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Role of omega 3 fatty acids in colon tumor

Grant number: 14/22347-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2015
Effective date (End): October 06, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal Investigator:José Barreto Campello Carvalheira
Grantee:Gustavo Duarte Pimentel
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Recent studies show that colon cancer and obesity may be associated to subclinical low-grade inflammation and saturated fatty acid-induced lipotoxicity. Previous study from our laboratory demonstrated that diet-induced obesity increases the secretion of TNF inducing colon carcinogenesis (Flores et al., 2012). On the other hand, anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 fatty acids through both the GPR120 receptor and transgenic mouse model FAT-1 (overexpress Omega 3) on the protection of colony inflammation, our aim is to evaluate the role of Omega 3 fatty acids in the development of colon cancer in several obesity models. (AU)

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MENDES, MARIA CAROLINA S.; PIMENTEL, GUSTAVO D.; COSTA, FELIPE O.; CARVALHEIRA, JOSE B. C.. Molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms of cancer cachexia. Journal of Endocrinology, v. 226, n. 3, p. R29-R43, . (13/07607-8, 14/22347-5)

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