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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4687, 2020 09 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32948771

RESUMO

Chemical biology strategies for directly perturbing protein homeostasis including the degradation tag (dTAG) system provide temporal advantages over genetic approaches and improved selectivity over small molecule inhibitors. We describe dTAGV-1, an exclusively selective VHL-recruiting dTAG molecule, to rapidly degrade FKBP12F36V-tagged proteins. dTAGV-1 overcomes a limitation of previously reported CRBN-recruiting dTAG molecules to degrade recalcitrant oncogenes, supports combination degrader studies and facilitates investigations of protein function in cells and mice.


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Peptídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Proteínas/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor Von Hippel-Lindau/metabolismo , Animais , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Modelos Animais , Proteômica , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Proteína 1A de Ligação a Tacrolimo/genética , Proteína 1A de Ligação a Tacrolimo/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a Tacrolimo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor Von Hippel-Lindau/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4387, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873795

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The role of neutrophils in solid tumor metastasis remains largely controversial. In preclinical models of solid tumors, both pro-metastatic and anti-metastatic effects of neutrophils have been reported. In this study, using mouse models of breast cancer, we demonstrate that the metastasis-modulating effects of neutrophils are dictated by the status of host natural killer (NK) cells. In NK cell-deficient mice, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-expanded neutrophils show an inhibitory effect on the metastatic colonization of breast tumor cells in the lung. In contrast, in NK cell-competent mice, neutrophils facilitate metastatic colonization in the same tumor models. In an ex vivo neutrophil-NK cell-tumor cell tri-cell co-culture system, neutrophils are shown to potentially suppress the tumoricidal activity of NK cells, while neutrophils themselves are tumoricidal. Intriguingly, these two modulatory effects by neutrophils are both mediated by reactive oxygen species. Collectively, the absence or presence of NK cells, governs the net tumor-modulatory effects of neutrophils.


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Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Neoplasias Mamárias Animais/imunologia , Neutropenia/prevenção & controle , Neutrófilos/imunologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Técnicas de Cocultura , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos/administração & dosagem , Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Injeções Intravenosas , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/sangue , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/citologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/imunologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/patologia , Neoplasias Mamárias Animais/sangue , Neoplasias Mamárias Animais/complicações , Neoplasias Mamárias Animais/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Neutropenia/sangue , Neutropenia/etiologia , Neutropenia/imunologia , Neutrófilos/efeitos dos fármacos , Cultura Primária de Células
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0235319, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810173

RESUMO

Aberrant activation of the Wnt signalling pathway is required for tumour initiation and survival in the majority of colorectal cancers. The development of inhibitors of Wnt signalling has been the focus of multiple drug discovery programs targeting colorectal cancer and other malignancies associated with aberrant pathway activation. However, progression of new clinical entities targeting the Wnt pathway has been slow. One challenge lies with the limited predictive power of 2D cancer cell lines because they fail to fully recapitulate intratumoural phenotypic heterogeneity. In particular, the relationship between 2D cancer cell biology and cancer stem cell function is poorly understood. By contrast, 3D tumour organoids provide a platform in which complex cell-cell interactions can be studied. However, complex 3D models provide a challenging platform for the quantitative analysis of drug responses of therapies that have differential effects on tumour cell subpopulations. Here, we generated tumour organoids from colorectal cancer patients and tested their responses to inhibitors of Tankyrase (TNKSi) which are known to modulate Wnt signalling. Using compounds with 3 orders of magnitude difference in cellular mechanistic potency together with image-based assays, we demonstrate that morphometric analyses can capture subtle alterations in organoid responses to Wnt inhibitors that are consistent with activity against a cancer stem cell subpopulation. Overall our study highlights the value of phenotypic readouts as a quantitative method to asses drug-induced effects in a relevant preclinical model.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Organoides/efeitos dos fármacos , Tanquirases/antagonistas & inibidores , Adulto , Animais , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Inibidores Enzimáticos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Imageamento Tridimensional , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Organoides/patologia
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0237106, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735605

RESUMO

Animal models are vital to the study of transfusion and development of new blood products. Post-transfusion recovery of human blood components can be studied in mice, however, there is a need to identify strains that can best tolerate xenogeneic transfusions, as well as to optimize such protocols. Specifically, the importance of using immunodeficient mice, such as NOD.Cg-Prkdcscid Il2rgtm1Wjl/SzJ (NSG) mice, to study human transfusion has been questioned. In this study, strains of wild-type and NSG mice were compared as hosts for human transfusions with outcomes quantified by flow cytometric analyses of CD235a+ erythrocytes, CD45+ leukocytes, and CD41+CD42b+ platelets. Complete blood counts were evaluated as well as serum cytokines by multiplexing methods. Circulating human blood cells were maintained better in NSG than in wild-type mice. Lethargy and hemoglobinuria were observed in the first hours in wild-type mice along with increased pro-inflammatory cytokines/chemokines such as monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, tumor necrosis factor α, keratinocyte-derived chemokine (KC or CXCL1), and interleukin-6, whereas NSG mice were less severely affected. Whole blood transfusion resulted in rapid sequestration and then release of human cells back into the circulation within several hours. This rebound effect diminished when only erythrocytes were transfused. Nonetheless, human erythrocytes were found in excess of mouse erythrocytes in the liver and lungs and had a shorter half-life in circulation. Variables affecting the outcomes of transfused erythrocytes were cell dose and mouse weight; recipient sex did not affect outcomes. The sensitivity and utility of this xenogeneic model were shown by measuring the effects of erythrocyte damage due to exposure to the oxidizer diamide on post-transfusion recovery. Overall, immunodeficient mice are superior models for xenotransfusion as they maintain improved post-transfusion recovery with negligible immune-associated side effects.


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Transfusão de Componentes Sanguíneos/métodos , Modelos Animais , Animais , Transfusão de Eritrócitos , Xenoenxertos , Humanos , Transfusão de Leucócitos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Transfusão de Plaquetas
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4153, 2020 08 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32814769

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The histone methyltransferase DOT1L methylates lysine 79 (K79) on histone H3 and is involved in Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) fusion leukemogenesis; however, its role in prostate cancer (PCa) is undefined. Here we show that DOT1L is overexpressed in PCa and is associated with poor outcome. Genetic and chemical inhibition of DOT1L selectively impaired the viability of androgen receptor (AR)-positive PCa cells and organoids, including castration-resistant and enzalutamide-resistant cells. The sensitivity of AR-positive cells is due to a distal K79 methylation-marked enhancer in the MYC gene bound by AR and DOT1L not present in AR-negative cells. DOT1L inhibition leads to reduced MYC expression and upregulation of MYC-regulated E3 ubiquitin ligases HECTD4 and MYCBP2, which promote AR and MYC degradation. This leads to further repression of MYC in a negative feed forward manner. Thus DOT1L selectively regulates the tumorigenicity of AR-positive prostate cancer cells and is a promising therapeutic target for PCa.


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Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Adenosina/análogos & derivados , Adenosina/farmacologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/antagonistas & inibidores , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos SCID , Compostos de Fenilureia/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/terapia , Estabilidade Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , Terapêutica com RNAi/métodos , Receptores Androgênicos/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4166, 2020 08 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820173

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T cells engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors (CAR-T cells) have shown impressive clinical efficacy in the treatment of B cell malignancies. However, the development of CAR-T cell therapies for solid tumors is hampered by the lack of truly tumor-specific antigens and poor control over T cell activity. Here we present an avidity-controlled CAR (AvidCAR) platform with inducible and logic control functions. The key is the combination of (i) an improved CAR design which enables controlled CAR dimerization and (ii) a significant reduction of antigen-binding affinities to introduce dependence on bivalent interaction, i.e. avidity. The potential and versatility of the AvidCAR platform is exemplified by designing ON-switch CARs, which can be regulated with a clinically applied drug, and AND-gate CARs specifically recognizing combinations of two antigens. Thus, we expect that AvidCARs will be a highly valuable platform for the development of controllable CAR therapies with improved tumor specificity.


Assuntos
Imunoterapia Adotiva/métodos , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Citocinas/imunologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Citotoxicidade Imunológica/imunologia , Humanos , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos SCID , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/genética , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/genética , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3955, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32769998

RESUMO

Cellular therapy to treat heart failure is an ongoing focus of intense research, but progress toward structural and functional recovery remains modest. Engineered augmentation of established cellular effectors overcomes impediments to enhance reparative activity. Such 'next generation' implementation includes delivery of combinatorial cell populations exerting synergistic effects. Concurrent isolation and expansion of three distinct cardiac-derived interstitial cell types from human heart tissue, previously reported by our group, prompted design of a 3D structure that maximizes cellular interaction, allows for defined cell ratios, controls size, enables injectability, and minimizes cell loss. Herein, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and c-Kit+ cardiac interstitial cells (cCICs) when cultured together spontaneously form scaffold-free 3D microenvironments termed CardioClusters. scRNA-Seq profiling reveals CardioCluster expression of stem cell-relevant factors, adhesion/extracellular-matrix molecules, and cytokines, while maintaining a more native transcriptome similar to endogenous cardiac cells. CardioCluster intramyocardial delivery improves cell retention and capillary density with preservation of cardiomyocyte size and long-term cardiac function in a murine infarction model followed 20 weeks. CardioCluster utilization in this preclinical setting establish fundamental insights, laying the framework for optimization in cell-based therapeutics intended to mitigate cardiomyopathic damage.


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Microambiente Celular , Miocárdio/patologia , Cicatrização , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Capilares/patologia , Agregação Celular , Morte Celular , Linhagem da Célula , Tamanho Celular , Citoproteção , Células Progenitoras Endoteliais/citologia , Feminino , Ventrículos do Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Ventrículos do Coração/patologia , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador , Recém-Nascido , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Infarto do Miocárdio/patologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/fisiopatologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/citologia , Estresse Oxidativo , Comunicação Parácrina , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transcrição Genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3965, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32770022

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Dysregulated Wnt/ß-catenin activation plays a critical role in cancer progression, metastasis, and drug resistance. Genotoxic agents such as radiation and chemotherapeutics have been shown to activate the Wnt/ß-catenin signaling although the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. Here, we show that genotoxic agent-activated Wnt/ß-catenin signaling is independent of the FZD/LRP heterodimeric receptors and Wnt ligands. OTULIN, a linear linkage-specific deubiquitinase, is essential for the DNA damage-induced ß-catenin activation. OTULIN inhibits linear ubiquitination of ß-catenin, which attenuates its Lys48-linked ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation upon DNA damage. The association with ß-catenin is enhanced by OTULIN Tyr56 phosphorylation, which depends on genotoxic stress-activated ABL1/c-Abl. Inhibiting OTULIN or Wnt/ß-catenin sensitizes triple-negative breast cancer xenograft tumors to chemotherapeutics and reduces metastasis. Increased OTULIN levels are associated with aggressive molecular subtypes and poor survival in breast cancer patients. Thus, OTULIN-mediated Wnt/ß-catenin activation upon genotoxic treatments promotes drug resistance and metastasis in breast cancers.


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Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Dano ao DNA , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-abl/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Modelos Biológicos , Metástase Neoplásica , Fosforilação , Fosfotirosina/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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Prostate ; 80(13): 1134-1144, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32628304

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Although androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the initial treatment strategy for prostate cancer (PCa), recurrent castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) eventually ensues. In this study, cancer-derived immunoglobulin G (CIgG) is found to be induced after ADT, identifying CIgG as a potential CRPC driver gene. METHODS: The expression of CIgG and its clinical significance in PCa tissue was analyzed by The Cancer Genome Atlas database and immunohistochemistry. Subsequently, the sequence features of prostate cell line VHDJH rearrangements were analyzed. We also assessed the effect of CIgG on the migratory, invasive and proliferative abilities of PCa cells in vitro and vivo. Suspended microsphere, colony formation and drug-resistant assays were performed using PC3 cells with high CIgG expression (CIgGhigh ) and low CIgG expression (CIgG-/low ), and A nonobese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficiency mouse tumor xenograft model was developed for the study of the tumorigenic effects of the different cell populations. The SOX2-CIgG signaling pathway was validated by immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, Western blot, luciferase, and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays and bioinformatics analyses. Finally, we investigated the effect of RP215 inhibition on the progression of PCa in vivo using a Babl/c nude mouse xenograft model. RESULTS: CIgG is frequently expressed in PCa and associated with clinicopathological characteristics, moreover, CIgG transcripts with unique patterns of VHDJH rearrangements are found in PCa cells. Functional analyses identified that CIgG was induced by ADT and upregulated by SOX2 (SRY (sex determining region Y)-box 2) in PCa, promoting the development of PCa. In addition, our findings underscore a novel role of CIgG signaling in the maintenance of stemness and the progression of cancer through mitogen activated protein kinase/extracellular-signal-regulated kinase and AKT in PCa. In vivo experiments further demonstrated that depleting CIgG significantly suppressed the growth of PCa cell xenografts. Furthermore, a CIgG monoclonal antibody named RP215 exhibits tumor inhibitory effect as well. CONCLUSION: Our data suggests that CIgG could be a driver of PCa development, and that targeting the SOX2-CIgG axis may therefore inhibit PCa development after ADT.


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Imunoglobulina G/imunologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/imunologia , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/imunologia , Animais , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Células PC-3 , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/biossíntese , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3327, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620863

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Gaucher disease is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by insufficient glucocerebrosidase activity. Its hallmark manifestations are attributed to infiltration and inflammation by macrophages. Current therapies for Gaucher disease include life-long intravenous administration of recombinant glucocerebrosidase and orally-available glucosylceramide synthase inhibitors. An alternative approach is to engineer the patient's own hematopoietic system to restore glucocerebrosidase expression, thereby replacing the affected cells, and constituting a potential one-time therapy for this disease. Here, we report an efficient CRISPR/Cas9-based approach that targets glucocerebrosidase expression cassettes with a monocyte/macrophage-specific element to the CCR5 safe-harbor locus in human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. The targeted cells generate glucocerebrosidase-expressing macrophages and maintain long-term repopulation and multi-lineage differentiation potential with serial transplantation. The combination of a safe-harbor and a lineage-specific promoter establishes a universal correction strategy and circumvents potential toxicity of ectopic glucocerebrosidase in the stem cells. Furthermore, it constitutes an adaptable platform for other lysosomal enzyme deficiencies.


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Edição de Genes/métodos , Glucosilceramidase/metabolismo , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/métodos , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/enzimologia , Macrófagos/enzimologia , Monócitos/enzimologia , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Células Cultivadas , Doença de Gaucher/genética , Doença de Gaucher/terapia , Glucosilceramidase/genética , Células HEK293 , Hematopoese/genética , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/metabolismo , Humanos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Engenharia Metabólica , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos SCID , Monócitos/metabolismo , Transplante Autólogo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3303, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620742

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) lethality is due to metastatic dissemination. Characterization of rare, heterogeneous circulating tumor cells (CTCs) can provide insight into metastasis and guide development of novel therapies. Using the CTC-iChip to purify CTCs from PDAC patients for RNA-seq characterization, we identify three major correlated gene sets, with stemness genes LIN28B/KLF4, WNT5A, and LGALS3 enriched in each correlated gene set; only LIN28B CTC expression was prognostic. CRISPR knockout of LIN28B-an oncofetal RNA-binding protein exerting diverse effects via negative regulation of let-7 miRNAs and other RNA targets-in cell and animal models confers a less aggressive/metastatic phenotype. This correlates with de-repression of let-7 miRNAs and is mimicked by silencing of downstream let-7 target HMGA2 or chemical inhibition of LIN28B/let-7 binding. Molecular characterization of CTCs provides a unique opportunity to correlated gene set metastatic profiles, identify drivers of dissemination, and develop therapies targeting the "seeds" of metastasis.


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Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/genética , Proteína HMGA2/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteína HMGA2/metabolismo , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos SCID , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3369, 2020 07 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32632153

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Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived dopaminergic (DA) neurons are an expected source for cell-based therapies for Parkinson's disease (PD). The regulatory criteria for the clinical application of these therapies, however, have not been established. Here we show the results of our pre-clinical study, in which we evaluate the safety and efficacy of dopaminergic progenitors (DAPs) derived from a clinical-grade human iPSC line. We confirm the characteristics of DAPs by in vitro analyses. We also verify that the DAP population include no residual undifferentiated iPSCs or early neural stem cells and have no genetic aberration in cancer-related genes. Furthermore, in vivo studies using immunodeficient mice reveal no tumorigenicity or toxicity of the cells. When the DAPs are transplanted into the striatum of 6-OHDA-lesioned rats, the animals show behavioral improvement. Based on these results, we started a clinical trial to treat PD patients in 2018.


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Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/citologia , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/citologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/transplante , Doença de Parkinson/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco/métodos , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Dopamina/metabolismo , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/metabolismo , Humanos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/metabolismo , Macaca fascicularis , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos SCID , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Avaliação de Resultados em Cuidados de Saúde/métodos , Avaliação de Resultados em Cuidados de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Ratos Nus , Transplante Heterólogo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3406, 2020 07 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32641768

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Cancer stem cells are critical for cancer initiation, development, and treatment resistance. Our understanding of these processes, and how they relate to glioblastoma heterogeneity, is limited. To overcome these limitations, we performed single-cell RNA sequencing on 53586 adult glioblastoma cells and 22637 normal human fetal brain cells, and compared the lineage hierarchy of the developing human brain to the transcriptome of cancer cells. We find a conserved neural tri-lineage cancer hierarchy centered around glial progenitor-like cells. We also find that this progenitor population contains the majority of the cancer's cycling cells, and, using RNA velocity, is often the originator of the other cell types. Finally, we show that this hierarchal map can be used to identify therapeutic targets specific to progenitor cancer stem cells. Our analyses show that normal brain development reconciles glioblastoma development, suggests a possible origin for glioblastoma hierarchy, and helps to identify cancer stem cell-specific targets.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Glioblastoma/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Transcriptoma/genética , Adulto , Animais , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/farmacologia , Encéfalo/embriologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/terapia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Feto , Glioblastoma/patologia , Glioblastoma/terapia , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Temozolomida/farmacologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236101, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32678829

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Dysregulation of histone demethylase Jumonji-C domain-containing protein 5 (JMJD5) has been identified as a great effect on tumorigenesis. Silibinin is a commonly used anti-hepatotoxic drug and exhibits anticancer effect in various cancers. However, the antitumor mechanism between silibinin and JMJD5 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains unclear. In this study, the clinical significance of JMJD5 on OSCC patients was assessed through tissue microarray. Furthermore, mice bearing patient-derived tumor xenografts (PDTXs) and tongue cancer cell lines were treated with silibinin and evaluated for tumor growth and JMJD5 expression. High expression of JMJD5 in oral cancer was significantly associated with tumor size (P = 0.0241), cervical node metastasis (P = 0.0001) and clinical stage (P = 0.0002), was associated with worse survival rate compared with that of the total cohort (P = 0.0002). Collectively the data indicate that JMJD5 expression may be suitable for detection of unfavorable prognosis in OSCC patients, based in part on its apparent role as a marker of metastasis. In addition, silibinin inhibits cancer growth in vitro and in PDTX models. Furthermore, metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) could regulate the expression for JMJD5 and had a positive correlation with JMJD5. Moreover, silibinin could downregulate JMJD5 and MTA1 in oral cancer. Present study thus identifies that JMJD5 might be an essential prognostic indicator and therapeutic target against OSCC progression. In addition, silibinin is a potential candidate among novel chemotherapeutic agents or adjuvants for modulating JMJD5 in OSCC, through a mechanism likely involving MTA1/JMJD5 axis.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Proliferação de Células , Histona Desmetilases/metabolismo , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Silibina/farmacologia , Transativadores/metabolismo , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Histona Desmetilases/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Bucais/metabolismo , Prognóstico , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida , Transativadores/genética , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3726, 2020 07 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709856

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Ovarian cancer (OVCA) inevitably acquires resistance to platinum chemotherapy and PARP inhibitors (PARPi). We show that acquisition of PARPi-resistance is accompanied by increased ATR-CHK1 activity and sensitivity to ATR inhibition (ATRi). However, PARPi-resistant cells are remarkably more sensitive to ATRi when combined with PARPi (PARPi-ATRi). Sensitivity to PARPi-ATRi in diverse PARPi and platinum-resistant models, including BRCA1/2 reversion and CCNE1-amplified models, correlate with synergistic increases in replication fork stalling, double-strand breaks, and apoptosis. Surprisingly, BRCA reversion mutations and an ability to form RAD51 foci are frequently not observed in models of acquired PARPi-resistance, suggesting the existence of alternative resistance mechanisms. However, regardless of the mechanisms of resistance, complete and durable therapeutic responses to PARPi-ATRi that significantly increase survival are observed in clinically relevant platinum and acquired PARPi-resistant patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) models. These findings indicate that PARPi-ATRi is a highly promising strategy for OVCAs that acquire resistance to PARPi and platinum.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Platina/farmacologia , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Animais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA2/metabolismo , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Ciclinas/metabolismo , Combinação de Medicamentos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Rad51 Recombinase/metabolismo , Células-Tronco , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3702, 2020 07 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32710081

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Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes immune dysfunction, increasing the risk of infectious morbidity and mortality. Since bone marrow hematopoiesis is essential for proper immune function, we hypothesize that SCI disrupts bone marrow hematopoiesis. Indeed, SCI causes excessive proliferation of bone marrow hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC), but these cells cannot leave the bone marrow, even after challenging the host with a potent inflammatory stimulus. Sequestration of HSPCs in bone marrow after SCI is linked to aberrant chemotactic signaling that can be reversed by post-injury injections of Plerixafor (AMD3100), a small molecule inhibitor of CXCR4. Even though Plerixafor liberates HSPCs and mature immune cells from bone marrow, competitive repopulation assays show that the intrinsic long-term functional capacity of HSPCs is still impaired in SCI mice. Together, our data suggest that SCI causes an acquired bone marrow failure syndrome that may contribute to chronic immune dysfunction.


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Transtornos da Insuficiência da Medula Óssea/etiologia , Medula Óssea/metabolismo , Traumatismos da Medula Espinal/complicações , Animais , Medula Óssea/patologia , Células da Medula Óssea , Transtornos da Insuficiência da Medula Óssea/patologia , Proliferação de Células , Quimiocina CXCL12 , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Hematopoese , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/metabolismo , Compostos Heterocíclicos/farmacologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Transgênicos , Receptores CXCR4/antagonistas & inibidores , Transdução de Sinais , Traumatismos da Medula Espinal/imunologia
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0219632, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32706829

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INTRODUCTION: Surgical resection and systemic chemotherapy with temozolomide remain the mainstay for treatment of glioblastoma. However, many patients are not candidates for surgical resection given inaccessible tumor location or poor health status. Furthermore, despite being first line treatment, temozolomide has only limited efficacy. METHODS: The development of injectable hydrogel-based carrier systems allows for the delivery of a wide range of chemotherapeutics that can achieve high local concentrations, thus potentially avoiding systemic side effects and wide-spread neurotoxicity. To test this modality in a realistic environment, we developed a diblock copolypeptide hydrogel (DCH) capable of carrying and releasing paclitaxel, a compound that we found to be highly potent against primary gliomasphere cells. RESULTS: The DCH produced minimal tissue reactivity and was well tolerated in the immune-competent mouse brain. Paclitaxel-loaded hydrogel induced less tissue damage, cellular inflammation and reactive astrocytes than cremaphor-taxol (typical taxol-carrier) or hydrogel alone. In a deep subcortical xenograft model of glioblastoma in immunodeficient mice, injection of paclitaxel-loaded hydrogel led to local tumor control and improved survival. However, the tumor cells were highly migratory and were able to eventually escape the area of treatment. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest this technology may be ultimately applicable to patients with deep-seated inoperable tumors, but as currently formulated, complete tumor eradication would be highly unlikely. Future studies should focus on targeting the migratory potential of surviving cells.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/uso terapêutico , Glioblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Hidrogéis/química , Paclitaxel/uso terapêutico , Peptídeos/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Glioblastoma/mortalidade , Glioblastoma/patologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Paclitaxel/química , Taxa de Sobrevida , Temozolomida/química , Temozolomida/uso terapêutico , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2758, 2020 06 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32488069

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Human beige adipocytes (BAs) have potential utility for the development of therapeutics to treat diabetes and obesity-associated diseases. Although several reports have described the generation of beige adipocytes in vitro, their potential utility in cell therapy and drug discovery has not been reported. Here, we describe the generation of BAs from human adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ADSCs) in serum-free medium with efficiencies >90%. Molecular profiling of beige adipocytes shows them to be similar to primary BAs isolated from human tissue. In vitro, beige adipocytes exhibit uncoupled mitochondrial respiration and cAMP-induced lipolytic activity. Following transplantation, BAs increase whole-body energy expenditure and oxygen consumption, while reducing body-weight in recipient mice. Finally, we show the therapeutic utility of BAs in a platform for high-throughput drug screening (HTS). These findings demonstrate the potential utility of BAs as a cell therapeutic and as a tool for the identification of drugs to treat metabolic diseases.


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Adipócitos Bege/metabolismo , Terapia Baseada em Transplante de Células e Tecidos/métodos , Descoberta de Drogas/métodos , Doenças Metabólicas/metabolismo , Adipócitos Bege/citologia , Animais , Peso Corporal , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Metabolismo Energético , Feminino , Ensaios de Triagem em Larga Escala , Humanos , Masculino , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Doenças Metabólicas/tratamento farmacológico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Consumo de Oxigênio , Células Estromais , Transplante
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3015, 2020 06 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32541784

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The interplay between glioma stem cells (GSCs) and the tumor microenvironment plays crucial roles in promoting malignant growth of glioblastoma (GBM), the most lethal brain tumor. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this crosstalk are incompletely understood. Here, we show that GSCs secrete the Wnt-induced signaling protein 1 (WISP1) to facilitate a pro-tumor microenvironment by promoting the survival of both GSCs and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). WISP1 is preferentially expressed and secreted by GSCs. Silencing WISP1 markedly disrupts GSC maintenance, reduces tumor-supportive TAMs (M2), and potently inhibits GBM growth. WISP1 signals through Integrin α6ß1-Akt to maintain GSCs by an autocrine mechanism and M2 TAMs through a paracrine manner. Importantly, inhibition of Wnt/ß-catenin-WISP1 signaling by carnosic acid (CA) suppresses GBM tumor growth. Collectively, these data demonstrate that WISP1 plays critical roles in maintaining GSCs and tumor-supportive TAMs in GBM, indicating that targeting Wnt/ß-catenin-WISP1 signaling may effectively improve GBM treatment and the patient survival.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular CCN/genética , Glioma/genética , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Animais , Neoplasias Encefálicas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Encefálicas/terapia , Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular CCN/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Doxiciclina/farmacologia , Glioma/metabolismo , Glioma/terapia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos SCID , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Células U937 , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos
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Toxicol Appl Pharmacol ; 401: 115109, 2020 08 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32544403

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Bladder cancer (BCa) is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide due to its aggressiveness and resistance against therapies. Intricate interactions between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment (TME) are essential for both disease progression and regression. Thus, interrupting molecular communications within the TME could potentially provide improved therapeutic efficacies. M2-polarized tumor-associated macrophages (M2 TAMs) were shown to contribute to BCa progression and drug resistance. We attempted to provide evidence for ovatodiolide (OV) as a potential therapeutic agent that targets both TME and BCa cells. First, tumor-suppressing functions of OV were determined by cell viability, colony, and tumor-sphere formation assays using a coculture system composed of M2 TAMs/BCa cells. Subsequently, we demonstrated that extracellular vesicles (EVs) isolated from M2 TAMs containing oncomiR-21 and mRNAs, including Akt, STAT3, mTOR, and ß-catenin, promoted cisplatin (CDDP) resistance, migration, and tumor-sphere generation in BCa cells, through increasing CDK6, mTOR, STAT3, and ß-catenin expression. OV treatment also prevented M2 polarization and reduced EV cargos from M2 TAMs. Finally, in vivo data demonstrated that OV treatment overcame CDDP resistance. OV only and the OV + CDDP combination both resulted in significant reductions in mTOR, ß-catenin, CDK6, and miR-21 expression in tumor samples and EVs isolated from serum. Collectively, we demonstrated that M2 TAMs induced malignant properties in BCa cells, in part via oncogenic EVs. OV treatment prevented M2 TAM polarization, reduced EV cargos derived from M2 TAMs, and suppressed ß-catenin/mTOR/CDK6 signaling. These findings provide preclinical evidence for OV as a single or adjuvant agent for treating drug-resistant BCa.


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Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/metabolismo , Diterpenos/uso terapêutico , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/metabolismo , beta Catenina/metabolismo , Animais , Carcinogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Técnicas de Cocultura , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Exossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Exossomos/metabolismo , Exossomos/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , MicroRNAs/antagonistas & inibidores , Plantas Medicinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia , beta Catenina/antagonistas & inibidores
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