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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(12)2021 Jun 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34198548

RESUMO

Inflammation in the tumor microenvironment has been shown to promote disease progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC); however, the role of macrophage metabolism in promoting inflammation is unclear. Using an orthotopic mouse model of PDAC, we demonstrate that macrophages from tumor-bearing mice exhibit elevated glycolysis. Macrophage-specific deletion of Glucose Transporter 1 (GLUT1) significantly reduced tumor burden, which was accompanied by increased Natural Killer and CD8+ T cell activity and suppression of the NLRP3-IL1ß inflammasome axis. Administration of mice with a GLUT1-specific inhibitor reduced tumor burden, comparable with gemcitabine, the current standard-of-care. In addition, we observe that intra-tumoral macrophages from human PDAC patients exhibit a pronounced glycolytic signature, which reliably predicts poor survival. Our data support a key role for macrophage metabolism in tumor immunity, which could be exploited to improve patient outcomes.


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Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Citoproteção , Glicólise , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/imunologia , Animais , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/imunologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Citoproteção/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 1/metabolismo , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Hidroxibenzoatos/farmacologia , Inflamação/patologia , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Células Matadoras Naturais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(12)2021 Jun 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34199293

RESUMO

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a cluster of disorders that increase the risk of a plethora of conditions, in particular type two diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancers. MetS is a complex entity characterized by a chronic inflammatory state that implies dysregulations of adipokins and proinflammatory cytokins together with hormonal and growth factors imbalances. Of great interest is the implication of microRNA (miRNA, miR), non-coding RNA, in cancer genesis, progression, and metastasis. The adipose tissue serves as an important source of miRs, which represent a novel class of adipokines, that play a crucial role in carcinogenesis. Altered miRs secretion in the adipose tissue, in the context of MetS, might explain their implication in the oncogenesis. The interplay between miRs expressed in adipose tissue, their dysregulation and cancer pathogenesis are still intriguing, taking into consideration the fact that miRNAs show both carcinogenic and tumor suppressor effects. The aim of our review was to discuss the latest publications concerning the implication of miRs dysregulation in MetS and their significance in tumoral signaling pathways. Furthermore, we emphasized the role of miRNAs as potential target therapies and their implication in cancer progression and metastasis.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Síndrome Metabólica/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Animais , Humanos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Molecules ; 26(12)2021 Jun 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34203711

RESUMO

Inflammation and stiffness in the arteries is referred to as vascular calcification. This process is a prevalent yet poorly understood consequence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus, comorbidities with few treatments clinically available. Because this is an active process similar to bone formation, it is hypothesized that osteoclasts (OCs), bone-resorbing cells in the body, could potentially work to reverse existing calcification by resorbing bone material. The receptor activator of nuclear kappa B-ligand (RANKL) is a molecule responsible for triggering a response in monocytes and macrophages that allows them to differentiate into functional OCs. In this study, OC and RANKL delivery were employed to determine whether calcification could be attenuated. OCs were either delivered via direct injection, collagen/alginate microbeads, or collagen gel application, while RANKL was delivered via injection, through either a porcine subdermal model or aortic injury model. While in vitro results yielded a decrease in calcification using OC therapy, in vivo delivery mechanisms did not provide control or regulation to keep cells localized long enough to induce calcification reduction. However, these results do provide context and direction for the future of OC therapy, revealing necessary steps for this treatment to effectively reduce calcification in vivo. The discrepancy between in vivo and in vitro success for OC therapy points to the need for a more stable and time-controlled delivery mechanism that will allow OCs not only to remain at the site of calcification, but also to be regulated so that they are healthy and functioning normally when introduced to diseased tissue.


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Terapia Baseada em Transplante de Células e Tecidos/métodos , Osteoclastos/fisiologia , Calcificação Vascular/terapia , Animais , Reabsorção Óssea/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/farmacologia , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Elastina/metabolismo , Elastina/fisiologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Glicoproteínas de Membrana , Monócitos/metabolismo , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Osteoclastos/metabolismo , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Ligante RANK/metabolismo , Ligante RANK/farmacologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Receptor Ativador de Fator Nuclear kappa-B/metabolismo , Suínos , Calcificação Vascular/metabolismo
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Molecules ; 26(12)2021 Jun 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34206998

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BACKGROUND: N-octadecanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide (C18-5HT) is an amide that can be obtained by the coupling of serotonin and octadecanoic acid. This study aims to characterize the in vivo and in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of C18-5HT. METHODS: A subcutaneous air pouch model (SAP) was used. The exudates were collected from SAP after carrageenan injection to assess cell migration and inflammatory mediators production. RAW 264.7 cells were used for in vitro assays. RESULTS: C18-5HT significantly inhibited leukocyte migration into the SAP as well as nitric oxide (NO) and cytokines production and protein extravasation. We also observed an reduction in some cytokines and an increase in IL-10 production. Assays conducted with RAW 264.7 cells indicated that C18-5HT inhibited NO and cytokine produced. CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our data suggest that C18-5HT presents a significant effect in different cell types (leukocytes collected from exudate, mainly polumorphonuclear leukocytes and cell culture macrophages) and is a promising compound for further studies for the development of a new anti-inflammatory drug.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Serotonina/farmacologia , Animais , Carragenina/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Inflamação/metabolismo , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Interleucina-10/metabolismo , Leucócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Células RAW 264.7
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Molecules ; 26(12)2021 Jun 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34207168

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Xanthone derivatives have shown promising antitumor properties, and 1-carbaldehyde-3,4-dimethoxyxanthone (1) has recently emerged as a potent tumor cell growth inhibitor. In this study, its effect was evaluated (MTT viability assay) against a new panel of cancer cells, namely cervical cancer (HeLa), androgen-sensitive (LNCaP) and androgen-independent (PC-3) prostate cancer, and nonsolid tumor derived cancer (Jurkat) cell lines. The effect of xanthone 1 on macrophage functions was also evaluated. The effect of xanthone 1-conditioned THP-1 human macrophage supernatants on the metabolic viability of cervical and prostate cancer cell lines was determined along with its interference with cytokine expression characteristic of M1 profile (IL-1 ≤ ß; TNF-α) or M2 profile (IL-10; TGF-ß) (PCR and ELISA). Nitric oxide (NO) production by murine RAW264.7 macrophages was quantified by Griess reaction. Xanthone 1 (20 µM) strongly inhibited the metabolic activity of the cell lines and was significantly more active against prostate cell lines compared to HeLa (p < 0.05). Jurkat was the cell most sensitive to the effect of xanthone 1. Compound 1-conditioned IL-4-stimulated THP-1 macrophage supernatants significantly (p < 0.05) inhibited the metabolic activity of HeLa, LNCaP, and PC-3. Xanthone 1 did not significantly affect the expression of cytokines by THP-1 macrophages. The inhibiting effect of compound 1 observed on the production of NO by RAW 264.7 macrophages was moderate. In conclusion, 1-carbaldehyde-3,4-dimethoxyxanthone (1) decreases the metabolic activity of cancer cells and seems to be able to modulate macrophage functions.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Próstata/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/tratamento farmacológico , Xantonas/farmacologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citocinas/metabolismo , Feminino , Células HeLa , Papillomavirus Humano 18/patogenicidade , Humanos , Células Jurkat , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Células PC-3 , Próstata/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Células RAW 264.7 , Células THP-1 , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/virologia
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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(11)2021 Jun 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34199409

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Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is characterized by albuminuria, loss of renal function, renal fibrosis and infiltration of macrophages originating from peripheral monocytes inside kidneys. DN is also associated with intrarenal overactivation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), an enzymatic cascade which is expressed and controlled at the cell and/or tissue levels. All members of the RAS are present in the kidneys and most of them are also expressed in monocytes/macrophages. This review focuses on the control of monocyte recruitment and the modulation of macrophage polarization by the RAS in the context of DN. The local RAS favors the adhesion of monocytes on renal endothelial cells and increases the production of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 and of osteopontin in tubular cells, driving monocytes into the kidneys. There, proinflammatory cytokines and the RAS promote the differentiation of macrophages into the M1 proinflammatory phenotype, largely contributing to renal lesions of DN. Finally, resolution of the inflammatory process is associated with a phenotype switch of macrophages into the M2 anti-inflammatory subset, which protects against DN. The pharmacologic interruption of the RAS reduces albuminuria, improves the trajectory of the renal function, decreases macrophage infiltration in the kidneys and promotes the switch of the macrophage phenotype from M1 to M2.


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Quimiocina CCL2/genética , Nefropatias Diabéticas/genética , Osteopontina/genética , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/genética , Nefropatias Diabéticas/metabolismo , Nefropatias Diabéticas/patologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Humanos , Túbulos Renais/metabolismo , Túbulos Renais/patologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/genética , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Monócitos/metabolismo , Monócitos/patologia
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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(13)2021 Jun 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34206906

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Leishmania survival inside macrophages depends on factors that lead to the immune response evasion during the infection. In this context, the metabolic scenario of the host cell-parasite relationship can be crucial to understanding how this parasite can survive inside host cells due to the host's metabolic pathways reprogramming. In this work, we aimed to analyze metabolic networks of bone marrow-derived macrophages from C57BL/6 mice infected with Leishmania amazonensis wild type (La-WT) or arginase knocked out (La-arg-), using the untargeted Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry (CE-MS) approach to assess metabolomic profile. Macrophages showed specific changes in metabolite abundance upon Leishmania infection, as well as in the absence of parasite-arginase. The absence of L. amazonensis-arginase promoted the regulation of both host and parasite urea cycle, glycine and serine metabolism, ammonia recycling, metabolism of arginine, proline, aspartate, glutamate, spermidine, spermine, methylhistidine, and glutathione metabolism. The increased L-arginine, L-citrulline, L-glutamine, oxidized glutathione, S-adenosylmethionine, N-acetylspermidine, trypanothione disulfide, and trypanothione levels were observed in La-WT-infected C57BL/6-macrophage compared to uninfected. The absence of parasite arginase increased L-arginine, argininic acid, and citrulline levels and reduced ornithine, putrescine, S-adenosylmethionine, glutamic acid, proline, N-glutamyl-alanine, glutamyl-arginine, trypanothione disulfide, and trypanothione when compared to La-WT infected macrophage. Moreover, the absence of parasite arginase leads to an increase in NO production levels and a higher infectivity rate at 4 h of infection. The data presented here show a host-dependent regulation of metabolomic profiles of C57BL/6 macrophages compared to the previously observed BALB/c macrophages infected with L. amazonensis, an important fact due to the dual and contrasting macrophage phenotypes of those mice. In addition, the Leishmania-arginase showed interference with the urea cycle, glycine, and glutathione metabolism during host-pathogen interactions.


Assuntos
Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Interações Hospedeiro-Parasita , Leishmaniose/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Metaboloma , Poliaminas/metabolismo , Animais , Arginase/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Leishmania/enzimologia , Leishmania/patogenicidade , Macrófagos/parasitologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Proteínas de Protozoários/metabolismo
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Ann Palliat Med ; 10(6): 6410-6418, 2021 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34237962

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Sepsis is common in intensive care units and has a high mortality rate; yet, its pathogenesis and treatment remain unclear. Recent studies have shown that long non-coding RNA plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (lncRNA-PVT1) plays a pro-inflammatory role in immune-related inflammatory diseases. Therefore, we investigated whether lncRNA-PVT1 plays an important pro-inflammatory effect in the inflammatory response of sepsis. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) was employed for the detection of lncRNA-PVT1, interleukin 1ß (IL-1ß), and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) mRNA, and the correlations between their expressions were analyzed. After lncRNA-PVT1 knockdown by lncRNA Smart Silencer, abnormal expressions of lncRNA-PVT1, and IL-1ß and TNF-α mRNA were detected. The expressions of total and phosphorylated protein of p38 were detected by western blotting. The effect of silencing lncRNA-PVT1 on p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation was subsequently analyzed. The MAPK selective inhibitor, SB202190, was used to block this signaling pathway, and the expressions of lncRNA-PVT1 and TNF-α were detected by RT-qPCR. Furthermore, the effect of partial blockade of the p38 MAPK signaling pathway by SB202190 on the levels of lncRNA-PVT1 was explored. RESULTS: Following treatment of THP-1-derived macrophages with different concentrations of LPS, the levels of lncRNA-PVT1 and IL-1ß, TNF-α mRNA were increased in a dose-dependent manner. Silencing of lncRNA-PVT1 reduced the expressions of IL-1ß and TNF-α mRNA via inhibition of the p38 MAPK signaling pathway. Specifically, inhibiting the p38 MAPK pathway significantly decreased the LPS-induced lncRNA-PVT1 elevation. CONCLUSIONS: Our observations suggest that lncRNA-PVT1 can be silenced to ameliorate LPS-induced inflammation in macrophages via inhibition of the p38 MAPK pathway. Further, the p38 MAPK pathway can regulate the expression of lncRNA-PVT1 via a positive feedback loop.


Assuntos
Lipopolissacarídeos , RNA Longo não Codificante , Humanos , Inflamação/genética , Macrófagos/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo
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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(12)2021 Jun 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34204506

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Ergosta-7, 9 (11), 22-trien-3ß-ol (EK100) was isolated from Cordyceps militaris, which has been used as a traditional anti-inflammatory medicine. EK100 has been reported to attenuate inflammatory diseases, but its anti-inflammatory mechanism is still unclear. We were the first to investigate the effect of EK100 on the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor of the κ light chain enhancer of B cells (NF-κB) signaling in the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 cells and the green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labeled NF-κB reporter gene of Drosophila. EK100 suppressed the release of the cytokine and attenuated the mRNA and protein expression of pro-inflammatory mediators. EK100 inhibited the inhibitor kappa B (IκB)/NF-κB signaling pathway. EK100 also inhibited phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Protein kinase B (Akt) signal transduction. Moreover, EK100 interfered with LPS docking to the LPS-binding protein (LBP), transferred to the cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14), and bonded to TLR4/myeloid differentiation-2 (MD-2) co-receptors. Compared with the TLR4 antagonist, resatorvid (CLI-095), and dexamethasone (Dexa), EK100 suppressed the TLR4/AKT signaling pathway. In addition, we also confirmed that EK100 attenuated the GFP-labeled NF-κB reporter gene expression in Drosophila. In summary, EK100 might alter LPS docking to LBP, CD14, and TLR4/MD-2 co-receptors, and then it suppresses the TLR4/NF-κB inflammatory pathway in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells and Drosophila.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Drosophila/metabolismo , Receptores de Lipopolissacarídeos/metabolismo , Antígeno 96 de Linfócito/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Receptores de Lipopolissacarídeos/química , Lipopolissacarídeos/química , Lipopolissacarídeos/imunologia , Antígeno 96 de Linfócito/química , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Molecular , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Fosforilação , Ligação Proteica , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/química
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FASEB J ; 35(8): e21757, 2021 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34233045

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Pyroptosis and intrinsic apoptosis are two forms of regulated cell death driven by active caspases where plasma membrane permeabilization is induced by gasdermin pores. Caspase-1 induces gasdermin D pore formation during pyroptosis, whereas caspase-3 promotes gasdermin E pore formation during apoptosis. These two types of cell death are accompanied by mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization due to BAK/BAX pore formation in the external membrane of mitochondria, and to some extent, this complex also affects the inner mitochondrial membrane facilitating mitochondrial DNA relocalization from the matrix to the cytosol. However, the detailed mechanism responsible for this process has not been investigated. Herein, we reported that gasdermin processing is required to induce mitochondrial DNA release from cells during pyroptosis and apoptosis. Gasdermin targeted at the plasma membrane promotes a fast mitochondrial collapse along with the initial accumulation of mitochondrial DNA in the cytosol and then facilitates the DNA's release from the cell when the plasma membrane ruptures. These findings demonstrate that gasdermin action has a critical effect on the plasma membrane and facilitates the release of mitochondrial DNA as a damage-associated molecular pattern.


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Apoptose/fisiologia , DNA Mitocondrial/metabolismo , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/fisiologia , Proteínas de Ligação a Fosfato/fisiologia , Piroptose/fisiologia , Animais , Caspases/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Técnicas In Vitro , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/deficiência , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a Fosfato/deficiência , Proteínas de Ligação a Fosfato/genética , Pirina/metabolismo , Receptores de Estrogênio/fisiologia
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Nat Commun ; 12(1): 3424, 2021 06 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34103524

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Immunologically-cold tumors including glioblastoma (GBM) are refractory to checkpoint blockade therapy, largely due to extensive infiltration of immunosuppressive macrophages (Mϕs). Consistent with a pro-tumor role of IL-6 in alternative Mϕs polarization, we here show that targeting IL-6 by genetic ablation or pharmacological inhibition moderately improves T-cell infiltration into GBM and enhances mouse survival; however, IL-6 inhibition does not synergize PD-1 and CTLA-4 checkpoint blockade. Interestingly, anti-IL-6 therapy reduces CD40 expression in GBM-associated Mϕs. We identify a Stat3/HIF-1α-mediated axis, through which IL-6 executes an anti-tumor role to induce CD40 expression in Mϕs. Combination of IL-6 inhibition with CD40 stimulation reverses Mϕ-mediated tumor immunosuppression, sensitizes tumors to checkpoint blockade, and extends animal survival in two syngeneic GBM models, particularly inducing complete regression of GL261 tumors after checkpoint blockade. Thus, antibody cocktail-based immunotherapy that combines checkpoint blockade with dual-targeting of IL-6 and CD40 may offer exciting opportunities for GBM and other solid tumors.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/imunologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/terapia , Antígenos CD40/metabolismo , Glioblastoma/imunologia , Glioblastoma/terapia , Imunoterapia , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Animais , Neoplasias Encefálicas/tratamento farmacológico , Deleção de Genes , Glioblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Inibidores de Checkpoint Imunológico/farmacologia , Inibidores de Checkpoint Imunológico/uso terapêutico , Imunossupressão , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Testes de Neutralização , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida
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Curr Protoc ; 1(6): e156, 2021 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34106523

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A large protein complex, containing RIPK1, RIPK3, and caspase-8 and known as Complex II, has emerged as one of the key mediators of cell death downstream from a range of innate immune triggers. This regulatory mechanism plays a prominent role in macrophages, where Complex II has been linked to apoptosis, pyroptosis, and necroptosis as well as the enhancement of inflammatory gene expression. Although core components of this complex are fairly well understood, more subtle proteomic changes that determine the direction of a response once the complex is assembled remain much less clear. In addition, Complex II components undergo a wealth of post-translational changes that modify the functions of the complex components. This necessitates development of robust and efficient methods of isolating Complex II for further interrogation of its composition and the post-translational modifications of its components. This article describes several methods that we have developed for Complex II isolation, which can be used to obtain complementary information about this signaling mechanism. © 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC. Basic Protocol 1: Isolation of Complex II in necroptotic and pyroptotic macrophages using FADD immunoprecipitation Basic Protocol 2: Isolation of the complexes formed by the conditionally expressed 3XFLAG-RIPK1 protein Alternate Protocol: Alternative methods of immunoprecipitation of RIPK1 and other Complex-II-related factors Support Protocol: Generation of stable macrophage cell lines using lentiviral expression Basic Protocol 3: Use of proximity labeling to identify necrosome components in the detergent-insoluble fraction of the cell lysates.


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Proteômica , Proteína Serina-Treonina Quinases de Interação com Receptores , Animais , Apoptose , Imunoprecipitação , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Necroptose , Proteína Serina-Treonina Quinases de Interação com Receptores/genética
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Nat Commun ; 12(1): 3684, 2021 06 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34140495

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Interaction between tumor cells and immune cells in the tumor microenvironment is important in cancer development. Immune cells interact with the tumor cells to shape this process. Here, we use single-cell RNA sequencing analysis to delineate the immune landscape and tumor heterogeneity in a cohort of patients with HBV-associated human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We found that tumor-associated macrophages suppress tumor T cell infiltration and TIGIT-NECTIN2 interaction regulates the immunosuppressive environment. The cell state transition of immune cells towards a more immunosuppressive and exhaustive status exemplifies the overall cancer-promoting immunocellular landscape. Furthermore, the heterogeneity of global molecular profiles reveals co-existence of intra-tumoral and inter-tumoral heterogeneity, but is more apparent in the latter. This analysis of the immunosuppressive landscape and intercellular interactions provides mechanistic information for the design of efficacious immune-oncology treatments in hepatocellular carcinoma.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/imunologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Algoritmos , Animais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/virologia , Proliferação de Células , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Vírus da Hepatite B/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/virologia , Macrófagos/citologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nectinas/genética , Nectinas/metabolismo , Análise de Componente Principal , Prognóstico , RNA-Seq , Receptores Imunológicos/metabolismo , Análise de Célula Única , Linfócitos T/citologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/genética
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Nat Commun ; 12(1): 3691, 2021 06 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34140527

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The HIV-1 accessory proteins Vif, Vpu, and Nef can promote infection by overcoming the inhibitory effects of the host cell restriction factors APOBEC3G, Tetherin, and SERINC5, respectively. However, how the HIV-1 accessory protein Vpr enhances infection in macrophages but not in CD4+ T cells remains elusive. Here, we report that Vpr counteracts lysosomal-associated transmembrane protein 5 (LAPTM5), a potent inhibitor of HIV-1 particle infectivity, to enhance HIV-1 infection in macrophages. LAPTM5 transports HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins to lysosomes for degradation, thereby inhibiting virion infectivity. Vpr counteracts the restrictive effects of LAPTM5 by triggering its degradation via DCAF1. In the absence of Vpr, the silencing of LAPTM5 precisely phenocopied the effect of Vpr on HIV-1 infection. In contrast, Vpr did not enhance HIV-1 infection in the absence of LAPTM5. Moreover, LAPTM5 was highly expressed in macrophages but not in CD4+ T lymphocytes. Re-expressing LAPTM5 reconstituted the Vpr-dependent promotion of HIV-1 infection in primary CD4+ T cells, as observed in macrophages. Herein, we demonstrate the molecular mechanism used by Vpr to overcome LAPTM5 restriction in macrophages, providing a potential strategy for anti-HIV/AIDS therapeutics.


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Infecções por HIV/metabolismo , HIV-1/metabolismo , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/virologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Produtos do Gene vpr do Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Inativação Gênica , Infecções por HIV/genética , Infecções por HIV/virologia , HIV-1/genética , HIV-1/patogenicidade , HIV-2/metabolismo , HIV-2/patogenicidade , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos/genética , Humanos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Estabilidade Proteica , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Vírus da Imunodeficiência Símia/metabolismo , Vírus da Imunodeficiência Símia/patogenicidade , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Vírion/metabolismo
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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(9)2021 May 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34065108

RESUMO

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is strongly linked to the global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Notably, NAFLD can progress from the mildest form of simple steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) that increases the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is a malignancy with a dismal prognosis and rising incidence in the United States and other developed counties, possibly due to the epidemic of NAFLD. Metformin, the first-line drug for T2DM, has been suggested to reduce risks for several types of cancers including HCC and protect against NASH-related HCC, as revealed by epidemical studies on humans and preclinical studies on animal models. This review focuses on the pathogenesis of NASH-related HCC and the mechanisms by which metformin inhibits the initiation and progression of NASH-related HCC. Since the functional role of immune cells in liver homeostasis and pathogenesis is increasingly appreciated in developing anti-cancer therapies on liver malignancies, we discuss both the traditional targets of metformin in hepatocytes and the recently defined effects of metformin on immune cells.


Assuntos
Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Metformina/farmacologia , Animais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/etiologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/prevenção & controle , Dano ao DNA , Progressão da Doença , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/etiologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/prevenção & controle , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/complicações , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/etiologia , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Fatores de Risco
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Cells ; 10(5)2021 05 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1223956

RESUMO

Macrophages comprise a phenotypically and functionally diverse group of hematopoietic cells. Versatile macrophage subsets engage to ensure maintenance of tissue integrity. To perform tissue stress surveillance, macrophages express many different stress-sensing receptors, including purinergic P2X and P2Y receptors that respond to extracellular nucleotides and their sugar derivatives. Activation of G protein-coupled P2Y receptors can be both pro- and anti-inflammatory. Current examples include the observation that P2Y14 receptor promotes STAT1-mediated inflammation in pro-inflammatory M1 macrophages as well as the demonstration that P2Y11 receptor suppresses the secretion of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and concomitantly promotes the release of soluble TNF receptors from anti-inflammatory M2 macrophages. Here, we review macrophage regulation by P2Y purinergic receptors, both in physiological and disease-associated inflammation. Therapeutic targeting of anti-inflammatory P2Y receptor signaling is desirable to attenuate excessive inflammation in infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Conversely, anti-inflammatory P2Y receptor signaling must be suppressed during cancer therapy to preserve its efficacy.


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Inflamação/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Receptores Purinérgicos P2Y/metabolismo , Estresse Fisiológico/imunologia , Animais , COVID-19/sangue , COVID-19/tratamento farmacológico , COVID-19/imunologia , Humanos , Vigilância Imunológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Vigilância Imunológica/imunologia , Inflamação/sangue , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Neoplasias/sangue , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/imunologia , Agonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/farmacologia , Agonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/uso terapêutico , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/farmacologia , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/uso terapêutico , Receptores do Fator de Necrose Tumoral/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Genes (Basel) ; 12(6)2021 05 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1243973

RESUMO

The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is still threatening humankind. Despite first successes in vaccine development and approval, no antiviral treatment is available for COVID-19 patients. The success is further tarnished by the emergence and spreading of mutation variants of SARS-CoV-2, for which some vaccines have lower efficacy. This highlights the urgent need for antiviral therapies even more. This article describes how the genome-scale metabolic model (GEM) of the host-virus interaction of human alveolar macrophages and SARS-CoV-2 was refined by incorporating the latest information about the virus's structural proteins and the mutant variants B.1.1.7, B.1.351, B.1.28, B.1.427/B.1.429, and B.1.617. We confirmed the initially identified guanylate kinase as a potential antiviral target with this refined model and identified further potential targets from the purine and pyrimidine metabolism. The model was further extended by incorporating the virus' lipid requirements. This opened new perspectives for potential antiviral targets in the altered lipid metabolism. Especially the phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis seems to play a pivotal role in viral replication. The guanylate kinase is even a robust target in all investigated mutation variants currently spreading worldwide. These new insights can guide laboratory experiments for the validation of identified potential antiviral targets. Only the combination of vaccines and antiviral therapies will effectively defeat this ongoing pandemic.


Assuntos
COVID-19/metabolismo , COVID-19/virologia , Metabolismo Energético , Genoma Viral , Guanilato Quinases/metabolismo , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Mutação , SARS-CoV-2/genética , Antivirais/farmacologia , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , COVID-19/tratamento farmacológico , COVID-19/genética , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/virologia , SARS-CoV-2/efeitos dos fármacos , Carga Viral , Replicação Viral
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Cells ; 10(5)2021 05 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1234671

RESUMO

Macrophages play a key role in induction of inflammatory responses. These inflammatory responses are mostly considered to be instigated by activation of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) or cytokine receptors. However, recently it has become clear that also antibodies and pentraxins, which can both activate Fc receptors (FcRs), induce very powerful inflammatory responses by macrophages that can even be an order of magnitude greater than PRRs. While the physiological function of this antibody-dependent inflammation (ADI) is to counteract infections, undesired activation or over-activation of this mechanism will lead to pathology, as observed in a variety of disorders, including viral infections such as COVID-19, chronic inflammatory disorders such as Crohn's disease, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. In this review we discuss how physiological ADI provides host defense by inducing pathogen-specific immunity, and how erroneous activation of this mechanism leads to pathology. Moreover, we will provide an overview of the currently known signaling and metabolic pathways that underlie ADI, and how these can be targeted to counteract pathological inflammation.


Assuntos
Anticorpos/metabolismo , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Inflamação/imunologia , Componente Amiloide P Sérico/metabolismo , Anticorpos/imunologia , Proteína C-Reativa/imunologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Humanos , Imunidade Inata , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/microbiologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Redes e Vias Metabólicas/imunologia , Receptores Fc/metabolismo , Componente Amiloide P Sérico/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia
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Front Immunol ; 12: 647824, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1268248

RESUMO

The exact role of innate immune cells upon infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and their contribution to the formation of the corona virus-induced disease (COVID)-19 associated cytokine storm is not yet fully understood. We show that human in vitro differentiated myeloid dendritic cells (mDC) as well as M1 and M2 macrophages are susceptible to infection with SARS-CoV-2 but are not productively infected. Furthermore, infected mDC, M1-, and M2 macrophages show only slight changes in their activation status. Surprisingly, none of the infected innate immune cells produced the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, or interferon (IFN)-α. Moreover, even in co-infection experiments using different stimuli, as well as non-influenza (non-flu) or influenza A (flu) viruses, only very minor IL-6 production was induced. In summary, we conclude that mDC and macrophages are unlikely the source of the first wave of cytokines upon infection with SARS-CoV-2.


Assuntos
COVID-19/imunologia , COVID-19/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , SARS-CoV-2/imunologia , Biomarcadores , COVID-19/virologia , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Imunidade Inata , Imunofenotipagem , Macrófagos/imunologia , Carga Viral
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Theranostics ; 11(15): 7379-7390, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1266907

RESUMO

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a novel strain of highly contagious coronaviruses that infects humans. Prolonged fever, particularly that above 39.5 °C, is associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, little is known about the pathological effects of fever caused by SARS-CoV-2. Methods: Primary bovine alveolar macrophages (PBAMs), RAW264.7 mouse macrophages, and THP-1 human cells were transfected with plasmids carrying the genes encoding the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein or receptor-binding domain (RBD). Proteins in the macrophages interacting with S-RBD at 39.5 °C or 37 °C were identified by immunoprecipitation-mass spectrometry. Glutathione S-transferase pulldown, surface plasmon resonance, and immunofluorescence were performed to evaluate the transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 (TRPV2) interaction with SARS-CoV-2-S-RBD at 39.5 °C. Using an RNA sequencing-based approach, cytokine gene expression induced by SARS-CoV-2 S transfection at 39.5 °C and 37.5 °C in primary alveolar macrophages was measured. Fluo-4 staining and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays were used to assess the regulatory function of TRPV2 in intracellular Ca 2+ and cytokines under SARS-CoV-2-S-RBD at 39.5 °C. Additionally, cytokine release was examined after TRPV2 knockdown with shRNA oligonucleotides or inhibition using the SKF-96365 antagonist. Results: We identified an interaction between the primary alveolar macrophage receptor TRPV2 and S-RBD under febrile conditions. Febrile temperature promotes Ca2+ influx through SARS-CoV-2 infection in PBAMs, further activates the NF-κB p65 signaling pathway, and enhances the secretion of cytokines. Furthermore, knockdown or antagonist (with SKF-96365) of TRPV2 significantly decreased the release of cytokines that drive the inflammatory response. Conclusion: Collectively, our findings identified TRPV2 as a receptor of SARS-CoV-2 in conditions of febrile temperature, providing insight into critical interactions of SARS-CoV-2 with macrophages, as well as a useful resource and potential drug target for coronavirus disease 2019.


Assuntos
COVID-19/virologia , Febre/virologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/virologia , SARS-CoV-2/fisiologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Canais de Cátion TRPV/metabolismo , Internalização do Vírus , Animais , Cálcio/metabolismo , Bovinos , Células Cultivadas , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Cinética , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células RAW 264.7 , SARS-CoV-2/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células THP-1 , Temperatura , Internalização do Vírus/efeitos dos fármacos
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