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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 218, 2020 10 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33011739

Assuntos
Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicosídeos Cardíacos/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antivirais/química , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Produtos Biológicos/química , Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Bufanolídeos/química , Bufanolídeos/farmacologia , Glicosídeos Cardíacos/química , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Chlorocebus aethiops , Cloroquina/química , Cloroquina/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Digoxina/química , Digoxina/farmacologia , Ensaios de Triagem em Larga Escala , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Humanos , Janus Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Janus Quinases/genética , Janus Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/antagonistas & inibidores , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Pandemias , Fenantrenos/química , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Transdução de Sinais , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/antagonistas & inibidores , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/genética , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/metabolismo , Células Vero , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4938, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009401

RESUMO

Antiviral strategies to inhibit Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) and the pathogenic consequences of COVID-19 are urgently required. Here, we demonstrate that the NRF2 antioxidant gene expression pathway is suppressed in biopsies obtained from COVID-19 patients. Further, we uncover that NRF2 agonists 4-octyl-itaconate (4-OI) and the clinically approved dimethyl fumarate (DMF) induce a cellular antiviral program that potently inhibits replication of SARS-CoV2 across cell lines. The inhibitory effect of 4-OI and DMF extends to the replication of several other pathogenic viruses including Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and-2, Vaccinia virus, and Zika virus through a type I interferon (IFN)-independent mechanism. In addition, 4-OI and DMF limit host inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV2 infection associated with airway COVID-19 pathology. In conclusion, NRF2 agonists 4-OI and DMF induce a distinct IFN-independent antiviral program that is broadly effective in limiting virus replication and in suppressing the pro-inflammatory responses of human pathogenic viruses, including SARS-CoV2.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Fumarato de Dimetilo/agonistas , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Succinatos/agonistas , Adulto , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Fumarato de Dimetilo/farmacologia , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Interferon Tipo I , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Succinatos/farmacologia , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110914, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800249

RESUMO

Bombyx mori(Linnaeus, 1758) is an important economical insect, and the sericulture is a flourishing industry in many developing countries. Pyriproxyfen, a juvenile hormone pesticide, is often applied to cultivations widely in the world, and its exposure often resulted in silk yield reduction and non-cocooning. However, the effect of pyriproxyfen exposure on cocooning and gene expression level in the silk gland of B. mori has not been studied yet, and this study focused on the above issues. The result indicated that pyriproxyfen exposure can lead to silk gland injury, reduction of silk yield and cocooning rate. Furthermore, the expression levels of silk protein synthesis related genes were down regulated significantly. The same change trends were shown between PI3K/Akt and CncC/Keap1 pathway, which is the expressions of key genes can be elevated by pyriproxyfen exposure. In addition, the activity of detoxification enzymes (P450, GST and CarE) and the expression levels of detoxification genes were elevated after pyriproxyfen exposure, suggesting that detoxification enzymes may play an important role in detoxification of pyriproxyfen in silk gland. These results provided possible clues to the silk gland injury and gene transcriptional level changes in silkworm after pyriproxyfen exposure.


Assuntos
Bombyx/fisiologia , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Piridinas/toxicidade , Animais , Bombyx/efeitos dos fármacos , Bombyx/genética , Regulação para Baixo , Proteínas de Insetos/genética , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/genética , Larva/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Biossíntese de Proteínas , Seda/biossíntese , Seda/genética , Seda/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4225, 2020 08 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32839463

RESUMO

Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is an aggressive gastrointestinal malignancy with no approved targeted therapy. Here, we analyze exomes (n = 160), transcriptomes (n = 115), and low pass whole genomes (n = 146) from 167 gallbladder cancers (GBCs) from patients in Korea, India and Chile. In addition, we also sequence samples from 39 GBC high-risk patients and detect evidence of early cancer-related genomic lesions. Among the several significantly mutated genes not previously linked to GBC are ETS domain genes ELF3 and EHF, CTNNB1, APC, NSD1, KAT8, STK11 and NFE2L2. A majority of ELF3 alterations are frame-shift mutations that result in several cancer-specific neoantigens that activate T-cells indicating that they are cancer vaccine candidates. In addition, we identify recurrent alterations in KEAP1/NFE2L2 and WNT pathway in GBC. Taken together, these define multiple targetable therapeutic interventions opportunities for GBC treatment and management.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ets/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Vacinas Anticâncer/genética , Vacinas Anticâncer/imunologia , Chile , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/imunologia , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Genômica/métodos , Humanos , Índia , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/genética , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ets/imunologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ets/metabolismo , República da Coreia , Fatores de Transcrição/imunologia , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética , beta Catenina/genética , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 329: 109220, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763245

RESUMO

The sepsis is considered as serious clinic-pathological condition related with high rate of morbidity and mortality in critical care settings. In the proposed study, the hydrazides derivatives N-(benzylidene)-2-((2-hydroxynaphthalen-1-yl)diazenyl)benzohydrazides (1-2) (NCHDH and NTHDH) were investigated against the LPS-induced sepsis in rodents. The NCHDH and NTHDH markedly improved the physiological sign and symptoms associated with the sepsis such as mortality, temperature, and clinical scoring compared to negative control group, which received only LPS (i.p.). The NCHDH and NTHDH also inhibited the production of the NO and MPO compared to the negative control. Furthermore, the treatment control improved the histological changes markedly of all the vital organs. Additionally, the Masson's trichrome and PAS (Periodic Acid Schiff) staining also showed improvement in the NCHDH and NTHDH treated group in contrast to LPS-induced group. The antioxidants were enhanced by the intervention of the NCHDH and NTHDH and the level of the MDA and POD were attenuated marginally compared to the LPS-induced group. The hematology study showed marked improvement and the reversal of the LPS-induced changes in blood composition compared to the negative control. The synthetic function of the liver and kidney were preserved in the NCHDH and NTHDH treated group compared to the LPS-induced group. The NCHDH and NTHDH markedly enhanced the Nrf2, HO-1 (Heme oxygenase-1), while attenuated the Keap1 and TRPV1 expression level as compared to LPS treated group. Furthermore, the NCHDH and NTHDH treatment showed marked increased in the mRNA expression level of the HSP70/90 proteins compared to the negative control.


Assuntos
Hidrazinas/farmacologia , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/etiologia , Sepse/etiologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/metabolismo , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Hidrazinas/química , Hidrazinas/uso terapêutico , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/genética , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/toxicidade , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Macrófagos/citologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/tratamento farmacológico , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/mortalidade , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Peroxidase/metabolismo , Sepse/tratamento farmacológico , Sepse/mortalidade , Canais de Cátion TRPV/genética , Canais de Cátion TRPV/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 329: 109222, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771325

RESUMO

Extensive application of methylene blue (MB) for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, and reports for unwanted side effects, demand better understanding of the mechanisms of biological action of this thiazine dye. Because MB is redox-active, its biological activities have been attributed to transfer of electrons, generation of reactive oxygen species, and antioxidant action. Results of this study show that MB is more toxic to a superoxide dismutase-deficient Escherichia coli mutant than to its SOD-proficient parent, which indicates that superoxide anion radical is involved. Incubation of E. coli with MB induced the enzymes fumarase C, SOD, nitroreductase A, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, all controlled by the soxRS regulon. Induction of these enzymes was prevented by blocking protein synthesis with chloramphenicol and was not observed when soxRS-negative mutants were incubated with MB. These results show that MB is capable of inducing the soxRS regulon of E. coli, which plays a key role in protecting bacteria against oxidative stress and redox-cycling compounds. Irrespective of the abundance of heme-containing proteins in living cells, which are preferred acceptors of electrons from the reduced form of MB, reduction of oxygen to superoxide radical still takes place. Induction of the soxRS regulon suggests that in humans, beneficial effects of MB could be attributed to activation of redox-sensitive transcription factors like Nrf2 and FoxO. If defense systems are compromised or genes coding for protective proteins are not induced, MB would have deleterious effects.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Azul de Metileno/farmacologia , Regulon/efeitos dos fármacos , Transativadores/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Cloranfenicol/farmacologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Fumarato Hidratase/genética , Fumarato Hidratase/metabolismo , Glucosefosfato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Biossíntese de Proteínas/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Superóxidos/metabolismo , Transativadores/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Life Sci ; 258: 118153, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32738361

RESUMO

AIMS: Obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG) is characterized by glomerulomegaly with or without focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis lesions. Isothiocyanate sulforaphane (SFN) can protect kidneys from ORG-related damages. In this study, we investigated the effects of SFN as a preventive therapy or intervention for ORG to reveal its mechanism of action. MAIN METHODS: We established a mouse obesity model with preventive SFN or N-acetylcysteine treatment for 2 months. Thereafter, we used nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2-deficient (Nrf2-/-) and wild type mice in our ORG model with SFN treatment. Finally, we generated a corresponding mouse podocyte model in vitro. The body weight, wet weight of perirenal-and peritesticular fat, and urinary albumin/creatinine ratio were assessed. We used periodic acid-Schiff staining and electron microscopy to assess the function of the kidneys and podocytes. In addition, we evaluated the expression of Nrf2 and podocyte-specific proteins by western blotting. KEY FINDINGS: Treatment with SFN reduced body weight, organ-associated fat weight, and urinary albumin/creatinine ratio in both the preventive treatment and disease intervention regimens. SFN treated mice exhibited higher expression levels of podocyte-specific proteins and better podocyte function. However, treatment with SFN did not affect these parameters in obese Nrf2-/- mice. Light chain 3 of microtubule-associated protein 1-II and metallothionein had higher expression in the wild type than in the Nrf2-/- mice. SIGNIFICANCE: Treatment with SFN limited ORG-induced damage by enhancing podocyte autophagy via Nrf2.


Assuntos
Isotiocianatos/uso terapêutico , Nefropatias/tratamento farmacológico , Nefropatias/etiologia , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Obesidade/complicações , Substâncias Protetoras/uso terapêutico , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Nefropatias/metabolismo , Glomérulos Renais/citologia , Glomérulos Renais/efeitos dos fármacos , Glomérulos Renais/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Obesidade/metabolismo , Podócitos/citologia , Podócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Podócitos/metabolismo
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Trends Pharmacol Sci ; 41(9): 598-610, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32711925

RESUMO

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by SARS-CoV-2 is largely the result of a dysregulated host response, followed by damage to alveolar cells and lung fibrosis. Exacerbated proinflammatory cytokines release (cytokine storm) and loss of T lymphocytes (leukopenia) characterize the most aggressive presentation. We propose that a multifaceted anti-inflammatory strategy based on pharmacological activation of nuclear factor erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (NRF2) can be deployed against the virus. The strategy provides robust cytoprotection by restoring redox and protein homeostasis, promoting resolution of inflammation, and facilitating repair. NRF2 activators such as sulforaphane and bardoxolone methyl are already in clinical trials. The safety and efficacy information of these modulators in humans, together with their well-documented cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects in preclinical models, highlight the potential of this armamentarium for deployment to the battlefield against COVID-19.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Citoproteção , Granulócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Granulócitos/virologia , Homeostase , Humanos , Oxirredução , Pandemias
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Aquat Toxicol ; 226: 105554, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32653664

RESUMO

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 ; 257: 118123, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32710945

RESUMO

Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a cancer of the mesothelial lining of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium and testes. The most common form is asbestos-linked MM that is etiologically linked to repeated asbestos exposure with a long latency period, although non-asbestos MM has also been reported. Late diagnosis, poor survival rates, lack of diagnostic and prognostic markers act as major impediments in the clinical management of MM. Despite advances in immune checkpoint inhibition and CAR T-cell-based therapies, MM which is of different histologic subtypes remains challenging to treat. We review microRNAs (miRNAs) and the miRNA interactome implicated in MM which can be useful as circulating miRNA biomarkers for early diagnosis of MM and as biomarkers for prognostication in MM. Further, we underscore the relevance of the NRF2/MAPK signal transduction pathway that has been implicated in MM which may be useful as druggable targets or as biomarkers of predictive response. In addition, since MM is driven partly by inflammation, we elucidate chemopreventive phytochemicals that are beneficial in MM, either via crosstalk with the NRF2/MAPK pathway or via concerted anticancer mechanisms, and may be of benefit as adjuvants in chemotherapy. Taken together, a multifactorial approach comprising identification of miRNA target hubs and NRF2/MAPK biomarkers along with appropriately designed clinical trials may enable early detection and faster intervention in MM translating into better patient outcomes for this aggressive cancer.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Mesotelioma/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Humanos
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Gene ; 759: 144994, 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32721475

RESUMO

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional regulation of various genes, and their deregulation can lead to tumorigenesis. They may play the role of oncogenes or tumor suppressors by regulating different genes involved in cellular processes. One of the genes regulated by the miRNAs is the vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), which is responsible for angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the process of formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. This process plays an important role in tumor development, since it is responsible for the transport of nutrients required for tumor growth. Several studies have shown an increased expression of VEGFA in various cancers. Another gene regulated by miRNAs, the nuclear factor erythroid 2-like-2 (NFE2L2/NRF2), has a cytoprotective function and regulates cellular defense against oxidative stress. The NFE2L2 is the major regulator of cytoprotective agents and their oxidative damage to cells, which is down-regulated by Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (KEAP1) at the post-transcriptional level. Regulation of the VEGFA and NFE2L2 by miRNAs has been observed in hepatocellular carcinoma and breast, lung, esophageal, endometrial, gastric, and ovarian cancer. This review highlights the role of miRNAs in the regulation of VEGFA and NFE2L2 and their relevance as therapeutic targets in various cancers.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , MicroRNAs/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Animais , Humanos , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 329: 109210, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32726580

RESUMO

Cigarette smoke is a complex mixture capable of triggering inflammation and oxidative damage in animals at pulmonary and systemic levels. Tempol (4-hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl) reduces tissue injury associated with inflammation in vivo by mechanisms that are not completely understood. Here we evaluated the effect of tempol on inflammation and oxidative damage induced by acute exposure to cigarette smoke in vivo. Male C57BL/6 mice (n = 32) were divided into 4 groups (n = 8 each): 1) control group exposed to ambient air (GC), 2) animals exposed to cigarette smoke for 5 days (CSG), mice treated 3) prior or 4) concomitantly with tempol (50 mg/kg/day) and exposed to cigarette smoke for 5 days. The results showed that the total number of leukocytes and neutrophils increased in the respiratory tract and lung parenchyma of mice exposed to cigarette smoke. Likewise, MPO levels and activity as well as lipid peroxidation and lung protein nitration and carbonylation also increased. Administration of tempol before or during exposure to cigarette smoke inhibited all the above parameters. Tempol also reduced the pulmonary expression of the inflammatory cytokines Il-6, Il-1ß and Il-17 to basal levels and of Tnf-α by approximately 50%. In contrast, tempol restored Il-10 and Tgf-ß levels and enhanced the expression of Nrf2-associated genes, such as Ho-1 and Gpx2. Accordingly, total GPx activity increased in lung homogenates of tempol-treated animals. Taken together, our results show that tempol protects mouse lungs from inflammation and oxidative damage resulting from exposure to cigarette smoke, likely through reduction of leukocyte infiltration and increased transcription of some of the Nrf2-controlled genes.


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Óxidos N-Cíclicos/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Infiltração de Neutrófilos/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Animais , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/química , Interleucina-10/genética , Interleucina-10/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Nitritos/análise , Peroxidase/metabolismo , Carbonilação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Marcadores de Spin , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/genética , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 258: 118161, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32730835

RESUMO

AIMS: Tubulointerstitial inflammation is recognized as a key determinant of progressive sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). Schisantherin A (SchA) has been shown to be capable of regulating inflammatory processes. In the present study, we explored the possibility of SchA in preventing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced kidney inflammation and injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AKI was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of LPS in CD1 mice, administration of SchA was used for treatment. The protective effect of SchA on renal function and inflammation were analyzed respectively; the NRK-52E cell line was employed for the in vitro study and relative molecular mechanism was explored. KEY FINDINGS: Administration with SchA markedly attenuated LPS-induced damage on renal function and histopathological changes of the kidney. Additionally, pretreatment with SchA could inhibit the expression of inflammatory factors in the kidneys. In NRK-52E cells, SchA treatment significantly inhibited LPS-induced NF-κB activation and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression. Moreover, SchA could promote NRF2 pathway activation, and further blockade of NRF2 activation reversed the SchA-induced inhibition of NF-κB activation. SIGNIFICANCE: These presented results indicated that SchA may have great potential for protecting against sepsis-induced AKI.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Ciclo-Octanos/uso terapêutico , Dioxóis/uso terapêutico , Lignanas/uso terapêutico , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Sepse/complicações , Lesão Renal Aguda/metabolismo , Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Ratos , Sepse/tratamento farmacológico , Sepse/metabolismo , Sepse/patologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Mutat Res ; 854-855: 503201, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32660825

RESUMO

Oxidative stress is a critical factor in the pathogenesis of several gastrointestinal diseases. Sulforaphane (SFN), a bioactive compound found in cruciferous vegetables, activates the redox-sensitive nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2). In addition to its protective role, SFN exerts cytotoxic effects on cancer cells. However, there is a lack of information concerning the toxicity of SFN in normal cells. We investigated the effects of SFN on cell viability, antioxidant defenses, and gene expression in human stomach mucosa cells (MNP01). SFN reduced ROS formation and protected the cells against induced oxidative stress but high concentrations increased apoptosis. An intermediate SFN concentration (8 µM) was chosen for RNA sequencing studies. We observed upregulation of genes of the NRF2 (antioxidant) pathway, the DNA damage response, and apoptosis signaling; whereas SFN downregulated cell cycle and DNA repair pathway genes. SFN may be cytoprotective at low concentrations and cytotoxic at high concentrations.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Isotiocianatos/farmacologia , Membrana Mucosa/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estômago/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Anticarcinógenos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Membrana Mucosa/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Oxirredução/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 256: 117966, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32535079

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AIM: The present study aims to investigate the protective effects of artemisinin (ATZ) on early renal damage in experimental diabetic rats and its probable mechanism. METHODS: Models of diabetic nephropathy (DN) rats was established utilizing streptozotocin (STZ)-injection intraperitoneally (55 mg/kg) method. All rats were subsequently divided into normal control group, model group and ATZ (25, 50, 75 mg/kg) group randomly. Biochemical parameters including body weight, kidney index, blood glucose, 24 h UAER, Scr, BUN, T-SOD, GSH-Px and MDA were comprehensively determined after 8-week consecutive administrations. HE and PAS stainings were performed to observe the histopathological alterations of kidney. Western blot was conducted to detect the expressions of TGF-ß1, Nrf2, HQ-1 and NQO1. KEY FINDINGS: ATZ at three concentrations in ATZ group significantly increased the body weight. Biochemical parameters altered significantly between model group and ATZ group. Moreover, ATZ inhibited TGF-ß1 protein expression and activated the Nrf2 signaling pathway. Pathological histology results revealed the alterations including mesangial cells proliferation, thickness of glomerular capillary basement membrane, extracellular matrix (ECM) and the 24 h UAER. Western blot analysis demonstrated the increase of antioxidant proteins HO-1 and NQO1 and Nrf2-related proteins. SIGNIFICANCE: ATZ could reduce early renal oxidative stress damage in DN rats by inhibiting TGF-ß1 protein expression in kidney tissues as well as activating the Nrf2 signaling pathway and enhancing the expression of antioxidant proteins, thereby exerting the protective effects on DN kidney. The current study is the first report of ATZ on attenuating effects on kidney of DN rats, which could lay solid theoretical foundations on clinical application of ATZ to treat DN.


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Artemisininas/uso terapêutico , Nefropatias Diabéticas/tratamento farmacológico , Rim/patologia , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo , Animais , Artemisininas/farmacologia , Glicemia/metabolismo , Nitrogênio da Ureia Sanguínea , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Creatinina/sangue , Nefropatias Diabéticas/sangue , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , NAD(P)H Desidrogenase (Quinona)/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 256: 117958, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32553929

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PROPOSE: Understanding the protective effect of exercise against ethanol-induced toxicity through the oxidative stress signaling pathway, apoptosis, and cholesterol metabolism is important to prevent development of cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: Thirty-two male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four equal groups as follow: control, exercise training (ET), ethanol (4 g/kg of body weight/day) and ET + ethanol. The ET and ET + Ethanol groups ran on the treadmill at 65% maximum running speed for 60 min for five sessions per week for eight weeks. The ethanol and ET + Ethanol groups received ethanol for eight weeks. At the end of the study, animals were anesthetized and blood and tissues were sampled to examine the biochemical and molecular evaluation. RESULTS: The results showed that the antioxidant enzymes activity decreased and MDA levels increased in the heart and liver of animals in ethanol group compared to control group. The levels of these oxidative biomarkers improved by ET in ET + Ethanol group compared to ethanol group. It showed that ET could protect the heart and liver against oxidative damage induced by ethanol through up-regulating the expression of the Nrf2/Keap-1/HO-1 pathway. ET could exert a cardioprotective effect on ethanol-induced apoptosis through down-regulating the Bax and the caspase-3 and via up-regulating the Bcl-2 expression in the heart. ET could also improve the impairment of cholesterol metabolism induced by ethanol. CONCLUSION: Exercise can protect against ethanol-induced toxicity through moderating the expression of genes which are involved in oxidative status, apoptosis and cholesterol metabolism.


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Apoptose , Etanol/toxicidade , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Miocárdio/patologia , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Condicionamento Físico Animal , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Biomarcadores/sangue , Caspase 3/genética , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Colesterol/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipídeos/sangue , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/genética , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 257: 117991, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32569782

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem in which even though 80 to 90% of cases are considered mild, usually starts a sequence of neurological disorders that can last a considerable time. Most of the research of this injury has been focused on oxidative stress and functional deficits; however, mechanisms that underlie the development of neuropsychiatric disorders remain little researched. Due to this, the present authors decided to investigate whether recurrent concussion protocols alter depressive-like phenotype behavior, and whether mitochondria play an indispensable role in this behavior or not. The experimental data revealed, for the first time, that the present protocol of recurrent concussions (4, 7, and 10 injuries) in mice did not alter immobility time during tail suspension tests (TSTs), but decreased hippocampal mitochondrial respiration and increased expression of proteins such as nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and superoxide (SOD2). This experimental data suggests that bioenergetic changes elicited by recurrent concussion did not induce depressive-like behavior, but activated the transcription factor of responsive antioxidant elements (ARE) that delay or prevent secondary cascades in this neurological disease.


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Concussão Encefálica/fisiopatologia , Depressão/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Concussão Encefálica/metabolismo , Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas/metabolismo , Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas/fisiopatologia , Depressão/fisiopatologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Metabolismo Energético , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 256: 117908, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32512011

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BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol intake contributes to severe liver damage involving oxidative stress and inflammatory responses, which make them promising therapeutic targets. Previous studies have demonstrated that empagliflozin (EMPA) showed cardiovascular, renal, and cerebral benefits potentially mediated through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. AIMS: This experiment aimed to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of EMPA on alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and the possible underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum biochemical parameters and the liver contents of malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), reduced glutathione (GSH), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were measured. Real-time qPCR was conducted to determine the gene expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ), nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf-2), and heme oxygenase-1 (Hmox-1). In addition, ELISA was performed to measure tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-1ß, IL-6, Nrf-2, and PPAR-γ. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) was detected by immunohistochemical staining using an anti-NF-κB p65 antibody. KEY FINDINGS: Our results revealed that the serum levels of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase were significantly reduced by EMPA. EMPA also decreased the content of MDA and NO and increased the activities of SOD and GSH in liver homogenates. Moreover, EMPA inhibited the release of proinflammatory cytokines, including TNF-α, IL-1ß, and IL-6, via the downregulation of NF-κB. These changes were associated with an improvement in histopathological deterioration. The protective effect of EMPA against oxidative stress and inflammation was associated with the upregulation of PPAR-γ, Nrf-2, and their target gene Hmox-1. SIGNIFICANCE: EMPA showed protective activities against ethanol-induced liver injury by suppressing inflammation and oxidative stress via modulation of the NF-κB/Nrf-2/PPAR-γ axis.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Compostos Benzidrílicos/farmacologia , Doença Hepática Crônica Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/prevenção & controle , Fator de Transcrição de Proteínas de Ligação GA/metabolismo , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Alanina Transaminase/metabolismo , Fosfatase Alcalina/metabolismo , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Aspartato Aminotransferases/metabolismo , Compostos Benzidrílicos/metabolismo , Doença Hepática Crônica Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/metabolismo , Descoberta de Drogas , Etanol/efeitos adversos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucosídeos/metabolismo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Heme Oxigenase-1/genética , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Interleucinas/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , PPAR gama/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 256: 117923, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32522567

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AIMS: Liver kinase B1 (LKB1) deficiency is associated with reduced expression of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and inferior clinical outcomes of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study aimed to investigate the mechanism by which LKB1 regulates PD-L1 expression and its role in programmed death 1 (PD-1) blockade therapy in NSCLC. MAIN METHODS: The impact of LKB1 on PD-L1 was assessed by western blot, qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry in NSCLC. Activators/inhibitors of AMPK and NRF2 were applied to explore the mechanisms underlying the regulation of PD-L1 by LKB1. Efficiency of combined application of metformin and PD-1 blockade was evaluated in immunocompetent C57BL/6 mice. KEY FINDINGS: A remarkable positive correlation between LKB1 and PD-L1 expression was demonstrated in NSCLC tissues. Knockdown of LKB1 decreased PD-L1 in TC-1 cells, whereas overexpression of LKB1 increased PD-L1 in A549 cells. We further characterized that AMPK mediated the upregulation of PD-L1 by LKB1. Inhibition of AMPK or NRF2 markedly reduced PD-L1 in LKB1-intact NSCLC cells. In contrast, activation of AMPK or NRF2 reversed PD-L1 expression in LKB1-deficient NSCLC cells. Combined administration of metformin and anti-PD-1 antibody efficiently inhibited the growth of LKB1-intact tumors, whereas no obvious suppression was observed in LKB1-deficient tumors. SIGNIFICANCE: These findings demonstrated that LKB1 upregulates PD-L1 expression in NSCLC by activating the AMPK and KEAP1/NRF2 signaling. Activation of LKB1-AMPK with metformin improves the therapeutic effect of PD-1 blockade in NSCLC with wild-type LKB1.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Metformina/farmacologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Células A549 , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/metabolismo , Metformina/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases/genética , Proteínas Quinases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Ativação Transcricional , Regulação para Cima
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Life Sci ; 256: 117927, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32526285

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AIMS: Ulcerative colitis (UC) has many complications, from colonic damage to colorectal cancer. The mystery of both etiology and effective treatment of UC still challenging process. The role of gut microbiota in UC is still unclear. In the current study we compare the difference in gut microbiota abundance in both UC and normal colon besides the therapeutic effect of Lactobacillus spp. in treating UC versus the standard drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The experimental panel included five group of rats; normal control, UC diseased rats, sterilizing rats, ASA treated and Lactobacillus treated. The change in the microbiota abundance was investigated using conventional and real time PCR. In parallel, clinical evaluation of UC and macroscopic examination scoring was also done. Colonic oxidants/antioxidant stress biomarkers; MDA, GSH, catalase, myeloperoxidase activity, and SOD activity were assessed. Colon Nrf2, HO-1 contents and TNF-α was evaluated. KEY FINDINGS: The current study revealed a significant difference in the relative abundance of microbiota where, UC is associated with massive increase of E. coli and Fusobacterium spp., while enormous decrease in Bifidobacteria spp. in contrast with negative control. Both 5-ASA and Lactobacillus show a significant amelioration of all antioxidant enzymes and marked decline of inflammatory and oxidative stress markers. Both Lactobacillus and 5-ASA show significant increase of NrF2 and HO-1 and marked decrease of TNF-α. SIGNIFICANCE: Lactobacillus spp. exerted a beneficial effect on the inflammation, oxidative stress and the symbiosis of gut microbiota that improve structural intestinal defect and promote healing in UC.


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Colite Ulcerativa/metabolismo , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Lactobacillus/efeitos dos fármacos , Mesalamina/farmacologia , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Escherichia coli , Fusobacterium , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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