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Jackson Cioni Bittencourt

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Degree in Medicine at the School of Medicine of Marília (FAMEMA), Marilia, São Paulo, in December 1978. He obtained the title of Doctor of Science, specialization in Anatomy, Morphofunctional Sciences Program, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo in December 1984. Specialist in neuroanatomy from UNICAMP in July 1985. Assistant professor and Doctor Assistant at the of Department of Morphological Sciences from 1979 to 1985 at FAMEMA. Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Anatomy ICB/USP from 1986 to 1993. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA (1988-1990) under the supervision of Prof. Paul E. Sawchenko. Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC ? CNRS) Dec/1995 to Feb/1996, Sophia-Antipolis, Valbonne, France. Took the exam of Associated Professor of Neuroanatomy area in 1993 receiving the title of Associate Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences/USP. Visiting Researcher at the Laboratory of Neuronal Structure and Function (Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, USA) under the direction of Prof. Paul E. Sawchenko since 1990. He assumed the position of Professor of the Department of Anatomy ICB/USP in 1998. Deputy Head of the Department of Anatomy of ICB/USP from 1997 to 1999. Deputy Director of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences 08/2001 to 09/2005. Coordinator of the Graduate Program Functional Anatomy: Structure and Ultra-Structure 08/2003 to 10/2005. Head of the Department of Anatomy ICB/USP in the periods of 2006-2008 and 2008-2010. Member of the Committee of Morphology Biological Sciences Committee II), CAPES from 2001 to 2005. CNPq Coordinator of the Morphology Committee from 11/2006 to 10/2007. Coordinator of the Neuroscience Center and Behavior of the Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, from 03/2007 to 03/2009. Currently being Researcher level 1B of CNPq. Full Advisor of the Morphofunctional Sciences at the Department of Anatomy ICB/USP and the Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, Institute of Psychology / USP. Dean of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences during the period of 07/2013 to 06/2017. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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DONATO, JR., JOSE; SILVA, RENATA J.; SITA, LUCIANE V.; LEE, SYANN; LEE, CHARLOTTE; LACCHINI, SILVIA; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.; FRANCI, CELSO R.; CANTERAS, NEWTON S.; ELIAS, CAROL F.. The Ventral Premammillary Nucleus Links Fasting-Induced Changes in Leptin Levels and Coordinated Luteinizing Hormone Secretion. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, v. 29, n. 16, p. 5240-5250, . Web of Science Citations: 71. (04/09638-9, 05/59286-4, 04/13849-5)

SUKIKARA, MARCIA HARUMI; MOTA-ORTIZ, SANDRA REGINA; BALDO, MARCUS VINICIUS; FELICIO, LUCIANO FREITAS; CANTERAS, NEWTON SABINO. The periaqueductal gray and its potential role in maternal behavior inhibition in response to predatory threats. Behavioural Brain Research, v. 209, n. 2, p. 226-233, . Web of Science Citations: 39.

MOTA-ORTIZ, SANDRA REGINA; SUKIKARA, MARCIA HARUMI; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; BALDO, MARCUS VINICIUS; ELIAS, CAROL FUZETI; FELICIO, LUCIANO FREITAS; CANTERAS, NEWTON SABINO. The periaqueductal gray as a critical site to mediate reward seeking during predatory hunting. Behavioural Brain Research, v. 226, n. 1, p. 32-40, . Web of Science Citations: 20. (04/13849-5)

PACHECO FERREIRA, JOZELIA GOMES; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; ADAMANTIDIS, ANTOINE. Melanin-concentrating hormone and sleep. CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY, v. 44, p. 152-158, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (15/05990-4, 04/13849-5, 10/52068-0, 16/19845-9)

BATTAGELLO, DANIELLA S.; DINIZ, GIOVANNE B.; CANDIDO, PAULO L.; DA SILVA, JOELCIMAR M.; DE OLIVEIRA, AMANDA R.; DA SILVA, KELLY R. TORRES; LOTFI, CLAUDIMARA F. P.; DE OLIVEIRA, JOSE A.; SITA, LUCIANE V.; CASATTI, CLAUDIO A.; et al. Anatomical Organization of Urocortin 3-Synthesizing Neurons and Immunoreactive Terminals in the Central Nervous System of Non-Human Primates [Sapajus spp.]. FRONTIERS IN NEUROANATOMY, v. 11, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/02748-0, 04/13849-5, 09/06769-9, 12/03067-6, 12/08833-9, 11/09816-8, 16/02224-1)

ORECHIO, DAILIANY; AGUIAR, BRUNA ANDRADE; DINIZ, GIOVANNE BARONI; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; HAEMMERLE, CARLOS A. S.; WATANABE, II-SEI; MIGLINO, MARIA ANGELICA; CASTELUCCI, PATRICIA. Morphological and Cellular Characterization of the Fetal Canine (Canis lupus familiaris) Subventricular Zone, Rostral Migratory Stream, and Olfactory Bulb. Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, v. 301, n. 9, SI, p. 1570-1584, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/02748-0, 14/25927-2, 10/52068-0, 16/02224-1)

DINIZ, GIOVANNE B.; CANDIDO, PAULO L.; KLEIN, MARIANNE O.; ALVISI, RENATO D.; PRESSE, FRANCOISE; NAHON, JEAN-LOUIS; FELICIO, LUCIANO F.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.. The weaning period promotes alterations in the orexin neuronal population of rats in a suckling-dependent manner. Brain Structure & Function, v. 223, n. 8, p. 3739-3755, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/02748-0, 16/02224-1, 10/52068-0, 17/17998-5)

AYALA, CAROLINA; RUTH VALDEZ, SUSANA; LUJAN NAVARRA MORERO, MARIA; SOAJE, MARTA; BEATRIZ CARRENO, NORMA; SILVINA SANCHEZ, MONICA; BITTENCOURT, JAKSON CIONI; ALMA JAHN, GRACIELA; ESTER CELIS, MARIA. Hypo- and hyperthyroidism affect NEI concentration in discrete brain areas of adult male rats. Peptides, v. 32, n. 6, p. 1249-1254, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (04/13849-5)

BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.. Anatomical organization of the melanin-concentrating hormone peptide family in the mammalian brain. General and Comparative Endocrinology, v. 172, n. 2, p. 185-197, . Web of Science Citations: 58. (04/13849-5)

KOZICZ, TAMAS; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.; MAY, PAUL J.; REINER, ANTON; GAMLIN, PAUL D. R.; PALKOVITS, MIKLOS; HORN, ANJA K. E.; TOLEDO, CLAUDIO A. B.; RYABININ, ANDREY E.. The Edinger-Westphal Nucleus: A Historical, Structural, and Functional Perspective on a Dichotomous Terminology. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, v. 519, n. 8, p. 1413-1434, . Web of Science Citations: 92. (04/13849-5)

GLEZER, ISAIAS; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.; RIVEST, SERGE. Neuronal Expression of Cd36, Cd44, and Cd83 Antigen Transcripts Maps to Distinct and Specific Murine Brain Circuits. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, v. 517, n. 6, p. 906-924, . Web of Science Citations: 27. (07/53732-8, 04/13849-5)

MASCARO, MARCELO B.; PROSDOCIMI, FABIO C.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.; ELIAS, CAROL F.. Forebrain projections to brainstem nuclei involved in the control of mandibular movements in rats. European Journal of Oral Sciences, v. 117, n. 6, p. 676-684, . Web of Science Citations: 13. (04/13849-5)

RONDINI, TATIANE ARAUJO; DONATO, JR., JOSE; RODRIGUES, BRUNO DE CRUDIS; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; ELIAS, CAROL FUZETI. Chemical identity and connections of medial preoptic area neurons expressing melanin-concentrating hormone during lactation. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, v. 39, n. 1, p. 51-62, . Web of Science Citations: 24. (04/13849-5)

DINIZ, GIOVANNE B.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.. The Melanin-Concentrating Hormone as an Integrative Peptide Driving Motivated Behaviors. FRONTIERS IN SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE, v. 11, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (16/02748-0, 10/52068-0)

PACHECO FERREIRA, JOZELIA GOMES; GOMES DUARTE, JESSICA CATHARINE; DINIZ, GIOVANNE BARONI; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI. Litter size determines the number of melanin-concentrating hormone neurons in the medial preoptic area of Sprague Dawley lactating dams. Physiology & Behavior, v. 181, p. 75-79, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (15/05990-4, 16/02748-0, 10/52068-0, 16/02224-1, 16/19845-9)

KLEIN, MARIANNE O.; BATTAGELLO, DANIELLA S.; CARDOSO, ARIEL R.; HAUSER, DAVID N.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.; CORREA, RICARDO G.. Dopamine: Functions, Signaling, and Association with Neurological Diseases. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, v. 39, n. 1, p. 31-59, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (17/18019-0, 16/02224-1, 17/17998-5)

DA SILVA, ANDRE V.; TORRES, KELLY R.; HAEMMERLE, CARLOS A.; CESPEDES, ISABEL C.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.. The Edinger-Westphal nucleus II: Hypothalamic afferents in the rat. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, v. 54, p. 5-19, . Web of Science Citations: 12. (04/13849-5)

SITA‚ L.V.; ELIAS‚ C.F.; BITTENCOURT‚ J.C.. Dopamine and melanin-concentrating hormone neurons are distinct populations in the rat rostromedial zona incerta. Brain Research, v. 970, n. 1, p. 232-237, .

OLIVEIRA‚ V. X.; FÁZIO‚ M. A.; MIRANDA‚ M. T. M.; DA SILVA‚ J. M.; BITTENCOURT‚ J. C.; ELIAS‚ C. F.; MIRANDA‚ A.. Leptin fragments induce Fos immunoreactivity in rat hypothalamus. Regulatory Peptides, v. 127, n. 1-3, p. 123-132, .

MASCARO‚ M.B.; BITTENCOURT‚ J.C.; CASATTI‚ C.A.; ELIAS‚ C.F.. Alternative pathways for catecholamine action in oral motor control. Neuroscience Letters, v. 386, n. 1, p. 34-39, .

DOS SANTOS JUNIOR, EDMILSON D.; DA SILVA, ANDRE V.; DA SILVA, KELLY R. T.; HAEMMERLE, CARLOS A. S.; BATAGELLO, DANIELLA S.; DA SILVA, JOELCIMAR M.; LIMA, LEANDRO B.; DA SILVA, RENATA J.; DINIZ, GIOVANNE B.; SITA, LUCIANE V.; et al. The centrally projecting Edinger-Westphal nucleus-I: Efferents in the rat brain. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, v. 68, p. 22-38, . Web of Science Citations: 12. (07/56975-9, 11/09816-8, 04/13849-5, 08/02771-6)

CAVALCANTE, JUDNEY CLEY; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; ELIAS, CAROL FUZETI. Distribution of the neuronal inputs to the ventral premammillary nucleus of male and female rats. Brain Research, v. 1582, p. 77-90, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (05/59286-4, 04/13849-5)

SEGO, CHEMUTAI; GONCALVES, LUCIANO; LIMA, LEANDRO; FURIGO, ISADORA C.; DONATO, JR., JOSE; METZGER, MARTIN. Lateral Habenula and the Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus Innervate Neurochemically Distinct Subdivisions of the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus in the Rat. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, v. 522, n. 7, p. 1454-1484, . Web of Science Citations: 48. (12/02388-3, 10/18086-0, 11/03292-7)


PINATO, LUCIANA; CRUZ-MACHADO, SANSERAY DA SILVEIRA; FRANCO, DAIANE G.; CAMPOS, LEILA M. G.; CECON, ERIKA; FERNANDES, PEDRO A. C. M.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.; MARKUS, REGINA P.. Selective protection of the cerebellum against intracerebroventricular LPS is mediated by local melatonin synthesis. Brain Structure & Function, v. 220, n. 2, p. 827-840, . Web of Science Citations: 28. (04/13849-5, 07/07871-6, 11/51495-4)

WEISSMANN, LAIS; QUARESMA, PAULA G. F.; SANTOS, ANDRESSA C.; DE MATOS, ALEXANDRE H. B.; PASCOAL, VINICIUS D'AVILA BITTENCOURT; ZANOTTO, TAMIRES M.; CASTRO, GISELE; GUADAGNINI, DIOZE; DA SILVA, JOELCIMAR MARTINS; VELLOSO, LICIO A.; et al. IKK epsilon Is Key to Induction of Insulin Resistance in the Hypothalamus, and Its Inhibition Reverses Obesity. Diabetes, v. 63, n. 10, p. 3334-3345, . Web of Science Citations: 18. (12/10338-6, 13/07607-8, 10/52068-0)

LIMA, FERNANDO F. B.; SITA, LUCIANE V.; OLIVEIRA, AMANDA R.; COSTA, HELDER C.; DA SILVA, JOELCIMAR M.; MORTARA, RENATO A.; HAEMMERLE, CARLOS A. S.; XAVIER, GILBERTO F.; CANTERAS, NEWTON S.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.. Hypothalamic melanin-concentrating hormone projections to the septo-hippocampal complex in the rat. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, v. 47, p. 1-14, . Web of Science Citations: 11. (07/56975-9, 04/13849-5)

CAVALCANTE‚ J.C.; SITA‚ L.V.; MASCARO‚ M.B.; BITTENCOURT‚ J.C.; ELIAS‚ C.F.. Distribution of urocortin 3 neurons innervating the ventral premammillary nucleus in the rat brain. Brain Research, v. 1089, n. 1, p. 116-125, .

RONDINI‚ T. A.; DE CRUDIS RODRIGUES‚ B.; DE OLIVEIRA‚ A. P.; BITTENCOURT‚ J. C.; ELIAS‚ C. F.. Melanin-concentrating hormone is expressed in the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus only in female rats. Brain Research Bulletin, v. 74, n. 1/3, p. 21-28, . (04/13849-5)

CESPEDES, ISABEL C.; DE OLIVEIRA, AMANDA R.; DA SILVA, JOELCIMAR M.; DA SILVA, ANDRE V.; SITA, LUCIANE V.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.. mRNA expression of corticotropin-releasing factor and urocortin 1 after restraint and foot shock together with alprazolam administration. Peptides, v. 31, n. 12, p. 2200-2208, . Web of Science Citations: 19. (04/13849-5)

DONATO, JR., JOSE; CAVALCANTE, JUDNEY CLEY; SILVA, RENATA JULIANA; TEIXEIRA, ALINE STAVIN; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; ELIAS, CAROL FUZETI. Male and female odors induce Fos expression in chemically defined neuronal population. Physiology & Behavior, v. 99, n. 1, p. 67-77, . Web of Science Citations: 36. (04/13849-5)

ELIAS, C. F.; SITA, L. V.; ZAMBON, B. K.; OLIVEIRA, E. R.; VASCONCELOS, L. A. P.; BITTENCOURT, J. C.. Melanin-concentrating hormone projections to areas involved in somatomotor responses. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, v. 35, n. 2, p. 188-201, . (04/13849-5)

SITA, L. V.; ELIAS, C. F.; BITTENCOURT, J. C.. Connectivity pattern suggests that incerto-hypothalamic area belongs to the medial hypothalamic system. Neuroscience, v. 148, n. 4, p. 949-969, . (04/13849-5)

BITTENCOURT, JACKSON; CELIS, MARIA ESTER. Anatomy, function and regulation of neuropeptide EI (NEI). Peptides, v. 29, n. 8, p. 1441-1450, . Web of Science Citations: 17. (04/13849-5)

PACHECO, SILVANA DA SILVA; RONDINI, TATIANE ARAUJO; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; ELIAS, CAROL FUZETI. Neurons expressing estrogen receptor alpha differentially innervate the periaqueductal gray matter of female rats. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, v. 97, p. 33-42, . Web of Science Citations: 0.

MOTTA-TEIXEIRA, LIVIA CLEMENTE; MACHADO-NILS, ALINE VILAR; BATTAGELLO, DANIELLA SABINO; DINIZ, GIOVANNE BARONI; ANDRADE-SILVA, JESSICA; SILVA JR, SINESIO; MATOS, RAPHAEL AFONSO; DO AMARAL, FERNANDA GASPAR; XAVIER, GILBERTO FERNANDO; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI; et al. The absence of maternal pineal melatonin rhythm during pregnancy and lactation impairs offspring physical growth, neurodevelopment, and behavior. Hormones and Behavior, v. 105, p. 146-156, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (16/02748-0, 10/52068-0, 14/50457-0, 12/04554-8, 16/18941-4, 16/02224-1, 14/22313-3)

SITA, LUCIANE V.; DINIZ, GIOVANNE B.; HORTA-JUNIOR, JOSE A. C.; CASATTI, CLAUDIO A.; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON C.. Nomenclature and Comparative Morphology of the Teneurin/TCAP/ADGRL Protein Families. FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE, v. 13, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/02748-0, 16/02224-1)

ALVISI, R. D.; DINIZ, G. B.; DA-SILVA, J. M.; BITTENCOURT, J. C.; FELICIO, L. F.. Suckling-induced Fos activation and melanin-concentrating hormone immunoreactivity during late lactation. Life Sciences, v. 148, p. 241-246, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (10/52068-0)

SITA, LUCIANE VALERIA; DINIZ, GIOVANNE BARONI; CANTERAS, NEWTON SABINO; XAVIER, GILBERTO FERNANDO; BITTENCOURT, JACKSON CIONI. Effect of intrahippocampal administration of anti-melanin-concentrating hormone on spatial food-seeking behavior in rats. Peptides, v. 76, p. 130-138, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (04/13849-5)

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