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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 221, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33024073
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Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue ; 29(3): 257-261, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33043341

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PURPOSE: To preliminarily explore the cytotoxicological responses of keratinocytes derived from human embryonic stem cells(K-hESCs) to drugs, and to provide a basis for the establishment of a new biosafety evaluation model. METHODS: CCK-8 assay was used to detect cell viability and cytotoxicity. The detection of pharmacological response was observed and compared when K-hESCs directly derived from human embryonic stem cells, human gingival epithelial cells (HGECs), and human immortalized oral epithelial cells (HIOECs) were treated with retinoic acid (RA), 5-fluorouracil(5-FU), dexamethasone(DEX), and penicillin G(PG). Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 16.0 software package. RESULTS: After drugs were applied to HGECs, HIOEC and K-hESCs, the half inhibitory concentrations (IC50) of RA was 6.1±0.03, 5.62±0.05 and 6.58±0.02, respectively. The IC50 of 5-FU was 1.65±0.02,3.00±0.02 and 1.72±0.04, respectively. The IC50 of DEX was 113.67±0.014,328±0.002 and 126.17±0.05, respectively. The IC50 of PG was 2200±1.34,3795±2.42 and 2880±1.5, respectively. The IC50 of the four drugs between HIOEC and HGECs had significant differences(P<0.05), but there was no significant difference in IC50 between K-hESCs and HGECs(P>0.05). The IC50 of K-hESCs and HIOEC also had significant differences(P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: IC50 of K-hESCs was closer to HGECs than HIOEC. It was speculated that K-hESCs could simulate the response of normal human cells in cytotoxicity study.


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Células-Tronco Embrionárias , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Humanas , Diferenciação Celular , Células Epiteliais , Humanos , Queratinócitos
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Phys Rev Lett ; 125(8): 088102, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32909763

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We perform a bidimensional Stokes experiment in an active cellular material: an autonomously migrating monolayer of Madin-Darby canine kidney epithelial cells flows around a circular obstacle within a long and narrow channel, involving an interplay between cell shape changes and neighbor rearrangements. Based on image analysis of tissue flow and coarse-grained cell anisotropy, we determine the tissue strain rate, cell deformation, and rearrangement rate fields, which are spatially heterogeneous. We find that the cell deformation and rearrangement rate fields correlate strongly, which is compatible with a Maxwell viscoelastic liquid behavior (and not with a Kelvin-Voigt viscoelastic solid behavior). The value of the associated relaxation time is measured as τ=70±15 min, is observed to be independent of obstacle size and division rate, and is increased by inhibiting myosin activity. In this experiment, the monolayer behaves as a flowing material with a Weissenberg number close to one which shows that both elastic and viscous effects can have comparable contributions in the process of collective cell migration.


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Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Células Epiteliais/química , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Modelos Biológicos , Substâncias Viscoelásticas/química , Animais , Cães , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 45(16): 3922-3930, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32893590

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The aim of this paper was to observe the effect of salvianolic acid B(Sal B) on high-glucose induced renal tubular epithelial-mesenchymal transition(EMT) in rats, and to explore its possible mechanisms of prevention and treatment of diabetic nephropathy. The rat renal tubular epithelial NRK-52 E cells were cultured in vitro. The cells were divided into control group, high glucose group, high glucose+10 µmol·L~(-1)Sal B group(Sal B), the above 3 groups were set at 6, 12, 24 and 48 h for dynamic observation; high glucose+Sal B different concentration(1, 5, 10 µmol·L~(-1)) groups, high glucose+5.0 µmol·L~(-1) pioglitazone group, high glucose+10 µmol·L~(-1)Sal B+5 µmol·L~(-1)GW9662 group. The protein expression levels of PPARγ, PTEN, α-SMA, E-cadherin and PI3 K/Akt signaling molecules were determined by Western blot. The mRNA expression of PPARγ and PTEN were detected by Real-time PCR. The viabi-lity of NRK52 E cells was determined by MTT assay. The results showed that as compared with control group, the mRNA and protein expression levels of PPARγ and PTEN in high glucose group gradually reduced, the protein expression levels of α-SMA and p-Akt~((Thr308))gradually increased, and the protein expression of E-cadherin gradually reduced(P<0.05). As compared with high glucose group, when increases in Sal B doses, the mRNA and protein expression levels of PPARγ, PTEN in high glucose + different concentrations of Sal B groups gradually increased, the protein expression levels of α-SMA and p-Akt~((Thr308)) gradually reduced, and the protein expression of E-cadherin gradually increased(P<0.05), however, the effect of 1 µmol·L~(-1)concentration of Sal B on the expression of PPARγ mRNA and protein and PTEN mRNA was not significantly different. As compared with high glucose group, the mRNA and protein expression levels of PPARγ mRNA(except 6 h) and protein(except 6 h), PTEN mRNA(except 6 h) and protein(except 6, 12 h) kept increasing, the protein expression levels of α-SMA and p-Akt~((Thr308))(except 6 h) continued to reduce, the protein expression of E-cadherin kept increasing in high glucose+10 µmol·L~(-1) Sal B dynamic observation group(P<0.05). As compared with high glucose group, Sal B and the pioglitazone(PIO) can greatly enhance the expression of PPARγ, PTEN at mRNA and protein levels, enhance the expression of E-cadherin at protein levels, and reduce the expression of α-SMA, p-Akt~((Thr308))protein level(P<0.05), there was no significant difference between the two groups. However, the expression levels of PPARγ and PTEN mRNA and protein, E-cadherin, α-SMA and p-Akt(Thr308) protein in the Sal B+GW9662 control group were not statistically significant compared with the high glucose group. The effect of Sal B was blocked by the PPARγ antagonist GW9662. It can be concluded that Sal B can suppress the NRK52 E cells induced by high-glucose EMT. The mechanism may be related to the activation of PPARγ with Sal B, and the up-regulation of PTEN expression, and thereby inhibiting the fibrosis effect of PI3 K/Akt signaling pathway.


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Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1 , Animais , Benzofuranos , Células Epiteliais , Glucose , Ratos
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J Exp Med ; 217(12)2020 12 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32926098

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Severe COVID-19 patients develop acute respiratory distress syndrome that may progress to cytokine storm syndrome, organ dysfunction, and death. Considering that neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been described as important mediators of tissue damage in inflammatory diseases, we investigated whether NETs would be involved in COVID-19 pathophysiology. A cohort of 32 hospitalized patients with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 and healthy controls were enrolled. The concentration of NETs was augmented in plasma, tracheal aspirate, and lung autopsies tissues from COVID-19 patients, and their neutrophils released higher levels of NETs. Notably, we found that viable SARS-CoV-2 can directly induce the release of NETs by healthy neutrophils. Mechanistically, NETs triggered by SARS-CoV-2 depend on angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, serine protease, virus replication, and PAD-4. Finally, NETs released by SARS-CoV-2-activated neutrophils promote lung epithelial cell death in vitro. These results unravel a possible detrimental role of NETs in the pathophysiology of COVID-19. Therefore, the inhibition of NETs represents a potential therapeutic target for COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Armadilhas Extracelulares/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Células A549 , Adulto , Morte Celular , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Feminino , Células HeLa , Humanos , Masculino , Ativação de Neutrófilo , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Serina Proteases/metabolismo , Sucção , Traqueia/imunologia
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Anim Sci J ; 91(1): e13456, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32926548

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In this study, we investigated whether bovine oviducts and endometria produce anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) (for paracrine and autocrine signaling). Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and western blotting detected AMH expression in oviductal and endometrial specimens. Immunohistochemistry revealed robust AMH expression in the ampulla and isthmus epithelia, and the glandular and luminal endometrial epithelia (caruncular endometria). AMH mRNA (measured by real-time PCR) and protein expression in these layers did not significantly differ among estrous phases in adult Japanese Black (JB) heifers (p > .1). Furthermore, the expression in these layers also did not differ among Holstein cows (93.8 ± 5.8 months old), JB heifers (25.5 ± 0.4 months old), and JB cows (97.9 ± 7.9 months old). We also compared AMH concentrations in the oviduct and uterine horn fluids among the three groups (measured by immunoassays). Interestingly, the AMH concentration in the oviduct fluid, but not in the uterine horn fluid, of Holstein cows was lower than those in JB heifers and cows (p < .05). Therefore, bovine oviducts and endometria express AMH and likely secrete it into the oviduct and uterine fluids.


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Hormônio Antimülleriano/genética , Hormônio Antimülleriano/metabolismo , Endométrio/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica , Oviductos/metabolismo , Animais , Bovinos , Endométrio/citologia , Ciclo Estral/metabolismo , Feminino , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Útero/metabolismo
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 40(4): 469-474, 2020 Apr 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895123

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the expression of thymidylate synthase (TS) in myoepithelial cells (MECs) of salivary adenoid tissues and explore its clinical significance. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining EnVision method was used to detect the expression of TS, P63, Calponin, CK5/6 and S-100 in 32 salivary gland specimens, including 10 non-neoplastic and salivary inflammation specimens, 11 mixed tumor specimens, 5 basal cell carcinoma specimens and 6 adenoid cyst carcinoma specimens. The specificity and sensitivity of TS as a specific molecular marker of salivary muscle epithelial cells were evaluated in comparison with P63, Calponin, CK5/6 and S-100. RESULTS: The expression pattern of TS in all the salivary gland tissue specimens was identical with that of p63. TS and P63 both showed strong immunohistochemical expressions in MECs of salivary adenoid tissue specimens. Calponin, CK5/6, and S-100 showed cytoplasmic/membranous expressions in the MECs. In addition, TS exhibited weak or moderate cytoplasmic expression in a few salivary gland epithelial cells, cancer cells and scattered stromal cells, with negative expression in the cell nuclei. The expression of TS in the MECs of all the salivary adenoid specimens was highly consistent with those of P63, Calponin, CK5/6 and S-100 (P>0.05) Except for CK5/6 expression in Salivary inflammation and Salivary gland specimens. Kappa>0.75. The specificity and sensitivity of TS as a molecular marker of MECs were both 100%. CONCLUSIONS: TS is a new specific marker of MECs for differential diagnosis of salivary gland tumors.


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Tonsila Faríngea , Células Epiteliais , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Carcinoma Adenoide Cístico , Humanos , Neoplasias das Glândulas Salivares , Timidilato Sintase
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Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi ; 22(9): 980-983, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32933630

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OBJECTIVE: To study the expression level of cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) in children with recurrent wheezing under three years of age and its effect on the expression of the serum orosomucoid 1-like protein 3 (ORMDL3) gene. METHODS: Thirty-six children with recurrent wheezing under three years of age who visited the hospital from June 2017 to June 2019 were selected as the recurrent wheezing group. Twenty-four healthy children from physical examination were selected as the control group. The CREB expression level in peripheral blood was measured by quantitative real-time PCR. Human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) were cultured, and dual-luciferase reporter assay and quantitative real-time PCR were used to investigate the effects of overexpression and siRNA interference of CREB on the promoter activity and mRNA expression of the ORMDL3 gene in the BEAS-2B cells. RESULTS: The expression level of CREB in the recurrent wheezing group was significantly higher than that in the control group (P<0.001). In BEAS-2B cells, overexpression of CREB significantly up-regulated the promoter activity and mRNA expression of the ORMDL3 gene (P<0.05), while siRNA interference of CREB significantly reduced the promoter activity and mRNA expression of the ORMDL3 gene (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The expression of CREB is increased in children with recurrent wheezing, and CREB may be involved in the pathogenesis of recurrent wheezing by regulating expression of the ORMDL3 gene.


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Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Sons Respiratórios , Pré-Escolar , Proteína de Ligação ao Elemento de Resposta ao AMP Cíclico , Células Epiteliais , Humanos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas
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Minerva Stomatol ; 69(4): 245-250, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32945633

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BACKGROUND: Orthodontic appliances (ligatures, braces, wires, etc.), are one of the main sources of trauma in the oral cavity. Friction between brackets and mucosa is a kind of chronic trauma that may cause buccal mucosal proliferation and ulceration and is one of the most common complaints of patients during orthodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of the lower lip epithelial cells after the removal of orthodontic fixed appliances. METHODS: Cells of lower lip oral mucosa of 31 orthodontic patients were collected by exfoliative cytology in three times: immediately (T0), 30(T1) and 60 (T2) days after debonding. Nuclear (NA) and cytoplasmic (CA) areas, NA/CA ratio, cell morphology and cellularity of smears were evaluated using cytomorphometric and cytomorphologic methods. Friedman test followed by the Wilcoxon test was used to compare the NA, CA and NA/CA values in three different times. Cell morphology and cellularity were analyzed by the Chi-square test. All statistical tests were performed with SPSS version 20. RESULTS: The NA and CA values increased significantly (P<0.001) after the removal of friction and irritation of orthodontic appliances in T1 and T2 and reached their highest level in T2. The NA/CA values did not change significantly (P=0.25). Class I smears, according to Papanicolaou classification, were observed in T0, T1, and T2. Superficial epithelial cells were predominant cell types in the lower incisor region in all times without statistically significant difference in three intervals. CONCLUSIONS: Orthodontic appliances increase keratinization of lip mucosa which is considered an adaptive reaction to the mechanical stimulus, but after removing of the appliances cellular activity rapidly increases. Keratinization is the main change observed at the end of orthodontic treatment.


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Lábio , Mucosa Bucal , Células Epiteliais , Humanos , Aparelhos Ortodônticos , Aparelhos Ortodônticos Fixos
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J Neurovirol ; 26(5): 631-641, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876900

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A subset of patients with coronavirus 2 disease (COVID-19) experience neurological complications. These complications include loss of sense of taste and smell, stroke, delirium, and neuromuscular signs and symptoms. The etiological agent of COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), an RNA virus with a glycoprotein-studded viral envelope that uses ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) as a functional receptor for infecting the host cells. Thus, the interaction of the envelope spike proteins with ACE2 on host cells determines the tropism and virulence of SARS-CoV-2. Loss of sense of taste and smell is an initial symptom of COVID-19 because the virus enters the nasal and oral cavities first and the epithelial cells are the receptors for these senses. Stroke in COVID-19 patients is likely a consequence of coagulopathy and injury to cerebral vascular endothelial cells that cause thrombo-embolism and stroke. Delirium and encephalopathy in acute and post COVID-19 patients are likely multifactorial and secondary to hypoxia, metabolic abnormalities, and immunological abnormalities. Thus far, there is no clear evidence that coronaviruses cause inflammatory neuromuscular diseases via direct invasion of peripheral nerves or muscles or via molecular mimicry. It appears that most of neurologic complications in COVID-19 patients are indirect and as a result of a bystander injury to neurons.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Encefalopatias/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Transtornos do Olfato/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações , Encéfalo/irrigação sanguínea , Encéfalo/patologia , Encéfalo/virologia , Encefalopatias/imunologia , Encefalopatias/patologia , Encefalopatias/virologia , Efeito Espectador , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Humanos , Pulmão/irrigação sanguínea , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/virologia , Neurônios/patologia , Neurônios/virologia , Transtornos do Olfato/imunologia , Transtornos do Olfato/patologia , Transtornos do Olfato/virologia , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Embolia Pulmonar/imunologia , Embolia Pulmonar/patologia , Embolia Pulmonar/virologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/imunologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/patologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/virologia
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Front Immunol ; 11: 2145, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32983174

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SARS-CoV-2 infection has recently been declared a pandemic. Some patients showing severe symptoms exhibit drastic inflammation and airway damage. In this study, we re-analyzed published scRNA-seq data of COVID-19 patient bronchoalveolar lavage fluid to further classify and compare immunological features according to the patient's disease severity. Patients with severe symptoms showed DNA damage and apoptotic features of epithelial cells. Our results suggested that epithelial damage was associated with neutrophil infiltration. Myeloid cells of severe patients showed higher expression of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines such as CXCL8. As a result, neutrophils were abundant in lungs of patients from the severe group. Furthermore, recruited neutrophils highly expressed genes related to neutrophil extracellular traps. Neutrophil-mediated inflammation was regulated by glucocorticoid receptor expression and activity. Based on these results, we suggest that severe COVID-19 symptoms may be determined by differential expression of glucocorticoid receptors and neutrophils.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Interleucina-8/genética , Neutrófilos/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/genética , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Transcriptoma , Adulto , Idoso , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Armadilhas Extracelulares/imunologia , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Humanos , Inflamação/imunologia , Interleucina-8/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Células Mieloides/imunologia , Infiltração de Neutrófilos/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA-Seq , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Análise de Célula Única/métodos
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Biomed Environ Sci ; 33(8): 583-592, 2020 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32933610

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Objective: To screen the differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) in human bronchial epithelial cells (HBE) treated with atmospheric fine particulate matter (PM 2.5). Methods: HBE cells were treated with PM 2.5 samples from Shenzhen and Taiyuan for 24 h. To detect overall protein expression, the Q Exactive mass spectrometer was used. Gene ontology (GO), Kyoto encyclopedia of genes and genomes (KEGG), and Perseus software were used to screen DEPs. Results: Overall, 67 DEPs were screened in the Shenzhen sample-treated group, of which 46 were upregulated and 21 were downregulated. In total, 252 DEPs were screened in the Taiyuan sample-treated group, of which 134 were upregulated and 118 were downregulated. KEGG analysis demonstrated that DEPs were mainly enriched in ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis and HIF-1 signal pathways in Shenzhen PM 2.5 samples-treated group. The GO analysis demonstrated that Shenzhen sample-induced DEPs were mainly involved in the biological process for absorption of various metal ions and cell components. The Taiyuan PM 2.5-induced DEPs were mainly involved in biological processes of protein aggregation regulation and molecular function of oxidase activity. Additionally, three important DEPs, including ANXA2, DIABLO, and AIMP1, were screened. Conclusion: Our findings provide a valuable basis for further evaluation of PM 2.5-associated carcinogenesis.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/análise , Brônquios/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Material Particulado/análise , Brônquios/efeitos dos fármacos , Biologia Computacional , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Espectrometria de Massas , Tamanho da Partícula , Proteômica
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4659, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938936

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The αvß6 integrin plays a key role in the activation of transforming growth factor-ß (TGFß), a pro-fibrotic mediator that is pivotal to the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We identified a selective small molecule αvß6 RGD-mimetic, GSK3008348, and profiled it in a range of disease relevant pre-clinical systems. To understand the relationship between target engagement and inhibition of fibrosis, we measured pharmacodynamic and disease-related end points. Here, we report, GSK3008348 binds to αvß6 with high affinity in human IPF lung and reduces downstream pro-fibrotic TGFß signaling to normal levels. In human lung epithelial cells, GSK3008348 induces rapid internalization and lysosomal degradation of the αvß6 integrin. In the murine bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis model, GSK3008348 engages αvß6, induces prolonged inhibition of TGFß signaling and reduces lung collagen deposition and serum C3M, a marker of IPF disease progression. These studies highlight the potential of inhaled GSK3008348 as an anti-fibrotic therapy.


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Butiratos/farmacologia , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/tratamento farmacológico , Integrinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Naftiridinas/farmacologia , Pirazóis/farmacologia , Pirrolidinas/farmacologia , Administração por Inalação , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Bleomicina/toxicidade , Butiratos/administração & dosagem , Butiratos/metabolismo , Butiratos/farmacocinética , Colágeno/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/induzido quimicamente , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/patologia , Integrinas/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Naftiridinas/administração & dosagem , Naftiridinas/metabolismo , Naftiridinas/farmacocinética , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/metabolismo , Pirazóis/farmacocinética , Pirrolidinas/administração & dosagem , Pirrolidinas/metabolismo , Pirrolidinas/farmacocinética , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Tomografia Computadorizada de Emissão de Fóton Único , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Pesquisa Médica Translacional
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Environ Health Prev Med ; 25(1): 56, 2020 Sep 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32979924

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BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that continuous exposure to nitrous acid gas (HONO) for 4 weeks, at a concentration of 3.6 parts per million (ppm), induced pulmonary emphysema-like alterations in guinea pigs. In addition, we found that HONO affected asthma symptoms, based on the measurement of respiratory function in rats exposed to 5.8 ppm HONO. This study aimed to investigate the dose-response effects of HONO exposure on the histopathological alterations in the respiratory tract of guinea pigs to determine the lowest observed adverse effect level (LOAEL) of HONO. METHODS: We continuously exposed male Hartley guinea pigs (n = 5) to four different concentrations of HONO (0.0, 0.1, 0.4, and 1.7 ppm) for 4 weeks (24 h/day). We performed histopathological analysis by observing lung tissue samples. We examined samples from three guinea pigs in each group under a light microscope and measured the alveolar mean linear intercept (Lm) and the thickness of the bronchial smooth muscle layer. We further examined samples from two guinea pigs in each group under a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a transmission electron microscope (TEM). RESULTS: We observed the following dose-dependent changes: pulmonary emphysema-like alterations in the centriacinar regions of alveolar ducts, significant increase in Lm in the 1.7 ppm HONO-exposure group, tendency for hyperplasia and pseudostratification of bronchial epithelial cells, and extension of the bronchial epithelial cells and smooth muscle cells in the alveolar duct regions. CONCLUSIONS: These histopathological findings suggest that the LOAEL of HONO is < 0.1 ppm.


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Enfisema/induzido quimicamente , Hiperplasia/induzido quimicamente , Exposição por Inalação/efeitos adversos , Pulmão/patologia , Ácido Nitroso/toxicidade , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Brônquios/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Cobaias , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/ultraestrutura , Masculino , Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/efeitos dos fármacos
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Acta Cir Bras ; 35(8): e202000802, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32901679

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PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin B2 (GSPB2) preconditioning on oxidative stress and apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells in mice after renal ischemia-reperfusion (RIR). METHODS: Forty male ICR mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: Group A: mice were treated with right nephrectomy. Group B: right kidney was resected and the left renal vessel was clamped for 45 minutes. Group C: mice were intraperitoneally injected with GSPB2 before RIR established. Group D: mice were intraperitoneally injected with GSPB2 plus brusatol before RIR established. Creatinine and urea nitrogen of mice were determined. Pathological and morphological changes of kidney were checked. Expressions of Nrf-2, HO-1, cleaved-caspase3 were detected by Western-blot. RESULTS: Compared to Group B, morphology and pathological damages of renal tissue were less serious in Group C. Western-blot showed that expressions of Nrf-2 and HO-1 in Group C were obviously higher than those in Group B. The expression of cleaved-caspase3 in Group C was significantly lower than that in Group B. CONCLUSION: GSPB2 preconditioning could attenuate renal oxidative stress injury and renal tubular epithelial cell apoptosis by up-regulating expressions of Nrf-2 and HO-1 and down-regulating the expression of cleaved-caspase-3, but the protective effect could be reversed by brusatol.


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Apoptose , Extrato de Sementes de Uva , Estresse Oxidativo , Proantocianidinas , Traumatismo por Reperfusão , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais , Extrato de Sementes de Uva/farmacologia , Extrato de Sementes de Uva/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proantocianidinas/farmacologia , Proantocianidinas/uso terapêutico
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4786, 2020 09 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32963227

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Evidence points to an indispensable function of macrophages in tissue regeneration, yet the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Here we demonstrate a protective function for the IL-33-ST2 axis in bronchial epithelial repair, and implicate ST2 in myeloid cell differentiation. ST2 deficiency in mice leads to reduced lung myeloid cell infiltration, abnormal alternatively activated macrophage (AAM) function, and impaired epithelial repair post naphthalene-induced injury. Reconstitution of wild type (WT) AAMs to ST2-deficient mice completely restores bronchial re-epithelialization. Central to this mechanism is the direct effect of IL-33-ST2 signaling on monocyte/macrophage differentiation, self-renewal and repairing ability, as evidenced by the downregulation of key pathways regulating myeloid cell cycle, maturation and regenerative function of the epithelial niche in ST2-/- mice. Thus, the IL-33-ST2 axis controls epithelial niche regeneration by activating a large multi-cellular circuit, including monocyte differentiation into competent repairing AAMs, as well as group-2 innate lymphoid cell (ILC2)-mediated AAM activation.


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Bronquíolos/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Proteína 1 Semelhante a Receptor de Interleucina-1/metabolismo , Interleucina-33/metabolismo , Interleucina-33/farmacologia , Animais , Bronquíolos/lesões , Bronquíolos/patologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Feminino , Proteína 1 Semelhante a Receptor de Interleucina-1/genética , Pulmão/patologia , Ativação Linfocitária , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Transdução de Sinais
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4816, 2020 09 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32968047

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Understanding cell types and mechanisms of dental growth is essential for reconstruction and engineering of teeth. Therefore, we investigated cellular composition of growing and non-growing mouse and human teeth. As a result, we report an unappreciated cellular complexity of the continuously-growing mouse incisor, which suggests a coherent model of cell dynamics enabling unarrested growth. This model relies on spatially-restricted stem, progenitor and differentiated populations in the epithelial and mesenchymal compartments underlying the coordinated expansion of two major branches of pulpal cells and diverse epithelial subtypes. Further comparisons of human and mouse teeth yield both parallelisms and differences in tissue heterogeneity and highlight the specifics behind growing and non-growing modes. Despite being similar at a coarse level, mouse and human teeth reveal molecular differences and species-specific cell subtypes suggesting possible evolutionary divergence. Overall, here we provide an atlas of human and mouse teeth with a focus on growth and differentiation.


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Diferenciação Celular , Células-Tronco/citologia , Dente/citologia , Dente/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Adolescente , Adulto , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Células Epiteliais , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Heterogeneidade Genética , Humanos , Incisivo/citologia , Incisivo/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Masculino , Mesoderma/citologia , Mesoderma/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Mesoderma/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Modelos Animais , Dente Molar/citologia , Dente Molar/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Odontoblastos , Adulto Jovem
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Int J Mol Sci ; 21(15)2020 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32752138

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, overlaps with the ongoing epidemics of cigarette smoking and electronic cigarette (e-cig) vaping. However, there is scarce data relating COVID-19 risks and outcome with cigarette or e-cig use. In this study, we mined three independent RNA expression datasets from smokers and vapers to understand the potential relationship between vaping/smoking and the dysregulation of key genes and pathways related to COVID-19. We found that smoking, but not vaping, upregulates ACE2, the cellular receptor that SARS-CoV-2 requires for infection. Both smoking and use of nicotine and flavor-containing e-cigs led to upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and inflammasome-related genes. Specifically, chemokines including CCL20 and CXCL8 are upregulated in smokers, and CCL5 and CCR1 are upregulated in flavor/nicotine-containing e-cig users. We also found genes implicated in inflammasomes, such as CXCL1, CXCL2, NOD2, and ASC, to be upregulated in smokers and these e-cig users. Vaping flavor and nicotine-less e-cigs, however, did not lead to significant cytokine dysregulation and inflammasome activation. Release of inflammasome products, such as IL-1B, and cytokine storms are hallmarks of COVID-19 infection, especially in severe cases. Therefore, our findings demonstrated that smoking or vaping may critically exacerbate COVID-19-related inflammation or increase susceptibility to COVID-19.


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Sistemas Eletrônicos de Liberação de Nicotina , Sistema Imunitário/metabolismo , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Fumar Tabaco , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Brônquios/citologia , Quimiocina CCL20/genética , Quimiocina CCL20/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Interleucina-8/genética , Interleucina-8/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteína Adaptadora de Sinalização NOD2/genética , Proteína Adaptadora de Sinalização NOD2/metabolismo , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Regulação para Cima , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1265: 57-70, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761570

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Lung diseases affect millions of individuals all over the world. Various environmental factors, such as toxins, chemical pollutants, detergents, viruses, bacteria, microbial dysbiosis, and allergens, contribute to the development of respiratory disorders. Exposure to these factors activates stress responses in host cells and disrupt lung homeostasis, therefore leading to dysfunctional epithelial barriers. Despite significant advances in therapeutic treatments for lung diseases in the last two decades, novel interventional targets are imperative, considering the side effects and limited efficacy in patients treated with currently available drugs. Nutrients, such as amino acids (e.g., arginine, glutamine, glycine, proline, taurine, and tryptophan), peptides, and bioactive molecules, have attracted more and more attention due to their abilities to reduce oxidative stress, inhibit apoptosis, and regulate immune responses, thereby improving epithelial barriers. In this review, we summarize recent advances in amino acid metabolism in the lungs, as well as multifaceted functions of amino acids in attenuating inflammatory lung diseases based on data from studies with both human patients and animal models. The underlying mechanisms for the effects of physiological amino acids are likely complex and involve cell signaling, gene expression, and anti-oxidative reactions. The beneficial effects of amino acids are expected to improve the respiratory health and well-being of humans and other animals. Because viruses (e.g., coronavirus) and environmental pollutants (e.g., PM2.5 particles) induce severe damage to the lungs, it is important to determine whether dietary supplementation or intravenous administration of individual functional amino acids (e.g., arginine-HCl, citrulline, N-acetylcysteine, glutamine, glycine, proline and tryptophan) or their combinations to affected subjects may alleviate injury and dysfunction in this vital organ.


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Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Pneumopatias/metabolismo , Pneumopatias/patologia , Animais , Humanos , Pneumopatias/fisiopatologia
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