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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4951, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009382

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Immunogenic cell death (ICD) and tumour-infiltrating T lymphocytes are severely weakened by elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the tumour microenvironment. It is therefore of critical importance to modulate the level of extracellular ROS for the reversal of immunosuppressive environment. Here, we present a tumour extracellular matrix (ECM) targeting ROS nanoscavenger masked by pH sensitive covalently crosslinked polyethylene glycol. The nanoscavenger anchors on the ECM to sweep away the ROS from tumour microenvironment to relieve the immunosuppressive ICD elicited by specific chemotherapy and prolong the survival of T cells for personalized cancer immunotherapy. In a breast cancer model, elimination of the ROS in tumour microenvironment elicited antitumour immunity and increased infiltration of T lymphocytes, resulting in highly potent antitumour effect. The study highlights a strategy to enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy by scavenging extracellular ROS using advanced nanomaterials.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Espaço Extracelular/metabolismo , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/metabolismo , Morte Celular Imunogênica , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células Dendríticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Proteína HMGB1/metabolismo , Morte Celular Imunogênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Tamanho da Partícula , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Sci Adv ; 6(35): eaba7910, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32923629

RESUMO

Targeting a universal host protein exploited by most viruses would be a game-changing strategy that offers broad-spectrum solution and rapid pandemic control including the current COVID-19. Here, we found a common YxxØ-motif of multiple viruses that exploits host AP2M1 for intracellular trafficking. A library chemical, N-(p-amylcinnamoyl)anthranilic acid (ACA), was identified to interrupt AP2M1-virus interaction and exhibit potent antiviral efficacy against a number of viruses in vitro and in vivo, including the influenza A viruses (IAVs), Zika virus (ZIKV), human immunodeficiency virus, and coronaviruses including MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2. YxxØ mutation, AP2M1 depletion, or disruption by ACA causes incorrect localization of viral proteins, which is exemplified by the failure of nuclear import of IAV nucleoprotein and diminished endoplasmic reticulum localization of ZIKV-NS3 and enterovirus-A71-2C proteins, thereby suppressing viral replication. Our study reveals an evolutionarily conserved mechanism of protein-protein interaction between host and virus that can serve as a broad-spectrum antiviral target.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transporte Vesicular/metabolismo , Antivirais/farmacologia , Cinamatos/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Influenza Humana/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , ortoaminobenzoatos/farmacologia , Células A549 , Animais , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Sítios de Ligação/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Cães , Células HEK293 , Infecções por HIV/patologia , HIV-1/efeitos dos fármacos , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza A/efeitos dos fármacos , Influenza Humana/patologia , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/efeitos dos fármacos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Ligação Proteica/genética , Transporte Proteico/efeitos dos fármacos , RNA Viral/genética , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/genética , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo , Células Vero , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Zika virus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecção por Zika virus/patologia
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Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi ; 22(9): 1034-1040, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32933639

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: To study the effect and related signaling pathways of ginsenoside Rb1 in the treatment of coronary artery lesion (CAL) in a mouse model of Kawasaki disease (KD). METHODS: BALB/c mice were randomly divided into a control group, a model group, an aspirin group, a low-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group (50 mg/kg), and a high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group (100 mg/kg), with 12 mice in each group. All mice except those in the control group were given intermittent intraperitoneal injection of 10% bovine serum albumin to establish a mouse model of KD. The mice in the aspirin group, the low-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group, and the high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group were given the corresponding drug by gavage for 20 days after modeling. Hematoxylin and eosin staining was used to observe the pathological changes of coronary artery tissue. ELISA was used to measure the levels of the inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß) in serum and coronary artery tissue. Western blot was used to measure the relative expression levels of proteins involved in the regulation of the AMPK/mTOR autophagy signaling pathway and the PI3K/Akt oxidative stress signaling pathway in coronary artery tissue. RESULTS: The observation of pathological sections showed that compared with the model group, the high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group had significant improvement in the symptoms of vascular wall thickening, intimal edema, fiber rupture, and inflammatory infiltration of endothelial cells. Compared with the control group, the model and low-dose ginsenoside Rb1 groups had significant increases in the levels of TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-1ß in serum and coronary artery tissue (P<0.05); the model group had significant increases in the expression levels of P-AMPK/AMPK, P-mTOR/mTOR, and P-P70S6/P70S6 in coronary artery tissue (P<0.05) and significant reductions in the expression levels of P-PI3K/PI3K, P-AKT/AKT, and P-GSK-3ß/GSK-3ß in coronary artery tissue (P<0.05). Compared with the model group, the aspirin group and the high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group had significant reductions in the levels of TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-1ß (P<0.05); the low- and high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 groups had significant reductions in the expression levels of P-AMPK/AMPK, P-mTOR/mTOR, and P-P70S6/P70S6 (P<0.05) in a dose-dependent manner between the two groups (P<0.05); the low-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group had no significant change in the expression level of P-PI3K/PI3K (P>0.05) and had significant increases in the expression levels of P-AKT/AKT and P-GSK-3ß/GSK-3ß (P<0.05), while the high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group had significant increases in the relative protein expression levels of the above three proteins (P<0.05). Compared with the low-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group, the aspirin group and the high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group had significant reductions in the levels of TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-1ß (P<0.05); the high-dose ginsenoside Rb1 group had significant increases in the expression levels of P-PI3K/PI3K and P-AKT/AKT (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Ginsenoside Rb1 can effectively alleviate CAL in a mouse model of KD in a dose-dependent manner, possibly by regulating the AMPK/mTOR/P70S6 autophagy signaling pathway to inhibit CAL inflammation and regulating the PI3K/AKT/GSK-3ß oxidative stress signaling pathway to exert a biological activity of protection against coronary artery endothelial cell injury.


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Síndrome de Linfonodos Mucocutâneos , Animais , Vasos Coronários , Células Endoteliais , Ginsenosídeos , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 39(3): 213-224, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865913

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Asthma is a chronic, serious allergic inflammatory disease in the airway. The inflammation in the airway is induced by the allergic T-helper 2 cells (Th2 cells), which leads to unfettered production of inflammatory cytokines. The accretion of inflammatory cells in the airway also speeds up the secretion of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and suppresses antioxidative processes. Hence, the present work aimed to study the antiasthmatic efficacy of betulin and its effect in suppressing the inflammatory markers of ovalbumin (OVA) challenged asthmatic mice. The observed results revealed that the levels of inflammatory cells including neutrophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, and macrophages were effectively decreased by betulin treatment; furthermore, the inflammatory markers IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, and TNF-α levels were notably suppressed by betulin administration in OVA-challenged asthmatic mice. Similarly, the oral administration of betulin showed a reduction in IgE level and elevation in the IFN-γ level in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). The elevated levels of antioxidant enzymes like catalase (CAT), glutathione (GSH), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were observed in betulin treated mice. Furthermore, reduced levels of reactive oxygen species like NO2, NO3, and MDA were noted in the betulin treated group. Consistently, airway hyperreactivity (AHR) was depleted in the betulin administered group compared with the OVA-challenged asthmatic group. Betulin treatment was revealed to have noteworthy antiasthmatic effects mediated by the suppression of production of inflammatory cells and the expression of other inflammatory markers. Furthermore, the elevation in the level of antioxidant markers helped to disclose the original regulatory mode of betulin on asthma treatment.


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Antiasmáticos/uso terapêutico , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Asma/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Triterpenos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Antiasmáticos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Asma/imunologia , Asma/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/análise , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/química , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/citologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Eosinófilos/citologia , Feminino , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Ovalbumina/imunologia , Estresse Oxidativo/imunologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Testes de Função Respiratória , Triterpenos/administração & dosagem
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 39(3): 235-245, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865915

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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an intractable ailment, in which may chronic inflammations/ulcerations may develop in the mucosal lining of the colon with multiple recurrences. Various drugs such as steroids, immunosuppressants, and antibiotics are extensively used to treat UC. The patients suffer from adverse effects of these advanced drugs. So, they need a harmless therapeutic agent from natural sources. The therapeutic D-carvone has an anti-inflammatory action against the investigational colon cancer models. Therefore, we analyzed the effect of D-carvone on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) provoked colitis model in mice as follows: Group I: noncolitis healthy control mice; Group II: ulcerative colitis mice models; Group III: D-carvone (40 mg/kg) + ulcerative colitis models; Group IV: sulfasalazine (50 mg/kg) + ulcerative colitis models. On the 8th day, the experimental study was terminated and serum samples and colon tissues were processed for further analysis. The effect of D-carvone at different concentration was studied on the LPS challenged RAW 264.7 cell lines. The D-carvone (40 mg/kg) treatment maintained the colon length and decreased disease activity index (DAI) score in UC animals. The increased antioxidant enzymes status and decreased oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory markers were noted in the D-carvone (40 mg/ kg) + UC mice. Histopathological study of colon tissue of D-carvone (40 mg/kg) treated UC mice displayed less mucosal damage and improved crypt integrity and goblet cells compared with DSS only provoked mice. The im-munohistochemical expression of iNOS and COX-2 was drastically diminished in the D-carvone treated UC mice. D-carvone (40 mg/kg) treatment appreciably diminished the LPS provoked NO production and pro-inflammatory modulators in the RAW 264.7 macrophage cell lines. These findings proved that D-carvone has a potential therapeutic effect to prevent LPS induced inflammation in in vitro cells and chemically induced ulcerative colitis in vivo models.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Colite Ulcerativa/tratamento farmacológico , Monoterpenos Cicloexânicos/uso terapêutico , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Colite Ulcerativa/imunologia , Colite Ulcerativa/patologia , Colo/efeitos dos fármacos , Colo/imunologia , Colo/patologia , Monoterpenos Cicloexânicos/administração & dosagem , Sulfato de Dextrana , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Lipopolissacarídeos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Células RAW 264.7
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Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi ; 43(9): 765-771, 2020 Sep 12.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894910

RESUMO

Objective: To explore the protective effect of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) and liraglutide on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) -induced acute lung injury (ALI) . Methods: AD-MSCs were cultured in vitro and randomly divided into 3 groups: control group, LPS group (30 mg/L) , and LPS (30 mg/L) +liraglutide (10 nM) group. MTT assay was used to detect the proliferation of AD-MSCs at 6, 24, 48 and 72 h. Annexin V-FITC / PI double staining flow cytometry was used to detect the apoptosis of the cells. Western blot was used to detect the expression of apoptotic proteins cleaved caspase-3, Bax and Bcl-2 at 72 h in vitro. For the in vivo experiment, 60 male SPF BALB/c mice were randomly divided into 5 groups: control group, ALI group, ALI+AD-MSCs group, ALI+Liraglutide group, and ALI+AD-MSCs+Lraglutide group. The mice were sacrificed on day 2 and day 7 after LPS treatment. HE staining was used to examine the pathological changes of the lungs of mice, and the scores of lung injury were measured. The lung tissues of mice were examined by immunohistochemistry, and the expression of the marker protein Nanog of mesenchymal stem cells was observed. BALF was collected, and the number of BALF neutrophils was counted by Rayleigh Giemsa staining. The wet/dry specific gravity of mouse lung tissue was recorded. Results: The apoptosis of AD-MSCs stimulated by LPS was significantly higher than that of the control group (P<0.05) , and the proliferation of AD-MSCs at 6, 24, 48 and 72 h was significantly lower than that of the control group (all P<0.05) . The addition of Liraglutide reduced the apoptosis of AD-MSCs (P<0.05) , and promoted the proliferation of AD-MSC at 6, 24, 48 and 72 h. Compared with the control group, in the 2 d and 7 d model groups, the lung injury pathology of ALI group had lung injury, increased number of neutrophils in BALF (65.63±1.34 vs 1.74±0.17, 51.67±1.35 vs 1.55±0.13) ×10(4)/ml (all P<0.05) , and increased W/D of lung tissues. The expression level of Nanog protein was low in the 7 d model group. Compared with the ALI group, in 2 d and 7 d model groups, the ALI+AD-MSCs group, the ALI+liraglutide group, and the ALI+AD-MSCs+liraglutide group showed reduced lung injury pathology, and the number of neutrophils was decreased, (37.04±1.23, 29.17±0.68) ×10(4) / ml (all P<0.05) in the ALI+AD -MSCs group, (39.58±1.67, 35.42±0.25) ×10(4) / ml in the ALI+Liraglutide group (all P<0.05) and (28.54±0.37, 21.46±0.89) ×10(4)/ml (all P<0.05) in the ALI+AD-MSCs+Liraglutide group. Lung tissue W/D in the ALI+AD-MSCs group, ALI+Liraglutide group and ALI+AD-MSCs+Liraglutide group showed the same trend. Nanog protein expression increased in the 7 d model group. Conclusions: AD-MSCs play a protective role in acute lung injury in mice under the synergistic effect of liraglutide.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Animais , Lipopolissacarídeos , Liraglutida , Pulmão , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C
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Cells ; 9(9)2020 09 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899484

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Hybrid nanoparticles from lipidic and polymeric components were assembled to serve as vehicles for the transfection of messenger RNA (mRNA) using different portions of the cationic lipid DOTAP (1,2-Dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane) and the cationic biopolymer protamine as model systems. Two different sequential assembly approaches in comparison with a direct single-step protocol were applied, and molecular organization in correlation with biological activity of the resulting nanoparticle systems was investigated. Differences in the structure of the nanoparticles were revealed by thorough physicochemical characterization including small angle neutron scattering (SANS), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). All hybrid systems, combining lipid and polymer, displayed significantly increased transfection in comparison to lipid/mRNA and polymer/mRNA particles alone. For the hybrid nanoparticles, characteristic differences regarding the internal organization, release characteristics, and activity were determined depending on the assembly route. The systems with the highest transfection efficacy were characterized by a heterogenous internal organization, accompanied by facilitated release. Such a system could be best obtained by the single step protocol, starting with a lipid and polymer mixture for nanoparticle formation.


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Biopolímeros/química , Lipídeos/química , Nanopartículas/química , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transfecção/métodos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Ácidos Graxos Monoinsaturados/química , Feminino , Heparina/química , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Imagem Óptica , Tamanho da Partícula , Compostos de Amônio Quaternário/química , RNA Mensageiro/química
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4697, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943639

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Unassisted metastasis through the lymphatic system is a mechanism of dissemination thus far ascribed only to cancer cells. Here, we report that Streptococcus pyogenes also hijack lymphatic vessels to escape a local infection site, transiting through sequential lymph nodes and efferent lymphatic vessels to enter the bloodstream. Contrasting with previously reported mechanisms of intracellular pathogen carriage by phagocytes, we show S. pyogenes remain extracellular during transit, first in afferent and then efferent lymphatics that carry the bacteria through successive draining lymph nodes. We identify streptococcal virulence mechanisms important for bacterial lymphatic dissemination and show that metastatic streptococci within infected lymph nodes resist and subvert clearance by phagocytes, enabling replication that can seed intense bloodstream infection. The findings establish the lymphatic system as both a survival niche and conduit to the bloodstream for S. pyogenes, explaining the phenomenon of occult bacteraemia. This work provides new perspectives in streptococcal pathogenesis with implications for immunity.


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Linfonodos/microbiologia , Metástase Linfática , Vasos Linfáticos/microbiologia , Infecções Estreptocócicas/microbiologia , Streptococcus pyogenes/patogenicidade , Animais , Bacteriemia/microbiologia , Bacteriemia/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Interleucina-8/metabolismo , Linfonodos/imunologia , Linfonodos/patologia , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Sistema Linfático , Vasos Linfáticos/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neutrófilos/microbiologia , Fagocitose , Infecções Estreptocócicas/imunologia , Infecções Estreptocócicas/patologia , Streptococcus pyogenes/genética , Virulência
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4709, 2020 09 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32948765

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Glioblastoma cancer-stem like cells (GSCs) display marked resistance to ionizing radiation (IR), a standard of care for glioblastoma patients. Mechanisms underpinning radio-resistance of GSCs remain largely unknown. Chromatin state and the accessibility of DNA lesions to DNA repair machineries are crucial for the maintenance of genomic stability. Understanding the functional impact of chromatin remodeling on DNA repair in GSCs may lay the foundation for advancing the efficacy of radio-sensitizing therapies. Here, we present the results of a high-content siRNA microscopy screen, revealing the transcriptional elongation factor SPT6 to be critical for the genomic stability and self-renewal of GSCs. Mechanistically, SPT6 transcriptionally up-regulates BRCA1 and thereby drives an error-free DNA repair in GSCs. SPT6 loss impairs the self-renewal, genomic stability and tumor initiating capacity of GSCs. Collectively, our results provide mechanistic insights into how SPT6 regulates DNA repair and identify SPT6 as a putative therapeutic target in glioblastoma.


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Reparo do DNA , Instabilidade Genômica , Glioblastoma/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Proteína BRCA1 , Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Inativação Gênica , Glioblastoma/patologia , Células HEK293 , Xenoenxertos , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Tolerância a Radiação , Radiação Ionizante , Transcriptoma
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008827, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32886721

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Global burden of cervical cancer, the most common cause of mortality caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), is expected to increase during the next decade, mainly because current alternatives for HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening programs are costly to be established in low-and-middle income countries. Recently, we described the development of the broadly protective, thermostable vaccine antigen Trx-8mer-OVX313 based on the insertion of eight different minor capsid protein L2 neutralization epitopes into a thioredoxin scaffold from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus and conversion of the resulting antigen into a nanoparticle format (median radius ~9 nm) upon fusion with the heptamerizing OVX313 module. Here we evaluated whether the engineered thioredoxin scaffold, in addition to humoral immune responses, can induce CD8+ T-cell responses upon incorporation of MHC-I-restricted epitopes. By systematically examining the contribution of individual antigen modules, we demonstrated that B-cell and T-cell epitopes can be combined into a single antigen construct without compromising either immunogenicity. While CD8+ T-cell epitopes had no influence on B-cell responses, the L2 polytope (8mer) and OVX313-mediated heptamerization of the final antigen significantly increased CD8+ T-cell responses. In a proof-of-concept experiment, we found that vaccinated mice remained tumor-free even after two consecutive tumor challenges, while unvaccinated mice developed tumors. A cost-effective, broadly protective vaccine with both prophylactic and therapeutic properties represents a promising option to overcome the challenges associated with prevention and treatment of HPV-caused diseases.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias , Antígenos Virais , Proteínas Arqueais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Vacinas Anticâncer , Imunidade Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas , Papillomaviridae , Vacinas contra Papillomavirus , Pyrococcus furiosus/química , Tiorredoxinas , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/química , Antígenos de Neoplasias/farmacologia , Antígenos Virais/química , Antígenos Virais/farmacologia , Proteínas Arqueais/química , Proteínas Arqueais/farmacologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/química , Vacinas Anticâncer/farmacologia , Epitopos de Linfócito B/química , Epitopos de Linfócito B/farmacologia , Epitopos de Linfócito T/química , Epitopos de Linfócito T/farmacologia , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Nanopartículas/química , Nanopartículas/uso terapêutico , Papillomaviridae/química , Papillomaviridae/imunologia , Vacinas contra Papillomavirus/química , Vacinas contra Papillomavirus/farmacologia , Tiorredoxinas/química , Tiorredoxinas/farmacologia , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/virologia
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008840, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913355

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P. vivax-infected Retics (iRetics) express human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA-I), are recognized by CD8+ T cells and killed by granulysin (GNLY) and granzymes. However, how Plasmodium infection induces MHC-I expression on Retics is unknown. In addition, whether GNLY helps control Plasmodium infection in vivo has not been studied. Here, we examine these questions using rodent infection with the P. yoelii 17XNL strain, which has tropism for Retics. Infection with P. yoelii caused extramedullary erythropoiesis, reticulocytosis and expansion of CD8+CD44+CD62L- IFN-γ-producing T cells that form immune synapses with iRetics. We now provide evidence that MHC-I expression by iRetic is dependent on IFN-γ-induced transcription of IRF-1, MHC-I and ß2-microglobulin (ß2-m) in erythroblasts. Consistently, CTLs from infected wild type (WT) mice formed immune synapses with iRetics in an IFN-γ- and MHC-I-dependent manner. When challenged with P. yoelii 17XNL, WT mice cleared parasitemia and survived, while IFN-γ KO mice remained parasitemic and all died. ß2-m KO mice that do not express MHC-I and have virtually no CD8+ T cells had prolonged parasitemia, and 80% survived. Because mice do not express GNLY, GNLY-transgenic mice can be used to assess the in vivo importance of GNLY. Parasite clearance was accelerated in GNLY-transgenic mice and depletion of CD8+ T cells ablated the GNLY-mediated resistance to P. yoelii. Altogether, our results indicate that in addition to previously described mechanisms, IFN-γ promotes host resistance to the Retic-tropic P. yoelii 17XNL strain by promoting MHC-I expression on iRetics that become targets for CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes and GNLY.


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Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Interferon gama/imunologia , Malária/imunologia , Plasmodium yoelii/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos de Diferenciação de Linfócitos T/genética , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Interferon gama/genética , Malária/genética , Malária/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Knockout
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0237851, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877414

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This study examined the antibacterial effect of protoporphyrin IX-ethylenediamine derivative (PPIX-ED)-mediated photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PPIX-ED-PACT) against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro and in vivo. PPIX-ED potently inhibited the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by inducing reactive oxygen species production via photoactivation. Atomic force microscopy revealed that PPIX-ED-PACT induced the leakage of bacterial content by degrading the bacterial membrane and wall. As revealed using acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, PPIX-ED-PACT altered the permeability of the bacterial membrane. In addition, the antibacterial effect of PPIX-ED-PACT was demonstrated in an in vivo model of P. aeruginosa-infected wounds. PPIX-ED (100 µM) decreased the number of P. aeruginosa colony-forming units by 4.2 log10. Moreover, histological analysis illustrated that the wound healing rate was 98% on day 14 after treatment, which was 10% higher than that in the control group. According to the present findings, PPIX-ED-PACT can effectively inhibit the growth of P. aeruginosa in vitro and in vivo.


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Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Fotoquimioterapia , Infecções por Pseudomonas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Pseudomonas/microbiologia , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/fisiologia , Infecção dos Ferimentos/tratamento farmacológico , Infecção dos Ferimentos/microbiologia , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/efeitos da radiação , Etilenodiaminas/química , Etilenodiaminas/farmacologia , Etilenodiaminas/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Luz , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Viabilidade Microbiana/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Biológicos , Células NIH 3T3 , Fotodegradação , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/uso terapêutico , Protoporfirinas/química , Protoporfirinas/farmacologia , Protoporfirinas/uso terapêutico , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/efeitos da radiação , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000825, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32886690

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Microbial dysbiosis in the upper digestive tract is linked to an increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Overabundance of Porphyromonas gingivalis is associated with shorter survival of ESCC patients. We investigated the molecular mechanisms driving aggressive progression of ESCC by P. gingivalis. Intracellular invasion of P. gingivalis potentiated proliferation, migration, invasion, and metastasis abilities of ESCC cells via transforming growth factor-ß (TGFß)-dependent Drosophila mothers against decapentaplegic homologs (Smads)/Yes-associated protein (YAP)/Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) activation. Smads/YAP/TAZ/TEA domain transcription factor1 (TEAD1) complex formation was essential to initiate downstream target gene expression, inducing an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and stemness features. Furthermore, P. gingivalis augmented secretion and bioactivity of TGFß through glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP) up-regulation. Accordingly, disruption of either the GARP/TGFß axis or its activated Smads/YAP/TAZ complex abrogated the tumor-promoting role of P. gingivalis. P. gingivalis signature genes based on its activated effector molecules can efficiently distinguish ESCC patients into low- and high-risk groups. Targeting P. gingivalis or its activated effectors may provide novel insights into clinical management of ESCC.


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Infecções por Bacteroidaceae/complicações , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/patologia , Porphyromonas gingivalis/fisiologia , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/fisiologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Infecções por Bacteroidaceae/metabolismo , Infecções por Bacteroidaceae/mortalidade , Infecções por Bacteroidaceae/patologia , Células Cultivadas , Progressão da Doença , Drosophila , Neoplasias Esofágicas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Esofágicas/microbiologia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/microbiologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/mortalidade , Feminino , Seguimentos , Células HCT116 , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Proteínas Smad/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo
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Adv Mater ; 32(40): e2004210, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32864794

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For rapid response against the prevailing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 19), it is a global imperative to exploit the immunogenicity of existing formulations for safe and efficient vaccines. As the most accessible adjuvant, aluminum hydroxide (alum) is still the sole employed adjuvant in most countries. However, alum tends to attach on the membrane rather than entering the dendritic cells (DCs), leading to the absence of intracellular transfer and process of the antigens, and thus limits T-cell-mediated immunity. To address this, alum is packed on the squalene/water interphase is packed, forming an alum-stabilized Pickering emulsion (PAPE). "Inheriting" from alum and squalene, PAPE demonstrates a good biosafety profile. Intriguingly, with the dense array of alum on the oil/water interphase, PAPE not only adsorbs large quantities of SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) antigens, but also harbors a higher affinity for DC uptake, which provokes the uptake and cross-presentation of the delivered antigens. Compared with alum-treated groups, more than six times higher antigen-specific antibody titer and three-fold more IFN-γ-secreting T cells are induced, indicating the potent humoral and cellular immune activations. Collectively, the data suggest that PAPE may provide potential insights toward a safe and efficient adjuvant platform for the enhanced COVID-19 vaccinations.


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Adjuvantes Imunológicos/química , Vacinas Virais/química , Compostos de Alúmen/química , Animais , Antígenos Virais/química , Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Emulsões , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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Life Sci ; 259: 118374, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32891613

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OBJECTIVE: Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP4) has been indicated as a possible prognostic biomarker in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). However, the mechanism of DPP4 during metastasis of PTC remains unclear. In this study, we investigated whether lysine acetyltransferase 5 (KAT5) and FBJ murine osteosarcoma viral oncogene homolog B (FosB) synergistically regulate high DPP4 expression in PTC. METHODS: PTC tissues and matched paracancerous tissues were harvested, followed by the establishment of IHH-4 and TPC-1 cells with downregulation of DPP4. The relevance of DPP4 on the metastasis of PTC cells was assessed. Subsequently, the effect of KAT5 on the transcription of DPP4 was verified. The binding relationship between FosB and DPP4 was predicted by a bioinformatics website. Functional rescue experiments were performed to evaluate cell activities after overexpression of KAT5 or FosB in cells with DPP4 knockdown. RESULTS: DPP4 was overexpressed in PTC tissues and cell lines, which was correlated with higher risks for metastases and poorer survival. DPP4 downregulation curtailed cell growth and metastasis. Moreover, KAT5 acetylated DPP4 promoter histone, which promoted transcription activation of DPP4. Subsequently, FosB recruited KAT5 at the DPP4 promoter, thereby enhancing DPP4 transcriptional activation. Further overexpression of KAT5 or FosB in cells with low expression of DPP4 promoted cell activity. Finally, DPP4 expedited p62 nuclear translocation to elevate Keap1/Nrf2 expression, thus facilitating the growth and metastasis of PTC cells. CONCLUSION: FosB enhanced the growth and metastasis of PTC cells by recruiting histone acetyltransferases KAT5 to increase DPP4 transcription and activate the p62/Keap1/Nrf2 signaling.


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Dipeptidil Peptidase 4/metabolismo , Lisina Acetiltransferase 5/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fos/metabolismo , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Animais , Western Blotting , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Imunofluorescência , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Transplante de Neoplasias , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/metabolismo
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Cell ; 183(1): 169-184.e13, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32931734

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The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has made deployment of an effective vaccine a global health priority. We evaluated the protective activity of a chimpanzee adenovirus-vectored vaccine encoding a prefusion stabilized spike protein (ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S) in challenge studies with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and mice expressing the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor. Intramuscular dosing of ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S induces robust systemic humoral and cell-mediated immune responses and protects against lung infection, inflammation, and pathology but does not confer sterilizing immunity, as evidenced by detection of viral RNA and induction of anti-nucleoprotein antibodies after SARS-CoV-2 challenge. In contrast, a single intranasal dose of ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S induces high levels of neutralizing antibodies, promotes systemic and mucosal immunoglobulin A (IgA) and T cell responses, and almost entirely prevents SARS-CoV-2 infection in both the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Intranasal administration of ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S is a candidate for preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission and curtailing pandemic spread.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Adenoviridae/genética , Administração Intranasal , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/sangue , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Injeções Intramusculares , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Mucosa Respiratória/imunologia , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Células Vero , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem
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Emerg Microbes Infect ; 9(1): 2076-2090, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32897177

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The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was the result of the rapid transmission of a highly pathogenic coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), for which there is no efficacious vaccine or therapeutic. Toward the development of a vaccine, here we expressed and evaluated as potential candidates four versions of the spike (S) protein using an insect cell expression system: receptor binding domain (RBD), S1 subunit, the wild-type S ectodomain (S-WT), and the prefusion trimer-stabilized form (S-2P). We showed that RBD appears as a monomer in solution, whereas S1, S-WT, and S-2P associate as homotrimers with substantial glycosylation. Cryo-electron microscopy analyses suggested that S-2P assumes an identical trimer conformation as the similarly engineered S protein expressed in 293 mammalian cells but with reduced glycosylation. Overall, the four proteins confer excellent antigenicity with convalescent COVID-19 patient sera in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), yet show distinct reactivities in immunoblotting. RBD, S-WT and S-2P, but not S1, induce high neutralization titres (>3-log) in mice after a three-round immunization regimen. The high immunogenicity of S-2P could be maintained at the lowest dose (1 µg) with the inclusion of an aluminium adjuvant. Higher doses (20 µg) of S-2P can elicit high neutralization titres in non-human primates that exceed 40-times the mean titres measured in convalescent COVID-19 subjects. Our results suggest that the prefusion trimer-stabilized SARS-CoV-2 S-protein from insect cells may offer a potential candidate strategy for the development of a recombinant COVID-19 vaccine.


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Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Imunogenicidade da Vacina/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/sangue , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Humanos , Macaca fascicularis , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Testes de Neutralização , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Domínios Proteicos/imunologia , Células Sf9 , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Spodoptera , Vacinação , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/imunologia
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 40(7): 930-935, 2020 Jul 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895152

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of neutralizing CD96 on natural killer (NK) cell functions in mice with pulmonary Chlamydia muridarum infection and explore the possible mechanism. METHODS: Male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into infection group (Cm group), anti-CD96 treatment group (anti-CD96 group) and control group (n=5). In the former two groups, C. muridarum was inoculated via intranasal administration to establish mouse models of pulmonary C. muridarum infection, and the mice in the control group received intranasal administration of the inhalation buffer. In anti-CD96 group, the mice were injected with anti-CD96 antibody intraperitoneally at the dose of 250 µg every 3 days after the infection; the mice in Cm group received intraperitoneal injections of saline. The body weight of the mice was recorded daily. The mice were sacrificed 5 days after C. muridarum infection, and CD96 expression was detected by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting. HE staining and pathological scores were used to evaluate pneumonia of the mice. The inclusion body forming units (IFUs) were detected in the lung tissue homogenates to assess lung tissue chlamydia load. Flow cytometry and ELISA were used to assess the capacity of the lung NK cells to produce interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and regulate macrophages and Th1 cells. RESULTS: C. muridarum infection inhibited CD96 expression in NK cells of the mice. Compared with those in Cm group, the mice in antiCD96 mice showed significantly milder lung inflammation (P < 0.05) and reduced chlamydia load in the lung tissue (P < 0.05). Neutralizing CD96 with anti-CD96 significantly enhanced IFN-γ secretion by the NK cells (P < 0.05) and augmented the immunoregulatory effect of the NK cells shown by enhanced responses of the lung macrophages (P < 0.05) and Th1 cells (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Inhibition of CD96 alleviates pneumonia in C. muridarum-infected mice possibly by enhancing IFN-γ secretion by NK cells and augmenting the immunoregulatory effect of the NK cells on innate and adaptive immunity.


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Infecções por Chlamydia , Chlamydia muridarum , Células Matadoras Naturais , Lesão Pulmonar , Animais , Antígenos CD , Interferon gama , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 40(8): 1155-1164, 2020 Aug 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895178

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the inhibitory effect of ketogenic diet (KD) on growth of neuroblastoma in mice. METHODS: BALB/c-nu mouse models bearing neuroblastoma xenografts were established by subcutaneous injection of human neuroblastoma cell line (SH-SY5Y). When the tumor volume reached 250 mm3, the mice were randomized into SD group with standard diet and PBS treatment, KD group with ketogenic diet and PBS treatment, and CP+KD group with ketogenic diet and cyclophosphamide (60 mg·kg-1·day-1) treatment, n=8. The tumor volume, body weight, blood glucose, ketone body (ß-Hydroxybutyrate) levels, and hepatic steatosis in the mice were assessed. The expressions of caspase-3 and caspase-8 were detected by Western blotting, and Ki67 expresison was detected using immunohistochemistry (IHC). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was employed for the autophagosomes, and the autophagic protein Beclin1, LC3A/B and P62 were detected by IHC and Western blotting. RESULTS: On day 28 post tumor cell injection, the mice in KD and CP+KD groups could prolong the overall survival rates than that in SD group (P < 0.001). On day 22 post the injection, the tumor volume in KD group was smaller than that in SD group (P < 0.05); on 16, 19, and 22 day post the injection, the tumor volume in CP+KD group was smaller than that in SD group (P < 0.01). The mice in SD group showed greater body weight on day 19 and higher blood glucose level on day 13 post the injection than those in the other two groups (P < 0.05). Blood ketone level and hepatic steatosis score were higher and glucose ketone index (GKI) was lower in KD and CP+KD groups than those in SD group (all P < 0.05). The expressions of Ki67 and apoptotic proteins were detected in the tumor tissues of all groups. TEM revealed more autophagosomes in the tumor tissues of KD group than that of SD group. P62 expression was lowered (P < 0.01) and Beclin1 and LC3A/B expressions were up-regulated in the tumor tissues of KD group (P < 0.05), which is consisitent with IHC. CONCLUSIONS: KD has a strong anti-tumor effect in the xenograft mouse model possibly by regulating cell autophagy.


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Dieta Cetogênica , Neuroblastoma , Ácido 3-Hidroxibutírico , Animais , Glicemia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 40(8): 1200-1206, 2020 Aug 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895183

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference of tumor formation in different mouse strains bearing patient-derived xenograft of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma(ESCC) and establish a better animal model for preclinical study of individualized treatment of ESCC. METHODS: The tumor tissues collected from 22 ESCC patients were used to establish tumor-bearing mouse models in B-NDG? (NSG) mice and BALB/c nude mice. The tumor formation rate and tumor formation time were compared between the two mouse models, and HE staining, immunohistochemistry and genome sequencing were carried out to assess the consistency between transplanted tumor tissues in the models and patient-derived tumor tissues. RESULTS: The tumor-bearing models were established successfully in both NSG mice (50%, 11/22) and BALB/c nude mice (18.18%, 4/22). The average tumor formation time was significantly shorter in NSG mice than in BALB/c nude mice (75.95 vs 91.67 days, P < 0.001). In both of the mouse models, the transplanted tumors maintained morphological characteristics identical to those of patient-derived ESCC tumors. Genetic analysis showed that the xenografts in NSG mice had a greater genetic similarity to the patients' tumors than those in BALB/c nude mice (P < 0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: Mouse models bearing xenografts of patient-derived ESCC can be successfully established in both NSG mice and BALB/c nude mice, but the models in the former mouse strain can be more reliable.


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Neoplasias Esofágicas , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Xenoenxertos , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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