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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5063, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033242

RESUMO

Genome-wide chromatin state underlies gene expression potential and cellular function. Epigenetic features and nucleosome positioning contribute to the accessibility of DNA, but widespread regulators of chromatin state are largely unknown. Our study investigates how coordination of ANP32E and H2A.Z contributes to genome-wide chromatin state in mouse fibroblasts. We define H2A.Z as a universal chromatin accessibility factor, and demonstrate that ANP32E antagonizes H2A.Z accumulation to restrict chromatin accessibility genome-wide. In the absence of ANP32E, H2A.Z accumulates at promoters in a hierarchical manner. H2A.Z initially localizes downstream of the transcription start site, and if H2A.Z is already present downstream, additional H2A.Z accumulates upstream. This hierarchical H2A.Z accumulation coincides with improved nucleosome positioning, heightened transcription factor binding, and increased expression of neighboring genes. Thus, ANP32E dramatically influences genome-wide chromatin accessibility through subtle refinement of H2A.Z patterns, providing a means to reprogram chromatin state and to hone gene expression levels.


Assuntos
Cromatina/metabolismo , Genoma , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Histonas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Nucleossomos/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ligação Proteica , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4627, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009389

RESUMO

Animals have evolved responses to low oxygen conditions to ensure their survival. Here, we have identified the C. elegans zinc finger transcription factor PQM-1 as a regulator of the hypoxic stress response. PQM-1 is required for the longevity of insulin signaling mutants, but surprisingly, loss of PQM-1 increases survival under hypoxic conditions. PQM-1 functions as a metabolic regulator by controlling oxygen consumption rates, suppressing hypoxic glycogen levels, and inhibiting the expression of the sorbitol dehydrogenase-1 SODH-1, a crucial sugar metabolism enzyme. PQM-1 promotes hypoxic fat metabolism by maintaining the expression of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase FAT-7, an oxygen consuming, rate-limiting enzyme in fatty acid biosynthesis. PQM-1 activity positively regulates fat transport to developing oocytes through vitellogenins under hypoxic conditions, thereby increasing survival rates of arrested progeny during hypoxia. Thus, while pqm-1 mutants increase survival of mothers, ultimately this loss is detrimental to progeny survival. Our data support a model in which PQM-1 controls a trade-off between lipid metabolic activity in the mother and her progeny to promote the survival of the species under hypoxic conditions.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Transativadores/metabolismo , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans/embriologia , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Glicogênio/metabolismo , Insulina/metabolismo , Larva/metabolismo , Mutação/genética , Consumo de Oxigênio , Transdução de Sinais , Estresse Fisiológico , Análise de Sobrevida , Transativadores/genética , Transcrição Genética , Vitelogeninas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4544, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917861

RESUMO

Stratification of enhancers by signal strength in ChIP-seq assays has resulted in the establishment of super-enhancers as a widespread and useful tool for identifying cell type-specific, highly expressed genes and associated pathways. We examine a distinct method of stratification that focuses on peak breadth, termed hyperacetylated chromatin domains (HCDs), which classifies broad regions exhibiting histone modifications associated with gene activation. We find that this analysis serves to identify genes that are both more highly expressed and more closely aligned to cell identity than super-enhancer analysis does using multiple data sets. Moreover, genetic manipulations of selected gene loci suggest that some enhancers located within HCDs work at least in part via a distinct mechanism involving the modulation of histone modifications across domains and that this activity can be imported into a heterologous gene locus. In addition, such genetic dissection reveals that the super-enhancer concept can obscure important functions of constituent elements.


Assuntos
Cromatina/metabolismo , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos/genética , Loci Gênicos/genética , Ativação Transcricional , Acetilação , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Imunoprecipitação da Cromatina , Sequenciamento de Cromatina por Imunoprecipitação , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Embrião de Mamíferos , Eritroblastos , Feminino , Feto , Código das Histonas/genética , Histonas/genética , Histonas/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , RNA-Seq
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4654, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943640

RESUMO

The shift from maternal to embryonic control is a critical developmental milestone in preimplantation development. Widespread transcriptomic and epigenetic remodeling facilitate this transition from terminally differentiated gametes to totipotent blastomeres, but the identity of transcription factors (TF) and genomic elements regulating embryonic genome activation (EGA) are poorly defined. The timing of EGA is species-specific, e.g., the timing of murine and human EGA differ significantly. To deepen our understanding of mammalian EGA, here we profile changes in open chromatin during bovine preimplantation development. Before EGA, open chromatin is enriched for maternal TF binding, similar to that observed in humans and mice. During EGA, homeobox factor binding becomes more prevalent and requires embryonic transcription. A cross-species comparison of open chromatin during preimplantation development reveals strong similarity in the regulatory circuitry underlying bovine and human EGA compared to mouse. Moreover, TFs associated with murine EGA are not enriched in cattle or humans, indicating that cattle may be a more informative model for human preimplantation development than mice.


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Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina/fisiologia , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/fisiologia , Genoma , Animais , Blastômeros , Bovinos/embriologia , Cromatina/metabolismo , Fertilização , Humanos , Camundongos , Oócitos , Especificidade da Espécie , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4375, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873797

RESUMO

In the testis, interstitial macrophages are thought to be derived from the yolk sac during fetal development, and later replaced by bone marrow-derived macrophages. By contrast, the peritubular macrophages have been reported to emerge first in the postnatal testis and solely represent descendants of bone marrow-derived monocytes. Here, we define new monocyte and macrophage types in the fetal and postnatal testis using high-dimensional single-cell analyses. Our results show that interstitial macrophages have a dominant contribution from fetal liver-derived precursors, while peritubular macrophages are generated already at birth from embryonic precursors. We find that bone marrow-derived monocytes do not substantially contribute to the replenishment of the testicular macrophage pool even after systemic macrophage depletion. The presence of macrophages prenatally, but not postnatally, is necessary for normal spermatogenesis. Our multifaceted data thus challenge the current paradigms in testicular macrophage biology by delineating their differentiation, homeostasis and functions.


Assuntos
Macrófagos/fisiologia , Testículo/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Diferenciação Celular , Embrião de Mamíferos , Feminino , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Monócitos/fisiologia , Análise de Célula Única , Espermatogênese/fisiologia
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Yi Chuan ; 42(9): 898-915, 2020 Sep 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32952124

RESUMO

There is heterogeneity among donor cells of the same source. Many studies have shown that donor cell affects the efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). However, the potential influence of donor cell heterogeneity on the efficiency of nuclear transplantation were rarely analyzed at the single-cell level. In this study, single-cell transcriptome sequencing was performed on 52 porcine ear fibroblasts randomly selected from the same source to compare their gene expression patterns. The results showed that 48 cells had similar gene expression patterns, whereas 4 cells (D11_1, D12_1, DW61_2, DW99_2) had significantly different gene expression patterns from those of other cells. There were no two cells with identical gene expression patterns. The gene expression patterns of D11_1, D12_1, DW61_2 and DW99_2 were analyzed, using the 48 cells with similar gene expression patterns as controls. Firstly, we used the R language statistics to select the differentially expressed genes in the 4 single cells, and identified the top 50 most significant differentially expressed genes. Then GO enrichment analysis and KEGG pathway analysis were performed on the differentially expressed genes. Enrichment analysis revealed that the main molecular functions of the differentially expressed genes included energy metabolism, protein metabolism and cell response to stimulation. The main pathways from KEGG enrichment were related to cell cycle, cell metabolism, and DNA replication. Finally, based on the above results and in consideration with the SCNT research progress, we discussed the potential effects of differential gene expression patterns of the 4 single cells on the embryonic development efficiency of nuclear transplantation. This study revealed transcriptional heterogeneity of porcine ear tissue fibroblasts and provided an effective method to analyze elite donor cells, thereby providing new ideas on improving the cloning efficiency of SCNT.


Assuntos
Transcriptoma , Animais , Blastocisto , Clonagem de Organismos , Embrião de Mamíferos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Feminino , Fibroblastos , Técnicas de Transferência Nuclear , Gravidez , Suínos
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000852, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32931487

RESUMO

Olfaction in most animals is mediated by neurons bearing cilia that are accessible to the environment. Olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) in chordates usually have multiple cilia, each with a centriole at its base. OSNs differentiate from stem cells in the olfactory epithelium, and how the epithelium generates cells with many centrioles is not yet understood. We show that centrioles are amplified via centriole rosette formation in both embryonic development and turnover of the olfactory epithelium in adult mice, and rosette-bearing cells often have free centrioles in addition. Cells with amplified centrioles can go on to divide, with centrioles clustered at each pole. Additionally, we found that centrioles are amplified in immediate neuronal precursors (INPs) concomitant with elevation of mRNA for polo-like kinase 4 (Plk4) and SCL/Tal1-interrupting locus gene (Stil), key regulators of centriole duplication. These results support a model in which centriole amplification occurs during a transient state characterized by elevated Plk4 and Stil in early INP cells. These cells then go on to divide at least once to become OSNs, demonstrating that cell division with amplified centrioles, known to be tolerated in disease states, can occur as part of a normal developmental program.


Assuntos
Divisão Celular/fisiologia , Centríolos/fisiologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/fisiologia , Neurônios Receptores Olfatórios/fisiologia , Envelhecimento/fisiologia , Animais , Ciclo Celular/fisiologia , Células Cultivadas , Embrião de Mamíferos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/fisiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Córtex Olfatório/citologia , Córtex Olfatório/embriologia , Mucosa Olfatória/citologia , Mucosa Olfatória/embriologia , Mucosa Olfatória/ultraestrutura , Neurônios Receptores Olfatórios/citologia , Neurônios Receptores Olfatórios/ultraestrutura
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3987, 2020 08 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32778678

RESUMO

Aneuploidy, the presence of an abnormal number of chromosomes, is a major cause of early pregnancy loss in humans. Yet, the developmental consequences of specific aneuploidies remain unexplored. Here, we determine the extent of post-implantation development of human embryos bearing common aneuploidies using a recently established culture platform. We show that while trisomy 15 and trisomy 21 embryos develop similarly to euploid embryos, monosomy 21 embryos exhibit high rates of developmental arrest, and trisomy 16 embryos display a hypo-proliferation of the trophoblast, the tissue that forms the placenta. Using human trophoblast stem cells, we show that this phenotype can be mechanistically ascribed to increased levels of the cell adhesion protein E-CADHERIN, which lead to premature differentiation and cell cycle arrest. We identify three cases of mosaicism in embryos diagnosed as full aneuploid by pre-implantation genetic testing. Our results present the first detailed analysis of post-implantation development of aneuploid human embryos.


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Aneuploidia , Implantação do Embrião/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Antígenos CD/genética , Caderinas/genética , Caderinas/metabolismo , Adesão Celular , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Linhagem da Célula , Segregação de Cromossomos , Cromossomos Humanos Par 16 , Cromossomos Humanos Par 21 , Feminino , Genes erbB-1/genética , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Monossomia , Mosaicismo , Gravidez , Células-Tronco , Trissomia
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Nat Protoc ; 15(9): 3009-3029, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32796939

RESUMO

Genome editing holds great potential for correcting pathogenic mutations. We developed a method called GOTI (genome-wide off-target analysis by two-cell embryo injection) to detect off-target mutations by editing one blastomere of two-cell mouse embryos using either CRISPR-Cas9 or base editors. GOTI directly compares edited and non-edited cells without the interference of genetic background and thus could detect potential off-target variants with high sensitivity. Notably, the GOTI method was designed to detect potential off-target variants of any genome editing tools by the combination of experimental and computational approaches, which is critical for accurate evaluation of the safety of genome editing tools. Here we provide a detailed protocol for GOTI, including mice mating, two-cell embryo injection, embryonic day 14.5 embryo digestion, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, whole-genome sequencing and data analysis. To enhance the utility of GOTI, we also include a computational workflow called GOTI-seq (https://github.com/sydaileen/GOTI-seq) for the sequencing data analysis, which can generate the final genome-wide off-target variants from raw sequencing data directly. The protocol typically takes 20 d from the mice mating to sequencing and 7 d for sequencing data analysis.


Assuntos
Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Edição de Genes/métodos , Animais , Feminino , Injeções , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Mutação
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3839, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737294

RESUMO

Chromatin regulates spatiotemporal gene expression during neurodevelopment, but it also mediates DNA damage repair essential to proliferating neural progenitor cells (NPCs). Here, we uncover molecularly dissociable roles for nucleosome remodeler Ino80 in chromatin-mediated transcriptional regulation and genome maintenance in corticogenesis. We find that conditional Ino80 deletion from cortical NPCs impairs DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair, triggering p53-dependent apoptosis and microcephaly. Using an in vivo DSB repair pathway assay, we find that Ino80 is selectively required for homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair, which is mechanistically distinct from Ino80 function in YY1-associated transcription. Unexpectedly, sensitivity to loss of Ino80-mediated HR is dependent on NPC division mode: Ino80 deletion leads to unrepaired DNA breaks and apoptosis in symmetric NPC-NPC divisions, but not in asymmetric neurogenic divisions. This division mode dependence is phenocopied following conditional deletion of HR gene Brca2. Thus, distinct modes of NPC division have divergent requirements for Ino80-dependent HR DNA repair.


Assuntos
ATPases Associadas a Diversas Atividades Celulares/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Cromatina/química , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Neurogênese/genética , Reparo de DNA por Recombinação , ATPases Associadas a Diversas Atividades Celulares/deficiência , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Proteína BRCA2/deficiência , Divisão Celular , Cromatina/metabolismo , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , DNA/genética , DNA/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/deficiência , Embrião de Mamíferos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Neocórtex/citologia , Neocórtex/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Neocórtex/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Transdução de Sinais , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição YY1/genética , Fator de Transcrição YY1/metabolismo
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Open Biol ; 10(8): 200162, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32750256

RESUMO

While initially recognized as causing respiratory disease, the SARS-CoV-2 virus also affects many other organs leading to other complications. It has emerged that advanced age and obesity are risk factors for complications but questions concerning the potential effects on fetal health and successful pregnancy for those infected with SARS-CoV-2 remain largely unanswered. Here, we examine human pre-gastrulation embryos to determine the expression patterns of the genes ACE2, encoding the SARS-CoV-2 receptor, and TMPRSS2, encoding a protease that cleaves both the viral spike protein and the ACE2 receptor to facilitate infection. We show expression and co-expression of these genes in the trophoblast of the blastocyst and syncytiotrophoblast and hypoblast of the implantation stages, which develop into tissues that interact with the maternal blood supply for nutrient exchange. Expression of ACE2 and TMPRSS2 in these tissues raises the possibility for vertical transmission and indicates that further work is required to understand potential risks to implantation, placental health and fetal health that require further study.


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Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Serina Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Humanos , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Gravidez , Primeiro Trimestre da Gravidez , Serina Endopeptidases/genética , Análise de Célula Única , Trofoblastos/metabolismo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1262: 19-38, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32613578

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Embryology and histology are subjects that are viewed as particularly challenging by students in higher education. This negative perception is the result of many factors such as restricted access to lab facilities, lack of allocated time to these labs, and the complexity of the subject itself. One main factor that influences this viewpoint is the difficulty of grasping 3D orientation of sectioned tissues, especially regarding embryology. Attempts have been made previously to create alternative teaching methods to help alleviate these issues, but few have explored 3D visualisation. We aimed to address these issues by creating 3D embryological reconstructions from serial histology sections of a sheep embryo. These were deployed in a mobile application that allowed the user to explore the original sections in sequence, alongside the counterpart 3D model. The application was tested against a currently available eHistology programme on a cohort of life sciences graduates (n = 14) through qualitative surveys and quantitative testing through labelling and orientation-based tests. The results suggest that using a 3D modality such as the one described here significantly improves student comprehension of orientation of slides compared to current methods (p = 0.042). Furthermore, the developed application was deemed more interesting, useful, and usable than current eHistology tools (p < 0.05). Modalities such as that developed here could therefore provide a more effective approach to learning these challenging subjects potentially increasing student engagement with embryology and histology.


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Compreensão , Instrução por Computador , Embrião de Mamíferos , Embriologia , Animais , Instrução por Computador/métodos , Instrução por Computador/normas , Embriologia/educação , Técnicas Histológicas , Humanos , Imageamento Tridimensional , Aprendizagem , Ovinos
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0223633, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32701951

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Small conductance, calcium-activated (SK3) potassium channels control the intrinsic excitability of dopaminergic neurons (DN) in the midbrain and modulate their susceptibility to toxic insults during development. METHODS: We evaluated the age-dependency of the neuroprotective effect of an SK3 agonist, 1-Ethyl-1,3-dihydro-2H-benzimidazol-2-one (1-EBIO), on Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) excitotoxicity to DN in ventral mesencephalon (VM) organotypic cultures. RESULTS: Most tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)+ neurons were also SK3+; SK3+/TH- cells (DN+) were common at each developmental stage but more prominently at day in vitro (DIV) 8. Young DN+ neurons were small bipolar and fusiform, whereas mature ones were large and multipolar. Exposure of organotypic cultures to AMPA (100 µm, 16 h) had no effect on the survival of DN+ at DIV 8, but caused significant toxicity at DIV 15 (n = 15, p = 0.005) and DIV 22 (n = 15, p<0.001). These results indicate that susceptibility of DN to AMPA excitotoxicity is developmental stage-dependent in embryonic VM organotypic cultures. Immature DN+ (small, bipolar) were increased after AMPA (100 µm, 16 h) at DIV 8, at the expense of the number of differentiated (large, multipolar) DN+ (p = 0.039). This effect was larger at DIV 15 (p<<<0.0001) and at DIV 22 (p<<<0.0001). At DIV 8, 30 µM 1-EBIO resulted in a large increase in DN+. At DIV 15, AMPA toxicity was prevented by exposure to 30 µM, but not 100 µM 1-EBIO. At DIV 22, excitotoxicity was unaffected by 30 µM 1-EBIO, and partially reduced by 100 µM 1-EBIO. CONCLUSION: The effects of the SK3 channel agonist 1-EBIO on the survival of SK3-expressing dopaminergic neurons were concentration-dependent and influenced by neuronal developmental stage.


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Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Canais de Potássio Ativados por Cálcio de Condutância Baixa/agonistas , Animais , Benzimidazóis/farmacologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/metabolismo , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/patologia , Embrião de Mamíferos/citologia , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Mesencéfalo/citologia , Mesencéfalo/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Receptores de AMPA/metabolismo , Ácido alfa-Amino-3-hidroxi-5-metil-4-isoxazol Propiônico/toxicidade
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3354, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620797

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Expansion of an intronic (GGGGCC)n repeat region within the C9orf72 gene is a main cause of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (c9ALS/FTD). A hallmark of c9ALS/FTD is the accumulation of misprocessed RNAs, which are often targets of cellular RNA surveillance. Here, we show that RNA decay mechanisms involving upstream frameshift 1 (UPF1), including nonsense-mediated decay (NMD), are inhibited in c9ALS/FTD brains and in cultured cells expressing either of two arginine-rich dipeptide repeats (R-DPRs), poly(GR) and poly(PR). Mechanistically, although R-DPRs cause the recruitment of UPF1 to stress granules, stress granule formation is independent of NMD inhibition. Instead, NMD inhibition is primarily a result from global translational repression caused by R-DPRs. Overexpression of UPF1, but none of its NMD-deficient mutants, enhanced the survival of neurons treated by R-DPRs, suggesting that R-DPRs cause neurotoxicity in part by inhibiting cellular RNA surveillance.


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Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/genética , Proteína C9orf72/genética , Demência Frontotemporal/genética , Degradação do RNAm Mediada por Códon sem Sentido , RNA Helicases/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Expansão das Repetições de DNA , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Embrião de Mamíferos , Feminino , Lobo Frontal/patologia , Demência Frontotemporal/patologia , Humanos , Íntrons/genética , Camundongos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/patologia , Cultura Primária de Células , Biossíntese de Proteínas , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Transativadores/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235799, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32658897

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ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeling complexes epigenetically modulate transcription of target genes to impact a variety of developmental processes. Our lab previously demonstrated that CHD4-a central ATPase and catalytic enzyme of the NuRD chromatin-remodeling complex-plays an important role in murine embryonic endothelial cells by transcriptionally regulating vascular integrity at midgestation. Since NuRD complexes can incorporate the ATPase CHD3 as an alternative to CHD4, we questioned whether the CHD3 enzyme likewise modulates vascular development or integrity. We generated a floxed allele of Chd3 but saw no evidence of lethality or vascular anomalies when we deleted it in embryonic endothelial cells in vivo (Chd3ECKO). Furthermore, double-deletion of Chd3 and Chd4 in embryonic endothelial cells (Chd3/4ECKO) did not dramatically alter the timing and severity of embryonic phenotypes seen in Chd4ECKO mutants, indicating that CHD3 does not play a cooperative role with CHD4 in early vascular development. However, excision of Chd3 at the epiblast stage of development with a Sox2-Cre line allowed us to generate global heterozygous Chd3 mice (Chd3Δ/+), which were subsequently intercrossed and revealed partial lethality of Chd3Δ/Δ mutants prior to weaning. Tissues from surviving Chd3Δ/Δ mutants helped us confirm that CHD3 was efficiently deleted in these animals and that CHD3 is highly expressed in the gonads and brains of adult wildtype mice. Therefore, Chd3-flox mice will be beneficial for future studies about roles for this chromatin-remodeling enzyme in viable embryonic development and in gonadal and brain physiology.


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Vasos Sanguíneos/embriologia , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos/embriologia , Animais , Vasos Sanguíneos/metabolismo , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Perda do Embrião/genética , Perda do Embrião/metabolismo , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Feminino , Deleção de Genes , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Masculino , Camundongos
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8431-8444, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32667642

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Genome-wide passive DNA demethylation in cleavage-stage mouse embryos is related to the cytoplasmic localization of the maintenance methyltransferase DNMT1. However, recent studies provided evidences of the nuclear localization of DNMT1 and its contribution to the maintenance of methylation levels of imprinted regions and other genomic loci in early embryos. Using the DNA adenine methylase identification method, we identified Dnmt1-binding regions in four- and eight-cell embryos. The unbiased distribution of Dnmt1 peaks in the genic regions (promoters and CpG islands) as well as the absence of a correlation between the Dnmt1 peaks and the expression levels of the peak-associated genes refutes the active participation of Dnmt1 in the transcriptional regulation of genes in the early developmental period. Instead, Dnmt1 was found to associate with genomic retroelements in a greatly biased fashion, particularly with the LINE1 (long interspersed nuclear elements) and ERVK (endogenous retrovirus type K) sequences. Transcriptomic analysis revealed that the transcripts of the Dnmt1-enriched retroelements were overrepresented in Dnmt1 knockdown embryos. Finally, methyl-CpG-binding domain sequencing proved that the Dnmt1-enriched retroelements, which were densely methylated in wild-type embryos, became demethylated in the Dnmt1-depleted embryos. Our results indicate that Dnmt1 is involved in the repression of retroelements through DNA methylation in early mouse development.


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DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferase 1/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Genômica , Retroelementos/genética , Animais , Ilhas de CpG/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma/genética , Impressão Genômica/genética , Camundongos , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Nat Cell Biol ; 22(7): 767-778, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601371

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Following fertilization in mammals, the gametes are reprogrammed to create a totipotent zygote, a process that involves de novo establishment of chromatin domains. A major feature occurring during preimplantation development is the dramatic remodelling of constitutive heterochromatin, although the functional relevance of this is unknown. Here, we show that heterochromatin establishment relies on the stepwise expression and regulated activity of SUV39H enzymes. Enforcing precocious acquisition of constitutive heterochromatin results in compromised development and epigenetic reprogramming, which demonstrates that heterochromatin remodelling is essential for natural reprogramming at fertilization. We find that de novo H3K9 trimethylation (H3K9me3) in the paternal pronucleus after fertilization is catalysed by SUV39H2 and that pericentromeric RNAs inhibit SUV39H2 activity and reduce H3K9me3. De novo H3K9me3 is initially non-repressive for gene expression, but instead bookmarks promoters for compaction. Overall, we uncover the functional importance for the restricted transmission of constitutive heterochromatin during reprogramming and a non-repressive role for H3K9me3.


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Centrômero/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos/citologia , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Heterocromatina/metabolismo , Histonas/metabolismo , RNA/metabolismo , Animais , Núcleo Celular/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Heterocromatina/genética , Histonas/genética , Masculino , Metilação , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos CBA , RNA/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3653, 2020 07 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32694534

RESUMO

The vasculature represents a highly plastic compartment, capable of switching from a quiescent to an active proliferative state during angiogenesis. Metabolic reprogramming in endothelial cells (ECs) thereby is crucial to cover the increasing cellular energy demand under growth conditions. Here we assess the impact of mitochondrial bioenergetics on neovascularisation, by deleting cox10 gene encoding an assembly factor of cytochrome c oxidase (COX) specifically in mouse ECs, providing a model for vasculature-restricted respiratory deficiency. We show that EC-specific cox10 ablation results in deficient vascular development causing embryonic lethality. In adult mice induction of EC-specific cox10 gene deletion produces no overt phenotype. However, the angiogenic capacity of COX-deficient ECs is severely compromised under energetically demanding conditions, as revealed by significantly delayed wound-healing and impaired tumour growth. We provide genetic evidence for a requirement of mitochondrial respiration in vascular endothelial cells for neoangiogenesis during development, tissue repair and cancer.


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Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Neovascularização Fisiológica , Cicatrização/fisiologia , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Alquil e Aril Transferases/genética , Alquil e Aril Transferases/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Respiração Celular , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Embrião de Mamíferos , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/fisiologia , Células Endoteliais/fisiologia , Endotélio Vascular/citologia , Endotélio Vascular/fisiologia , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Mitocôndrias/genética , Neoplasias/irrigação sanguínea , Fosforilação Oxidativa
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