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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008879, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997728

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The Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) orf I-encoded accessory protein p8 is cleaved from its precursor p12, and both proteins contribute to viral persistence. p8 induces cellular protrusions, which are thought to facilitate transfer of p8 to target cells and virus transmission. Host factors interacting with p8 and mediating p8 transfer are unknown. Here, we report that vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP), which promotes actin filament elongation, is a novel interaction partner of p8 and important for p8 and HTLV-1 Gag cell-to-cell transfer. VASP contains an Ena/VASP homology 1 (EVH1) domain that targets the protein to focal adhesions. Bioinformatics identified a short stretch in p8 (amino acids (aa) 24-45) which may mediate interactions with the EVH1 domain of VASP. Co-immunoprecipitations confirmed interactions of VASP:p8 in 293T, Jurkat and HTLV-1-infected MT-2 cells. Co-precipitation of VASP:p8 could be significantly blocked by peptides mimicking aa 26-37 of p8. Mutational studies revealed that the EVH1-domain of VASP is necessary, but not sufficient for the interaction with p8. Further, deletion of the VASP G- and F-actin binding domains significantly diminished co-precipitation of p8. Imaging identified areas of partial co-localization of VASP with p8 at the plasma membrane and in protrusive structures, which was confirmed by proximity ligation assays. Co-culture experiments revealed that p8 is transferred between Jurkat T-cells via VASP-containing conduits. Imaging and flow cytometry revealed that repression of both endogenous and overexpressed VASP by RNA interference or by CRISPR/Cas9 reduced p8 transfer to the cell surface and to target Jurkat T-cells. Stable repression of VASP by RNA interference in chronically infected MT-2 cells impaired both p8 and HTLV-1 Gag transfer to target Jurkat T-cells, while virus release was unaffected. Thus, we identified VASP as a novel interaction partner of p8, which is important for transfer of HTLV-1 p8 and Gag to target T-cells.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular , Adesões Focais , Produtos do Gene gag , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos , Fosfoproteínas , Linfócitos T , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/química , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Adesões Focais/química , Adesões Focais/genética , Adesões Focais/metabolismo , Adesões Focais/virologia , Produtos do Gene gag/química , Produtos do Gene gag/genética , Produtos do Gene gag/metabolismo , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/química , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/genética , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/metabolismo , Humanos , Células Jurkat , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/química , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/genética , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Fosfoproteínas/química , Fosfoproteínas/genética , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos , Linfócitos T/química , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/virologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4067, 2020 08 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32792493

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The brain is organized morphologically and functionally into a columnar structure. According to the radial unit hypothesis, neurons from the same lineage form a radial unit that contributes to column formation. However, the molecular mechanisms that link neuronal lineage and column formation remain elusive. Here, we show that neurons from the same lineage project to different columns under control of Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule (Dscam) in the fly brain. Dscam1 is temporally expressed in newly born neuroblasts and is inherited by their daughter neurons. The transient transcription of Dscam1 in neuroblasts enables the expression of the same Dscam1 splice isoform within cells of the same lineage, causing lineage-dependent repulsion. In the absence of Dscam1 function, neurons from the same lineage project to the same column. When the splice diversity of Dscam1 is reduced, column formation is significantly compromised. Thus, Dscam1 controls column formation through lineage-dependent repulsion.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Neurônios/citologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Isoformas de Proteínas/metabolismo , Animais , Axônios/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Células Cultivadas , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Neurogênese/genética , Neurogênese/fisiologia , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(34): e21821, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846824

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BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine Tongxinluo (TXL) has been widely used to treat coronary artery disease in China, since it could reduce myocardial infarct size and ischemia/reperfusion injury in both non-diabetic and diabetic conditions. It has been shown that TXL could regulate peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-α (PPAR-α), a positive modulator of angiopoietin-like 4 (Angptl4), in diabetic rats. Endothelial junction substructure components, such as VE-cadherin, are involved in the protection of reperfusion injury. Thus, we hypothesized cell-intrinsic and endothelial-specific Angptl4 mediated the protection of TXL on endothelial barrier under high glucose condition against ischemia/reperfusion-injury via PPAR-α pathway. METHODS: Incubated with high glucose medium, the human cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (HCMECs) were then exposed to oxygen-glucose-serum deprivation (2 hours) and restoration (2 hours) stimulation, with or without TXL, insulin, or rhAngptl4 pretreatment. RESULTS: TXL, insulin, and rhAngptl4 had similar protective effects on the endothelial barrier. TXL treatment reversed the endothelial barrier breakdown in HCMECs significantly as identified by decreasing endothelial permeability, upregulating the expression of JAM-A, VE-cadherin, and integrin-α5 and increasing the membrane location of VE-cadherin and integrin-α5, and these effects of TXL were as effective as insulin and rhAngptl4. However, Angptl4 knock-down with small interfering RNA (siRNA) interference and PPAR-α inhibitor MK886 partially abrogated these beneficial effects of TXL. Western blotting also revealed that similar with insulin, TXL upregulated the expression of Angptl4 in HCMECs, which could be inhibited by Angptl4 siRNA or MK886 exposure. TXL treatment increased PPAR-α activity, which could be diminished by MK886 but not by Angptl4 siRNA. CONCLUSION: These data suggest cell-intrinsic and endothelial-specific Angptl4 mediates the protection of TXL against endothelial barrier breakdown during oxygen-glucose-serum deprivation and restoration under high glucose condition partly via the PPAR-α/Angptl4 pathway.


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Proteína 4 Semelhante a Angiopoietina/metabolismo , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Endotélio/efeitos dos fármacos , Endotélio/fisiopatologia , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Proteína 4 Semelhante a Angiopoietina/genética , Proteína 4 Semelhante a Angiopoietina/farmacologia , Caderinas/metabolismo , Permeabilidade Capilar , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Vasos Coronários/citologia , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Glucose/metabolismo , Glucose/farmacologia , Humanos , Indóis/farmacologia , Insulina/farmacologia , Integrina alfa5/metabolismo , Inibidores de Lipoxigenase/farmacologia , Microvasos/citologia , Oxigênio/metabolismo , Oxigênio/farmacologia , Receptores de Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(8): 435-447, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32741896

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The imbalance of testosterone to estradiol ratio has been related to the development of prostate diseases. Although rat models of prostate diseases induced by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and/or hormone exposure are commonly used to analyze gene expression profiles in the prostate, most studies utilize a single endpoint. In this study, microarray analysis was used for gene expression profiling in rat prostate tissue after exposure to EDCs and sex hormones over multiple time points (prepubertal through adulthood). We used dorsolateral prostate tissues from Sprague-Dawley rats (male offspring) and postnatally administered estradiol benzoate (EB) on postnatal days (PNDs) 1, 3, and 5, followed by treatment with additional hormones [estradiol (E) and testosterone (T)] on PNDs 90-200, as described by Ho et al. Microarray analysis was performed for gene expression profiling in the dorsolateral prostate, and the results were validated via qRT-PCR. The genes in cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction, cell adhesion molecules, and chemokines were upregulated in the EB+T+E group on PNDs 145 and 200. Moreover, early-stage downregulation of anti-inflammatory gene: bone morphogenetic protein 7 gene was observed. These findings suggest that exposure to EB, T, and E activates multiple pathways and simultaneously downregulates anti-inflammatory genes. Interestingly, these genes are reportedly expressed in prostate cancer tissues/cell lines. Further studies are required to elucidate the mechanism, including analyses using human prostate tissues.


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Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Estradiol/análogos & derivados , Estradiol/toxicidade , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Expressão Gênica , Próstata/metabolismo , Puberdade , Testosterona/toxicidade , Transcriptoma , Fatores Etários , Animais , Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 7/genética , Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 7/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Quimiocinas/genética , Quimiocinas/metabolismo , Disruptores Endócrinos/efeitos adversos , Estradiol/efeitos adversos , Inflamação/genética , Masculino , Análise em Microsséries , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Receptores de Citocinas/genética , Receptores de Citocinas/metabolismo , Testosterona/efeitos adversos
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235922, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673370

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We have previously established that epigenetic regulator RING1 and YY1 binding protein (RYBP) is required for the contractility of embryonic stem (ES) cell derived cardiomyocytes (CMCs), suggesting its essential role in contractility. In order to investigate the underlying molecular events of this phenotype, we compared the transcriptomic profile of the wild type and Rybp null mutant ES cells and CMCs differentiated from these cell lines. We identified genes related to ion homeostasis, cell adhesion and sarcomeric organization affected in the Rybp null mutant CMCs, by using hierarchical gene clustering and Gene Ontology analysis. We have also demonstrated that the amount of RYBP is drastically reduced in the terminally differentiated wild type CMCs whilst it is broadly expressed in the early phase of differentiation when progenitors form. We also describe that RYBP is important for the proper expression of key cardiac transcription factors including Mesp1, Shh and Mef2c. These findings identify Rybp as a gene important for both early cardiac gene transcription and consequent sarcomere formation necessary for contractility. Since impairment of sarcomeric function and contractility plays a central role in reduced cardiac pump function leading to heart failures in human, current results might be relevant to the pathophysiology of cardiomyopathies.


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Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Sarcômeros/fisiologia , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular , Linhagem Celular , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Proteínas Hedgehog/genética , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Canais Iônicos/genética , Canais Iônicos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/citologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/citologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/deficiência
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Life Sci ; 256: 118016, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603817

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AIMS: Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is one of the most important causes of acute kidney injury (AKI), a clinical syndrome with kidney dysfunction and high mortality rates. New diagnostic biomarkers need to be defined to better illuminate the pathophysiology of AKI. For the first time, we aim to investigate the protective effects of Curcumin which is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and 12/15 lipoxygenase inhibitor LOXblock-1 on I/R induced AKI by modulating inflammatory processes, oxidative stress, apoptosis and semaphorin-plexin pathway. MAIN METHODS: The rats were divided into five groups, with eight animals per group: Sham, I/R, I/R + DMSO (1%, i.p.), I/R + Curcumin (100 mg/kg, i.p.), I/R + LOXblock-1 (2 µg/kg, i.p.). KEY FINDINGS: The renal function biomarkers (BUN, CREA and UA) in serum were significantly increased in the I/R group. The inflammatory (TNF-α, IL-6 and MCP-1), apoptotic (CYCS and CASP3) and oxidative stress parameters (MDA, MPO, TAS and TOS) measured by ELISA were significantly increased in the I/R group. In histopathological analysis, it was observed that I/R caused serious damage to kidney tissue. SEMA3A was found to increase both serum level and mRNA expression in I/R group. It was observed that curcumin and LOXblock-1 reduce inflammatory processes, oxidative stress and apoptosis via the semaphorin-plexin pathway by both measurements and histopathological analysis. Curcumin was proved more effective than LOXblock-1 with its antioxidant feature in I/R injury. SIGNIFICANCE: The current study reveals the protective effects of Curcumin and LOXblock-1 on acute kidney injury by suppressing SEMA3A as a new biomarker.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/prevenção & controle , Curcumina/farmacologia , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Curcumina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Lipoxigenase/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Lipoxigenase/farmacologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/fisiopatologia , Semaforina-3A/sangue , Semaforinas/metabolismo
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Mol Cell ; 79(3): 390-405.e7, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32619402

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Despite their apparent lack of catalytic activity, pseudokinases are essential signaling molecules. Here, we describe the structural and dynamic properties of pseudokinase domains from the Wnt-binding receptor tyrosine kinases (PTK7, ROR1, ROR2, and RYK), which play important roles in development. We determined structures of all pseudokinase domains in this family and found that they share a conserved inactive conformation in their activation loop that resembles the autoinhibited insulin receptor kinase (IRK). They also have inaccessible ATP-binding pockets, occluded by aromatic residues that mimic a cofactor-bound state. Structural comparisons revealed significant domain plasticity and alternative interactions that substitute for absent conserved motifs. The pseudokinases also showed dynamic properties that were strikingly similar to those of IRK. Despite the inaccessible ATP site, screening identified ATP-competitive type-II inhibitors for ROR1. Our results set the stage for an emerging therapeutic modality of "conformational disruptors" to inhibit or modulate non-catalytic functions of pseudokinases deregulated in disease.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/química , Receptores Órfãos Semelhantes a Receptor Tirosina Quinase/química , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Baculoviridae/genética , Baculoviridae/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/antagonistas & inibidores , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Clonagem Molecular , Cristalografia por Raios X , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Camundongos , Modelos Moleculares , Células Precursoras de Linfócitos B/citologia , Células Precursoras de Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Conformação Proteica em alfa-Hélice , Conformação Proteica em Folha beta , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/genética , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/metabolismo , Receptores Órfãos Semelhantes a Receptor Tirosina Quinase/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Órfãos Semelhantes a Receptor Tirosina Quinase/genética , Receptores Órfãos Semelhantes a Receptor Tirosina Quinase/metabolismo , Receptores da Família Eph/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores da Família Eph/química , Receptores da Família Eph/genética , Receptores da Família Eph/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Células Sf9 , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Spodoptera , Homologia Estrutural de Proteína , Especificidade por Substrato
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Cells ; 9(7)2020 07 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32660065

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The newly emergent novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, which is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, has posed a serious threat to global public health and caused worldwide social and economic breakdown. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is expressed in human vascular endothelium, respiratory epithelium, and other cell types, and is thought to be a primary mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 entry and infection. In physiological condition, ACE2 via its carboxypeptidase activity generates angiotensin fragments (Ang 1-9 and Ang 1-7), and plays an essential role in the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), which is a critical regulator of cardiovascular homeostasis. SARS-CoV-2 via its surface spike glycoprotein interacts with ACE2 and invades the host cells. Once inside the host cells, SARS-CoV-2 induces acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), stimulates immune response (i.e., cytokine storm) and vascular damage. SARS-CoV-2 induced endothelial cell injury could exacerbate endothelial dysfunction, which is a hallmark of aging, hypertension, and obesity, leading to further complications. The pathophysiology of endothelial dysfunction and injury offers insights into COVID-19 associated mortality. Here we reviewed the molecular basis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the roles of ACE2, RAS signaling, and a possible link between the pre-existing endothelial dysfunction and SARS-CoV-2 induced endothelial injury in COVID-19 associated mortality. We also surveyed the roles of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs), including CD209L/L-SIGN and CD209/DC-SIGN in SARS-CoV-2 infection and other related viruses. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of infection, the vascular damage caused by SARS-CoV-2 and pathways involved in the regulation of endothelial dysfunction could lead to new therapeutic strategies against COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina , Angiotensina I/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Humanos , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Transdução de Sinais
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Ann Rheum Dis ; 79(9): 1234-1242, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32546599

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OBJECTIVES: Myositis is a heterogeneous family of diseases that includes dermatomyositis (DM), antisynthetase syndrome (AS), immune-mediated necrotising myopathy (IMNM), inclusion body myositis (IBM), polymyositis and overlap myositis. Additional subtypes of myositis can be defined by the presence of myositis-specific autoantibodies (MSAs). The purpose of this study was to define unique gene expression profiles in muscle biopsies from patients with MSA-positive DM, AS and IMNM as well as IBM. METHODS: RNA-seq was performed on muscle biopsies from 119 myositis patients with IBM or defined MSAs and 20 controls. Machine learning algorithms were trained on transcriptomic data and recursive feature elimination was used to determine which genes were most useful for classifying muscle biopsies into each type and MSA-defined subtype of myositis. RESULTS: The support vector machine learning algorithm classified the muscle biopsies with >90% accuracy. Recursive feature elimination identified genes that are most useful to the machine learning algorithm and that are only overexpressed in one type of myositis. For example, CAMK1G (calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IG), EGR4 (early growth response protein 4) and CXCL8 (interleukin 8) are highly expressed in AS but not in DM or other types of myositis. Using the same computational approach, we also identified genes that are uniquely overexpressed in different MSA-defined subtypes. These included apolipoprotein A4 (APOA4), which is only expressed in anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR) myopathy, and MADCAM1 (mucosal vascular addressin cell adhesion molecule 1), which is only expressed in anti-Mi2-positive DM. CONCLUSIONS: Unique gene expression profiles in muscle biopsies from patients with MSA-defined subtypes of myositis and IBM suggest that different pathological mechanisms underly muscle damage in each of these diseases.


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Doenças Autoimunes/genética , Doenças Musculares/genética , Miosite de Corpos de Inclusão/genética , Miosite/genética , Adulto , Animais , Apolipoproteínas A/metabolismo , Biópsia , Proteína Quinase Tipo 1 Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Técnicas de Cultura de Células , Dermatomiosite/genética , Fatores de Transcrição de Resposta de Crescimento Precoce/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/metabolismo , Interleucina-8/metabolismo , Aprendizado de Máquina , Masculino , Camundongos , Mucoproteínas/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/patologia , Miosite/patologia , Polimiosite/genética , Transcriptoma
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234726, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32559205

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most malignant form of primary liver cancer, is the fourth most prevalent cause of cancer mortality globally. It was recently discovered that the dietary fermentable fiber, inulin, can reprogram the murine liver to favor HCC development in a gut microbiota-dependent manner. Determining the molecular pathways that are either over expressed or repressed during inulin-induced HCC would provide a platform of potential therapeutic targets. In the present study, we have combined analysis of the novel inulin-induced HCC murine model and human HCC samples to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in hepatocarcinogenesis. Hepatic transcriptome profiling revealed that there were 674 DEGs in HCC mice compared to mice safeguarded from HCC. Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis uncovered enrichment in ECM-receptor interaction, steroid hormone biosynthesis, PPAR signaling pathway, focal adhesion and protein digestion and absorption during inulin-induced HCC. Tandem mass tag based quantitative, multiplexed proteomic analysis delineated 57 differentially expressed proteins, where the over-expressed proteins were associated with cell adhesion molecules, valine, leucine and isoleucine degradation and ECM-receptor interaction. After obtaining the human orthologs of the mouse genes, we did a comparison analysis to level 3 RNA-seq data found in the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database, corresponding to human HCC (n = 361) and healthy liver (n = 50) samples. Out of the 549 up-regulated and 68 down-regulated human orthologs identified, 142 genes (137 significantly over-expressed and 5 significantly under-expressed) were associated with human HCC. Using univariate survival analysis, we found 27 over-expressed genes involved in cell-cell adhesion and cell division that were associated with poor HCC patient survival. Overall, the genetic and proteomics signatures highlight potential underlying mechanisms in inulin-induced HCC and support that this murine HCC model is human relevant.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Animais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/induzido quimicamente , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/mortalidade , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Ontologia Genética , Humanos , Insulina/toxicidade , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Fígado/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/induzido quimicamente , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Receptores Ativados por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/metabolismo , Proteômica , Transdução de Sinais , Receptor 5 Toll-Like/deficiência , Receptor 5 Toll-Like/genética , Transcriptoma
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J Infect Dis ; 222(6): 894-898, 2020 08 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32582936

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In a retrospective study of 39 COVID-19 patients and 32 control participants in China, we collected clinical data and examined the expression of endothelial cell adhesion molecules by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Serum levels of fractalkine, vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), and vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) were elevated in patients with mild disease, dramatically elevated in severe cases, and decreased in the convalescence phase. We conclude the increased expression of endothelial cell adhesion molecules is related to COVID-19 disease severity and may contribute to coagulation dysfunction.


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Amina Oxidase (contendo Cobre)/sangue , Betacoronavirus , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/sangue , Quimiocina CX3CL1/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Molécula 1 de Adesão Intercelular/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular/sangue , Amina Oxidase (contendo Cobre)/metabolismo , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/virologia , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Quimiocina CX3CL1/metabolismo , China , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Humanos , Molécula 1 de Adesão Intercelular/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Estudos Retrospectivos , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular/metabolismo
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Prostate ; 80(11): 872-884, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32497356

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BACKGROUND: Castration-insensitive epithelial progenitors capable of regenerating the prostate have been proposed to be concentrated in the proximal region based on facultative assays. Functional characterization of prostate epithelial populations isolated with individual cell surface markers has failed to provide a consensus on the anatomical and transcriptional identity of proximal prostate progenitors. METHODS: Here, we use single-cell RNA sequencing to obtain a complete transcriptomic profile of all epithelial cells in the mouse prostate and urethra to objectively identify cellular subtypes. Pan-transcriptomic comparison to human prostate cell types identified a mouse equivalent of human urethral luminal cells, which highly expressed putative prostate progenitor markers. Validation of the urethral luminal cell cluster was performed using immunostaining and flow cytometry. RESULTS: Our data reveal that previously identified facultative progenitors marked by Trop2, Sca-1, KRT4, and PSCA are actually luminal epithelial cells of the urethra that extend into the proximal region of the prostate, and are resistant to castration-induced androgen deprivation. Mouse urethral luminal cells were identified to be the equivalent of previously identified human club and hillock cells that similarly extend into proximal prostate ducts. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has long been considered an "embryonic reawakening," but the cellular origin of the hyperplastic growth concentrated in the periurethral region is unclear. We demonstrate an increase in urethral luminal cells within glandular nodules from BPH patients. Urethral luminal cells are further increased in patients treated with a 5-α reductase inhibitor. CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrate that cells of the proximal prostate that express putative progenitor markers, and are enriched by castration in the proximal prostate, are urethral luminal cells and that these cells may play an important role in the etiology of human BPH.


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Próstata/citologia , Células-Tronco/citologia , Uretra/citologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Próstata/metabolismo , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Uretra/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Anticancer Res ; 40(5): 2627-2635, 2020 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32366407

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an aggressive head and neck malignancy. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of periostin (POSTN) in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process mediating the acquisition of radioresistance in HNSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression levels of EMT hallmark genes including POSTN and Erk/Akt signaling pathways were compared between radiosensitive and radioresistant HNSCC cells. RESULTS: POSTN mRNA expression was higher in radioresistant HNSCC cells, and silencing POSTN significantly impaired their invasiveness under the effect of EMT process represented by up-regulation of mesenchymal markers and down-regulation of an epithelial marker. Expression levels of Erk and Akt were higher in radioresistant cells. CONCLUSION: POSTN in association with the Erk and Akt signaling pathways was up-regulated during the EMT process, leading to the conversion of radiosensitive to radioresistant HNSCC cells. POSTN may be a key marker for predicting the radioresistance and therapeutic target of HNSCC.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Tolerância a Radiação , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Regulação para Baixo , Epitélio/metabolismo , Epitélio/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Humanos , Mesoderma/patologia , Invasividade Neoplásica , Tolerância a Radiação/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2674, 2020 05 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32471987

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Increasing evidence indicates that guidance molecules used during development for cellular and axonal navigation also play roles in synapse maturation and homeostasis. In C. elegans the netrin receptor UNC-40/DCC controls the growth of dendritic-like muscle cell extensions towards motoneurons and is required to recruit type A GABA receptors (GABAARs) at inhibitory neuromuscular junctions. Here we show that activation of UNC-40 assembles an intracellular synaptic scaffold by physically interacting with FRM-3, a FERM protein orthologous to FARP1/2. FRM-3 then recruits LIN-2, the ortholog of CASK, that binds the synaptic adhesion molecule NLG-1/Neuroligin and physically connects GABAARs to prepositioned NLG-1 clusters. These processes are orchestrated by the synaptic organizer CePunctin/MADD-4, which controls the localization of GABAARs by positioning NLG-1/neuroligin at synapses and regulates the synaptic content of GABAARs through the UNC-40-dependent intracellular scaffold. Since DCC is detected at GABA synapses in mammals, DCC might also tune inhibitory neurotransmission in the mammalian brain.


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Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Receptores de Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Receptores de GABA-A/metabolismo , Transmissão Sináptica/fisiologia , Animais , Orientação de Axônios/fisiologia , Moléculas de Adesão Celular Neuronais/metabolismo , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Proteínas de Helminto/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Junção Neuromuscular/metabolismo , Sinapses/fisiologia
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Platelets ; 31(5): 627-632, 2020 Jul 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32397915

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new infectious disease that currently lacks standardized and established laboratory markers to evaluate its severity. In COVID-19 patients, the number of platelets (PLTs) and dynamic changes of PLT-related parameters are currently a concern. The present paper discusses the potential link between PLT parameters and COVID-19. Several studies have identified a link between severe COVID-19 patients and specific coagulation index, in particular, high D-dimer level, prolonged prothrombin time, and low PLT count. These alterations reflect the hypercoagulable state present in severe COVID-19 patients, which could promote microthrombosis in the lungs, as well as in other organs. Further information and more advanced hematological parameters related to PLTs are needed to better estimate this link, also considering COVID-19 patients at different disease stages and stratified in different cohorts based on preexisting co-morbidity, age, and gender. Increasing the understanding of PLT functions in COVID-19 will undoubtedly improve our knowledge on disease pathogenesis, clinical management, and therapeutic options, but could also lead to the development of more precise therapeutic strategies for COVID-19 patients.


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Betacoronavirus , Plaquetas/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Trombofilia/etiologia , Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores/sangue , Plaquetas/ultraestrutura , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Coagulação Intravascular Disseminada/etiologia , Interações Medicamentosas , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Endotélio Vascular/patologia , Produtos de Degradação da Fibrina e do Fibrinogênio/análise , Humanos , Inflamação , Pulmão/patologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/fisiologia , Contagem de Plaquetas , Testes de Função Plaquetária , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Tempo de Protrombina , Receptores Virais/fisiologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/etiologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/prevenção & controle , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/sangue , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/patologia , Trombofilia/sangue , Trombofilia/tratamento farmacológico , Trombose Venosa/epidemiologia , Trombose Venosa/etiologia , Trombose Venosa/patologia , Trombose Venosa/prevenção & controle
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1221: 309-329, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32274715

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Tumor progression associated with hematogenous metastatic spread is a multistep process based on a cross-talk between tumor and stromal cells in a tumor microenvironment. In the blood circulation, tumor cells interact with blood cells through receptors such as selectin and integrins that promote tumor cells survival. At the metastatic sites, heparanase secreted by tumor or stromal cells is an important modifier of the tumor microenvironment while promoting tumor invasiveness and angiogenesis. Heparin, particularly low molecular weight heparin, is used for treatment of cancer patients with evidence of hypercoagulability. However, in preclinical studies heparins was shown to contain other biological activities that affect cancer progression including inhibition of heparanase, selectins and integrins. While ongoing clinical trials are assessing inhibition of heparanase on cancer progression, the remaining biological activities of heparins inhibiting cells adhesion, through selectins and integrins remains largely unexplored. This chapter addresses the potential role of heparins in oncology with respect to their anti-heparanase and anti-adhesive activities and aims to discuss aspects relevant for broader therapeutic application of heparins.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/antagonistas & inibidores , Glucuronidase/antagonistas & inibidores , Glucuronidase/metabolismo , Heparina/farmacologia , Metástase Neoplásica , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Heparina/uso terapêutico , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/farmacologia , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Metástase Neoplásica/tratamento farmacológico
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32267719

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Both skin and oral mucosa are characterized by the presence of keratinized epithelium in direct apposition to an underlying collagen-dense connective tissue. Despite significant overlap in structure and physiological function, skin and the oral mucosa exhibit significantly different healing profiles in response to injury. The oral mucosa has a propensity for rapid restoration of barrier function with minimal underlying fibrosis, but in contrast, skin is associated with slower healing and scar formation. Modulators of cell function, matricellular proteins have been shown to play significant roles in cutaneous healing, but their role in restoration of the oral mucosa is poorly defined. As will be discussed in this review, over the last 12 years our research group has been actively investigating the role of the profibrotic matricellular protein periostin in tissue homeostasis and fibrosis, as well as healing, in both skin and gingiva. In the skin, periostin is highly expressed in fibrotic scars and is upregulated during cutaneous wound repair, where it facilitates myofibroblast differentiation. In contrast, in gingival healing, periostin regulates extracellular matrix synthesis but does not appear to be associated with the transition of mesenchymal cells to a contractile phenotype. The significance of these findings will be discussed, with a focus on periostin as a potential therapeutic to augment healing of soft tissues or suppress fibrosis.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Mucosa Bucal/metabolismo , Pele/metabolismo , Cicatrização , Animais , Matriz Extracelular/patologia , Fibrose , Humanos , Mucosa Bucal/patologia , Especificidade de Órgãos , Fenótipo , Transdução de Sinais , Pele/patologia , Envelhecimento da Pele/patologia
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Toxicology ; 440: 152475, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32344006

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OBJECTIVES: Curcumol, a guaiane-type sesquiterpenoid hemiketal extracted from the herb Rhizoma Curcumae, exhibits multiple-pharmacological activities. We previously reported that curcumol ameliorated hepatic fibrosis by inhibiting hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of curcumol on HSC migration and adhesion, and reveal its regulation mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cellular viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit-8. Cell migration was detected by boyden chamber and cell scratch experiment. Recombinant human periostin (rh POSTN) and adeno-associated viral (AAV)-GFP-periostin were used to achieve POSTN overexpression in vitro and in vivo, respectively. Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)-p65 overexpression was achieved by using plasmid. ELISA was conducted to detect POSTN level. Immunohistochemistry, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence were performed to assess associated factor expression. RESULTS: Curcumol suppressed HSC migration and adhesion, and reduced the secretion and expression of POSTN. By gain of function POSTN in HSCs, using rh POSTN, we found that the inhibition of HSC migration and adhesion by curcumol depended on the decrease of POSTN. Besides, curcumol protection against chronic CCl4-caused hepatic fibrosis could be impaired by POSTN overexpression. Moreover, we showed that curcumol repressed NF-κB signaling and the production of pro-inflammatory factor. Importantly, curcumol down-regulation of POSTN was rescued by knock-in of NF-κB, as well as the inhibition of HSC migration and adhesion. CONCLUSION: These findings reveal the molecular mechanism of curcumol-reduced HSC migration and adhesion, by which points to the possibility of using curcumol based on NF-κB dependent POSTN for the treatment of fibrogenesis.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/antagonistas & inibidores , Células Estreladas do Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Fator de Transcrição RelA/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Intoxicação por Tetracloreto de Carbono/patologia , Intoxicação por Tetracloreto de Carbono/prevenção & controle , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Contagem de Células , Linhagem Celular , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/patologia , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/prevenção & controle , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Proteínas Recombinantes
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PLoS One ; 15(4): e0231501, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32330138

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by progressive loss of articular cartilage accompanied by the new bone formation and, often, a synovial proliferation that culminates in pain, loss of joint function, and disability. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of OA progression and the relative contributions of cartilage, bone, and synovium remain unclear. We recently found that the extracellular matrix (ECM) protein periostin (Postn, or osteoblast-specific factor, OSF-2) is expressed at high levels in human OA cartilage. Multiple groups have also reported elevated expression of Postn in several rodent models of OA. We have previously reported that in vitro Postn promotes collagen and proteoglycan degradation in human chondrocytes through AKT/ß-catenin signaling and downstream activation of MMP-13 and ADAMTS4 expression. Here we show that Postn induces collagen and proteoglycan degradation in cartilage by signaling through discoidin domain receptor-1 (DDR1), a receptor tyrosine kinase. The genetic deficiency or pharmacological inhibition of DDR1 in mouse chondrocytes blocks Postn-induced MMP-13 expression. These data show that Postn is signaling though DDR1 is mechanistically involved in OA pathophysiology. Specific inhibitors of DDR1 may provide therapeutic opportunities to treat OA.


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Doenças das Cartilagens/metabolismo , Cartilagem Articular/metabolismo , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Receptor com Domínio Discoidina 1/metabolismo , Idoso , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Condrócitos/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Metaloproteinase 13 da Matriz/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite/metabolismo , Membrana Sinovial/metabolismo
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