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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4416, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32887881

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Despite the clear association between myocardial injury, heart failure and depressed myocardial energetics, little is known about upstream signals responsible for remodeling myocardial metabolism after pathological stress. Here, we report increased mitochondrial calmodulin kinase II (CaMKII) activation and left ventricular dilation in mice one week after myocardial infarction (MI) surgery. By contrast, mice with genetic mitochondrial CaMKII inhibition are protected from left ventricular dilation and dysfunction after MI. Mice with myocardial and mitochondrial CaMKII overexpression (mtCaMKII) have severe dilated cardiomyopathy and decreased ATP that causes elevated cytoplasmic resting (diastolic) Ca2+ concentration and reduced mechanical performance. We map a metabolic pathway that rescues disease phenotypes in mtCaMKII mice, providing insights into physiological and pathological metabolic consequences of CaMKII signaling in mitochondria. Our findings suggest myocardial dilation, a disease phenotype lacking specific therapies, can be prevented by targeted replacement of mitochondrial creatine kinase or mitochondrial-targeted CaMKII inhibition.


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Proteína Quinase Tipo 2 Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/metabolismo , Cardiomiopatia Dilatada/metabolismo , Infarto do Miocárdio/fisiopatologia , Animais , Cálcio/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase Tipo 2 Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/genética , Metabolismo Energético/genética , Metabolismo Energético/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/metabolismo , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , Proteínas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Infarto do Miocárdio/cirurgia , Transdução de Sinais
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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.


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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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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237847, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32833985

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PROM is one of the common complications of perinatal period, which seriously threatens the mother and newborn. The purpose of this study was to identify the role of NLRC4 inflammasomes in this process and their underlying mechanisms. We performed high-throughput RNA sequencing of fetal membrane tissue from 3 normal pregnant women and 3 term-premature rupture of fetal membrane (TPROM) patients who met the inclusion criteria, and found that NLRC4 was significantly up-regulated in TPROM patients. An observational study of TPROM patients (PROM group, n = 30) and normal pregnant women (control group, n = 30) was performed at the Xuzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital affiliated to Xuzhou Medical University from May 2018 to May 2019. The expression of genes involved in inflammasome complex including NLRC1, NLRC3, AIM2, NLRC4, ASC, caspase-1, IL-6, IL-18 and IL-1ßwas determined via real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. Measurement of NLRC4 level in serum was conducted by ELISA assay. The results showed that the NLRC4, ASC, caspase-1, IL-1ß and IL-18 levels in fetal membrane, placental tissues and maternal serum were markedly higher in the PROM group than that in the control group. In conclusion, NLRC4 is a markedly up-regulated gene in TPROM fetal membrane tissue, suggesting that NLRC4 is involved in the occurrence and development of TPROM; NLRC4 levels in maternal blood serum are closely related to TPROM and have the potential to assist doctors in predicting and diagnosing PROM.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Ruptura Prematura de Membranas Fetais/metabolismo , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Adulto , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Sinalização CARD/sangue , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/sangue , Feminino , Ruptura Prematura de Membranas Fetais/sangue , Humanos , Placenta/metabolismo , Gravidez
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(27): e20995, 2020 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32629717

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RATIONAL: Intestinal lymphangiectasia (IL) is a rare disease characterized by dilatation and rupture of intestinal lymphatic channels leading to protein-losing enteropathy. IL is classified as primary and secondary types. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 3-month-old girl born at term from vaginal delivery with an APGAR score of 10/10 and birth weight of 4.310 g (>97° percentile) was admitted to our hospital because of increasing abdominal tenderness and diarrhea. At first examination, she presented an abdominal circumference of 60 cm, edema of the lower extremities and vulva, and facial dysmorphisms (hypertelorism, flat nasal bridge, flat mid-face). DIAGNOSIS: Once admitted, ultrasonography showed a large amount of ascites, while blood laboratory investigations revealed severe hypoproteinemia, hypoalbuminemia and hypogammaglobulinemia. Lymphoscintigraphy with 99m-Tc-nanocolloid demonstrated abnormal leakage of the tracer in the abdomen as evidence of IL. To detect a possible secondary, exams were performed and demonstrated positive antibody titres for CMV-IgM and IgG in blood and CMV-DNA positivity in blood, urine, saliva, maternal milk, and gastric and duodenal biopsies. Genetic investigations identified the genomic variant c.472C>T of the CCBE1 gene, coding for a protein variant (p.Arg158Cys), in homozygosity. INTERVENTIONS: Total parenteral nutrition was started and continued for a total of 18 days, then gradually bridged by enteral nutrition with a special formula. In addition, antiviral therapy for CMV infection was added first with intravenous ganciclovir for 14 days, resulting in the disappearance of blood viral load after 7 days of therapy and then with valganciclovir per os for another 30 days. OUTCOMES: The clinical course of the child gradually improved. A few days after starting treatments, lower extremities and vulvar edema disappeared, and abdominal circumference gradually decreased to a stable value of 38 cm, without any ultrasonographic signs of ascites left. Moreover, serum albumin and IgG rose to normal values after 3 months (4.3 g/dL and 501 mg/dL, respectively). LESSONS: This case suggests that in presence of IL both primary and secondary causes should be evaluated. On the other hand, genetic diagnosis is crucial not only for diagnosis but also for prognosis in HS. Life expectancy and quality could deeply vary among different gene mutations and protein variants of the same gene. Further studies and case reports are needed to better understand the clinical meaning of these genetic results and the role of CMV as trigger of IL.


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Anormalidades Craniofaciais/genética , Linfangiectasia Intestinal/genética , Linfedema/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Anormalidades Craniofaciais/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Linfangiectasia Intestinal/diagnóstico , Linfedema/diagnóstico , Mutação , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética
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PLoS Biol ; 18(7): e3000782, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32692742

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Tight regulation of gene transcription and mRNA splicing is essential for plant growth and development. Here we demonstrate that a plant-specific protein, EMBRYO DEFECTIVE 1579 (EMB1579), controls multiple growth and developmental processes in Arabidopsis. We demonstrate that EMB1579 forms liquid-like condensates both in vitro and in vivo, and the formation of normal-sized EMB1579 condensates is crucial for its cellular functions. We found that some chromosomal and RNA-related proteins interact with EMB1579 compartments, and loss of function of EMB1579 affects global gene transcription and mRNA splicing. Using floral transition as a physiological process, we demonstrate that EMB1579 is involved in FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC)-mediated repression of flowering. Interestingly, we found that EMB1579 physically interacts with a homologue of Drosophila nucleosome remodeling factor 55-kDa (p55) called MULTIPLE SUPPRESSOR OF IRA 4 (MSI4), which has been implicated in repressing the expression of FLC by forming a complex with DNA Damage Binding Protein 1 (DDB1) and Cullin 4 (CUL4). This complex, named CUL4-DDB1MSI4, physically associates with a CURLY LEAF (CLF)-containing Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (CLF-PRC2). We further demonstrate that EMB1579 interacts with CUL4 and DDB1, and EMB1579 condensates can recruit and condense MSI4 and DDB1. Furthermore, emb1579 phenocopies msi4 in terms of the level of H3K27 trimethylation on FLC. This allows us to propose that EMB1579 condensates recruit and condense CUL4-DDB1MSI4 complex, which facilitates the interaction of CUL4-DDB1MSI4 with CLF-PRC2 and promotes the role of CLF-PRC2 in establishing and/or maintaining the level of H3K27 trimethylation on FLC. Thus, we report a new mechanism for regulating plant gene transcription, mRNA splicing, and growth and development.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Vegetal/genética , Processamento de RNA/genética , Transcrição Genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Flores/fisiologia , Histonas/metabolismo , Mutação com Perda de Função , Lisina/metabolismo , Metilação , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Raízes de Plantas/citologia , Ligação Proteica , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Sequências Repetitivas de Aminoácidos
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Tumour Biol ; 42(7): 1010428320937863, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32686600

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Maintaining intracellular pH is crucial for preserving healthy cellular behavior and, when dysregulated, results in increased proliferation, migration, and invasion. The Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 is a highly regulated transmembrane antiporter that maintains pH homeostasis by exporting protons in response to intra- and extracellular signals. Activation of Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 is exquisitely regulated by the extracellular environment and protein cofactors, including calcineurin B homologous proteins 1 and 2. While Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 and calcineurin B homologous protein 1 are ubiquitously expressed, calcineurin B homologous protein 2 shows tissue-specific expression and upregulation in a variety of cancer cells. In addition, calcineurin B homologous protein 2 expression is modulated by tumorigenic extracellular conditions like low nutrients. To understand the role of calcineurin B homologous protein 2 in tumorigenesis and survival in lung cancer, we surveyed existing databases and formed a comprehensive report of Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1, calcineurin B homologous protein 1, and calcineurin B homologous protein 2 expression in diseased and non-diseased tissues. We show that calcineurin B homologous protein 2 is upregulated during oncogenesis in many adeno and squamous carcinomas. To understand the functional role of calcineurin B homologous protein 2 upregulation, we evaluated the effect of Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 and calcineurin B homologous protein 2 depletion on cellular function during cancer progression in situ. Here, we show that calcineurin B homologous protein 2 functions through Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 to effect cell proliferation, cell migration, steady-state pHi, and anchorage-independent tumor growth. Finally, we present evidence that calcineurin B homologous protein 2 depletion in vivo has potential to reduce tumor burden in a xenograft model. Together, these data support the tumor-promoting potential of aberrant calcineurin B homologous protein 2 expression and position calcineurin B homologous protein 2 as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.


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Calcineurina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Trocador 1 de Sódio-Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Animais , Calcineurina/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Transplante de Neoplasias , Isoformas de Proteínas/metabolismo , Transplante Heterólogo
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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 66(5): 680-686, 2020 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32638975

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OBJECTIVE Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a very frequent situation in our population that may lead to a significant decrease in patients' quality of life. Currently, we are looking for predictive factors for the development of POPs; thus, this study seeks to evaluate whether the Fibulin 5 polymorphism (FBLN5) is associated with the occurrence of POP. METHODS This is a cohort study with postmenopausal women who were divided into groups by POP stage: POP stages 0 and I (control group) and POP stages III and IV (case group). Subsequently, analyses of genetic polymorphisms of FBLN5 were performed using the Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) technique. RESULTS A total of 292 women were included in the study. Pregnancy, parity and vaginal delivery in the patients, as well as in data described in the literature, were related to the occurrence of POP in the univariate analysis. However, after binary logistic regression, home birth and age remained independent risk factors for POP. We found no association between the FBLN5 polymorphism and the occurrence of POP (p = 0.371). CONCLUSION There was no association between the FBLN5 polymorphism and the occurrence of POP in Brazilian women.


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Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/genética , Prolapso de Órgão Pélvico , Qualidade de Vida , Brasil , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Polimorfismo Genético , Gravidez
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(7): e1008048, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32658888

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Heart failure (HF) is associated with an increased propensity for atrial fibrillation (AF), causing higher mortality than AF or HF alone. It is hypothesized that HF-induced remodelling of atrial cellular and tissue properties promotes the genesis of atrial action potential (AP) alternans and conduction alternans that perpetuate AF. However, the mechanism underlying the increased susceptibility to atrial alternans in HF remains incompletely elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effects of how HF-induced atrial cellular electrophysiological (with prolonged AP duration) and tissue structural (reduced cell-to-cell coupling caused by atrial fibrosis) remodelling can have an effect on the generation of atrial AP alternans and their conduction at the cellular and one-dimensional (1D) tissue levels. Simulation results showed that HF-induced atrial electrical remodelling prolonged AP duration, which was accompanied by an increased sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ content and Ca2+ transient amplitude. Further analysis demonstrated that HF-induced atrial electrical remodelling increased susceptibility to atrial alternans mainly due to the increased sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA) Ca2+ reuptake, modulated by increased phospholamban (PLB) phosphorylation, and the decreased transient outward K+ current (Ito). The underlying mechanism has been suggested that the increased SR Ca2+ content and prolonged AP did not fully recover to their previous levels at the end of diastole, resulting in a smaller SR Ca2+ release and AP in the next beat. These produced Ca2+ transient alternans and AP alternans, and further caused AP alternans and Ca2+ transient alternans through Ca2+→AP coupling and AP→Ca2+ coupling, respectively. Simulation of a 1D tissue model showed that the combined action of HF-induced ion channel remodelling and a decrease in cell-to-cell coupling due to fibrosis increased the heart tissue's susceptibility to the formation of spatially discordant alternans, resulting in an increased functional AP propagation dispersion, which is pro-arrhythmic. These findings provide insights into how HF promotes atrial arrhythmia in association with atrial alternans.


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Remodelamento Atrial , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Potenciais de Ação , Algoritmos , Animais , Fibrilação Atrial/fisiopatologia , Sinalização do Cálcio , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Simulação por Computador , Cães , Condutividade Elétrica , Átrios do Coração/fisiopatologia , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Modelos Cardiovasculares , Contração Miocárdica , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Fosforilação , Retículo Sarcoplasmático/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0230400, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32639965

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Alterations in the cortico-cerebellar-thalamic-cortical circuit might underlie the diversity of symptoms in schizophrenia. However, molecular changes in cerebellar neuronal circuits, part of this network, have not yet been fully determined. Using LC-MS/MS, we screened altered candidates in pooled grey matter of cerebellum from schizophrenia subjects who committed suicide (n = 4) and healthy individuals (n = 4). Further validation by immunoblotting of three selected candidates was performed in two cohorts comprising schizophrenia (n = 20), non-schizophrenia suicide (n = 6) and healthy controls (n = 21). We found 99 significantly altered proteins, 31 of them previously reported in other brain areas by proteomic studies. Transport function was the most enriched category, while cell communication was the most prevalent function. For validation, we selected the vacuolar proton pump subunit 1 (VPP1), from transport, and two EF-hand calcium-binding proteins, calmodulin and parvalbumin, from cell communication. All candidates showed significant changes in schizophrenia (n = 7) compared to controls (n = 7). VPP1 was altered in the non-schizophrenia suicide group and increased levels of parvalbumin were linked to antipsychotics. Further validation in an independent cohort of non-suicidal chronic schizophrenia subjects (n = 13) and non-psychiatric controls (n = 14) showed that parvalbumin was increased, while calmodulin was decreased in schizophrenia. Our findings provide evidence of calcium-binding protein dysregulation in the cerebellum in schizophrenia, suggesting an impact on normal calcium-dependent synaptic functioning of cerebellar circuits. Our study also links VPP1 to suicide behaviours, suggesting a possible impairment in vesicle neurotransmitter refilling and release in these phenotypes.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Cerebelo/metabolismo , Esquizofrenia/patologia , Adulto , Calmodulina/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Parvalbuminas/metabolismo , Proteoma/análise , Esquizofrenia/metabolismo , Tentativa de Suicídio , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem , Regulação para Cima
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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol ; 40(9): 2212-2226, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640908

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OBJECTIVE: The ductus arteriosus (DA) is a fetal artery connecting the aorta and pulmonary arteries. Progressive matrix remodeling, that is, intimal thickening (IT), occurs in the subendothelial region of DA to bring anatomic DA closure. IT is comprised of multiple ECMs (extracellular matrices) and migrated smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Because glycoprotein fibulin-1 binds to multiple ECMs and regulates morphogenesis during development, we investigated the role of fibulin-1 in DA closure. Approach and Results: Fibulin-1-deficient (Fbln1-/-) mice exhibited patent DA with hypoplastic IT. An unbiased transcriptome analysis revealed that EP4 (prostaglandin E receptor 4) stimulation markedly increased fibulin-1 in DA-SMCs via phospholipase C-NFκB (nuclear factor κB) signaling pathways. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) analysis demonstrated that fibulin-1 binding protein versican was derived from DA-endothelial cells (ECs). We examined the effect of fibulin-1 on directional migration toward ECs in association with versican by using cocultured DA-SMCs and ECs. EP4 stimulation promoted directional DA-SMC migration toward ECs, which was attenuated by either silencing fibulin-1 or versican. Immunofluorescence demonstrated that fibulin-1 and versican V0/V1 were coexpressed at the IT of wild-type DA, whereas 30% of versican-deleted mice lacking a hyaluronan binding site displayed patent DA. Fibulin-1 expression was attenuated in the EP4-deficient mouse (Ptger4-/-) DA, which exhibits patent DA with hypoplastic IT, and fibulin-1 protein administration restored IT formation. In human DA, fibulin-1 and versican were abundantly expressed in SMCs and ECs, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Fibulin-1 contributes to DA closure by forming an environment favoring directional SMC migration toward the subendothelial region, at least, in part, in combination with EC-derived versican and its binding partner hyaluronan.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Permeabilidade do Canal Arterial/metabolismo , Canal Arterial/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/deficiência , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Movimento Celular , Células Cultivadas , Técnicas de Cocultura , Canal Arterial/anormalidades , Permeabilidade do Canal Arterial/genética , Permeabilidade do Canal Arterial/patologia , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Matriz Extracelular/genética , Matriz Extracelular/patologia , Humanos , Camundongos da Linhagem 129 , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/patologia , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Técnicas de Cultura de Órgãos , Proteína Quinase C/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Receptores de Prostaglandina E Subtipo EP4/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Fosfolipases Tipo C/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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Acta Cir Bras ; 35(4): e202000406, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32578724

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PURPOSE: To investigate the role of Rosmarinic acid (RA) in the prevention of traumatic brain injury and the immunohistochemical analysis of IBA-1 and GFAP expressions. METHODS: Healthy male rats were randomly divided into 3 groups consisting of 10 rats. Groups were as follows; control group, traumatic brain injury (TBI) group, and TBI+RA group. After traumatic brain injury, blood samples were taken from the animals and analyzed with various biochemical markers. And then IBA-1 and GFAP expressions were evaluated immunohistochemically. RESULTS: Significant results were obtained in all biochemical parameters between groups. Immunohistochemical sections showed IBA-1 not only in microglia and macrophage activity but also in degenerative neurons in blood vessel endothelial cells. However, GFAP reaction and post-traumatic rosmarinic acid administration showed positive expression in astrocytes with regular structure around the blood vessel. CONCLUSION: Rosmarinic acid in blood vessel endothelial cells showed that preserving the integrity of astrocytic structure in the blood brain barrier may be an important antioxidant.


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Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas/prevenção & controle , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/análise , Cinamatos/farmacologia , Craniotomia/métodos , Depsídeos/farmacologia , Proteína Glial Fibrilar Ácida/análise , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/análise , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Animais , Astrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas/patologia , Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas/cirurgia , Glutationa Peroxidase/análise , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Malondialdeído/análise , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Valores de Referência , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Neuron ; 107(3): 454-469.e6, 2020 08 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574560

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Neuroscience relies on techniques for imaging the structure and dynamics of neural circuits, but the cell bodies of individual neurons are often obscured by overlapping fluorescence from axons and dendrites in surrounding neuropil. Here, we describe two strategies for using the ribosome to restrict the expression of fluorescent proteins to the neuronal soma. We show first that a ribosome-tethered nanobody can be used to trap GFP in the cell body, thereby enabling direct visualization of previously undetectable GFP fluorescence. We then design a ribosome-tethered GCaMP for imaging calcium dynamics. We show that this reporter faithfully tracks somatic calcium dynamics in the mouse brain while eliminating cross-talk between neurons caused by contaminating neuropil. In worms, this reporter enables whole-brain imaging with faster kinetics and brighter fluorescence than commonly used nuclear GCaMPs. These two approaches provide a general way to enhance the specificity of imaging in neurobiology.


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Encéfalo/diagnóstico por imagem , Cálcio/metabolismo , Corpo Celular/patologia , Neurônios/patologia , Imagem Óptica/métodos , Ribossomos/metabolismo , Animais , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Encéfalo/patologia , Caenorhabditis elegans , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio , Corpo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde , Camundongos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurópilo , Proteína Ribossômica L10/metabolismo , Anticorpos de Domínio Único
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Neuron ; 107(3): 470-486.e11, 2020 08 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32592656

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Methods for one-photon fluorescent imaging of calcium dynamics can capture the activity of hundreds of neurons across large fields of view at a low equipment complexity and cost. In contrast to two-photon methods, however, one-photon methods suffer from higher levels of crosstalk from neuropil, resulting in a decreased signal-to-noise ratio and artifactual correlations of neural activity. We address this problem by engineering cell-body-targeted variants of the fluorescent calcium indicators GCaMP6f and GCaMP7f. We screened fusions of GCaMP to natural, as well as artificial, peptides and identified fusions that localized GCaMP to within 50 µm of the cell body of neurons in mice and larval zebrafish. One-photon imaging of soma-targeted GCaMP in dense neural circuits reported fewer artifactual spikes from neuropil, an increased signal-to-noise ratio, and decreased artifactual correlation across neurons. Thus, soma-targeting of fluorescent calcium indicators facilitates usage of simple, powerful, one-photon methods for imaging neural calcium dynamics.


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Encéfalo/diagnóstico por imagem , Cálcio/metabolismo , Corpo Celular/patologia , Neurônios/patologia , Imagem Óptica/métodos , Animais , Artefatos , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Encéfalo/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio , Corpo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde , Camundongos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurópilo , Peixe-Zebra
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Gen Physiol Biophys ; 39(3): 229-237, 2020 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32525816

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For the exploration of circular RNA light chain kinase (circRNA-MYLK), siRNA#1 and siRNA#2 targeting circRNA-MYLK as well as microRNA(miR)-145-5p inhibitor were transfected. Viability was valued with the CCK-8. The protein expression was examined relying on Western blot. The expression of circRNA-MYLK or miR-145-5p was tested depending on qRT-PCR. The apoptotic/migration/invasion rate was separately measured by the Annexin v-FITC/PI with flow cytometer or chambers assays. CircRNA-MYLK was overexpressed in tumor tissue. Silencing circRNA-MYLK induced the inhibitions of viability, invasion and migration, as well as the blocks of MEK/ERK and NF-κB cascades, however, silencing circRNA-MYLK led to provoking of apoptosis. Besides, circRNA-MYLK silencing stimulated the over-production of miR-145-5p, whose silencing abolished the effects of siRNA#1 and siRNA#2 of circRNA-MYLK on those factors above. The circRNA-MYLK had oncogenic roles via targeting miR-145-5p in the Hep-2 cell line via stimulating MEK/ERK and NF-κB cascades.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Carcinogênese , Neoplasias Laríngeas/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , Quinase de Cadeia Leve de Miosina/genética , RNA Circular/genética , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Inativação Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Laríngeas/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0235122, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32584873

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The MGP single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1800801 has previously been associated with recurrent ischemic stroke in a Spanish cohort. Here, we tested for association of this SNP with ischemic stroke recurrence in a North American Caucasian cohort. Acute ischemic stroke patients admitted between 10/2009 and 12/2016 at three hospitals within a large healthcare system in the northeastern United States that were enrolled in a healthcare system-wide exome sequencing program were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with recurrent stroke within 1 year after index event were compared to those without recurrence. Of 9,348 suspected acute ischemic strokes admitted between 10/2009 and 12/2016, 1,727 (18.5%) enrolled in the exome-sequencing program. Among those, 1,068 patients had exome sequencing completed and were eligible for inclusion. Recurrent stroke within the first year of stroke was observed in 79 patients (7.4%). In multivariable analysis, stroke prior to the index stroke (OR 9.694, 95% CI 5.793-16.224, p ≤ 0.001), pro-coagulant status (OR = 3.563, 95% CI 1.504-8.443, p = 0.004) and the AA genotype of SNP rs1800801 (OR = 2.408, 95% CI 1.079-4.389, p = 0.004) were independently associated with recurrent stroke within the first year. The AA genotype of the MGP SNP rs1800801 is associated with recurrence within the first year after ischemic stroke in North American Caucasians. Study of stroke subtypes and additional populations will be required to determine if incorporation of allelic status at this SNP into current risk scores improves prediction of recurrent ischemic stroke.


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Isquemia Encefálica/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva , Fatores de Risco , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Mol Biol (Mosk) ; 54(2): 262-266, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32392195

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rDNA genes play an important role in epigenetic regulation and in differentiation of eukaryotic cells. Using the 4C (circular chromosome conformation capture) approach and model HEK293T cells, we analyzed the rDNA-contacting gene FANK1, using anchor located inside rDNA genes. At the 5' end of the FANK1 gene we detected frequent contacts with rDNA clusters. The contact sites coincide with the border where chromatin state changes and nucleosome positioning. The adjacent genes DHX32, BCCIP and UROS are located in the active chromatin and are transcribed, but do not contact with rDNA genes, while FANK1 gene is silenced, and is located in repressed chromatin. Heat shock treatment dramatically changes the pattern of rDNA contacts in the region and induces about 4-fold increase in activation of the FANK1 gene. We conclude that rDNA contacts may be involved in repression of the FANK1 gene.


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Cromatina/genética , DNA Ribossômico/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Epigênese Genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , RNA Helicases DEAD-box , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Proteínas Nucleares , Uroporfirinogênio III Sintetase
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(5): e1008214, 2020 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32379809

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Calcium signaling plays a key role in many essential processes in almost all eukaryotic systems. It is believed that it may also be an important signaling system of the protist parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Motility, adhesion, cytolysis, and phagocytosis/trogocytosis are important steps in invasion and pathogenesis of E. histolytica, and Ca2+ signaling is thought to be associated with these processes leading to tissue invasion. There are a large number of Ca2+-binding proteins (CaBPs) in E. histolytica, and a number of these proteins appear to be associated with different steps in pathogenesis. The genome encodes 27 EF-hand-containing CaBPs in addition to a number of other Ca2+-binding domain/motif-containing proteins, which suggest intricate calcium signaling network in this parasite. Unlike other eukaryotes, a typical calmodulin-like protein has not been seen in E. histolytica. Though none of the CaBPs display sequence similarity with a typical calmodulin, extensive structural similarity has been seen in spite of lack of significant functional overlap with that of typical calmodulins. One of the unique features observed in E. histolytica is the identification of CaBPs (EhCaBP1, EhCaBP3) that have the ability to directly bind actin and modulate actin dynamics. Direct interaction of CaBPs with actin has not been seen in any other system. Pseudopod formation and phagocytosis are some of the processes that require actin dynamics, and some of the amoebic CaBPs (EhC2Pk, EhCaBP1, EhCaBP3, EhCaBP5) participate in this process. None of these E. histolytica CaBPs have any homolog in organisms other than different species of Entamoeba, suggesting a novel Ca2+ signaling pathway that has evolved in this genus.


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Cálcio/metabolismo , Entamoeba histolytica/metabolismo , Entamebíase/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Cálcio/fisiologia , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Calmodulina/metabolismo , Entamoeba histolytica/genética , Entamoeba histolytica/patogenicidade , Fagocitose , Proteínas de Protozoários/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(5): e0233717, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32469983

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Metastasis is known as a key step in cancer recurrence and could be stimulated by multiple factors. Calumenin (CALU) is one of these factors which has a direct impact on cancer metastasis and yet, its underlined mechanisms have not been completely elucidated. The current study was aimed to identify CALU co-expressed genes, their signaling pathways, and expression status within the human cancers. To this point, CALU associated genes were visualized using the Cytoscape plugin BisoGenet and annotated with the Enrichr web-based application. The list of CALU related diseases was retrieved using the DisGenNet, and cancer datasets were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and analyzed with the Cufflink software. ROC curve analysis was used to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of DEGs in each cancer, and the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed to plot the overall survival of patients. The protein level of the signature biomarkers was measured in 40 biopsy specimens and matched adjacent normal tissues collected from CRC and lung cancer patients. Analysis of CALU co-expressed genes network in TCGA datasets indicated that the network is markedly altered in human colon (COAD) and lung (LUAD) cancers. Diagnostic accuracy estimation of differentially expressed genes showed that a gene panel consisted of CALU, AURKA, and MCM2 was able to successfully distinguish cancer tumors from healthy samples. Cancer cases with abnormal expression of the signature genes had a significantly lower survival rate than other patients. Additionally, comparison of CALU, AURKA, and MCM2 proteins between healthy samples, early and advanced tumors showed that the level of these proteins was increased through normal-carcinoma transition in both types of cancers. These data indicate that the interactions between CALU, AURKA, and MCM2 has a pivotal role in cancer development, and thereby needs to be explored in the future.


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Aurora Quinase A , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio , Neoplasias do Colo , Bases de Dados de Ácidos Nucleicos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Pulmonares , Componente 2 do Complexo de Manutenção de Minicromossomo , Aurora Quinase A/biossíntese , Aurora Quinase A/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/biossíntese , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/diagnóstico , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/mortalidade , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Componente 2 do Complexo de Manutenção de Minicromossomo/biossíntese , Componente 2 do Complexo de Manutenção de Minicromossomo/genética , Metástase Neoplásica , Taxa de Sobrevida
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