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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008976, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866141

RESUMO

Neural circuitry for mating and reproduction resides within the terminal segments of central nervous system (CNS) which express Hox paralogous group 9-13 (in vertebrates) or Abdominal-B (Abd-B) in Drosophila. Terminal neuroblasts (NBs) in A8-A10 segments of Drosophila larval CNS are subdivided into two groups based on expression of transcription factor Doublesex (Dsx). While the sex specific fate of Dsx-positive NBs is well investigated, the fate of Dsx-negative NBs is not known so far. Our studies with Dsx-negative NBs suggests that these cells, like their abdominal counterparts (in A3-A7 segments) use Hox, Grainyhead (Grh) and Notch to undergo cell death during larval development. This cell death also happens by transcriptionally activating RHG family of apoptotic genes through a common apoptotic enhancer in early to mid L3 stages. However, unlike abdominal NBs (in A3-A7 segments) which use increasing levels of resident Hox factor Abdominal-A (Abd-A) as an apoptosis trigger, Dsx-negative NBs (in A8-A10 segments) keep the levels of resident Hox factor Abd-B constant. These cells instead utilize increasing levels of the temporal transcription factor Grh and a rise in Notch activity to gain apoptotic competence. Biochemical and in vivo analysis suggest that Abdominal-A and Grh binding motifs in the common apoptotic enhancer also function as Abdominal-B and Grh binding motifs and maintains the enhancer activity in A8-A10 NBs. Finally, the deletion of this enhancer by the CRISPR-Cas9 method blocks the apoptosis of Dsx-negative NBs. These results highlight the fact that Hox dependent NB apoptosis in abdominal and terminal regions utilizes common molecular players (Hox, Grh and Notch), but seems to have evolved different molecular strategies to pattern CNS.


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Apoptose/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Receptores Notch/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Abdome/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Animais , Sistema Nervoso Central/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Larva/genética , Larva/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Masculino , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Sequências Reguladoras de Ácido Nucleico/genética
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Nature ; 585(7824): 239-244, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879485

RESUMO

Obligate endosymbiosis, in which distantly related species integrate to form a single replicating individual, represents a major evolutionary transition in individuality1-3. Although such transitions are thought to increase biological complexity1,2,4-6, the evolutionary and developmental steps that lead to integration remain poorly understood. Here we show that obligate endosymbiosis between the bacteria Blochmannia and the hyperdiverse ant tribe Camponotini7-11 originated and also elaborated through radical alterations in embryonic development, as compared to other insects. The Hox genes Abdominal A (abdA) and Ultrabithorax (Ubx)-which, in arthropods, normally function to differentiate abdominal and thoracic segments after they form-were rewired to also regulate germline genes early in development. Consequently, the mRNAs and proteins of these Hox genes are expressed maternally and colocalize at a subcellular level with those of germline genes in the germplasm and three novel locations in the freshly laid egg. Blochmannia bacteria then selectively regulate these mRNAs and proteins to make each of these four locations functionally distinct, creating a system of coordinates in the embryo in which each location performs a different function to integrate Blochmannia into the Camponotini. Finally, we show that the capacity to localize mRNAs and proteins to new locations in the embryo evolved before obligate endosymbiosis and was subsequently co-opted by Blochmannia and Camponotini. This pre-existing molecular capacity converged with a pre-existing ecological mutualism12,13 to facilitate both the horizontal transfer10 and developmental integration of Blochmannia into Camponotini. Therefore, the convergence of pre-existing molecular capacities and ecological interactions-as well as the rewiring of highly conserved gene networks-may be a general feature that facilitates the origin and elaboration of major transitions in individuality.


Assuntos
Formigas/embriologia , Formigas/microbiologia , Bactérias , Evolução Biológica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Individualidade , Simbiose/genética , Animais , Formigas/citologia , Formigas/genética , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Feminino , Genes Homeobox/genética , Herança Materna/genética , Oócitos/citologia , Oócitos/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4782, 2020 09 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32963223

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Polycomb and Trithorax group proteins maintain stable epigenetic memory of gene expression states for some genes, but many targets show highly dynamic regulation. Here we combine experiment and theory to examine the mechanistic basis of these different modes of regulation. We present a mathematical model comprising a Polycomb/Trithorax response element (PRE/TRE) coupled to a promoter and including Drosophila developmental timing. The model accurately recapitulates published studies of PRE/TRE mediated epigenetic memory of both silencing and activation. With minimal parameter changes, the same model can also recapitulate experimental data for a different PRE/TRE that allows dynamic regulation of its target gene. The model predicts that both cell cycle length and PRE/TRE identity are critical for determining whether the system gives stable memory or dynamic regulation. Our work provides a simple unifying framework for a rich repertoire of PRE/TRE functions, and thus provides insights into  genome-wide Polycomb/Trithorax regulation.


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Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Epigenômica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Modelos Teóricos , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/genética , Animais , Divisão Celular , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/fisiologia , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Inativação Gênica , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/metabolismo , Proteínas do Grupo Polycomb/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Elementos de Resposta
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Mol Cell ; 79(6): 934-949.e14, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822587

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Although ADP-ribosylation of histones by PARP-1 has been linked to genotoxic stress responses, its role in physiological processes and gene expression has remained elusive. We found that NAD+-dependent ADP-ribosylation of histone H2B-Glu35 by small nucleolar RNA (snoRNA)-activated PARP-1 inhibits AMP kinase-mediated phosphorylation of adjacent H2B-Ser36, which is required for the proadipogenic gene expression program. The activity of PARP-1 on H2B requires NMNAT-1, a nuclear NAD+ synthase, which directs PARP-1 catalytic activity to Glu and Asp residues. ADP-ribosylation of Glu35 and the subsequent reduction of H2B-Ser36 phosphorylation inhibits the differentiation of adipocyte precursors in cultured cells. Parp1 knockout in preadipocytes in a mouse lineage-tracing genetic model increases adipogenesis, leading to obesity. Collectively, our results demonstrate a functional interplay between H2B-Glu35 ADP-ribosylation and H2B-Ser36 phosphorylation that controls adipogenesis.


Assuntos
ADP-Ribosilação/genética , Adipogenia/genética , Histonas/genética , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/genética , Adenosina Difosfato Ribose/genética , Adipócitos/metabolismo , Adipócitos/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Dano ao DNA/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Camundongos , Fosforilação/genética , RNA Nucleolar Pequeno/genética
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Gene ; 760: 145029, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758578

RESUMO

Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) has been widely reported to play a vital role in maintaining intracellular homeostasis, mainly through cellular protection and immune regulation. The expression and function of HSP70 can vary depending upon species and age. To explore the expression signatures and regulatory functions of HSP70 in the reproductive organs of male sheep, we evaluated the expression and distribution patterns of HSP70 in the testes and epididymides (caput, corpus, and cauda) of Tibetan sheep at three developmental stages (i.e., 3 months, 1 year and 3 years after birth) by qRT-PCR, Western blot and immunofluorescence. HSP70 was found to be expressed in testes, caput, corpus, and cauda epididymides throughout the developmental stages but is mainly expressed postpuberty (1 year and 3 years old). Immunofluorescence results revealed that in the testes, a positive reaction for HSP70 protein was mainly seen in round spermatids and luminal sperms from the groups aged 1 year and 3 years. In caput epididymides, the positive signals for HSP70 protein was notably observed in sperm and principal cells of the epididymal epithelium from the groups aged 1 year and 3 years, and positive signals in the epididymal interstitium were found in all three age groups. In corpus and cauda epididymides, HSP70 protein was present in the epididymal epithelium and interstitium, and the positive signals gradually increased with age. In conclusion, these findings suggest that Tibetan sheep HSP70 may play a crucial role in further development and maturation of postmeiotic germ cells and participate in regulation of intraepididymal homeostasis maintenance in Tibetan sheep.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Genitália/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/metabolismo , Animais , Epididimo/metabolismo , Genitália/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/genética , Masculino , Ovinos , Carneiro Doméstico/metabolismo , Espermátides/metabolismo , Espermatozoides/metabolismo , Testículo/metabolismo
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008967, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32813698

RESUMO

Dysregulation of ribosome production can lead to a number of developmental disorders called ribosomopathies. Despite the ubiquitous requirement for these cellular machines used in protein synthesis, ribosomopathies manifest in a tissue-specific manner, with many affecting the development of the face. Here we reveal yet another connection between craniofacial development and making ribosomes through the protein Paired Box 9 (PAX9). PAX9 functions as an RNA Polymerase II transcription factor to regulate the expression of proteins required for craniofacial and tooth development in humans. We now expand this function of PAX9 by demonstrating that PAX9 acts outside of the cell nucleolus to regulate the levels of proteins critical for building the small subunit of the ribosome. This function of PAX9 is conserved to the organism Xenopus tropicalis, an established model for human ribosomopathies. Depletion of pax9 leads to craniofacial defects due to abnormalities in neural crest development, a result consistent with that found for depletion of other ribosome biogenesis factors. This work highlights an unexpected layer of how the making of ribosomes is regulated in human cells and during embryonic development.


Assuntos
Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Fator de Transcrição PAX9/genética , Ribossomos/genética , Animais , Nucléolo Celular/genética , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Humanos , Crista Neural/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Crista Neural/metabolismo , Crista Neural/patologia , Biossíntese de Proteínas/genética , RNA Polimerase II/genética , Ribossomos/patologia , Xenopus/genética , Xenopus/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008982, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32841230

RESUMO

High glucose diets are unhealthy, although the mechanisms by which elevated glucose is harmful to whole animal physiology are not well understood. In Caenorhabditis elegans, high glucose shortens lifespan, while chemically inflicted glucose restriction promotes longevity. We investigated the impact of glucose metabolism on aging quality (maintained locomotory capacity and median lifespan) and found that, in addition to shortening lifespan, excess glucose negatively impacts locomotory healthspan. Conversely, disrupting glucose utilization by knockdown of glycolysis-specific genes results in large mid-age physical improvements via a mechanism that requires the FOXO transcription factor DAF-16. Adult locomotory capacity is extended by glycolysis disruption, but maximum lifespan is not, indicating that limiting glycolysis can increase the proportion of life spent in mobility health. We also considered the largely ignored role of glucose biosynthesis (gluconeogenesis) in adult health. Directed perturbations of gluconeogenic genes that specify single direction enzymatic reactions for glucose synthesis decrease locomotory healthspan, suggesting that gluconeogenesis is needed for healthy aging. Consistent with this idea, overexpression of the central gluconeogenic gene pck-2 (encoding PEPCK) increases health measures via a mechanism that requires DAF-16 to promote pck-2 expression in specific intestinal cells. Dietary restriction also features DAF-16-dependent pck-2 expression in the intestine, and the healthspan benefits conferred by dietary restriction require pck-2. Together, our results describe a new paradigm in which nutritional signals engage gluconeogenesis to influence aging quality via DAF-16. These data underscore the idea that promotion of gluconeogenesis might be an unappreciated goal for healthy aging and could constitute a novel target for pharmacological interventions that counter high glucose consequences, including diabetes.


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Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Gluconeogênese/genética , Envelhecimento Saudável/genética , Animais , Restrição Calórica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Glucose/metabolismo , Humanos , Expectativa de Vida , Longevidade/genética , Fosfoenolpiruvato Carboxiquinase (ATP)/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Gene ; 761: 145037, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32777526

RESUMO

Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are singled out from somatic cells very early during embryogenesis, then they migrate towards the genital ridge and differentiate into gametes through oogenesis or spermatogenesis. Labeling PGCs with Localized RNAexpression (LRE) technique by fluorescent proteins has been widely applied among teleost species to study the germ cell development and gonad differentiation. In this study, we first cloned and characterized the 3' untranslated regions (3'UTRs) of nanos homolog 1-like (nos1l), dead end (dnd), and vasa in yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco), and then synthesized the GFP-nos1l/dnd/vasa 3'UTR mRNAs. Each of these three 3'UTRs could label PGCs in yellow catfish embryos, of which, vasa 3'UTR exhibited the highest labeling efficiency. To identify the differences in PGCs at embryonic stage, XX all-female and XY all-male yellow catfish embryos were produced and injected with GFP-vasa 3'UTR mRNA. We observed the PGC migration route in these two monosex embryos from 24 hpf to 7 dpf, and found there was no difference between them. Besides, the PGC number was counted at 48 hpf, and the result showed that the average PGC number in XX females (11.3) was significantly larger than that in XY males (8.1).These findings provide an insight into the development of PGCs in yellow catfish embryos and the relationship between embryonicPGCnumberand thelatergonaddifferentiation.


Assuntos
Peixes-Gato/genética , Gametogênese/genética , Células Germinativas/metabolismo , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Movimento Celular/genética , RNA Helicases DEAD-box/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Feminino , Proteínas de Peixes/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Gônadas/metabolismo , Masculino , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo
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Gene ; 758: 144967, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32707299

RESUMO

Bivalve mollusks are descendants of an early-Cambrian lineage and have successfully evolved unique strategies for reproduction. Nonetheless, the molecular mechanisms underlying reproductive regulation in mollusks remain to be elucidated. In this study, transcriptomes of ovary at four reproductive stages in female Chlamys farreri were characterized by RNA-Seq. Regarding signaling pathways, ECM-receptor interaction pathway, mTOR signaling pathway, Fanconi anemia pathway, FoxO signaling pathway, Wnt signaling pathway and Hedgehog signaling pathway were enriched during ovarian development processes. In addition, pathways related to energy metabolism such as Nitrogen metabolism and Arachidonic acid metabolism were enriched at spawn stage. Interestingly, Neuroactive ligand-receptor interaction was significantly enriched involved in ovarian development and spawn, and indicated the potential functions of nervous system on reproductive regulation in C. farreri. What's more, this study identified and characterized fourteen genes involved in "sex hormones synthesis and regulation", "ovarian development and spawn" and "maternal immunity" during the four reproductive stages in C. farreri. We determined that CYP17 uniquely affected gamete release by influencing the physiological balance among the steroid hormones and showed that receptors of the 5-HT and GABA neurotransmitters were tightly associated with ovarian maturation. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report the maternal effect gene Zar1 in bivalve mollusks, likewise the maternal immunity genes displayed coordinated and cooperative expression during reproductive periods, which strengthened the environmental adaptation mechanisms of bivalves. Taken together, this study provides the first dynamic transcriptomic analysis of C. farreri at four key reproductive stages, which will assist in revealing the molecular mechanisms underlying bivalves on reproductive regulation in ovarian development and spawn.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Ovário/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Pectinidae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Pectinidae/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Animais , Metabolismo Energético/genética , Proteínas de Grupos de Complementação da Anemia de Fanconi/metabolismo , Feminino , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Reprodução/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Proteínas Wnt/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(29): 17130-17134, 2020 07 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636262

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Supergenes underlie striking polymorphisms in nature, yet the evolutionary mechanisms by which they arise and persist remain enigmatic. These clusters of linked loci can spread in populations because they captured coadapted alleles or by selfishly distorting the laws of Mendelian inheritance. Here, we show that the supergene haplotype associated with multiple-queen colonies in Alpine silver ants is a maternal effect killer. All eggs from heterozygous queens failed to hatch when they did not inherit this haplotype. Hence, the haplotype specific to multiple-queen colonies is a selfish genetic element that enhances its own transmission by causing developmental arrest of progeny that do not carry it. At the population level, such transmission ratio distortion favors the spread of multiple-queen colonies, to the detriment of the alternative haplotype associated with single-queen colonies. Hence, selfish gene drive by one haplotype will impact the evolutionary dynamics of alternative forms of colony social organization. This killer hidden in a social supergene shows that large nonrecombining genomic regions are prone to cause multifarious effects across levels of biological organization.


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Formigas/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Genes de Insetos/genética , Herança Materna/genética , Comportamento Social , Animais , Formigas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Formigas/fisiologia , Evolução Molecular , Feminino , Haplótipos/genética , Masculino , Meiose/genética , Sequências Reguladoras de Ácido Nucleico/genética , Sequências Repetitivas de Ácido Nucleico/genética
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Gene ; 758: 144942, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640309

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WUSCHEL-related homeobox4 (WOX4) plays important roles in vascular formation and adventitious root (AR) development. Here, we cloned the WOX4 from the AR of Larix kaempferi, whose cDNA is 1452 bp in length and encodes 483 amino acids. LkWOX4 is mainly expressed in the layer formation area of the stem at 10 days after cutting and its expression levels in the middles and ends of the ARs were higher than that in the AR tips. The fused protein LkWOX4-GFP localized in the nucleus. The heterologous overexpression of LkWOX4 in 84 K poplar significantly increased AR numbers and decreased AR lengths. In LkWOX4 plants, the endogenous jasmonic acid and abscisic acid contents significantly decreased in stems, while the auxin, jasmonic acid and abscisic acid contents significantly increased in ARs. RNA-Seq of those LkWOX4 overexpression poplar plants showed that the expression of plant hormone signaling genes (ARF2, ARF3, ARF7 and ARF18), rooting-related transcription factors (WOX5, LBD29 and SCR) and root development-related genes (CYCD3, GRF1 and TAA1) were affected. Moreover, we found that LkWOX4 interacts with LkPAT18, LkACBP6, and LkCIP7 using yeast two hybrid screening. Thus, we found LkWOX4 involves in the AR initiation and development, which might be regulated through the IAA, JA and ABA signaling pathways.


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Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Larix/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Meristema/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Organogênese Vegetal/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Ácido Abscísico/metabolismo , Clonagem Molecular , Ciclopentanos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Larix/genética , Meristema/genética , Oxilipinas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008835, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32644988

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In most organisms, dietary restriction (DR) increases lifespan. However, several studies have found that genotypes within the same species vary widely in how they respond to DR. To explore the mechanisms underlying this variation, we exposed 178 inbred Drosophila melanogaster lines to a DR or ad libitum (AL) diet, and measured a panel of 105 metabolites under both diets. Twenty four out of 105 metabolites were associated with the magnitude of the lifespan response. These included proteinogenic amino acids and metabolites involved in α-ketoglutarate (α-KG)/glutamine metabolism. We confirm the role of α-KG/glutamine synthesis pathways in the DR response through genetic manipulations. We used covariance network analysis to investigate diet-dependent interactions between metabolites, identifying the essential amino acids threonine and arginine as "hub" metabolites in the DR response. Finally, we employ a novel metabolic and genetic bipartite network analysis to reveal multiple genes that influence DR lifespan response, some of which have not previously been implicated in DR regulation. One of these is CCHa2R, a gene that encodes a neuropeptide receptor that influences satiety response and insulin signaling. Across the lines, variation in an intronic single nucleotide variant of CCHa2R correlated with variation in levels of five metabolites, all of which in turn were correlated with DR lifespan response. Inhibition of adult CCHa2R expression extended DR lifespan of flies, confirming the role of CCHa2R in lifespan response. These results provide support for the power of combined genomic and metabolomic analysis to identify key pathways underlying variation in this complex quantitative trait.


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Envelhecimento/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/genética , Longevidade/genética , Metaboloma/genética , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/genética , Envelhecimento/metabolismo , Envelhecimento/patologia , Animais , Restrição Calórica , Dieta , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Insulina/genética , Metabolômica , Mutação/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Dev Genes Evol ; 230(4): 305-314, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32671457

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Crinoids are considered as the most basal extant echinoderms. They retain aboral nervous system with a nerve center, which has been degraded in the eleutherozoan echinoderms. To investigate the evolution of patterning of the nervous systems in crinoids, we examined temporal and spatial expression patterns of three neural patterning-related homeobox genes, six3, pax6, and otx, throughout the development of a feather star Anneissia japonica. These genes were involved in the patterning of endomesodermal tissues instead of the ectodermal neural tissues in the early planktonic stages. In the stages after larval attachment, the expression of these genes was mainly observed in the podia and the oral nervous systems instead of the aboral nerve center. Our results indicate the involvement of these three genes in the formation of oral nervous system in the common ancestor of the echinoderms and suggest that the aboral nerve center is not evolutionally related to the brain of other bilaterians.


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Equinodermos/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas do Olho/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Otx/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição PAX6/metabolismo , Animais , Padronização Corporal/genética , Equinodermos/genética , Equinodermos/metabolismo , Evolução Molecular , Proteínas do Olho/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Larva/genética , Larva/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Sistema Nervoso/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sistema Nervoso/metabolismo , Neurônios , Fatores de Transcrição Otx/genética , Fator de Transcrição PAX6/genética
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Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi ; 34(6): 781-786, 2020 Jun 15.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32538572

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Objective: To investigate the effect of micro RNA (miR)-335-5p regulating bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) on the osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs). Methods: hBMSCs were cultured in vitro and randomly divided into control group (group A), miR-335-5p mimics group (group B), miR-335-5p mimics negative control group (group C), miR-335-5p inhibitor group (group D), and miR-335-5p inhibitor negative control group (group E). After grouping treatment and induction of osteogenic differentiation, the osteogenic differentiation of cells in each group was detected by alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and alizarin red staining; the expressions of miR-335-5p and BMP-2, Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), osteopontin (OPN), and osteocalcin (OCN) mRNAs were detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR analysis; the expressions of Runx2, OPN, OCN, and BMP-2 proteins were detected by Western blot. Results: Compared with group A, the relative proportion of ALP positive cells and the relative content of mineralized nodules, the relative expressions of BMP-2, miR-335-5p, OPN, OCN, Runx2 mRNAs, the relative expressions of Runx2, OPN, OCN, and BMP-2 proteins in group B were significantly increased ( P<0.05); the above indexes in group D were significantly decreased ( P<0.05); the above indexes between groups C, E and group A were not significantly different ( P>0.05). Conclusion: miR-335-5p can up-regulate BMP-2 expression and promote osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs.


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Células da Medula Óssea , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , MicroRNAs , Osteogênese , Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 2/genética , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Células Cultivadas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Humanos , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Osteogênese/genética
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Gene ; 755: 144906, 2020 Sep 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32554048

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The olive flounder Paralichthys olivaceus, an important marine fish, shows gender differences in growth. The mechanism on its gonadal differentiation direction affected with exogenous factors still needs to be clarified. The anti-Müllerian hormone (amh) gene is involved in fish testicular differentiation and maintenance. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of the flounder amh in tissues and the gonads. The quantitative expression analysis results showed that it was highly expressed in the testis, especially in the testis at stages I - IV (P < 0.05). Also, amh was detected in Sertoli cells surrounding spermatogonia and peripheral seminiferous lobule of the testis with in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC). During the differentiation period, the amh expression in the testis of the tamoxifen treatment group (100 ppm) was higher than that in the ovary of the 17ß-estradiol (E2, 5 ppm) group, and the expression levels of amh during process of the male differentiation in the tamoxifen group were higher than those in the 17ɑ-methyltestosterone (MT, 5 ppm) group (P < 0.05). ISH results also exhibited that amh was expressed in the somatic cells that surrounded the germ cells of juvenile flounder similar to adult ones. Furthermore, the flounder gonads in the tamoxifen group maintained more germ cells and somatic cells than those in the MT group from 20 to 80 mm total length (TL). Especially, at 60 and 80 mm TL, the numbers of germ and somatic cells in the tamoxifen group were significantly higher than those in the MT group (P < 0.05). In summary, amh might initiate the process of testicular differentiation, and is involved in the early development and maintenance of testis.


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Hormônio Antimülleriano/genética , Linguado/genética , Células de Sertoli/metabolismo , Animais , Hormônio Antimülleriano/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular , Estradiol/farmacologia , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Gônadas/metabolismo , Hibridização In Situ/métodos , Masculino , Metiltestosterona/farmacologia , Ovário/metabolismo , Diferenciação Sexual/genética , Espermatogônias/metabolismo , Tamoxifeno/farmacologia , Testículo/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(27): 15712-15723, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32561646

RESUMO

The mechanisms used by embryos to pattern tissues across their axes has fascinated developmental biologists since the founding of embryology. Here, using single-cell technology, we interrogate complex patterning defects and define a Hedgehog (Hh)-fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling axis required for anterior mesoderm lineage development during gastrulation. Single-cell transcriptome analysis of Hh-deficient mesoderm revealed selective deficits in anterior mesoderm populations, culminating in defects to anterior embryonic structures, including the pharyngeal arches, heart, and anterior somites. Transcriptional profiling of Hh-deficient mesoderm during gastrulation revealed disruptions to both transcriptional patterning of the mesoderm and FGF signaling for mesoderm migration. Mesoderm-specific Fgf4/Fgf8 double-mutants recapitulated anterior mesoderm defects and Hh-dependent GLI transcription factors modulated enhancers at FGF gene loci. Cellular migration defects during gastrulation induced by Hh pathway antagonism were mitigated by the addition of FGF4 protein. These findings implicate a multicomponent signaling hierarchy activated by Hh ligands from the embryonic node and executed by FGF signals in nascent mesoderm to control anterior mesoderm patterning.


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Fator 4 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Fator 8 de Crescimento de Fibroblasto/genética , Gastrulação/genética , Proteína GLI1 em Dedos de Zinco/genética , Animais , Padronização Corporal/genética , Linhagem da Célula/genética , Embrião de Galinha , Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Gástrula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Gástrula/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Proteínas Hedgehog/genética , Mesoderma/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Mesoderma/metabolismo , Camundongos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Análise de Célula Única , Transcriptoma/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(27): 15799-15808, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32571908

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The transcriptome of eukaryotic cells is constantly monitored for errors to avoid the production of undesired protein variants. The evolutionarily conserved nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway degrades aberrant mRNAs, but also functions in the regulation of transcript abundance in response to changed physiological states. Here, we describe a zebrafish mutant of upf1, encoding the central component of the NMD machinery. Fish homozygous for the upf1 t20450 allele (Y163X) survive until day 10 after fertilization, presenting with impaired T cell development as one of the most conspicuous features of the mutant phenotype. Analysis of differentially expressed genes identified dysregulation of the pre-mRNA splicing pathway, accompanied by perturbed autoregulation of canonical splicing activators (SRSF) and repressors (HNRNP). In upf1-deficient mutants, NMD-susceptible transcripts of ribosomal proteins that are known for their role as noncanonical splicing regulators were greatly increased, most notably, rpl10a When the levels of NMD-susceptible rpl10a transcripts were artificially increased in zebrafish larvae, T cell development was significantly impaired, suggesting that perturbed autoregulation of rpl10a splicing contributes to failing T cell development in upf1 deficiency. Our results identify an extraribosomal tissue-specific function to rpl10a in the immune system, and thus exemplify the advantages of the zebrafish model to study the effects of upf1-deficiency in the context of a vertebrate organism.


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Glutationa/análogos & derivados , Degradação do RNAm Mediada por Códon sem Sentido/genética , Processamento de RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/genética , Animais , Códon sem Sentido/genética , Fertilização/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Glutationa/genética , Homozigoto , Humanos , Degradação do RNAm Mediada por Códon sem Sentido/imunologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Peixe-Zebra/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(27): 15673-15683, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32571933

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Stemness encompasses the capability of a cell for self-renewal and differentiation. The stem cell maintains a balance between proliferation, quiescence, and regeneration via interactions with the microenvironment. Previously, we showed that ectopic expression of the mitochondrial ribosomal protein S18-2 (MRPS18-2) led to immortalization of primary fibroblasts, accompanied by induction of an embryonic stem cell (ESC) phenotype. Moreover, we demonstrated interaction between S18-2 and the retinoblastoma-associated protein (RB) and hypothesized that the simultaneous expression of RB and S18-2 is essential for maintaining cell stemness. Here, we experimentally investigated the role of S18-2 in cell stemness and differentiation. Concurrent expression of RB and S18-2 resulted in immortalization of Rb1 -/- primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts and in aggressive tumor growth in severe combined immunodeficiency mice. These cells, which express both RB and S18-2 at high levels, exhibited the potential to differentiate into various lineages in vitro, including osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic lineages. Mechanistically, S18-2 formed a multimeric protein complex with prohibitin and the ring finger protein 2 (RNF2). This molecular complex increased the monoubiquitination of histone H2ALys119, a characteristic trait of ESCs, by enhanced E3-ligase activity of RNF2. Furthermore, we found enrichment of KLF4 at the S18-2 promoter region and that the S18-2 expression is positively correlated with KLF4 levels. Importantly, knockdown of S18-2 in zebrafish larvae led to embryonic lethality. Collectively, our findings suggest an important role for S18-2 in cell stemness and differentiation and potentially also in cancerogenesis.


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Mitocôndrias/genética , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a Retinoblastoma/genética , Proteínas Ribossômicas/genética , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Autorrenovação Celular/genética , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Histonas/genética , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Humanas/metabolismo , Humanos , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Camundongos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/genética , Proteínas Ribossômicas/química , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(27): 15702-15711, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32576691

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Mammalian cells contain two isoforms of RNA polymerase III (Pol III) that differ in only a single subunit, with POLR3G in one form (Pol IIIα) and the related POLR3GL in the other form (Pol IIIß). Previous research indicates that POLR3G and POLR3GL are differentially expressed, with POLR3G expression being highly enriched in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and tumor cells relative to the ubiquitously expressed POLR3GL. To date, the functional differences between these two subunits remain largely unexplored, especially in vivo. Here, we show that POLR3G and POLR3GL containing Pol III complexes bind the same target genes and assume the same functions both in vitro and in vivo and, to a significant degree, can compensate for each other in vivo. Notably, an observed defect in the differentiation ability of POLR3G knockout ESCs can be rescued by exogenous expression of POLR3GL. Moreover, whereas POLR3G knockout mice die at a very early embryonic stage, POLR3GL knockout mice complete embryonic development without noticeable defects but die at about 3 wk after birth with signs of both general growth defects and potential cerebellum-related neuronal defects. The different phenotypes of the knockout mice likely reflect differential expression levels of POLR3G and POLR3GL across developmental stages and between tissues and insufficient amounts of total Pol III in vivo.


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Cerebelo/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Neurônios/metabolismo , RNA Polimerase III/genética , Animais , Sítios de Ligação/genética , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Cerebelo/patologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias/citologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Neurônios/patologia , Ligação Proteica/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , Subunidades Proteicas/genética
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Nat Genet ; 52(8): 819-827, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32514123

RESUMO

Mammalian cells stably maintain high levels of DNA methylation despite expressing both positive (DNMT3A/B) and negative (TET1-3) regulators. Here, we analyzed the independent and combined effects of these regulators on the DNA methylation landscape using a panel of knockout human embryonic stem cell (ESC) lines. The greatest impact on global methylation levels was observed in DNMT3-deficient cells, including reproducible focal demethylation at thousands of normally methylated loci. Demethylation depends on TET expression and occurs only when both DNMT3s are absent. Dynamic loci are enriched for hydroxymethylcytosine and overlap with subsets of putative somatic enhancers that are methylated in ESCs and can be activated upon differentiation. We observe similar dynamics in mouse ESCs that were less frequent in epiblast stem cells (EpiSCs) and scarce in somatic tissues, suggesting a conserved pluripotency-linked mechanism. Taken together, our data reveal tightly regulated competition between DNMT3s and TETs at thousands of somatic regulatory sequences within pluripotent cells.


Assuntos
DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos/genética , Oxigenases de Função Mista/genética , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/fisiologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular , Células-Tronco Embrionárias/fisiologia , Epigênese Genética/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Camadas Germinativas/fisiologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout
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