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Fish Shellfish Immunol ; 93: 743-751, 2019 Aug 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31408731


White shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei are widely cultured in the world and white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) led to huge economic losses in the shrimp industry every year. In the present study, miRNAs involved in the response of shrimp L. vannamei to WSSV infection were obtained through the Illumina HiSeq 2500 high-throughput next-generation sequencing technique. A total number of 7 known miRNAs and 54 putative novel miRNAs were obtained. Among them, 14 DEMs were identified in the shrimp infected with WSSV. The putative target genes of these DEMs were related to host immune response or signaling pathways, indicating the importance of miRNAs in shrimp against WSSV infection. The results will provide information for further research on shrimp response to virus infection and contribute to the development of new strategies for effective protection against WSSV infections.

Fish Shellfish Immunol ; 86: 1009-1018, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30586633


Autophagy plays a vital role in innate and adaptive immunity against invading microorganisms, such as virus and bacteria. However, the mechanism underlying autophagy in shrimp is still limited. In our study, we challenged white shrimp L. vannamei with rapamycin to induce autophagy and employed Solexa/Illumina high-throughput RNA-seq method to examine the differences of transcriptome from gills of shrimps treated with or without rapamycin. More than 22.64 Gb raw data were produced, which were assembled into 62, 503 unigenes, with 14,126 unigenes over 1 kb in length. We then performed differential expression analysis and identified a total of 3050 differentially expressed genes (DEGs). Among them, 1456 were upregulated and 1594 were downregulated. We further annotated DEGs by matching against non-redundant protein sequence (Nr), Swiss-Prot, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG), Clusters of Orthologous Groups of proteins (COG), euKaryotic Orthologous Groups (KOG), Gene ontology (GO), and Pfam databases. The assembled and annotated DEGs will facilitate our understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying autophagy and promote the studies on the role of autophagy in innate immunity of L. vannamei and other crustaceans.

Autofagia/imunologia , Penaeidae/genética , Penaeidae/imunologia , Transcriptoma , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Brânquias/imunologia , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Imunidade Inata/genética , Sirolimo/farmacologia
J Zhejiang Univ Sci B ; 15(12): 1032-8, 2014 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25471832


The p53 tumor suppressor protein coordinates the cellular responses to a broad range of cellular stresses, leading to DNA repair, cell cycle arrest or apoptosis. The stability of p53 is essential for its tumor suppressor function, which is tightly controlled by ubiquitin-dependent degradation primarily through its negative regulator murine double minute 2 (Mdm2). To better understand the regulation of p53, we tested the interaction between p53 and USP11 using co-immunoprecipitation. The results show that USP11, an ubiquitin-specific protease, forms specific complexes with p53 and stabilizes p53 by deubiquitinating it. Moreover, down-regulation of USP11 dramatically attenuated p53 induction in response to DNA damage stress. These findings reveal that USP11 is a novel regulator of p53, which is required for p53 activation in response to DNA damage.

Dano ao DNA , Tioléster Hidrolases/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Ubiquitina/metabolismo , Apoptose , Ciclo Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cicloeximida/química , Reparo do DNA , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-mdm2/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , Ubiquitinação
Sci Rep ; 3: 2121, 2013.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23817195


A strong correlation between nucleosome positioning and DNA methylation patterns has been reported in literature. However, the mechanistic model accounting for the correlation remains elusive. In this study, we evaluated the effects of specific DNA methylation patterns on modulating nucleosome conformation and stability using FRET and SAXS. CpG dinucleotide repeats at 10 bp intervals were found to play different roles in nucleosome stability dependent on their methylation states and their relative nucleosomal locations. An additional (CpG)5 stretch located in the nucleosomal central dyad does not alter the nucleosome conformation, but significant conformational differences were observed between the unmethylated and methylated nucleosomes. These findings suggest that the correlation between nucleosome positioning and DNA methylation patterns can arise from the variations in nucleosome stability dependent on their sequence and epigenetic content. This knowledge will help to reveal the detailed role of DNA methylation in regulating chromatin packaging and gene transcription.

Metilação de DNA , Nucleossomos/metabolismo , Ilhas de CpG , Transferência Ressonante de Energia de Fluorescência , Espalhamento a Baixo Ângulo