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Graphene oxide and central nervous system: evaluation of effects on blood brain barrier and nanotoxicological profile

Grant number: 12/24782-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice da Cruz Hofling
Grantee:Monique Culturato Padilha Mendonça
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/03254-9 - Assessment of graphene oxide permeability using an in vitro blood-brain barrier model, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

Pharmacological treatments of neurological disorders are often complicated due to the inability of the drugs to cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). The BBB, although essential for the maintenance of homeostasis of central nervous system (CNS), is the greatest obstacle to the access of therapeutic drugs in the neural microenvironment since it has structural and molecular characteristics that restrict the permeation of xenobiotics. In this context, nanotechnology may offer an innovative solution through the use of nanocarriers of genes, drugs or biomolecules. Among the different types of nanoparticles (NPs), carbon NPs, as graphene oxide (GO) are arguably the most interesting products of nanotechnology since their unique physicochemical characteristics provides a broad range of biological applications, including interface with neural systems components. Therefore the purpose of the present study is to investigate the ability of GO suspended in different vehicles (water and polyetilenoglycol) to cross the BBB in rats. The toxicity of both types of NPs in neural tissue will also be evaluated. Understanding the mechanisms involved may contribute to the development of useful tools for clinical intervention, and may be relevant for understanding the mechanisms related to the functioning of the BBB.

Scientific publications (8)
(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)
MENDONCA, M. C. P.; SOARES, E. S.; DE JESUS, M. B.; CERAGIOLI, H. J.; SAKANE, K. K.; DA CRUZ-HOFLING, M. A. Raman Spectroscopy as a Tool to Evaluate Brain Tissue Composition After Administration of Reduced Graphene Oxide. Journal of Applied Spectroscopy, v. 83, n. 5, p. 805-810, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
PADILHA MENDONCA, MONIQUE CULTURATO; SOARES, EDILENE SIQUEIRA; DE JESUS, MARCELO BISPO; CERAGIOLI, HELDER JOSE; BATISTA, ANGELA GIOVANA; NYUL-TOTH, ADAM; MOLNAR, JUDIT; WILHELM, IMOLA; MAROSTICA, JR., MARIO ROBERTO; KRIZBAI, ISTVAN; DA CRUZ-HOFLING, MARIA ALICE. PEGylation of Reduced Graphene Oxide Induces Toxicity in Cells of the Blood-Brain Barrier: An in Vitro and in Vivo Study. MOLECULAR PHARMACEUTICS, v. 13, n. 11, p. 3913-3924, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 19.
SOARES, EDILENE S.; STAVALE, LEILA M.; MENDONCA, MONIQUE C. P.; COOPE, ANDRESSA; DA CRUZ-HOFLING, MARIA ALICE. Age-Related Modulations of AQP4 and Caveolin-1 in the Hippocampus Predispose the Toxic Effect of Phoneutria nigriventer Spider Venom. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, v. 17, n. 11 NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PADILHA MENDONCA, MONIQUE CULTURATO; SOARES, EDILENE SIQUEIRA; DE JESUS, MARCELO BISPO; CERAGIOLI, HELDER JOSE; IRAZUSTA, SILVIA PIERRE; BATISTA, ANGELA GIOVANA; RAMIREZ VINOLO, MARCO AURELIO; MAROSTICA JUNIOR, MARIO ROBERTO; DA CRUZ-HOFLING, MARIA ALICE. Reduced graphene oxide: nanotoxicological profile in rats. JOURNAL OF NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 14, JUN 24 2016. Web of Science Citations: 15.
SOARES, EDILENE SIQUEIRA; PADILHA MENDONCA, MONIQUE CULTURATO; DA CRUZ-HOFLING, MARIA ALICE. Caveolae as a target for Phoneutria nigriventer spider venom. NeuroToxicology, v. 54, p. 111-118, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
PADILHA MENDONCA, MONIQUE CULTURATO; SOARES, EDILENE SIQUEIRA; DE JESUS, MARCELO BISPO; CERAGIOLI, HELDER JOSE; FERREIRA, MONICA SIQUEIRA; CATHARINO, RODRIGO RAMOS; DA CRUZ-HOEFLING, MARIA ALICE. Reduced graphene oxide induces transient blood-brain barrier opening: an in vivo study. JOURNAL OF NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 13, OCT 30 2015. Web of Science Citations: 31.
SOARES, EDILENE SIQUEIRA; PADILHA MENDONCA, MONIQUE CULTURATO; DA CRUZ-HOEFLING, MARIA ALICE. eNOS uncoupling in the cerebellum after BBB disruption by exposure to Phoneutria nigriventer spider venom. Toxicon, v. 104, p. 7-13, SEP 15 2015. Web of Science Citations: 7.
MENDONCA, MONIQUE C. P.; SOARES, EDILENE S.; STAVALE, LEILA M.; KALAPOTHAKIS, EVANGUEDES; CRUZ-HOEFLING, MARIA ALICE. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Increases during Blood-Brain Barrier-Enhanced Permeability Caused by Phoneutria nigriventer Spider Venom. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 6.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MENDONÇA, Monique Culturato Padilha. Graphene oxide and central nervous system : evaluation of effects on blood brain barrier and nanotoxicological profile. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas.

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