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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000783, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925907

RESUMO

Plant nucleotide-binding (NB) leucine-rich repeat (LRR) receptor (NLR) proteins function as intracellular immune receptors that perceive the presence of pathogen-derived virulence proteins (effectors) to induce immune responses. The 2 major types of plant NLRs that "sense" pathogen effectors differ in their N-terminal domains: these are Toll/interleukin-1 receptor resistance (TIR) domain-containing NLRs (TNLs) and coiled-coil (CC) domain-containing NLRs (CNLs). In many angiosperms, the RESISTANCE TO POWDERY MILDEW 8 (RPW8)-CC domain containing NLR (RNL) subclass of CNLs is encoded by 2 gene families, ACTIVATED DISEASE RESISTANCE 1 (ADR1) and N REQUIREMENT GENE 1 (NRG1), that act as "helper" NLRs during multiple sensor NLR-mediated immune responses. Despite their important role in sensor NLR-mediated immunity, knowledge of the specific, redundant, and synergistic functions of helper RNLs is limited. We demonstrate that the ADR1 and NRG1 families act in an unequally redundant manner in basal resistance, effector-triggered immunity (ETI) and regulation of defense gene expression. We define RNL redundancy in ETI conferred by some TNLs and in basal resistance against virulent pathogens. We demonstrate that, in Arabidopsis thaliana, the 2 RNL families contribute specific functions in ETI initiated by specific CNLs and TNLs. Time-resolved whole genome expression profiling revealed that RNLs and "classical" CNLs trigger similar transcriptome changes, suggesting that RNLs act like other CNLs to mediate ETI downstream of sensor NLR activation. Together, our genetic data confirm that RNLs contribute to basal resistance, are fully required for TNL signaling, and can also support defense activation during CNL-mediated ETI.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/imunologia , Proteínas NLR/fisiologia , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Receptores Imunológicos/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Resistência à Doença/genética , Resistência à Doença/imunologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/fisiologia , Família Multigênica/genética , Família Multigênica/fisiologia , Proteínas NLR/genética , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Receptores Imunológicos/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Transcriptoma
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4459, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32900997

RESUMO

The origins of multicellular physiology are tied to evolution of gene expression. Genes can shift expression as organisms evolve, but how ancestral expression influences altered descendant expression is not well understood. To examine this, we amalgamate 1,903 RNA-seq datasets from 182 research projects, including 6 organs in 21 vertebrate species. Quality control eliminates project-specific biases, and expression shifts are reconstructed using gene-family-wise phylogenetic Ornstein-Uhlenbeck models. Expression shifts following gene duplication result in more drastic changes in expression properties than shifts without gene duplication. The expression properties are tightly coupled with protein evolutionary rate, depending on whether and how gene duplication occurred. Fluxes in expression patterns among organs are nonrandom, forming modular connections that are reshaped by gene duplication. Thus, if expression shifts, ancestral expression in some organs induces a strong propensity for expression in particular organs in descendants. Regardless of whether the shifts are adaptive or not, this supports a major role for what might be termed preadaptive pathways of gene expression evolution.


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Evolução Molecular , Transcriptoma , Animais , Bases de Dados de Ácidos Nucleicos , Feminino , Duplicação Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Modelos Genéticos , Família Multigênica , Especificidade de Órgãos , Filogenia , Proteínas/genética , RNA-Seq , Especificidade da Espécie , Vertebrados/classificação , Vertebrados/genética
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 14(9): e0008018, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991594

RESUMO

By combining a reference-independent SNP analysis and average nucleotide identity (ANI) with affinity propagation clustering (APC), we developed a significantly improved methodology allowing resolving phylogenetic relationships, based on objective criteria. These bioinformatics tools can be used as a general ruler to determine phylogenetic relationships and clustering of bacteria, exemplary done with Francisella (F.) tularensis. Molecular epidemiology of F. tularensis is currently assessed mostly based on laboratory methods and molecular analysis. The high evolutionary stability and the clonal nature makes Francisella ideal for subtyping with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Sequencing and real-time PCR can be used to validate the SNP analysis. We investigate whole-genome sequences of 155 F. tularensis subsp. holarctica isolates. Phylogenetic testing was based on SNPs and average nucleotide identity (ANI) as reference independent, alignment-free methods taking small-scale and large-scale differences within the genomes into account. Especially the whole genome SNP analysis with kSNP3.0 allowed deciphering quite subtle signals of systematic differences in molecular variation. Affinity propagation clustering (APC) resulted in three clusters showing the known clades B.4, B.6, and B.12. These data correlated with the results of real-time PCR assays targeting canSNPs loci. Additionally, we detected two subtle sub-clusters. SplitsTree was used with standard-setting using the aligned SNPs from Parsnps. Together APC, HierBAPS, and SplitsTree enabled us to generate hypotheses about epidemiologic relationships between bacterial clusters and describing the distribution of isolates. Our data indicate that the choice of the typing technique can increase our understanding of the pathogenesis and transmission of diseases with the eventual for prevention. This is opening perspectives to be applied to other bacterial species. The data provide evidence that Germany might be the collision zone where the clade B.12, also known as the East European clade, overlaps with the clade B.6, also known as the Iberian clade. Described methods allow generating a new, more detailed perspective for F. tularensis subsp. holarctica phylogeny. These results may encourage to determine phylogenetic relationships and clustering of other bacteria the same way.


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Francisella tularensis/classificação , Francisella tularensis/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Genoma Bacteriano , Epidemiologia Molecular , Família Multigênica , Nucleotídeos/genética , Filogenia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4554, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917865

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Non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) enzymes form modular assembly-lines, wherein each module governs the incorporation of a specific monomer into a short peptide product. Modules are comprised of one or more key domains, including adenylation (A) domains, which recognise and activate the monomer substrate; condensation (C) domains, which catalyse amide bond formation; and thiolation (T) domains, which shuttle reaction intermediates between catalytic domains. This arrangement offers prospects for rational peptide modification via substitution of substrate-specifying domains. For over 20 years, it has been considered that C domains play key roles in proof-reading the substrate; a presumption that has greatly complicated rational NRPS redesign. Here we present evidence from both directed and natural evolution studies that any substrate-specifying role for C domains is likely to be the exception rather than the rule, and that novel non-ribosomal peptides can be generated by substitution of A domains alone. We identify permissive A domain recombination boundaries and show that these allow us to efficiently generate modified pyoverdine peptides at high yields. We further demonstrate the transferability of our approach in the PheATE-ProCAT model system originally used to infer C domain substrate specificity, generating modified dipeptide products at yields that are inconsistent with the prevailing dogma.


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Monofosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Domínio Catalítico , Embaralhamento de DNA , Modelos Moleculares , Família Multigênica , Oligopeptídeos/química , Oligopeptídeos/metabolismo , Peptídeo Sintases/genética , Peptídeo Sintases/metabolismo , Conformação Proteica , Pseudomonas , Especificidade por Substrato
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236226, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866160

RESUMO

Amine oxidases (AOs) including copper containing amine oxidases (CuAOs) and FAD-dependent polyamine oxidases (PAOs) are associated with polyamine catabolism in the peroxisome, apoplast and cytoplasm and play an essential role in growth and developmental processes and response to biotic and abiotic stresses. Here, we identified PAO genes in common wheat (Triticum aestivum), T. urartu and Aegilops tauschii and reported the genome organization, evolutionary features and expression profiles of the wheat PAO genes (TaPAO). Expression analysis using publicly available RNASeq data showed that TaPAO genes are expressed redundantly in various tissues and developmental stages. A large percentage of TaPAOs respond significantly to abiotic stresses, especially temperature (i.e. heat and cold stress). Some TaPAOs were also involved in response to other stresses such as powdery mildew, stripe rust and Fusarium infection. Overall, TaPAOs may have various functions in stress tolerances responses, and play vital roles in different tissues and developmental stages. Our results provided a reference for further functional investigation of TaPAO proteins.


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Resposta ao Choque Frio/genética , Oxirredutases atuantes sobre Doadores de Grupo CH-NH/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Termotolerância/genética , Triticum/genética , Aegilops/enzimologia , Aegilops/genética , Processamento Alternativo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Evolução Molecular , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas , Genoma de Planta , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Cadeias de Markov , Modelos Genéticos , Peso Molecular , Família Multigênica , Oxirredutases atuantes sobre Doadores de Grupo CH-NH/química , Oxirredutases atuantes sobre Doadores de Grupo CH-NH/metabolismo , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos/genética , RNA-Seq , Alinhamento de Sequência , Triticum/enzimologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4202, 2020 08 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32826900

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Antibiotic biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) produce bioactive metabolites that impart a fitness advantage to their producer, providing a mechanism for natural selection. This selection drives antibiotic evolution and adapts BGCs for expression in different organisms, potentially providing clues to improve heterologous expression of antibiotics. Here, we use phage-assisted continuous evolution (PACE) to achieve bioactivity-dependent adaptation of the BGC for the antibiotic bicyclomycin (BCM), facilitating improved production in a heterologous host. This proof-of-principle study demonstrates that features of natural bioactivity-dependent evolution can be engineered to access unforeseen routes of improving metabolic pathways and product yields.


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Antibacterianos/biossíntese , Vias Biossintéticas/genética , Família Multigênica , Produtos Biológicos/metabolismo , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/metabolismo , Clonagem Molecular , Escherichia coli , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Engenharia Metabólica , Pseudomonas fluorescens/genética , Pseudomonas fluorescens/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236651, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804948

RESUMO

WRKY transcription factors regulate diverse biological processes in plants, including abiotic and biotic stress responses, and constitute one of the largest transcription factor families in higher plants. Although the past decade has seen significant progress towards identifying and functionally characterizing WRKY genes in diverse species, little is known about the WRKY family in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) moench). Here we report the comprehensive identification of 94 putative WRKY transcription factors (SbWRKYs). The SbWRKYs were divided into three groups (I, II, and III), with those in group II further classified into five subgroups (IIa-IIe), based on their conserved domains and zinc finger motif types. WRKYs from the model plant Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) were used for the phylogenetic analysis of all SbWRKY genes. Motif analysis showed that all SbWRKYs contained either one or two WRKY domains and that SbWRKYs within the same group had similar motif compositions. SbWRKY genes were located on all 10 sorghum chromosomes, and some gene clusters and two tandem duplications were detected. SbWRKY gene structure analysis showed that they contained 0-7 introns, with most SbWRKY genes consisting of two introns and three exons. Gene ontology (GO) annotation functionally categorized SbWRKYs under cellular components, molecular functions and biological processes. A cis-element analysis showed that all SbWRKYs contain at least one stress response-related cis-element. We exploited publicly available microarray datasets to analyze the expression profiles of 78 SbWRKY genes at different growth stages and in different tissues. The induction of SbWRKYs by different abiotic stresses hinted at their potential involvement in stress responses. qRT-PCR analysis revealed different expression patterns for SbWRKYs during drought stress. Functionally characterized WRKY genes in Arabidopsis and other species will provide clues for the functional characterization of putative orthologs in sorghum. Thus, the present study delivers a solid foundation for future functional studies of SbWRKY genes and their roles in the response to critical stresses such as drought.


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Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Sorghum/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Secas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas , Família Multigênica , Estresse Fisiológico/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4022, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32782248

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One major bottleneck in natural product drug development is derivatization, which is pivotal for fine tuning lead compounds. A promising solution is modifying the biosynthetic machineries of middle molecules such as macrolides. Although intense studies have established various methodologies for protein engineering of type I modular polyketide synthase(s) (PKSs), the accurate targeting of desired regions in the PKS gene is still challenging due to the high sequence similarity between its modules. Here, we report an innovative technique that adapts in vitro Cas9 reaction and Gibson assembly to edit a target region of the type I modular PKS gene. Proof-of-concept experiments using rapamycin PKS as a template show that heterologous expression of edited biosynthetic gene clusters produced almost all the desired derivatives. Our results are consistent with the promiscuity of modular PKS and thus, our technique will provide a platform to generate rationally designed natural product derivatives for future drug development.


Assuntos
Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Edição de Genes/métodos , Policetídeo Sintases/genética , Produtos Biológicos/química , Produtos Biológicos/metabolismo , Estrutura Molecular , Família Multigênica/genética , Policetídeo Sintases/metabolismo , Sirolimo/química , Sirolimo/metabolismo , Estereoisomerismo , Streptomyces/enzimologia , Streptomyces/genética , Streptomyces/metabolismo
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Virology ; 548: 82-92, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32838949

RESUMO

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is an infectious pathogen spreading in a wide range of vertebrate species. Pigs are amplifying hosts of JEV and thought to be maintained in nature predominantly by avian-mosquito cycles. In the innate immune system, interferon-inducible transmembrane protein (IFITM) is a small transmembrane protein family and has been identified as the first line of defense against a broad range of RNA virus invasion. In this paper, we found that swine IFITM (sIFITM) could restrict the replication of both JEV vaccine strain and wild strain NJ-2008. The cysteine S-palmitoylation modification of sIFITM plays important roles in their anti-JEV effects and intracellular distributions. Our findings show the anti-JEV activities of swine interferon-inducible transmembrane proteins and broaden the antiviral spectrum of IFITM protein family. The preliminary exploration of S-palmitoylation modification of sIFITM may contribute to understanding of the antiviral molecular mechanism of sIFITM.


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Vírus da Encefalite Japonesa (Espécie)/fisiologia , Encefalite Japonesa/virologia , Proteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Animais , Vírus da Encefalite Japonesa (Espécie)/genética , Lipoilação , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Família Multigênica , Suínos , Replicação Viral
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0232806, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32785265

RESUMO

There is an increasing consumer demand for minimally processed, preservative free and microbiologically safe food. These factors, combined with risks of antibiotic resistance, have led to interest in bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as natural food preservatives and as potential protein therapeutics. We previously reported the discovery of plantacyclin B21AG, a circular bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus plantarum B21. Here, we describe the cloning and functional expression of the bacteriocin gene cluster in the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1. Genome sequencing demonstrated that the bacteriocin is encoded on a 20 kb native plasmid, designated as pB21AG01. Seven open reading frames (ORFs) putatively involved in bacteriocin production, secretion and immunity were cloned into an E. coli/Lactobacillus shuttle vector, pTRKH2. The resulting plasmid, pCycB21, was transformed into L. plantarum WCFS1. The cell free supernatants (CFS) of both B21 and WCFS1 (pCycB21) showed an antimicrobial activity of 800 AU/mL when tested against WCFS1 (pTRKH2) as the indicator strain, showing that functional expression of plantacyclin B21AG had been achieved. Real-time PCR analysis revealed that the relative copy number of pB21AG01 was 7.60 ± 0.79 in L. plantarum B21 whilst pCycB21 and pTRKH2 was 0.51 ± 0.05 and 25.19 ± 2.68 copies respectively in WCFS1. This indicates that the bacteriocin gene cluster is located on a highly stable low copy number plasmid pB21AG01 in L. plantarum B21. Inclusion of the native promoter for the bacteriocin operon from pB21AG01 results in similar killing activity being observed in both the wild type and recombinant hosts despite the lower copy number of pCycB21.


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Bacteriocinas/genética , Microbiologia de Alimentos , Lactobacillus plantarum/genética , Probióticos , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Clonagem Molecular , Conservantes de Alimentos , Dosagem de Genes , Genes Bacterianos , Humanos , Família Multigênica , Plasmídeos/genética
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BMC Evol Biol ; 20(1): 91, 2020 07 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727363

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: The SIAMESE (SIM) locus is a cell-cycle kinase inhibitor (CKI) gene that has to date been identified only in plants; it encodes a protein that promotes transformation from mitosis to endoreplication. Members of the SIAMESE-RELATED (SMR) family have similar functions, and some are related to cell-cycle responses and abiotic stresses. However, the functions of SMRs are poorly understood in maize (Zea mays L.). RESULTS: In the present study, 12 putative SMRs were identified throughout the entire genome of maize, and these were clustered into six groups together with the SMRs from seven other plant species. Members of the ZmSMR family were divided into four groups according to their protein sequences. Various cis-acting elements in the upstream sequences of ZmSMRs responded to abiotic stresses. Expression analyses revealed that all ZmSMRs were upregulated at 5, 20, 25, and 35 days after pollination. In addition, we found that ZmSMR9/11/12 may have regulated the initiation of endoreplication in endosperm central cells. Additionally, ZmSMR2/10 may have been primarily responsible for the endoreplication regulation of outer endosperm or aleurone cells. The relatively high expression levels of almost all ZmSMRs in the ears and tassels also implied that these genes may function in seed development. The effects of treatments with ABA, heat, cold, salt, and drought on maize seedlings and expression of ZmSMR genes suggested that ZmSMRs were strongly associated with response to abiotic stresses. CONCLUSION: The present study is the first to conduct a genome-wide analysis of members of the ZmSMR family by investigating their locations in chromosomes, identifying regulatory elements in their promoter regions, and examining motifs in their protein sequences. Expression analysis of different endosperm developmental periods, tissues, abiotic stresses, and hormonal treatments suggests that ZmSMR genes may function in endoreplication and regulate the development of reproductive organs. These results may provide valuable information for future studies of the functions of the SMR family in maize.


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Evolução Molecular , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genoma de Planta , Família Multigênica , Zea mays/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Bases , Cromossomos de Plantas/genética , Sequência Conservada/genética , Endosperma/genética , Duplicação Gênica , Genes de Plantas , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Análise de Regressão , Especificidade da Espécie , Estresse Fisiológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Sintenia/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3387, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636417

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Biosynthesis of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) is required for anchoring proteins to the plasma membrane, and is essential for the integrity of the fungal cell wall. Here, we use a reporter gene-based screen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the discovery of antifungal inhibitors of GPI-anchoring of proteins, and identify the oligocyclopropyl-containing natural product jawsamycin (FR-900848) as a potent hit. The compound targets the catalytic subunit Spt14 (also referred to as Gpi3) of the fungal UDP-glycosyltransferase, the first step in GPI biosynthesis, with good selectivity over the human functional homolog PIG-A. Jawsamycin displays antifungal activity in vitro against several pathogenic fungi including Mucorales, and in vivo in a mouse model of invasive pulmonary mucormycosis due to Rhyzopus delemar infection. Our results provide a starting point for the development of Spt14 inhibitors for treatment of invasive fungal infections.


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Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Glicosiltransferases/antagonistas & inibidores , Policetídeos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Proliferação de Células , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Fermentação , Genes Reporter , Glicosilfosfatidilinositóis/biossíntese , Células HCT116 , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Células K562 , Pulmão/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Mucorales , Família Multigênica , Rhizopus , Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008964, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32716939

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Chromatin regulation of eukaryotic genomes depends on the formation of nucleosome complexes between histone proteins and DNA. Histone variants, which are diversified by sequence or expression pattern, can profoundly alter chromatin properties. While variants in histone H2A and H3 families are well characterized, the extent of diversification of histone H2B proteins is less understood. Here, we report a systematic analysis of the histone H2B family in plants, which have undergone substantial divergence during the evolution of each major group in the plant kingdom. By characterising Arabidopsis H2Bs, we substantiate this diversification and reveal potential functional specialization that parallels the phylogenetic structure of emergent clades in eudicots. In addition, we identify a new class of highly divergent H2B variants, H2B.S, that specifically accumulate during chromatin compaction of dry seed embryos in multiple species of flowering plants. Our findings thus identify unsuspected diverse properties among histone H2B proteins in plants that has manifested into potentially novel groups of histone variants.


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Arabidopsis/genética , Cromatina/genética , Evolução Molecular , Histonas/genética , Arabidopsis/classificação , Eucariotos , Genoma de Planta/genética , Histonas/classificação , Família Multigênica/genética
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 488, 2020 Jul 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32646445

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BACKGROUND: Washington University polyomavirus (WUPyV) is a novel human polyomavirus detected in childwith acute respiratory infection in 2007. However, the relationship between WUPyV and respiratory diseases has yet to be established for lacking of a suitable in vitro culture system. METHODS: To isolate WUPyV with human airway epithelial (HAE) cells, the positive samples were incubated in HAE, and then the nucleic acid, VP1 protein and virions were detected using real-time PCR, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy respectively. RESULTS: The result showed that WUPyV could replicate effectively in HAE cells and virions with typical polyomavirus characteristics could be observed. Additionally, the entire genome sequence of the isolated strain (BJ0771) was obtained and phylogenetic analysis indicated that BJ0771 belongs to gene cluster I. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrated clinical WUPyV strain was successfully isolated for the first time in the world and this will help unravel the etiology and pathogenic mechanisms of WUPyV in respiratory infection diseases.


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Células Epiteliais/virologia , Infecções por Polyomavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Polyomavirus/virologia , Polyomavirus/genética , Polyomavirus/isolamento & purificação , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Infecções Respiratórias/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Proteínas do Capsídeo/genética , Polaridade Celular , Células Cultivadas , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Infecções Respiratórias/virologia , Vírion/genética , Replicação Viral , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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PLoS Biol ; 18(7): e3000750, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32667916

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Photoreceptors are specialized cells devoted to the transduction of the incoming visual signals. Rods are able also to shed from their tip old disks and to synthesize at the base of the outer segment (OS) new disks. By combining electrophysiology, optical tweezers (OTs), and biochemistry, we investigate mechanosensitivity in the rods of Xenopus laevis, and we show that 1) mechanosensitive channels (MSCs), transient receptor potential canonical 1 (TRPC1), and Piezo1 are present in rod inner segments (ISs); 2) mechanical stimulation-of the order of 10 pN-applied briefly to either the OS or IS evokes calcium transients; 3) inhibition of MSCs decreases the duration of photoresponses to bright flashes; 4) bright flashes of light induce a rapid shortening of the OS; and 5) the genes encoding the TRPC family have an ancient association with the genes encoding families of protein involved in phototransduction. These results suggest that MSCs play an integral role in rods' phototransduction.


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Transdução de Sinal Luminoso , Mecanotransdução Celular , Células Fotorreceptoras Retinianas Bastonetes/metabolismo , Xenopus laevis/metabolismo , Animais , Cálcio/metabolismo , Fluorescência , Luz , Transdução de Sinal Luminoso/efeitos da radiação , Mecanotransdução Celular/efeitos da radiação , Família Multigênica , Estimulação Luminosa , Células Fotorreceptoras Retinianas Bastonetes/efeitos da radiação , Canais de Cátion TRPC/genética , Proteínas de Xenopus/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236454, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32702710

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Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is a member of family linaceae with annual growth habit. It is included among those crops which were domesticated very early and has been used in development related studies as a model plant. In plants, Calmodulin-binding transcription activators (CAMTAs) comprise a unique set of Calmodulin-binding proteins. To elucidate the transport mechanism of secondary metabolites in flax, a genome-based study on these transporters was performed. The current investigation identified nine CAMTAs proteins, classified into three categories during phylogenetic analysis. Each group had significant evolutionary role as illustrated by the conservation of gene structures, protein domains and motif organizations over the distinctive phylogenetic classes. GO annotation suggested a link to sequence-specific DNA and protein binding, response to low temperature and transcription regulation by RNA polymerase II. The existence of different hormonal and stress responsive cis-regulatory elements in promotor region may directly correlate with the variation of their transcripts. MicroRNA target analysis revealed that various groups of miRNA families targeted the LuCAMTAs genes. Identification of CAMTA genes, miRNA studies and phylogenetic analysis may open avenues to uncover the underlying functional mechanism of this important family of genes in flax.


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Proteínas de Ligação a Calmodulina/genética , Evolução Molecular , Linho/genética , Família Multigênica/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a Calmodulina/classificação , Genoma de Planta/genética , Filogenia , Ligação Proteica
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BMC Evol Biol ; 20(1): 85, 2020 07 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32664916

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BACKGROUND: ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are involved in the active transportation of various endogenous or exogenous substances. Two ABCG2 gene subfamily members have been identified in birds. A detailed comparative study of the ABCG2 and ABCG2-like genes aid our understanding of their evolutionary history at the molecular level and provide a theoretical reference for studying the specific functions of ABCG2 and ABCG2-like genes in birds. RESULTS: We first identified 77 ABCG2/ABCG2-like gene sequences in the genomes of 41 birds. Further analysis showed that both the nucleic acid and amino acid sequences of ABCG2 and ABCG2-like genes were highly conserved and exhibited high homology in birds. However, significant differences in the N-terminal structure were found between the ABCG2 and ABCG2-like amino acid sequences. A selective pressure analysis showed that the ABCG2 and ABCG2-like genes were affected by purifying selection during the process of bird evolution. CONCLUSIONS: We believe that multiple members of the ABCG2 gene subfamily exist on chromosome 4 in the ancestors of birds. Over the long course of evolution, only the ABCG2 gene was retained on chromosome 4 in birds. The ABCG2-like gene on chromosome 6 might have originated from chromosome replication or fusion. The structural differences between the N terminus of ABCG2 protein and those of ABCG2-like proteins might lead to functional differences between the corresponding genes.


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Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Aves/genética , Evolução Molecular , Homologia de Sequência de Aminoácidos , Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/química , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Cromossomos/genética , Sequência Conservada/genética , Éxons/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma , Íntrons/genética , Família Multigênica , Fases de Leitura Aberta/genética , Fosforilação , Filogenia , Domínios Proteicos , Sítios de Splice de RNA/genética , Seleção Genética , Sintenia/genética
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BMC Evol Biol ; 20(1): 87, 2020 07 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32680460

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BACKGROUND: The blood-feeding behavior evolved multiple times in Insecta lineages and it represents an excellent opportunity to study patterns of convergent molecular evolution regarding this habit. In insects the expansion of some gene families is linked with blood-feeding behavior, but a wide study comparing the evolution of these gene families among different lineages is still missing. Here we gathered genomic data from six independently-evolved hematophagous lineages, aiming to identify convergent expansions and/or contractions of gene families in hematophagous lineages of insects. RESULTS: We found four rapidly evolving gene families shared by at least two hematophagous independently-evolved lineages, including a heat-shock and a chemosensory protein. On the expression of these four rapidly evolving gene families we found more genes expressed in mated individuals compared with virgin individuals in rapidly-expanded families and more genes expressed in non-blood-feeding individuals compared with blood-feeding individuals in rapidly-contracted families. CONCLUSION: Our results reveal a new set of candidate genes to be explored in further analysis to help the development of new strategies to deal with blood-feeding vectors and also presents a new perspective to study the evolution of hematophagy identifying convergent molecular patterns.


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Evolução Biológica , Comportamento Alimentar/fisiologia , Insetos/genética , Família Multigênica , Animais , Evolução Molecular , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Filogenia
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(30): 18079-18090, 2020 07 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32647060

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Ion channels in excitable cells function in macromolecular complexes in which auxiliary proteins modulate the biophysical properties of the pore-forming subunits. Hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-sensitive HCN4 channels are critical determinants of membrane excitability in cells throughout the body, including thalamocortical neurons and cardiac pacemaker cells. We previously showed that the properties of HCN4 channels differ dramatically in different cell types, possibly due to the endogenous expression of auxiliary proteins. Here, we report the discovery of a family of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) transmembrane proteins that associate with and modulate HCN4. Lymphoid-restricted membrane protein (LRMP, Jaw1) and inositol trisphosphate receptor-associated guanylate kinase substrate (IRAG, Mrvi1, and Jaw1L) are homologous proteins with small ER luminal domains and large cytoplasmic domains. Despite their homology, LRMP and IRAG have distinct effects on HCN4. LRMP is a loss-of-function modulator that inhibits the canonical depolarizing shift in the voltage dependence of HCN4 in response to the binding of cAMP. In contrast, IRAG causes a gain of HCN4 function by depolarizing the basal voltage dependence in the absence of cAMP. The mechanisms of action of LRMP and IRAG are independent of trafficking and cAMP binding, and they are specific to the HCN4 isoform. We also found that IRAG is highly expressed in the mouse sinoatrial node where computer modeling predicts that its presence increases HCN4 current. Our results suggest important roles for LRMP and IRAG in the regulation of cellular excitability, as tools for advancing mechanistic understanding of HCN4 channel function, and as possible scaffolds for coordination of signaling pathways.


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Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Canais Disparados por Nucleotídeos Cíclicos Ativados por Hiperpolarização/metabolismo , Animais , Células CHO , Linhagem Celular , Cricetulus , AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Canais Disparados por Nucleotídeos Cíclicos Ativados por Hiperpolarização/química , Canais Disparados por Nucleotídeos Cíclicos Ativados por Hiperpolarização/genética , Masculino , Potenciais da Membrana/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Família Multigênica , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Isoformas de Proteínas , Nó Sinoatrial/fisiologia , Nó Sinoatrial/fisiopatologia
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 45(13): 3120-3127, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32726020

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Glucomannan is the key active ingredient of Dendrobium catenatum, and CSLA family is responsible for glucomannan biosynthesis. In order to systematically evaluate the CSLA family members of D. catenatum, the bioinformatics methods were performed for genome-wide identification of DcCSLA gene family members through the genomic data of D. catenatum downloaded from the NCBI database, and further analyses of their phylogenetic relationship, gene structure, protein conserved domains and motifs, promoter cis-elements and gene expression profiles in response to stresses. The results showed that D. catenatum contains 13 CSLA members, all of which contain 9-10 exons. In the evolutionary relationship, CSLA genes were clustered into 5 groups, DcCSLA genes were distributed in all branches. Among which the ancestral genes of groupI existed before the monocot-dicot divergence, and groupⅡ-Ⅴ only existed in the monocot plants, indicating that group Ⅰ represents the earliest origin group. CSLA proteins are characteristic of the signature CESA_CaSu_A2 domain. Their promoter regions contain cis elements related to stresses and hormones. Under different stress treatments, low temperature induces the expression of DcCSLA5 and inhibits the expression of DcCSLA3. Infection of Sclerotium delphinii inhibits DcCSLA3/4/6/8/9/10 expression. Under the treatment of jasmonic acid, DcCSLA11 expression was significantly up-regulated, and DcCSLA2/5/7/12/13 were significantly down-regulated. These results laid a foundation for further study on the function of DcCSLA genes in glucomannan biosynthesis and accumulation.


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Basidiomycota , Dendrobium/genética , Temperatura Baixa , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genoma de Planta , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Estresse Fisiológico , Transcriptoma
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