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Elife ; 92020 09 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876563

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Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) are two highly infectious and lethal viruses causing major economic losses to pig production. Here, we report generation of double-gene-knockout (DKO) pigs harboring edited knockout alleles for known receptor proteins CD163 and pAPN and show that DKO pigs are completely resistant to genotype 2 PRRSV and TGEV. We found no differences in meat-production or reproductive-performance traits between wild-type and DKO pigs, but detected increased iron in DKO muscle. Additional infection challenge experiments showed that DKO pigs exhibited decreased susceptibility to porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV), thus offering unprecedented in vivo evidence of pAPN as one of PDCoV receptors. Beyond showing that multiple gene edits can be combined in a livestock animal to achieve simultaneous resistance to two major viruses, our study introduces a valuable model for investigating infection mechanisms of porcine pathogenic viruses that exploit pAPN or CD163 for entry.


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Antígenos CD13/deficiência , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Coronavirus/patogenicidade , Gastroenterite Suína Transmissível/prevenção & controle , Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/prevenção & controle , Vírus da Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/patogenicidade , Receptores de Superfície Celular/deficiência , Vírus da Gastroenterite Transmissível/patogenicidade , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos CD/imunologia , Antígenos de Diferenciação Mielomonocítica/genética , Antígenos de Diferenciação Mielomonocítica/imunologia , Composição Corporal , Antígenos CD13/genética , Antígenos CD13/imunologia , Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Gastroenterite Suína Transmissível/genética , Gastroenterite Suína Transmissível/imunologia , Gastroenterite Suína Transmissível/virologia , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Indústria de Embalagem de Carne , Fenótipo , Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/genética , Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/imunologia , Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/virologia , Vírus da Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/imunologia , Receptores de Superfície Celular/genética , Receptores de Superfície Celular/imunologia , Sus scrofa/genética , Suínos , Vírus da Gastroenterite Transmissível/imunologia , Ganho de Peso
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5557-5566, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988879

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BACKGROUND/AIM: E- and P-cadherin (E-cadh, P-cadh) control tumor cell invasion, metastatic or stemness potential and chemotherapy resistance. The study aimed to assess E- and P-cadherin expression in breast cancer molecular subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for E-cadh and P-cadh was performed for 97 breast cancer cases. Membrane (M), cytoplasmic (C) or mixed (MC) patterns of E-cadh and P-cadh were considered in our evaluation. RESULTS: E-cadh and P-cadh C pattern was significantly correlated in the HER2 subtype (p=0.031). P-cadh M pattern was highly specific for the HER2 subtype (p=0.002). Only P-cadh C characterized the triple negative breast cancer subtype (p=0.015). For Luminal B/HER2 cases, P-cadh M pattern was strongly coexpressed with the E-cadh MC pattern (p=0.012). Progesterone receptor (PR) expression influenced E-cadh M pattern in the Luminal B/HER2 subtype (p=0.042). CONCLUSION: E- and P-cadherins define distinct subgroups within breast cancer molecular subtypes. Our findings support the inclusion of E- and P-cadherin into breast cancer molecular classification.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Caderinas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Progesterona/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/classificação , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4803, 2020 09 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32968068

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Meningiomas are the most common primary intracranial tumors, but the molecular drivers of meningioma tumorigenesis are poorly understood. We hypothesized that investigating intratumor heterogeneity in meningiomas would elucidate biologic drivers and reveal new targets for molecular therapy. To test this hypothesis, here we perform multiplatform molecular profiling of 86 spatially-distinct samples from 13 human meningiomas. Our data reveal that regional alterations in chromosome structure underlie clonal transcriptomic, epigenomic, and histopathologic signatures in meningioma. Stereotactic co-registration of sample coordinates to preoperative magnetic resonance images further suggest that high apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) distinguishes meningioma regions with proliferating cells enriched for developmental gene expression programs. To understand the function of these genes in meningioma, we develop a human cerebral organoid model of meningioma and validate the high ADC marker genes CDH2 and PTPRZ1 as potential targets for meningioma therapy using live imaging, single cell RNA sequencing, CRISPR interference, and pharmacology.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Heterogeneidade Genética , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Neoplasias Meníngeas/genética , Neoplasias Meníngeas/metabolismo , Idoso , Antígenos CD/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Caderinas/genética , Imagem de Difusão por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Epigenômica , Feminino , Marcadores Genéticos , Genômica , Humanos , Neoplasias Meníngeas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Meníngeas/patologia , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 5 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Transcriptoma
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Science ; 369(6506): 942-949, 2020 08 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820120

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Gamma delta (γδ) T cells infiltrate most human tumors, but current immunotherapies fail to exploit their in situ major histocompatibility complex-independent tumoricidal potential. Activation of γδ T cells can be elicited by butyrophilin and butyrophilin-like molecules that are structurally similar to the immunosuppressive B7 family members, yet how they regulate and coordinate αß and γδ T cell responses remains unknown. Here, we report that the butyrophilin BTN3A1 inhibits tumor-reactive αß T cell receptor activation by preventing segregation of N-glycosylated CD45 from the immune synapse. Notably, CD277-specific antibodies elicit coordinated restoration of αß T cell effector activity and BTN2A1-dependent γδ lymphocyte cytotoxicity against BTN3A1+ cancer cells, abrogating malignant progression. Targeting BTN3A1 therefore orchestrates cooperative killing of established tumors by αß and γδ T cells and may present a treatment strategy for tumors resistant to existing immunotherapies.


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Antígenos CD/imunologia , Butirofilinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Butirofilinas/imunologia , Linfócitos Intraepiteliais/imunologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/imunologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/terapia , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antígenos CD/genética , Butirofilinas/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T alfa-beta/imunologia , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Immunol ; 21(9): 1107-1118, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788748

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In coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, the relationship between disease severity and the host immune response is not fully understood. Here we performed single-cell RNA sequencing in peripheral blood samples of 5 healthy donors and 13 patients with COVID-19, including moderate, severe and convalescent cases. Through determining the transcriptional profiles of immune cells, coupled with assembled T cell receptor and B cell receptor sequences, we analyzed the functional properties of immune cells. Most cell types in patients with COVID-19 showed a strong interferon-α response and an overall acute inflammatory response. Moreover, intensive expansion of highly cytotoxic effector T cell subsets, such as CD4+ effector-GNLY (granulysin), CD8+ effector-GNLY and NKT CD160, was associated with convalescence in moderate patients. In severe patients, the immune landscape featured a deranged interferon response, profound immune exhaustion with skewed T cell receptor repertoire and broad T cell expansion. These findings illustrate the dynamic nature of immune responses during disease progression.


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Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Interferon Tipo I/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Receptores Imunológicos/metabolismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos CD/imunologia , Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/genética , Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/genética , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/imunologia , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/metabolismo , Humanos , Interferon Tipo I/genética , Interferon Tipo I/imunologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA-Seq , Receptores Imunológicos/genética , Receptores Imunológicos/imunologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Análise de Célula Única
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3987, 2020 08 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32778678

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Aneuploidy, the presence of an abnormal number of chromosomes, is a major cause of early pregnancy loss in humans. Yet, the developmental consequences of specific aneuploidies remain unexplored. Here, we determine the extent of post-implantation development of human embryos bearing common aneuploidies using a recently established culture platform. We show that while trisomy 15 and trisomy 21 embryos develop similarly to euploid embryos, monosomy 21 embryos exhibit high rates of developmental arrest, and trisomy 16 embryos display a hypo-proliferation of the trophoblast, the tissue that forms the placenta. Using human trophoblast stem cells, we show that this phenotype can be mechanistically ascribed to increased levels of the cell adhesion protein E-CADHERIN, which lead to premature differentiation and cell cycle arrest. We identify three cases of mosaicism in embryos diagnosed as full aneuploid by pre-implantation genetic testing. Our results present the first detailed analysis of post-implantation development of aneuploid human embryos.


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Aneuploidia , Implantação do Embrião/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Antígenos CD/genética , Caderinas/genética , Caderinas/metabolismo , Adesão Celular , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Linhagem da Célula , Segregação de Cromossomos , Cromossomos Humanos Par 16 , Cromossomos Humanos Par 21 , Feminino , Genes erbB-1/genética , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Monossomia , Mosaicismo , Gravidez , Células-Tronco , Trissomia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3812, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732889

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Vascular endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction plays a key role in diabetic complications. This study discovers significant upregulation of Quaking-7 (QKI-7) in iPS cell-derived ECs when exposed to hyperglycemia, and in human iPS-ECs from diabetic patients. QKI-7 is also highly expressed in human coronary arterial ECs from diabetic donors, and on blood vessels from diabetic critical limb ischemia patients undergoing a lower-limb amputation. QKI-7 expression is tightly controlled by RNA splicing factors CUG-BP and hnRNPM through direct binding. QKI-7 upregulation is correlated with disrupted cell barrier, compromised angiogenesis and enhanced monocyte adhesion. RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) and mRNA-decay assays reveal that QKI-7 binds and promotes mRNA degradation of downstream targets CD144, Neuroligin 1 (NLGN1), and TNF-α-stimulated gene/protein 6 (TSG-6). When hindlimb ischemia is induced in diabetic mice and QKI-7 is knocked-down in vivo in ECs, reperfusion and blood flow recovery are markedly promoted. Manipulation of QKI-7 represents a promising strategy for the treatment of diabetic vascular complications.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Doenças Vasculares/patologia , Animais , Antígenos CD/genética , Aterosclerose/patologia , Caderinas/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular Neuronais/genética , Células Cultivadas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Hiperglicemia/patologia , Isquemia/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Interferência de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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Gene ; 761: 145049, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32791092

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Breast cancer (BRCA) is a highly heterogeneous disease due to the complicated microenvironment in the tumor, making the treatment benefits varied. Therefore, this study aims to identify a gene signature in the tumor microenvironment (TME) associated with the prognosis of BRCA patients. We downloaded the immune, stromal, and proliferation (ISP)-associated genes from the literature on BRCA. mRNA expression and clinical information obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) were performed to identify the initial biomarker. Furthermore, we validated the robustness of the gene signature in the independent validation data set GSE20685. A four-gene signature in TME, including CD74, MMP9, RPA3, and SHCBP1, was constructed to predict the overall survival of BRCA. The survival time of the high-risk group was significantly worse than that of the low-risk group. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that our four-gene ISP signature was an independent prognostic factor in TCGA and GSE20685 data sets. The AUC suggested that our four-gene ISP signature was comparable to TNM classification at predicting the overall survival of BRCA patients. Interestingly, BRCA patients with high-risk scores were more likely to be associated with stromal and proliferation of cancer. In contrast, those with high-risk scores were more likely to be associated with tumor immunity-related pathway. We found an innovative biomarker in TME to predict the prognosis of BRCA. This signal might reflect the imbalance of TME and provide potential biomarkers for the individualized and precise treatment of BRCA.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Adulto , Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Haplótipos/genética , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Fatores de Risco , Proteínas Adaptadoras da Sinalização Shc/genética , Sialiltransferases/genética
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 14(7): e0007960, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687500

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Intracerebral microhemorrhages (CMHs) are small foci of hemorrhages in the cerebrum. Acute infections induced by some intracellular pathogens, including rickettsia, can result in CMHs. Annexin a2 (ANXA2) has been documented to play a functional role during intracellular bacterial adhesion. Here we report that ANXA2-knockout (KO) mice are more susceptible to CMHs in response to rickettsia and Ebola virus infections, suggesting an essential role of ANXA2 in protecting vascular integrity during these intracellular pathogen infections. Proteomic analysis via mass spectrometry of whole brain lysates and brain-derived endosomes from ANXA2-KO and wild-type (WT) mice post-infection with R. australis revealed that a variety of significant proteins were differentially expressed, and the follow-up function enrichment analysis had identified several relevant cell-cell junction functions. Immunohistology study confirmed that both infected WT and infected ANXA2-KO mice were subjected to adherens junctional protein (VE-cadherin) damages. However, key blood-brain barrier (BBB) components, tight junctional proteins ZO-1 and occludin, were disorganized in the brains from R. australis-infected ANXA2-KO mice, but not those of infected WT mice. Similar ANXA2-KO dependent CMHs and fragments of ZO-1 and occludin were also observed in Ebola virus-infected ANXA2-KO mice, but not found in infected WT mice. Overall, our study revealed a novel role of ANXA2 in the formation of CMHs during R. australis and Ebola virus infections; and the underlying mechanism is relevant to the role of ANXA2-regulated tight junctions and its role in stabilizing the BBB in these deadly infections.


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Anexina A2/metabolismo , Hemorragia Cerebral/metabolismo , Ebolavirus/fisiologia , Doença pelo Vírus Ebola/metabolismo , Infecções por Rickettsia/metabolismo , Rickettsia/fisiologia , Animais , Anexina A2/genética , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Caderinas/genética , Caderinas/metabolismo , Hemorragia Cerebral/genética , Hemorragia Cerebral/microbiologia , Hemorragia Cerebral/virologia , Endossomos/genética , Endossomos/metabolismo , Doença pelo Vírus Ebola/genética , Doença pelo Vírus Ebola/virologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Rickettsia/genética , Infecções por Rickettsia/genética , Infecções por Rickettsia/microbiologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3801-3809, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620619

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AIM: Cancer stem-like cell (CSC) markers and the role of CSCs derived from papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in pathogenesis are unclear. This study aimed to investigate CSC properties using tumor spheres from passaged PTC cells but without sorting CSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To identify the properties of CSCs derived from PTC, the expression of SRY-box transcription factor 2(SOX2), octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (OCT4), Nanog homeobox (NANOG), thyroglobulin (TG), thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR), E-cadherin, YES-associated protein 1 (YAP1), and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) was investigated in tumor spheres serially passaged without sorting CSCs. RESULTS: The cultured tumor spheres had cancer stemness; high expression of OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, and YAP1; low expression of E-cadherin; and varied expression of TG, TSHR, and STAT3. PTC tumor spheres transfected with small interfering RNA targeting YAP1 had fewer CSC properties than the non-transfected tumor spheres did. CONCLUSION: Tumor spheres derived from PTC cells by passaging without sorting CSCs have more stem-like cell properties, and less differentiation potential. Thus, this simple and cost-effective method can be used for the enrichment of PTC stemness for employment in cell-based models, reducing the need for use of animal models.


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Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/biossíntese , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Antígenos CD/biossíntese , Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/biossíntese , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Caderinas/biossíntese , Caderinas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/biossíntese , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/biossíntese , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Esferoides Celulares , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/genética , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/biossíntese , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Gene ; 758: 144959, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32683075

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a clinically heterogeneous multifactorial disorder which is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders of females and young people. Both genetic and environmental factors are playing an important role in the pathophysiology of MS. The main objective of this study is to identify the relationship between numbers of genetic variants within different candidate genes (IL7R, LAG3, and CD40) and the risk of developing MS in the Jordanian Arab population. This case-control study consists of 218 MS patients chosen from neurology clinics at different hospitals in Jordan and ethnically matched 227 healthy controls. Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples. Genotyping of the candidate gene polymorphisms was conducted using the Sequenom MassARRAY system. Statistical analysis was performed to identify the genetic association of the studied SNPs with MS. Twenty-one variants were studied, three of them were found to be associated with MS (rs6897932 (P-value = 0.01) and rs13188960 (P-value = 0.005) within IL7R gene and LAG3 rs2365095, (P-value = 0.03) within LAG3 gene). Moreover, no significant association was found between MS and the genetic polymorphisms of the CD40 gene. After correction for multiple comparisons, only rs13188960 SNP remained significantly with MS. This is the first study of the genetic association with MS in the Jordanian Arab population to provided evidence of the genetic association of IL7R (rs6897932, rs13188960) and LAG3 (rs2365095) gene polymorphisms with MS. These findings may contribute to our understanding of MS and optimize the therapy protocol for individuals.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Interleucina-7/genética , Esclerose Múltipla/genética , Adulto , Árabes/genética , Antígenos CD40/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Jordânia/epidemiologia , Masculino , Esclerose Múltipla/epidemiologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Gene ; 758: 144962, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687946

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system characterized by the autoimmune inflammation, demyelination, and neurodegeneration. This complex disease develops in genetically predisposed individuals under adverse environmental factors. To date, a large number of MS-associated polymorphic loci of the nuclear genome have been identified; however, their total variability can explain only about 48% of the observed inheritance of MS. Polymorphic variants of the mitochondrial genome and interactions of mitochondrial and nuclear genes (mitonuclear interactions) may be the possible sources of the "missing heritability". We analyzed the association with MS of 10 mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms (m.1719, m.4216, m.4580, m.4917, m.7028, m.9055, m.10398, m.12308, m.13368, m.13708) in DNA of 540 MS patients and 406 healthy individuals. The allele m.9055*G was the only mitochondrial variant associated with MS (Pf = 0.027). To evaluate interactions of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes, we searched for biallelic combinations containing one of 10 mitochondrial variants and one of 35 variants of immune-related nuclear genes. Carriership of mitochondrial variants m.4216, m.4580, or m.13708 in biallelic combinations with variants of nuclear genes IL7R, CLEC16A, CD6, CD86 or PVT1 was associated with MS (Pf = 0.0036-0.00030). We identified epistatic interaction between components of a combination (m.13708*A + PVT1 rs4410871*T). The existence of epistatic biallelic combination can reflect the genuine mitonuclear epistasis.


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Núcleo Celular/genética , DNA Mitocondrial/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Genoma Mitocondrial/genética , Esclerose Múltipla/genética , Adulto , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/genética , Antígeno B7-2/genética , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Interleucina-7/genética , Lectinas Tipo C/genética , Masculino , Mitocôndrias/genética , Proteínas de Transporte de Monossacarídeos/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética
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Arch Virol ; 165(10): 2249-2258, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32696270

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While infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) mainly targets immature B cells and causes T cell infiltration in the bursa of Fabricius (BF) of chickens, the effect of IBDV infection on the properties of T cells and relevant cytokine production in avian gut-associated lymphoid tissues (GALTs) remains unknown. Here, we show that while the CD8+ T cell subset is not affected, IBDV infection decreases the percentage of CD4+ T cells in the cecal tonsil (CT), but not in esophagus tonsil, pylorus tonsil, and Meckel's diverticulum of GALTs, in contrast to BF and spleen, in which the proportion of CD4+ cells increases upon IBDV infection. Further, IBDV infection upregulates IFN-γ, IL-10, and the T cell checkpoint receptor LAG-3 mRNA expression in BF. In contrast, in CTs, IBDV infection significantly increases the production of IFN-ß and CTLA-4 mRNA, while no significant effect is seen in the case of IFN-γ, IL-10 and LAG-3. Together, our data reveal differential modulation of T cell subsets and proinflammatory cytokine production in different lymphoid tissues during the course of IBDV infection.


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Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/imunologia , Infecções por Birnaviridae/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos CD/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/virologia , Infecções por Birnaviridae/genética , Infecções por Birnaviridae/patologia , Infecções por Birnaviridae/virologia , Bolsa de Fabricius/imunologia , Bolsa de Fabricius/virologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/virologia , Antígeno CTLA-4/genética , Antígeno CTLA-4/imunologia , Galinhas/virologia , Vírus da Doença Infecciosa da Bursa/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Vírus da Doença Infecciosa da Bursa/imunologia , Vírus da Doença Infecciosa da Bursa/patogenicidade , Interferon beta/genética , Interferon beta/imunologia , Interferon gama/genética , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-10/genética , Interleucina-10/imunologia , Mucosa Intestinal/imunologia , Mucosa Intestinal/virologia , Tonsila Palatina/imunologia , Tonsila Palatina/virologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/genética , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/patologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/virologia
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Am J Surg Pathol ; 44(9): 1204-1212, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32520759

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Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome associated with an increased risk of developing Laurén's diffuse-type gastric carcinoma and lobular breast carcinoma. Although signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) in situ (SRCC-pTis) has been reported as a characteristic lesion in HDGC cases with CDH1 germline mutations (CDH1 pathogenic variant), and a precursor of conventional intramucosal SRCC (SRCC-pT1a), its histopathologic features and specificity have not been sufficiently clarified. Here, we examined gastrectomy samples from 6 Japanese HDGC patients with CDH1 germline mutation, belonging to 4 families, and analyzed SRCC lesions histologically and immunohistochemically. Of the 274 foci found in the 6 samples, SRCC-pT1a accounted for 225 lesions (range: 8 to 107, mean 45.7 lesions per patient), while 46 foci were of SRCC-pTis (range: 1 to 15, mean 7.67 foci per patient). All SRCC-pTis foci were observed in the fundic gland area and on the superficial side of the mucosa. Histologically, tumor cells of SRCC-pTis were found between normal foveolar epithelial cells and the basement membrane, following a typical pagetoid spread pattern. Immunohistochemically, E-cadherin expression was lost in SRCC-pTis (27/28, 96.4%) more frequently than in SRCC-pT1a (95/197, 48.2%; P<0.001). To elucidate the specificity of SRCC-pTis for HDGC, 60 samples (range: 0.12 to 1.49 m, total 28.8 m of mucosal length) from gastric cancer cases were analyzed as controls, in which no SRCC-pTis were identified. Our results indicate that SRCC-pTis is a distinct histologic feature with high specificity for HDGC cases with CDH1 germline mutations.


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Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/patologia , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/patologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Adulto , Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Caderinas/genética , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/química , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/genética , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/cirurgia , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Feminino , Gastrectomia , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Hereditariedade , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/genética , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/metabolismo , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/cirurgia , Fenótipo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Neoplasias Gástricas/química , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia
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Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol ; 319(2): H349-H358, 2020 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32589443

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Here, we report the generation of a Cre-recombinase (iCre) transgenic rat, where iCre is driven using a vascular endothelial-cadherin (CDH5) promoter. The CDH5 promoter was cloned from rat pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells and demonstrated ~60% similarity to the murine counterpart. The cloned rat promoter was 2,508 bp, it extended 79 bp beyond the transcription start site, and it was 22,923 bp upstream of the translation start site. The novel promoter was cloned upstream of codon-optimized iCre and subcloned into a Sleeping Beauty transposon vector for transpositional transgenesis in Sprague-Dawley rats. Transgenic founders were generated and selected for iCre expression. Crossing the CDH5-iCre rat with a tdTomato reporter rat resulted in progeny displaying endothelium-restricted fluorescence. tdTomato fluorescence was prominent in major arteries and veins, and it was similar in males and females. Quantitative analysis of the carotid artery and the jugular vein revealed that, on average, more than 50% of the vascular surface area exhibited strong fluorescence. tdTomato fluorescence was observed in the circulations of every tissue tested. The microcirculation in all tissues tested displayed homogenous fluorescence. Fluorescence was examined across young (6-7.5 mo), middle (14-16.5 mo), and old age (17-19.5 mo) groups. Although tdTomato fluorescence was seen in middle- and old-age animals, the intensity of the fluorescence was significantly reduced compared with that seen in the young rats. Thus, this endothelium-restricted transgenic rat offers a novel platform to test endothelial microheterogeneity within all vascular segments, and it provides exceptional resolution of endothelium within-organ microcirculation for application to translational disease models.NEW & NOTEWORTHY The use of transgenic mice has been instrumental in advancing molecular insight of physiological processes, yet these models oftentimes do not faithfully recapitulate human physiology and pathophysiology. Rat models better replicate some human conditions, like Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension. Here, we report the development of an endothelial cell-restricted transgenic reporter rat that has broad application to vascular biology. This first-in-kind model offers exceptional endothelium-restricted tdTomato expression, in both conduit vessels and the microcirculations of organs.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Caderinas/genética , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Genes Reporter , Integrases/genética , Proteínas Luminescentes/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Fatores Etários , Animais , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Integrases/metabolismo , Proteínas Luminescentes/biossíntese , Masculino , Microcirculação , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Ratos Transgênicos , Distribuição Tecidual , Transposases/genética , Transposases/metabolismo
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Cancer Invest ; 38(5): 329-337, 2020 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32427495

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Bone marrow stromal antigen 2 (BST2) is a transmembrane glycoprotein and plays an essential role in innate immunity. Here we firstly found that BST2 expression was significantly elevated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues. High BST2 was closely related to the larger tumor size and more tumor number. Moreover, HCC patients with higher expression of BST2 had poorer overall survival and BST2 was identified as an independent unfavorable prognosis factor. Finally, we demonstrated that BST2 can promote proliferation capacity of tumor cells. In conclusion, HCC patients with higher BST2 expression were more predisposed to poorer clinical symptoms and unfavorable prognosis.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Proliferação de Células/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(22): 12306-12314, 2020 06 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32439709

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Tissue-resident memory CD8 T (TRM) cells are a unique immune memory subset that develops and remains in peripheral tissues at the site of infection, providing future host resistance upon reexposure to that pathogen. In the pulmonary system, TRM are identified through S1P antagonist CD69 and expression of integrins CD103/ß7 and CD49a/CD29(ß1). Contrary to the established role of CD69 on CD8 T cells, the functions of CD103 and CD49a on this population are not well defined. This study examines the expression patterns and functions of CD103 and CD49a with a specific focus on their impact on T cell motility during influenza virus infection. We show that the TRM cell surface phenotype develops by 2 wk postinfection, with the majority of the population expressing CD49a and a subset that is also positive for CD103. Despite a previously established role in retaining TRM in peripheral tissues, CD49a facilitates locomotion of virus-specific CD8 T cells, both in vitro and in vivo. These results demonstrate that CD49a may contribute to local surveillance mechanisms of the TRM population.


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Antígenos CD/imunologia , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/fisiologia , Influenza Humana/imunologia , Cadeias alfa de Integrinas/imunologia , Integrina alfa1/metabolismo , Animais , Antígenos CD/genética , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/citologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Adesão Celular , Movimento Celular , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/genética , Influenza Humana/genética , Influenza Humana/fisiopatologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Cadeias alfa de Integrinas/genética , Integrina alfa1/genética , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL
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