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Licio Augusto Velloso

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil
FAPESP support in numbers
(Total / Available in English)
3 / 2Ongoing research grants 
8 / 4Completed research grants 
8 / 8Ongoing scholarships in Brazil 
54 / 11Completed scholarships in Brazil 
4 / 4Ongoing scholarships abroad 
3 / 2Completed scholarships abroad 
80 / 31 All Research Grants and Scholarships
*Updated in April 22, 2017

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MD obtained from the University of Campinas in 1986, PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden in 1993. Pos-doc fellow at Campinas University and Harvard University. Currently Full Professor of Medicine, University of Campinas. Former member of the Editorial Board of Clinical Endocrinology. Current member of the Editorial Board International Journal of Obesity. Research field, obesity and diabetes. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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AllSince 2011
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Ongoing research grants (most recent)

  • Protein Kinase Chemical Biology Center: supporting drug development through open-access research, AP.PITE


    Mais de 500 proteínas quinases estão presentes no genoma humano, atuando como chaves regulatórias de praticamente todos os processos fisiológicos do organismo humano. As quinases podem ser moduladas através de pequenas moléculas químicas altamente potentes. No entanto, apesar de sua importância e adequação para a descoberta de fármacos, a maioria das pesquisas acadêmicas e farmacêuticas...

  • OCRC - Obesity and Comorbidities Research Center, AP.CEPID


    Obesity affects more than 400 million subjects in the world and projections for the next 15 years predict an overall prevalence of up to 20%. In developing countries, such as Brazil a rapid nutritional transition provided by the recent economical growth has led to a unique condition on which the malnourished persist in parallel with an increasing number of obese subjects. It is expected...

Completed research grants (most recent)

  • Program for the visiting professor Franco Battista Ennio Folli, AV.EXT


    Prof. Folli will provide advices to several ongoing projects in the following groups of professors: Lício A. Velloso, Mario J. A. Saad, Antônio C. Boschero, Everardo M. Carneiro e José B. Carvalheira. This Professor has a huge experience in insulin resistance and insulin secretion areas and he must contribute considerably for the development of the projects aforementioned. Prof. Folli w...

  • Inflammation and immune response in obesity, AP.TEM


    Obesity results from the progressive 1055 of the homeostatic control of food intake and energy expenditure. Genetic and environmental factors contribute for the complex pathogenesis of this disease. However, in spite of the considerable advance obtained in the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the control of hunger and thermogenesis, this has provided no major breakthrough in ...

  • Post-inflammatory mechanisms involved in the hypothalamic control of hunger and hermogenesis - implications for the physiopathology of obesity, Diabetes mellitus and cachexia, AP.TEM


    In recent decades there has been a surprising increase in the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Therapy based on behavioral and alimentary modification, and in the use of the few medicines available have not been sufficient to contain the advance of this epidemic. The characterization of the epithalamic mechanisms participating in the control of hunger and thermogenesi...

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Ongoing scholarships in Brazil (most recent)

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Completed scholarships in Brazil (most recent)

  • The effects of body mass reduction on the blood levels of Th17 family citokynes in subjects submitted to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, BP.IC


    The prevalence of obesity and overweight has been increasing in the last years, and it is multifactorial problem involving behavior as well as cultural, genetic and psychological aspects. However, some studies indicate that a sedentary lifestyle and the consumption of hypercaloric diet are the main responsible for this phenomenon. Because of its high prevalence and its clinical associat...

  • Role of the transcription factor IRX3 in inducing hypothalamic neurogenesis in adult mice, BP.PD


    Obesity results from the pathological accumulation of fatty acids in the adipose tissue, leading to increased morbidity. Currently, obesity affects an increasing number of people in the planet, affecting life quality and longevity and, thus, impacting on medical and economical status of the contemporaneous populations. The development of the obese phenotype results from the loss of a co...

  • The role of hypothalamic stearoil-CoA 2 (SCD2) in neurogenesis de novo, BP.IC


    The control of the metabolism is largely done by the hypothalamus. Some neurons in this region can connect signals from other brain regions and integrate them to the adipose peripheral hormones leptin and insulin which are the main responsible factors involved in the long term body mass control. In experimental rodents, high fat diet consumption activates the innate immune receptor TLR4...

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Ongoing scholarships abroad (most recent)

  • Characterization of mechanisms involved on early regulation of POMC neurons in response to saturated fatty acids, BE.EP.PD


    The development of obesity is due to association between genetic, metabolic and hormones factors. As consequence it's contribute to insulin resistance, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, dyslipidemia and certain types of cancer. Obesity affects more than 500 million human worldwide which represent one of the most clinical-epidemiological phenomenon currently. In the past ten years ...

  • The role of CD1 in high fat induced hypothalamic inflamation in mice, BE.EP.DR


    Obesity is the main factor for many diseases, including metabolic syndrome associated disorders such as diabetes,atherosclerosis and some types of cancer. The activation of a subclinical inflammatory process in the hypothalamus hasbeen shown to be one of the major triggerevents that leads to health disturbance associated with weight gain.Thisimmune process involves both genetic and envi...

  • The impact of inhibiton of transcription factor IRX3 in AgRP or POMC neurons in energy metabolism, BE.EP.PD


    A recent study has shown that dietary fats promote obesity not only because of their caloric value but also due to damage in hypothalamic neuronal circuitries that control whole body energy homeostasis. The transcription factor IRX3 can modulate FTO expression, thus, playing a role in the development of obesity. However, the effect of high fat diet (HDF) consumption on the regulation of...

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Completed scholarships abroad (most recent)

  • Evaluation and characterization of insulin secretion and glucose metabolism in response to IL 17 in human and mice, BE.EP.PD


    The intestine is an organ that allows multiple interactions with the external world. It acts as a selectively permeable barrier, permitting the absorption of nutrients, electrolytes, and water while maintaining an effective defense against intraluminal toxins, antigens, and enteric flora (Groschwitz K. R. et. al., 2009). Innate and adaptative immune cells are distributed in the intesti...

  • Leptin resistance in microglia: the role of saturated fats and chaperones, BE.EP.PD


    Hypothalamic inflammation is a common feature of experimental obesity. The expression of inflammatory cytokines and activation of intracellular inflammatory signaling is involved in the induction of leptin and insulin resistance in the hypothalamus resulting in abnormal control of feeding and energy expenditure. Microglia, the macrophages of the central nervous system, can be activated ...

Scientific publications resulting from Research Grants and Scholarships under the grantee's responsibility (24)

(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)

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MENDES, MARIA CAROLINA S.; PIMENTEL, GUSTAVO D.; COSTA, FELIPE O.; CARVALHEIRA, JOSE B. C.. Molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms of cancer cachexia. Journal of Endocrinology, v. 226, n. 3, p. R29-R43, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (13/07607-8, 14/22347-5)

ZAMBOM DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ZANIN; ZAMBOM, ADRIANO ZANIN; ABBOUD, KAHLILE YOUSSEF; REIS, SABRINA KAREN; TANNIHAO, FABIANA; GUADAGNINI, DIOZE; SAAD, MARIO J. A.; PRADA, PATRICIA OLIVEIRA. Oral supplementation with L-glutamine alters gut microbiota of obese and overweight adults: A pilot study. NUTRITION, v. 31, n. 6, p. 884-889, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (12/10338-6, 13/07607-8)

DE SOUZA, GABRIELA F. P.; NOVAES, LUIZ F. T.; AVILA, CAROLINA M.; NASCIMENTO, LUCAS F. R.; VELLOSO, LICIO A.; PILLI, RONALDO A.. (-)-Tarchonanthuslactone Exerts a Blood Glucose-Increasing Effect in Experimental Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Molecules, v. 20, n. 3, p. 5038-5049, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (13/07607-8, 12/09254-2, 10/08673-6)

DE SOUZA, GABRIELA F. P.; TALADRIZ-BLANCO, PATRICIA; VELLOSO, LICIO A.; DE OLIVEIRA, MARCELO G.. Nitric Oxide Released from Luminal S-Nitroso-N-Acetylcysteine Increases Gastric Mucosal Blood Flow. Molecules, v. 20, n. 3, p. 4109-4123, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (13/07173-8, 08/57560-0)

NOVAES, LUIZ F. T.; SAROTTI, ARIEL M.; PILLI, RONALDO A.. Total Synthesis and Tentative Structural Elucidation of Cryptomoscatone E3: Interplay of Experimental and Computational Studies. Journal of Organic Chemistry, v. 80, n. 24, p. 12027-12037, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (13/07607-8, 09/51602-5)

BOUCHARD, CLAUDE; ANTUNES-CORREA, LIGIA M.; ASHLEY, EUAN A.; FRANKLIN, NINA; HWANG, PAUL M.; MATTSSON, C. MIKAEL; NEGRAO, CARLOS E.; PHILLIPS, SHANE A.; SARZYNSKI, MARK A.; WANG, PING-YUAN; et al. Personalized Preventive Medicine: Genetics and the Response to Regular Exercise in Preventive Interventionse. PROGRESS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, v. 57, n. 4, p. 337-346, . Web of Science Citations: 8. (13/07607-8, 13/15651-7, 10/50048-1)

KURAUTI, MIRIAN A.; COSTA-JUNIOR, JOSE M.; FERREIRA, SANDRA M.; DOS SANTOS, GUSTAVO J.; PROTZEK, ANDRE O. P.; NARDELLI, TARLLIZA R.; DE REZENDE, LUIZ F.; BOSCHERO, ANTONIO C.. Acute exercise restores insulin clearance in diet-induced obese mice. Journal of Endocrinology, v. 229, n. 3, p. 221-232, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/07607-8, 13/21283-0)

CONDES AREIAS, MARIA FERNANDA; PRADA, PATRICIA OLIVEIRA. Mechanisms of insulin resistance in the amygdala: Influences on food intake. Behavioural Brain Research, v. 282, p. 209-217, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (12/10338-6, 13/07607-8)

CARNEIRO, VANIA M. T.; TRIVELLA, DANIELA B. B.; SCORSATO, VALERIA; BERALDO, VIVIANE L.; DIAS, MARIANA P.; SOBREIRA, TIAGO J. P.; APARICIO, RICARDO; PILLI, RONALDO A.. Is RK-682 a promiscuous enzyme inhibitor? Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of protein tyrosine phosphatase inhibition of racemic RK-682 and analogues. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, v. 97, p. 42-54, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (13/07607-8, 10/17544-5, 09/51602-5, 11/00457-5)

PIROVANI, RODRIGO V.; BRITO, GILMAR A.; BARCELOS, ROSIMEIRE C.; PILLI, RONALDO A.. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Lyngbyabellin M. MARINE DRUGS, v. 13, n. 6, p. 3309-3324, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (13/07607-8, 10/00219-4, 09/51602-5, 10/00336-0)

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: 6. (12/10338-6, 13/07607-8, 10/52068-0)

MAZO, DANIEL F. C.; DE OLIVEIRA, MARCELO G.; PEREIRA, ISABEL V. A.; COGLIATI, BRUNO; STEFANO, JOSE T.; DE SOUZA, GABRIELA F. P.; RABELO, FABIOLA; LIMA, FABIANA R.; ALVES, VENANCIO A. FERREIRA; CARRILHO, FLAIR J.; et al. S-nitroso-N-acetylcysteine attenuates liver fibrosis in experimental nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. DRUG DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND THERAPY, v. 7, p. 553-563, . Web of Science Citations: 11.

FERNANDES COSTA, INEZ SILVA; PEREIRA DE SOUZA, GABRIELA FREITAS; DE OLIVEIRA, MARCELO GANZAROLLI; ABRAHAMSOHN, ISES DE ALMEIDA. S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) is cytotoxic to intracellular amastigotes and promotes healing of topically treated Leishmania major or Leishmania braziliensis skin lesions. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, v. 68, n. 11, p. 2561-2568, . Web of Science Citations: 9.

MELO, ARINE M.; BENATTI, RAFAELA O.; IGNACIO-SOUZA, LETICIA M.; OKINO, CAROLINE; TORSONI, ADRIANA S.; MILANSKI, MARCIANE; VELLOSO, LICIO A.; TORSONI, MARCIO ALBERTO. Hypothalamic endoplasmic reticulum stress and insulin resistance in offspring of mice dams fed high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation. Metabolism, v. 63, n. 5, p. 682-692, . Web of Science Citations: 17. (09/50809-5, 11/17656-0)

PEREIRA DE SOUZA, GABRIELA FREITAS; DE OLIVEIRA, MARCELO GANZAROLLI. Intratablet S-nitrosation: A New Approach for the Oral Administration of S-nitrosothiols as Nitric Oxide Donors. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, v. 105, n. 1, p. 359-361, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (08/57560-0)

QUARESMA, P. G. F.; REENCOBER, N.; ZANOTTO, T. M.; SANTOS, A. C.; WEISSMANN, L.; DE MATOS, A. H. B.; LOPES-CENDES, I.; FOLLI, F.; SAAD, M. J. A.; PRADA, P. O.. Pioglitazone treatment increases food intake and decreases energy expenditure partially via hypothalamic adiponectin/adipoR1/AMPK pathway. International Journal of Obesity, v. 40, n. 1, p. 138-146, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (12/10338-6, 13/07607-8)

PASCOAL, LIVIA B.; BOMBASSARO, BRUNA; RAMALHO, ALBINA F.; COOPE, ANDRESSA; MOURA, RODRIGO F.; CORREA-DA-SILVA, FELIPE; IGNACIO-SOUZA, LETICIA; RAZOLLI, DANIELA; DE OLIVEIRA, DIOGO; CATHARINO, RODRIGO; et al. Resolvin RvD2 reduces hypothalamic inflammation and rescues mice from diet-induced obesity. JOURNAL OF NEUROINFLAMMATION, v. 14, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/07607-8)

SANTOS, ROBERTA S.; BATISTA, THIAGO M.; CAMARGO, RAFAEL L.; MORATO, PRISCILA N.; BORCK, PATRICIA C.; LEITE, NAYARA C.; KURAUTI, MIRIAN A.; WANSCHEL, AMARYLIS C. B. A.; NADAL, ANGEL; CLEGG, DEBORAH J.; et al. Lacking of estradiol reduces insulin exocytosis from pancreatic beta-cells and increases hepatic insulin degradation. Steroids, v. 114, n. SI, p. 16-24, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (13/07607-8, 15/05801-7)

PAIVA, ADRIENE A.; RAPOSO, HELENA F.; WANSCHEL, AMARYLIS C. B. A.; NARDELLI, TARLLIZA R.; OLIVEIRA, HELENA C. F.. Apolipoprotein CIII Overexpression-Induced Hypertriglyceridemia Increases Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Association with Inflammation and Cell Death. OXIDATIVE MEDICINE AND CELLULAR LONGEVITY, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/07607-8, 11/50400-0)

DE PAULA SIMINO, LAIS ANGELICA; DE FANTE, THAIS; FONTANA, MARINA FIGUEIREDO; BORGES, FERNANDA OLIVEIRA; TORSONI, MARCIO ALBERTO; MILANSKI, MARCIANE; VELLOSO, LICIO AUGUSTO; TORSONI, ADRIANA SOUZA. Lipid overload during gestation and lactation can independently alter lipid homeostasis in offspring and promote metabolic impairment after new challenge to high-fat diet. NUTRITION & METABOLISM, v. 14, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/07607-8, 14/18165-9, 11/22156-7)

KURAUTI, MIRIAN A.; FREITAS-DIAS, RICARDO; FERREIRA, SANDRA M.; VETTORAZZI, JEAN F.; NARDELLI, TARLLIZA R.; ARAUJO, HYGOR N.; SANTOS, GUSTAVO J.; CARNEIRO, EVERARDO M.; BOSCHERO, ANTONIO C.; REZENDE, LUIZ F.; et al. Acute Exercise Improves Insulin Clearance and Increases the Expression of Insulin-Degrading Enzyme in the Liver and Skeletal Muscle of Swiss Mice. PLoS One, v. 11, n. 7, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/07607-8, 14/24719-7)

LEITE, NAYARA CARVALHO; DE PAULA, FLAVIA; BORCK, PATRICIA CRISTINE; VETTORAZZI, JEAN FRANCIESCO; SOUTO BRANCO, RENATO CHAVES; LUBACZEUSKI, CAMILA; BOSCHERO, ANTONIO CARLOS; ZOPPI, CLAUDIO CESAR; CARNEIRO, EVERARDO MAGALHAES. Protein malnutrition potentiates the amplifying pathway of insulin secretion in adult obese mice. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 6, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (11/19536-2, 13/07607-8, 11/09012-6)

QUARESMA, P. G. F.; WEISSMANN, L.; ZANOTTO, T. M.; SANTOS, A. C.; DE MATOS, A. H. B.; FURIGO, I. C.; SIMABUCO, F. M.; DONATO, JR., J.; BITTENCOURT, J. C.; LOPES-CENDES, I.; et al. Cdc2-like kinase 2 in the hypothalamus is necessary to maintain energy homeostasis. International Journal of Obesity, v. 41, n. 2, p. 268-278, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (12/10338-6, 13/07607-8, 15/00343-0)

ZANOTTO, TAMIRES M.; QUARESMA, PAULA G. F.; GUADAGNINI, DIOZE; WEISSMANN, LAIS; SANTOS, ANDRESSA C.; VECINA, JULIANA F.; CALISTO, KELLY; SANTOS, ANDREY; PRADA, PATRCIA O.; SAAD, MARIO J. A.. Blocking iNOS and endoplasmic reticulum stress synergistically improves insulin resistance in mice. MOLECULAR METABOLISM, v. 6, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/07607-8, 12/15009-0, 16/07122-2)

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