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Genetic and epigenetic evaluation in gastric cancer

Grant number: 13/23900-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Marilia de Arruda Cardoso Smith
Grantee:Fernanda Wisnieski
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/07145-9 - Genetic and epigenetic aspects in gastric carcinogenesis, AP.TEM

Abstract

Gastric cancer is the fourth most prevalent and the second cause of cancer death worldwide. Nowadays, Brazil is in the fourth most prevalent in gastric cancer in Latin America. Alterations in methylation patterns or chromatin remodeling have been involved in carcinogenesis due to their crucial role in regulation mechanisms. To identify genes controlled by DNA and/or histone methylation, genes were selected by microarray analysis to be evaluated in 50 pairs of gastric tumor and adjacent non-tumor samples by qRT-PCR. Genes with differential expression will be analyzed in this project for the pattern of methylation in promoter regions by sequencing. These genes will be also evaluated for the pattern of histone H3K9 methylation by chromatin immunoprecipitation. The pattern of DNA and histone methylation will be associated to sex, age, tumor location, H. pylori, tumor extension, limph node metastasis, distant metastasis, and histopathologic type of gastric adenocarcinoma. The current study will originate new and better biological information, as biomarkers, which will enable a better understanding of etiology and physiopathology of this neoplasia with potential medical implication.

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(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)
ANAUATE, ANA CAROLINA; LEAL, MARIANA FERREIRA; WISNIESKI, FERNANDA; SANTOS, LEONARDO CAIRES; GIGEK, CAROLINA OLIVEIRA; CHEN, ELIZABETH SUCHI; GERALDIS, JAQUELINE CRUZ; CALCAGNO, DANIELLE QUEIROZ; ASSUMPCAO, PAULO PIMENTEL; DEMACHKI, SAMIA; ARASAKI, CARLOS HARUO; LOURENCO, LAERCIO GOMES; ARTIGIANI, RICARDO; BURBANO, ROMMEL RODRIGUEZ; CARDOSO SMITH, MARILIA ARRUDA. Identification of suitable reference genes for miRNA expression normalization in gastric cancer. Gene, v. 621, p. 59-68, JUL 20 2017. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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