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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 9-26, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892549

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Inhibition of apoptosis is one of the hallmarks of cancer, and anti-apoptotic genes are often targets of genetic and epigenetic alterations. Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis 2 (cIAP2) has a role in degrading caspases by linking them to ubiquitin molecules, and is upregulated in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Previous studies have demonstrated that cIAP2 may play a role in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, was administered to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells alone or in combination with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor isolated from green tea. RESULTS: The compounds were able to decrease the expression of cIAP2 while increasing the expression of pro-apoptotic caspase 7. There were also changes in histone modifications, suggesting a role of epigenetic mechanisms in these changes in expression of cIAP2. These changes resulted in an increase in apoptosis. SAHA and EGCG were also capable of limiting TNBC cell migration across a fibronectin (FN) matrix. CONCLUSION: SAHA and EGCG reduce the metastatic potential of TNBC by inducing the apoptotic pathway.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína 3 com Repetições IAP de Baculovírus/genética , Catequina/análogos & derivados , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Vorinostat/farmacologia , Proteína 3 com Repetições IAP de Baculovírus/metabolismo , Caspase 7/genética , Caspase 7/metabolismo , Catequina/farmacologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 53-66, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892552

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Medulloblastoma (MB) accounts for ~20% of pediatric malignant central nervous system tumors. Treatment strategies, including surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, are effective, but recurrence and metastasis frequently occur. Therefore, novel therapies are required. Herein, the effects of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors on MB cells lines were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MB cell lines (UW228-3, DAOY, Med8a, D425, D283) were tested for sensitivity to FGFR (AZD4547) and PI3K (BEZ235 and BYL719) inhibitors by viability, cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and proliferation assays. RESULTS: Single treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors decreased viability and proliferation in a dose-dependent pattern in most cell lines. Combinination of the two type of drugs, increased sensitivity, especially of the most resistant cell line UW228-3. CONCLUSION: Combination treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors were superior to single treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors, especially with BEZ235, for MB cell lines.


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Meduloblastoma/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Meduloblastoma/patologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 67-73, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892553

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Aberrant expression of the SEI1 oncogene has been prevalently found in a variety of human cancers, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Recent studies have shown that cisplatin up-regulates the expression of SEI1 in breast and bladder cancer cells, thus inhibiting apoptosis and cell death in these cells. In the present study, we investigated the impact of cisplatin on the expression of SEI1 in OSCC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four OSCC cell lines, CAL27, SCC4, SCC15, and SCC22A were treated with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil, and changes in SEI1 expression in these cells were evaluated using quantitative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR) analyses. RESULTS: Cisplatin significantly induced SEI1 expression in the tested OSCC cells. Contrarily, cisplatin treatment did not affect the expression of gankyrin and BMI1, two oncogenes frequently overexpressed in a coordinate manner with SEI1 in OSCC. Additionally, 5-fluorouracil did not bring about any detectable changes in SEI1 expression in these cells. CONCLUSION: Cisplatin-induced up-regulation of SEI1 expression in OSCC is specific, and such induction could underlie the development of resistance to cisplatin in OSCC.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Bucais/genética , Oncogenes , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Fluoruracila/farmacologia , Humanos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 121-132, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892560

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are rare pancreatic neoplasms, and therapeutic options for pNETs are limited. Metformin is an anti-hypoglycemic drug that appears to have anticancer effects. However, little is known about the effect of metformin on pNETs. In this study, we investigated the anti-proliferative effect of metformin on a human pNET cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-proliferative properties of metformin were evaluated in QGP-1 and NCI-H727 cells using a cell counting kit-8 assay. Xenograft mouse models were used to assess the tumor effect in vivo. RESULTS: Metformin inhibited the proliferation and anti-tumor growth of QGP-1 cells, accompanied by their arrest during the cell cycle at the G0/G1 phase. Immunohistochemical analysis of tumor tissues revealed down-regulation of cyclin D1 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen in the metformin-treated group. Additionally, metformin induced apoptosis, and the expression of survivin and claspin were decreased in metformin-treated QGP-1 cells according to the apoptosis array. Furthermore, the angiogenic related protein TIMP-1 was down-regulated, and its miRNA expression was altered by metformin in QGP-1 cells. CONCLUSION: Taken together, our study demonstrated the therapeutic potential of metformin and provides molecular mechanistic insights into its anti-tumoral effect on pNETs. This study is the first one describing anti-tumoral effects in pNETs.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Metformina/farmacologia , Biomarcadores , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/metabolismo , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Neovascularização Patológica/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 133-141, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892561

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Aberrant expression of the BMI1 oncogene has been prevalently found in a variety of human cancers, including cervical cancer. Recent studies have shown that PTC209, a specific BMI1 inhibitor, exhibits high potency in inhibiting the growth of colon, breast, oral cancer cells and cancer-initiating cells, indicative of its chemotherapeutic potential. In the current study, we evaluated the inhibitory abilities of PTC209 in cervical cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three cervical cell lines, C33A, HeLa, and SiHa were treated with PTC209. The impacts of PTC209 on BMI1 were investigated using quantitative reverse-transcription PCR assay (qRT-PCR) and western blotting; changes in cell viability, cell cycle distribution, and apoptosis were assessed using cell viability testing, colony formation assay and flow cytometry analyses, respectively. RESULTS: PTC209 exhibited considerably high short-term and long-term cytotoxicities in all tested cervical cancer cell lines regardless of their HPV infection status, TP53 and pRb statuses. PTC209 significantly downregulated the expression of BMI1 in cervical cancer cell lines, and such downregulation led to G0/G1 arrest (p<0.05). Moreover, PTC209 drove more cells into apoptosis (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: PTC209 (BMI1-targeting agents, in general) represents a novel chemotherapeutic agent with potential in cervical cancer therapy.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/genética , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124647, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31466007

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Ground water arsenic contamination is a global menace. Since arsenic may affect the immune system, leading to immunesuppression, we investigated the effects of acute arsenic exposure on the thymus and spleen using Swiss albino mice, exposed to 5 ppm, 15 ppm and 300 ppm of sodium arsenite for 7 d. Effects on cytokine balance and cell survivability were subsequently analyzed. Our data showed that arsenic treatment induced debilitating alterations in the tissue architecture of thymus and spleen. A dose-dependent decrease in the ratio of CD4+-CD8+ T-cells was observed along with a pro-inflammatory response and redox imbalance. In addition, pioneering evidences established the ability of arsenic to induce an up regulation of Hsp90, eventually resulting in stabilization of its client protein Beclin-1, an important autophagy-initiating factor. This association initiated the autophagic process, confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation assay, acridine orange staining and Western blot, indicating the effort of cells trying to survive at lower doses. However, increased arsenic assault led to apoptotic cell death in the lymphoid organs, possibly by increased ROS generation. There are several instances of autophagy and apoptosis taking place either simultaneously or sequentially due to oxidative stress. Since arsenic is a potent environmental stress factor, exposure to arsenic led to a dose-dependent increase in both autophagy and apoptosis in the thymus and spleen, and cell death could therefore possibly be induced by autophagy. Therefore, exposure to arsenic leads to serious effects on the immune physiology in mice, which may further have dire consequences on the health of exposed animals.


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Arsênico/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Beclina-1/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP90/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Arsenitos/farmacologia , Relação CD4-CD8 , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos de Sódio/farmacologia , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Baço/patologia , Timo/efeitos dos fármacos , Timo/patologia
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124585, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31437628

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Broad-spectrum insecticides used in pest control are a risk for non-target insects. Their compatibility to the insecticide spinosad, used in agriculture and forestry as a biological control tool, needs to be evaluated. Podisus nigrispinus Dallas (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) is a predatory bug used in the pest management of agricultural and forest systems where spinosad is also frequently applied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity, histopathology and cytotoxicity in midgut cells of P. nigrispinus exposed to spinosad. The toxicity test was performed to determine the lethal concentrations of spinosad after exposure by ingestion. The histopathology and cytotoxicity caused by spinosad were analyzed in the three midgut regions (anterior, middle and posterior) of P. nigrispinus during different exposure periods. Spinosad, at low concentrations, was toxic to P. nigrispinus [LC50 = 3.15 (3.02-3.26) µg.L-1]. Cell degeneration features such as cytoplasm vacuolization, chromatin condensation and release of cell fragments to the midgut lumen were observed in this organ. Cell death via apoptosis was found in the three midgut regions of this predator after exposure to the insecticide. Spinosad is toxic to P. nigrispinus, and causes histological and cytological damage followed by cell death in the midgut, suggesting a dangerous effect on a beneficial non-target insect.


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Sistema Digestório/efeitos dos fármacos , Heterópteros/efeitos dos fármacos , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Macrolídeos/toxicidade , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Combinação de Medicamentos
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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem ; 84(1): 134-142, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490096

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Plumbagin (PLB), an alkaloid obtained from the roots of the plants of Plumbago genus, is an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4). This study aimed to investigate the beneficial effect of PLB against oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGDR)-induced neuroinjury in human SH-SY5Y neuronal cultures. Our results showed that OGD/R stimulated NOX4 protein expression and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in SH-SY5Y cells, whereas increased 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production, resulting in the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. And PLB pretreatment reduced the ROS production by regulating the expression of NOX4 and downregulated NF-κB signaling which was induced by OGDR. Furthermore, PLB inhibited OGDR induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation but not PARP1. Overall, PLB improved OGDR induced neuroinjury by inhibiting NOX4-derived ROS-activated NLRP3 inflammasome.


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Hipóxia Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/deficiência , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , NADPH Oxidase 4/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/antagonistas & inibidores , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Isquemia Encefálica/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/química , Plumbaginaceae/química
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Chemosphere ; 239: 124668, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31494325

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Nitrite is one of major environmental pollutants that can impact immunological parameters in aquatic organisms. In the present study, we investigated the effects of nitrite exposure on oxidative stress, DNA damage and apoptosis in mud crab (Scylla paramamosain). Mud crab were exposed to 0, 5, 10 and 15 mg L-1 nitrite for 72 h. These data showed that acid phosphatase (ACP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity significantly decreased in treatments with various concentrations of nitrite (5, 10 and 15 mg L-1) after 24 and 48 h, while the levels of nitric oxide (NO) significantly increased in these treatments. Nitrite exposure could suppress superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) activity, and increase the formation of malondialdehyde (MDA) after 48 and 72 h of exposure. In addition, nitrite exposure decreased total haemocyte counts after 48 and 72 h of exposure. Cytological damage, DNA damage and apoptosis was observed obviously at 72 h after nitrite exposure. Moreover, nitrite exposure significantly induced the mRNA levels of phosphorylated Jun N-terminal kinases (JNK), and eventually activated p53 signaling and caspase-3. These results indicated that nitrite exposure could induce oxidative stress, which further caused DNA damage and apoptosis in mud crab. Our results will be helpful to understand the mechanism of nitrite toxicity on crustaceans.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Braquiúros/efeitos dos fármacos , Dano ao DNA/genética , Nitritos/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Fosfatase Ácida/metabolismo , Fosfatase Alcalina/metabolismo , Animais , Braquiúros/genética , Catalase/metabolismo , Hemócitos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 139-144, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31724435

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A series of naphthalene-chalcone derivatives (3a-3t) were prepared and evaluated as tubulin polymerisation inhibitor for the treatment of breast cancer. All compounds were evaluated for their antiproliferative activity against MCF-7 cell line. The most of compounds displayed potent antiproliferative activity. Among them, compound 3a displayed the most potent antiproliferative activity with an IC50 value of 1.42 ± 0.15 µM, as compared to cisplatin (IC50 = 15.24 ± 1.27 µM). Additionally, the promising compound 3a demonstrated relatively lower cytotoxicity on normal cell line (HEK293) compared to tumour cell line. Furthermore, compound 3a was found to induce significant cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase and cell apoptosis. Compound 3a displayed potent tubulin polymerisation inhibitory activity with an IC50 value of 8.4 µM, which was slightly more active than the reference compound colchicine (IC50 = 10.6 µM). Molecular docking analysis suggested that 3a interact and bind at the colchicine binding site of the tubulin.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Chalconas/farmacologia , Naftalenos/farmacologia , Moduladores de Tubulina/farmacologia , Tubulina (Proteína)/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Sítios de Ligação/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Chalconas/química , Colchicina/antagonistas & inibidores , Colchicina/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Feminino , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Naftalenos/química , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Moduladores de Tubulina/síntese química , Moduladores de Tubulina/química
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Chemosphere ; 239: 124758, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31514009

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Trace elements such as copper (Cu) and arsenic (As) are two of the major contaminants and well-known inducers of cognitive deficits and neurobehavioral changes. This study evaluated the immunotoxicity of their individual or combined exposure on different brain regions in chickens. Consequently, nuclear damage and organelle lesions, especially mitochondria were observed under Cu or/and As stress, in which positive regulation of key proteins, dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), Cytochrome C (Cyt c), BCL2-associated X (Bax), Caspases 3 and P53 was detected by qRCR and Western blot analyses, indicating disturbed mitochondrial dynamic equilibrium and apoptosis execution. In addition, qRCR analysis confirmed the involvement of cytokines secreted by different populations of helper T cells, indicative of cellular immunity. Gene expression studies showed marked up regulation of Th1/Th17 cytokines along with heat shock protein (HSP) 70, a synergism was noted in co-administration group. Interesting, lower apoptosis index was noted in brainstem compared to cerebrum and cerebellum. An intense immunosuppression and heat shock response against Cu or/and As was also seen in cerebrum and cerebellum but not in brainstem. In conclusion, our study suggests a synergistic neurotoxicity in chickens under Cu and As exposure. These findings provide a basic understanding of mitochondrial abnormality-initiated neuropathology in response to environmental pollutant mixtures, suggesting an adaptive response to the frangibility of the central nerve system.


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Arsenitos/toxicidade , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Galinhas/imunologia , Cobre/toxicidade , Tolerância Imunológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/patologia , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Resposta ao Choque Térmico/efeitos dos fármacos , Homeostase/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Dinâmica Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chemosphere ; 239: 124759, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31518920

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Ammonia is an important environmental stress factor in aquaculture. Long-term ammonia stress could affect the normal growth, and also increase the risk for the occurrence of various diseases. In order to learn the mechanism that ammonia caused the outbreak of the shrimp disease, transcriptomics and metabolomics approaches were used to analyze the differential expressions of the genes in hemocytes and different metabolites in the serum of the Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei under ammonia exposure. Transcriptional analysis showed that 17 cell apoptosis related genes, seven phagocytosis related genes, 10 immunity related genes and seven cell cycle and lipid metabolism related genes showed differential expressions after ammonia exposure. Metabolomics analysis on the serum showed that 25 differential metabolites were identified in positive and negative ion patterns. They are involved in purine metabolism, amino acids metabolism and lipid metabolism. Injection of two up-regulated metabolites triethanolamine and oxypurinol to normal shrimp could induce apoptosis in normal shrimp. The total hemocytes counts in shrimp showed a significant decrease and the apoptotic cell ratio increased significantly under ammonia exposure. These results suggested that ammonia exposure increased the apoptosis of hemocytes, which affected the immunity of shrimp, and thus caused susceptibility to pathogenic infection. These data will help us understand the mechanism of ammonia stress leading to the immunity decline of shrimp.


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Amônia/toxicidade , Hemócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Penaeidae/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Fisiológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Aminoácidos/genética , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Aquicultura , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Hemócitos/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Metabolômica , Penaeidae/fisiologia , Fagocitose/efeitos dos fármacos
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Bioelectrochemistry ; 131: 107350, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31518962

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Curcumin (Cur), the yellow pigment of well-known turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is effective in multiple cancers including triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). In combination with electrical pulses (EP), enhanced effects of curcumin (Cur + EP) are observed in TNBC cells. To gain insights into the mechanisms of enhanced anticancer effects of Cur + EP, we studied the proteins involved in the anticancer activity of Cur + EP in MDA-MB-231, human TNBC cells using high-throughput global proteomics. A curcumin dose of 50 µM was applied with eight, 1200 V/cm, 100 µs pulses, the most commonly used electrochemotherapy (ECT) parameter in clinics. Results show that the Cur + EP treatment reduced the clonogenic ability in MDA-MB-231 cells, with the induction of apoptosis. Proteomic analysis identified a total of 1456 proteins, of which 453 proteins were differentially regulated, including kinases, heat shock proteins, transcription factors, structural proteins, and metabolic enzymes. Eight key glycolysis proteins (ALDOA, ENO2, LDHA, LDHB, PFKP, PGM1, PGAM1 and PGK1) were downregulated in Cur + EP from Cur. There was a switch in the metabolism with upregulation of 10 oxidative phosphorylation pathway proteins and 8 tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle proteins in the Cur + EP sample, compared to curcumin. These results provide novel systematic insights into the mechanisms of ECT with curcumin.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Curcumina/uso terapêutico , Eletroquimioterapia/métodos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteômica , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Curcumina/farmacologia , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Glicólise , Humanos , Fosforilação Oxidativa , Via de Pentose Fosfato/efeitos dos fármacos , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124602, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31545211

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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been known to exhibit neurotoxicity in rats; however, the underlying mechanism remains unknown and there is no available intervention. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of oxidative and nitrosative stress in the neurotoxicity in the cerebral cortex and primary neurons in rats following the BDE-153 treatment. Compared to the untreated group, BDE-153 treatment significantly induced the neurotoxic effects in rats, as manifested by the increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activities and cell apoptosis rates, and the decreased neurotrophic factor contents and cholinergic enzyme activities in rats' cerebral cortices and primary neurons. When compared to the untreated group, the oxidative and nitrosative stress had occurred in the cerebral cortex or primary neurons in rats following the BDE-153 treatment, as manifested by the increments in levels of reactive oxygenspecies (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) mRNA and protein expressions, along with the decline in levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, glutathione (GSH) content, and peroxiredoxin I (Prx I) and Prx II mRNA and protein expressions. In addition, the ROS scavenger N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) or NO scavenger NG-Nitro-l-arginine (L-NNA) significantly rescued the LDH leakage and cell survival, reversed the neurotrophin contents and cholinergic enzymes, mainly via regaining balance between oxidation/nitrosation and antioxidation. Overall, our findings suggested that oxidative and nitrosative stresses are involved in the neurotoxicity induced by BDE-153, and that the antioxidation is a potential targeted intervention.


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Córtex Cerebral/patologia , Éteres Difenil Halogenados/toxicidade , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/patologia , Estresse Nitrosativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Bifenil Polibromatos/toxicidade , Acetilcisteína/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Córtex Cerebral/efeitos dos fármacos , Glutationa/metabolismo , Éteres Difenil Halogenados/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fatores de Crescimento Neural/metabolismo , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurotrofina 3/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo I/metabolismo , Estresse Nitrosativo/fisiologia , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Toxicol Lett ; 318: 57-64, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31585160

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3-Bromopyruvate (3-BrPA) is a promising agent that has been widely studied in the treatment of cancer and pulmonary hypertension. Rotenone is a pesticide commonly used on farms and was shown to have anti-cancer activity and delay fibrosis progression in chronic kidney disease in a recent study. However, there are few studies showing the toxicity of rotenone and 3-BrPA in the myocardium. To support further medical exploration, it is necessary to clarify the side effects of these compounds on the heart. This study was designed to examine the cardiotoxicity of 3-BrPA and rotenone by investigating electrical and structural cardiac remodeling in rats. Forty male rats were divided into 4 groups (n = 10 in each group) and injected intraperitoneally with 3-BrPA, rotenone or a combination of 3-BrPA and rotenone. The ventricular effective refractory period (VERP), corrected QT interval (QTc), and ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF) inducibility were measured. The expression of Cx43, Kir2.1, Kir6.2, DHPRα1, KCNH2, caspase3, caspase9, Bax, Bcl2, and P53 was detected. Masson's trichrome, TUNEL, HE, and PAS staining and transmission electron microscopy were used to detect pathological and ultrastructural changes. Our results showed that rotenone alone and rotenone combined with 3-BrPA significantly increased the risk of ventricular arrhythmias. Rotenone combined with 3-BrPA caused myocardial apoptosis, and rotenone alone and rotenone combined with 3-BrPA caused electrical and structural cardiac remodeling in rats.


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Antineoplásicos/toxicidade , Ventrículos do Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Piruvatos/toxicidade , Rotenona/toxicidade , Taquicardia Ventricular/induzido quimicamente , Fibrilação Ventricular/induzido quimicamente , Remodelação Ventricular/efeitos dos fármacos , Potenciais de Ação/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/metabolismo , Cardiotoxicidade , Conexina 43/genética , Conexina 43/metabolismo , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Ventrículos do Coração/metabolismo , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Ventrículos do Coração/ultraestrutura , Masculino , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização/genética , Canais de Potássio Corretores do Fluxo de Internalização/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Período Refratário Eletrofisiológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Medição de Risco , Taquicardia Ventricular/metabolismo , Taquicardia Ventricular/patologia , Taquicardia Ventricular/fisiopatologia , Fibrilação Ventricular/metabolismo , Fibrilação Ventricular/patologia , Fibrilação Ventricular/fisiopatologia
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Gene ; 725: 144167, 2020 Jan 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31639434

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Osteoporosis in advanced cholestatic and end-stage liver disease is related to low bone formation. Previous studies have demonstrated the deleterious consequences of lithocholic acid (LCA) and bilirubin on osteoblastic cells. These effects are partially or completely neutralized by ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). We have assessed the differential gene expression of osteoblastic cells under different culture conditions. The experiments were performed in human osteosarcoma cells (Saos-2) cultured with LCA (10 µM), bilirubin (50 µM) or UDCA (10 and 100 µM) at 2 and 24 h. Expression of 87 genes related to bone metabolism and other signalling pathways were assessed by TaqMan micro fluidic cards. Several genes were up-regulated by LCA, most of them pro-apoptotic (BAX, BCL10, BCL2L13, BCL2L14), but also MGP (matrix Gla protein), BGLAP (osteocalcin), SPP1 (osteopontin) and CYP24A1, and down-regulated bone morphogenic protein genes (BMP3 and BMP4) and DKK1 (Dickkopf-related protein 1). Parallel effects were observed with bilirubin, which up-regulated apoptotic genes and CSF2 (colony-stimulating factor 2) and down-regulated antiapoptotic genes (BCL2 and BCL2L1), BMP3, BMP4 and RUNX2. UDCA 100 µM had specific consequences since differential expression was observed, up-regulating BMP2, BMP4, BMP7, CALCR (calcitonin receptor), SPOCK3 (osteonectin), BGLAP (osteocalcin) and SPP1 (osteopontin), and down-regulating pro-apoptotic genes. Furthermore, most of the differential expression changes induced by both LCA and bilirubin were partially or completely neutralized by UDCA. Conclusion: Our observations reveal novel target genes, whose regulation by retained substances of cholestasis may provide additional insights into the pathogenesis of osteoporosis in cholestatic and end-stage liver diseases.


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Bilirrubina/metabolismo , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteoporose/genética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácidos e Sais Biliares/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Colestase/genética , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfil Genético , Humanos , Ácido Litocólico/farmacologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/fisiologia , Hepatopatias/genética , Hepatopatias/metabolismo , Hepatopatias/fisiopatologia , Osteoporose/metabolismo , Osteossarcoma/genética , Osteossarcoma/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Ursodesoxicólico/farmacologia
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J Sci Food Agric ; 100(1): 92-101, 2020 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31435952

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Oyster polypeptides have various biofunctions, such as anti-cancer and anti-oxidative stress, but whether it has the protective effects to primary ovarian failure (POF) remains poorly understand. To address this issue, daily gavage of oyster polypeptides was performed to investigate their protective effect, basing on d-galactose-induced POF model in C57BL/6 female mice. RESULTS: Oyster polypeptides restored the irregular estrous cycles and the abnormal serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and progesterone (P) levels as well as the decreased mRNA expression level of Amh that were induced by d-galactose. The follicle development of POF mice was improved by increasing the primordial follicle ratio and decreasing the atretic follicle number after oral administration of oyster polypeptides. Moreover, in the oyster polypeptides treated mice, the total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD) activity was significantly increased, while the malondialdehyde levels were significantly decreased. The mRNA expression levels of stress-related genes (SOD2, SIRT1 and FOXO3a) were remarkably up-regulated after d-galactose induction, but the up-regulation was weakened or disappeared by the gavage of oyster polypeptides. In addition, oyster polypeptides treatment also reduced the apoptosis of the ovarian granulosa cells and down-regulated the mRNA expression levels of apoptosis-related genes (p53 and Bad but not Bcl-2). CONCLUSION: This study reveals that oyster polypeptides may protect ovary against d-galactose-induced POF by their anti-oxidative stress activity to rescue d-galactose-induced ovarian oxidative damage and therefore to prevent ovarian cells apoptosis, thereby tipping the abnormality trigged by POF to get close to the normal levels. © 2019 Society of Chemical Industry.


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Ostreidae/química , Peptídeos/administração & dosagem , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/tratamento farmacológico , Substâncias Protetoras/administração & dosagem , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Galactose/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Hormônio Luteinizante/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Folículo Ovariano/efeitos dos fármacos , Folículo Ovariano/metabolismo , Ovário/efeitos dos fármacos , Ovário/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/induzido quimicamente , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/genética , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/metabolismo , Progesterona/metabolismo , Sirtuína 1/genética , Sirtuína 1/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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J Colloid Interface Sci ; 559: 51-64, 2020 Feb 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31610305

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Aiming at the inefficiency and toxicity in traditional antitumor therapy, a novel multifunctional nanoplatform was constructed based on hollow mesoporous carbon (HMC) to achieve triple stimuli response and dual model antitumor therapy via chemo-photothermal synergistic effect. HMC was used as an ideal nanovehicle with a high drug loading efficiency as well as a near-infrared (NIR) photothermal conversion agent for photothermal therapy. Acid-dissoluble, luminescent ZnO quantum dots (QDs) were used as the proper sealing agents for the mesopores of HMC, conjugated to HMC via disulfide linkage to prevent drug (doxorubicin, abbreviated as Dox) premature release from Dox/HMC-SS-ZnO. After cellular endocytosis, the Dox was released in a pH, GSH and NIR laser triple stimuli-responsive manner to realize accurate drug delivery. Moreover, the local hyperthermia effect induced by NIR irradiation could promote the drug release, enhance cell sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents, and also directly kill cancer cells. As expected, Dox/HMC-SS-ZnO exhibited a high drug loading capacity of 43%, well response to triple stimuli and excellent photothermal conversion efficiency η of 29.7%. The therapeutic efficacy in 4T1 cells and multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTSs) demonstrated that Dox/HMC-SS-ZnO + NIR had satisfactory chemo-photothermal synergistic effect with a combination index (CI) of 0.532. The cell apoptosis rate of the combined treatment group was more than 95%. The biodistribution and pharmacodynamics studies showed its biosecurity to normal tissues and synergistic inhibition effect to tumor cells. These distinguished results indicated that the Dox/HMC-SS-ZnO nanoplatform is potential to realize efficient triple stimuli-responsive drug delivery and dual model chemo-photothermal synergistic antitumor therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Carbono/química , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Nanopartículas/química , Pontos Quânticos/química , Óxido de Zinco/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Permeabilidade da Membrana Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Doxorrubicina/química , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Humanos , Raios Infravermelhos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Fototerapia/métodos , Porosidade , Propriedades de Superfície , Distribuição Tecidual , Óxido de Zinco/farmacocinética
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 201: 111648, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31710924

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Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have been recently recognized as highly efficient photothermal therapy (PTT) agents. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, dose and laser intensity dependent PTT potential of small, spherical, 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane coated cationic superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (APTMS@SPIONs) in aqueous solutions upon irradiation at 795 nm. Indocyanine green (ICG) which has been recently used for photodynamic therapy (PDT), was loaded to APTMS@SPIONs to improve the stability of ICG and to achieve an effective mild PTT and PDT (dual therapy) combination for synergistic therapeutic effect on cancer cells via a single laser treatment in the near infrared (NIR). Neither APTMS@SPIONs nor ICG-APTMS@SPIONs showed dark toxicity on MCF7 breast and HT29 colon cancer cell lines. A safe laser procedure was determined as 10 min irradiation at 795 nm with 1.8 W/cm2 of laser intensity, at which APTMS@SPION did not cause a significant cell death. However, free ICG reduced cell viability at and above 10 µg/ml under these conditions along with generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), more effectively in MCF7. ICG-APTMS@SPION treated cells showed 2-fold increase in ROS generation and near complete cell death at and below 5 µg/ml ICG dose, even in less sensitive HT29 cells after a single laser treatment at NIR, which would be safe for the healthy tissue and provide a longer penetration depth. Besides, both components can be utilized for diagnosis and the overall composition may be used for optical-image guided phototherapy in the NIR region.


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Verde de Indocianina/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/toxicidade , Propilaminas/química , Silanos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Verde de Indocianina/farmacologia , Raios Infravermelhos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Fotoquimioterapia , Fototerapia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Temperatura Ambiente
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 201: 111653, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31710929

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Autophagy is an important process for maintaining intracellular homeostasis. Our previous study demonstrated that autophagy was down-regulated in ultraviolet B (UVB)-irradiated keratinocytes. Raffinose is a natural oligosaccharide that serves as a novel activator of autophagy and as a balancing agent to regulate the diversity of environmental stress. However, whether raffinose balances ultraviolet stress through the autophagy activation pathway has yet to be established. In this study, we found that raffinose treatment inhibited the LDH release and trypan blue staining in UVB-challenged human keratinocytes cell line HaCaT but did not affect the cleavage of apoptotic markers Caspase-3 and PARP, as well as translocation into nucleus of other cell death markers Endonuclease G and AIF. Moreover, we confirmed that raffinose treatment enhanced autophagy flux in an MTOR-independent manner in HaCaT cells. Importantly, decrease of LC3-II turnover in UVB-irradiated keratinocytes could be rescued by raffinose treatment, indicating that raffinose treatment increased autophagy in UVB-irradiated HaCaT cells. Furthermore, the effect on cell death by raffinose was inhibited when autophagy was suppressed with either a small interfering RNA targeting ATG5 (siATG5) or autophagic inhibitor wortmannin. In conclusion, we demonstrated that raffinose increases MTOR-independent autophagy and reduces cell death in UVB-irradiated keratinocytes. Our study indicated that the natural agent raffinose presents the potential value in opposing photodamage.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Rafinose/farmacologia , Raios Ultravioleta , Apoptose/efeitos da radiação , Autofagia/efeitos da radiação , Proteína 5 Relacionada à Autofagia/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 5 Relacionada à Autofagia/genética , Proteína 5 Relacionada à Autofagia/metabolismo , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Queratinócitos/citologia , Queratinócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Queratinócitos/metabolismo , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo
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