Advanced search
Start date

Contribution of voluntary aerobic physical activity on cancer cachexia mediators in mice

Grant number: 14/25830-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Patricia Chakur Brum
Grantee:Gabriel Cardial Tobias
Host Institution: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte (EEFE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Cachexia, characterized by metabolic dysfunction and musclke wasting, affects both quality of life and life expectancy in patients with cancer. Therefore, efficient strategies to attenuate both atrophy and energetic metabolism dysfunction in skeletal muscle remain as a main challenge. In the present project, we will perform an experimental study to investigate the contribution of aerobic metabolism on serum chemical mediators of muscle atrophy induced by cancer. For this purpose, the present project will be divided into three studies. The first one aims to answer the following questions: is the daily exposure of mice to an environment containing the free running wheel for physical activities a good model to increase VO2max?; How much time is necessary to reach a plateau effect under VO2max in a freee exercising model? The second study goal is to answer whether mice with higher VO2max levels will have protective responses in skeletal muscle when inoculated with Lewis and/or B16 tumor cells. Finally, the third study aim is to answer the question: are the protective effects of aerobic metabolism in skeletal muscle associated to a reduction of cachexia induced serum mediators? (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERNANDES, L. G.; TOBIAS, G. C.; PAIXAO, A. O.; DOURADO, P. M.; VOLTARELLI, V. A.; BRUM, P. C.. Exercise training delays cardiac remodeling in a mouse model of cancer cachexia. Life Sciences, v. 260, . (14/25830-9, 15/22814-5, 16/22835-5)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
TOBIAS, Gabriel Cardial. The contribution given by the aerobic physical activity to the antitumor immune response. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Educação Física e Esportes (EEFE/BT) São Paulo.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: