CEPID 2001-2013
CEPID 2013-2024

About the Center for Research on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling (CeTICS)

WEBSITE: http://cetics.butantan.gov.br/en

Principal Investigator:
Hugo Aguirre Armelin

Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator:
Mônica Lopes Ferreira 

Technology Transfer Coordinator:
Maria Carolina Quartim Barbosa Elias Sabbaga

Butantan Institute (IBu)
Instituto Butantan
Av. Vital Brasil, 1500
05503-900 - São Paulo, SP - Brasil
55 11 3726 1024

Albert Einstein Israelite Education and Research Institute (IIEPAE)
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
National Academy of Medicine, USA
São Paulo State University (UNESP)
Stanford University, USA
University of Berlin, Germany
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
University of Lousane, Switzerland
Université de Montpellier, France
University of São Paulo (USP)
University of Toyama, Japan
University of Virginia, USA

Center leaflet (pdf):

Center for Research on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling

First genetic sequencing of Brazilian pit viper is completed

In an article published in PNAS, researchers at CeTICS describe the genome of Bothrops jararaca and suggest the origin of genes responsible for toxins in its venom.

Molecule with potential to treat multiple sclerosis and asthma passes toxicology testing in zebrafish

Study conducted at CeTICS shows that anti-inflammatory peptide TnP could lead to drug development.

Freshwater stingray venom varies according to sex and age

A study by the FAPESP-funded Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center shows that toxins produced by young female stingrays cause more pain, whereas toxins produced by adult stingrays cause tissue necrosis.

Ointment to counter the effects of brown recluse spider bites is tested on humans

Brazil reports more than 7,000 cases a year of poisoning as a result of the bite of the brown recluse spider; there are also reports of occurrences in Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Patterns of expression identified in proteins secreted by human melanoma cells

Study by scientists at the Center on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling (CeTICS) paves the way for the identification of new cancer markers.

Substance produced by blowfly maggots can heal chronic wounds

Study conducted at the Center for Research on Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling identifies, sequences and describes the structure of sarconesin, a peptide that eliminates various types of bacteria.

Molecular biology highlighted at FAPESP Week Montevideo

Researchers from Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil presented results of research on cellular and bacterial signaling and virus characterization

A venomous fish has a molecule with potential activity against multiple sclerosis

Researchers who developed a toadfish venom antiserum have discovered that the venom contains a peptide that has anti-inflammatory activity and may be used to treat multiple sclerosis