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Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 48(3): 289-295, 2019 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496161

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and mechanism of glucosides of chaenomeles speciosa (GCS) on ischemia/reperfusion-induced brain injury in mouse model. METHODS: Fifty 8-week C57BL/C mice were randomly divided into five groups with 10 in each group:sham group, model group, GCS 30 mg/kg group, GCS 60 mg/kg group and GCS 90 mg/kg group, and the GCS was administrated by gavage (once a day) for 14 d. HE staining was performed to investigate the cell morphology; the Zea-Longa scores were measured for neurological activity; TUNEL staining was performed to investigate the cell apoptosis; ELISA was used to detected the oxidative stress and inflammation; Western Blot was performed to investigate the key pathway and neurological functional molecules. RESULTS: Compared with the sham group, the brain tissues in model group were seriously damaged, presenting severe cell apoptosis, oxidative stress and inflammation, associated with increased NF-κB P65 and TNF-α levels as well as decreased myelin associate glycoprotein (MAG) and oligodendrocyte-myelin glycoprotein (OMgp)levels (all P<0.01). Compared with the model group, the brain tissues in GCS groups were ameliorated, and cell apoptosis, oxidative stress and inflammation were inhibited, associated with decreased NF-κB P65 and TNF-α levels as well as increased MAG and OMgp levels (all P<0.01), which were more markedly in GCS 60 mg/kg group. CONCLUSIONS: GCS can inhibit the NF-κB P65 and TNF-α, reduce the oxidative stress and inflammation, decrease the cell apoptosis in mouse ischemia/reperfusion-induced brain injury model, and 60 mg/kg GCS may be the optimal dose.


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Lesões Encefálicas , Glucosídeos , Rosaceae , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa , Animais , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Lesões Encefálicas/tratamento farmacológico , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Glucosídeos/uso terapêutico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , NF-kappa B/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Distribuição Aleatória , Rosaceae/química , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética
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Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 48(3): 303-309, 2019 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496163

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation of phosphorylated ribosomal S6 protein (P-S6) content in blood and brain tissue in mice and rats with seizure. METHODS: Seizure models were induced by intraperitoric injection of kainic acid (KA) in C57BL/mice and SD rats. Flow cytometry was used to detect the content of P-S6 in blood; Western blot was used to detect the expression of P-S6 in brain tissues. The correlation between P-S6 expression in blood and in brain tissue was examine by Pearson analysis, and the correlation between P-S6 expression in blood and the severity of seizure was also observed. RESULTS: Western blotting analysis showed that the expression of P-S6 was significantly increased in peripheral blood and brain tissue in mice 1 h after KA-induced seizure,and the expression levels increased to (1.49±0.45) times (P<0.05) and (2.55±0.66) times (P <0.01) of the control group, respectively. Flow cytometry showed that the positive percentage and average fluorescence intensity of P-S6 in the blood of mice increased significantly 1 h after KA-induced seizures (P<0.01), which was consistent with the expression of P-S6 in brain tissue (r=0.8474, P<0.01). Flow cytometry showed that the average fluorescence intensity of P-S6 in blood increased from 14.89±9.75 to 52.35±21.72 (P<0.01) in rats with seizure, which was consistent with the change of P-S6 in brain tissue (r=0.9385, P<0.01). Rats with higher levels of seizure were of higher levels of P-S6 in peripheral blood. CONCLUSIONS: Consistent correlation of P-S6 expression is demonstrated in peripheral blood and in brain tissue after KA-induced seizure, suggesting that the expression of P-S6 in blood can accurately reflect the changes of mTOR signaling pathway in brain tissue.


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Encéfalo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Ácido Caínico , Convulsões , Animais , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/fisiopatologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fosforilação , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Convulsões/sangue , Convulsões/induzido quimicamente , Convulsões/fisiopatologia
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Acta Virol ; 63(3): 286-291, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31507194

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Schmallenberg virus (SBV), a neurotropic member of the genus Orthobunyavirus, infects ruminants and causes neurological lesions and fetal malformations including cerebellar hypoplasia, hydranencephaly, and porencephaly. The aim of this study is to establish intracerebral (i.c.) infection of SBV in newborn BALB/c mice and to investigate some of the transcription factors in brain. For this aim, brain samples of newborn BALB/c mice which were infected with SBV i.c. were analyzed by plaque titration and real-time RT-PCR for T-bet, Gata3, RoRγt, Foxp3 and Eomes mRNA levels. Study results showed that SBV can replicate in BALB/c mice brain and cause death of newborn mice with generation of infectious viral particles. Analyses of transcription factor mRNA levels indicated up-regulation of T-bet, Gata3, RoRγt, Foxp3 and down-regulation of Eomes. In this report, we introduce preliminary data of T cell transcription factors affected by SBV infection of BALB/c mice. Keywords: Eomes; Foxp3; Gata3; RoRγt; Schmallenberg virus; T-bet.


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Encéfalo , Infecções por Bunyaviridae , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Orthobunyavirus , Fatores de Transcrição , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Encéfalo/virologia , Infecções por Bunyaviridae/fisiopatologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Ruminantes , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Replicação Viral
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 400-412, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403270

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mutations in ABCA4 cause Stargardt macular degeneration, which invariably ends in legal blindness. We studied two common mutants, A1038V (in NBD1) and G1961E (in NBD2), with the purpose of exploring how they interact with the cell's quality control mechanism. The study was designed to determine how these mutants can be rescued. METHODS: We expressed wt and mutant ABCA4 in HEK293 cells and studied the effect of the mutations on trafficking and processing and the ability of correctors to rescue them. We used a combination of western blotting, confocal microscopy and surface biotinylation coupled with pulldown of plasma membrane proteins. RESULTS: G1961E is sensitive to inhibitors of the aggresome, tubacin and the lysosome, bafilomycin A. Both mutants cause a reduction in heat shock protein, Hsp27. Incubation of HEK293 cells expressing the mutants with VX-809, an FDA approved drug for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, increased the levels of A1038V and G1961E by 2- to 3-fold. Importantly, VX-809 increased the levels of both mutants at the plasma membrane suggesting that trafficking had been restored. Transfecting additional Hsp27 to the cells also increased the steady state levels of both mutants. However, in combination with VX-809 the addition of Hsp27 caused a dramatic increase in the protein expression particularly in the G1961 mutant which increased approximately 5-fold. CONCLUSION: Our results provide a new mechanism for the rescue of ABCA4 trafficking mutants based on the restoration of Hsp27. Our results provide a pathway for the treatment of Stargardt disease.


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Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Aminopiridinas/farmacologia , Benzodioxóis/farmacologia , Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Aminopiridinas/uso terapêutico , Anilidas/farmacologia , Benzodioxóis/uso terapêutico , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística/genética , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HEK293 , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP27/metabolismo , Humanos , Ácidos Hidroxâmicos/farmacologia , Leupeptinas/farmacologia , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Degeneração Macular/congênito , Degeneração Macular/tratamento farmacológico , Degeneração Macular/metabolismo , Degeneração Macular/patologia , Mutação , Transporte Proteico/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108790, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400342

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Preclinical assays play a key role in research in research on the neurobiology of pain and the development of novel analgesics. Drugs available for the treatment of inflammatory pain are not fully effective and show adverse effects. Thus, we investigated the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic effects of bis(3-amino-2-pyridine) diselenide (BAPD), a new analgesic drug prototype. BAPD effects were investigated using nociception models induced by chemical (glutamate), immunologic (Freund's Complete Adjuvant - CFA) and thermal stimuli in Swiss mice. Mice were orally (p.o.) treated with BAPD (0.1-50 mg/kg) 30 min prior to the glutamate and hot-plate tests and a time-course (0.5 up to 8 h) of the antinociceptive effect of BAPD (50 mg/kg, p. o.) was evaluated in a CFA model. In the CFA model, BAPD effects on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) and interferon-γ (INF-γ) expression, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, oxidative (2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels) and histological parameters were evaluated. The safety of the compound (50 and 300 mg/kg, p. o.) was verified for 72 h. BAPD reduced the licking time induced by glutamate and caused an increase in latency response to thermal stimulus. Naloxone reversed the antinociceptive effect of BAPD. Paw edema formation induced by glutamate or CFA injection was reduced by BAPD. Mechanical hyperalgesia induced by CFA was attenuated by BAPD. BAPD did not protect against the increase in MPO activity and decrease of the 2,2'-Azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline 6-sulfonic acid and 2,2-diphe- nyl-1-picrylhydrazyl levels induced by CFA. BAPD protected against histological alterations and reduction on the levels of gene expression COX-2 and INF-γ in the paw of mice exposed to CFA. BAPD was safe at the doses and time evaluated. BAPD exerts acute antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic actions, suggesting that it may represent an alternative in the future development of new therapeutic strategies.


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Analgésicos/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Nociceptividade/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores Opioides/metabolismo , Analgésicos/química , Analgésicos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/genética , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Edema/patologia , Comportamento Exploratório/efeitos dos fármacos , Pé/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Glutâmico/farmacologia , Interferon gama/genética , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Locomoção/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Dor/tratamento farmacológico , Dor/patologia , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/metabolismo , Receptores Opioides/genética , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108794, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421115

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Acanthoic acid (AA) is a pimaradiene diterpene isolated from Acanthopanax koreanum Nakai (Araliaceae), with anti-inflammatory and hepatic-protective effects. The present study intended to reveal the effect and mechanism of AA on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) associated with lipid accumulation by activating Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and liver X receptors (LXRs) signaling. C57BL/6 mice were received a modified Lieber-DeCarli diet with 71% high-fat (L-D) and treated with AA (20 and 40 mg/kg) or equal volume of saline for 12 weeks. The regulation of AA on lipid accumulation was also detected in pro-steatotic stimulated AML12 cells with palmitic acid (PA). When L-D diet-fed mice were treated with AA, loss in body weight, liver index, and liver lipid droplet were observed along with reduced triglyceride (TG) and serum transaminase. Furthermore, AA decreased sterol regulatory element binding protein 1 (SREBP-1) and target genes expression, regulated PPARα and PPARγ expressions, ameliorated hepatic fibrosis markers, enhanced hepatic FXR and LXR, and regulated AMPK-LKB1 and SIRT1 signaling pathway. Moreover, AA attenuated lipid accumulation via FXR and LXR activation in steatotic AML-12 cells, which was confirmed by guggulsterones (FXR antagonist) or GW3965 (LXR agonist). Activation of FXR and LXR signaling caused by AA might increase AMPK-SIRT1 signaling and then contribute to modulating lipid accumulation and fatty acid synthesis, which suggested that activated FXR-LXR axis by AA represented an effective strategy for relieving NAFLD.


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Diterpenos/farmacologia , Lipogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores X do Fígado/metabolismo , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Diterpenos/química , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores X do Fígado/agonistas , Receptores X do Fígado/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , PPAR alfa/genética , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Ácido Palmítico/farmacologia , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1/genética , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108796, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421116

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Lambda-cyhalothrin (LCT) is a broad-spectrum pesticide widely used in agriculture throughout the world. This pesticide is considered a potential contaminant of surface and underground water as well as food, posing a risk to ecosystems and humans. In this sense, we decided to evaluate the activity of enzymes belonging to the purinergic system, which is linked with regulation of extracellular nucleotides and nucleosides, such as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine (Ado) molecules involved in the regulation of inflammatory response. However, there are no data concerning the effects of LCT exposure on the purinergic system, where extracellular nucleotides act as signaling molecules. The aim of this study was to evaluate nucleotide hydrolysis by E-NTPDase (ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase), Ecto-NPP (ecto-nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase), ecto-5'-nucleotidase and ecto-adenosine deaminase (E-ADA) in platelets and liver of adult rats on days 7, 30, 45 and 60 after daily gavage with 6.2 and 31.1 mg/kg bw of LCT. Gene expression patterns of NTPDases1-3 and 5'-nucleotidase were also determined in those tissues. In parallel, lambda-cyhalothrin metabolites [3-(2-chloro-3,3,3- trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethyl-cyclopropane carboxylic acid (CFMP), 4-hydroxyphenoxybenzoic acid (4-OH-3-PBA), and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA)] were measured in plasma. Results showed that exposure rats to LCT caused a significant increase in the assessed enzymes activities. Gene expression pattern of ectonucleotidases further revealed a significant increase in E-NTPDase1, E-NTPDase2, and E-NTPDase3 mRNA levels after LCT administration at all times. A dose-dependent increase in LCT metabolite levels was also observed but there no significant variations in levels from weeks to week, suggesting steady-steady equilibrium. Correlation analyses revealed that LCT metabolites in the liver and plasma were positively correlated with the adenine nucleotides hydrolyzing enzyme, E-ADA and E-NPP activities in platelets and liver of rats exposed to lambda-cyhalothin. Our results show that LCT and its metabolites may affect purinergic enzymatic cascade and cause alterations in energy metabolism.


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Plaquetas/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Nitrilos/farmacologia , Nucleotidases/genética , Nucleosídeos de Purina/metabolismo , Piretrinas/farmacologia , Adenosina Desaminase/genética , Adenosina Desaminase/metabolismo , Adenosina Trifosfatases/genética , Adenosina Trifosfatases/metabolismo , Animais , Plaquetas/enzimologia , Plaquetas/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Hidrólise , Fígado/enzimologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Espectrometria de Massas , Nitrilos/sangue , Nitrilos/metabolismo , Nucleotidases/metabolismo , Piretrinas/sangue , Piretrinas/metabolismo , Pirofosfatases/genética , Pirofosfatases/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Gene ; 717: 144047, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421190

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BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling pathways play important roles in the formation of the blood vascular system and nervous system across animal phyla. We have earlier reported VEGF and FGF from Hydra vulgaris Ind-Pune, a cnidarian with a defined body axis, an organized nervous system and a remarkable ability of regeneration. We have now identified three more components of VEGF and FGF signaling pathways from hydra. These include FGF-1, FGF receptor 1 (FGFR-1) and VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) with a view to deciphering their possible roles in regeneration. METHODS: In silico analysis of proteins was performed using Clustal omega, Swiss model, MEGA 7.0, etc. Gene expression was studied by whole mount in situ hybridization. VEGF and FGF signaling was inhibited using specific pharmacological inhibitors and their effects on head regeneration were studied. RESULTS: Expression patterns of the genes indicate a possible interaction between FGF-1 and FGFR-1 and also VEGF and VEGFR-2. Upon treatment of decapitated hydra with pharmacological inhibitor of FGFR-1 or VEGFR-2 for 48 h, head regeneration was delayed in treated as compared to untreated, control regenerates. When we studied the expression of head specific genes HyBra1 and HyKs1 and tentacle specific gene HyAlx in control and treated regenerates using whole mount in situ hybridization, expression of all the three genes was found to be adversely affected in treated regenerates. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that VEGF and FGF signaling play important roles in regeneration of hypostome and tentacles in hydra.


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Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Cabeça/fisiologia , Hydra/fisiologia , Regeneração/fisiologia , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Animais , Simulação por Computador , Fator 1 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/química , Fator 1 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Fator 1 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Hydra/efeitos dos fármacos , Indóis/farmacologia , Domínios Proteicos , Pirróis/farmacologia , Receptor Tipo 1 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/química , Receptor Tipo 1 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Receptor Tipo 1 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regeneração/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais , Homologia Estrutural de Proteína , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/química , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Pharm Res ; 36(10): 140, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367876

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PURPOSE: In order to overcome the obstacles and side effects of classical chemotherapy, numerous studies have been performed to develop the treatment based on targeted transport of active compounds directly to the site of action. Since tumor cells are featured with intensified glucose metabolism, we set out to develop innovative, glucose-modified PAMAM dendrimer for the delivery of doxorubicin to breast cancer cells. METHODS: PAMAM-dox-glc conjugate was synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, FT-IR, size and zeta potential measurements. The drug release rate from conjugate was evaluated by dialysis under different pH conditions. The expression level of GLUT family receptors in cells cultured in full and glucose-deprived medium was evaluated by quantitative real-time RT-PCR and flow cytometry. The cytotoxicity of conjugate in presence or absence of GLUT1 inhibitors was determined by MTT assay. RESULTS: We showed that PAMAM-dox-glc conjugate exhibits pH-dependent drug release and increased cytotoxic activity compared to free drug in cells cultured in medium without glucose. Further, we proved that these cells overexpress transporters of GLUT family. The toxic effect of conjugate was eliminated by the application of specific GLUT1 inhibitors. CONCLUSION: Our findings revealed that the glucose moiety plays a crucial role in the recognition of cells with high expression of GLUT receptors. By selectively blocking GLUT1 transporter we showed its importance for the cytotoxic activity of PAMAM-dox-glc conjugate. These results suggest that PAMAM-glucose formulations may constitute an efficient platform for the specific delivery of anticancer drugs to tumor cells overexpressing transporters of GLUT family.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Dendrímeros/química , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 1/metabolismo , Glucose/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Glucose/química , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Células MCF-7 , Tamanho da Partícula
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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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Vet Parasitol ; 272: 44-52, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31395204

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In the present study, a quantitative proteomic approach to study changes in saliva proteins associated with canine leishmaniosis (CanL) was performed. For this, canine salivary proteins were analysed and compared between dogs before (T0) and after (T1) experimental infection with Leishmania infantum by high-throughput label-based quantitative LC-MS/MS proteomic approach and bioinformatic analysis of the in silico inferred interactome protein network was created from the initial list of differential proteins. More than 2000 proteins were identified, and of the 90 differentially expressed proteins between T0 and T1, 12 were down-regulated with log2 fold change lower than -0.5849, and 19 were up-regulated with log2 fold change greater than 0.5849. This study provides evidence of changes in salivary proteome that can occur in canine leishmaniosis and revealed biological pathways in saliva modulated in canine leishmaniosis with potential for further targeted research.


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Doenças do Cão/fisiopatologia , Leishmaniose/veterinária , Saliva , Proteínas e Peptídeos Salivares/genética , Proteínas e Peptídeos Salivares/metabolismo , Animais , Cromatografia Líquida , Simulação por Computador , Cães , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Leishmaniose/fisiopatologia , Proteoma/genética , Proteoma/metabolismo , Proteômica , Saliva/química , Saliva/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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Vet Parasitol ; 272: 58-63, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31395206

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Coenurosis is a serious parasitic disease of herbivorous animals caused by the metacestode of Taenia multiceps (Coenurus cerebralis). Accordingly, a significant amount of research is currently dedicated to the development of appropriate antigens for use in rapid and accurate coenurosis diagnosis kits. In the present study, antigen B (AgB) and thioredoxin peroxidase (TPx) from T. multiceps were cloned and expressed using a prokaryotic system, molecular characterization of Tm-AgB was determined by bioinformatical analyses. The serological diagnostic potentials of rTm-AgB and rTm-TPx were evaluated by indirect ELISA and compared with those of previously reported rTm-AnxB2, rTm-HSP70, and rTm-GST. The results showed that Tm-AgB is a specific lipoprotein of cestodes with good thermal stability. The ELISA assay showed that rTm-AgB exhibited a sensitivity of 95.8% and a specificity of 87.5%, indicating its strong potential for serological diagnosis of T. multiceps.


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Antígenos de Helmintos/genética , Antígenos de Helmintos/metabolismo , Peroxirredoxinas/genética , Peroxirredoxinas/metabolismo , Taenia/enzimologia , Teníase/diagnóstico , Animais , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Testes Sorológicos , Taenia/metabolismo , Teníase/parasitologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4475-4478, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366547

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Chronic inflammation is involved in the development of cancer, lifestyle-related diseases, and autoimmune diseases. It also influences the severity of these diseases. Macrophages that accumulate in tumor tissues and adipose tissues of obesity have been shown to increase expression of inflammatory cytokines, thereby inducing inflammatory changes in these tissues. The macrophage phenotype is believed to be important in mediating inflammatory changes in tissues. Recently, monocytes/macrophages activated with low-dose lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were demonstrated to suppress increased expression of monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP)-1 and inflammatory cytokines (interleukin (IL)-1 ß, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α). By suppressing the increased expression of chemotaxis-related and inflammation-related factors, monocytes/macrophages activated with low-dose LPS are considered to suppress the migration of macrophages into tissues and to regulate inflammatory changes in these tissues, respectively. The effects of macrophages activated with low-dose LPS were different from those of macrophages activated with high-dose LPS. In this review, we discuss the usefulness of monocytes/macrophages activation by low-dose LPS.


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Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Lipopolissacarídeos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Obesidade/genética , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Tecido Adiposo/patologia , Quimiocina CCL2/genética , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Inflamação/genética , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-8/genética , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Monócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias/genética , Obesidade/patologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética
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Gene ; 715: 144028, 2019 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31374326

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BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a complex polygenic disease with unclear mechanism. In an attempt to identify novel genes involved in ß-cell function, we harness a bioinformatics method called Loss-of-function tool (LoFtool) gene score. METHODS: RNA-sequencing data from human islets were used to cross-reference genes within the 1st quartile of most intolerant LoFtool score with the 100th most expressed genes in human islets. Out of these genes, GNAS and EEF1A1 genes were selected for further investigation in diabetic islets, metabolic tissues along with their correlation with diabetic phenotypes. The influence of GNAS and EEF1A1 on insulin secretion and ß-cell function were validated in INS-1 cells. RESULTS: A comparatively higher expression level of GNAS and EEF1A1 was observed in human islets than fat, liver and muscle tissues. Furthermore, diabetic islets displayed a reduced expression of GNAS, but not of EEF1A, compared to non-diabetic islets. The expression of GNAS was positively correlated with insulin secretory index, GLP1R, GIPR and inversely correlated with HbA1c. Diabetic human islets displayed a reduced cAMP generation and insulin secretory capacity in response to glucose. Moreover, siRNA silencing of GNAS in INS-1 cells reduced insulin secretion, insulin content, and cAMP production. In addition, the expression of Insulin, PDX1, and MAFA was significantly down-regulated in GNAS-silenced cells. However, cell viability and apoptosis rate were unaffected. CONCLUSION: LoFtool is a powerful tool to identify genes associated with pancreatic islets dysfunction. GNAS is a crucial gene for the ß-cell insulin secretory capacity.


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Cromograninas/biossíntese , Subunidades alfa Gs de Proteínas de Ligação ao GTP/biossíntese , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Secreção de Insulina , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Idoso , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Cromograninas/genética , AMP Cíclico/genética , AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Feminino , Subunidades alfa Gs de Proteínas de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Humanos , Células Secretoras de Insulina/citologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Especificidade de Órgãos , Fator 1 de Elongação de Peptídeos/genética , Fator 1 de Elongação de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Ratos
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Gene ; 720: 144035, 2019 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31404595

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Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is a severe form of alcoholic liver disease associated with high mortality. Current pharmacological treatment options are not fully effective, and novel target therapies are urgently needed. Until now, key genes, miRNAs and potential signaling pathways in AH remain unclear. Here, we integrated mRNA and miRNA expression profiles to reveal 1411 differentially expressed genes (DEG) and 69 differentially expressed miRNAs (DEM) in AH. And then 51 overlapping genes were identified by compared with miRNA target genes and DEGs, which named as consistent expression genes (CEGs). Pathway analysis showed that CEGs were mainly enriched in PI3K-Akt signaling pathway, MicroRNAs in cancer, FoxO signaling pathway, TNF signaling pathway and P53 signaling pathway. A total of 8 hub genes,FOS, FOXO1, SIRT1, ESR1, BCL2L11, CDK1, CCNB1 and CDKN1A, were screened using protein-protein interaction network analysis. In the regulatory network of miRNA and hub genes, a total of five miRNAs, miR-29c, miR-92b, miR-132, miR-221, miR-222, were identified as key miRNAs. Among them, miR-132 has been shown to target SIRT1, FOXO1, CDKN1A and BCL2L11, and miR-92b targets SIRT1 and BCL2L11. miR-221 and miR-222 both target FOS, ESR1, and BCL2L11. In addition, miR-29c is one of the major down-regulated miRNAs in AH, targeting FOS. Western blot analysis showed that SIRT1 and FoxO1 were expressed at low levels (P < 0.05) and CDK1 was highly expressed in the AH group (P < 0.05). The other five proteins were not significantly different between the two groups (P > 0.05). RT-PCR results showed that miR-132 was significantly higher in the AH group than in the normal group (P < 0.05), while miR-29c was lower than the normal group (P < 0.05), and the other three miRNAs were not significantly different between the two groups (P > 0.05). Therefore, SIRT1, FOXO1, CDK1, miR-132 and miR-29c are involved in the regulation of FoxO and P53 signaling pathways, cell cycle and other biological processes, which may play a key role in the pathogenesis of AH.


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Biomarcadores/análise , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Hepatite Alcoólica/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Gene ; 720: 144056, 2019 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31437466

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Repeated implantation failure (RIF) was mainly due to poor endometrium receptivity. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) could regulate endometrium receptivity and act in competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) theory. However, the regulatory mechanism of the lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA network in repeated implantation failure (RIF) is unclear. We obtained RIF-related expression profiles of lncRNAs, mRNAs, and miRNAs using mid-secretory endometrial tissue samples from 5 women with RIF and 5 controls by RNA-sequencing. Co-expression analysis revealed that three functional modules were enriched in immune response/inflammation process; two functional modules were enriched in metabolic/ biosynthetic process, and one functional module were enriched in cell cycle pathway. By adding the miRNA data, ceRNA regulatory relationship of each module was reconstructed. The ceRNA network of the whole differentially expressed RNAs revealed 10 hub lncRNAs. Among them, TRG-AS1, SIMM25, and NEAT1 were involved in the module1, module2, and module3, respectively; LNC00511 and SLC26A4-AS1 in the module4; H19 in the module5. The real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) results of 15 randomly selected RNAs were consistent with our sequencing data. These can be used as novel potential biomarkers for RIF. Furthermore, they might be involved in endometrium receptivity by acting as ceRNA.


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Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Endométrio/metabolismo , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Genoma Humano , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Implantação do Embrião , Endométrio/patologia , Feminino , Fertilização In Vitro , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Humanos
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BMC Vet Res ; 15(1): 269, 2019 Jul 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31362739

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BACKGROUND: Reported efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in regenerative medicine is contradictory. We validated the effects of PRP on proliferation of canine bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (K9BMMSCs) in vitro. PRP was extracted from blood of six dogs with osteoarthritis. K9BMMSCs were established from bone marrow and characterized for CD90 and CD19 expression by immunocytochemistry. Effects of PRP concentrations on viability of matching autologous K9BMMSCs were validated using MTS assay. RESULTS: Positive CD90 and negative CD19 expression confirmed MSC origin. PRP at 40% volume/volume concentration increased, while PRP at 80 and 100% v/v concentrations suppressed viability of tested K9BMMSCs. CONCLUSION: PRP concentration plays an important role in K9BMMSCs viability, which could affect tissue repairs in vivo.


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Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Proliferação de Células , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , Plasma Rico em Plaquetas/metabolismo , Animais , Antígenos CD19/genética , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Cultivadas , Cães , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Plasma Rico em Plaquetas/química , Antígenos Thy-1/genética
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Life Sci ; 234: 116755, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415769

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AIMS: Vitamin D and its receptor, vitamin D receptor (VDR), have renoprotection effect against diabetic nephropathy (DN). But the exact mechanism has not been fully elucidated. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenase-derived metabolites of arachidonic acid, protecting against diabetes and DN. Herein, we hypothesized that activation of VDR attenuated high glucose-induced cellular injury in renal tubular epithelial cells partially through up-regulating CYP2J5 expression. MAIN METHODS: Streptozotocin (STZ) was injected to induce diabetic in wild type and Vdr-/- mice. The effects of VDR knockout and an activator of VDR, paricalcitol, on the renal injury were detected. In vitro, a murine kidney proximal tubule epithelial cell line BU.MPT induced by high glucose were treated with or without paricalcitol (30 mM) for 12 h or 24 h. KEY FINDINGS: The expression of CYP2J5 was significantly decreased both in wild type and Vdr-/- diabetic mice induced by STZ. The STZ-induced kidney architecture damage and apoptosis rate in Vdr-/- mice were more severe. In vitro, high glucose treatment strongly reduced the CYP2J5 expression and the synthesis of 14,15-EET in BU.MPT cells. Supplement of 14,15-EET significantly reduced the lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release induced by high glucose in BU.MPT cells. Furthermore, treatment with paricalcitol attenuated cellular injury and restored the expression of CYP2J5 reduced by high glucose in BU.MPT cells. SIGNIFICANCE: We conclude that activation of VDR attenuates high glucose-induced cellular injury partially dependent on CYP2J5 in murine renal tubule epithelial cells and paricalcitol may represent a potential therapy for DN.


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Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/complicações , Nefropatias Diabéticas/tratamento farmacológico , Nefropatias Diabéticas/etiologia , Ergocalciferóis/farmacologia , Túbulos Renais Proximais/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores de Calcitriol/agonistas , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Nefropatias Diabéticas/genética , Nefropatias Diabéticas/patologia , Ergocalciferóis/uso terapêutico , Deleção de Genes , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/metabolismo , Túbulos Renais Proximais/metabolismo , Túbulos Renais Proximais/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Receptores de Calcitriol/genética , Receptores de Calcitriol/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 234: 116779, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31430452

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Emerging evidence has revealed that microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in keloid pathogenesis. However, potential molecular mechanism of keloid formation remains unclear. In the present study, our findings showed that miR-152-3p mRNA expression level was notably up-regulated in keloid tissues and keloid fibroblasts compared with that of normal skin tissues and normal skin fibroblasts, respectively. Furthermore, miR-152-3p inhibition remarkably suppressed cell proliferation, which was increased by miR-152-3p overexpression. Cell invasion was also significantly decreased by miR-152-3p inhibition, whereas was increased by miR-152-3p overexpression. The mRNA and protein expression levels of extracellular matrix components including type I collagen, type III collagen and fibronectin were decreased by miR-152-3p inhibition, but were increased by miR-152-3p overexpression. In addition, results of dual-luciferase reporter assay indicated that FOXF1 is a direct target of miR-152-3p. FOXF1 overexpression significantly inhibits cell proliferation, invasion, and extracellular matrix in keloid fibroblasts, and the suppressive effects of miR-152-3p mimic on these functions were notably partly reversed by FOXF1 overexpression. Taken together, these findings indicated that miR-152-3p regulates cell proliferation, invasion and extracellular matrix expression through targeting FOXF1 in keloid fibroblasts, suggesting that miR-152-3p is a novel and promising molecular target for keloid treatment.


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Matriz Extracelular/patologia , Fibroblastos/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Queloide/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Adolescente , Adulto , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Matriz Extracelular/genética , Fibroblastos/citologia , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Queloide/genética , Regulação para Cima , Adulto Jovem
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Life Sci ; 234: 116778, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31430454

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AIMS: To clarify the role of the gut-brain axis in depression. MAIN METHODS: We used the iTRAQ technique to identify differential proteins in the intestine of the rat model of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)-induced depression. Significant differential proteins were subjected to Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotations and KEGG pathway enrichment analysis. Key proteins were validated at the mRNA and protein levels. The levels of cytokines in the intestine, serum and hypothalamus were examined by ELISA. HPLC-UV was used to detect the levels of amino acids. KEY FINDINGS: In the rat intestine, 349 differential proteins (209 downregulated, 140 upregulated) were identified. GO analysis indicated that "protein complex assembly" was the first-ranked biological process. SNARE complex components, including SNAP23, VAMP3 and VAMP8, were increased at the mRNA levels, while only VAMP3 and VAMP8 were also upregulated at the protein level. TNFα, IL6 and IL1ß were upregulated in the CUMS rat intestine, while TNFα was decreased in the serum and hypothalamus. IL1ß was decreased in the serum. "Protein digestion and absorption" was the most significantly enriched KEGG pathway, involving 5 differential proteins: SLC9A3, ANPEP, LAT1, ASCT2 and B0AT1. Glutamine, glycine and aspartic acid were perturbed in the CUMS rat intestine. SIGNIFICANCE: Our findings suggest that CUMS enhances the adaptive immune response in the intestine through ER-phagosome pathway mediated by SNARE complex and disturb absorption of amino acids. It advances our understanding of the role of gut-brain axis in depression and provides a potential therapeutic target for the disease.


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Aminoácidos/análise , Citocinas/análise , Depressão/patologia , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Intestinos/patologia , Proteínas SNARE/análise , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Animais , Citocinas/genética , Depressão/etiologia , Depressão/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Absorção Intestinal , Masculino , Proteômica , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Proteínas SNARE/genética , Estresse Psicológico/complicações
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