Education and professional activities
Dr. Bastos was majored in Biomedicine at the Sao Paulo State University - Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1995), received her Master’s degree in Tropical Diseases at the same university (2001), and achieved her doctoral degree in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (2006). She is an Assistant Professor at Guarulhos University, and participates in the Post-graduate Program in Dentistry, as well as in the under-graduate course in Dentistry. Dr. Bastos is also a member of the Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee.
Dr Bastos’ major research interests are on Immunology and Molecular Biology applied to studies on the pathogenesis of periodontal and peri-implantar diseases. She is very experienced on animal experimental models.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Bastos MF, Tucci MA, de Siqueira A, de Faveri M, Figueiredo LC, Vallim PC, Duarte PM. Diabetes may affect the expression of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors more than smoking in chronic periodontitis. J Periodontal Res. 2017 Apr;52(2):292-299.
Serrão CR, Bastos MF, Cruz DF, de Souza Malta F, Vallim PC, Duarte PM. Role of Metformin in Reversing the Negative Impact of Hyperglycemia on Bone Healing Around Implants Inserted in Type 2 Diabetic Rats. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2017 May/Jun;32(3):547-554.
Duarte PM, Serrão CR, Miranda TS, Zanatta LC, Bastos MF, Faveri M, Figueiredo LC, Feres M. Could cytokine levels in the peri-implant crevicular fluid be used to distinguish between healthy implants and implants with peri-implantitis? A systematic review. J Periodontal Res. 2016 Dec;51(6):689-698.
Bastos MF, Serrão CR, Miranda TS, Cruz DF, de Souza Malta F, Duarte PM. Effects of metformin on bone healing around titanium implants inserted in non-diabetic rats. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Aug 29. In press.
Bezerra JP, Shaddox LM, de Mendonca AC, Bastos MF, de Miranda TS, Santos VR, Duarte PM. Local levels of biomarkers after surgical and nonsurgical debridement of residual pockets and nonresidual sites in diabetic patients: a 12-month follow-up. Gen Dent. 2015 Sep-Oct;63(5):58-64.
Duarte PM, Bastos MF, Fermiano D, Rabelo CC, Perez-Chaparro PJ, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M, Feres M. Do subjects with aggressive and chronic periodontitis exhibit a different cytokine/chemokine profile in the gingival crevicular fluid? A systematic review. J Periodontal Res. 2015 Feb;50(1):18-27.
Bastos MF, Gaag GL, Romero JR, Gabrili JJ, Marques MR, Duarte PM. Effects of Cachaça, a typical Brazilian alcoholic beverage, on alveolar bone loss and density: a study in peripubertal rats. Arch Oral Biol. 2014 Jan;59(1):82-91.
Bastos MF, Menezes DJ, Bezerra JP, Braz CK, Fonseca PF, Arana-Chavez VE, Azambuja N, Duarte PM. Impact of caffeine and/or estrogen deficiency on trabecular bone area and healing: a study in rats. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2014 Jan-Feb;29(1):221-31.
Bastos MF, Vasconcelos de Araújo I, Vilhena Brilhante F, Pires AG, Dias Gonçalves TE, Napimoga MH, Marques MR, Duarte PM. Effects of lercanidipine on bone density and bone repair in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Implant Dent. 2013 Feb;22(1):49-54.
Mardegan GP, Shibli JA, Roth LA, Faveri M, Giro G, Bastos MF. Transforming growth factor-β, interleukin-17, and IL-23 gene expression profiles associated with human peri-implantitis.Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Apr 7. In press