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The role of TRPV1 channels in the cardiorespiratory responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia in unanaesthetized Wistar rats

Grant number: 15/24785-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Physiology - Physiology of Organs and Systems
Principal Investigator:Glauber dos Santos Ferreira da Silva
Grantee:Jaime Bizarri Duarte
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/17606-9 - Serotonin and respiratory control in vertebrates, AP.JP


The superfamily of TRP channels (transient receptor potential channels), all expressed in eukaryotes, in various tissues, plays many physiological functions order of these organisms. Within the central nervous system these channels are expressed in several regions, performing regulatory physiological roles, such as: nociception, thermoregulation, sensory perception among others. But there are no studies that demonstrate the cardiorespiratory role of these channels. Preliminary data, applying peripheral injection indicate the possible role of these channels in the hypoxic stimuli. More experiments are needed to better understand these effects. The objective of this project is to investigate the role of TRPV1 channels in cardiorespiratory and thermoregulatory modulation in Wistar rats. For this purpose, Wistar rats will be submitted to stereotactic surgery for implantation of the guide cannula in the fourth ventricle, femoral artery cannulation for collecting heart rate data and implementation of the data logger to collect temperature data. The ventilation will be measured by whole body plethysmography method. Blood pressure will be measured from a pressure transducer. The animals will receive drug or vehicle into the fourth ventricle, with the already implanted guide cannula and will undergo gaseous conditions: hypercapnia (7% CO2) and hypoxia (10% O2).

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PATRONE, LUIS GUSTAVO A.; DUARTE, JAIME B.; BICEGO, KENIA CARDOSO; STEINER, ALEXANDRE A.; ROMANOVSKY, ANDREJ A.; GARGAGLIONI, LUCIANE H. TRPV1 Inhibits the Ventilatory Response to Hypoxia in Adult Rats, but Not the CO2-Drive to Breathe. PHARMACEUTICALS, v. 12, n. 1 JAN 24 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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