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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4932, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33004838

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Most genes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) were identified with an excess of de novo mutations (DNMs) but the significance in case-control mutation burden analysis is unestablished. Here, we sequence 63 genes in 16,294 NDD cases and an additional 62 genes in 6,211 NDD cases. By combining these with published data, we assess a total of 125 genes in over 16,000 NDD cases and compare the mutation burden to nonpsychiatric controls from ExAC. We identify 48 genes (25 newly reported) showing significant burden of ultra-rare (MAF < 0.01%) gene-disruptive mutations (FDR 5%), six of which reach family-wise error rate (FWER) significance (p < 1.25E-06). Among these 125 targeted genes, we also reevaluate DNM excess in 17,426 NDD trios with 6,499 new autism trios. We identify 90 genes enriched for DNMs (FDR 5%; e.g., GABRG2 and UIMC1); of which, 61 reach FWER significance (p < 3.64E-07; e.g., CASZ1). In addition to doubling the number of patients for many NDD risk genes, we present phenotype-genotype correlations for seven risk genes (CTCF, HNRNPU, KCNQ3, ZBTB18, TCF12, SPEN, and LEO1) based on this large-scale targeted sequencing effort.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Fator de Ligação a CCCTC/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos de Coortes , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleares Heterogêneas Grupo U/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Canal de Potássio KCNQ3/genética , Masculino , Mutação , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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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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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5777-5785, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988905

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Emerging evidence suggests that Insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) promotes tumor progression in several human malignancies. We investigated whether IMP3 expression has clinicopathological and prognostic significance in gallbladder adenocarcinoma (GBAC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined immunohistochemical IMP3 expression in 204 GBACs and its associations with clinicopathological parameters and patient outcomes. RESULTS: The majority (87.7%) of GBACs exhibited at least focal cytoplasmic and membranous IMP3 immunoreactivity. Tumor-specific IMP3 expression highlighted proper muscle invasion, which was not detected in the corresponding hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides. This finding upgraded pathological tumor stage (pT) from pT1a to pT1b in four well-differentiated GBACs. High IMP3 expression was associated with high histological grade, advanced stage, and lymphatic invasion, as well as worse overall survival. CONCLUSION: Tumor-specific IMP3 expression in GBAC is helpful in determining the tumor extent, especially in well-differentiated tumors. High IMP3 expression reflects aggressive oncogenic behavior of GBAC. IMP3 expression may be used as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in GBAC.


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Carcinoma/genética , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/genética , Prognóstico , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma/patologia , Feminino , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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Proc Biol Sci ; 287(1935): 20201397, 2020 09 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32962543

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Post-transcriptional regulation has far-reaching implications on the fate of RNAs. It is gaining increasing momentum as a critical component in adjusting global cellular transcript levels during development and in response to environmental stresses. In this process, RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are indispensable chaperones that naturally bind RNA via one or multiple globular RNA-binding domains (RBDs) changing the function or fate of the bound RNAs. Despite the technical challenges faced in plants in large-scale studies, several hundreds of these RBPs have been discovered and elucidated globally over the past few years. Recent discoveries have more than doubled the number of proteins implicated in RNA interaction, including identification of RBPs lacking classical RBDs. This review will discuss these new emerging classes of RBPs, focusing on the current state of the RBP repertoire in Arabidopsis thaliana, including the diverse functional roles derived from quantitative studies implicating RBPs in abiotic stress responses. Notably, this review highlights that 836 RBPs are enriched as Arabidopsis RBPs while 1865 can be classified as candidate RBPs. The review will also outline outstanding areas within this field that require addressing to advance our understanding and potential biotechnological applications of RBPs.


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Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , RNA de Plantas/genética , Estresse Fisiológico
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4455, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32901005

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Dysregulated alternative splicing (AS) driving carcinogenetic mitosis remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that cancer metastasis-associated antigen 1 (MTA1), a well-known oncogenic chromatin modifier, broadly interacts and co-expresses with RBPs across cancers, contributing to cancerous mitosis-related AS. Using developed fCLIP-seq technology, we show that MTA1 binds abundant transcripts, preferentially at splicing-responsible motifs, influencing the abundance and AS pattern of target transcripts. MTA1 regulates the mRNA level and guides the AS of a series of mitosis regulators. MTA1 deletion abrogated the dynamic AS switches of variants for ATRX and MYBL2 at mitotic stage, which are relevant to mitosis-related tumorigenesis. MTA1 dysfunction causes defective mitotic arrest, leads to aberrant chromosome segregation, and results in chromosomal instability (CIN), eventually contributing to tumorigenesis. Currently, little is known about the RNA splicing during mitosis; here, we uncover that MTA1 binds transcripts and orchestrates dynamic splicing of mitosis regulators in tumorigenesis.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina/fisiologia , Mitose/fisiologia , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Processamento Alternativo , Animais , Sítios de Ligação/genética , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina/genética , Instabilidade Cromossômica , Feminino , Células HCT116 , Xenoenxertos , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Mitose/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Precursores de RNA/genética , Precursores de RNA/metabolismo , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Transativadores/antagonistas & inibidores , Transativadores/genética
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008844, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32886716

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The genomes of RNA and small DNA viruses of vertebrates display significant suppression of CpG dinucleotide frequencies. Artificially increasing dinucleotide frequencies results in substantial attenuation of virus replication, suggesting that these compositional changes may facilitate recognition of non-self RNA sequences. Recently, the interferon inducible protein ZAP, was identified as the host factor responsible for sensing CpG in viral RNA, through direct binding and possibly downstream targeting for degradation. Using an arrayed interferon stimulated gene expression library screen, we identified ZAPS, and its associated factor TRIM25, as inhibitors of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replication. Exogenous expression of ZAPS and TRIM25 significantly reduced virus replication while knockdown resulted in increased virus replication. HCMV displays a strikingly heterogeneous pattern of CpG representation with specific suppression of CpG motifs within the IE1 major immediate early transcript which is absent in subsequently expressed genes. We demonstrated that suppression of CpG dinucleotides in the IE1 gene allows evasion of inhibitory effects of ZAP. We show that acute virus replication is mutually exclusive with high levels of cellular ZAP, potentially explaining the higher levels of CpG in viral genes expressed subsequent to IE1 due to the loss of pressure from ZAP in infected cells. Finally, we show that TRIM25 regulates alternative splicing between the ZAP short and long isoforms during HCMV infection and interferon induction, with knockdown of TRIM25 resulting in decreased ZAPS and corresponding increased ZAPL expression. These results demonstrate for the first time that ZAP is a potent host restriction factor against large DNA viruses and that HCMV evades ZAP detection through suppression of CpG dinucleotides within the major immediate early 1 transcript. Furthermore, TRIM25 is required for efficient upregulation of the interferon inducible short isoform of ZAP through regulation of alternative splicing.


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Processamento Alternativo , Ilhas de CpG , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/metabolismo , Citomegalovirus/fisiologia , Regulação Viral da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Replicação Viral , Linhagem Celular , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/genética , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/patologia , Humanos , Proteínas Imediatamente Precoces , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas com Motivo Tripartido/genética , Proteínas com Motivo Tripartido/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008845, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866210

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Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is an approved smallpox vaccine and a promising vaccine vector for other pathogens as well as for cancer therapeutics with more than 200 current or completed clinical trials. MVA was derived by passaging the parental Ankara vaccine virus hundreds of times in chick embryo fibroblasts during which it lost the ability to replicate in human and most other mammalian cells. Although this replication deficiency is an important safety feature, the genetic basis of the host restriction is not understood. Here, an unbiased human genome-wide RNAi screen in human A549 cells revealed that the zinc-finger antiviral protein (ZAP), previously shown to inhibit certain RNA viruses, is a host restriction factor for MVA, a DNA virus. Additional studies demonstrated enhanced MVA replication in several human cell lines following knockdown of ZAP. Furthermore, CRISPR-Cas9 knockout of ZAP in human A549 cells increased MVA replication and spread by more than one log but had no effect on a non-attenuated strain of vaccinia virus. The intact viral C16 protein, which had been disrupted in MVA, antagonized ZAP by binding and sequestering the protein in cytoplasmic punctate structures. Studies aimed at exploring the mechanism by which ZAP restricts MVA replication in the absence of C16 showed that knockout of ZAP had no discernible effect on viral DNA or individual mRNA or protein species as determined by droplet digital polymerase chain reaction, deep RNA sequencing and mass spectrometry, respectively. Instead, inactivation of ZAP reduced the number of aberrant, dense, spherical particles that typically form in MVA-infected human cells, suggesting that ZAP has a novel role in interfering with a late step in the assembly of infectious MVA virions in the absence of the C16 protein.


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Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Vírus Vaccinia/fisiologia , Replicação Viral/fisiologia , Células A549 , Animais , Galinhas , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Citoplasma/virologia , DNA Viral/genética , DNA Viral/metabolismo , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Camundongos , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA Viral/genética , RNA Viral/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , RNA-Seq , Proteínas Repressoras/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4625, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934225

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A hallmark of neurodegeneration is defective protein quality control. The E3 ligase Listerin (LTN1/Ltn1) acts in a specialized protein quality control pathway-Ribosome-associated Quality Control (RQC)-by mediating proteolytic targeting of incomplete polypeptides produced by ribosome stalling, and Ltn1 mutation leads to neurodegeneration in mice. Whether neurodegeneration results from defective RQC and whether defective RQC contributes to human disease have remained unknown. Here we show that three independently-generated mouse models with mutations in a different component of the RQC complex, NEMF/Rqc2, develop progressive motor neuron degeneration. Equivalent mutations in yeast Rqc2 selectively interfere with its ability to modify aberrant translation products with C-terminal tails which assist with RQC-mediated protein degradation, suggesting a pathomechanism. Finally, we identify NEMF mutations expected to interfere with function in patients from seven families presenting juvenile neuromuscular disease. These uncover NEMF's role in translational homeostasis in the nervous system and implicate RQC dysfunction in causing neurodegeneration.


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Doenças Neuromusculares/metabolismo , Ribossomos/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Mutação , Doenças Neuromusculares/genética , Doenças Neuromusculares/patologia , Proteólise , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/química , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Ribossomos/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Alinhamento de Sequência
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008842, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898178

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Signaling through retinoic acid inducible gene I (RIG-I) like receptors (RLRs) is tightly regulated, with activation occurring upon sensing of viral nucleic acids, and suppression mediated by negative regulators. Under homeostatic conditions aberrant activation of melanoma differentiation-associated protein-5 (MDA5) is prevented through editing of endogenous dsRNA by RNA editing enzyme Adenosine Deaminase Acting on RNA (ADAR1). In addition, ADAR1 is postulated to play pro-viral and antiviral roles during viral infections that are dependent or independent of RNA editing activity. Here, we investigated the importance of ADAR1 isoforms in modulating influenza A virus (IAV) replication and revealed the opposing roles for ADAR1 isoforms, with the nuclear p110 isoform restricting versus the cytoplasmic p150 isoform promoting IAV replication. Importantly, we demonstrate that p150 is critical for preventing sustained RIG-I signaling, as p150 deficient cells showed increased IFN-ß expression and apoptosis during IAV infection, independent of RNA editing activity. Taken together, the p150 isoform of ADAR1 is important for preventing sustained RIG-I induced IFN-ß expression and apoptosis during viral infection.


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Adenosina Desaminase/metabolismo , Apoptose , Proteína DEAD-box 58/metabolismo , Vírus da Influenza A/fisiologia , Influenza Humana/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Replicação Viral , Células A549 , Adenosina Desaminase/genética , Proteína DEAD-box 58/genética , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Influenza Humana/genética , Isoenzimas/genética , Isoenzimas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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Int J Mol Sci ; 21(19)2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32993015

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The outbreak of a novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide public health emergency. Due to the constantly evolving nature of the coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2-mediated alterations on post-transcriptional gene regulations across human tissues remain elusive. In this study, we analyzed publicly available genomic datasets to systematically dissect the crosstalk and dysregulation of the human post-transcriptional regulatory networks governed by RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and micro-RNAs (miRs) due to SARS-CoV-2 infection. We uncovered that 13 out of 29 SARS-CoV-2-encoded proteins directly interacted with 51 human RBPs, of which the majority of them were abundantly expressed in gonadal tissues and immune cells. We further performed a functional analysis of differentially expressed genes in mock-treated versus SARS-CoV-2-infected lung cells that revealed enrichment for the immune response, cytokine-mediated signaling, and metabolism-associated genes. This study also characterized the alternative splicing events in SARS-CoV-2-infected cells compared to the control, demonstrating that skipped exons and mutually exclusive exons were the most abundant events that potentially contributed to differential outcomes in response to the viral infection. A motif enrichment analysis on the RNA genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 clearly revealed the enrichment for RBPs such as SRSFs, PCBPs, ELAVs, and HNRNPs, suggesting the sponging of RBPs by the SARS-CoV-2 genome. A similar analysis to study the interactions of miRs with SARS-CoV-2 revealed functionally important miRs that were highly expressed in immune cells, suggesting that these interactions may contribute to the progression of the viral infection and modulate the host immune response across other human tissues. Given the need to understand the interactions of SARS-CoV-2 with key post-transcriptional regulators in the human genome, this study provided a systematic computational analysis to dissect the role of dysregulated post-transcriptional regulatory networks controlled by RBPs and miRs across tissue types during a SARS-CoV-2 infection.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , MicroRNAs/genética , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma Viral , Humanos , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Pandemias , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008803, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956403

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The Dearing isolate of Mammalian orthoreovirus (T3D) is a prominent model of virus-host relationships and a candidate oncolytic virotherapy. Closely related laboratory strains of T3D, originating from the same ancestral T3D isolate, were recently found to exhibit significantly different oncolytic properties. Specifically, the T3DPL strain had faster replication kinetics in a panel of cancer cells and improved tumor regression in an in vivo melanoma model, relative to T3DTD. In this study, we discover that T3DPL and T3DTD also differentially activate host signalling pathways and downstream gene transcription. At equivalent infectious dose, T3DTD induces higher IRF3 phosphorylation and expression of type I IFNs and IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) than T3DPL. Using mono-reassortants with intermediate replication kinetics and pharmacological inhibitors of reovirus replication, IFN responses were found to inversely correlate with kinetics of virus replication. In other words, slow-replicating T3D strains induce more IFN signalling than fast-replicating T3D strains. Paradoxically, during co-infections by T3DPL and T3DTD, there was still high IRF3 phosphorylation indicating a phenodominant effect by the slow-replicating T3DTD. Using silencing and knock-out of RIG-I to impede IFN, we found that IFN induction does not affect the first round of reovirus replication but does prevent cell-cell spread in a paracrine fashion. Accordingly, during co-infections, T3DPL continues to replicate robustly despite activation of IFN by T3DTD. Using gene expression analysis, we discovered that reovirus can also induce a subset of genes in a RIG-I and IFN-independent manner; these genes were induced more by T3DPL than T3DTD. Polymorphisms in reovirus σ3 viral protein were found to control activation of RIG-I/ IFN-independent genes. Altogether, the study reveals that single amino acid polymorphisms in reovirus genomes can have large impact on host gene expression, by both changing replication kinetics and by modifying viral protein activity, such that two closely related T3D strains can induce opposite cytokine landscapes.


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Proteínas do Capsídeo/metabolismo , Interferons/metabolismo , Polimorfismo Genético , RNA de Cadeia Dupla/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Receptores do Ácido Retinoico/metabolismo , Infecções por Reoviridae/virologia , Replicação Viral , Proteínas do Capsídeo/genética , Citocinas , Humanos , Fator Regulador 3 de Interferon/genética , Fator Regulador 3 de Interferon/metabolismo , Orthoreovirus de Mamíferos/fisiologia , RNA de Cadeia Dupla/genética , RNA Viral/genética , RNA Viral/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Receptores do Ácido Retinoico/genética , Infecções por Reoviridae/genética , Infecções por Reoviridae/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5417-5421, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988862

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BACKGROUND: Type II diabetes agents have anticancer effects on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The mechanistic target of rapamycin (MTOR) pathway represents a putative target. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We interrogated an Affymetrix HNSCC dataset for MTOR-related gene expression. RESULTS: MTOR expression itself was unchanged, but various related genes demonstrated differential expression. Pathway promoters ras homolog (RHEB), MTOR-associated protein (MLST8), and ribosomal protein S6 kinase B1 (RPS6KB1) were up-regulated. Expression of growth suppressors tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2), programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4), and BCL2 apoptosis regulator-associated agonist of cell death (BAD) were reduced in HNSCC. Upstream, phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA), AKT serine/threonine kinase 1 (AKT1), and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) were up-regulated in cancer. CONCLUSION: Several MTOR pathway promoters and tumor suppressors were found to be differentially expressed, favoring MTOR pathway up-regulation in HNSCC. Genomic databases can be interrogated to identify intervention targets and endpoints in HNSCC trials.


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Bases de Dados Genéticas , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/classificação , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Humanos , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteína Enriquecida em Homólogo de Ras do Encéfalo/genética , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Proteína 2 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/genética , Proteína de Morte Celular Associada a bcl/genética , Homólogo LST8 da Proteína Associada a mTOR/genética
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8576-8590, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761127

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The IGF2 mRNA-binding protein 1 (IGF2BP1) is a non-catalytic post-transcriptional enhancer of tumor growth upregulated and associated with adverse prognosis in solid cancers. However, conserved effector pathway(s) and the feasibility of targeting IGF2BP1 in cancer remained elusive. We reveal that IGF2BP1 is a post-transcriptional enhancer of the E2F-driven hallmark in solid cancers. IGF2BP1 promotes G1/S cell cycle transition by stabilizing mRNAs encoding positive regulators of this checkpoint like E2F1. This IGF2BP1-driven shortening of the G1 cell cycle phase relies on 3'UTR-, miRNA- and m6A-dependent regulation and suggests enhancement of cell cycle progression by m6A-modifications across cancers. In addition to E2F transcription factors, IGF2BP1 also stabilizes E2F-driven transcripts directly indicating post-transcriptional 'super'-enhancer role of the protein in E2F-driven gene expression in cancer. The small molecule BTYNB disrupts this enhancer function by impairing IGF2BP1-RNA association. Consistently, BTYNB interferes with E2F-driven gene expression and tumor growth in experimental mouse tumor models.


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Fatores de Transcrição E2F/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Fator de Transcrição E2F1/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(34): 20586-20596, 2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32778600

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While recent experiments revealed that some pioneer transcription factors (TFs) can bind to their target DNA sequences inside a nucleosome, the binding dynamics of their target recognitions are poorly understood. Here we used the latest coarse-grained models and molecular dynamics simulations to study the nucleosome-binding procedure of the two pioneer TFs, Sox2 and Oct4. In the simulations for a strongly positioning nucleosome, Sox2 selected its target DNA sequence only when the target was exposed. Otherwise, Sox2 entropically bound to the dyad region nonspecifically. In contrast, Oct4 plastically bound on the nucleosome mainly in two ways. First, the two POU domains of Oct4 separately bound to the two parallel gyres of the nucleosomal DNA, supporting the previous experimental results of the partial motif recognition. Second, the POUS domain of Oct4 favored binding on the acidic patch of histones. Then, simulating the TFs binding to a genomic nucleosome, the LIN28B nucleosome, we found that the recognition of a pseudo motif by Sox2 induced the local DNA bending and shifted the population of the rotational position of the nucleosomal DNA. The redistributed DNA phase, in turn, changed the accessibility of a distant TF binding site, which consequently affected the binding probability of a second Sox2 or Oct4. These results revealed a nucleosomal DNA-mediated allosteric mechanism, through which one TF binding event can change the global conformation, and effectively regulate the binding of another TF at distant sites. Our simulations provide insights into the binding mechanism of single and multiple TFs on the nucleosome.


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Nucleossomos/metabolismo , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/metabolismo , Regulação Alostérica , Humanos , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008923, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735630

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Mitochondrial translation defects can be due to mutations affecting mitochondrial- or nuclear-encoded components. The number of known nuclear genes involved in mitochondrial translation has significantly increased in the past years. RCC1L (WBSCR16), a putative GDP/GTP exchange factor, has recently been described to interact with the mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit. In humans, three different RCC1L isoforms have been identified that originate from alternative splicing but share the same N-terminus, RCC1LV1, RCC1LV2 and RCC1LV3. All three isoforms were exclusively localized to mitochondria, interacted with its inner membrane and could associate with homopolymeric oligos to different extent. Mitochondrial immunoprecipitation experiments showed that RCC1LV1 and RCC1LV3 associated with the mitochondrial large and small ribosomal subunit, respectively, while no significant association was observed for RCC1LV2. Overexpression and silencing of RCC1LV1 or RCC1LV3 led to mitoribosome biogenesis defects that resulted in decreased translation. Indeed, significant changes in steady-state levels and distribution on isokinetic sucrose gradients were detected not only for mitoribosome proteins but also for GTPases, (GTPBP10, ERAL1 and C4orf14), and pseudouridylation proteins, (TRUB2, RPUSD3 and RPUSD4). All in all, our data suggest that RCC1L is essential for mitochondrial function and that the coordination of at least two isoforms is essential for proper ribosomal assembly.


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GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/genética , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , Proteínas Ribossômicas/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Mitocôndrias/genética , Ribossomos Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Proteínas Monoméricas de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Biossíntese de Proteínas/genética , RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000808, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32817651

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Although dysregulation of mitochondrial dynamics has been linked to cellular senescence, which contributes to advanced age-related disorders, it is unclear how Krüppel-like factor 5 (Klf5), an essential transcriptional factor of cardiovascular remodeling, mediates the link between mitochondrial dynamics and vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) senescence. Here, we show that Klf5 down-regulation in VSMCs is correlated with rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), an age-related vascular disease. Mice lacking Klf5 in VSMCs exacerbate vascular senescence and progression of angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced AAA by facilitating reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation. Klf5 knockdown enhances, while Klf5 overexpression suppresses mitochondrial fission. Mechanistically, Klf5 activates eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5a (eIF5a) transcription through binding to the promoter of eIF5a, which in turn preserves mitochondrial integrity by interacting with mitofusin 1 (Mfn1). Accordingly, decreased expression of eIF5a elicited by Klf5 down-regulation leads to mitochondrial fission and excessive ROS production. Inhibition of mitochondrial fission decreases ROS production and VSMC senescence. Our studies provide a potential therapeutic target for age-related vascular disorders.


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Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/genética , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Fatores de Iniciação de Peptídeos/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Idoso , Angiotensina II/genética , Angiotensina II/metabolismo , Angiotensina II/farmacologia , Animais , Aorta/diagnóstico por imagem , Aorta/metabolismo , Aorta/patologia , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/diagnóstico por imagem , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/metabolismo , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/patologia , Senescência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ecocardiografia , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Feminino , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/genética , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/metabolismo , Humanos , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/deficiência , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Mitocôndrias/patologia , Dinâmica Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Iniciação de Peptídeos/deficiência , Cultura Primária de Células , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ligação Proteica , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3812, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732889

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Vascular endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction plays a key role in diabetic complications. This study discovers significant upregulation of Quaking-7 (QKI-7) in iPS cell-derived ECs when exposed to hyperglycemia, and in human iPS-ECs from diabetic patients. QKI-7 is also highly expressed in human coronary arterial ECs from diabetic donors, and on blood vessels from diabetic critical limb ischemia patients undergoing a lower-limb amputation. QKI-7 expression is tightly controlled by RNA splicing factors CUG-BP and hnRNPM through direct binding. QKI-7 upregulation is correlated with disrupted cell barrier, compromised angiogenesis and enhanced monocyte adhesion. RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) and mRNA-decay assays reveal that QKI-7 binds and promotes mRNA degradation of downstream targets CD144, Neuroligin 1 (NLGN1), and TNF-α-stimulated gene/protein 6 (TSG-6). When hindlimb ischemia is induced in diabetic mice and QKI-7 is knocked-down in vivo in ECs, reperfusion and blood flow recovery are markedly promoted. Manipulation of QKI-7 represents a promising strategy for the treatment of diabetic vascular complications.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Doenças Vasculares/patologia , Animais , Antígenos CD/genética , Aterosclerose/patologia , Caderinas/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular Neuronais/genética , Células Cultivadas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Hiperglicemia/patologia , Isquemia/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Interferência de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008953, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776944

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Apoptosis of cochlear hair cells is a key step towards age-related hearing loss. Although numerous genes have been implicated in the genetic causes of late-onset, progressive hearing loss, few show direct links to the proapoptotic process. By genome-wide linkage analysis and whole exome sequencing, we identified a heterozygous p.L183V variant in THOC1 as the probable cause of the late-onset, progressive, non-syndromic hearing loss in a large family with autosomal dominant inheritance. Thoc1, a member of the conserved multisubunit THO/TREX ribonucleoprotein complex, is highly expressed in mouse and zebrafish hair cells. The thoc1 knockout (thoc1 mutant) zebrafish generated by gRNA-Cas9 system lacks the C-startle response, indicative of the hearing dysfunction. Both Thoc1 mutant and knockdown zebrafish have greatly reduced hair cell numbers, while the latter can be rescued by embryonic microinjection of human wild-type THOC1 mRNA but to significantly lesser degree by the c.547C>G mutant mRNA. The Thoc1 deficiency resulted in marked apoptosis in zebrafish hair cells. Consistently, transcriptome sequencing of the mutants showed significantly increased gene expression in the p53-associated signaling pathway. Depletion of p53 or applying the p53 inhibitor Pifithrin-α significantly rescued the hair cell loss in the Thoc1 knockdown zebrafish. Our results suggested that THOC1 deficiency lead to late-onset, progressive hearing loss through p53-mediated hair cell apoptosis. This is to our knowledge the first human disease associated with THOC1 mutations and may shed light on the molecular mechanism underlying the age-related hearing loss.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Surdez/genética , Células Ciliadas Auditivas Internas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Benzotiazóis/farmacologia , Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/deficiência , Surdez/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Células Ciliadas Auditivas/metabolismo , Células Ciliadas Auditivas/patologia , Células Ciliadas Auditivas Internas/patologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Mutação , RNA Guia/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Tolueno/análogos & derivados , Tolueno/farmacologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/antagonistas & inibidores , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma , Peixe-Zebra/genética
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8626-8644, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32621609

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The exon junction complex (EJC) is an essential constituent and regulator of spliced messenger ribonucleoprotein particles (mRNPs) in metazoans. As a core component of the EJC, CASC3 was described to be pivotal for EJC-dependent nuclear and cytoplasmic processes. However, recent evidence suggests that CASC3 functions differently from other EJC core proteins. Here, we have established human CASC3 knockout cell lines to elucidate the cellular role of CASC3. In the knockout cells, overall EJC composition and EJC-dependent splicing are unchanged. A transcriptome-wide analysis reveals that hundreds of mRNA isoforms targeted by nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) are upregulated. Mechanistically, recruiting CASC3 to reporter mRNAs by direct tethering or via binding to the EJC stimulates mRNA decay and endonucleolytic cleavage at the termination codon. Building on existing EJC-NMD models, we propose that CASC3 equips the EJC with the persisting ability to communicate with the NMD machinery in the cytoplasm. Collectively, our results characterize CASC3 as a peripheral EJC protein that tailors the transcriptome by promoting the degradation of EJC-dependent NMD substrates.


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Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Degradação do RNAm Mediada por Códon sem Sentido/genética , Processamento de RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos/genética , Núcleo Celular/genética , Éxons/genética , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Ribonucleoproteínas/genética
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8675-8685, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687167

RESUMO

Along with nucleobase pairing, base-base stacking interactions are one of the two main types of strong non-covalent interactions that define the unique secondary and tertiary structure of RNA. In this paper we studied two subfamilies of nucleobase-inserted stacking structures: (i) with any base intercalated between neighboring nucleotide residues (base-intercalated element, BIE, i + 1); (ii) with any base wedged into a hydrophobic cavity formed by heterocyclic bases of two nucleotides which are one nucleotide apart in sequence (base-wedged element, BWE, i + 2). We have exploited the growing database of natively folded RNA structures in Protein Data Bank to analyze the distribution and structural role of these motifs in RNA. We found that these structural elements initially found in yeast tRNAPhe are quite widespread among the tertiary structures of various RNAs. These motifs perform diverse roles in RNA 3D structure formation and its maintenance. They contribute to the folding of RNA bulges and loops and participate in long-range interactions of single-stranded stretches within RNA macromolecules. Furthermore, both base-intercalated and base-wedged motifs participate directly or indirectly in the formation of RNA functional centers, which interact with various ligands, antibiotics and proteins.


Assuntos
Complexos Multiproteicos/ultraestrutura , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/ultraestrutura , RNA/ultraestrutura , Antibacterianos/química , Pareamento de Bases/genética , Substâncias Intercalantes/química , Ligantes , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Molecular , Complexos Multiproteicos/química , Complexos Multiproteicos/genética , Nucleotídeos/química , Nucleotídeos/genética , RNA/química , RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/química , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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