Career History

  • Senior Research Associate in Nutrition Department, University of East Anglia, UK, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Vanderbilt University, Pharmacology Department, USA, 2009-2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow University of La Laguna, Department of Animal Physiology, Spain, 2008
  • Research Associate/Assistant, University of La Laguna, Department of Animal Physiology, Spain, 2001-2007

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of La Laguna, Spain- 2007.
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies, University of La Laguna, Spain- 2004.
  • BSc. in Biological Sciences. University of La Laguna, Spain- 2001.

All Publications

Vauzour, D., Rodriguez Ramiro, I., Rushbrook, S., Ipharraguerre, I. R., Bevan, D., Davies, S., Tejera, N., Mena, P., de Pascual-Teresa, S., Del Rio, D., Gavrilovic, J., Minihane, A.

(2018)

N-3 fatty acids combined with flavan-3-ols prevent steatosis and liver injury in a murine model of NAFLD,

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease

1864

(1)

pp. 69-78

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(E-pub ahead of print)


Slim, K. E., Vauzour, D., Tejera, N., Voshol, P. J., Cassidy, A., Minihane, A. M.

(2017)

The effect of dietary fish oil on weight gain and insulin sensitivity is dependent on APOE genotype in humanized targeted replacement mice,

in The FASEB Journal

31

(3)

pp. 989-997

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McManus, S., Tejera, N., Awwad, K., Vauzour, D., Rigby, N., Fleming, I., Cassidy, A., Minihane, A.

(2016)

Differential effects of EPA vs. DHA on postprandial vascular function and the plasma oxylipin profile in men,

in The Journal of Lipid Research

57

pp. 1720-1727

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Tejera, N., Vauzour, D., Betancor, M. B., Sayanova, O., Usher, S., Cochard, M., Rigby, N., Ruiz-Lopez, N., Menoyo, D., Tocher, D. R., Napier, J. A., Minihane, A. M.

(2016)

A transgenic Camelina sativa seed oil effectively replaces fish oil as a dietary source of eicosapentaenoic acid in mice,

in Journal of Nutrition

146

(2)

pp. 227-235

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Vauzour, D., Tejera, N., O'Neill, C., Booz, V., Jude, B., Wolf, I. M., Rigby, N., Silvan, J. M., Curtis, P. J., Cassidy, A., De Pascual-Teresa, S., Rimbach, G., Minihane, A.

(2015)

Anthocyanins do not influence long-chain n-3 fatty acid status: Studies in cells, rodents and humans,

in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

26

(3)

pp. 211-218

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McElroy, S. J., Hobbs, S., Kallen, M., Tejera Hernandez, N., Rosen, M. J., Grishin, A., Matta, P., Schneider, C., Upperman, J., Ford, H., Polk, D. B., Weitkamp, J.

(2012)

Transactivation of EGFR by LPS induces COX-2 expression in enterocytes,

in PLoS ONE

7

(5)

article no. e38373

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Tejera Hernandez, N., Boeglin, W., Suzuki, T., Schneider, C.

(2012)

COX-2-dependent and -independent biosynthesis of dihydroxy-arachidonic acids in activated human leukocytes,

in The Journal of Lipid Research

53

(1)

pp. 87-94

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Griesser, M., Suzuki, T., Tejera Hernandez, N., Mont, S., Boeglin, W. E., Pozzi, A., Schneider, C.

(2011)

Biosynthesis of hemiketal eicosanoids by cross-over of the 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase-2 pathways,

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

108

(17)

pp. 6945-6950

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Griesser, M., Pistis, V., Suzuki, T., Tejera, N., Pratt, D. A., Schneider, C.

(2011)

Autoxidative and Cyclooxygenase-2 Catalyzed Transformation of the Dietary Chemopreventive Agent Curcumin,

in Journal of Biological Chemistry

286

(2)

pp. 1114-1124

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Tejera, N., Cejas, J. R., Rodríguez, C., Jerez, S., Pérez, J. A., Felipe, B. C., Lorenzo, A.

(2010)

Pigmentation, carotenoids, lipid peroxides and lipid composition of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) skin reared under open-cage conditions,

in Aquaculture Research

41

(7)

pp. 1043–1053

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Mulugeta, S., Suzuki, T., Hernandez, N. T., Griesser, M., Boeglin, W. E., Schneider, C.

(2010)

Identification and absolute configuration of dihydroxy-arachidonic acids formed by oxygenation of 5S-HETE by native and aspirin-acetylated COX-2,

in The Journal of Lipid Research

51

(3)

pp. 575-585

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Tejera, N., Cejas, J. R., Rodríguez, C., Bjerkeng, B., Jerez, S., Bolaños, A., Lorenzo, A.

(2007)

Pigmentation, carotenoids, lipid peroxides and lipid composition of skin of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) fed diets supplemented with different astaxanthin sources,

in Aquaculture

270

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pp. 218-230

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Almansa, E., Domingues, P., Sykes, A., Tejera, N., Lorenzo, A., Andrade, J. P.

(2006)

The effects of feeding with shrimp or fish fry on growth and mantle lipid composition of juvenile and adult cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis),

in Aquaculture

256

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pp. 403-413

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Cejas, J. R., Almansa, E., Tejera Hernandez, N., Jerez, S., Bolaños, A., Lorenzo, A.

(2003)

Effect of dietary supplementation with shrimp on skin pigmentation and lipid composition of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) alevins,

in Aquaculture

218

(1-4)

pp. 457-469

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Key Research Interests

 

  • Alternative sources of Long chain Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Arachidonic acid, EPA and DHA and human health
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Biomarkers of inflammation
  • Lipidomics 


The main goal of my studies is to compare the impact of equivalent doses of EPA and DHA fed either as fish oils or vegetable oil on plasma and tissue fatty acid enrichment and vascular performance in both a rodent model and a human pilot study.
  Also, given the importance of lipid mediators as biomarkers of oxidative stress, inflammation and resolution of inflammation, my research it is focused into develop a method for the analysis of several of these biomarkers in biological samples.
  These results are expected to give us a first insight of the physiological impact of plant derived long chain n-3 PUFA and a better understanding on lipid metabolism.   

At present, I also co-lead Objective 4 of the BBSRC ISP, known as COB Study (n=240 participants, 2013-2014). COB is the first comprehensive investigation of the impact of age, sex, genetic make-up and gut microflora composition on flavonoids’ absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination in humans. We expect the results obtained in this study to significantly advance our current understanding of factors which modulate flavonoid absorption and metabolism and provide insight into which individuals are most likely to benefit from increased flavonoid and fruits and vegetable intake. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.cobstudy.org/home


Selected Recent Publications

Noemi Tejera, David Vauzour, Monica Betancor, Olga Sayanova, Sarah Usher, Marianne Cochard, Neil Rigby, Noemi Ruiz-Lopez, David Menoyo, Douglas Tocher, Johnathan Napier, Anne Marie Minihane. 2016. A Transgenic Camelina sativa Seed Oil Effectively Replaces Fish Oil as a Dietary Source of Eicosapentaenoic Acid in Mice. Journal of Nutrition 2016 Feb; 146(2):227-35. doi: 10.3945/jn.115.223941.

Seán McManus*, Noemi Tejera*, Khader Awwad, David Vauzour, Neil Rigby, Ingrid Fleming, Aedin Cassidy, and Anne Marie Minihane. 2016. Differential effects of EPA vs. DHA on postprandial vascular function and the plasma oxylipin profile in men. Journal of Lipid Research. jlr.M067801. First Published on May 11, 2016, doi:10.1194/jlr.M067801.

David Vauzour, Noemi Tejera, Colette O’Neil, Valeria Booz, Baptiste Jude, Insa Ernst, Neil Rigby, Jose Manuel Silvan, Peter Curtis, Aedin Cassidy, Sonia de Pascual-Teresa, Gerald Rimbach, Anne Marie Minihane. 2015. Anthocyanins do not influence long chain n-3 fatty acid status: Studies in cells, rodents and humans.The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2015 Mar; 26(3): 211-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2014.09.005. 

Steven J McElroy, Stuart Hobbs, Michael Kallen, Noemi Tejera, Michael J Rosen, Anatoly Grishin, Poojitha Matta, Claus Schneider, Jeffrey Upperman, Henri Ford, D. Brent Polk, Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp. 2012. LPS Transactivation of EGFR Stimulates COX-2 Expression in Enterocytes. PLoS ONE; 7 (5).

Noemi Tejera, William E. Boeglin, Takashi Suzuki, and Claus Schneider. 2012. COX-2-dependent and -independent biosynthesis of dihydroxy-arachidonic acids in activated human leukocytes. Journal of Lipid Research ; 53(1):87-94. Epub 2011 Nov 7.  

Markus Griesser*, Takashi Suzuki*, Noemi Tejera Hernandez, William E. Boeglin and Claus Schneider. 2011. Biosynthesis of Hemiketal D2 by consecutive transformation of arachidonic acid by 5-lipoxygenase, COX-2, and hematopoietic PGD synthase. PNAS 108, no. 17, 6945-6950.  

Markus Griesser, Valentina Pistis, Takashi Suzuki, Noemi Tejera Hernandez, Derek A. Pratt and Claus Schneider. 2011. Autoxidative and cyclooxygenase-2 catalyzed transformation of the dietary chemopreventive agent curcumin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286: 1114-1124.  

Surafel Mulugeta, Takashi Suzuki, Noemi Tejera Hernandez, Markus Griesser, William E. Boeglin and Claus Schneider. 2010. Identification and absolute configuration of dihydroxy-arachidonic acids formed by oxygenation of 5S-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid by native and aspirin-acetylated cyclooxygenase-2. Journal of Lipid Research 51, 575-585. PMCID: PMC2817587.  

Noemi Tejera, Juana Rosa Cejas, Covadonga Rodriguez, Salvador Jerez, Jose Antonio Perez, Beatriz Concepcion Felipe, and Antonio Lorenzo. 2010. Pigmentation, carotenoids, lipid peroxides and lipid      composition of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) skin reared under open-cage conditions. Aquaculture Research 41, 1043-1053.

Noemi Tejera, Juana Rosa Cejas, Covadonga Rodríguez, Bjorn Bjerkeng, Salvador Jerez, Ana Bolaños, Antonio Lorenzo. 2007. Pigmentation, carotenoids, lipid peroxides and lipid composition of skin of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) fed diets supplemented with different astaxanthin sources. Aquaculture 270, 218–230.

Eduardo Almansa, Pedro Domingues, Antonio Sykes, Noemi Tejera, Antonio Lorenzo, José P. Andrade. 2006. The effects of feeding with shrimp or fish fry on growth and mantle lipid composition of juvenile and adult cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis). Aquaculture256, 403-413

Juana Rosa Cejas, Eduardo Almansa, Noemi Tejera, Salvador Jerez, Ana Bolaños, Antonio Lorenzo. 2003. Effect of dietary supplementation with shrimp on skin pigmentation and lipid composition of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) alevins. Aquaculture218, 457-469