Publications by authors named "Celio J C Fernandes"

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Optimization of Pancreatic Juice Collection: A First Step Toward Biomarker Discovery and Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer.

Am J Gastroenterol 2020 12;115(12):2103-2108

Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Introduction: Imaging-based surveillance programs fail to detect pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma at a curable stage, creating an urgent need for diagnostic biomarkers.

Methods: Secretin-stimulated pancreatic juice (PJ) was collected from the duodenal lumen during endoscopic ultrasound. The yield of biomarkers and organoids was compared for 2 collection techniques (endoscope suction channel vs catheter-based) and 3 periods (0-4 vs 4-8 vs 8-15 minutes).

Results: Collection through the endoscope suction channel was superior to collection with a catheter. Collection beyond 8 minutes reduced biomarker yield. PJ-derived organoid culture was feasible.

Discussion: The optimal protocol for secretin-stimulated PJ collection is through the endoscope suction channel for 8 minutes allowing biomarker detection and organoid culture.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14309/ajg.0000000000000939DOI Listing
December 2020

Biological activities of the protein hydrolysate obtained from two fishes common in the fisheries bycatch.

Food Chem 2021 Apr 13;342:128361. Epub 2020 Oct 13.

Aquaculture Center, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus Jaboticabal, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil.

Shrimp trawling is an important socio-economic activity; however, the bycatch can be problematic to the environment. Thus, the present study investigated potential uses of the bycatch to generate value-added products. The biological activity of the protein hydrolysates obtained from the two most abundant fish species (Micropogonias furnieri and Paralonchurus brasiliensis) was evaluated. Muscle and skin samples of both species were hydrolyzed using two enzymes, Alcalase 2.4 L® or Protamex®. The in vitro antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals, DPPH, and sulfhydryl groups were analyzed. Cell viability, Western Blotting, Zymogram, and Real-time PCR analyses were performed. The results showed that the hydrolysates have antioxidant activity and no effect on cell viability at doses lower than 16 mg/mL. In addition, they can modulate extracellular remodelling and intracellular pathways related to cell adhesion. Thus, the hydrolysis of the fish bycatch allows the release of bioactive peptides with potential use in the food industry.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.128361DOI Listing
April 2021

Cell viability assessed in a reproducible model of human osteoblasts derived from human adipose-derived stem cells.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(4):e0194847. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Department of Internal Medicine, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University - UNESP, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.

Human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hASCs) have been subjected to extensive investigation because of their self-renewal properties and potential to restore damaged tissues. In the literature, there are several protocols for differentiating hASCs into osteoblasts, but there is no report on the control of cell viability during this process. In this study, we used osteoblasts derived from hASCs of patients undergoing abdominoplasty. The cells were observed at the beginning and end of bone matrix formation, and the expression of proteins involved in this process, including alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin, was assessed. RANKL, Osterix, Runx2, Collagen3A1, Osteopontin and BSP expression levels were analyzed using real-time PCR, in addition to a quantitative assessment of protein levels of the markers CD45, CD105, STRO-1, and Nanog, using immunofluorescence. Rhodamine (Rho123), cytochrome-c, caspase-3, P-27, cyclin D1, and autophagy cell markers were analyzed by flow cytometry to demonstrate potential cellular activity and the absence of apoptotic and tumor cell processes before and after cell differentiation. The formation of bone matrix, along with calcium nodules, was observed after 16 days of osteoinduction. The gene expression levels of RANKL, Osterix, Runx2, Collagen3A1, Osteopontin, BSP and alkaline phosphatase activity were also elevated after 16 days of osteoinduction, whereas the level of osteocalcin was higher after 21 days of osteoinduction. Our data also showed that the cells had a high mitochondrial membrane potential and a low expression of apoptotic and tumor markers, both before and after differentiation. Cells were viable after the different phases of differentiation. This proposed methodology, using markers to evaluate cell viability, is therefore successful in assessing different phases of stem cell isolation and differentiation.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5895002PMC
July 2018

Nano hydroxyapatite-blasted titanium surface creates a biointerface able to govern Src-dependent osteoblast metabolism as prerequisite to ECM remodeling.

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2018 Mar 28;163:321-328. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bioscience Institute, São Paulo State University, UNESP, Campus Botucatu, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil; Electron Microscopy Center, IBB, UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Over the last several years, we have focused on the importance of intracellular signaling pathways in dynamically governing the biointerface between pre-osteoblast and surface of biomaterial. Thus, this study investigates the molecular hallmarks involved in the pre-osteoblast relationship with different topography considering Machined (Mc), Dual Acid-Etching (DAE), and nano hydroxyapatite-blasted (nHA) groups. There was substantial differences in topography of titanium surface, considering Atomic Force Microscopy and water contact angle (Mc = 81.41 ± 0.01; DAE = 97.18 ± 0.01; nHA = 40.95 ± 0.02). Later, to investigate their topography differences on biological responses, pre-osteoblast was seeded on the different surfaces and biological samples were collected after 24 h (to consider adhesion signaling) and 10 days (to consider differentiation signaling). Preliminary results evidenced significant differences in morphological changes of pre-osteoblasts mainly resulting from the interaction with the DAE and nHA, distinguishing cellular adaptation. These results pushed us to analyze activation of specific genes by exploring qPCR technology. In sequence, we showed that Src performs crucial roles during cell adhesion and later differentiation of the pre-osteoblast in relationship with titanium-based biomaterials, as our results confirmed strong feedback of the Src activity on the integrin-based pathway, because integrin-ß1 (∼5-fold changes), FAK (∼12-fold changes), and Src (∼3.5-fold changes) were significantly up-expressed when Src was chemically inhibited by PP1 (5 μM). Moreover, ECM-related genes were rigorously reprogrammed in response to the different surfaces, resulting on Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) activities concomitant to a significant decrease of MMP inhibitors. In parallel, we showed PP1-based Src inhibition promotes a significant increase of MMP activity. Taking all our results into account, we showed for the first time nano hydroxyapatite-blasted titanium surface creates a biointerface able to govern Src-dependent osteoblast metabolism as pre-requisite to ECM remodeling.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.12.049DOI Listing
March 2018

CoCr-enriched medium modulates integrin-based downstream signaling and requires a set of inflammatory genes reprograming in vitro.

J Biomed Mater Res A 2018 03 21;106(3):839-849. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bioscience Institute, State University of São Paulo, UNESP, Campus Botucatu, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.

Significant health concerns have been raised by the high levels of Cr and Co ions into whole blood as resulted of corrosion process released from biomedical implants, but very little is known about their biological behavior in governing cell metabolism. Thus, we prompted to address this issue by exploring the effects of CoCr enriched medium on both fibroblast and preosteoblast (pre-Ob) cells. First, we showed there is a significant difference in Co and Cr releasing dependent on engineered surface, it being even more released in dual acid-etching treating surface (named w/DAE) than the machined surfaces (named wo/DAE). Thereafter, we showed CoCr affects pre-osteoblast and fibroblast metabolism by dynamically modulating integrin-based downstream signaling (FAK, Src, Rac1, and Cofilin). Specifically on this matter, we have shown there is dynamic β1-integrin gene activation up 24 h in both preosteoblast and fibroblast. Our analysis showed also that both pre-Ob and fibroblast are important resource of proinflammatory cytokines when responding to CoCr enriched medium. In addition, survival-related signaling pathway was also affected interfering on survival and proliferating signal, mainly affecting CDK2, mapk-Erk and mapk-p38 phosphorylations, while AKT/PKB-related gene remained active. In addition, during cell adhesion PP2A (an important Ser/Thr phosphatase) was inactive in both cell lineages and it seems be a CoCr's molecular fingerprint, regulating specific metabolic pathways involved with cytoskeleton rearrangement. Altogether, our results showed for the first time CoCr affects cellular performance in vitro by modulating integrin activation-based downstream signaling and requiring a reprograming of inflammatory genes activations in vitro. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A: 106A: 839-849, 2018.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.36244DOI Listing
March 2018