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Action of the immunomodulator P-MAPA on the complement system and Toll like receptors in a model of inflammation induced by LPS

Grant number: 12/05306-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Immunology - Immunochemistry
Principal Investigator:Denise Vilarinho Tambourgi
Grantee:Mariana Torrente Gonçalves
Host Institution: Instituto Butantan. Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57898-0 - National Institute of Science and Technology on Toxins, AP.TEM


Initially conceived as an antitumoral compound, the P-MAPA (polymeric anhydride of magnesium and proteic ammonium phospholinoleate) presented immunomodulatory potential in several studies, concerning cytokines secretion, NFºB expression and nitric oxide production by macrophages. However, it's action on elements from innate immunity, such as the complement system and Toll like receptors are still unknown, although there are evidences that P-MAPA may act upon those receptors. Thereby, the present study proposes evaluate the possible modulatory role of P-MAPA upon the complement system and Toll like receptors, using an inflammation model induced by E. coli LPS, in human whole blood in vitro.

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GONCALVES, MARIANA TORRENTE; SQUAIELLA-BAPTISTAO, CARLA CRISTINA; PIDDE, GISELLE; LOPES, PRISCILA HESS; DA SILVA NUNES, ISEU; TAMBOURGI, DENISE V.. P-MAPA, a Fungi-Derived Immunomodulatory Compound, Induces a Proinflammatory Response in a Human Whole Blood Model. Mediators of Inflammation, v. 2020, . (13/07467-1, 12/05306-8)
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GONÇALVES, Mariana Torrente. Action of the immunomodulator P-MAPA on the complement system and Toll like receptors in a model of inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide.. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB/SDI) São Paulo.

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