loss in mice with obesity. Romero-Juárez PA, Visco DB, Manhães-de-Castro R, Urquiza-Martínez MV, Saavedra LM, González-Vargas MC, Mercado-Camargo R, Aquino JS, Toscano AE, Torner L, Guzmán-Quevedo O. Nutr Neurosci. 2021 Dec 14:1-15. doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2021.2012629.
  1. The role of vitamin B12 in viral infections: a comprehensive review of its relationship with the muscle-gut-brain axis and implications for SARS-CoV-2 infection. Batista KS, Cintra VM, Lucena PAF, Manhães-de-Castro R, Toscano AE, Costa LP, Queiroz MEBS, de Andrade SM, Guzman-Quevedo O, Aquino JS. Nutr Rev. 2021 Nov 13:nuab092. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuab092.
  1. Could polyphenols be used as a neuroprotector therapeutic agent in perinatal brain disorders? Visco DB, Manhães de Castro R, Guzman-Quevedo O, Toscano AE. Nutr Neurosci. 2021 Aug 18:1-3. doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2021.1968104.
  1. Mucuna pruriens treatment shows anti-obesity and intestinal health effects in obese rats. Tavares RL , de Araújo Vasconcelos MH , Dorand VAM , Torres Junior EU , Tavares Toscano LL , de Queiroz RT , Alves AF , Magnani M, Guzman-Quevedo O, Aquino J . Food Funct. 2021 Jul 21;12(14):6479-6489. doi: 10.1039/d0fo03261a.
  1. Hypothalamic bile acid-TGR5 signaling protects from obesity. Castellanos-Jankiewicz A, Guzmán-Quevedo O, Fénelon VS, Zizzari P, Quarta C, Bellocchio L, Tailleux A, Charton J, Fernandois D, Henricsson M, Piveteau C, Simon V, Allard C, Quemener S, Guinot V, Hennuyer N, Perino A, Duveau A, Maitre M, Leste-Lasserre T, Clark S, Dupuy N, Cannich A, Gonzales D, Deprez B, Mithieux G, Dombrowicz D, Bäckhed F, Prevot V, Marsicano G, Staels B, Schoonjans K, Cota D. Cell Metab. 2021 Jul 6;33(7):1483-1492.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2021.04.009.
  1. Metabolic and neurological consequences of the treatment with polyphenols: a systematic review in rodent models of noncommunicable diseases. Lacerda DC, Urquiza-Martínez MV, Manhaes-de-Castro R, Visco DB, Derosier C, Mercado-Camargo R, Torner L, Toscano AE, Guzmán-Quevedo O. Nutr Neurosci. 2021 Mar 2:1-17. doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2021.1891614.
  1. A systematic review of neurogenesis in animal models of early brain damage: Implications for cerebral palsy. Visco DB, Toscano AE, Juárez PAR, Gouveia HJCB, Guzman-Quevedo O, Torner L, Manhães-de-Castro R. Exp Neurol. 2021 Jun;340:113643. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2021.113643.


  1. Mucuna pruriensAdministration Minimizes Neuroinflammation and Shows Anxiolytic, Antidepressant and Slimming Effects in Obese Rats. Tavares RL, Vasconcelos MHA, Dutra MLDV, D’Oliveira AB, Lima MDS, Salvadori MGDSS, Pereira RA, Alves AF, Nascimento YMD, Tavares JF, Guzman-Quevedo O, Aquino JS. 2020 Nov 26;25(23):5559. doi: 10.3390/molecules25235559.
  1. Central administration of REV-ERBα agonist promotes opposite responses on energy balance in fasted and fed states. Borba TKF, Toscano AE, Costa de Santana BJR, Silva SCA, Lagranha CJ, Guzmán Quevedo O, Manhães-de-Castro R. J Neuroendocrinol. 2020 Feb;32(2):e12833. doi: 10.1111/jne.12833.
  1. Addition of Opuntia ficus-indica Reduces Hypothalamic Microglial Activation and Improves Metabolic Alterations in Obese Mice Exposed to a High-fat Diet. Urquiza-Martínez mv, Martínez-Flores HE, Guzmán-Quevedo O, Toscano AE, Manhães de Castro R, Torner L, Mercado-Camargo R, Pérez-Sánchez RE, Bartolome-Camacho MC. J F Nutr Research. 2020, 8(9), 473-483. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-8-9-4.