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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4818, 2020 09 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32968060

RESUMO

Migrating cells move across diverse assemblies of extracellular matrix (ECM) that can be separated by micron-scale gaps. For membranes to protrude and reattach across a gap, actin filaments, which are relatively weak as single filaments, must polymerize outward from adhesion sites to push membranes towards distant sites of new adhesion. Here, using micropatterned ECMs, we identify T-Plastin, one of the most ancient actin bundling proteins, as an actin stabilizer that promotes membrane protrusions and enables bridging of ECM gaps. We show that T-Plastin widens and lengthens protrusions and is specifically enriched in active protrusions where F-actin is devoid of non-muscle myosin II activity. Together, our study uncovers critical roles of the actin bundler T-Plastin to promote protrusions and migration when adhesion is spatially-gapped.


Assuntos
Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Extensões da Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Adesão Celular , Linhagem Celular , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Cinética , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/genética , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/ultraestrutura , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/genética , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/ultraestrutura , Miosinas/metabolismo , Pseudópodes/metabolismo , Receptor EphB2
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Life Sci ; 259: 118383, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32896555

RESUMO

AIMS: Previous studies have shown that the widespread use of estrogen preparations can cause adverse outcomes such as thrombosis and cardiovascular disease. Autophagy is a biochemical process necessary to maintain cell homeostasis. The present study investigated whether E-2 mediates autophagy-induced endothelial cell dysfunction. The role of aspirin in this process was then studied. MAIN METHODS: Western blot, fluorescence microscopy, electron transmission microscopy, plasma construction and transfection, vasoreactivity study in wire myograph are all used in this study. KEY FINDINGS: We found that E-2 activated the PI3K/mTOR signaling pathway and inhibited the formation of the Atg14L-Beclin1-Vps34-Vps15 complex, thereby inhibiting autophagy. Aspirin promoted Beclin1 phosphorylation in autophagy initiation complexes and enhanced autophagy. Furthermore, E-2 treatment of HAECs resulted in endothelial dysfunction by inhibiting autophagy and leading to accumulation of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA). E-2 inhibited the activation of eNOS and reduced the expression of eNOS protein. In the mouse aortic vascular function test, E-2 disrupted endothelium-dependent vasodilation. An α-SMA-shRNA lentivirus eliminated the disruption to endothelium-dependent vasodilation by E-2. Aspirin inhibited α-SMA accumulation by enhancing autophagy, reversed endothelial functional impairment caused by E-2, and promoted endothelium-dependent vasodilation. SIGNIFICANCE: This study provides new evidence that E-2 inhibits autophagy and induces abnormal accumulation of α-SMA, resulting in endothelial cell dysfunction and affecting vasodilation. Aspirin can effectively restore the endothelial cell function disrupted E-2.


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Actinas/metabolismo , Aspirina/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Endotélio Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Estradiol/metabolismo , Proteína VPS15 de Distribuição Vacuolar/metabolismo , Animais , Western Blotting , Células Cultivadas , Endotélio Vascular/ultraestrutura , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000848, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898131

RESUMO

Improper lengths of actin-thin filaments are associated with altered contractile activity and lethal myopathies. Leiomodin, a member of the tropomodulin family of proteins, is critical in thin filament assembly and maintenance; however, its role is under dispute. Using nuclear magnetic resonance data and molecular dynamics simulations, we generated the first atomic structural model of the binding interface between the tropomyosin-binding site of cardiac leiomodin and the N-terminus of striated muscle tropomyosin. Our structural data indicate that the leiomodin/tropomyosin complex only forms at the pointed end of thin filaments, where the tropomyosin N-terminus is not blocked by an adjacent tropomyosin protomer. This discovery provides evidence supporting the debated mechanism where leiomodin and tropomodulin regulate thin filament lengths by competing for thin filament binding. Data from experiments performed in cardiomyocytes provide additional support for the competition model; specifically, expression of a leiomodin mutant that is unable to interact with tropomyosin fails to displace tropomodulin at thin filament pointed ends and fails to elongate thin filaments. Together with previous structural and biochemical data, we now propose a molecular mechanism of actin polymerization at the pointed end in the presence of bound leiomodin. In the proposed model, the N-terminal actin-binding site of leiomodin can act as a "swinging gate" allowing limited actin polymerization, thus making leiomodin a leaky pointed-end cap. Results presented in this work answer long-standing questions about the role of leiomodin in thin filament length regulation and maintenance.


Assuntos
Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/química , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/química , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Capeamento de Actina/química , Proteínas de Capeamento de Actina/metabolismo , Citoesqueleto de Actina/química , Actinas/química , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Sítios de Ligação , Células Cultivadas , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/química , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Modelos Moleculares , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Ressonância Magnética Nuclear Biomolecular , Ligação Proteica , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Ratos , Sarcômeros/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6355-6372, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922006

RESUMO

Background: Cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2NPs) are potent scavengers of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Their antioxidant properties make CeO2NPs promising therapeutic agents for bone diseases and bone tissue engineering. However, the effects of CeO2NPs on intracellular ROS production in osteoclasts (OCs) are still unclear. Numerous studies have reported that intracellular ROS are essential for osteoclastogenesis. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of CeO2NPs on osteoclast differentiation and the potential underlying mechanisms. Methods: The bidirectional modulation of osteoclast differentiation by CeO2NPs was explored by different methods, such as fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and Western blotting. The cytotoxic and proapoptotic effects of CeO2NPs were detected by cell counting kit (CCK-8) assay, TdT-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL) assay, and flow cytometry. Results: The results of this study demonstrated that although CeO2NPs were capable of scavenging ROS in acellular environments, they facilitated the production of ROS in the acidic cellular environment during receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-Β ligand (RANKL)-dependent osteoclast differentiation of bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs). CeO2NPs at lower concentrations (4.0 µg/mL to 8.0 µg/mL) promoted osteoclast formation, as shown by increased expression of Nfatc1 and C-Fos, F-actin ring formation and bone resorption. However, at higher concentrations (greater than 16.0 µg/mL), CeO2NPs inhibited osteoclast differentiation and promoted apoptosis of BMMs by reducing Bcl2 expression and increasing the expression of cleaved caspase-3, which may be due to the overproduction of ROS. Conclusion: This study demonstrates that CeO2NPs facilitate osteoclast formation at lower concentrations while inhibiting osteoclastogenesis in vitro by inducing the apoptosis of BMMs at higher concentrations by modulating cellular ROS levels.


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Diferenciação Celular , Cério/química , Osteoclastos/citologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Células da Medula Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Reabsorção Óssea/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/citologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/ultraestrutura , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Osteoclastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Ligante RANK/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3393, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636388

RESUMO

Meiotic divisions in oocytes are extremely asymmetric and require pre- and post-anaphase-onset phases of spindle migration. The latter induces membrane protrusion that is moulded around the spindle thereby reducing cytoplasmic loss. Here, we find that depleting the NAD biosynthetic enzyme, nicotinamide phosphoribosyl-transferase (Nampt), in mouse oocytes results in markedly longer spindles and compromises asymmetry. By analysing spindle speed in live oocytes, we identify a striking and transient acceleration after anaphase-onset that is severely blunted following Nampt-depletion. Slow-moving midzones of elongated spindles induce cortical furrowing deep within the oocyte before protrusions can form, altogether resulting in larger oocyte fragments being cleaved off. Additionally, we find that Nampt-depletion lowers NAD and ATP levels and that reducing NAD using small molecule Nampt inhibitors also compromises asymmetry. These data show that rapid midzone displacement is critical for extreme asymmetry by delaying furrowing to enable protrusions to form and link metabolic status to asymmetric division.


Assuntos
Anáfase , Citocinas/metabolismo , Nicotinamida Fosforribosiltransferase/metabolismo , Oócitos/citologia , Fuso Acromático , Actinas/metabolismo , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Animais , Ciclo Celular , Segregação de Cromossomos , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Citosol/metabolismo , Feminino , Meiose , Camundongos , Microscopia Confocal , NAD/química
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Prostate ; 80(13): 1087-1096, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32609927

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide. Tumor microenvironment is composed of activated fibroblasts, the so called carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). They express high levels of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and type I collagen (COL1), and support proliferation and migration of tumor epithelial cells. Extracorporeal shock waves (ESWs), acoustic waves, are effective in the treatment of hypertrophic scars, due to their ability to modulate fibrosis. Based on this rationale, the study evaluated the effects of ESWs on CAF activation and the influence of ESW-treated CAFs on the growth and migration of epithelial prostatic carcinoma cells. METHODS: Primary cultures of CAFs (n = 10) were prepared from tumors of patients undergoing surgery for high-risk prostate carcinoma. CAFs were treated with ESWs (energy levels: 0.32 mJ/mm2 , 1000 pulses; 0.59 mJ/mm2 , 250 pulses). After treatment, the messenger RNA and protein levels of the stromal activation markers α-SMA and COL1 were determined. Subsequently, two different stabilized cell lines (PC3 and DU145) of androgen-resistant prostate cancer were treated with the conditioned media produced by ESW-treated CAFs. At different times, viability and migration of PC3 and DU145 cells were evaluated. Viability was also assessed by coculture system using CAFs and PC3 or DU145 cells. RESULTS: ESWs reduced gene expression and protein level of α-SMA and COL1 in CAFs. The treatment of PC3 and DU145 with conditioned media of ESW-treated CAFs determined a reduction of their growth and invasive potential. Coculture systems between ESW-treated CAFs and PC3 or DU145 cells confirmed the epithelial cell number reduction. CONCLUSIONS: This in vitro study demonstrates for the first time that ESWs are able to modulate the activation of prostate CAFs in favor of a less "reactive" stroma, with consequent slowing of the growth and migration of prostate cancer epithelial cells. However, only further studies to be performed in vivo will confirm the possibility of using this new therapy in patients with prostate cancer.


Assuntos
Tratamento por Ondas de Choque Extracorpóreas/métodos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/terapia , Células Estromais/patologia , Actinas/genética , Actinas/metabolismo , Fibroblastos Associados a Câncer/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Técnicas de Cocultura , Colágeno Tipo I/genética , Colágeno Tipo I/metabolismo , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Células PC-3 , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Células Estromais/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(31): 18511-18520, 2020 08 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32690698

RESUMO

It is widely believed that cleavage-furrow formation during cytokinesis is driven by the contraction of a ring containing F-actin and type-II myosin. However, even in cells that have such rings, they are not always essential for furrow formation. Moreover, many taxonomically diverse eukaryotic cells divide by furrowing but have no type-II myosin, making it unlikely that an actomyosin ring drives furrowing. To explore this issue further, we have used one such organism, the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii We found that although F-actin is associated with the furrow region, none of the three myosins (of types VIII and XI) is localized there. Moreover, when F-actin was eliminated through a combination of a mutation and a drug, furrows still formed and the cells divided, although somewhat less efficiently than normal. Unexpectedly, division of the large Chlamydomonas chloroplast was delayed in the cells lacking F-actin; as this organelle lies directly in the path of the cleavage furrow, this delay may explain, at least in part, the delay in cytokinesis itself. Earlier studies had shown an association of microtubules with the cleavage furrow, and we used a fluorescently tagged EB1 protein to show that microtubules are still associated with the furrows in the absence of F-actin, consistent with the possibility that the microtubules are important for furrow formation. We suggest that the actomyosin ring evolved as one way to improve the efficiency of a core process for furrow formation that was already present in ancestral eukaryotes.


Assuntos
Actinas/metabolismo , Chlamydomonas/citologia , Chlamydomonas/metabolismo , Citoesqueleto de Actina/química , Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Actinas/química , Divisão Celular , Chlamydomonas/química , Citocinese , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Miosinas/química , Miosinas/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica
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Mol Cell Biol ; 40(17)2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601107

RESUMO

Fodrin and its erythroid cell-specific isoform spectrin are actin-associated fibrous proteins that play crucial roles in the maintenance of structural integrity in mammalian cells, which is necessary for proper cell function. Normal cell morphology is altered in diseases such as various cancers and certain neuronal disorders. Fodrin and spectrin are two-chain (αß) molecules that are encoded by paralogous genes and share many features but also demonstrate certain differences. Fodrin (in humans, typically a heterodimer of the products of the SPTAN1 and SPTBN1 genes) is expressed in nearly all cell types and is especially abundant in neuronal tissues, whereas spectrin (in humans, a heterodimer of the products of the SPTA1 and SPTB1 genes) is expressed almost exclusively in erythrocytes. To fulfill a role in such a variety of different cell types, it was anticipated that fodrin would need to be a more versatile scaffold than spectrin. Indeed, as summarized here, domains unique to fodrin and its regulation by Ca2+, calmodulin, and a variety of posttranslational modifications (PTMs) endow fodrin with additional specific functions. However, how fodrin structural variations and misregulated PTMs may contribute to the etiology of various cancers and neurodegenerative diseases needs to be further investigated.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Transporte/química , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/química , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/genética , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Cálcio/metabolismo , Calmodulina/metabolismo , Células Eritroides/metabolismo , Humanos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Espectrina/metabolismo , Espectrina/fisiologia , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(31): 18822-18831, 2020 08 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32690703

RESUMO

Muscle contraction is regulated by the movement of end-to-end-linked troponin-tropomyosin complexes over the thin filament surface, which uncovers or blocks myosin binding sites along F-actin. The N-terminal half of troponin T (TnT), TNT1, independently promotes tropomyosin-based, steric inhibition of acto-myosin associations, in vitro. Recent structural models additionally suggest TNT1 may restrain the uniform, regulatory translocation of tropomyosin. Therefore, TnT potentially contributes to striated muscle relaxation; however, the in vivo functional relevance and molecular basis of this noncanonical role remain unclear. Impaired relaxation is a hallmark of hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathies (HCM and RCM). Investigating the effects of cardiomyopathy-causing mutations could help clarify TNT1's enigmatic inhibitory property. We tested the hypothesis that coupling of TNT1 with tropomyosin's end-to-end overlap region helps anchor tropomyosin to an inhibitory position on F-actin, where it deters myosin binding at rest, and that, correspondingly, cross-bridge cycling is defectively suppressed under diastolic/low Ca2+ conditions in the presence of HCM/RCM lesions. The impact of TNT1 mutations on Drosophila cardiac performance, rat myofibrillar and cardiomyocyte properties, and human TNT1's propensity to inhibit myosin-driven, F-actin-tropomyosin motility were evaluated. Our data collectively demonstrate that removing conserved, charged residues in TNT1's tropomyosin-binding domain impairs TnT's contribution to inhibitory tropomyosin positioning and relaxation. Thus, TNT1 may modulate acto-myosin activity by optimizing F-actin-tropomyosin interfacial contacts and by binding to actin, which restrict tropomyosin's movement to activating configurations. HCM/RCM mutations, therefore, highlight TNT1's essential role in contractile regulation by diminishing its tropomyosin-anchoring effects, potentially serving as the initial trigger of pathology in our animal models and humans.


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Cardiomiopatias/metabolismo , Mutação/genética , Tropomiosina , Troponina T , Actinas/química , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Cálcio/metabolismo , Diástole/genética , Diástole/fisiologia , Proteínas de Drosophila , Humanos , Miócitos Cardíacos/química , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Ratos , Tropomiosina/química , Tropomiosina/metabolismo , Troponina T/química , Troponina T/genética , Troponina T/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235965, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32701960

RESUMO

Secondary lymphedema (SL)is a frequent and devastating complication of modern oncological therapy and filarial infections. A lack of a reliable preclinical model to investigate the underlying mechanism of clinical stage progression has limited the development of new therapeutic strategies. Current first line treatment has shown to be merely symptomatic and relies on lifetime use of compression garments and decongestive physiotherapy. In this study, we present the development of a secondary lymphedema model in 35 rats using pre- and intraoperative fluorescence-guided mapping of the lymphatics and microsurgical induction. In contrast to the few models reported so far, we decided to avoid the use of radiation for lymphedema induction. It turned out, that the model is nearly free of complications and capable of generating a statistically significant limb volume increase by water displacement measurements, sustained for at least 48 days. A translational, accurate lymphatic dysfunction was visualized by a novel VIS-NIR X-ray ICG-Clearance-Capacity imaging technology. For the first-time SL stage progression was validated by characteristic histological alterations, such as subdermal mast cell infiltration, adipose tissue deposition, and fibrosis by increased skin collagen content. Immunofluorescence confocal microscopy analysis suggested that stage progression is related to the presence of a characteristic α SMA+/HSP-47+/vimentin+ fibroblast subpopulation phenotype. These findings demonstrate that the in-vivo model is a reliable and clinically relevant SL model for the development of further secondary lymphedema therapeutic strategies and the analysis of the veiled molecular mechanisms of lymphatic dysfunction.


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Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Linfedema/patologia , Microcirurgia/efeitos adversos , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Colágeno/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Verde de Indocianina/química , Linfedema/etiologia , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos Lew , Pele/patologia , Vimentina/metabolismo
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Science ; 369(6500): 202-207, 2020 07 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32647003

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Immunodeficiency often coincides with hyperactive immune disorders such as autoimmunity, lymphoproliferation, or atopy, but this coincidence is rarely understood on a molecular level. We describe five patients from four families with immunodeficiency coupled with atopy, lymphoproliferation, and cytokine overproduction harboring mutations in NCKAP1L, which encodes the hematopoietic-specific HEM1 protein. These mutations cause the loss of the HEM1 protein and the WAVE regulatory complex (WRC) or disrupt binding to the WRC regulator, Arf1, thereby impairing actin polymerization, synapse formation, and immune cell migration. Diminished cortical actin networks caused by WRC loss led to uncontrolled cytokine release and immune hyperresponsiveness. HEM1 loss also blocked mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2)-dependent AKT phosphorylation, T cell proliferation, and selected effector functions, leading to immunodeficiency. Thus, the evolutionarily conserved HEM1 protein simultaneously regulates filamentous actin (F-actin) and mTORC2 signaling to achieve equipoise in immune responses.


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Actinas/metabolismo , Citocinas/biossíntese , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/genética , Transtornos Linfoproliferativos/genética , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 2 de Rapamicina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/fisiologia , Fator 1 de Ribosilação do ADP/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Síndromes de Imunodeficiência/imunologia , Transtornos Linfoproliferativos/imunologia , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Linhagem , Fosforilação , Família de Proteínas da Síndrome de Wiskott-Aldrich/química , Família de Proteínas da Síndrome de Wiskott-Aldrich/metabolismo
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Gene ; 757: 144939, 2020 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640306

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative change with high incidence and leads to a lower quality of life and a larger socioeconomic burden. This study aimed to explore potential crucial genes and pathways associated with OA that can be used as potential biomarkers forearly treatment. Single-cell gene expression profile of 1464 chondrocytes and 192 fibroblasts in OA were downloaded from the public database (GSE104782 and GSE109449) for subsequent analysis. A total of eight clusters in chondrocytes and three clusters in fibroblasts of OA were identified using the Seurat pipeline and the "SingleR" package for cell-type annotation. Moreover, 44 common marker-genes between fibroblastic-like chondrocytes and fibroblasts were identified and the focal adhesions pathway was further identified as a significant potential mechanism of OA via functional enrichment analysis. Further, the reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) experiments at tissue's and cellular level confirmed that two key marker-genes (COL6A3 and ACTG1) might participate in the progression of OA. Summarily, we inferred that chondrocytes in OA might up-regulate the expression of COL6A3 and ACTG1 to complete fibroblasts transformation through the focal adhesion pathway. These findings are expected to gain a further insight into the development of OA fibrosis process and provide a promising target for treatment for early OA.


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Actinas/genética , Colágeno Tipo VI/genética , Osteoartrite/genética , Actinas/metabolismo , Idoso , Células Cultivadas , Condrócitos/metabolismo , Colágeno Tipo VI/metabolismo , Feminino , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite/metabolismo , Osteoartrite/patologia , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , RNA-Seq , Análise de Célula Única , Transcriptoma , Regulação para Cima
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Gene ; 758: 144946, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32649978

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Hepatic injury is one of the most challenging diseases in clinical medicine. Hepatic injury is accompanied by hepatocyte apoptosis and leads to hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis, which may cause liver cancer and increased mortality. Therefore, it is essential to investigate the regulation mechanism and therapeutic strategies for hepatic injury. In the study, the effects of Thymosin ß4 (Tß4) on Long intergenic noncoding RNA-p21 (lincRNA-p21)-mediated liver injury were investigated. Results showed that lincRNA-p21 overexpression promoted hepatocytes apoptosis, which was blocked by Tß4. Besides, Tß4 reversed the levels of cleaved caspase-3 and caspase-9 induced by lincRNA-p21. LincRNA-p21 overexpression also caused the pathological injury and fibrosis in hepatic tissues and increased the levels of fibrosis-related proteins (Collagen I, α-SMA and TIMP-1), and induced hydroxyproline and ALT production. However, Tß4 reversed the effects of overexpression of lincRNA-p21 on hepatic injury and fibrosis. In vitro experiments, after lincRNA-p21 was overexpressed in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), the proliferation ability and the levels of HSCs markers α-SMA and Desmin were increased. However, Tß4 reversed the effects of lincRNA-p21 on HSCs. Furthermore, the PI3K-AKT-NF-κB pathway was activated by lincRNA-p21, which was then reversed by the Tß4 administration. After the mice treated by insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) (the activator of PI3K-AKT), the inhibitory effect of Tß4 on activated the PI3K-AKT-NF-κB pathway was abrogated. Besides, IGF-1 abolished the protective effects of Tß4 on hepatic apoptosis and fibrosis induced by lincRNA-p21. Therefore, Tß4 reversed. lincRNA-p21-mediated liver injury through inhibiting PI3K-AKT-NF-κB pathway. Tß4 may be a promising drug for fibrosis therapy.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cirrose Hepática/prevenção & controle , Fígado/lesões , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Timosina/farmacologia , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Colágeno/metabolismo , Hepatócitos/patologia , Proteínas I-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Fígado/metabolismo , Cirrose Hepática/tratamento farmacológico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Fosfoinositídeo-3 Quinase/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidor Tecidual de Metaloproteinase-1/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0232137, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32614896

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In sarcomeres, α-actinin crosslinks thin filaments and anchors them at the Z-disc. Drosophila melanogaster Zasp52 also localizes at Z-discs and interacts with α-actinin via its extended PDZ domain, thereby contributing to myofibril assembly and maintenance, yet the detailed mechanism of Zasp52 function is unknown. Here we show a strong genetic interaction between actin and Zasp52 during indirect flight muscle assembly, indicating that this interaction plays a critical role during myofibril assembly. Our results suggest that Zasp52 contains an actin-binding site, which includes the extended PDZ domain and the ZM region. Zasp52 binds with micromolar affinity to monomeric actin. A co-sedimentation assay indicates that Zasp52 can also bind to F-actin. Finally, we use in vivo rescue assays of myofibril assembly to show that the α-actinin-binding domain of Zasp52 is not sufficient for a full rescue of Zasp52 mutants suggesting additional contributions of Zasp52 actin-binding to myofibril assembly.


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Actinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Miofibrilas/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Transporte/química , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/química , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Domínios PDZ , Ligação Proteica
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3495, 2020 07 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32661310

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Cell biologists generally consider that microtubules and actin play complementary roles in long- and short-distance transport in animal cells. On the contrary, using melanosomes of melanocytes as a model, we recently discovered that the motor protein myosin-Va works with dynamic actin tracks to drive long-range organelle dispersion in opposition to microtubules. This suggests that in animals, as in yeast and plants, myosin/actin can drive long-range transport. Here, we show that the SPIRE-type actin nucleators (predominantly SPIRE1) are Rab27a effectors that co-operate with formin-1 to generate actin tracks required for myosin-Va-dependent transport in melanocytes. Thus, in addition to melanophilin/myosin-Va, Rab27a can recruit SPIREs to melanosomes, thereby integrating motor and track assembly activity at the organelle membrane. Based on this, we suggest a model in which organelles and force generators (motors and track assemblers) are linked, forming an organelle-based, cell-wide network that allows their collective activity to rapidly disperse the population of organelles long-distance throughout the cytoplasm.


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Actinas/metabolismo , Proteínas rab27 de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Biologia Celular , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Organelas , Filogenia , Proteínas rab27 de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3516, 2020 07 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32665580

RESUMO

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.


Assuntos
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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Science ; 368(6496): 1205-1210, 2020 06 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32527825

RESUMO

Cell migration is driven by local membrane protrusion through directed polymerization of F-actin at the front. However, F-actin next to the plasma membrane also tethers the membrane and thus resists outgoing protrusions. Here, we developed a fluorescent reporter to monitor changes in the density of membrane-proximal F-actin (MPA) during membrane protrusion and cell migration. Unlike the total F-actin concentration, which was high in the front of migrating cells, MPA density was low in the front and high in the back. Back-to-front MPA density gradients were controlled by higher cofilin-mediated turnover of F-actin in the front. Furthermore, nascent membrane protrusions selectively extended outward from areas where MPA density was reduced. Thus, locally low MPA density directs local membrane protrusions and stabilizes cell polarization during cell migration.


Assuntos
Actinas/metabolismo , Movimento Celular , Extensões da Superfície Celular , Actinas/química , Actinas/genética , Membrana Celular , Polaridade Celular , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/química , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos
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Nat Cell Biol ; 22(7): 803-814, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572169

RESUMO

Cell shape is controlled by the submembranous cortex, an actomyosin network mainly generated by two actin nucleators: the Arp2/3 complex and the formin mDia1. Changes in relative nucleator activity may alter cortical organization, mechanics and cell shape. Here we investigate how nucleation-promoting factors mediate interactions between nucleators. In vitro, the nucleation-promoting factor SPIN90 promotes formation of unbranched filaments by Arp2/3, a process thought to provide the initial filament for generation of dendritic networks. Paradoxically, in cells, SPIN90 appears to favour a formin-dominated cortex. Our in vitro experiments reveal that this feature stems mainly from two mechanisms: efficient recruitment of mDia1 to SPIN90-Arp2/3 nucleated filaments and formation of a ternary SPIN90-Arp2/3-mDia1 complex that greatly enhances filament nucleation. Both mechanisms yield rapidly elongating filaments with mDia1 at their barbed ends and SPIN90-Arp2/3 at their pointed ends. Thus, in networks, SPIN90 lowers branching densities and increases the proportion of long filaments elongated by mDia1.


Assuntos
Citoesqueleto de Actina/fisiologia , Complexo 2-3 de Proteínas Relacionadas à Actina/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Forminas/metabolismo , Melanoma/patologia , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Complexo 2-3 de Proteínas Relacionadas à Actina/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Blástula/citologia , Blástula/metabolismo , Forma Celular , Embrião não Mamífero/citologia , Embrião não Mamífero/metabolismo , Forminas/genética , Humanos , Melanoma/genética , Melanoma/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Xenopus laevis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Xenopus laevis/metabolismo
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Nature ; 582(7813): 582-585, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581372

RESUMO

Eukaryotic cells migrate by coupling the intracellular force of the actin cytoskeleton to the environment. While force coupling is usually mediated by transmembrane adhesion receptors, especially those of the integrin family, amoeboid cells such as leukocytes can migrate extremely fast despite very low adhesive forces1. Here we show that leukocytes cannot only migrate under low adhesion but can also transmit forces in the complete absence of transmembrane force coupling. When confined within three-dimensional environments, they use the topographical features of the substrate to propel themselves. Here the retrograde flow of the actin cytoskeleton follows the texture of the substrate, creating retrograde shear forces that are sufficient to drive the cell body forwards. Notably, adhesion-dependent and adhesion-independent migration are not mutually exclusive, but rather are variants of the same principle of coupling retrograde actin flow to the environment and thus can potentially operate interchangeably and simultaneously. As adhesion-free migration is independent of the chemical composition of the environment, it renders cells completely autonomous in their locomotive behaviour.


Assuntos
Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Movimento Celular , Microambiente Celular , Linfócitos T/citologia , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Adesão Celular , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Camundongos , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Talina/deficiência
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Life Sci ; 256: 117893, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32502539

RESUMO

AIMS: To investigate the effect and underlying mechanism of melittin and tripartite motif (TRIM) family in human embryonic lung fibroblast (HELF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lentiviral RNA interference vector and lentiviral overexpression vector were constructed and packaged by transfecting 293T cells; the proliferation of HELF was examined using Cell Counting Kit 8; Western blot and qRT-PCR were performed to examine protein and mRNA expression; the interaction with protein phosphatase magnesium-dependent 1A (PPM1A) was examined by Co-immunoprecipitation. KEY FINDINGS: Compared with the control group, the mRNA expression of the TRIM6, TRIM8 and TRIM47 in the IPF group significantly increased. Melittin inhibited the mRNA expression and protein expression levels of TRIM47, the HELF proliferation, the hydroxyproline levels, and the phosphorylation of Smad2/3; the interference of TRIM47 inhibited the protein expression of Vimentin, α-SMA, CTGF, the phosphorylation of Smad2/3 and the synthesis of hydroxyproline; TRIM47 overexpression elevated the phosphorylation of Smad2/3, induced ubiquitination of PPM1A and decreased the expression level of PPM1A, while TRIM47 RNA interference reversed this result. SIGNIFICANCE: Melittin has anti-fibrotic effect in HELF by directly reducing the phosphorylation of Smad2/3 or indirectly reducing the phosphorylation of Smad2/3 by decreasing the expression levels of TRIM47 whose overexpression induces ubiquitination of PPM1A.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Pulmão/embriologia , Meliteno/farmacologia , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Actinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/sangue , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Crescimento do Tecido Conjuntivo/genética , Fator de Crescimento do Tecido Conjuntivo/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibrose , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Hidroxiprolina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/sangue , Proteínas Nucleares/sangue , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Fosfatase 2C/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Smad/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação/efeitos dos fármacos , Vimentina/metabolismo
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