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Quantitative proteomic analysis of neuronal tissue obtained from patients and animal models of epilepsy

Grant number: 16/19484-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): October 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Iscia Teresinha Lopes Cendes
Grantee:Barbara Henning Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07559-3 - BRAINN - The Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, AP.CEPID
Associated scholarship(s):19/12333-0 - A statistical method for detection of copy number variation using next-generation sequencing data, BE.EP.PD


Quantifying and comparing the protein profile between healthy and diseased organisms can reveal potentially causing molecular mechanisms of disease. Techniques for identification and quantification of proteins in biological tissues such as mass spectrometry have evolved rapidly and therefore has been produced datasets increasingly larger and more complex. The main objective of the project e'develop and apply proteomic analysis tools in animal models of tissue and surgical material obtained from patients with epilepsy. Specifically we aim to: i) conduct comparative analysis of protein expression to identify and annotate proteins whose expression is altered in affected individuals compared to healthy subjects; ii) provide publicly tools developed during the project execution, through open initiatives such as Biocondutor Project. (AU)