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Assessment of mitochondrial alterations induced by representatives of major classes of poly-brominated biphenyls (PBDEs)

Grant number: 10/02661-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): April 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy - Toxicological Analysis
Principal Investigator:Daniel Junqueira Dorta
Grantee:Lilian Cristina Pereira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/06912-6 - Assessment of mitochondrial and cellular changes induced by representatives of major classes of poly-brominated biphenyls (PBDEs), AP.JP

Abstract

The brominated flame retardants (with emphasis on polybrominated diphenyl ethers) are used widely in a variety of consumer goods to increase their fire resistance and / or high temperatures in case of fire, they reduce the spread of fire interfering burning material, thus increasing the chances of escape and reducing the severity of burns. To this end polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) represent the class most used due to its efficiency in controlling the spread of flame and low cost. These compounds are among the newly emerging environmental contaminants known to have a lack of toxicological data, especially regarding the health effects and biomarkers of exposure and potential harm to the environment, which is a recent concern in the scientific community. The possible contamination by these compounds, water sources and the real possibility of shortages of fresh water in the near future make it essential that the studies provide support for the preparation of laws that adequately protect this natural resource. In Brazil, was recently published in Resolution 396 of the National Council on the Environment (CONAMA), which tackles the groundwater reserves. While this legislation is broad, does not contain any of the emerging contaminants, which can contaminate both surface and underground reservoirs. Because the mitochondrion is recognized as the main organelle producing cellular energy, and play a key role in the maintenance of many cellular functions, the mitochondria is a great tool for the study of activities of toxic substances such as brominated flame retardants. Thus, this project aims to provide data to the scientific community and especially the legislative authorities of the country about the harmful effects of PBDEs using tests with isolated mitochondria to assess the need for inclusion of these compounds in the resolution of the National Council on the Environment Groundwater. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(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)
PEREIRA, LILIAN CRISTINA; CABRAL MIRANDA, LUIZ FELIPE; FRANCO-BERNARDES, MARIANA FURIO; TASSO, MARIA JULIA; DUARTE, FILIPE VALENTE; INACIO VARELA, ANA TERESA; ROLO, ANABELA PINTO; MARQUES PALMEIRA, CARLOS MANUEL; DORTA, DANIEL JUNQUEIRA. Mitochondrial damage and apoptosis: Key features in BDE-153-induced hepatotoxicity. Chemico-Biological Interactions, v. 291, p. 192-201, . (09/06912-6, 10/02661-6)
PEREIRA, LILIAN C.; SOUZA, ALECSANDRA O.; TASSO, MARIA J.; OLIVEIRA, ALANA M. C.; DUARTE, FILIPE V.; PALMEIRA, CARLOS M.; DORTA, DANIEL J.. Exposure to decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) produces mitochondrial dysfunction in rat liver and cell death. JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART A-CURRENT ISSUES, v. 80, n. 19-21, SI, p. 1129-1144, . (10/02661-6, 09/06912-6, 12/13123-0)
PEREIRA, LILIAN CRISTINA; CABRAL MIRANDA, LUIZ FELIPPE; DE SOUZA, ALECSANDRA OLIVEIRA; DORTA, DANIEL JUNQUEIRA. BDE-154 INDUCES MITOCHONDRIAL PERMEABILITY TRANSITION AND IMPAIRS MITOCHONDRIAL BIOENERGETICS. JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART A-CURRENT ISSUES, v. 77, n. 1-3, SI, p. 24-36, . (10/02661-6, 09/06912-6)
PEREIRA, LILIAN CRISTINA; DE SOUZA, ALECSANDRA OLIVEIRA; DORTA, DANIEL JUNQUEIRA. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Congener (BDE-100) Induces Mitochondrial Impairment. BASIC & CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY, v. 112, n. 6, p. 418-424, . (10/02661-6, 09/06912-6)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
PEREIRA, Lilian Cristina. Mitochondrial alterations induced by representatives main of the classes of poly-brominated diphenyls ethers (PBDEs). 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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