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Characterization of intrinsic risk factors and the development of new diagnostic and treatment alternatives for COVID-19


The arrival of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil in March 2020 negatively impacted the economy, generated panic in the population and disrupted our country's public and private health systems. It is evident that there is a need for rapid diagnostic / prognostic methods and therapeutic alternatives to deal with this pandemic in our country. Thus, this multidisciplinary project, which involves researchers from several units at Unicamp and other research institutions in Brazil and abroad, aims to use clinical specimens (nasopharyngeal swab, serum and frozen whole blood) already used in the diagnosis and other routine examinations and stored at the Clinical Pathology Laboratory of HC to: (1) Assess the circulation and genetic diversity of Covid-19 in Campinas; (2) Search for biomarkers that help us in the rapid diagnosis or in the prediction of fatal cases, using methodologies of proteomics, metabolomics and multiplex immunoassays; (3) Identify new antivirals through the repositioning of drugs already approved for use in humans, in addition to the discovery of new drug candidates, by computer screening tests and antiviral activity test in cell culture in a level 3 biological containment laboratory. (AU)

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(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)
CANDIDO, DARLAN S.; CLARO, INGRA M.; DE JESUS, JAQUELINE G.; SOUZA, WILLIAM M.; MOREIRA, FILIPE R. R.; DELLICOUR, SIMON; MELLAN, THOMAS A.; DU PLESSIS, LOUIS; PEREIRA, RAFAEL H. M.; SALES, FLAVIA C. S.; et al. Evolution and epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil. Science, v. 369, n. 6508, SI, p. 1255+, . (19/24251-9, 16/18445-7, 18/14933-2, 18/14389-0, 18/09383-3, 19/21301-5, 17/13981-0, 20/04836-0, 19/07544-2, 20/04558-0, 16/00194-8, 18/25468-9, 18/17176-8, 19/12000-1)
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM M.; MURARO, STEFANIE P.; SOUZA, GABRIELA F.; AMORIM, MARIENE R.; SESTI-COSTA, RENATA; MOFATTO, LUCIANA S.; FORATO, JULIA; BARBOSA, PRISCILLA P.; TOLEDO-TEIXEIRA, DANIEL A.; BISPO-DOS-SANTOS, KARINA; et al. lusters of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 Infection after Vaccination with Adenovirus-Vectored and Inactivated Vaccine. Viruses-Basel, v. 13, n. 11, . (16/00194-8, 18/14389-0, 18/13645-3, 17/26908-0, 20/02159-0, 17/13981-0, 19/09704-7, 18/10224-7, 19/24251-9, 20/04558-0)
RIBEIRO, LUCIANA C.; BENITES, BRUNO DELTREGGIA; ULAF, RAISA G.; NUNES, THYAGO A.; COSTA-LIMA, CAROLINA; ADDAS-CARVALHO, MARCELO; PROENCA-MODENA, JOSE LUIZ; GRANJA, FABIANA; DA COSTA, VITOR ANTONIO; SANTOS DUARTE, ADRIANA DA SILVA; et al. Rapid clinical recovery of a SARS-CoV-2 infected common variable immunodeficiency patient following the infusion of COVID-19 convalescent plasma. ALLERGY ASTHMA AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, v. 17, n. 1, . (20/04558-0, 20/04522-5, 13/07607-8, 16/00194-8)
PASCOAL, LIVIA BITENCOURT; RODRIGUES, PATRICIA BRITO; GENARO, LIVIA MOREIRA; DOS SANTOS PEREIRA GOMES, ARILSON BERNARDO; TOLEDO-TEIXEIRA, DANIEL AUGUSTO; PARISE, PIERINA LORENCINI; BISPO-DOS-SANTOS, KARINA; SIMEONI, CAMILA LOPES; GUIMARAES, PAULA VERI; BUSCARATTI, LUCAS ILDEFONSO; et al. Microbiota-derived short-chain fatty acids do not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection of human colonic samples. GUT MICROBES, v. 13, n. 1, p. 1-9, . (20/04746-0, 13/07607-8, 20/02312-3, 20/04919-2, 20/02159-0, 19/06372-3, 17/26908-0, 20/04579-7, 20/04558-0, 20/04583-4, 19/14342-7, 20/02448-2)
FARIA, NUNO R.; MELLAN, THOMAS A.; WHITTAKER, CHARLES; CLARO, INGRA M.; CANDIDO, DARLAN DA S.; MISHRA, SWAPNIL; CRISPIM, MYUKI A. E.; SALES, FLAVIA C.; HAWRYLUK, IWONA; MCCRONE, JOHN T.; et al. Genomics and epidemiology of the P.1 SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil. Science, v. 372, n. 6544, p. 815+, . (19/24251-9, 16/18445-7, 19/21568-1, 20/04272-9, 18/14389-0, 19/21301-5, 17/13981-0, 19/07544-2, 18/25468-9, 20/04558-0, 18/12579-7, 19/21858-0, 18/17176-8, 19/12000-1)
AMORIM, MARIENE R.; SOUZA, WILLIAM M.; BARROS, JR., ANTONIO C. G.; TOLEDO-TEIXEIRA, DANIEL A.; BISPO-DOS-SANTOS, KARINA; SIMEONI, CAMILA L.; PARISE, PIERINA L.; VIEIRA, ALINE; FORATO, JULIA; CLARO, INGRA M.; et al. Respiratory Viral Shedding in Healthcare Workers Reinfected with SARS-CoV-2, Brazil, 2020. Emerging Infectious Diseases, v. 27, n. 6, p. 1737-1740, . (19/24251-9, 18/14389-0, 17/13981-0, 20/02159-0, 17/26908-0, 16/00194-8, 20/04558-0, 20/02448-2)

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