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Mol Cell ; 80(1): 156-163.e6, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33007255

RESUMO

The production of alternative RNA variants contributes to the tissue-specific regulation of gene expression. In the animal nervous system, a systematic shift toward distal sites of transcription termination produces transcript signatures that are crucial for neuron development and function. Here, we report that, in Drosophila, the highly conserved protein ELAV globally regulates all sites of neuronal 3' end processing and directly binds to proximal polyadenylation sites of target mRNAs in vivo. We uncover an endogenous strategy of functional gene rescue that safeguards neuronal RNA signatures in an ELAV loss-of-function context. When not directly repressed by ELAV, the transcript encoding the ELAV paralog FNE acquires a mini-exon, generating a new protein able to translocate to the nucleus and rescue ELAV-mediated alternative polyadenylation and alternative splicing. We propose that exon-activated functional rescue is a more widespread mechanism that ensures robustness of processes regulated by a hierarchy, rather than redundancy, of effectors.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Proteínas ELAV/metabolismo , Éxons/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Animais , Masculino , Ligação Proteica , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/genética
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Chem Biol Interact ; 330: 109248, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871113

RESUMO

Dextromethorphan (DM) is a cough suppressant available in many prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Adverse reactions induced by DM have been regularly reported, including allergic skin reactions in some cases. However, the underlying mechanisms of local anaphylaxis induced by DM have not been elucidated. In this study, we found that DM could activate mast cells to increase calcium mobilization and release ß-hexosaminidase, histamine, tumor necrosis factor-α, MCP-1, and IL-8 in a dose-dependent manner. The allergic reactions were confirmed by hind paw swelling and extravasation assay in vivo. Furthermore, DM was revealed to induce local anaphylaxis via MRGPRX2 by the mast cell-deficient kitW-sh/W-sh mice and MRGPRX2 knockdown mast cells. And the MRGPRX2-HEK293/CMC analysis and frontal analysis also showed that DM has a considerable affinity with MRGPRX2. Together, our findings suggest that close monitoring should be drawn on patients with DM for its potential anaphylaxis via MRGPRX2.


Assuntos
Anafilaxia/induzido quimicamente , Dextrometorfano/efeitos adversos , Mastócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Animais , Antitussígenos/efeitos adversos , Células Cultivadas , Dextrometorfano/toxicidade , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Mastócitos/imunologia , Mastócitos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Receptores de Neuropeptídeos/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4305, 2020 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32855391

RESUMO

Oligomeric assemblies of tau and the RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) Musashi (MSI) are reported in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the role of MSI and tau interaction in their aggregation process and its effects are nor clearly known in neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we investigated the expression and cellular localization of MSI1 and MSI2 in the brains tissues of Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) as well as in the wild-type mice and tau knock-out and P301L tau mouse models. We observed that formation of pathologically relevant protein inclusions was driven by the aberrant interactions between MSI and tau in the nuclei associated with age-dependent extracellular depositions of tau/MSI complexes. Furthermore, tau and MSI interactions induced impairment of nuclear/cytoplasm transport, chromatin remodeling and nuclear lamina formation. Our findings provide mechanistic insight for pathological accumulation of MSI/tau aggregates providing a potential basis for therapeutic interventions in neurodegenerative proteinopathies.


Assuntos
Núcleo Celular/patologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Proteínas tau/metabolismo , Transporte Ativo do Núcleo Celular , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Lobo Frontal/citologia , Lobo Frontal/patologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Corpos de Inclusão/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Agregados Proteicos , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas tau/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(32): 19544-19555, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32747566

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Corresponding attributes of neural development and function suggest arthropod and vertebrate brains may have an evolutionarily conserved organization. However, the underlying mechanisms have remained elusive. Here, we identify a gene regulatory and character identity network defining the deutocerebral-tritocerebral boundary (DTB) in Drosophila This network comprises genes homologous to those directing midbrain-hindbrain boundary (MHB) formation in vertebrates and their closest chordate relatives. Genetic tracing reveals that the embryonic DTB gives rise to adult midbrain circuits that in flies control auditory and vestibular information processing and motor coordination, as do MHB-derived circuits in vertebrates. DTB-specific gene expression and function are directed by cis-regulatory elements of developmental control genes that include homologs of mammalian Zinc finger of the cerebellum and Purkinje cell protein 4 Drosophila DTB-specific cis-regulatory elements correspond to regulatory sequences of human ENGRAILED-2, PAX-2, and DACHSHUND-1 that direct MHB-specific expression in the embryonic mouse brain. We show that cis-regulatory elements and the gene networks they regulate direct the formation and function of midbrain circuits for balance and motor coordination in insects and mammals. Regulatory mechanisms mediating the genetic specification of cephalic neural circuits in arthropods correspond to those in chordates, thereby implying their origin before the divergence of deuterostomes and ecdysozoans.


Assuntos
Evolução Molecular , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Mesencéfalo/fisiologia , Animais , Comportamento Animal , Encéfalo/embriologia , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Encéfalo/fisiologia , Drosophila , Fator 8 de Crescimento de Fibroblasto/genética , Fator 8 de Crescimento de Fibroblasto/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Humanos , Mesencéfalo/embriologia , Mesencéfalo/metabolismo , Camundongos , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Vias Neurais , Fatores de Transcrição Box Pareados/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Box Pareados/metabolismo , Sequências Reguladoras de Ácido Nucleico , Rombencéfalo/embriologia , Rombencéfalo/metabolismo , Rombencéfalo/fisiologia , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0233247, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32857759

RESUMO

Poly(glycine-alanine) (polyGA) is one of the polydipeptides expressed in Frontotemporal Dementia and/or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 1 caused by C9ORF72 mutations and accumulates as inclusion bodies in the brain of patients. Superficially these inclusions are similar to those formed by polyglutamine (polyQ)-expanded Huntingtin exon 1 (Httex1) in Huntington's disease. Both have been reported to form an amyloid-like structure suggesting they might aggregate via similar mechanisms and therefore recruit the same repertoire of endogenous proteins. When co-expressed in the same cell, polyGA101 and Httex1(Q97) inclusions adopted immiscible phases suggesting different endogenous proteins would be enriched. Proteomic analyses identified 822 proteins in the inclusions. Only 7 were specific to polyGA and 4 specific to Httex1(Q97). Quantitation demonstrated distinct enrichment patterns for the proteins not specific to each inclusion type (up to ~8-fold normalized to total mass). The proteasome, microtubules, TriC chaperones, and translational machinery were enriched in polyGA aggregates, whereas Dnaj chaperones, nuclear envelope and RNA splicing proteins were enriched in Httex1(Q97) aggregates. Both structures revealed a collection of folding and degradation machinery including proteins in the Httex1(Q97) aggregates that are risk factors for other neurodegenerative diseases involving protein aggregation when mutated, which suggests a convergence point in the pathomechanisms of these diseases.


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Corpos de Inclusão/metabolismo , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Proteínas/metabolismo , Animais , Proteína C9orf72/genética , Proteína C9orf72/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Éxons , Humanos , Proteína Huntingtina/genética , Proteína Huntingtina/metabolismo , Corpos de Inclusão/genética , Corpos de Inclusão/patologia , Proteínas Luminescentes/genética , Proteínas Luminescentes/metabolismo , Camundongos , Microscopia Confocal , Mutação , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/genética , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/metabolismo , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/patologia , Peptídeos/genética , Agregação Patológica de Proteínas/genética , Agregação Patológica de Proteínas/metabolismo , Agregação Patológica de Proteínas/patologia , Proteínas/genética , Proteólise , Proteoma/genética , Proteoma/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco , Solubilidade
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4112, 2020 08 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807784

RESUMO

Macropinocytosis is essential for myeloid cells to survey their environment and for growth of RAS-transformed cancer cells. Several growth factors and inflammatory stimuli are known to induce macropinocytosis, but its endogenous inhibitors have remained elusive. Stimulation of Roundabout receptors by Slit ligands inhibits directional migration of many cell types, including immune cells and cancer cells. We report that SLIT2 inhibits macropinocytosis in vitro and in vivo by inducing cytoskeletal changes in macrophages. In mice, SLIT2 attenuates the uptake of muramyl dipeptide, thereby preventing NOD2-dependent activation of NF-κB and consequent secretion of pro-inflammatory chemokine, CXCL1. Conversely, blocking the action of endogenous SLIT2 enhances CXCL1 secretion. SLIT2 also inhibits macropinocytosis in RAS-transformed cancer cells, thereby decreasing their survival in nutrient-deficient conditions which resemble tumor microenvironment. Our results identify SLIT2 as a physiological inhibitor of macropinocytosis and challenge the conventional notion that signals that enhance macropinocytosis negatively regulate cell migration, and vice versa.


Assuntos
Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Receptores Imunológicos/metabolismo , Animais , Quimiocina CXCL1/metabolismo , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/genética , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Fagócitos/metabolismo , Pinocitose/genética , Pinocitose/fisiologia , Receptores Imunológicos/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Proteína rhoA de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3946, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32770055

RESUMO

Melanomas can switch to a dedifferentiated cell state upon exposure to cytotoxic T cells. However, it is unclear whether such tumor cells pre-exist in patients and whether they can be resensitized to immunotherapy. Here, we chronically expose (patient-derived) melanoma cell lines to differentiation antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells and observe strong enrichment of a pre-existing NGFRhi population. These fractions are refractory also to T cells recognizing non-differentiation antigens, as well as to BRAF + MEK inhibitors. NGFRhi cells induce the neurotrophic factor BDNF, which contributes to T cell resistance, as does NGFR. In melanoma patients, a tumor-intrinsic NGFR signature predicts anti-PD-1 therapy resistance, and NGFRhi tumor fractions are associated with immune exclusion. Lastly, pharmacologic NGFR inhibition restores tumor sensitivity to T cell attack in vitro and in melanoma xenografts. These findings demonstrate the existence of a stable and pre-existing NGFRhi multitherapy-refractory melanoma subpopulation, which ought to be eliminated to revert intrinsic resistance to immunotherapeutic intervention.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Receptores de Fator de Crescimento Neural/metabolismo , Neoplasias Cutâneas/tratamento farmacológico , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/antagonistas & inibidores , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Masculino , Melanoma/genética , Melanoma/imunologia , Melanoma/patologia , Camundongos , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA-Seq , Receptores de Fator de Crescimento Neural/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/imunologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/metabolismo , Evasão Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Life Sci ; 258: 118198, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758624

RESUMO

Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by extensive spreading of pain, referred to as ectopic pain, which describes the phenomenon of the pain passing from the injured regions to uninjured regions. Patients with orofacial pain often show no response to commonly used analgesics, and the exact mechanism of ectopic pain remains unclear, which restricts the development of specific drugs. The present review aims to summarize the contribution of the two families of transmembrane proteins, connexins (Cxs) and pannexins (Panxs), to the induction and spreading of orofacial pain and to provide potential targets for orofacial pain treatment. Cxs and Panxs have recently been shown to play essential roles in intercellular signal propagation in sensory ganglia, and previous studies have provided evidence for the contribution of several subtypes of Cxs and Panxs in various orofacial pain models. Upregulation of the expression of Cxs and Panxs in the trigeminal ganglia is observed in most cases after trigeminal injury, and regulating their expression or activity can improve pain-like behaviors in animals. It is speculated that after trigeminal injury, pain-related signals are transmitted to adjacent neurons and satellite glial cells in the trigeminal ganglia directly through gap junctions and simultaneously through hemichannels and pannexons through both autocrine and paracrine mechanisms. This review highlights recent discoveries in the regulation of Cxs and Panxs in different orofacial pain models and presents a hypothetical mechanism of ectopic pain in trigeminal neuralgia. In addition, the existing problems in current research are discussed.


Assuntos
Conexinas/metabolismo , Dor Facial/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Animais , Humanos , Modelos Biológicos
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(33): 20265-20273, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32747555

RESUMO

Huntington disease (HD) is an ideal model for investigating selective neurodegeneration, as expanded polyQ repeats in the ubiquitously expressed huntingtin (HTT) cause the preferential neurodegeneration in the striatum of the HD patient brains. Here we report that adeno-associated virus (AAV) transduction-mediated depletion of Hap1, the first identified huntingtin-associated protein, in adult HD knock-in (KI) mouse brains leads to selective neuronal loss in the striatum. Further, Hap1 depletion-mediated neuronal loss via AAV transduction requires the presence of mutant HTT. Rhes, a GTPase that is enriched in the striatum and sumoylates mutant HTT to mediate neurotoxicity, binds more N-terminal HTT when Hap1 is deficient. Consistently, more soluble and sumoylated N-terminal HTT is presented in HD KI mouse striatum when HAP1 is absent. Our findings suggest that both Rhes and Hap1 as well as cellular stress contribute to the preferential neurodegeneration in HD, highlighting the involvement of multiple factors in selective neurodegeneration.


Assuntos
Corpo Estriado/patologia , Doença de Huntington/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Neurônios/fisiologia , Optogenética , Animais , Corpo Estriado/metabolismo , Dependovirus , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Doença de Huntington/genética , Lasers , Luz , Camundongos , Rede Nervosa , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000762, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760088

RESUMO

Centrosomes, the main microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) of metazoan cells, contain an older "mother" and a younger "daughter" centriole. Stem cells either inherit the mother or daughter-centriole-containing centrosome, providing a possible mechanism for biased delivery of cell fate determinants. However, the mechanisms regulating centrosome asymmetry and biased centrosome segregation are unclear. Using 3D-structured illumination microscopy (3D-SIM) and live-cell imaging, we show in fly neural stem cells (neuroblasts) that the mitotic kinase Polo and its centriolar protein substrate Centrobin (Cnb) accumulate on the daughter centriole during mitosis, thereby generating molecularly distinct mother and daughter centrioles before interphase. Cnb's asymmetric localization, potentially involving a direct relocalization mechanism, is regulated by Polo-mediated phosphorylation, whereas Polo's daughter centriole enrichment requires both Wdr62 and Cnb. Based on optogenetic protein mislocalization experiments, we propose that the establishment of centriole asymmetry in mitosis primes biased interphase MTOC activity, necessary for correct spindle orientation.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Centríolos/metabolismo , Centrossomo/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Mitose , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Centríolos/ultraestrutura , Centrossomo/ultraestrutura , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/citologia , Drosophila melanogaster/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Drosophila melanogaster/metabolismo , Embrião não Mamífero , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Genes Reporter , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Interfase , Proteínas Luminescentes/genética , Proteínas Luminescentes/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Optogenética/métodos , Fosforilação , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Mol Cell ; 79(5): 768-781.e7, 2020 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32738194

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Misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) are degraded by ER-associated degradation (ERAD). Although ERAD components involved in degradation of luminal substrates are well characterized, much less is known about quality control of membrane proteins. Here, we analyzed the degradation pathways of two short-lived ER membrane model proteins in mammalian cells. Using a CRISPR-Cas9 genome-wide library screen, we identified an ERAD branch required for quality control of a subset of membrane proteins. Using biochemical and mass spectrometry approaches, we showed that this ERAD branch is defined by an ER membrane complex consisting of the ubiquitin ligase RNF185, the ubiquitin-like domain containing proteins TMUB1/2 and TMEM259/Membralin, a poorly characterized protein. This complex cooperates with cytosolic ubiquitin ligase UBE3C and p97 ATPase in degrading their membrane substrates. Our data reveal that ERAD branches have remarkable specificity for their membrane substrates, suggesting that multiple, perhaps combinatorial, determinants are involved in substrate selection.


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Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Linhagem Celular , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Humanos , Domínios Proteicos , Dobramento de Proteína , Proteólise , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Esterol 14-Desmetilase/metabolismo
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J Neurovirol ; 26(5): 619-630, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32839951

RESUMO

The recent pandemic outbreak of coronavirus is pathogenic and a highly transmittable viral infection caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). In this time of ongoing pandemic, many emerging reports suggested that the SARS-CoV-2 has inimical effects on neurological functions, and even causes serious neurological damage. The neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19 include headache, dizziness, depression, anosmia, encephalitis, stroke, epileptic seizures, and Guillain-Barre syndrome along with many others. The involvement of the CNS may be related with poor prognosis and disease worsening. Here, we review the evidence of nervous system involvement and currently known neurological manifestations in COVID-19 infections caused by SARS-CoV-2. We prioritize the 332 human targets of SARS-CoV-2 according to their association with brain-related disease and identified 73 candidate genes. We prioritize these 73 genes according to their spatio-temporal expression in the different regions of brain and also through evolutionary intolerance analysis. The prioritized genes could be considered potential indicators of COVID-19-associated neurological symptoms and thus act as a possible therapeutic target for the prevention and treatment of CNS manifestations associated with COVID-19 patients.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética , Encéfalo/patologia , Encéfalo/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Depressão , Tontura/complicações , Tontura/genética , Tontura/patologia , Tontura/virologia , Encefalite/complicações , Encefalite/genética , Encefalite/patologia , Encefalite/virologia , Síndrome de Guillain-Barré/complicações , Síndrome de Guillain-Barré/genética , Síndrome de Guillain-Barré/patologia , Síndrome de Guillain-Barré/virologia , Cefaleia/complicações , Cefaleia/genética , Cefaleia/patologia , Cefaleia/virologia , Humanos , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/classificação , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Transtornos do Olfato/complicações , Transtornos do Olfato/genética , Transtornos do Olfato/patologia , Transtornos do Olfato/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Mapeamento de Interação de Proteínas , Convulsões/complicações , Convulsões/genética , Convulsões/patologia , Convulsões/virologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/genética , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/patologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/virologia , Proteínas Virais/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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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3793-3799, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620618

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide. Our study focused on the axon guidance receptor roundabout guidance receptor 1 (ROBO1) as a target for monoclonal antibody therapy of HNSCC. We previously showed that saporin-conjugated anti-ROBO1 (B5209B) immunotoxin (IT-ROBO1) enhanced cytotoxic effects on HNSCC cells in combination with the photosensitizer aluminum phthalocyanine disulphonate (AlPcS2a) and illumination. We examined the effects of this combination therapy in a mouse xenograft model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IT-ROBO1 was intraperitoneally administered to HSQ-89 (derived from Japanese maxillary sinus squamous carcinoma, RCB0789; RIKEN, Tsukuba, Japan) xenografted mice. After 3 days, AlPcS2a was injected subcutaneously around the tumor and the area was illuminated at 650 nm for 30 min. The growth of the tumor was evaluated and the effects on the tumor were examined. RESULTS: Pronounced anti-tumor effects were elicited by the administration of IT-ROBO1 and AlPcS2a with light illumination on tumor size and pathological characteristics. CONCLUSION: The results showed that photosensitizer treatment with illumination robustly enhanced the antitumor effect of the IT-ROBO1 immunotoxin.


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Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Imunotoxinas/metabolismo , Seio Maxilar/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Receptores Imunológicos/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Seio Maxilar/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0234614, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32649728

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Exosomes appear to be effective inter-cellular communicators delivering several types of molecules, such as proteins and RNAs, suggesting that they could influence neural stem cell (NSC) differentiation. Our RNA sequencing studies demonstrated that the RNAs related to cell proliferation and astrocyte differentiation were upregulated in human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) when co-cultured with exosomes obtained from the culture medium of human glioma cells (U87). Metallothionein 3 and elastin genes, which are related to cell proliferation, increased 10 and 7.2 fold, respectively. Expression of genes for astrocyte differentiation, such as tumor growth factor alpha, induced protein 3 of the NOTCH1 family, colony stimulating factor and interleukin 6 of the STAT3 family and Hes family bHLH transcription factor 1 also increased by 2.3, 10, 4.7 and 2.9 fold, respectively. We further examined the effects of these exosomes on rat fetal neural stem cell (rNSC) differentiation using the secreted exosomes from U87 glioma cells or exosomes from U87 cells that were stimulated with interleukin 1ß (IL-1ß). The rNSCs, extracted from rat brains at embryonic day 14 (E14), underwent a culture protocol that normally leads to predominant (~90%) differentiation to ODCs. However, in the presence of the exosomes from untreated or IL-1ß-treated U87 cells, significantly more cells differentiated into astrocytes, especially in the presence of exosomes obtained from the IL-1ß-challenged glioma cells. Moreover, glioma-derived exosomes appeared to inhibit rNSC differentiation into ODCs or astrocytes as indicated by a significantly increased population of unlabeled cells. A portion of the resulting astrocytes co-expressed both CD133 and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) suggesting that exosomes from U87 cells could promote astrocytic differentiation of NSCs with features expected from a transformed cell. Our data clearly demonstrated that exosomes secreted by human glioma cells provide a strong driving force for rat neural stem cells to differentiate into astrocytes, uncovering potential pathways and therapeutic targets that might control this aggressive tumor type.


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Astrócitos/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Exossomos/fisiologia , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Animais , Astrócitos/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Técnicas de Cocultura , Elastina/metabolismo , Exossomos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Glioma/metabolismo , Humanos , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neurais/fisiologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Cultura Primária de Células , Ratos , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3516, 2020 07 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32665580

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It is unclear whether the establishment of apical-basal cell polarity during the generation of epithelial lumens requires molecules acting at the plasma membrane/actin interface. Here, we show that the I-BAR-containing IRSp53 protein controls lumen formation and the positioning of the polarity determinants aPKC and podocalyxin. Molecularly, IRSp53 acts by regulating the localization and activity of the small GTPase RAB35, and by interacting with the actin capping protein EPS8. Using correlative light and electron microscopy, we further show that IRSp53 ensures the shape and continuity of the opposing plasma membrane of two daughter cells, leading to the formation of a single apical lumen. Genetic removal of IRSp53 results in abnormal renal tubulogenesis, with altered tubular polarity and architectural organization. Thus, IRSp53 acts as a membrane curvature-sensing platform for the assembly of multi-protein complexes that control the trafficking of apical determinants and the integrity of the luminal plasma membrane.


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Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Polaridade Celular/genética , Polaridade Celular/fisiologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Morfogênese/genética , Morfogênese/fisiologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Transporte Proteico/genética , Transporte Proteico/fisiologia , Sialoglicoproteínas/genética , Sialoglicoproteínas/metabolismo , Proteínas rab de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3328, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620864

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Genes encoding cell-surface proteins control nervous system development and are implicated in neurological disorders. These genes produce alternative mRNA isoforms which remain poorly characterized, impeding understanding of how disease-associated mutations cause pathology. Here we introduce a strategy to define complete portfolios of full-length isoforms encoded by individual genes. Applying this approach to neural cell-surface molecules, we identify thousands of unannotated isoforms expressed in retina and brain. By mass spectrometry we confirm expression of newly-discovered proteins on the cell surface in vivo. Remarkably, we discover that the major isoform of a retinal degeneration gene, CRB1, was previously overlooked. This CRB1 isoform is the only one expressed by photoreceptors, the affected cells in CRB1 disease. Using mouse mutants, we identify a function for this isoform at photoreceptor-glial junctions and demonstrate that loss of this isoform accelerates photoreceptor death. Therefore, our isoform identification strategy enables discovery of new gene functions relevant to disease.


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Variação Genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Células Fotorreceptoras de Vertebrados/metabolismo , Isoformas de RNA/genética , Retina/metabolismo , Degeneração Retiniana/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos , Camundongos Knockout , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Isoformas de RNA/metabolismo , Retina/citologia , Retina/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Degeneração Retiniana/metabolismo , Homologia de Sequência de Aminoácidos , Homologia de Sequência do Ácido Nucleico
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3744, 2020 07 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719346

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Epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are two distinct brain disorders but have a high rate of co-occurrence, suggesting shared pathogenic mechanisms. Neuroligins are cell adhesion molecules important in synaptic function and ASD, but their role in epilepsy remains unknown. In this study, we show that Neuroligin 2 (NLG2) knockout mice exhibit abnormal spike and wave discharges (SWDs) and behavioral arrests characteristic of absence seizures. The anti-absence seizure drug ethosuximide blocks SWDs and rescues behavioral arrests and social memory impairment in the knockout mice. Restoring GABAergic transmission either by optogenetic activation of the thalamic reticular nucleus (nRT) presynaptic terminals or postsynaptic NLG2 expression in the thalamic neurons reduces the SWDs and behavioral arrests in the knockout mice. These results indicate that NLG2-mediated GABAergic transmission at the nRT-thalamic circuit represents a common mechanism underlying both epileptic seizures and ASD.


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Comportamento Animal , Moléculas de Adesão Celular Neuronais/metabolismo , Epilepsia Tipo Ausência/metabolismo , Epilepsia Tipo Ausência/fisiopatologia , Neurônios GABAérgicos/metabolismo , Rede Nervosa/fisiopatologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Transmissão Sináptica , Tálamo/fisiopatologia , Potenciais de Ação , Animais , Ansiedade/fisiopatologia , Eletrodos , Eletroencefalografia , Eletromiografia , Etossuximida , Núcleos Intralaminares do Tálamo/fisiopatologia , Locomoção , Memória , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout
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Life Sci ; 256: 118016, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603817

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AIMS: Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is one of the most important causes of acute kidney injury (AKI), a clinical syndrome with kidney dysfunction and high mortality rates. New diagnostic biomarkers need to be defined to better illuminate the pathophysiology of AKI. For the first time, we aim to investigate the protective effects of Curcumin which is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and 12/15 lipoxygenase inhibitor LOXblock-1 on I/R induced AKI by modulating inflammatory processes, oxidative stress, apoptosis and semaphorin-plexin pathway. MAIN METHODS: The rats were divided into five groups, with eight animals per group: Sham, I/R, I/R + DMSO (1%, i.p.), I/R + Curcumin (100 mg/kg, i.p.), I/R + LOXblock-1 (2 µg/kg, i.p.). KEY FINDINGS: The renal function biomarkers (BUN, CREA and UA) in serum were significantly increased in the I/R group. The inflammatory (TNF-α, IL-6 and MCP-1), apoptotic (CYCS and CASP3) and oxidative stress parameters (MDA, MPO, TAS and TOS) measured by ELISA were significantly increased in the I/R group. In histopathological analysis, it was observed that I/R caused serious damage to kidney tissue. SEMA3A was found to increase both serum level and mRNA expression in I/R group. It was observed that curcumin and LOXblock-1 reduce inflammatory processes, oxidative stress and apoptosis via the semaphorin-plexin pathway by both measurements and histopathological analysis. Curcumin was proved more effective than LOXblock-1 with its antioxidant feature in I/R injury. SIGNIFICANCE: The current study reveals the protective effects of Curcumin and LOXblock-1 on acute kidney injury by suppressing SEMA3A as a new biomarker.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/prevenção & controle , Curcumina/farmacologia , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Curcumina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Lipoxigenase/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Lipoxigenase/farmacologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/fisiopatologia , Semaforina-3A/sangue , Semaforinas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3339, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620764

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Chromosomal NUP98-PHF23 translocation is associated with an aggressive form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and poor survival rate. Here, we report the molecular mechanisms by which NUP98-PHF23 recognizes the histone mark H3K4me3 and is inhibited by small molecule compounds, including disulfiram that directly targets the PHD finger of PHF23 (PHF23PHD). Our data support a critical role for the PHD fingers of NUP98-PHF23, and related NUP98-KDM5A and NUP98-BPTF fusions in driving leukemogenesis, and demonstrate that blocking this interaction in NUP98-PHF23 expressing AML cells leads to cell death through necrotic and late apoptosis pathways. An overlap of NUP98-KDM5A oncoprotein binding sites and H3K4me3-positive loci at the Hoxa/b gene clusters and Meis1 in ChIP-seq, together with NMR analysis of the H3K4me3-binding sites of the PHD fingers from PHF23, KDM5A and BPTF, suggests a common PHD finger-dependent mechanism that promotes leukemogenesis by this type of NUP98 fusions. Our findings highlight the direct correlation between the abilities of NUP98-PHD finger fusion chimeras to associate with H3K4me3-enriched chromatin and leukemic transformation.


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Cromatina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide/metabolismo , Complexo de Proteínas Formadoras de Poros Nucleares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/metabolismo , Doença Aguda , Antígenos Nucleares/genética , Antígenos Nucleares/metabolismo , Cromatina/genética , Dissulfiram/farmacologia , Histonas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Complexo de Proteínas Formadoras de Poros Nucleares/genética , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Dedos de Zinco PHD/genética , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína 2 de Ligação ao Retinoblastoma/genética , Proteína 2 de Ligação ao Retinoblastoma/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Translocação Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Translocação Genética/genética
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