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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(11): 673-680, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33132241

RESUMO

The epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR TKIs) have been approved for non-small cell lung cancer. Although EGFR TKIs are less toxic than traditional cytotoxic therapies, they cause many severe idiosyncratic drug reactions. Reactive metabolites can cause cellular damage with the release of danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), which is thought to be involved in immune activation. Inflammasomes can be activated by DAMPs, and this may be a common mechanism by which DAMPs initiate an immune response. We tested the ability of afatinib, dacomitinib, erlotinib, gefitinib, and osimertinib to induce the release of DAMPs that activate inflammasomes. Human hepatocarcinoma functional liver cell-4 (FLC-4) cells were used for bioactivation of drugs, and the detection of inflammasome activation was performed with the human macrophage cell line, THP-1 cells. Gefitinib is known to be oxidized to a reactive iminoquinone metabolite. We found that the supernatant from the incubation of gefitinib with FLC-4 cells for 7 days led to increased caspase-1 activity and production of IL-1ß by THP-1 cells. In the supernatant of FLC-4 cells with gefitinib, the heat shock protein (HSP) 40, 70 and 90 were significantly increased. In addition, activated THP-1 cells secreted high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein. These results support the hypothesis that the reactive iminoquinone metabolite can cause the release of DAMPs from hepatocytes, which in turn, can activate inflammasomes. Inflammasome activation may be an important step in the activation of the immune system by gefitinib, which in some patients, can cause immune-related adverse events.


Assuntos
Meios de Cultura/efeitos adversos , Gefitinibe/efeitos adversos , Hepatócitos , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Células THP-1/imunologia , Alarminas/metabolismo , Caspase 1/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Gefitinibe/metabolismo , Proteína HMGB1/metabolismo , Humanos , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/metabolismo , Quinonas/efeitos adversos , Quinonas/metabolismo , Células THP-1/metabolismo
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Front Immunol ; 11: 583373, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33149733

RESUMO

Coronaviruses (CoVs) are members of the genus Betacoronavirus and the Coronaviridiae family responsible for infections such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and more recently, coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). CoV infections present mainly as respiratory infections that lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, CoVs, such as COVID-19, also present as a hyperactivation of the inflammatory response that results in increased production of inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1ß and its downstream molecule IL-6. The inflammasome is a multiprotein complex involved in the activation of caspase-1 that leads to the activation of IL-1ß in a variety of diseases and infections such as CoV infection and in different tissues such as lungs, brain, intestines and kidneys, all of which have been shown to be affected in COVID-19 patients. Here we review the literature regarding the mechanism of inflammasome activation by CoV infection, the role of the inflammasome in ARDS, ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) as well as the potential mechanism by which the inflammasome may contribute to the damaging effects of inflammation in the cardiac, renal, digestive, and nervous systems in COVID-19 patients.


Assuntos
Caspase 1/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/patologia , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Coagulação Intravascular Disseminada/patologia , Humanos , Inflamação/patologia , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Pandemias , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/patologia , Lesão Pulmonar Induzida por Ventilação Mecânica/patologia
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Molecules ; 25(20)2020 Oct 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33066442

RESUMO

The activation of NOD-, LRR-, and pyrin domain-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome and/or its components is associated with the physio-pathogenesis of many respiratory diseases including asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), SARS Cov-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), and in several autoimmune diseases. Hibiscus noldeae Baker f. has been widely reported to be traditionally used in the treatment of different ailments, some of which are of inflammatory background such as asthma, wounds, headache, etc. However, the claims have not been supported by evidence at the molecular and functional levels. Here, we report on the bio-guided fractionation of H. noldeae and assessment of the inhibitory properties of some fractions and purified compounds on NLRP3 inflammasome and Interleukin 6 (IL-6). The activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome was determined by detecting the activity of caspase-1 and the production of Interleukin 1ß (IL-1ß) in Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and ATP-stimulated Tamm-Horsfall Protein 1 (THP-1) macrophages, while the production of IL-6 was studied in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 mouse macrophages. It was observed that hexane and ethyl acetate fractions of the crude extract of the aerial parts of H. noldeae, as well as caffeic acid, isoquercetin, and ER2.4 and ER2.7 fractions revealed significant inhibitory effects on Caspase-1 activities, and on IL-1ß and IL-6 production. The ER2.4 and ER2.7 fractions downregulated the production of IL-1ß and IL-6, in a similar range as the caspase-1 inhibitor AC-YVAD-CHO and the drug Dexamethasone, both used as controls, respectively. Overall, our work does provide the very first scientific based evidence for Hibiscus noldeae anti-inflammatory effects and widespread use by traditional healers in Rwanda for a variety of ailments.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Hibiscus/química , Inflamassomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Interleucina-6/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/antagonistas & inibidores , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Inflamação/imunologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Células RAW 264.7
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000813, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991574

RESUMO

Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) produced by gastrointestinal microbiota regulate immune responses, but host molecular mechanisms remain unknown. Unbiased screening using SCFA-conjugated affinity nanobeads identified apoptosis-associated speck-like protein (ASC), an adaptor protein of inflammasome complex, as a noncanonical SCFA receptor besides GPRs. SCFAs promoted inflammasome activation in macrophages by binding to its ASC PYRIN domain. Activated inflammasome suppressed survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) in macrophages by pyroptosis and facilitated neutrophil recruitment to promote bacterial elimination and thus inhibit systemic dissemination in the host. Administration of SCFAs or dietary fibers, which are fermented to SCFAs by gut bacteria, significantly prolonged the survival of S. Typhimurium-infected mice through ASC-mediated inflammasome activation. SCFAs penetrated into the inflammatory region of the infected gut mucosa to protect against infection. This study provided evidence that SCFAs suppress Salmonella infection via inflammasome activation, shedding new light on the therapeutic activity of dietary fiber.


Assuntos
Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos Voláteis/metabolismo , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Infecções por Salmonella/prevenção & controle , Animais , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/genética , Feminino , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/imunologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/fisiologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/genética , Ativação de Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Ligação Proteica , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/genética , Infecções por Salmonella/genética , Infecções por Salmonella/imunologia , Infecções por Salmonella/metabolismo , Salmonella typhimurium/imunologia , Células U937
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008327, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32853276

RESUMO

Host resistance to Toxoplasma gondii relies on CD8 T cell IFNγ responses, which if modulated by the host or parasite could influence chronic infection and parasite transmission between hosts. Since host-parasite interactions that govern this response are not fully elucidated, we investigated requirements for eliciting naïve CD8 T cell IFNγ responses to a vacuolar resident antigen of T. gondii, TGD057. Naïve TGD057 antigen-specific CD8 T cells (T57) were isolated from transnuclear mice and responded to parasite-infected bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) in an antigen-dependent manner, first by producing IL-2 and then IFNγ. T57 IFNγ responses to TGD057 were independent of the parasite's protein export machinery ASP5 and MYR1. Instead, host immunity pathways downstream of the regulatory Immunity-Related GTPases (IRG), including partial dependence on Guanylate-Binding Proteins, are required. Multiple T. gondii ROP5 isoforms and allele types, including 'avirulent' ROP5A from clade A and D parasite strains, were able to suppress CD8 T cell IFNγ responses to parasite-infected BMDMs. Phenotypic variance between clades B, C, D, F, and A strains suggest T57 IFNγ differentiation occurs independently of parasite virulence or any known IRG-ROP5 interaction. Consistent with this, removal of ROP5 is not enough to elicit maximal CD8 T cell IFNγ production to parasite-infected cells. Instead, macrophage expression of the pathogen sensors, NLRP3 and to a large extent NLRP1, were absolute requirements. Other members of the conventional inflammasome cascade are only partially required, as revealed by decreased but not abrogated T57 IFNγ responses to parasite-infected ASC, caspase-1/11, and gasdermin D deficient cells. Moreover, IFNγ production was only partially reduced in the absence of IL-12, IL-18 or IL-1R signaling. In summary, T. gondii effectors and host machinery that modulate parasitophorous vacuolar membranes, as well as NLR-dependent but inflammasome-independent pathways, determine the full commitment of CD8 T cells IFNγ responses to a vacuolar antigen.


Assuntos
Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Proteínas de Protozoários/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Toxoplasma/imunologia , Toxoplasmose Animal/imunologia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/parasitologia , Feminino , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/parasitologia , Camundongos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/genética , Proteínas de Protozoários/genética , Toxoplasmose Animal/parasitologia , Vacúolos/imunologia , Vacúolos/metabolismo , Vacúolos/parasitologia , Virulência/imunologia
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Br J Pharmacol ; 177(21): 4921-4930, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776354

RESUMO

COVID-19, the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2, has a wide-ranging clinical spectrum that, in the worst-case scenario, involves a rapid progression to severe acute respiratory syndrome and death. Epidemiological data show that obesity and diabetes are among the main risk factors associated with high morbidity and mortality. The increased susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection documented in obesity-related metabolic derangements argues for initial defects in defence mechanisms, most likely due to an elevated systemic metabolic inflammation ("metaflammation"). The NLRP3 inflammasome is a master regulator of metaflammation and has a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of either obesity or diabetes. Here, we discuss the most recent findings suggesting contribution of NLRP3 inflammasome to the increase in complications in COVID-19 patients with diabesity. We also review current pharmacological strategies for COVID-19, focusing on treatments whose efficacy could be due, at least in part, to interference with the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. LINKED ARTICLES: This article is part of a themed issue on The Pharmacology of COVID-19. To view the other articles in this section visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bph.v177.21/issuetoc.


Assuntos
Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Obesidade/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Progressão da Doença , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos , Humanos , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/imunologia , Inflamação/virologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Fatores de Risco
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237754, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804985

RESUMO

A strain of lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus paracasei KW3110 (KW3110), activates M2 macrophages with anti-inflammatory reactions and mitigates aging-related chronic inflammation and blue-light exposure-induced retinal inflammation in mice. However, the mechanism underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of KW3110 remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of KW3110 using both mouse and human immune cells and evaluated the suppressive effect of KW3110 on the inflammatory reactions of the cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide and adenosine 5'-triphosphate (LPS/ATP). KW3110 treatment induced anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-10 production in the supernatants of murine macrophage-like cells, J774A.1, and suppressed IL-1ß production in the supernatants of LPS/ATP-stimulated cells. The influence of KW3110 on the production of these cytokines was inhibited by pre-treatment with phagocytosis blocker or transfection with siRNAs for IL-10 signaling components. KW3110 treatment also suppressed activation of caspase-1, an active component of inflammasome complexes, in LPS/ATP-stimulated J774A.1 cells, and its effect was inhibited by transfection with siRNAs for IL-10 signaling components. In addition to the effects of KW3110 on J774A.1 cells, KW3110 treatment induced IL-10 production in the supernatants of human monocytes, and KW3110 or IL-10 treatment suppressed caspase-1 activation and IL-1ß production in the supernatants of LPS/ATP-stimulated cells. These results suggest that KW3110 suppresses LPS/ATP stimulation-induced caspase-1 activation and IL-1ß production by promoting IL-10 production in mouse and human immune cells. Our findings reveal a novel anti-inflammatory mechanism of LAB and the effect of KW3110 on caspase-1 activation is expected to contribute to constructing future preventive strategies for inflammation-related disorders using food ingredients.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Inflamassomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/terapia , Lactobacillus paracasei/imunologia , Probióticos/farmacologia , Animais , Caspase 1/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Inflamação/imunologia , Interleucina-10/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/imunologia , Camundongos , Monócitos/imunologia , Monócitos/metabolismo , Cultura Primária de Células , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008752, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760121

RESUMO

Members of the family of pyrin and HIN domain containing (PYHIN) proteins play an emerging role in innate immunity. While absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) acts a cytosolic sensor of non-self DNA and plays a key role in inflammasome assembly, the γ-interferon-inducible protein 16 (IFI16) restricts retroviral gene expression by sequestering the transcription factor Sp1. Here, we show that the remaining two human PYHIN proteins, i.e. myeloid cell nuclear differentiation antigen (MNDA) and pyrin and HIN domain family member 1 (PYHIN1 or IFIX) share this antiretroviral function of IFI16. On average, knock-down of each of these three nuclear PYHIN proteins increased infectious HIV-1 yield from human macrophages by more than an order of magnitude. Similarly, knock-down of IFI16 strongly increased virus transcription and production in primary CD4+ T cells. The N-terminal pyrin domain (PYD) plus linker region containing a nuclear localization signal (NLS) were generally required and sufficient for Sp1 sequestration and anti-HIV-1 activity of IFI16, MNDA and PYHIN1. Replacement of the linker region of AIM2 by the NLS-containing linker of IFI16 resulted in a predominantly nuclear localization and conferred direct antiviral activity to AIM2 while attenuating its ability to form inflammasomes. The reverse change caused nuclear-to-cytoplasmic relocalization of IFI16 and impaired its antiretroviral activity but did not result in inflammasome assembly. We further show that the Zn-finger domain of Sp1 is critical for the interaction with IFI16 supporting that pyrin domains compete with DNA for Sp1 binding. Finally, we found that human PYHIN proteins also inhibit Hepatitis B virus and simian vacuolating virus 40 as well as the LINE-1 retrotransposon. Altogether, our data show that IFI16, PYHIN1 and MNDA restrict HIV-1 and other viral pathogens by interfering with Sp1-dependent gene expression and support an important role of nuclear PYHIN proteins in innate antiviral immunity.


Assuntos
Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Infecções por HIV/prevenção & controle , HIV-1/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição Sp1/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Núcleo Celular/genética , DNA Viral/genética , Células HEK293 , Infecções por HIV/imunologia , Infecções por HIV/patologia , Infecções por HIV/virologia , HIV-1/genética , HIV-1/isolamento & purificação , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/imunologia , Inflamassomos/genética , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/virologia , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Fator de Transcrição Sp1/genética , Replicação Viral
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Front Immunol ; 11: 1580, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32670297

RESUMO

SARS-CoV-2 might directly activate NLRP3 inflammasome resulting in an endogenous adjuvant activity necessary to mount a proper adaptive immune response against the virus. Heterogeneous response of COVID-19 patients could be attributed to differences in not being able to properly downregulate NLRP3 inflammasome activation. This relates to the fitness of the immune system of the individual challenged by the virus. Patients with a reduced immune fitness can demonstrate a dysregulated NLRP3 inflammasome activity resulting in severe COVID-19 with tissue damage and a cytokine storm. We sketch the outlines of five possible scenarios for COVID-19 in medical practice and provide potential treatment options targeting dysregulated endogenous adjuvant activity in severe COVID-19 patients.


Assuntos
Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Proteína HMGB1/metabolismo , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Ativação de Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/antagonistas & inibidores , Infiltração de Neutrófilos/imunologia , Neutrófilos/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia
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Mol Immunol ; 125: 24-31, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32623292

RESUMO

Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) has been reported to mediate airway inflammation, however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. In the present study, our objective was to reveal whether TLR9 regulates NLRP3 inflammasome and oxidative stress in murine allergic airway inflammation and Raw264.7 cells. Female wild type(WT)and TLR9-/-mice on C57BL/6 background were used to induce allergic airway inflammation by challenge of OVA, and Raw264.7 cells with or without TLR9 knockdown by small interfering RNA (siRNA) were stimulated by S.aureus. The results demonstrated that deletion of TLR9 effectively attenuated OVA-induced allergic airway inflammation including inflammatory cells infiltration and goblet cell hyperplasia. Meanwhile, OVA-induced protein expression of NLRP3, caspase-1(p20) and mature IL-1ß, as well as secretion of IL-1ß and IL-18 in wild type mice (WT) was obviously suppressed by TLR9 deficiency. Concomitantly, the expression of oxidative markers 8-OhDG and nitrotyrosine was increased in OVA-challenged WT mice, while TLR9 deficiency significantly inhibited such increase. Similarly, in the in vitro study, we found that knockdown of TLR9 markedly suppressed S.aureus-induced activation of NLRP3 inflammasome and oxidative stress in Raw264.7 cells. Collectively, our findings indicated that TLR9 may mediate allergic airway inflammation via activating NLRP3 inflammasome and oxidative stress.


Assuntos
Asma/imunologia , Hipersensibilidade/imunologia , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Receptor Toll-Like 9/imunologia , Animais , Asma/metabolismo , Hipersensibilidade/metabolismo , Hipersensibilidade/fisiopatologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Pneumonia/imunologia , Pneumonia/metabolismo , Pneumonia/fisiopatologia , Células RAW 264.7 , Receptor Toll-Like 9/metabolismo
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Mol Immunol ; 125: 178-186, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32717666

RESUMO

PM2.5, a major component of air pollutants, has caused severe health problems. It has been reported that PM2.5 index is closely associated with severity of influenza A virus (IAV) infection. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been addressed. NLRP3 inflammasome and type I interferon signaling regulate host defense against influenza infection. The present study investigated the potential effects of air pollutants on host defense against influenza infection in vitro and in vivo. In this study, different concentrations of PM2.5 were pre-exposed to macrophages and mice before IAV infection to assess the negative effects of air pollutants in virus infection. We found that exposure to PM2.5 deteriorated influenza virus infection via compromising innate immune responses manifested by a decrease IL-1ß and IFN-ß production in vitro. Meanwhile, mice exposed with PM2.5 were susceptible to PR8 virus infection due to down-regulation of IL-1ß and IFN-ß. Mechanistically, PM 2.5 exposure suppressed the NLRP3 inflammasome activation and the AHR-TIPARP signaling pathway, by which compromised the anti-influenza immunity. Thus, our study revealed that PM2.5 could alter macrophage inflammatory responses by suppressing LPS-induced activation of NLRP3 inflammasome and expression of IFN-ß during influenza infection. These findings provided us new insights in understanding that PM2.5 combining with influenza infection could enhance the severity of pneumonia.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Inflamassomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Interferon beta/biossíntese , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/imunologia , Material Particulado/toxicidade , Animais , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1 , Interferon beta/imunologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 257: 118114, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32693241

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The world has witnessed a high morbidity and mortality caused by SARS-CoV-2, and global death toll is still rising. Exaggerated inflammatory responses are thought to be more responsible for infiltrated immune cells accumulation, organ damage especially lung, dyspnea, and respiratory failure rather than direct effect of viral replication. IL-6 and NLRP3 inflammasome are the major immune components in immune responses stimulation upon pathogen infection. It's noteworthy that the function and expression of these components are remarkably influenced by non-coding RNAs including long non-coding RNAs. Given the potential role of these components in organ damage and pathological manifestations of patients infected with COVID-19, their blockage might be a hopeful and promising treatment strategy. Notably, more study on long non-coding RNAs involved in inflammatory responses could elevate the efficacy of anti-inflammatory therapy. In this review we discuss the potential impact of IL-6 and NLRP3 inflammasome blocker drugs on inflammatory responses, viral clearance, and pathological and clinical manifestations. Collectively, anti-inflammatory strategy might pave the way to diminish clinical and pathological manifestations and thereby discharging patients infected with COVID-19 from hospital.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Interleucina-6/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/fisiologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/imunologia , Humanos , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/farmacologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(31): 18832-18839, 2020 08 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709746

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Plant and animal intracellular nucleotide-binding, leucine-rich repeat (NLR) immune receptors detect pathogen-derived molecules and activate defense. Plant NLRs can be divided into several classes based upon their N-terminal signaling domains, including TIR (Toll-like, Interleukin-1 receptor, Resistance protein)- and CC (coiled-coil)-NLRs. Upon ligand detection, mammalian NAIP and NLRC4 NLRs oligomerize, forming an inflammasome that induces proximity of its N-terminal signaling domains. Recently, a plant CC-NLR was revealed to form an inflammasome-like hetero-oligomer. To further investigate plant NLR signaling mechanisms, we fused the N-terminal TIR domain of several plant NLRs to the N terminus of NLRC4. Inflammasome-dependent induced proximity of the TIR domain in planta initiated defense signaling. Thus, induced proximity of a plant TIR domain imposed by oligomerization of a mammalian inflammasome is sufficient to activate authentic plant defense. Ligand detection and inflammasome formation is maintained when the known components of the NLRC4 inflammasome is transferred across kingdoms, indicating that NLRC4 complex can robustly function without any additional mammalian proteins. Additionally, we found NADase activity of a plant TIR domain is necessary for plant defense activation, but NADase activity of a mammalian or a bacterial TIR is not sufficient to activate defense in plants.


Assuntos
Proteínas NLR , Imunidade Vegetal , Proteínas de Plantas , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão , Transdução de Sinais , Animais , Inflamassomos/genética , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Mamíferos , Proteínas NLR/química , Proteínas NLR/genética , Proteínas NLR/imunologia , Proteínas NLR/metabolismo , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Imunidade Vegetal/imunologia , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/imunologia , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Domínios Proteicos/fisiologia , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/química , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/imunologia , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia
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Nat Immunol ; 21(8): 857-867, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601469

RESUMO

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous gain-of-function mutations in MEFV, which encodes pyrin, an inflammasome protein. Heterozygous carrier frequencies for multiple MEFV mutations are high in several Mediterranean populations, suggesting that they confer selective advantage. Among 2,313 Turkish people, we found extended haplotype homozygosity flanking FMF-associated mutations, indicating evolutionarily recent positive selection of FMF-associated mutations. Two pathogenic pyrin variants independently arose >1,800 years ago. Mutant pyrin interacts less avidly with Yersinia pestis virulence factor YopM than with wild-type human pyrin, thereby attenuating YopM-induced interleukin (IL)-1ß suppression. Relative to healthy controls, leukocytes from patients with FMF harboring homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations and from asymptomatic heterozygous carriers released heightened IL-1ß specifically in response to Y. pestis. Y. pestis-infected MefvM680I/M680I FMF knock-in mice exhibited IL-1-dependent increased survival relative to wild-type knock-in mice. Thus, FMF mutations that were positively selected in Mediterranean populations confer heightened resistance to Y. pestis.


Assuntos
Resistência à Doença/genética , Febre Familiar do Mediterrâneo/genética , Peste , Pirina/genética , Seleção Genética/genética , Animais , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/imunologia , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/metabolismo , Resistência à Doença/imunologia , Haplótipos , Humanos , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Mutação , Peste/imunologia , Peste/metabolismo , Pirina/imunologia , Pirina/metabolismo , Turquia , Fatores de Virulência/imunologia , Fatores de Virulência/metabolismo , Yersinia pestis
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Nat Immunol ; 21(8): 880-891, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32541830

RESUMO

Bacterial lipopolysaccharide triggers human caspase-4 (murine caspase-11) to cleave gasdermin-D and induce pyroptotic cell death. How lipopolysaccharide sequestered in the membranes of cytosol-invading bacteria activates caspases remains unknown. Here we show that in interferon-γ-stimulated cells guanylate-binding proteins (GBPs) assemble on the surface of Gram-negative bacteria into polyvalent signaling platforms required for activation of caspase-4. Caspase-4 activation is hierarchically controlled by GBPs; GBP1 initiates platform assembly, GBP2 and GBP4 control caspase-4 recruitment, and GBP3 governs caspase-4 activation. In response to cytosol-invading bacteria, activation of caspase-4 through the GBP platform is essential to induce gasdermin-D-dependent pyroptosis and processing of interleukin-18, thereby destroying the replicative niche for intracellular bacteria and alerting neighboring cells, respectively. Caspase-11 and GBPs epistatically protect mice against lethal bacterial challenge. Multiple antagonists of the pathway encoded by Shigella flexneri, a cytosol-adapted bacterium, provide compelling evolutionary evidence for the importance of the GBP-caspase-4 pathway in antibacterial defense.


Assuntos
Caspases Iniciadoras/imunologia , Proteínas de Ligação ao GTP/imunologia , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Negativas/imunologia , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Animais , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/imunologia , Células HeLa , Humanos , Lipopolissacarídeos/imunologia , Camundongos , Piroptose/imunologia
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Clin Immunol ; 217: 108490, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32492478
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Med Hypotheses ; 143: 109906, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32505910

RESUMO

Most COVID-19 infected individuals present with mild flu-like symptoms; however, 5-10% of cases suffer from life-threatening pneumonia and respiratory failure. The pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 and its pathology of associated acute lung injury (ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis, coagulopathy and multiorgan failure is not known. SARS-CoV-2 is an envelope virus with S (spike), M (membrane), N (nucleocapsid) and E (envelop) proteins. In a closely related coronavirus (SARS-CoV), the transmembrane E protein exerts an important role in membrane-ionic transport through viroporins, deletion of which reduced levels of IL-1ß and a remarkably reduced lung edema compared to wild type. IL-1ß is generated by macrophages upon activation of intracellular NLRP3 (NOD-like, leucine rich repeat domains, and pyrin domain-containing protein 3), part of the functional NLRP3 inflammasome complex that detects pathogenic microorganisms and stressors, while neutrophils are enhanced by increasing levels of IL-1ß. Expiring neutrophils undergo "NETosis", producing thread-like extracellular structures termed neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which protect against mild infections and microbes. However, uncontrolled NET production can cause acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), coagulopathy, multiple organ failure, and autoimmune disease. Herein, we present arguments underlying our hypothesis that IL-1ß and NETs, mediated via NLRP3 inflammasomes, form a feed-forward loop leading to the excessive alveolar and endothelial damage observed in severe cases of COVID-19. Considering such assertions, we propose potential drug candidates that could be used to alleviate such pathologies. Considering that recent efforts to ascertain effective treatments of COVID-19 in severe patients has been less than successful, investigating novel avenues of treating this virus are essential.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/etiologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Armadilhas Extracelulares/efeitos dos fármacos , Interleucina-1beta/antagonistas & inibidores , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Armadilhas Extracelulares/imunologia , Retroalimentação Fisiológica , Humanos , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Interleucina-1beta/imunologia , Modelos Biológicos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia
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Leukemia ; 34(7): 1726-1729, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32483300

RESUMO

The scientific community faces an unexpected and urgent challenge related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and is investigating the role of receptors involved in entry of this virus into cells as well as pathomechanisms leading to a cytokine "storm," which in many cases ends in severe acute respiratory syndrome, fulminant myocarditis and kidney injury. An important question is if it may also damage hematopoietic stem progenitor cells?


Assuntos
Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/epidemiologia , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/virologia , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/epidemiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/epidemiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/imunologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/prevenção & controle , Lesão Renal Aguda/virologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/imunologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/prevenção & controle , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/virologia , Citocinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/imunologia , Furanos/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/imunologia , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores Imunológicos/farmacologia , Inflamassomos/antagonistas & inibidores , Inflamassomos/genética , Miocardite/epidemiologia , Miocardite/imunologia , Miocardite/prevenção & controle , Miocardite/virologia , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/genética , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/imunologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Piroptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Piroptose/genética , Piroptose/imunologia , Fatores de Risco , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/imunologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/prevenção & controle , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/virologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Sulfonamidas/farmacologia , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/virologia
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Nanotoxicology ; 14(7): 929-946, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32538272

RESUMO

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are known to induce pulmonary inflammatory effects through stimulating pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion from alveolar macrophages. Despite extensive studies on MWCNTs' pro-inflammatory reactivity, the understanding of molecular mechanisms involved is still incomplete. In this study, we investigated hemichannel's involvement in MWCNTs-induced macrophage IL-1ß release. Our results showed that the unmodified and COOH MWCNTs could induce ATP release and ATP-P2X7R axis-dependent IL-1ß secretion from THP-1 macrophages. By using various inhibitors, we confirmed that the MWCNTs-induced ATP release was primarily through hemichannels. EtBr dye uptake assay detected significant hemichannels opening in MWCNTs exposed THP-1 macrophages. Inhibition of hemichannels by CBX, 43Gap27, or 10Panx1 pretreatment results in decreased ATP and IL-1ß release. The addition of ATP restored the reduced IL-1ß secretion level from hemichannel inhibition. We also confirmed with five other types of MWCNTs that the induction of hemichannels by MWCNTs strongly correlates with their capacity to induce IL-1ß secretion. Taken together, we conclude that hemichannels-mediated ATP release and subsequent NLRP3 inflammasome activation through P2X7R may be one mechanism by which MWCNTs induce macrophage IL-1ß secretion. Our findings may provide a novel molecular mechanism for MWCNTs induced IL-1ß secretion.


Assuntos
Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Conexinas/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Macrófagos Alveolares/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanotubos de Carbono/toxicidade , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Humanos , Inflamassomos/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Macrófagos Alveolares/imunologia , Macrófagos Alveolares/metabolismo , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Nanotubos de Carbono/química , Células THP-1
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