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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4608, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929085

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Actinobacteria produce antibacterial and antifungal specialized metabolites. Many insects harbour actinobacteria on their bodies or in their nests and use these metabolites for protection. However, some actinobacteria produce metabolites that are toxic to insects and the evolutionary relevance of this toxicity is unknown. Here we explore chemical interactions between streptomycetes and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. We find that many streptomycetes produce specialized metabolites that have potent larvicidal effects against the fly; larvae that ingest spores of these species die. The mechanism of toxicity is specific to the bacterium's chemical arsenal: cosmomycin D producing bacteria induce a cell death-like response in the larval digestive tract; avermectin producing bacteria induce paralysis. Furthermore, low concentrations of volatile terpenes like 2-methylisoborneol that are produced by streptomycetes attract fruit flies such that they preferentially deposit their eggs on contaminated food sources. The resulting larvae are killed during growth and development. The phenomenon of volatile-mediated attraction and specialized metabolite toxicity suggests that some streptomycetes pose an evolutionary risk to insects in nature.


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Bactérias/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/citologia , Drosophila melanogaster/microbiologia , Actinobacteria/fisiologia , Animais , Antraciclinas/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Canfanos/toxicidade , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Drosophila melanogaster/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Larva/microbiologia , Metaboloma , Esporos Bacterianos/metabolismo , Esporos Bacterianos/fisiologia , Streptomyces/fisiologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/farmacologia
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(6): 1435-1454, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907363

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Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) plays a main role in pancreatic [Formula: see text]-cell dysfunction and death because of intracellular Ca[Formula: see text] turbulence and inflammation activation. Although several drugs are targeting pancreatic [Formula: see text]-cell to improve [Formula: see text]-cell function, there still lacks agents to alleviate [Formula: see text]-cell ER stress conditions. Therefore we used thapsigargin (THAP) or high glucose (HG) to induce ER stress in [Formula: see text]-cell and aimed to screen natural molecules against ER stress-induced [Formula: see text]-cell dysfunction. Through screening the Traditional Chinese drug library ([Formula: see text] molecules), luteolin was finally discovered to improve [Formula: see text]-cell function. Cellular viability results indicated luteolin reduced the THAP or HG-induced [Formula: see text]-cell death and apoptosis through MTT and flow cytometry assay. Moreover, luteolin improved [Formula: see text]-cell insulin secretion ability under ER stress conditions. Also ER stress-induced intracellular Ca[Formula: see text] turbulence and inflammation activation were inhibited by luteolin treatment. Mechanically, luteolin inhibited HNF4[Formula: see text] signaling, which was induced by ER stress. Moreover, luteolin reduced the transcriptional level of HNF4[Formula: see text] downstream gene, such as Asnk4b and HNF1[Formula: see text]. Conversely HNF4[Formula: see text] knockdown abolished the effect of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell using siRNA. These results suggested the protective effect of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell was through HNF4[Formula: see text]/Asnk4b pathway. In conclusion, our study discovered that luteolin improved [Formula: see text]-cell function and disclosed the underlying mechanism of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell, suggesting luteolin is a promising agent against pancreatic dysfunction.


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Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/química , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Células Secretoras de Insulina/patologia , Células Secretoras de Insulina/fisiologia , Luteolina/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Tapsigargina/efeitos adversos , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cálcio/metabolismo , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/fisiologia , Glucose/efeitos adversos , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Luteolina/isolamento & purificação
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4907-4912, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878778

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BACKGROUND/AIM: We investigated the effects of luteolin (LUT) on classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL), since such studies in malignant lymphomas are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Effect of LUT on cell growth was assessed with water-soluble tetrazolium 1 (WST-1) cell proliferation assay and automated hemocytometry on trypan blue-exclusion assay. Cell death was investigated with acridine orange/ethidium bromide live-dead assay, propidium iodide (PI) flow cytometry, and Annexin-V-PI microscopy. Caspase activation was studied using CellEvent Caspase-3/7 Green detection reagent. High resolution immunofluorescence microscopy was used to detect cleaved-PARP-1. RESULTS: LUT induced a dose-dependent decrease in the growth of KMH2 and L428 cells, cellular models of mix-cellularity (MC) and nodular sclerosis (NS) cHL, respectively. However, LUT induced cell death only in KMH2, at a higher concentration, and this was associated with caspase activation and cleaved PARP-1. CONCLUSION: LUT induces cytotoxicity in the MC-cHL cellular model KMH2 via caspase activation.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Caspases/metabolismo , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Luteolina/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Doença de Hodgkin/tratamento farmacológico , Doença de Hodgkin/patologia , Humanos , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4937-4946, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878782

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BACKGROUND/AIM: ALK inhibitors like Crizotinib, Ceritinib and Alectinib are targeted therapies used in patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Since in this tumor entity radiotherapy is employed sequentially or concomitantly, potential synergistic effects were investigated, which may support the hypothesis of induced radiosensitization by using ALK inhibitors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two cell lines expressing wild-type (WT) or echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-ALK were treated with ALK inhibitors, followed by irradiation. Cell survival, cell death, cell cycle and phosphorylation of H2A histone family, member X (H2AX) were examined. RESULTS: Combined treatment with ALK-inhibitors plus 10 Gy-irradiation led to effects similar to those of sole radiotherapy, but was more effective than sole drug treatment. CONCLUSION: There is no clear evidence of sensitization to radiation by treating EML4-ALK mutated cells with ALK inhibitors.


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Quinase do Linfoma Anaplásico/antagonistas & inibidores , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos da radiação , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/efeitos da radiação , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos da radiação , Quimiorradioterapia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Mutação
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6385-6399, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922007

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Purpose: The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) presents a formidable obstacle that hampers the delivery of various nanopreparations to tumors. Therefore, there is an urgent need to improve the off-MPS targeting ability of nanomedicines. In the present study, we present a novel preconditioning strategy to substantially increase the circulation times and tumor targeting of nanoparticles by regulating nanocarrier-MPS interactions. Methods: In vitro, the effect of different vacuolar H+-ATPase inhibitors on macrophage uptake of targeted or nontargeted lipid vesicles was evaluated. Specifically, the clinically approved proton-pump inhibitor esomeprazole (ESO) was selected as a preconditioning agent. Then, we further investigated the blocking effect of ESO on the macrophage endocytosis of nanocarriers. In vivo, ESO was first intravenously administered into A549-tumor-bearing nude mice, and 24 h later, the c(RGDm7)-modified vesicles co-loaded with doxorubicin and gefitinib were intravenously injected. Results: In vitro, ESO was found to reduce the interactions between macrophages and c(RGDm7)-modified vesicles by interfering with the latter's lysosomal trafficking. Studies conducted in vivo confirmed that ESO pretreatment greatly decreased the liver and spleen distribution of the targeted vesicles, enhanced their tumor accumulation, and improved the therapeutic outcome of the drug-loaded nanomedicines. Conclusion: Our findings indicate that ESO can regulate the nanoparticle-MPS interaction, which provides a feasible option for enhancing the off-MPS targeting of nanomedicines.


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Portadores de Fármacos/química , Esomeprazol/farmacologia , Sistema Fagocitário Mononuclear/citologia , Nanopartículas/química , Células A549 , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Transporte Biológico , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Endocitose , Esomeprazol/farmacocinética , Esomeprazol/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Células MCF-7 , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Fosfatidiletanolaminas/química , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Células RAW 264.7 , Distribuição Tecidual/efeitos dos fármacos , ATPases Vacuolares Próton-Translocadoras/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6421-6432, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922009

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Purpose: Expanded research on the biomedical applications of graphene has shown promising results, although interactions between cells and graphene are still unclear. The current study aims to dissect the cellular and molecular effects of graphene nanocomposite in photothermal therapy against cancer, and to evaluate its efficacy. Methods: In this study, a reduced graphene oxide and iron oxide (rGO-Fe3O4) nanocomposite was obtained by chemical synthesis. The nanocomposite was fully characterized by Raman spectroscopy, TEM, VSM and thermal profiling. Cell-nanocomposite interaction was evaluated by confocal microscopy and viability assays on cancer cell line HeLa. The efficacy of the thermal therapy and changes in gene expression of Bcl-2 and Hsp70 was assessed. Results: The resulting rGO-Fe3O4 nanocomposite exhibited superparamagnetic properties and the capacity to increase the surrounding temperature by 18-20°C with respect to the initial temperature. The studies of cell-nanocomposite interaction showed that rGO-Fe3O4 attaches to cell membrane but there is a range of concentration at which the nanomaterial preserves cell viability. Photothermal therapy reduced cell viability to 32.6% and 23.7% with 50 and 100 µg/mL of nanomaterial, respectively. The effect of treatment on the molecular mechanism of cell death demonstrated an overexpression of anti-apoptotic proteins Hsp70 and Bcl-2 as an initial response to the therapy and depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Conclusion: The results of this study contribute to understanding the interactions between cell and graphene and support its application in photothermal therapy against cancer due to its promising results.


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Compostos Férricos/química , Grafite/química , Hipertermia Induzida , Nanocompostos/química , Neoplasias/terapia , Fototerapia , Apoptose/genética , Comunicação Celular , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HeLa , Humanos , Nanocompostos/ultraestrutura , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Oxirredução , Análise Espectral Raman , Temperatura , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6451-6468, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922011

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Background: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most lethal types of cancer with highly infiltrating. Chemotherapy is far from satisfactory, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) and angiogenesis results in invasion, migration and relapse. Purpose: The objective of this study was to construct a novel CPP (mmp) modified vinorelbine and dioscin liposomes by two new functional materials, DSPE-PEG2000-MAL and CPP-PVGLIG-PEG5000, to destroy VM channels, angiogenesis, EMT and inhibit invasion and migration. Methods and Results: The targeting liposomes could be enriched in tumor sites through passive targeting, and the positively charged CPP was exposed and enhanced active targeting via electrostatic adsorption after being hydrolyzed by MMP2 enzymes overexpressed in the tumor microenvironment. We found that CPP (mmp) modified vinorelbine and dioscin liposomes with the ideal physicochemical properties and exhibited enhanced cellular uptake. In vitro and in vivo results showed that CPP (mmp) modified vinorelbine and dioscin liposomes could inhibit migration and invasion of A549 cells, destroy VM channels formation and angiogenesis, and block the EMT process. Pharmacodynamic studies showed that the targeting liposomes had obvious accumulations in tumor sites and magnificent antitumor efficiency. Conclusion: CPP (mmp) modified vinorelbine plus dioscin liposomes could provide a new strategy for NSCLC.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Microambiente Tumoral , Células A549 , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Galinhas , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Hidrólise , Lipossomos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Invasividade Neoplásica , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Fosfatidiletanolaminas/química , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Vinorelbina/farmacologia , Vinorelbina/uso terapêutico
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5687-5700, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821097

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Background and Purpose: Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) has been widely used for the noninvasive treatment of solid tumors, but the hypoxic tumor microenvironment limits its therapeutic effect. The current methods of reoxygenation to enhance SDT have limitations, prompting reconsideration of the design of therapeutic approaches. Here, we developed a tumor microenvironment-responsive nanoplatform by reducing oxygen consumption to overcome hypoxia-induced resistance to cancer therapy. Methods: A pH-responsive drug-loaded liposome (MI-PEOz-lip) was prepared and used to reduce oxygen consumption, attenuating hypoxia-induced resistance to SDT and thereby improving therapeutic efficiency. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) and fluorescence imaging (FI) of MI-PEOz-lip were evaluated in vitro and in breast xenograft tumor models. The pH-sensitive functionality of MI-PEOz-lip was applied for pH-triggered cargo release, and its capacity was evaluated. The MI-PEOz-lip-mediated SDT effect was compared with other treatments in vivo. Results: MI-PEOz-lip was demonstrated to specifically accumulate in tumors. Metformin molecules in liposomes selectively accumulate in tumors by pH-responsive drug release to inhibit the mitochondrial respiratory chain while releasing IR780 to the tumor area. These pH-responsive liposomes demonstrated PAI and FI imaging capabilities in vitro and in vivo, providing potential for treatment guidance and monitoring. In particular, the prepared MI-PEOz-lip combined with ultrasound irradiation effectively inhibited breast tumors by producing toxic reactive singlet oxygen species (ROS), while the introduction of metformin inhibited mitochondrial respiration and reduced tumor oxygen consumption, resulting in excellent sonodynamic therapy performance compared with other treatments. Conclusion: In this study, we present a novel strategy to achieve high therapeutic efficacy of SDT by the rational design of multifunctional nanoplatforms. This work provides a new strategy that can solve the current problems of inefficient oxygen delivery strategies and weaken resistance to various oxygen-dependent therapies.


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Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Hipóxia Tumoral , Terapia por Ultrassom , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Respiração Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Lipossomos , Metformina/farmacologia , Camundongos , Oxigênio/metabolismo , Técnicas Fotoacústicas , Distribuição Tecidual/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5803-5811, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821102

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Introduction: Photodynamic therapy (PDT), which induces tissue damage by exposing tissue to a specific wavelength of light in the presence of a photosensitizer and oxygen, is a promising alternative treatment that could be used as an adjunct to chemotherapy and surgery in oncology. Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) with high arginine content, such as protamine, have membrane translocation and lysosome localization activities. They have been used in an extensive range of drug delivery applications. Methods: We conjugated cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) with methylene blue (MB) and then purification by FPLC. Synthesis structure was characterized by the absorbance spectrum, FPLC, Maldi-TOF, and then evaluated cell viability by cytotoxicity assay after photodynamic therapy (PDT) assay. An uptake imaging assay was used to determine the sites of MB and MB-Pro in subcellular compartments. Results: In vitro assays showed that MB-Pro has more efficient photodynamic activities than MB alone for the colon cancer cells, owing to lysosome rupture causing the rapid necrotic cell death. In this study, we coupled protamine with MB for high efficacy PDT. The conjugates localized in the lysosomes and enhanced the efficiency of PDT by inducing necrotic cell death, whereas PDT with non-coupled MB resulted in only apoptotic processes. Discussion: Our research aimed to enhance PDT by engineering the photosensitizers using CPPs coupled with methylene blue (MB). MB alone permeates through the cell membrane and distributes into the cytoplasm, whereas coupling of MB dye with CPPs localizes the MB through an endocytic mechanism to a specific organelle where the localized conjugates enhance the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and induce cell damage.


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Peptídeos Penetradores de Células/farmacologia , Azul de Metileno/farmacologia , Fotoquimioterapia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Células HT29 , Humanos , Imageamento Tridimensional , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Azul de Metileno/química , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5813-5824, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821103

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Introduction: This paper presents a novel technique for the synthesis of graphene oxide (GO) with various surface features using high-density atmospheric plasma deposition. Furthermore, to investigate the use of hydrophobic, super-hydrophobic, and hydrophilic graphene in biological applications, we synthesized hydrophobic, super-hydrophobic, and hydrophilic graphene oxides by additional heat treatment and argon plasma treatment, respectively. In contrast to conventional fabrication procedures, reduced graphene oxide (rGO) formed under low pressure and high-temperature environment using a new synthesis method-developed and described in this study-offers a convenient deposition method on any kind surface with controlled wettability. Methods: High density at atmospheric plasma is used for the synthesis of rGO and GO and its biocompatibility based on various wetting properties was evaluated using MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay, and the viability of cells in response to rGO and GO with various surface features was investigated. Structural integrity was characterized by Raman spectroscopy, FESEM and FE-TEM. Wettability was measured via contact angle method and confirmed with XPS analysis. Results: We found that GO coating with a hydrophilic feature is more biocompatible than other surfaces as observed in case of fibroblast cells. We have shown that wettability-controlled by GO deposition-influences biocompatibilities and antibacterial effect of biomaterial surfaces. Discussion: Measuring the contact angle, it is found that contact angle for hydrophobic is increased to 150.590 and reduced to 11.580 by heat and argon plasma treatment, respectively, from 75.880 that was initially in the case of hydrophobic surface. XPS analysis confirmed various oxygen-containing functional groups transforming as deposited hydrophobic surface into superhydrophobic and hydrophilic surface. Thus, we have proposed a new, direct, cost-effective, and highly productive method for the synthesis of rGO and GO-with various surface properties-for biological applications. Similarly, for the dental implant application, the Streptococcus mutans was used as an antibacterial effect and found that S. mutans grows slowly on hydrophilic surface. Thus, antibacterial effect was prominent on GO with hydrophilic surface.


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Atmosfera/química , Grafite/síntese química , Gases em Plasma/farmacologia , Animais , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Grafite/química , Camundongos , Viabilidade Microbiana/efeitos dos fármacos , Oxirredução , Streptococcus mutans/efeitos dos fármacos , Água , Molhabilidade
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5825-5838, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821104

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Background and Purpose: The extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has been used in regenerative medicine because of its good biological activity; however, its poor mechanical properties limit its application in bone regeneration. The purpose of this study is to construct a three dimensional-printed hydroxyapatite (3D-HA)/BMSC-ECM composite scaffold that not only has biological activity but also sufficient mechanical strength and reasonably distributed spatial structure. Methods: A BMSC-ECM was first extracted and formed into micron-sized particles, and then the ECM particles were modified onto the surface of 3D-HA scaffolds using an innovative linking method to generate composite 3D-HA/BMSC-ECM scaffolds. The 3D-HA scaffolds were used as the control group. The basic properties, biocompatibility and osteogenesis ability of both scaffolds were tested in vitro. Finally, a critical skull defect rat model was created and the osteogenesis effect of the scaffolds was evaluated in vivo. Results: The compressive modulus of the composite scaffolds reached 9.45±0.32 MPa, which was similar to that of the 3D-HA scaffolds (p>0.05). The pore size of the two scaffolds was 305±47 um and 315±34 um (p>0.05), respectively. A CCK-8 assay indicated that the scaffolds did not have cytotoxicity. The composite scaffolds had good cell adhesion ability, with a cell adhesion rate of up to 76.00±6.17% after culturing for 7 hours, while that of the 3D-HA scaffolds was 51.85±4.77% (p<0.01). In addition, the composite scaffold displayed higher alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, osteogenesis-related mRNA expression, and calcium nodule formation, thus confirming that the composite scaffolds had good osteogenic activity. The composite scaffolds exhibited good bone repair in vivo and were superior to the 3D-HA scaffolds. Conclusion: We conclude that BMSC-ECM is a good osteogenic material and that the composite scaffolds have good osteogenic ability, which provides a new method and concept for the repair of bone defects.


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Durapatita/farmacologia , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , Tecidos Suporte/química , Animais , Regeneração Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Osso e Ossos/diagnóstico por imagem , Osso e Ossos/efeitos dos fármacos , Osso e Ossos/patologia , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Matriz Extracelular/efeitos dos fármacos , Hidrodinâmica , Masculino , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/ultraestrutura , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteogênese/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4825-4845, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32753868

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Background: Nanosized drug delivery systems (NDDSs) have shown excellent prospects in tumor therapy. However, insufficient penetration of NDDSs has significantly impeded their development due to physiological instability and low passive penetration efficiency. Methods: Herein, we prepared a core cross-linked pullulan-modified nanosized system, fabricated by visible-light-induced diselenide bond cross-linked method for transporting ß-Lapachone and doxorubicin prodrug (boronate-DOX, BDOX), to improve the physiological stability of the NDDSs for efficient passive accumulation in tumor blood vessels (ß-Lapachone/BDOX-CCS). Additionally, ultrasound (US) was utilized to transfer ß-Lapachone/BDOX-CCS around the tumor vessel in a relay style to penetrate the tumor interstitium. Subsequently, ß-Lapachone enhanced ROS levels by overexpressing NQO1, resulting in the transformation of BDOX into DOX. DOX, together with abundant levels of ROS, achieved synergistic tumor therapy. Results: In vivo experiments demonstrated that ultrasound (US) + cross-linked nanosized drug delivery systems (ß-Lapachone/BDOX-CCS) group showed ten times higher DOX accumulation in the tumor interstitium than the non-cross-linked (ß-Lapachone/BDOX-NCS) group. Conclusion: Thus, this strategy could be a promising method to achieve deep penetration of NDDSs into the tumor.


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Doxorrubicina/uso terapêutico , Nanopartículas/química , Naftoquinonas/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Pró-Fármacos/uso terapêutico , Ultrassonografia , Animais , Ácidos Borônicos/química , Permeabilidade Capilar/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Reagentes para Ligações Cruzadas/química , Doxorrubicina/farmacocinética , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Glucanos/química , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Naftoquinonas/farmacocinética , Tamanho da Partícula , Pró-Fármacos/farmacocinética , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Distribuição Tecidual/efeitos dos fármacos
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4877-4898, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32753869

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Background: Although dynamics and uses of modified nanoparticles (NPs) as orally administered macromolecular drugs have been researched for many years, measures of molecule stability and aspects related to important transport-related mechanisms which have been assessed in vivo remain as relatively under characterized. Thus, our aim was to develop a novel type of oral-based delivery system for insulin and to overcome barriers to studying the stability, transport mechanisms, and efficacy in vivo of the delivery system. Methods: NPs we developed and tested were composed of insulin (INS), dicyandiamide-modified chitosan (DCDA-CS), cell-penetrating octaarginine (r8), and hydrophilic hyaluronic acid (HA) and were physically constructed by electrostatic self-assembly techniques. Results: Compared to free-insulin, levels of HA-DCDA-CS-r8-INS NPs were retained at more desirable measures of biological activity in our study. Further, our assessments of the mechanisms for NPs suggested that there were high measures of cellular uptake that mainly achieved through active transport via lipid rafts and the macropinocytosis pathway. Furthermore, investigations of NPs indicated their involvement in caveolae-mediated transport and in the DCDA-CS-mediated paracellular pathway, which contributed to increasing the efficiency of sequential transportation from the apical to basolateral areas. Accordingly, high efficiency of absorption of NPs in situ for intestinal loop models was realized. Consequently, there was a strong induction of a hypoglycemic effect in diabetic rats of NPs via orally based administrations when compared with measures related to free insulin. Conclusion: Overall, the dynamics underlying and influenced by HA-DCDA-CS-r8-INS may hold great promise for stability of insulin and could help overcome interference by the epithelial barrier, and thus showing a great potential to improve the efficacy of orally related treatments.


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Quitosana/química , Ácido Hialurônico/química , Insulina/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas Multifuncionais/química , Nanopartículas/química , Administração Oral , Animais , Transporte Biológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Células CACO-2 , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Quitosana/síntese química , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Impedância Elétrica , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Guanidinas/síntese química , Guanidinas/química , Humanos , Ácido Hialurônico/síntese química , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Insulina/uso terapêutico , Absorção Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Muco/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Ratos , Solubilidade , Suínos
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Life Sci ; 259: 118180, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758622

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AIMS: Bufothionine had been used for gastric cancer (GC) treatment, and this study managed to uncover the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell proliferation was determined by CCK-8 assay and colony formation assay. Flow cytometry (FCM) and TUNEL assay were used to measure cell apoptosis ratio. Intracellular ROS was measured by DCFH-DA probes. qRT-PCR was used to determine miRNAs levels. Western Blot was performed to probe proteins. Dual-luciferase reporter gene system was employed to validate the binding sites of miR-133a-3p and 3'UTR regions of IGF1R mRNA. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to determine the expressions of Ki-67 in mice tumor tissues. KEY FINDINGS: Bufothionine inhibited cell viability, triggered ER stress and promoted ROS production in GC cells, and both ER stress inhibitor Salburinal (Sal) and ROS scavenger (NAC) abrogated Bufothionine induced GC cell death. Besides, miR-133a-3p was upregulated by Bufothionine, and Bufothionine-induced cell death was enhanced by miR-133a-3p overexpression while alleviated by miR-133a-3p knockdown. Furthermore, miR-133a-3p inactivated PI3K/Akt signal pathway by sponging IGF1R, and Bufothionine inhibited insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) and inactivated PI3K/Akt cascade by upregulating miR-133a-3p. Notably, the promoting effects of overexpressed miR-133a-3p on Bufothionine-induced GC cell death were abrogated by overexpressing IGF1R, and aggravated by the PI3K/Akt cascade inhibitor (LY294002). SIGNIFICANCE: Bufothionine promoted GC cell death by triggering miR-133a-3p/IGF1R/PI3K/Akt axis mediated ER stress and ROS production.


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Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Alcaloides Indólicos/farmacologia , MicroRNAs/genética , Compostos de Quinolínio/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Animais , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células , Cromonas/farmacologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , MicroRNAs/biossíntese , Morfolinas/farmacologia , Proteína Oncogênica v-akt/efeitos dos fármacos , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaio Tumoral de Célula-Tronco , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237372, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32797049

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We have demonstrated that exposing human breast tumour xenografts to ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles enhances tumour cell death and vascular disruption resulting from hyperthermia treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of varying the hyperthermia and ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles treatment parameters in order to optimize treatment bioeffects. Human breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) tumour xenografts in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice were exposed to varying microbubble concentrations (0%, 0.1%, 1% or 3% v/v) and ultrasound sonication durations (0, 1, 3 or 5 min) at 570 kPa peak negative pressure and central frequency of 500 kHz. Five hours later, tumours were immersed in a 43°C water bath for varying hyperthermia treatment durations (0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 minutes). Results indicated a significant increase in tumour cell death reaching 64 ± 5% with combined treatment compared to 11 ± 3% and 26 ± 5% for untreated and USMB-only treated tumours, respectively. A similar but opposite trend was observed in the vascular density of the tumours receiving the combined treatment. Optimal treatment parameters were found to consist of 40 minutes of heat with low power ultrasound treatment microbubble parameters of 1 minute of sonification and a 1% microbubble concentration.


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Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Hipertermia Induzida/métodos , Microbolhas , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Transformação Celular Neoplásica , Humanos , Camundongos
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5131-5146, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764941

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Background: Gene therapy is considered a novel way to treat osteosarcoma, and microRNAs are potential therapeutic targets for osteosarcoma. miR-214 has been found to promote osteosarcoma aggression and metastasis. Graphene oxide (GO) is widely used for gene delivery for the distinct physiochemical properties and minimal cytotoxicity. Methods: Polyethyleneimine (PEI)-functionalized GO complex was well-prepared and loaded with miR-214 inhibitor at different concentrations. The load efficacy was tested by gel retardation assay and the cy3-labeled fluorescence of cellular uptake. The experiments of wound healing, immunofluorescence staining, Western blot, qRT-PCR and immunohistochemical staining were performed to measure the inhibitory effect of the miR-214 inhibitor systematically released from the complexes against MG63, U2OS cells and xenograft tumors. Results: The systematic mechanistic elucidation of the efficient delivery of the miR-214 inhibitor by GO-PEI indicated that the inhibition of cellular miR-214 caused a decrease in osteosarcoma cell invasion and migration and an increase in apoptosis by targeting phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN). The synergistic combination of the GO-PEI-miR-214 inhibitor and CDDP chemotherapy showed significant cell death. In a xenograft mouse model, the GO-PEI-miR-214 inhibitor significantly inhibited tumor volume growth. Conclusion: This study indicates the potential of functionalized GO-PEI as a vehicle for miRNA inhibitor delivery to treat osteosarcoma with low toxicity and miR-214 can be a good target for osteosarcoma therapy.


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Grafite/química , MicroRNAs/antagonistas & inibidores , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Osteossarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/metabolismo , Polietilenoimina/química , Polietilenoimina/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Neoplasias Ósseas/patologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Terapia Combinada , Humanos , Camundongos , MicroRNAs/genética , Osteossarcoma/genética , Osteossarcoma/metabolismo , Osteossarcoma/patologia
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Cell Death Dis ; 11(8): 656, 2020 08 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32814759

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The current epidemic of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) calls for the development of inhibitors of viral replication. Here, we performed a bioinformatic analysis of published and purported SARS-CoV-2 antivirals including imatinib mesylate that we found to suppress SARS-CoV-2 replication on Vero E6 cells and that, according to the published literature on other coronaviruses is likely to act on-target, as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. We identified a cluster of SARS-CoV-2 antivirals with characteristics of lysosomotropic agents, meaning that they are lipophilic weak bases capable of penetrating into cells. These agents include cepharentine, chloroquine, chlorpromazine, clemastine, cloperastine, emetine, hydroxychloroquine, haloperidol, ML240, PB28, ponatinib, siramesine, and zotatifin (eFT226) all of which are likely to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication by non-specific (off-target) effects, meaning that they probably do not act on their 'official' pharmacological targets, but rather interfere with viral replication through non-specific effects on acidophilic organelles including autophagosomes, endosomes, and lysosomes. Imatinib mesylate did not fall into this cluster. In conclusion, we propose a tentative classification of SARS-CoV-2 antivirals into specific (on-target) versus non-specific (off-target) agents based on their physicochemical characteristics.


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Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antivirais/farmacologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacologia , Mesilato de Imatinib/farmacologia , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , RNA Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Vero , Carga Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 258: 118227, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32781074

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AIM: eEF1A2 is highly expressed in postmitotic cells and has been reported to interact with the antioxidant enzyme peroxiredoxin 1 (PRDX1). PRDX1 is involved in motor neuron differentiation. Here, we studied the relationship between eEF1A2 and PRDX1 during dopaminergic neuron differentiation, and examined their possible association in an oxidative stress model of Parkinson's disease (PD). MAIN METHODS: Expression of eEF1A2 and PRDX1 in SH-SY5Y cells at various durations of retinoic acid (RA) induction was detected using qRT-PCR, Western blotting and immunofluorescence. Neurons of 10-day differentiation were treated with the PRDX1 inhibitor H7, MPP+ and H7 plus MPP+. The cell viability, the amounts of apoptotic nuclei, DHE signals, and the expression of p53, p-Akt and p-mTOR were determined. The colocalization of eEF1A2 and PRDX1 was visualized using confocal microscopy. KEY FINDINGS: eEF1A2 gradually increased after RA-induced differentiation of SH-SY5Y cells, while PRDX1 protein gradually decreased. MPP+ treatment increased eEF1A2 in both undifferentiated and differentiated neurons; however, PRDX1 appeared to elevate only in mature neurons. The inhibition of the PRDX1 activity with H7 promoted MPP+-induced cell death, as evidenced by decreased cell viability, increased apoptotic nuclei, increased the DHE signal, and increased p53. However, H7 induced the activation of the prosurvival Akt and mTOR in MPP+-treated cells. Besides, a colocalization of eEF1A2 and PRDX1 was evidenced in MPP+-treated neurons. This colocalization was possibly prevented by inhibiting the PRDX1 activity, resulting in aggravated neuronal death. SIGNIFICANCE: Our results suggest that the possible association between eEF1A2 and PRDX1 may be a promising target for modifying neuronal death in PD.


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1-Metil-4-fenilpiridínio/toxicidade , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Fator 1 de Elongação de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Peroxirredoxinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Peroxirredoxinas/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/fisiologia , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Herbicidas/toxicidade , Humanos , Fator 1 de Elongação de Peptídeos/análise , Peroxirredoxinas/análise
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Antimicrob Agents Chemother ; 64(10)2020 09 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32759267

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is already responsible for far more deaths than previous pathogenic coronaviruses (CoVs) from 2002 and 2012. The identification of clinically approved drugs to be repurposed to combat 2019 CoV disease (COVID-19) would allow the rapid implementation of potentially life-saving procedures. The major protease (Mpro) of SARS-CoV-2 is considered a promising target, based on previous results from related CoVs with lopinavir (LPV), an HIV protease inhibitor. However, limited evidence exists for other clinically approved antiretroviral protease inhibitors. Extensive use of atazanavir (ATV) as antiretroviral and previous evidence suggesting its bioavailability within the respiratory tract prompted us to study this molecule against SARS-CoV-2. Our results show that ATV docks in the active site of SARS-CoV-2 Mpro with greater strength than LPV, blocking Mpro activity. We confirmed that ATV inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication, alone or in combination with ritonavir (RTV) in Vero cells and a human pulmonary epithelial cell line. ATV/RTV also impaired virus-induced enhancement of interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels. Together, our data strongly suggest that ATV and ATV/RTV should be considered among the candidate repurposed drugs undergoing clinical trials in the fight against COVID-19.


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Antivirais/farmacologia , Sulfato de Atazanavir/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocinas/metabolismo , Ritonavir/farmacologia , Animais , Sulfato de Atazanavir/química , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Cisteína Endopeptidases/química , Cisteína Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Quimioterapia Combinada , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/virologia , Lopinavir/farmacologia , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Monócitos/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Inibidores de Proteases/farmacologia , Células Vero , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/química , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/metabolismo , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Oleo Sci ; 69(9): 1095-1105, 2020 Sep 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788523

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Ayu sweetfish (Plecoglossus altivelis) is a diurnal freshwater fish that are surface swimmers and active under broad and short wavelength-dominated light. Biochemical analyses have shown that the ayu fish have abundant carotenoids including zeaxanthin in their integuments. Although zeaxanthin plays an important role in the physiological function of the retina, the amount and location of zeaxanthin in the ayu eye have not been accurately determined. In this study, circular dichroism spectral data and chiral high-performance liquid chromatography analysis showed that zeaxanthin was the primary carotenoid in the ayu eye, and the eye had the highest carotenoid content compared to those in the integuments, subcutaneous fat, and digestive tract. Interestingly, zeaxanthin in the ayu eyeball was expressed in the photoreceptor layer and near the retinal pigmented epithelium. In vitro assays showed that zeaxanthin could protect photoreceptors and retinal pigmented epithelial cell lines against the oxidative stress induced by exposure to L-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine/glutamate. These findings indicate that zeaxanthin plays protective roles against oxidative stress in the vision of wild ayu.


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Antioxidantes , Olho/metabolismo , Osmeriformes/metabolismo , Células Fotorreceptoras/metabolismo , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/metabolismo , Zeaxantinas/metabolismo , Zeaxantinas/farmacologia , Animais , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Ácido Glutâmico/efeitos adversos , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Zeaxantinas/fisiologia
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