• Cell Membrane Biophysics with Optical Tweezers, H. M. Nussenzveig, European Biophysics Journal, in press (2017); http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00249-017-1268-9
  • Membrane tension controls adhesion positioning at the leading edge of cells, B. Pontes; P. Monzo; L. Gole; A. L. Le Roux; A. J. Kosmalska; Z. Y. Tam; W. Luo; S. Kan; V. Viasnoff; P. Roca-Cusachs; L. Tucker-Kellogg; N. C. Gauthier, Journal of Cell Biology 216, 2959-2977 (2017); http://dx.doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201611117
  • Membrane tension: a challenging but universal physical parameter in cell biology, B. Pontes; P. Monzo; N. C. Gauthier, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 71, 30-41 (2017); http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2017.08.030
  • Dual treatment with shikonin and temozolomide reduces glioblastoma tumor growth, migration and glial-to-mesenchymal transition, D. Matias; J. Balça-Silva; L. G. Dubois; B. Pontes; V. P. Ferrer; L. Rosário; A. do Carmo; J. Echevarria-Lima; A. B. Sarmento-Ribeiro; M. C. Lopes; V. Moura-Neto, Cellular Oncology 40, 247-261 (2017); http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13402-017-0320-1
  • Effects of cytoskeletal drugs on actin cortex elasticity, Y. A. Ayala; B. Pontes; B. Hissa; A. C. Monteiro; M. Farina; V. Moura-Neto; N. B. Viana and H. M. Nussenzveig, Experimental Cell Research 351, 173-181 (2017)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yexcr.2016.12.016
  • Cholesterol depletion impairs contractile machinery in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes, B. Hissa; P. W. Oakes; B. Pontes; G. Ramirez-San Juan; M. L. Gardel,  Scientific Reports 7, 43764 (2017)http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1038/srep43764


  • Theory of optical-tweezers forces near a plane interface, R. S. Dutra, P. A. Maia Neto, H. M. Nussenzveig and H. Flyvbjerg,
    Phys. Rev. A 94, 053848 (2016)http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.94.053848
  • Rheological properties of cells measured by optical tweezers. Y. A. Ayala; B. Pontes; D. S. Ether; L. B. Pires; G. R. de Araújo; S. Frases; L. F. Romão; M. Farina; V. Moura-Neto; N. B. Vianna, H. M. Nussenzveig; BMC Biophysics (2016) 9:5 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13628-016-0031-4
  • Cryptococcus neoformans capsular polysaccharides form branched and complex filamentous networks viewed by high-resolution microscopy. G. R. de S. Araujo; G. N. Fontes; D. Leão; G. M. Rocha; B. Pontes; C. Sant’Anna; W. de Souza; S. Frases; Journal of Structural Biology, 193, 75-82 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsb.2015.11.010



  • Absolute calibration of forces in optical tweezers, R. S. Dutra, N. B. Viana, P. A. Maia Neto and H. M. Nussenzveig, Phys. Rev. A 90, 013825 (2014) EDITORS’ SUGGESTION; http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.90.013825 http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.7176
  • The reciprocal interactions between astrocytes and prostate cancer cells represent an early event associated with brain metastasis. E. G. de Oliveira Barros; A. Palumbo Jr; P. L. Mello; R. M. de Mattos; J. H. da Silva; B. Pontes; N. B. Viana; R. F. do Amaral; F. R. Lima; N. M. da Costa; C. Y. Palmero; L. Miranda-Alves; C. M. Takiya; L. E. Nasciutti, Clinical & Experimental Metastasis, 31, 461-474 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10585-014-9640-y
  • Leishmania amazonensis promastigotes in 3D collagen I culture: an in vitro physiological environment for the study of extracellular matrix and host cell interactions. D. B. Petropolis; J. C. Rodrigues; N. B. Viana; B. Pontes; C. F. Pereira; F. C. Silva-Filho, PeerJ, 2, e317 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.317


  • Swimming behaviour of the multicellular magnetotactic prokaryote Candidatus Magnetoglobus multicellularis under applied magnetic fields and ultraviolet light. F. P. Almeida; N. B. Viana; U. Lins; M. Farina; C. N. Keim,  Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 103, 845-857 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10482-012-9866-0
  • Antibody binding to Cryptococcus neoformans impairs budding by altering capsular mechanical properties. R. J. B. Cordero; B. Pontes; S. Frases; A. Nakouzi; L. Nimrichter; M. L. Rodrigues; N. B. Viana; A. Casadevall, The Journal of Immunology, 190, 317-323 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1202324
  • Traffic of secondary metabolites to cell surface in the red alga Laurencia dendroidea depends on a two-step transport by the cytoskeleton. V. M. Reis; L. S. Oliveira; R. M. Passos; N. B. Viana; C. Mermelstein; C. Sant’anna; R. C. Pereira; W. C. Paradas; F. L. Thompson; G. M. Amado-Filho; L. T. Salgado, Plos One, 8, e63929 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0063929
  • Membrane elastic properties and cell function. B. Pontes; Y. Ayala; A. C. C. Fonseca; L. F. Romão; R. F. Amaral; L. T. Salgado; F. R. S. Lima; M. Farina; N. B. Viana; V. Moura-Neto; H. M. Nussenzveig, Plos One, 8, e67708 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0067708
  • Membrane cholesterol removal changes mechanical properties of cells and induces secretion of a specific pool of lysosomes. B. Hissa; B. Pontes; P. M. S. Roma; A. P. Alves; C. D. Rocha; T. M. Valverde; P. H. N. Aguiar; F. P. Almeida; A. J. Guimaraes; C. Guatimosim; A. M. Silva; M. C. Fernandes; N. W. Andrews; N. B. Viana; O. N. Mesquita; U. Agero; L. O. Andrade, Plos One, 8, e82988 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082988


  • Absolute calibration of optical tweezers including aberrations, R. S. Dutra, N. B. Viana, P. A. Maia Neto and H. M. Nussenzveig, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131115 (2012) Absolute_calibration_astigmatism.pdf   http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3699273
  • Capsules from pathogenic and non-pathogenic Cryptococcus spp. manifest significant differences in structure and ability to protect against phagocytic cells. G. de S. Araujo; F. L. Fonseca; B. Pontes; A. Torres; R. J. Cordero; R. M. Zancopé-Oliveira; A. Casadevall; N. B. Viana; L. Nimrichter; M. L. Rodrigues; E. S. Garcia; W. de Souza; S. Frases, Plos One, 7, e29561 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029561
  • Extracellular matrix secreted by reactive stroma is a main inducer of pro-tumorigenic features on LNCaP prostate cancer cells. A. Palumbo; L. B. Ferreira; P. A. R. de Souza; F. L. Oliveira; B. Pontes; N. B. Viana; D. E. Machado; C. Y. Palmero; L. M. Alves; E. Gimba; L. E. Nasciutti,  Cancer Letters, 321, 55-64 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canlet.2012.02.026
  • Equinatoxin II potentiates temozolomide- and etoposide-induced glioblastoma cell death. S. A. Kahn; D. Biasoli; C. Garcia; L. H. Geraldo; B. Pontes; M. Sobrinho; A. C. Frauches; L. Romão; R. C. Soletti; F. dos S. Assunção; F. Tovar-Moll; J. M. de Souza; F. R. Lima; G. Anderluh; V. Moura-Neto, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 12, 2082-2093 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/156802612804910250


  • Cell cytoskeleton and tether extraction. B. Pontes; N. B. Viana; L. T. Salgado; M. Farina; V. Moura-Neto; H. M. Nussenzveig, Biophysical Journal, 101, 43-52 (2011). SELECTED AS HIGHLIGHT PAPER BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2011.05.044.
  • Agglutination of Histoplasma capsulatum by IgG monoclonal antibodies against Hsp60 impacts macrophage effector functions. A. J. Guimaraes; S. Frases; B. Pontes; M. D. de Cerqueira; M. L. Rodrigues; N. B. Viana; L. Nimrichter; J. D. Nosanchuk, Infection and Immunity, 79, 918-927 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00673-10
  • Thyroid hormone induces cerebellar neuronal migration and Bergmann glia differentiation through epidermal growth factor/mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. R. Martinez; C. Eller; N. B. Viana; F. C. A. Gomes, European Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 26-35 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07490.x
  • Tenascin-C in the extracellular matrix promotes the selection of highly proliferative and tubulogenesis-defective endothelial cells. T. R. Alves; A. C. C. Fonseca; S. S. Nunes; A. O. da Silva; L. G. F. Dubois; J. Faria; S. A. Kahn; N. B. Viana; J. Marcondes; C. Legrand; V. Moura-Neto; V. Morandi, Experimental Cell Research, 317, 2073-2085 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yexcr.2011.06.006
  • CTGF/CCN2 has a chemoattractive function but a weak adhesive property to embryonic carcinoma cells. D. P. Aguiar; B. Pontes; F. A. Mendes; L. R. Andrade; N. B. Viana; J. G. Abreu, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 413, 582-587 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.09.005
  • Chronological aging is associated with biophysical and chemical changes in the capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans. R. J. B. Cordero; B. Pontes; A. J. Guimaraes; L. R. Martinez; J. Rivera; B. C. Fries; L. Nimrichter; M. L. Rodrigues; N. B. Viana; A. Casadevall, Infection and Immunity, 79, 4990-5000 (2011). SELECTED AS SPOTLIGHT PAPER INFECTION & IMMUNITY http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.05789-11
  • Biophysical methods for the study of microbial surfaces. S. Frases, N. B. Viana; A. Casadevall, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2, 1-6 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2011.00207


  • Angular momentum of focused beams: beyond the paraxial approximation, P. B. Monteiro, P. A. Maia Neto and H. M. Nussenzveig, Phys. Rev. A 79, 033830 (2009)  http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.79.033830 arXiv:0902.3214
  • Capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans grows by enlargement of polysaccharide molecules. S. Frases; B. Pontes; L. Nimrichter; N. B. Viana; M. L. Rodrigues; A. Casadevall, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 1228-1233 (2009).http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0808995106
  • A vanadium bromoperoxidase catalyzes the formation of high-molecular-weight complexes between brown algal phenolic substances and alginates. L. T. Salgado; L. P. Cinelli; N. B. Viana; R. C. Tomazetto; P. A. S. Mourão; V. T. Laneuville; M. Farina; G. M. Amado Filho, Journal of Phycology, 45, 193-202 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8817.2008.00642.x
  • The elastic properties of the Cryptococcus neoformans capsule. S. Frases; B. Pontes; L. Nimrichter; M. L. Rodrigues; N. B. Viana; A. Casadevall, Biophysical Journal, 97, 937-945 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2009.04.043
  • Gap junctions are involved in cell migration in the early postnatal subventricular zone. M. Marins; A. L. R. Xavier; N. B. Viana; F. S. A. Fortes; M. M. Fróes; J. R. L. Menezes, Developmental Neurobiology, 69, 715-730 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dneu.20737


  • Structure and elastic properties of tunneling nanotubes. B. Pontes; N. B. Viana; L. Campanati; M. Farina; V. Moura-Neto; H. M. Nussenzveig, European Biophysics Journal, 37, 121-129 (2008).http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00249-007-0184-9
  • Intra-cellular storage, transport and exocytosis of halogenated compounds in marine red alga Laurencia obtusa. L. Salgado; N. B. Viana; L. Andrade, R. Leal, B. Dagama; M. Attias; R. Pereira; G. Amado Filho, Journal of Structural Biology, 162, 345-355  (2008). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsb.2008.01.015


  • Towards absolute calibration of optical tweezers. N. B. Viana;  M. S. Rocha; O. N. Mesquita; A. Mazolli; P.A. Maia Neto; H. M. Nussenzveig, Physical Review. E Statistical Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics, 75, 021914 (2007).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.75.021914
  • Self-aggregation of Cryptococcus neoformans capsular glucuronoxylomannan is dependent on divalent cations. L. Nimrichter; S. Frases; L. P. Cinelli ; N. B. Viana; A. Nakouzi; L. R. Travassos; A. Casadevall, M. L. Rodrigues, Eukaryotic Cell, 6, 1400-1410 (2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/EC.00122-07
  • Polarization effects in optical tweezers. R. S. Dutra; N. B. Viana; P. A. Maia Neto; H. M Nussenzveig, Journal of Optics A Pure and Applied Optics, 9, S221-S227 (2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1464-4258/9/8/S15
  • Cryptococcus neoformans capsular polysaccharide and exopolysaccharide fractions manifest physical, chemical, and antigenic differences. S. Frases; L. Nimrichter; N. B. Viana; A. Nakouzi; A. Casadevall, Eukaryotic Cell, 7, 319-327 (2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/EC.00378-07


  • Absolute calibration of optical tweezers. N. B. Viana;  A. Mazolli; P. A. Maia Neto; H. M. Nussenzveig, M. S. Rocha; O. N. Mesquita, Applied Physics Letters, 88, 131110, (2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2189148
  • Characterization of objective transmittance for optical tweezers. N. B. Viana; M. S. Rocha; O. N. Mesquita; A. Mazolli; P. A. Maia Neto, Applied Optics, 45, 4263-4269 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1364/ao.45.004263


  •  Theory of trapping forces in optical tweezers. A. Mazolli; P. A. Maia Neto; H. M. Nussenzveig, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 459, 3021-3041 (2003).  https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2003.1164