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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4766, 2020 09 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958778

RESUMO

Germline telomere maintenance defects are associated with an increased incidence of inflammatory diseases in humans, yet whether and how telomere dysfunction causes inflammation are not known. Here, we show that telomere dysfunction drives pATM/c-ABL-mediated activation of the YAP1 transcription factor, up-regulating the major pro-inflammatory factor, pro-IL-18. The colonic microbiome stimulates cytosolic receptors activating caspase-1 which cleaves pro-IL-18 into mature IL-18, leading to recruitment of interferon (IFN)-γ-secreting T cells and intestinal inflammation. Correspondingly, patients with germline telomere maintenance defects exhibit DNA damage (γH2AX) signaling together with elevated YAP1 and IL-18 expression. In mice with telomere dysfunction, telomerase reactivation in the intestinal epithelium or pharmacological inhibition of ATM, YAP1, or caspase-1 as well as antibiotic treatment, dramatically reduces IL-18 and intestinal inflammation. Thus, telomere dysfunction-induced activation of the ATM-YAP1-pro-IL-18 pathway in epithelium is a key instigator of tissue inflammation.


Assuntos
Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Telômero/patologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Caspase 1/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Criança , Colo/metabolismo , Colo/microbiologia , Colo/patologia , Gastroenteropatias/patologia , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/fisiologia , Humanos , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/microbiologia , Interleucina-18/genética , Interleucina-18/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Fosforilação , Precursores de Proteínas/genética , Precursores de Proteínas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Telomerase/genética , Telomerase/metabolismo
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008823, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32845931

RESUMO

The cellular prion protein, PrPC, is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchored-membrane glycoprotein expressed most abundantly in neuronal and to a lesser extent in non-neuronal cells. Its conformational conversion into the amyloidogenic isoform in neurons is a key pathogenic event in prion diseases, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans and scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in animals. However, the normal functions of PrPC remain largely unknown, particularly in non-neuronal cells. Here we show that stimulation of PrPC with anti-PrP monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) protected mice from lethal infection with influenza A viruses (IAVs), with abundant accumulation of anti-inflammatory M2 macrophages with activated Src family kinases (SFKs) in infected lungs. A SFK inhibitor dasatinib inhibited M2 macrophage accumulation in IAV-infected lungs after treatment with anti-PrP mAbs and abolished the anti-PrP mAb-induced protective activity against lethal influenza infection in mice. We also show that stimulation of PrPC with anti-PrP mAbs induced M2 polarization in peritoneal macrophages through SFK activation in vitro and in vivo. These results indicate that PrPC could activate SFK in macrophages and induce macrophage polarization to an anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype after stimulation with anti-PrP mAbs, thereby eliciting protective activity against lethal infection with IAVs in mice after treatment with anti-PrP mAbs. These results also highlight PrPC as a novel therapeutic target for IAV infection.


Assuntos
Vírus da Influenza A/metabolismo , Pulmão , Macrófagos , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae , Proteínas PrPC/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Murinos/farmacologia , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/virologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Macrófagos/virologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/genética , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/metabolismo , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/patologia , Proteínas PrPC/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinases da Família src/genética , Quinases da Família src/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4110, 2020 08 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807790

RESUMO

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is a premature aging disease in children that leads to early death. Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are the most affected cells in HGPS individuals, although the reason for such vulnerability remains poorly understood. In this work, we develop a microfluidic chip formed by HGPS-SMCs generated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), to study their vulnerability to flow shear stress. HGPS-iPSC SMCs cultured under arterial flow conditions detach from the chip after a few days of culture; this process is mediated by the upregulation of metalloprotease 13 (MMP13). Importantly, double-mutant LmnaG609G/G609GMmp13-/- mice or LmnaG609G/G609GMmp13+/+ mice treated with a MMP inhibitor show lower SMC loss in the aortic arch than controls. MMP13 upregulation appears to be mediated, at least in part, by the upregulation of glycocalyx. Our HGPS-SMCs chip represents a platform for developing treatments for HGPS individuals that may complement previous pre-clinical and clinical treatments.


Assuntos
Metaloproteinase 13 da Matriz/metabolismo , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Animais , Biotecnologia/métodos , Doenças Cardiovasculares/metabolismo , Feminino , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/citologia , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/metabolismo , Lamina Tipo A/genética , Lamina Tipo A/metabolismo , Masculino , Inibidores de Metaloproteinases de Matriz/farmacologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/efeitos dos fármacos , Progéria/metabolismo , Progéria/patologia , Proteômica/métodos
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Science ; 369(6506): 984-988, 2020 08 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820125

RESUMO

Germinal center (GC) responses potentiate the generation of follicular regulatory T (TFR) cells. However, the molecular cues driving TFR cell formation remain unknown. Here, we show that sclerostin domain-containing protein 1 (SOSTDC1), secreted by a subpopulation of follicular helper T (TFH) cells and T-B cell border-enriched fibroblastic reticular cells, is developmentally required for TFR cell generation. Fate tracking and transcriptome assessment in reporter mice establishes SOSTDC1-expressing TFH cells as a distinct T cell population that develops after SOSTDC1- TFH cells and loses the ability to help B cells for antibody production. Notably, Sostdc1 ablation in TFH cells results in substantially reduced TFR cell numbers and consequently elevated GC responses. Mechanistically, SOSTDC1 blocks the WNT-ß-catenin axis and facilitates TFR cell differentiation.


Assuntos
Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Centro Germinativo/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/genética , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Contagem de Linfócitos , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Proteínas Wnt/metabolismo , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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J Virol ; 94(20)2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32796063

RESUMO

Alpha/beta interferon (IFN-α/ß) signaling through the IFN-α/ß receptor (IFNAR) is essential to limit virus dissemination throughout the central nervous system (CNS) following many neurotropic virus infections. However, the distinct expression patterns of factors associated with the IFN-α/ß pathway in different CNS resident cell populations implicate complex cooperative pathways in IFN-α/ß induction and responsiveness. Here we show that mice devoid of IFNAR1 signaling in calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha (CaMKIIα) expressing neurons (CaMKIIcre:IFNARfl/fl mice) infected with a mildly pathogenic neurotropic coronavirus (mouse hepatitis virus A59 strain [MHV-A59]) developed severe encephalomyelitis with hind-limb paralysis and succumbed within 7 days. Increased virus spread in CaMKIIcre:IFNARfl/fl mice compared to IFNARfl/fl mice affected neurons not only in the forebrain but also in the mid-hind brain and spinal cords but excluded the cerebellum. Infection was also increased in glia. The lack of viral control in CaMKIIcre:IFNARfl/fl relative to control mice coincided with sustained Cxcl1 and Ccl2 mRNAs but a decrease in mRNA levels of IFNα/ß pathway genes as well as Il6, Tnf, and Il1ß between days 4 and 6 postinfection (p.i.). T cell accumulation and IFN-γ production, an essential component of virus control, were not altered. However, IFN-γ responsiveness was impaired in microglia/macrophages irrespective of similar pSTAT1 nuclear translocation as in infected controls. The results reveal how perturbation of IFN-α/ß signaling in neurons can worsen disease course and disrupt complex interactions between the IFN-α/ß and IFN-γ pathways in achieving optimal antiviral responses.IMPORTANCE IFN-α/ß induction limits CNS viral spread by establishing an antiviral state, but also promotes blood brain barrier integrity, adaptive immunity, and activation of microglia/macrophages. However, the extent to which glial or neuronal signaling contributes to these diverse IFN-α/ß functions is poorly understood. Using a neurotropic mouse hepatitis virus encephalomyelitis model, this study demonstrated an essential role of IFN-α/ß receptor 1 (IFNAR1) specifically in neurons to control virus spread, regulate IFN-γ signaling, and prevent acute mortality. The results support the notion that effective neuronal IFNAR1 signaling compensates for their low basal expression of genes in the IFN-α/ß pathway compared to glia. The data further highlight the importance of tightly regulated communication between the IFN-α/ß and IFN-γ signaling pathways to optimize antiviral IFN-γ activity.


Assuntos
Sistema Nervoso Central/virologia , Interferon Tipo I/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Microglia/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Animais , Proteína Quinase Tipo 2 Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/genética , Proteína Quinase Tipo 2 Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/metabolismo , Sistema Nervoso Central/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Encefalomielite/imunologia , Encefalomielite/virologia , Macrófagos/virologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Microglia/virologia , Vírus da Hepatite Murina/fisiologia , Neurônios/virologia , Infiltração de Neutrófilos , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/deficiência , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/genética , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/metabolismo , Replicação Viral
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Science ; 369(6507)2020 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32855309

RESUMO

Neuronal synapses undergo structural and functional changes throughout life, which are essential for nervous system physiology. However, these changes may also perturb the excitatory-inhibitory neurotransmission balance and trigger neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. Molecular tools to restore this balance are highly desirable. Here, we designed and characterized CPTX, a synthetic synaptic organizer combining structural elements from cerebellin-1 and neuronal pentraxin-1. CPTX can interact with presynaptic neurexins and postsynaptic AMPA-type ionotropic glutamate receptors and induced the formation of excitatory synapses both in vitro and in vivo. CPTX restored synaptic functions, motor coordination, spatial and contextual memories, and locomotion in mouse models for cerebellar ataxia, Alzheimer's disease, and spinal cord injury, respectively. Thus, CPTX represents a prototype for structure-guided biologics that can efficiently repair or remodel neuronal circuits.


Assuntos
Proteína C-Reativa/farmacologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/farmacologia , Vias Neurais/efeitos dos fármacos , Precursores de Proteínas/farmacologia , Receptores de AMPA/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes/farmacologia , Sinapses/efeitos dos fármacos , Doença de Alzheimer/terapia , Animais , Proteína C-Reativa/química , Proteína C-Reativa/uso terapêutico , Ataxia Cerebelar/terapia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células HEK293 , Hipocampo , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Mutantes , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/química , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/uso terapêutico , Domínios Proteicos , Precursores de Proteínas/química , Precursores de Proteínas/uso terapêutico , Receptores de Glutamato/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/uso terapêutico , Coluna Vertebral/efeitos dos fármacos , Coluna Vertebral/fisiologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3382, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636381

RESUMO

The Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) pathway initiates potent immune responses upon recognition of DNA. To initiate signaling, serine 365 (S365) in the C-terminal tail (CTT) of STING is phosphorylated, leading to induction of type I interferons (IFNs). Additionally, evolutionary conserved responses such as autophagy also occur downstream of STING, but their relative importance during in vivo infections remains unclear. Here we report that mice harboring a serine 365-to-alanine (S365A) mutation in STING are unexpectedly resistant to Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-1, despite lacking STING-induced type I IFN responses. By contrast, resistance to HSV-1 is abolished in mice lacking the STING CTT, suggesting that the STING CTT initiates protective responses against HSV-1, independently of type I IFNs. Interestingly, we find that STING-induced autophagy is a CTT- and TBK1-dependent but IRF3-independent process that is conserved in the STING S365A mice. Thus, interferon-independent functions of STING mediate STING-dependent antiviral responses in vivo.


Assuntos
Herpes Simples/imunologia , Fator Regulador 3 de Interferon/imunologia , Interferon Tipo I/imunologia , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Animais , Autofagia , Feminino , Herpesvirus Humano 1 , Evasão da Resposta Imune , Macrófagos/imunologia , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos Mutantes , Mutação Puntual , Transdução de Sinais
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Science ; 369(6505): 787-793, 2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32675289

RESUMO

Although Huntington's disease is a late-manifesting neurodegenerative disorder, both mouse studies and neuroimaging studies of presymptomatic mutation carriers suggest that Huntington's disease might affect neurodevelopment. To determine whether this is actually the case, we examined tissue from human fetuses (13 weeks gestation) that carried the Huntington's disease mutation. These tissues showed clear abnormalities in the developing cortex, including mislocalization of mutant huntingtin and junctional complex proteins, defects in neuroprogenitor cell polarity and differentiation, abnormal ciliogenesis, and changes in mitosis and cell cycle progression. We observed the same phenomena in Huntington's disease mouse embryos, where we linked these abnormalities to defects in interkinetic nuclear migration of progenitor cells. Huntington's disease thus has a neurodevelopmental component and is not solely a degenerative disease.


Assuntos
Proteína Huntingtina/metabolismo , Doença de Huntington/metabolismo , Sistema Nervoso/embriologia , Animais , Ciclo Celular , Endossomos/metabolismo , Feto , Humanos , Proteína Huntingtina/genética , Doença de Huntington/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Mitose , Mutação , Células Neuroepiteliais/metabolismo , Junções Íntimas/metabolismo , Proteína da Zônula de Oclusão-1/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(32): 19566-19577, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719118

RESUMO

The ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) plays chief roles regulating energy and glucose homeostasis and is sexually dimorphic. We discovered that expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mGluR5) in the VMH is regulated by caloric status in normal mice and reduced in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) mutants, which are severely obese and have diminished glucose balance control. These findings led us to investigate whether mGluR5 might act downstream of BDNF to critically regulate VMH neuronal activity and metabolic function. We found that mGluR5 depletion in VMH SF1 neurons did not affect energy balance regulation. However, it significantly impaired insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, lipid metabolism, and sympathetic output in females but not in males. These sex-specific deficits are linked to reductions in intrinsic excitability and firing rate of SF1 neurons. Abnormal excitatory and inhibitory synapse assembly and elevated expression of the GABAergic synthetic enzyme GAD67 also cooperate to decrease and potentiate the synaptic excitatory and inhibitory tone onto mutant SF1 neurons, respectively. Notably, these alterations arise from disrupted functional interactions of mGluR5 with estrogen receptors that switch the normally positive effects of estrogen on SF1 neuronal activity and glucose balance control to paradoxical and detrimental. The collective data inform an essential central mechanism regulating metabolic function in females and underlying the protective effects of estrogen against metabolic disease.


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Glicemia/metabolismo , Estrogênios/metabolismo , Receptor de Glutamato Metabotrópico 5/metabolismo , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Ventromedial/fisiologia , Animais , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/genética , Metabolismo Energético , Feminino , Glutamato Descarboxilase/metabolismo , Homeostase , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Rede Nervosa , Inibição Neural , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/fisiologia , Receptor de Glutamato Metabotrópico 5/genética , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Fatores Sexuais , Transdução de Sinais , Fator Esteroidogênico 1/metabolismo , Sistema Nervoso Simpático/metabolismo , Transmissão Sináptica , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Ventromedial/citologia , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Ventromedial/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(32): 19497-19506, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719120

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Understanding the genetics of susceptibility to infectious agents is of great importance to our ability to combat disease. Here, we show that voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) are critical for cellular binding and entry of the New World arenaviruses Junín and Tacaribe virus, suggesting that zoonosis via these receptors could occur. Moreover, we demonstrate that α1s haploinsufficiency renders cells and mice more resistant to infection by these viruses. In addition to being more resistant to infection, haploinsufficient cells and mice required a lower dosage of VGCC antagonists to block infection. These studies underscore the importance of genetic variation in susceptibility to both viruses and pharmaceutics.


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Infecções por Arenaviridae/genética , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/genética , Resistência à Doença/genética , Animais , Infecções por Arenaviridae/tratamento farmacológico , Arenavirus do Novo Mundo/fisiologia , Agonistas dos Canais de Cálcio/farmacologia , Agonistas dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/farmacologia , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/deficiência , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Mutação , Ligação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Internalização do Vírus/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3200, 2020 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581239

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mTOR activation is essential and sufficient to cause polycystic kidneys in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and other genetic disorders. In disease models, a sharp increase of proliferation and cyst formation correlates with a dramatic loss of oriented cell division (OCD). We find that OCD distortion is intrinsically due to S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) activation. The concomitant loss of S6K1 in Tsc1-mutant mice restores OCD but does not decrease hyperproliferation, leading to non-cystic harmonious hyper growth of kidneys. Mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics for S6K1 substrates revealed Afadin, a known component of cell-cell junctions required to couple intercellular adhesions and cortical cues to spindle orientation. Afadin is directly phosphorylated by S6K1 and abnormally decorates the apical surface of Tsc1-mutant cells with E-cadherin and α-catenin. Our data reveal that S6K1 hyperactivity alters centrosome positioning in mitotic cells, affecting oriented cell division and promoting kidney cysts in conditions of mTOR hyperactivity.


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Divisão Celular , Cinesina/metabolismo , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina/metabolismo , Miosinas/metabolismo , Doenças Renais Policísticas/patologia , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 90-kDa/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Cinesina/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Mutação , Miosinas/genética , Fosforilação , Doenças Renais Policísticas/genética , Doenças Renais Policísticas/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 90-kDa/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Esclerose Tuberosa/genética , Esclerose Tuberosa/metabolismo , Esclerose Tuberosa/patologia , Proteína 1 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/genética , Proteína 1 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3194, 2020 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581241

RESUMO

Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by the expression of an oncogenic fusion kinase termed BCR-ABL1. Here, we show that interleukin 7 receptor (IL7R) interacts with the chemokine receptor CXCR4 to recruit BCR-ABL1 and JAK kinases in close proximity. Treatment with BCR-ABL1 kinase inhibitors results in elevated expression of IL7R which enables the survival of transformed cells when IL7 was added together with the kinase inhibitors. Importantly, treatment with anti-IL7R antibodies prevents leukemia development in xenotransplantation models using patient-derived Ph+ ALL cells. Our results suggest that the association between IL7R and CXCR4 serves as molecular platform for BCR-ABL1-induced transformation and development of Ph+ ALL. Targeting this platform with anti-IL7R antibody eliminates Ph+ ALL cells including those with resistance to commonly used ABL1 kinase inhibitors. Thus, anti-IL7R antibodies may provide alternative treatment options for ALL in general and may suppress incurable drug-resistant leukemia forms.


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Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/metabolismo , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Interleucina-7/metabolismo , Cromossomo Filadélfia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/patologia , Receptores CXCR4/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Proteína Forkhead Box O1/metabolismo , Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interleucina-7/farmacologia , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Interleucina-7/antagonistas & inibidores , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Interleucina-7/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/genética , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Receptores CXCR4/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234375, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32555682

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Renal dysplasia, the major cause of childhood renal failure, is characterized by defective branching morphogenesis and nephrogenesis. Beta-catenin, a transcription factor and cell adhesion molecule, is markedly increased in the nucleus of kidney cells in human renal dysplasia and contributes to its pathogenesis by altering target genes that are essential for kidney development. Quercetin, a naturally occurring flavonoid, reduces nuclear beta-catenin levels and reduces beta-catenin transcriptional activity. In this study, we utilized wild type and dysplastic mouse kidney organ explants to determine if quercetin reduces beta-catenin activity during kidney development and whether it improves the severity of renal dysplasia. In wild type kidney explants, quercetin treatment resulted in abnormal branching morphogenesis and nephrogenesis in a dose dependent manner. In wild type embryonic kidneys, quercetin reduced nuclear beta-catenin expression and decreased expression of beta-catenin target genes Pax2, Six2, and Gdnf, which are essential for kidney development. Our RDB mouse model of renal dysplasia recapitulates the overexpression of beta-catenin and histopathological changes observed in human renal dysplasia. RDB kidneys treated with quercetin resulted in improvements in the overall histopathology, tissue organization, ureteric branching morphogenesis, and nephrogenesis. Quercetin treatment also resulted in reduced nuclear beta-catenin and reduced Pax2 expression. These improvements were associated with the proper organization of vimentin, NCAM, and E-cadherin, and a 45% increase in the number of developing and maturing nephrons. Further, our results show that in human renal dysplasia, beta-catenin, vimentin, and e-cadherin also have abnormal expression patterns. Taken together, these data demonstrate that quercetin treatment reduces nuclear beta-catenin and this is associated with improved epithelial organization of developing nephrons, resulting in increased developing nephrons and a partial rescue of renal dysplasia.


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Rim/anormalidades , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Quercetina/farmacologia , beta Catenina/metabolismo , Animais , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Caderinas/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Rim/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Morfogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Morfogênese/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/química , Proteínas Mutantes/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/metabolismo , Técnicas de Cultura de Órgãos , Gravidez , Vimentina/metabolismo , beta Catenina/química , beta Catenina/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234394, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574176

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In the BACHD mouse model of Huntington's disease (HD), deletion of the N17 domain of the Huntingtin gene (BACHDΔN17, Q97) has been reported to lead to nuclear accumulation of mHTT and exacerbation of motor deficits, neuroinflammation and striatal atrophy (Gu et al., 2015). Here we characterized the effect of N17 deletion on dorsolateral striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs) in BACHDΔN17 (Q97) and BACWTΔN17 (Q31) mice by comparing them to MSNs in wildtype (WT) mice. Mice were characterized on a series of motor tasks and subsequently whole cell patch clamp recordings with simultaneous biocytin filling of MSNs in in vitro striatal slices from these mice were used to comprehensively assess their physiological and morphological features. Key findings include that: Q97 mice exhibit impaired gait and righting reflexes but normal tail suspension reflexes and normal coats while Q31 mice do not differ from WT; intrinsic membrane and action potential properties are altered -but differentially so- in MSNs from Q97 and from Q31 mice; excitatory and inhibitory synaptic currents exhibit higher amplitudes in Q31 but not Q97 MSNs, while excitatory synaptic currents occur at lower frequency in Q97 than in WT and Q31 MSNs; there is a reduced total dendritic length in Q31 -but not Q97- MSNs compared to WT, while spine density and number did not differ in MSNs in the three groups. The findings that Q31 MSNs differed from Q97 and WT neurons with regard to some physiological features and structurally suggest a novel role of the N17 domain in the function of WT Htt. The motor phenotype seen in Q97 mice was less robust than that reported in an earlier study (Gu et al., 2015), and the alterations to MSN physiological properties were largely consistent with changes reported previously in a number of other mouse models of HD. Together this study indicates that N17 plays a role in the modulation of the properties of MSNs in both mHtt and WT-Htt mice, but does not markedly exacerbate HD-like pathogenesis in the BACHD model.


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Proteína Huntingtina/genética , Doença de Huntington/genética , Potenciais de Ação , Animais , Corpo Estriado/patologia , Corpo Estriado/fisiopatologia , Dendritos/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Potenciais Pós-Sinápticos Excitadores , Feminino , Humanos , Proteína Huntingtina/química , Proteína Huntingtina/fisiologia , Doença de Huntington/patologia , Doença de Huntington/fisiopatologia , Coxeadura Animal/genética , Coxeadura Animal/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Camundongos Transgênicos , Proteínas Mutantes/química , Proteínas Mutantes/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/fisiologia , Neurônios/patologia , Neurônios/fisiologia , Domínios Proteicos , Reflexo Anormal/genética , Reflexo Anormal/fisiologia , Deleção de Sequência
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0233007, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32492036

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: In humans, stillbirth describes the death of a fetus before birth after 28 weeks gestation, and accounts for approximately 2.6 million deaths worldwide annually. In high-income countries, up to half of stillbirths have an unknown cause and are described as "unexplained stillbirths"; this lack of understanding impairs efforts to prevent stillbirth. There are also few animal models of stillbirth, but those that have been described usually have significant placental abnormalities. This study describes a novel mutant murine model of fetal death with atrial conduction block due to an ErbB2 missense mutation which is not associated with abnormal placental morphology. METHODS: Phenotypic characterisation and histological analysis of the mutant mouse model was conducted. The mRNA distribution of the early cardiomyocyte marker Nkx2-5 was assessed via in situ hybridisation. Cardiac structure was quantified and cellular morphology evaluated by electron microscopy. Immunostaining was employed to quantify placental structure and cell characteristics on matched heterozygous and homozygous mutant placental samples. RESULTS: There were no structural abnormalities observed in hearts of mutant embryos. Comparable Nkx2-5 expression was observed in hearts of mutants and controls, suggesting normal cardiac specification. Additionally, there was no significant difference in the weight, placenta dimensions, giant cell characteristics, labyrinth tissue composition, levels of apoptosis, proliferation or vascularisation between placentas of homozygous mutant mice and controls. CONCLUSION: Embryonic lethality in the ErbB2 homozygous mutant mouse cannot be attributed to placental pathology. As such, we conclude the ErbB2M802R mutant is a model of stillbirth with a non-placental cause of death. The mechanism of the atrial block resulting from ErbB2 mutation and its role in embryonic death is still unclear. Studying this mutant mouse model could identify candidate genes involved in stillbirth associated with structural or functional cardiac defects.


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Cardiopatias Congênitas/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Natimorto/genética , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Bloqueio Cardíaco/congênito , Bloqueio Cardíaco/genética , Bloqueio Cardíaco/metabolismo , Bloqueio Cardíaco/patologia , Cardiopatias Congênitas/metabolismo , Cardiopatias Congênitas/patologia , Heterozigoto , Proteína Homeobox Nkx-2.5/genética , Homozigoto , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miocárdio/patologia , Placenta/anormalidades , Placenta/patologia , Gravidez , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3187, 2020 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581235

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The application of adoptive T cell therapies, including those using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells, to solid tumors requires combinatorial strategies to overcome immune suppression associated with the tumor microenvironment. Here we test whether the inflammatory nature of oncolytic viruses and their ability to remodel the tumor microenvironment may help to recruit and potentiate the functionality of CAR T cells. Contrary to our hypothesis, VSVmIFNß infection is associated with attrition of murine EGFRvIII CAR T cells in a B16EGFRvIII model, despite inducing a robust proinflammatory shift in the chemokine profile. Mechanistically, type I interferon (IFN) expressed following infection promotes apoptosis, activation, and inhibitory receptor expression, and interferon-insensitive CAR T cells enable combinatorial therapy with VSVmIFNß. Our study uncovers an unexpected mechanism of therapeutic interference, and prompts further investigation into the interaction between CAR T cells and oncolytic viruses to optimize combination therapy.


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Imunoterapia Adotiva , Interferon beta/metabolismo , Vírus Oncolíticos/metabolismo , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Quimiocinas/metabolismo , Terapia Combinada , Feminino , Interferon beta/genética , Ativação Linfocitária , Melanoma Experimental/imunologia , Melanoma Experimental/terapia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Mutantes , Terapia Viral Oncolítica , Vírus Oncolíticos/genética , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/genética , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/metabolismo , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Baço/imunologia
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PLoS Biol ; 18(4): e3000717, 2020 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32353004

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Extensive evidence links Glutamate receptor, ionotropic, NMDA2B (GRIN2B), encoding the GluN2B/NR2B subunit of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs), with various neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In addition, it remains unknown whether mutations in GluN2B, which starts to be expressed early in development, induces early pathophysiology that can be corrected by early treatments for long-lasting effects. We generated and characterized Grin2b-mutant mice that carry a heterozygous, ASD-risk C456Y mutation (Grin2b+/C456Y). In Grin2b+/C456Y mice, GluN2B protein levels were strongly reduced in association with decreased hippocampal NMDAR currents and NMDAR-dependent long-term depression (LTD) but unaltered long-term potentiation, indicative of mutation-induced protein degradation and LTD sensitivity. Behaviorally, Grin2b+/C456Y mice showed normal social interaction but exhibited abnormal anxiolytic-like behavior. Importantly, early, but not late, treatment of young Grin2b+/C456Y mice with the NMDAR agonist D-cycloserine rescued NMDAR currents and LTD in juvenile mice and improved anxiolytic-like behavior in adult mice. Therefore, GluN2B-C456Y haploinsufficiency decreases GluN2B protein levels, NMDAR-dependent LTD, and anxiety-like behavior, and early activation of NMDAR function has long-lasting effects on adult mouse behavior.


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Ansiedade/genética , Hipocampo/fisiologia , Depressão Sináptica de Longo Prazo/fisiologia , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/genética , Animais , Ansiedade/fisiopatologia , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclosserina/farmacologia , Potenciais Pós-Sinápticos Excitadores/genética , Técnicas de Introdução de Genes , Haploinsuficiência/genética , Heterozigoto , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Depressão Sináptica de Longo Prazo/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Mutantes , Mutação , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/agonistas , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2582, 2020 05 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32444599

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Polyglutamine expansion in proteins can cause selective neurodegeneration, although the mechanisms are not fully understood. In Huntington's disease (HD), proteolytic processing generates toxic N-terminal huntingtin (HTT) fragments that preferentially kill striatal neurons. Here, using CRISPR/Cas9 to truncate full-length mutant HTT in HD140Q knock-in (KI) mice, we show that exon 1 HTT is stably present in the brain, regardless of truncation sites in full-length HTT. This N-terminal HTT leads to similar HD-like phenotypes and age-dependent HTT accumulation in the striatum in different KI mice. We find that exon 1 HTT is constantly generated but its selective accumulation in the striatum is associated with the age-dependent expression of striatum-enriched HspBP1, a chaperone inhibitory protein. Our findings suggest that tissue-specific chaperone function contributes to the selective neuropathology in HD, and highlight the therapeutic potential in blocking generation of exon 1 HTT.


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Proteína Huntingtina/genética , Proteína Huntingtina/metabolismo , Doença de Huntington/etiologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Fatores Etários , Animais , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Corpo Estriado/metabolismo , Corpo Estriado/patologia , Éxons , Feminino , Técnicas de Introdução de Genes , Doença de Huntington/genética , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Mutantes , Mutação , Fenótipo
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PLoS One ; 15(5): e0233468, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32469975

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Transcription disequilibria are characteristic of many neurodegenerative diseases. The activity-evoked transcription of immediate early genes (IEGs), important for neuronal plasticity, memory and behavior, is altered in CNS diseases and governed by epigenetic modulation. KDM1A, a histone 3 lysine 4 demethylase that forms part of transcription regulation complexes, has been implicated in the control of IEG transcription. Here we report the development of vafidemstat (ORY-2001), a brain penetrant inhibitor of KDM1A and MAOB. ORY-2001 efficiently inhibits brain KDM1A at doses suitable for long term treatment, and corrects memory deficit as assessed in the novel object recognition testing in the Senescence Accelerated Mouse Prone 8 (SAMP8) model for accelerated aging and Alzheimer's disease. Comparison with a selective KDM1A or MAOB inhibitor reveals that KDM1A inhibition is key for efficacy. ORY-2001 further corrects behavior alterations including aggression and social interaction deficits in SAMP8 mice and social avoidance in the rat rearing isolation model. ORY-2001 increases the responsiveness of IEGs, induces genes required for cognitive function and reduces a neuroinflammatory signature in SAMP8 mice. Multiple genes modulated by ORY-2001 are differentially expressed in Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Most strikingly, the amplifier of inflammation S100A9 is highly expressed in LOAD and in the hippocampus of SAMP8 mice, and down-regulated by ORY-2001. ORY-2001 is currently in multiple Phase IIa studies.


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Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Histona Desmetilases/antagonistas & inibidores , Transtornos da Memória/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Monoaminoxidase/farmacologia , Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Envelhecimento/psicologia , Doença de Alzheimer/tratamento farmacológico , Doença de Alzheimer/psicologia , Animais , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/fisiopatologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacocinética , Epigênese Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Mutantes , Inibidores da Monoaminoxidase/química , Inibidores da Monoaminoxidase/farmacocinética , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Science ; 368(6495): 1122-1127, 2020 06 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32381589

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Immunological memory specific to previously encountered antigens is a cardinal feature of adaptive lymphoid cells. However, it is unknown whether innate myeloid cells retain memory of prior antigenic stimulation and respond to it more vigorously on subsequent encounters. In this work, we show that murine monocytes and macrophages acquire memory specific to major histocompatibility complex I (MHC-I) antigens, and we identify A-type paired immunoglobulin-like receptors (PIR-As) as the MHC-I receptors necessary for the memory response. We demonstrate that deleting PIR-A in the recipient or blocking PIR-A binding to donor MHC-I molecules blocks memory and attenuates kidney and heart allograft rejection. Thus, innate myeloid cells acquire alloantigen-specific memory that can be targeted to improve transplant outcomes.


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Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Imunidade Inata , Memória Imunológica , Macrófagos/imunologia , Monócitos/imunologia , Receptores Imunológicos/fisiologia , Animais , Deleção de Genes , Rejeição de Enxerto/genética , Transplante de Coração , Transplante de Rim , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Mutantes , Receptores Imunológicos/genética
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