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Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi ; 28(5): 1605-1610, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33067961

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and possible mechanism of up-regulation of p-Akt by doxycycline (DOX) on myeloma cell line H929. METHODS: Multiple myeloma cell line H929 was treated with DOX at different concentrations for different times, and cell proliferation rate was measured by CCK-8 assay. The protein expression level of p-Akt, PTEN, p-PDK1, p-mTOR, p-GSK-3ß, and p-BAD was analyzed by Western blot. The mRNA levels of mTOR, BCL-2, and NF-κB was analyzed by RT-PCR. PI3K inhibitor Wortmannin was used to antagonize the up-regulation of p-Akt, and the cell proliferation and p-Akt protein expression level were analyzed by CCK-8 assay and Western blot respectively. RESULTS: DOX could inhibit the proliferation of H929 cells and up-regulate the expression of p-Akt at the same time. The protein levels of both p-PDK1 and PTEN in H929 cells did not alter significantly during DOX treatment. The expressions of p-BAD and p-GSK-3ß were up-regulated in H929 cells after treated with DOX, but the expression of p-mTOR was not altered. The mRNA levels of mTOR, BCL-2, and NF-κB in H929 were all down-regulated in H929 cells during DOX treatment. The effect up-regulating p-Akt level by DOX was suppressed when DOX combined with PI3K inhibitor Wortmannin and Wortmannin could enhance the inhibitory effect of DOX in H929 cells. CONCLUSION: DOX can activate PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in H929 cells, and antagonizing this effect of DOX may enhance its cytotoxicity to myeloma cells.


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Mieloma Múltiplo , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Doxiciclina/farmacologia , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta , Humanos , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5079, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033234

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Tumor heterogeneity and lack of knowledge about resistant cell states remain a barrier to targeted cancer therapies. Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) depend on Hedgehog (Hh)/Gli signaling, but can develop mechanisms of Smoothened (SMO) inhibitor resistance. We previously identified a nuclear myocardin-related transcription factor (nMRTF) resistance pathway that amplifies noncanonical Gli1 activity, but characteristics and drivers of the nMRTF cell state remain unknown. Here, we use single cell RNA-sequencing of patient tumors to identify three prognostic surface markers (LYPD3, TACSTD2, and LY6D) which correlate with nMRTF and resistance to SMO inhibitors. The nMRTF cell state resembles transit-amplifying cells of the hair follicle matrix, with AP-1 and TGFß cooperativity driving nMRTF activation. JNK/AP-1 signaling commissions chromatin accessibility and Smad3 DNA binding leading to a transcriptional program of RhoGEFs that facilitate nMRTF activity. Importantly, small molecule AP-1 inhibitors selectively target LYPD3+/TACSTD2+/LY6D+ nMRTF human BCCs ex vivo, opening an avenue for improving combinatorial therapies.


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Carcinoma Basocelular/metabolismo , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Neoplasias Cutâneas/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição AP-1/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Cromatina/metabolismo , DNA de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Ontologia Genética , Fatores de Troca do Nucleotídeo Guanina/metabolismo , Folículo Piloso/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Células NIH 3T3 , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Proteína Smad3/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4611, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929072

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and cancer-associated cachexia (CAC) are multifactorial and characterized by dysregulated inflammatory networks. Whether the proinflammatory cytokine IL-20 is involved in the complex networks of PDAC and CAC remains unclear. Here, we report that elevated IL-20 levels in tumor tissue correlate with poor overall survival in 72 patients with PDAC. In vivo, we establish a transgenic mouse model (KPC) and an orthotopic PDAC model and examine the therapeutic efficacy of an anti-IL-20 monoclonal antibody (7E). Targeting IL-20 not only prolongs survival and attenuates PD-L1 expression in both murine models but also inhibits tumor growth and mitigates M2-like polarization in the orthotopic PDAC model. Combination treatment with 7E and an anti-PD-1 antibody shows better efficacy in inhibiting tumor growth than either treatment alone in the orthotopic PDAC model. Finally, 7E mitigates cachexic symptoms in CAC models. Together, we conclude IL-20 is a critical mediator in PDAC progression.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Interleucinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Modelos Biológicos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Caquexia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Lewis/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interleucinas/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4607, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929081

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Drug tolerance is the basis for acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) including osimertinib, through mechanisms that still remain unclear. Here, we show that while AXL-low expressing EGFR mutated lung cancer (EGFRmut-LC) cells are more sensitive to osimertinib than AXL-high expressing EGFRmut-LC cells, a small population emerge osimertinib tolerance. The tolerance is mediated by the increased expression and phosphorylation of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R), caused by the induction of its transcription factor FOXA1. IGF-1R maintains association with EGFR and adaptor proteins, including Gab1 and IRS1, in the presence of osimertinib and restores the survival signal. In AXL-low-expressing EGFRmut-LC cell-derived xenograft and patient-derived xenograft models, transient IGF-1R inhibition combined with continuous osimertinib treatment could eradicate tumors and prevent regrowth even after the cessation of osimertinib. These results indicate that optimal inhibition of tolerant signals combined with osimertinib may dramatically improve the outcome of EGFRmut-LC.


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Acrilamidas/uso terapêutico , Compostos de Anilina/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Mutação/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/metabolismo , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Acrilamidas/farmacologia , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Compostos de Anilina/farmacologia , Animais , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores ErbB/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 3-alfa Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Humanos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Pirazinas/farmacologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/genética , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4835, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32973173

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Immune checkpoint blockade therapies have shown clinical promise in a variety of cancers, but how tumor-infiltrating T cells are activated remains unclear. In this study, we explore the functions of PD-L1 on dendritic cells (DCs), which highly express PD-L1. We observe that PD-L1 on DC plays a critical role in limiting T cell responses. Type 1 conventional DCs are essential for PD-L1 blockade and they upregulate PD-L1 upon antigen uptake. Upregulation of PD-L1 on DC is mediated by type II interferon. While DCs are the major antigen presenting cells for cross-presenting tumor antigens to T cells, subsequent PD-L1 upregulation protects them from killing by cytotoxic T lymphocytes, yet dampens the antitumor responses. Blocking PD-L1 in established tumors promotes re-activation of tumor-infiltrating T cells for tumor control. Our study identifies a critical and dynamic role of PD-L1 on DC, which needs to be harnessed for better invigoration of antitumor immune responses.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Ativação Linfocitária , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Regulação para Cima
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111019, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888606

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Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of the most common and harmful air pollutants. High concentrations of SO2 can induce a series of defensive responses in Arabidopsis plants. However, the role of photosynthesis in the plant response to SO2 stress is not clear. Here, we report the photosynthetic responses of Arabidopsis plants to SO2 stress. Exposure to 30 mg/m3 SO2 decreased stomatal conductance (Gs) and transpiration rate (Tr) but increased photosynthetic pigments and net photosynthetic rate (Pn). The contents of carbohydrates and sucrose were not altered. The transcript levels of most genes related to photosystem II (PSII), cytochrome b6/f (Cytb6f), photosystem I (PSI) and carbon fixation were upregulated, revealing one important regulatory circuit for the maintenance of chloroplast homeostasis under SO2 stress. Exposure to SO2 triggered reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, accompanied by increases in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and the contents of cysteine (Cys), glutathione (GSH) and non-protein thiol (NPT), which maintained cellular redox homeostasis. Together, our results indicated that chloroplast photosynthesis was involved in the plant response to SO2 stress. The photosynthetic responses were related to photosynthetic pigments, photosynthesis gene expression and redox regulation.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Pigmentos Biológicos/metabolismo , Dióxido de Enxofre/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo , Fotossíntese/genética , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema I/metabolismo , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4902, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32994402

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Living cells and tissues experience various complex modes of forces that are important in physiology and disease. However, how different force modes impact gene expression is elusive. Here we apply local forces of different modes via a magnetic bead bound to the integrins on a cell and quantified cell stiffness, chromatin deformation, and DHFR (dihydrofolate reductase) gene transcription. In-plane stresses result in lower cell stiffness than out-of-plane stresses that lead to bead rolling along the cell long axis (i.e., alignment of actin stress fibers) or at different angles (90° or 45°). However, chromatin stretching and ensuing DHFR gene upregulation by the in-plane mode are similar to those induced by the 45° stress mode. Disrupting stress fibers abolishes differences in cell stiffness, chromatin stretching, and DHFR gene upregulation under different force modes and inhibiting myosin II decreases cell stiffness, chromatin deformation, and gene upregulation. Theoretical modeling using discrete anisotropic stress fibers recapitulates experimental results and reveals underlying mechanisms of force-mode dependence. Our findings suggest that forces impact biological responses of living cells such as gene transcription via previously underappreciated means.


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Cromatina/química , Fibras de Estresse/química , Tetra-Hidrofolato Desidrogenase/genética , Transcrição Genética/fisiologia , Regulação para Cima/fisiologia , Animais , Anisotropia , Fenômenos Biomecânicos/genética , Células CHO , Cromatina/metabolismo , Cricetulus , Compostos Heterocíclicos de 4 ou mais Anéis/farmacologia , Microscopia Intravital , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Miosina Tipo II/antagonistas & inibidores , Miosina Tipo II/metabolismo , Fibras de Estresse/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibras de Estresse/metabolismo , Estresse Mecânico , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Korean Med Sci ; 35(38): e343, 2020 Sep 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32989935

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BACKGROUND: Observational studies of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak suggest that a 'cytokine storm' is involved in the pathogenesis of severe illness. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the altered pathological inflammation in COVID-19 are largely unknown. We report here that toll-like receptor (TLR) 4-mediated inflammatory signaling molecules are upregulated in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from COVID-19 patients, compared with healthy controls (HC). METHODS: A total of 48 subjects including 28 COVID-19 patients (8 severe/critical vs. 20 mild/moderate cases) admitted to Chungnam National University Hospital, and age/sex-matched 20 HC were enrolled in this study. PBMCs from the subjects were processed for nCounter Human Immunology gene expression assay to analyze the immune related transcriptome profiles. Recombinant proteins of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) were used to stimulate the PBMCs and monocyte-derived macrophages, and real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to quantify the mRNA expressions of the pro-inflammatory cytokines/chemokines. RESULTS: Among the most highly increased inflammatory mediators in severe/critically ill patients, S100A9, an alarmin and TLR4 ligand, was found as a noteworthy biomarker, because it inversely correlated with the serum albumin levels. We also observed that recombinant S2 and nucleocapsid proteins of SARS-CoV-2 significantly increased pro-inflammatory cytokines/chemokines and S100A9 in human primary PBMCs. CONCLUSION: These data support a link between TLR4 signaling and pathological inflammation during COVID-19 and contribute to develop therapeutic approaches through targeting TLR4-mediated inflammation.


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Bacteriemia/etiologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Inflamação/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Sepse/etiologia , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/fisiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Regulação para Cima
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BMJ Open ; 10(9): e040644, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32928868

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OBJECTIVE: To review evidence on routinely prescribed drugs in the UK that could upregulate or downregulate ACE2 and potentially affect COVID-19 disease. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science. STUDY SELECTION: Any design with animal or human models examining a currently prescribed UK drug compared with a control, placebo or sham group, and reporting an effect on ACE2 level, activity or gene expression. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science and OpenGrey from inception to 1 April 2020. Methodological quality was assessed using the SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation (SYRCLE) risk-of-bias tool for animal studies and Cochrane risk-of-bias tool for human studies. RESULTS: We screened 3360 titles and included 112 studies with 21 different drug classes identified as influencing ACE2 activity. Ten studies were in humans and one hundred and two were in animal models None examined ACE2 in human lungs. The most frequently examined drugs were angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) (n=55) and ACE inhibitors (ACE-I) (n=22). More studies reported upregulation than downregulation with ACE-I (n=22), ARBs (n=55), insulin (n=8), thiazolidinedione (n=7) aldosterone agonists (n=3), statins (n=5), oestrogens (n=5) calcium channel blockers (n=3) glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists (n=2) and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (n=2). CONCLUSIONS: There is an abundance of the academic literature and media reports on the potential of drugs that could attenuate or exacerbate COVID-19 disease. This is leading to trials of repurposed drugs and uncertainty among patients and clinicians concerning continuation or cessation of prescribed medications. Our review indicates that the impact of currently prescribed drugs on ACE2 has been poorly studied in vivo, particularly in human lungs where the SARS-CoV-2 virus appears to enact its pathogenic effects. We found no convincing evidence to justify starting or stopping currently prescribed drugs to influence outcomes of COVID-19 disease.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus , Estrogênios/farmacologia , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/farmacologia , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/efeitos dos fármacos , Pneumonia Viral , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo , Peptídeo 1 Semelhante ao Glucagon/agonistas , Humanos , Insulina/farmacologia , Antagonistas de Receptores de Mineralocorticoides/farmacologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Tiazolidinedionas/farmacologia , Reino Unido , Regulação para Cima
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22172, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991410

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Osteoporosis is a severe chronic skeletal disorder that increases the risks of disability and mortality; however, the mechanism of this disease and the protein markers for prognosis of osteoporosis have not been well characterized. This study aims to characterize the imbalanced serum proteostasis, the disturbed pathways, and potential serum markers in osteoporosis by using a set of bioinformatic analyses. In the present study, the large-scale proteomics datasets (PXD006464) were adopted from the Proteome Xchange database and processed with MaxQuant. The differentially expressed serum proteins were identified. The biological process and molecular function were analyzed. The protein-protein interactions and subnetwork modules were constructed. The signaling pathways were enriched. We identified 209 upregulated and 230 downregulated serum proteins. The bioinformatic analyses revealed a highly overlapped functional protein classification and the gene ontology terms between the upregulated and downregulated protein groups. Protein-protein interactions and pathway analyses showed a high enrichment in protein synthesis, inflammation, and immune response in the upregulated proteins, and cell adhesion and cytoskeleton regulation in the downregulated proteins. Our findings greatly expand the current view of the roles of serum proteins in osteoporosis and shed light on the understanding of its underlying mechanisms and the discovery of serum proteins as potential markers for the prognosis of osteoporosis.


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Mineração de Dados/métodos , Osteoporose/sangue , Proteoma/fisiologia , Biomarcadores , Adesão Celular/fisiologia , Biologia Computacional , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo , Humanos , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas/fisiologia , Proteômica , Regulação para Cima
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e21653, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898999

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The expression profile and specific roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in regulation of atrophic bone nonunion are not fully understood. Here, we present evidence that miRNAs are involved in regulation of several osteogenic genes and may contribute to the development of atrophic bone nonunion.The miRNA expression profile of repairing tissues in atrophic bone nonunion patients (group A) and in callus tissues from patients with healed fractures (group B) were quantitatively measured. microRNA microarrays were used to identify differentially expressed miRNAs, and the bioinformatics methods were used to predict the potential target genes. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), western blot, and dual-luciferase reporter assay were performed in human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) to validate the microarray results.Nine miRNAs in group A were up-regulated 1.5 times compared to group B, while the other 9 miRNAs in group A were down-regulated 1.5 times. Several target regions of these miRNAs were identified in the osteogenic genes, as well as in the other genes in their families or related regulatory factors. Four miRNAs (hsa-miR-149, hsa-miR-221, hsa-miR-628-3p, and hsa-miR-654-5p) could play important roles in regulating bone nonunion development. hBMSCs transfected with these miRNAs significantly decreased mRNA levels of alkaline phosphatase, liver/bone/kidney (ALPL), platelet derived growth factor subunit A (PDGFA), and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2). Lower protein expression levels were observed using western blotting, confirming that ALPL, PDGFA, and BMP2 were directly targeted by hsa-miR-149, hsa-miR-221, and hsa-miR-654-5p, respectively.In summary, hsa-miR-149, hsa-miR-221, and hsa-miR-654-5p may play important biological roles by repressing osteogenic target genes ALPL, PDGFA, and BMP2, and, therefore, contributing to progression of atrophic bone nonunion.


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Osso e Ossos/metabolismo , Fraturas do Fêmur/genética , Fraturas do Úmero/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Fraturas da Tíbia/genética , Adulto , Criança , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Masculino , Regulação para Cima
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(37): e21963, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925730

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This study aims to identify differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) in gastric cancer by comparing gastric cancerous tissues with normal tissues, explore the potential roles.The miRNA expression microarray was employed on gastric cancer tissues, and apparently normal para-cancerous tissues from 3 patients undergoing radical surgery were matched. Quantitative RT-PCR was performed on the other 7 patients to validate the findings of the microarray. Furthermore, Gene Ontology (GO) analysis and enrichment analysis of KEGG Pathway were performed for 5 dysregulated candidate miRNAs, including 3 upregulated (miR-31-3p, miR-6736-3p, and miR-147b) and 2 downregulated (miR-3065-5p and miR-3921) miRNAs, in order to determine the role of miRNAs in tumorigenesis and development.Among these miRNAs, 17 miRNAs were found to be upregulated, and 19 miRNAs were found to be downregulated. The dysregulated expression of 5 candidate miRNAs, including miR-31-3p, miR-147b, miR-6736-3p, miR-3065-5p, and miR-3921, were verified by quantitative RT-PCR in the validation set. Among these miRNAs, miR-31-3p, miR-6736-3p, miR-3065-5p, and miR-3921 had 551 target gene intersections. The GO and KEGG Pathway analyses Revealed that miR-31-3p, miR-6736-3p, miR-3065-5p, and miR-3921 may participate in multiple pathophysiological processes, such as foreign substance metabolism and chemical carcinogenesis.The profile of differentially expressed miRNAs was successfully screened, and 4 miRNAs (i.e., miR-31-3p, miR-6736-3p, miR-3065-5p, and miR-3921) appeared to be involved in gastric carcinogenesis. These might serve as promising biomarkers for gastric cancer.


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Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , MicroRNAs/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Regulação para Baixo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Regulação para Cima
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mBio ; 11(5)2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913009

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a recently emerged respiratory coronavirus that has infected >23 million people worldwide with >800,000 deaths. Few COVID-19 therapeutics are available, and the basis for severe infections is poorly understood. Here, we investigated properties of type I (ß), II (γ), and III (λ1) interferons (IFNs), potent immune cytokines that are normally produced during infection and that upregulate IFN-stimulated gene (ISG) effectors to limit virus replication. IFNs are already in clinical trials to treat COVID-19. However, recent studies highlight the potential for IFNs to enhance expression of host angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), suggesting that IFN therapy or natural coinfections could exacerbate COVID-19 by upregulating this critical virus entry receptor. Using a cell line model, we found that beta interferon (IFN-ß) strongly upregulated expression of canonical antiviral ISGs, as well as ACE2 at the mRNA and cell surface protein levels. Strikingly, IFN-λ1 upregulated antiviral ISGs, but ACE2 mRNA was only marginally elevated and did not lead to detectably increased ACE2 protein at the cell surface. IFN-γ induced the weakest ISG response but clearly enhanced surface expression of ACE2. Importantly, all IFN types inhibited SARS-CoV-2 replication in a dose-dependent manner, and IFN-ß and IFN-λ1 exhibited potent antiviral activity in primary human bronchial epithelial cells. Our data imply that type-specific mechanisms or kinetics shape IFN-enhanced ACE2 transcript and cell surface levels but that the antiviral action of IFNs against SARS-CoV-2 counterbalances any proviral effects of ACE2 induction. These insights should aid in evaluating the benefits of specific IFNs, particularly IFN-λ, as repurposed therapeutics.IMPORTANCE Repurposing existing, clinically approved, antiviral drugs as COVID-19 therapeutics is a rapid way to help combat the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Interferons (IFNs) usually form part of the body's natural innate immune defenses against viruses, and they have been used with partial success to treat previous new viral threats, such as HIV, hepatitis C virus, and Ebola virus. Nevertheless, IFNs can have undesirable side effects, and recent reports indicate that IFNs upregulate the expression of host ACE2 (a critical entry receptor for SARS-CoV-2), raising the possibility that IFN treatments could exacerbate COVID-19. Here, we studied the antiviral- and ACE2-inducing properties of different IFN types in both a human lung cell line model and primary human bronchial epithelial cells. We observed differences between IFNs with respect to their induction of antiviral genes and abilities to enhance the cell surface expression of ACE2. Nevertheless, all the IFNs limited SARS-CoV-2 replication, suggesting that their antiviral actions can counterbalance increased ACE2.


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Antivirais/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Interferon Tipo I/farmacologia , Interferon gama/farmacologia , Interferons/farmacologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Animais , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Chlorocebus aethiops , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Interferon Tipo I/efeitos adversos , Interferon gama/efeitos adversos , Interferons/efeitos adversos , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , RNA Mensageiro/biossíntese , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Receptores Virais/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/citologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Vero , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Pharmacol Sci ; 144(3): 119-122, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32921392

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, characterized by apoptotic death of mature oligodendrocytes, neuroinflammation, and motor dysfunction. A pentacyclic triterpenoid compound, ursolic acid (UA), has various pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-apoptotic effects. In the present study, we investigated the effects of UA on cuprizone-induced demyelination, which is a model of MS. Oral administration of UA effectively suppressed cuprizone-induced demyelination and motor dysfunction via the enhancement of IGF-1 levels in the demyelinating lesions. Our results suggest that UA might be therapeutically useful for demyelination in MS.


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Cuprizona/efeitos adversos , Doenças Desmielinizantes/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Desmielinizantes/genética , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/genética , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/metabolismo , Atividade Motora/efeitos dos fármacos , Atividade Motora/genética , Esclerose Múltipla/tratamento farmacológico , Esclerose Múltipla/genética , Triterpenos/administração & dosagem , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Administração Oral , Animais , Doenças Desmielinizantes/induzido quimicamente , Doenças Desmielinizantes/fisiopatologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Camundongos , Esclerose Múltipla/induzido quimicamente , Esclerose Múltipla/fisiopatologia
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6355-6372, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922006

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Background: Cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2NPs) are potent scavengers of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Their antioxidant properties make CeO2NPs promising therapeutic agents for bone diseases and bone tissue engineering. However, the effects of CeO2NPs on intracellular ROS production in osteoclasts (OCs) are still unclear. Numerous studies have reported that intracellular ROS are essential for osteoclastogenesis. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of CeO2NPs on osteoclast differentiation and the potential underlying mechanisms. Methods: The bidirectional modulation of osteoclast differentiation by CeO2NPs was explored by different methods, such as fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and Western blotting. The cytotoxic and proapoptotic effects of CeO2NPs were detected by cell counting kit (CCK-8) assay, TdT-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL) assay, and flow cytometry. Results: The results of this study demonstrated that although CeO2NPs were capable of scavenging ROS in acellular environments, they facilitated the production of ROS in the acidic cellular environment during receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-Β ligand (RANKL)-dependent osteoclast differentiation of bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs). CeO2NPs at lower concentrations (4.0 µg/mL to 8.0 µg/mL) promoted osteoclast formation, as shown by increased expression of Nfatc1 and C-Fos, F-actin ring formation and bone resorption. However, at higher concentrations (greater than 16.0 µg/mL), CeO2NPs inhibited osteoclast differentiation and promoted apoptosis of BMMs by reducing Bcl2 expression and increasing the expression of cleaved caspase-3, which may be due to the overproduction of ROS. Conclusion: This study demonstrates that CeO2NPs facilitate osteoclast formation at lower concentrations while inhibiting osteoclastogenesis in vitro by inducing the apoptosis of BMMs at higher concentrations by modulating cellular ROS levels.


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Diferenciação Celular , Cério/química , Osteoclastos/citologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Células da Medula Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Reabsorção Óssea/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/citologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/ultraestrutura , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Osteoclastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Ligante RANK/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(34): e21863, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846838

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Dermatomyositis is a common connective tissue disease. The occurrence and development of dermatomyositis is a result of multiple factors, but its exact pathogenesis has not been fully elucidated. Here, we used biological information method to explore and predict the major disease related genes of dermatomyositis and to find the underlying pathogenic molecular mechanism.The gene expression data of GDS1956, GDS2153, GDS2855, and GDS3417 including 94 specimens, 66 cases of dermatomyositis specimens and 28 cases of normal specimens, were obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. The 4 microarray gene data groups were combined to get differentially expressed genes (DEGs). The gene ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichments of DEGs were operated by the database for annotation, visualization and integrated discovery and KEGG orthology based annotation system databases, separately. The protein-protein interaction networks of the DEGs were built from the STRING website. A total of 4097 DEGs were extracted from the 4 Gene Expression Omnibus datasets, of which 2213 genes were upregulated, and 1884 genes were downregulated. Gene ontology analysis indicated that the biological functions of DEGs focused primarily on response to virus, type I interferon signaling pathway and negative regulation of viral genome replication. The main cellular components include extracellular space, cytoplasm, and blood microparticle. The molecular functions include protein binding, double-stranded RNA binding and MHC class I protein binding. KEGG pathway analysis showed that these DEGs were mainly involved in the toll-like receptor signaling pathway, cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway, RIG-I-like receptor signaling pathway, complement and coagulation cascades, arginine and proline metabolism, phagosome signaling pathway. The following 13 closely related genes, XAF1, NT5E, UGCG, GBP2, TLR3, DDX58, STAT1, GBP1, PLSCR1, OAS3, SP100, IGK, and RSAD2, were key nodes from the protein-protein interaction network.This research suggests that exploring for DEGs and pathways in dermatomyositis using integrated bioinformatics methods could help us realize the molecular mechanism underlying the development of dermatomyositis, be of actual implication for the early detection and prophylaxis of dermatomyositis and afford reliable goals for the curing of dermatomyositis.


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Biologia Computacional/instrumentação , Dermatomiosite/genética , Ontologia Genética/tendências , Interferon Tipo I/genética , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas/genética , Dermatomiosite/epidemiologia , Motivo de Ligação ao RNA de Cadeia Dupla/genética , Regulação para Baixo , Humanos , Incidência , Análise em Microsséries/métodos , Anotação de Sequência Molecular/métodos , Ligação Proteica , Transdução de Sinais , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4254, 2020 08 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32848143

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Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a major public health problem with limited therapeutic options. There is a clear need to identify novel mediators of PF to develop effective therapeutics. Here we show that an ER protein disulfide isomerase, thioredoxin domain containing 5 (TXNDC5), is highly upregulated in the lung tissues from both patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and a mouse model of bleomycin (BLM)-induced PF. Global deletion of Txndc5 markedly reduces the extent of PF and preserves lung function in mice following BLM treatment. Mechanistic investigations demonstrate that TXNDC5 promotes fibrogenesis by enhancing TGFß1 signaling through direct binding with and stabilization of TGFBR1 in lung fibroblasts. Moreover, TGFß1 stimulation is shown to upregulate TXNDC5 via ER stress/ATF6-dependent transcriptional control in lung fibroblasts. Inducing fibroblast-specific deletion of Txndc5 mitigates the progression of BLM-induced PF and lung function deterioration. Targeting TXNDC5, therefore, could be a novel therapeutic approach against PF.


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Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/etiologia , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/metabolismo , Isomerases de Dissulfetos de Proteínas/metabolismo , Fibrose Pulmonar/etiologia , Fibrose Pulmonar/metabolismo , Receptor do Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta Tipo I/metabolismo , Tiorredoxinas/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo , Animais , Bleomicina/toxicidade , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático , Deleção de Genes , Humanos , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Isomerases de Dissulfetos de Proteínas/genética , Dobramento de Proteína , Estabilidade Proteica , Fibrose Pulmonar/patologia , Receptor do Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta Tipo I/química , Transdução de Sinais , Tiorredoxinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Tiorredoxinas/genética , Regulação para Cima
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Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi ; 28(4): 1086-1095, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32798382

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of OCT4 over-expression on the expression of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-related transcription factors (cMYC,KLF4,LIN28,NANOG and SOX2) in human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMMSCs), so as to provide fundamental basis for exploring the pathogenesis of hematological diseases (leukemia, aplastic anemia, etc.) from the perspective of hemopoietic microenvironment in the future. METHODS: Recombinant plasmid pcDNA3.1-OCT4 was constructed and transferred into the optimal generation P3-4 hBMMSCs by liposome transfection. The cells with stable and high expression of OCT4(hBMMSCs-OCT4)were screened by G418 resistance screening (limited dilution) and subcloning, the expression of OCT4 mRNA and OCT4 protein was verified by RT-PCR and FCM, respectively. The expression of iPSC-related transcription factors (cMYC, KLF4, LIN28, NANOG and SOX2) were also determined by FCM and RT-PCR, so as to evaluate the effect of ectopic high expression of OCT4 on the expression of iPSC related transcription factors in hBMMSCs. RESULTS: Recombinant plasmid pcDNA3.1-OCT4 was successfully constructed and cells with stable and high expression of OCT4 were successfully screened from hBMMSCs by limited dilution and subcloning. The result of flow cytometry showed that the mean expression level of OCT4 protein increased from (3.03±1.49)% to (95.46±1.40)% compared with the untransfected parental MSCs, which was also confirmed by RT-PCR analysis. At the same time, the expression levels of OCT4 protein and mRNA were compared between transient transfection (day 4) and stable expression cells (day 96), respectively, it was showed that the OCT4 protein level increased from (36.36±0.28)% at day 4 to (96.25±1.38)% at day 96, and the OCT4 mRNA level increased from 2.75-folds to 6.23-folds, respectively. Compared with the untransfected parental MSCs, the average expression levels of stemness transcription factors increased from (1.12±0.47)% (cMYC), (0.84±0.30)% (KLF4), (2.14±0.79)% (LIN28), (0.63±0.37)% (NANOG) and (14.34±2.44)% (SOX2) to (80.65±4.75)%, (73.03±4.70)%, (68.08±3.05)%, (39.39±1.85)%and (91.45±4.56)% in hBMMSCs-OCT4, respectively, which were consistent with results of RT-PCR analysis. Moreover, the expression levels of NANOG and SOX2 positively correlated with the mean expression of OCT4 (OCT4 vs NANOG: r=0.7802,OCT4 vs SOX2: r=0.4981;NANOG vs SOX2: r=0.7426). CONCLUSION: Cells with stable and high expression of OCT4 have been successfully established from hBMMSCs. Ectopic high expression of transcription factor OCT4 in hBMMSCs can up-regulate the expression of other iPSC-related transcription factors such as cMYC, KLF4, LIN28, NANOG and SOX2.


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Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Medula Óssea , Humanos , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/genética , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/genética , Fatores de Transcrição , Regulação para Cima
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