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Production of intracellular compartiments specific markers for the study of GPCR and g protein trafficking by BRET technology

Grant number: 19/00378-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Pharmacology - Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology
Principal Investigator:Lucas Tabajara Parreiras e Silva
Grantee:Matheus Paulino Romano
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/24120-3 - Study of non-canonical roles of G proteins as new signaling mechanisms with impact on discovery and development of new drugs, AP.JP


After bibliographic research, we will identify resident proteins from different intracellular compartments, which could be used as markers for such compartments such as Golgi, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria and nucleus. After selecting the possible targets, we will construct markers for different intracellular compartments through Molecular Biology techniques, fusing such proteins, or protein localization domains, to different GFP or RLucII isoforms. The constructs will be analyzed by transfecting mammalian cells and evaluating them by fluorescence confocal microscopy for verification and confirmation of correct localization. Finally, we will perform BRET experiments between the new constructs and GPCRs or G proteins of interest, aiming at a better understanding of the Spatio-temporal regulation of such molecules.

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