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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 54(1): 1-14, 2020 Jan 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31916733

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) are crucially involved in controlling signal transductions, and reverse ubiquitination by removing the ubiquitin from protein substrates. The Hippo signaling has an important role in tissue growth, cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Since disruption of the Hippo signaling is associated with a number of diseases, it is imperative to investigate the molecular mechanism of the Hippo signaling. METHODS: DUB screening was performed using the kidney of the mouse unilateral ureteric obstruction (UUO) model to identify the cellular mechanism of the DUB-regulated Hippo signaling. In addition, kidney cells were used to confirm cell proliferation and protein levels in the Hippo signaling pathway. Densitometric analysis was conducted to compare the expression level of proteins using Image J. RESULTS: We found that YOD1, also known as OTU1, is downregulated in the mouse UUO model. We also demonstrated that YOD1 binds to and deubiquitinates neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated protein 4 (NEDD4). Furthermore, we observed that YOD1 suppresses NEDD4-induced cell proliferation. CONCLUSION: YOD1 regulates the Hippo signaling pathway through NEDD4, and the K63-linked polyubiquitin chain of NEDD4 plays an important role. Also, our results indicate that YOD1 plays an important role in kidney diseases.


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Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases Nedd4/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Tioléster Hidrolases/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Mutagênese , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases Nedd4/química , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases Nedd4/genética , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/metabolismo , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/patologia , Tioléster Hidrolases/química , Ubiquitina/genética , Ubiquitina/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 277-282, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893421

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Acidification of the cellular microenvironment is found in different pathological states such as inflammation, ischemia and in solid tumors. It can affect cell function and phenotype, and by this aggravate the pathological process. Epithelial cells are a relevant functional part in several normal organs as well as in tumors and will thus be challenged by the acidic extracellular pH (acidosis). Therefore, the impact of acidosis on the expression of different inflammatory mediators (MCP-1, IL-6, osteopontin, iNOS, TNF-α, and COX-2), as well as the role of different signaling pathways regulating the expression, was studied in epithelial normal rat kidney cells (NRK-52E). Acidosis led to an increase in TNF-α expression but a down-regulation of MCP-1, iNOS and COX-2. Expression of IL-6 was only slightly modulated, while osteopontin was not regulated at all. Since acidosis activates ERK1/2 and p38 signaling in NRK-52E cells, the impact of MAP kinase signaling pathways on the expression of the inflammatory markers was analyzed. At normal pH, blocking ERK1/2 or p38 decreased the level of MCP-1, iNOS and partly TNF-α. However, the effect of acidosis on the expression of inflammatory mediators was not affected by inhibition of the MAP kinase pathways. In conclusion, our results show that an acidic microenvironment affects the transcriptional program of epithelial cells. Low pH mostly reduced the expression of pathological relevant genes and might thus repress inflammatory processes induced by epithelial cells.


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Acidose , Células Epiteliais , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Mediadores da Inflamação , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno , Acidose/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Quimiocina CCL2/genética , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/genética , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/fisiologia , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/genética , Ratos , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 68(2): 633-641, 2020 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31891488

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As typical perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) have been detected in various environmental media and their toxic effects have been extensively studied. Nevertheless, it remains unclear how PFCs cause cell apoptosis in healthy hepatocytes by inducing oxidative stress at the subcellular and molecular levels. In this study, the apoptotic pathways induced by PFOA and PFOS were explored. Besides, the effects of PFCs on the structure and function of lysozyme (LYZ) were investigated. After PFOA and PFOS exposure, the cell membrane and mitochondrial membrane potential were damaged. Further, PFOA and PFOS increased intracellular Ca2+ levels to 174.41 ± 1.70 and 158.91 ± 5.94%, respectively. Ultimately, caspase-3 was activated, causing cell apoptosis. As an indirect antioxidant enzyme, the molecular structure of LYZ was destroyed after interacting with PFOA and PFOS. Both PFOA and PFOS bound to the active center of LYZ, leading to the decrease of LYZ activity to 91.26 ± 0.78 and 76.01 ± 4.86%, respectively. This study demonstrates that PFOA and PFOS inhibit LYZ function, which can reduce the body's ability to resist oxidative stress, and then lead to mitochondria-mediated apoptosis.


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Ácidos Alcanossulfônicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caprilatos/farmacologia , Fluorcarbonetos/farmacologia , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Cálcio/metabolismo , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Hepatócitos/citologia , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Humanos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos
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Phys Chem Chem Phys ; 22(3): 1738-1746, 2020 Jan 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31898698

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Cationic liposomes, a type of non-viral vectors, often play the important biological function of delivering nucleic acids during cell transfection. Variations in the molecular architecture of di-alkyl dihydroxy ethyl ammonium chloride-based cationic lipids involving hydrophobic tails have been found to influence their biological function in terms of cell transfection efficiency. For example, liposomes based on a cationic lipid (Lip1814) with asymmetry in the hydrophobic chains were found to display higher transfection efficacy in cultured mammalian cell lines than those comprising of symmetric Lip1818 or asymmetric Lip1810. The effect of variations in the molecular architecture of the cationic lipids on the biological activity of liposomes has been explored here via the photophysical studies of 8-anilino-1-naphthalenesulphonate (ANS) and Nile Red (NR) in three cationic liposomes, namely Lip1810, Lip1814 and Lip1818. Time-resolved fluorescence of ANS revealed reduced hydration at the lipid-water interface and enhanced relaxation dynamics of surface water (lipid headgroup bound water molecules) in Lip1810- and Lip1814-based liposomes in the presence of cholesterol. As the probe ANS failed to be incorporated into the lipid-water interface of Lip1818 due to the significantly high rigidity of these liposomes, no information concerning the extent of hydration of the lipid-water interface or the interfacial water dynamics could be obtained. Time-resolved polarization-gated anisotropy measurements of NR in the presence of cholesterol revealed the rigidity of the cationic liposomes to be increasing in the order of Lip1810 < Lip1814 < Lip1818. In the presence of cholesterol, moderately higher rigidity, reduced membrane hydration and enhanced relaxation dynamics of the interfacial water molecules gave rise to the superior cell transfection efficacy of Lip1814-based cationic liposomes than those of the highly flexible Lip1810 or the highly rigid Lip1818.


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Lipídeos/química , Linhagem Celular , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Molecular , Transfecção
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 68(1): 91-95, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31902904

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Magnolia Flower is a crude drug used for the treatment of headaches, toothaches, and nasal congestion. Here, we focused on Magnolia kobus, one of the botanical origins of Magnolia Flower, and collected the flower parts at different growth stages to compare chemical compositions and investigate potential inhibitory activities against interleukin-2 (IL-2) production in murine splenic T cells. After determining the structures, we examined the inhibitory effects of the constituents of the bud, the medicinal part of the crude drug, against IL-2 production. We first extracted the flower parts of M. kobus from the bud to fallen bloom stages and analysed the chemical compositions to identify the constituents characteristic to the buds. We found that the inhibitory activity of the buds against IL-2 production was more potent than that of the blooms. We isolated two known compounds, tiliroside (1) and syringin (2), characteristic to the buds from the methanol (MeOH) extract of Magnolia Flower. Moreover, we examined the inhibitory activities of both compounds against IL-2 production and found that tiliroside (1) but not syringin (2), showed strong inhibitory activity against IL-2 production and inhibited its mRNA expression. Thus, our strategy to examine the relationship between chemical compositions and biological activities during plant maturation could not only contribute to the scientific evaluation of medicinal parts of crude drugs but also assist in identifying biologically active constituents that have not yet been reported.


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Interleucina-2/metabolismo , Magnolia/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Flavonoides/química , Flavonoides/isolamento & purificação , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Flores/química , Flores/metabolismo , Glucosídeos/química , Glucosídeos/isolamento & purificação , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Interleucina-2/genética , Magnolia/metabolismo , Camundongos , Fenilpropionatos/química , Fenilpropionatos/isolamento & purificação , Fenilpropionatos/farmacologia , Linfócitos T/citologia , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T/metabolismo
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Gut ; 69(1): 158-167, 2020 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30833451

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OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is a circular RNA virus coinfecting hepatocytes with hepatitis B virus. Chronic hepatitis D results in severe liver disease and an increased risk of liver cancer. Efficient therapeutic approaches against HDV are absent. DESIGN: Here, we combined an RNAi loss-of-function and small molecule screen to uncover host-dependency factors for HDV infection. RESULTS: Functional screening unravelled the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-signalling and insulin-resistance pathways, RNA polymerase II, glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis and the pyrimidine metabolism as virus-hepatocyte dependency networks. Validation studies in primary human hepatocytes identified the carbamoyl-phosphatesynthetase 2, aspartate transcarbamylase and dihydroorotase (CAD) enzyme and estrogen receptor alpha (encoded by ESR1) as key host factors for HDV life cycle. Mechanistic studies revealed that the two host factors are required for viral replication. Inhibition studies using N-(phosphonoacetyl)-L-aspartic acid and fulvestrant, specific CAD and ESR1 inhibitors, respectively, uncovered their impact as antiviral targets. CONCLUSION: The discovery of HDV host-dependency factors elucidates the pathogenesis of viral disease biology and opens therapeutic strategies for HDV cure.


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Aspartato Carbamoiltransferase/genética , Ácido Aspártico/análogos & derivados , Carbamoil Fosfato Sintase (Glutamina-Hidrolizante)/genética , Di-Hidro-Orotase/genética , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/metabolismo , Fulvestranto/farmacologia , Hepatite D Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Ácido Fosfonoacéticos/análogos & derivados , Pirimidinas/biossíntese , Antivirais/farmacologia , Aspartato Carbamoiltransferase/antagonistas & inibidores , Aspartato Carbamoiltransferase/metabolismo , Ácido Aspártico/farmacologia , Carbamoil Fosfato Sintase (Glutamina-Hidrolizante)/antagonistas & inibidores , Carbamoil Fosfato Sintase (Glutamina-Hidrolizante)/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Di-Hidro-Orotase/antagonistas & inibidores , Di-Hidro-Orotase/metabolismo , Antagonistas do Receptor de Estrogênio/farmacologia , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/antagonistas & inibidores , Inativação Gênica , Hepatite D Crônica/genética , Hepatite D Crônica/metabolismo , Vírus Delta da Hepatite/fisiologia , Hepatócitos , Humanos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Resistência à Insulina , Estágios do Ciclo de Vida , Mutação com Perda de Função , Ácido Fosfonoacéticos/farmacologia , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , RNA Viral/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Replicação Viral
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124689, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31524624

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Pharmaceutical effluents released from industries are accountable to deteriorate the aquatic and soil environment through indirect toxic effects. Microbes are adequately been used to biodegrade pharmaceutical industry wastewater and present study was envisaged to determine biodegradation of pharmaceutical effluent by Micrococcus yunnanensis. The strain showed 42.82% COD (Chemical oxygen demand) reduction before optimization. After applying Taguchi's L8 array as an optimization technique, the biodegradation rate was enhanced by 82.95% at optimum conditions (dextrose- 0.15%, peptone 0.1%, inoculum size 4% (wv-1), rpm 200, pH 8 at 25 °C) within 6 h. The confirmation of pharmaceuticals degradation was done by 1H NMR (Nuclear magnetic resonance) studies followed by elucidation of transformation pathways of probable drugs in the effluent through Q-Tof-MS (Quadrupole Time of Flight- Mass Spectrometry). The cytotoxicity evaluation of treated and untreated wastewater was analyzed on Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK 293) cells using Alamar Blue assay, which showed significant variance.


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Biodegradação Ambiental , Resíduos Industriais/análise , Micrococcus/metabolismo , Preparações Farmacêuticas/análise , Águas Residuárias/química , Poluentes Químicos da Água/análise , Análise da Demanda Biológica de Oxigênio , Linhagem Celular , Indústria Farmacêutica , Células HEK293 , Humanos
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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem ; 84(1): 134-142, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490096

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Plumbagin (PLB), an alkaloid obtained from the roots of the plants of Plumbago genus, is an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4). This study aimed to investigate the beneficial effect of PLB against oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGDR)-induced neuroinjury in human SH-SY5Y neuronal cultures. Our results showed that OGD/R stimulated NOX4 protein expression and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in SH-SY5Y cells, whereas increased 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production, resulting in the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. And PLB pretreatment reduced the ROS production by regulating the expression of NOX4 and downregulated NF-κB signaling which was induced by OGDR. Furthermore, PLB inhibited OGDR induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation but not PARP1. Overall, PLB improved OGDR induced neuroinjury by inhibiting NOX4-derived ROS-activated NLRP3 inflammasome.


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Hipóxia Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/deficiência , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , NADPH Oxidase 4/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/antagonistas & inibidores , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Isquemia Encefálica/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/química , Plumbaginaceae/química
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Chemosphere ; 239: 124747, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31514003

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BACKGROUNDS: Polychlorinated biphenyls are persistent environmental pollutants associated with the onset of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in humans, but there is limited information on the underlying mechanism. In the present study, we investigated the alterations in gene expression profiles in normal human liver cells L-02 following exposure to 2, 3, 3', 4, 4', 5 - hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 156), a potent compound that may induce non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. METHODS: The L-02 cells were exposed to PCB 156 for 72 h and the contents of intracellular triacylglyceride and total cholesterol were subsequently measured. Microarray analysis of mRNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the cells was also performed after 3.4 µM PCB 156 treatment. RESULTS: Exposure to PCB 156 (3.4 µM, 72 h) resulted in significant increases of triacylglyceride and total cholesterol concentrations in L-02 cells. Microarray analysis identified 222 differentially expressed mRNAs and 628 differentially expressed lncRNAs. Gene Ontology and pathway analyses associated the differentially expressed mRNAs with metabolic and inflammatory processes. Moreover, lncRNA-mRNA co-expression network revealed 36 network pairs comprising 10 differentially expressed mRNAs and 34 dysregulated lncRNAs. The results of bioinformatics analysis further indicated that dysregulated lncRNA NONHSAT174696, lncRNA NONHSAT179219, and lncRNA NONHSAT161887, as the regulators of EDAR, CYP1B1, and ALDH3A1 respectively, played an important role in the PCB 156-induced lipid metabolism disorder. CONCLUSION: Our findings provide an overview of differentially expressed mRNAs and lncRNAs in L-02 cells exposed to PCB 156, and contribute to the field of polychlorinated biphenyl-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.


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Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Bifenilos Policlorados/toxicidade , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Aldeído Desidrogenase/genética , Linhagem Celular , Colesterol/metabolismo , Citocromo P-450 CYP1B1/genética , Receptor Edar/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Fígado/citologia , Fígado/fisiologia , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/induzido quimicamente , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos , RNA Longo não Codificante , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Testes de Toxicidade , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 265-279, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31790602

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Benzothiazole (BTA) belongs to the heterocyclic class of bicyclic compounds. BTA derivatives possesses broad spectrum biological activities such as anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-proliferative, anti-diabetic, anti-convulsant, analgesic, anti-tubercular, antimalarial, anti-leishmanial, anti-histaminic and anti-fungal among others. The BTA scaffolds showed a crucial role in the inhibition of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA). In this review an extensive literature survey over the last decade discloses the role of BTA derivatives mainly as anticancer agents. Such compounds are effective against various types of cancer cell lines through a multitude of mechanisms, some of which are poorly studied or understood. The inhibition of tumour associated CAs by BTA derivatives is on the other hand better investigated and such compounds may serve as anticancer leads for the development of agents effective against hypoxic tumours.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Benzotiazóis/farmacologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Benzotiazóis/síntese química , Benzotiazóis/química , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 35(1): 280-288, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31790614

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Acidity, hypoxia and increased release of exosomes are severe phenotypes of tumours. The regulation of pH in tumours involves the interaction of several proteins, including the carbonic anhydrases which catalyze the formation of bicarbonate and protons from carbon dioxide and water. Among CA isoforms, CA IX is over-expressed in a large number of solid tumours, conferring to cancer cells a survival advantage in hypoxic and acidic microenvironment, but there isn't evidence that CA IX expression could have a real clinical impact. Therefore, in this study for the first time the expression and activity of CA IX have been investigated in the plasmatic exosomes obtained from patients with prostate carcinoma (PCa). For this purpose, the study was performed through different methodological approaches, such as NTA, western blot analysis, enzyme activity assay, Nanoscale flow cytometry, ELISA, confocal microscopy. The results showed that PCa exosomes significantly overexpressed CA IX levels and related activity as compared to healthy donors. Furthermore, CA IX expression and activity were correlated to the exosome intraluminal pH, demonstrating for the first time that PCa exosomes are acidic. Our data suggest the possible use of the exosomal CA IX expression and activity as a biomarker of cancer progression in PCa.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/biossíntese , Anidrase Carbônica IX/biossíntese , Exossomos/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/sangue , Idoso , Antígenos de Neoplasias/sangue , Anidrase Carbônica IX/sangue , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Masculino , Microscopia Confocal , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Arch Oral Biol ; 109: 104529, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574324

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OBJECTIVE: Periodontitis disease is a chronic inflammation, and the prevention or treatment of periodontal disease is important for improving oral health and averting systemic diseases.Acer tegmentosum Maxim (ATM) is a type of deciduous tree in Korea. ATM extracts have been traditionally used to treat various dieases. This study investigated the effects of ATM extract on mitigation of periodontitis in vitro and in vivo. DESIGN: The current study investigated whether extracts ofAcer tegmentosum Maxim (ATM) attenuated periodontitis induced by Porphyromonas gingivalis-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vitro and in vivo. We used a rat model of experimental periodontitis that received oral administration of 1 mg/kg P. gingivalis-derived LPS for 10 days. Periodontitis models was treated with two different dosages of ATM (30 or 100 mg/kg) during the same period of periodontal induction for histological analysis. RESULTS: The results indicated that aqueous ATM extracts effectively ameliorated ligature-induced periodontitis through of the antibacterial, anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammatory activities. CONCLUSION: These pre-clinical results suggest the need for further studies on the anti-periodontitis effect of ATM in humans. Thus, ATM could be used as a natural anti-periodontitis agent for the treatment of periodontitis.


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Acer/química , Periodontite/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Porphyromonas gingivalis/patogenicidade , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Lipopolissacarídeos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Periodontite/microbiologia , Casca de Planta/química , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , República da Coreia
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J Sci Food Agric ; 100(2): 672-681, 2020 Jan 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31583701

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BACKGROUND: Hibiscus sabdariffa is commonly used in daily life and its extract is applied widely in food and cosmetics. However, it has not been evaluated for its anti-aging effects. RESULTS: Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx aqueous extract (HSCAE) has shown potential collagenase activity suppression effects, together with tyrosinase activity inhibition, and anti-oxidation as a free radical scavenger. The current investigation demonstrated that HSCAE was not cytotoxic in skin fibroblasts, and it significantly decreased ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) on a flow cytometry assay. Moreover, HSCAE reduced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression, increased tissue inhibition of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 level, and enhanced collagen content by inhibiting collagenase activity. It also blocked mRNA and protein expressions of melanin production pathway key factors, including the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), tyrosinase, tyrosinase-related protein-1 (TRP-1), and dopachrome tautomerase-2 (TRP-2). CONCLUSION: These results demonstrated, for the first time, the potential of HSCAE as a natural antioxidant with the ability to maintain collagen production and to decrease melanin syntheses under UVB radiation, for anti-aging effects. © 2019 Society of Chemical Industry.


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Depuradores de Radicais Livres/farmacologia , Hibiscus/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Envelhecimento da Pele/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Oxirredutases Intramoleculares/genética , Oxirredutases Intramoleculares/metabolismo , Camundongos , Monofenol Mono-Oxigenase/genética , Monofenol Mono-Oxigenase/metabolismo , Oxirredutases/genética , Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Envelhecimento da Pele/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta/efeitos adversos
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Arch Oral Biol ; 109: 104577, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31606567

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Although the effectiveness of some mouthwashes has been proven, phytotherapy is still a field to be explored as an alternative to commercial products. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate, in vitro, the cytotoxicity and efficacy of two solutions based on citronella oil (CN), on S. aureus and C. albicans biofilms (in formation-adhesion phase and 24 h-biofilm formation) on acrylic resin and nickel-chromium alloy samples (one trademark of each material), compared to two alcohol-free commercial mouthwashes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two solutions containing CN at concentrations of 5x and 10x the minimum bactericidal/fungicidal concentration (MBC/MFC) were prepared by microdilution. After contamination of the samples surfaces with these microorganisms, the mouthwashes (CN - 5x and 10x; CHX - 0,12% alcohol-free chlorhexidine and LT - alcohol-free essential oils) were evaluated. Mouthwash simulation was performed for 1 min at two moments, the first simulation after 4 h of microbial adhesion and 24 h-biofilm formation, and the second simulation, 6 h after the first simulation. For biofilm quantification, the number of cultured cells was evaluated by CFUs. The cytotoxicity assay was performed on HaCat epithelial cells and quantified by the MTT method. RESULTS: Tested solutions completely inhibited the growth of both microorganisms in the adhesion phase. All solutions showed inhibitory activity against 24 h-biofilm formation. However, CN led to greater microbial reduction, regardless of the surface of the sample. All solutions demonstrated a toxic effect. However, after serial dilution, CN presented the lowest cytotoxic effect. CONCLUSION: Citronella had a lower cytotoxic effect and a higher action compared to commercial solutions.


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Biofilmes/efeitos dos fármacos , Cymbopogon/química , Prótese Dentária/microbiologia , Antissépticos Bucais/farmacologia , Óleos Vegetais/farmacologia , Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Candida albicans/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos
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Arch Oral Biol ; 109: 104579, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31634727

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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect and mechanism of calcium on LS8 cell differentiation, especially on phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K) /protein kinase B(AKT) pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ameloblast-like LS8 cell line was used and additional 0-3.5 mmol/L calcium chloride was treated for 24 h, 48 h. Cell viability and morphological changes, cell cycle and associated regulatory proteins were analyzed. RESULTS: No significant effects on morphological changes were observed. Decreased cell viability and increased S phase cells were accompanied by the significant decrease of cyclin A and cyclin B proteins, and significant increase of cyclin D protein in LS8 cells. Additionally, kallikrein-4 and amelotin expressions were significantly increased. Finally, the levels of PI3K, AKT, p-AKT and forkhead box O3 (FOXO3) significantly downregulated after calcium treatment in LS8 cells. CONCLUSIONS: Calcium inhibit proliferation and promotes differentiation in LS8 cells, this is closely related to the downregulation of PI3K/AKT signal in LS8 cells.


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Ameloblastos/enzimologia , Cálcio/farmacologia , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Ameloblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Diferenciação Celular , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células , Regulação para Baixo , Camundongos
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J Colloid Interface Sci ; 559: 197-205, 2020 Feb 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31627143

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Mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) demonstrates great potentials as a loading platform for bactericidal agents, but may be limited by its application form of bulk or powder. Herein, we developed MSN surface-enriched composite membranes with remarkable photodynamic antimicrobial activities via a facile electrospinning method. The mixture of zein and polycaprolactone (PCL) was served as the polymeric matrix, while the methylene blue (MB) loaded MSN was modified by trichloro (1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-heptadecafluorodecyl) silane (THFS) and acted as reactive oxygen species (ROS) generator to exert their antimicrobial performances. Owing to its low surface energy, the fluorinated MSN tended to be enriched on the surface of the nanofiber, hence significantly enhancing the ROS generation. Moreover, benefiting from the surface enrichment of the fluorinated nanoparticles, the composite membrane displayed obvious surface hydrophobicity and exhibited discernible bacterial repellency. Subsequently, upon visible light (660 nm) irradiation, the composite membrane demonstrated remarkable photodynamic antibacterial activities against Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Gram-negative Escherichia coli (E. coli) but without essential detrimental impacts on the mammalian cells. We envision that this self-enriched MSN composite membrane may find broad applications in bacterial infection-resistant areas.


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Anti-Infecciosos/química , Azul de Metileno/química , Nanopartículas/química , Fotoquimioterapia/métodos , Dióxido de Silício/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/citologia , Flúor/química , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Luz , Camundongos , Poliésteres/química , Porosidade , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Propriedades de Superfície , Zeína/química
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Food Chem ; 308: 125666, 2020 Mar 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31655481

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Nine new compounds, argutinosides A-I (1-9) together with 20 known compounds (10-29), were isolated from the fruits of Actinidia arguta. Using spectral analysis, the structures of the isolated compounds were identified as 10 succinic acid derivatives, 11 quinic acid derivatives, two shikimic acid derivatives and six citric acid derivatives. The NF-κB transcriptional inhibitory activity of the compounds was evaluated using RAW 264.7 macrophages cells induced by lipopolysaccharide. Among four groups of different organic acid derivatives, the quinic acid derivatives inhibited NF-κB transcriptional activity with an IC50 value of 4.0 µM. Fruit is rich in organic acid and secondary metabolites, which differ depending on the type of fruit. Our present study showed the presence of various organic acids conjugates including nine new 2-methylsuccinic acid phenolic conjugates in kiwiberry and compared their biological activities. This will contribute to application of kiwiberry and also the diversity of different fruits.


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Actinidia/química , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Fenóis/farmacologia , Ácido Quínico/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Frutas/química , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Fenóis/química
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Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 44(10): 1089-1098, 2019 Oct 28.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31857501

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze the differential expression of RAW264.7 macrophage-derived exosomes miRNA stimulated by free silicon dioxide (SiO2).
 Methods: RAW264.7 was stimulated with SiO2 (200 mg/L) for 48 h (exo_48 h group), and the supernatant was collected. The exosomes in the supernatant were extracted by ultracentrifugation. Transmission microscopy, nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) and Western blotting were used to identify exosomes. High-throughput sequencing was performed to compare the differential expression of exosome miRNAs between the exo_control group (RAW264.7 cultured for 48 h without SiO2) and the exo_48 h group; miRanda, TargetScan and starBase were used to predict target genes of differential miRNAs. Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analyses were performed on target genes to further analyze the biological functions of genes.
 Results: The transmission microscopy showed that the exosomes were lipid membrane coated vesicles, which were heterogeneously distributed, with a diameter ranging from 30 to 100 nm, and the shape was round or elliptical. The volume kurtosis was concentrated between 40 and 100 nm and the exosome marker protein TSG101 was positive. High-throughput sequencing screened 148 differentially expressed exosomal miRNAs. MiR-219c-3p, let-7d-3p, let-7a-1-3p, miR-328-3p, miR-365-3p, and miR-7219-3p were significantly up-regulated, and miR-378d and miR-5106 were significantly down-regulated compared with the control group. Target genes were mainly enriched in mTOR signaling pathway, Wnt signaling pathway, TGF-ß signaling pathway, and so on.
 Conclusion: The exosomes secreted by SiO2-induced macrophages contain abundant miRNAs, and their expressions are significantly different. These differential miRNAs may be involved in the activation of lung fibroblasts and epithelial-mesenchymal transition.


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Exossomos , Macrófagos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Camundongos , MicroRNAs , Dióxido de Silício
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Pol J Microbiol ; 68(4): 439-447, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31880888

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Salmonella infection is most common in patients with infected aortic aneurysm, especially in Asia. When the aortic wall is heavily atherosclerotic, the intima is vulnerable to invasion by Salmonella, leading to the development of infected aortic aneurysm. By using THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells to mimic atherosclerosis, we investigated the role of three Salmonella enterica serotypes - Typhimurium, Enteritidis, and Choleraesuis - in foam cell autophagy and inflammasome formation. Herein, we provide possible pathogenesis of Salmonella-associated infected aortic aneurysms. Three S. enterica serotypes with or without virulence plasmid were studied. Through Western blotting, we investigated cell autophagy induction and inflammasome formation in Salmonella-infected THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells, detected CD36 expression after Salmonella infection through flow cytometry, and measured interleukin (IL)-1ß, IL-12, and interferon (IFN)-α levels through enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. At 0.5 h after infection, plasmid-bearing S. Enteritidis OU7130 induced the highest foam cell autophagy - significantly higher than that induced by plasmid-less OU7067. However, plasmid-bearing S. Choleraesuis induced less foam cell autophagy than did its plasmid-less strain. In foam cells, plasmid-less Salmonella infection (particularly S. Choleraesuis OU7266 infection) led to higher CD36 expression than did plasmid-bearing strains infection. OU7130 and OU7266 infection induced the highest IL-1ß secretion. OU7067-infected foam cells secreted the highest IL-12p35 level. Plasmid-bearing S. Typhimurium OU5045 induced a higher IFN-α level than did other Salmonella serotypes. Salmonella serotypes are correlated with foam cell autophagy and IL-1ß secretion. Salmonella may affect the course of foam cells formation, or even aortic aneurysm, through autophagy.Salmonella infection is most common in patients with infected aortic aneurysm, especially in Asia. When the aortic wall is heavily atherosclerotic, the intima is vulnerable to invasion by Salmonella, leading to the development of infected aortic aneurysm. By using THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells to mimic atherosclerosis, we investigated the role of three Salmonella enterica serotypes ­ Typhimurium, Enteritidis, and Choleraesuis ­ in foam cell autophagy and inflammasome formation. Herein, we provide possible pathogenesis of Salmonella-associated infected aortic aneurysms. Three S. enterica serotypes with or without virulence plasmid were studied. Through Western blotting, we investigated cell autophagy induction and inflammasome formation in Salmonella-infected THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells, detected CD36 expression after Salmonella infection through flow cytometry, and measured interleukin (IL)-1ß, IL-12, and interferon (IFN)-α levels through enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. At 0.5 h after infection, plasmid-bearing S. Enteritidis OU7130 induced the highest foam cell autophagy ­ significantly higher than that induced by plasmid-less OU7067. However, plasmid-bearing S. Choleraesuis induced less foam cell autophagy than did its plasmid-less strain. In foam cells, plasmid-less Salmonella infection (particularly S. Choleraesuis OU7266 infection) led to higher CD36 expression than did plasmid-bearing strains infection. OU7130 and OU7266 infection induced the highest IL-1ß secretion. OU7067-infected foam cells secreted the highest IL-12p35 level. Plasmid-bearing S. Typhimurium OU5045 induced a higher IFN-α level than did other Salmonella serotypes. Salmonella serotypes are correlated with foam cell autophagy and IL-1ß secretion. Salmonella may affect the course of foam cells formation, or even aortic aneurysm, through autophagy.


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Aneurisma Aórtico/microbiologia , Infecções por Salmonella/microbiologia , Salmonella typhimurium/patogenicidade , Animais , Aneurisma Aórtico/genética , Aneurisma Aórtico/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Interferon-alfa/genética , Interferon-alfa/imunologia , Interleucina-12/genética , Interleucina-12/imunologia , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/imunologia , Antígeno Ki-1/genética , Antígeno Ki-1/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/microbiologia , Monócitos/imunologia , Monócitos/microbiologia , Plasmídeos/genética , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Infecções por Salmonella/genética , Infecções por Salmonella/imunologia , Salmonella typhimurium/genética , Salmonella typhimurium/fisiologia , Sorogrupo , Virulência
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Pol J Microbiol ; 68(4): 457-464, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31880890

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Unravelling of the interplay between the immune system and non-diphtheria corynebacteria would contribute to understanding their increasing role as medically important microorganisms. We aimed at the analysis of pro- (TNF, IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-12p70) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines produced by Jurkat T cells in response to planktonic and biofilm Corynebacterium amycolatum. Two reference strains: C. amycolatum ATCC 700207 (R-CA), Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 (R-SA), and ten clinical strains of C. amycolatum (C-CA) were used in the study. Jurkat T cells were stimulated in vitro by the planktonic-conditioned medium (PCM) and biofilm-conditioned medium (BCM) derived from the relevant cultures of the strains tested. The cytokine concentrations were determined in the cell culture supernatants using the flow cytometry. The levels of the cytokines analyzed were lower after stimulation with the BCM when compared to the PCM derived from the cultures of C-CA; statistical significance (p < 0.05) was observed for IL-1ß, IL-12 p70, and IL-10. Similarly, planktonic R-CA and R-SA stimulated a higher cytokine production than their biofilm counterparts. The highest levels of pro-inflammatory IL-8, IL-1ß, and IL-12p70 were observed after stimulation with planktonic R-SA whereas the strongest stimulation of anti-inflammatory IL-10 was noted for the BCM derived from the mixed culture of both reference species. Our results are indicative of weaker immunostimulatory properties of the biofilm C. amycolatum compared to its planktonic form. It may play a role in the persistence of biofilm-related infections. The extent of the cytokine response can be dependent on the inherent virulence of the infecting microorganism.Unravelling of the interplay between the immune system and non-diphtheria corynebacteria would contribute to understanding their increasing role as medically important microorganisms. We aimed at the analysis of pro- (TNF, IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-12p70) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines produced by Jurkat T cells in response to planktonic and biofilm Corynebacterium amycolatum. Two reference strains: C. amycolatum ATCC 700207 (R-CA), Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 (R-SA), and ten clinical strains of C. amycolatum (C-CA) were used in the study. Jurkat T cells were stimulated in vitro by the planktonic-conditioned medium (PCM) and biofilm-conditioned medium (BCM) derived from the relevant cultures of the strains tested. The cytokine concentrations were determined in the cell culture supernatants using the flow cytometry. The levels of the cytokines analyzed were lower after stimulation with the BCM when compared to the PCM derived from the cultures of C-CA; statistical significance (p < 0.05) was observed for IL-1ß, IL-12 p70, and IL-10. Similarly, planktonic R-CA and R-SA stimulated a higher cytokine production than their biofilm counterparts. The highest levels of pro-inflammatory IL-8, IL-1ß, and IL-12p70 were observed after stimulation with planktonic R-SA whereas the strongest stimulation of anti-inflammatory IL-10 was noted for the BCM derived from the mixed culture of both reference species. Our results are indicative of weaker immunostimulatory properties of the biofilm C. amycolatum compared to its planktonic form. It may play a role in the persistence of biofilm-related infections. The extent of the cytokine response can be dependent on the inherent virulence of the infecting microorganism.


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Biofilmes , Infecções por Corynebacterium/imunologia , Corynebacterium/fisiologia , Citocinas/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Corynebacterium/genética , Corynebacterium/imunologia , Infecções por Corynebacterium/genética , Infecções por Corynebacterium/microbiologia , Citocinas/genética , Humanos , Interleucina-10/genética , Interleucina-10/imunologia , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/imunologia , Interleucina-6/genética , Interleucina-6/imunologia , Interleucina-8/genética , Interleucina-8/imunologia , Plâncton/genética , Plâncton/fisiologia
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