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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4653, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938923

RESUMO

Cancer cells demand excess nutrients to support their proliferation, but how tumours exploit extracellular amino acids during systemic metabolic perturbations remain incompletely understood. Here, we use a Drosophila model of high-sugar diet (HSD)-enhanced tumourigenesis to uncover a systemic host-tumour metabolic circuit that supports tumour growth. We demonstrate coordinate induction of systemic muscle wasting with tumour-autonomous Yorkie-mediated SLC36-family amino acid transporter expression as a proline-scavenging programme to drive tumourigenesis. We identify Indole-3-propionic acid as an optimal amino acid derivative to rationally target the proline-dependency of tumour growth. Insights from this whole-animal Drosophila model provide a powerful approach towards the identification and therapeutic exploitation of the amino acid vulnerabilities of tumourigenesis in the context of a perturbed systemic metabolic network.


Assuntos
Açúcares da Dieta/efeitos adversos , Músculo Esquelético/efeitos dos fármacos , Músculo Esquelético/fisiopatologia , Neoplasias Experimentais/fisiopatologia , Prolina/metabolismo , Sistemas de Transporte de Aminoácidos/genética , Sistemas de Transporte de Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Carcinogênese , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Hemolinfa/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemolinfa/metabolismo , Larva , Debilidade Muscular/induzido quimicamente , Debilidade Muscular/patologia , Atrofia Muscular/induzido quimicamente , Atrofia Muscular/patologia , Neoplasias Experimentais/etiologia , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/metabolismo , Transativadores/genética , Proteínas ras/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4677, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938929

RESUMO

The Integrated Stress Response (ISR) helps metazoan cells adapt to cellular stress by limiting the availability of initiator methionyl-tRNA for translation. Such limiting conditions paradoxically stimulate the translation of ATF4 mRNA through a regulatory 5' leader sequence with multiple upstream Open Reading Frames (uORFs), thereby activating stress-responsive gene expression. Here, we report the identification of two critical regulators of such ATF4 induction, the noncanonical initiation factors eIF2D and DENR. Loss of eIF2D and DENR in Drosophila results in increased vulnerability to amino acid deprivation, susceptibility to retinal degeneration caused by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and developmental defects similar to ATF4 mutants. eIF2D requires its RNA-binding motif for regulation of 5' leader-mediated ATF4 translation. Consistently, eIF2D and DENR deficient human cells show impaired ATF4 protein induction in response to ER stress. Altogether, our findings indicate that eIF2D and DENR are critical mediators of ATF4 translational induction and stress responses in vivo.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Fatores de Iniciação em Eucariotos/genética , Biossíntese de Proteínas , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fator 4 Ativador da Transcrição/genética , Fator 4 Ativador da Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Sítios de Ligação , Linhagem Celular , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Fator de Iniciação 2 em Eucariotos/genética , Fator de Iniciação 2 em Eucariotos/metabolismo , Fatores de Iniciação em Eucariotos/metabolismo , Humanos , Mutação , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Interferência de RNA , Degeneração Retiniana/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4483, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32900993

RESUMO

The Drosophila lymph gland, the larval hematopoietic organ comprised of prohemocytes and mature hemocytes, has been a valuable model for understanding mechanisms underlying hematopoiesis and immunity. Three types of mature hemocytes have been characterized in the lymph gland: plasmatocytes, lamellocytes, and crystal cells, which are analogous to vertebrate myeloid cells, yet molecular underpinnings of the lymph gland hemocytes have been less investigated. Here, we use single-cell RNA sequencing to comprehensively analyze heterogeneity of developing hemocytes in the lymph gland, and discover previously undescribed hemocyte types including adipohemocytes, stem-like prohemocytes, and intermediate prohemocytes. Additionally, we identify the developmental trajectory of hemocytes during normal development as well as the emergence of the lamellocyte lineage following active cellular immunity caused by wasp infestation. Finally, we establish similarities and differences between embryonically derived- and larval lymph gland hemocytes. Altogether, our study provides detailed insights into the hemocyte development and cellular immune responses at single-cell resolution.


Assuntos
Drosophila melanogaster/citologia , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Hemócitos/citologia , Hemócitos/metabolismo , Transcriptoma , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem da Célula/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Ectoparasitoses/genética , Ectoparasitoses/metabolismo , Ectoparasitoses/patologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Hematopoese/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Parasita/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Parasita/fisiologia , Tecido Linfoide/citologia , Tecido Linfoide/metabolismo , Tecido Linfoide/parasitologia , RNA-Seq , Análise de Célula Única , Vespas/patogenicidade
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008328, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32936835

RESUMO

Candida albicans cells depend on the energy derived from amino acid catabolism to induce and sustain hyphal growth inside phagosomes of engulfing macrophages. The concomitant deamination of amino acids is thought to neutralize the acidic microenvironment of phagosomes, a presumed requisite for survival and initiation of hyphal growth. Here, in contrast to an existing model, we show that mitochondrial-localized NAD+-dependent glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH2) catalyzing the deamination of glutamate to α-ketoglutarate, and not the cytosolic urea amidolyase (DUR1,2), accounts for the observed alkalization of media when amino acids are the sole sources of carbon and nitrogen. C. albicans strains lacking GDH2 (gdh2-/-) are viable and do not extrude ammonia on amino acid-based media. Environmental alkalization does not occur under conditions of high glucose (2%), a finding attributable to glucose-repression of GDH2 expression and mitochondrial function. Consistently, inhibition of oxidative phosphorylation or mitochondrial translation by antimycin A or chloramphenicol, respectively, prevents alkalization. GDH2 expression and mitochondrial function are derepressed as glucose levels are lowered from 2% (~110 mM) to 0.2% (~11 mM), or when glycerol is used as primary carbon source. Using time-lapse microscopy, we document that gdh2-/- cells survive, filament and escape from primary murine macrophages at rates indistinguishable from wildtype. In intact hosts, such as in fly and murine models of systemic candidiasis, gdh2-/- mutants are as virulent as wildtype. Thus, although Gdh2 has a critical role in central nitrogen metabolism, Gdh2-catalyzed deamination of glutamate is surprisingly dispensable for escape from macrophages and virulence. Consistently, using the pH-sensitive dye (pHrodo), we observed no significant difference between wildtype and gdh2-/- mutants in phagosomal pH modulation. Following engulfment of fungal cells, the phagosomal compartment is rapidly acidified and hyphal growth initiates and sustained under consistently acidic conditions within phagosomes. Together, our results demonstrate that amino acid-dependent alkalization is not essential for hyphal growth, survival in macrophages and hosts. An accurate understanding of the microenvironment within macrophage phagosomes and the metabolic events underlying the survival of phagocytized C. albicans cells and their escape are critical to understanding the host-pathogen interactions that ultimately determine the pathogenic outcome.


Assuntos
Candida albicans/imunologia , Candidíase/imunologia , Drosophila melanogaster/imunologia , Glutamato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Macrófagos/imunologia , Aminoácidos/genética , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Candida albicans/patogenicidade , Candidíase/metabolismo , Candidíase/microbiologia , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/microbiologia , Feminino , Proteínas Fúngicas/genética , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Glutamato Desidrogenase/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Macrófagos/microbiologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nitrogênio , Fagossomos/imunologia , Fagossomos/metabolismo , Fagossomos/microbiologia , Virulência
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4263, 2020 08 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32848132

RESUMO

Eukaryotic DNA replication initiation relies on the origin recognition complex (ORC), a DNA-binding ATPase that loads the Mcm2-7 replicative helicase onto replication origins. Here, we report cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structures of DNA-bound Drosophila ORC with and without the co-loader Cdc6. These structures reveal that Orc1 and Orc4 constitute the primary DNA binding site in the ORC ring and cooperate with the winged-helix domains to stabilize DNA bending. A loop region near the catalytic Walker B motif of Orc1 directly contacts DNA, allosterically coupling DNA binding to ORC's ATPase site. Correlating structural and biochemical data show that DNA sequence modulates DNA binding and remodeling by ORC, and that DNA bending promotes Mcm2-7 loading in vitro. Together, these findings explain the distinct DNA sequence-dependencies of metazoan and S. cerevisiae initiators in origin recognition and support a model in which DNA geometry and bendability contribute to Mcm2-7 loading site selection in metazoans.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/química , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/química , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/química , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/metabolismo , Origem de Replicação , Domínio AAA , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , DNA/química , DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Hidrólise , Proteínas de Manutenção de Minicromossomo/química , Proteínas de Manutenção de Minicromossomo/genética , Proteínas de Manutenção de Minicromossomo/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/genética , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Origem de Replicação/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000548, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745077

RESUMO

Sleep is vital for survival. Yet under environmentally challenging conditions, such as starvation, animals suppress their need for sleep. Interestingly, starvation-induced sleep loss does not evoke a subsequent sleep rebound. Little is known about how starvation-induced sleep deprivation differs from other types of sleep loss, or why some sleep functions become dispensable during starvation. Here, we demonstrate that down-regulation of the secreted cytokine unpaired 2 (upd2) in Drosophila flies may mimic a starved-like state. We used a genetic knockdown strategy to investigate the consequences of upd2 on visual attention and sleep in otherwise well-fed flies, thereby sidestepping the negative side effects of undernourishment. We find that knockdown of upd2 in the fat body (FB) is sufficient to suppress sleep and promote feeding-related behaviors while also improving selective visual attention. Furthermore, we show that this peripheral signal is integrated in the fly brain via insulin-expressing cells. Together, these findings identify a role for peripheral tissue-to-brain interactions in the simultaneous regulation of sleep quality and attention, to potentially promote adaptive behaviors necessary for survival in hungry animals.


Assuntos
Atenção/fisiologia , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Comportamento Alimentar/fisiologia , Inanição/genética , Percepção Visual/fisiologia , Animais , Encéfalo/citologia , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/deficiência , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Corpo Adiposo/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Insulina/genética , Insulina/metabolismo , Neurônios/citologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neuropeptídeos/genética , Neuropeptídeos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Sono/fisiologia , Privação do Sono/genética , Privação do Sono/metabolismo , Inanição/metabolismo
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000762, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760088

RESUMO

Centrosomes, the main microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) of metazoan cells, contain an older "mother" and a younger "daughter" centriole. Stem cells either inherit the mother or daughter-centriole-containing centrosome, providing a possible mechanism for biased delivery of cell fate determinants. However, the mechanisms regulating centrosome asymmetry and biased centrosome segregation are unclear. Using 3D-structured illumination microscopy (3D-SIM) and live-cell imaging, we show in fly neural stem cells (neuroblasts) that the mitotic kinase Polo and its centriolar protein substrate Centrobin (Cnb) accumulate on the daughter centriole during mitosis, thereby generating molecularly distinct mother and daughter centrioles before interphase. Cnb's asymmetric localization, potentially involving a direct relocalization mechanism, is regulated by Polo-mediated phosphorylation, whereas Polo's daughter centriole enrichment requires both Wdr62 and Cnb. Based on optogenetic protein mislocalization experiments, we propose that the establishment of centriole asymmetry in mitosis primes biased interphase MTOC activity, necessary for correct spindle orientation.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Centríolos/metabolismo , Centrossomo/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Mitose , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Centríolos/ultraestrutura , Centrossomo/ultraestrutura , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/citologia , Drosophila melanogaster/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Genes Reporter , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Interfase , Proteínas Luminescentes/genética , Proteínas Luminescentes/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Optogenética/métodos , Fosforilação , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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J Oleo Sci ; 69(8): 941-950, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32759552

RESUMO

This study reports the biological activity of essential oils from fertility tree and horseradish tree leaves, and the mechanisms by which these oils promote insecticidal activity using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. Adult D. melanogaster were exposed to these essential oils at a final concentration of 10 µL/g for 24 hours. The exposure of flies to the essential oil resulted in significant decrease in their survival and fecundity. In addition, the essential oils produced significant reduction in acetylcholinesterase activity and induced oxidative stress in the flies as evidenced by an increase in reactive oxygen species, thiol and thiobarbituric reactive substance levels, as well as catalase activity. The essential oils were also characterized by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. Constituents such as terpenoids, Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, benzeneacetaldehyde, phytol, octadecane, 9,12-octadecadienoic acid (Z,Z)- methyl ester, heneicosane, eicosane and others were characterized. Therefore, our results point out to the potential application of fertility tree and horseradish tree leaf essential oils as natural alternatives to synthetic insecticides in agricultural and pest control practices, especially against dipterans.


Assuntos
Acetilcolinesterase/metabolismo , Bignoniaceae/química , Drosophila melanogaster/efeitos dos fármacos , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Inseticidas , Moringa oleifera/química , Óleos Voláteis/isolamento & purificação , Óleos Voláteis/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/química , Animais , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Óleos Voláteis/química , Ácidos Ftálicos/análise , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Terpenos/análise , Substâncias Reativas com Ácido Tiobarbitúrico/metabolismo , Fatores de Tempo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236679, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760087

RESUMO

The Drosophila shaggy gene (sgg, GSK-3) encodes multiple protein isoforms with serine/threonine kinase activity and is a key player in diverse developmental signalling pathways. Currently it is unclear whether different Sgg proteoforms are similarly involved in signalling or if different proteoforms have distinct functions. We used CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering to tag eight different Sgg proteoform classes and determined their localization during embryonic development. We performed proteomic analysis of the two major proteoform classes and generated mutant lines for both of these for transcriptomic and phenotypic analysis. We uncovered distinct tissue-specific localization patterns for all of the tagged proteoforms we examined, most of which have not previously been characterised directly at the protein level, including one proteoform initiating with a non-standard codon. Collectively, this suggests complex developmentally regulated splicing of the sgg primary transcript. Further, affinity purification followed by mass spectrometric analyses indicate a different repertoire of interacting proteins for the two major proteoforms we examined, one with ubiquitous expression (Sgg-PB) and one with nervous system specific expression (Sgg-PA). Specific mutation of these proteoforms shows that Sgg-PB performs the well characterised maternal and zygotic segmentations functions of the sgg locus, while Sgg-PA mutants show adult lifespan and locomotor defects consistent with its nervous system localisation. Our findings provide new insights into the role of GSK-3 proteoforms and intriguing links with the GSK-3α and GSK-3ß proteins encoded by independent vertebrate genes. Our analysis suggests that different proteoforms generated by alternative splicing are likely to perform distinct functions.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Drosophila/fisiologia , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Quinase 3 da Glicogênio Sintase/fisiologia , Animais , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Quinase 3 da Glicogênio Sintase/genética , Isoenzimas/fisiologia , Proteômica/métodos
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237662, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822370

RESUMO

The larvae of Drosophila melanogaster grow rapidly through use of a highly truncated cell cycle in which mitosis is entirely eliminated. The Drosophila homolog of the protooncogene transcription factor Myc plays a major role in promoting this endopolyploid (EP) growth. We have previously determined that the gene jim lovell (lov), which encodes a member of the BTB/POZ (Bric-a-brac, Tramtrack, Broad/Pox virus zinc finger) domain family of transcription factors, is also required for EP growth in one larval tissue, the trachea. Here we show that lov promotes EP growth in three further tissues indicating a fundamental role in this process. However, epistasis experiments revealed heterogeneity in lov's action in these tissues. Whereas in the tracheae and salivary glands lov acts downstream of Myc, in the fat body, reduced expression of lov does not impede the action of Myc, indicating an upstream action for the gene. We show here that lov's regulation of the gene uninflatable (uif) in the tracheae is a component of this difference. uif is required for tracheal EP growth downstream of Myc and lov but has no equivalent role in the fat body. Although Uif is a transmembrane component of the plasma membrane in the tracheae, its action downstream of Myc suggests an intracellular role for the protein in the tracheae. In addition to regulating uif expression in some tissues we also show that lov locates to the nucleolus, indicating it can function in both polymerase I and polymerase II transcriptional events. Our major finding is that tissue-specific mechanisms can interact with universal growth promotion by Myc to generate the individual endopolyploid organs of the larvae.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Drosophila/análise , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Epistasia Genética , Larva/genética , Larva/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Larva/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/análise , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Poliploidia , Fatores de Transcrição/análise , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3631, 2020 07 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32686670

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Macrophages are a major immune cell type infiltrating tumors and promoting tumor growth and metastasis. To elucidate the mechanism of macrophage recruitment, we utilize an overgrowth tumor model ("undead" model) in larval Drosophila imaginal discs that are attached by numerous macrophages. Here we report that changes to the microenvironment of the overgrown tissue are important for recruiting macrophages. First, we describe a correlation between generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and damage of the basement membrane (BM) in all neoplastic, but not hyperplastic, models examined. ROS and the stress kinase JNK mediate the accumulation of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (Mmp2), damaging the BM, which recruits macrophages to the tissue. We propose a model where macrophage recruitment to and activation at overgrowing tissue is a multi-step process requiring ROS- and JNK-mediated Mmp2 upregulation and BM damage. These findings have implications for understanding the role of the tumor microenvironment for macrophage activation.


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Membrana Basal/patologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/fisiologia , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz , Microambiente Tumoral/fisiologia , Animais , Membrana Basal/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Drosophila/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica , Discos Imaginais/imunologia , Discos Imaginais/metabolismo , Larva/metabolismo , MAP Quinase Quinase 4/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Nature ; 584(7821): 415-419, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32641829

RESUMO

Sexual dimorphism arises from genetic differences between male and female cells, and from systemic hormonal differences1-3. How sex hormones affect non-reproductive organs is poorly understood, yet highly relevant to health given the sex-biased incidence of many diseases4. Here we report that steroid signalling in Drosophila from the ovaries to the gut promotes growth of the intestine specifically in mated females, and enhances their reproductive output. The active ovaries of the fly produce the steroid hormone ecdysone, which stimulates the division and expansion of intestinal stem cells in two distinct proliferative phases via the steroid receptors EcR and Usp and their downstream targets Broad, Eip75B and Hr3. Although ecdysone-dependent growth of the female gut augments fecundity, the more active and more numerous intestinal stem cells also increase female susceptibility to age-dependent gut dysplasia and tumorigenesis, thus potentially reducing lifespan. This work highlights the trade-offs in fitness traits that occur when inter-organ signalling alters stem-cell behaviour to optimize organ size.


Assuntos
Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Fertilidade/fisiologia , Intestinos/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Longevidade/fisiologia , Tamanho do Órgão/fisiologia , Ovário/metabolismo , Esteroides/metabolismo , Envelhecimento , Animais , Carcinogênese , Proliferação de Células , Copulação/fisiologia , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/anatomia & histologia , Drosophila melanogaster/citologia , Drosophila melanogaster/fisiologia , Ecdisona/metabolismo , Feminino , Mucosa Intestinal/anatomia & histologia , Mucosa Intestinal/citologia , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Intestinos/anatomia & histologia , Intestinos/citologia , Intestinos/patologia , Masculino , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Receptores de Esteroides/metabolismo , Células-Tronco/citologia , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0232137, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32614896

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In sarcomeres, α-actinin crosslinks thin filaments and anchors them at the Z-disc. Drosophila melanogaster Zasp52 also localizes at Z-discs and interacts with α-actinin via its extended PDZ domain, thereby contributing to myofibril assembly and maintenance, yet the detailed mechanism of Zasp52 function is unknown. Here we show a strong genetic interaction between actin and Zasp52 during indirect flight muscle assembly, indicating that this interaction plays a critical role during myofibril assembly. Our results suggest that Zasp52 contains an actin-binding site, which includes the extended PDZ domain and the ZM region. Zasp52 binds with micromolar affinity to monomeric actin. A co-sedimentation assay indicates that Zasp52 can also bind to F-actin. Finally, we use in vivo rescue assays of myofibril assembly to show that the α-actinin-binding domain of Zasp52 is not sufficient for a full rescue of Zasp52 mutants suggesting additional contributions of Zasp52 actin-binding to myofibril assembly.


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Actinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Miofibrilas/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Transporte/química , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/química , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Domínios PDZ , Ligação Proteica
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BMC Evol Biol ; 20(1): 93, 2020 07 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727355

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BACKGROUND: The adaptive significance of phenotypic changes elicited by environmental conditions experienced early in life has long attracted attention in evolutionary biology. In this study, we used Drosophila melanogaster to test whether the developmental diet produces phenotypes better adapted to cope with similar nutritional conditions later in life. To discriminate among competing hypotheses on the underlying nature of developmental plasticity, we employed a full factorial design with several developmental and adult diets. Specifically, we examined the effects of early- and late-life diets (by varying their yeast and sugar contents) on reproductive fitness and on the amount of energy reserves (fat and glycogen) in two wild-caught populations. RESULTS: We found that individuals that had developed on either low-yeast or high-sugar diet showed decreased reproductive performance regardless of their adult nutritional environment. The lower reproductive fitness might be caused by smaller body size and reduced ovariole number. Overall, these results are consistent with the silver spoon concept, which posits that development in a suboptimal environment negatively affects fitness-associated traits. On the other hand, the higher amount of energy reserves (fat) in individuals that had developed in a suboptimal environment might represent either an adaptive response or a side-effect of compensatory feeding. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that the observed differences in the adult physiology induced by early-life diet likely result from inevitable and general effects of nutrition on the development of reproductive and metabolic organs, rather than from adaptive mechanisms.


Assuntos
Dieta , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/fisiologia , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Animais , Tamanho Corporal , Metabolismo Energético , Feminino , Fertilidade , Aptidão Genética , Glicogênio/metabolismo , Masculino , Fenótipo , Reprodução , Açúcares/análise , Leveduras
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(28): 16283-16291, 2020 07 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32611810

RESUMO

The difficulty of achieving robust functional expression of insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) has hampered our understanding of these important molecular targets of globally deployed neonicotinoid insecticides at a time when concerns have grown regarding the toxicity of this chemotype to insect pollinators. We show that thioredoxin-related transmembrane protein 3 (TMX3) is essential to enable robust expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes of honeybee (Apis mellifera) and bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) as well as fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) nAChR heteromers targeted by neonicotinoids and not hitherto robustly expressed. This has enabled the characterization of picomolar target site actions of neonicotinoids, findings important in understanding their toxicity.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Insetos/metabolismo , Inseticidas/farmacologia , Neonicotinoides/farmacologia , Agonistas Nicotínicos/farmacologia , Receptores Nicotínicos/metabolismo , Acetilcolina/farmacologia , Animais , Abelhas/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Proteínas de Insetos/agonistas , Proteínas de Insetos/genética , Oócitos/metabolismo , Subunidades Proteicas/antagonistas & inibidores , Subunidades Proteicas/genética , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo , Receptores Nicotínicos/genética , Tiorredoxinas/genética , Tiorredoxinas/metabolismo , Xenopus laevis
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2710, 2020 06 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32483184

RESUMO

Most organisms on the earth exhibit circadian rhythms in behavior and physiology, which are driven by endogenous clocks. Phosphorylation plays a central role in timing the clock, but how this contributes to overt rhythms is unclear. Here we conduct phosphoproteomics in conjunction with transcriptomic and proteomic profiling using fly heads. By developing a pipeline for integrating multi-omics data, we identify 789 (~17%) phosphorylation sites with circadian oscillations. We predict 27 potential circadian kinases to participate in phosphorylating these sites, including 7 previously known to function in the clock. We screen the remaining 20 kinases for effects on circadian rhythms and find an additional 3 to be involved in regulating locomotor rhythm. We re-construct a signal web that includes the 10 circadian kinases and identify GASKET as a potentially important regulator. Taken together, we uncover a circadian kinome that potentially shapes the temporal pattern of the entire circadian molecular landscapes.


Assuntos
Ritmo Circadiano , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Fosfotransferases/metabolismo , Proteômica/métodos , Algoritmos , Animais , Cromatografia Líquida/métodos , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Fosfoproteínas/genética , Fosforilação , Fosfotransferases/genética , Especificidade por Substrato , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem/métodos
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Gene ; 754: 144854, 2020 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32525045

RESUMO

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common forms of neurodegenerative diseases. Aggregation of Aß42 and hyperphosphorylated tau are two major hallmarks of AD. Whether different forms of tau (soluble or hyperphosphorylated) or Aß are the main culprit in the events observed in AD is still under investigation. Here, we examined the effect of wild-type, prone to hyperphosphorylation and hyperphosphorylated tau, and also Aß42 peptide on the brain antioxidant defense system and two mitochondrial genes, Marf (homologous to human MFN2) and Drp1 involved in mitochondrial dynamics in transgenic Drosophila melanogaster. AD is an age associated disease. Therefore, the activity of antioxidant agents, CAT, SOD, and GSH levels and the mRNA levels of Marf and Drp1 were assessed in different time points of the flies lifespan. Reduction in cognitive function and antioxidant activity was observed in all transgenic flies at any time point. The most and the least effect on the eye phenotype was exerted by hyperphosphorylated tau and Aß42, respectively. In addition, the most remarkable alteration in Marf and Drp1 mRNA levels was observed in transgenic flies expressing hyperphosphorylated tau when pan neuronal expression of transgenes was applied. However, when the disease causing gene expression was confined to the mushroom body, Marf and Drp1 mRNA levels alteration was more prominent in tauWT and tauE14 transgenic flies, respectively. In conclusion, in spite of antioxidant deficiency caused by different types of tau and Aß42, it seems that tau exerts more toxic effect on the eye phenotype and mitochondrial genes regulation (Marf and Drp1). Moreover, different mechanisms seem to be involved in mitochondrial genes dysregulation when Aß or various forms of tau are expressed.


Assuntos
Peptídeos beta-Amiloides/metabolismo , Animais Geneticamente Modificados/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Dinaminas/metabolismo , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Proteínas tau/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados/genética , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Dinaminas/genética , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Transtornos da Memória/metabolismo , Transtornos da Memória/patologia , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/genética , Fosforilação , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Proteínas tau/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(6): e1008861, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32525870

RESUMO

In metazoan germlines, the piRNA pathway acts as a genomic immune system, employing small RNA-mediated silencing to defend host DNA from the harmful effects of transposable elements (TEs). Expression of genomic TEs is proposed to initiate self regulation by increasing the production of repressive piRNAs, thereby "adapting" piRNA-mediated control to the most active TE families. Surprisingly, however, piRNA pathway proteins, which execute piRNA biogenesis and enforce silencing of targeted sequences, evolve rapidly and adaptively in animals. If TE silencing is ensured through piRNA biogenesis, what necessitates changes in piRNA pathway proteins? Here we used interspecific complementation to test for functional differences between Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans alleles of three adaptively evolving piRNA pathway proteins: Armitage, Aubergine and Spindle-E. In contrast to piRNA-mediated transcriptional regulators examined in previous studies, these three proteins have cytoplasmic functions in piRNA maturation and post-transcriptional silencing. Across all three proteins we observed interspecific divergence in the regulation of only a handful of TE families, which were more robustly silenced by the heterospecific piRNA pathway protein. This unexpected result suggests that unlike transcriptional regulators, positive selection has not acted on cytoplasmic piRNA effector proteins to enhance their function in TE repression. Rather, TEs may evolve to "escape" silencing by host proteins. We further discovered that D. simulans alleles of aub and armi exhibit enhanced off-target effects on host transcripts in a D. melanogaster background, as well as modest reductions in the efficiency of piRNA biogenesis, suggesting that promiscuous binding of D. simulans Aub and Armi proteins to host transcripts reduces their participation in piRNA production. Avoidance of genomic auto-immunity may therefore be a critical target of selection. Our observations suggest that piRNA effector proteins are subject to an evolutionary trade-off between defending the host genome from the harmful effect of TEs while also minimizing collateral damage to host genes.


Assuntos
Autoimunidade/genética , Elementos de DNA Transponíveis/imunologia , Drosophila simulans/genética , Evolução Molecular , Genoma de Inseto/imunologia , RNA Interferente Pequeno/biossíntese , Alelos , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Citoplasma/genética , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Elementos de DNA Transponíveis/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/imunologia , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/imunologia , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Drosophila simulans/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Genoma de Inseto/genética , Masculino , Mutação , Interferência de RNA/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3017, 2020 06 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32541798

RESUMO

Breast cancer brain metastases (BCBM) have a 5-20 year latency and account for 30% of mortality; however, mechanisms governing adaptation to the brain microenvironment remain poorly defined. We combine time-course RNA-sequencing of BCBM development with a Drosophila melanogaster genetic screen, and identify Rab11b as a functional mediator of metastatic adaptation. Proteomic analysis reveals that Rab11b controls the cell surface proteome, recycling proteins required for successful interaction with the microenvironment, including integrin ß1. Rab11b-mediated control of integrin ß1 surface expression allows efficient engagement with the brain ECM, activating mechanotransduction signaling to promote survival. Lipophilic statins prevent membrane association and activity of Rab11b, and we provide proof-of principle that these drugs prevent breast cancer adaptation to the brain microenvironment. Our results identify Rab11b-mediated recycling of integrin ß1 as regulating BCBM, and suggest that the recycleome, recycling-based control of the cell surface proteome, is a previously unknown driver of metastatic adaptation and outgrowth.


Assuntos
Neoplasias Encefálicas/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Integrina beta1/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Animais , Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/fisiopatologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/secundário , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Integrina beta1/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Metástase Neoplásica , Transporte Proteico , Transdução de Sinais , Microambiente Tumoral , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3147, 2020 06 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32561720

RESUMO

Transposons are known to participate in tissue aging, but their effects on aged stem cells remain unclear. Here, we report that in the Drosophila ovarian germline stem cell (GSC) niche, aging-related reductions in expression of Piwi (a transposon silencer) derepress retrotransposons and cause GSC loss. Suppression of Piwi expression in the young niche mimics the aged niche, causing retrotransposon depression and coincident activation of Toll-mediated signaling, which promotes Glycogen synthase kinase 3 activity to degrade ß-catenin. Disruption of ß-catenin-E-cadherin-mediated GSC anchorage then results in GSC loss. Knocking down gypsy (a highly active retrotransposon) or toll, or inhibiting reverse transcription in the piwi-deficient niche, suppresses GSK3 activity and ß-catenin degradation, restoring GSC-niche attachment. This retrotransposon-mediated impairment of aged stem cell maintenance may have relevance in many tissues, and could represent a viable therapeutic target for aging-related tissue degeneration.


Assuntos
Proteínas Argonauta/metabolismo , Senescência Celular , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster , Células Germinativas/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas Argonauta/genética , Caderinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Feminino , Inativação Gênica , Quinase 3 da Glicogênio Sintase/metabolismo , Ovário/citologia , Ovário/metabolismo , Retroelementos/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Nicho de Células-Tronco/fisiologia , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Receptores Toll-Like/metabolismo , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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