Colitis is a major Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and represent an important public health problem. The intestinal microbiota plays an important role in maintaining intestinal homeostasis and contributes to communication with host cells. During epithelial regeneration, Intestinal Stem Cells (ISCs), present in crypts, give rise to precursor cells. It is not yet well understood, how ISCs respond to various signals under pathological conditions. The products of bacterial metabolism, Short-Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA), they are generated during fermentation of non-digestible carbohydrates in the intestine and constitute an important relationship in microbiota-host communication. Studies show that these bioactive agents regulate the host's metabolism and immunity, however, the molecular mechanisms that are involved have not been fully defined. How ISC has relevant participation in the intestinal mucosa and a wide range of interactions with a microbiota, the objective of this project is to assess the role of SCFA and their FFAR2 receptor in the modulation of intestinal epithelial regeneration in the model of colitis induced by 2.5% sodium dextran sulfate (DSS). For this, we will use mice wild-type and knockout for FFAR2, both whole body and tissue-specific, and we will analyze the role of this recptor and the SCFA in the modulation of intestinal epithelial regeneration. In this study, we hope to contribute to the understanding of mechanisms and interaction between host microbiota and identification of a possible therapeutic target. (AU)
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PASCOAL, LIVIA BITENCOURT;
RODRIGUES, PATRICIA BRITO;
GENARO, LIVIA MOREIRA;
DOS SANTOS PEREIRA GOMES, ARILSON BERNARDO;
TOLEDO-TEIXEIRA, DANIEL AUGUSTO;
PARISE, PIERINA LORENCINI;
SIMEONI, CAMILA LOPES;
GUIMARAES, PAULA VERI;
BUSCARATTI, LUCAS ILDEFONSO;
DE ANGELI ELSTON, JOAO GABRIEL;
SETSUKO AYRIZONO, MARIA DE LOURDES;
VELLOSO, LICIO AUGUSTO;
PROENCA-MODENA, JOSE LUIZ;
MENDES MORAES-VIEIRA, PEDRO MANOEL;
SILVA MORI, MARCELO ALVES;
FARIAS, ALESSANDRO SANTOS;
RAMIREZ VINOLO, MARCO AURELIO;
LEAL, RAQUEL FRANCO.
Microbiota-derived short-chain fatty acids do not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection of human colonic samples.
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