ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-030811-2
Mermelstein, Claudia
Email: mermelstein@ufrj.br
Affiliation: Laboratório de Diferenciação Muscular e Citoesqueleto
Address: Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Centro de Ciências da Saúde Sala F2-021, Bloco F-2° Andar Cidade Universitária - Ilha do Fundão Rio de Janeiro, 21949-590 Brazil
Country: Brazil
Phone: 55-21-2562-6429
Fax: 55-21-2562-6480

My research interest is the "Study of cytoskeletal and adhesion proteins during skeletal muscle differentiation".

Gomes, G., Oliveira, J.L., Costa, M.L., Mermelstein, C., Feitosa, N.M. (2023) Manganese Exposure Induces Cellular Aggregates and the Accumulation of β-Catenin in Skin of Zebrafish Embryos. Zebrafish. 20(4):160-168
do Amaral, M.J., de Andrade Rosa, I., Andrade, S.A., Fang, X., Andrade, L.R., Costa, M.L., Mermelstein, C. (2022) The perinuclear region concentrates disordered proteins with predicted phase separation distributed in a 3D network of cytoskeletal filaments and organelles. Biochimica et biophysica acta. Molecular cell research. 1869:119161
Gomes, G., do Amaral, M.J., Bagri, K.M., Vasconcellos, L.M., Almeida, M.D.S., Alvares, L.E., Mermelstein, C. (2021) New Findings on LMO7 Transcripts, Proteins and Regulatory Regions in Human and Vertebrate Model Organisms and the Intracellular Distribution in Skeletal Muscle Cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(23):
Campos, L.M., Rios, E.A., Guapyassu, L., Midlej, V., Atella, G.C., Herculano-Houzel, S., Benchimol, M., Mermelstein, C., Costa, M.L. (2016) Alterations in zebrafish development induced by simvastatin: Comprehensive morphological and physiological study, focusing on muscle. Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.). 241(17):1950-1960
Campos, L.M., Rios, E.A., Midlej, V., Atella, G.C., Herculano-Houzel, S., Benchimol, M., Mermelstein, C., Costa, M.L. (2015) Structural Analysis of Alterations in Zebrafish Muscle Differentiation Induced by Simvastatin and Their Recovery with Cholesterol. The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society. 63(6):427-37
Câmara-Pereira, E.S., Campos, L.M., Vannier-Santos, M.A., Mermelstein, C.S., and Costa, M.L. (2009) Distribution of cytoskeletal and adhesion proteins in adult zebrafish skeletal muscle. Histology and histopathology. 24(2):187-196
Costa, M.L., Escaleira, R.C., Jazenko, F., and Mermelstein, C.S. (2008) Cell adhesion in zebrafish myogenesis: Distribution of intermediate filaments, microfilaments, intracellular adhesion structures and extracellular matrix. Cell motility and the cytoskeleton. 65(10):801-815
Costa, M.L., Escaleira, R., Manasfi, M., Souza, L.F., and Mermelstein, C.S. (2003) Cytoskeletal and cellular adhesion proteins in zebrafish (Danio rerio) myogenesis. Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas. 36(8):1117-1120
Costa, M.L., Escaleira, R.C., Rodrigues, V.B., Manasfi, M., and Mermelstein, C.S. (2002) Some distinctive features of zebrafish myogenesis based on unexpected distributions of the muscle cytoskeletal proteins actin, myosin, desmin, alpha-actinin, troponin and titin. Mechanisms of Development. 116(1-2):95-104

'Changes in cell shape, cytoskeletal proteins and adhesion sites of cultured cells after extracellular Ca2+ chelation' Mermelstein, C. S., Rebello, M. I. L., Amaral, L. M. and Costa, M. L. Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res., 36 (8): 1111-1116, 2003.

'Induction of the lipocyte phenotype in murine hepatic stellate cells: reorganisation of the actin cytoskeleton' Mermelstein, C. S., Guma, F. C. R., Mello, T. G., Fortuna, V. A., Guaragna, R. M., Costa, M. L. and Borojevic, R. Cell Tissue Res. 306: 75-83, 2001.

'Expression of muscle-specific myosin heavy chain and myosin light chain 1 in the electric tissue of Electrophorus electricus (L.) in comparison with other vertebrate species' Ayres Sá, L., Menezes, M. A. and Mermelstein, C. S. J. Exp. Zool., 290: 227-233, 2001.

'Intermediate filaments modulation in an in vitro model of the hepatic stellate cell activation or conversion into the lipocyte phenotype' Guma, F. C. R., Mello, T. G., Mermelstein, C. S., Fortuna, V. A., Wofchuck, S. T., Gottfried, C., Guaragna, R. M., Costa, M. L. and Borojevic, R. Biochem. Cell Biol., 79: 1-9, 2001.

'Volumetric quantification of the gastric emptying: computing method for generation of volumetric index from fluoroscopic images' Costa, M. M. B. C.; Costa, M. L.; Firman, C. M. G. and Mermelstein, C. S. Computer Methods Programs Biomed., 65: 153-161, 2001.

'Mast cells can revert dexamethasone-mediated down-regulation of stem cell factor' Brito, J. M., Mermelstein, C. S., Tempone, A. J. and Borojevic, R. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 414: 105-112, 2001.

'The cytoskeleton of the electric tissue of Electrophorus electricus' Mermelstein, C. S., Costa, M. L. and Moura Neto, V. An. Acad. Bras. Ci., 72: 341-351, 2000.

'Costimulatory action of glycoinositolphospholipids from Trypanosoma cruzi: increased interleukin 2 secretion and induction of nuclear translocation of the nuclear factor of activated T cells 1' Bellio, M.; Oliveira, A. C. S. C.; Mermelstein, C. S.; Capella, M. A. M.; Viola, J. P. B.; Levraud, J.-P.; Dos Reis, G. A.; Previato, J. O. and Mendonça-Previato, L. FASEB J., 13: 1627-1636, 1999.

"Distribution of F-actin, alpha-actinin, tropomyosin, tubulin and organelles in Euglena gracilis by immunofluorescence microscopy" Mermelstein, C. S.; Rodrigues, A. P. M.; Einicker-Lamas, M.; Navarrete, R. E. de B.; Farina, M. and Costa, M. L. Tissue & Cell, 30: 50-57, 1998.

"Differences in the isodesmin pattern between the electric organs of Electrophorus electricus, L." Costa, M. L.; Mermelstein, C. S.; Fróes-Ferrão, M. M.; Chagas, C. and Moura Neto, V. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 119: 715-719, 1998.

"Desmin and actin filaments in membrane-cytoskeletal preparations of the electric tissue of the Electrophorus electricus, L." Mermelstein, C. S.; Benchimol, M.; Taffarel, M.; Cordeiro, M. C. R.; Chagas, C. and Moura Neto, V. Arch. Histol. Cytol., 60: 445-452, 1997.

"Desmin filaments in the electrocytes of the electric organ of the electric eel Electrophorus electricus" Cordeiro, M. C. R.; Benchimol, M.; Mermelstein, C. S.; Ayres Sá, L.; Taffarel, M.; Castro Faria, M. V.; Chagas, C. and Moura Neto, V. Cell Tissue Res., 285: 387-393, 1996.

"Intermediate filaments in TPA-treated skeletal muscle cells in culture" Mermelstein, C. S.; Costa, M. L.; Chagas, C. and Moura Neto, V. J. Muscle Res. Cell Motil., 17: 199-206, 1996.

"Effects of the phorbol ester TPA in skeletal muscle cells in culture" Mermelstein, C. S.; Holtzer, H.; Chagas, C. and Moura Neto, V. An. Acad. Bras. Ci., 64: 211-212, 1992.

"MyoD converts primary dermal fibroblasts, chondroblasts, smooth muscle and retinal pigmented epithelial cells into striated mononucleated myoblasts and multinucleated myotubes" Choi, J.; Costa, M. L.; Mermelstein, C. S.; Chagas, C.; Holtzer, S., and Holtzer, H. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 87: 7988-7992, 1990.

"Alpha-actinine dans l'organe èlectrique de l'Electrophorus electricus, L." Mermelstein, C. S.; Moura Neto, V., and Chagas, C. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 307: 717-721, 1988.