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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22544, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019464

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Clinical studies have shown that celecoxib can significantly inhibit the development of tumors, and basic experiments and in vitro experiments also provide a certain basis, but it is not clear how celecoxib inhibits tumor development in detail. METHODS: A literature search of all major academic databases was conducted (PubMed, China National Knowledge Internet (CNKI), Wan-fang, China Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP), including the main research on the mechanisms of celecoxib on tumors. RESULTS: Celecoxib can intervene in tumor development and reduce the formation of drug resistance through multiple molecular mechanisms. CONCLUSION: Celecoxib mainly regulates the proliferation, migration, and invasion of tumor cells by inhibiting the cyclooxygenases-2/prostaglandin E2 signal axis and thereby inhibiting the phosphorylation of nuclear factor-κ-gene binding, Akt, signal transducer and activator of transcription and the expression of matrix metalloproteinase 2 and matrix metalloproteinase 9. Meanwhile, it was found that celecoxib could promote the apoptosis of tumor cells by enhancing mitochondrial oxidation, activating mitochondrial apoptosis process, promoting endoplasmic reticulum stress process, and autophagy. Celecoxib can also reduce the occurrence of drug resistance by increasing the sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapy drugs.


Assuntos
Celecoxib/farmacologia , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Celecoxib/efeitos adversos , Celecoxib/uso terapêutico , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/efeitos adversos , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/uso terapêutico , Dinoprostona/metabolismo , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/efeitos dos fármacos , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/efeitos dos fármacos , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4615, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934241

RESUMO

Integration of the unique advantages of the fields of drug discovery and drug delivery is invaluable for the advancement of drug development. Here we propose a self-delivering one-component new-chemical-entity nanomedicine (ONN) strategy to improve cancer therapy through incorporation of the self-assembly principle into drug design. A lysosomotropic detergent (MSDH) and an autophagy inhibitor (Lys05) are hybridised to develop bisaminoquinoline derivatives that can intrinsically form nanoassemblies. The selected BAQ12 and BAQ13 ONNs are highly effective in inducing lysosomal disruption, lysosomal dysfunction and autophagy blockade and exhibit 30-fold higher antiproliferative activity than hydroxychloroquine used in clinical trials. These single-drug nanoparticles demonstrate excellent pharmacokinetic and toxicological profiles and dramatic antitumour efficacy in vivo. In addition, they are able to encapsulate and deliver additional drugs to tumour sites and are thus promising agents for autophagy inhibition-based combination therapy. Given their transdisciplinary advantages, these BAQ ONNs have enormous potential to improve cancer therapy.


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Aminoquinolinas/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanomedicina/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Aminoquinolinas/administração & dosagem , Aminoquinolinas/farmacocinética , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Composição de Medicamentos , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/instrumentação , Humanos , Nanomedicina/instrumentação , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/fisiopatologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111053, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888615

RESUMO

Vinclozolin is a common dicarboximide fungicide used to protect crops from diseases. It is also an endocrine disruptor and is thought to be related to abnormalities of the reproductive tract. However, its mechanism of inducing abnormalities of the male reproductive tract is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to study the effect of gestational vinclozolin exposure on the development of rat fetal Leydig cells. Female pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to vinclozolin (0, 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg body weight/day) by gavage from gestational day 14-21. Vinclozolin dose-dependently reduced serum testosterone levels at doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg and the anogenital distance at 100 mg/kg. RNA-seq, qPCR, and Western blotting showed that vinclozolin down-regulated the expression of Nr5a1, Sox9, Lhcgr, Cyp11a1, Hsd3b1, Hsd17b3, Amh, Pdgfa, and Dhh and their encoded proteins. Vinclozolin reduced the number of NR2F2-positive stem Leydig cells at a dose of 100 mg/kg and enhanced autophagy in the testes. In conclusion, vinclozolin disrupts reproductive tract development and testis development in male fetal rats via several pathways.


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Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Fungicidas Industriais/toxicidade , Organogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Oxazóis/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/metabolismo , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/patologia , Masculino , Gravidez , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Testículo/embriologia , Testículo/patologia , Testosterona/sangue
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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(9): 559-567, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879255

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Lead is a main threat to human health due to its neurotoxicity and the astrocyte is known to be a common deposit site of lead in vivo. However, the detailed mechanisms related to lead exposure in the astrocytes were unclear. In order to deeply investigate this issue, we used Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and astrocytes isolated from the hippocampus of SD rats to establish the lead-exposed animal and cell models through treating with lead acetate. The expression levels of GFAP, LC3, and p62 in the rat hippocampus were detected by immunofluorescence and Western blot after lead exposure. The effects of autophagy on lead-exposed astrocytes were studied by further autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine (3-MA) induction. Transmission electron microscopy was used to observe autophagosomes in astrocytes after lead acetate treatment, followed by assessing related autophagy protein markers. In addition, some inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress markers were also evaluated after lead exposure and 3-MA administration. We found that lead exposure induced activation of astrocytes, as evidenced by increased GFAP levels and GFAP-positive staining cells in the rat hippocampus. Moreover, lead exposure induced autophagy in astrocytes, as evidenced by increased LC3II and Beclin 1 protein levels and decreased p62 expression in both the rat hippocampus and astrocytes, and it was confirmed that this autophagy was activated through blocking the downstream Akt/target of the rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in astrocytes. Furthermore, it was shown that treatment of lead acetate increased the release of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß), and the accumulation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in astrocytes, which could be alleviated by further 3-MA induction. Therefore, we conclude that lead exposure can induce the autophagy of astrocytes via blocking the Akt/mTOR pathway, leading to accelerated release of inflammatory factors and oxidative stress indicators in astrocytes.


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Astrócitos/metabolismo , Astrócitos/fisiologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/genética , Compostos Organometálicos/toxicidade , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Proteína Glial Fibrilar Ácida/genética , Proteína Glial Fibrilar Ácida/metabolismo , Hipocampo/citologia , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/genética , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 259: 118383, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32896555

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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.


Assuntos
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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Life Sci ; 259: 118397, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32896557

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There is increasing evidence that Bazedoxifene, as an FDA-approved selective estrogen inhibitor, approved by FDA, not only inhibits estrogen receptors, but also has other pharmacological effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Bazedoxifene on the functional changes of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) after PDGF-BB stimulation. VSMCs were divided into control group, PDGF-BB treatment group, and PDGF-BB treatment group with different concentrations of Bazedoxifene. CCK-8 and EdU staining were used to determine the VSMCs viability and proliferation. Western blot was used to detect the expressions of vimentin, SMA, ERK, p-ERK, STAT3, p-STAT3, AKT, p-AKT, and LC3 I/II. Wound healing method was used to detect the migration of VSMCs. PDGF-BB treatment significantly enhanced the viability and proliferation of VSMCs as indicated by CCK-8 and EdU assays (P < 0.01), while Bazedoxifene pretreatment could reduce the increased viability and proliferation of VSMCs caused by PDGF-BB (P < 0.05). Wound healing test also showed Bazedoxifene significantly attenuated the migration in the PDGF-BB stimulated VSMCs (P < 0.01). PDGF-BB also induced the phenotypic switch and decreased the autophagy level in VSMCs, manifested as a reduction in vimentin, SMA, and LC3 II (P < 0.01). These effects of PDGF-BB were partially reversed by Bazedoxifene (P < 0.05). Bazedoxifene may inhibit the proliferation and migration of VSMCs through up-regulate the autophagy level after PDGF-BB stimulation.


Assuntos
Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Becaplermina/farmacologia , Indóis/farmacologia , Músculo Liso Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Moduladores Seletivos de Receptor Estrogênico/farmacologia , Becaplermina/antagonistas & inibidores , Western Blotting , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Músculo Liso Vascular/citologia , Fenótipo
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Trends Immunol ; 41(10): 856-859, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32863134

RESUMO

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and mainly affects the lungs. Sarcoidosis is an autoinflammatory disease characterized by the diffusion of granulomas in the lungs and other organs. Here, we discuss how the two diseases might involve some common mechanistic cellular pathways around the regulation of autophagy.


Assuntos
Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Edema Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Sarcoidose/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Autofagia/genética , Azitromicina/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Cloroquina/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Isoniazida/uso terapêutico , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Edema Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Edema Pulmonar/genética , Edema Pulmonar/virologia , Rifampina/uso terapêutico , Sarcoidose/epidemiologia , Sarcoidose/genética , Sarcoidose/virologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/epidemiologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/genética , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/virologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Cells ; 9(9)2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32854430

RESUMO

An outbreak of the novel coronavirus (CoV) SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19 respiratory disease, infected millions of people since the end of 2019, led to high-level morbidity and mortality and caused worldwide social and economic disruption. There are currently no antiviral drugs available with proven efficacy or vaccines for its prevention. An understanding of the underlying cellular mechanisms involved in virus replication is essential for repurposing the existing drugs and/or the discovery of new ones. Endocytosis is the important mechanism of entry of CoVs into host cells. Endosomal maturation followed by the fusion with lysosomes are crucial events in endocytosis. Late endosomes and lysosomes are characterized by their acidic pH, which is generated by a proton transporter V-ATPase and required for virus entry via endocytic pathway. The cytoplasmic cAMP pool produced by soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) promotes V-ATPase recruitment to endosomes/lysosomes and thus their acidification. In this review, we discuss targeting the sAC-specific cAMP pool as a potential strategy to impair the endocytic entry of the SARS-CoV-2 into the host cell. Furthermore, we consider the potential impact of sAC inhibition on CoV-induced disease via modulation of autophagy and apoptosis.


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Inibidores de Adenilil Ciclases/uso terapêutico , Adenilil Ciclases/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , AMP Cíclico/antagonistas & inibidores , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Antivirais/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases Dependentes de AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Endossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Endossomos/metabolismo , Humanos , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Internalização do Vírus/efeitos dos fármacos , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Molecules ; 25(16)2020 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32784680

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Cardiac glycosides (CGs) have a long history of treating cardiac diseases. However, recent reports have suggested that CGs also possess anticancer and antiviral activities. The primary mechanism of action of these anticancer agents is by suppressing the Na+/k+-ATPase by decreasing the intracellular K+ and increasing the Na+ and Ca2+. Additionally, CGs were known to act as inhibitors of IL8 production, DNA topoisomerase I and II, anoikis prevention and suppression of several target genes responsible for the inhibition of cancer cell proliferation. Moreover, CGs were reported to be effective against several DNA and RNA viral species such as influenza, human cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, coronavirus, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus and Ebola virus. CGs were reported to suppress the HIV-1 gene expression, viral protein translation and alters viral pre-mRNA splicing to inhibit the viral replication. To date, four CGs (Anvirzel, UNBS1450, PBI05204 and digoxin) were in clinical trials for their anticancer activity. This review encapsulates the current knowledge about CGs as anticancer and antiviral drugs in isolation and in combination with some other drugs to enhance their efficiency. Further studies of this class of biomolecules are necessary to determine their possible inhibitory role in cancer and viral diseases.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antivirais/farmacologia , Glicosídeos Cardíacos/farmacologia , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Fatores Imunológicos/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Front Immunol ; 11: 1337, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32733448

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Autophagy is a cellular recycling system found in almost all types of eukaryotic organisms. The system is made up of a variety of proteins which function to deliver intracellular cargo to lysosomes for formation of autophagosomes in which the contents are degraded. The maintenance of cellular homeostasis is key in the survival and function of a variety of human cell populations. The interconnection between metabolism and autophagy is extensive, therefore it has a role in a variety of different cell functions. The disruption or dysfunction of autophagy in these cell types have been implicated in the development of a variety of inflammatory diseases including asthma. The role of autophagy in non-immune and immune cells both lead to the pathogenesis of lung inflammation. Autophagy in pulmonary non-immune cells leads to tissue remodeling which can develop into chronic asthma cases with long term effects. The role autophagy in the lymphoid and myeloid lineages in the pathology of asthma differ in their functions. Impaired autophagy in lymphoid populations have been shown, in general, to decrease inflammation in both asthma and inflammatory disease models. Many lymphoid cells rely on autophagy for effector function and maintained inflammation. In stark contrast, autophagy deficient antigen presenting cells have been shown to have an activated inflammasome. This is largely characterized by a TH17 response that is accompanied with a much worse prognosis including granulocyte mediated inflammation and steroid resistance. The cell specificity associated with changes in autophagic flux complicates its targeting for amelioration of asthmatic symptoms. Differing asthmatic phenotypes between TH2 and TH17 mediated disease may require different autophagic modulations. Therefore, treatments call for a more cell specific and personalized approach when looking at chronic asthma cases. Viral-induced lung inflammation, such as that caused by SARS-CoV-2, also may involve autophagic modulation leading to inflammation mediated by lung resident cells. In this review, we will be discussing the role of autophagy in non-immune cells, myeloid cells, and lymphoid cells for their implications into lung inflammation and asthma. Finally, we will discuss autophagy's role viral pathogenesis, immunometabolism, and asthma with insights into autophagic modulators for amelioration of lung inflammation.


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Asma/complicações , Asma/patologia , Autofagia/imunologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Animais , Asma/imunologia , Autofagossomos/metabolismo , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Humanos , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Células Mieloides/metabolismo , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia
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Front Immunol ; 11: 1623, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32733488

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Countries worldwide have confirmed a staggering number of COVID-19 cases, and it is now clear that no country is immune to the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Resource-poor countries with weaker health systems are struggling with epidemics of their own and are now in a more uncertain situation with this rapidly spreading infection. Frontline healthcare workers are succumbing to the infection in their efforts to save lives. There is an urgency to develop treatments for COVID-19, yet there is limited clinical data on the efficacy of potential drug treatments. Countries worldwide implemented a stay-at-home order to "flatten the curve" and relieve the pressure on the health system, but it is uncertain how this will unfold after the economy reopens. Trehalose, a natural glucose disaccharide, is known to impair viral function through the autophagy system. Here, we propose trehalose as a potential preventative treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission.


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Profilaxia Pós-Exposição/métodos , Profilaxia Pré-Exposição/métodos , Trealose/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Antivirais/farmacologia , Doenças Assintomáticas , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Criança , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Trealose/farmacologia , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 258: 118213, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32768583

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AIMS: Intermittent cyclic tension stimulation(ICMT) was shown to promote degeneration of endplate chondrocytes and induce autophagy. However, enhancing autophagy can alleviate degeneration partly. Studies have shown that curcumin can induce autophagy and protect chondrocytes, we speculated that regulation of autophagy by curcumin might be an effective method to improve the stress resistance of endplate cartilage. In this study, human cervical endplate cartilage specimens were collected, and expression of autophagy markers was detected and compared. MAIN METHODS: Human cervical endplate chondrocytes were cultured to establish a tension-induced degeneration model, for which changes of functional metabolism and autophagy levels were detected under different tension loading conditions. Changes in functional metabolism of endplate chondrocytes were observed under high-intensity tension loading in the presence of inhibitors, inducers, and curcumin to regulate the autophagy level of cells. In addition, a rat model of lumbar instability was established to observe the degeneration of lumbar disc after curcumin administration. KEY FINDINGS: Through a series of experiments, we found that low-intensity tension stimulation can maintain a stable phenotype of endplate chondrocytes, but high-intensity tension stimulation has a negative effect. Moreover, with increasing tension intensity, the degree of degeneration of endplate chondrocytes was gradually aggravated and the level of autophagy increased. Besides, curcumin upregulated autophagy, inhibited apoptosis, and reduced phenotype loss of endplate chondrocytes induced by high-intensity tension loading, thereby relieving intervertebral disc degeneration induced by mechanical imbalance. SIGNIFICANCE: Curcumin mediated autophagy and enhanced the adaptability of endplate chondrocytes to high-intensity tension load, thereby relieving intervertebral disc degeneration.


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Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/uso terapêutico , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Cartilagem/efeitos dos fármacos , Curcumina/uso terapêutico , Degeneração do Disco Intervertebral/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Autofagia/fisiologia , Cartilagem/patologia , Curcumina/farmacologia , Feminino , Degeneração do Disco Intervertebral/patologia , Vértebras Lombares/efeitos dos fármacos , Vértebras Lombares/patologia , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4249, 2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32843618

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Aberrant cell cycle machinery and loss of the CDKN2A tumor suppressor locus make CDK4/6 a potential target in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, a vast majority of PDAC cases do not harbor a durable response to monotherapy of CDK4/6 inhibitor. Utilizing remote loading to co-encapsulate CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib (PAL) and an autophagy inhibitor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), we demonstrate a ratiometrically designed mesoporous silica nanoformulation with synergistic efficacy in subcutaneous and orthotopic PDAC mouse models. The synergism is attributed to the effective intratumoral buildup of PAL/HCQ, which otherwise exhibit distinctly different circulatory and biodistribution profile. PAL/HCQ co-delivery nanoparticles lead to the most effective shrinkage of PDAC compared to various controls, including free drug mixture. Immunohistochemistry reveals that PAL/HCQ co-delivery nanoparticles trigger anti-apoptotic pathway after repetitive intravenous administrations in mice. When combined with a Bcl inhibitor, the performance of co-delivery nanoparticles is further improved, leading to a long-lasting anti-PDAC effect in vivo.


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Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Quinase 4 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/administração & dosagem , Hidroxicloroquina/química , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacologia , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas/química , Piperazinas/administração & dosagem , Piperazinas/química , Piperazinas/farmacologia , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/química , Piridinas/farmacologia , Dióxido de Silício/administração & dosagem , Dióxido de Silício/química , Dióxido de Silício/farmacologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000757, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32833957

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In eukaryotes, conserved mechanisms ensure that cell growth is coordinated with nutrient availability. Overactive growth during nutrient limitation ("nutrient-growth dysregulation") can lead to rapid cell death. Here, we demonstrate that cells can adapt to nutrient-growth dysregulation by evolving major metabolic defects. Specifically, when yeast lysine-auxotrophic mutant lys- encountered lysine limitation, an evolutionarily novel stress, cells suffered nutrient-growth dysregulation. A subpopulation repeatedly evolved to lose the ability to synthesize organosulfurs (lys-orgS-). Organosulfurs, mainly reduced glutathione (GSH) and GSH conjugates, were released by lys- cells during lysine limitation when growth was dysregulated, but not during glucose limitation when growth was regulated. Limiting organosulfurs conferred a frequency-dependent fitness advantage to lys-orgS- by eliciting a proper slow growth program, including autophagy. Thus, nutrient-growth dysregulation is associated with rapid organosulfur release, which enables the selection of organosulfur auxotrophy to better tune cell growth to the metabolic environment. We speculate that evolutionarily novel stresses can trigger atypical release of certain metabolites, setting the stage for the evolution of new ecological interactions.


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Adaptação Fisiológica/genética , Lisina/farmacologia , Redes e Vias Metabólicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Nutrientes/farmacologia , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/genética , Evolução Biológica , Glucose/metabolismo , Glucose/farmacologia , Lisina/deficiência , Redes e Vias Metabólicas/genética , Nitrogênio/metabolismo , Nitrogênio/farmacologia , Nutrientes/metabolismo , Ribossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ribossomos/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/efeitos dos fármacos , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sirolimo/farmacologia , Estresse Fisiológico
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110960, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800232

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Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have been extensively used in various industries and reported to inhibit spermatogenesis, however, ZnO NPs-induced spermatogenesis failure is yet to be fully elucidated. Herein, mouse-derived spermatogonia cell line GC-1 spg cells were treated with ZnO NPs for 24 h in the presence or absence of radical scavenger N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) or autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine (3-MA), then cell viability was observed by MTT assay; apoptosis was observed by western blotting analysis and AnnexinV-FITC/PI assay, respectively; autophagy was detected by western blotting analysis and transmission electron microscopy, respectively; and the contents of MDA and GSH and the activities of SOD and GSH-PX were measured by oxidative stress kits. The present study showed that ZnO NPs exposure inhibited viability and induced apoptosis of mouse GC-1 spg cells. Intriguingly, ZnO NPs markedly increased the protein content of LC3-II, the ratio of LC3-II/LC3-I, and the protein levels of ATG 5 and Beclin 1 in the cells. Furthermore, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that autophagic vesicles in the cytoplasm increased significantly in the ZnO NPs-treated cells, indicating that ZnO NPs could induce autophagy of the cells. Oxidative stress could be induced by ZnO NPs; moreover, inhibition of oxidative stress could alleviate the induction of apoptosis and autophagy by ZnO NPs. Inhibition of autophagy by 3-MA could rescue the inhibition of cell viability and induction of apoptosis by ZnO NPs, which indicated that autophagy might have cytotoxic effect on ZnO NPs-induced apoptosis. In summary, oxidative stress was involved in ZnO NPs-induced apoptosis and autophagy of mouse GC-1 spg cells, and autophagy might play a cytotoxic role in ZnO NPs-induced apoptosis.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Óxido de Zinco/toxicidade , Animais , Proteína Beclina-1/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Camundongos , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Espermatogênese/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 258: 118153, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32738361

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AIMS: Obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG) is characterized by glomerulomegaly with or without focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis lesions. Isothiocyanate sulforaphane (SFN) can protect kidneys from ORG-related damages. In this study, we investigated the effects of SFN as a preventive therapy or intervention for ORG to reveal its mechanism of action. MAIN METHODS: We established a mouse obesity model with preventive SFN or N-acetylcysteine treatment for 2 months. Thereafter, we used nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2-deficient (Nrf2-/-) and wild type mice in our ORG model with SFN treatment. Finally, we generated a corresponding mouse podocyte model in vitro. The body weight, wet weight of perirenal-and peritesticular fat, and urinary albumin/creatinine ratio were assessed. We used periodic acid-Schiff staining and electron microscopy to assess the function of the kidneys and podocytes. In addition, we evaluated the expression of Nrf2 and podocyte-specific proteins by western blotting. KEY FINDINGS: Treatment with SFN reduced body weight, organ-associated fat weight, and urinary albumin/creatinine ratio in both the preventive treatment and disease intervention regimens. SFN treated mice exhibited higher expression levels of podocyte-specific proteins and better podocyte function. However, treatment with SFN did not affect these parameters in obese Nrf2-/- mice. Light chain 3 of microtubule-associated protein 1-II and metallothionein had higher expression in the wild type than in the Nrf2-/- mice. SIGNIFICANCE: Treatment with SFN limited ORG-induced damage by enhancing podocyte autophagy via Nrf2.


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Isotiocianatos/uso terapêutico , Nefropatias/tratamento farmacológico , Nefropatias/etiologia , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Obesidade/complicações , Substâncias Protetoras/uso terapêutico , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Nefropatias/metabolismo , Glomérulos Renais/citologia , Glomérulos Renais/efeitos dos fármacos , Glomérulos Renais/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Obesidade/metabolismo , Podócitos/citologia , Podócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Podócitos/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111051, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763565

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The present study was performed to determine the effect of waterborne cadmium (Cd) exposure on oxidative stress, autophagy and mitochondrial dysfunction, and to explore the mechanism of Cd-induced liver damage in freshwater teleost Procypris merus. To this end, P. merus were exposed to waterborne 0, 0.25 and 0.5 mg/L Cd for 30 days (equal to 0, 2.22 and 4.45 µmol Cd/l). The waterborne Cd exposure significantly increased hepatic Cd accumulation and impaired histological structure of the liver of P. merus. both low and high-dose waterborne Cd exposure induced oxidative stress in the liver of P. merus, through increases Malondialdehyde (MDA) and reactive oxide species (ROS) accumulation in the liver. The Cd-induced oxidative stress in liver may result from reduction of enzyme activities (superoxide dismutases (SOD), catalases (CAT), GSH-S-transferases (GST)) and transcriptional expression of antioxidant related genes (gpx1, gpx2, cata, gsta1, sod1). Furthermore, the present study showed that waterborne Cd exposure decreased the transcriptional factor (nrf2) expression, which might lead to the down-regulation of antioxidant gene expression. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations demonstrated that waterborne Cd exposure induced autophagy in the liver of P. merus. Gene expression analysis showed that waterborne Cd exposure also induced mRNA expression of a set of genes (beclin1, ulk1, atg5, lc3a, atg4b, atg9a, and p62) involved in the autophagy process, indicating that the influence of Cd on autophagy involved transcription regulation of autophagy gene expression. Waterborne Cd exposure induced a sharp decrease in ATP content in the liver of P. merus. In addition, the expression of mitochondrial function genes (sdha, cox4i1, cox1, atp5f1, and mt-cyb) are significantly decreased in the liver of P. merus in Cd treated groups, manifesting the suppression of Cd on mitochondrial energy metabolism. Taken together, our experiments demonstrate that waterborne Cd exposure induced oxidative stress, autophagy and mitochondrial dysfunction in the liver of P. merus. These results may contribute to the understanding of mechanisms that hepatotoxicity of Cd in teleost.


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Antioxidantes/fisiologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/toxicidade , Cyprinidae/fisiologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Fígado/fisiologia , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/fisiologia , Distribuição Aleatória
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111061, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32750588

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The use of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in many industrial processes has resulted in serious environmental pollution problems. Cr(VI) causes organ toxicity in animals after ingestion or inhalation. However, the exact mechanism by which Cr(VI) produces kidney damage remains elusive. Herein, we investigated whether Cr(VI)-induced kidney damage is related to the disorder of mitochondrial dynamics. In this study, 28 male rats were divided into four groups and intraperitoneally injected with 0, 2, 4, and 6 mg/kg body weight potassium dichromate for 5 weeks. Experiment included analysis of renal histopathology and ultrastructure, determination of biochemical indicators, and measurement of related protein content. The results showed that Cr(VI) induced kidney injury through promotion of oxidative stress, apoptosis, and disorder of mitochondrial dynamics in a dose-dependent manner. The protein levels of the silent information regulator two ortholog 1 (Sirt1), peroxisome proliferation-activated receptor-g coactivator-1a (PGC-1a), and autophagy-related proteins were significantly decreased after Cr(VI) exposure. These findings suggest that Cr(VI) leads to the disorder of mitochondrial dynamics by inhibiting the Sirt1/PGC-1a pathway, which leads to renal apoptosis and autophagy in rats.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromo/toxicidade , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Dinâmica Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/ultraestrutura , Nefropatias/induzido quimicamente , Nefropatias/metabolismo , Nefropatias/patologia , Masculino , Dicromato de Potássio/toxicidade , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111086, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32781345

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In the present research, Silene vulgaris as a representative species growing on both unpolluted and heavy metal (HM) polluted terrains were used to identify ecotype-specific responses to metallic stress. Growth, cell ultrastructure and element accumulations were compared between non-metallicolous (NM), calamine (CAL) and serpentine (SER) specimens untreated with HMs and treated with Pb, Cd and Zn ions under in vitro conditions. Moreover, proteins' modifications related to their level, carbonylation and degradations via vacuolar proteases were verified and linked with potential mechanisms to cope with ions toxicity. Our experiment revealed diversified strategy of HM uptake in NM and both metallicolous ecotypes, in which antagonistic relationship of Zn and Pb/Cd ions provided survival benefits for the whole organism. Despite this similarity, growth rate and metabolic pathways induced in CAL and SER shoots varied significantly. Exposition to HMs in CAL culture led to drop in protein level by approximately 16% compared to the control. This parameter nearly correlated with the enhanced activity of proteases at pH 5.2 as well as possible glutamate changes to proline and reduced glutathione, resulting in intensified growth and first signs of cell senescence. In turn, SER shoots were characterized by growth retardation (to 53% of the control), although protein level and carbonylation were not modified, while a deeper insight into protein network showed its remodeling towards production of polyamines and 2-oxoglutarate delivered to the Krebs cycle. Contrary, an uncontrolled HM influx in NM shoots contributed to morpho-structural disorders accompanied by an increase activity of proteases involved in the degradation of oxidized proteins, what pointed to metal-induced autophagy. Taken together, S. vulgaris ecotypes respond to stress by triggering various mechanisms engaged their survival and/or death under HM treatment.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Chumbo/toxicidade , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Silene/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Zinco/toxicidade , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Bioacumulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Cádmio/metabolismo , Ecótipo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Chumbo/metabolismo , Modelos Teóricos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Brotos de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Brotos de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Brotos de Planta/metabolismo , Brotos de Planta/ultraestrutura , Silene/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Silene/metabolismo , Silene/ultraestrutura , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Zinco/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 110973, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32781346

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Arsenic (As) exerts a wide range of adverse effects on biological systems, including the reproductive organs in males and females. However, the mechanisms of As-induced reproductive toxicity are mostly obscure. Recently, we showed that autophagy is an essential route for As2O3-induced reprotoxicity through the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-sperm (HPG-S) axis in pubertal and matured F1-male mice. However, the role of autophagy in As2O3- induced ovarian toxicity is mostly unknown. Hence, this study aimed to elucidate the role of oxidative stress, mitochondrial impairment, and autophagic processes in the ovary of As-exposed female mice. For this purpose, mature female mice were challenged with 0, low (0.2), medium (2), and high (20 ppm) As2O3 from 35-days before mating till weaning their pups, and the F1- females from weaning until maturity. Then, all the mice were sacrificed, and oxidative stress parameters, mitochondrial indices, electron microscopic evaluation of the ovaries, expression of autophagic-related genes and proteins, and autophagosome formation were assessed. It was shown that medium and high As2O3 doses were a potent inducer of oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and autophagy in the ovary of F1-generation. A dose-dependent increment in the gene expression of PDK1, PI3K, TSC2, AMPK, ULK1, ATG13, Beclin1, ATG12, ATG5, LC3, P62, ATG3, ATG7, and p62, as well as protein expression of Beclin1, and LC3- I, II, was evident in the ovaries of the As-treated animals. Moreover, a dose-dependent decrease in the expression of mTOR and Bcl-2 genes, and mTOR protein was detected with increasing doses of As, suggesting that As treatment-induced autophagy. Along with a dose-dependent increase in the number of MDC-labeled autophagic vacuoles, transmission electron microscopy also confirmed more autophagosomes and injured mitochondria in medium and high As2O3 doses groups. As2O3 also negatively affected the mean body weight, litter size, organ coefficient, and stereological indices in female mice. Finally, in physiological conditions, arsenic trioxide (As2O3) leads to an increased level of autophagy in the oocyte when many oocytes were being lost. These findings indicated that an imbalance in the oxidant-antioxidant system, mitochondrial impairment, and the autophagic process, through inhibition of mTOR, dependent and independent pathways, and Bcl-2, as well as activation of AMPK/PI3K/Beclin1/LC3 routes, could play a pivotal role in As-induced reproductive toxicity through ovarian dysfunction in females.


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Arsênico/toxicidade , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Folículo Ovariano/efeitos dos fármacos , Ovário/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Feminino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Folículo Ovariano/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Ovário/ultraestrutura , Distribuição Aleatória
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