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Solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography in the lipidomic analysis of colorectal cancer patients' plasma

Grant number: 17/25017-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2018
Effective date (End): July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Patrícia de Oliveira Carvalho
Grantee:Gabrielle Kristine Doratiotto de Santis
Home Institution: Universidade São Francisco (USF). Campus Bragança Paulista. Bragança Paulista , SP, Brazil


Potential biomarkers of responses to alterations stemming from the development of cancer cells can be effectively evaluated by adopting lipidomic strategies using high resolution mass spectrometry and gas chromatography techniques for a more accurate identification and broad-scale quantification of alterations in cell and plasma lipids. This proposal to conduct a systematic qualitative and quantitative evaluation of total lipids and their fractions in blood samples (plasma and erythrocytes) drawn from volunteer colorectal cancer patients and healthy individuals, making use of solid phase micro extraction and gas chromatography is part of a larger, regular research project (FAPESP 2016/11905-2). The proposed study will contribute to lipidomic studies in cancer, to the endeavors to identify lipid biomarkers and to furthering understanding of the molecular bases of the pathology.