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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1146: 117-130, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31612457

RESUMO

As a cancer cell invades adjacent tissue, penetrates a basement membrane barrier, or squeezes into a blood capillary, its nucleus can be greatly constricted. Here, we examine: (1) the passive and active deformation of the nucleus during 3D migration; (2) the nuclear structures-namely, the lamina and chromatin-that govern nuclear deformability; (3) the effect of large nuclear deformation on DNA and nuclear factors; and (4) the downstream consequences of mechanically stressing the nucleus. We focus especially on recent studies showing that constricted migration causes nuclear envelope rupture and excess DNA damage, leading to cell cycle suppression, possibly cell death, and ultimately it seems to heritable genomic variation. We first review the latest understanding of nuclear dynamics during cell migration, and then explore the functional effects of nuclear deformation, especially in relation to genome integrity and potentially cancerous mutations.


Assuntos
Movimento Celular , Núcleo Celular , Metástase Neoplásica , Animais , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Cromatina , Humanos , Membrana Nuclear
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Postepy Biochem ; 65(3): 183-192, 2019 10 01.
Artigo em Polonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31643165

RESUMO

The canonical Wnt pathway is related to regulation of embryogenesis, cell differentiation and proliferation. Various proteins are necessary for proper signal transduction and ß-catenin serves as the main mediator. In off-state of the Wnt pathway ß-catenin undergoes proteasomal degradation, while in on-state increase of cytoplasmic concentration of ß-catenin occurs followed by ß-catenin translocation into the cell nucleus. Interaction between ß-catenin and TCF/LEF transcription factors activates the expression of over hundred target genes of the Wnt pathway. Highly active Wnt signaling is observed in many cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Knowledge of the functional structure of the canonical Wnt pathway enables search of therapeutic molecular targets to effectively inhibit transcriptional activity of ß-catenin in cancer cells.


Assuntos
Via de Sinalização Wnt , beta Catenina/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Humanos , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição TCF/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética
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Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 48(3): 318-325, 2019 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496165

RESUMO

Proteins are the physical basis of life and perform all kinds of life activities. Proteins have different orientations and function in different tissues. The same protein, located in different subcellular regions, can perform different and even opposite functions. Both functional and structural proteins are capable of undergoing re-localization which can directly or indirectly participate in signal transduction. Due to abnormal transduction of signals during carcinogenesis, the proteins originally expressed in the cytoplasm are translocated into the nucleus and lead to functional changes in the tumor tissue. The changes of protein localization are affected by many factors, including the interaction between proteins, expression level of proteins and the cleaved intracellular domain of transmembrane protein.


Assuntos
Núcleo Celular , Citoplasma , Proteínas de Membrana , Carcinogênese/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos , Transporte Proteico/fisiologia , Transdução de Sinais
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Chem Biol Interact ; 313: 108826, 2019 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31545954

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Despite of the most effective surgical removal of malignant tumors, metastasis makes cancer treatment difficult. The studies on natural compounds to inhibit this metastasis have been actively performed until now. However, the effect of tomatidine on metastasis remains unclear. METHOD: The effect of tomatidine on antioxidative activity was measured with DPPH radical assay and reducing power assay. After treatment with tomatidine, the viability of human fibrosarcoma cells (HT1080 cells) was evaluated with MTT assay. The effect of tomatidine on the inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9, gelatinases related to metastasis, was analyzed using gelatin zymography, western blot and immunofluorescence staining. Cell invasion assay was used to investigate anti-metastasis activity of tomatidine. RESULT: Tomatidine showed no DPPH radical scavenging effect and showed 8% of reduction power at 8 µM. Furthermore, tomatidine below 8 µM showed more than 80% of cell viability in MTT assay. The inhibition of tomatidine on MMP-2 activity and its protein expression levels were observed by gelatin zymography, western blot and immunofluorescence. It was observed that tomatidine inhibited not only p38 and ERK but also cell invasion. CONCLUSION: Above results suggest that tomatidine could use as a potential candidate for cancer prevention and metastasis through the inhibitory effect on gelatinase.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Tomatina/análogos & derivados , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Ativação Enzimática/efeitos dos fármacos , MAP Quinases Reguladas por Sinal Extracelular/metabolismo , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/farmacologia , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Acetato de Tetradecanoilforbol/farmacologia , Tomatina/farmacologia , Fator de Transcrição AP-1/metabolismo , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/farmacologia
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Gene ; 719: 144074, 2019 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31446094

RESUMO

Kinesin-14 motor es-kifc1 is highly expressed in the male reproductive system of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis (E. sinensis). In addition to acrosomal formation, es-KIFC1 also tightly surrounds the nucleus and its specific mechanism remains unknown. During spermatogenesis, sperm nucleus dents into a cup-shaped structure with several radial arms and completed the nuclear decondensation. In this study, the spatial expression pattern of es-KIFC1 indicates a potential function in nuclear formation with the nuclear localization sequence (NLS) on N-terminal domain which is crucial for the translocation of es-KIFC1 into the nucleus. The Motor domain is associated with microtubule modulation and the Golgi vesicles positioning. Furthermore, the expression level of es-KIFC1 is not only related to the seasonal variation of crustacean development, but also associates with mature sperm storage. The double strand RNA (dsRNA) mediated RNA interference manifests that the cup-shaped sperm nucleus is remarkably malformed and even separates the chromatin throughout the nuclei at the last stage of spermiogenesis. Besides, the sperm nucleus almost disperses its structure and separates the chromatin into several segments throughout the nucleus showing an asymmetrical performance without cytoskeleton. In summary, these results indicate the importance of es-KIFC1 in microtubule positioning and the maintenance of the mature sperm nuclei.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Artrópodes/genética , Braquiúros/fisiologia , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Cinesina/genética , Espermatogênese/genética , Animais , Proteínas de Artrópodes/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/ultraestrutura , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Cinesina/metabolismo , Masculino , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Transporte Proteico , RNA de Cadeia Dupla/genética , Espermatozoides/ultraestrutura
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 366-387, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31385665

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIMS: The extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) are members of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family. Upon stimulation, these kinases translocate from the cytoplasm to the nucleus, where they induce physiological processes such as proliferation and differentiation. The mechanism of translocation of this kinase involves phosphorylation of two Ser residues within a nuclear translocation signal (NTS), which allows binding to importin7 and a subsequent penetration via nuclear pores. However, the regulation of this process and the protein kinases involved are not yet clear. METHODS: To answer this point we developed specific anti phospho-SPS antibody, used this and other antibodies in Western blots and crystalized the phospho-mimetic mutated ERK. RESULTS: Here we show that the phosphorylation of both Ser residues is mediated mainly by casein kinase 2 (CK2) and that active ERK may assist in the phosphorylation of the N-terminal Ser. We also demonstrate that the phosphorylation is dependent on the release of ERK from cytoplasmic anchoring proteins. Crystal structure of the phosphomimetic ERK revealed that the NTS phosphorylation creates an acidic patch in ERK. Our model is that in resting cells ERK is bound to cytoplasmic anchors, which prevent its NTS phosphorylation. Upon stimulation, phosphorylation of the ERK TEY domain releases ERK and allows phosphorylation of its NTS by CK2 and active ERK to generate a negatively charged patch in ERK, binding to importin 7 and nuclear translocation. CONCLUSION: These results provide an important role of CK2 in regulating nuclear ERK activities.


Assuntos
Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Transporte Ativo do Núcleo Celular , Caseína Quinase II/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Carioferinas/metabolismo , Fosforilação , Ligação Proteica , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(68): 10128-10131, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31386708

RESUMO

Fueled by the therapeutic potential of the epigenetic machinery, BET bromodomains have seen high interest as drug targets. Herein, we introduce different linkers to a BET bromodomain benzodiazepine ligand (I-BET762) to gauge its implications in the development of hybrid drugs, imaging probes and small molecule drug conjugates. Biophysical studies confirmed minimal disruption to binding of the BRD4 cavity by the synthesized entities, which includes imaging probes. Target engagement was confirmed in a cellular context, but poor membrane diffusion was found despite efficient localization in the nuclei after membrane disruption. Our study highlights challenges and opportunities for the successful design of benzodiazepine-derived drug-delivery systems.


Assuntos
Benzodiazepinas/farmacologia , Fluoresceínas/farmacologia , Corantes Fluorescentes/farmacologia , Proteínas Nucleares/antagonistas & inibidores , Benzodiazepinas/síntese química , Benzodiazepinas/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Desenho de Drogas , Fluoresceínas/síntese química , Fluoresceínas/química , Corantes Fluorescentes/síntese química , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Humanos , Ligantes , Estrutura Molecular , Proteínas Nucleares/química , Domínios Proteicos
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Cancer Sci ; 110(10): 3110-3121, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31385398

RESUMO

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Our previous study showed that EYA4 functioned by suppressing growth of HCC tumor cells, but its molecular mechanism is still not elucidated. Based on the results of gene microassay, EYA4 was inversely correlated with MYCBP and was verified in human HCC tissues by immunohistochemistry and western blot. Overexpressed and KO EYA4 in human HCC cell lines confirmed the negative correlation between EYA4 and MYCBP by qRT-PCR and western blot. Transfected siRNA of MYCBP in EYA4 overexpressed cells and overexpressed MYCBP in EYA4 KO cells could efficiently rescue the proliferation and G2/M arrest effects of EYA4 on HCC cells. Mechanistically, armed with serine/threonine-specific protein phosphatase activity, EYA4 reduced nuclear translocation of ß-catenin by dephosphorylating ß-catenin at Ser552, thereby suppressing the transcription of MYCBP which was induced by ß-catenin/LEF1 binding to the promoter of MYCBP. Clinically, HCC patients with highly expressed EYA4 and poorly expressed MYCBP had significantly longer disease-free survival and overall survival than HCC patients with poorly expressed EYA4 and highly expressed MYCBP. In conclusion, EYA4 suppressed HCC tumor cell growth by repressing MYCBP by dephosphorylating ß-catenin S552. EYA4 combined with MYCBP could be potential prognostic biomarkers in HCC.


Assuntos
Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Transativadores/genética , Transativadores/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , beta Catenina/metabolismo , Adulto , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fosforilação , Prognóstico , Serina/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , beta Catenina/química
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APMIS ; 127(11): 699-709, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403731

RESUMO

We aimed to assess (1)-whether nuclear ß-catenin is a marker of endometrial precancer, and (2)-the diagnostic accuracy of ß-catenin immunohistochemistry in the differential diagnosis between benign and premalignant endometrial hyperplasia (EH), defining criteria for its use. Electronic databases were searched for studies evaluating ß-catenin immunohistochemistry in normal endometrium (NE), benign and/or premalignant EH, and endometrioid carcinoma (EC). Odds ratio (OR; p < 0.05), sensitivity, specificity, diagnostic OR (DOR), positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR+, LR-) were calculated. Subgroup analyses were based on the classification system used (WHO or EIN) and criteria to define aberrant ß-catenin expression (only nuclear or cytoplasmic/nuclear). Twelve studies with 1510 specimens were included. Nuclear ß-catenin rate significantly increased from NE to benign EH (OR = 26.01; p = 0.0002, only in WHO subgroup), and from benign EH to premalignant EH (OR = 3.89; p = 0.0002; more markedly in EIN subgroup), but not from premalignant EH to EC (OR = 0.78; p = 0.29). Nuclear ß-catenin accuracy was very low in WHO subgroup (sensitivity = 0.40, specificity = 0.76, LR+ = 1.85, LR- = 0.72; DOR = 2.89) and moderate in EIN subgroup (sensitivity = 0.19, specificity = 1.00, LR+ = 14.80, LR- = 0.83; DOR = 18.14). Cytoplasmic/nuclear ß-catenin accuracy was absent in WHO subgroup (sensitivity = 0.45, specificity = 0.54, LR+ = 1.01, LR- = 1.01; DOR = 0.99) and low in EIN subgroup (sensitivity = 0.57, specificity = 0.86, LR+ = 3.63, LR- = 0.51; DOR = 8.30). Considering nuclear expression and using EIN system, ß-catenin immunohistochemistry might be reliable as rule-in test for diagnosis of endometrial precancer, with perfect specificity and moderate overall accuracy.


Assuntos
Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Hiperplasia Endometrial/metabolismo , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/metabolismo , beta Catenina/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/genética , Hiperplasia Endometrial/genética , Hiperplasia Endometrial/patologia , Neoplasias do Endométrio/diagnóstico , Neoplasias do Endométrio/genética , Neoplasias do Endométrio/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Endométrio/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/diagnóstico , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/genética , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/patologia , beta Catenina/genética
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(10): 1125-1133, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31408364

RESUMO

Mammary gland involution is a regressive process for the gland to return to its prepregnancy state after lactation and comprises an initial reversible and second remodeling stage. Although many genes and the multiple expression profiles of their mRNAs have been found in this process, the mechanisms controlling the profiles are largely unknown. In this study, we identified and analyzed transcription factor Sox4 in mammary gland involution. Elevated expression of Sox4 gene in the first stage (48 h after weaning) was observed at the mRNA and protein levels in the mouse mammary gland. Immunohistochemistry of the involuting gland indicated that Sox4 was located in the nuclei of epithelial cells. Nuclear Sox4 was also detected in the second stage, but unlikely to be involved in cell death, one of the characteristic events of involution. To clarify the functional roles of Sox4 in involution, we introduced a model, including a normal mammary epithelial cell line, for finding candidate target genes of this transcription factor and examined its effect on tenascin C mRNA expression.


Assuntos
Núcleo Celular/genética , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Fatores de Transcrição SOXC/genética , Tenascina/genética , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Morte Celular , Linhagem Celular , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Lactação/fisiologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/citologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Camundongos , Gravidez , Ligação Proteica , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição SOXC/metabolismo , Tenascina/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Desmame
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2907, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266958

RESUMO

Single-nucleus RNA-seq (snRNA-seq) enables the interrogation of cellular states in complex tissues that are challenging to dissociate or are frozen, and opens the way to human genetics studies, clinical trials, and precise cell atlases of large organs. However, such applications are currently limited by batch effects, processing, and costs. Here, we present an approach for multiplexing snRNA-seq, using sample-barcoded antibodies to uniquely label nuclei from distinct samples. Comparing human brain cortex samples profiled with or without hashing antibodies, we demonstrate that nucleus hashing does not significantly alter recovered profiles. We develop DemuxEM, a computational tool that detects inter-sample multiplets and assigns singlets to their sample of origin, and validate its accuracy using sex-specific gene expression, species-mixing and natural genetic variation. Our approach will facilitate tissue atlases of isogenic model organisms or from multiple biopsies or longitudinal samples of one donor, and large-scale perturbation screens.


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Anticorpos/análise , Núcleo Celular/genética , Genômica/métodos , Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Núcleo Celular/química , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , DNA/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neurônios/química , Neurônios/citologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Córtex Pré-Frontal/química , Córtex Pré-Frontal/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(65): 9649-9652, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31339160

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Intracellular delivery of bioactive polyphenols is currently evaluated as a protective strategy for cells under pharmaceutical stress. To this end, the 20mer R5 peptide from the marine diatom C. fusiformis was N-terminally modified with a quercetin derivative. This polyphenol-peptide conjugate was used to generate homogeneous silica particles under biomimetic conditions that are efficiently taken up by eukaryotic cells without being cytotoxic. However, not only was accumulation in the cytoplasm of living cells observed via electron and fluorescence microscopy but also translocation into the nucleus. The latter was only seen when the quercetin-peptide conjugate was present within the silica particles and provides a novel targeting option for silica particles to nuclei.


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Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Corantes Fluorescentes/farmacocinética , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/farmacocinética , Quercetina/análogos & derivados , Quercetina/farmacocinética , Dióxido de Silício/farmacocinética , Transporte Ativo do Núcleo Celular , Biomimética , Diatomáceas/química , Corantes Fluorescentes/síntese química , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Corantes Fluorescentes/toxicidade , Células HT29 , Humanos , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/síntese química , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/química , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/toxicidade , Quercetina/síntese química , Quercetina/toxicidade , Dióxido de Silício/química , Dióxido de Silício/toxicidade
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Plant Mol Biol ; 101(1-2): 113-127, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31300998

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Transcriptional regulation is an essential molecular machinery in controlling gene expression in diverse plant developmental processes including fruit ripening. This involves the interaction of transcription factors (TFs) and promoters of target genes. In banana, although a number of fruit ripening-associated TFs have been characterized, their number is relatively small. Here we identified a nuclear-localized basic leucine zipper (bZIP) TF, MabZIP93, associated with banana ripening. MabZIP93 activated cell wall modifying genes MaPL2, MaPE1, MaXTH23 and MaXGT1 by directly binding to their promoters. Transient over-expression of MabZIP93 in banana fruit resulted in the increased expression of MaPL2, MaPE1, MaXTH23 and MaXGT1. Moreover, a mitogen-activated protein kinase MaMPK2 and MabZIP93 were found to interact with MabZIP93. The interaction of MabZIP93 with MaMPK2 enhanced MabZIP93 activation of cell wall modifying genes, which was likely due to the phosphorylation of MabZIP93 mediated by MaMPK2. Overall, this study shows that MaMPK2 interacts with and phosphorylates MabZIP93 to promote MabZIP93-mediated transcriptional activation of cell wall modifying genes, thereby expanding our understanding of gene networks associated with banana fruit ripening.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/genética , Musa/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Ativação Transcricional , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina Básica/genética , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina Básica/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Parede Celular/metabolismo , Frutas/genética , Musa/fisiologia , Fosforilação , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3051, 2019 07 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296864

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Treatment of liver metastasis experiences slow progress owing to the severe side effects. In this study, we demonstrate a strategy capable of eliminating metastatic cancer cells in a selective manner. Nucleus-targeting W18O49 nanoparticles (WONPs) are conjugated to mitochondria-selective mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) containing photosensitizer (Ce6) through a Cathepsin B-cleavable peptide. In hepatocytes, upon the laser irradiation, the generated singlet oxygen species are consumed by WONPs, in turn leading to the loss of their photothermally heating capacity, thereby sparing hepatocyte from thermal damage induced by the laser illumination. By contrast, in cancer cells, the cleaved peptide linker allows WONPs and MSNs to respectively target nucleus and mitochondria, where the therapeutic powers could be unleashed, both photodynamically and photothermally. This ensures the energy production of cancer cells can be abolished. We further assess the underlying molecular mechanism at both gene and protein levels to better understand the therapeutic outcome.


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Portadores de Fármacos/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Fotoquimioterapia/métodos , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/administração & dosagem , Animais , Catepsina B/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Feminino , Células HCT116 , Hepatócitos/citologia , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Humanos , Injeções Intravenosas , Lasers , Fígado/citologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/secundário , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Fosforilação Oxidativa , Óxidos/química , Fotoquimioterapia/instrumentação , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio , Dióxido de Silício/química , Resultado do Tratamento , Tungstênio/química , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Gene ; 710: 291-306, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185283

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The WD40 transcription factor family is a superfamily found in all eukaryotes that plays important roles in regulating growth and development. To our knowledge, to date, WD40 superfamily genes have been identified and characterized in several plant species, but little information is available on the WD40 superfamily genes in peach. In this study, we identified 220 members of the WD40 superfamily in the peach genome, and these members were further classified into five subfamilies based on phylogenetic comparison with those in Arabidopsis. The members within each subfamily had conserved motifs and gene structures. The WD40 genes were unevenly distributed on chromosomes 1 to 8 of the peach genome. Additionally, 58 pairs of paralog WD40 members were found on eight chromosomes in peach, and 242 pairs of orthologous WD40 genes in peach and Arabidopsis were matched. The 54 selected putative WD40 genes in peach had diverse expression patterns in red-fleshed and white-fleshed peach fruits at five developmental stages. Prupe.6G211800.1 was located only on the cytomembrane, while Prupe.1G428200.1 and Prupe.I003200.1 were located on both the cytomembrane and in the nucleus; Prupe.1G558700.1 was densely localized around the nuclear rim but relatively faintly localized in the nucleoplasm; Prupe.5G116300.1 was located in the nucleus and cytomembrane with strong signals but showed weak signals in the cytoplasm; and Prupe.8G212400.1 and Prupe.1G053600.1 were located mainly in the nuclear envelope and cytomembrane but relatively faintly in the nucleoplasm. This study provides a foundation for the further functional verification of WD40 genes in peach.


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Mapeamento Cromossômico/métodos , Família Multigênica , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Prunus persica/genética , Núcleo Celular/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Cromossomos de Plantas/genética , Sequência Conservada , Citoplasma/genética , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Prunus persica/metabolismo , Repetições WD40
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol ; 57(2): 84-93, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31198984

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INTRODUCTION: WNT5A (Wnt family member 5A) belongs to the WNT family of secreted signaling glycoproteins that play essential role in developmental, physiological and pathological processes. WNT5A was shown to take part in carcinogenesis process playing both oncogenic and suppressor functions in various types of human malignancies. This study aimed to assess the expression of the WNT5A gene at the mRNA and protein levels in the specimens derived from endometrial cancer (EC) or unchanged control endometrium. The associations between the WNT5A expression levels and clinicopathological characteristics and survival of EC patients were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total RNA was isolated in order to assess the relative amounts of WNT5A mRNA by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) in samples of unchanged endometrial control (n = 8) and tumor samples of EC patients (n = 28). Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to determine the presence of WNT5A protein in the sections of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens derived from unchanged endome-trial controls (n = 6) and EC tumors (n = 19). Significance of differences in WNT5A expression levels between the studied groups of EC patients and correlations between the WNT5A and demographic data, pathological features, hematological parameters and overall survival of the patients were evaluated by statistical analysis. RESULTS: The level of WNT5A mRNA was decreased in EC in comparison to unchanged endometrium. WNT5A expression was associated with primary tumor invasion status exhibiting reduced level of transcripts in EC that involved organs beyond the uterus when compared to the uterus-confined cancers. WNT5A immunoreactivity was visualized in the cytoplasm and nuclei of EC cells as well as in the luminal and glandular epithelial cells of unchanged endometrium. WNT5A mRNA expression levels correlated negatively with cytoplasmic, and positively with nuclear immunoreactivity of the WNT5A protein in the EC cells. In addition, the relationships between blood leucocyte count (in particular granulocytes and lymphocytes) of patients with EC and their WNT5A mRNA and protein expression levels were established. A positive correlation between the nuclear immunoexpression of WNT5A protein in the cancer cells in cell nuclei and mean platelet volume in blood was also found. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the first study of WNT5A expression at the transcript and protein levels indicate that it could be considered as a potential marker of molecular changes that take place during EC development.


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Neoplasias do Endométrio/genética , Neoplasias do Endométrio/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Proteína Wnt-5a/genética , Proteína Wnt-5a/metabolismo , Adulto , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/imunologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo , Neoplasias do Endométrio/diagnóstico , Neoplasias do Endométrio/mortalidade , Endométrio/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/imunologia , Isoformas de Proteínas/metabolismo , Proteína Wnt-5a/imunologia
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J Chem Theory Comput ; 15(7): 4088-4098, 2019 Jul 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31244126

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We report the analytical nuclear gradient theory for complete active space second-order perturbation theory (CASPT2) with imaginary shift, which is commonly used to avoid divergence of the perturbation expression. Our formulation is based on the Lagrangian approach and is an extension of the algorithm for CASPT2 nuclear gradients with real shift. The working equations are derived and implemented into an efficient parallel program. Numerical examples are presented for the ground- and excited-state geometries and conical intersections of a green fluorescent protein model chromophore, p-HBDI-. We also report timing benchmarks with adenine, p-HBDI-, and iron porphyrin. It is demonstrated that the energies and geometries obtained with the imaginary shift improve accuracy at a minor additional cost which is mainly associated with evaluating the effective density matrix elements for the imaginary shift term.


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Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Modelos Teóricos , Algoritmos , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/química
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BMC Evol Biol ; 19(1): 120, 2019 06 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185890

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BACKGROUND: Volvocine algae provide a suitable model for investigation of the evolution of multicellular organisms. Within this group, evolution of the body plan from flattened to spheroidal colonies is thought to have occurred independently in two different lineages, Volvocaceae and Astrephomene. Volvocacean species undergo inversion to form a spheroidal cell layer following successive cell divisions during embryogenesis. During inversion, the daughter protoplasts change their shape and develop acute chloroplast ends (opposite to basal bodies). By contrast, Astrephomene does not undergo inversion; rather, its daughter protoplasts rotate during successive cell divisions to form a spheroidal colony. However, the evolutionary pathways of these cellular events involved in the two tactics for formation of spheroidal colony are unclear, since the embryogenesis of extant volvocine genera with ancestral flattened colonies, such as Gonium and Tetrabaena, has not previously been investigated in detail. RESULTS: We conducted time-lapse imaging by light microscopy and indirect immunofluorescence microscopy with staining of basal bodies, nuclei, and microtubules to observe embryogenesis in G. pectorale and T. socialis, which form 16-celled or 4-celled flattened colonies, respectively. In G. pectorale, a cup-shaped cell layer of the 16-celled embryo underwent gradual expansion after successive cell divisions, with the apical ends (position of basal bodies) of the square embryo's peripheral protoplasts separated from each other. In T. socialis, on the other hand, there was no apparent expansion of the daughter protoplasts in 4-celled embryos after successive cell divisions, however the two pairs of diagonally opposed daughter protoplasts shifted slightly and flattened after hatching. Neither of these two species exhibited rotation of daughter protoplasts during successive cell divisions as in Astrephomene or the formation of acute chloroplast ends of daughter protoplasts as in volvocacean inversion. CONCLUSIONS: The present results indicate that the ancestor of Astrephomene might have newly acquired the rotation of daughter protoplasts after it diverged from the ancestor of Gonium, while the ancestor of Volvocaceae might have newly acquired the formation of acute chloroplast ends to complete inversion after divergence from the ancestor of Goniaceae (Gonium and Astrephomene).


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Evolução Biológica , Clorófitas/embriologia , Corpos Basais/metabolismo , Divisão Celular , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Clorófitas/classificação , Clorófitas/citologia , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Filogenia , Imagem com Lapso de Tempo
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Histochem Cell Biol ; 152(3): 227-237, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31183542

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Type I spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the loss or mutation of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. The reduction in SMN protein levels in SMA leads to the degeneration of motor neurons and muscular atrophy. In this study, we analyzed the nuclear reorganization in human skeletal myofibers from a type I SMA patient carrying a deletion of exons 7 and 8 in the SMN1 gene and two SMN2 gene copies and showing reduced SMN protein levels in the muscle compared with those in control samples. The morphometric analysis of myofiber size revealed the coexistence of atrophic and hypertrophic myofibers in SMA samples. Compared with controls, both nuclear size and the nuclear shape factor were significantly reduced in SMA myonuclei. Nuclear reorganization in SMA myonuclei was characterized by extensive heterochromatinization, the aggregation of splicing factors in large interchromatin granule clusters, and nucleolar alterations with the accumulation of the granular component and a loss of fibrillar center/dense fibrillar component units. These nuclear alterations reflect a severe perturbation of global pre-mRNA transcription and splicing, as well as nucleolar dysfunction, in SMA myofibers. Moreover, the finding of similar nuclear reorganization in both atrophic and hypetrophic myofibers provides additional support that the SMN deficiency in SMA patients may primarily affect the skeletal myofibers.


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Núcleo Celular/genética , Músculo Esquelético/patologia , RNA/genética , RNA/metabolismo , Atrofias Musculares Espinais da Infância/genética , Atrofias Musculares Espinais da Infância/patologia , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo
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Genes Dev ; 33(13-14): 814-827, 2019 07 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31171703

RESUMO

Alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) is a telomerase-independent telomere maintenance mechanism that occurs in a subset of cancers. One of the hallmarks of ALT cancer is the excessively clustered telomeres in promyelocytic leukemia (PML) bodies, represented as large bright telomere foci. Here, we present a model system that generates telomere clustering in nuclear polySUMO (small ubiquitin-like modification)/polySIM (SUMO-interacting motif) condensates, analogous to PML bodies, and thus artificially engineered ALT-associated PML body (APB)-like condensates in vivo. We observed that the ALT-like phenotypes (i.e., a small fraction of heterogeneous telomere lengths and formation of C circles) are rapidly induced by introducing the APB-like condensates together with BLM through its helicase domain, accompanied by ssDNA generation and RPA accumulation at telomeres. Moreover, these events lead to mitotic DNA synthesis (MiDAS) at telomeres mediated by RAD52 through its highly conserved N-terminal domain. We propose that the clustering of large amounts of telomeres in human cancers promotes ALT that is mediated by MiDAS, analogous to Saccharomyces cerevisiae type II ALT survivors.


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Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , DNA/biossíntese , Leucemia Promielocítica Aguda/fisiopatologia , Mitose , Proteína Rad52 de Recombinação e Reparo de DNA/metabolismo , RecQ Helicases/metabolismo , Homeostase do Telômero/genética , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Leucemia Promielocítica Aguda/genética , Fenótipo , Transporte Proteico , Proteína SUMO-1/metabolismo , Telômero/genética , Telômero/metabolismo
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