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Mar Pollut Bull ; 146: 263-273, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31426156

RESUMO

Metals are subject to internal subcellular compartmentalization, altering their bioavailability. Thus, subcellular metal assessments are crucial in biomonitoring efforts. Metal distribution in three subcellular fractions (insoluble - ISF, thermolabile - TLF and thermostable - TSF) were determined by ICP-MS in Steno bredanensis specimens from Southeastern Brazil. Associations between metals, metallothionein (MT) and reduced glutathione (GSH) were also investigated. Differential metal-detoxification mechanisms were observed. MT detoxification was mostly noted for As, Cd, and Pb, while Cu, Cr, Hg, Ni, Se and Ti displayed lower MT-associations. Fe, Zn and Se, on the other hand, were poorly associated to MT, and mostly present in the ISF, indicating low bioavailability. This is the first report on subcellular Sn and Ti distribution in cetaceans and the first in this species in Brazil. Potential protective roles of essential metals against toxic elements are postulated. This study indicates that important biochemical detoxification information is obtained through subcellular fraction analyses in marine mammals.


Assuntos
Golfinhos/metabolismo , Monitoramento Ambiental/métodos , Metalotioneína/metabolismo , Metais/metabolismo , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo , Animais , Brasil , Glutationa/metabolismo , Inativação Metabólica , Metais Pesados/análise , Estanho/metabolismo , Titânio/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 183: 109513, 2019 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421535

RESUMO

The aim of the present study was to develop (i) a technique for identifying metabolites of organic contaminants by using an in vitro system of trout S9 and liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry-based identification method and (ii) to apply this technique to identify the interactive potential of carbamazepine on the formation rate of other metabolites. The pharmaceuticals carbamazepine and propranolol and the pesticides azoxystrobin, diazinon, and fipronil were selected as test contaminants. As a result, a total of ten metabolites were identified for the five parent substances, six of which were confirmed using reference standards. Metabolic reactions included hydroxylation, epoxidation, S-oxidation, and dealkylation. The metabolic transformation rate ranged from 0.2 to 3.5 pmol/mg protein/min/µmol substrate. In the binary exposure experiment with increasing carbamazepine concentration, the formation rates of diazinon and fipronil metabolites (MDI2 and MFP2, respectively) increased, while formation of metabolites of propranolol and azoxystrobin (MPR1, MPR2, MPR3, and MAZ1) slowed down. Meanwhile, S9 pre-exposed to carbamazepine produced diazoxon, a toxic metabolite of diazinon, and pyrimidinol, a less toxic metabolite, more rapidly. These results suggest that carbamazepine, a perennial environmental pollutant, might modulate the toxicity of other substances such as diazinon but further in vivo studies are needed.


Assuntos
Carbamazepina/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Praguicidas/metabolismo , Truta/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo , Animais , Biotransformação , Cromatografia Líquida , Técnicas In Vitro , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Preparações Farmacêuticas/metabolismo , Propranolol/metabolismo , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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BMC Evol Biol ; 19(1): 146, 2019 07 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31324143

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Antioxidative enzymes contribute to a parasite's ability to counteract the host's intracellular killing mechanisms. The facultative intracellular oyster parasite, Perkinsus marinus, a sister taxon to dinoflagellates and apicomplexans, is responsible for mortalities of oysters along the Atlantic coast of North America. Parasite trophozoites enter molluscan hemocytes by subverting the phagocytic response while inhibiting the typical respiratory burst. Because P. marinus lacks catalase, the mechanism(s) by which the parasite evade the toxic effects of hydrogen peroxide had remained unclear. We previously found that P. marinus displays an ascorbate-dependent peroxidase (APX) activity typical of photosynthetic eukaryotes. Like other alveolates, the evolutionary history of P. marinus includes multiple endosymbiotic events. The discovery of APX in P. marinus raised the questions: From which ancestral lineage is this APX derived, and what role does it play in the parasite's life history? RESULTS: Purification of P. marinus cytosolic APX activity identified a 32 kDa protein. Amplification of parasite cDNA with oligonucleotides corresponding to peptides of the purified protein revealed two putative APX-encoding genes, designated PmAPX1 and PmAPX2. The predicted proteins are 93% identical, and PmAPX2 carries a 30 amino acid N-terminal extension relative to PmAPX1. The P. marinus APX proteins are similar to predicted APX proteins of dinoflagellates, and they more closely resemble chloroplastic than cytosolic APX enzymes of plants. Immunofluorescence for PmAPX1 and PmAPX2 shows that PmAPX1 is cytoplasmic, while PmAPX2 is localized to the periphery of the central vacuole. Three-dimensional modeling of the predicted proteins shows pronounced differences in surface charge of PmAPX1 and PmAPX2 in the vicinity of the aperture that provides access to the heme and active site. CONCLUSIONS: PmAPX1 and PmAPX2 phylogenetic analysis suggests that they are derived from a plant ancestor. Plant ancestry is further supported by the presence of ascorbate synthesis genes in the P. marinus genome that are similar to those in plants. The localizations and 3D structures of the two APX isoforms suggest that APX fulfills multiple functions in P. marinus within two compartments. The possible role of APX in free-living and parasitic stages of the life history of P. marinus is discussed.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ascorbato Peroxidases/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Parasitos/enzimologia , Fotossíntese , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Ascorbato Peroxidases/química , Ascorbato Peroxidases/genética , Ascorbato Peroxidases/isolamento & purificação , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Cinética , Modelos Moleculares , Parasitos/genética , Filogenia , Homologia Estrutural de Proteína , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(64): 9444-9447, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287465

RESUMO

A new mitochondrion targetable molecular probe for carbon monoxide (CO)-specific detection based on palladium-free mediated opening of spirolactam was designed. The turn-on red fluorescence caused by CO enables a safe and powerful method for unravelling the function of CO in biological systems to be established.


Assuntos
Monóxido de Carbono/análise , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Mitocôndrias/química , Imagem Óptica/métodos , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética Nuclear de Carbono-13 , Lactamas/química , Espectroscopia de Prótons por Ressonância Magnética , Frações Subcelulares/química
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(44): 6197-6200, 2019 May 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31070615

RESUMO

Here we report a convenient, universal "DNA encoding loop program (DELP)" strategy that significantly enhanced the sensitivity of subcellular imaging of microRNA. The assay relies on the dynamic, ultrafast clustering of multiple plasmonic gold nanoparticles actuated by a DNA-programmed recycling process.


Assuntos
DNA/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Ouro/química , Humanos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Camundongos , Células RAW 264.7
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Anal Bioanal Chem ; 411(19): 4963-4971, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31093701

RESUMO

Cu isotope fractionation was investigated in the human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cell line, in a proliferating/tumor phase (undifferentiated cells), and in a differentiated state (neuron-like cells), induced using retinoic acid (RA). The SH-SY5Y cell line displays genetic aberrations due to its cancerous origin, but differentiation drives the cell line towards phenotypes suitable for the research of neurological diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease). Cellular Cu distribution was first explored by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) imaging and, subsequently, Cu isotopic analysis was performed at cellular and sub-cellular levels via multi-collector inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). The SH-SY5Y cells showed a re-distribution of intracellular Cu upon RA differentiation. Both undifferentiated and differentiated cells became systematically enriched in the light 63Cu isotope with increasing intracellular Cu content. Differentiated neuron-like SH-SY5Y cells showed a heavier Cu isotopic composition (+ 0.3‰) than did the undifferentiated proliferating cells when exposed to Cu for 24 h. However, after a longer exposure time (72 h), no difference was observed between both cellular phenotypes. Mitochondrial fractions were enriched in the light 63Cu isotope, compared to whole cells, for both undifferentiated and differentiated cells (no significant difference). The Cu isotopic composition of the remaining cell lysates was heavier than that of the whole cells and + 0.2‰ heavier in the differentiated cells than in the undifferentiated cells. These results indicate that neuronal differentiation affects the Cu isotope fractionation accompanying Cu uptake in the cells, but this effect does not seem to be associated with the mitochondrial Cu pathway. Cu isotope fractionation can be an interesting tool for studying Cu metabolism at a (sub)-cellular level in functional neurons. Graphical abstract.


Assuntos
Fracionamento Celular , Cobre/isolamento & purificação , Isótopos/isolamento & purificação , Neuroblastoma/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/patologia , Neurônios/citologia
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Anal Bioanal Chem ; 411(20): 5223-5231, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31111180

RESUMO

The visualization of subcellular structures is critical for understanding their intracellular function. We prepared two triarylboron-based multinuclear Zn2+ complexes, TAB-1-3Zn2+ and TAB-2-2Zn2+, which can be used as fluorescent probes for nucleoside polyphosphate (NPP) and RNA because their multi Zn2+ center can selectively combine with the phosphate side chain of NPP or RNA, accompanied by a corresponding fluorescence change. Among them, TAB-2-2Zn2+ is more suitable than TAB-1-3Zn2+ for live cell imaging because of its excellent cell membrane permeability resulting from amphiphilicity. Since the various membrane structures in cells are also composed of phosphoric acid bilayers, TAB-2-2Zn2+ may also be used to image various membrane structures. Various colocalization experiments further confirmed that TAB-2-2Zn2+ can achieve clear simultaneous imaging of the cell membrane, the endoplasmic reticulum, and the nucleolus. Graphical abstract.


Assuntos
Compostos de Boro/química , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Nucléolo Celular/metabolismo , Complexos de Coordenação/química , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Compostos de Zinco/química , Células 3T3 , Animais , Células HeLa , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Camundongos , Fótons , Espectroscopia de Prótons por Ressonância Magnética , Espectrometria de Fluorescência , Espectrofotometria Ultravioleta , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo
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Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) ; 65(3): 25-31, 2019 Mar 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30942153

RESUMO

Flowering is a very important developmental stage in the plant life cycle. LIKE HETEROCHROMATIN PROTEIN 1 (LHP1) has been shown to participate in epigenetic silencing of flowering genes. Here, for the first time, we isolated and characterized six CmLHP1 homolog genes from the important day-neutral ornamental Chrysanthemum morifolium cultivar 'Jin budiao'. These homolog genes were most likely generated by whole-genome duplication. Bioinformatic analysis showed that chrysanthemum LHP1 homologs present low similarity to other plant LHP1-like genes. However, three nuclear localization signals and two domains were highly conserved among them. The secondary structures of the CmLHP1 homologs mainly include α-helices and random coils, indicating that the proteins are mixed proteins. Phylogenetic tree analysis indicated that the six CmLHP1 genes constituted a small clade and had the closest relationship with LsLHP1 (Lactuca sativa LHP1). Quantitative RT-PCR analysis showed that the CmLHP1 homologs were expressed in different tissues during the developmental period of chrysanthemum, but they were highly expressed in the buds, especially during the key S1 stage of the inflorescence. Furthermore, the expression patterns of CmLHP1 homologs showed divergence under different photoperiods. Both CmLHP1b and CmLHP1e exhibited photoperiod sensitivity in leaves. Intriguingly, CmLHP1c was insensitive to photoperiod in both the shoot apexes and the leaves. Subcellular localization revealed that the six CmLHP1 proteins were located in the nucleus. These results reveal that CmLHP1 homolog genes could be strong candidates as important regulators of flowering time in chrysanthemum.


Assuntos
Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Chrysanthemum/genética , Clonagem Molecular/métodos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Homologia de Sequência de Aminoácidos , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/química , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Estrutura Secundária de Proteína , Transporte Proteico , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo
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Mol Biotechnol ; 61(6): 432-441, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30963480

RESUMO

D-Allulose is a rare monosaccharide that exists in extremely small quantities in nature, and it is also hard to prepare at a large scale via chemical or enzyme synthetic route due to low conversion and downstream separation complexity. Using D-psicose epimerase and L-rhamnulose kinase, a method enabling high conversion of D-allulose from D-fructose without the need for a tedious isomer separation step was established recently. However, this method requires expensive ATP to facilitate the reaction. In the present study, an ATP regenerate system was developed coupling with polyphosphate kinase. In our optimized reaction with purified enzymes, the conversion rate of 99% D-fructose was achieved at the concentrations of 2 mM ATP, 5 mM polyphosphate, 20 mM D-fructose, and 20 mM Mg2+ when incubated at 50 °C and at pH 7.5. ATP usage can be reduced to 10% of the theoretical amount compared to that without the ATP regeneration system. A fed-batch mode was also studied to minimize the inhibitory effect of polyphosphate. The biosynthetic system reported here offers a potential and promising platform for the conversion of D-fructose into D-allulose at reduced ATP cost.


Assuntos
Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Carboidratos Epimerases/metabolismo , Frutose/metabolismo , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Álcool)/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/metabolismo , Biotransformação , Carboidratos Epimerases/genética , Cátions Bivalentes , Clonagem Molecular , Ensaios Enzimáticos , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Frutose/biossíntese , Expressão Gênica , Vetores Genéticos/química , Vetores Genéticos/metabolismo , Magnésio/metabolismo , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Álcool)/genética , Polifosfatos/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/genética , Frações Subcelulares/química , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Thermotoga maritima/genética , Thermotoga maritima/metabolismo
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Chemosphere ; 227: 1-8, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30981098

RESUMO

2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (EH-TBB) and a mixture of EH-TBB, Bis(2-ethylhexyl)tetrabromphthalate (BEH-TEBP) and Triphenyl phosphate (TPhP), prepared in a ratio similar to the Firemaster-550™ (FM550) flame retardant formulation, were exposed to human skin subcellular fractions (S9) to evaluate their dermal in vitro metabolism for the first time. After 60 min of incubation, tetrabromobenzoic acid (TBBA) and diphenyl phosphate (DPhP) were identified as the major metabolites of EH-TBB and TPhP, respectively using UPLC-Q-Exactive Orbitrap™-MS analysis. Dermal biotransformation of EH-TBB and TPhP was catalyzed by skin carboxylesterases rather than CYP450 enzymes, while no stable metabolites could be identified for BEH-TEBP. Metabolite formation rates of EH-TBB as individual compound and as a component of FM550 fitted the Michaelis-Menten model, while no steady state could be reached for TPhP under experimental conditions. Estimated maximum metabolic rate (Vmax) for TBBA formation upon exposure to FM550 was lower than Vmax for EH-TBB (1.08 and 15.2 pmol min-1 mg protein-1, respectively). This indicates dermal metabolism would contribute less to the clearance of EH-TBB body burden than hepatic metabolism (Vmax = 644 pmol min-1 mg protein-1). Implications for human exposure include EH-TBB accumulation in skin tissue and human exposure to dermal metabolic products, which may have different toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic parameters than parent flame retardants.


Assuntos
Benzoatos/metabolismo , Retardadores de Chama/metabolismo , Organofosfatos/metabolismo , Bifenil Polibromatos/metabolismo , Pele/metabolismo , Benzoatos/farmacologia , Biotransformação , Humanos , Cinética , Frações Subcelulares
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(4): 687-696, 2019 Apr 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31001954

RESUMO

In order to provide a theoretical basis for better understanding the function and properties of proteins, we proposed a simple and effective feature extraction method for protein sequences to determine the subcellular localization of proteins. First, we introduced sparse coding combined with the information of amino acid composition to extract the feature values of protein sequences. Then the multilayer pooling integration was performed according to different sizes of dictionaries. Finally, the extracted feature values were sent into the support vector machine to test the effectiveness of our model. The success rates in data set ZD98, CH317 and Gram1253 were 95.9%, 93.4% and 94.7%, respectively as verified by the Jackknife test. Experiments showed that our method based on multilayer sparse coding can remarkably improve the accuracy of the prediction of protein subcellular localization.


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Algoritmos , Máquina de Vetores de Suporte , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Biologia Computacional , Transporte Proteico , Proteínas , Frações Subcelulares
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Methods Mol Biol ; 1933: 173-186, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30945184

RESUMO

Plant lncRNAs are expected to play important roles in various plant processes including response to abiotic stress, although the functions of most plant lncRNAs are still unknown. To investigate these potential functions, integrated approaches that employ genetic, transgenic, and molecular biology methods are required. Here, we describe general methods to study the function of lncRNAs in plant response to drought and salt stresses. First, the expression pattern and subcellular localization of lncRNA are analyzed by GUS staining and RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Then the responses of lncRNA mutant and overexpressing transgenic plants to drought and salt stress treatments are characterized, and their sensitivities to ABA are also assayed. To understand the molecular mechanism of lncRNAs' function in stress response, transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) and real-time quantitative PCR are performed to analyze altered expression of stress-related genes. Finally, proline content and ROS content are measured to reveal the accumulation of osmolytes and second messengers in these plants in response to drought and salt stress treatments.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA de Plantas/genética , Tolerância ao Sal , Estresse Fisiológico , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Metilação de DNA , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 1693, 2019 04 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30979895

RESUMO

Autophagy maintains homeostasis and is induced upon stress. Yet, its mechanistic interaction with oncogenic signaling remains elusive. Here, we show that in BRAFV600E-melanoma, autophagy is induced by BRAF inhibitor (BRAFi), as part of a transcriptional program coordinating lysosome biogenesis/function, mediated by the TFEB transcription factor. TFEB is phosphorylated and thus inactivated by BRAFV600E via its downstream ERK independently of mTORC1. BRAFi disrupts TFEB phosphorylation, allowing its nuclear translocation, which is synergized by increased phosphorylation/inactivation of the ZKSCAN3 transcriptional repressor by JNK2/p38-MAPK. Blockade of BRAFi-induced transcriptional activation of autophagy-lysosomal function in melanoma xenografts causes enhanced tumor progression, EMT-transdifferentiation, metastatic dissemination, and chemoresistance, which is associated with elevated TGF-ß levels and enhanced TGF-ß signaling. Inhibition of TGF-ß signaling restores tumor differentiation and drug responsiveness in melanoma cells. Thus, the "BRAF-TFEB-autophagy-lysosome" axis represents an intrinsic regulatory pathway in BRAF-mutant melanoma, coupling BRAF signaling with TGF-ß signaling to drive tumor progression and chemoresistance.


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Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Melanoma/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/metabolismo , Neoplasias Cutâneas/metabolismo , Animais , Autofagia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Progressão da Doença , MAP Quinases Reguladas por Sinal Extracelular/metabolismo , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Melanoma/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Microscopia Confocal , Metástase Neoplásica , Transplante de Neoplasias , Oncogenes , Fosforilação , RNA Interferente Pequeno , Transdução de Sinais , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Frações Subcelulares , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo
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Cells ; 8(4)2019 04 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30959776

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We report an imaging approach applying the atomic force acoustic microscopy (AFAM), which has unique potential for nondestructive imaging of cell internal structures. To obtain high spatial resolution images, we optimized the significant imaging parameters, including scanning speeds, feedback configurations and acoustic frequencies of an AFAM system, to increase the amplitude of the acoustic signal and to stabilize the morphological signals. We also combined the acoustic amplitude and phase signals, and generated pseudo-color figures for better illustration of subcellular features such as pseudopodia, membranes and nucleus-like. The subcellular structural image atlas can describe nanoscale details of multiple samples and provide clearer images of the subcellular features compared to other conventional techniques. This study builds a strong basis of transmission AFAM for cell imaging, which can help researchers to clarify the cell structures in diverse biological fields and push the understanding of biology evolution to a new stage.


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Imagem Tridimensional , Microscopia Acústica , Microscopia de Força Atômica , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Algoritmos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos
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Int J Mol Sci ; 20(6)2019 Mar 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30889841

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Human cells, when exposed to both real and simulated microgravity (s-µg), form 3D tissue constructs mirroring in vivo architectures (e.g., cartilage, intima constructs, cancer spheroids and others). In this study, we exposed human foetal osteoblast (hFOB 1.19) cells to a Random Positioning Machine (RPM) for 7 days and 14 days, with the purpose of investigating the effects of s-µg on biological processes and to engineer 3D bone constructs. RPM exposure of the hFOB 1.19 cells induces alterations in the cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, extra cellular matrix (ECM) and the 3D multicellular spheroid (MCS) formation. In addition, after 7 days, it influences the morphological appearance of these cells, as it forces adherent cells to detach from the surface and assemble into 3D structures. The RPM-exposed hFOB 1.19 cells exhibited a differential gene expression of the following genes: transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFB1, bone morphogenic protein 2 (BMP2), SRY-Box 9 (SOX9), actin beta (ACTB), beta tubulin (TUBB), vimentin (VIM), laminin subunit alpha 1 (LAMA1), collagen type 1 alpha 1 (COL1A1), phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) and fibronectin 1 (FN1). RPM exposure also induced a significantly altered release of the cytokines and bone biomarkers sclerostin (SOST), osteocalcin (OC), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteopontin (OPN), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1ß) and tumour necrosis factor 1 alpha (TNF-1α). After the two-week RPM exposure, the spheroids presented a bone-specific morphology. In conclusion, culturing cells in s-µg under gravitational unloading represents a novel technology for tissue-engineering of bone constructs and it can be used for investigating the mechanisms behind spaceflight-related bone loss as well as bone diseases such as osteonecrosis or bone injuries.


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Osso e Ossos/fisiologia , Feto/citologia , Osteoblastos/citologia , Engenharia Tecidual/métodos , Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 2/metabolismo , Forma Celular , Células Cultivadas , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Organoides/citologia , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteogênese , Ligação Proteica , Transdução de Sinais , Solubilidade , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Simulação de Ausência de Peso
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Int J Mol Sci ; 20(6)2019 Mar 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30889878

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Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) is an enzyme that plays a pivotal role in abiotic and biotic stress responses in plants by transforming the diacylglycerol into phosphatidic acid. However, there is no report on the characterization of soybean DGK genes in spite of the availability of the soybean genome sequence. In this study, we performed genome-wide analysis and expression profiling of the DGK gene family in the soybean genome. We identified 12 DGK genes (namely GmDGK1-12) which all contained conserved catalytic domains with protein lengths and molecular weights ranging from 436 to 727 amino acids (aa) and 48.62 to 80.93 kDa, respectively. Phylogenetic analyses grouped GmDGK genes into three clusters-cluster I, cluster II, and cluster III-which had three, four, and five genes, respectively. The qRT-PCR analysis revealed significant GmDGK gene expression levels in both leaves and roots coping with polyethylene glycol (PEG), salt, alkali, and salt/alkali treatments. This work provides the first characterization of the DGK gene family in soybean and suggests their importance in soybean response to abiotic stress. These results can serve as a guide for future studies on the understanding and functional characterization of this gene family.


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Diacilglicerol Quinase/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genômica , Família Multigênica , Soja/enzimologia , Soja/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Cromossomos de Plantas/genética , Diacilglicerol Quinase/química , Diacilglicerol Quinase/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas , Especificidade de Órgãos/genética , Filogenia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Domínios Proteicos , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 1351, 2019 03 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30903027

RESUMO

The inability to inspect metabolic activities within subcellular compartments has been a major barrier to our understanding of eukaryotic cell metabolism. Here, we describe a spatial-fluxomics approach for inferring metabolic fluxes in mitochondria and cytosol under physiological conditions, combining isotope tracing, rapid subcellular fractionation, LC-MS-based metabolomics, computational deconvolution, and metabolic network modeling. Applied to study reductive glutamine metabolism in cancer cells, shown to mediate fatty acid biosynthesis under hypoxia and defective mitochondria, we find a previously unappreciated role of reductive IDH1 as the sole net contributor of carbons to fatty acid biosynthesis under standard normoxic conditions in HeLa cells. In murine cells with defective SDH, we find that reductive biosynthesis of citrate in mitochondria is followed by a reversed CS activity, suggesting a new route for supporting pyrimidine biosynthesis. We expect this spatial-fluxomics approach to be a highly useful tool for elucidating the role of metabolic dysfunction in human disease.


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Compartimento Celular , Glutamina/metabolismo , Análise do Fluxo Metabólico , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Animais , Isótopos de Carbono , Hipóxia Celular , Citrato (si)-Sintase/metabolismo , Ácido Cítrico/metabolismo , Ciclo do Ácido Cítrico , Citosol/metabolismo , Células HeLa , Humanos , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Metaboloma , Camundongos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Succinato Desidrogenase/metabolismo
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Oxid Med Cell Longev ; 2019: 4565238, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30918579

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A surgical connection between portal and inferior cava veins was performed to generate an experimental model of high circulating ammonium and hepatic hypofunctioning. After 13 weeks of portacaval anastomosis (PCA), hyperammonemia and shrinkage in the liver were observed. Low glycemic levels accompanied by elevated levels of serum alanine aminotransferase were recorded. However, the activity of serum aspartate aminotransferase was reduced, without change in circulating urea. Histological and ultrastructural observations revealed ongoing vascularization and alterations in the hepatocyte nucleus (reduced diameter with indentations), fewer mitochondria, and numerous ribosomes in the endoplasmic reticulum. High activity of hepatic caspase-3 suggested apoptosis. PCA promoted a marked reduction in lipid peroxidation determined by TBARs in liver homogenate but specially in the mitochondrial and microsomal fractions. The reduced lipoperoxidative activity was also detected in assays supplemented with Fe2+. Only discreet changes were observed in conjugated dienes. Fluorescent probes showed significant attenuation in mitochondrial membrane potential, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and calcium content. Rats with PCA also showed reduced food intake and decreased energy expenditure through indirect calorimetry by measuring oxygen consumption with an open-flow respirometric system. We conclude that experimental PCA promotes an angiogenic state in the liver to confront the altered blood flow by reducing the prooxidant reactions associated with lower metabolic rate, along with significant reduction of mitochondrial content, but without a clear hepatic dysfunction.


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Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/cirurgia , Derivação Portocava Cirúrgica , Anastomose Cirúrgica , Animais , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Metabolismo Energético , Comportamento Alimentar , Corantes Fluorescentes/metabolismo , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Hepatócitos/ultraestrutura , Fígado/patologia , Fígado/ultraestrutura , Masculino , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Oxidantes/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo
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Anal Bioanal Chem ; 411(19): 4481-4508, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30927013

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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), G proteins, and their signaling associates are major signal transducers that control the majority of cellular signaling and regulate key biological functions including immune, neurological, cardiovascular, and metabolic processes. These pathways are targeted by over one-third of drugs on the market; however, the current understanding of their function is limited and primarily derived from cell-destructive approaches providing an ensemble of static, multi-cell information about the status and composition of molecules. Spatiotemporal behavior of molecules involved is crucial to understanding in vivo cell behaviors both in health and disease, and the advent of genetically encoded fluorescence proteins and small fluorophore-based biosensors has facilitated the mapping of dynamic signaling in cells with subcellular acuity. Since we and others have developed optogenetic methods to regulate GPCR-G protein signaling in single cells and subcellular regions using dedicated wavelengths, the desire to develop and adopt optogenetically amenable assays to measure signaling has motivated us to take a broader look at the available optical tools and approaches compatible with measuring single-cell and subcellular GPCR-G protein signaling. Here we review such key optical approaches enabling the examination of GPCR, G protein, secondary messenger, and downstream molecules such as kinase and lipid signaling in living cells. The methods reviewed employ both fluorescence and bioluminescence detection. We not only further elaborate the underlying principles of these sensors but also discuss the experimental criteria and limitations to be considered during their use in single-cell and subcellular signal mapping.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Análise de Célula Única , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo , Fluorescência , Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Humanos , Ligação Proteica , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/fisiologia
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 176: 162-169, 2019 Jul 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30927637

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Bacteria have been applied for the bioremediation of cadmium-contaminated environment. Less is known about the bioaccumulation of high concentration of Cd over time under the oligotrophic environment. Burkholderia cepacia GYP1, which was isolated from multiple heavy metal contaminated farmland, was studied for its bioaccumulation mechanism of Cd under oligotrophic condition. GYP1 possessed highly accumulation capacity for cadmium reaching 116 mg Cd/g biomass (dry weight). ATR-FTIR, electron microscopy, flow cytometry along with subcellular fraction demonstrated that the uptake and distribution of cadmium varied with the increased amount of cadmium of GYP1 cell during the 7-day treatment time: the accumulation of cadmium was mainly on the outer membrane at the beginning (within 1 day), and the intracellular cadmium kept increased and held stable after 2 days, after that, the increased amount of cadmium mainly located extracellularly, related to the secreted EPS. Further mechanism analysis of bioaccumulation of Cd by GYP1 based on iTRAQ-based proteomics showed that Cd(II) could trigger the up-regulation of the Cd2+/Zn2+-exporting ATPase, type VI protein secretion systems, and glutathione-S-transferase that are related to cadmium response, which may contribute to maintain the intracellular cadmium homeostasis. In summary, the immobilization of Cd(II) by B. cepacia GYP1 contains three steps:(1) fast immobilization of Cd(II) on the cell surface coordinated with functional groups, (2) transport of Cd(II) to cells and accumulation in cytoplasm, and (3) efflux of intracellular Cd(II) depended on energy and the entrapped or adsorbed of extracellular Cd(II) by EPS. Our study provided the understanding of the cadmium accumulation process of B. cepacia GYP1 under oligotrophic condition, which would be helpful in bioremediation of natural cadmium contaminated environment.


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Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Burkholderia cepacia/metabolismo , Cádmio/metabolismo , Poluentes Ambientais/metabolismo , Proteoma/metabolismo , Biodegradação Ambiental , Transporte Biológico , Biomassa , Nutrientes/deficiência , Frações Subcelulares/metabolismo
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