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Effects of physical exercise on the autophagy pathway

Grant number: 19/00137-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2019 - July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Physiology
Cooperation agreement: Consortium of Alberta, Laval, Dalhousie and Ottawa (CALDO)
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Adelino Sanchez Ramos da Silva
Grantee:Adelino Sanchez Ramos da Silva
Principal investigator abroad: Joe Quadrilatero
Institution abroad: University of Waterloo, Canada
Home Institution: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte de Ribeirão Preto (EEFERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/09038-1 - Effects of regular physical exercise and overtraining on the behavior of the autophagic pathway in different tissues of mice, AP.R


Autophagy is a cellular degradation mechanism that aids in the removal of cytoplasmic contents such as macromolecules and organelles. Currently, Dr. Adelino Sanchez Ramos da Silva is the principal investigator of five projects that are supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) which aim to evaluate the effects of physical exercise on the autophagy in multiple tissues. The primary research focus of Dr. Joe Quadrilatero is to investigate the biochemical and molecular mechanisms regulating cell death processes (i.e., apoptosis and autophagy) in tissues, primarily skeletal muscle. Specifically, his laboratory is interested in how mitophagy (a selective autophagy mechanism for degradation of mitochondria), mitochondrial function and oxidative stress influence cell death signaling in response to injury/stress, aging, and disease. The aims of this proposal are: 1) to establish a research partnership whereby one of Dr. Adelino's graduate students, Ana Paula Pinto (Grantee FAPESP, process number 2017/19869-8), would apply for a Research Internships Abroad (BEPE) to work with Dr. Joe Quadrilatero in order to evaluate the effects of overtraining on the skeletal muscle mitophagy; and 2) to establish a collaborative research project that will be submitted to research funding agencies in Canada and Brazil. In summary, this research proposal will be valid for two years and will result in two visits from each of the researchers to Canada and Brazil, respectively. (AU)