PATRICK JACK SPENCER

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Possui graduação em Ciências Biológicas pela Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (1991), mestrado em Tecnologia Nuclear pela Universidade de São Paulo (1995) e doutorado em Tecnologia Nuclear pela Universidade de São Paulo (2000) tendo sido bolsista sandwich no US Army Medical Research Institute for Infeccious Diseases (98-99). É responsável pelo Biotério de criação e manutenção de animais de laboratório do IPEN. Tem experiência na área de Bioquímica, com ênfase em Proteínas, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: veneno, proteínas, bothrops, irradiação e miotoxina.(Texto extraído do Currículo Lattes em 22 dez. 2021)

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  • Artigo IPEN-doc 30413
    Evaluation of the inhibitory potential of synthetic peptides homologous to CDR3 regions of a monoclonal antibody against bothropic venom serine proteases
    2024 - SALADINI, LUCAS Y.; MAGALHAES-JUNIOR, MARCOS J.; SILVA, CRISTIANE C.F. da; OLIVEIRA, PRISCILA G.C.; KODAMA, ROBERTO T.; GOMES, LAIS; NISHIYAMA-JUNIOR, MILTON Y.; SPENCER, PATRICK J.; SILVA, WILMAR D. da; PORTARO, FERNANDA C.V.
    Snakebite accidents, neglected tropical diseases per the WHO, pose a significant public health threat due to their severity and frequency. Envenomation by Bothrops genus snakes leads to severe manifestations due to proteolytic enzymes. While the antibothropic serum produced by the Butantan Institute saves lives, its efficacy is limited as it fails to neutralize certain serine proteases. Hence, developing new-generation antivenoms, like monoclonal antibodies, is crucial. This study aimed to explore the inhibitory potential of synthetic peptides homologous to the CDR3 regions of a monoclonal antibody targeting a snake venom thrombin-like enzyme (SVTLE) from B. atrox venom. Five synthetic peptides were studied, all stable against hydrolysis by venoms and serine proteases. Impressively, four peptides demonstrated uncompetitive SVTLE inhibition, with Ki values ranging from 10−6 to 10−7 M. These findings underscore the potential of short peptides homologous to CDR3 regions in blocking snake venom toxins, suggesting their promise as the basis for new-generation antivenoms. Thus, this study offers potential advancements in combatting snakebites, addressing a critical public health challenge in tropical and subtropical regions.
  • Artigo IPEN-doc 28693
    Synthesis, in vitro testing, and biodistribution of surfactant-free radioactive nanoparticles for cancer treatment
    2022 - SOUZA, CARLA D. de; BARBEZAN, ANGELICA B.; ROSERO, WILMMER A.A.; SANTOS, SOFIA N. dos; CARVALHO, DIEGO V. de S.; ZEITUNI, CARLOS A.; BERNARDES, EMERSON S.; VIEIRA, DANIEL P.; SPENCER, PATRICK J.; RIBEIRO, MARTHA S.; ROSTELATO, MARIA E.C.M.
    New forms of cancer treatment, which are effective, have simple manufacturing processes, and easily transportable, are of the utmost necessity. In this work, a methodology for the synthesis of radioactive Gold-198 nanoparticles without the use of surfactants was described. The nuclear activated Gold-198 foils were transformed into H198AuCl4 by dissolution using aqua regia, following a set of steps in a specially designed leak-tight setup. Gold-198 nanoparticles were synthesized using a citrate reduction stabilized with PEG. In addition, TEM results for the non-radioactive product presented an average size of 11.0 nm. The DLS and results for the radioactive 198AuNPs presented an average size of 8.7 nm. Moreover, the DLS results for the PEG-198AuNPs presented a 32.6 nm average size. Cell line tests showed no cytotoxic effect in any period and the concentrations were evaluated. Furthermore, in vivo testing showed a high biological uptake in the tumor and a cancer growth arrest.
  • Artigo IPEN-doc 17567
    Pseusdchis australis venomics: adaptation for a defense against microbial pathogens and recruitment of body transferrin
    2011 - GEORGIEVA, DESSISLAVA; SEIFERT, JANA; OHLER, MICHAELA; BERGEN, MARTIN VON; SPENCER, PATRICK; ARNI, RAGHUVIR K.; GENOV, NICOLAY; BETZEL, CHRISTIAN