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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5063, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033242

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Genome-wide chromatin state underlies gene expression potential and cellular function. Epigenetic features and nucleosome positioning contribute to the accessibility of DNA, but widespread regulators of chromatin state are largely unknown. Our study investigates how coordination of ANP32E and H2A.Z contributes to genome-wide chromatin state in mouse fibroblasts. We define H2A.Z as a universal chromatin accessibility factor, and demonstrate that ANP32E antagonizes H2A.Z accumulation to restrict chromatin accessibility genome-wide. In the absence of ANP32E, H2A.Z accumulates at promoters in a hierarchical manner. H2A.Z initially localizes downstream of the transcription start site, and if H2A.Z is already present downstream, additional H2A.Z accumulates upstream. This hierarchical H2A.Z accumulation coincides with improved nucleosome positioning, heightened transcription factor binding, and increased expression of neighboring genes. Thus, ANP32E dramatically influences genome-wide chromatin accessibility through subtle refinement of H2A.Z patterns, providing a means to reprogram chromatin state and to hone gene expression levels.


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Cromatina/metabolismo , Genoma , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Histonas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Nucleossomos/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ligação Proteica , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5061, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033262

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The interplay between the Yamanaka factors (OCT4, SOX2, KLF4 and c-MYC) and transcriptional/epigenetic co-regulators in somatic cell reprogramming is incompletely understood. Here, we demonstrate that the histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) demethylase JMJD3 plays conflicting roles in mouse reprogramming. On one side, JMJD3 induces the pro-senescence factor Ink4a and degrades the pluripotency regulator PHF20 in a reprogramming factor-independent manner. On the other side, JMJD3 is specifically recruited by KLF4 to reduce H3K27me3 at both enhancers and promoters of epithelial and pluripotency genes. JMJD3 also promotes enhancer-promoter looping through the cohesin loading factor NIPBL and ultimately transcriptional elongation. This competition of forces can be shifted towards improved reprogramming by using early passage fibroblasts or boosting JMJD3's catalytic activity with vitamin C. Our work, thus, establishes a multifaceted role for JMJD3, placing it as a key partner of KLF4 and a scaffold that assists chromatin interactions and activates gene transcription.


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Reprogramação Celular , Histona Desmetilases com o Domínio Jumonji/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/citologia , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/metabolismo , Animais , Catálise , Proliferação de Células , Senescência Celular , Desmetilação , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos/genética , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Genoma , Histonas/metabolismo , Lisina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ativação Transcricional/genética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21707, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872047

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease with its onset closely related to the growth of synovial fibroblasts (SFs), yet the genes involved in are few reported. In our study, we aimed to identify the OA-associated key gene and pathways via the single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) analysis on SFs.scRNA-seq data of SFs from OA sufferers were accessed from GEO database, then the genes involved in were subjected to principal component analysis (PCA) and T-Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (TSNE) Analysis. GO and KEGG enrichment analyses were performed to find the most enriched functions and pathways associated with marker genes and a PPI network was constructed to identify the key gene associated with OA occurrence.Findings revealed that marker genes in three cell types identified by TSNE were mainly activated in pathways firmly related to fibroblasts growth, such as extracellular matrix, immune and cell adhesion molecule binding-associated functions and pathways. Moreover, fibronectin1 (FN1) was validated as the key gene that was tightly related to the growth of SFs, as well as had the potential to play a key role in OA occurrence.Our study explored the key gene and pathways associated with OA occurrence, which were of great value in further investigation of OA diagnosis as well as pathogenesis.


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Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibronectinas/genética , Osteoartrite/genética , Humanos , Osteoartrite/metabolismo , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Análise de Célula Única , Membrana Sinovial/citologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4480, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32900992

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Macroautophagy initiates by formation of isolation membranes, but the source of phospholipids for the membrane biogenesis remains elusive. Here, we show that autophagic membranes incorporate newly synthesized phosphatidylcholine, and that CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase ß3 (CCTß3), an isoform of the rate-limiting enzyme in the Kennedy pathway, plays an essential role. In starved mouse embryo fibroblasts, CCTß3 is initially recruited to autophagic membranes, but upon prolonged starvation, it concentrates on lipid droplets that are generated from autophagic degradation products. Omegasomes and isolation membranes emanate from around those lipid droplets. Autophagy in prolonged starvation is suppressed by knockdown of CCTß3 and is enhanced by its overexpression. This CCTß3-dependent mechanism is also present in U2OS, an osteosarcoma cell line, and autophagy and cell survival in starvation are decreased by CCTß3 depletion. The results demonstrate that phosphatidylcholine synthesis through CCTß3 activation on lipid droplets is crucial for sustaining autophagy and long-term cell survival.


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Autofagia/fisiologia , Colina-Fosfato Citidililtransferase/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Animais , Autofagossomos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular , Colina-Fosfato Citidililtransferase/antagonistas & inibidores , Colina-Fosfato Citidililtransferase/genética , Meios de Cultura , Ativação Enzimática , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Gotículas Lipídicas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/citologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/metabolismo , Osteossarcoma/metabolismo , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Fosfatidilcolinas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4589, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917887

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Mandibuloacral dysplasia syndromes are mainly due to recessive LMNA or ZMPSTE24 mutations, with cardinal nuclear morphological abnormalities and dysfunction. We report five homozygous null mutations in MTX2, encoding Metaxin-2 (MTX2), an outer mitochondrial membrane protein, in patients presenting with a severe laminopathy-like mandibuloacral dysplasia characterized by growth retardation, bone resorption, arterial calcification, renal glomerulosclerosis and severe hypertension. Loss of MTX2 in patients' primary fibroblasts leads to loss of Metaxin-1 (MTX1) and mitochondrial dysfunction, including network fragmentation and oxidative phosphorylation impairment. Furthermore, patients' fibroblasts are resistant to induced apoptosis, leading to increased cell senescence and mitophagy and reduced proliferation. Interestingly, secondary nuclear morphological defects are observed in both MTX2-mutant fibroblasts and mtx-2-depleted C. elegans. We thus report the identification of a severe premature aging syndrome revealing an unsuspected link between mitochondrial composition and function and nuclear morphology, establishing a pathophysiological link with premature aging laminopathies and likely explaining common clinical features.


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Acro-Osteólise/metabolismo , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Lipodistrofia/metabolismo , Mandíbula/anormalidades , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteínas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Acro-Osteólise/diagnóstico por imagem , Acro-Osteólise/genética , Acro-Osteólise/patologia , Senilidade Prematura/genética , Senilidade Prematura/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Caenorhabditis elegans , Proliferação de Células , Criança , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Genótipo , Homozigoto , Humanos , Lipodistrofia/diagnóstico por imagem , Lipodistrofia/genética , Lipodistrofia/patologia , Masculino , Mandíbula/diagnóstico por imagem , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Metaloendopeptidases , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/genética , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , Mutação , Fenótipo , Pele , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4038, 2020 08 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788587

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Asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase1 (NARS1) is a member of the ubiquitously expressed cytoplasmic Class IIa family of tRNA synthetases required for protein translation. Here, we identify biallelic missense and frameshift mutations in NARS1 in seven patients from three unrelated families with microcephaly and neurodevelopmental delay. Patient cells show reduced NARS1 protein, impaired NARS1 activity and impaired global protein synthesis. Cortical brain organoid modeling shows reduced proliferation of radial glial cells (RGCs), leading to smaller organoids characteristic of microcephaly. Single-cell analysis reveals altered constituents of both astrocytic and RGC lineages, suggesting a requirement for NARS1 in RGC proliferation. Our findings demonstrate that NARS1 is required to meet protein synthetic needs and to support RGC proliferation in human brain development.


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Aspartato-tRNA Ligase/deficiência , Aspartato-tRNA Ligase/genética , Córtex Cerebral/patologia , Microcefalia/genética , Células-Tronco Neurais/patologia , Organoides/patologia , Aminoacil-RNA de Transferência/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Sequência de Bases , Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células , Tamanho Celular , Sobrevivência Celular , Criança , Família , Feminino , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/metabolismo , Antígeno Ki-67/metabolismo , Masculino , Mutação/genética , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Neuroglia/metabolismo , Linhagem , Adulto Jovem
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111070, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763567

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Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used as antimicrobial agents and resulted in their accumulation in environment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying AgNP-induced lung cellular senescence which has been proposed as a pathogenic driver of chronic lung disease. Herein, we demonstrate that exposure to AgNPs elevates multiple senescence biomarkers in lung cells, with cell cycle arrest in the G2/M phase, and potently activates genes of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) in human fetal lung fibroblast cell line MRC5. Fluorescence-based assay also reveals that apoptosis induced by AgNPs is associated with senescence. Furthermore, we show that AgNPs cause premature senescence through an increase in transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) expression and over-production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in lung cells. Inhibition of COX2 reduces AgNPs-induced senescence to a normal level. Moreover, AgNPs also induce upregulation of COX2 and accelerate lung cellular senescence in vivo and cause mild fibrosis in the lung tissue of mice. Taken together, our studies support a critical role of AgNPs in the induction of lung cellular senescence via the upregulation of the COX2/PGE2 intracrine pathway, and suggest the adverse effects to the human respiratory system.


Assuntos
Senescência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Dinoprostona/metabolismo , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Prata/toxicidade , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Humanos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Prata/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237015, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760098

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Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is characterised in early stages by orbital fibroblast inflammation, which can be aggravated by oxidative stress and often leads to fibrosis. Protein tyrosine protein 1B (PTP1B) is a regulator of inflammation and a therapeutic target in diabetes. We investigated the role of PTP1B in the GO mechanism using orbital fibroblasts from GO and healthy non-GO subjects. After 24 hours of transfection with PTPN1 siRNA, the fibroblasts were exposed to interleukin (IL)-1ß, cigarette smoke extract (CSE), H2O2, and transforming growth factor (TGF)-ß stimulations. Inflammatory cytokines and fibrosis-related proteins were analysed using western blotting and/or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Reactive oxygen species (ROS) release was detected using an oxidant-sensitive fluorescent probe. IL-1ß, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, bovine thyroid stimulating hormone (bTSH), high-affinity human stimulatory monoclonal antibody of TSH receptor (M22), and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) significantly increased PTP1B protein production in GO and non-GO fibroblasts. PTPN1 silencing significantly blocked IL-1ß-induced inflammatory cytokine production, CSE- and H2O2-induced ROS synthesis, and TGF-ß-induced expression of collagen Iα, α-smooth muscle actin (SMA), and fibronectin in GO fibroblasts. Silencing PTPN1 also decreased phosphorylation levels of Akt, p38, and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress response proteins in GO cells. PTP1B may be a potential therapeutic target of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-fibrotic treatment of GO.


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Oftalmopatia de Graves/enzimologia , Oftalmopatia de Graves/terapia , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Adulto , Animais , Apoptose , Bovinos , Sobrevivência Celular , Citocinas/biossíntese , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático , Feminino , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/patologia , Inativação Gênica , Oftalmopatia de Graves/patologia , Humanos , Técnicas In Vitro , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estresse Oxidativo , Córtex Pré-Frontal/efeitos dos fármacos , Córtex Pré-Frontal/metabolismo , Córtex Pré-Frontal/patologia , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 1/genética , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 1/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008781, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810179

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Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan parasite that has a heterogeneous population composed of a pool of strains with distinct characteristics, including variable levels of virulence. In previous work, transcriptome analyses of parasite genes after infection of human foreskin fibroblasts (HFF) with virulent (CL Brener) and non-virulent (CL-14) clones derived from the CL strain, revealed a reduced expression of genes encoding parasite surface proteins in CL-14 compared to CL Brener during the final steps of the intracellular differentiation from amastigotes to trypomastigotes. Here we analyzed changes in the expression of host genes during in vitro infection of HFF cells with the CL Brener and CL-14 strains by analyzing total RNA extracted from cells at 60 and 96 hours post-infection (hpi) with each strain, as well as from uninfected cells. Similar transcriptome profiles were observed at 60 hpi with both strains compared to uninfected samples. However, at 96 hpi, significant differences in the number and expression levels of several genes, particularly those involved with immune response and cytoskeleton organization, were observed. Further analyses confirmed the difference in the chemokine/cytokine signaling involved with the recruitment and activation of immune cells such as neutrophils upon T. cruzi infection. These findings suggest that infection with the virulent CL Brener strain induces a more robust inflammatory response when compared with the non-virulent CL-14 strain. Importantly, the RNA-Seq data also exposed an unexplored role of fibroblasts as sentinel cells that may act by recruiting neutrophils to the initial site of infection. This role for fibroblasts in the regulation of the inflammatory response during infection by T. cruzi was corroborated by measurements of levels of different chemokines/cytokines during in vitro infection and in plasma from Chagas disease patients as well as by neutrophil activation and migration assays.


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Doença de Chagas/metabolismo , Fibroblastos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Ativação de Neutrófilo , Neutrófilos , Trypanosoma cruzi/metabolismo , Doença de Chagas/genética , Doença de Chagas/patologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/parasitologia , Fibroblastos/patologia , Humanos , Neutrófilos/metabolismo , Neutrófilos/parasitologia , Neutrófilos/patologia , Trypanosoma cruzi/genética , Trypanosoma cruzi/patogenicidade , Fatores de Virulência/genética , Fatores de Virulência/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4943-4956, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764927

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Background: Hydroxyapatite (HA) [Ca5(PO4)3(OH)] is a naturally occurring calcium phosphate which makes up 60-70% of the dry weight of human bones. Nano-scale HA particles are increasingly being used as carriers for controlled and targeted delivery of bioactive agents like drugs, proteins, and nucleic acids due to their high porosity, negative charge, and biodegradability. Purpose: Although much effort has been devoted to understanding the delivery kinetics and effects of the payloads in such carriers, a thorough understanding of the influence of the carriers themselves is lacking. Methods: HA particles (300 µg/mL) were administered to primary human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs). The uptake and intracellular localization of the particles were determined by flow cytometry, confocal imaging, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Immunological assays and PCR were performed to determine the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and collagens in cell lysates and media supernatant. Results: The current study explores the effects of poly-dispersed HA particles on primary HDFs as a model system. The majority of the particles were determined to range between 150 and 200 nm in diameter. Upon exposure to HA suspensions, primary HDFs internalized the particles by endocytosis within 6 hours of exposure, showing maximum uptake at 72 hours following which the particles were exocytosed by 168 hours. This correlated to reduced secretion of various pro-inflammatory and pro-collagenic cytokines. Biochemical analysis further revealed a reduction in Type I collagen expression and secretion. Conclusion: HA particles have an immune-modulatory effect on dermal fibroblasts and reduce collagen production, which may impact the integrity of the extracellular matrix (ECM). This study demonstrates the need to consider the secondary effects of particulate carriers like HA, beyond basic cytotoxicity, in the specific tissue environment where the intended function is to be realized.


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Colágeno/metabolismo , Durapatita/farmacologia , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Pele/citologia , Colágeno Tipo I/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Durapatita/química , Matriz Extracelular/efeitos dos fármacos , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/citologia , Humanos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4061, 2020 08 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32792541

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Adhesions are fibrotic scars that form between abdominal organs following surgery or infection, and may cause bowel obstruction, chronic pain, or infertility. Our understanding of adhesion biology is limited, which explains the paucity of anti-adhesion treatments. Here we present a systematic analysis of mouse and human adhesion tissues. First, we show that adhesions derive primarily from the visceral peritoneum, consistent with our clinical experience that adhesions form primarily following laparotomy rather than laparoscopy. Second, adhesions are formed by poly-clonal proliferating tissue-resident fibroblasts. Third, using single cell RNA-sequencing, we identify heterogeneity among adhesion fibroblasts, which is more pronounced at early timepoints. Fourth, JUN promotes adhesion formation and results in upregulation of PDGFRA expression. With JUN suppression, adhesion formation is diminished. Our findings support JUN as a therapeutic target to prevent adhesions. An anti-JUN therapy that could be applied intra-operatively to prevent adhesion formation could dramatically improve the lives of surgical patients.


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Aderências Teciduais/metabolismo , Aderências Teciduais/patologia , Animais , Benzofenonas/farmacologia , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Células Cultivadas , Doxiciclina/farmacologia , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Imunofluorescência , Gastroenteropatias/metabolismo , Gastroenteropatias/patologia , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Isoxazóis/farmacologia , Lipossomos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Células NIH 3T3 , Parabiose , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Tamoxifeno/farmacologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4102, 2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32796823

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Emerging evidence suggests that intestinal stromal cells (IntSCs) play essential roles in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. However, the extent of heterogeneity within the villi stromal compartment and how IntSCs regulate the structure and function of specialized intestinal lymphatic capillary called lacteal remain elusive. Here we show that selective hyperactivation or depletion of YAP/TAZ in PDGFRß+ IntSCs leads to lacteal sprouting or regression with junctional disintegration and impaired dietary fat uptake. Indeed, mechanical or osmotic stress regulates IntSC secretion of VEGF-C mediated by YAP/TAZ. Single-cell RNA sequencing delineated novel subtypes of villi fibroblasts that upregulate Vegfc upon YAP/TAZ activation. These populations of fibroblasts were distributed in proximity to lacteal, suggesting that they constitute a peri-lacteal microenvironment. Our findings demonstrate the heterogeneity of IntSCs and reveal that distinct subsets of villi fibroblasts regulate lacteal integrity through YAP/TAZ-induced VEGF-C secretion, providing new insights into the dynamic regulatory mechanisms behind lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic remodeling.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Fator C de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Células Cultivadas , Análise por Conglomerados , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Fibroblastos/ultraestrutura , Citometria de Fluxo , Imunofluorescência , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Mucosa Intestinal/ultraestrutura , Linfangiogênese/genética , Linfangiogênese/fisiologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Microscopia Eletrônica , Neovascularização Fisiológica/genética , Neovascularização Fisiológica/fisiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fator C de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética
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N Engl J Med ; 383(3): 218-228, 2020 07 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32668112

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BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis, like many inflammatory diseases, is characterized by episodes of quiescence and exacerbation (flares). The molecular events leading to flares are unknown. METHODS: We established a clinical and technical protocol for repeated home collection of blood in patients with rheumatoid arthritis to allow for longitudinal RNA sequencing (RNA-seq). Specimens were obtained from 364 time points during eight flares over a period of 4 years in our index patient, as well as from 235 time points during flares in three additional patients. We identified transcripts that were differentially expressed before flares and compared these with data from synovial single-cell RNA-seq. Flow cytometry and sorted-blood-cell RNA-seq in additional patients were used to validate the findings. RESULTS: Consistent changes were observed in blood transcriptional profiles 1 to 2 weeks before a rheumatoid arthritis flare. B-cell activation was followed by expansion of circulating CD45-CD31-PDPN+ preinflammatory mesenchymal, or PRIME, cells in the blood from patients with rheumatoid arthritis; these cells shared features of inflammatory synovial fibroblasts. Levels of circulating PRIME cells decreased during flares in all 4 patients, and flow cytometry and sorted-cell RNA-seq confirmed the presence of PRIME cells in 19 additional patients with rheumatoid arthritis. CONCLUSIONS: Longitudinal genomic analysis of rheumatoid arthritis flares revealed PRIME cells in the blood during the period before a flare and suggested a model in which these cells become activated by B cells in the weeks before a flare and subsequently migrate out of the blood into the synovium. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health and others.).


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Artrite Reumatoide/sangue , Linfócitos B/fisiologia , Expressão Gênica , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Adulto , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Artrite Reumatoide/imunologia , Feminino , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Masculino , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gravidade do Paciente , Inquéritos e Questionários , Exacerbação dos Sintomas , Líquido Sinovial/citologia
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Life Sci ; 257: 118015, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32629000

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BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Cardiac fibrosis is the scarring process occurs commonly with CVDs impairing the function and structure of heart. Herein, we investigated the role of circPAN3 in the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis. METHODS: A rat myocardial infarction (MI) model was constructed to evaluate the role of circPAN3. Expression of circPAN3 in MI was determined, and si-circPAN3 was applied to verify its profibrotic effects. With an in vitro model, cardiac fibroblasts were stimulated by transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFß1). Immunofluorescent staining was employed to assess the fibrosis-related markers, as well as autophagy activity. CCK-8 and transwell assays were performed to determine cell proliferation and migration. Luciferase reporter assay and RNA pull-down were subjected to verify the interaction of circPAN3/miR-221. The enrichment of FoxO3 on the promoter region of ATG7 was detected using CHIP assay. RESULTS: Elevated circPAN3 was found in rat MI heart tissue, of which knockdown attenuated cardiac fibrosis after MI. In an in vitro model exposing with TGFß1, increasing cell proliferation and migration were observed, whereas these effects were abolished by circPAN3 knockdown, as well as autophagy activity. miR-221 was identified as a target to be involved in circPAN3-mediated cardiac fibrosis after MI. miR-221 negatively regulated FoxO3, thus causing the inhibition of ATG7 transcription. The regulatory network of circPAN3/miR-221/FoxO3/ATG7 in cardiac fibrosis was further determined in vivo. CONCLUSION: circPAN3 exhibited profibrotic effects during autophagy-mediated cardiac fibrosis via miR-221/FoxO3/ATG7 axis, which may serve as potential biomarkers for cardiac fibrosis therapeutics.


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Infarto do Miocárdio/genética , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , RNA Circular/genética , Animais , Autofagia/genética , Autofagia/fisiologia , Proteína 7 Relacionada à Autofagia/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibrose/metabolismo , Proteína Forkhead Box O3/metabolismo , Masculino , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , RNA Circular/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235655, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32628740

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Biallelic variants in RNU4ATAC, a non-coding gene transcribed into the minor spliceosome component U4atac snRNA, are responsible for three rare recessive developmental diseases, namely Taybi-Linder/MOPD1, Roifman and Lowry-Wood syndromes. Next-generation sequencing of clinically heterogeneous cohorts (children with either a suspected genetic disorder or a congenital microcephaly) recently identified mutations in this gene, illustrating how profoundly these technologies are modifying genetic testing and assessment. As RNU4ATAC has a single non-coding exon, the bioinformatic prediction algorithms assessing the effect of sequence variants on splicing or protein function are irrelevant, which makes variant interpretation challenging to molecular diagnostic laboratories. In order to facilitate and improve clinical diagnostic assessment and genetic counseling, we present i) an update of the previously reported RNU4ATAC mutations and an analysis of the genetic variations affecting this gene using the Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) resource; ii) the pathogenicity prediction performances of scores computed based on an RNA structure prediction tool and of those produced by the Combined Annotation Dependent Depletion tool for the 285 RNU4ATAC variants identified in patients or in large-scale sequencing projects; iii) a method, based on a cellular assay, that allows to measure the effect of RNU4ATAC variants on splicing efficiency of a minor (U12-type) reporter intron. Lastly, the concordance of bioinformatic predictions and cellular assay results was investigated.


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RNA Nuclear Pequeno/metabolismo , Spliceossomos/metabolismo , Criança , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Nanismo/genética , Nanismo/patologia , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/genética , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/patologia , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Variação Genética , Humanos , Microcefalia/genética , Microcefalia/patologia , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Osteocondrodisplasias/genética , Osteocondrodisplasias/patologia , Processamento de RNA , RNA Nuclear Pequeno/química , RNA Nuclear Pequeno/genética
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Mol Cell Biol ; 40(19)2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719109

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Recent studies have demonstrated the existence of a discrete pool of cholesterol in the plasma membranes (PM) of mammalian cells-referred to as the accessible cholesterol pool-that can be detected by the binding of modified versions of bacterial cytolysins (e.g., anthrolysin O). When the amount of accessible cholesterol in the PM exceeds a threshold level, the excess cholesterol moves to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), where it regulates the SREBP2 pathway and undergoes esterification. We reported previously that the Aster/Gramd1 family of sterol transporters mediates nonvesicular movement of cholesterol from the PM to the ER in multiple mammalian cell types. Here, we investigated the PM pool of accessible cholesterol in cholesterol-loaded fibroblasts with a knockdown of Aster-A and in mouse macrophages from Aster-B and Aster-A/B-deficient mice. Nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) analyses revealed expansion of the accessible cholesterol pool in cells lacking Aster expression. The increased accessible cholesterol pool in the PM was accompanied by reduced cholesterol movement to the ER, evidenced by increased expression of SREBP2-regulated genes. Cosedimentation experiments with liposomes revealed that the Aster-B GRAM domain binds to membranes in a cholesterol concentration-dependent manner and that the binding is facilitated by the presence of phosphatidylserine. These studies revealed that the Aster-mediated nonvesicular cholesterol transport pathway controls levels of accessible cholesterol in the PM, as well as the activity of the SREBP pathway.


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Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Colesterol/metabolismo , Células 3T3-L1 , Animais , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Lipossomos/metabolismo , Macrófagos Peritoneais/metabolismo , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/genética , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Espectrometria de Massa de Íon Secundário/métodos , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 2/genética , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 2/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235965, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32701960

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Secondary lymphedema (SL)is a frequent and devastating complication of modern oncological therapy and filarial infections. A lack of a reliable preclinical model to investigate the underlying mechanism of clinical stage progression has limited the development of new therapeutic strategies. Current first line treatment has shown to be merely symptomatic and relies on lifetime use of compression garments and decongestive physiotherapy. In this study, we present the development of a secondary lymphedema model in 35 rats using pre- and intraoperative fluorescence-guided mapping of the lymphatics and microsurgical induction. In contrast to the few models reported so far, we decided to avoid the use of radiation for lymphedema induction. It turned out, that the model is nearly free of complications and capable of generating a statistically significant limb volume increase by water displacement measurements, sustained for at least 48 days. A translational, accurate lymphatic dysfunction was visualized by a novel VIS-NIR X-ray ICG-Clearance-Capacity imaging technology. For the first-time SL stage progression was validated by characteristic histological alterations, such as subdermal mast cell infiltration, adipose tissue deposition, and fibrosis by increased skin collagen content. Immunofluorescence confocal microscopy analysis suggested that stage progression is related to the presence of a characteristic α SMA+/HSP-47+/vimentin+ fibroblast subpopulation phenotype. These findings demonstrate that the in-vivo model is a reliable and clinically relevant SL model for the development of further secondary lymphedema therapeutic strategies and the analysis of the veiled molecular mechanisms of lymphatic dysfunction.


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Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Linfedema/patologia , Microcirurgia/efeitos adversos , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Colágeno/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Verde de Indocianina/química , Linfedema/etiologia , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos Lew , Pele/patologia , Vimentina/metabolismo
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Cell Prolif ; 53(8): e12830, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32608556

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OBJECTIVES: Skin serves as the major interface between the external environment and body which is liable to many kinds of injuries. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy has been widely used and became a promising strategy. Pre-treatment with chemical agents, hypoxia or gene modifications can partially protect MSCs against injury, and the pre-treated MSCs show the improved differentiation, homing capacity, survival and paracrine effects regard to attenuating injury. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the exosomes from the educated MSCs contribute to accelerate wound healing process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We extracted the exosomes from the two educated MSCs and utilized them in the cutaneous wound healing model. The pro-angiogenetic effect of exosomes on endothelial cells was also investigated. RESULTS: We firstly found that MSCs pre-treated by exosomes from neonatal serum significantly improved their biological functions and the effect of therapy. Moreover, we extracted the exosomes from the educated MSCs and utilized them to treat the cutaneous wound model directly. We found that the released exosomes from MSCs which educated by neonatal serum before had the more outstanding performance in therapeutic effect. Mechanistically, we revealed that the recipient endothelial cells (ECs) were targeted and the exosomes promoted their functions to enhance angiogenesis via regulating AKT/eNOS pathway. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings unravelled the positive effect of the upgraded exosomes from the educated MSCs as a promising cell-free therapeutic strategy for cutaneous wound healing.


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Exossomos/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , Neovascularização Fisiológica/fisiologia , Cicatrização/fisiologia , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/citologia , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Pele/citologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(8): 4681-4685, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727792

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The functions of macrophages change in response to environmental factors such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS). LPS derived from Pantoea agglomerans (LPSp) is involved in macrophage activation and tissue repair when administered dermally. LPSp-activated macrophages may be useful for restoring and maintaining homeostasis of the skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phorbol myristate acetate-treated human monocytes (THP-1 cells) were activated with LPSp. The medium of LPSp-activated THP-1 cells was added to normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDF cells). After 24 h, the expression of hyaluronan (HA) synthase (HAS)2, hyaluronidase (HYAL)1, and tropoelastin in NHDF cells was analyzed using quantitative real-time PCR. RESULTS: The expression of HAS2 and tropoelastin was significantly increased, but that of HYAL1 was significantly decreased. It was demonstrated that the abilities of HA and elastin synthesis in NHDF cells increased through LPSp-activated THP-1 cells. CONCLUSION: LPSp-activated macrophages may be useful for enhancing the abilities of HA and elastin synthesis in fibroblasts, subsequently improving dysfunction and reducing various age-related disorders.


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Elastina/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Ácido Hialurônico/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Ativação de Macrófagos , Monócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Monócitos/metabolismo , Pantoea/metabolismo , Fagocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th1
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