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J Agric Food Chem ; 69(32): 9451-9460, 2021 Aug 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34372660

RESUMO

Lead (Pb) is a common toxic heavy metal pollutant in the environment that seriously endangers the health of animals. The liver is a key target organ affected by Pb toxicity. Plant extracts allicin and quercetin have a strong antioxidant capacity that can promote the excretion of heavy metals by improving the body's antioxidant defense and chelating heavy metal ions. To explore the preventive and therapeutic effects of allicin and quercetin on Pb poisoning in chickens, 96 chickens were randomly divided into eight groups: control, Pb, allicin, quercetin, allicin + quercetin, Pb + allicin, Pb + quercetin, and Pb + allicin + quercetin groups. The chickens were given feed containing the above treatments for 90 days. The results indicated that Pb can affect the growth and development of the liver, damage the circulatory system, destroy the structure of mitochondria and nuclei in liver cells, cause an imbalance in the oxidation system, inhibit PI3K protein, and activate the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway. Allicin and quercetin, alone or in combination, can improve the antioxidant capacity of the liver and alleviate liver tissue damage caused by Pb. In summary, allicin and quercetin could alleviate oxidative damage and apoptosis in the Pb-poisoned chicken liver through the PI3K signaling pathway, with stronger effects achieved by their combination.


Assuntos
Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas , Quercetina , Animais , Galinhas , Dissulfetos , Chumbo/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Ácidos Sulfínicos
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Biomolecules ; 11(7)2021 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34356602

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd) is a potential pathogenic factor in the nervous system associated with various neurodegenerative disorders. Puerarin (Pur) is an isoflavone purified from the Chinese medical herb, kudzu root, and exhibits antioxidant and antiapoptotic properties in the brain. In this study, the detailed mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective potential of Pur against Cd-induced neuronal injury was evaluated for the first time in vivo in a rat model and in vitro using primary rat cerebral cortical neurons. The results of the in vivo experiments showed that Pur ameliorated Cd-induced neuronal injury, reduced Cd levels in the cerebral cortices, and stimulated Cd excretion in Cd-treated rats. We also observed that the administration of Pur rescued Cd-induced oxidative stress, and attenuated Cd-induced apoptosis by concomitantly suppressing both the Fas/FasL and mitochondrial pathways in the cerebral cortical neurons of rats both in vivo and in vitro. Our results demonstrate that Pur exerted its neuroprotective effects by stimulating Cd excretion, ameliorating Cd-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in rat cerebral cortical neurons.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio , Córtex Cerebral , Isoflavonas/farmacologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Cádmio/farmacocinética , Cádmio/toxicidade , Córtex Cerebral/lesões , Córtex Cerebral/metabolismo , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Differentiation ; 121: 35-43, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34454349

RESUMO

Osteoclastogenesis is induced by receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), and can be suppressed by osteoprotegerin (OPG). Beclin1 has a dual role in osteoclastogenesis. However, the role of Beclin1-mediated autophagy during OPG-induced inhibition of osteoclastogenesis remains unclear. Here, we found that Beclin1 and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) expression were increased during osteoclastogenesis. OPG (20, 40, and 80 ng/mL) decreased Src and MMP-9 expression, but augmented Beclin1 expression and fluorescence intensity. Similarly, treatment with the autophagy activator rapamycin increased Beclin1 expression during OPG-induced inhibition of osteoclastogenesis. Further, Beclin1 knockdown restored osteoclast numbers by reducing autophagy during OPG-induced inhibition of osteoclastogenesis. These results indicate that Beclin1 has a positive role during OPG-induced inhibition of osteoclastogenesis by regulating autophagy, which might provide a potential basis for osteoclastogenesis.

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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 224: 112620, 2021 Aug 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34392152

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Cadmium (Cd) has been described as a potential inflammatory inducer, while increasing evidence shows that inappropriate inflammation is a contributing factor to kidney injury. Hence, research on Cd-triggered inflammatory response is of great significance for elucidating the mechanism of Cd-induced nephrotoxicity. Bromodomain-containing 4 (BRD4) is an important epigenetic regulator involved in the development of many inflammatory diseases, but its regulatory roles in Cd-triggered inflammatory response remain to be clarified. Here, we found that treatment with Cd in Sprague-Dawley rats (2 mg/kg bw, i.p., 5 consecutive days) and in rat kidney cell line (NRK-52E, 0-10 µM, 12 h) induced the transcription of inflammatory cytokines, which could be reduced by JQ1 (BRD4 inhibitor, 25 mg/kg bw, i.p., 3 consecutive days in vivo; 0.5 µM, 12 h in vitro) or BRD4 small interfering RNA (siRNA, in vitro), suggesting that BRD4 participates in Cd-triggered inflammatory response. Next, our study clarified the roles of BRD4 in Cd-triggered inflammatory response. The inhibition of BRD4 decreased Cd-promoted NF-κB nuclear translocation and activation in vivo and in vitro. Cd increased the acetylation level of RelA K310 and enhanced BRD4 binding to acetylated NF-κB RelA in vivo and in vitro, which were abrogated by inhibiting BRD4. In summary, our study suggests that BRD4 is involved in Cd-triggered transcription of inflammatory cytokines by mediating the activation of NF-κB signaling pathway and increasing itself binding to acetylated NF-κB RelA in rat kidney, therefore, BRD4 could be a potential therapeutic target for Cd-induced renal diseases.

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Environ Pollut ; 284: 117514, 2021 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34261220

RESUMO

Based on the fact that mycotoxins and the food-borne bacteria coexist in the natural environment and pose a significant health hazard to humans and animals, it is important to investigate the immunosuppressive mechanism of ZEA (zearalenone), DON (deoxynivalenol), and their combination in bacterial infections. In this study, we established a mouse model of mycotoxin low-dose exposure combined with Listeria monocytogenes infection and investigated the effects of ZEA, DON and their combination on Th1-mediated anti-intracellular bacterial infection based on CD4+ T cell activation and differentiation using both in vitro and in vivo analyses. The present study showed that both ZEA and DON aggravated Listeria monocytogenes infection in mice and affected the activation of CD4+ T cells and Th1 differentiation, including the effects on costimulatory molecules CD28 and CD152 and on cross-linking of IL-12 and IL-12R, by inhibiting T cell receptor (TCR) signaling. When compared with ZEA, DON was found to have a greater impact on many related indicators. Surprisingly, the combined effects of ZEA and DON did not appear to enhance toxicity compared to treatment with the individual mycotoxins. Our findings more clearly revealed that exposure to low-dose ZEA and DON caused immunosuppression in the body by mechanisms including inhibition of CD4+ T cells activation and reduction of Th1 cell differentiation, thus exacerbating infection of animals by Listeria monocytogenes.


Assuntos
Listeria monocytogenes , Zearalenona , Animais , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos , Diferenciação Celular , Imunidade Celular , Camundongos , Linfócitos T , Tricotecenos
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Cell Biol Toxicol ; 2021 Jul 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34308505

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Mitochondrial-associated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membranes (MAMs) play a key role in several physiological functions, including calcium ion (Ca2+) transfer and autophagy; however, the molecular mechanism controlling this interaction in cadmium (Cd)-induced neurotoxicity is unknown. This study shows that Cd induces alterations in MAMs and mitochondrial Ca2+ levels in PC12 cells and primary neurons. Ablation or silencing of mitofusin 2 (Mfn2) in PC12 cells or primary neurons blocks the colocalization of ER and mitochondria while reducing the efficiency of mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake. Moreover, Mfn2 defects reduce interactions or colocalization between GRP75 and VDAC1. Interestingly, the enhancement of autophagic protein levels, colocalization of LC3 and Lamp2, and GFP-LC3 puncta induced by Cd decreased in Mfn2-/- or Grp75-/- PC12 cells and Mfn2- or Grp75-silenced primary neurons. Notably, the specific Ca2+ uniporter inhibitor RuR blocked both mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake and autophagy induced by Cd. Finally, this study proves that the mechanism by which IP3R-Grp75-VDAC1 tethers in MAMs is associated with the regulation of autophagy by Mfn2 and involves their role in mediating mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake from ER stores. These results give new evidence into the organelle metabolic process by demonstrating that Ca2+ transport between ER-mitochondria is important in autophagosome formation in Cd-induced neurodegeneration.

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Metallomics ; 13(7)2021 07 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34185081

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic metal and an environmental pollutant and can cause neurotoxicity by inducing apoptosis. Fas (CD95/Apo-1) is a cell-surface receptor that triggers apoptosis upon ligand binding, mediated through the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway. However, the role and regulatory mechanism of Fas in Cd-induced neuronal apoptosis remain understudied. Here, we demonstrate that activation of caspase-8 and the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway are mechanisms underlying Cd-induced Fas-mediated activation of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in rat cerebral cortical neurons. In vitro, Cd induced apoptosis in primary cortical neurons by activating caspase-8, JNK, and the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway. Fas knockdown enhanced cell viability in the presence of Cd and inhibited apoptosis by blocking Cd-activated Fas, caspase-8, and JNK. Fas knockdown also inhibited the decrease of mitochondrial membrane potential, cleavage of caspase-9/3 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1, and impaired nuclear translocation of apoptosis-inducing factor and endonuclease G. In vivo, Fas knockdown alleviated Cd-induced neuronal injury and inhibited apoptosis, activation of caspase-8, JNK, and mitochondrial apoptotic pathways in rat cerebral cortical neurons. In summary, our results demonstrate that Cd-activated Fas relays apoptotic signals from the cell surface to the mitochondria via caspase-8 and JNK activation in rat cerebral cortical neurons, leading to aggravation of the neuronal injury.

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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 220: 112367, 2021 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34052758

RESUMO

Zearalenone, which is ubiquitous in grains and animal feed, is a mycotoxin that can cause serious damage to animals and humans. Sertoli cells (SCs) can be used to study ZEA male reproductive toxicity in vitro. SCs provide energy for germ cells, where AMPK regulates intracellular energy. In order to explore the regulatory effect of AMPK on ZEA-induced lactate decline, we activated AMPK by AICAR and then inhibited AMPK by Compound C with ZEA-treated SCs for 24 h to detect intracellular lactate production-related indicators. Cell viability in the presence of 20 µmol/L ZEA and either 50 µmol/L AICAR or 5 µmol/L Compound C, respectively, did not damage SCs, and could effectively either activate or inhibit AMPK. Inhibition of AMPK promoted the production of pyruvate and lactate via increased expression of the glycolysis-related genes Pgam1 and the lactate production-related proteins GLUT1, LDHA, and MCT4. Activating AMPK inhibited the production of lactate and pyruvate by suppressing the expression of glycolysis-related genes HK1, Pgam1, and Gpi1 and that of lactate production-related proteins LDHA and MCT4. Zearalenone destroys the energy balance in SCs, activates P-AMPK, which inhibit the production of lactate and pyruvate in SCs. This also leads to the decrease of energy supply of SCs to spermatogenic cells, damages to reproductive system.


Assuntos
Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Estrogênios não Esteroides/toxicidade , Ácido Láctico/metabolismo , Células de Sertoli/efeitos dos fármacos , Zearalenona/toxicidade , Animais , Metabolismo Energético/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicólise/genética , Masculino , Ácido Pirúvico/metabolismo , Ratos , Células de Sertoli/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 214: 112058, 2021 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33714136

RESUMO

Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a nuclear transcription factor of great concern which is widely involved in physiological and pathological processes of the organism, but the role and regulatory mechanism of Nrf2 in kidney exposed to cadmium (Cd) remain largely unknown. Here we demonstrated that Cd exposure induced injury in primary rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells and NRK-52E cell line, which was accompanied by autophagic flux blockade and subsequent accumulation of p62. Cd-activated nucleus translocation of Nrf2 depended on p62, which promoted antioxidant genes transcription, but it failed to against Cd-induced cell injury and ultimately succumbed to Cd toxicity. CDDO Methyl Ester (CDDO-ME) or ML385 treatment aggravated or alleviated rPT cells injury induced by Cd respectively, indicating that Nrf2 nucleus translocation played a negative role during Cd-induced rPT cells injury. Phosphorylation of 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) decreased together with enhanced Nrf2 nucleus translocation in rPT cells exposed to Cd. Dephosphorylation of AMPK induced by Cd were facilitated or restored by CDDO-ME or ML385 treatment, which confirmed AMPK is a downstream factor of Nrf2. Simultaneously, CDDO-ME further enhanced Phosphorylation of mTOR and AKT which increased during Cd exposure. While, Cd-induced phosphorylation of mTOR and AKT were reversed by ML385 treatment. These results illustrated that Cd mediated Nrf2 nucleus translocation depends on p62 accumulation which results from autophagic flux inhibition. The enhanced nucleus translocation of Nrf2 suppresses phosphorylation of AMPK to inactivate AKT/mTOR signaling, and results in rPT cells injury finally.


Assuntos
Cádmio/toxicidade , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Túbulos Renais Proximais/citologia , Túbulos Renais Proximais/metabolismo , Túbulos Renais Proximais/patologia , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fosforilação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Ratos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Toxicol Appl Pharmacol ; 415: 115441, 2021 03 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33556388

RESUMO

The immunotoxicity of zearalenone (ZEA) and deoxynivalenol (DON), two of the most common environmental mycotoxins, has been well investigated. However, due to the complexity of the immune system, especially during bacterial infection, many types of immune cells are involved in invasion resistance and bacterial clearance. Of these, T helper 2 (Th2) cells, which are members of the helper T cell family, assist B cells to activate and differentiate into antibody-secreting cells, participate in humoral immune response, and, ultimately, eliminate pathogens. Thus, it is important to identify the stage at which these toxins affect the immune function, and to clarity the underlying mechanisms. In this study, mice infected with Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) were used to study the effects of ZEA, DON, and ZEA + DON on Th2 differentiation, Interleukin-4 Receptor (IL-4R) expression, costimulatory molecules expression and cytokine secretion after Listeria infection. Naive CD4+ T cells, isolated from mice, were used to verify the in vivo effects and the associated mechanisms. In vivo experiments showed that these toxins aggravated spleen damage after Listeria infection and reduced the differentiation of Th2 cells by affecting the synthesis of IL-4R of CD4+ T cells. In addition, the level of the costimulatory molecule CD154 decreased. Consistent with this, in vitro studies showed that these toxins inhibited the differentiation of mouse naive CD4+ T cell into Th2 subtype and decreased IL-4R levels. In addition, the levels of costimulatory molecules CD154, CD278 and the Th2 cells secrete cytokines IL-4, IL-6, and IL-10 decreased. Based on our in vivo and in vitro experiments, we suggest that ZEA, DON, and ZEA + DON inhibit the expression of costimulatory molecules on CD4+ T cell, and inhibit the IL-4R-mediated Th2 cell differentiation. This may indicate that the body cannot normally resist or clear the pathogen after mycotoxin poisoning.


Assuntos
Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Listeria monocytogenes/patogenicidade , Listeriose/induzido quimicamente , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores de Interleucina-4/metabolismo , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th2/efeitos dos fármacos , Tricotecenos/toxicidade , Zearalenona/toxicidade , Animais , Ligante de CD40/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Proteína Coestimuladora de Linfócitos T Induzíveis/metabolismo , Listeria monocytogenes/imunologia , Listeriose/imunologia , Listeriose/metabolismo , Listeriose/microbiologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Transdução de Sinais , Baço/imunologia , Baço/metabolismo , Baço/microbiologia , Células Th2/imunologia , Células Th2/metabolismo , Células Th2/microbiologia
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Environ Toxicol ; 36(5): 945-957, 2021 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33404196

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd) interferes with the function of the male reproductive system; however, the molecular mechanism is poorly understood. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of puerarin (PU) on Cd-induced testicular lactic acid metabolism disorder. Weaning male Sprague-Dawley rats were pre-fed for 7 days, weighed, and randomly divided into four groups: Control group, CdAc2 group, CdAc2 + PU group, PU group. The results showed that Cd accumulated in the testis, the testicles became congested and shrank, and the testis index decreased in the rats treated in the CdAc2 group. Cadmium exposure reduced the serum concentration of testosterone, and the concentration of lactic acid and pyruvate in the testis. Cd decreased testicular superoxide dismutase activity and total antioxidant capacity, and increased testicular malondialdehyde levels. Cd reduced the level of ATP, glycolytic gene expression, and lactate production-related proteins in the testis. Cd also decreased the expression of 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)/sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) signaling pathway-related proteins in the testis. However, these negative effects were attenuated by PU administration. In summary, Cd reduces the production of lactic acid in the testis of rats, while PU administration restores the production of lactic acid and reduces the toxicity of Cd to the testis of rats.


Assuntos
Cádmio , Testículo , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/genética , Animais , Cádmio/toxicidade , Isoflavonas , Ácido Láctico , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais , Sirtuína 1/genética
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J Cell Mol Med ; 25(2): 937-945, 2021 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33277741

RESUMO

Osteoclastogenesis requires the involvement of transcription factors and degrading enzymes, and is regulated by upstream and downstream signalling. However, c-Fos how regulates osteoclastogenesis through autophagy remain unclear. This study aimed to explore the role of c-Fos during osteoprotegerin (OPG)-mediated suppression of osteoclastogenesis. We found that the number of osteoclasts and the expression of c-Fos, MMP-9, CAⅡ, Src and p62 were decreased after treated with OPG, including attenuation the PI3K/Akt and the TAK1/S6 signalling pathways, but the expression of Beclin1 and LC3Ⅱ were increased. Knockdown of Beclin1 could reverse the expression of c-Fos and MMP-9 by activating the PI3K/Akt signalling pathway, but inhibiting the autophagy and the TAK1/S6 signalling pathway. In addition, inhibition of autophagy using the PI3K inhibitor LY294002 did not rescues OPG-mediated suppression of osteoclastogenesis, but caused reduction of the expression of c-Fos and CAⅡ by attenuating the autophagy, as well as the PI3K/Akt and the TAK1/S6 signalling pathways. Furthermore, continuous activation of c-Fos could reverse OPG-mediated suppression of osteoclastogenesis by activating the autophagy and the PI3K/Akt and the TAK1/S6 signalling pathways. Thus, overexpression of c-Fos could reverse OPG-mediated suppression of osteoclastogenesis via activation of Beclin1-induced autophagy, indicating c-Fos might serve as a new candidate for bone-related basic studies.

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J Hazard Mater ; 405: 124251, 2021 03 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33168313

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Cadmium (Cd), an environmental pollutant, induces osteoporosis by directly destroying bone tissue, but its direct damaging effect on bone cells is not fully illustrated. Here, we treated mouse bone marrow stem cells (BMSC) and bone marrow macrophages (BMM) with Cd, and gave BALB/c mice Cd in water. Long-term Cd exposure significantly inhibited BMSC osteogenesis and osteoclast differentiation in vitro, and induced osteoporosis in vivo. Cd exposure also reduced P2X7 expression dramatically. However, P2X7 deletion significantly inhibited osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation; P2X7 overexpression obviously reduced the suppression effect of Cd on osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation. The suppression of P2X7-PI3K-AKT signaling aggravated the effect of Cd. In mice, short-term Cd exposure did not result in osteoporosis, but bone formation was inhibited, RANKL expression was increased, and osteoclasts were significantly increased in vivo. In vitro, short-term Cd exposure not only increased osteoclast numbers, but also promoted osteoclast adhesion function at late-stage osteoclast differentiation. Cd exposure also reduced P2X7 expression in vivo and in vitro. Our results demonstrate that short-term Cd exposure does not affect osteoblast and osteoclast apoptosis in vivo and in vitro, but long-term Cd exposure significantly increases bone tissue apoptosis. Overall, our results describe a novel mechanism for Cd-induced osteoporosis.


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Cádmio , Osteoporose , Animais , Cádmio/toxicidade , Diferenciação Celular , Células Cultivadas , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Osteoclastos , Osteoporose/induzido quimicamente , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases
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Sci Total Environ ; 750: 141638, 2021 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32858297

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Cadmium is a common environmental pollutant that accumulates in the bone and kidneys and causes severe health and social problems. However, the effects of Cd on the occurrence of osteoporosis and its mechanism of action in this process are unclear. To test whether Cd-induced osteoporosis is mediated via P2X7/PI3K/AKT signaling, duck bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and bone marrow macrophage cells (BMMs) were treated with Cd for 5 days, and duck embryos were treated with Cd. Micro-CT analysis indicated that Cd-induced osteoporosis occurs in vivo, and histopathology and immunohistochemical analyses also revealed that Cd induced bone damage and the downregulation of osteogenic and bone resorption-related proteins. Cd exposure significantly inhibited the differentiation of BMSCs and BMMs into osteoblasts and osteoclasts in vitro, and promoted osteoblast and osteoclast apoptosis. Cd exposure significantly downregulated the P2X7/PI3K/AKT signaling pathway in vivo and in vitro, and inhibition of this signaling pathway significantly aggravated osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation. Cd exposure also upregulated the OPG/RANKL ratio in vivo and in vitro, further inhibiting osteoclast differentiation. These results demonstrate that Cd causes osteoporosis in duck by inhibiting P2X7/PI3K/AKT signaling and increasing the OPG/RANKL ratio. These results establish a previously unknown mechanism of Cd-induced osteoporosis.


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Osteoclastos , Osteoporose , Animais , Cádmio/toxicidade , Diferenciação Celular , Patos , Osteoblastos , Osteoporose/induzido quimicamente , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt
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Cell Cycle ; 19(23): 3386-3397, 2020 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33222613

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Heavy metal pollution is a problem that cannot be ignored. Due to the prevalence of cadmium in the environment and its harmful effects on humans, cadmium pollution has become a research hotspot recently. The mechanism of cadmium-induced toxicity has also drawn much attention and most studies have been conducted using whole cells, but the toxicological mechanism of cadmium remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to obtain NRK-52E cells at different growth stages by various methods and analyze the differences in cadmium toxicity. The results show that the cadmium sensitivity of cells in each phase was different and the late apoptotic rate was increased significantly after 5 µM Cd treatment. In addition, cadmium easily induces apoptosis of G0- and S-phase cells, as well as necrosis of S- and M-phase cells, but has no significant effect on G1-phase cells. Overall, we first explored the differences in the effects of cadmium on NRK-52E cells at various growth phases. Besides, the findings of this study might provide a theoretical basis for further exploration of the toxicological mechanism of cadmium.Abbreviations Cd: cadmium; CDK: cyclin-dependent kinases; DAPI 2-(4-amidinophenyl)-1H-indole-6-carboxamidine; TBST: Tris-buffered saline with Tween-20; PI: propidium iodide; DMEM: Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium; BCA: bicinchoninic acid.

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Toxicology ; 446: 152611, 2020 12 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031904

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Cadmium (Cd), a heavy metal produced by various industries, contaminates the environment and seriously damages the skeletal system of humans and animals. Recent studies have reported that Cd can affect the viability of cells, including osteoblasts, both in vivo and in vitro. However, the mechanism of Cd-induced apoptosis remains unclear. In the present study, primary rat osteoblasts were used to investigate the Cd-induced apoptotic mechanism. We found that treatment with 2 and 5 µM Cd for 12 h decreased osteoblast viability and increased apoptosis. Furthermore, Cd increased the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and, thus, DNA damage measured via p-H2AX. The level of the nuclear transcription factor p53 was significantly increased, which upregulated the expression of PUMA, Noxa, Bax, and mitochondrial cytochrome c, downregulated the expression of Bcl-2, and increased the level of cleaved caspase-3. However, pretreatment with the ROS scavenger N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) or the p53 transcription specific inhibitor PFT-α suppressed Cd-induced apoptosis. Our results indicate that Cd can induce apoptosis in osteoblasts by increasing the generation of ROS and activating the mitochondrial p53 signaling pathway, and this mechanism requires the transcriptional activation of p53.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/toxicidade , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/fisiologia , Células Cultivadas , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia
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Differentiation ; 114: 58-66, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771207

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Osteoclasts are terminally multinucleated cells that are regulated by nuclear factor-activated T cells c1 (NFATc1), and are responsible for bone resorption while the tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) enzymes releases into bone resorption lacunae. Furthermore, tumor suppressor p53 is a negative regulator during osteoclastogenesis. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) inhibits osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption by activating autophagy, however, whether p53 is involved in OPG-mediated inhibition of osteoclastogenesis remains unclear. In the current study, OPG could enhance the expression of p53 and tuberin sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2). Moreover, the expression of p53 is regulated by autophagy during OPG-mediated inhibition of osteoclastogenesis. Inhibition of p53 by treated with pifithrin-α (PFTα) causing augments of osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption, also reversed OPG-mediated inhibition of osteoclastogenesis by reducing the expression of TSC2. In addition, knockdown of TSC2 using siRNA could rescue OPG-mediated inhibition of osteoclastogenesis by reducing autophagy, which is manifested by the decrease of the expression of Beclin1 and the phosphorylation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and ribosomal protein S6 kinase beta 1 (S6K1, also known as p70S6K). Collectively, p53 plays a critical role during OPG-mediated inhibition of osteoclastogenesis via regulating the TSC2-induced autophagy in vitro.

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Chemosphere ; 255: 126999, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32679628

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Currently there are few reports on the combined immunotoxicity of zearaleone (ZEA) and deoxynivalenol (DON). Since the two coexist naturally, it is necessary to understand the immunotoxicity caused by the two mycotoxins alone and in combination. To examine T lymphocytes activation and immune effect during activation, we used mouse primary spleen T lymphocytes as the experimental material and concanavalin (Con A) as the stimulator. The effects of ZEA, DON, and their combined exposure on T lymphocytes immune related function and the relationship between the activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway and mycotoxin induced T lymphocytes apoptosis were studied in vitro. Specifically, T lymphocytes were isolated from primary mouse splenic lymphocytes, activated by Con A and then exposed to different concentrations of ZEA, DON, and their combinations. Our results showed that ZEA and DON alone and their combinations (20:1) can decrease the cell viability of T lymphocytes activated by Con A. The inhibitory effect of the combined groups was greater than that of the single mycotoxins, showing a synergistic effect. In addition, single or combined mycotoxins can lead to intracellular and surface ultrastructure damage of T lymphocytes, inhibit the expression of CD25 and CD278 and inhibit the synthesis of effect molecules poreforming protein (PFP), granzyme A (GZMA), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). Meanwhile, the single mycotoxin or combined mycotoxins can promote the apoptosis of T lymphocytes which was accompanied by the overactivation of MAPK. After using the inhibitors of extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) in the MAPK pathway, we found that the apoptosis of the cells induced by the ZEA was significantly decreased, and the apoptosis of the cells induced by DON had no significant changes. This suggests that the activation of MAPK induced by ZEA can promote the apoptosis of T lymphocytes, but the activation of MAPK induced by DON is not directly related to T cell apoptosis.


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Imunotoxinas/toxicidade , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Tricotecenos/toxicidade , Zearalenona/toxicidade , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Interleucina-2 , Proteínas Quinases JNK Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Camundongos , Micotoxinas/toxicidade , Transdução de Sinais , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa
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Toxicology ; 442: 152538, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32693121

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd) is one of worldwide environmental pollutants that causes bone homeostasis, which depends on the resorption of bones by osteoclasts and formation of bones by the osteoblasts (OB). However, the Cd toxicity on OB and its mechanism are unclear. Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved degradation process in which domestic intracellular components are selectively digested for the recycling of nutrients and energy. This process is indispensable for cell homeostasis maintenance and stress responses. Dysregulation at the level of autophagic activity consequently disturbs the balance between bone formation and bone resorption and mediates the onset and progression of multiple bone diseases, including osteoporosis. TAK1 has been recently emerged as an activator of AMPK and hence an autophagy inducer. AMPK is a key molecule that induces autophagy and regulates cellular metabolism to maintain energy homeostasis. Conversely, autophagy is inhibited by mTORC1. In this study, we found that Cd treatment caused the formation of autophagosomes, LC3-II lipidation and p62 downregulation, and the increased autophagic flux, indicating that Cd treatment induced autophagy in OBs. Cd treatment induced TAK1 activation mediated AMPK phosphorylation, which promoted autophagy via phosphorylation of ULK1 at S317. Meanwhile, Cd treatment dramatically decreased mTORC1, S6K1, 4E-BP1, S6, ULK1S555 and ULK1S757 phosphorylation, suggesting that mTORC1 activity was inhibited and inactive mTORC1 prevents ULK1 activation by phosphorylating ULK1 at SerS555 and Ser757. Our data strongly suggest that TAK1 mediates AMPK activation, which activates ULK1 by phosphorylating ULK1S317 and suppressing mTORC1-mediated ULK1S555 and ULK1S757 phosphorylation. Our study has revealed a signaling mechanism for TAK1 in Cd-induced autophagy in OBs.


Assuntos
Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/toxicidade , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/genética , Osteoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Proteína Homóloga à Proteína-1 Relacionada à Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina/efeitos dos fármacos , Fagossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Gravidez , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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