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Pathol Res Pract. 2012 Jul 15;208(7):377-81. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2012.04.006. Epub 2012 Jun 8.

The influence of physical activity in the progression of experimental lung cancer in mice

Renato Batista Paceli 1Rodrigo Nunes CalCarlos Henrique Ferreira dos SantosJosé Antonio CordeiroCassiano Merussi NeivaKazuo Kawano NagaminePatrícia Maluf Cury


GRUPO_AF1 – GROUP AFA1 – Aerobic Physical Activity – Atividade Física Aeróbia – ´´My´´ Dissertation – Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto

GRUPO AFAN 1 – GROUP AFAN1 – Anaerobic Physical Activity – Atividade Física Anaeróbia – ´´My´´ Dissertation – Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto

GRUPO_AF2 – GROUP AFA2 – Aerobic Physical Activity – Atividade Física Aeróbia – ´´My´´ Dissertation – Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto

GRUPO AFAN 2 – GROUP AFAN 2 – Anaerobic Physical Activity – Atividade Física Anaeróbia – ´´My´´ Dissertation – Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto

Slides – mestrado – ´´My´´ Dissertation – Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto



Avaliação da influência da atividade física aeróbia e anaeróbia na progressão do câncer de pulmão experimental – Summary – Resumo – ´´My´´ Dissertation – Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto


Lung cancer is one of the most incident neoplasms in the world, representing the main cause of mortality for cancer. Many epidemiologic studies have suggested that physical activity may reduce the risk of lung cancer, other works evaluate the effectiveness of the use of the physical activity in the suppression, remission and reduction of the recurrence of tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of aerobic and anaerobic physical activity in the development and the progression of lung cancer. Lung tumors were induced with a dose of 3mg of urethane/kg, in 67 male Balb – C type mice, divided in three groups: group 1_24 mice treated with urethane and without physical activity; group 2_25 mice with urethane and subjected to aerobic swimming free exercise; group 3_18 mice with urethane, subjected to anaerobic swimming exercise with gradual loading 5-20% of body weight. All the animals were sacrificed after 20 weeks, and lung lesions were analyzed. The median number of lesions (nodules and hyperplasia) was 3.0 for group 1, 2.0 for group 2 and 1.5-3 (p=0.052). When comparing only the presence or absence of lesion, there was a decrease in the number of lesions in group 3 as compared with group 1 (p=0.03) but not in relation to group 2. There were no metastases or other changes in other organs. The anaerobic physical activity, but not aerobic, diminishes the incidence of experimental lung tumors.




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Forma Therapeutics Raises $100 Million in Series D Financing


FORMA Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Massachusetts, just sent out a press release announcing that the company raised $100 Million (Yes, a hundred million :O). A monstrous round in Series D Financing will fuel the development of their therapy FT-4202 and FT-7051 that is treating patients suffering from rare blood disorders.

FORMA’s FT4202 may potentially play a critical role for being the next therapy for sickle cell. By targeting the mechanism of action that often leads to the development of blood disorders in patients, one can reverse and prevent the development of sickle cell disease. Patients who suffer from this disease tend to have a deficiency of PKR. FORMA’s investigational drug addresses this issue by being an activator for pyruvate kinase RNA (PKR). The activation leads to PKR activation and the binding of hemoglobin to oxygen for these patients.

In a research paper, Allosteric inhibitors of pyruvate Kinase, pyruvate kinase activators can be used potentially as a pharmaceutical treatment for patients with PK deficiency. Because kinase influences the metabolic process and glycolytic pathway, 2,3-diphosphoglycerate, a protein critical in letting hemoglobin to have the affinity it needs to bind with oxygen.

Most drugs that are produced by pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies try to treat the symptoms of the disease. By reversing and preventing the development of this disease, an activator of PKR can potentially give better results for patients with rare hematologic disorders.

We are no longer creating traditional drugs that just treat the symptoms of a patient, BUT RATHER we are now looking at the underlying cause of a disease.

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