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Acquisition of an in vivo microtomography scanner for use in the Laboratory for Characterization and Evaluation of Biological Responses

Grant number: 09/54080-0
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: October 01, 2010 - September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry
Principal researcher:Elcio Marcantonio Junior
Grantee:Elcio Marcantonio Junior
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FOAr). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
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Type of equipment: Tipo de Equipamento Multiusuário não informado
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado


The objective of this proposal is the acquisition of a scanner for in vivo computed microtomography, to be used jointly by a network of researchers investigating tissue responses. The equipment is designed to visualize and perform qualitative and quantitative in vivo analyses of anatomical parameters in small animals, but can also be used to run biopsy analyses. Comparatively, in vivo microtomography has many advantages over ex vivo microtomography: 1-it allows longitudinal evaluation in the same animals; 2-it reduces the number of animals per experiment, because it allows the animals to be monitored, thereby avoiding the need to sacrifice animals at every time point to be analyzed, which has obvious ethical implications; 3-it allows physiological parameters, such as breathing, heart rate, temperature, and electrocardiographic data, to be monitored in real time, guaranteeing the maintenance of animals during the procedures and providing data for research in the area; 4-it is capable of image reconstruction in real time, allowing immediate analysis of data and increasing the number of analyses that can be made in a given period of time; 5-it has an X-ray energy potential of 120 kVp, allowing better results for images of implants, with a reduction in beam hardening artifacts. This equipment will be employed by a network of laboratories that engage in molecular biology, biomechanics, histological processing and image analysis, as well as the sectioning of hard tissues and metals. Because it can be employed in various fields of study, including medicine, veterinary sciences, dentistry, physiology and biomaterials development, there is a wide range of potential users. Therefore, the researchers affiliated with this proposal (associates and collaborators) work in various areas and at various universities within the State of São Paulo. The acquisition of this equipment is justified by the breadth of the team, the broad variety of applications, the lack of similar equipment in the state of São Paulo, and the quality of analyses that can be obtained. In addition, this equipment will contribute greatly to the development of research in the State of São Paulo and in Brazil as a whole. (AU)

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ELBURKI, MUNA S.; ROSSA, CARLOS; GUIMARAES, MORGANA R.; GOODENOUGH, MARK; LEE, HSI-MING; CURYLOFO, FABIANA A.; ZHANG, YU; JOHNSON, FRANCIS; GOLUB, LORNE M.. A Novel Chemically Modified Curcumin Reduces Severity of Experimental Periodontal Disease in Rats: Initial Observations. Mediators of Inflammation, . (12/15826-9, 10/19660-2, 09/54080-0)
ELBURKI, MUNA S.; ROSSA, JR., CARLOS; GUIMARES-STABILI, MORGANA R.; LEE, HSI-MING; CURYLOFO-ZOTTI, FABIANA A.; JOHNSON, FRANCIS; GOLUB, LORNE M.. A Chemically Modified Curcumin (CMC 2.24) Inhibits Nuclear Factor kappa B Activation and Inflammatory Bone Loss in Murine Models of LPS-Induced Experimental Periodontitis and Diabetes-Associated Natural Periodontitis. Inflammation, v. 40, n. 4, p. 1436-1449, . (12/15826-9, 10/19660-2, 10/20091-2, 09/54080-0)

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