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

RESUMO

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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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000848, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898131

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Improper lengths of actin-thin filaments are associated with altered contractile activity and lethal myopathies. Leiomodin, a member of the tropomodulin family of proteins, is critical in thin filament assembly and maintenance; however, its role is under dispute. Using nuclear magnetic resonance data and molecular dynamics simulations, we generated the first atomic structural model of the binding interface between the tropomyosin-binding site of cardiac leiomodin and the N-terminus of striated muscle tropomyosin. Our structural data indicate that the leiomodin/tropomyosin complex only forms at the pointed end of thin filaments, where the tropomyosin N-terminus is not blocked by an adjacent tropomyosin protomer. This discovery provides evidence supporting the debated mechanism where leiomodin and tropomodulin regulate thin filament lengths by competing for thin filament binding. Data from experiments performed in cardiomyocytes provide additional support for the competition model; specifically, expression of a leiomodin mutant that is unable to interact with tropomyosin fails to displace tropomodulin at thin filament pointed ends and fails to elongate thin filaments. Together with previous structural and biochemical data, we now propose a molecular mechanism of actin polymerization at the pointed end in the presence of bound leiomodin. In the proposed model, the N-terminal actin-binding site of leiomodin can act as a "swinging gate" allowing limited actin polymerization, thus making leiomodin a leaky pointed-end cap. Results presented in this work answer long-standing questions about the role of leiomodin in thin filament length regulation and maintenance.


Assuntos
Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/química , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/química , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Capeamento de Actina/química , Proteínas de Capeamento de Actina/metabolismo , Citoesqueleto de Actina/química , Actinas/química , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Sítios de Ligação , Células Cultivadas , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/química , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Modelos Moleculares , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Ressonância Magnética Nuclear Biomolecular , Ligação Proteica , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Ratos , Sarcômeros/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(33): 20159-20170, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32747553

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Although immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy has revolutionized cancer treatment, many patients do not respond or develop resistance to ICB. N6 -methylation of adenosine (m6A) in RNA regulates many pathophysiological processes. Here, we show that deletion of the m6A demethylase Alkbh5 sensitized tumors to cancer immunotherapy. Alkbh5 has effects on m6A density and splicing events in tumors during ICB. Alkbh5 modulates Mct4/Slc16a3 expression and lactate content of the tumor microenvironment and the composition of tumor-infiltrating Treg and myeloid-derived suppressor cells. Importantly, a small-molecule Alkbh5 inhibitor enhanced the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. Notably, the ALKBH5 gene mutation and expression status of melanoma patients correlate with their response to immunotherapy. Our results suggest that m6A demethylases in tumor cells contribute to the efficacy of immunotherapy and identify ALKBH5 as a potential therapeutic target to enhance immunotherapy outcome in melanoma, colorectal, and potentially other cancers.


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Homólogo AlkB 5 da RNA Desmetilase/metabolismo , Vacinas Anticâncer/imunologia , Lactatos/metabolismo , Melanoma/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/fisiologia , Homólogo AlkB 5 da RNA Desmetilase/genética , Anticorpos , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/metabolismo , Deleção de Genes , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Melanoma/terapia , Metiltransferases/genética , Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Transportadores de Ácidos Monocarboxílicos/genética , Transportadores de Ácidos Monocarboxílicos/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Células Supressoras Mieloides/fisiologia , Sítios de Splice de RNA , Processamento de RNA , Simportadores/genética , Simportadores/metabolismo , Transcriptoma , Microambiente Tumoral , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Gene ; 760: 145018, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758580

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Protein turnover is a process that is regulated by several factors and can lead to muscle hypertrophy or atrophy. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate free acid (HMB-FA) and eccentric resistance exercise on variables related to protein turnover in rats. Thirty-two male rats were randomly assigned into four groups of eight, including control, control-HMB, exercise, and exercise-HMB. Animals in HMB groups received 340 mg/kg/day for two weeks. Animals in the exercise groups performed one session of eccentric resistance exercise consisting of eight repetitions descending from a ladder with a slope of 80 degree, with an extra load of two times body weight (100% 1RM). Twenty-four hours after the exercise session, triceps brachii muscle and serum were collected for further analysis. Exercise and HMB-FA induced lower muscle myostatin and higher muscle Fibronectin type III domain containing 5 (FNDC5), P70-S6 kinase 1 gene expression, as well as higher serum irisin and IGF-1 concentrations. Exercise alone induced higher caspase-3 and caspase-8 gene expression while HMB-FA alone induced lower caspase 3 gene expression. HMB-FA supplement increased the effect of exercise on muscle FNDC5, myostatin, and P70-S6 kinase 1 gene expression. The interaction of exercise and HMBFA resulted in an additive effect, increasing serum irisin and IGF-1 concentrations. In conclusion, a 2-week HMB-FA supplementation paired with acute eccentric resistance exercise can positively affect some genes related to muscle protein turnover.


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Proteínas Musculares/efeitos dos fármacos , Valeratos/farmacologia , Animais , Suplementos Nutricionais , Fibronectinas/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibronectinas/metabolismo , Genes Reguladores/genética , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Miostatina/efeitos dos fármacos , Miostatina/metabolismo , Condicionamento Físico Animal/métodos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Treinamento de Resistência/métodos , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(35): 21288-21298, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32817544

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The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the reservoir for calcium in cells. Luminal calcium levels are determined by calcium-sensing proteins that trigger calcium dynamics in response to calcium fluctuations. Here we report that Selenoprotein N (SEPN1) is a type II transmembrane protein that senses ER calcium fluctuations by binding this ion through a luminal EF-hand domain. In vitro and in vivo experiments show that via this domain, SEPN1 responds to diminished luminal calcium levels, dynamically changing its oligomeric state and enhancing its redox-dependent interaction with cellular partners, including the ER calcium pump sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA). Importantly, single amino acid substitutions in the EF-hand domain of SEPN1 identified as clinical variations are shown to impair its calcium-binding and calcium-dependent structural changes, suggesting a key role of the EF-hand domain in SEPN1 function. In conclusion, SEPN1 is a ER calcium sensor that responds to luminal calcium depletion, changing its oligomeric state and acting as a reductase to refill ER calcium stores.


Assuntos
Cálcio/metabolismo , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Proteínas Sensoras de Cálcio Intracelular/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Selenoproteínas/metabolismo , Células HeLa , Humanos , Proteínas Sensoras de Cálcio Intracelular/genética , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Oxirredução , Selenoproteínas/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3711, 2020 07 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709891

RESUMO

The skeletal muscle T-tubule is a specialized membrane domain essential for coordinated muscle contraction. However, in the absence of genetically tractable systems the mechanisms involved in T-tubule formation are unknown. Here, we use the optically transparent and genetically tractable zebrafish system to probe T-tubule development in vivo. By combining live imaging of transgenic markers with three-dimensional electron microscopy, we derive a four-dimensional quantitative model for T-tubule formation. To elucidate the mechanisms involved in T-tubule formation in vivo, we develop a quantitative screen for proteins that associate with and modulate early T-tubule formation, including an overexpression screen of the entire zebrafish Rab protein family. We propose an endocytic capture model involving firstly, formation of dynamic endocytic tubules at transient nucleation sites on the sarcolemma, secondly, stabilization by myofibrils/sarcoplasmic reticulum and finally, delivery of membrane from the recycling endosome and Golgi complex.


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Contração Muscular/fisiologia , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/ultraestrutura , Sarcolema/fisiologia , Sarcolema/ultraestrutura , Animais , Canais de Cálcio/metabolismo , Canais de Cálcio/ultraestrutura , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Biologia do Desenvolvimento , Complexo de Golgi/metabolismo , Masculino , Microscopia Eletrônica , Proteínas Musculares/química , Músculo Esquelético/química , Miofibrilas/metabolismo , Sarcolema/química , Retículo Sarcoplasmático/metabolismo , Peixe-Zebra
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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol ; 40(9): 2265-2278, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673525

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are immune cells, capable to remodel the extracellular matrix, which can harbor extracellular DNA incorporated into neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). To study the breakdown of NETs we studied the capability of macrophage subsets to degrade these structures in vitro and in vivo in a murine thrombosis model. Furthermore, we analyzed human abdominal aortic aneurysm samples in support of our in vitro and in vivo results. Approach and Results: Macrophages were seeded onto blood clots or isolated NETs and polarized. All macrophages were capable to degrade NETs. For initial breakdown, macrophages relied on extracellular deoxyribonucleases. Proinflammatory polarization enhanced NET degradation. The boost in degradation was because of increased macropinocytosis, as inhibition by imipramine diminished their NET breakdown. Inhibition of macropinocytosis in a murine thrombosis model led to increased NET burden and reduced thrombus resolution in vivo. When analyzing abdominal aortic aneurysm samples, macrophage density furthermore corresponded negatively with the amount of local NETs in the intraluminal thrombi as well as in the vessel wall, as increased macrophage density was associated with a reduction in NET burden. CONCLUSIONS: We provide evidence that macrophages degrade NETs by extracellular predigestion and subsequent uptake. Furthermore, we show that proinflammatory macrophages increase NET degradation through enhanced macropinocytosis, priming them for NET engulfment. Based on our findings, that inhibition of macropinocytosis in mice corresponded to increased NET amounts in thrombi and that local macrophage density in human abdominal aortic aneurysm is negatively associated with surrounding NETs, we hypothesize, that macrophages are able to degrade NETs in vivo.


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Endodesoxirribonucleases/metabolismo , Armadilhas Extracelulares/metabolismo , Ativação de Macrófagos , Macrófagos/enzimologia , Neutrófilos/metabolismo , Pinocitose , Animais , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Desoxirribonuclease I/metabolismo , Desoxirribonucleases/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Exodesoxirribonucleases/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Imipramina/farmacologia , Interferon gama/farmacologia , Interleucina-13/farmacologia , Interleucina-4/farmacologia , Cinética , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Ativação de Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Fagocitose , Fenótipo , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Pinocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Veia Cava Inferior/metabolismo , Trombose Venosa/metabolismo
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Food Chem ; 333: 127549, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32683266

RESUMO

Enzymatic tenderization is extensively applied in the meat industry, whereas its influence on meat flavor has seldom been evaluated. Proteinase K, papain, bromelain and Flavourzyme® were used to treat beef muscle, and the changes in volatile compounds and odors were subsequently analyzed. Proteolysis by proteinase K was found to elevate the average bitterness of the identified peptides by generating peptides with high Q values, whereas proteolysis by papain generated the highest level of amino acids. Enzymatic treatment by Flavourzyme and bromelain significantly elevated the levels of ketones and odors, whereas excessive proteolysis by papain and proteinase K largely reduced the levels of esters and aldehydes. The level of amino acids and degree of hydrolysis were found to be predominant factors that regulated the level of volatiles and odors. These results highlighted the huge influence of enzymatic tenderization on meat flavor, depending on degree of hydrolysis and cleavage pattern of applied proteases.


Assuntos
Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Odorantes , Peptídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Proteólise , Carne Vermelha/análise , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/metabolismo , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Bovinos , Hidrólise , Paladar
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236923, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32730329

RESUMO

Heart failure (HF) impairs diaphragm function. Animal models realistically mimicking HF should feature both the cardiac alterations and the diaphragmatic dysfunction characterizing this disease. The isoproterenol-induced HF model is widely used, but whether it presents diaphragmatic dysfunction is unknown. However, indirect data from research in other fields suggest that isoproterenol could increase diaphragm function. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the widespread rodent model of isoproterenol-induced HF results in increased diaphragmatic contractility. Forty C57BL/6J male mice were randomized into 2 groups: HF and healthy controls. After 30 days of isoproterenol infusion to establish HF, in vivo diaphragmatic excursion and ex vivo isolated diaphragm contractibility were measured. As compared with healthy controls, mice with isoproterenol-induced HF showed the expected changes in structural and functional echocardiographic parameters and lung edema. isoproterenol-induced HF increased in vivo diaphragm excursion (by ≈30%, p<0.01) and increased by ≈50% both ex vivo peak specific force (p<0.05) and tetanic force (p<0.05) at almost all 10-100 Hz frequencies (p<0.05), with reduced fatigue resistance (p<0.01) when compared with healthy controls. Expression of myosin genes encoding the main muscle fiber types revealed that Myh4 was higher in isoproterenol-induced HF than in healthy controls (p<0.05), suggesting greater distribution of type IIb fibers. These results show that the conventional isoproterenol-induced HF model increases diaphragm contraction, a finding contrary to what is observed in patients with HF. Therefore, this specific model seems limited for translational an integrative HF research, especially when cardio-respiratory interactions are investigated.


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Agonistas Adrenérgicos beta/toxicidade , Diafragma/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Isoproterenol/toxicidade , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/patologia , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Edema Pulmonar/patologia , Animais , Diafragma/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Insuficiência Cardíaca/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Edema Pulmonar/induzido quimicamente
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(30): 17864-17875, 2020 07 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32669432

RESUMO

Early pregnancy loss affects ∼15% of all implantation-confirmed human conceptions. However, evolutionarily conserved molecular mechanisms that regulate self-renewal of trophoblast progenitors and their association with early pregnancy loss are poorly understood. Here, we provide evidence that transcription factor TEAD4 ensures survival of postimplantation mouse and human embryos by controlling self-renewal and stemness of trophoblast progenitors within the placenta primordium. In an early postimplantation mouse embryo, TEAD4 is selectively expressed in trophoblast stem cell-like progenitor cells (TSPCs), and loss of Tead4 in postimplantation mouse TSPCs impairs their self-renewal, leading to embryonic lethality before embryonic day 9.0, a developmental stage equivalent to the first trimester of human gestation. Both TEAD4 and its cofactor, yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1), are specifically expressed in cytotrophoblast (CTB) progenitors of a first-trimester human placenta. We also show that a subset of unexplained recurrent pregnancy losses (idiopathic RPLs) is associated with impaired TEAD4 expression in CTB progenitors. Furthermore, by establishing idiopathic RPL patient-specific human trophoblast stem cells (RPL-TSCs), we show that loss of TEAD4 is associated with defective self-renewal in RPL-TSCs and rescue of TEAD4 expression restores their self-renewal ability. Unbiased genomics studies revealed that TEAD4 directly regulates expression of key cell cycle genes in both mouse and human TSCs and establishes a conserved transcriptional program. Our findings show that TEAD4, an effector of the Hippo signaling pathway, is essential for the establishment of pregnancy in a postimplantation mammalian embryo and indicate that impairment of the Hippo signaling pathway could be a molecular cause for early human pregnancy loss.


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Autorrenovação Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Trofoblastos/citologia , Trofoblastos/metabolismo , Aborto Habitual/etiologia , Aborto Habitual/metabolismo , Aborto Espontâneo/etiologia , Aborto Espontâneo/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Implantação do Embrião , Feminino , Imunofluorescência , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Camundongos , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Placenta/metabolismo , Gravidez , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234913, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574189

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The transcriptional regulatory machinery in mitochondrial bioenergetics is complex and is still not completely understood. We previously demonstrated that the histone methyltransferase Smyd1 regulates mitochondrial energetics. Here, we identified Perm1 (PPARGC-1 and ESRR-induced regulator, muscle specific 1) as a downstream target of Smyd1 through RNA-seq. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assay showed that Smyd1 directly interacts with the promoter of Perm1 in the mouse heart, and this interaction was significantly reduced in mouse hearts failing due to pressure overload for 4 weeks, where Perm1 was downregulated (24.4 ± 5.9% of sham, p<0.05). Similarly, the Perm1 protein level was significantly decreased in patients with advanced heart failure (55.2 ± 13.1% of donors, p<0.05). Phenylephrine (PE)-induced hypertrophic stress in cardiomyocytes also led to downregulation of Perm1 (55.7 ± 5.7% of control, p<0.05), and adenovirus-mediated overexpression of Perm1 rescued PE-induced downregulation of estrogen-related receptor alpha (ERRα), a key transcriptional regulator of mitochondrial energetics, and its target gene, Ndufv1 (Complex I). Pathway enrichment analysis of cardiomyocytes in which Perm1 was knocked-down by siRNA (siPerm1), revealed that the most downregulated pathway was metabolism. Cell stress tests using the Seahorse XF analyzer showed that basal respiration and ATP production were significantly reduced in siPerm1 cardiomyocytes (40.7% and 23.6% of scrambled-siRNA, respectively, both p<0.05). Luciferase reporter gene assay further revealed that Perm1 dose-dependently increased the promoter activity of the ERRα gene and known target of ERRα, Ndufv1 (Complex I). Overall, our study demonstrates that Perm1 is an essential regulator of cardiac energetics through ERRα, as part of the Smyd1 regulatory network.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Metilação de DNA , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Regulação para Baixo , Complexo I de Transporte de Elétrons/genética , Metabolismo Energético/genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Insuficiência Cardíaca/patologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/cirurgia , Transplante de Coração , Histonas/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Fosforilação Oxidativa , Fenilefrina/farmacologia , Cultura Primária de Células , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Ratos , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética
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Dev Genes Evol ; 230(4): 265-278, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32556563

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hlh-1 is a myogenic transcription factor required for body-wall muscle specification during embryogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Despite its well-known role in muscle specification, comprehensive regulatory control upstream of hlh-1 remains poorly defined. Here, we first established a statistical reference for the spatiotemporal expression of hlh-1 at single-cell resolution up to the second last round of divisions for most of the cell lineages (from 4- to 350-cell stage) using 13 wild-type embryos. We next generated lineal expression of hlh-1 after RNA interference (RNAi) perturbation of 65 genes, which were selected based on their degree of conservation, mutant phenotypes, and known roles in development. We then compared the expression profiles between wild-type and RNAi embryos by clustering according to their lineal expression patterns using mean-shift and density-based clustering algorithms, which not only confirmed the roles of existing genes but also uncovered the potential functions of novel genes in muscle specification at multiple levels, including cellular, lineal, and embryonic levels. By combining the public data on protein-protein interactions, protein-DNA interactions, and genetic interactions with our RNAi data, we inferred regulatory pathways upstream of hlh-1 that function globally or locally. This work not only revealed diverse and multilevel regulatory mechanisms coordinating muscle differentiation during C. elegans embryogenesis but also laid a foundation for further characterizing the regulatory pathways controlling muscle specification at the cellular, lineal (local), or embryonic (global) level.


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Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Caenorhabditis elegans/embriologia , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Muscular/genética , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Linhagem da Célula/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Família Multigênica , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Fenótipo , Interferência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Análise de Célula Única , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Nat Cell Biol ; 22(7): 803-814, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572169

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Cell shape is controlled by the submembranous cortex, an actomyosin network mainly generated by two actin nucleators: the Arp2/3 complex and the formin mDia1. Changes in relative nucleator activity may alter cortical organization, mechanics and cell shape. Here we investigate how nucleation-promoting factors mediate interactions between nucleators. In vitro, the nucleation-promoting factor SPIN90 promotes formation of unbranched filaments by Arp2/3, a process thought to provide the initial filament for generation of dendritic networks. Paradoxically, in cells, SPIN90 appears to favour a formin-dominated cortex. Our in vitro experiments reveal that this feature stems mainly from two mechanisms: efficient recruitment of mDia1 to SPIN90-Arp2/3 nucleated filaments and formation of a ternary SPIN90-Arp2/3-mDia1 complex that greatly enhances filament nucleation. Both mechanisms yield rapidly elongating filaments with mDia1 at their barbed ends and SPIN90-Arp2/3 at their pointed ends. Thus, in networks, SPIN90 lowers branching densities and increases the proportion of long filaments elongated by mDia1.


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Citoesqueleto de Actina/fisiologia , Complexo 2-3 de Proteínas Relacionadas à Actina/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Forminas/metabolismo , Melanoma/patologia , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Complexo 2-3 de Proteínas Relacionadas à Actina/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Blástula/citologia , Blástula/metabolismo , Forma Celular , Embrião não Mamífero/citologia , Embrião não Mamífero/metabolismo , Forminas/genética , Humanos , Melanoma/genética , Melanoma/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Xenopus laevis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Xenopus laevis/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(24): 13562-13570, 2020 06 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32482863

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Various pregnancy complications, such as severe forms of preeclampsia or intrauterine growth restriction, are thought to arise from failures in the differentiation of human placental trophoblasts. Progenitors of the latter either develop into invasive extravillous trophoblasts, remodeling the uterine vasculature, or fuse into multinuclear syncytiotrophoblasts transporting oxygen and nutrients to the growing fetus. However, key regulatory factors controlling trophoblast self-renewal and differentiation have been poorly elucidated. Using primary cells, three-dimensional organoids, and CRISPR-Cas9 genome-edited JEG-3 clones, we herein show that YAP, the transcriptional coactivator of the Hippo signaling pathway, promotes maintenance of cytotrophoblast progenitors by different genomic mechanisms. Genetic or chemical manipulation of YAP in these cellular models revealed that it stimulates proliferation and expression of cell cycle regulators and stemness-associated genes, but inhibits cell fusion and production of syncytiotrophoblast (STB)-specific proteins, such as hCG and GDF15. Genome-wide comparisons of primary villous cytotrophoblasts overexpressing constitutively active YAP-5SA with YAP KO cells and syncytializing trophoblasts revealed common target genes involved in trophoblast stemness and differentiation. ChIP-qPCR unraveled that YAP-5SA overexpression increased binding of YAP-TEAD4 complexes to promoters of proliferation-associated genes such as CCNA and CDK6 Moreover, repressive YAP-TEAD4 complexes containing the histone methyltransferase EZH2 were detected in the genomic regions of the STB-specific CGB5 and CGB7 genes. In summary, YAP plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of the human placental trophoblast epithelium. Besides activating stemness factors, it also directly represses genes promoting trophoblast cell fusion.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Placentação , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Trofoblastos/citologia , Trofoblastos/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Placenta/metabolismo , Gravidez , Ligação Proteica , Transdução de Sinais , Células-Tronco/citologia , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Food Chem ; 328: 127174, 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32492604

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This study investigated the effect of lysosomal iron involvement in the mechanism of mitochondrial apoptosis on bovine muscle protein degradation during postmortem aging. Six crossbred cattle were studied to evaluate intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), antioxidant enzyme activity, lysosomal membrane stability, mitochondrial dysfunction-induced apoptosis, desmin and troponin-T degradation in both control and iron chelator desferrioxamine (DFO) groups. Results showed that lysosomal iron induced ROS accumulation and lysosomal membrane destabilization by decreasing the antioxidant enzyme activity (P < 0.05). Subsequently, lysosomal dysfunction mediated by iron increased mitochondrial membrane permeability and decreased mitochondrial membrane potential, thereby enhancing Bid and cytochrome c release and caspase-9/-3 activation (P < 0.05). Ultimately, lysosomal iron mediated lysosomal-mitochondrial apoptosis increased the postmortem bovine muscle desmin and troponin-T degradation (P < 0.05). The results indicated that lysosomal iron contributes to postmortem meat tenderization through the lysosomal-mitochondrial dysfunction-induced apoptosis pathway.


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Ferro/metabolismo , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Carne/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias Musculares/patologia , Membranas Mitocondriais/patologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autopsia , Bovinos , Permeabilidade da Membrana Celular , Citocromos c/metabolismo , Masculino , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias Musculares/metabolismo , Membranas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Proteólise , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(6): 3119-3128, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32487606

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Myoferlin (MYOF) has emerged as an oncogenic protein in various human cancer types. This study was conducted to investigate comprehensively the expression and functional properties of MYOF in clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma (ccRCC) with respect to its value as diagnostic biomarker and therapeutic target. MATERIALS AND METHODS: mRNA and protein expression of MYOF were assessed by quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. siRNA-mediated knockdown of MYOF was performed in the RCC cell line ACHN followed by proliferation, migration and invasion assays. RESULTS: MYOF mRNA and protein expression were significantly up-regulated in ccRCC. Higher mRNA levels were measured in advanced tumors. MYOF protein expression was increased in tumors with higher histological grades, and those with positive lymph node and surgical margin status. MYOF knockdown led to reduction of migration and invasion in ACHN cells, whereas expression of angiogenesis-associated genes tyrosine-protein kinase receptor-2 (TIE2), angiopoietin 2 (ANG2) and caveolin-1 (CAV1) was up-regulated following knockdown. CONCLUSION: MYOF may serve as a diagnostic biomarker of tumor progression and a potential therapeutic target in ccRCC.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Neoplasias Renais/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Movimento Celular , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Masculino , Invasividade Neoplásica
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2699, 2020 06 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32483185

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Nebulin is a giant protein that winds around the actin filaments in the skeletal muscle sarcomere. Compound-heterozygous mutations in the nebulin gene (NEB) cause typical nemaline myopathy (NM), a muscle disorder characterized by muscle weakness with limited treatment options. We created a mouse model with a missense mutation p.Ser6366Ile and a deletion of NEB exon 55, the Compound-Het model that resembles typical NM. We show that Compound-Het mice are growth-retarded and have muscle weakness. Muscles have a reduced myofibrillar fractional-area and sarcomeres are disorganized, contain rod bodies, and have longer thin filaments. In contrast to nebulin-based severe NM where haplo-insufficiency is the disease driver, Compound-Het mice express normal amounts of nebulin. X-ray diffraction revealed that the actin filament is twisted with a larger radius, that tropomyosin and troponin behavior is altered, and that the myofilament spacing is increased. The unique disease mechanism of nebulin-based typical NM reveals novel therapeutic targets.


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Proteínas Musculares/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Miofibrilas/metabolismo , Miopatias da Nemalina/genética , Citoesqueleto de Actina/química , Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Animais , Heterozigoto , Camundongos da Linhagem 129 , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Proteínas Musculares/química , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/patologia , Músculo Esquelético/ultraestrutura , Miofibrilas/patologia , Miofibrilas/ultraestrutura , Miopatias da Nemalina/metabolismo , Sarcômeros/metabolismo , Sarcômeros/patologia , Sarcômeros/ultraestrutura , Tropomiosina/química , Tropomiosina/metabolismo , Troponina/química , Troponina/metabolismo , Difração de Raios X
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PLoS One ; 15(5): e0233523, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32433675

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Reduced exercise capacity is common in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and chronic smokers and is suggested to be related to skeletal muscle dysfunction. Previous studies using human muscle biopsies have shown fiber-type shifting in chronic smokers particularly those with COPD. These results, however, are confounded with aging effects because people with COPD tend to be older. In the present study, we implemented an acute 7-day cigarette smoke-exposed model using Sprague-Dawley rats to evaluate early effects of cigarette smoking on soleus muscles. Rats (n = 5 per group) were randomly assigned to either a sham air (SA) or cigarette smoking (CS) groups of three different concentrations of total particulate matters (TPM) (CSTPM2.5, CSTPM5, CSTPM10). Significantly lower percentages of type I and higher type IIa fiber were detected in the soleus muscle in CS groups when compared with SA group. Of these, only CSTMP10 group exhibited significantly lower citrate synthase activity and higher muscle tumor necrosis factor-α level than that of SA group. Tumor necrosis factor-α level was correlated with the percentage of type I and IIa fibers. However, no significant between-group differences were found in fiber cross-sectional area, physical activities, or lung function assessments. In conclusion, acute smoking may directly trigger the onset of glycolytic fiber type shift in skeletal muscle independent of aging.


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Citrato (si)-Sintase/metabolismo , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Poluição por Fumaça de Tabaco/efeitos adversos , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo , Animais , Humanos , Masculino , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/patologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Pharmacol Ther ; 213: 107579, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32442437

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Ubiquitin Proteasome System (UPS) is an adaptable and finely tuned system that sustains proteostasis network under a large variety of physiopathological conditions. Its dysregulation is often associated with the onset and progression of human diseases; hence, UPS modulation has emerged as a promising new avenue for the development of treatments of several relevant pathologies, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. The clinical interest in proteasome inhibition has considerably increased after the FDA approval in 2003 of bortezomib for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, which is now used in the front-line setting. Thereafter, two other proteasome inhibitors (carfilzomib and ixazomib), designed to overcome resistance to bortezomib, have been approved for treatment-experienced patients, and a variety of novel inhibitors are currently under preclinical and clinical investigation not only for haematological malignancies but also for solid tumours. However, since UPS collapse leads to toxic misfolded proteins accumulation, proteasome is attracting even more interest as a target for the care of neurodegenerative diseases, which are sustained by UPS impairment. Thus, conceptually, proteasome activation represents an innovative and largely unexplored target for drug development. According to a multidisciplinary approach, spanning from chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology to pharmacology, this review will summarize the most recent available literature regarding different aspects of proteasome biology, focusing on structure, function and regulation of proteasome in physiological and pathological processes, mostly cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, connecting biochemical features and clinical studies of proteasome targeting drugs.


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Neoplasias/fisiopatologia , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/fisiopatologia , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteassoma/farmacologia , Ubiquitina/metabolismo , Quinases Ciclina-Dependentes/metabolismo , Resistência a Medicamentos/fisiologia , Fator de Transcrição E2F4/metabolismo , Holoenzimas , Humanos , Gotículas Lipídicas/metabolismo , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/tratamento farmacológico , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores de Proteassoma/uso terapêutico , Proteostase/fisiologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo
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J Int Soc Sports Nutr ; 17(1): 26, 2020 May 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32460884

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BACKGROUND: A previous clinical study reported that the addition of an amylopectin/chromium complex (ACr; Velositol®) to 6 g of whey protein (WP) significantly enhanced muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are also well-known to enhance MPS. The aim of this study was to determine if the addition of ACr to BCAAs can enhance MPS and activate expression of the mammalian target of the rapamycin (mTOR) pathway compared to BCAAs and exercise alone in exercise-trained rats. METHODS: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups (n = 8 per group): (I) Exercise control, (II) Exercise plus BCAAs (0.465 g/kg BW, a 6 g human equivalent dose (HED)), and (III) Exercise plus BCAAs (0.465 g/kg BW) and ACr (0.155 g/kg BW, a 2 g HED). All animals were trained with treadmill exercise for 10 days. On the day of the single-dose experiment, rats were exercised at 26 m/min for 2 h and then fed, via oral gavage, study product. One hour after the consumption of study product, rats were injected with a bolus dose (250 mg/kg BW, 25 g/L) of phenylalanine labeled with deuterium to measure the fractional rate of protein synthesis (FSR). Ten minutes later, muscle tissue samples were taken to determine MPS measured by FSR and the phosphorylation of proteins involved in the mTOR pathway including mTOR, S6K1, and 4E-BP1. RESULTS: ACr combined with BCAAs increased MPS by 71% compared to the exercise control group, while BCAAs alone increased MPS by 57% over control (p < 0.05). ACr plus BCAAs significantly enhanced phosphorylation of mTOR, S6K1 and 4E-BP1 compared to exercise control rats (p < 0.05). The addition of ACr to BCAAs enhanced insulin levels, mTOR and S6K1 phosphorylation compared to BCAAs alone (p < 0.05). Serum insulin concentration was positively correlated with the levels of mTOR, (r = 0.923), S6K1 (r = 0.814) and 4E-BP1 (r = 0.953). CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, the results of this study provide evidence that the addition of ACr to BCAAs significantly enhances exercise-induced MPS, and the phosphorylation of mTOR signaling proteins, compared to BCAAs and exercise alone.


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Aminoácidos de Cadeia Ramificada/farmacologia , Amilopectina/farmacologia , Cromo/farmacologia , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Biossíntese de Proteínas/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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