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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5361-5367, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570430

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The mechanism responsible for B-cell translocation gene 1 (BTG1) down-regulation in breast carcinoma remains unknown. We examined the BTG1 expression status in breast carcinoma cells and investigated the mechanism underlying the observed alterations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four breast carcinoma cell lines (SK-BR-3, MDA-MB-231, T-47D, and MCF-7), and one normal mammary epithelial cell line (MCF-10A) were analyzed. BTG1 expression was examined using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and western blot. Methylation status of the BTG1 promoter was analyzed using methylation-specific PCR (MSP). To investigate the effect of methylation on BTG1, the cells were treated with a demethylating agent. RESULTS: The carcinoma cells expressed significantly lower levels of BTG1 mRNA and protein than normal cells. The BTG1 promoter was highly methylated in the carcinoma cells. 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine significantly restored BTG1 expression. CONCLUSION: Down-regulation of BTG1 expression through epigenetic repression is involved in mammary carcinogenesis. BTG1 is a potential diagnostic marker and therapeutic target for breast carcinoma.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Epigênese Genética/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5375-5380, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570432

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Matrix metalloproteinases-11 (MMP-11) overexpression has been reported in various types of cancer including lung cancer. We aimed to examine the contribution of MMP-11 genotypes to lung cancer risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study, the MMP-11 rs738791, rs2267029, rs738792 and rs28382575 genotypes were determined among 358 lung cancer patients and 716 age- and gender-matched healthy control Taiwanese. RESULTS: The percentages of rs738791 CT and TT were 50.6% and 9.2% in the case group, slightly higher than 48.5% and 8.1% in the control group (p for trend=0.5638). The allelic analysis showed that the rs738791 T allele did not confer lung cancer risk compared with the C allele. Similarly, there was no association between rs2267029, rs738792 or rs28382575 and lung cancer risk. There was no joint effect of MMP-11 genotypes among ever smokers or non-smokers. CONCLUSION: The genotypes of MMP-11 play a minor role in determining lung cancer risk in Taiwan.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Metaloproteinase 11 da Matriz/genética , Polimorfismo Genético/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Frequência do Gene/genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Taiwan
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Arch Virol ; 164(11): 2823-2828, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31485748

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A 278-bp region upstream of the beet curly top virus-SpCT (BCTV-SpCT) C2/C3 genes is necessary for promoter activity and exhibits significant sequence similarity to AL2/3 promoter sequences in tomato golden mosaic virus (TGMV). Maximal expression of the downstream C2/3 genes in BCTV-SpCT requires the presence of the C1 protein, which is supported by observations that mutation of the initiator codon for C1 results in decreased C2/C3 expression. This is similar to TGMV and cabbage leaf curl virus, where AL1 is required for maximal AL2/3 expression. Together, these data suggest a common strategy for complementary-sense gene regulation amongst curtoviruses and begomoviruses.


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Begomovirus/genética , Geminiviridae/genética , Regulação Viral da Expressão Gênica/genética , Begomovirus/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação/genética , Geminiviridae/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4767-4773, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519577

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Rs3824129 is a functional six-nucleotide insertion(I)/deletion(D) polymorphism in the promoter region of caspase 8, an essential apoptosis gene. We aimed to examine the association of this polymorphism with the risk of bladder cancer in the Taiwanese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes were determined and their associations with bladder cancer risk were evaluated among 375 patients and 375 controls by the PCR-RFLP methodology. In addition, the interaction of caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes with personal behaviors and clinicopathological features were examined. RESULTS: The frequencies of II, ID and DD genotypes for caspase-8 rs3834129 were non-differentially distributed between the two groups (p for trend=0.7187). Analysis of allelic frequency distribution also indicated that the D variant allele was not associated with a risk of bladder cancer. There was no obvious joint interaction between caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes and smoking, alcohol consumption, and clinical stage and grade. CONCLUSION: Caspase-8 rs3834129 genotypes play a minor role in the personal susceptibility to bladder cancer in Taiwan.


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Caspase 8/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Alelos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Razão de Chances , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Taiwan , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia
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Gene ; 720: 144094, 2019 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31476407

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Fourteen different insertion sequences belonging to seven families were identified in the genome of Streptococcus agalactiae. Among them, IS1548, a mobile element of the ISAs1 family, was linked to clonal complex (CC) 19 strains associated with neonatal meningitis and endocarditis. IS1548 impacts S. agalactiae in two reported ways: i) inactivation of virulence genes by insertion in an open reading frame (e.g. hylB or cpsD), ii) positive modulation of the expression of a downstream gene by insertion in an intergenic region (e.g. lmb). We previously identified an unknown integration site of IS1548 in the intergenic region between the folK and the murB genes involved in folate and peptidoglycan biosynthesis, respectively. In this work, we analyzed the prevalence of IS1548 in a large collection of nine hundred and eleven S. agalactiae strains. IS1548 positive strains belong to twenty-nine different sequence types and to ten CCs. The majority of them were, however, clustered within sequence type 19 and sequence type 22, belonging to CC19 and CC22, respectively. In contrast, IS1548 targets the folK-murB intergenic region exclusively in CC19 strains. We evaluated the impact of the insertion of IS1548 on the expression of murB by locating transcriptional promoters influencing its expression in the presence or absence of IS1548 and by comparative ß-galactosidase transcriptional fusion assays. We found that in the absence of IS1548, genes involved in folate biosynthesis are co-transcribed with murB. As it was postulated that a folic acid mediated reaction may be involved in cell wall synthesis, this co-transcription could be necessary to synchronize these two processes. The insertion of IS1548 in the folK-murB intergenic region disrupt this co-transcription. Interestingly, we located a promoter at the right end of IS1548 that is able to initiate additional transcripts of murB. The insertion of IS1548 in this region has thus a dual and divergent impact on the expression of murB. By comparative ß-galactosidase transcriptional fusion assays, we showed that, consequently, the overall impact of the insertion of IS1548 results in a minor decrease of murB gene transcription. This study provides new insights into gene expression effects mediated by IS1548 in S. agalactiae.


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Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , DNA Intergênico , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Sequências Repetitivas Dispersas , Mutagênese Insercional , Peptidoglicano/biossíntese , Streptococcus agalactiae/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Sequência de Bases , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Infecções Estreptocócicas/microbiologia , Streptococcus agalactiae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Streptococcus agalactiae/metabolismo
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Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi ; 27(4): 1001-1007, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31418348

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the methylation status of CHD5 gene promoter in bone marrow from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, and the underlying mechanism for initiating the pathogenesis of AML via p19Arf/p53/p21Cip1 pathway. METHODS: Methylation status of the CHD5 gene promoter was detected by using methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSPCR) in bone marrow from AML patients, and the iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) samples were served as control. The expression of CHD5, p19Arf, p53 and p21Cip1 was determined by real-time quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR and Western blot. RESULTS: The methylation of CHD5 gene in bone marrow from AML patients increased significantly (39.06%) as compared with control group (6.67%). The methylation of CHD5 gene significantly correlated with chromosome karyotype differentiation (P<0.01), but did not correlate with the patient's sex, age and clinical classification (P>0.05). The mRNA expression of CHD5 gene in AML decreased, compared with control group, the mRNA and protein expression of p19Arf, p53 and p21Cip1 in AML with CHD5 methylation promoter decreased. CONCLUSION: The hypermeltylation of CHD5 gene promoter in AML patients can lead to decrease of CHD5, p19Arf, p53 and p21Cip1 expression levels which may reduce the inhibitory effect on proliferation of leukemia cells through the regulation of p19Arf, p53 and p21Cip1 pathway, thus promotes the occurence of AML.


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Leucemia Mieloide Aguda , Inibidor p16 de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina , Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p21 , DNA Helicases , Metilação de DNA , Humanos , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53
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J Microbiol ; 57(9): 803-811, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31452044

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a causative agent of severe-to-fatal pneumonia especially in patients with pre-existing conditions, such as smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MERS-CoV transmission continues to be reported in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula since its discovery in 2012. However, it has rarely been epidemic outside the area except one large outbreak in South Korea in May 2015. The genome of the epidemic MERS-CoV isolated from a Korean patient revealed its homology to previously reported strains. MERS-CoV encodes 5 accessory proteins and generally, they do not participate in the genome transcription and replication but rather are involved in viral evasion of the host innate immune responses. Here we report that ORF8b, an accessory protein of MERS-CoV, strongly inhibits both MDA5- and RIG-I-mediated activation of interferon beta promoter activity while downstream signaling molecules were left largely unaffected. Of note, MDA5 protein levels were significantly down-regulated by ORF8b and co-expression of ORF4a and ORF4b. These novel findings will facilitate elucidation of mechanisms of virus-encoded evasion strategies, thus helping design rationale antiviral countermeasures against deadly MERS-CoV infection.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Interferon beta/genética , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Proteína DEAD-box 58/genética , Proteína DEAD-box 58/metabolismo , Desenho de Drogas , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Helicase IFIH1 Induzida por Interferon/genética , Helicase IFIH1 Induzida por Interferon/metabolismo , Interferon beta/metabolismo , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/genética , Arábia Saudita , Vacinas Virais/genética , Vacinas Virais/imunologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4129-4136, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366497

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BACKGROUND/AIM: 5-Aza-2-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-CdR) enhances the sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), but the molecular mechanism is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanism that enhances the sensitivity to 5-FU treated with 5-Aza-CdR via thymidine phosphorylase (TP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sensitivity to drugs was determined on several cancer cell lines by the MTT assay. Protein and mRNA levels were examined by immunoblot and RT-PCR, respectively. Gene silencing, binding of Sp1 to DNA and methylation of DNA was performed by siRNA, ChIP assay and sodium bisulfate genomic sequencing, respectively. RESULTS: Sp1-binding sites in the TP promoter were methylated in epidermoid carcinoma. 5-Aza-CdR demethylated Sp1-binding sites and enhanced sensitivity to 5-FU. CONCLUSION: Demethylation of Sp1-binding sites by 5-Aza-CdR was a key factor enhancing 5-FU sensitivity, which may enable more effective treatments for cancer patients with the combination of 5-Aza-CdR and 5-FU.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Metilação de DNA/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Fator de Transcrição Sp1/genética , Timidina Fosforilase/genética , Sítios de Ligação/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Metilação de DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Decitabina/metabolismo , Fluoruracila/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Inativação Gênica , Humanos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/efeitos dos fármacos , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Timidina Fosforilase/química
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4149-4164, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366500

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Signaling regulation of myeloid zinc finger 1 (MZF1) has been implicated in the progression of many human malignancies; however, the mechanistic action of MZF1 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) progression remains elusive. In this study, the aim was to investigate the molecular mechanisms of MZF1 and its functional role in TNBC cellular migration and invasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hs578T and MDA-MB-231 cells were transfected to stably express the acidic domain of MZF1 (MZF160-72), or were transfected with MZF1-specific or ELK1-specific short hairpin RNA (shRNA). Changes in cell morphology and distributions of cellular proteins were observed and subsequently migration and invasion were measured by wound healing and transwell assays. Expression levels of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related genes were carried out using immunoblotting and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays. Data of transcriptional regulation were obtained from promoter-luciferase reporter and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays. RESULTS: Herein, we found that MZF1 in high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC cells is associated with cell migration, invasion, and mesenchymal phenotype. MZF1 interacted with the promoter region of insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) to drive invasion and metastasis of high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC cells. Exogenous expression of the acidic domain of MZF1 repressed the binding of endogenous MZF1 to IGF1R promoter via blocking the interaction with ETS-like gene 1 (ELK1). This blockage not only caused MZF1 protein degradation, but also restrained ELK1 nuclear localization in high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC cells. MZF1, but not ELK1, was necessary for the retention of mesenchymal phenotype by repressing IGF1R promoter activity in TNBC cells expressing high levels of MZF1. Activation of the IGF1R-driven p38MAPK-ERα-slug-E-cadherin signaling axis mediated the conversion of mesenchymal cell to epithelial phenotype, caused by MZF1 destabilization. These results suggest that MZF1 is an oncogenic inducer. CONCLUSION: Blocking of the MZF1/ELK1 interaction to reduce MZF1 protein stability by saturating the endogenous MZF1/ELK1 binding domains might be a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC.


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Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Receptores de Somatomedina/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Proteínas Elk-1 do Domínio ets/genética , Caderinas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 351, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31412785

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BACKGROUND: Rubisco activase (RCA) regulates the activity of Rubisco and is a key enzyme of photosynthesis. RCA expression was widely reported to affect plant photosynthesis and crop yield, but the molecular basis of natural variation in RCA expression in a wide range of maize materials has not been fully elucidated. RESULTS: In this study, correlation analysis in approximately 200 maize inbred lines revealed a significantly positive correlation between the expression of maize RCA gene ZmRCAß and grain yield. A genome-wide association study revealed both cis-expression quantitative trait loci (cis-eQTLs) and trans-eQTLs underlying the expression of ZmRCAß, with the latter playing a more important role. Further allele mining and genetic transformation analysis showed that a 2-bp insertion and a 14-bp insertion in the promoter of ZmRCAß conferred increased gene expression. Because rice is reported to have higher RCA gene expression than does maize, we subsequently compared the genetic factors underlying RCA gene expression between maize and rice. The promoter activity of the rice RCA gene was shown to be stronger than that of the maize RCA gene, suggesting that replacing the maize RCA gene promoter with that of the rice RCA gene would improve the expression of RCA in maize. CONCLUSION: Our results revealed two DNA polymorphisms regulating maize RCA gene ZmRCAß expression, and the RCA gene promoter activity of rice was stronger than that of maize. This work increased understanding of the genetic mechanism that underlies RCA gene expression and identify new targets for both genetic engineering and selection for maize yield improvement.


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Oryza/genética , Fotossíntese/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Zea mays/genética , Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Oryza/metabolismo , Oryza/fisiologia , Folhas de Planta , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Ribulose-Bifosfato Carboxilase , Zea mays/metabolismo , Zea mays/fisiologia
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(8): 1469-1477, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31441618

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The aim of this study was to screen the active regions and transcription factor binding sites in the promoter of the CBD103 gene related to Arctic fox coat color, and to provide a basis for revealing the molecular genetic mechanism of CBD103 gene regulating the coat color formation. The 5'-flanking region fragment 2 123 bp of Arctic fox CBD103 gene was cloned, and 4 truncated promoter reporter vectors of different lengths were constructed. The promoter activity was detected by the dual-luciferase reporter assay system. Point mutations were performed on the 3 predicted specificity protein 1 (Sp1) transcription factor binding sites in the highest promoter active region, and 3 mutant vectors were constructed. The activity was then detected by the dual-luciferase reporter assay system. The results showed that the region 1 656 (-1 604/+51) had the highest activity in the 4 truncated promoters of different lengths, and the promoter activity of the three mutant vectors constructed in this region were significantly lower than that of the wild type (fragment 1 656). The region of -1 604 /+51 was the core promoter region of CBD103 gene in Arctic fox and -1 552/-1 564, -1 439/-1 454 and -329/-339 regions were positive regulatory regions. This study successfully obtained the core promoter region and positive regulation regions of the Arctic fox CBD103 gene, which laid a foundation for further study on the molecular genetic mechanism of this gene regulating Arctic fox coat color.


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Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Animais , Sítios de Ligação , Raposas , Luciferases , Fator de Transcrição Sp1 , beta-Defensinas
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(8): 1478-1490, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31441619

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Bacillus subtilis can be widely used as an important microorganism for metabolic engineering and recombinant proteins expression in industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology. However, it is difficult to make accurate regulation of exogenous gene by biological tools in B. subtilis, which limits the application of B. subtilis in synthetic biology. The purpose of this study is to develop regulatory tools for precise control of gene expression by using non-coding RNAs, by which the activation of heterologous gene could be achieved without the auxiliary protein factors. We constructed the synthetic riboswitch E and aptazyme AZ using the theophylline aptamer. Six different native promoters from B. subtilis were functionally adapted with the E and AZ to fabricate an array of novel regulatory elements activated by theophylline. Then, we determined the performance of these elements using green fluorescence protein as reporter, and then further verified using red fluorescence protein and pullulanase as cargo proteins. Results showed that the same kind of RNA elements with different promoters showed different levels of efficiency. Promoter PsigW and E combination (sigWE) had the highest induction rate in B. subtilis. Compared with the control group, it can produce the induction rate of 16.8. Promoter PrpoB and AZ combination (rpoBAZ) showed the highest induction rate of 6.2. SigWE mediated mCherry induction rate was 9.2, and P43E mediated pullulanase induction rate was 32.8, in which enzyme activity reached 81 U/mL. This study confirmed that GFP, mCherry and pullulan can all be regulated by riboswitch and aptazyme, but there were differences between different combinations of promoters with RNA regulators.


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Bacillus subtilis , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , RNA , Proteínas Recombinantes , Teofilina
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9831-9839, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31407897

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Probiotic lactobacilli and their exopolysaccharides (EPS) are thought to modulate mucosal homeostasis; however, their mechanisms remain elusive. Thus, we tried to clarify the role of exopolysaccharides from Lactobacillus plantarum NCU116 (EPS116) in the intestinal mucosal homeostasis. Our results indicated that EPS116 regulated the colon mucosal healing and homeostasis, enhanced the goblet cell differentiation, and promoted the expression of Muc2 gene in vivo and in vitro. Further experiments showed that EPS116 promoted the expression and phosphorylation of transcription factor c-Jun and facilitated its binding to the promoter of Muc2. Moreover, knocking down c-Jun or inhibiting its function in LS 174T cells treated with EPS116 led to decreased expression of Muc2, implying that EPS116 promoted the colonic mucosal homeostasis and Muc2 expression via c-Jun. Therefore, our study uncovered a novel model where EPS116 enhanced colon mucosal homeostasis by controlling the epithelial cell differentiation and c-Jun/Muc2 signaling.


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Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Colo/efeitos dos fármacos , Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Lactobacillus plantarum/química , Mucina-2/metabolismo , Polissacarídeos Bacterianos/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-jun/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Colo/citologia , Colo/metabolismo , Colo/fisiopatologia , Homeostase/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Mucosa Intestinal/citologia , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Mucina-2/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-jun/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9749-9756, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415718

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Bovine lactoferrin N-lobe plays an important key in the nonimmunological defense system. In this work, the most suitable promoter Pveg was selected and the fragment coding bovine lactoferrin N-lobe was optimized according to codon bias of Bacillus. The recombinant plasmid pMA0911-Pveg-mBLF-N was introduced into Baicillus subtilis 168 to create B. subtilis/pMA0911-Pveg-mBLF-N. The bovine lactoferrin N-lobe was highly expressed at 28 °C for 15 h. Its purified protein was obtained with 16.5 mg/L and a purity of 93.6% using ammonium sulfate precipitation, Ni-NTA, and molecular exclusion. About 200 ng/mL purified bovine lactoferrin N-lobe completely inhibited cell-growth of Escherichia coli JM109 (DE3), 70.3% of Pseudomonas aeruginosa CGMCC 1.6740, and 41.5% of Staphylococcus aureus CGMCC 1.282. To our knowledge, this is the first report about active expression, purification, and characterization of bovine lactoferrin N-lobe in safe bacterium B. subtilis, which opens an available application way in the biomedical and food industries.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Bacillus subtilis/genética , Códon/genética , Lactoferrina/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Animais , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Bacillus subtilis/metabolismo , Clonagem Molecular , Códon/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Expressão Gênica , Engenharia Genética , Lactoferrina/metabolismo , Lactoferrina/farmacologia , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/efeitos dos fármacos , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 99(25): 1963-1967, 2019 Jul 02.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269601

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Objective: To investigate the cinical value of FAM19A4promoter methylation in cervicalexfoliated cells for triage of cervical cancer. Methods: A total of 162 high-risk HPV-infected patients who were pathologically confirmed as different cervical lesions from August 2017 to December 2017 were collected in Guangdong Women and Children Hospital. Taqman probe-based quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to detect the methylation of FAM19A4 promoterin different grades of cervical lesions, and the value of FAM19A4 methylation in predicting cervical HSIL and the above lesions was calculated by diagnostic test. Results: (1)The positive rates of FAM19A4 methylation in cervical exfoliated cells increased with the severity of cervical lesions, which were 7.69% (4/52) , 34.62% (9/26) , 55.56% (20/36) , 95.83% (46/48) in normal cervix/cervicitis, cervical LSIL, HSIL, and cervical cancer, respectively(P<0.05).(2)There was no significant difference in the detection rates of FAM19A4 methylation between different age groups, pathological types, clinical stage, tumor size and lymph node metastasis status (P>0.05). (3) The specificity and positive predictive value of FAM19A4 methylation in detecting cervical HSIL alone and ≥HSIL lesions were the optimal, with the AUC of 0.69 and 0.84, respectively. When combined with HPV16/18 genotyping, the sensitivity was significantly improved. Conclusions: The detection of FAM19A4 promoter methylation in cervical exfoliated cells has a high clinical value of discriminating ≥HSIL lesions; and the cotest of methylated FAM19A4 and HPV16/18 genotyping can identify ≥HSIL lesions more sensitively.


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Neoplasia Intraepitelial Cervical , Citocinas/genética , Infecções por Papillomavirus , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero , Metilação de DNA , Feminino , Papillomavirus Humano 16 , Papillomavirus Humano 18 , Humanos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8919-8925, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31334658

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Histone deacetylase (HDAC) performs important functions in plant growth and development, including fruit ripening. As a complex biological process, fruit ripening involves the histone acetylation modification of ripening-associated genes. Histone deacetylase genes (HDACs) have been well studied in Arabidopsis and rice, but the biological functions of HDACs in papaya are poorly understood. In the present work, three CpHDACs, belonging to the RPD3/HDA1 subfamily, were identified from papaya and named as CpHDA1, CpHDA2, and CpHDA3. CpHDA1 and CpHDA2 were induced by propylene, while CpHDA3 was propylene-repressed. Moreover, CpHDA3 protein could physically interact with CpERF9 and enhance the transcriptional repression activities of CpERF9 to downstream genes CpPME1, CpPME2 and CpPG5. Histone acetylation levels of CpPME1 and CpPG5 were increased during fruit ripening. Taken together, these results suggested that CpERF9 recruits CpHDA3 to form a histone deacetylase repressor complex to mediate pectin methylesterase and polygalacturonase genes expression during papaya fruit ripening and softening.


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Hidrolases de Éster Carboxílico/genética , Carica/metabolismo , Frutas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Histona Desacetilases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Poligalacturonase/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Hidrolases de Éster Carboxílico/metabolismo , Carica/genética , Carica/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Frutas/genética , Frutas/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Histona Desacetilases/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Poligalacturonase/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Ligação Proteica , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31255700

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Myogenic regulatory factor 4 (MRF4) is a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor that plays crucial roles in myoblast differentiation and maturation. Here, we report the isolation of the olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) mrf4 gene and the spatiotemporal analysis of its expression patterns. Sequence analysis indicated that flounder mrf4 shared a similar structure with other vertebrate MRF4, including the conserved bHLH domain. Flounder mrf4 contains 3 exons and 2 introns. Sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis showed that it was highly homologous with Salmo salar, Danio rerio, Takifugu rubripes, and Tetraodon nigroviridis mrf4. Flounder mrf4 was first expressed in the medial region of somites that give rise to slow muscles, and later spread to the lateral region of somites that give rise to fast muscles. Mrf4 transcript levels decreased significantly in mature somites in the trunk region, and expression could only be detected in the caudal somites, consistent with the timing of somite maturation. Transient expression analysis showed that the 506 bp flounder mrf4 promoter was sufficient to direct muscle-specific GFP expression in zebrafish embryos.


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Proteínas de Peixes/genética , Linguado/genética , Músculos/metabolismo , Fatores de Regulação Miogênica/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Proteínas de Peixes/química , Linguado/embriologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Humanos , Fatores de Regulação Miogênica/química , Especificidade de Órgãos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(31): 8590-8598, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287301

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Patchoulol, a natural sesquiterpene compound, is widely used in perfumes and cosmetics. Several strategies were adopted to enhance patchoulol production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: (i) farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) synthase and patchoulol synthase were fused to increase the utilization of FPP precursor; (ii) expression of the limiting genes of the mevalonate pathway was enhanced; (iii) squalene synthase was weakened by a glucose-inducible promoter of HXT1 (promoter for hexose transporter) to reduce metabolic flux from FPP to ergosterol; and (iv) farnesol biosynthesis was inhibited to decrease the consumption of FPP. Glucose was used to balance the trade-off between the competitive squalene and patchoulol pathways. The patchoulol production was 59.2 ± 0.7 mg/L in a shaken flask with a final production of 466.8 ± 12.3 mg/L (20.5 ± 0.5 mg/g dry cell weight) combined with fermentation optimization, which was 7.8-fold higher than the reported maximum production. The work significantly promoted the industrialization process of patchoulol production using biobased microbial platforms.


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Engenharia Metabólica , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Sesquiterpenos/metabolismo , Fermentação , Ácido Mevalônico/metabolismo , Fosfatos de Poli-Isoprenil/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/enzimologia , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Esqualeno/metabolismo
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Neoplasma ; 20192019 Jul 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31305125

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Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is implicated in normal cell growth. It has been reported that IGF1 has a mitogenic and anti-apoptotic effect on colorectal cancer cells. However, results of studies on the association between cytosine-adenine (CA) repeat polymorphism in IGF1 gene promoter and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk are inconsistent. We aimed to evaluate the association between CA repeat polymorphism and CRC risk, as well as the relationship with the clinicopathological characteristics of CRC and circulating IGF1 level in a native Chinese population. There were 734 participants who were native Chinese in this case-control study, including 367 CRC cases and 367 age- and sex-matched controls. CA repeat polymorphism was genotyped by PCR and fragment analysis. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were evaluated by unconditional logistic regression analysis. Circulating level of IGF1 in cases was significantly higher than that in controls (P = 0.002), particularly in males. Less than 38 CA repeats were associated with decreased CRC risk after adjusting for age and sex (37 versus 38 CA repeats: OR = 0.45; 95%CI = 0.26-0.78), especially in males. (CA)18/19 genotype showed approximately half reduced CRC risk comparing to (CA)19/19 genotype (OR = 0.46; 95%CI = 0.25-0.85). There was a significant association between the sum of CA repeats and degree of differentiation of CRC (P = 0.044). We observed a trend that circulating level of IGF1 in individuals with CA ≤ 38 repeats was lower than that in individuals with CA > 38 repeats with a borderline statistically significance in overall and males. In conclusion, our findings support the possible role of CA repeat polymorphism in CRC risk.


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Neoplasias Colorretais , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I , Repetições de Microssatélites , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Adenina , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Citosina , Feminino , Humanos , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/genética , Masculino , Repetições de Microssatélites/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética
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Sci Total Environ ; 685: 1294-1305, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31272786

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is an abundant environmental contaminant and studies have shown the presence of BPA in the urine of over 90% of population tested in Canada and USA. In addition to its reported harmful effects, there is concern for its transgenerational effects. For a compound to induce transgenerational effect, an epigenetic mark should be mitotically and meiotically stable without reprogramming in primordial germ cells and post fertilization embryos. In the present study, female zebrafish were treated with an environmental dose (20 µg/L) of BPA and then crossed with untreated males. To assess epigenetic effects, transcript levels of several genes involved in female reproduction were measured in adult and in 24 hpf embryos up to F3 generation. Exposure to BPA affected adult female fertility up to F2 generation. In F0, F1 and F2 ovaries transcript levels for several genes involved in reproduction, including esr, star, lhcgr and fshr were affected. To investigate epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression modulation, we studied promoter DNA methylation. Among genes involved in gonadal differentiation, amh transcript level was reduced in 24 hpf embryos, up to the F3 generation. Variation in amh transcript level was associated with hyper-methylation of its promoter and changes in H3K4me3/H3K27me3 enrichment, coherent with gene silencing. The findings provide evidence for transgenerational effects of BPA in zebrafish and demonstrate that amh is susceptible to stable epigenetic alterations. CAPSULE: Transgenerational effects of BPA on female reproductive physiology.


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Compostos Benzidrílicos/toxicidade , Fenóis/toxicidade , Reprodução/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Metilação de DNA , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Histonas , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Peixe-Zebra
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