Prof. Dr. Anselmo Sigari Moriscot


Research Interests

Muscle Plasticity


The aim is to understand skeletal and cardiac muscle plasticity focusing on intracellular pathways such as calcineurin and mTOR. The group uses models of disuse, overload and hormonal action, such as thyroid hormone. They are also interested in understanding muscle specific genes are regulated.

Main publications 

  •  Verzola RM, Mesquita RA, Peviani S, Ramos OH, Moriscot AS, Perez SE, Selistre-de-Araujo HS. Early remodeling of rat cardiac muscle induced by swimming training. Braz J Med Biol Res., v. 39, p. 621-7, 2006.
  • Miyabara EH, Baptista IL, Lomonte B, Selistre-de-Araujo HS, Gutierrez JM, Moriscot AS. Effect of calcineurin inhibitors on myotoxic activity of crotoxin and Bothrops asper phospholipase A(2) myotoxins in vivo and in vitro. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol., v. 143, p. 284-94, 2006.
  • Kihara AH, Mantovani de Castro L, Moriscot AS, Hamassaki DE. Prolonged dark adaptation changes connexin expression in the mouse retina. J Neurosci Res. v. 39, p. 243-51, 2006.
  • Aoki MS, Miyabara EH, Soares AG, Salvini TF, Moriscot AS. Cyclosporin-A does not affect skeletal muscle mass during disuse and recovery. Braz J Med Biol Res. 39(2):243-51, 2006.
  • Aoki MS, Miyabara EH, Soares AG, Saito ET, Moriscot AS. mTOR pathway inhibition attenuates skeletal muscle growth induced by stretching.Cell Tissue Res. 324(1):149-56, 2006.
  • Gomes AR, Soares AG, Peviani S, Nascimento RB, Moriscot AS, Salvini TF. The effect of 30 minutes of passive stretch of the rat soleus muscle on the myogenic differentiation, myostatin, and atrogin-1 gene expressions. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 87(2): 241-6, 2006
  • Miyabara EH, Martin JL, Griffin TM, Moriscot AS, Mestril R. Overexpression of inducible 70-kDa heat shock protein in mouse attenuates skeletal muscle damage induced by cryolesioning. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 290(4):C1128-38, 2006.
  • Miyabara, E. H.; Aoki, M. S.; Moriscot, AS. Cyclosporin A preferentially attenuates skeletal slow-twitch muscle regeneration. In: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Ribeirão Preto, v. 38, p. 559-563, 2005.
  • Miyabara, Elen Haruka; Aoki, Marcelo Saldanha; Soares, Antonio G.; Saltao, Rodrigo M.; Vilicev, Cassio M.; Passarelli, Marisa; Scanlan, Thomas S.; Gouveia, Cecília Helena de Azevedo; Moriscot, AS. Thyroid hormone receptor- ‘beta’-selective agonist GC-24 spares skeletal muscle type I to II fiber shift. In: Cell and Tissue Research. Belin, v. 321, p. 233-241, 2005.
  • Miyabara, Elen H.; Aoki, Marcelo Saldanha; Soares, Antonio G.; Moriscot, AS. Expression of tropism-related genes in regenerating skeletal muscle of rats treated cyclosporin-A. In: Cell Tissue and Research. Berlin, v. 319, p. 479-489, 2005.
  • Kihara, Alexandre Hiroaki; Moriscot, AS; Ferreira, Paula Juliana; Hamassaki-Britto, DE. Protecting RNA in fixed tissue : An alternative methods for LCM users. Amsterdam, 2005. p. 103-107. In: Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Amsterdam, v. 148, p. 103-107, 2005.
  • Gloss, Bernd; Giannocco, Gisele; Swanson, Eric A.; Moriscot, AS;Chiellini, Grazia; Scanalan, Thomas; Baxter, John D.; Dillmann, Wolfgang H.Different configurations of specific thyroid hormone response elements mediate opposite effects of thyroid hormone and GC-1 on gene expression. Baltimore. In: Endocrinology. Baltimore, v. 146, n. 11, p. 4926-4933,2005.
  • Freitas, Fatima Rodrigues Sousa e; Capelo, Luciane P.; O’Shea, Patrick J.; Jorgetti, Vanda; Moriscot, AS; Scanalan, Thomas S.; Williams,Graham R.; Zorn, Telma Maria Tenório; Gouveia, Cecília Helena de Azevedo. Thethyroid hormone receptor ‘beta’-specific agonist GC-1 selectively affects the bone development of hypothyroid rats. New York. In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. New York, v. 20, n. 2, p. 294-304, 2005.
  • Aoki MS, Lima WP, Miyabara EH, Gouveia CH, Moriscot AS. Deleteriuos effects of immobilization upon rat skeletal muscle: role of creatine.supplementation. Clin Nutr., 23 (5) 1176-83, 2004.
  • Christoffolete MA, Moriscot AS. Hypercaloric cafeteria-like diet induced UCP3 gene expression in skeletal muscle is impaired by hypothyroidism.. Braz J Med Biol Res., 37(6):923-7, 2004.
  • Miyabara EH, Tostes RC, Selistre-de-Araujo HS, Aoki MS, Moriscot AS. Role of nitric oxide in myotoxic activity induced by crotoxin in vivo. Toxicon., 15;43(4):425-32, 2004.
  • Miyabara EH, Tostes RC, Selistre de Araujo HS, Aoki MS, Salvini TF, Moriscot AS. Cyclosporin A attenuates skeletal muscle damage induced by crotoxin in rats. Toxicon., 43(1):35-42, 2004.
  • Ferreira PJ, L’Abbate C, Abrahamsohn PA, Gouveia CA, Moriscot AS.Temporal and topographic ultrastructural alterations of rat heart myofibrils caused by thyroid hormone. Microsc Res Tech., 1;62(5):451-9, 2003.
  • Freitas FR, Moriscot AS, Jorgetti V, Soares AG, Passarelli M, Scanlan TS, Brent GA, Bianco AC, Gouveia CH Spared bone mass in rats treated with thyroid hormone receptor TR beta-selective compound GC-1. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab., 285(5), 2003.
  • Vianna CR, Hagen T, Zhang CY, Bachman E, Boss O, Gereben B, Moriscot AS, Lowell BB, Bicudo JE, Bianco AC. Cloning and functional characterization of an uncoupling protein homolog in hummingbirds. Physiol Genomics., 02;5(3):137-45, 2001.