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MicroRNome of pancreatic câncer

Grant number: 14/00367-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Surgery
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Patricia Pintor dos Reis
Grantee:Tainara Francini Felix
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


Pancreatic carcinoma has high mortality rates, usually associated with late diagnosis. The identification of biomarkers and molecular mechanisms associated with pancreatic tumorigenesis may be useful for the development of directed treatment, which will ultimately lead to improved patient prognosis. In fact, the identification of biomarkers and molecular pathways has led to the development of more precise therapeutic strategies in other malignant solid tumors, such as breast and lung carcinomas. The objective of this study is to identify global microRNA (miRNA) profiles and target genes potentially regulated by miRNAs in pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the main histological type of pancreatic cancers. miRNAs are important gene expression regulators and have been suggested as biomarkers with diagnostic, prognostic and predictive value in several cancer types. Target genes potentially regulated by miRNAs, once identified and mapped into proteins, may lead to the characterization of important molecular pathways in pancreatic oncogenesis. In addition, miRNA expression data will be integrated with global miRNA sequencing data in pancreatic adenocarcinoma publicly available at the Cancer Genome Atlas Project (CGAP). Characterization of molecular pathways in these tumors may contribute for the future development of novel therapeutic strategies for treatment of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. (AU)

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FELIX, TAINARA F.; LOPEZ LAPA, RAINER M.; DE CARVALHO, MARCIO; BERTONI, NATALIA; TOKAR, TOMAS; OLIVEIRA, ROGERIO A.; RODRIGUES, MARIA A. M.; HASIMOTO, CLAUDIA N.; OLIVEIRA, WALMAR K.; PELAFSKY, LEONARDO; et al. MicroRNA modulated networks of adaptive and innate immune response in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 5, . (14/00367-4, 16/03905-2)
ANGELINI, MARCOS C.; SILVA, ALANA MAIA E.; FELIX, TAINARA F.; LAPA, RAINER M. L.; TERRA, SIMONE A.; RODRIGUES, MARIA A. M.; ORTOLAN, ERIKA V. P.; REIS, PATRICIA P.; LOURENCAO, PEDRO L. T. A.. Identification of potential molecular pathogenesis mechanisms modulated by microRNAs in patients with Intestinal Neuronal Dysplasia type B. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (14/04271-1, 15/03664-2, 14/00367-4)
Academic Publications
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FELIX, Tainara Francini. MicroRNoma of the pancreatic carcinoma. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Medicina. Botucatu Botucatu.

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