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Study of photosensitized radical-mediated lipid oxidation by the use of a BODIPY-a-tocopherol off/on fluorescent probe in model membranes

Grant number: 15/22935-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2016
Effective date (End): October 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biophysics - Radiology and Photobiology
Principal Investigator:Mauricio da Silva Baptista
Grantee:Isabel de Oliveira Lima Bacellar
Supervisor abroad: Gonzalo Cosa
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : McGill University, Montreal, Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:13/11640-0 - Relationship between the photoinduced damage in lipids and membrane permeabilization, BP.DD


Radical-mediated oxidations are expected to play an important role on photosensitized oxidations occuring in photodynamic therapy and cutaneous photoaging. Given the role of lipid photo-oxidation in these photobiological processes, in this project we aim to study the formation of lipid peroxyl radicals in model membranes, by using of BODIPY-a-tocopherol off/on fluorescent probes. These probes, which were developed by the group of Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Cosa at McGill University, show enhanced fluorescence upon reaction with peroxyl radicals. For that reason, they allow tracking the onset of lipid oxidation both by bulk measurements and fluorescence imaging techniques.

Matéria(s) publicada(s) na Agência FAPESP sobre a bolsa:
Scientists discover how light destroys cell membranes 

Scientific publications
(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)
BACELLAR, ISABEL O. L.; OLIYEIRA, MARIA CECILIA; DANTAS, LUCAS S.; COSTA, ELIERGE B.; JUNQUEIRA, HELENA C.; MARTINS, WALESKA K.; DURANTINI, ANDRES M.; COSA, GONZALO; DI MASCIO, PAOLO; WAINWRIGHT, MARK; MIOTTO, RONEI; CORDEIRO, RODRIGO M.; MIYAMOTO, SAYURI; BAPTISTA, MAURICIO S. Photosensitized Membrane Permeabilization Requires Contact-Dependent Reactions between Photosensitizer and Lipids. Journal of the American Chemical Society, v. 140, n. 30, p. 9606-9615, AUG 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 29.

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