Natália Bernardes

Natália Bernardes, Ph.D.



Honors and Awards


  1. Bernardes NE, Fung HYJ, Li Y, Chen Z, Chook YM. Structure of IMPORTIN-4 bound to the H3-H4-ASF1 histone-histone chaperone complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Sep 20;119(38).
  2. Natalia Elisa Bernardes, Yuh Min Chook; Nuclear import of histones. Biochem Soc Trans 18 December 2020; 48 (6): 2753–2767.
  3. Bernardes, N. E., Fukuda, C. A., da Silva, T. D., de Oliveira, H. C., de Barros, A. C., Dreyer, T. R., Bertolini, M. C., & Fontes, M. (2020). Comparative study of the interactions between fungal transcription factor nuclear localization sequences with mammalian and fungal importin-alpha. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1458.
  4. Bernardes, N. E., Takeda, A., Dreyer, T. R., Cupertino, F. B., Virgilio, S., Pante, N., Bertolini, M. C., & Fontes, M. (2017). Nuclear transport of the Neurospora crassa NIT-2 transcription factor is mediated by importin-α. The Biochemical journal, 474(24), 4091–4104.
  5. Virgilio, S., Cupertino, F. B., Bernardes, N. E., Freitas, F. Z., Takeda, A. A., Fontes, M. R., & Bertolini, M. C. (2016). Molecular Components of the Neurospora crassa pH Signaling Pathway and Their Regulation by pH and the PAC-3 Transcription Factor. PloS one, 11(8), e0161659.
  6. Bernardes, N. E., Takeda, A. A., Dreyer, T. R., Freitas, F. Z., Bertolini, M. C., & Fontes, M. R. (2015). Structure of Importin-α from a Filamentous Fungus in Complex with a Classical Nuclear Localization Signal. PloS one, 10(6), e0128687.
  7. Bernardes, N. E., Takeda, A. A., Freitas, F. Z., Bertolini, M. C., & Fontes, M. R. (2014). Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of importin-α from Neurospora crassa. Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology communications, 70(Pt 4), 501–504.
  8. Takeda, A. A., Freitas, F. Z., Magro, A. J., Bernardes, N. E., Fernandes, C. A., Gonçalves, R. D., Bertolini, M. C., & Fontes, M. R. (2013). Biophysical characterization of the recombinant importin-α from Neurospora crassa. Protein and peptide letters, 20(1), 8–16.