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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 52(9): e8551, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31482977

RESUMO

Fibroblasts are a highly heterogeneous population of cells, being found in a large number of different tissues. These cells produce the extracellular matrix, which is essential to preserve structural integrity of connective tissues. Fibroblasts are frequently engaged in migration and remodeling, exerting traction forces in the extracellular matrix, which is crucial for matrix deposition and wound healing. In addition, previous studies performed on primary myoblasts suggest that the E3 ligase MuRF2 might function as a cytoskeleton adaptor. Here, we hypothesized that MuRF2 also plays a functional role in skeletal muscle fibroblasts. We found that skeletal muscle fibroblasts express MuRF2 and its siRNA knock-down promoted decreased fibroblast migration, cell border accumulation of polymerized actin, and down-regulation of the phospho-Akt expression. Our results indicated that MuRF2 was necessary to maintain the actin cytoskeleton functionality in skeletal muscle fibroblasts via Akt activity and exerted an important role in extracellular matrix remodeling in the skeletal muscle tissue.


Assuntos
Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Fibroblastos/fisiologia , Proteínas Musculares/fisiologia , Músculo Esquelético/fisiologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/fisiologia , Animais , Western Blotting , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Imunofluorescência , Camundongos , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Biol Res ; 52(1): 52, 2019 Sep 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31540582

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to be associated with dermis process during burn wound healing. This study aimed to investigate the role of lncRNA X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) in human skin fibroblasts (HSF) and extracellular matrix (ECM) as well as the regulatory network of XIST/microRNA-29b-3p (miR-29b-3p)/collagen 1 alpha 1 (COL1A1). METHODS: The wound samples were collected from 25 patients with deep partial thickness burn at day 5 after burn. The thermal injured model was established using HSF cells. The expressions of XIST, miR-29b-3p and COL1A1 were measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blot. ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration were detected by western blot, cell counting kit-8 and trans-well assays, respectively. The interaction between miR-29b-3p and XIST or COL1A1 was explored by bioinformatics analysis and luciferase reporter assay. RESULTS: The expressions of XIST and COL1A1 were enhanced but miR-29b-3p expression was decreased after thermal injury. XIST overexpression promoted ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration in thermal injured HSF cells. However, XIST knockdown played an opposite effect. miR-29b-3p overexpression inhibited ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration, which was reversed by XIST. COL1A1 silence suppressed ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration by miR-29b-3p targeting. Moreover, COL1A1 up-regulation weakened the effect of XIST silence on ECM synthesis and HSF cell function. CONCLUSION: XIST promoted ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration by sponging miR-29b-3p and targeting COL1A1 in HSF cells after thermal injury, indicating the promoting role of XIST in wound healing.


Assuntos
Queimaduras/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Western Blotting , Queimaduras/genética , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Matriz Extracelular/genética , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4061-4064, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366488

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may have an important role in metastasis. CTC clusters, which contain fibroblasts, indicate poor prognosis. In the present study, we used our malignant lymphoma metastatic mouse model to compare the effect of a choline-deficient-diet (CDD) and the control diet (CD) on fibroblasts in CTCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the number and morphology of CTCs in CDD and CD mice using color-coded imaging with fluorescent proteins. Malignant lymphoma EL4 cells expressing RFP were injected in the spleen of transgenic C57B/6-GFP mice, which were fed a CDD or CD. Two weeks later, we harvested and observed the number of CTCs and fibroblast-like cells both in heart blood and portal blood. Imaging of CTC morphology was performed with smeared glass slides and in culture. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference in the number of CTCs between CDD and CD mice. The number of fibroblast-like cells in the CTC microenvironment in CD mouse portal blood was significantly larger than in CDD mouse portal blood. These differences may be caused by deficiency in choline that leads to less metastasis in choline-deficient-diet-induced fatty liver.


Assuntos
Colina/metabolismo , Linfoma/sangue , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes/metabolismo , Células Estromais/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Deficiência de Colina/sangue , Deficiência de Colina/genética , Deficiência de Colina/patologia , Dieta/efeitos adversos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/química , Humanos , Proteínas Luminescentes/química , Linfoma/genética , Linfoma/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Metástase Neoplásica , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes/patologia , Células Estromais/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral/genética
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Life Sci ; 234: 116779, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31430452

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Emerging evidence has revealed that microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in keloid pathogenesis. However, potential molecular mechanism of keloid formation remains unclear. In the present study, our findings showed that miR-152-3p mRNA expression level was notably up-regulated in keloid tissues and keloid fibroblasts compared with that of normal skin tissues and normal skin fibroblasts, respectively. Furthermore, miR-152-3p inhibition remarkably suppressed cell proliferation, which was increased by miR-152-3p overexpression. Cell invasion was also significantly decreased by miR-152-3p inhibition, whereas was increased by miR-152-3p overexpression. The mRNA and protein expression levels of extracellular matrix components including type I collagen, type III collagen and fibronectin were decreased by miR-152-3p inhibition, but were increased by miR-152-3p overexpression. In addition, results of dual-luciferase reporter assay indicated that FOXF1 is a direct target of miR-152-3p. FOXF1 overexpression significantly inhibits cell proliferation, invasion, and extracellular matrix in keloid fibroblasts, and the suppressive effects of miR-152-3p mimic on these functions were notably partly reversed by FOXF1 overexpression. Taken together, these findings indicated that miR-152-3p regulates cell proliferation, invasion and extracellular matrix expression through targeting FOXF1 in keloid fibroblasts, suggesting that miR-152-3p is a novel and promising molecular target for keloid treatment.


Assuntos
Matriz Extracelular/patologia , Fibroblastos/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Queloide/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Adolescente , Adulto , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Matriz Extracelular/genética , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Queloide/genética , Regulação para Cima , Adulto Jovem
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Int Heart J ; 60(4): 944-957, 2019 Jul 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257341

RESUMO

Cardiac fibrosis plays an important role in cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). The molecular mechanisms that promote cardiac fibrosis after MI are well studied; however, the mechanisms by which the progression of cardiac fibrosis becomes attenuated after MI remain poorly understood. Recent reports show the role of cellular senescence in limiting tissue fibrosis. In the present study, we tested whether cellular senescence of cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) plays a role in attenuating the progression of cardiac fibrosis after MI. We found that the number of γH2AX-positive CFs increased up to day 7, whereas the number of proliferating CFs peaked at day 4 after MI. Senescent CFs were also observed at day 7, suggesting that attenuation of CF proliferation occurred simultaneously with the activation of the DNA damage response (DDR) system and the appearance of senescent CFs. We next cultured senescent CFs with non-senescent CFs and showed that senescent CFs suppressed proliferation of the surrounding non-senescent CFs in a juxtacrine manner. We also found that the blockade of DDR by Atm gene deletion sustained the proliferation of CFs and exacerbated the cardiac fibrosis at the early stage after MI. Our results indicate the role of DDR activation and cellular senescence in limiting cardiac fibrosis after MI. Regulation of cellular senescence in CFs may become one of the therapeutic strategies for preventing cardiac remodeling after MI.


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Senescência Celular/genética , Dano ao DNA/genética , Infarto do Miocárdio/patologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Remodelação Ventricular/genética , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Fibrose/genética , Fibrose/metabolismo , Fibrose/patologia , Citometria de Fluxo , Marcação In Situ das Extremidades Cortadas , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Infarto do Miocárdio/genética , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia
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Int Heart J ; 60(4): 958-963, 2019 Jul 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308330

RESUMO

Myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when the heart muscle is severely damaged due to a decrease in blood flow from the coronary arteries. During recovery from an MI, cardiac fibroblasts become activated and produce extracellular matrices, contributing to the wound healing process in the damaged heart. Inappropriate activation of the fibroblasts leads to excessive fibrosis in the heart. However, the molecular pathways by which cardiac fibroblasts are activated have not yet been fully elucidated.Here we show that serum deprivation, which recapitulates the cellular microenvironment of the MI area, strikingly induces collagen production in C3H/10T1/2 cells. Based on transcriptomic and pharmacological studies, we found that cell cycle perturbation is directly linked to collagen production in fibroblasts. Importantly, collagen synthesis is increased independently of the transcriptional levels of type I collagen genes. These results reveal a novel mode of fibroblast activation in the ischemic area, which will allow us to gain insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac fibrosis and establish a basis for anti-fibrotic therapy.


Assuntos
Colágeno/biossíntese , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Animais , Ciclo Celular , Células Cultivadas , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Infarto do Miocárdio/patologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Transdução de Sinais
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 197: 111539, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31301638

RESUMO

Treatment of burn injury is clinically challenging one, therefore several steps and noteworthy approaches have been taken to improve wound mechanisms. Citrus pectin plays a stabilizing agent to synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs). The present study is focused on ZnO loaded collagen/chitosan nanofibrous were synthesized by electrospinning method using ZnO NPs. The chemical structure, phase purity and morphological observation were investigated under spectroscopic and mircoscopic techniques and demonstrated their suitable properties as a wound healing material. In addition, that prepared nanoparticles loaded biopolymeric fibrous nanomaterial showed suitable antibacterial activity against S. aureus and E. coli bacterial pathogens and also in vitro studies was confirmed the enhanced proliferation, cell viability and biocompatibility. In vitro evaluations have been exhibited acceptable cell proliferation is observed throughout the ZnO loaded Coll/CS nanofibrous within 3 days, which was comparable to the control material. In vivo wound healing ability was monitored on the rat wound experimental model. From the in vivo observations, revealed that the loaded of ZnO NPs with Coll/CS nanofibrous can effectively quicken wound healing mechanism, expressed in the initial stage healing process. These results suggest that ZnO loaded collagen/chitosan nanofibrous is a potential candidate for wound healing applications with enhanced biological properties.


Assuntos
Queimaduras/patologia , Quitosana/química , Colágeno/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Nanofibras/química , Animais , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Bacteriemia/prevenção & controle , Queimaduras/veterinária , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Humanos , Nanofibras/uso terapêutico , Nanofibras/toxicidade , Ratos , Pele/efeitos dos fármacos , Pele/patologia , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos , Óxido de Zinco/química
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Cell Biochem Funct ; 37(6): 432-442, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31318458

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Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are naturally occurring molecules that start to accumulate from embryonic developmental stages and form as part of normal ageing. When reducing sugars interact with and modify proteins or lipids, AGE production occurs. AGE formation accelerates in chronic hyperglycemic conditions, and high AGE levels have been associated with the pathogenesis of various diseases. In addition, enhanced levels of AGEs have been linked to delayed wound healing as seen in patients with diabetes mellitus. Research has provided numerous ways in which a high AGE concentration results in impaired wound healing, including oxidative stress, structural and functional changes to proteins important in wound repair, an enhanced inflammatory response by activation of transcription factors, and possible exaggerated apoptosis of cells necessary to the wound repair process. Apoptosis is a naturally occurring cell death process that is significant for normal tissue functioning and plays an important role in wound repair by preventing a prolonged inflammatory response and excessive scar formation. Abnormal apoptosis affects wound healing, resulting in slow healing wounds. This review will summarize the role of AGEs in wound healing, focusing on the mechanisms by which AGEs lead to apoptosis in various cell types. The review provides the way forward for medical research and molecular studies as it focuses on the mechanisms by which AGEs induce apoptosis in various cell types, including fibroblasts, osteoblasts, neuronal cells, and endothelial cells. Reviewing the mechanisms of AGE-linked apoptosis is important in understanding the impact of high AGE levels in delayed wound healing in diabetic patients due to abnormal apoptosis of cells necessary to the wound healing process.


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Apoptose , Produtos Finais de Glicação Avançada/metabolismo , Cicatrização , Animais , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Humanos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/patologia , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteoblastos/patologia
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Aquat Toxicol ; 213: 105229, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31255889

RESUMO

Although the global use of the 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane (p,p'-DDT) has been prohibited, its persistence in the environment has caused long-lasting exposure on marine mammals. Our previous studies revealed exceedingly high residue levels of DDTs in Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) from the Pearl River Estuary region, China. However, the molecular mechanisms of p,p'-DDT toxicity on the dolphin are largely unknown. This study conducted the first cytotoxicity effect exploration of p,p'-DDT on the dolphin skin fibroblasts (ScSFs) to enhance the understanding of the cellular and molecular regulation impacts. ScSF cells were exposed to p,p'-DDT (28∼168 µM) for 24, 48 and 72 h. The exposure remarkably decreased viability of ScSF cells, possibly due to the synergetic effects of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis via DNA damage and mitochondria dysfunction. The DNA damage and mitochondria dysfunction were likely triggered by an increase of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), alteration in mitochondrial membrane potential, reduction in the cellular ATP levels, decreased expression of the genes CDK1, CDK4, cyclin B1, cyclin D1 and apoptosis regulator Bcl-2, release of cytochrome c, and activation of caspase-3, caspase-8 and caspase-9. Moreover, caspase inhibitor displayed protective activity against p,p'-DDT-induced apoptosis, indicating that caspases played a central role in p,p'-DDT-triggered apoptosis in the ScSF cells. We hypothesize apoptosis likely plays a minor role in cytocidal effects induced by p,p'-DDT exposure, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Overall, this research provides new evidence of the cytotoxic mechanisms underlying p,p'-DDT exposure on humpback dolphin skin cells, and suggests that p,p'-DDT contamination is one of key health concern issues for the protection of this marine mammal.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , DDT/toxicidade , Golfinhos/metabolismo , Exposição Ambiental , Fibroblastos/citologia , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Pele/citologia , Animais , Caspases/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(9): 905-914, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31305135

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Our previous transcriptome study of cultured fibroblasts identified 178 genes that were differentially expressed by 8 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) fibroblasts compared with 4 controls. Here, we performed genome-wide DNA methylation analysis to evaluate the relationship of CpG methylation to differential gene expression. Among 485,577 loci, 5850 loci on 2282 genes showed significant differences between the 2 groups (delta-beta >10.21 and p-value <0.05). Among these, beta values of 80 CpGs (30 hypermethylated and 50 hypomethylated) were significantly correlated with mRNA expression of 34 genes (19.1%) of the 178 differentially expressed genes between the 2 groups (13 downregulated and 21 upregulated). Gene ontology enrichment of these genes included cell adhesion, molecule binding, chemical homeostasis, surfactant homeostasis, and receptor binding. One-third of them are involved in the known process of fibrosis; the others are novel genes with respect to pulmonary fibrosis. We identified relationships between the altered DNA methylation levels and about one-fifth of the corresponding changes in gene expression by lung tissue fibroblasts. Findings from this study provide new information on novel genes responsible for the pathogenesis of IPF under the control of CpG methylation changes in IPF lungs.


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Metilação de DNA , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/genética , Fibroblastos/patologia , Humanos
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(9): 969-981, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31355672

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Analysis of gene expression can be challenging, especially if it involves genetically diverse populations that exhibit high variation in their individual expression profile. Despite this variation, it is conceivable that in the same individuals a high degree of coordination is maintained between transcripts that belong to the same signaling modules and are associated with related biological functions. To explore this further, we calculated the correlation in the expression levels between each of ATF4, CHOP (DDIT3), GRP94, DNAJB9 (ERdj4), DNAJ3C (P58IPK), and HSPA5 (BiP/GRP78) with the whole transcriptome in primary fibroblasts from deer mice following induction of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Since these genes are associated with different transducers of the unfolded protein response (UPR), we postulated that their profile, in terms of correlation of transcripts, reflects distinct UPR branches engaged, and therefore different biological processes. Standard gene ontology analysis was able to predict major functions associated with the corresponding transcript, and of the UPR arm related to that, namely regulation of the apoptotic response by ATF4 (PERK arm) and the ER stress-associated degradation for GRP94 (IRE1). BiP, being a global regulator of the UPR, was associated with activation of ER stress in a rather global manner. Pairwise comparison in the correlation coefficients for these genes' associated transcriptome showed the relevance of selected genes in terms of expression profiles. Conventional assessment of differential gene expression was incapable of providing meaningful information and pointed only to a generic association with stress. Collectively, this approach suggests that by evaluating the degree of coordination in gene expression, in genetically diverse biological specimens, may be useful in assigning genes in transcriptome networks, and more importantly in linking signaling nodules to specific biological functions and processes.


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Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Peromyscus , Transcriptoma , Tunicamicina/farmacologia
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Life Sci ; 232: 116637, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288014

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Keloid is characterized by overactive fibroblasts. Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) is transcription factor that plays important roles in the progression of fibrosis. However, the role of FOXM1 in keloid has not been elucidated. In the present study, we examined the expression levels of FOXM1 in clinical keloid tissue specimens and primary keloid fibroblasts (KFs). The results showed that FOXM1 levels were significantly increased in both keloid tissues and KFs. To further investigate the biological functions of FOXM1, FOXM1 was knocked down in KFs by transfection with small interfering RNA targeting FOXM1 (si-FOXM1). Knockdown of FOXM1 inhibited transforming growth factor-ß1 (TGF-ß1)-induced cell proliferation and migration of KFs. Besides, the increased expressions of collagen (coll I), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) in TGF-ß1-induced KFs were suppressed by si-FOXM1 transfection. Furthermore, TGF-ß1-induced increase in p-Smad2 and p-Smad3 expressions was attenuated by FOXM1 knockdown. These data indicated that knockdown of FOXM1 inhibited TGF-ß1-induced KFs activation and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, which was attributed to the inhibition of TGF-ß1/Smad pathway.


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Proteína Forkhead Box M1/deficiência , Queloide/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Células Cultivadas , Colágeno/metabolismo , Colágeno Tipo I/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento do Tecido Conjuntivo/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/genética , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Feminino , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Proteína Forkhead Box M1/genética , Proteína Forkhead Box M1/metabolismo , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes/métodos , Humanos , Queloide/genética , Masculino , Fosforilação , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Proteína Smad2/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína Smad2/metabolismo , Proteína Smad3/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína Smad3/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/antagonistas & inibidores , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo
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Nature ; 571(7765): 419-423, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292545

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Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) has highlighted the important role of intercellular heterogeneity in phenotype variability in both health and disease1. However, current scRNA-seq approaches provide only a snapshot of gene expression and convey little information on the true temporal dynamics and stochastic nature of transcription. A further key limitation of scRNA-seq analysis is that the RNA profile of each individual cell can be analysed only once. Here we introduce single-cell, thiol-(SH)-linked alkylation of RNA for metabolic labelling sequencing (scSLAM-seq), which integrates metabolic RNA labelling2, biochemical nucleoside conversion3 and scRNA-seq to record transcriptional activity directly by differentiating between new and old RNA for thousands of genes per single cell. We use scSLAM-seq to study the onset of infection with lytic cytomegalovirus in single mouse fibroblasts. The cell-cycle state and dose of infection deduced from old RNA enable dose-response analysis based on new RNA. scSLAM-seq thereby both visualizes and explains differences in transcriptional activity at the single-cell level. Furthermore, it depicts 'on-off' switches and transcriptional burst kinetics in host gene expression with extensive gene-specific differences that correlate with promoter-intrinsic features (TBP-TATA-box interactions and DNA methylation). Thus, gene-specific, and not cell-specific, features explain the heterogeneity in transcriptomes between individual cells and the transcriptional response to perturbations.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Análise de Célula Única , Transcrição Genética/genética , Alquilação , Animais , Ciclo Celular , Citomegalovirus/fisiologia , Metilação de DNA , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/virologia , Cinética , Camundongos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , RNA/análise , RNA/química , Compostos de Sulfidrila/química
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 242-257, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31313540

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Excessive exposure to UV radiation negatively affects the human skin, characterized by photo-damage (premature aging & carcinogenesis). UV-B radiation causes about 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers by damaging de-oxy ribonucleic acids (DNA). We have previously reported that UV-B radiation induces skin photodamage through oxidative & Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stresses and Glycyrrhizic acid (GA), a natural triterpene, protects skin cells against such stresses. UV-B radiation elicits signalling cascade by activation of proteins involved in sensing, signalling, and repair process of DNA damage. In this study, we explored the effects & mechanisms of Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) against UV-B -induced photodamage using a well established cellular model. METHODS: We used primary human dermal fibroblasts as a cellular model. The cells were cultured in the presence or absence of GA for 3,6, & 24 h. Effect of UV-B was assessed by examining cell viability, cell morphology, oxidative stress, ER stress, DNA damage & cellular autophagy levels through biochemical assays, microscopy & protein expression studies. RESULTS: In this study, we have determined the effect of GA on autophagy mediated DNA damage response system as the main mechanism in preventing photodamage due to UV-B -irradiation to primary human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs). GA treatment to UV-B exposed HDFs, significantly inhibited cell death, oxidative & ER stress responses, prevented Cyclobutane Pyrimidine dimer (CPD) DNA adduct formation, and DNA fragmentation via modulation of UV-B induced autophagic flux. Present results showed that GA treatment quenched reactive oxygen species (ROS), relieved ER stress response, improved autophagy (6 hr's post-UV-B -irradiation) and prevented UV-B induced DNA damage. CONCLUSION: The present study links autophagy induction by GA as the main mechanism in the prevention of DNA damage and provides a mechanistic basis for the photoprotective effect of GA and suggests that GA can be potentially developed as a promising agent against UV-B induced skin photo-damage.


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Autofagia , Derme/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Ácido Glicirrízico/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo , Raios Ultravioleta/efeitos adversos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos da radiação , Células Cultivadas , Derme/patologia , Fibroblastos/patologia , Humanos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos da radiação
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2489, 2019 06 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31171815

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Down syndrome (DS), trisomy of human chromosome 21 (Hsa21), results in a broad range of phenotypes. A recent study reported that DS cells show genome-wide transcriptional changes in which up- or down-regulated genes are clustered in gene expression dysregulation domains (GEDDs). GEDDs were also reported in fibroblasts derived from a DS mouse model duplicated for some Hsa21-orthologous genes, indicating cross-species conservation of this phenomenon. Here we investigate GEDDs using the Dp1Tyb mouse model of DS, which is duplicated for the entire Hsa21-orthologous region of mouse chromosome 16. Our statistical analysis shows that GEDDs are present both in DS cells and in Dp1Tyb mouse fibroblasts and hippocampus. However, we find that GEDDs do not depend on the DS genotype but occur whenever gene expression changes. We conclude that GEDDs are not a specific feature of DS but instead result from the clustering of co-regulated genes, a function of mammalian genome organisation.


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Síndrome de Down/genética , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/genética , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma , Genótipo , Camundongos , Família Multigênica , Fenótipo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2824, 2019 06 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31249305

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The fibrogenic response in tissue-resident fibroblasts is determined by the balance between activation and repression signals from the tissue microenvironment. While the molecular pathways by which transforming growth factor-1 (TGF-ß1) activates pro-fibrogenic mechanisms have been extensively studied and are recognized critical during fibrosis development, the factors regulating TGF-ß1 signaling are poorly understood. Here we show that macrophage hypoxia signaling suppresses excessive fibrosis in a heart via oncostatin-m (OSM) secretion. During cardiac remodeling, Ly6Chi monocytes/macrophages accumulate in hypoxic areas through a hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α dependent manner and suppresses cardiac fibroblast activation. As an underlying molecular mechanism, we identify OSM, part of the interleukin 6 cytokine family, as a HIF-1α target gene, which directly inhibits the TGF-ß1 mediated activation of cardiac fibroblasts through extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2-dependent phosphorylation of the SMAD linker region. These results demonstrate that macrophage hypoxia signaling regulates fibroblast activation through OSM secretion in vivo.


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Fibrose/metabolismo , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Oncostatina M/metabolismo , Animais , Antígenos Ly/genética , Antígenos Ly/metabolismo , Feminino , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibrose/genética , Fibrose/patologia , Hipóxia/genética , Hipóxia/patologia , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Oncostatina M/genética , Fosforilação , Transdução de Sinais , Proteínas Smad/genética , Proteínas Smad/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo
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Biochimie ; 163: 108-116, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185266

RESUMO

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) has a critical role in maintaining tumor phenotype and survival of already transformed murine pheochromocytoma (pheo) cells (MPC4/30) and it is required for the initial establishment of these tumors. However, the role of local IGF1/IGF1R system in tumor microenvironment has not been fully understood. In vivo, by subcutaneous injection of pheo cells in heterozygous IGF1R knockout mice (L/n), we found that the time of noticeable tumor appearance was delayed, and incidence was decreased in L/n group compared to control (L/L) mice. Once established, tumor proliferation, vascularization or growth rate did not differ between groups. In vitro, fibroblast from L/n and L/L mice were cultured to generate conditioned media (CM) and differential matrixes on which pheo cells were seeded. Proliferation rate was higher when pheo cells were cultured with CM, or in differential matrix generated by L/L murine fibroblasts. A diminished fibronectin (FN) expression and secretion from L/n fibroblast was associated with decreased expression of integrin subunits in tumor cells. Also, soluble factors as IGF1 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP2) were reduced. Our data suggest that IGF1 signaling through IGF1R may contribute to tumor cells anchorage and survival by interaction with both matrix and soluble factors produced by tumor microenvironment fibroblasts.


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Neoplasias das Glândulas Suprarrenais/fisiopatologia , Proliferação de Células , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Haploinsuficiência , Feocromocitoma/fisiopatologia , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/genética , Microambiente Tumoral , Neoplasias das Glândulas Suprarrenais/genética , Neoplasias das Glândulas Suprarrenais/metabolismo , Animais , Fibronectinas/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Masculino , Camundongos , Neovascularização Patológica , Feocromocitoma/genética , Feocromocitoma/metabolismo
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Gene ; 712: 143911, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176730

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MicroRNA-23b (miR-23b) is associated with inflammation and autoimmune diseases. This study evaluated miR-23b expression and assessed its potential as a biomarker of disease activity for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Differential expression of microRNAs was determined by miRNA microarray analysis in fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) from four trauma patients as healthy controls (HCs) and eight RA patients. The microarray results showed elevated expression of miR-23b in FLSs from RA patients and this finding was corroborated by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and in situ hybridization using synovial tissues (STs). Furthermore, we found miR-23b levels in plasma of RA patients were significantly higher than in HCs, and plasma miR-23b levels positively correlated with the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), hypersensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), C-reactive protein (CRP), DAS28, and platelet (PLT) count (P < 0.05). MiR-23b levels in plasma inversely correlated with the levels of hemoglobin (Hb), total bilirubin (TBIL), direct bilirubin (DBIL), indirect bilirubin (IBIL), total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) (P < 0.05), but not with rheumatoid factor (RF) or anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA) (P > 0.05). Moreover, patients with anorexia showed higher levels of miR-23b in plasma than those without anorexia. Similar results were observed with fatigue. Appropriate treatment for RA not only ameliorated the disease condition but also reversed the elevated plasma miR-23b level remarkably. These results suggest that circulating miR-23b may be a promising biomarker for RA disease activity.


Assuntos
Artrite Reumatoide/sangue , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , MicroRNAs/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Anti-Proteína Citrulinada/metabolismo , Bilirrubina/química , Biomarcadores/sangue , Sedimentação Sanguínea , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Colesterol/metabolismo , LDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , Feminino , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Hemoglobinas/química , Humanos , Masculino , MicroRNAs/genética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos , Contagem de Plaquetas , Fator Reumatoide/metabolismo , Membrana Sinovial/citologia , Membrana Sinovial/metabolismo
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Gene ; 706: 124-130, 2019 Jul 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31077735

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In this study, we constructed a tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)-induced synovial cell inflammatory model using human synoviocytes (HS) cell line to explore the function of miR-98 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). miR-98 mimics or miR-98 inhibitor were transfected into HS cells to up-regulate or down-regulate the expression of miR-98. The proliferation and apoptosis of HS cells were determined using CCK8 assay and flow cytometry, respectively. TargetScan website was utilized to predict the targets of miR-98. Luciferase assay was carried out to verify that IL-10 is a target of miR-98. Western blot was performed to analyze the expression of IL-10, apoptosis-related and NF-κB signaling pathway-related proteins. Our results demonstrated that the expression of miR-98 was up-regulated in HS cells stimulated by TNF-α. Down-regulation of miR-98 by inhibitor in TNF-α-stimulated HS cells dramatically inhibited cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis compared with the miR-98 inhibitor NC group. The protein expression of Bcl-2 was declined while the levels of Bax and Bim were increased by miR-98 inhibitor in TNF-α-stimulated HS cells. IL-10 was predicted and verified as a target of miR-98. qRT-PCR and western blot results revealed that the level of IL-10 was negatively regulated by miR-98. Finally, we identified that down-regulation of miR-98 reduced the expression level of p-p65 and p-IκBα in TNF-α-stimulated HS cells. In summary, our present study demonstrated that down-regulation of miR-98 inhibited the proliferation and promoted the apoptosis of TNF-α-stimulated HS partly by targeting IL-10 and regulating NF-κB signaling pathway, insinuating miR-98 as a candidate biomarker in RA.


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Apoptose/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/fisiologia , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Humanos , Interleucina-10/genética , Interleucina-10/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Inibidor de NF-kappaB alfa/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Membrana Sinovial/metabolismo , Sinoviócitos/metabolismo , Sinoviócitos/fisiologia , Fator de Transcrição RelA/metabolismo , Ativação Transcricional , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/fisiologia , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2129, 2019 05 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31086189

RESUMO

De novo heterozygous missense variants in the γ-tubulin gene TUBG1 have been linked to human malformations of cortical development associated with intellectual disability and epilepsy. Here, we investigated through in-utero electroporation and in-vivo studies, how four of these variants affect cortical development. We show that TUBG1 mutants affect neuronal positioning, disrupting the locomotion of new-born neurons but without affecting progenitors' proliferation. We further demonstrate that pathogenic TUBG1 variants are linked to reduced microtubule dynamics but without major structural nor functional centrosome defects in subject-derived fibroblasts. Additionally, we developed a knock-in Tubg1Y92C/+ mouse model and assessed consequences of the mutation. Although centrosomal positioning in bipolar neurons is correct, they fail to initiate locomotion. Furthermore, Tubg1Y92C/+ animals show neuroanatomical and behavioral defects and increased epileptic cortical activity. We show that Tubg1Y92C/+ mice partially mimic the human phenotype and therefore represent a relevant model for further investigations of the physiopathology of cortical malformations.


Assuntos
Malformações do Desenvolvimento Cortical/genética , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Neurogênese/genética , Neurônios/fisiologia , Tubulina (Proteína)/genética , Animais , Comportamento Animal , Movimento Celular/genética , Centrossomo/metabolismo , Córtex Cerebral/anormalidades , Córtex Cerebral/citologia , Córtex Cerebral/diagnóstico por imagem , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Embrião de Mamíferos , Epilepsia/genética , Feminino , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/ultraestrutura , Técnicas de Introdução de Genes , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Células HeLa , Humanos , Microscopia Intravital , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Microscopia Confocal , Microscopia Eletrônica , Microtúbulos/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto
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