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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4980, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020477

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The functions of the proto-oncoprotein c-Myc and the tumor suppressor p53 in controlling cell survival and proliferation are inextricably linked as "Yin and Yang" partners in normal cells to maintain tissue homeostasis: c-Myc induces the expression of ARF tumor suppressor (p14ARF in human and p19ARF in mouse) that binds to and inhibits mouse double minute 2 homolog (MDM2) leading to p53 activation, whereas p53 suppresses c-Myc through a combination of mechanisms involving transcriptional inactivation and microRNA-mediated repression. Nonetheless, the regulatory interactions between c-Myc and p53 are not retained by cancer cells as is evident from the often-imbalanced expression of c-Myc over wildtype p53. Although p53 repression in cancer cells is frequently associated with the loss of ARF, we disclose here an alternate mechanism whereby c-Myc inactivates p53 through the actions of the c-Myc-Inducible Long noncoding RNA Inactivating P53 (MILIP). MILIP functions to promote p53 polyubiquitination and turnover by reducing p53 SUMOylation through suppressing tripartite-motif family-like 2 (TRIML2). MILIP upregulation is observed amongst diverse cancer types and is shown to support cell survival, division and tumourigenicity. Thus our results uncover an inhibitory axis targeting p53 through a pan-cancer expressed RNA accomplice that links c-Myc to suppression of p53.


Assuntos
Neoplasias/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Carcinogênese , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Sumoilação , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Ubiquitinação
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4859, 2020 09 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978401

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Cell death is intrinsically linked with immunity. Disruption of an immune-activated MAPK cascade, consisting of MEKK1, MKK1/2, and MPK4, triggers cell death and autoimmunity through the nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) protein SUMM2 and the MAPK kinase kinase MEKK2. In this study, we identify a Catharanthus roseus receptor-like kinase 1-like (CrRLK1L), named LETUM2/MEDOS1 (LET2/MDS1), and the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored protein LLG1 as regulators of mekk1-mkk1/2-mpk4 cell death. LET2/MDS1 functions additively with LET1, another CrRLK1L, and acts genetically downstream of MEKK2 in regulating SUMM2 activation. LET2/MDS1 complexes with LET1 and promotes LET1 phosphorylation, revealing an intertwined regulation between different CrRLK1Ls. LLG1 interacts with the ectodomain of LET1/2 and mediates LET1/2 transport to the plasma membrane, corroborating its function as a co-receptor of LET1/2 in the mekk1-mkk1/2-mpk4 cell death pathway. Thus, our data suggest that a trimeric complex consisting of two CrRLK1Ls LET1, LET2/MDS1, and a GPI-anchored protein LLG1 that regulates the activation of NLR SUMM2 for initiating cell death and autoimmunity.


Assuntos
Autoimunidade/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Autoimunidade/fisiologia , Proteínas de Transporte/imunologia , Catharanthus/genética , Catharanthus/metabolismo , Morte Celular/genética , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Glicosilfosfatidilinositóis , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/genética , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Fosforilação , Proteínas de Plantas/imunologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Interferência de RNA , Transcriptoma
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4055, 2020 08 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32792504

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Although metastasis is the most common cause of cancer deaths, metastasis-intrinsic dependencies remain largely uncharacterized. We previously reported that metastatic pancreatic cancers were dependent on the glucose-metabolizing enzyme phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (PGD). Surprisingly, PGD catalysis was constitutively elevated without activating mutations, suggesting a non-genetic basis for enhanced activity. Here we report a metabolic adaptation that stably activates PGD to reprogram metastatic chromatin. High PGD catalysis prevents transcriptional up-regulation of thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), a gene that negatively regulates glucose import. This allows glucose consumption rates to rise in support of PGD, while simultaneously facilitating epigenetic reprogramming through a glucose-fueled histone hyperacetylation pathway. Restoring TXNIP normalizes glucose consumption, lowers PGD catalysis, reverses hyperacetylation, represses malignant transcripts, and impairs metastatic tumorigenesis. We propose that PGD-driven suppression of TXNIP allows pancreatic cancers to avidly consume glucose. This renders PGD constitutively activated and enables metaboloepigenetic selection of additional traits that increase fitness along glucose-replete metastatic routes.


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Cromatina/metabolismo , Glucose/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Animais , Transporte Biológico/genética , Transporte Biológico/fisiologia , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Reprogramação Celular/genética , Reprogramação Celular/fisiologia , Imunoprecipitação da Cromatina , Epigênese Genética/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Fosfogluconato Desidrogenase/genética , Fosfogluconato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Tiorredoxinas/genética , Tiorredoxinas/metabolismo
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Nature ; 585(7824): 251-255, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32848248

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


Assuntos
Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/genética , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/química , Proteína C9orf72/química , Proteína C9orf72/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/química , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Demência Frontotemporal/genética , Haploinsuficiência , Complexos Multiproteicos/química , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/química , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/metabolismo , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/deficiência , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/metabolismo , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/ultraestrutura , Proteína C9orf72/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/ultraestrutura , Demência Frontotemporal/metabolismo , Humanos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Complexos Multiproteicos/genética , Complexos Multiproteicos/metabolismo , Complexos Multiproteicos/ultraestrutura , Proteínas Mutantes/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/metabolismo , Mutação , Domínios Proteicos
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008941, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760060

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Apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins (B-lps) are essential for the transport of hydrophobic dietary and endogenous lipids through the circulation in vertebrates. Zebrafish embryos produce large numbers of B-lps in the yolk syncytial layer (YSL) to move lipids from yolk to growing tissues. Disruptions in B-lp production perturb yolk morphology, readily allowing for visual identification of mutants with altered B-lp metabolism. Here we report the discovery of a missense mutation in microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (Mtp), a protein that is essential for B-lp production. This mutation of a conserved glycine residue to valine (zebrafish G863V, human G865V) reduces B-lp production and results in yolk opacity due to aberrant accumulation of cytoplasmic lipid droplets in the YSL. However, this phenotype is milder than that of the previously reported L475P stalactite (stl) mutation. MTP transfers lipids, including triglycerides and phospholipids, to apolipoprotein B in the ER for B-lp assembly. In vitro lipid transfer assays reveal that while both MTP mutations eliminate triglyceride transfer activity, the G863V mutant protein unexpectedly retains ~80% of phospholipid transfer activity. This residual phospholipid transfer activity of the G863V mttp mutant protein is sufficient to support the secretion of small B-lps, which prevents intestinal fat malabsorption and growth defects observed in the mttpstl/stl mutant zebrafish. Modeling based on the recent crystal structure of the heterodimeric human MTP complex suggests the G865V mutation may block triglyceride entry into the lipid-binding cavity. Together, these data argue that selective inhibition of MTP triglyceride transfer activity may be a feasible therapeutic approach to treat dyslipidemia and provide structural insight for drug design. These data also highlight the power of yolk transport studies to identify proteins critical for B-lp biology.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Lipídeos/genética , Lipoproteínas/genética , Triglicerídeos/genética , Animais , Fígado Gorduroso/genética , Fígado Gorduroso/patologia , Trato Gastrointestinal/metabolismo , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Gotículas Lipídicas/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas/metabolismo , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Mutação Puntual/genética , Transporte Proteico/genética , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo , Peixe-Zebra/genética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(30): e21163, 2020 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32791689

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Autophagy, a major cause of cancer-related death, is correlated with the pathogenesis of various diseases including cancers. Our study aimed to develop an autophagy-related model for predicting prognosis of patients with laryngeal cancer.We analyzed the correlation between expression profiles of autophagy-related genes (ARGs) and clinical outcomes in 111 laryngeal cancer patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Afterward, gene functional enrichment analyses of gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) were performed to find the major biological attributes. Univariate Cox regression analyses and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed to screen ARGs whose expression profiles were significantly associated with laryngeal cancer patients overall survival (OS). Furthermore, to provide the doctors and patients with a quantitative method to perform an individualized survival prediction, we constructed a prognostic nomogram.Thirty eight differentially expressed ARGs were screened out in laryngeal cancer patients through the TCGA database. Related functional enrichments may act as tumor-suppressive roles in the tumorigenesis of laryngeal cancer. Subsequently, 4 key prognostic ARGs (IKBKB, ST13, TSC2, and MAP2K7) were identified from all ARGs by the Cox regression model, which significantly correlated with OS in laryngeal cancer. Furthermore, the risk score was constructed, which significantly divided laryngeal cancer patients into high- and low-risk groups. Integrated with clinical characteristics, gender, N and the risk score are very likely associated with patients OS. A prognostic nomogram of ARGs was constructed using the Cox regression model.Our study could provide a valuable prognostic model for predicting the prognosis of laryngeal cancer patients and a new understanding of autophagy in laryngeal cancer.


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Autofagia/genética , Neoplasias Laríngeas/genética , Nomogramas , Fatores Etários , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Quinase I-kappa B/genética , Neoplasias Laríngeas/patologia , MAP Quinase Quinase 7/genética , Modelos Biológicos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Taxa de Sobrevida , Transcriptoma , Proteína 2 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética
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Cardiovasc Ther ; 2020: 1230513, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821283

RESUMO

Background: As a multifaceted disease, atherosclerosis is often characterized by the formation and accumulation of plaque anchored to the inner wall of the arteries and causes some cardiovascular diseases and vascular embolism. Numerous studies have reported on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. However, fewer studies focused on both genes and immune cells, and the correlation of genes and immune cells was evaluated via comprehensive bioinformatics analyses. Methods: 29 samples of atherosclerosis-related gene expression profiling, including 16 human advanced atherosclerosis plaque (AA) and 13 human early atherosclerosis plaque (EA) samples from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, were analyzed to get differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and the construction of protein and protein interaction (PPI) networks. Besides, we detected the relative fraction of 22 immune cell types in atherosclerosis by using the deconvolution algorithm of "cell type identification by estimating relative subsets of RNA transcripts (CIBERSORT)." Ultimately, based on the significantly changed types of immune cells, we executed the correlation analysis between DEGs and immune cells to discover the potential genes and pathways associated with immune cells. Results: We identified 17 module genes and 6 types of significantly changed immune cells. Correlation analysis showed that the relative percentage of T cell CD8 has negative correlation with the C1QB expression (R = -0.63, p = 0.02), and the relative percentage of macrophage M2 has positive correlation with the CD86 expression (R = 0.57, p = 0.041) in EA. Meanwhile, four gene expressions (CD53, C1QC, NCF2, and ITGAM) have a high correlation with the percentages of T cell CD8 and macrophages (M0 and M2) in AA samples. Conclusions: In this study, we suggested that the progression of atherosclerosis might be related to CD86, C1QB, CD53, C1QC, NCF2, and ITGAM and that it plays a role in regulating immune-competent cells such as T cell CD8 and macrophages M0 and M2. These results will enable studies of the potential genes associated with immune cells in the progression of atherosclerosis, as well as provide insight for discovering new treatments and drugs.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/genética , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/imunologia , Biologia Computacional , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Macrófagos/imunologia , Placa Aterosclerótica , Transcriptoma , Antígeno B7-2/genética , Antígeno CD11b/genética , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/diagnóstico por imagem , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , NADPH Oxidases/genética , Fenótipo , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Tetraspanina 25/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4187, 2020 08 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32826901

RESUMO

EHBP1 is an adaptor protein that regulates vesicular trafficking by recruiting Rab8 family members and Eps15-homology domain-containing proteins 1/2 (EHD1/2). It also links endosomes to the actin cytoskeleton. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of activation of EHBP1 actin-binding activity is unclear. Here, we show that both termini of EHBP1 have membrane targeting potential. EHBP1 associates with PI(3)P, PI(5)P, and phosphatidylserine via its N-terminal C2 domain. We show that in the absence of Rab8 family members, the C-terminal bivalent Mical/EHBP Rab binding (bMERB) domain forms an intramolecular complex with its central calponin homology (CH) domain and auto-inhibits actin binding. Rab8 binding to the bMERB domain relieves this inhibition. We have analyzed the CH:bMERB auto-inhibited complex and the active bMERB:Rab8 complex biochemically and structurally. Together with structure-based mutational studies, this explains how binding of Rab8 frees the CH domain and allows it to interact with the actin cytoskeleton, leading to membrane tubulation.


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Proteínas de Transporte/química , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/química , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/química , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/química , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/genética , Modelos Moleculares , Fosfatos de Fosfatidilinositol/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Conformação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Transporte Proteico/fisiologia , Alinhamento de Sequência , Proteínas de Transporte Vesicular , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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Mol Cell ; 79(6): 950-962.e6, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32726578

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Ribosome-associated quality control (RQC) pathways protect cells from toxicity caused by incomplete protein products resulting from translation of damaged or problematic mRNAs. Extensive work in yeast has identified highly conserved mechanisms that lead to degradation of faulty mRNA and partially synthesized polypeptides. Here we used CRISPR-Cas9-based screening to search for additional RQC strategies in mammals. We found that failed translation leads to specific inhibition of translation initiation on that message. This negative feedback loop is mediated by two translation inhibitors, GIGYF2 and 4EHP. Model substrates and growth-based assays established that inhibition of additional rounds of translation acts in concert with known RQC pathways to prevent buildup of toxic proteins. Inability to block translation of faulty mRNAs and subsequent accumulation of partially synthesized polypeptides could explain the neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders observed in mice and humans with compromised GIGYF2 function.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Fator de Iniciação 4E em Eucariotos/genética , Iniciação Traducional da Cadeia Peptídica , Ribossomos/genética , Animais , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Biossíntese de Proteínas/genética , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional/genética , Controle de Qualidade , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(29): e19800, 2020 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32702807

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RATIONALE: Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) of the familial type is caused by abnormalities in the CCM1, CCM2, and CCM3 genes. These 3 proteins forming a complex associate with the maintenance of vascular endothelial cell-cell junctions. Dysfunction of these proteins results in the development of hemangiomas and abnormal intercellular junctions. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 68-year-old man with familial cerebral cavernous malformation with initial presentation as convulsions at an advanced age. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple cavernous hemangiomas in the right occipital lobe. The convulsions were considered to be induced by hemorrhage from cavernous hemangioma in the right occipital lobe. DIAGNOSES: Genetic screening of the CCM1, CCM2, and CCM3 genes revealed a novel mutation in the CCM2 gene (exon4 c: 359 T>A, p: V120D). No abnormalities were found in CCM1 or CCM3. Therefore, we diagnosed the patient with familial CCM caused by a CCM2 mutation. INTERVENTIONS: This patient was treated with the administration of levetiracetam at a dosage of 1000 mg/day. OUTCOMES: No seizures have been observed since the antiepileptic drug was administered. We performed brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) regularly to follow-up on appearance of new cerebral hemorrhages and cavernous hemangiomas. LESSONS: This report reviews cases of familial cerebral cavernous malformations caused by abnormalities in the CCM2 gene. This mutation site mediates interactions with CCM1 and CCM3. The mutation occurs in the phosphotyrosine binding (PTB) site, which is considered functionally important to CCM2.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Hemangioma Cavernoso do Sistema Nervoso Central/diagnóstico por imagem , Hemorragia/diagnóstico por imagem , Idoso , Anticonvulsivantes/administração & dosagem , Anticonvulsivantes/uso terapêutico , Testes Genéticos , Hemangioma Cavernoso/complicações , Hemangioma Cavernoso/genética , Hemangioma Cavernoso/patologia , Hemangioma Cavernoso do Sistema Nervoso Central/tratamento farmacológico , Hemangioma Cavernoso do Sistema Nervoso Central/genética , Hemangioma Cavernoso do Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Hemorragia/etiologia , Humanos , Levetiracetam/administração & dosagem , Levetiracetam/uso terapêutico , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Masculino , Mutação , Convulsões/diagnóstico , Convulsões/etiologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 480, 2020 Jul 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32631335

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BACKGROUND: Influenza A virus (IAV) infection is a serious public health problem not only in South East Asia but also in European and African countries. Scientists are using network biology to dig deep into the essential host factors responsible for regulation of virus infections. Researchers can explore the virus invasion into the host cells by studying the virus-host relationship based on their protein-protein interaction network. METHODS: In this study, we present a comprehensive IAV-host protein-protein interaction network that is obtained based on the literature-curated protein interaction datasets and some important interaction databases. The network is constructed in Cytoscape and analyzed with its plugins including CytoHubba, CytoCluster, MCODE, ClusterViz and ClusterOne. In addition, Gene Ontology and KEGG enrichment analyses are performed on the highly IAV-associated human proteins. We also compare the current results with those from our previous study on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-host protein-protein interaction network in order to find out valuable information. RESULTS: We found out 1027 interactions among 829 proteins of which 14 are viral proteins and 815 belong to human proteins. The viral protein NS1 has the highest number of associations with human proteins followed by NP, PB2 and so on. Among human proteins, LNX2, MEOX2, TFCP2, PRKRA and DVL2 have the most interactions with viral proteins. Based on KEGG pathway enrichment analysis of the highly IAV-associated human proteins, we found out that they are enriched in the KEGG pathway of basal cell carcinoma. Similarly, the result of KEGG analysis of the common host factors involved in IAV and HCV infections shows that these factors are enriched in the infection pathways of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Viral Carcinoma, measles and certain other viruses. CONCLUSION: It is concluded that the list of proteins we identified might be used as potential drug targets for the drug design against the infectious diseases caused by Influenza A Virus and other viruses.


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Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Vírus da Influenza A/metabolismo , Influenza Humana/metabolismo , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas/genética , Biologia de Sistemas/métodos , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Hepacivirus/metabolismo , Hepatite C/metabolismo , Hepatite C/virologia , Humanos , Influenza Humana/virologia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Proteínas do Core Viral/genética , Proteínas não Estruturais Virais/genética , Replicação Viral
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3284, 2020 06 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601292

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The inner nuclear membrane (INM) selectively accumulates proteins that are essential for nuclear functions; however, overaccumulation of INM proteins results in a range of rare genetic disorders. So far, little is known about how defective, mislocalized, or abnormally accumulated membrane proteins are actively removed from the INM, especially in plants and animals. Here, via analysis of a proximity-labeling proteomic profile of INM-associated proteins in Arabidopsis, we identify critical components for an INM protein degradation pathway. We show that this pathway relies on the CDC48 complex for INM protein extraction and 26S proteasome for subsequent protein degradation. Moreover, we show that CDC48 at the INM may be regulated by a subgroup of PUX proteins, which determine the substrate specificity or affect the ATPase activity of CDC48. These PUX proteins specifically associate with the nucleoskeleton underneath the INM and physically interact with CDC48 proteins to negatively regulate INM protein degradation in plants.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Membrana Nuclear/metabolismo , Proteoma/metabolismo , Proteômica/métodos , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/genética , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Membrana Nuclear/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Proteólise , Proteoma/genética , Coloração e Rotulagem/métodos , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem/métodos , Proteína com Valosina/genética , Proteína com Valosina/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3351, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620897

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The sodium-leak channel NALCN forms a subthreshold sodium conductance that controls the resting membrane potentials of neurons. The auxiliary subunits of the channel and their functions in mammals are largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that two large proteins UNC80 and UNC79 are subunits of the NALCN complex. UNC80 knockout mice are neonatal lethal. The C-terminus of UNC80 contains a domain that interacts with UNC79 and overcomes a soma-retention signal to achieve dendritic localization. UNC80 lacking this domain, as found in human patients, still supports whole-cell NALCN currents but lacks dendritic localization. Our results establish the subunit composition of the NALCN complex, uncover the inter-subunit interaction domains, reveal the functional significance of regulation of dendritic membrane potential by the sodium-leak channel complex, and provide evidence supporting that genetic variations found in individuals with intellectual disability are the causes for the phenotype observed in patients.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Canais Iônicos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Animais , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Criança , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Dendritos/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Técnicas de Introdução de Genes , Células HEK293 , Hipocampo/citologia , Hipocampo/patologia , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Deficiência Intelectual/patologia , Canais Iônicos/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Mutação , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Cultura Primária de Células , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0232137, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32614896

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In sarcomeres, α-actinin crosslinks thin filaments and anchors them at the Z-disc. Drosophila melanogaster Zasp52 also localizes at Z-discs and interacts with α-actinin via its extended PDZ domain, thereby contributing to myofibril assembly and maintenance, yet the detailed mechanism of Zasp52 function is unknown. Here we show a strong genetic interaction between actin and Zasp52 during indirect flight muscle assembly, indicating that this interaction plays a critical role during myofibril assembly. Our results suggest that Zasp52 contains an actin-binding site, which includes the extended PDZ domain and the ZM region. Zasp52 binds with micromolar affinity to monomeric actin. A co-sedimentation assay indicates that Zasp52 can also bind to F-actin. Finally, we use in vivo rescue assays of myofibril assembly to show that the α-actinin-binding domain of Zasp52 is not sufficient for a full rescue of Zasp52 mutants suggesting additional contributions of Zasp52 actin-binding to myofibril assembly.


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Actinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Miofibrilas/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Transporte/química , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/química , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Domínios PDZ , Ligação Proteica
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Mol Cell Biol ; 40(17)2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601107

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Fodrin and its erythroid cell-specific isoform spectrin are actin-associated fibrous proteins that play crucial roles in the maintenance of structural integrity in mammalian cells, which is necessary for proper cell function. Normal cell morphology is altered in diseases such as various cancers and certain neuronal disorders. Fodrin and spectrin are two-chain (αß) molecules that are encoded by paralogous genes and share many features but also demonstrate certain differences. Fodrin (in humans, typically a heterodimer of the products of the SPTAN1 and SPTBN1 genes) is expressed in nearly all cell types and is especially abundant in neuronal tissues, whereas spectrin (in humans, a heterodimer of the products of the SPTA1 and SPTB1 genes) is expressed almost exclusively in erythrocytes. To fulfill a role in such a variety of different cell types, it was anticipated that fodrin would need to be a more versatile scaffold than spectrin. Indeed, as summarized here, domains unique to fodrin and its regulation by Ca2+, calmodulin, and a variety of posttranslational modifications (PTMs) endow fodrin with additional specific functions. However, how fodrin structural variations and misregulated PTMs may contribute to the etiology of various cancers and neurodegenerative diseases needs to be further investigated.


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Proteínas de Transporte/química , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/química , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/genética , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Cálcio/metabolismo , Calmodulina/metabolismo , Células Eritroides/metabolismo , Humanos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Espectrina/metabolismo , Espectrina/fisiologia , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Gene ; 759: 144964, 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32717308

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BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma is a tumor caused by the malignant transformation of pigment-producing cells and can arise from any mucosal tissue where melanocytes are present. Due to its rarity, the mucosal melanoma subtype is poorly described, and its genetic characteristics are infrequently studied. The discovery or confirmation of new mucosal melanoma susceptibility genes will provide important insights for the study of its pathogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed deep targeted sequencing of 100 previously reported melanoma-related genes in 39 mucosal melanoma samples and a gene-level loss-of-function (LOF) variant enrichment analysis for mucosal melanoma from different incidence sites. RESULTS: We detected 7,589 variants in these samples, and 484 were LOF variants (gain or loss of a stop codon, missense, and splice site). Four different gene-level enrichment analyses revealed that FSIP1 (fibrous sheath interacting protein 1) is a susceptibility gene for oral mucosal melanoma (OR = 0.33, PChi = 4.05 × 10-2, Pburden = 3.06 × 10-2, Pskat = 3.01 × 10-2, Pskato = 3.01 × 10-2), whereas the different methods did not detect a significant susceptibility gene for the other subtypes. CONCLUSIONS: In our study, a susceptibility gene for oral mucosal melanoma was confirmed in a Chinese Han population, and these findings contribute to a better genetic understanding of mucosal melanoma of different subtypes.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Mutação com Perda de Função , Melanoma/genética , Proteínas de Plasma Seminal/genética , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Melanócitos/metabolismo , Melanócitos/patologia , Melanoma/classificação , Melanoma/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Membrana Mucosa/metabolismo , Membrana Mucosa/patologia
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235486, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32609762

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Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) inhibits the activity of thioredoxin (TXN), leading to increased oxidative stress. Expression of the TXNIP gene is regulated by DNA methylation. However, no study has reported the influence of lifestyle factors on TXNIP DNA methylation. Our goal was to determine the association between smoking habits and TXNIP DNA methylation levels in a Japanese population. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 417 subjects (180 males and 237 females) participating in a health examination. We used a pyrosequencing assay to determine TXNIP DNA methylation levels in leukocytes. The mean TXNIP DNA methylation level in current smokers (75.3%) was significantly lower than that in never and ex-smokers (never: 78.1%, p < 0.001; ex: 76.9%, p = 0.013). Multivariable logistic regression analyses showed that the OR for TXNIP DNA hypomethylation was significantly higher in current smokers than that in never smokers, and significantly higher in current smokers with years of smoking ≥ 35 and Brinkman Index ≥ 600 compared to that in non-smokers. In conclusion, we found that current smokers had TXNIP DNA hypomethylation compared to never and ex-smokers. Moreover, long-term smoking and high smoking exposure also were associated with TXNIP DNA hypomethylation.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Metilação de DNA , Hábitos , Leucócitos/metabolismo , Fumar/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(32): 19254-19265, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719146

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The appropriate arrangement of myonuclei within skeletal muscle myofibers is of critical importance for normal muscle function, and improper myonuclear localization has been linked to a variety of skeletal muscle diseases, such as centronuclear myopathy and muscular dystrophies. However, the molecules that govern myonuclear positioning remain elusive. Here, we report that skeletal muscle-specific CIP (sk-CIP) is a regulator of nuclear positioning. Genetic deletion of sk-CIP in mice results in misalignment of myonuclei along the myofibers and at specialized structures such as neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) and myotendinous junctions (MTJs) in vivo, impairing myonuclear positioning after muscle regeneration, leading to severe muscle dystrophy in mdx mice, a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. sk-CIP is localized to the centrosome in myoblasts and relocates to the outer nuclear envelope in myotubes upon differentiation. Mechanistically, we found that sk-CIP interacts with the Linker of Nucleoskeleton and Cytoskeleton (LINC) complex and the centriole Microtubule Organizing Center (MTOC) proteins to coordinately modulate myonuclear positioning and alignment. These findings indicate that sk-CIP may function as a muscle-specific anchoring protein to regulate nuclear position in multinucleated muscle cells.


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Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Mioblastos/metabolismo , Miopatias Congênitas Estruturais/fisiopatologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Núcleo Celular/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos mdx , Camundongos Knockout , Músculo Esquelético/fisiopatologia , Miopatias Congênitas Estruturais/genética , Miopatias Congênitas Estruturais/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Especificidade de Órgãos
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 507, 2020 Jul 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32660436

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BACKGROUND: Group A streptococcus (GAS) is an important human pathogen responsible for a broad range of infections. Epidemiological surveillance has been crucial to detect changes in the geographical and temporal variation of the disease pattern. The objective of this study was to investigate the molecular epidemiological characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of GAS isolates from patients in Children's Hospital in Beijing. METHODS: From 2016 to 2017, pharyngeal swab samples were collected from the outpatients in Children's Hospital, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, who were diagnosed with scarlet fever. Antimicrobial susceptibility test was performed according to the distribution of conventional antibiotics and Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recommendations. The distribution of the macrolide-resistance genes (ermB, ermA, mefA), emm (M protein-coding gene) typing, and superantigens (SAg) gene profiling were examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). RESULTS: A total of 297 GAS isolates were collected. The susceptibility of the isolates to penicillin, ceftriaxone, and levofloxacin was 100%. The resistance rate to erythromycin and clindamycin was 98.3 and 96.6%, respectively. The dominant emm types were emm12 (65.32%), emm1 (27.61%), emm75 (2.69%), and emm89 (1.35%). Of the 297 isolates, 290 (97.64%) carried the ermB gene, and 5 (1.68%) carried the mefA gene, while none carried the ermA gene. The most common superantigen genes identified from GAS isolates were smeZ (96.97%), speC (92.59%), speG (91.58%), ssa (85.52%), speI (54.55%), speH (52.19%), and speA (34.34%). Isolates with the genotype emm1 possessed speA, speC, speG, speJ, speM, ssa, and smeZ, while emm12 possessed speC, speG, speH, speI, speM, ssa, and smeZ superantigens. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalent strain of GAS isolates in Beijing has a high resistance rate to macrolides; however, penicillin can still be the preferred antibiotic for treatment. Erythromycin resistance was predominantly mediated by ermB. The common emm types were emm12 and emm1. There was a correlation between emm and the superantigen gene. Thus, long-term monitoring and investigation of the emm types and superantigen genes of GAS prevalence are imperative.


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Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Penicilinas/uso terapêutico , Escarlatina/tratamento farmacológico , Escarlatina/epidemiologia , Streptococcus pyogenes/imunologia , Adolescente , Antígenos de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas da Membrana Bacteriana Externa/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Pequim/epidemiologia , Reanimação Cardiopulmonar , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Eritromicina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Hospitais Pediátricos , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Escarlatina/microbiologia , Streptococcus pyogenes/isolamento & purificação , Superantígenos/genética
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