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[Sinaloa] Antimirobicidal and antitumoral properties of the protein lactoferrin and derived peptides
Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa
Unit for research, Laboratory of Cell Biology
Phd Adrian Canizalez-Roman
Phd Nidia M. Leo;n-Sicairos
English and/or spanish
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Lactoferrin, a natural multifunctional or multi-tasking defense protein belonging to the innate immune system, present in several body fluids and secretions, as well as in the secondary granules of polymorphonuclear neutrophils. Its protective effects range from direct anti-microbial activities against a large panel of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, up to anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. In our lab we are interested in to determine how the protein exerts its antitumoral and antimicrobicidal activities, in cultured cells and animals trials. Specifically, we are directing our research in to test if synthetic lactoferrin derived peptides have similar properties.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to study the mechanism involved in the microbicidal and antitumoral activities of lactoferrin and synthetic lactoferrin derived peptides in vitro and in vivo
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Written report for the end of the exchange
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledges in cell biology and microbiology
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
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