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Methods Mol Biol ; 2273: 131-138, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33604849

RESUMO

The current coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2), underscores the threat posed by newly emerging viruses. The understanding of the mechanisms driving early infection events, that are crucial for the exponential spread of the disease, is mandatory and can be significantly implemented generating 3D in vitro models as experimental platforms to investigate the infection substrates and how the virus invades and ravages the tissues.We here describe a protocol for the creation of a synthetic hydrogel-based 3D culture system that mimics in vitro the complex architectures and mechanical cues distinctive of the upper airway epithelia. We then expose the in vitro generated 3D nasal and tracheal epithelia to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) that display the typical shape and size distinctive of SARS-CoV-2 and of the majority of Coronaviridae presently known.The infection platform here described provides an efficient and highly physiological in vitro model that reproduces the host-pathogen early interactions, using virus-mimicking nanoparticles, and offers a flexible tool to study virus entry into the cell. At the same time, it reduces the risk of accidental infection/spillovers for researchers, which represents a crucial aspect when dealing with a virus that is highly contagious, virulent, and even deadly.


Assuntos
/metabolismo , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Chlorocebus aethiops , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Ouro , Humanos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Mimetismo Molecular/imunologia , Nariz/virologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , /patogenicidade , Traqueia/virologia , Células Vero , Internalização do Vírus
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Cell Res ; 31(2): 126-140, 2021 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33420426

RESUMO

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presents a global public health challenge. The viral pathogen responsible, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), binds to the host receptor ACE2 through its spike (S) glycoprotein, which mediates membrane fusion and viral entry. Although the role of ACE2 as a receptor for SARS-CoV-2 is clear, studies have shown that ACE2 expression is extremely low in various human tissues, especially in the respiratory tract. Thus, other host receptors and/or co-receptors that promote the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells of the respiratory system may exist. In this study, we found that the tyrosine-protein kinase receptor UFO (AXL) specifically interacts with the N-terminal domain of SARS-CoV-2 S. Using both a SARS-CoV-2 virus pseudotype and authentic SARS-CoV-2, we found that overexpression of AXL in HEK293T cells promotes SARS-CoV-2 entry as efficiently as overexpression of ACE2, while knocking out AXL significantly reduces SARS-CoV-2 infection in H1299 pulmonary cells and in human primary lung epithelial cells. Soluble human recombinant AXL blocks SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells expressing high levels of AXL. The AXL expression level is well correlated with SARS-CoV-2 S level in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells from COVID-19 patients. Taken together, our findings suggest that AXL is a novel candidate receptor for SARS-CoV-2 which may play an important role in promoting viral infection of the human respiratory system and indicate that it is a potential target for future clinical intervention strategies.


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/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Brônquios/citologia , Brônquios/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/análise , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/análise , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/análise , Internalização do Vírus
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mBio ; 11(6)2020 11 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33158999

RESUMO

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) replicates throughout human airways. The polarized human airway epithelium (HAE) cultured at an airway-liquid interface (HAE-ALI) is an in vitro model mimicking the in vivo human mucociliary airway epithelium and supports the replication of SARS-CoV-2. Prior studies characterized only short-period SARS-CoV-2 infection in HAE. In this study, continuously monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 infection in HAE-ALI cultures for a long period of up to 51 days revealed that SARS-CoV-2 infection was long lasting with recurrent replication peaks appearing between an interval of approximately 7 to 10 days, which was consistent in all the tested HAE-ALI cultures derived from 4 lung bronchi of independent donors. We also identified that SARS-CoV-2 does not infect HAE from the basolateral side, and the dominant SARS-CoV-2 permissive epithelial cells are ciliated cells and goblet cells, whereas virus replication in basal cells and club cells was not detected. Notably, virus infection immediately damaged the HAE, which is demonstrated by dispersed zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) expression without clear tight junctions and partial loss of cilia. Importantly, we identified that SARS-CoV-2 productive infection of HAE requires a high viral load of >2.5 × 105 virions per cm2 of epithelium. Thus, our studies highlight the importance of a high viral load and that epithelial renewal initiates and maintains a recurrent infection of HAE with SARS-CoV-2.IMPORTANCE The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has led to >35 million confirmed cases and >1 million fatalities worldwide. SARS-CoV-2 mainly replicates in human airway epithelia in COVID-19 patients. In this study, we used in vitro cultures of polarized human bronchial airway epithelium to model SARS-CoV-2 replication for a period of 21 to 51 days. We discovered that in vitro airway epithelial cultures endure a long-lasting SARS-CoV-2 propagation with recurrent peaks of progeny virus release at an interval of approximately 7 to 10 days. Our study also revealed that SARS-CoV-2 infection causes airway epithelia damage with disruption of tight junction function and loss of cilia. Importantly, SARS-CoV-2 exhibits a polarity of infection in airway epithelium only from the apical membrane; it infects ciliated and goblet cells but not basal and club cells. Furthermore, the productive infection of SARS-CoV-2 requires a high viral load of over 2.5 × 105 virions per cm2 of epithelium. Our study highlights that the proliferation of airway basal cells and regeneration of airway epithelium may contribute to the recurrent infections.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Modelos Biológicos , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Brônquios/citologia , Células Cultivadas , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Humanos , Cinética , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Carga Viral , Tropismo Viral , Liberação de Vírus , Replicação Viral
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5520, 2020 11 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33139725

RESUMO

Axonemal dynein ATPases direct ciliary and flagellar beating via adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis. The modulatory effect of adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) on flagellar beating is not fully understood. Here, we describe a deficiency of cilia and flagella associated protein 45 (CFAP45) in humans and mice that presents a motile ciliopathy featuring situs inversus totalis and asthenospermia. CFAP45-deficient cilia and flagella show normal morphology and axonemal ultrastructure. Proteomic profiling links CFAP45 to an axonemal module including dynein ATPases and adenylate kinase as well as CFAP52, whose mutations cause a similar ciliopathy. CFAP45 binds AMP in vitro, consistent with structural modelling that identifies an AMP-binding interface between CFAP45 and AK8. Microtubule sliding of dyskinetic sperm from Cfap45-/- mice is rescued with the addition of either AMP or ADP with ATP, compared to ATP alone. We propose that CFAP45 supports mammalian ciliary and flagellar beating via an adenine nucleotide homeostasis module.


Assuntos
Nucleotídeos de Adenina/metabolismo , Astenozoospermia/genética , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/deficiência , Situs Inversus/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Animais , Astenozoospermia/patologia , Axonema/ultraestrutura , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Cílios/metabolismo , Cílios/ultraestrutura , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/genética , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Epididimo/patologia , Feminino , Flagelos/metabolismo , Flagelos/ultraestrutura , Humanos , Mutação com Perda de Função , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Planárias/citologia , Planárias/genética , Planárias/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Situs Inversus/diagnóstico por imagem , Situs Inversus/patologia , Motilidade Espermática/genética , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5053, 2020 10 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028821

RESUMO

The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the unjamming transition (UJT) each comprises a gateway to cellular migration, plasticity and remodeling, but the extent to which these core programs are distinct, overlapping, or identical has remained undefined. Here, we triggered partial EMT (pEMT) or UJT in differentiated primary human bronchial epithelial cells. After triggering UJT, cell-cell junctions, apico-basal polarity, and barrier function remain intact, cells elongate and align into cooperative migratory packs, and mesenchymal markers of EMT remain unapparent. After triggering pEMT these and other metrics of UJT versus pEMT diverge. A computational model attributes effects of pEMT mainly to diminished junctional tension but attributes those of UJT mainly to augmented cellular propulsion. Through the actions of UJT and pEMT working independently, sequentially, or interactively, those tissues that are subject to development, injury, or disease become endowed with rich mechanisms for cellular migration, plasticity, self-repair, and regeneration.


Assuntos
Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Células Epiteliais/fisiologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/fisiologia , Regeneração , Mucosa Respiratória/fisiologia , Brônquios/citologia , Brônquios/fisiologia , Plasticidade Celular/fisiologia , Células Cultivadas , Humanos , Cultura Primária de Células , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia
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Immun Inflamm Dis ; 8(4): 753-762, 2020 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33124193

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus clade 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a single-stranded RNA virus responsible for the global pandemic of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). To date, there are still no effective approaches for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to explore the possible mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 infection in human lung cells. METHODS: Data interpretation was conducted by recruiting bioinformatics analysis, including Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways analysis using downloaded data from the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus database. RESULTS: The present study demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 infection induces the upregulation of 14 interferon-stimulated genes, indicative of immune, and interferon responses to the virus. Notably, genes for pyrimidine metabolism and steroid hormone biosynthesis are selectively enriched in human lung cells after SARS-CoV-2 infection, suggesting that altered pyrimidine metabolism and steroid biosynthesis are remarkable, and perhaps druggable features after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Besides, there is a strong positive correlation between viral ORF1ab, ORF6, and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) expression in human lung cells, implying that ACE2 facilitates SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication in host cells probably through the induction of ORF1ab and ORF6.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/etiologia , Interferons/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/etiologia , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Células Epiteliais/imunologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Poliproteínas , Pirimidinas/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/imunologia , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Esteroides/biossíntese , Regulação para Cima/imunologia , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0237529, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32941426

RESUMO

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, chronic fibrotic lung disease with an irreversible decline of lung function. "Bronchiolization", characterized by ectopic appearance of airway epithelial cells in the alveolar regions, is one of the characteristic features in the IPF lung. Based on the knowledge that club cells are the major epithelial secretory cells in human small airways, and their major secretory product uteroglobin (SCGB1A1) is significantly increased in both serum and epithelial lining fluid of IPF lung, we hypothesize that human airway club cells contribute to the pathogenesis of IPF. By assessing the transcriptomes of the single cells from human lung of control donors and IPF patients, we identified two SCGB1A1+ club cell subpopulations, highly expressing MUC5B, a significant genetic risk factor strongly associated with IPF, and SCGB3A2, a marker heterogeneously expressed in the club cells, respectively. Interestingly, the cellular proportion of SCGB1A1+MUC5B+ club cells was significantly increased in IPF patients, and this club cell subpopulation highly expressed genes related to mucous production and immune cell chemotaxis. In contrast, though the cellular proportion did not change, the molecular phenotype of the SCGB1A1+SCGB3A2high club cell subpopulation was significantly altered in IPF lung, with increased expression of mucins, cytokine and extracellular matrix genes. The single cell transcriptomic analysis reveals the cellular and molecular heterogeneity of club cells, and provide novel insights into the biological functions of club cells in the pathogenesis of IPF.


Assuntos
Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/patologia , Pulmão/patologia , Transcriptoma , Bronquíolos/citologia , Bronquíolos/patologia , Humanos , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/genética , Pulmão/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Secretoglobinas/genética , Análise de Célula Única , Uteroglobina/genética
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mBio ; 11(5)2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913009

RESUMO

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a recently emerged respiratory coronavirus that has infected >23 million people worldwide with >800,000 deaths. Few COVID-19 therapeutics are available, and the basis for severe infections is poorly understood. Here, we investigated properties of type I (ß), II (γ), and III (λ1) interferons (IFNs), potent immune cytokines that are normally produced during infection and that upregulate IFN-stimulated gene (ISG) effectors to limit virus replication. IFNs are already in clinical trials to treat COVID-19. However, recent studies highlight the potential for IFNs to enhance expression of host angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), suggesting that IFN therapy or natural coinfections could exacerbate COVID-19 by upregulating this critical virus entry receptor. Using a cell line model, we found that beta interferon (IFN-ß) strongly upregulated expression of canonical antiviral ISGs, as well as ACE2 at the mRNA and cell surface protein levels. Strikingly, IFN-λ1 upregulated antiviral ISGs, but ACE2 mRNA was only marginally elevated and did not lead to detectably increased ACE2 protein at the cell surface. IFN-γ induced the weakest ISG response but clearly enhanced surface expression of ACE2. Importantly, all IFN types inhibited SARS-CoV-2 replication in a dose-dependent manner, and IFN-ß and IFN-λ1 exhibited potent antiviral activity in primary human bronchial epithelial cells. Our data imply that type-specific mechanisms or kinetics shape IFN-enhanced ACE2 transcript and cell surface levels but that the antiviral action of IFNs against SARS-CoV-2 counterbalances any proviral effects of ACE2 induction. These insights should aid in evaluating the benefits of specific IFNs, particularly IFN-λ, as repurposed therapeutics.IMPORTANCE Repurposing existing, clinically approved, antiviral drugs as COVID-19 therapeutics is a rapid way to help combat the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Interferons (IFNs) usually form part of the body's natural innate immune defenses against viruses, and they have been used with partial success to treat previous new viral threats, such as HIV, hepatitis C virus, and Ebola virus. Nevertheless, IFNs can have undesirable side effects, and recent reports indicate that IFNs upregulate the expression of host ACE2 (a critical entry receptor for SARS-CoV-2), raising the possibility that IFN treatments could exacerbate COVID-19. Here, we studied the antiviral- and ACE2-inducing properties of different IFN types in both a human lung cell line model and primary human bronchial epithelial cells. We observed differences between IFNs with respect to their induction of antiviral genes and abilities to enhance the cell surface expression of ACE2. Nevertheless, all the IFNs limited SARS-CoV-2 replication, suggesting that their antiviral actions can counterbalance increased ACE2.


Assuntos
Antivirais/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Interferon Tipo I/farmacologia , Interferon gama/farmacologia , Interferons/farmacologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Animais , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Chlorocebus aethiops , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Interferon Tipo I/efeitos adversos , Interferon gama/efeitos adversos , Interferons/efeitos adversos , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , RNA Mensageiro/biossíntese , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Receptores Virais/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Vero , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Viruses ; 12(6)2020 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32599823

RESUMO

The respiratory Influenza A Viruses (IAVs) and emerging zoonotic viruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pose a significant threat to human health. To accelerate our understanding of the host-pathogen response to respiratory viruses, the use of more complex in vitro systems such as normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cell culture models has gained prominence as an alternative to animal models. NHBE cells were differentiated under air-liquid interface (ALI) conditions to form an in vitro pseudostratified epithelium. The responses of well-differentiated (wd) NHBE cells were examined following infection with the 2009 pandemic Influenza A/H1N1pdm09 strain or following challenge with the dsRNA mimic, poly(I:C). At 30 h postinfection with H1N1pdm09, the integrity of the airway epithelium was severely impaired and apical junction complex damage was exhibited by the disassembly of zona occludens-1 (ZO-1) from the cell cytoskeleton. wdNHBE cells produced an innate immune response to IAV-infection with increased transcription of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines and the antiviral viperin but reduced expression of the mucin-encoding MUC5B, which may impair mucociliary clearance. Poly(I:C) produced similar responses to IAV, with the exception of MUC5B expression which was more than 3-fold higher than for control cells. This study demonstrates that wdNHBE cells are an appropriate ex-vivo model system to investigate the pathogenesis of respiratory viruses.


Assuntos
Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/fisiologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Animais , Brônquios/citologia , Brônquios/virologia , Células Cultivadas , Quimiocinas/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Cães , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Imunidade Inata , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/imunologia , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Junções Intercelulares , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Modelos Biológicos , Mucina-5AC/metabolismo , Pandemias , Cultura de Vírus
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J Biol Chem ; 295(36): 12686-12696, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32675285

RESUMO

Type II transmembrane serine proteases (TTSPs) are a group of enzymes participating in diverse biological processes. Some members of the TTSP family are implicated in viral infection. TMPRSS11A is a TTSP expressed on the surface of airway epithelial cells, which has been shown to cleave and activate spike proteins of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronaviruses (CoVs). In this study, we examined the mechanism underlying the activation cleavage of TMPRSS11A that converts the one-chain zymogen to a two-chain enzyme. By expression in human embryonic kidney 293, esophageal EC9706, and lung epithelial A549 and 16HBE cells, Western blotting, and site-directed mutagenesis, we found that the activation cleavage of human TMPRSS11A was mediated by autocatalysis. Moreover, we found that TMPRSS11A activation cleavage occurred before the protein reached the cell surface, as indicated by studies with trypsin digestion to remove cell surface proteins, treatment with cell organelle-disturbing agents to block intracellular protein trafficking, and analysis of a soluble form of TMPRSS11A without the transmembrane domain. We also showed that TMPRSS11A was able to cleave the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. These results reveal an intracellular autocleavage mechanism in TMPRSS11A zymogen activation, which differs from the extracellular zymogen activation reported in other TTSPs. These findings provide new insights into the diverse mechanisms in regulating TTSP activation.


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Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteólise , Serina Proteases/metabolismo , Células A549 , Células Cultivadas , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/química , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Mutação , Domínios Proteicos , Transporte Proteico , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Serina Proteases/química , Serina Proteases/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Tripsina/metabolismo
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Nature ; 585(7826): 584-587, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32698191

RESUMO

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly become a global pandemic and no antiviral drug or vaccine is yet available for the treatment of this disease1-3. Several clinical studies are ongoing to evaluate the efficacy of repurposed drugs that have demonstrated antiviral efficacy in vitro. Among these candidates, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been given to thousands of individuals infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-the virus that causes COVID-19-worldwide but there is no definitive evidence that HCQ is effective for treating COVID-194-7. Here we evaluated the antiviral activity of HCQ both in vitro and in SARS-CoV-2-infected macaques. HCQ showed antiviral activity in African green monkey kidney cells (Vero E6) but not in a model of reconstituted human airway epithelium. In macaques, we tested different treatment strategies in comparison to a placebo treatment, before and after peak viral load, alone or in combination with azithromycin (AZTH). Neither HCQ nor the combination of HCQ and AZTH showed a significant effect on viral load in any of the analysed tissues. When the drug was used as a pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment, HCQ did not confer protection against infection with SARS-CoV-2. Our findings do not support the use of HCQ, either alone or in combination with AZTH, as an antiviral drug for the treatment of COVID-19 in humans.


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Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Hidroxicloroquina/uso terapêutico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Animais , Azitromicina/farmacologia , Azitromicina/uso terapêutico , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Citocinas/sangue , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacocinética , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacologia , Técnicas In Vitro , Cinética , Macaca fascicularis , Masculino , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Profilaxia Pré-Exposição , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/efeitos dos fármacos , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Fatores de Tempo , Falha de Tratamento , Células Vero , Carga Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Virol Sin ; 35(3): 280-289, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32557270

RESUMO

Cancer cell lines have been used widely in cancer biology, and as biological or functional cell systems in many biomedical research fields. These cells are usually defective for many normal activities or functions due to significant genetic and epigenetic changes. Normal primary cell yields and viability from any original tissue specimens are usually relatively low or highly variable. These normal cells cease after a few passages or population doublings due to very limited proliferative capacity. Animal models (ferret, mouse, etc.) are often used to study virus-host interaction. However, viruses usually need to be adapted to the animals by several passages due to tropism restrictions including viral receptors and intracellular restrictions. Here we summarize applications of conditionally reprogrammed cells (CRCs), long-term cultures of normal airway epithelial cells from human nose to lung generated by conditional cell reprogramming (CR) technology, as an ex vivo model in studies of emerging viruses. CR allows to robustly propagate cells from non-invasive or minimally invasive specimens, for example, nasal or endobronchial brushing. This process is rapid (2 days) and conditional. The CRCs maintain their differentiation potential and lineage functions, and have been used for studies of adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza viruses, parvovirus, and SARS-CoV. The CRCs can be easily used for air-liquid interface (ALI) polarized 3D cultures, and these coupled CRC/ALI cultures mimic physiological conditions and are suitable for studies of viral entry including receptor binding and internalization, innate immune responses, viral replications, and drug discovery as an ex vivo model for emerging viruses.


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Técnicas de Reprogramação Celular , Modelos Biológicos , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Diferenciação Celular , Linhagem da Célula , Células Cultivadas , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia
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Med Sci (Paris) ; 36(4): 382-388, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32356715

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As burden of chronic respiratory diseases is constantly increasing, improving in vitro lung models is essential in order to reproduce as closely as possible the complex pulmonary architecture, responsible for oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide clearance. The study of diseases that affect the respiratory system has benefited from in vitro reconstructions of the respiratory epithelium with inserts in air/liquid interface (2D) or in organoids able to mimic up to the arborescence of the respiratory tree (3D). Recent development in the fields of pluripotent stem cells-derived organoids and genome editing technologies has provided new insights to better understand pulmonary diseases and to find new therapeutic perspectives.


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Técnicas de Cultura de Células , Pulmão/citologia , Organoides/citologia , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/citologia , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/fisiologia , Animais , Bioengenharia/métodos , Bioengenharia/tendências , Dióxido de Carbono/farmacologia , Dióxido de Carbono/fisiologia , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/tendências , Células Cultivadas , Edição de Genes/métodos , Edição de Genes/tendências , Humanos , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/fisiologia , Modelos Biológicos , Organoides/patologia , Organoides/fisiologia , Oxigênio/farmacologia , Oxigênio/fisiologia , Troca Gasosa Pulmonar/fisiologia , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/efeitos dos fármacos , Tecidos Suporte/química
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2485, 2020 05 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32427931

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Cigarette smoke first interacts with the lung through the cellularly diverse airway epithelium and goes on to drive development of most chronic lung diseases. Here, through single cell RNA-sequencing analysis of the tracheal epithelium from smokers and non-smokers, we generate a comprehensive atlas of epithelial cell types and states, connect these into lineages, and define cell-specific responses to smoking. Our analysis infers multi-state lineages that develop into surface mucus secretory and ciliated cells and then contrasts these to the unique specification of submucosal gland (SMG) cells. Accompanying knockout studies reveal that tuft-like cells are the likely progenitor of both pulmonary neuroendocrine cells and CFTR-rich ionocytes. Our smoking analysis finds that all cell types, including protected stem and SMG populations, are affected by smoking through both pan-epithelial smoking response networks and hundreds of cell-specific response genes, redefining the penetrance and cellular specificity of smoking effects on the human airway epithelium.


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Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Fumar/genética , Traqueia/metabolismo , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Pulmão/citologia , Camundongos , Células NIH 3T3 , não Fumantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Fumantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Traqueia/citologia
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PLoS One ; 15(5): e0233439, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32469934

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In epithelial cells, the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), a cAMP-regulated Cl- channel, plays a key role in water and electrolytes secretion. A dysfunctional CFTR leads to the dehydration of the external environment of the cells and to the production of viscous mucus in the airways of cystic fibrosis patients. Here, we applied the quadriwave lateral shearing interferometry (QWLSI), a quantitative phase imaging technique based on the measurement of the light wave shift when passing through a living sample, to study water transport regulation in human airway epithelial CFBE and CHO cells expressing wild-type, G551D- and F508del-CFTR. We were able to detect phase variations during osmotic challenges and confirmed that cellular volume changes reflecting water fluxes can be detected with QWLSI. Forskolin stimulation activated a phase increase in all CFBE and CHO cell types. This phase variation was due to cellular volume decrease and intracellular refractive index increase and was completely blocked by mercury, suggesting an activation of a cAMP-dependent water efflux mediated by an endogenous aquaporin (AQP). AQP3 mRNAs, not AQP1, AQP4 and AQP5 mRNAs, were detected by RT-PCR in CFBE cells. Readdressing the F508del-CFTR protein to the cell surface with VX-809 increased the detected water efflux in CHO but not in CFBE cells. However, VX-770, a potentiator of CFTR function, failed to further increase the water flux in either G551D-CFTR or VX-809-corrected F508del-CFTR expressing cells. Our results show that QWLSI could be a suitable technique to study water transport in living cells. We identified a CFTR and cAMP-dependent, mercury-sensitive water transport in airway epithelial and CHO cells that might be due to AQP3. This water transport appears to be affected when CFTR is mutated and independent of the chloride channel function of CFTR.


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Aquaporina 3/metabolismo , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Água/metabolismo , Aminofenóis/farmacologia , Animais , Aquaporina 3/genética , Transporte Biológico Ativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenômenos Biofísicos , Brônquios/citologia , Brônquios/metabolismo , Células CHO , Linhagem Celular , Agonistas dos Canais de Cloreto/farmacologia , Colforsina/farmacologia , Cricetulus , Fibrose Cística/tratamento farmacológico , Fibrose Cística/genética , Fibrose Cística/metabolismo , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística/genética , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Microscopia de Interferência , Proteínas Mutantes/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/metabolismo , Osmose , Quinolonas/farmacologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia
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PLoS One ; 15(4): e0225560, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32330145

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COPD is a prevalent lung disease with significant impacts on public health. Affected airways exhibit pulmonary neutrophilia and consequent secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and proteases, which result in lung emphysema. Probiotics act as nonspecific modulators of the innate immune system that improve several inflammatory responses. To investigate the effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Lr) on cigarette smoke (CS)-induced COPD C57Bl/6 mice were treated with Lr during the week before COPD induction and three times/week until euthanasia. For in vitro assays, murine bronchial epithelial cells as well as human bronchial epithelial cells exposed to cigarette smoke extract during 24 hours were treated with Lr 1 hour before CSE addition. Lr treatment attenuated the inflammatory response both in the airways and lung parenchyma, reducing inflammatory cells infiltration and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Also, Lr-treated mice presented with lower metalloproteases in lung tissue and lung remodeling. In parallel to the reduction in the expression of TLR2, TLR4, TLR9, STAT3, and NF-κB in lung tissue, Lr increased the levels of IL-10 as well as SOCS3 and TIMP1/2, indicating the induction of an anti-inflammatory environment. Similarly, murine bronchial epithelial cells as well as human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS) exposed to CSE produced pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, which were inhibited by Lr treatment in association with the production of anti-inflammatory molecules. Moreover, the presence of Lr also modulated the expression of COPD-associated transcription found into BALF of COPD mice group, i.e., Lr downregulated expression of NF-κB and STAT3, and inversely upregulated increased expression of SOCS3. Thus, our findings indicate that Lr modulates the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in human bronchial epithelial cells upon CS exposure and it can be a useful tool to improve the lung inflammatory response associated with COPD.


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Fumar Cigarros/efeitos adversos , Lactobacillus rhamnosus , Probióticos/uso terapêutico , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/etiologia , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/terapia , Administração Oral , Animais , Biomarcadores/análise , Brônquios/citologia , Brônquios/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Inflamação/etiologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Inflamação/terapia , Lactobacillus rhamnosus/imunologia , Lactobacillus rhamnosus/fisiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Probióticos/administração & dosagem , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/imunologia , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/imunologia
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Medicina (Kaunas) ; 56(3)2020 Feb 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32120846

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BACKGROUND: Viral infection is the main cause of asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) exacerbation and accumulate inflammatory cells to airway tissue. We have reported poly I:C, a mimic product of the virus and ligand of toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3), induced inflammatory chemokines from airway epithelial cells and found prior incubation with corticosteroids diminishes the effect of TLR3 activation. In clinical practice, mild asthma is recommended as-needed budesonide (BUD) when symptoms occur following a viral infection, etc. However, many questions still surround BUD's usefulness if taken after a virus has already infected airway tissue. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effects of BUD on inflammatory cytokines induced by viral infection. Methods: Normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells were stimulated with poly I:C or infected with human rhinovirus-16 (HRV16) and BUD was added after the initial stimulation. Expression of both thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and CCL26/eotaxin-3 was quantified by real-time RT-PCR and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), respectively. Knockdown study was performed. Results: Pre-or post-incubation with BUD inhibited both poly I:C- and HRV16-induced mRNAs and proteins of both thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and CCL26 with significance. Knockdown of the glucocorticoid receptor diminished these effects of BUD. Under the same conditions of BUD's experiment, post-incubation with neither fluticasone propionate nor dexamethasone suppressed expression of both TSLP and CCL26, which induced by poly I:C. CONCLUSION: Post-addition of BUD inhibited the virus-induced TSLP and CCL26 from the airway epithelial cells. These results suggest that inhalation of BUD after viral infection has beneficial effects on asthma. CONCLUSION: Late addition of BUD may benefit among patient with viral infection and type 2 allergic airway disease such as asthma.


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Broncodilatadores/farmacologia , Budesonida/farmacologia , Citocinas/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Picornaviridae/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Respiratórias/tratamento farmacológico , Rhinovirus , Técnicas de Cultura de Células , Quimiocina CCL26/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Humanos , Infecções por Picornaviridae/virologia , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Infecções Respiratórias/virologia
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