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Plant Cell Physiol ; 60(8): 1633-1645, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292642

RESUMO

Plants respond to a rise in ambient temperature by increasing the growth of petioles and hypocotyls. In this work, we show that Arabidopsis thaliana class I TEOSINTE BRANCHED 1, CYCLOIDEA, PCF (TCP) transcription factors TCP14 and TCP15 are required for optimal petiole and hypocotyl elongation under high ambient temperature. These TCPs influence the levels of the DELLA protein RGA and the expression of growth-related genes, which are induced in response to an increase in temperature. However, the class I TCPs are not required for the induction of the auxin biosynthesis gene YUCCA8 or for auxin-dependent gene expression responses. TCP15 directly targets the gibberellin biosynthesis gene GA20ox1 and the growth regulatory genes HBI1 and PRE6. Several of the genes regulated by TCP15 are also targets of the growth regulator PIF4 and show an enrichment of PIF4- and TCP-binding motifs in their promoters. PIF4 binding to GA20ox1 and HBI1 is enhanced in the presence of the TCPs, indicating that TCP14 and TCP15 directly participate in the induction of genes involved in gibberellin biosynthesis and cell expansion by high temperature functionally interacting with PIF4. In addition, overexpression of HBI1 rescues the growth defects of tcp14 tcp15 double mutants, suggesting that this gene is a major outcome of regulation by both class I TCPs during thermomorphogenesis.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Giberelinas/metabolismo , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Oxigenases de Função Mista/genética , Oxigenases de Função Mista/metabolismo , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/genética , Temperatura Ambiente , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 7898-7907, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31282664

RESUMO

This study aimed to explore the effects of silencing HB12 and TT8 genes on protein utilization characteristics of alfalfa. Ground samples of 11 HB12-silenced (HB12i), 5 TT8-silenced (TT8i) and 4 wild type (WT) were incubated in a Daisy II incubator with N15 labeled ammonium sulfate for 0, 4, 8, 12, and 24 h. CP degradation and degradational kinetics, microbial nitrogen fractions, and protein metabolic profiles were determined. Moreover, relationships between protein profiles and FTIR spectral parameters were estimated. Results showed that transgenic alfalfa had lower CP degradation, microbial protein, and total available protein compared with WT, especially for HB12i. In addition, CP degradation and protein metabolic profiles were closely correlated with FTIR spectral parameters and thereby could be predicted from spectral parameters. In conclusion, silencing of HB12 and TT8 genes in alfalfa decreased protein degradational and metabolic profiles, which were predictable with FTIR spectral parameters.


Assuntos
Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Inativação Gênica , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Medicago sativa/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Rúmen/metabolismo , Ração Animal/análise , Animais , Bactérias/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Bovinos , Digestão , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Cinética , Medicago sativa/química , Medicago sativa/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/química , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Proteólise , Rúmen/química , Rúmen/microbiologia
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Toxicol Lett ; 314: 142-152, 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319114

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd), an established carcinogen, is a risk factor for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Macroautophagy/autophagy is proposed to play a pivotal role in Cd-mediated carcinogenic activity. However, the mechanisms underlying Cd-induced autophagy are poorly understood. In the present study, a CAL27 OSCC cell line exposed to 10-6 M Cd for 8 weeks was used as a model system. Repeated Cd exposure induced significant migration and invasion of CAL27 cells. Furthermore, we showed that Cd increased the autophagic flux in CAL27 cells, as evidenced by the upregulation of LC3-II and the downregulation of P62/SQSTM1. The genetic blocking of autophagy inhibited Cd-induced migration and invasion, indicating a carcinogenic role of autophagy in Cd-treated CAL27 cells. Cd-induced NUPR1 expression, which contributes to lysosomal biogenesis and expression of autophagy-related gene, was found to mechanistically initiate autophagy in CAL27 cells. Of note, NUPR1 shRNA abolished Cd-induced autophagy both in vitro and in vivo. We also found that Cd triggered the generation of MDA in a xenograft tumour model and that N-acetyl-l-cysteine, a reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger, abrogated the effects of Cd on NUPR1-dependent autophagy in vivo. Taken together, these results demonstrate that ROS-dependent NUPR1-mediated autophagy plays an important role in repeated Cd exposure -induced cell growth, migration and invasion in OSCC cells.


Assuntos
Acetilcisteína/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Cloreto de Cádmio/toxicidade , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Proteína 5 Relacionada à Autofagia/genética , Proteína 5 Relacionada à Autofagia/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Nus , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Neoplasias Bucais/genética , Neoplasias Bucais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Invasividade Neoplásica , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Proteína Sequestossoma-1/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Life Sci ; 232: 116635, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31283925

RESUMO

AIMS: The pathological cardiac hypertrophy will develop into heart failure, which has no effective treatment currently. Previous studies have proved that microRNAs (miRNAs) participate in the development of cardiac hypertrophy and regulate the pathological progress. In this study, we want to investigate the role of microRNA-92b-3p (miR-92b-3p) in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and the mechanisms involved. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Neonatal mouse ventricular cells (NMVCs) were isolated from the hearts of 1-3-d-old newborn C57BL6 mice. The isolated NMVCs were induced hypertrophic phenotype by Angiotensin-II (Ang-II) and the cell size was examined by FITC-phalloidin staining assay. The expression of miR-92b-3p was determined by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-qPCR). MRNA and protein level of ß-MHC, ACTA1 and HAND2 in NMVCs transfected with miR-92b-3p mimic and inhibition were assessed by RT-qPCR assay and western blot assay, respectively. Dual luciferase assay was used to verify the interaction between miR-92b-3p and the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of HAND2 gene. KEY FINDINGS: MiR-92b-3p and HAND2 were significantly increased in Ang-II-induced NMVCs. Overexpression of miR-92b-3p can ameliorate Ang-II-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. MiR-92b-3p negatively regulated HAND2 expression at the transcriptional level. Both miR-92b-3p mimic and HAND2 siRNA could efficiently inhibit Ang-II-induced hypertrophy in mouse cardiomyocytes. SIGNIFICANCE: MiR-92b-3p inhibits Ang-II-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy via targeting HAND2.


Assuntos
Angiotensina II/farmacologia , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/tratamento farmacológico , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Cardiomegalia/metabolismo , Cardiomegalia/patologia , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/genética , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Cardiopatias Congênitas/genética , Cardiopatias Congênitas/metabolismo , Cardiopatias Congênitas/patologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/metabolismo , Insuficiência Cardíaca/patologia , Ventrículos do Coração/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , MicroRNAs/genética , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miocárdio/patologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/administração & dosagem , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2400, 2019 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31160565

RESUMO

BET-bromodomain inhibition (BETi) has shown pre-clinical promise for MYC-amplified medulloblastoma. However, the mechanisms for its action, and ultimately for resistance, have not been fully defined. Here, using a combination of expression profiling, genome-scale CRISPR/Cas9-mediated loss of function and ORF/cDNA driven rescue screens, and cell-based models of spontaneous resistance, we identify bHLH/homeobox transcription factors and cell-cycle regulators as key genes mediating BETi's response and resistance. Cells that acquire drug tolerance exhibit a more neuronally differentiated cell-state and expression of lineage-specific bHLH/homeobox transcription factors. However, they do not terminally differentiate, maintain expression of CCND2, and continue to cycle through S-phase. Moreover, CDK4/CDK6 inhibition delays acquisition of resistance. Therefore, our data provide insights about the mechanisms underlying BETi effects and the appearance of resistance and support the therapeutic use of combined cell-cycle inhibitors with BETi in MYC-amplified medulloblastoma.


Assuntos
Azepinas/farmacologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Cerebelares/tratamento farmacológico , Meduloblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Neurogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas/antagonistas & inibidores , Triazóis/farmacologia , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Linhagem da Célula , Neoplasias Cerebelares/genética , Ciclina D2/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclina D2/metabolismo , Quinase 4 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Meduloblastoma/genética , Camundongos , Células-Tronco Neurais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Fase S/efeitos dos fármacos
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Gene ; 710: 399-405, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31200088

RESUMO

Iron-responsive elements (IREs) are ~35-nucleotide (nt) stem-loop RNA structures located in 5' or 3' untranslated regions (UTRs) of mRNAs that mediate post-transcriptional regulation by their association with IRE-binding proteins (IRPs). IREs are characterized by their apical 6-nt loop motif 5'-CAGWGH-3' (W = A or U and H = A, C or U), the so-called pseudotriloop, of which the loop nts C1 and G5 are paired, and the none-paired C between the two stem regions. In this study, the yeast three-hybrid (Y3H) system was used to investigate the relevance of the pseudotriloop structure of ferritin light chain (FTL) for the IRE-IRP interaction and the binding affinities between variant IRE(-like) structures and the two IRP isoforms, IRP1 and 2. Destabilization of the pseudotriloop structure by a G5-to-A mutation reduced binding of IRP1 and 2, while restoring the pseudotriloop conformation by the compensatory C1-to-U mutation, restored binding to both IRPs. In particular, IRP1 showed even stronger binding to the C1U-G5A mutant than to the wildtype FTL IRE. On the other hand, deletion of the bulged-out U6 of the pseudotriloop did not significantly affect its binding to either IRP1 or 2, but substitution with C particularly enhanced the binding to IRP1. In comparison to FTL IRE, IRE-like structures of 5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2 (ALAS2) and SLC40A1 (also known as ferroportin-1) showed similar or, in the case of endothelial PAS domain protein 1 (EPAS1) IRE, slightly weaker binding affinity to IRPs. SLC11A2 (a.k.a. divalent metal transporter-1) IRE exhibited relatively weak binding to IRP1 and medium binding to IRP2. Notably, the IRE-like structure of α-synuclein showed no detectable binding to either IRP under the conditions used in this Y3H assay. Our results indicate that Y3H can be used to characterize binding between IRPs and various IRE-like structures in vivo.


Assuntos
Apoferritinas/química , Apoferritinas/genética , Proteína 1 Reguladora do Ferro/metabolismo , Proteína 2 Reguladora do Ferro/metabolismo , 5-Aminolevulinato Sintetase/química , 5-Aminolevulinato Sintetase/genética , 5-Aminolevulinato Sintetase/metabolismo , Animais , Apoferritinas/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/química , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte de Cátions/química , Proteínas de Transporte de Cátions/genética , Proteínas de Transporte de Cátions/metabolismo , Proteína 1 Reguladora do Ferro/genética , Proteína 2 Reguladora do Ferro/genética , Mutação , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Técnicas do Sistema de Duplo-Híbrido , Regiões não Traduzidas
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Dokl Biochem Biophys ; 485(1): 150-152, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201638

RESUMO

A hybrid 6XRE-hTERT promoter consisting of the hTERT tumor-specific promoter and six copies of the XRE element from the CYP1A1 human gene promoter was created. Using a human lung cancer cells as a model, we showed that XRE elements in the hybrid promoter greatly increase the activity of the hTERT promoter and ensure the reporter gene transcriptional activation in response to the treatment of the cells with the AhR ligand benzo(a)pyrene. However, similar effects were also observed in normal human bronchial epithelial cells HBEpC, which indicates the loss of the tumor-specific activity by the 6XRE-hTERT hybrid promoter. XRE elements can be used for nonspecific transcription enhancement but are unsuitable for the creation of tumor-specific promoters with enhanced activity.


Assuntos
Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1 , Elementos de Resposta , Telomerase , Ativação Transcricional/efeitos dos fármacos , Células A549 , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Benzo(a)pireno/toxicidade , Brônquios/metabolismo , Brônquios/patologia , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/biossíntese , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/genética , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Humanos , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/genética , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Telomerase/biossíntese , Telomerase/genética
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Sheng Li Xue Bao ; 71(3): 431-438, 2019 Jun 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31218334

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The present study was aimed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of electro-acupuncture (EA) on proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells in the hippocampus of C57 mice exposed to different doses of X-ray radiation. Thirty-day-old C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into control, irradiation, and EA groups. The control group was not treated with irradiation. The irradiation groups were exposed to different doses of X-ray (4, 8 or 16 Gy) for 10 min. The EA groups were electro-acupunctured at Baihui, Fengfu and bilateral Shenyu for 3 courses of treatment after X-ray radiation. Immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate proliferation and differentiation of the hippocampal neural stem cell. RT-PCR and Western blot were used to detect mRNA and protein expressions of Notch1 and Mash1 in the hippocampus, respectively. The results showed that, compared with the control group, the numbers of BrdU positive cells (4, 8 Gy subgroup) and BrdU/NeuN double-labeling positive cells (3 dose subgroups) were decreased significantly in the irradiation group, but the above changes could be reversed by EA. Compared with the control group, the number of BrdU/GFAP double-labeling positive cells in each dose subgroup of irradiation group was decreased significantly, while EA could reverse the change of 4 and 8 Gy dose subgroups. In addition, compared with the control group, the expression levels of Notch1 mRNA and protein in hippocampus were up-regulated, and the expression levels of Mash1 mRNA and protein were significantly decreased in each dose subgroup of irradiation group. Compared with irradiation group, the expression levels of Notch1 mRNA and protein in hippocampus of EA group were decreased significantly in each dose subgroup, and the expression levels of Mash1 mRNA and protein were increased significantly in 4 and 8 Gy subgroups. These results suggest that irradiation affects the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells in hippocampus of mice, whereas EA may significantly increase the proliferation and differentiation of hippocampal neural stem cells via the regulation of Notch signaling pathway.


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Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células , Eletroacupuntura , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Raios X/efeitos adversos , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Hipocampo/citologia , Hipocampo/efeitos da radiação , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Células-Tronco Neurais/efeitos da radiação , Distribuição Aleatória , Receptor Notch1/metabolismo
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 113, 2019 Jun 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31159797

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BACKGROUND: Embryonic neural stem cells (eNSCs) are immature precursors of the central nervous system (CNS), with self-renewal and multipotential differentiation capacities. These are regulated by endogenous and exogenous factors such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effects of various concentrations of Alyssum homolocarpum seed oil (AHSO), containing natural ALA, stearic acid (SA), myristic acid (MA), and ß-sitosterol, on proliferation and differentiation of eNSCs, in comparison to controls and to synthetic pure ALA. RESULTS: Treatment with natural AHSO (25 to 75 µM), similar to synthetic ALA, caused a significant ~ 2-fold increase in eNCSs viability, in comparison to controls. To confirm this proliferative activity, treatment of NSCs with 50 or 75 µM AHSO resulted in a significant increase in mRNA levels of notch1, hes-1 and Ki-67and NICD protein expression, in comparison to controls. Moreover, AHSO administration significantly increased the differentiation of eNSCs toward astrocytes (GFAP+) and oligodendrocytes (MBP+) in a dose dependent manner and was more potent than ALA, at similar concentrations, in comparison to controls. Indeed, only high concentrations of 100 µM AHSO, but not ALA, caused a significant increase in the frequency of neurons (ß-III Tubulin+). CONCLUSION: Our data demonstrated that AHSO, a rich source of ALA containing also other beneficial fatty acids, increased the proliferation and stimulated the differentiation of eNSCs. We suggest that AHSO's effects are caused by ß-sitosterol, SA and MA, present within this oil. AHSO could be used in diet to prevent neurodevelopmental syndromes, cognitive decline during aging, and various psychiatric disorders.


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Brassicaceae/química , Células-Tronco Neurais/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Óleos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Antígeno Ki-67/metabolismo , Camundongos , Ácido Mirístico/análise , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Óleos Vegetais/química , Sementes/química , Sitosteroides/análise , Ácidos Esteáricos/análise , Ácido alfa-Linoleico/análise
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Toxicol Lett ; 313: 108-119, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31251971

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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are classic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and are associated with the progression of many cancers, including liver cancer. The present study investigated the effect of 2,3'4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB118) on hepatocellular carcinoma cell proliferation and its underlying mechanisms. The results indicated that PCB118 exposure promotes the proliferation and glycolysis of hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC-7721 cells. Moreover, PCB118 exposure increased the expression level of pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) and its nuclear translocation, whereas treatment with PKM2 shRNA suppressed the induction of cell proliferation and glycolysis by PCB118. PCB118 stimulated reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by activating nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase. Treatment with the antioxidants N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) prevented PCB118-induced effects on PKM2, cell proliferation and glycolysis. Furthermore, we found that PCB118 activated NADPH oxidase through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in SMMC-7721 cells. Consistently, treatment with AhR shRNA suppressed PCB118-induced effects on PKM2, cell proliferation and glycolysis. Overall, these results indicated that PCB118 promotes HCC cell proliferation via PKM2-dependent upregulation of glycolysis, which is mediated by AhR/NADPH oxidase-induced ROS production.


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Carcinógenos Ambientais/toxicidade , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/enzimologia , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/enzimologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Bifenilos Policlorados/toxicidade , Hormônios Tireóideos/metabolismo , Transporte Ativo do Núcleo Celular , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/agonistas , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , NADPH Oxidases/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/agonistas , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/genética , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Hormônios Tireóideos/genética
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Cancer Sci ; 110(8): 2456-2470, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31148343

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Extracellular ATP has been shown to play an important role in invasion and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process in breast cancer; however, the mechanism is unclear. Here, by using a cDNA microarray, we demonstrated that extracellular ATP could stimulate hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) signaling and upregulate hypoxia-inducible factor 1/2α (HIF-1/2α) expression. After knocking down HIF-1/2α using siRNA, we found that ATP-driven invasion and EMT were significantly attenuated via HIF2A-siRNA in breast cancer cells. By using ChIP assays, we revealed that the biological function of extracellular ATP in invasion and EMT process depended on HIF-2α direct targets, among which lysyl oxidase-like 2 (LOXL2) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) mediated ATP-driven invasion, and E-cadherin and Snail mediated ATP-driven EMT, respectively. In addition, using silver staining and mass spectrometry, we found that phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) could interact with HIF-2α and mediate ATP-driven HIF-2α upregulation. Furthermore, we demonstrated that expressions of HIF-2α and its target proteins could be regulated via ATP by AKT-PGK1 pathway. Using a Balb/c mice model, we illustrated the function of HIF-2α in promoting tumor growth and metastasis in vivo. Moreover, by exploring online databases, we found that molecules involved in ATP-HIF-2α signaling were highly expressed in human breast carcinoma tissues and were associated with poor prognosis. Altogether, these findings suggest that extracellular ATP could promote breast carcinoma invasion and EMT via HIF-2α signaling, which may be a potential target for future anti-metastasis therapy.


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Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/fisiologia , Hipóxia/patologia , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Aminoácido Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Regulação para Cima/fisiologia
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(5): 766-774, 2019 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31222995

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Iron is one of the essential mineral micronutrients for plants. Low concentrations of effective iron in soil can easily increase risk of plant iron deficiency. Several members of bHLH transcription factors family participate in the response to iron deficiency and play an important role in iron regulation of plants. In order to better understand the mechanism of iron deficiency response, an overview of the structure, classification, function and regulatory mechanism of bHLH transcription factors was given in this review as well as signaling pathway triggered by iron deficiency. It will provide theoretical basis and design strategies for cultivating iron deficiency tolerant or iron-rich crops using bHLH transcription factors.


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Arabidopsis , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Ferro , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Ferro/deficiência , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2630, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201314

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Phytochromes initiate chloroplast biogenesis by activating genes encoding the photosynthetic apparatus, including photosynthesis-associated plastid-encoded genes (PhAPGs). PhAPGs are transcribed by a bacterial-type RNA polymerase (PEP), but how phytochromes in the nucleus activate chloroplast gene expression remains enigmatic. We report here a forward genetic screen in Arabidopsis that identified NUCLEAR CONTROL OF PEP ACTIVITY (NCP) as a necessary component of phytochrome signaling for PhAPG activation. NCP is dual-targeted to plastids and the nucleus. While nuclear NCP mediates the degradation of two repressors of chloroplast biogenesis, PIF1 and PIF3, NCP in plastids promotes the assembly of the PEP complex for PhAPG transcription. NCP and its paralog RCB are non-catalytic thioredoxin-like proteins that diverged in seed plants to adopt nonredundant functions in phytochrome signaling. These results support a model in which phytochromes control PhAPG expression through light-dependent double nuclear and plastidial switches that are linked by evolutionarily conserved and dual-localized regulatory proteins.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Fitocromo/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/genética , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos da radiação , Luz , Fotossíntese/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Plastídeos/genética , Plastídeos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Transcrição Genética/efeitos da radiação
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2629, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201355

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Light initiates chloroplast biogenesis by activating photosynthesis-associated genes encoded by not only the nuclear but also the plastidial genome, but how photoreceptors control plastidial gene expression remains enigmatic. Here we show that the photoactivation of phytochromes triggers the expression of photosynthesis-associated plastid-encoded genes (PhAPGs) by stimulating the assembly of the bacterial-type plastidial RNA polymerase (PEP) into a 1000-kDa complex. Using forward genetic approaches, we identified REGULATOR OF CHLOROPLAST BIOGENESIS (RCB) as a dual-targeted nuclear/plastidial phytochrome signaling component required for PEP assembly. Surprisingly, RCB controls PhAPG expression primarily from the nucleus by interacting with phytochromes and promoting their localization to photobodies for the degradation of the transcriptional regulators PIF1 and PIF3. RCB-dependent PIF degradation in the nucleus signals the plastids for PEP assembly and PhAPG expression. Thus, our findings reveal the framework of a nucleus-to-plastid anterograde signaling pathway by which phytochrome signaling in the nucleus controls plastidial transcription.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Fitocromo/metabolismo , Tiorredoxinas/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos da radiação , Luz , Fotossíntese/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Plastídeos/genética , Plastídeos/metabolismo , Proteólise , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Transcrição Genética/efeitos da radiação
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Toxicol Lett ; 313: 66-76, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201936

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Mono-methylindoles (MMI) were described as agonists and/or antagonists of the human aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). Here, we investigated the effects of MMI on AhR-CYP1A pathway in human hepatocytes and HepaRG cells derived from human progenitor hepatic cells. All MMI, except of 2-methylindole, strongly induced CYP1A1 and CYP1A2 mRNAs in HepaRG cells. Induction of CYP1A genes was absent in AhR-knock-out HepaRG cells. Consistently, CYP1A1 and CYP1A2 mRNAs and proteins were induced by all MMIs (except 2-methylindole), in human hepatocytes. The enzyme activity of CYP1A1 was inhibited by MMIs in human hepatocytes and LS180 colon cancer cells in a concentration-dependent manner (IC50 values from 1.2 µM to 23.8 µM and from 3.4 µM to 11.4 µM, respectively). Inhibition of CYP1A1 activity by MMI in human liver microsomes was much weaker as compared to that in intact cells. Incubation of parental MMI with human hepatocytes either diminished (4-methylindole, 6-methylindole) or enhanced (7-methylindole) their agonist effects on AhR in AZ-AHR reporter cells. In conclusion, overall effects of MMI on AhR-CYP1A pathway in human cells comprise the induction of CYP1A genes through AhR, the inhibition of CYP1A catalytic activity and possibly the metabolic transformation causing loss or gain of AhR agonist activity of parental compounds.


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Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/antagonistas & inibidores , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/biossíntese , Indutores das Enzimas do Citocromo P-450/farmacologia , Inibidores das Enzimas do Citocromo P-450/farmacologia , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Indóis/farmacologia , Idoso , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/agonistas , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Neoplasias do Colo/enzimologia , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/genética , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Indução Enzimática , Feminino , Hepatócitos/enzimologia , Humanos , Masculino , Microssomos Hepáticos/efeitos dos fármacos , Microssomos Hepáticos/enzimologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/agonistas , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/genética , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2835, 2019 06 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31249377

RESUMO

During embryogenesis cells make fate decisions within complex tissue environments. The levels and dynamics of transcription factor expression regulate these decisions. Here, we use single cell live imaging of an endogenous HES5 reporter and absolute protein quantification to gain a dynamic view of neurogenesis in the embryonic mammalian spinal cord. We report that dividing neural progenitors show both aperiodic and periodic HES5 protein fluctuations. Mathematical modelling suggests that in progenitor cells the HES5 oscillator operates close to its bifurcation boundary where stochastic conversions between dynamics are possible. HES5 expression becomes more frequently periodic as cells transition to differentiation which, coupled with an overall decline in HES5 expression, creates a transient period of oscillations with higher fold expression change. This increases the decoding capacity of HES5 oscillations and correlates with interneuron versus motor neuron cell fate. Thus, HES5 undergoes complex changes in gene expression dynamics as cells differentiate.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Neurogênese , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/química , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Masculino , Camundongos/embriologia , Camundongos/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Camundongos Knockout , Células-Tronco Neurais/química , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Proteínas Repressoras/química , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Análise de Célula Única
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Gastroenterology ; 157(3): 793-806.e14, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31170413

RESUMO

BACKGROUND & AIMS: The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in liver fibrosis is controversial because loss and gain of AhR activity both lead to liver fibrosis. The goal of this study was to investigate how the expression of AhR by different liver cell types, hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in particular, affects liver fibrosis in mice. METHODS: We studied the effects of AhR on primary mouse and human HSCs, measuring their activation and stimulation of fibrogenesis using RNA-sequencing analysis. C57BL/6J mice were given the AhR agonists 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) or 2-(1'H-indole-3'-carbonyl)-thiazole-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (ITE); were given carbon tetrachloride (CCl4); or underwent bile duct ligation. We also performed studies in mice with disruption of Ahr specifically in HSCs, hepatocytes, or Kupffer cells. Liver tissues were collected from mice and analyzed by histology, immunohistochemistry, and immunoblotting. RESULTS: AhR was expressed at high levels in quiescent HSCs, but the expression decreased with HSC activation. Activation of HSCs from AhR-knockout mice was accelerated compared with HSCs from wild-type mice. In contrast, TCDD or ITE inhibited spontaneous and transforming growth factor ß-induced activation of HSCs. Mice with disruption of Ahr in HSCs, but not hepatocytes or Kupffer cells, developed more severe fibrosis after administration of CCl4 or bile duct ligation. C57BL/6J mice given ITE did not develop CCl4-induced liver fibrosis, whereas mice without HSC AhR given ITE did develop CCl4-induced liver fibrosis. In studies of mouse and human HSCs, we found that AhR prevents transforming growth factor ß-induced fibrogenesis by disrupting the interaction of Smad3 with ß-catenin, which prevents the expression of genes that mediate fibrogenesis. CONCLUSIONS: In studies of human and mouse HSCs, we found that AhR prevents HSC activation and expression of genes required for liver fibrogenesis. Development of nontoxic AhR agonists or strategies to activate AhR signaling in HSCs might be developed to prevent or treat liver fibrosis.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Senescência Celular , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/prevenção & controle , Células Estreladas do Fígado/metabolismo , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/prevenção & controle , Fígado/metabolismo , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/metabolismo , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/agonistas , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/deficiência , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Senescência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/metabolismo , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Células Estreladas do Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estreladas do Fígado/patologia , Indóis/farmacologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/genética , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/metabolismo , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Fenótipo , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/agonistas , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/deficiência , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Proteína Smad3/metabolismo , Tiazóis/farmacologia , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116565, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31251999

RESUMO

HEADINGS AIMS: The present study determined whether nucleus pulposus (NP) cells express hypoxia-inducible factor-2alpha (HIF-2α) and assessed its role in regulating the expression of catabolic factors during intervertebral disc degeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human degenerated NP tissues were acquired to examine the HIF-2α expression levels using immunohistochemistry, western blotting, and Real-time PCR. Human NP cells were cultivated under normoxic or hypoxic conditions, and the HIF-2α expression was determined. Then, human NP cells were treated with HIF-2α plasmids, HIF-2α siRNA, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) to evaluate the role of HIF-2α in regulating matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and aggrecanase expression. An in vivo rabbit disc degeneration model was established to demonstrate that HIF-2α plays a critical role in disc degeneration. KEY FINDINGS: We found that HIF-2α had a markedly elevated expression in human degenerated discs in the Grade III stage. HIF-2α protein and gene transcript levels in vitro were relatively higher under hypoxic conditions. The expression of MMP-13, ADAMTS-4 was decreased significantly in HIF-2α silencing condition, while the over-expression resulted in significantly increased levels of MMP-13 and ADAMTS-4. When cytokine TNF-α was added, HIF-2α was induced by nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB). The in vivo experiments showed that the HIF-2α controlled the catabolic factors MMP-13 and ADAMTS-4 that regulated the collagen II and aggrecan metabolism in disc degeneration. SIGNIFICANCE: HIF-2α is a catabolic regulator in disc degeneration and directly controls the catabolic genes. The suppression of HIF-2α expression leads to decelerates extracellular matrix degradation that might represent a therapeutic target for the degenerative disc.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/biossíntese , Degeneração do Disco Intervertebral/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Agrecanas/metabolismo , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Disco Intervertebral/metabolismo , Disco Intervertebral/patologia , Degeneração do Disco Intervertebral/genética , Degeneração do Disco Intervertebral/patologia , Masculino , Metaloproteinases da Matriz/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Núcleo Pulposo/metabolismo , Núcleo Pulposo/patologia , Coelhos , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Transcriptoma , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Nat Neurosci ; 22(6): 897-908, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31086315

RESUMO

Developmental programs that generate the astonishing neuronal diversity of the nervous system are not completely understood and thus present a major challenge for clinical applications of guided cell differentiation strategies. Using direct neuronal programming of embryonic stem cells, we found that two main vertebrate proneural factors, Ascl1 and neurogenin 2 (Neurog2), induce different neuronal fates by binding to largely different sets of genomic sites. Their divergent binding patterns are not determined by the previous chromatin state, but are distinguished by enrichment of specific E-box sequences that reflect the binding preferences of the DNA-binding domains. The divergent Ascl1 and Neurog2 binding patterns result in distinct chromatin accessibility and enhancer activity profiles that differentially shape the binding of downstream transcription factors during neuronal differentiation. This study provides a mechanistic understanding of how transcription factors constrain terminal cell fates, and it delineates the importance of choosing the right proneural factor in neuronal reprogramming strategies.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Cromatina/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Neurogênese/fisiologia , Neurônios/citologia , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias , Humanos , Neurônios/metabolismo
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Nat Immunol ; 20(6): 687-700, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31061528

RESUMO

Most tissue-resident macrophage populations develop during embryogenesis, self-renew in the steady state and expand during type 2 immunity. Whether shared mechanisms regulate the proliferation of macrophages in homeostasis and disease is unclear. Here we found that the transcription factor Bhlhe40 was required in a cell-intrinsic manner for the self-renewal and maintenance of large peritoneal macrophages (LPMs), but not that of other tissue-resident macrophages. Bhlhe40 was necessary for the proliferation, but not the polarization, of LPMs in response to the cytokine IL-4. During infection with the helminth Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri, Bhlhe40 was required for cell cycling of LPMs. Bhlhe40 repressed the expression of genes encoding the transcription factors c-Maf and Mafb and directly promoted expression of transcripts encoding cell cycle-related proteins to enable the proliferation of LPMs. In LPMs, Bhlhe40 bound to genomic sites co-bound by the macrophage lineage-determining factor PU.1 and to unique sites, including Maf and loci encoding cell-cycle-related proteins. Our findings demonstrate a tissue-specific control mechanism that regulates the proliferation of resident macrophages in homeostasis and type 2 immunity.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Homeostase/genética , Homeostase/imunologia , Imunidade/genética , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Biomarcadores , Ciclo Celular/genética , Ciclo Celular/imunologia , Proliferação de Células , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Infecções por Helicobacter/genética , Infecções por Helicobacter/imunologia , Helicobacter pylori/imunologia , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Imunofenotipagem , Macrófagos Peritoneais/imunologia , Macrófagos Peritoneais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Monócitos/imunologia , Monócitos/metabolismo , Especificidade de Órgãos/genética , Especificidade de Órgãos/imunologia , Transcriptoma
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