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Expression analysis of mucins in intestinal cells infected with Giardia lamblia

Grant number: 16/11096-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Protozoology of Parasites
Principal Investigator:Renata Rosito Tonelli
Grantee:Katherine Tsantarlis
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia, etiological agent of giardiasis, affects every year millions people all over the world. Most highlighted symptoms of giardiasis are diarrhea, flatulence, malabsorption syndrome and intense abdominal pain. The infection by Giardia lamblia starts with the ingestion of cysts (resistant and infective form of the parasite). Once in the stomach, the acid ambient combined with the presence of digestive enzymes lead the excystation of ingested cysts generating throphozoites (replicative form of the parasite). The adhesion of the parasite in the intestinal epithelium occurs after its passage through the mucus layer formed mainly by mucin family proteins highly glycosylated that are present in all intestine. It is known that some enteropathogenic organism, such the bacteria Escherichia coli, are able to modulate the expression of mucins. The aim of this project is to evaluate the expression of mucins in the host cell before and after the infection by trophozoites of Giardia lamblia using quantitative real time PCR analysis of mRNA, western blotting and Periodic Acid-Schiff stain.

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TONELLI, RENATA ROSITO; SOUZA, JULIANA BIZARRI; TSANTARLIS, KATHERINE; MONTOIA, ELISANDRA RENATA; FERRAZ, IASMIN. Giardia-Host Interactions In Vitro: 2015-2020 Review. CURRENT TROPICAL MEDICINE REPORTS, v. 8, n. 3, . (16/11096-7, 18/04412-5, 19/02918-1)

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