Advanced search
Start date

Evaluation of potential chemopreventive oil pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.) by medium-term test

Grant number: 11/15415-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Pathology
Principal Investigator:Francisco Javier Hernandez Blazquez
Grantee:Simone Morais Palmeira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Medicinal plants and the research of active substances in plants is a field that has been extensively approached recently, especially for researchers looking for protective effects in human and animal carcinogenesis. The Brazilian native flora has several plants that have a great research potential in this subject, one of these being the Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.). This fruit from the central region of Brazil contains several antioxidant substances in its meat, mainly in its oil extract, which are related with the reduction of the risk of degenerative diseases. In this project we propose to evaluate the chemopreventive potential of pequi oil against preneoplastic hepatic lesions chemically induced by diethylnitrosamine in the infant mouse model in a mid-term test. Diethylnitrosamine (DEN) will be intraperitonially injected in 15 days-old mice (10µg/g) as initiator. Five experimental groups will be formed (GI= positive control, DEN); GII, GIII and GIV (DEN + pequi oil by daily gavage, 100 mg, 400 mg, 1000 mg respectively after the 30°day to the 119° day) and GV (control, pequi oil 400mg). The evaluation of the effectivity of the pequi oil in the protection against the development of preneoplastic lesions will be done by the histopathologic analysis of the sections and quantification of the altered hepatocites foci (AF) among group, aided by the analysis of the immunohistochemical expression of cytokeratins 8/18 (CK 8/18) e CK 19.

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications
(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)
PALMEIRA, SIMONE M.; SILVA, PAULA R. P.; FERRAO, JULIANA S. P.; LADD, ALINY A. B. L.; DAGLI, MARIA L. Z.; GRISOLIA, CESAR K.; HERNANDEZ-BLAZQUEZ, FRANCISCO J.. Chemopreventive effects of pequi oil (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.) on preneoplastic lesions in a mouse model of hepatocarcinogenesis. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, v. 25, n. 4, p. 299-305, . (11/15415-6)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
PALMEIRA, Simone Morais. Evaluation of potential chemopreventive oil pequi (Caryocar brasieliense Camb) in chemically induced Hepatocarcinogenesis in mice. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM/SBD) São Paulo.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: