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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4958, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009395

RESUMO

Striatal dopamine (DA) is critical for action and learning. Recent data show that DA release is under tonic inhibition by striatal GABA. Ambient striatal GABA tone on striatal projection neurons can be determined by plasma membrane GABA uptake transporters (GATs) located on astrocytes and neurons. However, whether striatal GATs and astrocytes determine DA output are unknown. We reveal that DA release in mouse dorsolateral striatum, but not nucleus accumbens core, is governed by GAT-1 and GAT-3. These GATs are partly localized to astrocytes, and are enriched in dorsolateral striatum compared to accumbens core. In a mouse model of early parkinsonism, GATs are downregulated, tonic GABAergic inhibition of DA release augmented, and nigrostriatal GABA co-release attenuated. These data define previously unappreciated and important roles for GATs and astrocytes in supporting DA release in striatum, and reveal a maladaptive plasticity in early parkinsonism that impairs DA output in vulnerable striatal regions.


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Corpo Estriado/metabolismo , Dopamina/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo , Proteínas da Membrana Plasmática de Transporte de GABA/metabolismo , Transtornos Parkinsonianos/metabolismo , Ácido gama-Aminobutírico/metabolismo , Animais , Astrócitos/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Glutamato Descarboxilase/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Modelos Biológicos , Núcleo Accumbens/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4981, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020469

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Antagonism or agonism of the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor (GIPR) prevents weight gain and leads to dramatic weight loss in combination with glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in preclinical models. Based on the genetic evidence supporting GIPR antagonism, we previously developed a mouse anti-murine GIPR antibody (muGIPR-Ab) that protected diet-induced obese (DIO) mice against body weight gain and improved multiple metabolic parameters. This work reconciles the similar preclinical body weight effects of GIPR antagonists and agonists in vivo, and here we show that chronic GIPR agonism desensitizes GIPR activity in primary adipocytes, both differentiated in vitro and adipose tissue in vivo, and functions like a GIPR antagonist. Additionally, GIPR activity in adipocytes is partially responsible for muGIPR-Ab to prevent weight gain in DIO mice, demonstrating a role of adipocyte GIPR in the regulation of adiposity in vivo.


Assuntos
Adipócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Antiobesidade/farmacologia , Receptores dos Hormônios Gastrointestinais/agonistas , Receptores dos Hormônios Gastrointestinais/antagonistas & inibidores , Adipócitos/metabolismo , Tecido Adiposo/efeitos dos fármacos , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Animais , Fármacos Antiobesidade/química , Fármacos Antiobesidade/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos/farmacologia , Anticorpos/uso terapêutico , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Ácidos Graxos/metabolismo , Polipeptídeo Inibidor Gástrico/farmacologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/patologia , Receptores dos Hormônios Gastrointestinais/deficiência , Receptores dos Hormônios Gastrointestinais/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4990, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020478

RESUMO

Neurons are highly compartmentalized cells with tightly controlled subcellular protein organization. While brain transcriptome, connectome and global proteome maps are being generated, system-wide analysis of temporal protein dynamics at the subcellular level are currently lacking. Here, we perform a temporally-resolved surfaceome analysis of primary neuron cultures and reveal dynamic surface protein clusters that reflect the functional requirements during distinct stages of neuronal development. Direct comparison of surface and total protein pools during development and homeostatic synaptic scaling demonstrates system-wide proteostasis-independent remodeling of the neuronal surface, illustrating widespread regulation on the level of surface trafficking. Finally, quantitative analysis of the neuronal surface during chemical long-term potentiation (cLTP) reveals fast externalization of diverse classes of surface proteins beyond the AMPA receptor, providing avenues to investigate the requirement of exocytosis for LTP. Our resource (neurosurfaceome.ethz.ch) highlights the importance of subcellular resolution for systems-level understanding of cellular processes.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Plasticidade Neuronal , Neurônios/metabolismo , Sinapses/metabolismo , Animais , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Potenciais Pós-Sinápticos Excitadores , Homeostase , Potenciação de Longa Duração , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Transporte Proteico , Proteostase , Ratos
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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 1392-1395, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018249

RESUMO

A recursive additive complement network (RacNet) is introduced to segment cell membranes in histological images as closed lines. Segmenting cell membranes as closed lines is necessary to calculate cell areas and to estimate N/C ratio, which is useful to diagnose early hepatocellular carcinoma. The RacNet is composed of a complement network and an element-wise maximization (EWM) process and is recursively applied to the network output. The complement network complements the lacking parts of cell membranes. The network, however, has a tendency to mistakenly delete some parts of the segmented cell membranes. The EWM process eliminates this unwanted effect.Experiments carried out using unstained hepatic sections showed that the accuracy for segmenting cell membranes as closed lines was significantly improved by using the RacNet.Three imaging methods, bright-field, dark-field, and phase-contrast, were used, as unstained sections show very low contrast in the bright-field imaging commonly used in pathological diagnosis. These imaging methods are available in optical microscopes used by pathologists. Among the three methods, phase-contrast imaging showed the highest accuracy.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/diagnóstico por imagem , Membrana Celular , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Microscopia , Microscopia de Contraste de Fase
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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 2198-2201, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018443

RESUMO

Giant vesicles (GVs) are model cell membranes that function as tools for the study of cell membrane properties. Recently, researchers have been calling for GVs of specific sizes for use in studies with precise needs. In this paper, we report a method of forming GVs of specific sizes by using an agarose-swelling approach. The resulting GVs had a narrow size distribution and were successfully formed under physiological conditions.


Assuntos
Membrana Celular , Sefarose
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5065, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033237

RESUMO

The type VI protein secretion system (T6SS) is a powerful needle-like machinery found in Gram-negative bacteria that can penetrate the cytosol of receiving cells in milliseconds by physical force. Anchored by its membrane-spanning complex (MC) and a baseplate (BP), the T6SS sheath-tube is assembled in a stepwise process primed by TssA and terminated by TagA. However, the molecular details of its assembly remain elusive. Here, we systematically examined the initiation and termination of contractile and non-contractile T6SS sheaths in MC-BP, tssA and tagA mutants by fluorescence microscopy. We observe long pole-to-pole sheath-tube structures in the non-contractile MC-BP defective mutants but not in the Hcp tube or VgrG spike mutants. Combining overexpression and genetic mutation data, we demonstrate complex effects of TssM, TssA and TagA interactions on T6SS sheath-tube dynamics. We also report promiscuous interactions of TagA with multiple T6SS components, similar to TssA. Our results demonstrate that priming of the T6SS sheath-tube assembly is not dependent on TssA, nor is the assembly termination dependent on the distal end TssA-TagA interaction, and highlight the tripartite control of TssA-TssM-TagA on sheath-tube initiation and termination.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Sistemas de Secreção Tipo VI/metabolismo , Vibrio cholerae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/química , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Viabilidade Microbiana , Modelos Biológicos , Mutação/genética , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238452, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866191

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The filamentous fungus Acremonium chrysogenum is the main industrial producer of cephalosporin C (CPC), one of the major precursors for manufacturing of cephalosporin antibiotics. The plasma membrane H+-ATPase (PMA) plays a key role in numerous fungal physiological processes. Previously we observed a decrease of PMA activity in A. chrysogenum overproducing strain RNCM 408D (HY) as compared to the level the wild-type strain A. chrysogenum ATCC 11550. Here we report the relationship between PMA activity and CPC biosynthesis in A. chrysogenum strains. The elevation of PMA activity in HY strain through overexpression of PMA1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, under the control of the constitutive gpdA promoter from Aspergillus nidulans, results in a 1.2 to 10-fold decrease in CPC production, shift in beta-lactam intermediates content, and is accompanied by the decrease in cef genes expression in the fermentation process; the characteristic colony morphology on agar media is also changed. The level of PMA activity in A. chrysogenum HY OE::PMA1 strains has been increased by 50-100%, up to the level observed in WT strain, and was interrelated with ATP consumption; the more PMA activity is elevated, the more ATP level is depleted. The reduced PMA activity in A. chrysogenum HY strain may be one of the selected events during classical strain improvement, aimed at elevating the ATP content available for CPC production.


Assuntos
Acremonium/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Cefalosporinas/biossíntese , Cefalosporinas/metabolismo , ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons/metabolismo , Adenosina Trifosfatases/metabolismo , Meios de Cultura/metabolismo , Fermentação/fisiologia , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , beta-Lactamas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4314, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32887878

RESUMO

Previous studies on the phase behaviour of multicomponent lipid bilayers found an intricate interplay between membrane geometry and its composition, but a fundamental understanding of curvature-induced effects remains elusive. Thanks to a combination of experiments on lipid vesicles supported by colloidal scaffolds and theoretical work, we demonstrate that the local geometry and global chemical composition of the bilayer determine both the spatial arrangement and the amount of mixing of the lipids. In the mixed phase, a strong geometrical anisotropy can give rise to an antimixed state, where the lipids are mixed, but their relative concentration varies across the membrane. After phase separation, the bilayer organizes in multiple lipid domains, whose location is pinned in specific regions, depending on the substrate curvature and the bending rigidity of the lipid domains. Our results provide critical insights into the phase separation of cellular membranes and, more generally, two-dimensional fluids on curved substrates.


Assuntos
Membrana Celular/química , Bicamadas Lipídicas/química , Microdomínios da Membrana , Lipossomos/química
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000820, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866173

RESUMO

Mutations in the gene encoding the microtubule-severing protein spastin (spastic paraplegia 4 [SPG4]) cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), associated with neurodegeneration, spasticity, and motor impairment. Complicated forms (complicated HSP [cHSP]) further include cognitive deficits and dementia; however, the etiology and dysfunctional mechanisms of cHSP have remained unknown. Here, we report specific working and associative memory deficits upon spastin depletion in mice. Loss of spastin-mediated severing leads to reduced synapse numbers, accompanied by lower miniature excitatory postsynaptic current (mEPSC) frequencies. At the subcellular level, mutant neurons are characterized by longer microtubules with increased tubulin polyglutamylation levels. Notably, these conditions reduce kinesin-microtubule binding, impair the processivity of kinesin family protein (KIF) 5, and reduce the delivery of presynaptic vesicles and postsynaptic α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors. Rescue experiments confirm the specificity of these results by showing that wild-type spastin, but not the severing-deficient and disease-associated K388R mutant, normalizes the effects at the synaptic, microtubule, and transport levels. In addition, short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated reduction of tubulin polyglutamylation on spastin knockout background normalizes KIF5 transport deficits and attenuates the loss of excitatory synapses. Our data provide a mechanism that connects spastin dysfunction with the regulation of kinesin-mediated cargo transport, synapse integrity, and cognition.


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Ácido Glutâmico/metabolismo , Cinesina/metabolismo , Transtornos da Memória/metabolismo , Transtornos da Memória/fisiopatologia , Memória de Curto Prazo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Espastina/deficiência , Tubulina (Proteína)/metabolismo , Potenciais de Ação , Animais , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Espinhas Dendríticas/metabolismo , Espinhas Dendríticas/ultraestrutura , Potenciais Pós-Sinápticos Excitadores , Hipocampo/patologia , Hipocampo/fisiopatologia , Camundongos Knockout , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Microtúbulos/ultraestrutura , Atividade Motora , Neurônios/patologia , Neurônios/ultraestrutura , Transporte Proteico , Espastina/metabolismo , Sinapses/metabolismo , Sinapses/ultraestrutura , Vesículas Sinápticas/metabolismo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1274: 5-27, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894505

RESUMO

Biophysical properties of membranes are dependent on their glycerophospholipid compositions. Lysophospholipid acyltransferases (LPLATs) selectively incorporate fatty chains into lysophospholipids to affect the fatty acid composition of membrane glycerophospholipids. Lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases (LPAATs) of the 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase (AGPAT) family incorporate fatty chains into phosphatidic acid during the de novo glycerophospholipid synthesis in the Kennedy pathway. Other LPLATs of both the AGPAT and the membrane bound O-acyltransferase (MBOAT) families further modify the fatty chain compositions of membrane glycerophospholipids in the remodeling pathway known as the Lands' cycle. The LPLATs functioning in these pathways possess unique characteristics in terms of their biochemical activities, regulation of expressions, and functions in various biological contexts. Essential physiological functions for LPLATs have been revealed in studies using gene-deficient mice, and important roles for several enzymes are also indicated in human diseases where their mutation or dysregulation causes or contributes to the pathological condition. Now several LPLATs are emerging as attractive therapeutic targets, and further understanding of the mechanisms underlying their physiological and pathological roles will aid in the development of novel therapies to treat several diseases that involve altered glycerophospholipid metabolism.


Assuntos
1-Acilglicerofosfocolina O-Aciltransferase/antagonistas & inibidores , Aciltransferases/antagonistas & inibidores , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento de Medicamentos , Glicerofosfolipídeos/biossíntese , Glicerofosfolipídeos/química , 1-Acilglicerofosfocolina O-Aciltransferase/metabolismo , Aciltransferases/metabolismo , Animais , Membrana Celular/química , Membrana Celular/enzimologia , Ácidos Graxos/química , Ácidos Graxos/metabolismo , Humanos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4512, 2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32908147

RESUMO

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is recognized to act as a signaling molecule. Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) have the ability to transfer H2O2-derived oxidizing equivalents to redox-regulated target proteins, thus facilitating the transmission of H2O2 signals. It has remained unclear how Prxs and their target proteins are brought together to allow for target-specific protein thiol oxidation. Addressing the specific case of Prx2-dependent STAT3 oxidation, we here show that the association of the two proteins occurs prior to Prx oxidation and depends on a scaffolding protein, the membrane chaperone annexin A2. Deletion or depletion of annexin A2 interrupts the transfer of oxidizing equivalents from Prx2 to STAT3, which is observed to take place on membranes. These findings support the notion that the Prx2-STAT3 redox relay is part of a highly organized membrane signaling domain.


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Anexina A2/metabolismo , Peroxirredoxinas/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Anexina A2/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Dissulfetos/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , Transdução de Sinais
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1267: 101-115, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894479

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Pathogenic bacteria colonize or disseminate into cells and tissues by inducing large-scale remodeling of host membranes. The physical phenomena underpinning these massive membrane extension and deformation are poorly understood. Invasive strategies of pathogens have been recently enriched by the description of a spectacular mode of opening of large transendothelial cell macroaperture (TEM) tunnels correlated to the dissemination of EDIN-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus via a hematogenous route or to the induction of gelatinous edema triggered by the edema toxin from Bacillus anthracis. Remarkably, these highly dynamic tunnels close rapidly after they reach a maximal size. Opening and closure of TEMs in cells lasts for hours without inducing endothelial cell death. Multidisciplinary studies have started to provide a broader perspective of both the molecular determinants controlling cytoskeleton organization at newly curved membranes generated by the opening of TEMs and the physical processes controlling the dynamics of these tunnels. Here we discuss the analogy between the opening of TEM tunnels and the physical principles of dewetting, stemming from a parallel between membrane tension and surface tension. This analogy provides a broad framework to investigate biophysical constraints in cell membrane dynamics and their diversion by certain invasive microbial agents.


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Bactérias/patogenicidade , Membrana Celular/microbiologia , Membrana Celular/patologia , Células Endoteliais/microbiologia , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Molhabilidade , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Edema/metabolismo , Edema/microbiologia , Edema/patologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Tensão Superficial
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4857-4867, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878773

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Anticancer peptide PNC-27 binds to HDM-2 protein on cancer cell membranes inducing the formation of cytotoxic transmembrane pores. Herein, we investigated HDM-2 membrane expression and the effect of PNC-27 treatment on human non-stem cell acute myelogenous leukemia cell lines: U937, acute monocytic leukemia; OCI-AML3, acute myelomonocytic leukemia and HL60, acute promyelocytic leukemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured cell surface membrane expression of HDM-2 using flow cytometry. Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay while direct cytotoxicity was measured by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release and induction of apoptotic markers annexin V and caspase-3. RESULTS: HDM-2 is expressed at high levels in membranes of U937, OCI-AML3 and HL-60 cells. PNC-27 can bind to membrane HDM-2 to induce cell necrosis and LDH release within 4 h. CONCLUSION: Targeting membrane HDM-2 can be a potential strategy to treat leukemia. PNC-27 targeting membrane HDM-2 demonstrated significant anti-leukemia activity in a variety of leukemic cell lines.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Leucemia Mieloide/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-mdm2/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide/metabolismo , Necrose , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo
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In Vivo ; 34(5): 3023-3026, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871846

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). One drug that has attracted interest is the antiparasitic compound ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone derived from the bacterium Streptomyces avermitilis. We carried out a docking study to determine if ivermectin might be able to attach to the SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain bound with ACE2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the program AutoDock Vina Extended to perform the docking study. RESULTS: Ivermectin docked in the region of leucine 91 of the spike and histidine 378 of the ACE2 receptor. The binding energy of ivermectin to the spike-ACE2 complex was -18 kcal/mol and binding constant was 5.8 e-08. CONCLUSION: The ivermectin docking we identified may interfere with the attachment of the spike to the human cell membrane. Clinical trials now underway should determine whether ivermectin is an effective treatment for SARS-Cov2 infection.


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Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Ivermectina/química , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/química , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Betacoronavirus/química , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Sítios de Ligação/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos , Histidina/química , Humanos , Ivermectina/uso terapêutico , Leucina/química , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/efeitos dos fármacos , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Streptomyces/química
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126918, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957302

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The increasing application of various surfactants nowadays, may lead to the contamination of the natural environment and represent potential threat to terrestrial higher plants. In this article, the effect of 13 surfactants, with dodecyl alkyl chain and various aromatic (imidazolium, pyridinium, thiazolium) and aliphatic (guanidinium, ammonium, thiosemicarbazidium) polar heads, on germination, development and growth of wheat and cucumber was investigated. The study aimed to prove how changes in lipophilicity of surfactants and their various structural modifications (existence of the aliphatic or aromatic polar group, the introduction of oxygen and sulfur) influence toxicity towards investigated plants. The calculated lipophilic parameter (AlogP) is shown to be a useful parameter for predicting potential toxicity of the compound. The strategy of using surfactants with aliphatic polar heads instead of aromatic prove to be a promising strategy in reducing harmful effect, as well as the introduction of polar groups in the structure of cation. From all investigated compounds, surfactants with imidazolium polar head displayed the most harmful effect towards wheat and cucumber. The cucumber seeds were more sensitive to the addition of surfactants comparing to wheat. All obtained experimental results were additionally investigated using computational methods, simulating the transport of surfactants through a lipid bilayer. The influence of cation tendency to fit in lipid bilayer structure was correlated with toxicity. For the first time, it is concluded that cation ability to mimic the structure of bilayer have less harmful effect on plant development.


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Cucumis sativus/efeitos dos fármacos , Imidazóis/toxicidade , Compostos de Piridínio/toxicidade , Tensoativos/toxicidade , Triticum/efeitos dos fármacos , Cátions , Membrana Celular/química , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cucumis sativus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Germinação/efeitos dos fármacos , Imidazóis/química , Bicamadas Lipídicas/química , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Compostos de Piridínio/química , Compostos de Piridínio/farmacologia , Plântula/efeitos dos fármacos , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sementes/efeitos dos fármacos , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Tensoativos/química , Triticum/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008878, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32946535

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As an obligate intracellular pathogen, host cell invasion is paramount to Chlamydia trachomatis proliferation. While the mechanistic underpinnings of this essential process remain ill-defined, it is predicted to involve delivery of prepackaged effector proteins into the host cell that trigger plasma membrane remodeling and cytoskeletal reorganization. The secreted effector proteins TmeA and TarP, have risen to prominence as putative key regulators of cellular invasion and bacterial pathogenesis. Although several studies have begun to unravel molecular details underlying the putative function of TarP, the physiological function of TmeA during host cell invasion is unknown. Here, we show that TmeA employs molecular mimicry to bind to the GTPase binding domain of N-WASP, which results in recruitment of the actin branching ARP2/3 complex to the site of chlamydial entry. Electron microscopy revealed that TmeA mutants are deficient in filopodia capture, suggesting that TmeA/N-WASP interactions ultimately modulate host cell plasma membrane remodeling events necessary for chlamydial entry. Importantly, while both TmeA and TarP are necessary for effective host cell invasion, we show that these effectors target distinct pathways that ultimately converge on activation of the ARP2/3 complex. In line with this observation, we show that a double mutant suffers from a severe entry defect nearly identical to that observed when ARP3 is chemically inhibited or knocked down. Collectively, our study highlights both TmeA and TarP as essential regulators of chlamydial invasion that modulate the ARP2/3 complex through distinct signaling platforms, resulting in plasma membrane remodeling events that are essential for pathogen uptake.


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Proteínas de Bactérias , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Chlamydia trachomatis , Proteína Neuronal da Síndrome de Wiskott-Aldrich/metabolismo , Complexo 2-3 de Proteínas Relacionadas à Actina/genética , Complexo 2-3 de Proteínas Relacionadas à Actina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/genética , Membrana Celular/patologia , Chlamydia trachomatis/genética , Chlamydia trachomatis/metabolismo , Chlamydia trachomatis/patogenicidade , Células HeLa , Humanos , Mutação , Domínios Proteicos , Pseudópodes/genética , Pseudópodes/metabolismo , Proteína Neuronal da Síndrome de Wiskott-Aldrich/genética
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008883, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956394

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Infection by human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) causes widespread lower respiratory diseases, including croup, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia, and there are no vaccines or effective treatments for these viruses. HPIV3 is a member of the Respirovirus species of the Paramyxoviridae family. These viruses are pleomorphic, enveloped viruses with genomes composed of single-stranded negative-sense RNA. During viral entry, the first step of infection, the viral fusion complex, comprised of the receptor-binding glycoprotein hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) and the fusion glycoprotein (F), mediates fusion upon receptor binding. The HPIV3 transmembrane protein HN, like the receptor-binding proteins of other related viruses that enter host cells using membrane fusion, binds to a receptor molecule on the host cell plasma membrane, which triggers the F glycoprotein to undergo major conformational rearrangements, promoting viral entry. Subsequent fusion of the viral and host membranes allows delivery of the viral genetic material into the host cell. The intermediate states in viral entry are transient and thermodynamically unstable, making it impossible to understand these transitions using standard methods, yet understanding these transition states is important for expanding our knowledge of the viral entry process. In this study, we use cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) to dissect the stepwise process by which the receptor-binding protein triggers F-mediated fusion, when forming a complex with receptor-bearing membranes. Using an on-grid antibody capture method that facilitates examination of fresh, biologically active strains of virus directly from supernatant fluids and a series of biological tools that permit the capture of intermediate states in the fusion process, we visualize the series of events that occur when a pristine, authentic viral particle interacts with target receptors and proceeds from the viral entry steps of receptor engagement to membrane fusion.


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Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Proteína HN/metabolismo , Vírus da Parainfluenza 3 Humana/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais de Fusão/metabolismo , Internalização do Vírus , Animais , Membrana Celular/ultraestrutura , Chlorocebus aethiops , Humanos , Vírus da Parainfluenza 3 Humana/ultraestrutura , Células Vero
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(37): 23073-23084, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873638

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The small GTPase ARL4C participates in the regulation of cell migration, cytoskeletal rearrangements, and vesicular trafficking in epithelial cells. The ARL4C signaling cascade starts by the recruitment of the ARF-GEF cytohesins to the plasma membrane, which, in turn, bind and activate the small GTPase ARF6. However, the role of ARL4C-cytohesin-ARF6 signaling during hippocampal development remains elusive. Here, we report that the E3 ubiquitin ligase Cullin 5/RBX2 (CRL5) controls the stability of ARL4C and its signaling effectors to regulate hippocampal morphogenesis. Both RBX2 knockout and Cullin 5 knockdown cause hippocampal pyramidal neuron mislocalization and development of multiple apical dendrites. We used quantitative mass spectrometry to show that ARL4C, Cytohesin-1/3, and ARF6 accumulate in the RBX2 mutant telencephalon. Furthermore, we show that depletion of ARL4C rescues the phenotypes caused by Cullin 5 knockdown, whereas depletion of CYTH1 or ARF6 exacerbates overmigration. Finally, we show that ARL4C, CYTH1, and ARF6 are necessary for the dendritic outgrowth of pyramidal neurons to the superficial strata of the hippocampus. Overall, we identified CRL5 as a key regulator of hippocampal development and uncovered ARL4C, CYTH1, and ARF6 as CRL5-regulated signaling effectors that control pyramidal neuron migration and dendritogenesis.


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Fatores de Ribosilação do ADP/metabolismo , Proteínas Culina/metabolismo , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Proteínas Monoméricas de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Morfogênese/fisiologia , Animais , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Dendritos/metabolismo , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Neurogênese/fisiologia , Células Piramidais/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0237851, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877414

RESUMO

This study examined the antibacterial effect of protoporphyrin IX-ethylenediamine derivative (PPIX-ED)-mediated photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PPIX-ED-PACT) against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro and in vivo. PPIX-ED potently inhibited the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by inducing reactive oxygen species production via photoactivation. Atomic force microscopy revealed that PPIX-ED-PACT induced the leakage of bacterial content by degrading the bacterial membrane and wall. As revealed using acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, PPIX-ED-PACT altered the permeability of the bacterial membrane. In addition, the antibacterial effect of PPIX-ED-PACT was demonstrated in an in vivo model of P. aeruginosa-infected wounds. PPIX-ED (100 µM) decreased the number of P. aeruginosa colony-forming units by 4.2 log10. Moreover, histological analysis illustrated that the wound healing rate was 98% on day 14 after treatment, which was 10% higher than that in the control group. According to the present findings, PPIX-ED-PACT can effectively inhibit the growth of P. aeruginosa in vitro and in vivo.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Fotoquimioterapia , Infecções por Pseudomonas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Pseudomonas/microbiologia , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/fisiologia , Infecção dos Ferimentos/tratamento farmacológico , Infecção dos Ferimentos/microbiologia , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/efeitos da radiação , Etilenodiaminas/química , Etilenodiaminas/farmacologia , Etilenodiaminas/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Luz , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Viabilidade Microbiana/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Biológicos , Células NIH 3T3 , Fotodegradação , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/uso terapêutico , Protoporfirinas/química , Protoporfirinas/farmacologia , Protoporfirinas/uso terapêutico , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/efeitos da radiação , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos
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