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Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi ; 154(3): 103-107, 2019.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31527358

RESUMO

Digitoxin and digoxin are plant-derived cardiac glycosides. They are Na+,K+-ATPase (sodium pump) inhibitors, and have been used clinically for treatment and prevention of heart failure and various tachycardia. On the other hand, some epidemiological studies showed that digoxin users have a lower cancer risk compared to the non-users, and that cancer patients who had been treated with digoxin face on improvement of their survival. In various in vitro studies, cardiac glycosides at sub-µM concentrations, which have no significant effect on enzymatic and ion-transporting activities of Na+,K+-ATPase, show anti-cancer effects. Na+,K+-ATPase is ubiquitously expressed, so it remains unclear why low concentrations of cardiac glycosides have cancer-specific effects. Recently, we found that the receptor-type Na+,K+-ATPase, which has no pumping activity, is associated with leucine-rich repeat-containing 8 family, member A(LRRC8A), one of the components of volume-regulated anion channel (VRAC), in the membrane microdomains of plasma membrane of cancer cells, and that this crosstalk contributes to the inhibition of the cancer cell growth by sub-µM cardiac glycosides. In this mechanism, cardiac glycosides bind to the receptor-type Na+,K+-ATPase, and then stimulate the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) via NADPH oxidase. The ROS activate VRAC within the membrane microdomains, thus eliciting anti-proliferative effects. VRAC is ubiquitously expressed, and it is normally activated by cell swelling. However, VRAC is activated by cardiac glycoside without cell swelling. On the other hand, the cardiac glycosides-induced effects were not observed in non-cancer cells. Our findings can partly explain why cardiac glycosides elicit selective effects in cancer cells.


Assuntos
Glicosídeos Cardíacos/farmacologia , Neoplasias/metabolismo , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/metabolismo , Canais de Ânion Dependentes de Voltagem/metabolismo , Digoxina/farmacologia , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Phys Chem Chem Phys ; 21(36): 20239-20251, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490518

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The amyloid formation of human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP)-an intrinsically disordered peptide, is associated with type II diabetes. Cellular membranes, especially those composed of negatively-charged lipids, accelerate the hIAPP amyloid fibrillation, and their integrity is disrupted during the aggregation process, leading to cell apoptosis. However, the underlying molecular mechanism is not well understood. Herein, we investigated the conformational dynamics during the interactions of hIAPP monomer with POPG membrane bilayer, by carrying out µs-long all-atom molecular dynamics simulations. Starting from the metastable coiled conformations in water, hIAPP monomers tend to adopt transient α-helical and ß-sheet structures when adsorbing to the membrane surface. The amphiphilic N-terminal region further inserts into the membrane interior and is located at the lipid head-tail interface, mainly in turn and α-helical structures. In contrast, the ß-hairpin structures reside on the membrane surface without insertion, and expand laterally with the hydrophobic residues exposed to the solvent. Moreover, the adsorption and insertion of hIAPP monomers induce two distinct local membrane deformations: (1) the hIAPP adsorption on the membrane surface mainly causes membrane bending; (2) the insertion of both turns and α-helices synchronizes with the formation of hydrophobic defects on the POPG membrane, leading to stronger membrane stretching and a longer coherence length of membrane thinning. Based on the structural and dynamical results, we propose that ß-hairpin structures may be a precursor for the fibrillation on the membrane surface due to the flat geometry and hydrophobic regions exposed to solvent, while N-terminal amphiphilic α-helices would facilitate hIAPP assembling into toxic oligomers inside the membrane.


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Membrana Celular/química , Polipeptídeo Amiloide das Ilhotas Pancreáticas/química , Conformação Proteica em alfa-Hélice , Conformação Proteica em Folha beta , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/química , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(36): e17028, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490389

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Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) involves a tubular structure with a basement membrane that is similar to and communicates with vessels but functions independent of blood vessels to nourish tumor cells, promote tumor progression, invasion, and metastasis, with reduced 5-year survival rates. Tumor cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis are promoted by the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Paired-related homeobox 1 (PRRX1), a newly discovered EMT inducer, has been shown to correlate with metastasis and prognosis in diverse cancer types. Cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) was initially recognized as an oncoprotein. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression and clinical significance of the EMT markers PRRX1, CIP2A and VM in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) and their respective associations with clinicopathological parameters and survival.Expression of PRRX1, CIP2A and VM in whole CCRCC tissues from 110 patients was analyzed by immunohistochemical and histochemical staining. Fisher's exact test or the chi square test was used to assess associations with positive or negative staining of these markers and clinicopathological characteristics.Positive expression of CIP2A and VM presence was significantly higher and that of PRRX1 was significantly lower in CCRCC tissues than in corresponding normal tissues. Furthermore, positive expression of CIP2A and VM was significantly associated with tumor grade, size, lymph node metastasis (LNM) stage, and tumor node metastasis (TNM) stage and inversely associated with overall survival time (OST). Moreover, levels of PRRX1 were negatively associated with tumor grade, size, LNM stage, and TNM stage. The PRRX1 subgroup had a significantly longer OST time than did the PRRX1 subgroup. In multivariate analysis, high VM and CIP2A, tumor grade, LNM stage, TNM stage, and low PRRX1 levels were identified as potential independent prognostic factors for OST in CCRCC patients.VM and expression of CIP2A and PRRX1 represent promising biomarkers for metastasis and prognosis and potential therapeutic targets in CCRCC.


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Autoantígenos/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Renais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Neoplasias Renais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Renais/diagnóstico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Rim/patologia , Neoplasias Renais/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Prognóstico
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Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 48(3): 318-325, 2019 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496165

RESUMO

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


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Núcleo Celular , Citoplasma , Proteínas de Membrana , Carcinogênese/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos , Transporte Proteico/fisiologia , Transdução de Sinais
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Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao ; 41(4): 529-535, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484617

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To investigate the effect of N-acetylcysteine(NAC)on cognitive function and nuclear factor erythroid 2 related factor 2/ heme oxygenase-1(Nrf2/HO-1)pathway in mouse models of postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Methods Fifty-four male C57BL/6J mice(3-4 months old)were randomly divided into control group,surgery group,and surgery+NAC group by block randomization.The intramedullary fixation for left tibial fracture surgery was performed to establish postoperative cognitive dysfunction models.NAC(150 mg/kg)was administered intraperitoneally in group surgery+NAC 30 minutes before and 3 hours,6 hours after surgery,while saline was given in control group and surgery group.Six mice in each group were selected randomly underwent Morris water maze test on the third day after surgery.Animals were sacrificed at the first and third postoperative days,and the hippocampus was harvested.Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to quantify the levels of interleukin-6(IL-6)and malondialdehyde(MDA)in hippocampus.Western blot and real-time polymerase chain reaction were used to measure the expressions of Nrf2 and HO-1 in hippocampus. Results There was no significant difference in swimming speed among three groups(F=2.135,P=0.114).Compared with control group and surgery+NAC group,the surgery group had prolonged escape latency(P<0.01),reduced platform crossing times(P<0.01),and shortened time spent in the target quadrant(P<0.01).Compared with the control group,the surgery group and the surgery+NAC group had significantly increased levels of IL-6 and MDA in hippocampus at the first postoperative day(all P=0.000).On the third postoperative day,there was no significant difference in the levels of IL-6(P=0.251)and MDA(P=0.103)between control group and surgery+NAC group.The protein expressions of Nrf2 and HO-1 in hippocampus were significantly higher in surgery group and surgery+NAC group than in control group and significantly higher in surgery+NAC group than in surgery group(all P=0.000).The mRNA expressions of Nrf2 and HO-1 in hippocampus were significantly higher in surgery group and surgery+NAC group than in control group and significantly higher in surgery+NAC group than in surgery group (all P=0.000). Conclusions NAC pretreatment may reduce oxidative stress and inflammatory response in hippocampus and improve cognitive function.Such effect may be relate to the activation of Nrf2/HO-1 pathway.


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Acetilcisteína/farmacologia , Cognição/efeitos dos fármacos , Disfunção Cognitiva/tratamento farmacológico , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Animais , Disfunção Cognitiva/etiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Distribuição Aleatória
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Arch Endocrinol Metab ; 63(4): 438-444, 2019 Aug 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31460623

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Pubertal timing in humans is determined by complex interactions including hormonal, metabolic, environmental, ethnic, and genetic factors. Central precocious puberty (CPP) is defined as the premature reactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, starting before the ages of 8 and 9 years in girls and boys, respectively; familial CPP is defined by the occurrence of CPP in two or more family members. Pioneering studies have evidenced the participation of genetic factors in pubertal timing, mainly identifying genetic causes of CPP in sporadic and familial cases. In this context, rare activating mutations were identified in genes of the kisspeptin excitatory pathway (KISS1R and KISS1 mutations). More recently, loss-of-function mutations in two imprinted genes (MKRN3 and DLK1) have been identified as important causes of familial CPP, describing novel players in the modulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in physiological and pathological conditions. MKRN3 mutations are the most common cause of familial CPP, and patients with MKRN3 mutations present clinical features indistinguishable from idiopathic CPP. Meanwhile, adult patients with DLK1 mutations present high frequency of metabolic alterations (overweight/obesity, early onset type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia), indicating that DLK1 may be a novel link between reproduction and metabolism. Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2019;63(4):438-44.


Assuntos
Puberdade Precoce/genética , Inativação Gênica , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Kisspeptinas/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Metilação , Mutação , Fenótipo , Puberdade Precoce/etiologia , Receptores de Kisspeptina-1/genética , Ribonucleoproteínas/genética
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Results Probl Cell Differ ; 67: 49-79, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31435792

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The intracellular transport is the most confusing issue in the field of cell biology. The Golgi complex (GC) is the central station along the secretory pathway. It contains Golgi glycosylation enzymes, which are responsible for protein and lipid glycosylation, and in many cells, it is organized into a ribbon. Position and structure of the GC depend on the position and function of the centriole. Here, we analyze published data related to the role of centriole and intracellular transport (ICT) for the formation of Golgi ribbon and specifically stress the importance of the delivery of membranes containing cargo and membrane proteins to the cell centre where centriole/centrosome is localized. Additionally, we re-examined the formation of Golgi ribbon from the point of view of different models of ICT.


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Centríolos/metabolismo , Complexo de Golgi/química , Complexo de Golgi/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Membranas Intracelulares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo
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Tumour Biol ; 41(7): 1010428319860728, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31264534

RESUMO

Colon cancer represents one of the most common cancers in the world. Despite improved treatment, mortality remains high. In order to improve the assessment of prognosis for colon cancer patients, identifying new prognostic markers remains necessary. We analyzed preoperative serum samples from 148 colon cancer patients surgically treated at Helsinki University Hospital from 1998 through 2002 using a multiplex proximity extension assay (Oncology II panel, Olink Bioscience, Uppsala, Sweden), a panel constituting 92 immunological and oncological markers. We performed univariate and multivariate analyses on these patients and calculated the disease-specific survival among patients using the log-rank test for Kaplan-Meier estimates. In the univariate survival analysis of 92 biomarkers, 26 resulted in p < 0.1. Among these, eight biomarkers emerged as statistically significant (p < 0.05). Patients with low levels of kallikrein 13 had a poor prognosis. Moreover, patients with high levels of amphiregulin, carcinoembryonic antigen-related adhesion molecule 5, interleukin 6, mucin 16, syndecan 1, transforming growth factor alpha, and vimentin also had a poor prognosis. In the multivariate analysis, kallikrein 13 and mucin 16 emerged as independent prognostic markers. The role of kallikrein 13, a member of the serine protease kallikrein biomarker family, in tumorigenesis remains unclear. Mucin 16 is also known as carbohydrate antigen 125, a well-known ovarian cancer biomarker. Patients with low levels of kallikrein 13 (hazard ratio: 0.36; 95% confidence interval: 0.14-0.92; p = 0.033) and high levels of mucin 16 (hazard ratio: 3.15; 95% confidence interval: 1.68-5.93; p < 0.005) had a poor prognosis. Mucin 16 and kallikrein 13 represent independent prognostic markers for colon cancer. Furthermore, the clinical utility of mucin 16 and kallikrein 13 serum tests warrants additional investigation.


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Antígeno Ca-125/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Calicreínas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoensaio/métodos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Prognóstico , Análise de Sobrevida
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Toxicol Lett ; 313: 188-195, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31284022

RESUMO

Brucine is one of the main bioactive and toxic constituents of the herb drug Semen Strychni. Here we aimed to determine dosing time-dependent hepatotoxicity of brucine, and to investigate the role of metabolism in generation of brucine chronotoxicity. Brucine was administered to wild-type or Npas2-/- (a clock disrupted model) mice at different circadian time points for toxicity and pharmacokinetic characterization. The hepatotoxicity was evaluated by plasma alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase measurements and histopathological analysis. The role of Cyp3a11 in brucine metabolism was determined by chemical inhibition assays and Cyp3a11-overexpressing HEK293 cells. Hepatic circadian Cyp3a11 mRNA and protein levels were determined by qPCR and Western blotting, respectively. The toxicity of brucine was more severe in the light phase [Zeitgeber time (ZT) 2 and ZT8] than in the dark phase (ZT14 and ZT20). Chemical inhibition and substrate metabolism assays suggested Cyp3a11 as a significant contributor to brucine metabolism. The Cyp3a11 mRNA, protein and activity in the livers of wild-type mice displayed significant circadian fluctuations. Npas2 ablation markedly down-regulated Cyp3a11 mRNA, protein and activity, and abrogated their circadian rhythms. The circadian time differences in brucine pharmacokinetics and liver distribution were lost in Npas2-/- mice, so were the time differences in brucine hepatotoxicity. In conclusion, chronotoxicity of brucine was determined by circadian variations in Cyp3a11 metabolism. The findings have implications in improving brucine (and possibly Semen Strychni) efficacy via dosing time optimization.


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Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/enzimologia , Ritmo Circadiano , Citocromo P-450 CYP3A/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/enzimologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Fotoperíodo , Estricnina/análogos & derivados , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/deficiência , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/sangue , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/patologia , Ritmo Circadiano/genética , Cronoterapia Farmacológica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Microssomos Hepáticos/efeitos dos fármacos , Microssomos Hepáticos/enzimologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/deficiência , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Estricnina/administração & dosagem , Estricnina/metabolismo , Estricnina/farmacocinética , Estricnina/toxicidade
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Toxicol Lett ; 314: 63-74, 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31306741

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This study aimed to verify the toxic effects of prenatal caffeine exposure (PCE) on the podocyte development in male offspring, and to explore the underlying intrauterine programming mechanisms. The pregnant rats were administered with caffeine (30 to 120 mg/kg⋅d) during gestational day (GD) 9 to 20. The male fetus on GD20 and the offspring at postnatal week (PW) 6 and PW28 were sacrificed. The results indicated that PCE caused ultrastructural abnormalities on podocyte, and inhibited the expression of podocyte marker genes such as Nephrin, Wilms tumor 1 (WT1), the histone 3 lysine 9 acetylation (H3K9ac) level in the Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) promoter and its expression in the male offspring from GD20 to PW28. Meanwhile, the expression of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and histone deacetylase 7 (HDAC7) in the fetus were increased by PCE. In vitro, corticosterone increased GR and HDAC7 whereas reduced the H3K9ac level of KLF4 and KLF4/Nephrin expression. KLF4 over-expression reversed the reduction of Nephrin expression, knockdown of HDAC7 and GR antagonist RU486 partially reversed the inhibitory effects of corticosterone on H3K9ac level and KLF4 expression. In conclusion, PCE caused podocyte developmental toxicity in male offspring, which was associated with corticosterone-induced low-functional programming of KLF4 through GR/HDAC7/H3K9ac pathway.


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Cafeína/toxicidade , Estimulantes do Sistema Nervoso Central/toxicidade , Histonas/metabolismo , Nefropatias/induzido quimicamente , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/metabolismo , Podócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal , Acetilação , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Idade Gestacional , Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Histona Desacetilases/genética , Histona Desacetilases/metabolismo , Nefropatias/embriologia , Nefropatias/genética , Nefropatias/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Lisina , Masculino , Exposição Materna , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Podócitos/metabolismo , Podócitos/ultraestrutura , Gravidez , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ratos Wistar , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/genética , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 232: 116630, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279783

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AIMS: Lung adenocarcinoma consists of multiple therapeutic targets, however, patients will inevitably progress to later stage diagnosis with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor treatment resistance. We aim to investigate the roles of non-coding TUSC7 in ordering the cell division tendency, helping to sensitize the resistance in a miRNA incorporating way. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Online study of bioinformatics analysis, molecular experiments of luciferase test, immunofluorescence staining and qRT-PCR were applied to dig out the mechanistic regulations. KEY FINDINGS: TUSC-7 inhibited the renewal ability of adenocarcinoma stem cells, yielding to asymmetric cell splitting. Informatics analysis and the luciferase testing confirmed the 3'UTR binding site, and revealed the post-transcriptional regulation of NUMB referring to miR-146. TUSC-7 sponged miR-146 and abolished its degradation toward to NUMB, and this integrated cascade made several genes become tangled to full functionality. SIGNIFICANCE: TUSC-7 was proved to be one strong suppressive lnc-RNA in lung adenocarcinoma stem cells, functioning through inactivating NOTCH signaling, and the turbulence on division modes precisely pointed to the key mechanisms of stem cells' renewal. The decreasing of tumor suppressive miR-146 was necessary in TUSC-7 conducted renewal repression, despite it alone could also reduce the renewal efficiency, indicating that more complicated non-coding genes may be involved in its regulation.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/fisiologia , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Receptores Notch/genética , Receptores Notch/metabolismo
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Cancer Sci ; 110(9): 2941-2959, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31343810

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A sensitive and specific diagnosis biomarker, in principle scalable to most cancer types, is needed to reduce the prevalent cancer mortality. Meanwhile, the investigation of diagnosis determinants of a biomarker will facilitate the interpretation of its screening results in clinic. Here we design a large-scale (1558 enrollments), multicenter (multiple hospitals), and cross-validation (two datasets) clinic study to validate plasma Hsp90α quantified by ELISA as a pan-cancer biomarker. ROC curve shows the optimum diagnostic cutoff is 69.19 ng/mL in discriminating various cancer patients from all controls (AUC 0.895, sensitivity 81.33% and specificity 81.65% in test cohort; AUC 0.893, sensitivity 81.72% and specificity 81.03% in validation cohort). Similar results are noted in detecting early-stage cancer patients. Plasma Hsp90α maintains also broad-spectrum for cancer subtypes, especially with 91.78% sensitivity and 91.96% specificity in patients with AFP-limited liver cancer. In addition, we demonstrate levels of plasma Hsp90α are determined by ADAM10 expression, which will affect Hsp90α content in exosomes. Furthermore, Western blotting and PRM-based quantitative proteomics identify that partial false ELISA-negative patients secret high levels of plasma Hsp90α. Mechanism analysis reveal that TGFß-PKCγ gene signature defines a distinct pool of hyperphosphorylated Hsp90α at Theronine residue. In clinic, a mechanistically relevant population of false ELISA-negative patients express also higher levels of PKCγ. In sum, plasma Hsp90α is a novel pan-cancer diagnosis biomarker, and cancer diagnosis with plasma Hsp90α is particularly effective in those patients with high expression of ADAM10, but may be insufficient to detect the patients with low ADAM10 and those with hyperphosphorylated Hsp90α.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP90/sangue , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Proteína ADAM10/genética , Proteína ADAM10/metabolismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Secretases da Proteína Precursora do Amiloide/genética , Secretases da Proteína Precursora do Amiloide/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Exossomos/metabolismo , Reações Falso-Negativas , Feminino , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP90/metabolismo , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/sangue , Neoplasias/patologia , Fosforilação , Estudos Prospectivos , Curva ROC , Treonina/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2498, 2019 06 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31175312

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Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exhibit immunoregulatory function in human autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Here we show that the number of peripheral tolerogenic CD1c+ dendritic cells (DCs) and the levels of serum FLT3L are significantly decreased in SLE patients especially with lupus nephritis, compared to healthy controls. Transplantation of allogeneic umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UC-MSCs) significantly up-regulates peripheral blood CD1c+DCs and serum FLT3L. Mechanistically, UC-MSCs express FLT3L that binds to FLT3 on CD1c+DCs to promote the proliferation and inhibit the apoptosis of tolerogenic CD1c+DCs. Conversely, reduction of FLT3L with small interfering RNA in MSCs abolishes the up-regulation of tolerogenic CD1c+DCs in lupus patients treated with MSCs. Interferon-γ induces FLT3L expression in UC-MSCs through JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Thus, allogeneic MSCs might suppress inflammation in lupus through up-regulating tolerogenic DCs.


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Antígenos CD1/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Glicoproteínas/imunologia , Tolerância Imunológica/imunologia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/terapia , Proteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Adulto , Antígenos CD1/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Feminino , Glicoproteínas/metabolismo , Humanos , Interferon gama/farmacologia , Janus Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Janus Quinases/metabolismo , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/imunologia , Nefrite Lúpica/imunologia , Nefrite Lúpica/terapia , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Transcrição STAT/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição STAT/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transplante Homólogo , Adulto Jovem
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 346-357, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228926

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Sterols are important components of biological membranes that determine the physicochemical properties of lipid bilayer and regulate the functioning of membrane proteins. Being insoluble in water, sterols cannot diffuse between the membrane compartments separated by an aqueous phase. For this reason, distribution of sterols across cellular membranes is rather uneven. Membrane-to-membrane transport of sterols occurs mainly in a non-vesicular fashion and is provided by Lam and Osh proteins. In this review, we discuss the consequences of impairments in sterol biosynthesis and transport mostly relying on the studies performed on the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Despite the fact that molecular mechanisms underlying the functioning of Lam and Osh proteins are well established, the biological roles of these proteins are still unclear, because deletions of corresponding genes do not affect yeast phenotype. At the same time, disruptions in the biosynthesis of ergosterol, the major sterol of S. cerevisiae, lead to either cell death or reduced stress resistance. However, under certain conditions (e.g., mild salt or thermal stresses), a decrease in the ergosterol levels causes an increase in cell resistance. This suggests that the cells possess a mechanism facilitating rapid adjustment of the plasma membrane sterol content. We argue that the biological role of Lam proteins is, in particular, fast optimization of sterol composition of cell membranes.


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Ergosterol/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Ergosterol/biossíntese , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Esqualeno/metabolismo , Esteróis/metabolismo
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(7): 1195-1209, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177329

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The anti-tumor efficacy of TCR-engineered T cells in vivo depends largely on less-differentiated subsets such as T cells with naïve-like T cell (TN) phenotypes with greater expansion and long-term persistence. To increase these subsets, we compared the generation of New York esophageal squamous cell carcinoma-1 (NY-ESO-1)-specific T cells under supplementation with either IL-2 or IL-7/IL-15. PBMCs were transduced with MS3II-NY-ESO-1-siTCR retroviral vector. T cell generation was adapted from a CD19-specific CART cell production protocol. Comparable results in viability, expansion and transduction efficiency of T cells under stimulation with either IL-2 or IL-7/IL-15 were observed. IL-7/IL-15 led to an increase of CD4+ T cells and a decrease of CD8+ T cells, enriched the amount of TN among CD4+ T cells but not among CD8+ T cells. In a 51Cr release assay, similar specific lysis of NY-ESO-1-positive SW982 sarcoma cells was achieved. However, intracellular cytokine staining revealed a significantly increased production of IFN-γ and TNF-α in T cells generated by IL-2 stimulation. To validate these unexpected findings, NY-ESO-1-specific T cell production was evaluated in another protocol originally established for TCR-engineered T cells. IL-7/IL-15 increased the proportion of TN. However, the absolute number of TN did not increase due to a significantly slower expansion of T cells with IL-7/IL-15. In conclusion, IL-7/IL-15 does not seem to be superior to IL-2 for the generation of NY-ESO-1-specific T cells. This is in sharp contrast to the observations in CD19-specific CART cells. Changes of cytokine cocktails should be carefully evaluated for individual vector systems.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Engenharia Celular/métodos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/métodos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Neoplasias/terapia , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/imunologia , Antígenos CD19/metabolismo , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/transplante , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/transplante , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Meios de Cultura , Humanos , Interleucina-15/imunologia , Interleucina-2/imunologia , Interleucina-7/imunologia , Proteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2761, 2019 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31235698

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Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is a neurovascular familial or sporadic disease that is characterised by capillary-venous cavernomas, and is due to loss-of-function mutations to any one of three CCM genes. Familial CCM follows a two-hit mechanism similar to that of tumour suppressor genes, while in sporadic cavernomas only a small fraction of endothelial cells shows mutated CCM genes. We reported that in mouse models and in human patients, endothelial cells lining the lesions have different features from the surrounding endothelium, as they express mesenchymal/stem-cell markers. Here we show that cavernomas originate from clonal expansion of few Ccm3-null endothelial cells that express mesenchymal/stem-cell markers. These cells then attract surrounding wild-type endothelial cells, inducing them to express mesenchymal/stem-cell markers and to contribute to cavernoma growth. These characteristics of Ccm3-null cells are reminiscent of the tumour-initiating cells that are responsible for tumour growth. Our data support the concept that CCM has benign tumour characteristics.


Assuntos
Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Hemangioma Cavernoso do Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Animais , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Encéfalo/irrigação sanguínea , Encéfalo/citologia , Encéfalo/patologia , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Endotélio Vascular/citologia , Endotélio Vascular/patologia , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Hemangioma Cavernoso do Sistema Nervoso Central/genética , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Mutação com Perda de Função , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2562, 2019 06 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31189898

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd) accumulation in rice grain poses a serious threat to human health. While several transport systems have been reported, the complicity of rice Cd transport and accumulation indicates the necessity of identifying additional genes, especially those that are responsible for Cd accumulation divergence between indica and japonica rice subspecies. Here, we show that a gene, OsCd1, belonging to the major facilitator superfamily is involved in root Cd uptake and contributes to grain accumulation in rice. Natural variation in OsCd1 with a missense mutation Val449Asp is responsible for the divergence of rice grain Cd accumulation between indica and japonica. Near-isogenic line tests confirm that the indica variety carrying the japonica allele OsCd1V449 can reduce the grain Cd accumulation. Thus, the japonica allele OsCd1V449 may be useful for reducing grain Cd accumulation of indica rice cultivars through breeding.


Assuntos
Cádmio/metabolismo , Grão Comestível/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Oryza/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Alelos , Asparagina/genética , Cádmio/análise , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Grão Comestível/química , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Oryza/química , Oryza/genética , Filogenia , Melhoramento Vegetal/métodos , Raízes de Plantas/química , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Valina/genética
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Nat Chem Biol ; 15(7): 710-720, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31222192

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Autophagy mediates the degradation of damaged proteins, organelles and pathogens, and plays a key role in health and disease. Thus, the identification of new mechanisms involved in the regulation of autophagy is of major interest. In particular, little is known about the role of lipids and lipid-binding proteins in the early steps of autophagosome biogenesis. Using target-agnostic, high-content, image-based identification of indicative phenotypic changes induced by small molecules, we have identified autogramins as a new class of autophagy inhibitor. Autogramins selectively target the recently discovered cholesterol transfer protein GRAM domain-containing protein 1A (GRAMD1A, which had not previously been implicated in autophagy), and directly compete with cholesterol binding to the GRAMD1A StART domain. GRAMD1A accumulates at sites of autophagosome initiation, affects cholesterol distribution in response to starvation and is required for autophagosome biogenesis. These findings identify a new biological function of GRAMD1A and a new role for cholesterol in autophagy.


Assuntos
Autofagossomos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Autofagossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/antagonistas & inibidores , Modelos Moleculares , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2864, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253807

RESUMO

The T cell immune synapse is a site of intense vesicular trafficking. Here we show that the golgin GMAP210, known to capture vesicles and organize membrane traffic at the Golgi, is involved in the vesicular transport of LAT to the immune synapse. Upon activation, more GMAP210 interact with LAT-containing vesicles and go together with LAT to the immune synapse. Regulating LAT recruitment and LAT-dependent signaling, GMAP210 controls T cell activation. Using a rerouting and capture assay, we show that GMAP210 captures VAMP7-decorated vesicles. Overexpressing different domains of GMAP210, we also show that GMAP210 allows their specific delivery to the immune synapse by tethering LAT-vesicles to the Golgi. Finally, in a model of ectopic expression of LAT in ciliated cells, we show that GMAP210 tethering activity controls the delivery of LAT to the cilium. Hence, our results reveal a function for the golgin GMAP210 conveying specific vesicles to the immune synapse.


Assuntos
Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Complexo de Golgi/fisiologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/fisiologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Vesículas Transportadoras/fisiologia , Linhagem Celular , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas R-SNARE/genética , Proteínas R-SNARE/metabolismo , Proteínas SNARE/genética , Proteínas SNARE/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Linfócitos T/fisiologia
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