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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5297-5310, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570424

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Low-molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) may possess putative antitumoral properties; however, the underlying mechanism(s) remains elusive. We evaluated the antiproliferative and antimigratory effects of enoxaparin (a LMWH) in lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells, and assessed the possible mechanism involved, and the effect on doxorubicin's efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Proliferation and migration were evaluated using BrdU and transwell assays, respectively. Immunoblotting was used to measure PAR-1, PAR-2, MMP-2, ERK1/2 and Akt proteins. Apoptosis and cell cycle studies examined the combined effect of enoxaparin and doxorubicin. RESULTS: Enoxaparin inhibited A549 cell proliferation and migration. Following PAR-1 gene knock down, enoxaparin's effect on A549 cell proliferation was diminished compared to scrambled siRNA. Our experiments verified that enoxaparin-mediated down-regulation of MAPK and PI3K, reduced MMP-2 expression and inhibited A549 cell migration. Additionally, enoxaparin increased doxorubicin's efficacy by enhancing apoptosis, while no effect on cell-cycle progression was observed. CONCLUSION: Results suggest that the anticancer activity of enoxaparin in A549 cells was mediated by the interference of two major PAR-1 downstream signaling pathways, MAPK/ERK and PI3K/Akt, which in turn inhibit proliferation and migration. Therefore, enoxaparin may be promising as an adjunct to traditional chemotherapy for lung cancer and warrants further investigation.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/tratamento farmacológico , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Enoxaparina/farmacologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Receptor PAR-1/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células A549 , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/farmacologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo
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Vet Parasitol ; 272: 31-39, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31395202

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The lesswright (lwr) gene and its products are essential molecules in mitosis, DNA repair, and embryo formation in many eukaryotes. In this study, immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the Lwr protein was located in the internal tissues and the surface layer of the adult Schistosoma japonicum (Sj) worms. The mRNA expression levels of SjLwr at different points were evaluated by quantitative real-time RT-PCR. The expression of SjLwr peaked at 14 days and then decreased thereafter. SjLwr expression was relatively more stable in male worms than in female worms. The functions of SjLwr were explored by siRNA-based gene silencing with a simple soaking method. The results showed that knockdown of the SjLwr gene impaired the growth and development of S. japonicum in mice, as well as survival, morphology, reproductive capacity, and egg vitality. These observations imply that SjLwr presents a novel target for the development of immuno- and/or small molecule-based therapeutics for the control and treatment of schistosome infections.


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Proteínas de Helminto/metabolismo , Schistosoma japonicum/fisiologia , Esquistossomose Japônica/parasitologia , Animais , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Inativação Gênica , Proteínas de Helminto/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Reprodução/genética , Schistosoma japonicum/genética , Schistosoma japonicum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Esquistossomose Japônica/prevenção & controle
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Gene ; 719: 144071, 2019 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31454539

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RNA interference (RNAi) has extensive potential to revolutionize every aspect of clinical application in biomedical research. One of the promising tools is the Small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules within a cellular component. Principally, siRNA mediated innovative advances are increasing rapidly in support of cancer diagnosis and therapeutic purposes. Conversely, it has some delivery challenges to the site of action within the cells of a target organ, due to the progress of nucleic acids engineering and advance material science research contributing to the exceptional organ-specific targeted therapy. This siRNA based therapeutic technique definitely favors a unique and effective prospect to cancer patients. Herein, the significant drive also takes to review and summarize the major organ specific targets of diverse siRNAs based gene silencing mechanism. This machinery promisingly served as the inhibitor components for cancer development in the human model. Furthermore, the focus is also given to current applications on siRNA based quantifiable therapy leading to the silencing of cancer related gene expression in a sequence dependent and selective manner for cancer treatment. That might be a potent tool against the traditional chemotherapy techniques. Therefore, the siRNA mediated cancer gene therapy definitely require sharp attention like future weapons in opposition to cancer by the method of non-invasive siRNA delivery and effective gene silencing approaches.


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Terapia Genética/métodos , Neoplasias/terapia , RNA Interferente Pequeno/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Ligação Proteica , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo
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Bioengineered ; 10(1): 306-315, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31299871

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Long non-coding RNA H19 (H19) is highly expressed in cancers and is considered to highly correlate with the extent of malignant degree. The present study was performed to determine the expression levels of H19 in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) tissues and the role of H19 in ATC 8505C cells in vitro and in vivo. Expression of H19 was detected in 19 ATC and 19 normal thyroid tissues by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Utilizing the siRNA or short hairpin RNA (shRNA) directed against human H19 (H19 siRNA or shRNA H19) depleted H19 in ATC 8505C cells and characterized the outcomes. The results showed that H19 was overexpressed in ATC tissues. Targeting H19 inhibited proliferation, migration, and invasion and induced apoptosis in 8505C cells in vitro and inhibited tumorigenesis and metastasis in vivo. Therefore, the H19 might be an effective target for ATC molecular therapy.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Carcinoma Anaplásico da Tireoide/genética , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/patologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Invasividade Neoplásica , RNA Longo não Codificante/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Carcinoma Anaplásico da Tireoide/metabolismo , Carcinoma Anaplásico da Tireoide/patologia , Carcinoma Anaplásico da Tireoide/cirurgia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/cirurgia , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/metabolismo , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/cirurgia , Tireoidectomia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8875-8883, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347830

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Glucan synthase (GLS) gene is known to be involved in the fungal biosynthesis of cell wall, differentiation, and growth. In the present study, a glucan synthase gene (GFGLS) in the edible mushroom Grifola frondosa with a full sequence of 5927 bp encoding a total of 1781 amino acids was cloned and characterized for the first time. GFGLSp is a membrane protein containing two large transmembrane domains connected with a hydrophilic cytoplasmic domain. With a constructed dual promoter RNA silencing vector pAN7-gfgls-dual, a GFGLS-silencing transformant iGFGLS-3 had the lowest GFGLS transcriptional expression level (26.1%) with a shorter length and thinner appearance of the mycelia, as well as decreased mycelial biomass and exo-polysaccharide production of 5.02 and 0.38 g/L, respectively. Further analysis indicated that GFGLS silence influenced slightly the monosaccharide compositions and ratios of mycelial and exo-polysaccharide. These findings suggest that GFGLS could affect mycelial growth and polysaccharide production by downregulating the glucan synthesis.


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Polissacarídeos Fúngicos/biossíntese , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Glucosiltransferases/metabolismo , Grifola/enzimologia , Micélio/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas Fúngicas/genética , Glucosiltransferases/genética , Grifola/genética , Grifola/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Grifola/metabolismo , Micélio/enzimologia , Micélio/genética , Micélio/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(62): 9112-9115, 2019 Jul 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31298670

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We designed novel 4'-C-guanidinocarbohydrazidomethyl-5-methyl uridine (GMU) modified small interfering RNA (siRNA) and evaluated its biophysical and biochemical properties. Incorporation of GMU units significantly increased the thermodynamic stability as well as the enzymatic stability against nucleases in human serum. A gene silencing experiment indicated that GMU modfied siRNA (siRNA6) resulted in ≈4.9-fold more efficient knockdown than unmodified siRNA.


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Guanidina/química , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/química , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Guanidina/análogos & derivados , Modelos Moleculares , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Ribonucleases/sangue , Ribonucleases/metabolismo , Termodinâmica
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Gene ; 712: 143963, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279706

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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify the expression of LIM and calponin-homology domains 1 (LIMCH1) in lung cancer and normal tissues, to determine the interaction between LIMCH1 and HUWE1 in regulating p53 stability. METHODS: The expression of LIMCH1 was detected by the Oncomine and Cancer Genome Atlas databases. Expression of LIMCH1 mRNA was identified using qRT-PCR. In transfected human lung cancer cells, co-immunoprecipitation experiments were performed. The mechanism that HUWE1 sustained lung cancer malignancy was verified by western blotting. The proliferation of tranfected cells was assessed by CCK-8 assay and colony formation. RESULTS: Bioinformatic data and e TCGA database suggested LIMCH1 mRNA levels in tumor tissues were down-regulated compared to tumor adjacent tissues. We found low expression of LIMCH1 mRNA in tumor sites and tumor cell line. Exogenous expression of LIMCH1 interacts with HUWE1 promotes expression of p53. Use of siRNA or shRNA against LIMCH1 resulted in decreased p53 protein levels. LIMCH1 deletion lead to enhance of p53 ubiquitination and protein expression of p53 and substrate p21, puma. Growth curve showed that LIMCH1 deletion significantly promoted the proliferation of A549 cells. CONCLUSIONS: LIMCH1 was a negative regulator and indicated a new molecular mechanism for the pathogenesis of lung cancer via modulating HUWE1 and p53.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Células A549 , Idoso , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Biologia Computacional , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitinação
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108773, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351048

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Hemangioma (HA) is tumor formed by hyper-proliferation of vascular endothelial cells. However, the potential effects of mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) on the progression of HA are not well illustrated. Our present study revealed that MEHP exposure can significantly increase the in vitro proliferation of hemangioma-derived endothelial cells (HemECs). MEHP treatment can activate yes-associated protein (YAP), a key effector of Hippo pathway, by inhibiting its phosphorylation. The dephosphorylation of YAP induced by MEHP can promote the nuclear accumulation of YAP. Knockdown of YAP or its inhibitor can block MEHP triggered cell proliferation. MEHP can increase the levels of precursor and mature mRNA of YAP in HemECs. As well, MEHP extended the half-life of YAP protein. Mechanistically, MEHP can decrease the phosphorylation of YAP via suppressing the activity of large tumor suppressor kinase 1/2 (LATS1/2) to inhibit it induced degradation of YAP. Further, MEHP increased the expression of interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF1), which can bind to the promoter of YAP to initiate its transcription. Collectively, we revealed that Hippo-YAP signal is involved in MEHP-induced proliferation of HA cells.


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Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Dietilexilftalato/análogos & derivados , Hemangioma/patologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Dietilexilftalato/farmacologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Hemangioma/metabolismo , Humanos , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Estabilidade Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/antagonistas & inibidores , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108772, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351049

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Atherosclerosis is a common type of cardiovascular disease (CVD), remaining one of the leading causes of global death. Tripartite motif-containing 28 (TRIM28) is a member of TRIM family that has been found to be involved in atherosclerosis. However, the role of TRIM28 in atherosclerosis remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of TRIM28 on the phenotypic switching of human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs), which is considered as a fundamental event during the development of atherosclerosis. The results showed that TRIM28 was highly expressed in human atherosclerotic tissues, as well in cultured HASMCs stimulated by platelet-derived growth factor subunit B homodimer (PDGF-BB). Knockdown of TRIM28 by transfection with siRNA targeting TRIM28 (si-TRIM28) significantly suppressed the PDGF-BB-induced cell proliferation and migration of HASMCs. Besides, knockdown of TRIM28 inhibited the expressions of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9. The VSMC markers including α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), calponin and SM22α were upregulated in TRIM28 knocked down HASMCs. Furthermore, knockdown of TRIM28 blocked PDGF-BB-induced NF-κB activation in HASMCs. Collectively, knockdown of TRIM28 prevented PDGF-BB-induced phenotypic switching of HASMCs, which might be mediated by the regulation of NF-κB signaling pathway.


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Becaplermina/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Humanos , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/citologia , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição RelA/metabolismo , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 622, 2019 Jul 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31307416

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BACKGROUND: Cell-surface mucins are expressed in apical epithelial cells of the respiratory tract, and contribute a crucial part of the innate immune system. Despite anti-inflammatory or antiviral functions being revealed for certain cell-surface mucins such as MUC1, the roles of other mucins are still poorly understood, especially in viral infections. METHODS: To further identify mucins significant in influenza infection, we screened the expression of mucins in human nasal epithelial cells infected by H3N2 influenza A virus. RESULTS: We found that the expression of MUC15 was significantly upregulated upon infection, and specific only to active infection. While MUC15 did not interact with virus particles or reduce viral replication directly, positive correlations were observed between MUC15 and inflammatory factors in response to viral infection. Given that the upregulation of MUC15 was only triggered late into infection when immune factors (including cytokines, chemokines, EGFR and phosphorylated ERK) started to peak and plateau, MUC15 may potentially serve an immunomodulatory function later during influenza viral infection. CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed that MUC15 was one of the few cell-surface mucins induced during influenza infection. While MUC15 did not interact directly with influenza virus, we showed that its increase coincides with the peak of immune activation and thus MUC15 may serve an immunomodulatory role during influenza infection.


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Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/fisiologia , Influenza Humana/patologia , Mucinas/metabolismo , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Quimiocinas/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Cães , Células Epiteliais/classificação , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Receptores ErbB/metabolismo , Humanos , Influenza Humana/metabolismo , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Mucinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Mucinas/genética , Cavidade Nasal/citologia , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes/biossíntese , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Recombinantes/farmacologia , Regulação para Cima , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Yonsei Med J ; 60(8): 751-759, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347330

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PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore the effects and mechanisms of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) anti-differentiation non-coding RNA (ANCR) on the osteogenesis of osteoblast cells in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice models of PMOP were established. ANCR expression and intracellular calcium ions were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and laser confocal microscopy, respectively. ANCR was silenced in osteoblast cells from PMOP mice by the transfection of siRNA-ANCR (si-ANCR). The proliferation and apoptosis of osteoblast cells was analyzed by MTT and flow cytometry, respectively. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and calcium nodules were examined by ALP and alizarin red staining assay, respectively. The expression of enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), runt related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), and OSTERIX was detected by qRT-PCR and Western blot. Furthermore, an osteogenesis model was constructed in mice, and osteoid formation was observed by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining. The interaction between lncRNA-ANCR and EZH2 was further identified by RNA pull-down assay. RESULTS: ANCR expression and intracellular calcium ions were increased in PMOP mice. Si-ANCR significantly increased the proliferation, ALP activity, calcium deposition of osteoblast cells and decreased apoptosis. ANCR and EZH2 were down-regulated by si-ANCR, while RUNX2 and OSTERIX were upregulated. Si-ANCR also promoted osteoid formation in mice treated with hydroxyapatite-tricalcium phosphate. In addition, ANCR specifically bound to EZH2. CONCLUSION: Silencing ANCR promotes the osteogenesis of PMOP osteoblast cells. The specific binding of ANCR with EZH2 suppressed RUNX2, thereby inhibiting osteogenesis.


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Subunidade alfa 1 de Fator de Ligação ao Core/metabolismo , Proteína Potenciadora do Homólogo 2 de Zeste/metabolismo , Inativação Gênica , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteogênese , Osteoporose Pós-Menopausa/genética , Osteoporose Pós-Menopausa/patologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Osteoblastos/patologia , Osteogênese/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Ratos , Fator de Transcrição Sp7/metabolismo
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Cancer Sci ; 110(9): 2960-2972, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31301086

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In recent years, circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been revealed to have important roles in carcinogenesis. Metastasis is the leading cause of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAC) death. However, the contributions of circRNA to the metastasis of LUAC remain largely unknown. Based on circBase data and our biobank tissues, we identified circCRIM1 (a circRNA derived from exons 2, 3 and 4 of the CRIM1 gene, hsa_circ_0002346) as having a significantly decreased expression in LUAC samples compared with matched normal control samples. Both in vivo and in vitro experiments revealed that circCRIM1 suppresses the invasion and metastasis of LUAC. In vitro precipitation of circRNAs, luciferase reporter assay, and biotin-coupled microRNA capture were carried out to investigate the Ago2-dependent interaction of circCRIM1 and microRNA (miR)-93/miR-182. Mechanistically, we found that circCRIM1 could promote the expression of leukemia inhibitory factor receptor, a well-known tumor suppressor, by sponging miR-93 and miR-182. In the clinical and pathological analyses, the downregulation of circCRIM1 in LUAC was significantly correlated with lymphatic metastasis and TNM stage, which served as an independent risk factor for the overall survival of patients with LUAC. Our study showed that circCRIM1 inhibits the invasion and metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma cancer cells, which makes it a potential therapeutic target.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Fator Inibidor de Leucemia/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/mortalidade , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Subunidade alfa de Receptor de Fator Inibidor de Leucemia/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Camundongos Nus , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Prognóstico , RNA/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida , Análise Serial de Tecidos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Cancer Sci ; 110(9): 2783-2793, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31325403

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Oral cancer, a subtype of head and neck cancer, is characterized by increased infiltrating regulatory T cells (Treg); however, the pathological significance of the increase in Tregs in disease prognosis and progression and their underlying mechanism remain unestablished. C-C motif chemokine ligand 22 (CCL22) has been implicated in the recruitment of Tregs. We used RT-qPCR to determine CCL22 mRNA expression in clinical specimens and cultured cells. Loss-of-function and gain-of-function studies were carried out to analyze the effects of CCL22 modulations on cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and tumorigenesis and the mechanism involved in the deregulation of CCL22. In oral cancer specimens, CCL22 mRNA was upregulated. The increase was not only associated with reduced disease-free survival but also strongly correlated with an increase in FOXP3 mRNA, a master regulator of Treg development and functions. Silencing CCL22 expression reduced cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, whereas ectopic overexpression showed opposite effects. Manipulation of CCL22 expression in cancer cells altered tumorigenesis in both immune-compromised and -competent mice, supporting both autonomous and non-autonomous actions of CCL22. Release of interleukin 1ß (IL-1ß) from cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) induces CCL22 mRNA expression in oral cancer cells by activating transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB). Our data support a model in which CAF-derived IL-1ß, CCL22, and its receptor CCR4 foster a protumor environment by promoting cell transformation and Treg infiltration. Intervention of the IL-1ß-CCL22-CCR4 signaling axis may offer a novel therapeutic strategy for oral cancer treatment.


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Fibroblastos Associados a Câncer/metabolismo , Quimiocina CCL22/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Animais , Fibroblastos Associados a Câncer/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/imunologia , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/imunologia , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Quimiocina CCL22/genética , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Seguimentos , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mucosa Bucal/patologia , Mucosa Bucal/cirurgia , Neoplasias Bucais/imunologia , Neoplasias Bucais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Bucais/cirurgia , Invasividade Neoplásica/imunologia , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Prognóstico , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Receptores CCR4/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/imunologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/cirurgia , Análise de Sobrevida , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Cancer Sci ; 110(9): 2794-2805, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31336010

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SALL4 is overexpressed in many cancers and is found to be involved in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. However, the function of SALL4 in cervical cancer remains unknown. Here, we showed that the expression of SALL4 was gradually increased from normal cervical tissue to high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions and then to squamous cervical carcinoma. SALL4 was upregulated or downregulated in cervical cancer cells by stably transfecting a SALL4-expressing plasmid or a shRNA plasmid targeting SALL4, respectively. In vitro, cell growth curves and MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazole-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assays showed that SALL4 promoted the cell proliferation of cervical cancer cells. In vivo, xenograft experiments verified that SALL4 enhanced the tumor formation of cervical cancer cells in female BALB/c Nude mice. Cell cycle analysis by fluorescence-activated cell sorting found that SALL4 accelerates cell cycle transition from the G0 /G1 phase to the S phase. TOP/FOP-Flash reporter assay revealed that SALL4 significantly upregulates the activity of Wnt/ß-catenin pathway. Western blotting showed that the expression levels of ß-catenin and important downstream genes, including c-Myc and cyclin D1, were increased by SALL4 in cervical cancer cells. Furthermore, dual-luciferase reporter and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays confirmed that SALL4 transcriptionally activated CTNNB1 by physically interacting with its promoters. Taken together, The results of this study demonstrated that SALL4 may promote cell proliferation and tumor formation of cervical cancer cells by upregulating the activity of the Wnt/ß-catenin signaling pathway by directly binding to the CTNNB1 promoter and trans-activating CTNNB1.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Lesões Intraepiteliais Escamosas Cervicais/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/genética , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética , beta Catenina/genética , Animais , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Colo do Útero/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Lesões Intraepiteliais Escamosas Cervicais/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Regulação para Cima , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 215-228, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31299143

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: With the prevalence of asthma being greater in women, detrimental effects of female sex steroids have been explored, but potential protective effects of androgens are not established. Airway smooth muscle (ASM) is a key cell type in contractility and remodelling of asthma. There are no data on expression and functionality of androgen receptor (AR) in human ASM cells. METHODS: We used primary human ASM cells from non-asthmatics vs. asthmatics to determine AR expression at baseline and with inflammation measured using Western blotting/qRT-PCR, and the role of AR in regulating intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) measured using Fluo-3 loaded real time [Ca2+]i imaging. RESULTS: We found that compared to females, baseline AR is greater in male ASM and increases with inflammation/asthma. Androgens, via AR, blunted TNFα or IL-13-induced enhancement of ASM [Ca2+]i in both males and females, with retained efficacy in asthmatics. AR effects involve reduced Ca2+ influx via L-type channels and store-operated Ca2+ entry, the latter by downregulating STIM1 and Orai1 and increasing TMEM66. CONCLUSION: Our data show AR expression is increased in female ASM with asthma, but has retained functionality that could be used to reduce [Ca2+]i towards alleviating airway hyperresponsiveness.


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Cálcio/metabolismo , Receptores Androgênicos/metabolismo , Asma/metabolismo , Asma/patologia , Células Cultivadas , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Interleucina-13/farmacologia , Masculino , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/citologia , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteína ORAI1/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Receptores Androgênicos/química , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Fatores Sexuais , Molécula 1 de Interação Estromal/metabolismo , Testosterona/farmacologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/farmacologia
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Genome Biol ; 20(1): 127, 2019 06 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227013

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BACKGROUND: For species survival, the germline must faithfully transmit genetic information to the progeny. Transposable elements (TEs) constitute a significant threat to genome stability due to their mobility. In the metazoan germline, their mobilization is limited by a class of small RNAs called PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) produced by dedicated genomic loci called piRNA clusters. Although the piRNA pathway is an adaptive genomic immunity system, it remains unclear how the germline gains protection from a new transposon invasion. RESULTS: To address this question, we analyze Drosophila melanogaster lines harboring a deletion within flamenco, a major piRNA cluster specifically expressed in somatic follicular cells. This deletion leads to derepression of the retrotransposon ZAM in the somatic follicular cells and subsequent germline genome invasion. In this mutant line, we identify de novo production of sense and antisense ZAM-derived piRNAs that display a germinal molecular signature. These piRNAs originated from a new ZAM insertion into a germline dual-strand piRNA cluster and silence ZAM expression specifically in germ cells. Finally, we find that ZAM trapping in a germinal piRNA cluster is a frequent event that occurs early during the isolation of the mutant line. CONCLUSIONS: Transposons can hijack the host developmental process to propagate whenever their silencing is lost. Here, we show that the germline can protect itself by trapping invading somatic-specific TEs into germline piRNA clusters. This is the first demonstration of "auto-immunization" of a germline endangered by mobilization of a surrounding somatic TE.


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RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Retroelementos , Animais , Drosophila melanogaster , Feminino , Ovário/metabolismo
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Plant Physiol Biochem ; 141: 332-342, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31207494

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Plant-parasitic nematodes cause major agricultural losses worldwide. Examining the molecular mechanisms underlying plant-nematode interactions and how plants respond to different invading pathogens is attracting major attention to reduce the expanding gap between agricultural production and the needs of the growing world population. This review summarizes the most recent developments in plant-nematode interactions and the diverse approaches used to improve plant resistance against root knot nematode (RKN). We will emphasize the recent rapid advances in genome sequencing technologies, small interfering RNA techniques (RNAi) and targeted genome editing which are contributing to the significant progress in understanding the plant-nematode interaction mechanisms. Also, molecular approaches to improve plant resistance against nematodes are considered.


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Interações Hospedeiro-Parasita , Nematoides/patogenicidade , Raízes de Plantas/parasitologia , Plantas/parasitologia , Animais , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Feminino , Genoma de Planta , Masculino , Doenças das Plantas/parasitologia , Fenômenos Fisiológicos Vegetais , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Plantas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/parasitologia , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Transcriptoma , Virulência/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2693, 2019 06 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31217419

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The kinesin-3 KIF1C is a fast organelle transporter implicated in the transport of dense core vesicles in neurons and the delivery of integrins to cell adhesions. Here we report the mechanisms of autoinhibition and release that control the activity of KIF1C. We show that the microtubule binding surface of KIF1C motor domain interacts with its stalk and that these autoinhibitory interactions are released upon binding of protein tyrosine phosphatase PTPN21. The FERM domain of PTPN21 stimulates dense core vesicle transport in primary hippocampal neurons and rescues integrin trafficking in KIF1C-depleted cells. In vitro, human full-length KIF1C is a processive, plus-end directed motor. Its landing rate onto microtubules increases in the presence of either PTPN21 FERM domain or the cargo adapter Hook3 that binds the same region of KIF1C tail. This autoinhibition release mechanism allows cargo-activated transport and might enable motors to participate in bidirectional cargo transport without undertaking a tug-of-war.


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Cinesina/metabolismo , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases não Receptoras/metabolismo , Animais , Transporte Biológico , Linhagem Celular , Vesículas Citoplasmáticas/metabolismo , Hipocampo/citologia , Humanos , Integrinas/metabolismo , Microscopia Intravital/métodos , Cinesina/genética , Cinesina/isolamento & purificação , Camundongos , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/isolamento & purificação , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Neurônios/citologia , Cultura Primária de Células , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases não Receptoras/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases não Receptoras/isolamento & purificação , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Ratos , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo , Imagem Individual de Molécula/métodos
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2691, 2019 06 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31217428

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The MUSASHI (MSI) family of RNA binding proteins (MSI1 and MSI2) contribute to a wide spectrum of cancers including acute myeloid leukemia. We find that the small molecule Ro 08-2750 (Ro) binds directly and selectively to MSI2 and competes for its RNA binding in biochemical assays. Ro treatment in mouse and human myeloid leukemia cells results in an increase in differentiation and apoptosis, inhibition of known MSI-targets, and a shared global gene expression signature similar to shRNA depletion of MSI2. Ro demonstrates in vivo inhibition of c-MYC and reduces disease burden in a murine AML leukemia model. Thus, we identify a small molecule that targets MSI's oncogenic activity. Our study provides a framework for targeting RNA binding proteins in cancer.


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Regulação Leucêmica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucemia Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Pteridinas/farmacologia , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Leucemia Experimental/sangue , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/sangue , Masculino , Camundongos , Cultura Primária de Células , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , Pteridinas/uso terapêutico , RNA/metabolismo , Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/efeitos dos fármacos , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2705, 2019 06 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31221969

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Folded single chain polymeric nano-objects are the molecular level soft material with ultra-small size. Here, we report an easy and scalable method for preparing single-chain nanogels (SCNGs) with improved efficiency. We further investigate the impact of the dynamic molecular conformational change of SCNGs on cellular interactions from molecular to bulk scale. First, the supramolecular unfoldable SCNGs efficiently deliver siRNAs into stem cells as a molecular drug carrier in a conformation-dependent manner. Furthermore, the conformation changes of SCNGs enable dynamic and precise manipulation of ligand tether structure on 2D biomaterial interfaces to regulate the ligand-receptor ligation and mechanosensing of cells. Lastly, the dynamic SCNGs as the building blocks provide effective energy dissipation to bulk biomaterials such as hydrogels, thereby protecting the encapsulated stem cells from deleterious mechanical shocks in 3D matrix. Such a bottom-up molecular tailoring strategy will inspire further applications of single-chain nano-objects in the biomedical area.


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Engenharia Celular/métodos , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Hidrogéis/química , Nanopartículas/química , Polímeros/química , Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/fisiologia , Conformação Molecular , RNA Interferente Pequeno/administração & dosagem , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo
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