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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4533-4537, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366556

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Serum-derived macrophage activating factor, serum-MAF, is known to increase the phagocytic activity of macrophages by enhancing the engulfment efficiency. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying phagocytic activation, morphological changes were observed and analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Morphological changes in macrophages were observed and quantitatively analyzed using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and confocal microscope. RESULTS: SEM and confocal microscopy images revealed frill-like structures and active actin accumulations, respectively, in serum-MAF treated macrophages. Actin accumulation was induced within 5 min following serum-MAF treatment. CONCLUSION: Serum-MAF induced a rapid rearrangement of cytoskeletal actin and enhanced phagocytic activity. Findings of the current study may contribute to the development of techniques that facilitate activation of the human immune system, which in turn may be beneficial for cancer immunotherapy.


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Actinas/química , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fagocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-maf/farmacologia , Actinas/ultraestrutura , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Ativação de Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Microscopia Confocal , Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-maf/genética , Células U937 , Proteína de Ligação a Vitamina D/química , Proteína de Ligação a Vitamina D/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 5017-5032, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31371944

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Background: Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the major anti-inflammatory compound in green tea, has been shown to suppress osteoclast (OC) differentiation. However, the low aqueous solubility of EGCG always leads to poor bioavailability, adverse effects, and several drawbacks for clinical applications. Purpose: In this study, we synthesized EGCG-capped gold nanoparticles (EGCG-GNPs) to solve the drawbacks for clinical uses of EGCG in bone destruction disorders by direct reduction of HAuCl4 in EGCG aqueous solution. Methods and Results: The obtained EGCG-GNPs were negatively charged and spherical. Theoretical calculation results suggested that EGCG was released from GNPs in an acidic environment. Cellular uptake study showed an obviously large amount of intracellular EGCG-GNPs without cytotoxicity. EGCG-GNPs exhibited better effects in reducing intracellular reactive oxygen species levels than free EGCG. A more dramatic anti-osteoclastogenic effect induced by EGCG-GNPs than free EGCG was observed in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated bone marrow macrophages, including decreased formation of TRAP-positive multinuclear cells and actin rings. Meanwhile, EGCG-GNPs not only suppressed the mRNA expression of genetic markers of OC differentiation but also inhibited MAPK signaling pathways. Furthermore, we confirmed that EGCG-GNPs greatly reversed bone resorption in the LPS-induced calvarial bone erosion model in vivo, which was more effective than applying free EGCG, specifically in inhibiting the number of OCs, improving bone density, and preventing bone loss. Conclusion: EGCG-GNPs showed better anti-osteoclastogenic effect than free EGCG in vitro and in vivo, indicating their potential in anti-bone resorption treatment strategy.


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Catequina/análogos & derivados , Ouro/farmacologia , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Células da Medula Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Reabsorção Óssea/patologia , Catequina/farmacologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Teoria da Densidade Funcional , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Estabilidade de Medicamentos , Ligantes , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Nanopartículas Metálicas/ultraestrutura , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Modelos Biológicos , Ligante RANK/farmacologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Crânio/patologia , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 67(7): 675-689, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257323

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An Orobanchaceae plant Cistanche tubulosa (SCHENK) WIGHT (Kanka-nikujuyou in Japanese), which is one of the authorized plant resources as Cistanches Herba in both Japanese and Chinese Pharmacopoeias, is a perennial parasitic plant growing on roots of sand-fixing plants. The stems of C. tubulosa have traditionally been used for treatment of impotence, sterility, lumbago, and body weakness as well as a promoting agent of blood circulation. In recent years, Cistanches Herba has also been widely used as a health food supplement in Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries. Here we review our recent studies on chemical constituents from the stems of C. tubulosa as well as their bioactivities such as vasorelaxtant, hepatoprotective, and glucose tolerance improving effects.


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Produtos Biológicos/química , Cistanche/química , Animais , Aorta Torácica/efeitos dos fármacos , Aorta Torácica/metabolismo , Produtos Biológicos/isolamento & purificação , Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Cistanche/metabolismo , Glicosídeos/química , Glicosídeos/isolamento & purificação , Glicosídeos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/citologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Monoterpenos/química , Monoterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Monoterpenos/farmacologia , Caules de Planta/química , Caules de Planta/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/química , Substâncias Protetoras/isolamento & purificação , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Vasodilatadores/química , Vasodilatadores/isolamento & purificação , Vasodilatadores/farmacologia
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Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 48(2): 204-213, 2019 Apr 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31309760

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Studies have shown that chronic inflammatory response plays a key role in intracranial aneurysms (IA) formation and progression, and macrophages regulate the formation and progression of IA through a variety of pathways. Bone marrow monocyte-derived macrophages and resident-tissue macrophages infiltrate the vessel wall, after infiltration macrophages are polarized into various polarization phenotypes dominated by M1-like and M2-like cells. Polarized phenotypes of macrophages can regulate the formation and progression of intracranial aneurysms by releasing cytokines and regulating the inflammatory response of other immune cells, as well as release different cytokines to regulate the process of extracellular matrix remodeling. Some important progresses have been made in the clinical detection and treatment in targeting macrophages. This review provides a summary on the pathogenesis of IA and potential drug targets to prevent the formation and rupture of intracranial aneurysms.


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Aneurisma Intracraniano , Macrófagos , Citocinas , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Inflamação , Aneurisma Intracraniano/complicações , Aneurisma Intracraniano/tratamento farmacológico , Aneurisma Intracraniano/patologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2921, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266943

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Cells maintain the balance between homeostasis and inflammation by adapting and integrating the activity of intracellular signaling cascades, including the JAK-STAT pathway. Our understanding of how a tailored switch from homeostasis to a strong receptor-dependent response is coordinated remains limited. Here, we use an integrated transcriptomic and proteomic approach to analyze transcription-factor binding, gene expression and in vivo proximity-dependent labelling of proteins in living cells under homeostatic and interferon (IFN)-induced conditions. We show that interferons (IFN) switch murine macrophages from resting-state to induced gene expression by alternating subunits of transcription factor ISGF3. Whereas preformed STAT2-IRF9 complexes control basal expression of IFN-induced genes (ISG), both type I IFN and IFN-γ cause promoter binding of a complete ISGF3 complex containing STAT1, STAT2 and IRF9. In contrast to the dogmatic view of ISGF3 formation in the cytoplasm, our results suggest a model wherein the assembly of the ISGF3 complex occurs on DNA.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Fator Gênico 3 Estimulado por Interferon, Subunidade gama/metabolismo , Fator Gênico 3 Estimulado por Interferon/metabolismo , Interferons/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT2/metabolismo , Animais , Feminino , Humanos , Fator Gênico 3 Estimulado por Interferon/genética , Fator Gênico 3 Estimulado por Interferon, Subunidade gama/genética , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Células RAW 264.7 , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT2/genética , Transcrição Genética
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J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 29(7): 1053-1060, 2019 Jul 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31280523

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Thermal drying is a common process used in the food industry for the modification of agricultural products. However, while various studies have investigated the alteration in physiochemical properties and chemical composition after drying, research focusing on the relationship between different dehydration conditions and bioactivity is scarce. In the current study, we prepared dried ginger under nine different conditions by varying the processing time and temperature and compared their immunomodulatory effects. Interestingly, depending on the drying condition, there were significant differences in the immunestimulating activity of the dried ginger samples. Gingers processed at 50°C 1h displayed the strongest activation of macrophages measured by TNF-α and IL-6 levels, whereas, freezedried or 70°C- and 90°C-dried ginger showed little effect. Similar results were recapitulated in primary bone marrow-derived macrophages, further confirming that different dehydration conditions can cause significant differences in the immune-stimulating activity of ginger. Induction of ERK, p38, and JNK signaling was found to be the major underlying molecular mechanism responsible for the immunomodulatory effect of ginger. These results highlight the potential to improve the bioactivity of functional foods by selectively controlling processing conditions.


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Dessecação , Gengibre/imunologia , Animais , Sobrevivência Celular , Citocinas/metabolismo , Feminino , Gengibre/química , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Extratos Vegetais/imunologia , Células RAW 264.7 , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Temperatura Ambiente , Fatores de Tempo , Água/análise
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J Nanobiotechnology ; 17(1): 83, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31291948

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BACKGROUND: Macrophages with tumor-tropic migratory properties can serve as a cellular carrier to enhance the efficacy of anti neoplastic agents. However, limited drug loading (DL) and insufficient drug release at the tumor site remain the main obstacles in developing macrophage-based delivery systems. In this study, we constructed a biomimetic delivery system (BDS) by loading doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded reduced graphene oxide (rGO) into a mouse macrophage-like cell line (RAW264.7), hoping that the newly constructed BDS could perfectly combine the tumor-tropic ability of macrophages and the photothermal property of rGO. RESULTS: At the same DOX concentration, the macrophages could absorb more DOX/PEG-BPEI-rGO than free DOX. The tumor-tropic capacity of RAW264.7 cells towards RM-1 mouse prostate cancer cells did not undergo significant change after drug loading in vitro and in vivo. PEG-BPEI-rGO encapsulated in the macrophages could effectively convert the absorbed near-infrared light into heat energy, causing rapid release of DOX. The BDS showed excellent anti-tumor efficacy in vivo. CONCLUSIONS: The BDS that we developed in this study had the following characteristic features: active targeting of tumor cells, stimuli-release triggered by near-infrared laser (NIR), and effective combination of chemotherapy and photothermotherapy. Using the photothermal effect produced by PEG-BPEI-rGO and DOX released from the macrophages upon NIR irradiation, MAs-DOX/PEG-BPEI-rGO exhibited a significant inhibitory effect on tumor growth.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Materiais Biomiméticos/química , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/química , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Grafite/química , Humanos , Hipertermia Induzida , Raios Infravermelhos , Lasers , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Polietilenoimina/análogos & derivados , Polietilenoimina/química , Distribuição Tecidual
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4867-4880, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308663

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Background: The demand for an effective vaccine delivery system that drives a suitable immune response is increasing. The oxidized carbon nanosphere (OCN), a negatively charged carbon nanoparticle, has the potential to fulfill this requirement because it can efficiently deliver macromolecules into cells and allows endosomal leakage. However, fundamental insights into how OCNs are taken up by antigen-presenting cells, and the intracellular behavior of delivered molecules is lacking. Furthermore, how immune responses are stimulated by OCN-mediated delivery has not been investigated. Purpose: In this study, the model protein antigen ovalbumin (OVA) was used to investigate the uptake mechanism and intracellular fate of OCN-mediated delivery of protein in macrophages. Moreover, the immune response triggered by OVA delivered by OCNs was characterized. Methods: Bone-marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) from mice were used to study antigen uptake and intracellular trafficking. Mice were immunized using OCN-OVA combined with known adjuvants, and the specific immune response was measured. Results: OCNs showed no cytotoxicity against BMDMs. OCN-mediated delivery of OVA into BMDMs was partially temperature independent process. Using specific inhibitors, it was revealed that intracellular delivery of OCN-OVA does not rely on phagocytosis or the clathrin- and lipid raft/caveolae-mediated pathways. Delivered OVA was found to colocalize with compartments containing MHC class I, but not with early endosomes, lysosomes, and autophagosomes. Immunization of OVA using OCNs in combination with the known adjuvant monophosphoryl lipid A specifically enhanced interferon gamma (IFNγ)- and granzyme B-producing cytotoxic T cells (CTLs). Conclusion: OCNs effectively delivered protein antigens into macrophages that localized with compartments containing MHC class I partially by the temperature independent, but not clathrin- and lipid raft/caveolae-mediated pathways. Increased CD8+ T-cell activity was induced by OCN-delivered antigens, suggesting antigen processing toward antigen presentation for CTLs. Taken together, OCNs are a potential protein antigen delivery system that stimulates the cell-mediated immune response.


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Antígenos/administração & dosagem , Carbono/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Imunidade Celular , Nanopartículas/química , Adjuvantes Imunológicos/farmacologia , Animais , Antígenos/imunologia , Autofagossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagossomos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Endossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Endossomos/metabolismo , Feminino , Imunidade Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cinética , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Oxirredução , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia
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Toxicol Lett ; 314: 106-116, 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31306743

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Chronic low-level lead exposure alters cognitive function in young children however the mechanisms mediating these deficits in the brain are not known. Previous studies in our laboratory showed that early lead exposure reduced the number of microglial cells in hippocampus/dentate gyrus of C57BL/6 J mice. In the current study, C-C chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) and major histocompatibility complex II (MHC II) were examined to investigate whether these neuroimmune factors which are known to trigger cell migration and antigen presentation, were altered by early chronic lead exposure. Thirty-six C57BL/6 J male mice were exposed to 0 ppm (controls, n = 12), 30 ppm (low-dose, n = 12), or 430 ppm (higher-dose, n = 12) of lead acetate via dams' milk from postnatal day (PND) 0 to 28. Flow cytometry was used to quantify cell types and cell surface expression of MHC II and CCR7 in hippocampal and whole brain microglia. Non-parametric independent samples median tests were used to test for statistically significant differences between groups. As compared to controls, CCR7 in hippocampal microglia was decreased in the low-dose group, measured as geometric mean fluorescence intensity (GMFI); in the higher-dose group CCR7+MHC II- hippocampal microglia were decreased. Further analyses revealed that the higher-dose group had decreased percentage of CCR7+MHC II- hippocampal macrophages as compared to controls but increased MHC II levels in CCR7+MHC II+ hippocampal macrophages as compared to controls. It was also noted that lead exposure disrupted the balance of MHC II and/or CCR7 in lead exposed animals. Reduced CCR7 in hippocampal microglia might alter the neuroimmune environment in hippocampi of lead exposed animals. Additional studies are needed to test this possibility.


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Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Intoxicação do Sistema Nervoso por Chumbo na Infância/etiologia , Microglia/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Organometálicos/toxicidade , Receptores CCR7/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Hipocampo/patologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe II/metabolismo , Lactação , Intoxicação do Sistema Nervoso por Chumbo na Infância/metabolismo , Intoxicação do Sistema Nervoso por Chumbo na Infância/patologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Microglia/metabolismo , Microglia/patologia , Fatores de Tempo
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Cancer Sci ; 110(9): 2711-2721, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31294893

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The percentage of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) positivity in cancer cells, named as the tumor proportion score, is considered to be a predictive biomarker for anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy in lung cancer. PD-L1 is expressed on not only cancer cells but also on immune cells, including macrophages. Although previous studies related to PD-L1/2 expression in cancer tissues have been generally based on single immunohistochemistry (IHC), in the present study, we attempted to evaluate accurate PD-L1/2 expression in cancer cells in lung adenocarcinoma cells using double IHC to also evaluate macrophages. Of the 231 patients, PD-L1 expression was negative in 169 patients (73.2%), 1%-49% positive in 47 patients (20.3%), and ≥50% positive in 15 patients (6.5%). Interestingly, PD-L1 positivity was decreased when using double IHC compared with the estimation by single IHC. High PD-L1 expression was associated with high-grade cancer cells and in higher stage cancer. PD-L2 was negative in 109 patients (47.2%), 1%-49% positive in 50 patients (21.6%), and ≥50% positive in 72 patients (31.2%). The number of PD-L2-positive patients was increased in cases that had an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and in lower stage cancer. Thirty-five patients (15.2%) were positive for both PD-L1 and PD-L2, whereas 81 patients (35.1%) were negative for both PD-L1 and PD-L2. Log-rank analysis showed that progression-free survival and overall survival were significantly the longest in the PD-L1-negative and PD-L2-positive groups (P < .0001 and P = .0120). We observed lower PD-L1 or PD-L2 expression in lung adenocarcinoma than previously reported. Double IHC for macrophages may help clinicians to evaluate PD-L1 or PD-L2 expression specifically in cancer cells.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Antígeno B7-H1/análise , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Proteína 2 Ligante de Morte Celular Programada 1/análise , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/imunologia , Idoso , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Proteína 2 Ligante de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Life Sci ; 233: 116696, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351969

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AIMS: To explore the mechanism of how LSD1 regulates autophagy and the correlation between LSD1 and Ox-LDL-induced inflammation. MAIN METHODS: RAW264.7 cells were used during the whole study. Firstly, the effect of Ox-LDL-stimulation on LSD1 expression was detected. Through loss-of-function assay, the associations between LSD1 interference and SESN2 expression, autophagy, NLRP3 inflammasome and inflammatory cytokines were explored. Finally, the function of LSD1 exerted on activation of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway was detected using western blotting assay. KEY FINDINGS: The expression of LSD1 was significantly elevated in Ox-LDL-treated RAW264.7 cells. Inhibition of LSD1 promoted autophagy, inhibited inflammation and activated NLRP3 inflammasome. SESN2 was elevated by LSD1 inhibition, and thus activate the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway. What' more, Knockdown of SESN2 or deactivate the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway partly reversed the effect of LSD1 inhibition on autophagy. SIGNIFICANCE: Our present study drew the finding that the knockdown of LSD1 meliorated Ox-LDL-stimulated NLRP3 activation and inflammation through promoting autophagy via SESN2-mediated PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway.


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Autofagia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Histona Desmetilases/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Lipoproteínas LDL/efeitos adversos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Histona Desmetilases/antagonistas & inibidores , Histona Desmetilases/genética , Inflamação/etiologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Camundongos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Phytochemistry ; 166: 112076, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351331

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Biotransformation of lupane-type triterpenoid betulin was carried out with Mucor subtilissimus CGMCC 3.2456. Yielded nine previously undescribed hydroxylated compounds. M. subtilissimus biotransformation provided C-7, C-11, C-15 and C-24 hydroxylated compounds along with C-7 oxidized and C-28 acetylated derivatives. The structures of the metabolites were established based on extensive NMR and HR-ESI-MS data analyses. Furthermore, we found that most of the metabolites exhibited pronounced inhibitory activities on lipopolysaccharides-induced NO production in RAW264.7 cells.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/metabolismo , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Mucor/metabolismo , Triterpenos/metabolismo , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Biotransformação , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Molecular , Óxido Nítrico/biossíntese , Células RAW 264.7 , Triterpenos/química
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Anticancer Res ; 39(6): 2767-2775, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177112

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal adenoma is well known as a precursor lesion of colorectal adenocarcinoma (ADC). We recently reported the significance of CD204 (+) tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), a vital component of the tumor microenvironment, in the carcinoma development of gastric adenoma. The aim of the present study was to clarify the roles of TAM in the malignant transformation of colorectal adenoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We immunohistochemically assessed the TAM number in 88 tubular or tubulovillous adenomas that were classified into L (low-grade adenomas) or H (high-grade adenomas). RESULTS: Larger adenoma size, higher frequency of villous structure, loss of proliferation polarity, p53 expression, larger TAM numbers and larger microvessel density (MVD) were detected in Group H than in Group L adenomas. Positive relations were observed between TAM and MVD, proliferation polarity and the expression of p53. CONCLUSION: CD204 (+) TAM is a novel component in the malignant transformation of colorectal adenoma.


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Adenoma/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Receptores Depuradores Classe A/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Adenoma/metabolismo , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Polaridade Celular , Proliferação de Células , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Macrófagos/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Carga Tumoral , Microambiente Tumoral , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2410, 2019 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31160587

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Medulloblastoma, which is the most common malignant paediatric brain tumour, has a 70% survival rate, but standard treatments often lead to devastating life-long side effects and recurrence is fatal. One of the emerging strategies in the search for treatments is to determine the roles of tumour microenvironment cells in the growth and maintenance of tumours. The most attractive target is tumour-associated macrophages (TAMs), which are abundantly present in the Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) subgroup of medulloblastoma. Here, we report an unexpected beneficial role of TAMs in SHH medulloblastoma. In human patients, decreased macrophage number is correlated with significantly poorer outcome. We confirm macrophage anti-tumoural behaviour in both ex vivo and in vivo murine models of SHH medulloblastoma. Taken together, our findings suggest that macrophages play a positive role by impairing tumour growth in medulloblastoma, in contrast to the pro-tumoural role played by TAMs in glioblastoma, another common brain tumour.


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Neoplasias Cerebelares/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Meduloblastoma/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Antígenos de Diferenciação Mielomonocítica/genética , Antígenos de Diferenciação Mielomonocítica/metabolismo , Antígeno CD11b/genética , Antígeno CD11b/metabolismo , Neoplasias Cerebelares/genética , Neoplasias Cerebelares/metabolismo , Quimiocina CCL2/imunologia , Quimiocina CCL2/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Humanos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Meduloblastoma/genética , Meduloblastoma/metabolismo , Camundongos , Microglia/imunologia , Células Mieloides/imunologia , Receptores CCR2/genética , Regulação para Cima
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(5): 529-539, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31234767

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Hypoxia plays a critical role in progression of atherosclerosis. Local oxygen deficiency in a plaque creates a specific microenvironment that alters the transcriptome of resident cells, particularly of macrophages. Reverse cholesterol transport from plaque to liver is considered a main mechanism for regression of atherosclerosis. Ubiquitously expressed ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) and liver- and small intestine-derived apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA-1) are two main actors in this process. We recently reported endogenous apoA-1 expression in human macrophages. While ABCA1 and ApoA-1 have antiatherogenic properties, the role of complement factor C3 is controversial. Plasma C3 level positively correlates with the risk of cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, C3 gene knockout in a murine atherosclerosis model increases both plaque size and triglycerides level in blood. In the present study, we show for the first time that a hypoxia-mimicking agent, CoCl2, induces the upregulation of the apoA-1 and C3 genes and the accumulation of intracellular and membrane protein ApoA-1 in THP-1 macrophages. The MEK1/2-Erk1/2 and MKK4/7-JNK1/2/3 cascades are involved in upregulation of ABCA1 and C3 via activation of transcription factor NF-κB, which interacts with the HIF-1α subunit of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1). The three major MAP-kinase cascades (Erk1/2, JNK1/2/3, and p38) and the NF-κB transcription factor are involved in the hypoxia-induced expression of the apoA-1 gene in THP-1 macrophages.


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Transportador 1 de Cassete de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Apolipoproteína A-I/metabolismo , Hipóxia Celular , Complemento C3/metabolismo , Transportador 1 de Cassete de Ligação de ATP/genética , Animais , Apolipoproteína A-I/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cobalto/farmacologia , Complemento C3/análise , Complemento C3/genética , Humanos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases JNK Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Macrófagos/citologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2416, 2019 06 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31186412

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Cancer response to immunotherapy depends on the infiltration of CD8+ T cells and the presence of tumor-associated macrophages within tumors. Still, little is known about the determinants of these factors. We show that LIF assumes a crucial role in the regulation of CD8+ T cell tumor infiltration, while promoting the presence of protumoral tumor-associated macrophages. We observe that the blockade of LIF in tumors expressing high levels of LIF decreases CD206, CD163 and CCL2 and induces CXCL9 expression in tumor-associated macrophages. The blockade of LIF releases the epigenetic silencing of CXCL9 triggering CD8+ T cell tumor infiltration. The combination of LIF neutralizing antibodies with the inhibition of the PD1 immune checkpoint promotes tumor regression, immunological memory and an increase in overall survival.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Quimiocina CXCL9/metabolismo , Fator Inibidor de Leucemia/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/farmacologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Quimiocina CCL2/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Fator Inibidor de Leucemia/antagonistas & inibidores , Fator Inibidor de Leucemia/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos SCID , Transplante de Neoplasias , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(7): 1073-1085, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31161238

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Cryptotanshinone (CT), a purified compound initially isolated from the dried roots of Salvia militorrhiza. Bunge, exhibits cytotoxic antitumor effects on many tumors. We have shown that CT possesses the dual capacities to concomitantly inhibit the proliferation of lung cancer cells and promote the generation of antitumor immunity. In this study, we investigated whether CT could be used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using a mouse Hepa1-6 model. CT inhibited the proliferation of mouse hepatoma (Hepa1-6) cells in vitro by inducing Hepa1-6 cells apoptosis through the JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway. In addition, CT activated macrophages and polarized mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMM) toward an M1 phenotype in vitro, which depended on the TLR7/MyD88/NF-κB signaling pathway. Furthermore, CT significantly inhibited the growth of syngeneic Hepa1-6 hepatoma tumors, and, in combination with anti-PD-L1 cured Hepa1-6-bearing mice with the induction of long-term anti-Hepa1-6 specific immunity. Immunoprofiling of treated Hepa1-6-bearing mice revealed that CT-promoted activation of tumor-infiltrating macrophages and dendritic cells, induction of antitumor T cell response, and infiltration of effector/memory CD8 T cells in the tumor tissue. Importantly, the immunotherapeutic effects of CT and anti-PD-L1 depended on the presence of CD8 T cells. Thus, CT and anti-PD-L1 may provide an effective immunotherapeutic regimen for human HCC based on a combination of cytotoxic effects and induction of tumor-specific immunity.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Receptor 7 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Imunidade Adaptativa/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Apoptose , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/imunologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/imunologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Ativação Linfocitária , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fenantrenos/uso terapêutico , Salvia miltiorrhiza/química , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptor 7 Toll-Like/imunologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2450, 2019 06 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31164648

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Tumor-associated myeloid cells regulate tumor growth and metastasis, and their accumulation is a negative prognostic factor for breast cancer. Here we find calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase kinase (CaMKK2) to be highly expressed within intratumoral myeloid cells in mouse models of breast cancer, and demonstrate that its inhibition within myeloid cells suppresses tumor growth by increasing intratumoral accumulation of effector CD8+ T cells and immune-stimulatory myeloid subsets. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) isolated from Camkk2-/- mice expressed higher levels of chemokines involved in the recruitment of effector T cells compared to WT. Similarly, in vitro generated Camkk2-/- macrophages recruit more T cells, and have a reduced capability to suppress T cell proliferation, compared to WT. Treatment with CaMKK2 inhibitors blocks tumor growth in a CD8+ T cell-dependent manner, and facilitates a favorable reprogramming of the immune cell microenvironment. These data, credential CaMKK2 as a myeloid-selective checkpoint, the inhibition of which may have utility in the immunotherapy of breast cancer.


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Neoplasias da Mama/imunologia , Quinase da Proteína Quinase Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/imunologia , Carcinoma/imunologia , Neoplasias Mamárias Animais/imunologia , Células Mieloides/imunologia , Evasão Tumoral/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Quinase da Proteína Quinase Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinase da Proteína Quinase Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/genética , Quinase da Proteína Quinase Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/metabolismo , Carcinoma/genética , Carcinoma/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células , Quimiocinas/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Técnicas In Vitro , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Neoplasias Mamárias Animais/genética , Neoplasias Mamárias Animais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos Transgênicos , Células Mieloides/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/imunologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo , Evasão Tumoral/genética
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3403-3411, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190799

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Aim: To quantitatively and sensitively investigate the biodistribution of immune cells after systemic administration. Methods: Immune cells were loaded with plasmonic gold nanostars (GNS) tracking probes. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used for quantitative gold mass measurement and two-photon photoluminescence (TPL) was used for high-resolution sensitive optical imaging. Results: GNS nanoparticles were loaded successfully into immune cells without negative effect on cellular vitality. Liver and spleen were identified to be the major organs for macrophage cells uptake after systematic administration. A small amount of macrophage cells were detected in the tumor site in our murine lymphoma animal model. Conclusion: GNS has great potential as a biocompatible marker for quantitative tracking and high-resolution imaging of immune cells at the cellular level.


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Ouro/química , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas Metálicas/ultraestrutura , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Distribuição Tecidual
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3503-3516, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190807

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Purpose: The NLRP3 inflammasome activation has been proposed as a common mechanism for some adjuvants to boost the immune system, and cationic liposomes were reported to potentially activate the NLRP3 inflammasome. Herein, we questioned whether the NLRP3 inflammasome-activating cationic liposomes could promote antigen presentation and be applied as an immune adjuvant. In addition, we aimed to investigate the structure effect of lipid on triggering these immune responses. Materials and methods: A series of structurally similar lipids, consisting of arginine (Arg) head group and varied lengths of alkyl chains or spacers in between were used to prepare cationic liposomes. Lipopolysaccharide-primed human or murine macrophages or phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate-primed THP-1 cells were treated with these liposomes, and interleukin (IL)-1ß secretion was measured to quantify the NLRP3 inflammasome activation. Lysosome rupture was examined in THP-1 cells by the fluorescence loss of acridine orange, a lysosome dye. Further, chicken ovalbumin (OVA) was loaded on the liposome surface and applied to murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs), which activate OT-I and OT-II lymphocytes upon major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I- and class II-mediated antigen presentation, respectively. OT-I and OT-II cell division and IL-2 secretion were measured to evaluate the antigen presentation efficiency. The expressions of MHC molecules and co-stimulatory molecules ie, CD80, CD86, and CD40 on BMDCs were investigated by flow cytometry. Results: All the liposomes showed size distributions of 80-200 nm and zeta potentials of around 50 mV. A3C14 liposomes, consisting of Arg-C3-Glu2C14 lipids induced the most potent lysosome rupture and NLRP3 inflammasome activation. OVA-A3C14 also exhibited the most potent MHC class I- and class II-mediated antigen presentation in BMDCs without interfering MHC and co-stimulatory molecules. Conclusion: The hydrophobic moieties of arginine-based liposomes are crucial in stimulating innate immune cells. A3C14 liposomes were non-immunogenic but strongly activated innate immune cells and promoted antigen presentation, and therefore can be applied as immune adjuvants.


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Apresentação do Antígeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Arginina/farmacologia , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Animais , Cátions , Células Dendríticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade/metabolismo , Humanos , Lipídeos/química , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Lipossomos , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL
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