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Bachelor in Science by the University of São Paulo (2010-2014) and Ph.D. candidate at the Morphological Sciences Program at the University of São Paulo (2014-). My research comprehends the transcriptional factors that act on the hypothalamus for the control and development of the lactation period, focusing on the Melanin-Concentrating Hormone (MCH) and its putative function on the weaning process. In collaboration with the Laboratory of Genetics and Evolution in Neuroendocrinology - GENE of Prof. Jean-Louis Nahon, from the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC - Nice/Sophia-Antipolis, France), we expanded our research to the roles (both endocrinological and central) played by the MCH peptidergic system (the neuropeptide and its two receptors) during the lactation period, as well as putative new functions associated to that system. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
The Melanin-Concentrating Hormone [MCH] is a universal neuropeptide, virtually present in all known vertebrates studied, displaying a plethora of functions ranging from the regulation of skin pigmentation in teleost fish to sensorial integration and motivated behaviors modulation in mammals. This neuropeptide was mapped in the central nervous system [CNS] of some mammals, including ungu...
Introduction: The Melanin-Concentrating Hormone (MCH) is an important neuropeptide that plays major roles in the maintenance of homeostatic balance in mammals. The action of MCH is mediated by two G-protein coupled membrane receptors called MCHR1 and MCHR2. While primates synthesize both subtypes of the MCH receptor, rats, mice and hamsters produce only the MCHR1, since the gene for MCH...
The Melanin Concentrating Hormone (MCH) is an important neuropeptide, capable of performing a series of different roles in the organism, especially those related to homeostasis and motivated behavior. The lactation phase involves a series of physiological and behavioral changes that allow the females to nurture and raise its offspring, being a critical period for the species maintenance...
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