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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 400-412, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403270

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mutations in ABCA4 cause Stargardt macular degeneration, which invariably ends in legal blindness. We studied two common mutants, A1038V (in NBD1) and G1961E (in NBD2), with the purpose of exploring how they interact with the cell's quality control mechanism. The study was designed to determine how these mutants can be rescued. METHODS: We expressed wt and mutant ABCA4 in HEK293 cells and studied the effect of the mutations on trafficking and processing and the ability of correctors to rescue them. We used a combination of western blotting, confocal microscopy and surface biotinylation coupled with pulldown of plasma membrane proteins. RESULTS: G1961E is sensitive to inhibitors of the aggresome, tubacin and the lysosome, bafilomycin A. Both mutants cause a reduction in heat shock protein, Hsp27. Incubation of HEK293 cells expressing the mutants with VX-809, an FDA approved drug for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, increased the levels of A1038V and G1961E by 2- to 3-fold. Importantly, VX-809 increased the levels of both mutants at the plasma membrane suggesting that trafficking had been restored. Transfecting additional Hsp27 to the cells also increased the steady state levels of both mutants. However, in combination with VX-809 the addition of Hsp27 caused a dramatic increase in the protein expression particularly in the G1961 mutant which increased approximately 5-fold. CONCLUSION: Our results provide a new mechanism for the rescue of ABCA4 trafficking mutants based on the restoration of Hsp27. Our results provide a pathway for the treatment of Stargardt disease.


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Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Aminopiridinas/farmacologia , Benzodioxóis/farmacologia , Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Aminopiridinas/uso terapêutico , Anilidas/farmacologia , Benzodioxóis/uso terapêutico , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística/genética , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HEK293 , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP27/metabolismo , Humanos , Ácidos Hidroxâmicos/farmacologia , Leupeptinas/farmacologia , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Degeneração Macular/congênito , Degeneração Macular/tratamento farmacológico , Degeneração Macular/metabolismo , Degeneração Macular/patologia , Mutação , Transporte Proteico/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 67(8): 824-838, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366832

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We synthesized and evaluated novel 5-[2-(thiophen-2-yl)propan-2-yl]-4H-1,2,4-triazole derivatives as 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11ß-HSD1) inhibitors. Optimization of the thiophene ring and the substituents on the 1,2,4-triazole ring produced 3,4-dicyclopropyl-5-{2-[3-fluoro-5-(trifluoromethyl)thiophen-2-yl]propan-2-yl}-4H-1,2,4-triazole monohydrochloride (9a), which showed potent and selective inhibitory activity against human 11ß-HSD1. Compound 9a was also metabolically stable against human and mouse liver microsomes. Oral administration of 9a to diabetic ob/ob mice lowered corticosterone levels in adipose tissue, and thereby reduced plasma glucose and insulin levels in a dose-dependent manner.


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11-beta-Hidroxiesteroide Desidrogenase Tipo 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Descoberta de Drogas , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Triazóis/farmacologia , 11-beta-Hidroxiesteroide Desidrogenase Tipo 1/metabolismo , Administração Oral , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Inibidores Enzimáticos/administração & dosagem , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Hipoglicemiantes/química , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Obesos , Estrutura Molecular , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Triazóis/administração & dosagem , Triazóis/química
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 67(8): 884-887, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366837

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We developed a simple and sensitive HPLC method for the determination of selenocyanate (SeCN-). The König reaction, which is generally used for the determination of cyanide and thiocyanate, was applied for the post-column detection, and using barbituric acid as a fluorogenic reagent made it possible to detect SeCN- with high sensitivity. The limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) were 73.5 fmol and 245.1 fmol, respectively. Subsequently, the amounts of SeCN- in human blood and in cultured cell samples were analyzed, and no SeCN- was detected in human whole blood. Interestingly, we have found that some of the spiked SeCN- decomposed to cyanide in human whole blood. Ascorbic acid suppressed the decomposition of SeCN- to cyanide by reducing the ferric ion, which is typically involved in SeCN- decomposition. Then, SeCN- was detected in cultured HEK293 cells exposed to selenite. The established HPLC method with fluorescence detection of SeCN- is useful for investigating small amounts of SeCN- in biological samples.


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Cianatos/sangue , Fluorescência , Compostos de Selênio/sangue , Células Cultivadas , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/instrumentação , Células HEK293 , Humanos
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 34(1): 1465-1473, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31411081

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In this investigation, we studied a family of compounds with an oxathiazolidine-4-one-2,2-dioxide skeleton and their amide synthetic precursors as new anticonvulsant drugs. The cyclic structures were synthesized using a three-step protocol that include solvent-free reactions and microwave-assisted heating. The compounds were tested in vivo through maximal electroshock seizure test in mice. All the structures showed activity at the lower doses tested (30 mg/Kg) and no signs of neurotoxicity were detected. Compound encoded as 1g displayed strong anticonvulsant effects in comparison with known anticonvulsants (ED50 = 29 mg/Kg). First approximations about the mechanisms of action of the cyclic structures were proposed by docking simulations and in vitro assays against sodium channels (patch clamp methods).


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Anticonvulsivantes/química , Anticonvulsivantes/farmacologia , Desenho de Drogas , Imidas/química , Imidas/farmacologia , Tiazóis/química , Animais , Anticonvulsivantes/administração & dosagem , Anticonvulsivantes/síntese química , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética Nuclear de Carbono-13 , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Imidas/síntese química , Masculino , Camundongos , Canal de Sódio Disparado por Voltagem NAV1.1/efeitos dos fármacos , Óxidos/química , Técnicas de Patch-Clamp , Espectroscopia de Prótons por Ressonância Magnética
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Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi ; 21(7): 708-712, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31315773

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OBJECTIVE: To construct the recombinant adenoviral vector carrying the rat interleukin-10 (rIL-10) gene, and to investigate whether it is stably expressed in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. METHODS: The rIL-10 gene was amplified by PCR from template rIL-10 cDNA, and the recovered 656 bp rIL-10 DNA fragment was cloned into pcDNA3.1 to construct pcDNA3.1-IL-10. Then HEK293 cells were transfected with pcDNA3.1-IL-10 and adenoviral vector for homologous recombination, and sequencing and PCR were used to evaluate whether recombination was successful. HEK293 cells were lysed by repeated freeze-thaw cycles, and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells were infected with the virus solution containing the rIL-10 gene. Western blot was used to measure the expression of rIL-10 in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. RESULTS: Sequencing and PCR verified that the rIL-10 adenoviral vector was successfully constructed, with a virus titer of 4×109 PFU/mL. The expression of IL-10 was detected after bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells were infected by the virus solution containing the rIL-10 gene. CONCLUSIONS: The constructed rIL-10 recombinant adenovirus can mediate the stable expression of rIL-10 gene in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, which provides a basis for gene transplantation therapy of inflammatory bowel disease.


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Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Adenoviridae , Animais , Células da Medula Óssea , Vetores Genéticos , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Interleucina-10 , Ratos , Transfecção
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 258-280, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31313541

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although neuroblastoma is a heterogeneous cancer, a substantial portion overexpresses CD71 (transferrin receptor 1) and MYCN. This study provides a mechanistically driven rationale for a combination therapy targeting neuroblastomas that doubly overexpress or have amplified CD71 and MYCN. For this subset, CD71 was targeted by its natural ligand, gambogic acid (GA), and MYCN was targeted with an HDAC inhibitor, vorinostat. A combination of GA and vorinostat was then tested for efficacy in cancer and non-cancer cells. METHODS: Microarray analysis of cohorts of neuroblastoma patients indicated a subset of neuroblastomas overexpressing both CD71 and MYCN. The viability with proliferation changes were measured by MTT and colony formation assays in neuroblastoma cells. Transfection with CD71 or MYCN along with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were used to detect expression changes. For pathway analysis, gene ontology (GO) and Protein-protein interaction analyses were performed to evaluate the potential mechanisms of GA and vorinostat in treated cells. RESULTS: For both GA and vorinostat, their pathways were explored for specificity and dependence on their targets for efficacy. For GA-treated cells, the viability/proliferation loss due to GA was dependent on the expression of CD71 and involved activation of caspase-3 and degradation of EGFR. It relied on the JNK-IRE1-mTORC1 pathway. The drug vorinostat also reduced cell viability/proliferation in the treated cells and this was dependent on the presence of MYCN as MYCN siRNA transfection led to a blunting of vorinostat efficacy and conversely, MYCN overexpression improved the vorinostat potency in those cells. Vorinostat inhibition of MYCN led to an increase of the pro-apoptotic miR183 levels and this, in turn, reduced the viability/proliferation of these cells. The combination treatment with GA and vorinostat synergistically reduced cell survival in the MYCN and CD71 overexpressing tumor cells. The same treatment had no effect or minimal effect on HEK293 and HEF cells used as models of non-cancer cells. CONCLUSION: A combination therapy with GA and vorinostat may be suitable for MYCN and CD71 overexpressing neuroblastomas.


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Antígenos CD , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc , Neuroblastoma , Receptores da Transferrina , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Caspase 3/genética , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , MicroRNAs/biossíntese , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/genética , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Neuroblastoma/genética , Neuroblastoma/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/patologia , RNA Neoplásico/biossíntese , RNA Neoplásico/genética , Receptores da Transferrina/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores da Transferrina/genética , Receptores da Transferrina/metabolismo , Vorinostat/farmacologia , Xantonas/farmacologia
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 9079-9087, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31353905

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Organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) 1B1 and 1B3 are two highly homologous transporters expressed in the human liver. However, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is the most predominant catechin in green tea, has opposite effects on the function of OATP1B1 and OATP1B3. In the present study, the critical structural domains and amino acid residues for the activation of OATP1B3 by EGCG have been determined by characterizing the function of a series of OATP1B3-derived chimeric transporters, site-directed mutagenesis, and kinetic studies. Our results showed that G45 and F555 in transmembrane domains 1 and 10 are the most important amino acid residues for OATP1B3 activation. Kinetic studies showed that the activation of OATP1B3 by EGCG at a low substrate concentration was due to its increased substrate binding affinity. However, EGCG caused increased Km and decreased Vmax for 1B3-G45A and 1B3-F555H. The flexibility at position 45 and aromaticity at position 555 might be important for OATP1B3 activation. While 1B3-G45A and 1B3-F555H could not be activated by EGCG, their transport activity for EGCG was comparable to that of wild-type OATP1B3. In conclusion, the present study elucidated the molecular mechanism for OATP1B3 activation by EGCG.


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Catequina/análogos & derivados , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/química , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/metabolismo , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Camellia sinensis/química , Catequina/química , Catequina/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Cinética , Fígado/metabolismo , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/química , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/genética , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Extratos Vegetais/química , Domínios Proteicos , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/genética
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Pharm Res ; 36(9): 137, 2019 Jul 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332533

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PURPOSE: Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations of a specific gene, transcription factor 4 (TCF4), located on chromosome 18. PTHS results in individuals that have moderate to severe intellectual disability, with most exhibiting psychomotor delay. PTHS also exhibits features of autistic spectrum disorders, which are characterized by the impaired ability to communicate and socialize. PTHS is comorbid with a higher prevalence of epileptic seizures which can be present from birth or which commonly develop in childhood. Attenuated or absent TCF4 expression results in increased translation of peripheral ion channels Kv7.1 and Nav1.8 which triggers an increase in after-hyperpolarization and altered firing properties. METHODS: We now describe a high throughput screen (HTS) of 1280 approved drugs and machine learning models developed from this data. The ion channels were expressed in either CHO (KV7.1) or HEK293 (Nav1.8) cells and the HTS used either 86Rb+ efflux (KV7.1) or a FLIPR assay (Nav1.8). RESULTS: The HTS delivered 55 inhibitors of Kv7.1 (4.2% hit rate) and 93 inhibitors of Nav1.8 (7.2% hit rate) at a screening concentration of 10 µM. These datasets also enabled us to generate and validate Bayesian machine learning models for these ion channels. We also describe a structure activity relationship for several dihydropyridine compounds as inhibitors of Nav1.8. CONCLUSIONS: This work could lead to the potential repurposing of nicardipine or other dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonists as potential treatments for PTHS acting via Nav1.8, as there are currently no approved treatments for this rare disorder.


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Di-Hidropiridinas/farmacologia , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos/métodos , Hiperventilação/tratamento farmacológico , Deficiência Intelectual/tratamento farmacológico , Canal de Potássio KCNQ1/antagonistas & inibidores , Canal de Sódio Disparado por Voltagem NAV1.8/metabolismo , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Potássio/farmacologia , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Sódio/farmacologia , Bloqueadores do Canal de Sódio Disparado por Voltagem/farmacologia , Animais , Teorema de Bayes , Células CHO , Cricetulus , Di-Hidropiridinas/química , Facies , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Canal de Potássio KCNQ1/metabolismo , Aprendizado de Máquina , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Potássio/química , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Sódio/química , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Bloqueadores do Canal de Sódio Disparado por Voltagem/química
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(61): 8963-8966, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31290488

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We develop a simple method for sensitive detection of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) based on the ligase amplification reaction-catalyzed assembly of a single quantum dot (QD)-based nanosensor. This nanosensor requires only a single ligase enzyme to achieve ultrahigh sensitivity with a detection limit of 5.63 × 10-7 U mL-1, and can be applied for kinetic analysis, inhibitor screening, and ALP measurement in cell extracts.


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Fosfatase Alcalina/análise , Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , DNA Ligases/química , Ensaios Enzimáticos/métodos , Transferência Ressonante de Energia de Fluorescência/métodos , Pontos Quânticos/química , Biotina/química , Carbocianinas/química , DNA/química , DNA/genética , Sondas de DNA/química , Sondas de DNA/genética , Fluorescência , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Limite de Detecção , Células MCF-7 , Hibridização de Ácido Nucleico , Imagem Individual de Molécula , Estreptavidina/química
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Phys Chem Chem Phys ; 21(30): 16706-16717, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31321392

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Herein, for the first time the complexation ability of a homological series of triphenylphosphonium surfactants (TPPB-n) toward DNA decamers has been explored. Formation of lipoplexes was confirmed by alternative techniques, including dynamic light scattering, indicating the occurrence of nanosized complexes (ca. 100-150 nm), and monitoring the charge neutralization of nucleotide phosphate groups and the fluorescence quenching of dye-intercalator ethidium bromide. The complexation efficacy of TPPB-surfactants toward an oligonucleotide (ONu) is compared with that of reference cationic surfactants. Strong effects of the alkyl chain length and the structure of the head group on the surfactant/ONu interaction are revealed, which probably occur via different mechanisms, with electrostatic and hydrophobic forces or intercalation imbedding involved. Phosphonium surfactants are shown to be capable of disordering lipid bilayers, which is supported by a decrease in the temperature of the main phase transition, Tm. This effect enhances with an increase in the alkyl chain length, indicating the integration of TPPB-n with lipid membranes. This markedly differs from the behavior of typical cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, which induces an increase in the Tm value. It was demonstrated that the cytotoxicity of TPPB-n in terms of the MTT-test on a human cell line 293T nonmonotonically changes within the homological series, with the highest cytotoxicity exhibited by the dodecyl and tetradecyl homologs.


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DNA/química , Bicamadas Lipídicas/química , Ácidos Nucleicos/química , Tensoativos/química , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Tensoativos/toxicidade
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Virol J ; 16(1): 90, 2019 07 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319897

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BACKGROUND: Nelson Bay orthoreovirus (NBV) was first isolated over 40 years ago from a fruit bat in Australia. Normally, NBV does not cause human diseases, but recently several NBV strains have been associated with human respiratory tract infections, thus attracting clinical attention. Autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved process in eukaryotic cells, degrades intracellular substrates, participates in multiple physiological processes, and maintains cellular homeostasis. In addition, autophagy is intimately involved in viral infection. METHODS: A new strain of NBV, isolated from a patient with a respiratory tract infection who returned to Japan from Bali, Indonesia, in 2007, was used in this study. NBV was rescued using a reverse genetics system involving cotransfection of BHK cells with 11 plasmids (pT7-L1 MB, pT7-L2 MB, pT7-L3 MB, pT7-M1 MB, pT7-M2 MB, pT7-M3 MB, pT7-S1 MB, pT7-S2 MB, pT7-S3 MB, pT7-S4 MB, and pcDNA3.1-T7), yielding NBV-MB. Recovered viruses were confirmed by immunofluorescence. The effect of NBV-MB on autophagy was evaluated by measuring the LC3-I/II proteins by immunoblot analysis after infection of BHK cells. Furthermore, after treatment with rapamycin (RAPA), 3-methyladenine (3-MA), chloroquine (CQ), or plasmid (GFP-LC3) transfection, the changes in expression of the LC3 gene and the amount of LC3-I/II protein were examined. In addition, variations in viral titer were assayed after treatment of BHK cells with drugs or after transfection with plasmids pCAGM3 and pCAGS3, which encode virus nonstructural proteins µNS and σNS, respectively. RESULTS: NBV-MB infection induced autophagy in host cells; however, the level of induction was dependent on viral replication. Induction of autophagy increased viral replication. By contrast, inhibiting autophagy suppressed NBV replication, albeit not significantly. The NBV-MB nonstructural protein µNS was involved in the induction of autophagy with viral infection. CONCLUSIONS: NBV-MB infection triggered autophagy. Also, the NBV nonstructural protein µNS may contribute to augmentation of autophagy upon viral infection.


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Autofagia , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Orthoreovirus/fisiologia , Replicação Viral , Linhagem Celular , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Infecções por Reoviridae/virologia , Genética Reversa , Carga Viral , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(7): 1307-1316, 2019 Jul 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31328487

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Gene therapy is a rapidly developing field. The most widely used technique for foreign gene transfer is lentiviral-mediated gene therapy. Lentiviral vector has been developed from the first generation to the third generation in terms of safety. The preparation of lentiviruses with high titer remains difficult. In this study, a Fibra-Cel sheet carrier was used as an HEK293T cell carrier matrix, and several sterile cell culture spinners were combined and cultured on a roller bottle machine to scale up the adherent cells. The virus titer was maximized by screening the factors to optimize the lentivirus titer in the third-generation lentivirus packaging process one by one. Fibra-Cel sheet vector was successfully used as the matrix of HEK293T cell adhesion to culture adherent cells at large scale. The optimal conditions for large-scale preparation of the third-generation lentivirus by bottle roller were screened and three batches of lentiviruses were produced on pilot scale. The production time of lentivirus was shortened from 120 hours to 54 hours from plasmid transfection to virus collection; in terms of cost, a rolling bottle machine was used instead of a bioreactor, leading to lower cost and no need for repeated sterilization during the whole process. The safe, effective and low-cost operation of successful production will provide a technical base for the large-scale preparation of lentivirus and thus lay a firm foundation for its clinical application.


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Vetores Genéticos , Lentivirus , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Transdução Genética , Transfecção
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 39(7): 810-815, 2019 Jul 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31340914

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Cyr61 in angiotensin Ⅱ (AngⅡ)-induced functional changes in HEK293 cells and explore the mechanism. METHODS: Cyr61 knockdown in cultured HEK293T cells was achieved by transfection of the cells with CRISPR/Cas9 KO plasmid. The changes in apoptosis and expression levels of Cyr61 and Bcl-2 in the cells with or without Cyr61 knockdown in response to treatment with 10-7 mol/L AngⅡ for 48 h were analyzed using flow cytometry, qRT-PCR and Western blotting. RESULTS: The cells with Cyr61 knockdown showed significantly decreased expression of Cyr61 protein as compared with the control cells (P < 0.05). AngⅡ treatment for 48 h significantly increased the expression of Cyr61 and lowers the expression of Bcl-2 at both the protein and mRNA levels in HEK293T cells. In HEK293T cells with Cyr61 knockdown, AngⅡ treatment resulted in significantly increased expression of Bcl-2 in HEK293T cells as compared with that of the control group (P < 0.05). AngⅡ treatment caused significantly increased apoptotic rate in HEK293T cells as compared with the cells with Cyr61 knockdown [(26.94 ± 3.73)% vs (3.87 ± 0.83)%, P < 0.05), and the apoptosis rate was significantly lowered to (15.76 ± 1.31)% in HEK293T cells with Cyr61 knockdown following AngⅡ treatment (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The up-regulation of Cyr61 expression is related with AngⅡ-induced injury in HEK293T cells, and down-regulating Cyr61 expression can effectively protect HEK293T cells against AngⅡ-induced injury.


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Angiotensina II , Apoptose , Proteína Rica em Cisteína 61 , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Regulação para Cima
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Toxicol Lett ; 313: 188-195, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31284022

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Brucine is one of the main bioactive and toxic constituents of the herb drug Semen Strychni. Here we aimed to determine dosing time-dependent hepatotoxicity of brucine, and to investigate the role of metabolism in generation of brucine chronotoxicity. Brucine was administered to wild-type or Npas2-/- (a clock disrupted model) mice at different circadian time points for toxicity and pharmacokinetic characterization. The hepatotoxicity was evaluated by plasma alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase measurements and histopathological analysis. The role of Cyp3a11 in brucine metabolism was determined by chemical inhibition assays and Cyp3a11-overexpressing HEK293 cells. Hepatic circadian Cyp3a11 mRNA and protein levels were determined by qPCR and Western blotting, respectively. The toxicity of brucine was more severe in the light phase [Zeitgeber time (ZT) 2 and ZT8] than in the dark phase (ZT14 and ZT20). Chemical inhibition and substrate metabolism assays suggested Cyp3a11 as a significant contributor to brucine metabolism. The Cyp3a11 mRNA, protein and activity in the livers of wild-type mice displayed significant circadian fluctuations. Npas2 ablation markedly down-regulated Cyp3a11 mRNA, protein and activity, and abrogated their circadian rhythms. The circadian time differences in brucine pharmacokinetics and liver distribution were lost in Npas2-/- mice, so were the time differences in brucine hepatotoxicity. In conclusion, chronotoxicity of brucine was determined by circadian variations in Cyp3a11 metabolism. The findings have implications in improving brucine (and possibly Semen Strychni) efficacy via dosing time optimization.


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Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/enzimologia , Ritmo Circadiano , Citocromo P-450 CYP3A/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/enzimologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Fotoperíodo , Estricnina/análogos & derivados , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/deficiência , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/sangue , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/patologia , Ritmo Circadiano/genética , Cronoterapia Farmacológica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Microssomos Hepáticos/efeitos dos fármacos , Microssomos Hepáticos/enzimologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/deficiência , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Estricnina/administração & dosagem , Estricnina/metabolismo , Estricnina/farmacocinética , Estricnina/toxicidade
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Vet Microbiol ; 233: 113-117, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176396

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Bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV) causes an acute febrile disease in cattle and water buffalo. The disease has an impact on dairy and beef production in tropical and subtropical countries. Vaccination is used for disease prevention and control. In this study, we developed a recombinant lentivirus to produce mammalian stable cells expressing histidine-tagged BEFV G protein with a deleted transmembrane domain (GΔTM) as a secretory protein. In addition, guinea pigs were immunised with the purified GΔTM protein and booster immunised at a 3-week interval. The mammalian stable cells were able to continuously produce GΔTM protein for a minimum of 25 passages. All of the mammalian stable cells expressing GΔTM protein could react specifically with a BEFV convalescent bovine serum. Serum samples from the immunised guinea pigs could react strongly and specifically with the purified GΔTM protein. Moreover, post-immunised guinea pig sera contained antibodies that could neutralise BEFV. These results indicate that the G protein without a transmembrane domain can be used as a subunit vaccine for the prevention and control of BEFV. The availability of the mammalian stable cells, which constitutively express GΔTM protein, could facilitate the potential use of the secretory protein for BEFV diagnosis and vaccine development.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Febre Efêmera/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteínas/genética , Glicoproteínas/imunologia , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Proteínas Virais/genética , Proteínas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/sangue , Bovinos , Linhagem Celular , Febre Efêmera/imunologia , Vírus da Febre Efêmera Bovina , Feminino , Cobaias , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Transfecção , Vacinação , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Vet Microbiol ; 233: 140-146, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176400

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Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is caused by PRRS virus (PRRSV), and is characterized by respiratory diseases in piglet and reproductive disorders in sow. Identification of sustainable and effective measures to mitigate PRRSV transmission is a pressing problem. The nucleocapsid (N) protein of PRRSV plays a crucial role in inhibiting host innate immunity during PRRSV infection. In the current study, a new host-restricted factor, tripartite motif protein 25 (TRIM25), was identified as an inhibitor of PRRSV replication. Co-immunoprecipitation assay indicated that the PRRSV N protein interferes with TRIM25-RIG-I interactions by competitively interacting with TRIM25. Furthermore, N protein inhibits the expression of TRIM25 and TRIM25-mediated RIG-I ubiquitination to suppress interferon ß production. Furthermore, with increasing TRIM25 expression, the inhibitory effect of N protein on the ubiquitination of RIG-I diminished. These results indicate for the first time that TRIM25 inhibits PRRSV replication and that the N protein antagonizes the antiviral activity by interfering with TRIM25-mediated RIG-I ubiquitination. This not only provides a theoretical basis for the development of drugs to control PRRSV replication, but also better explains the mechanism through which the PRRSV N protein inhibits innate immune responses of the host.


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Proteína DEAD-box 58/metabolismo , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/metabolismo , Vírus da Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/metabolismo , Proteínas com Motivo Tripartido/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas com Motivo Tripartido/genética , Ubiquitinação , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Cercopithecus aethiops , Células HEK293 , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Imunidade Inata , Proteínas do Nucleocapsídeo/genética , Vírus da Síndrome Respiratória e Reprodutiva Suína/genética , Ligação Proteica , RNA Interferente Pequeno , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Suínos , Transfecção , Replicação Viral
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Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi ; 27(3): 641-645, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31204911

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OBJECTIVE: To clone the promoter sequence of acute monocytic leukemia new antigen gene.MLAA-34 and identify its promoter core region. METHODS: The full-length fragment of MLAA-34 gene promoter region was amplified by PCR, then was ligated into pGL3-Basic vector, and the recombinant plasmid was cloned. Constructed a series of MLAA-34 gene promoter 5' flanking region truncated plasmid. These recombinant plasmids were transfected into U937 and HEK293 cells, and the dual luciferase reporter gene was used to detect the promoter activity of each fragment to determine the minimum active region. Transcription factor binding sites were analyzed by bioinformatics methods. RESULTS: The recombinant plasmid containing MLAA-34 promoter sequence and its truncated plasmid were successfully constructed, and the promoter activity was significantly increased as compared with the empty vector (P<0.001). The minimal active region of MLAA-34 located between 402 bp and 200 bp. It contained multiple transcription factor binding sites such as E2F1, MZF-1, SP1, USF2 and STAT3. CONCLUSION: The promoter of luciferase reporter gene has been successfully constructed with different deletion fragments of MLAA-34, and its core promoter region may contain multiple transcription factor sequence.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Leucemia Monocítica Aguda , Adulto , Clonagem Molecular , Genes Reporter , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Leucemia Monocítica Aguda/genética , Luciferases , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2625, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201299

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Enormous efforts have been made to target metabolic dependencies of cancer cells for developing new therapies. However, the therapeutic efficacy of glycolysis inhibitors is limited due to their inability to elicit cell death. Hexokinase 2 (HK2), via its mitochondrial localization, functions as a central nexus integrating glycolysis activation and apoptosis resilience. Here we identify that K63-linked ubiquitination by HectH9 regulates the mitochondrial localization and function of HK2. Through stable isotope tracer approach and functional metabolic analyses, we show that HectH9 deficiency impedes tumor glucose metabolism and growth by HK2 inhibition. The HectH9/HK2 pathway regulates cancer stem cell (CSC) expansion and CSC-associated chemoresistance. Histological analyses show that HectH9 expression is upregulated and correlated with disease progression in prostate cancer. This work uncovers that HectH9 is a novel regulator of HK2 and cancer metabolism. Targeting HectH9 represents an effective strategy to achieve long-term tumor remission by concomitantly disrupting glycolysis and inducing apoptosis.


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Hexoquinase/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/fisiologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Glicólise , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Próstata/patologia , RNA Interferente Pequeno , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitinação , Regulação para Cima , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Chem Biol ; 15(7): 737-746, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31209349

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Ligand-dependent protein degradation has emerged as a compelling strategy to pharmacologically control the protein content of cells. So far, however, only a limited number of E3 ligases have been found to support this process. Here, we use a chemical proteomic strategy that leverages broadly reactive, cysteine-directed electrophilic fragments coupled to selective ligands for intracellular proteins (for example, SLF for FKBP12, JQ1 for BRD4) to screen for heterobifunctional degrader compounds (or proteolysis targeting chimeras, PROTACs) that operate by covalent adduction of E3 ligases. This approach identified DCAF16-a poorly characterized substrate recognition component of CUL4-DDB1 E3 ubiquitin ligases-as a target of electrophilic PROTACs that promote the nuclear-restricted degradation of proteins. We find that only a modest fraction (~10-40%) of DCAF16 needs to be modified to support protein degradation, pointing to the potential for electrophilic PROTACs to induce neosubstrate degradation without substantially perturbing the function of the participating E3 ligase.


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Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Proteólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Ligantes , Estrutura Molecular , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Nat Methods ; 16(7): 619-626, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31209384

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Sample multiplexing facilitates scRNA-seq by reducing costs and identifying artifacts such as cell doublets. However, universal and scalable sample barcoding strategies have not been described. We therefore developed MULTI-seq: multiplexing using lipid-tagged indices for single-cell and single-nucleus RNA sequencing. MULTI-seq reagents can barcode any cell type or nucleus from any species with an accessible plasma membrane. The method involves minimal sample processing, thereby preserving cell viability and endogenous gene expression patterns. When cells are classified into sample groups using MULTI-seq barcode abundances, data quality is improved through doublet identification and recovery of cells with low RNA content that would otherwise be discarded by standard quality-control workflows. We use MULTI-seq to track the dynamics of T-cell activation, perform a 96-plex perturbation experiment with primary human mammary epithelial cells and multiplex cryopreserved tumors and metastatic sites isolated from a patient-derived xenograft mouse model of triple-negative breast cancer.


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Lipídeos/química , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Células HEK293 , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos
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