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Open Biol ; 10(9): 200209, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898469

RESUMO

Coronavirus E protein is a small membrane protein found in the virus envelope. Different coronavirus E proteins share striking biochemical and functional similarities, but sequence conservation is limited. In this report, we studied the E protein topology from the new SARS-CoV-2 virus both in microsomal membranes and in mammalian cells. Experimental data reveal that E protein is a single-spanning membrane protein with the N-terminus being translocated across the membrane, while the C-terminus is exposed to the cytoplasmic side (Ntlum/Ctcyt). The defined membrane protein topology of SARS-CoV-2 E protein may provide a useful framework to understand its interaction with other viral and host components and contribute to establish the basis to tackle the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Eucariotos/metabolismo , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Eucariotos/citologia , Humanos , Microssomos/metabolismo , Mutação , Pandemias , Filogenia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteínas Recombinantes/biossíntese , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Alinhamento de Sequência , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/química , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/classificação , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/genética
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In Vivo ; 34(5): 3023-3026, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871846

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). One drug that has attracted interest is the antiparasitic compound ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone derived from the bacterium Streptomyces avermitilis. We carried out a docking study to determine if ivermectin might be able to attach to the SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain bound with ACE2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the program AutoDock Vina Extended to perform the docking study. RESULTS: Ivermectin docked in the region of leucine 91 of the spike and histidine 378 of the ACE2 receptor. The binding energy of ivermectin to the spike-ACE2 complex was -18 kcal/mol and binding constant was 5.8 e-08. CONCLUSION: The ivermectin docking we identified may interfere with the attachment of the spike to the human cell membrane. Clinical trials now underway should determine whether ivermectin is an effective treatment for SARS-Cov2 infection.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Ivermectina/química , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/química , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Betacoronavirus/química , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Sítios de Ligação/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos , Histidina/química , Humanos , Ivermectina/uso terapêutico , Leucina/química , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/efeitos dos fármacos , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Streptomyces/química
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3825, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732874

RESUMO

The malaria parasite interfaces with its host erythrocyte (RBC) using a unique organelle, the parasitophorous vacuole (PV). The mechanism(s) are obscure by which its limiting membrane, the parasitophorous vacuolar membrane (PVM), collaborates with the parasite plasma membrane (PPM) to support the transport of proteins, lipids, nutrients, and metabolites between the cytoplasm of the parasite and the cytoplasm of the RBC. Here, we demonstrate that the PV has structure characterized by micrometer-sized regions of especially close apposition between the PVM and the PPM. To determine if these contact sites are involved in any sort of transport, we localize the PVM nutrient-permeable and protein export channel EXP2, as well as the PPM lipid transporter PfNCR1. We find that EXP2 is excluded from, but PfNCR1 is included within these regions of close apposition. We conclude that the host-parasite interface is structured to segregate those transporters of hydrophilic and hydrophobic substrates.


Assuntos
Lipídeos , Malária Falciparum/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Plasmodium falciparum/metabolismo , Proteínas de Protozoários/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Citoplasma/parasitologia , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Eritrócitos/parasitologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Parasita , Humanos , Membranas Intracelulares/metabolismo , Membranas Intracelulares/parasitologia , Malária Falciparum/parasitologia , Plasmodium falciparum/fisiologia , Transporte Proteico , Vacúolos/metabolismo , Vacúolos/parasitologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3802, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732903

RESUMO

The Sec translocon moves proteins across lipid bilayers in all cells. The Sec channel enables passage of unfolded proteins through the bacterial plasma membrane, driven by the cytosolic ATPase SecA. Whether SecA generates mechanical force to overcome barriers to translocation posed by structured substrate proteins is unknown. Here, we kinetically dissect Sec-dependent translocation by monitoring translocation of a folded substrate protein with tunable stability at high time resolution. We find that substrate unfolding constitutes the rate-limiting step during translocation. Using single-molecule force spectroscopy, we also define the response of the protein to mechanical force. Relating the kinetic and force measurements reveals that SecA generates at least 10 piconewtons of mechanical force to actively unfold translocating proteins, comparable to cellular unfoldases. Combining biochemical and single-molecule measurements thus allows us to define how the SecA motor ensures efficient and robust export of proteins that contain stable structure.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Desdobramento de Proteína , Canais de Translocação SEC/metabolismo , Proteínas SecA/metabolismo , Estresse Mecânico , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Bicamadas Lipídicas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Metotrexato/metabolismo , NADP/metabolismo , Transporte Proteico , Proteínas SecA/genética , Tetra-Hidrofolato Desidrogenase/metabolismo
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(8): e1007962, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776920

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Curvature is a fundamental morphological descriptor of cellular membranes. Cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) is particularly well-suited to visualize and analyze membrane morphology in a close-to-native state and molecular resolution. However, current curvature estimation methods cannot be applied directly to membrane segmentations in cryo-ET, as these methods cannot cope with some of the artifacts introduced during image acquisition and membrane segmentation, such as quantization noise and open borders. Here, we developed and implemented a Python package for membrane curvature estimation from tomogram segmentations, which we named PyCurv. From a membrane segmentation, a signed surface (triangle mesh) is first extracted. The triangle mesh is then represented by a graph, which facilitates finding neighboring triangles and the calculation of geodesic distances necessary for local curvature estimation. PyCurv estimates curvature based on tensor voting. Beside curvatures, this algorithm also provides robust estimations of surface normals and principal directions. We tested PyCurv and three well-established methods on benchmark surfaces and biological data. This revealed the superior performance of PyCurv not only for cryo-ET, but also for data generated by other techniques such as light microscopy and magnetic resonance imaging. Altogether, PyCurv is a versatile open-source software to reliably estimate curvature of membranes and other surfaces in a wide variety of applications.


Assuntos
Membrana Celular/fisiologia , Microscopia Crioeletrônica/métodos , Imageamento Tridimensional/métodos , Software , Algoritmos , Animais , Células HeLa , Humanos , Camundongos , Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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Phys Rev Lett ; 125(6): 068101, 2020 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32845697

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Shape, dynamics, and viscoelastic properties of eukaryotic cells are primarily governed by a thin, reversibly cross-linked actomyosin cortex located directly beneath the plasma membrane. We obtain time-dependent rheological responses of fibroblasts and MDCK II cells from deformation-relaxation curves using an atomic force microscope to access the dependence of cortex fluidity on prestress. We introduce a viscoelastic model that treats the cell as a composite shell and assumes that relaxation of the cortex follows a power law giving access to cortical prestress, area-compressibility modulus, and the power law exponent (fluidity). Cortex fluidity is modulated by interfering with myosin activity. We find that the power law exponent of the cell cortex decreases with increasing intrinsic prestress and area-compressibility modulus, in accordance with previous finding for isolated actin networks subject to external stress. Extrapolation to zero tension returns the theoretically predicted power law exponent for transiently cross-linked polymer networks. In contrast to the widely used Hertzian mechanics, our model provides viscoelastic parameters independent of indenter geometry and compression velocity.


Assuntos
Actinas/química , Fibroblastos/química , Fibroblastos/citologia , Modelos Biológicos , Actinas/fisiologia , Animais , Fenômenos Biomecânicos , Linhagem Celular , Membrana Celular/química , Membrana Celular/fisiologia , Força Compressiva , Cães , Elasticidade , Microscopia de Força Atômica , Miosinas/química , Miosinas/fisiologia , Reologia/métodos , Viscosidade
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Phys Rev Lett ; 125(7): 078102, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32857533

RESUMO

Diffusion-mediated surface phenomena are crucial for human life and industry, with examples ranging from oxygen capture by lung alveolar surface to heterogeneous catalysis, gene regulation, membrane permeation, and filtration processes. Their current description via diffusion equations with mixed boundary conditions is limited to simple surface reactions with infinite or constant reactivity. In this Letter, we propose a probabilistic approach based on the concept of boundary local time to investigate the intricate dynamics of diffusing particles near a reactive surface. Reformulating surface-particle interactions in terms of stopping conditions, we obtain in a unified way major diffusion-reaction characteristics such as the propagator, the survival probability, the first-passage time distribution, and the reaction rate. This general formalism allows us to describe new surface reaction mechanisms such as for instance surface reactivity depending on the number of encounters with the diffusing particle that can model the effects of catalyst fooling or membrane degradation. The disentanglement of the geometric structure of the medium from surface reactivity opens far-reaching perspectives for modeling, optimization, and control of diffusion-mediated surface phenomena.


Assuntos
Modelos Biológicos , Modelos Químicos , Membrana Celular/química , DNA/química , Difusão , Proteínas/química , Propriedades de Superfície , Termodinâmica
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110904, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800239

RESUMO

Cation diffusion facilitators (CDFs) play central roles in metal homeostasis and tolerance in plants, but the specific functions of Camellia sinensis CDF-encoding genes and the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Previously, transcriptome sequencing results in our lab indicated that the expression of CsMTP8.2 in tea plant shoots was down-regulated exposed to excessive amount of Mn2+ conditions. To elucidate the possible mechanisms involved, we systematically identified 13 C. sinensis CsMTP genes from three subfamilies and characterized their phylogeny, structures, and the features of the encoded proteins. The transcription of CsMTP genes was differentially regulated in C. sinensis shoots and roots in responses to high concentrations of Mn, Zn, Fe, and Al. Differences in the cis-acting regulatory elements in the CsMTP8.1 and CsMTP8.2 promoters suggested the expression of these two genes may be differentially regulated. Transient expression analysis indicated that CsMTP8.2 was localized to the plasma membrane in tobacco and onion epidermal cells. Moreover, when heterologously expressed in yeast, CsMTP8.2 conferred tolerance to Ni and Mn but not to Zn. Additionally, heterologous expression of CsMTP8.2 in Arabidopsis thaliana revealed that CsMTP8.2 positively regulated the response to manganese toxicity by decreasing the accumulation of Mn in plants. However, there was no difference in the accumulation of other metals, including Cu, Fe, and Zn. These results suggest that CsMTP8.2 is a Mn-specific transporter that contributes to the efflux of excess Mn2+ from plant cells.


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Camellia sinensis/genética , Manganês/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Manganês/metabolismo , Filogenia , Células Vegetais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Brotos de Planta/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Chá
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Nature ; 584(7821): 479-483, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788728

RESUMO

Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) resides in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria where it is responsible for barrier function1,2. LPS can cause death as a result of septic shock, and its lipid A core is the target of polymyxin antibiotics3,4. Despite the clinical importance of polymyxins and the emergence of multidrug resistant strains5, our understanding of the bacterial factors that regulate LPS biogenesis is incomplete. Here we characterize the inner membrane protein PbgA and report that its depletion attenuates the virulence of Escherichia coli by reducing levels of LPS and outer membrane integrity. In contrast to previous claims that PbgA functions as a cardiolipin transporter6-9, our structural analyses and physiological studies identify a lipid A-binding motif along the periplasmic leaflet of the inner membrane. Synthetic PbgA-derived peptides selectively bind to LPS in vitro and inhibit the growth of diverse Gram-negative bacteria, including polymyxin-resistant strains. Proteomic, genetic and pharmacological experiments uncover a model in which direct periplasmic sensing of LPS by PbgA coordinates the biosynthesis of lipid A by regulating the stability of LpxC, a key cytoplasmic biosynthetic enzyme10-12. In summary, we find that PbgA has an unexpected but essential role in the regulation of LPS biogenesis, presents a new structural basis for the selective recognition of lipids, and provides opportunities for future antibiotic discovery.


Assuntos
Membrana Celular/química , Escherichia coli/química , Escherichia coli/patogenicidade , Lipopolissacarídeos/química , Lipopolissacarídeos/metabolismo , Amidoidrolases/química , Amidoidrolases/metabolismo , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Membrana Externa Bacteriana/química , Membrana Externa Bacteriana/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Estabilidade Enzimática , Escherichia coli/citologia , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Genes Essenciais , Hidrolases/química , Hidrolases/metabolismo , Lipídeo A/química , Lipídeo A/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/biossíntese , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Viabilidade Microbiana/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Moleculares , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/química , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/farmacologia , Periplasma/química , Periplasma/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Virulência
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Khirurgiia (Mosk) ; (7): 12-17, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32736458

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of membrane protective effect in intestine and liver cells for the effectiveness of minimally invasive surgery for acute peritonitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with acute peritonitis undergoing laparoscopic (n=60) and open (n=50) surgery are analyzed. Functional characteristics of liver and bowel, disorders of homeostasis were evaluated in early postoperative period. RESULTS: Reduced negative impact of surgical aggression on the state of liver and intestine is essential to improve treatment outcomes in patients with acute peritonitis undergoing minimally invasive surgery. Fast recovery of intestine inevitably results reduced release of endotoxins while restoration of liver function is associated with rapid elimination of these toxins. These processes prevent severe intoxication and facilitate accelerated recovery. Functional restoration of liver and bowel is associated with reduced oxidative stress during laparoscopic operations. It is also important because peritonitis causes activation of free-radical processes per se. Therefore, an additional source of oxidative phenomena is extremely undesirable in these cases. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic surgery for acute peritonitis minimizes surgical aggression and is associated with more favorable recovery of liver and bowel function. Undoubtedly, these findings should be considered to choose surgical approach in this severe category of patients.


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Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Minimamente Invasivos/efeitos adversos , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Minimamente Invasivos/métodos , Peritonite/cirurgia , Doença Aguda , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/patologia , Membrana Celular/fisiologia , Humanos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Intestinos/patologia , Intestinos/fisiopatologia , Laparoscopia/efeitos adversos , Laparotomia/efeitos adversos , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Fígado/fisiopatologia , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Peritonite/metabolismo , Peritonite/fisiopatologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/prevenção & controle , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica , Toxinas Biológicas/biossíntese , Toxinas Biológicas/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0233252, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32701962

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Phthiocerol dimycocerosates (PDIMs) are a class of mycobacterial lipids that promote virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium marinum. It has recently been shown that PDIMs work in concert with the M. tuberculosis Type VII secretion system ESX-1 to permeabilize the phagosomal membranes of infected macrophages. As the zebrafish-M. marinum model of infection has revealed the critical role of PDIM at the host-pathogen interface, we set to determine if PDIMs contributed to phagosomal permeabilization in M. marinum. Using an ΔmmpL7 mutant defective in PDIM transport, we find the PDIM-ESX-1 interaction to be conserved in an M. marinum macrophage infection model. However, we find PDIM and ESX-1 mutants differ in their degree of defect, with the PDIM mutant retaining more membrane damaging activity. Using an in vitro hemolysis assay-a common surrogate for cytolytic activity, we find that PDIM and ESX-1 differ in their contributions: the ESX-1 mutant loses hemolytic activity while PDIM retains it. Our observations confirm the involvement of PDIMs in phagosomal permeabilization in M. marinum infection and suggest that PDIM enhances the membrane disrupting activity of pathogenic mycobacteria and indicates that the role they play in damaging phagosomal and red blood cell membranes may differ.


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Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Lipídeos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/citologia , Mycobacterium marinum/metabolismo , Fagossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Mycobacterium marinum/fisiologia , Permeabilidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Fagossomos/metabolismo
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Gene ; 759: 144987, 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32712065

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BACKGROUND: The immune response is influenced by the administration of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) are affected by PUFA. The combination of evening primrose/hemp seed oil (EPO/HSO) has essential fatty acids (EFAs) for human optimal health due to the favorable ratio of omega-6/omega-3 and antioxidantal properties. The study was conducted to evaluate the effects of EPO/HSO on improving the membrane fatty acids composition of spleen and blood cells and immunologic factors in compared to rapamycin (RAPA) in the EAE model. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Chronic-EAE was induced by induction of MOG in C57BL/6J mice (female, age: 6-8 weeks, weight 18-21). Mice were assigned to 5 groups (6/group) to evaluate the therapeutic effects of EPO/HSO supplement in comparison with rapamycin: A group; EPO/HSO + RAPA, B group; RAPA, C group; EPO/HSO. Results were compared to two control groups (EAE and naive). The fatty acid profile of the spleen and blood cell membrane was evaluated. Real-time-polymerase chain reaction was used for the evaluate the genes expression levels of interleukin (IL) -4, IL-5, and IL-13 in lymphocytes. Also, IL-4 of serum was evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). RESULTS: Our findings indicated that EPO/HSO therapy significantly increased the percentage of essential fatty acids in cell membrane of the spleen and blood. The relative expression of IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13 genes in lymphocytes and serum level of IL-4 was significantly increased in the HSO/EPO treated group versus other groups. CONCLUSION: These results point to potential therapeutic effects on the repair of the structure of cell membranes and suppression of inflammation by EPO/HSO in EAE.


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Antioxidantes/uso terapêutico , Encefalomielite Autoimune Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Ácidos Graxos Essenciais/metabolismo , Fatores Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Interleucinas/metabolismo , Óleos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Sirolimo/uso terapêutico , Animais , Antioxidantes/administração & dosagem , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Cannabis/química , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Suplementos Nutricionais , Combinação de Medicamentos , Feminino , Fatores Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Fatores Imunológicos/farmacologia , Lipídeos de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Óleos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Primula/química , Sirolimo/administração & dosagem
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Am J Physiol Cell Physiol ; 319(3): C500-C509, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687406

RESUMO

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), an enveloped virus with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome, facilitates the host cell entry through intricate interactions with proteins and lipids of the cell membrane. The detailed molecular mechanism involves binding to the host cell receptor and fusion at the plasma membrane or after being trafficked to late endosomes under favorable environmental conditions. A crucial event in the process is the proteolytic cleavage of the viral spike protein by the host's endogenous proteases that releases the fusion peptide enabling fusion with the host cellular membrane system. The present review details the mechanism of viral fusion with the host and highlights the therapeutic options that prevent SARS-CoV-2 entry in humans.


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Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Proteínas Virais de Fusão/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/virologia , Humanos , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteases/farmacologia , Inibidores de Proteases/uso terapêutico , Ligação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ligação Proteica/fisiologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/antagonistas & inibidores , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais de Fusão/efeitos dos fármacos
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(29): 17381-17388, 2020 07 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32632018

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Adiponectin (Acrp30) is an adipokine associated with protection from cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, and inflammation. Although its effects are conventionally attributed to binding Adipor1/2 and T-cadherin, its abundance in circulation, role in ceramide metabolism, and homology to C1q suggest an overlooked role as a lipid-binding protein, possibly generalizable to other C1q/TNF-related proteins (CTRPs) and C1q family members. To investigate this, adiponectin, representative family members, and variants were expressed in Expi293 cells and tested for binding to lipids in liposomes using density centrifugation. Binding to physiological lipids were also analyzed using gradient ultracentrifugation, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and shotgun lipidomics. Interestingly, adiponectin selectively bound several anionic phospholipids and sphingolipids, including phosphatidylserine, ceramide-1-phosphate, glucosylceramide, and sulfatide, via the C1q domain in an oligomerization-dependent fashion. Binding to lipids was observed in liposomes, low-density lipoproteins, cell membranes, and plasma. Other CTRPs and C1q family members (Cbln1, CTRP1, CTRP5, and CTRP13) also bound similar lipids. These findings suggest that adiponectin and CTRPs function not only as hormones, but also as lipid opsonins, as may other C1q family proteins.


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Adiponectina/metabolismo , Complemento C1q/metabolismo , Fosfolipídeos/metabolismo , Esfingolipídeos/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo , Adipocinas/metabolismo , Adiponectina/genética , Animais , Ânions , Membrana Celular , LDL-Colesterol , Humanos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Lipidômica , Lipoproteínas/metabolismo , Lipossomos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Proteínas Opsonizantes/metabolismo , Plasma
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(29): 17369-17380, 2020 07 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32641503

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Voltage-gated L-type Ca2+ channel (Cav1.2) blockers (LCCBs) are major drugs for treating hypertension, the preeminent risk factor for heart failure. Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) remodeling is a pathological hallmark of chronic hypertension. VSMC remodeling is characterized by molecular rewiring of the cellular Ca2+ signaling machinery, including down-regulation of Cav1.2 channels and up-regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stromal-interacting molecule (STIM) Ca2+ sensor proteins and the plasma membrane ORAI Ca2+ channels. STIM/ORAI proteins mediate store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) and drive fibro-proliferative gene programs during cardiovascular remodeling. SOCE is activated by agonists that induce depletion of ER Ca2+, causing STIM to activate ORAI. Here, we show that the three major classes of LCCBs activate STIM/ORAI-mediated Ca2+ entry in VSMCs. LCCBs act on the STIM N terminus to cause STIM relocalization to junctions and subsequent ORAI activation in a Cav1.2-independent and store depletion-independent manner. LCCB-induced promotion of VSMC remodeling requires STIM1, which is up-regulated in VSMCs from hypertensive rats. Epidemiology showed that LCCBs are more associated with heart failure than other antihypertensive drugs in patients. Our findings unravel a mechanism of LCCBs action on Ca2+ signaling and demonstrate that LCCBs promote vascular remodeling through STIM-mediated activation of ORAI. Our data indicate caution against the use of LCCBs in elderly patients or patients with advanced hypertension and/or onset of cardiovascular remodeling, where levels of STIM and ORAI are elevated.


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Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/metabolismo , Hipertensão/metabolismo , Molécula 1 de Interação Estromal/metabolismo , Molécula 2 de Interação Estromal/metabolismo , Moléculas de Interação Estromal/metabolismo , Remodelação Vascular/fisiologia , Animais , Anti-Hipertensivos/farmacologia , Cálcio/metabolismo , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Células HEK293 , Insuficiência Cardíaca , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Miócitos de Músculo Liso , Proteínas de Neoplasias , Proteína ORAI1/genética , Ratos , Molécula 1 de Interação Estromal/genética , Molécula 2 de Interação Estromal/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3516, 2020 07 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32665580

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It is unclear whether the establishment of apical-basal cell polarity during the generation of epithelial lumens requires molecules acting at the plasma membrane/actin interface. Here, we show that the I-BAR-containing IRSp53 protein controls lumen formation and the positioning of the polarity determinants aPKC and podocalyxin. Molecularly, IRSp53 acts by regulating the localization and activity of the small GTPase RAB35, and by interacting with the actin capping protein EPS8. Using correlative light and electron microscopy, we further show that IRSp53 ensures the shape and continuity of the opposing plasma membrane of two daughter cells, leading to the formation of a single apical lumen. Genetic removal of IRSp53 results in abnormal renal tubulogenesis, with altered tubular polarity and architectural organization. Thus, IRSp53 acts as a membrane curvature-sensing platform for the assembly of multi-protein complexes that control the trafficking of apical determinants and the integrity of the luminal plasma membrane.


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Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Polaridade Celular/genética , Polaridade Celular/fisiologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Morfogênese/genética , Morfogênese/fisiologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Transporte Proteico/genética , Transporte Proteico/fisiologia , Sialoglicoproteínas/genética , Sialoglicoproteínas/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4091-4104, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606666

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Introduction: Humans are intentionally exposed to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) where they are used in variety of biomedical applications as imaging and drug delivery agents as well as diagnostic and therapeutic agents currently in clinic and in a variety of upcoming clinical trials. Consequently, it is critical that we gain a better understanding of how physiochemical properties such as size, shape, and surface chemistry drive cellular uptake and AuNP toxicity in vivo. Understanding and being able to manipulate these physiochemical properties will allow for the production of safer and more efficacious use of AuNPs in biomedical applications. Methods and Materials: Here, AuNPs of three sizes, 5 nm, 10 nm, and 20 nm, were coated with a lipid bilayer composed of sodium oleate, hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, and hexanethiol. To understand how the physical features of AuNPs influence uptake through cellular membranes, sum frequency generation (SFG) was utilized to assess the interactions of the AuNPs with a biomimetic lipid monolayer composed of a deuterated phospholipid 1.2-dipalmitoyl-d62-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (dDPPC). Results and Discussion: SFG measurements showed that 5 nm and 10 nm AuNPs are able to phase into the lipid monolayer with very little energetic cost, whereas, the 20 nm AuNPs warped the membrane conforming it to the curvature of hybrid lipid-coated AuNPs. Toxicity of the AuNPs were assessed in vivo to determine how AuNP curvature and uptake influence cell health. In contrast, in vivo toxicity tested in embryonic zebrafish showed rapid toxicity of the 5 nm AuNPs, with significant 24 hpf mortality occurring at concentrations ≥20 mg/L, whereas the 10 nm and 20 nm AuNPs showed no significant mortality throughout the five-day experiment. Conclusion: By combining information from membrane models using SFG spectroscopy with in vivo toxicity studies, a better mechanistic understanding of how nanoparticles (NPs) interact with membranes is developed to understand how the physiochemical features of AuNPs drive nanoparticle-membrane interactions, cellular uptake, and toxicity.


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Membrana Celular/química , Ouro/toxicidade , Lipídeos/química , Membranas Artificiais , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Tamanho da Partícula , Testes de Toxicidade , Animais , Embrião não Mamífero/anormalidades , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Espectrofotometria Ultravioleta , Análise Espectral , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4125-4138, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606668

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Purpose: To investigate the effect and mechanism of macrophage membrane-coated nanoparticles (M-NPs) on hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/RI) caused by orthotopic liver transplantation. In addition, the advantages of TLR4+/M-NPs compared to M-NPs are discussed. Materials and Methods: We prepared biomimetic M-NPs and identified their characteristics. M-NPs were injected into an SD rat model of orthotopic liver transplantation, and the anti-inflammatory and anti-I/RI activities of M-NPs were studied in vivo and in vitro. In addition, we overexpressed macrophage membrane Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in vitro and prepared TLR4+/M-NPs. Then, we assessed the characteristics and advantages of TLR4+/M-NPs. Results: The M-NPs neutralized endotoxin, inhibited the overactivation of Kupffer cells (KCs) and suppressed the secretion of inflammatory factors by inhibiting the endotoxin-mediated TLR4/MyD88/IRAK1/NF-κB signaling pathway. In an orthotopic liver transplantation model in SD rats, M-NPs showed significant therapeutic efficacy by neutralizing endotoxin and suppressing the secretion of inflammatory factors. Moreover, overexpression of TLR4 on the macrophage membrane by using a TLR4+-plasmid in vitro effectively reduced the amount of M-NPs needed to neutralize an equivalent dose of endotoxin, reducing the potential risks of NP overuse. Conclusion: This study indicates that M-NPs can effectively alleviate I/RI induced by liver transplantation.


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Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Endotoxinas/metabolismo , Transplante de Fígado/efeitos adversos , Fígado/irrigação sanguínea , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/etiologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/terapia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Fluorescência , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Células RAW 264.7 , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/metabolismo
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