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Diab Vasc Dis Res ; 17(5): 1479164120952321, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32883101

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BACKGROUND: Estimated glucose disposal rate (eGDR) is a practical measure of Insulin Resistance (IR) which can be easily incorporated into clinical practice. We profiled eGDR in younger adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) by their demographic and clinical characteristics. METHODS: In this single centre study, medical records of TIDM were assessed and eGDR tertiles correlated with demographic and clinical variables. RESULTS: Of 175 T1DM individuals, 108 (61.7%) were males. Mean age (±SD) was 22.0 ± 1.6 years and median time from diagnosis 11.0 years (range 1-23). Individuals were predominantly Caucasian (81.7%), with 27.4% being overweight (BMI: 25-30 kg/m2) and 13.7% obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2). Mean total cholesterol (TC) levels were significantly lower in high and middle eGDR tertiles (4.4 ± 1 and 4.3 ± 0.8 mmol/l, respectively) compared with low eGDR tertile (4.8 ± 1, p < 0.05 for both). Triglyceride (TG) levels showed a similar trend at 1.1 ± 0.5 and 1.1 ± 0.5 mmol/l for high and middle eGDR tertile compared to low eGDR tertile (1.5 ± 1 mmol/l, p < 0.05 for both). Renal function was similar across eGDR tertiles and no difference in retinopathy was detected. CONCLUSION: TC and TG are altered in individuals with T1DM and low eGDR, suggesting that this subgroup requires optimal lipid management to ameliorate their vascular risk.


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Glicemia/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/sangue , Resistência à Insulina , Fatores Etários , Biomarcadores/sangue , Colesterol/sangue , Estudos Transversais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/diagnóstico , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Projetos Piloto , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Tempo , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Lipids Health Dis ; 19(1): 204, 2020 Sep 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32892746

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BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to describe the blood lipid levels of patients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to analyze the correlation between blood lipid levels and the prognosis of COVID-19 patients. METHODS: In the clinical retrospective analysis, a total of 228 adults infected with COVID-19 were enrolled between January 17, 2020 and March 14, 2020, in Changsha, China. One thousand one hundred and forty healthy participants with matched age and gender were used as control. Median with interquartile range and Mann-Whitney test were adopted to describe and analyze clinical data. The Kaplan-Meier (KM) curve and Cox regression analysis were used to analyze the correlation between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and the severity of COVID-19. RESULTS: Compared with control, COVID-19 patients showed significantly lower levels of total cholesterol (TC) [median, 3.76 vs 4.65 mmol/L, P = 0.031], triglyceride [median, 1.08 vs 1.21 mmol/L, P <  0.001], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) [median, 2.63 vs 2.83 mmol/L, P <  0.001], and HDL-C [median, 0.78 vs 1.37 mmol/L, P <  0.001], while compared with non-severe patients, severe COVID-19 patients only presented lower levels of HDL-C [median, 0.69 vs 0.79 mmol/L, P = 0.032]. In comparison with patients with high HDL-C, patients with low HDL-C showed a higher proportion of male (69.57% vs 45.60%, P = 0.004), higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) (median, 27.83 vs 12.56 mg/L, P <  0.001) and higher proportion of severe events (36.96% vs 14.84%, P = 0.001). Moreover, patients with low HDL-C at admission showed a higher risk of developing severe events compared with those with high HDL-C (Log Rank P = 0.009). After adjusting for age, gender and underlying diseases, they still had elevated possibility of developing severe cases than those with high HDL-C (HR 2.827, 95% CI 1.190-6.714, P = 0.019). CONCLUSIONS: HDL-C level was lower in COVID-19 adult patients, and low HDL-C in COVID-19 patients was correlated with a higher risk of developing severe events.


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Betacoronavirus , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Adulto , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , China , Colesterol/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Sexuais , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Sci Total Environ ; 740: 140390, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32927557

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Noise is considered one of the environmental hazards that negatively affect health. It can cause damage to the auditory, neurological, hormonal and cardiovascular systems, in addition to impairing psychological and cognitive functions. Considering the significance of vascular disturbances and oxidative stress in the development of the aforementioned negative effects, the purpose of our investigation was to study the level of high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-Cl), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-Cl), and total cholesterol (TCl) in plasma, in addition to the behavioral characteristics of white rats, and the effects of the α2-adrenoblockers beditin and mesedin to reveal their antiatherogenic effect during noise exposure. The "Open field" and "Y-maze" tests were used in order to evaluate the behavioral states of the rats. Investigations were carried out on albino rats divided into 4 groups. The 1st group of rats served as a control. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th groups were exposed to 91 dBA of noise; the duration of exposure was 8 h per day for 60 days. The 3rd group was injected with beditin and the 4th group with mesedin, both intraperitoneally and repeatedly. According to our results, the chronic exposure to high-volume noise leads to the increase of plasma TCl and LDL-Cl concentrations and the decrease of HDL-Cl levels, resulting in increase of the atherogenic coefficient, which is estimated to be one of the main cardiovascular disease risk factors. The "Open field" and "Y-maze" tests revealed that chronic noise exposure caused disturbances in the behavioral activity, a noise duration-dependent delay in movement and orientation, increased anxiety and deficit in the animals' spatial memory. The administration of α2-adrenoblockers to the noise-exposed animals had a regulatoryeffects of varying intensities, depending on the medication used and the studied parameters under the conditions of chronic acoustic stress.


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Ansiedade , Memória Espacial , Animais , Colesterol , Aprendizagem em Labirinto , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Wei Sheng Yan Jiu ; 49(4): 574-579, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32928355

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cholesterol-lowering effects of Lactobacillus paragasseri Y20 on rats with high cholesterol diet and its effect on the gut microbiota of rats, and to explore the potential mechanism of Lactobacillus paragasseri regulating hypercholesterolemia in rats. METHODS: Thirty rats were randomly divided into three groups and were treated with normal diet, high cholesterol diet+PBS, and high cholesterol diet+Lactobacillus paragasseri Y20, respectively. After five consecutive weeks of treatment, serum lipids were measured by ELISA. Rat feces were collected and DNA was extracted for 16 S rRNA amplicon sequencing analysis. Rat livers were collected and analyzed for non-targeted metabolites using high performance liquid chromatography. RESULTS: Compared with the high-cholesterol model group, Lactobacillus paragasseri Y20 treatment could reduce the serum triglyceride and low-density lipoprotein concentrations and increase the high-density lipoprotein concentration in rats. High-cholesterol diet decreased the intestinal flora diversity and richness of rats, while Y20 intervention can effectively restore the change of intestinal flora of high-cholesterol rats. High cholesterol dietsmainly caused the changes in the relative abundance in phylum of Firmicutes, Deferribacteres, Verrucomicrobia, and Proteobacteria, increasing Akkermansia, Clostridium_III, and Clostridium_XIVbgenera, and decreasing the intestinimonasgenus. However, Y20 intervention restored the diversity of gut microbiota and alteration in relative abundance of these bacteria caused by high-cholesterol diet. Y20 could effectively decrease the higher relative abundance of Akkermansiahigh-cholesterol diet. CONCLUSION: Lactobacillus paragasseri Y20 can alleviate hypercholesterolemia in rats, regulate the gut microbiotadiversity and composition and affect liver metabolism in hypercholesterol rats.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Hipercolesterolemia , Probióticos , Animais , Colesterol , Lactobacillus , Fígado , Ratos
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PLoS Med ; 17(9): e1003302, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32915777

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BACKGROUND: A number of epidemiological and genetic studies have attempted to determine whether levels of circulating lipids are associated with risks of various cancers, including breast cancer (BC). However, it remains unclear whether a causal relationship exists between lipids and BC. If alteration of lipid levels also reduced risk of BC, this could present a target for disease prevention. This study aimed to assess a potential causal relationship between genetic variants associated with plasma lipid traits (high-density lipoprotein, HDL; low-density lipoprotein, LDL; triglycerides, TGs) with risk for BC using Mendelian randomization (MR). METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data from genome-wide association studies in up to 215,551 participants from the Million Veteran Program (MVP) were used to construct genetic instruments for plasma lipid traits. The effect of these instruments on BC risk was evaluated using genetic data from the BCAC (Breast Cancer Association Consortium) based on 122,977 BC cases and 105,974 controls. Using MR, we observed that a 1-standard-deviation genetically determined increase in HDL levels is associated with an increased risk for all BCs (HDL: OR [odds ratio] = 1.08, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.04-1.13, P < 0.001). Multivariable MR analysis, which adjusted for the effects of LDL, TGs, body mass index (BMI), and age at menarche, corroborated this observation for HDL (OR = 1.06, 95% CI = 1.03-1.10, P = 4.9 × 10-4) and also found a relationship between LDL and BC risk (OR = 1.03, 95% CI = 1.01-1.07, P = 0.02). We did not observe a difference in these relationships when stratified by breast tumor estrogen receptor (ER) status. We repeated this analysis using genetic variants independent of the leading association at core HDL pathway genes and found that these variants were also associated with risk for BCs (OR = 1.11, 95% CI = 1.06-1.16, P = 1.5 × 10-6), including locus-specific associations at ABCA1 (ATP Binding Cassette Subfamily A Member 1), APOE-APOC1-APOC4-APOC2 (Apolipoproteins E, C1, C4, and C2), and CETP (Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein). In addition, we found evidence that genetic variation at the ABO locus is associated with both lipid levels and BC. Through multiple statistical approaches, we minimized and tested for the confounding effects of pleiotropy and population stratification on our analysis; however, the possible existence of residual pleiotropy and stratification remains a limitation of this study. CONCLUSIONS: We observed that genetically elevated plasma HDL and LDL levels appear to be associated with increased BC risk. Future studies are required to understand the mechanism underlying this putative causal relationship, with the goal of developing potential therapeutic strategies aimed at altering the cholesterol-mediated effect on BC risk.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Lipídeos/análise , Lipídeos/sangue , Adulto , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Colesterol/análise , Colesterol/sangue , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Análise da Randomização Mendeliana/métodos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Fatores de Risco , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21654, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871878

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The aim of this study is to investigate the levels of 25(OH)D, inflammation markers and glucose and fat metabolism indexes in pregnant women with Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).One hundred and ten cases GDM and 100 cases healthy pregnant women in the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City from October 2016 to December 2018 were recruited for this observational cross-sectional study. Each participant's anthropometric and demographic data was recorded. Blood samples were collected and analyzed to determine the levels of 25(OH)D, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), cholesterol and triglycerides.Inflammatory markers and glucose and fat metabolism indexes were all significantly higher in the GDM group than that in the control group, while Serum 25(OH)D level in the GDM group was significantly lower. Serum 25(OH)D levels were negatively correlated with hs-CRP, while not with TNF-α. Furthermore, Serum 25(OH)D, hs-CRP and TNF-α levels were all associated with increased risk of developing GDM.Nowadays, the reports on the association between 25(OH)D level and GDM were controversial. Our results are consistent with the view that there was association between 25(OH)D level and GDM, and expand the literature by showing the roles of 25(OH)D, inflammation markers as well as glucose and fat metabolism indexes in the risk of developing GDM in the pregnant women with the low overall levels of 25(OH)D before delivery. This broadens our knowledge on the pathophysiology of GDM, which may be helpful in prevention and treatment of GDM.


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Glicemia/metabolismo , Diabetes Gestacional/sangue , Vitamina D/análogos & derivados , Adulto , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China , Colesterol/sangue , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Hemoglobina A Glicada/metabolismo , Humanos , Insulina/sangue , Resistência à Insulina , Gravidez , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue , Vitamina D/sangue
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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 186, 2020 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32883951

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Sterol regulatory element binding protein-2 (SREBP-2) is activated by cytokines or pathogen, such as virus or bacteria, but its association with diminished cholesterol levels in COVID-19 patients is unknown. Here, we evaluated SREBP-2 activation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of COVID-19 patients and verified the function of SREBP-2 in COVID-19. Intriguingly, we report the first observation of SREBP-2 C-terminal fragment in COVID-19 patients' blood and propose SREBP-2 C-terminal fragment as an indicator for determining severity. We confirmed that SREBP-2-induced cholesterol biosynthesis was suppressed by Sestrin-1 and PCSK9 expression, while the SREBP-2-induced inflammatory responses was upregulated in COVID-19 ICU patients. Using an infectious disease mouse model, inhibitors of SREBP-2 and NF-κB suppressed cytokine storms caused by viral infection and prevented pulmonary damages. These results collectively suggest that SREBP-2 can serve as an indicator for severity diagnosis and therapeutic target for preventing cytokine storm and lung damage in severe COVID-19 patients.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Colesterol/biossíntese , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 2/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/imunologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/mortalidade , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/virologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/imunologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/imunologia , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/genética , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/imunologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Leucócitos Mononucleares/virologia , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/virologia , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Cultura Primária de Células , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/genética , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 2/imunologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4755, 2020 09 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958772

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We hereby provide the initial portrait of lincNORS, a spliced lincRNA generated by the MIR193BHG locus, entirely distinct from the previously described miR-193b-365a tandem. While inducible by low O2 in a variety of cells and associated with hypoxia in vivo, our studies show that lincNORS is subject to multiple regulatory inputs, including estrogen signals. Biochemically, this lincRNA fine-tunes cellular sterol/steroid biosynthesis by repressing the expression of multiple pathway components. Mechanistically, the function of lincNORS requires the presence of RALY, an RNA-binding protein recently found to be implicated in cholesterol homeostasis. We also noticed the proximity between this locus and naturally occurring genetic variations highly significant for sterol/steroid-related phenotypes, in particular the age of sexual maturation. An integrative analysis of these variants provided a more formal link between these phenotypes and lincNORS, further strengthening the case for its biological relevance.


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Homeostase , Oxigênio/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/fisiologia , Esteróis/biossíntese , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Hipóxia Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Colesterol/metabolismo , Estrogênios/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleares Heterogêneas Grupo C/genética , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleares Heterogêneas Grupo C/metabolismo , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo
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J. Hum. Growth Dev. (Impr.) ; 30(2): 197-208, May-Aug. 2020. ilus, tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS, Index Psicologia - Periódicos técnico-científicos | ID: biblio-1114928

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BACKGROUNG: People with Down syndrome (DS) may present changes in the lipid profile. The objective of this research was to collect data from the literature on the lipid profile and the effect of exercise on this variable of people with DS. Five databases were searched (MedLine, Lilacs, EBSCO Host, Web of Science and PsycInfo) using terms related to the research objectives. At the end of the searches, 15 articles were included in the review. Five studies verified changes in the lipid profile and high incidence of dyslipidemias, with the most frequent changes being low HDL and elevated triglycerides. Two studies investigated the effect of intervention with exercise and counseling for health-friendly practices and found improvement mainly in HDL after the intervention period. Thus, the lipid profile should be investigated in people with DS and the practice of physical exercises can be used to control these variables


INTRODUÇÃO: Pessoas com síndrome de Down (SD) podem apresentar alterações no perfil lipídico. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi reunir dados da literatura sobre o perfil lipídico e o efeito do exercício sobre essa variável de pessoas com SD. Cinco bases de dados foram pesquisadas (MedLine, Lilacs, EBSCO Host, Web of Science e PsycInfo), utilizando termos relacionados aos objetivos da pesquisa. Ao final das buscas, 15 artigos foram incluídos na revisão. Cinco estudos verificaram alterações no perfil lipídico e incidência elevada de dislipidemias, sendo as alterações mais frequentes o baixo HDL e triglicérides elevados. Dois estudos investigaram o efeito de intervenção com exercícios físicos e com aconselhamento para práticas benéficas para saúde e verificaram melhora principalmente no HDL depois do período de intervenção. Assim, o perfil lipídico deve ser investigado em pessoas com SD e a prática de exercícios físicos pode ser utilizada para o controle destas variáveis


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Triglicerídeos , Exercício Físico , Colesterol , Síndrome de Down , Dislipidemias
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32791107

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The story of twentieth century biomedical breakthroughs could be told through cholesterol. Revolutions in genetics, molecular biology, genomics, and antibody-based therapies defined cholesterol's impact on human health and cholesterol-lowering strategies. In this issue, Kenny et al. (2020) bring a key twenty-first century biomedical development-the microbiome revolution-to cholesterol.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Bactérias , Colesterol , Humanos
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0234750, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32785220

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The incidence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is increasing worldwide, including in Asian countries. We reported that the hepatic expression of bile salt export pump (BSEP) was downregulated in patients with NASH, suggesting that BSEP is involved in the pathogenesis of NASH. To identify the underlying mechanism, we analyzed Bsep heterozygous knock-out (Bsep+/- mice) and wild-type (WT) C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) (32.0% animal fat) or normal diet. We examined histological changes, levels of hepatic lipids and hepatic bile acids, and expression of genes related to bile acid and cholesterol metabolism. HFD-fed Bsep+/- mice exhibited milder hepatic steatosis and less weight gain, compared to HFD-fed WT mice. The concentrations of total bile acid, triglycerides, and cholesterols were reduced in the liver of HFD-fed Bsep+/- mice. Regarding hepatic bile acid metabolism, the expression levels of Farnesoid X receptor (Fxr) and Multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 were significantly upregulated in HFD-fed Bsep+/- mice, compared to HFD-fed WT mice. Furthermore, several alterations were observed in upstream cholesterol metabolism in the liver. The expression levels of bile acid metabolism-related genes were also altered in the intestine of HFD-fed Bsep+/- mice. In conclusion, HFD-fed Bsep+/- mice exhibited significant alterations of the expression levels of genes related to bile acid and lipid metabolism in both the liver and ileum, resulting in alleviated steatosis and less weight gain. These results suggest the importance of BSEP for maintenance of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism. Further investigations of the involvement of BSEP in the pathogenesis of NASH will provide greater insight and facilitate the development of novel therapeutic modalities.


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Membro 11 da Subfamília B de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/deficiência , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/etiologia , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Membro 11 da Subfamília B de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Animais , Ácidos e Sais Biliares/metabolismo , Colesterol/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Heterozigoto , Íleo/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3865, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737319

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Polygenic scores (PGS) have been widely used to predict disease risk using variants identified from genome-wide association studies (GWAS). To date, most GWAS have been conducted in populations of European ancestry, which limits the use of GWAS-derived PGS in non-European ancestry populations. Here, we derive a theoretical model of the relative accuracy (RA) of PGS across ancestries. We show through extensive simulations that the RA of PGS based on genome-wide significant SNPs can be predicted accurately from modelling linkage disequilibrium (LD), minor allele frequencies (MAF), cross-population correlations of causal SNP effects and heritability. We find that LD and MAF differences between ancestries can explain between 70 and 80% of the loss of RA of European-based PGS in African ancestry for traits like body mass index and type 2 diabetes. Our results suggest that causal variants underlying common genetic variation identified in European ancestry GWAS are mostly shared across continents.


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Asma/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Hipertensão/genética , Modelos Genéticos , Herança Multifatorial , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , África/epidemiologia , Idoso , Alelos , Ásia/epidemiologia , Asma/diagnóstico , Asma/epidemiologia , Asma/etnologia , Índice de Massa Corporal , Colesterol/sangue , Simulação por Computador , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/diagnóstico , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etnologia , Europa (Continente)/epidemiologia , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Hipertensão/diagnóstico , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Hipertensão/etnologia , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Característica Quantitativa Herdável , Risco
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3984, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32770009

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The epsin family of endocytic adapter proteins are widely expressed, and interact with both proteins and lipids to regulate a variety of cell functions. However, the role of epsins in atherosclerosis is poorly understood. Here, we show that deletion of endothelial epsin proteins reduces inflammation and attenuates atherosclerosis using both cell culture and mouse models of this disease. In atherogenic cholesterol-treated murine aortic endothelial cells, epsins interact with the ubiquitinated endoplasmic reticulum protein inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 (IP3R1), which triggers proteasomal degradation of this calcium release channel. Epsins potentiate its degradation via this interaction. Genetic reduction of endothelial IP3R1 accelerates atherosclerosis, whereas deletion of endothelial epsins stabilizes IP3R1 and mitigates inflammation. Reduction of IP3R1 in epsin-deficient mice restores atherosclerotic progression. Taken together, epsin-mediated degradation of IP3R1 represents a previously undiscovered biological role for epsin proteins and may provide new therapeutic targets for the treatment of atherosclerosis and other diseases.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transporte Vesicular/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Receptores de Inositol 1,4,5-Trifosfato/metabolismo , Proteólise , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transporte Vesicular/química , Animais , Aorta/metabolismo , Aorta/patologia , Aterosclerose/patologia , Cálcio/metabolismo , Colesterol/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Feminino , Deleção de Genes , Células HEK293 , Homeostase , Humanos , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Knockout , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , Ubiquitinação
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008955, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776921

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a metabolic disorder characterized by excess lipid accumulation in the liver without significant consumption of alcohol. The transmembrane 6 superfamily member 2 (TM6SF2) E167K missense variant strongly associates with NAFLD in humans. The E167K mutation destabilizes TM6SF2, resulting in hepatic lipid accumulation and low serum lipid levels. However, the molecular mechanism by which TM6SF2 regulates lipid metabolism remains unclear. By using tandem affinity purification in combination with mass spectrometry, we found that apolipoprotein B (APOB), ER lipid raft protein (ERLIN) 1 and 2 were TM6SF2-interacting proteins. ERLINs and TM6SF2 mutually bound and stabilized each other. TM6SF2 bound and stabilized APOB via two luminal loops. ERLINs did not interact with APOB directly but still increased APOB stability through stabilizing TM6SF2. This APOB stabilization was hampered by the E167K mutation that reduced the protein expression of TM6SF2. In mice, knockout of Tm6sf2 and knockdown of Tm6sf2 or Erlins decreased hepatic APOB protein level, causing lipid accumulation in the liver and lowering lipid levels in the serum. We conclude that defective APOB stabilization, as a result of ERLINs or TM6SF2 deficiency or E167K mutation, is a key factor contributing to NAFLD.


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Apolipoproteína B-100/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/genética , Animais , Colesterol/genética , Colesterol/metabolismo , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/genética , Lipídeos/sangue , Lipídeos/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Complexos Multiproteicos/genética , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/sangue , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Ligação Proteica/genética , Transfecção
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3906, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764563

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Enzymatic hydroxylation of unactivated primary carbons is generally associated with the use of molecular oxygen as co-substrate for monooxygenases. However, in anaerobic cholesterol-degrading bacteria such as Sterolibacterium denitrificans the primary carbon of the isoprenoid side chain is oxidised to a carboxylate in the absence of oxygen. Here, we identify an enzymatic reaction sequence comprising two molybdenum-dependent hydroxylases and one ATP-dependent dehydratase that accomplish the hydroxylation of unactivated primary C26 methyl group of cholesterol with water: (i) hydroxylation of C25 to a tertiary alcohol, (ii) ATP-dependent dehydration to an alkene via a phosphorylated intermediate, (iii) hydroxylation of C26 to an allylic alcohol that is subsequently oxidised to the carboxylate. The three-step enzymatic reaction cascade divides the high activation energy barrier of primary C-H bond cleavage into three biologically feasible steps. This finding expands our knowledge of biological C-H activations beyond canonical oxygenase-dependent reactions.


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Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Betaproteobacteria/metabolismo , Anaerobiose , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Betaproteobacteria/genética , Carbono/química , Colestadienóis/química , Colestadienóis/metabolismo , Colesterol/química , Colesterol/metabolismo , Genes Bacterianos , Hidroliases/genética , Hidroliases/metabolismo , Hidroxilação , Oxigenases de Função Mista/genética , Oxigenases de Função Mista/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Oxirredução , Filogenia , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Água/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4084, 2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32796843

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Lipid peroxidation generates reactive dicarbonyls including isolevuglandins (IsoLGs) and malondialdehyde (MDA) that covalently modify proteins. Humans with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) have increased lipoprotein dicarbonyl adducts and dysfunctional HDL. We investigate the impact of the dicarbonyl scavenger, 2-hydroxybenzylamine (2-HOBA) on HDL function and atherosclerosis in Ldlr-/- mice, a model of FH. Compared to hypercholesterolemic Ldlr-/- mice treated with vehicle or 4-HOBA, a nonreactive analogue, 2-HOBA decreases atherosclerosis by 60% in en face aortas, without changing plasma cholesterol. Ldlr-/- mice treated with 2-HOBA have reduced MDA-LDL and MDA-HDL levels, and their HDL display increased capacity to reduce macrophage cholesterol. Importantly, 2-HOBA reduces the MDA- and IsoLG-lysyl content in atherosclerotic aortas versus 4-HOBA. Furthermore, 2-HOBA reduces inflammation and plaque apoptotic cells and promotes efferocytosis and features of stable plaques. Dicarbonyl scavenging with 2-HOBA has multiple atheroprotective effects in a murine FH model, supporting its potential as a therapeutic approach for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.


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Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Benzilaminas/metabolismo , Benzilaminas/farmacologia , Benzilaminas/uso terapêutico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/metabolismo , Receptores de LDL/genética , Animais , Aorta , Apolipoproteínas E , Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Colesterol/sangue , Colesterol/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/patologia , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Lipoproteínas HDL/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas IDL/sangue , Lipoproteínas IDL/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Fragmentos de Peptídeos
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237739, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32817629

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of HIV infection and combined antiretroviral therapy (c-ART) on various proatherogenic biomarkers and lipids and to investigate their relationship with subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of treatment-naive HIV-infected patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective, comparative, multicenter study of 2 groups of treatment-naive HIV-infected patients (group A, CD4>500 cells/µL, not starting c-ART; and group B, CD4<500 cells/µL, starting c-ART at baseline) and a healthy control group. Laboratory analyses and carotid ultrasound were performed at baseline and at months 12 and 24. The parameters measured were low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particle phenotype, lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), interleukin-6 (IL-6), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), sCD14, sCD163, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1(MCP-1), and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA). A linear mixed model based on patient clusters was used to assess differences in biomarkers between the study groups and over time. RESULTS: The study population comprised 62 HIV-infected patients (group A, n = 31; group B, n = 31) and 22 controls. Age was 37 (30-43) years, and 81% were men. At baseline, the HIV-infected patients had a worse LDL particle phenotype and higher plasma concentration of sCD14, sCD163, hs-CRP, and LDL-Lp-PLA2 than the controls. At month 12, there was an increase in total cholesterol (p = 0.002), HDL-c (p = 0.003), and Apo A-I (p = 0.049) and a decrease in sCD14 (p = <0.001) and sCD163 (p<0.001), although only in group B. LDL particle size increased in group B at month 24 (p = 0.038). No changes were observed in group A or in the healthy controls. Common carotid intima-media thickness increased in HIV-infected patients at month 24 (Group A p = 0.053; group B p = 0.048). Plasma levels of sCD14, sCD163, and hs-CRP correlated with lipid values. CONCLUSIONS: In treatment-naive HIV-infected patients, initiation of c-ART was associated with an improvement in LDL particle phenotype and inflammatory/immune biomarkers, reaching values similar to those of the controls. HIV infection was associated with progression of carotid intima-media thickness.


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Aterosclerose/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Infecções por HIV/sangue , Lipídeos/sangue , Adulto , Antirretrovirais/administração & dosagem , Antirretrovirais/sangue , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade/efeitos adversos , Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Aterosclerose/virologia , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Colesterol/sangue , Grupos Controle , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/virologia , Humanos , Inflamação/sangue , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/virologia , Lipoproteínas LDL/sangue , Masculino , Estudos Prospectivos
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238079, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32845916

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BACKGROUND: Sitosterolemia is an inherited lipid disorder which presents with elevated serum sitosterol and can result in an increased risk of premature cardiovascular disease. However, sitosterol cannot be accurately measured by routine diagnostic assays, meaning that sitosterolemia diagnosis can often be difficult, especially with many clinical features overlapping with familial hypercholesterolemia. With such complications resulting in increasing reports of misdiagnosis, the prevalence of sitosterolemia is predicted to be much higher than previously reported. METHODS: Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was utilized to measure sitosterol levels of normocholesterolemic and hypercholesterolemic children. Subsequently, an epidemiologically determined cutoff level of sitosterol was calculated and applied to estimate the prevalence of children with increased sitosterol and identify potential sitosterolemia patients. Massively parallel sequencing was used to confirm the diagnosis in suspected patients. RESULTS: Samples from 109 normocholesterolemic and 220 hypercholesterolemic were tested for phytosterols. Sitosterol and campesterol levels were significantly increased in hypercholesterolemic children (mean 22.0±45.9 µmol/L for sitosterol and 26.0±32.8 µmol/L for campesterol) compared to normocholesterolemic children (mean 12.1±4.9 µmol/L for sistosterol and 14.8±6.7 µmol/L for campesterol). Via application of a cutoff of 35.9 µmol/L, the prevalence rates for increased and overtly increased sitosterol in hypercholesterolemic children were 6.4% and 1.4% respectively. Furthermore, 3 suspected sitosterolemia patients were identified, with 2 patients receiving molecular confirmation for sitosterolemia diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings reaffirm that the prevalence of sitosterolemia is probably much higher than previously reported, which also indicates the significant risk of misdiagnosis of sitosterolemia with familial hypercholesterolemia. Special lipid testing including sitosterol, especially in children with uncontrolled hypercholesterolemia, is recommended in children in order to identify potential sitosterolemia patients that would otherwise be neglected.


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Hipercolesterolemia/diagnóstico , Sitosteroides/análise , Membro 5 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Membro 8 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Colesterol/análogos & derivados , Colesterol/análise , Feminino , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/epidemiologia , Hipercolesterolemia/genética , Lactente , Enteropatias/diagnóstico , Enteropatias/epidemiologia , Enteropatias/genética , Erros Inatos do Metabolismo Lipídico/diagnóstico , Erros Inatos do Metabolismo Lipídico/epidemiologia , Erros Inatos do Metabolismo Lipídico/genética , Lipoproteínas/genética , Masculino , Linhagem , Fitosteróis/efeitos adversos , Fitosteróis/análise , Fitosteróis/genética , Prevalência
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0235551, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32833964

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VPS34 is a key regulator of endomembrane dynamics and cargo trafficking, and is essential in cultured cell lines and in mice. To better characterize the role of VPS34 in cell growth, we performed unbiased cell line profiling studies with the selective VPS34 inhibitor PIK-III and identified RKO as a VPS34-dependent cellular model. Pooled CRISPR screen in the presence of PIK-III revealed endolysosomal genes as genetic suppressors. Dissecting VPS34-dependent alterations with transcriptional profiling, we found the induction of hypoxia response and cholesterol biosynthesis as key signatures. Mechanistically, acute VPS34 inhibition enhanced lysosomal degradation of transferrin and low-density lipoprotein receptors leading to impaired iron and cholesterol uptake. Excess soluble iron, but not cholesterol, was sufficient to partially rescue the effects of VPS34 inhibition on mitochondrial respiration and cell growth, indicating that iron limitation is the primary driver of VPS34-dependency in RKO cells. Loss of RAB7A, an endolysosomal marker and top suppressor in our genetic screen, blocked transferrin receptor degradation, restored iron homeostasis and reversed the growth defect as well as metabolic alterations due to VPS34 inhibition. Altogether, our findings suggest that impaired iron mobilization via the VPS34-RAB7A axis drive VPS34-dependence in certain cancer cells.


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Classe III de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Ferro/metabolismo , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Hipóxia Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Colesterol/biossíntese , Colesterol/genética , Classe III de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Endossomos/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Receptores de LDL/metabolismo , Transferrina/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo
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