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Int J Biol Sci ; 16(14): 2479-2489, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32792851

RESUMO

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 virus and its associated disease COVID-19 have triggered significant threats to public health, in addition to political and social changes. An important number of studies have reported the onset of symptoms compatible with pneumonia accompanied by coagulopathy and lymphocytopenia during COVID-19. Increased cytokine levels, the emergence of acute phase reactants, platelet activation and immune checkpoint expression are some of the biomarkers postulated in this context. As previously observed in prolonged sepsis, T-cell exhaustion due to SARS-CoV-2 and even their reduction in numbers due to apoptosis hinder the response to the infection. In this review, we synthesized the immune changes observed during COVID-19, the role of immune molecules as severity markers for patient stratification and their associated therapeutic options.


Assuntos
Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Sepse/fisiopatologia , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Biomarcadores , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/imunologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Sistema Imunitário , Imunidade Inata , Interferons/metabolismo , Linfopenia/imunologia , Pandemias , Fenótipo , Ativação Plaquetária
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008678, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760119

RESUMO

GWAS, immune analyses and biomarker screenings have identified host factors associated with in vivo HIV-1 control. However, there is a gap in the knowledge about the mechanisms that regulate the expression of such host factors. Here, we aimed to assess DNA methylation impact on host genome in natural HIV-1 control. To this end, whole DNA methylome in 70 untreated HIV-1 infected individuals with either high (>50,000 HIV-1-RNA copies/ml, n = 29) or low (<10,000 HIV-1-RNA copies/ml, n = 41) plasma viral load (pVL) levels were compared and identified 2,649 differentially methylated positions (DMPs). Of these, a classification random forest model selected 55 DMPs that correlated with virologic (pVL and proviral levels) and HIV-1 specific adaptive immunity parameters (IFNg-T cell responses and neutralizing antibodies capacity). Then, cluster and functional analyses identified two DMP clusters: cluster 1 contained hypo-methylated genes involved in antiviral and interferon response (e.g. PARP9, MX1, and USP18) in individuals with high viral loads while in cluster 2, genes related to T follicular helper cell (Tfh) commitment (e.g. CXCR5 and TCF7) were hyper-methylated in the same group of individuals with uncontrolled infection. For selected genes, mRNA levels negatively correlated with DNA methylation, confirming an epigenetic regulation of gene expression. Further, these gene expression signatures were also confirmed in early and chronic stages of infection, including untreated, cART treated and elite controllers HIV-1 infected individuals (n = 37). These data provide the first evidence that host genes critically involved in immune control of the virus are under methylation regulation in HIV-1 infection. These insights may offer new opportunities to identify novel mechanisms of in vivo virus control and may prove crucial for the development of future therapeutic interventions aimed at HIV-1 cure.


Assuntos
Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Metilação de DNA , Infecções por HIV/imunologia , HIV-1/imunologia , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/genética , Carga Viral , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/genética , Infecções por HIV/virologia , HIV-1/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/metabolismo , Interferons/metabolismo , Masculino , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/imunologia , Replicação Viral
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Anticancer Res ; 40(8): 4445-4455, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727774

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: To examine interferon (IFN) signaling pathways in human pancreatic cancer cells and their therapeutic application for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the effects of IFNα on cytotoxicity, migration, as well as on the levels of toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathway-associated genes expression in pancreatic cancer cells. We also examined the additive effects of IFNα and poly(I-C) on tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-induced cytotoxicity. We performed transcriptome analysis (RNA-Seq) of clinical samples and compared the profile between pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PanINs) and PDACs. RESULTS: IFNα suppressed cell viability and cell migration, and affected TLR signaling pathways, in pancreatic cancer cells. TLR3 is one of the potential genes involved in IFN-treated pancreatic cancer cells. Furthermore, similar to IFN, extracellular addition of poly(I-C) enhanced TKI-induced cytotoxicity in pancreatic cancer cells. RNA-Seq analysis demonstrated that IFN signaling is one of the potential pathways involved in the progression of PanIN to PDAC. CONCLUSION: IFN signaling may be involved in the development of PDAC. Treatments that target the IFN and TLR3 signaling pathways may be therapeutic options against PDAC.


Assuntos
Carcinoma in Situ/genética , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Interferons/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Poli I-C/farmacologia , Receptores Toll-Like/genética , Idoso , Carcinoma in Situ/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma in Situ/metabolismo , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Biol Regul Homeost Agents ; 34(3): 977-986, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32664712

RESUMO

Chlamydia trachomatis, the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted diseases worldwide, can disseminate and localize to the upper genital tract impairing reproductive function. Specifically, ascending C. trachomatis genital infection has been demonstrated to cause epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis, well-known risk factors for male infertility. C. trachomatis possesses the ability to infect primary human Sertoli cells, key elements for the spermatogenetic process and the immune protection of germ cells. Therefore, herein, we investigated the innate immune response in Sertoli cells following C. trachomatis infection, as well as its indirect effects on human spermatozoa. Specifically, we evaluated C. trachomatis mediated induction of Toll-like Receptors (TLR) 2, 3 and 4 as well as of downstream intracellular signaling molecules (NFκB and IRF3) and the levels of the related inflammatory mediators (IL-1α, IL-6, IFN-α, IFN-ß and IFN-γ), in an in vitro infection model of primary human Sertoli cells. The main result of our study shows that C. trachomatis induced TLR3-mediated recognition in human Sertoli cells, accompanied by the down-modulation of NFκB and IRF3-dependent signaling pathways followed by no production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. In conclusion, our findings suggest that C. trachomatis can disrupt the innate immune response in Sertoli cells and evade intracellular killing, potentially giving rise to a long-term infection that may exert negative effects on the male reproductive system.


Assuntos
Chlamydia trachomatis , Fator Regulador 3 de Interferon/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Células de Sertoli/microbiologia , Transdução de Sinais , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Infecções por Chlamydia , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Interleucinas/metabolismo , Masculino , Células de Sertoli/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(30): 17785-17795, 2020 07 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32651270

RESUMO

Poly(ADP ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) have efficacy in triple negative breast (TNBC) and ovarian cancers (OCs) harboring BRCA mutations, generating homologous recombination deficiencies (HRDs). DNA methyltransferase inhibitors (DNMTi) increase PARP trapping and reprogram the DNA damage response to generate HRD, sensitizing BRCA-proficient cancers to PARPi. We now define the mechanisms through which HRD is induced in BRCA-proficient TNBC and OC. DNMTi in combination with PARPi up-regulate broad innate immune and inflammasome-like signaling events, driven in part by stimulator of interferon genes (STING), to unexpectedly directly generate HRD. This inverse relationship between inflammation and DNA repair is critical, not only for the induced phenotype, but also appears as a widespread occurrence in The Cancer Genome Atlas datasets and cancer subtypes. These discerned interactions between inflammation signaling and DNA repair mechanisms now elucidate how epigenetic therapy enhances PARPi efficacy in the setting of BRCA-proficient cancer. This paradigm will be tested in a phase I/II TNBC clinical trial.


Assuntos
Recombinação Homóloga/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Biologia Computacional , Metilases de Modificação do DNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Reparo do DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Anemia de Fanconi/genética , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Emerg Microbes Infect ; 9(1): 1418-1428, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-595042

RESUMO

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, is now causing a tremendous global health concern. Since its first appearance in December 2019, the outbreak has already caused over 5.8 million infections worldwide (till 29 May 2020), with more than 0.35 million deaths. Early virus-mediated immune suppression is believed to be one of the unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infection and contributes at least partially to the viral pathogenesis. In this study, we identified the key viral interferon antagonists of SARS-CoV-2 and compared them with two well-characterized SARS-CoV interferon antagonists, PLpro and orf6. Here we demonstrated that the SARS-CoV-2 nsp13, nsp14, nsp15 and orf6, but not the unique orf8, could potently suppress primary interferon production and interferon signalling. Although SARS-CoV PLpro has been well-characterized for its potent interferon-antagonizing, deubiquitinase and protease activities, SARS-CoV-2 PLpro, despite sharing high amino acid sequence similarity with SARS-CoV, loses both interferon-antagonising and deubiquitinase activities. Among the 27 viral proteins, SARS-CoV-2 orf6 demonstrated the strongest suppression on both primary interferon production and interferon signalling. Orf6-deleted SARS-CoV-2 may be considered for the development of intranasal live-but-attenuated vaccine against COVID-19.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Endorribonucleases/metabolismo , Exorribonucleases/metabolismo , Interferons/antagonistas & inibidores , Interferons/metabolismo , Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , RNA Helicases/metabolismo , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/genética , Linhagem Celular , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Endorribonucleases/genética , Exorribonucleases/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Interferons/genética , Metiltransferases/genética , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA Helicases/genética , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Science ; 369(6504): 706-712, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32527925

RESUMO

Viral infections of the lower respiratory tract are a leading cause of mortality. Mounting evidence indicates that most severe cases are characterized by aberrant immune responses and do not depend on viral burden. In this study, we assessed how type III interferons (IFN-λ) contribute to the pathogenesis induced by RNA viruses. We report that IFN-λ is present in the lower, but not upper, airways of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In mice, we demonstrate that IFN-λ produced by lung dendritic cells in response to a synthetic viral RNA induces barrier damage, causing susceptibility to lethal bacterial superinfections. These findings provide a strong rationale for rethinking the pathophysiological role of IFN-λ and its possible use in clinical practice against endemic viruses, such as influenza virus as well as the emerging severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Interferons/fisiologia , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Animais , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Proliferação de Células , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Interferon Tipo I/metabolismo , Interferons/metabolismo , Pulmão/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nasofaringe/imunologia , Pandemias , Poli I-C/administração & dosagem , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Infecções Estafilocócicas/metabolismo , Superinfecção , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/metabolismo
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Science ; 369(6504): 712-717, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32527928

RESUMO

Excessive cytokine signaling frequently exacerbates lung tissue damage during respiratory viral infection. Type I (IFN-α and IFN-ß) and III (IFN-λ) interferons are host-produced antiviral cytokines. Prolonged IFN-α and IFN-ß responses can lead to harmful proinflammatory effects, whereas IFN-λ mainly signals in epithelia, thereby inducing localized antiviral immunity. In this work, we show that IFN signaling interferes with lung repair during influenza recovery in mice, with IFN-λ driving these effects most potently. IFN-induced protein p53 directly reduces epithelial proliferation and differentiation, which increases disease severity and susceptibility to bacterial superinfections. Thus, excessive or prolonged IFN production aggravates viral infection by impairing lung epithelial regeneration. Timing and duration are therefore critical parameters of endogenous IFN action and should be considered carefully for IFN therapeutic strategies against viral infections such as influenza and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Assuntos
Células Epiteliais Alveolares/patologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Interferon Tipo I/metabolismo , Interferons/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/imunologia , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/patologia , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/imunologia , Animais , Apoptose , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Citocinas/administração & dosagem , Citocinas/imunologia , Feminino , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2 , Interferon Tipo I/administração & dosagem , Interferon Tipo I/farmacologia , Interferon-alfa/administração & dosagem , Interferon-alfa/metabolismo , Interferon-alfa/farmacologia , Interferon beta/administração & dosagem , Interferon beta/metabolismo , Interferon beta/farmacologia , Interferons/administração & dosagem , Interferons/farmacologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/metabolismo , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/genética , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/metabolismo , Receptores de Interferon/genética , Receptores de Interferon/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo
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Viruses ; 12(6)2020 06 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32532085

RESUMO

The ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) signals an urgent need for an expansion in treatment options. In this study, we investigated the anti-SARS-CoV-2 activities of 22 antiviral agents with known broad-spectrum antiviral activities against coronaviruses and/or other viruses. They were first evaluated in our primary screening in VeroE6 cells and then the most potent anti-SARS-CoV-2 antiviral agents were further evaluated using viral antigen expression, viral load reduction, and plaque reduction assays. In addition to remdesivir, lopinavir, and chloroquine, our primary screening additionally identified types I and II recombinant interferons, 25-hydroxycholesterol, and AM580 as the most potent anti-SARS-CoV-2 agents among the 22 antiviral agents. Betaferon (interferon-ß1b) exhibited the most potent anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity in viral antigen expression, viral load reduction, and plaque reduction assays among the recombinant interferons. The lipogenesis modulators 25-hydroxycholesterol and AM580 exhibited EC50 at low micromolar levels and selectivity indices of >10.0. Combinational use of these host-based antiviral agents with virus-based antivirals to target different processes of the SARS-CoV-2 replication cycle should be evaluated in animal models and/or clinical trials.


Assuntos
Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antígenos Virais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Lipogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Vero , Carga Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaio de Placa Viral , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3231, 2020 06 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32591511

RESUMO

Genomic instability (GI) predisposes cells to malignant transformation, however the molecular mechanisms that allow for the propagation of cells with a high degree of genomic instability remain unclear. Here we report that miR-181a is able to transform fallopian tube secretory epithelial cells through the inhibition of RB1 and stimulator-of-interferon-genes (STING) to propagate cells with a high degree of GI. MiR-181a targeting of RB1 leads to profound nuclear defects and GI generating aberrant cytoplasmic DNA, however simultaneous miR-181a mediated inhibition of STING allows cells to bypass interferon mediated cell death. We also found that high miR-181a is associated with decreased IFNγ response and lymphocyte infiltration in patient tumors. DNA oncoviruses are the only known inhibitors of STING that allow for cellular transformation, thus, our findings are the first to identify a miRNA that can downregulate STING expression to suppress activation of intrinsic interferon signaling. This study introduces miR-181a as a putative biomarker and identifies the miR-181a-STING axis as a promising target for therapeutic exploitation.


Assuntos
Carcinogênese/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Imunidade Inata/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/patologia , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Citocinese , Dano ao DNA , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Tubas Uterinas/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Instabilidade Genômica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , MicroRNAs/genética , Mitose , Gradação de Tumores , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Proteína do Retinoblastoma/genética , Proteína do Retinoblastoma/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2954, 2020 06 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32528069

RESUMO

Functional ultrasound imaging (fUS) is an emerging technique that detects changes of cerebral blood volume triggered by brain activation. Here, we investigate the extent to which fUS faithfully reports local neuronal activation by combining fUS and two-photon microscopy (2PM) in a co-registered single voxel brain volume. Using a machine-learning approach, we compute and validate transfer functions between dendritic calcium signals of specific neurons and vascular signals measured at both microscopic (2PM) and mesoscopic (fUS) levels. We find that transfer functions are robust across a wide range of stimulation paradigms and animals, and reveal a second vascular component of neurovascular coupling upon very strong stimulation. We propose that transfer functions can be considered as reliable quantitative reporters to follow neurovascular coupling dynamics.


Assuntos
Cálcio/metabolismo , Ebolavirus/patogenicidade , Neurônios/metabolismo , Western Blotting , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular/fisiologia , Ebolavirus/genética , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos/fisiologia , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Interferons/metabolismo , Cinética , Ultrassonografia
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Mol Cell ; 78(6): 1207-1223.e8, 2020 06 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32504554

RESUMO

Tumor interferon (IFN) signaling promotes PD-L1 expression to suppress T cell-mediated immunosurveillance. We identify the IFN-stimulated non-coding RNA 1 (INCR1) as a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) transcribed from the PD-L1 locus and show that INCR1 controls IFNγ signaling in multiple tumor types. Silencing INCR1 decreases the expression of PD-L1, JAK2, and several other IFNγ-stimulated genes. INCR1 knockdown sensitizes tumor cells to cytotoxic T cell-mediated killing, improving CAR T cell therapy. We discover that PD-L1 and JAK2 transcripts are negatively regulated by binding to HNRNPH1, a nuclear ribonucleoprotein. The primary transcript of INCR1 binds HNRNPH1 to block its inhibitory effects on the neighboring genes PD-L1 and JAK2, enabling their expression. These findings introduce a mechanism of tumor IFNγ signaling regulation mediated by the lncRNA INCR1 and suggest a therapeutic target for cancer immunotherapy.


Assuntos
Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Interferon gama/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Idoso , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Imunoterapia Adotiva/métodos , Interferon gama/genética , Interferons/genética , Interferons/metabolismo , Janus Quinase 2/genética , Janus Quinase 2/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteína 2 Ligante de Morte Celular Programada 1/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos
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Emerg Microbes Infect ; 9(1): 1418-1428, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32529952

RESUMO

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, is now causing a tremendous global health concern. Since its first appearance in December 2019, the outbreak has already caused over 5.8 million infections worldwide (till 29 May 2020), with more than 0.35 million deaths. Early virus-mediated immune suppression is believed to be one of the unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infection and contributes at least partially to the viral pathogenesis. In this study, we identified the key viral interferon antagonists of SARS-CoV-2 and compared them with two well-characterized SARS-CoV interferon antagonists, PLpro and orf6. Here we demonstrated that the SARS-CoV-2 nsp13, nsp14, nsp15 and orf6, but not the unique orf8, could potently suppress primary interferon production and interferon signalling. Although SARS-CoV PLpro has been well-characterized for its potent interferon-antagonizing, deubiquitinase and protease activities, SARS-CoV-2 PLpro, despite sharing high amino acid sequence similarity with SARS-CoV, loses both interferon-antagonising and deubiquitinase activities. Among the 27 viral proteins, SARS-CoV-2 orf6 demonstrated the strongest suppression on both primary interferon production and interferon signalling. Orf6-deleted SARS-CoV-2 may be considered for the development of intranasal live-but-attenuated vaccine against COVID-19.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Endorribonucleases/metabolismo , Exorribonucleases/metabolismo , Interferons/antagonistas & inibidores , Interferons/metabolismo , Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , RNA Helicases/metabolismo , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/genética , Linhagem Celular , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Endorribonucleases/genética , Exorribonucleases/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Interferons/genética , Metiltransferases/genética , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA Helicases/genética , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Emerg Microbes Infect ; 9(1): 1514-1522, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574107

RESUMO

We previously made the hypothesis that STING contributes to COVID-19. The present review detail new arguments for over-activation of STING pathways in COVID-19, following the description of hyper-coagulability and Kawasaki-like diseases in children. Indeed, Kawasaki disease is induced by overreaction of innate cells following exposition to various viruses, including herpes viruses which trigger STING. It predisposes to diffuse vasculitis and aneurysms, whereas STING is over-expressed in arterial aneurisms. The redness at the inoculation site of bacillus Calmette-Guérin, a specific feature of Kawasaki disease, is reproduced by activation of the STING pathway, which is inhibited upstream by aspirin, intravenous immunoglobulins, and Vitamin-D. SARS-CoV2 binding to ACE2 can lead to excessive angiotensin II signaling, which activates the STING pathway in mice. Over-activation of the STING-pathway promotes hyper-coagulability through release of interferon-ß and tissue factor by monocytes-macrophages. Aspirin and dipyridamole, besides their anti-platelet activity, also reduce tissue factor procoagulant activity, and aspirin inhibits the STING pathway upstream of STING. Aspirin and dipyridamole may be used, in combination with drugs blocking downstream the activation of the STING pathway, like inhibitors of IL-6R and JAK/STAT pathways. The risk of bleeding should be low as bleeding has not been reported in severe COVID-19 patients.


Assuntos
Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Síndrome de Linfonodos Mucocutâneos/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Angiotensina II/metabolismo , Animais , Aspirina/uso terapêutico , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/tratamento farmacológico , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/metabolismo , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Dipiridamol/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Imunoglobulinas Intravenosas/uso terapêutico , Interferons/metabolismo , Camundongos , Síndrome de Linfonodos Mucocutâneos/metabolismo , Pandemias , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Trombose/tratamento farmacológico , Trombose/metabolismo , Trombose/virologia
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Psychiatry Res ; 291: 113198, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32535509

RESUMO

An option currently being explored for the treatment of COVID-19 is the use of interferons (INFs), either alone or in combination with other antiviral agents. INFs are known to shift the metabolism of tryptophan (TRP) away from its role as a precursor of serotonin. For some patients, reduction in TRP levels may either expose an underlying vulnerability to depression or trigger a de novo episode of depression. This Commentary discusses the pathway involved and recommends in-hospital augmentation with foods or supplements that increase TRP levels for COVID-19 patients treated with INFs. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may also be tried if the depressive symptomatology is not short-lived.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Depressão/metabolismo , Interferons/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Depressão/psicologia , Humanos , Pandemias , Serotonina/metabolismo , Triptofano/metabolismo
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Dev Cell ; 53(5): 514-529.e3, 2020 06 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-276241

RESUMO

The factors mediating fatal SARS-CoV-2 infections are poorly understood. Here, we show that cigarette smoke causes a dose-dependent upregulation of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the SARS-CoV-2 receptor, in rodent and human lungs. Using single-cell sequencing data, we demonstrate that ACE2 is expressed in a subset of secretory cells in the respiratory tract. Chronic smoke exposure triggers the expansion of this cell population and a concomitant increase in ACE2 expression. In contrast, quitting smoking decreases the abundance of these secretory cells and reduces ACE2 levels. Finally, we demonstrate that ACE2 expression is responsive to inflammatory signaling and can be upregulated by viral infections or interferon treatment. Taken together, these results may partially explain why smokers are particularly susceptible to severe SARS-CoV-2 infections. Furthermore, our work identifies ACE2 as an interferon-stimulated gene in lung cells, suggesting that SARS-CoV-2 infections could create positive feedback loops that increase ACE2 levels and facilitate viral dissemination.


Assuntos
Células Epiteliais Alveolares/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Interferons/metabolismo , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Poluição por Fumaça de Tabaco/efeitos adversos , Fumar Tabaco/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Células CACO-2 , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Células HCT116 , Humanos , Interferons/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Ratos , Transdução de Sinais , Análise de Célula Única , Fumar Tabaco/epidemiologia , Fumar Tabaco/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima
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Cell Host Microbe ; 27(6): 883-890.e2, 2020 06 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-165371

RESUMO

The outbreaks of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection have posed a severe threat to global public health. It is unclear how the human immune system responds to this infection. Here, we used metatranscriptomic sequencing to profile immune signatures in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of eight COVID-19 cases. The expression of proinflammatory genes, especially chemokines, was markedly elevated in COVID-19 cases compared to community-acquired pneumonia patients and healthy controls, suggesting that SARS-CoV-2 infection causes hypercytokinemia. Compared to SARS-CoV, which is thought to induce inadequate interferon (IFN) responses, SARS-CoV-2 robustly triggered expression of numerous IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs). These ISGs exhibit immunopathogenic potential, with overrepresentation of genes involved in inflammation. The transcriptome data was also used to estimate immune cell populations, revealing increases in activated dendritic cells and neutrophils. Collectively, these host responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection could further our understanding of disease pathogenesis and point toward antiviral strategies.


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Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Imunidade Inata , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Sistema Respiratório/imunologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/citologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina , Citocinas/análise , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Sistema Respiratório/patologia
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Cell Host Microbe ; 27(6): 883-890.e2, 2020 06 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-125388

RESUMO

The outbreaks of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection have posed a severe threat to global public health. It is unclear how the human immune system responds to this infection. Here, we used metatranscriptomic sequencing to profile immune signatures in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of eight COVID-19 cases. The expression of proinflammatory genes, especially chemokines, was markedly elevated in COVID-19 cases compared to community-acquired pneumonia patients and healthy controls, suggesting that SARS-CoV-2 infection causes hypercytokinemia. Compared to SARS-CoV, which is thought to induce inadequate interferon (IFN) responses, SARS-CoV-2 robustly triggered expression of numerous IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs). These ISGs exhibit immunopathogenic potential, with overrepresentation of genes involved in inflammation. The transcriptome data was also used to estimate immune cell populations, revealing increases in activated dendritic cells and neutrophils. Collectively, these host responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection could further our understanding of disease pathogenesis and point toward antiviral strategies.


Assuntos
Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Imunidade Inata , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Sistema Respiratório/imunologia , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/citologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina , Citocinas/análise , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Sistema Respiratório/patologia
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J Virol ; 94(15)2020 07 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32461317

RESUMO

Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is an emerging swine enteropathogenic coronavirus. The nonstructural protein nsp5, also called 3C-like protease, is responsible for processing viral polyprotein precursors in coronavirus (CoV) replication. Previous studies have shown that PDCoV nsp5 cleaves the NF-κB essential modulator and the signal transducer and activator of transcription 2 to disrupt interferon (IFN) production and signaling, respectively. Whether PDCoV nsp5 also cleaves IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs), IFN-induced antiviral effector molecules, remains unclear. In this study, we screened 14 classical ISGs and found that PDCoV nsp5 cleaved the porcine mRNA-decapping enzyme 1a (pDCP1A) through its protease activity. Similar cleavage of endogenous pDCP1A was also observed in PDCoV-infected cells. PDCoV nsp5 cleaved pDCP1A at glutamine 343 (Q343), and the cleaved pDCP1A fragments, pDCP1A1-343 and pDCP1A344-580, were unable to inhibit PDCoV infection. Mutant pDCP1A-Q343A, which resists nsp5-mediated cleavage, exhibited a stronger ability to inhibit PDCoV infection than wild-type pDCP1A. Interestingly, the Q343 cleavage site is highly conserved in DCP1A homologs from other mammalian species. Further analyses demonstrated that nsp5 encoded by seven tested CoVs that can infect human or pig also cleaved pDCP1A and human DCP1A, suggesting that DCP1A may be the common target for cleavage by nsp5 of mammalian CoVs.IMPORTANCE Interferon (IFN)-stimulated gene (ISG) induction through IFN signaling is important to create an antiviral state and usually directly inhibits virus infection. The present study first demonstrated that PDCoV nsp5 can cleave mRNA-decapping enzyme 1a (DCP1A) to attenuate its antiviral activity. Furthermore, cleaving DCP1A is a common characteristic of nsp5 proteins from different coronaviruses (CoVs), which represents a common immune evasion mechanism of CoVs. Previous evidence showed that CoV nsp5 cleaves the NF-κB essential modulator and signal transducer and activator of transcription 2. Taken together, CoV nsp5 is a potent IFN antagonist because it can simultaneously target different aspects of the host IFN system, including IFN production and signaling and effector molecules.


Assuntos
Antivirais/farmacologia , Coronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Coronavirus/metabolismo , Cisteína Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Endorribonucleases/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/metabolismo , Animais , Infecções por Coronavirus/veterinária , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Cisteína Endopeptidases/química , Exorribonucleases/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Evasão da Resposta Imune , Interferons/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT2/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Suínos , Doenças dos Suínos/virologia
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