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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4913, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33004813

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Reprograming of proline metabolism is critical for tumor growth. Here we show that PINCH-1 is highly expressed in lung adenocarcinoma and promotes proline synthesis through regulation of mitochondrial dynamics. Knockout (KO) of PINCH-1 increases dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) expression and mitochondrial fragmentation, which suppresses kindlin-2 mitochondrial translocation and interaction with pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase 1 (PYCR1), resulting in inhibition of proline synthesis and cell proliferation. Depletion of DRP1 reverses PINCH-1 deficiency-induced defects on mitochondrial dynamics, proline synthesis and cell proliferation. Furthermore, overexpression of PYCR1 in PINCH-1 KO cells restores proline synthesis and cell proliferation, and suppresses DRP1 expression and mitochondrial fragmentation. Finally, ablation of PINCH-1 from lung adenocarcinoma in mouse increases DRP1 expression and inhibits PYCR1 expression, proline synthesis, fibrosis and tumor growth. Our results identify a signaling axis consisting of PINCH-1, DRP1 and PYCR1 that regulates mitochondrial dynamics and proline synthesis, and suggest an attractive strategy for alleviation of tumor growth.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Células A549 , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Proliferação de Células/genética , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Dinaminas/metabolismo , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/genética , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Dinâmica Mitocondrial , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Prolina/biossíntese , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Pirrolina Carboxilato Redutases/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida
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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 221, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33024073
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4666, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938943

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Intercalated discs (ICD), specific cell-to-cell contacts that connect adjacent cardiomyocytes, ensure mechanical and electrochemical coupling during contraction of the heart. Mutations in genes encoding ICD components are linked to cardiovascular diseases. Here, we show that loss of Xinß, a newly-identified component of ICDs, results in cardiomyocyte proliferation defects and cardiomyopathy. We uncovered a role for Xinß in signaling via the Hippo-YAP pathway by recruiting NF2 to the ICD to modulate cardiac function. In Xinß mutant hearts levels of phosphorylated NF2 are substantially reduced, suggesting an impairment of Hippo-YAP signaling. Cardiac-specific overexpression of YAP rescues cardiac defects in Xinß knock-out mice-indicating a functional and genetic interaction between Xinß and YAP. Our study reveals a molecular mechanism by which cardiac-expressed intercalated disc protein Xinß modulates Hippo-YAP signaling to control heart development and cardiac function in a tissue specific manner. Consequently, this pathway may represent a therapeutic target for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Cardiomiopatia Dilatada/genética , Comunicação Celular , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Ventrículos do Coração/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/genética , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Mutação , Miócitos Cardíacos/citologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Neurofibromina 2/genética , Neurofibromina 2/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Transdução de Sinais
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Clin Dermatol ; 38(4): 421-431, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32972601

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Café au lait spots are common birthmarks seen sporadically and in association with several genetic syndromes. Dermatologists are often asked to evaluate these birthmarks both by other physicians and by parents. In some cases, it is challenging to know when and how to pursue further evaluation. Diagnostic challenges may come in the form of the appearance of the individual lesions, areas and patterns of cutaneous involvement, and associated features (or lack thereof). In this review, we aim to clarify when and how to evaluate the child with multiple or patterned café au lait spots and to explain some emerging concepts in our understanding of the genetics of these lesions.


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Manchas Café com Leite/congênito , Manchas Café com Leite/diagnóstico , Neurofibromatose 1/diagnóstico , Neurofibromatose 1/genética , Dermatopatias Genéticas/diagnóstico , Dermatopatias Genéticas/genética , Pele/patologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Manchas Café com Leite/genética , Manchas Café com Leite/patologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Deleção de Genes , Estudos de Associação Genética , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Neurofibromatose 1/patologia , Neurofibromina 1/genética , Dermatopatias Genéticas/patologia , Síndrome
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5411-5416, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988861

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BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have markedly increased risk for developing colitis-associated colorectal adenocarcinoma (CAC). There is no established prognostic biomarker for CAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on a cohort of 57 CACs. Expression of caudal type homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2) and YES-associated protein 1 (YAP1) expression was correlated with clinicodemographic and histopathological features. RESULTS: Neither YAP1 nor CDX2 expression alone was significantly associated with tumor invasion beyond the muscularis propria or lymph node status. However, a subgroup of CAC with double negativity for expression of YAP1 and CDX2 was more frequently found in younger patients, and more frequently associated with higher pathological tumor stage and nodal metastasis. Furthermore, a positive correlation between CDX2 and YAP1 expression was identified in CAC and sporadic colorectal adenocarcinoma. CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates that double negativity for expression of YAP1 and CDX2 defines a subgroup of CAC with early onset and aggressive clinical features.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Fator de Transcrição CDX2/genética , Colite/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Adenocarcinoma/complicações , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Adulto , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Colite/complicações , Colite/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/complicações , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/complicações , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/genética , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4581, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917893

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Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP) is a transcriptional regulator with critical roles in mechanotransduction, organ size control, and regeneration. Here, using advanced tools for real-time visualization of native YAP and target gene transcription dynamics, we show that a cycle of fast exodus of nuclear YAP to the cytoplasm followed by fast reentry to the nucleus ("localization-resets") activates YAP target genes. These "resets" are induced by calcium signaling, modulation of actomyosin contractility, or mitosis. Using nascent-transcription reporter knock-ins of YAP target genes, we show a strict association between these resets and downstream transcription. Oncogenically-transformed cell lines lack localization-resets and instead show dramatically elevated rates of nucleocytoplasmic shuttling of YAP, suggesting an escape from compartmentalization-based control. The single-cell localization and transcription traces suggest that YAP activity is not a simple linear function of nuclear enrichment and point to a model of transcriptional activation based on nucleocytoplasmic exchange properties of YAP.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Cálcio/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Introdução de Genes , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Mecanotransdução Celular/fisiologia , Oncogenes/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4576, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917905

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Endosome maturation depends on membrane contact sites (MCSs) formed between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and endolysosomes (LyLEs). The mechanism underlying lipid supply for this process and its pathophysiological relevance remains unclear, however. Here, we identify PDZD8-the mammalian ortholog of a yeast ERMES subunit-as a protein that interacts with protrudin, which is located at ER-LyLE MCSs. Protrudin and PDZD8 promote the formation of ER-LyLE MCSs, and PDZD8 shows the ability to extract various lipids from the ER. Overexpression of both protrudin and PDZD8 in HeLa cells, as well as their depletion in mouse primary neurons, impairs endosomal homeostasis by inducing the formation of abnormal large vacuoles reminiscent of those apparent in spastin- or REEP1-deficient neurons. The protrudin-PDZD8 system is also essential for the establishment of neuronal polarity. Our results suggest that protrudin and PDZD8 cooperatively promote endosome maturation by mediating ER-LyLE tethering and lipid extraction at MCSs, thereby maintaining neuronal polarity and integrity.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Endossomos/fisiologia , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte Vesicular/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Humanos , Lipídeos , Lipossomos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Camundongos Knockout , Mitocôndrias , Domínios Proteicos , Proteômica , Proteínas Recombinantes , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte Vesicular/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4766, 2020 09 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958778

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Germline telomere maintenance defects are associated with an increased incidence of inflammatory diseases in humans, yet whether and how telomere dysfunction causes inflammation are not known. Here, we show that telomere dysfunction drives pATM/c-ABL-mediated activation of the YAP1 transcription factor, up-regulating the major pro-inflammatory factor, pro-IL-18. The colonic microbiome stimulates cytosolic receptors activating caspase-1 which cleaves pro-IL-18 into mature IL-18, leading to recruitment of interferon (IFN)-γ-secreting T cells and intestinal inflammation. Correspondingly, patients with germline telomere maintenance defects exhibit DNA damage (γH2AX) signaling together with elevated YAP1 and IL-18 expression. In mice with telomere dysfunction, telomerase reactivation in the intestinal epithelium or pharmacological inhibition of ATM, YAP1, or caspase-1 as well as antibiotic treatment, dramatically reduces IL-18 and intestinal inflammation. Thus, telomere dysfunction-induced activation of the ATM-YAP1-pro-IL-18 pathway in epithelium is a key instigator of tissue inflammation.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Telômero/patologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Caspase 1/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Criança , Colo/metabolismo , Colo/microbiologia , Colo/patologia , Gastroenteropatias/patologia , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/fisiologia , Humanos , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/microbiologia , Interleucina-18/genética , Interleucina-18/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Fosforilação , Precursores de Proteínas/genética , Precursores de Proteínas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Telomerase/genética , Telomerase/metabolismo
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Am J Hum Genet ; 107(3): 445-460, 2020 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32750315

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Tandem repeats are proposed to contribute to human-specific traits, and more than 40 tandem repeat expansions are known to cause neurological disease. Here, we characterize a human-specific 69 bp variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) in the last intron of WDR7, which exhibits striking variability in both copy number and nucleotide composition, as revealed by long-read sequencing. In addition, greater repeat copy number is significantly enriched in three independent cohorts of individuals with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Each unit of the repeat forms a stem-loop structure with the potential to produce microRNAs, and the repeat RNA can aggregate when expressed in cells. We leveraged its remarkable sequence variability to align the repeat in 288 samples and uncover its mechanism of expansion. We found that the repeat expands in the 3'-5' direction, in groups of repeat units divisible by two. The expansion patterns we observed were consistent with duplication events, and a replication error called template switching. We also observed that the VNTR is expanded in both Denisovan and Neanderthal genomes but is fixed at one copy or fewer in non-human primates. Evaluating the repeat in 1000 Genomes Project samples reveals that some repeat segments are solely present or absent in certain geographic populations. The large size of the repeat unit in this VNTR, along with our multiplexed sequencing strategy, provides an unprecedented opportunity to study mechanisms of repeat expansion, and a framework for evaluating the roles of VNTRs in human evolution and disease.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/genética , Evolução Molecular , Sequências de Repetição em Tandem/genética , Idoso , Doença de Alzheimer/genética , Doença de Alzheimer/patologia , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/patologia , Expansão das Repetições de DNA/genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Repetições Minissatélites/genética , Fenótipo , Especificidade da Espécie
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008730, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776977

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Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), caused by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), is a highly angioproliferative disseminated tumor of endothelial cells commonly found in AIDS patients. We have recently shown that KSHV-encoded viral interferon regulatory factor 1 (vIRF1) mediates KSHV-induced cell motility (PLoS Pathog. 2019 Jan 30;15(1):e1007578). However, the role of vIRF1 in KSHV-induced cellular transformation and angiogenesis remains unknown. Here, we show that vIRF1 promotes angiogenesis by upregulating sperm associated antigen 9 (SPAG9) using two in vivo angiogenesis models including the chick chorioallantoic membrane assay (CAM) and the matrigel plug angiogenesis assay in mice. Mechanistically, vIRF1 interacts with transcription factor Lef1 to promote SPAG9 transcription. vIRF1-induced SPAG9 promotes the interaction of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4 (MKK4) with JNK1/2 to increase their phosphorylation, resulting in enhanced VEGFA expression, angiogenesis, cell proliferation and migration. Finally, genetic deletion of ORF-K9 from KSHV genome abolishes KSHV-induced cellular transformation and impairs angiogenesis. Our results reveal that vIRF1 transcriptionally activates SPAG9 expression to promote angiogenesis and tumorigenesis via activating JNK/VEGFA signaling. These novel findings define the mechanism of KSHV induction of the SPAG9/JNK/VEGFA pathway and establish the scientific basis for targeting this pathway for treating KSHV-associated cancers.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Herpesvirus Humano 8/metabolismo , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 8 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 9 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Sarcoma de Kaposi/metabolismo , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Transformação Celular Neoplásica , Herpesvirus Humano 8/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Proteína Quinase 8 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 9 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/metabolismo , Neovascularização Patológica/fisiopatologia , Sarcoma de Kaposi/genética , Sarcoma de Kaposi/fisiopatologia , Sarcoma de Kaposi/virologia , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008989, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810129

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Drosophila Myc (dMyc), as a broad-spectrum transcription factor, can regulate the expression of a large number of genes to control diverse cellular processes, such as cell cycle progression, cell growth, proliferation and apoptosis. However, it remains largely unknown about whether dMyc can be involved in Drosophila innate immune response. Here, we have identified dMyc to be a negative regulator of Drosophila Imd pathway via the loss- and gain-of-function screening. We demonstrate that dMyc inhibits Drosophila Imd immune response via directly activating miR-277 transcription, which further inhibit the expression of imd and Tab2-Ra/b. Importantly, dMyc can improve the survival of flies upon infection, suggesting inhibiting Drosophila Imd pathway by dMyc is vital to restore immune homeostasis that is essential for survival. Taken together, our study not only reports a new dMyc-miR-277-imd/Tab2 axis involved in the negative regulation of Drosophila Imd pathway, and provides a new insight into the complex regulatory mechanism of Drosophila innate immune homeostasis maintenance.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Imunidade Inata/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Divisão Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Homeostase/genética , Humanos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética/genética
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008766, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32857822

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Pathogens commonly disrupt the intestinal epithelial barrier; however, how the epithelial immune system senses the loss of intestinal barrier as a danger signal to activate self-defense is unclear. Through an unbiased approach in the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, we found that the EGL-44/TEAD transcription factor and its transcriptional activator YAP-1/YAP (Yes-associated protein) were activated when the intestinal barrier was disrupted by infections with the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14. Gene Ontology enrichment analysis of the genes containing the TEAD-binding sites revealed that "innate immune response" and "defense response to Gram-negative bacterium" were two top significantly overrepresented terms. Genetic inactivation of yap-1 and egl-44 significantly reduced the survival rate and promoted bacterial accumulation in worms after bacterial infections. Furthermore, we found that disturbance of the E-cadherin-based adherens junction triggered the nuclear translocation and activation of YAP-1/YAP in the gut of worms. Although YAP is a major downstream effector of the Hippo signaling, our study revealed that the activation of YAP-1/YAP was independent of the Hippo pathway during disruption of intestinal barrier. After screening 10 serine/threonine phosphatases, we identified that PP2A phosphatase was involved in the activation of YAP-1/YAP after intestinal barrier loss induced by bacterial infections. Additionally, our study demonstrated that the function of YAP was evolutionarily conserved in mice. Our study highlights how the intestinal epithelium recognizes the loss of the epithelial barrier as a danger signal to deploy defenses against pathogens, uncovering an immune surveillance program in the intestinal epithelium.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Permeabilidade da Membrana Celular , Células Epiteliais/imunologia , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/imunologia , Salmonelose Animal/imunologia , Salmonella typhimurium/imunologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/microbiologia , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Camundongos , Salmonelose Animal/metabolismo , Salmonelose Animal/microbiologia , Salmonelose Animal/patologia , Transdução de Sinais
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Science ; 369(6506): 984-988, 2020 08 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820125

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Germinal center (GC) responses potentiate the generation of follicular regulatory T (TFR) cells. However, the molecular cues driving TFR cell formation remain unknown. Here, we show that sclerostin domain-containing protein 1 (SOSTDC1), secreted by a subpopulation of follicular helper T (TFH) cells and T-B cell border-enriched fibroblastic reticular cells, is developmentally required for TFR cell generation. Fate tracking and transcriptome assessment in reporter mice establishes SOSTDC1-expressing TFH cells as a distinct T cell population that develops after SOSTDC1- TFH cells and loses the ability to help B cells for antibody production. Notably, Sostdc1 ablation in TFH cells results in substantially reduced TFR cell numbers and consequently elevated GC responses. Mechanistically, SOSTDC1 blocks the WNT-ß-catenin axis and facilitates TFR cell differentiation.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Linfócitos T Auxiliares-Indutores/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Centro Germinativo/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/genética , Ativação Linfocitária/imunologia , Contagem de Linfócitos , Camundongos , Camundongos Mutantes , Proteínas Wnt/metabolismo , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237430, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32841307

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BACKGROUND & AIMS: Given ongoing challenges in non-invasive non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) diagnosis, we sought to validate an ALT-based NAFLD phenotype using measures readily available in electronic health records (EHRs) and population-based studies by leveraging the clinical and genetic data in the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a multi-ethnic mega-biobank of US Veterans. METHODS: MVP participants with alanine aminotransferases (ALT) >40 units/L for men and >30 units/L for women without other causes of liver disease were compared to controls with normal ALT. Genetic variants spanning eight NAFLD risk or ALT-associated loci (LYPLAL1, GCKR, HSD17B13, TRIB1, PPP1R3B, ERLIN1, TM6SF2, PNPLA3) were tested for NAFLD associations with sensitivity analyses adjusting for metabolic risk factors and alcohol consumption. A manual EHR review assessed performance characteristics of the NAFLD phenotype with imaging and biopsy data as gold standards. Genetic associations with advanced fibrosis were explored using FIB4, NAFLD Fibrosis Score and platelet counts. RESULTS: Among 322,259 MVP participants, 19% met non-invasive criteria for NAFLD. Trans-ethnic meta-analysis replicated associations with previously reported genetic variants in all but LYPLAL1 and GCKR loci (P<6x10-3), without attenuation when adjusted for metabolic risk factors and alcohol consumption. At the previously reported LYPLAL1 locus, the established genetic variant did not appear to be associated with NAFLD, however the regional association plot showed a significant association with NAFLD 279kb downstream. In the EHR validation, the ALT-based NAFLD phenotype yielded a positive predictive value 0.89 and 0.84 for liver biopsy and abdominal imaging, respectively (inter-rater reliability (Cohen's kappa = 0.98)). HSD17B13 and PNPLA3 loci were associated with advanced fibrosis. CONCLUSIONS: We validate a simple, non-invasive ALT-based NAFLD phenotype using EHR data by leveraging previously established NAFLD risk-associated genetic polymorphisms.


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Alanina Transaminase/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , 17-Hidroxiesteroide Desidrogenases/genética , Abdome/diagnóstico por imagem , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Idoso , Alanina Transaminase/genética , Registros Eletrônicos de Saúde , Feminino , Loci Gênicos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Variação Genética , Humanos , Lipase/genética , Fígado/patologia , Lisofosfolipase/genética , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/etnologia , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/genética , Fenótipo , Fatores de Risco , Veteranos
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0225351, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735563

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Endothelial cilia are found in a variety of tissues including the cranial vasculature of zebrafish embryos. Recently, endothelial cells in the developing mouse retina were reported to also possess primary cilia that are potentially involved in vascular remodeling. Fish carrying mutations in intraflagellar transport (ift) genes have disrupted cilia and have been reported to have an increased rate of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), potentially due to disruption of the sonic hedgehog (shh) signaling pathway. However, it remains unknown whether the endothelial cells forming the retinal microvasculature in zebrafish also possess cilia, and whether endothelial cilia are necessary for development and maintenance of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB). In the present study, we found that the endothelial cells lining the zebrafish hyaloid vasculature possess primary cilia during development. To determine whether endothelial cilia are necessary for BRB integrity, ift57, ift88, and ift172 mutants, which lack cilia, were crossed with the double-transgenic zebrafish strain Tg(l-fabp:DBP-EGFP;flk1:mCherry). This strain expresses a vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) fused to enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) as a tracer in the blood plasma, while the endothelial cells forming the vasculature are tagged by mCherry. The Ift mutant fish develop a functional BRB, indicating that endothelial cilia are not necessary for early BRB integrity. Additionally, although treatment of zebrafish larvae with Shh inhibitor cyclopamine results in BRB breakdown, the Ift mutant fish were not sensitized to cyclopamine-induced BRB breakdown.


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Barreira Hematorretiniana/metabolismo , Cílios/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Barreira Hematorretiniana/efeitos dos fármacos , Barreira Hematorretiniana/fisiologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Proteínas Hedgehog/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Hedgehog/genética , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Larva/metabolismo , Mutagênese , Vasos Retinianos/citologia , Transdução de Sinais , Alcaloides de Veratrum/farmacologia , Peixe-Zebra/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/genética , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4102, 2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32796823

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Emerging evidence suggests that intestinal stromal cells (IntSCs) play essential roles in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. However, the extent of heterogeneity within the villi stromal compartment and how IntSCs regulate the structure and function of specialized intestinal lymphatic capillary called lacteal remain elusive. Here we show that selective hyperactivation or depletion of YAP/TAZ in PDGFRß+ IntSCs leads to lacteal sprouting or regression with junctional disintegration and impaired dietary fat uptake. Indeed, mechanical or osmotic stress regulates IntSC secretion of VEGF-C mediated by YAP/TAZ. Single-cell RNA sequencing delineated novel subtypes of villi fibroblasts that upregulate Vegfc upon YAP/TAZ activation. These populations of fibroblasts were distributed in proximity to lacteal, suggesting that they constitute a peri-lacteal microenvironment. Our findings demonstrate the heterogeneity of IntSCs and reveal that distinct subsets of villi fibroblasts regulate lacteal integrity through YAP/TAZ-induced VEGF-C secretion, providing new insights into the dynamic regulatory mechanisms behind lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic remodeling.


Assuntos
Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Fator C de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Células Cultivadas , Análise por Conglomerados , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Fibroblastos/ultraestrutura , Citometria de Fluxo , Imunofluorescência , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Mucosa Intestinal/ultraestrutura , Linfangiogênese/genética , Linfangiogênese/fisiologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Microscopia Eletrônica , Neovascularização Fisiológica/genética , Neovascularização Fisiológica/fisiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fator C de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3866, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737287

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Upon severe head injury (HI), blood vessels of the meninges and brain parenchyma are inevitably damaged. While limited vascular regeneration of the injured brain has been studied extensively, our understanding of meningeal vascular regeneration following head injury is quite limited. Here, we identify key pathways governing meningeal vascular regeneration following HI. Rapid and complete vascular regeneration in the meninges is predominantly driven by VEGFR2 signaling. Substantial increase of VEGFR2 is observed in both human patients and mouse models of HI, and endothelial cell-specific deletion of Vegfr2 in the latter inhibits meningeal vascular regeneration. We further identify the facilitating, stabilizing and arresting roles of Tie2, PDGFRß and Dll4 signaling, respectively, in meningeal vascular regeneration. Prolonged inhibition of this angiogenic process following HI compromises immunological and stromal integrity of the injured meninges. These findings establish a molecular framework for meningeal vascular regeneration after HI, and may guide development of wound healing therapeutics.


Assuntos
Traumatismos Craniocerebrais/genética , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Neovascularização Fisiológica/genética , Regeneração/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Animais , Vasos Sanguíneos/metabolismo , Vasos Sanguíneos/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Circulação Cerebrovascular , Traumatismos Craniocerebrais/metabolismo , Traumatismos Craniocerebrais/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Meninges/lesões , Meninges/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Receptor beta de Fator de Crescimento Derivado de Plaquetas/genética , Receptor beta de Fator de Crescimento Derivado de Plaquetas/metabolismo , Receptor TIE-2/genética , Receptor TIE-2/metabolismo , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Cicatrização/genética
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Nature ; 585(7824): 251-255, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32848248

RESUMO

Mutation of C9orf72 is the most prevalent defect associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration1. Together with hexanucleotide-repeat expansion2,3, haploinsufficiency of C9orf72 contributes to neuronal dysfunction4-6. Here we determine the structure of the C9orf72-SMCR8-WDR41 complex by cryo-electron microscopy. C9orf72 and SMCR8 both contain longin and DENN (differentially expressed in normal and neoplastic cells) domains7, and WDR41 is a ß-propeller protein that binds to SMCR8 such that the whole structure resembles an eye slip hook. Contacts between WDR41 and the DENN domain of SMCR8 drive the lysosomal localization of the complex in conditions of amino acid starvation. The structure suggested that C9orf72-SMCR8 is a GTPase-activating protein (GAP), and we found that C9orf72-SMCR8-WDR41 acts as a GAP for the ARF family of small GTPases. These data shed light on the function of C9orf72 in normal physiology, and in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration.


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Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/genética , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/química , Proteína C9orf72/química , Proteína C9orf72/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/química , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Demência Frontotemporal/genética , Haploinsuficiência , Complexos Multiproteicos/química , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/química , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/metabolismo , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/deficiência , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/metabolismo , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/ultraestrutura , Proteína C9orf72/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/ultraestrutura , Demência Frontotemporal/metabolismo , Humanos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Complexos Multiproteicos/genética , Complexos Multiproteicos/metabolismo , Complexos Multiproteicos/ultraestrutura , Proteínas Mutantes/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/metabolismo , Mutação , Domínios Proteicos
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Nature ; 585(7823): 85-90, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32699409

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A relatively small number of proteins have been suggested to act as morphogens-signalling molecules that spread within tissues to organize tissue repair and the specification of cell fate during development. Among them are Wnt proteins, which carry a palmitoleate moiety that is essential for signalling activity1-3. How a hydrophobic lipoprotein can spread in the aqueous extracellular space is unknown. Several mechanisms, such as those involving lipoprotein particles, exosomes or a specific chaperone, have been proposed to overcome this so-called Wnt solubility problem4-6. Here we provide evidence against these models and show that the Wnt lipid is shielded by the core domain of a subclass of glypicans defined by the Dally-like protein (Dlp). Structural analysis shows that, in the presence of palmitoleoylated peptides, these glypicans change conformation to create a hydrophobic space. Thus, glypicans of the Dlp family protect the lipid of Wnt proteins from the aqueous environment and serve as a reservoir from which Wnt proteins can be handed over to signalling receptors.


Assuntos
Glipicanas/química , Glipicanas/metabolismo , Lipídeos , Transdução de Sinais , Proteínas Wnt/química , Proteínas Wnt/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/química , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/química , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/química , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster , Ácidos Graxos Monoinsaturados/química , Ácidos Graxos Monoinsaturados/metabolismo , Feminino , Glipicanas/classificação , Humanos , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Lipídeos/química , Masculino , Modelos Moleculares , Mutação , Proteínas Nucleares/química , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica/genética , Domínios Proteicos , Transporte Proteico , Solubilidade , Proteína Wnt1/química , Proteína Wnt1/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3583, 2020 07 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32681005

RESUMO

The phosphatases PP1 and PP2A are responsible for the majority of dephosphorylation reactions on phosphoserine (pSer) and phosphothreonine (pThr), and are involved in virtually all cellular processes and numerous diseases. The catalytic subunits exist in cells in form of holoenzymes, which impart substrate specificity. The contribution of the catalytic subunits to the recognition of substrates is unclear. By developing a phosphopeptide library approach and a phosphoproteomic assay, we demonstrate that the specificity of PP1 and PP2A holoenzymes towards pThr and of PP1 for basic motifs adjacent to the phosphorylation site are due to intrinsic properties of the catalytic subunits. Thus, we dissect this amino acid specificity of the catalytic subunits from the contribution of regulatory proteins. Furthermore, our approach enables discovering a role for PP1 as regulator of the GRB-associated-binding protein 2 (GAB2)/14-3-3 complex. Beyond this, we expect that this approach is broadly applicable to detect enzyme-substrate recognition preferences.


Assuntos
Proteína Fosfatase 1/química , Proteína Fosfatase 1/metabolismo , Proteína Fosfatase 2/química , Proteína Fosfatase 2/metabolismo , Proteínas 14-3-3/genética , Proteínas 14-3-3/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Domínio Catalítico , Holoenzimas/química , Holoenzimas/genética , Holoenzimas/metabolismo , Humanos , Fosforilação , Ligação Proteica , Engenharia de Proteínas , Proteína Fosfatase 1/genética , Proteína Fosfatase 2/genética , Subunidades Proteicas/química , Subunidades Proteicas/genética , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo , Especificidade por Substrato
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