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Gene expression analysis of the effects of RADIOTERAPY in the differentiation of mesenchymal cells

Grant number: 16/20103-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Estela Kaminagakura Tango
Grantee:Fernanda Herrera da Costa
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia (ICT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José dos Campos. São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of ionizing radiation, simulating the total doses of a convetional radiotherapy treatment to oncologics patients, in the bone neogenesis and osseointegration of implants in femurs of rats, by means of a gene expression analysis in mesenchymal cells found in these femurs. A total of 80 rats will be used in this research, wich will receive a comercial pure titanium implant (TiCp), in their right and left femurs. The animals will be devided in 2 groups: a) Implant group (Ip): Implants installation surgery without irradiation (control group - healthy tissue); b) Immediate irradiation group (Ir): Implants installation surgery and irradiation in the same day. The animals of Ir group will be subjected to a single dose irradiation equivalent to 70 Gy in humans. The rats will be randomly subdivided in three groups and euthanized in periods of 3 days, 2 and 6 weeks after the treatment. The gene expression of Alkaline phosphatase, Integrin B1, Collagen 1, Osteocalcin, Osteopontin, Osteonectin, Sialoprotein bone, Tgf-b, Osterix, Runx2, and macrophage colony stimulating factor - Mcs-f will be analysed by qRT-PCR. The results will be evaluated using ELISA. The data will be statistically analyzed, initially througt a normal trial aiming to define the most appropriate statistical test to be applied. The adopted significance level will be the conventional value of 5%. (AU)

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COSTA, FERNANDA HERRERA; RIBEIRO EL ACHKAR, VIVIAN NARANA; COSTA, VICTOR; PALADINI, ISABELA; KOWALSKI, LUIZ PAULO; CARVALHO, YASMIN RODARTE; KAMINAGAKURA, ESTELA. Different Expression of Aldehyde Dehydrogenases 1A1 and 2 in Oral Leukoplakia With Epithelial Dysplasia and in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. APPLIED IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR MORPHOLOGY, v. 27, n. 7, p. 537-542, . (16/20103-7, 15/17963-1, 12/21660-6)

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