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Serotonin epithelial synthesis impacts on the development of colon carcinogenesis

Grant number: 16/12619-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2016
Effective date (End): October 22, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Mutagenesis
Principal researcher:Vinicius Kannen Cardoso
Grantee:Bianca Gasparotto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (FCFRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/06428-5 - Differentiating the effects of epithelial from the neural serotoninergic signalling during inflammation-related colon cancer, AP.JP

Abstract

Intestinal neuroendocrine epithelial cells synthesize the highest body levels of serotonin (5-HT). Although 5-HT has been thought to promote the development of colon carcinogenesis, how it promotes colon cancer remains unknown. We will investigate the effects of 5-HT on colon carcinogenesis in either carcinogen-exposed or -unexposed (azoxymethane; AOM) wildtype (+/+) and knockout mice (-/-) for the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (Tph1+/+; Tph1-/-). Current project has a work plan for one-and-half years. Future findings will provide a novel understanding on the role of the serotonergic system in colon carcinogenesis. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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SAKITA, JULIANA Y.; BADER, MICHAEL; SANTOS, EMERSON S.; GARCIA, SERGIO B.; MINTO, STEFANIA B.; ALENINA, NATALIA; BRUNALDI, MARIANGELA O.; CARVALHO, MILENE C.; VIDOTTO, THIAGO; GASPAROTTO, BIANCA; MARTINS, RONALDO B.; SILVA, JR., WILSON A.; BRANDAO, MARCUS L.; LEITE, CAIO A.; CUNHA, FERNANDO Q.; KARSENTY, GERARD; SQUIRE, JEREMY A.; UYEMURA, SERGIO A.; KANNEN, VINICIUS. Serotonin synthesis protects the mouse colonic crypt from DNA damage and colorectal tumorigenesis. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, v. 249, n. 1, p. 102-113, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
GASPAROTTO, Bianca. Effects of serotonin epithelial synthesis on the development of colon carcinogenesis. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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