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The influence of L-glutamine on immunomodulatory aspects of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in a malnourishment state

Grant number: 11/21153-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Immunology - Applied Immunology
Principal researcher:Ricardo Ambrósio Fock
Grantee:Guilherme Galvão dos Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


According to the World Health Organization, malnourishment is a worldwide health problem that affects approximately 30% of world population in some degree. Malnourishment modifies the production of hematopoietic cells compromising, in this way, immunity. It also influences the capability of mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate in other parenchymal cell types, compromising the generation of a supportive parenchyma necessary for hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis. It is known that glutamine has immunomodulatory properties which benefit immune responses. In pathological conditions, this aminoacid can became essential to the organism. Knowing the importance of mesenchymal stem cells in sustaining hematopoiesis, this work aims to evaluate the influence of glutamine on immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells under malnourishment state. In order to accomplish this, we use an experimental in vivo model of malnourishment previously developed in our lab.

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SANTOS, Guilherme Galvão dos. The influence of L-glutamine on imunumodulatory aspects of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells under protein-energy malnutrition. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Conjunto das Químicas (IQ e FCF) (CQ/DBDCQ) São Paulo.

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