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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110974, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888622

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Ammonia (NH3), an environmental pollutant, poses a serious threat to human and avian health. Although previous studies have showed that NH3 caused kidney injury, the molecular mechanisms of nephrotoxicity induced by NH3 remain unclear. To explore the mechanisms of NH3 nephrotoxicity, a total of 36 broiler chicks at one day of age were exposed to NH3. After 42 days of exposure, blood samples were collected to determine creatinine and uric acid; and kidney samples were weighted and then collected to detect ultrastructural changes, oxidative stress parameters, ATPases, necroptosis- and mitochondrial dynamics-related genes. The results showed that chickens exposed to NH3 showed lower relative kidney weight and an increase concentration in serum creatinine and uric acid. NH3 exposure caused nephrocyte necrosis and increased the expression of necroptosis-related genes (TNF-α, RIPK1, RIPK3, MLKL, and JNK). Besides, the activities of antioxidant systems (SOD, CAT, GSH-Px, and T-AOC) were reduced, whereas the concentrations of H2O2 and MDA were elevated. Lower activities of ATPases were obtained in NH3 treatment groups. Furthermore, the mitochondrial fission-related genes drp1 and mff were activated, and mitochondrial fusion-related genes opa1, mfn1 and mfn2 were suppressed after NH3 exposure. Based on the above results, we conclude that NH3 caused-oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction mediated nephrocyte necroptosis in chickens. This study may provide new insight into NH3 nephrotoxicity.


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Amônia/toxicidade , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Dinâmica Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Necroptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Galinhas , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Rim/ultraestrutura , Testes de Função Renal , Dinâmica Mitocondrial/genética , Tamanho do Órgão/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Proteína Serina-Treonina Quinases de Interação com Receptores/genética
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Ann Agric Environ Med ; 27(3): 368-373, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32955216

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INTRODUCTION: Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is a organophosphate insecticide widely used in agriculture with attendant adverse health outcomes. Chronic exposure to CPF induces oxidative stress and elicits harmful effects, including hepatic dysfunction. Molecular hydrogen has been identified as a novel antioxidant which could selectively scavenge hydroxyl radicals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether the intake of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) could protect rats from hepatotoxicity caused by sub-chronic exposure to CPF. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Rats were treated with hydrogen-rich water by oral intake for 8 weeks. Biochemical indicators of liver function, SOD and CAT activity, GSH and MDA levels were determined by the spectrophotometric method. Liver cell damage induced by CPF was evaluated by histopathological and electron microscopy analysis. PCR array analysis was performed to investigated the effects of molecular hydrogen on the regulation of oxidative stress related genes. RESULTS: Both the hepatic function tests and histopathological analysis showed that the liver damage induced by CPF could be ameliorated by HRW intake. HRW intake also attenuated CPF induced oxidative stress, as evidenced by restored SOD activities and MDA levels. The results of PCR Array identified 12 oxidative stress-related genes differentially expressed after CPF exposure, 8 of chich, including the mitochondrial Sod2 gene, were significantly attenuated by HRW intake. The electron microscopy results indicated that the mitochondrial damage caused by CPF was alleviated after HRW treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained suggest that HRW intake can protect rats from CPF induced hepatotoxicity, and the oxidative stress signaling and the mitochondrial pathway may be involved in the protection of molecular hydrogen.


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Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/tratamento farmacológico , Clorpirifos/toxicidade , Hidrogênio/farmacologia , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Animais , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/etiologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126909, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957299

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Soil contamination by heavy metals (HMs) is an environmental problem, and nanoremediation by using zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) has attracted increasing interest. We used ecotoxicological test and global transcriptome analysis with DNA microarrays to assess the suitability of C. elegans as a useful bioindicator to evaluate such strategy of nanoremediation in a highly polluted soil with Pb, Cd and Zn. The HMs produced devastating effect on C. elegans. nZVI treatment reversed this deleterious effect up to day 30 after application, but the reduction in the relative toxicity of HMs was lower at day 120. We stablished gene expression profile in C. elegans exposed to the polluted soil, treated and untreated with nZVI. The percentage of differentially expressed genes after treatment decreases with exposure time. After application of nZVI we found decreased toxicity, but increased biosynthesis of defensive enzymes responsive to oxidative stress. At day 14, when a decrease in toxicity has occurred, genes related to specific heavy metal detoxification mechanisms or to response to metal stress, were down regulated: gst-genes, encoding for glutathione-S-transferase, htm-1 (heavy metal tolerance factor), and pgp-5 and pgp-7, related to stress response to metals. At day 120, we found increased HMs toxicity compared to day 14, whereas the transcriptional oxidative and metal-induced responses were attenuated. These findings indicate that the profiled gene expression in C. elegans may be considered as an indicator of stress response that allows a reliable evaluation of the nanoremediation strategy.


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Caenorhabditis elegans/efeitos dos fármacos , Ferro/química , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/química , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Ecotoxicologia , Nanopartículas Metálicas , Metais Pesados/análise , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Solo/química , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Toxicogenética
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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(9): 559-567, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879255

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Lead is a main threat to human health due to its neurotoxicity and the astrocyte is known to be a common deposit site of lead in vivo. However, the detailed mechanisms related to lead exposure in the astrocytes were unclear. In order to deeply investigate this issue, we used Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and astrocytes isolated from the hippocampus of SD rats to establish the lead-exposed animal and cell models through treating with lead acetate. The expression levels of GFAP, LC3, and p62 in the rat hippocampus were detected by immunofluorescence and Western blot after lead exposure. The effects of autophagy on lead-exposed astrocytes were studied by further autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine (3-MA) induction. Transmission electron microscopy was used to observe autophagosomes in astrocytes after lead acetate treatment, followed by assessing related autophagy protein markers. In addition, some inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress markers were also evaluated after lead exposure and 3-MA administration. We found that lead exposure induced activation of astrocytes, as evidenced by increased GFAP levels and GFAP-positive staining cells in the rat hippocampus. Moreover, lead exposure induced autophagy in astrocytes, as evidenced by increased LC3II and Beclin 1 protein levels and decreased p62 expression in both the rat hippocampus and astrocytes, and it was confirmed that this autophagy was activated through blocking the downstream Akt/target of the rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in astrocytes. Furthermore, it was shown that treatment of lead acetate increased the release of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß), and the accumulation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in astrocytes, which could be alleviated by further 3-MA induction. Therefore, we conclude that lead exposure can induce the autophagy of astrocytes via blocking the Akt/mTOR pathway, leading to accelerated release of inflammatory factors and oxidative stress indicators in astrocytes.


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Astrócitos/metabolismo , Astrócitos/fisiologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/genética , Compostos Organometálicos/toxicidade , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Proteína Glial Fibrilar Ácida/genética , Proteína Glial Fibrilar Ácida/metabolismo , Hipocampo/citologia , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/genética , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5701-5706, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988895

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The simultaneous increase of antioxidant CAT (catalase) enzyme and plasma MDA (malonidialdehyde) concentrations versus the numeric rating scale (NRS) pain score following surgery is unknown. Patients and Methods: The study included 114 patients with gallstone disease and 29 patients in the cancer group. RESULTS: Following surgery, the plasma CAT concentrations increased and plasma MDA concentrations decreased in all patients and especially in cancer patients. The linear mixed model time-effect was statistically significant in CAT and MDA (p<0.001 and p=0.02, respectively). In addition, a significant correlation between NRS pain score values and plasma MDA median concentrations in cancer patients was identified (r=0.430, p<0.001). CONCLUSION: The plasma MDA concentrations decreased and CAT concentrations increased significantly in all patients and especially in cancer patients following surgery. The simultaneous increase of antioxidant CAT enzyme with the decrease of plasma MDA may be an important ROS inhibiting mechanism to help patients return to normal antioxidant-oxidant status.


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Catalase/sangue , Cálculos Biliares/sangue , Malondialdeído/sangue , Neoplasias/sangue , Dor/sangue , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Feminino , Cálculos Biliares/patologia , Cálculos Biliares/cirurgia , Glutationa Peroxidase/sangue , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/cirurgia , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Dor/patologia , Dor/cirurgia , Medição da Dor , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/sangue
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111283, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32977282

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Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) airborne pollution increases the risk of chronic respiratory diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is characterized by non-specific inflammation of the interstitial lung and extensive deposition of collagen fibers. Type 2 alveolar epithelial cells (AEC2s) are alveolar stem cells in the adult lung that contribute to the lung repair process through complex signaling. Our previous studies demonstrated that OGG1, a kind of DNA repair enzyme, have a critical role in protecting cells from oxidative damage and apoptosis induced by PM2.5, but the contribution of OGG1 in proliferation and self-renewal of AEC2s is not known. Here, we constructed OGG1-/-mice to test the effect and mechanism of OGG1 on PM2.5-induced pulmonary fibrosis and injury in vivo. We detected proliferation and self-renewal of OGG1 overexpression or OGG1 knockout AEC2s after PM2.5 injury by flow cytometry and clone formation. We observed that knockout of OGG1 aggravated pulmonary fibrosis, oxidative stress, and AEC2 cell death in PM2.5-injured mice. In addition, OGG1 is required for the proliferation and renewal of AEC2s after PM2.5 injury. Overexpression of OGG1 promotes the proliferation and self-renewal of AEC2s by inhibiting PM2.5-mediated oxidative stress and NF-κB signaling hyperactivation in vitro. Furthermore, NF-κB inhibitors promoted proliferation and self-renewal of OGG1-deficient AEC2s cells after PM2.5 injury, and attenuated PM2.5-induced pulmonary fibrosis and injury in mice. These data establish OGG1 as a regulator of NF-κB signal that serves to regulate AEC2 cell proliferation and self-renewal, and suggest a mechanism that inhibition of the NF-κB signaling pathway may represent a potential therapeutic strategy for IPF patients with low-expression of OGG1.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/efeitos dos fármacos , Autorrenovação Celular/genética , DNA Glicosilases/metabolismo , Material Particulado/toxicidade , Fibrose Pulmonar/induzido quimicamente , Células-Tronco/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/patologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , DNA Glicosilases/genética , Humanos , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Fibrose Pulmonar/genética , Fibrose Pulmonar/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Células-Tronco/patologia
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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(8): 423-434, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32741895

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Paraquat (PQ) as a non-selective heterocyclic herbicide, has been applied worldwide for over a few decades. But PQ is very harmful to humans and rodents. The lung is the main target organ of PQ poisoning. It is an important event that lung epithelial cells are injured during PQ-induced acute lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis. As a regulator of mRNA expression, microRNA (miRNA) may play an important role in the progress. Our study was to investigate the mechanisms of PQ-induced injury of pulmonary epithelial cells through analyzing the profiling of miRNAs and their target genes. As a result, 11 differentially expressed miRNAs were screened, including 1 upregulated miRNA and 10 downregulated miRNAs in PQ-treated murine lung alveolar epithelial cells (MLE-12 cells). The bioinformatic analyses suggested that the target genes of these miRNAs were involved in mitochondrial apoptosis pathway and DNA methylation, and participated in the regulation of PI3K-Akt, mTOR, RAS, TNF, MAPK and other signal pathways which related to oxidative stress and apoptosis. This indicated that miRNAs were an important regulator of oxidative stress and apoptosis during PQ-induced injury of murine lung alveolar epithelial cells. The findings would deepen our understanding of the mechanisms of PQ-induced pulmonary injury and might provide new treatment targets for this disease.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/induzido quimicamente , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/genética , Apoptose/genética , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Expressão Gênica , Herbicidas/toxicidade , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Paraquat/toxicidade , Alvéolos Pulmonares/citologia , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/patologia , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Metilação de DNA/genética , Camundongos , MicroRNAs/fisiologia , Mitocôndrias/patologia
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237699, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810175

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Bowel health is an important factor for duck rearing that has been linked to feed uptake and growth and death rates. Because the regulatory networks associated with acute stress-mediated injury in the duck gastrointestinal tract have not clearly elucidated, we aimed to explore potential miRNA-mRNA pairs and their regulatory roles in oxidative stress injury caused by transport stress. Here, 1-day-old mallard ducklings from the same breeder flock were collected and transported for 8 h, whereas the control group was not being transported. Various parameters reflecting oxidative stress and the tissue appearance of the intestine were assessed. The data showed that the plasma T-AOC and SOD concentrations were decreased in the transported ducklings. The intestine of the transported ducklings also displayed significant damage. High-throughput sequencing of the intestine revealed 44 differentially expressed miRNAs and 75 differentially expressed genes, which constituted 344 miRNA-mRNA pairs. KEGG pathway analysis revealed that the metabolic, FoxO signaling, influenza A and TGF-ß signaling pathways were mainly involved in the mechanism underlying the induction of intestinal damage induced by simulated transport stress in ducks. A miRNA-mRNA pair, miR-217-5p/CHRDL1, was selected to validate the miRNA-mRNA negative relationship, and the results showed that miR-217-5p could influence CHRDL1 expression. This study provides new useful information for future research on the regulatory network associated with mucosal damage in the duck intestine.


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Patos/fisiologia , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Transportes , Criação de Animais Domésticos , Animais , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111056, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763566

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Strontium (Sr) is an emerging environmental pollutant that has become a major global concern after the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. Although many studies have demonstrated the harmful effects of Sr on plant growth and development at the physiological level, knowledge regarding how plants sense and respond to Sr stress at the molecular level is limited. Recent studies have suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) function as key regulators of plant growth and development as well as in the responses of plants to environmental stresses, including salinity, drought, cold, nutrient starvation, and heavy metals. In this study, we examined the global expression profile of miRNAs under Sr stress using small RNA sequencing analysis in Arabidopsis to better understand the molecular basis of plant responses to Sr stress. To identify specific Sr-responsive miRNAs, we performed comparative miRNA expression profiling analysis using control, CaCl2-, and SrCl2-treated seedlings. Compared to the control treatment, the expressions of most miRNAs were considerably decreased in the Sr-treated seedlings. However, under Sr stress, the expressions of primary miRNAs (pri-miRNAs) and their target genes were significantly increased; the protein levels of HYPONASTIC LEAVES 1 (HYL1), one of the core components of the microprocessor complex, were strongly reduced despite the increased HYL1 mRNA expression. In addition, hyl1-2 mutant plants were shown to be more sensitive to Sr stress than wild-type plants. Collectively, our results strongly suggested that Sr stress may be associated with the disruption of miRNA biogenesis by reducing the protein level of HYL1, which is required to maintain proper growth and development for plants. Our findings further indicated that some miRNAs may play important roles in plant responses to Sr stress.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , MicroRNAs/biossíntese , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Estrôncio/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , MicroRNAs/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111063, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32791358

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The lipocalins genes have been assigned for involving in the responses of organisms to various stress factors. The function of lipocalins under PCB18 stress was addressed by pathway complementation in the Oryza sativa L. OsTIL-silenced mutant. The growth of wild type (WT) and OsTIL-silenced mutant (MT) callus were suppressed by PCB18, and MT varieties were inhibited more seriously than WT varieties. Meanwhile, only WT varieties showed "Hormesis" effect. Compared with WT (3 day > 90.0%, 6 day ≤45.5%), MT varieties kept high removing efficiency by HPLC analysis. Varied gene transcription after OsTIL silencing was demonstrated between two varieties, especially obvious under PCB stress. Silenced OsTIL induced more protective gene transcriptions by qPCR analysis, OsVDE at 3 day, OsCHL, OsZEP1, OsZEP2 and OsUN at 6 day and OsZEP2 at 9 day. PCB18 stress further irritated these genes transcription in MT varieties. The defense stagy in WT varieties was that the transcriptions of lipocalins were inhibited to reduce PCB18 accumulation and toxicity. OsTIL could effectively limit PCB18 accumulation and toxicity. After TIL lacking, OsCHL, OsZEP1, OsZEP2 and OsUN in mutant were strongly evoked to against PCB stress. Remarkably, OsUN and OsZEP2 gene expressions were responded to PCB18 stress in both two varieties.


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Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Lipocalinas/genética , Oryza/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Bifenilos Policlorados/toxicidade , Ativação Transcricional/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Inativação Gênica , Genes de Plantas , Oryza/genética , Oryza/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Estresse Oxidativo/genética
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Aquat Toxicol ; 227: 105582, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32823071

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While it is likely that ENPs may occur together with other contaminants in nature, the combined effects of exposure to both ENPs and environmental contaminants are not studied sufficiently. In this study, we investigated the acute and sublethal toxicity of PVP coated silver nanoparticles (AgNP) and ionic silver (Ag+; administered as AgNO3) to the marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus. We further studied effects of single exposures to AgNPs (nominal concentrations: low 15 µg L-1 NPL, high 150 µg L-1 NPH) or Ag+ (60 µg L-1), and effects of co-exposure to AgNPs, Ag+ and the water-soluble fraction (WSF; 100 µg L-1) of a crude oil (AgNP + WSF; Ag++WSF). The gene expression and the activity of antioxidant defense enzymes SOD, CAT and GST, as well as the gene expression of HSP90 and CYP330A1 were determined as sublethal endpoints. Results show that Ag+ was more acutely toxic compared to AgNPs, with 96 h LC50 concentrations of 403 µg L-1 for AgNPs, and 147 µg L-1 for Ag+. Organismal uptake of Ag following exposure was similar for AgNP and Ag+, and was not significantly different when co-exposed to WSF. Exposure to AgNPs alone caused increases in gene expressions of GST and SOD, whereas WSF exposure caused an induction in SOD. Responses in enzyme activities were generally low, with significant effects observed only on SOD activity in NPL and WSF exposures and on GST activity in NPL and NPH exposures. Combined AgNP and WSF exposures caused slightly altered responses in expression of SOD, GST and CYP330A1 genes compared to the single exposures of either AgNPs or WSF. However, there was no clear pattern of cumulative effects caused by co-exposures of AgNPs and WSF. The present study indicates that the exposure to AgNPs, Ag+, and to a lesser degree WSF cause an oxidative stress response in C. finmarchicus, which was slightly, but mostly not significantly altered in combined exposures. This indicated that the combined effects between Ag and WSF are relatively limited, at least with regard to oxidative stress.


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Copépodes/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Petróleo/toxicidade , Prata/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Copépodes/genética , Copépodes/metabolismo , Interações Medicamentosas , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Íons , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Água do Mar/química , Prata/química , Solubilidade , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda , Testes de Toxicidade Subaguda , Poluentes Químicos da Água/química
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111157, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32829211

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The fungicide carbendazim (CBM) has been applied all around the world but its potential adverse effects other than its recognized activity as endocrine disruptor in non target organisms have been scarcely studied. The aims of this work were (1) to use a battery of biomarkers that can reflect potential negative effects such as oxidative stress, genotoxicity, neurotoxicity or altered immune response; and (2) to examine biomarkers of detoxification by analyzing the gene expression of cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) and the multi-xenobiotic resistance protein P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the freshwater fish Jenynsia multidentata exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of CBM during 24 h. Fish exposed to 5 µg/L showed inhibition of GST activity and an increase of TBARs contents in gills, the organ of direct contact with waterborne contaminants. Genotoxicity - measured in peripheral blood-was evidenced by the increases of micronuclei frequency when fish were exposed to 5, 10 and 100 µg/L CBM and of nuclear abnormalities (NA) frequency at 0.05, 0.5, 5, 10 and 100 µg/L CBM. The expression inhibition of interleukin (IL-1ß) and tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-α) at 10, and 5 and 10 µg/L CBM, respectively, indicated an altered immune response. The expression of CYP1A1 was down regulated in liver at 10 µg/L and of P-gp at 5 µg/L CBM, indicating a possible slow on CBM metabolization. On the other hand, in gills CYP1A1 decreased at 5 and 10 µg/L while P-gp was induced at 5 and 100 µg/L CBM. Overall, most of these significant effects were detected below 10 µg/L CBM, in a range of realistic concentrations in aquatic ecosystems worldwide.


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Benzimidazóis/toxicidade , Carbamatos/toxicidade , Ciprinodontiformes/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Micronúcleos com Defeito Cromossômico/induzido quimicamente , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Membro 1 da Subfamília B de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Ciprinodontiformes/genética , Ciprinodontiformes/imunologia , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/genética , Ecossistema , Água Doce/química , Brânquias/efeitos dos fármacos , Brânquias/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/imunologia
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Aquat Toxicol ; 226: 105554, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32653664

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The NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), an ubiquitous, evolutionarily conserved transcription factor, acts as a major sensor of oxidative stress in cells. In the present study, a Nrf2 homolog was newly identified in the thick shell mussel Mytilus coruscus. Accordingly, its functional role in antioxidant defense in response to acute benzo(a)pyrene (Bap) exposure was assessed. The newly identified McNrf2 affiliated to traditional Nrf2 family through Blast, multiple alignment and phylogenetic analysis. After acute exposure to Bap, antioxidants including superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathine reductase (GR) were significantly induced in gills and digestive glands at both mRNA and enzymatic levels, and the expression of McNrf2 mRNA was also up-regulated. The analysis of correlating the expression of McNrf2 and the mRNA levels of these antioxidant genes showed positive ties, indicating that Nrf2 was needed for protracted induction of such genes. Further, the recombinant McNrf2 was produced through pET-32a prokaryotic system. After 50 µg/L Bap exposure, ROS generation and LPO level in gills of Nrf2 over-expressed mussels significantly decreased compared to Nrf2 wild-type mussels, as well as reduced ROS production in digestive glands. Collectively, these results show that Nrf2 pathway can provide protection from oxidative stress triggered by Bap in the thick shell mussel.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Benzo(a)pireno/toxicidade , Mytilus/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Sistema Digestório/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema Digestório/metabolismo , Brânquias/efeitos dos fármacos , Brânquias/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Mytilus/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Filogenia , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 256: 118022, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32610163

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AIM: We aim to study the anti-apoptotic effect of microRNA-21-5p (miR-21-5p) in the oxidative stress-induced apoptosis of Schwann cells and the relevant mechanism in this research, laying a foundation for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy (PNP). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The oxidative stress model was established by using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). ROS level were detected by DCFH-DA (2,7-Dichlorodi-hydrofluorescein diacetate). Western blot and fluorescence staining were used to detect the apoptosis and autophagy level. The miR-21-5p overexpression model was established by transfection of miR-21-5p mimics into RSC96 cells. Five groups of control group, H2O2 group, H2O2 + chloroquine (CQ) group, H2O2 + miR-21-5p mimics group, and H2O2 + miR-21-5p mimics+rapamycin (RAPA) group were included in our experiment. KEY FINDINGS: Compared with control group, miR-21-5p was decreased in H2O2-treated RSC96 cells, while autophagy and apoptosis were both promoted. The result revealed that apoptosis was probably triggered by activation of autophagy in H2O2-treated group. In order to verify the relationship between autophagy and apoptosis more accurately, we used CQ to inhibit autophagy. Compared with H2O2-treated group, autophagy and apoptosis were both weakened in H2O2 + CQ group. Subsequently, we found the antiapoptotic effect of miR-21-5p in this model, overexpression of miR-21-5p prevented cells from being damaged by oxidative stress, it induced the decrease of PTEN and the level of autophagy, leading to decreased level of apoptosis. SIGNIFICANCE: The identified relationship between miR-21-5p, apoptosis, and autophagy promotes us to find a new mechanism to improve the treatment for PNP.


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Apoptose/genética , Autofagia/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Peróxido de Hidrogênio , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/metabolismo , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Periférico/genética , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Periférico/terapia , Ratos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Células de Schwann/citologia
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J Environ Sci Health B ; 55(9): 803-812, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32602772

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Organophosphorus pesticides induce gender-specific developmental neurotoxicity after birth, especially in adolescents and adults. However, whether and when the selectivity occurs in fetus remains unclear. In this study, we analyzed chlorpyrifos (CPF)-induced neurotoxicity in the early fetal brains of male and female mice. The gestational dams were administered 0, 1, 3, and 5 mg/(kg.d) CPF during gestational days (GD)7-11, and brains from the fetuses were isolated and analyzed on GD12. Fetal gender was identified by PCR technique based on male-specific Sry gene and Myog control gene. The body weight and head weight, the activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), and the content of malondialdehyde (MDA), as well as the oxidative stress-related gene expression were examined. Our results showed that CPF pretreatment induced AChE inhibition in GD12 fetal brain. CPF treatment activated SOD and GPX but not CAT and MDA. For oxidative stress-related gene expression, CPF pretreatment increased mRNA expression of Sod1, Cat, Gpx1, and Gpx2 in the fetal brain on GD12. The statistical analysis did not show gender-selective CPF-induced toxicity. Moreover, our results showed that although the gestational exposure to CPF could elicit abnormalities in the early fetal brain, the toxicity observed was not gender-specific.


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Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/embriologia , Clorpirifos/toxicidade , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Acetilcolinesterase/metabolismo , Animais , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Catalase/genética , Catalase/metabolismo , Inibidores da Colinesterase/toxicidade , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/etiologia , Tamanho do Órgão/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Fatores Sexuais , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Testes de Toxicidade/métodos
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Acta Cir Bras ; 35(4): e202000404, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32555936

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PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of calcitriol treatment on acute colitis in an experimental rat model. METHODS: A total of 24 adult Sprague Dawley albino rats were randomly separated into 3 equal groups: control group (n:8), colitis group (n:8), calcitriol administered group (n:8). A single dose of acetic acid (1 ml of 4% solution) was administered intrarectally to induce colitis. Group 1 was given 1 ml/kg 0.9% NaCl intraperitoneally; rats belonging to Group 2 were administered calcitriol 1 µg/kg for 5 days. RESULTS: Plasma tumor necrosis factor alpha, Pentraxin 3, and malondialdehyde levels were significantly lower in the calcitriol administered colitis group than in the standard colitis group (p<0.01). In the Calcitriol group, there was a significant histological improvement in hyperemia, hemorrhage and necrotic areas in the epithelium compared to the placebo group (p <0.000). CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that calcitriol may be an agent that could be used in acute colitis treatment.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Calcitriol/uso terapêutico , Colite/tratamento farmacológico , Doença Aguda , Animais , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Colite/sangue , Colite/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/sangue , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Valores de Referência , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Componente Amiloide P Sérico/análise , Resultado do Tratamento , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/análise
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Life Sci ; 256: 117864, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32474021

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As a major risk factor of acute kidney injury, renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) has a high mortality rate. Myeloid differentiation protein 2 (MD-2) is a secretory glycoprotein that plays an important role in inflammation. Our study aimed to explore the roles of MD-2 in I/R-induced inflammation and oxidative stress in vivo and in vitro. For the in vivo studies, male C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups: 1) sham, 2) I/R, 3) negative control for siRNA (siNC) and I/R treatment, or 4) MD-2 siRNA (siMD-2) and I/R. Levels of blood urea nitrogen and creatinine in the plasma were tested, and hematoxylin and eosin staining was performed at 24 h after I/R injury. The inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-6, and MCP-1 were measured using ELISA and Real-time qPCR (RT-qPCR). Malondialdehyde (MDA) content and superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity were estimated. For the in vitro studies, HK-2 cells were transfected with siMD-2 and then exposed to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). Inflammatory cytokine expression and oxidative stress then were evaluated. We found decreased levels of blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels after MD-2 silencing. MD-2 deficiency improved histological damage. MD-2 downregulation attenuated levels of inflammatory cytokines. Inhibition of MD-2 resulted in reduced MDA content and increased SOD, CAT, and GPx activity. Loss of function of MD-2 inhibited the H/R-induced production and expression of inflammatory cytokines. MD-2 silencing reduced MDA content after H/R, and MD-2 suppression enhanced SOD, CAT, and GPx activity. MD-2 deficiency also blocked H/R-mediated activation of the TLR4/TRAF6/NF-κB pathway, and pyrrolidinedithiocarbamate (PDTC) pretreatment strengthened the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant damage effects of MD-2 silencing. Taken together, our study revealed that MD-2 deficiency ameliorated renal I/R-induced inflammation and oxidative stress via inhibition of TLR4/TRAF6/NF-κB pathway.


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Inflamação/patologia , Antígeno 96 de Linfócito/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/fisiopatologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Inativação Gênica , Humanos , Inflamação/genética , Antígeno 96 de Linfócito/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/administração & dosagem , Fator 6 Associado a Receptor de TNF/metabolismo , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 201: 110817, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32512417

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Cellular exposure to xenobiotic human-made products will lead to oxidative stress that gives rise to DNA damage, as well as chemical or mechanical damage. Distinguishing the chemicals that will induce oxidative stress and predicting their toxicity is necessary. In the present study, 4270 compounds in the ARE-bla assay were investigated to predict active and inactive compounds by using simple algorithms, namely, recursive partitioning (RP) and binomial logistic regression, and to develop the quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models of chemicals that activate the ARE pathway to induce oxidative stress and exert toxic effects on cells. A decision tree based on scaffold-based fragments obtained through RP analysis showed the best identification accuracy. However, the overall identification accuracy of this model for active compounds was unsatisfactory due to limited fragments. Furthermore, a binomial logistic regression model was developed from 638 active compounds and 3632 inactive chemicals. The model with a cutoff of 0.15 could predict chemicals that were active or inactive with the prediction accuracy of 69.1%. Its area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve metric (AUROC) was 0.762, which indicated the acceptable predictive ability of this model. The parameters nBM (number of multiple bonds) and H% (percentage of H atom) played dominant roles in the prediction of the activity (inactive or active) of chemicals. A global QSAR model was developed to predict the toxicity of active chemicals. However, the model displayed an unsatisfactory result with R2 = 0.316 and R2ext = 0.090. Active chemicals were then classified on the basis of structure. A total of 79 compounds with carbon chains could be predicted with acceptable performance by using a QSAR model with six descriptors (R2 = 0.722, R2ext = 0.798, Q2Loo = 0.654, Q2Boot = 0.755, Q2ext = 0.721). The simple models established here contribute to efforts on identification compounds inducing oxidative stress and provide the scientific basis for risk assessment to organisms in the environment.


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Compostos Orgânicos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Algoritmos , Elementos de Resposta Antioxidante/genética , Bioensaio , Bases de Dados Factuais , Genes Reporter , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Compostos Orgânicos/química , Compostos Orgânicos/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Relação Quantitativa Estrutura-Atividade , beta-Lactamases/genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 201: 110823, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32540619

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This study compared co-tolerance to salinity and cadmium and investigated its mechanisms in a facultative metallophyte Silene vulgaris originating from distinct habitats. Shoots of calamine (Cal) and non-metallicolous (N-Cal) ecotypes grown in vitro were exposed to 10 and 100 mM NaCl, 5 µM CdCl2 and their combinations. Stress effects were evaluated based on growth, oxidative stress parameters, and DNA content and damage. Tolerance mechanisms were assessed by analyzing non-enzymatic antioxidants, osmolytes and ion accumulation. Irrespective of the ecotype, Cd stimulated shoot proliferation (micropropagation coefficients MC = 15.2 and 12.1 for Cal and N-Cal, respectively, growth tolerance index GTI = 148.1 and 156.7%). In Cal ecotype this was attributed to an increase in glutathione content and reorganization of cell membrane structures under Cd exposure, whereas in N-Cal to enhanced synthesis of other non-enzymatic antioxidants, mainly carotenoids and ascorbate. Low salinity stimulated growth of Cal ecotype due to optimizing Cl- content. High salinity inhibited growth, especially in Cal ecotype, where it enhanced DNA damage and disturbed ionic homeostasis. Species-specific reaction to combined salinity and Cd involved a mutual inhibition of Na+, Cl- and Cd2+ uptake. N-Cal ecotype responded to combined stresses by enhancing its antioxidant defense, presumably induced by Cd, whereas the metallicolous ecotype triggered osmotic adjustment. The study revealed that in S. vulgaris Cd application ameliorated metabolic responses to simultaneous salinity exposure. It also shed a light on distinct strategies of coping with combined abiotic stresses in two ecotypes of the species showing high plasticity in environmental conditions.


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Adaptação Fisiológica , Cádmio/toxicidade , Dano ao DNA , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Silene/efeitos dos fármacos , Cloreto de Sódio/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ácido Ascórbico/metabolismo , Carotenoides/metabolismo , Ecótipo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Salinidade , Silene/genética , Silene/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Silene/metabolismo , Solo/química
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PLoS Genet ; 16(6): e1008868, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32579581

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder featuring progressive loss of midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons that leads to motor symptoms. The etiology and pathogenesis of PD are not clear. We found that expression of COUP-TFII, an orphan nuclear receptor, in DA neurons is upregulated in PD patients through the analysis of public datasets. We show here that through epigenetic regulation, COUP-TFII contributes to oxidative stress, suggesting that COUP-TFII may play a role in PD pathogenesis. Elevated COUP-TFII expression specifically in DA neurons evokes DA neuronal loss in mice and accelerates the progression of phenotypes in a PD mouse model, MitoPark. Compared to control mice, those with elevated COUP-TFII expression displayed reduced cristae in mitochondria and enhanced cellular electron-dense vacuoles in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Mechanistically, we found that overexpression of COUP-TFII disturbs mitochondrial pathways, resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction. In particular, there is repressed expression of genes encoding cytosolic aldehyde dehydrogenases, which could enhance oxidative stress and interfere with mitochondrial function via 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde (DOPAL) buildup in DA neurons. Importantly, under-expression of COUP-TFII in DA neurons slowed the deterioration in motor functions of MitoPark mice. Taken together, our results suggest that COUP-TFII may be an important contributor to PD development and a potential therapeutic target.


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Fator II de Transcrição COUP/metabolismo , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/patologia , Mitocôndrias/patologia , Doença de Parkinson/genética , Ácido 3,4-Di-Hidroxifenilacético/análogos & derivados , Ácido 3,4-Di-Hidroxifenilacético/metabolismo , Aldeído Desidrogenase , Animais , Encéfalo/citologia , Encéfalo/patologia , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Estudos de Coortes , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/citologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Doença de Parkinson/patologia , Cultura Primária de Células , RNA-Seq , Ratos , Regulação para Cima
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