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Chem Biol Interact ; 330: 109245, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866465

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The calcineurin inhibitor, cyclosporin A (CsA) is one of the most common immunosuppressive agents used in organ transplantation. However, its clinical use is often limited by several unwanted effects including nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity. By using immunohistochemical and ELISA techniques, it was found that CsA administration causes a rapid activation of a disintegrin and metalloproteases-17 (ADAM-17), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and subsequent ERK1/2 phosphorylation in the liver and kidney of albino mice. Furthermore, this study presents mechanistic relevance of this signaling cascade involving reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated ADAM-17/EGFR/ERK1/2 activation as indicated by a clear reduction in ADAM-17 and EGFR activities as well as ERK1/2 phosphorylation when the animals pretreated with Polyethylene glycol-superoxide dismutase (PEG-SOD) before CsA administration. Collectively, our findings demonstrate that CsA has the ability to activate ADAM-17-mediated EGFR/ERK1/2 phosphorylation in the liver and kidney of albino mice in ROS-dependent manner. Finally, these data may support the concept of using antioxidant therapy as a valuable approach for the prevention of CsA-induced nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity.


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Ciclosporina/toxicidade , Rim/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Polietilenoglicóis/farmacologia , Superóxido Dismutase/farmacologia , Proteína ADAM17/metabolismo , Animais , Ciclosporina/farmacologia , Interações Medicamentosas , Receptores ErbB/metabolismo , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Redox Biol ; 36: 101615, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32863223

RESUMO

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. While the majority of people with COVID-19 won't require hospitalization, those who do may experience severe life-threatening complications, including acute respiratory distress syndrome. SARS-CoV-2 infects human cells by binding to the cellular surface protein angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2); in addition, the cellular transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) is needed for priming of the spike (S) protein of the virus. Virus entry may also depend on the activity of the endosomal/lysosomal cysteine proteases cathepsin B, L (CTSB, CTSL) although their activity is likely dispensable. Given that the uncertainty of how COVID-19 kills, hampers doctors' ability to choose treatments the need for a deep understanding of COVID-19 biology is urgent. Herein, we performed an expression profiling meta-analysis of ACE2, TMPRSS2 and CTSB/L genes (and proteins) in public repository databases and found that all are widely expressed in human tissues; also, the ACE2 and TMPRSS2 genes tend to be co-regulated. The ACE2 and TMPRSS genes expression is (among others) suppressed by TNF, and is induced by pro-inflammatory conditions including obesity, Barrett's esophagus, stomach infection by helicobacter pylori, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and oxidized LDL; by exercise, as well as by growth factors, viruses' infections, cigarette smoke, interferons and androgens. Regarding currently investigated therapies interferon-beta induced ACE2 gene expression in bronchial epithelial cells, while chloroquine tends to upregulate CTSB/L genes. Finally, we analyzed KEGG pathways modulated by ACE2, TMPRSS2 and CTSB/L and probed DrugBank for drugs that target modules of the affected pathways. Our data indicate possible novel high-risk groups for COVID-19; provide a rich resource for future investigations of its pathogenesis and highlight the therapeutic challenges we face.


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Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Serina Endopeptidases/genética , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Catepsinas/genética , Catepsinas/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Rim/metabolismo , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Mucosa Respiratória/metabolismo , Serina Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/farmacologia , Internalização do Vírus/efeitos dos fármacos
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R I Med J (2013) ; 103(8): 24-28, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32900008

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been reported as a complication of COVID-19. However, the epidemiology, management, and associated outcomes have varied greatly between studies. The pathophysiology remains unclear.  Summary: The etiology of AKI in the setting of COVID-19 appears multifactorial. Systemic effects of sepsis, inflammation, and vascular injury likely play some role. Furthermore, SARS-CoV-2 binds to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor, highly expressed in the kidney, providing a route for direct infection. Older age, baseline comorbidities, and respiratory failure are strong risk factors for the development of AKI. Regardless of etiology, AKI carries a significantly increased risk for in-hospital mortality, especially in those with critical illness. Currently, management of AKI in patients with COVID-19 remains supportive. Key Messages: AKI is common in patients with COVID-19. Future studies are needed to examine the response to anti-viral treatment as well as long-term renal outcomes in patients with AKI.


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Lesão Renal Aguda , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Estado Terminal , Rim , Pandemias , Administração dos Cuidados ao Paciente/métodos , Pneumonia Viral , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/mortalidade , Lesão Renal Aguda/terapia , Lesão Renal Aguda/virologia , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estado Terminal/mortalidade , Estado Terminal/terapia , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/virologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prognóstico , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Internalização do Vírus
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6409-6420, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32922008

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Aim: Tumor cell-derived microparticles (MP) can function as a targeted delivery carrier for anti-tumor drugs. Here, we aimed to generate paclitaxel-loaded microparticles (MP-PTX) from HeLa cells and examined its therapeutic potential on human cervical carcinoma. Methods: MP-PTX was generated from HeLa cells by ultraviolet radiation and subsequent centrifugation. The particle size, drug loading rate, and stability of MP-PTX were examined in vitro. Flow cytometry and the MTT assay were performed to test the inhibitory effect of MP-PTX using different cell lines. Immunodeficient mice bearing HeLa cervical carcinoma were treated with 0.9% normal saline, MP, paclitaxel (PTX) (2.5 mg/kg), or MP-PTX (PTX content identical to PTX group) every day for 6 consecutive days. Tumor volume and animal survival were observed. Micro 18F-FDG PET/CT was performed to monitor the therapeutic efficacy. The proliferation activity of cells and microvessel density in tumor tissues were determined by immunohistochemical staining using Ki-67 and CD31, respectively. Results: Dynamic laser scattering measurements showed that the particle size of MP-PTX was 285.58 ± 2.95 nm and the polydispersity index was 0.104 ± 0.106. And the particle size of MP-PTX was not change at 4°C for at least one week. More than 1% of PTX in the medium could be successfully encapsulated into HeLa cell-derived MP. When compared with PTX, MP-PTX treatment significantly increased apoptosis of tumor cells and reduced their proliferation. In addition, MP-PTX showed lower toxicity to normal human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) than PTX. In vivo studies further demonstrated that MP-PTX treatment significantly inhibited the growth of cervical carcinoma, prolonged the survival of tumor-bearing mice, and reduced the toxicity of PTX. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that MP-PTX treatment led to decreased Ki-67 positive tumor cells and decreased microvessel density in tumor tissues. Conclusion: Our results demonstrated that HeLa-derived MP-PTX significantly enhanced the anti-cancer effects of PTX with reduced toxicity, which may provide a novel strategy for the treatment of cervical carcinoma.


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Micropartículas Derivadas de Células/metabolismo , Paclitaxel/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Micropartículas Derivadas de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Células HeLa , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neovascularização Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Paclitaxel/farmacologia , Tamanho da Partícula
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Cell Rep ; 32(13): 108199, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32966801

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ACE2 binds the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and facilitates its cellular entry. Interferons activate ACE2 expression in pneumocytes, suggesting a critical role of cytokines in SARS-CoV-2 target cells. Viral RNA was detected in breast milk in at least seven studies, raising the possibility that ACE2 is expressed in mammary tissue during lactation. Here, we show that Ace2 expression in mouse mammary tissue is induced during pregnancy and lactation, which coincides with the activation of intronic enhancers. These enhancers are occupied by the prolactin-activated transcription factor STAT5 and additional regulatory factors, including RNA polymerase II. Deletion of Stat5a results in decommissioning of the enhancers and an 83% reduction of Ace2 mRNA. We also demonstrate that Ace2 expression increases during lactation in lung, but not in kidney and intestine. JAK/STAT components are present in a range of SARS-CoV-2 target cells, opening the possibility that cytokines contribute to the viral load and extrapulmonary pathophysiology.


Assuntos
Janus Quinases/metabolismo , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Gravidez/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT5/metabolismo , Animais , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Feminino , Humanos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Rim/metabolismo , Lactação/metabolismo , Pulmão/metabolismo , Glândulas Mamárias Humanas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT5/genética , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0237977, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32915802

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The objective of this study was to determine the radiocesium transfer rates of pigs fed haylage contaminated with low levels of cesium at different growth stages. We measured the body weight of juvenile and adult pigs during the treatment period to confirm their health status. We also performed pig blood hematologic and biochemical analyses at both growth stages. To our knowledge, this is the first study to report pig radiocesium transfer coefficient rates after 1 month of chronic oral treatment, which is the period assumed to be required for body equilibrium under a diet of radiocesium-contaminated food. The results showed higher radiocesium retention rates in the kidneys, liver, spleen, genitals, psoas major, bladder, thyroid, and urine than in the blood and bone (tibia and femur) of pigs at both growth stages. The radiocesium retention levels were generally higher in juvenile pigs than in adult pigs, with the highest transfer coefficient ratio in the kidneys (16.2%).


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Radioisótopos de Césio/metabolismo , Contaminação Radioativa de Alimentos/análise , Administração Oral , Animais , Peso Corporal , Radioisótopos de Césio/sangue , Rim/química , Rim/metabolismo , Fígado/química , Fígado/metabolismo , Suínos
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Chem Biol Interact ; 330: 109114, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735800

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Tebuconazole (TEB) is a broad-spectrum conazole fungicide that has been used in agriculture in the control of foliar and soil-borne diseases of many crops. The present study has investigated the adverse effects of subchronic exposure to TEB on the kidney of male rats. Animals were divided into four equal groups and treated with TEB at increasing doses 0.9, 9 and 27 mg/kg body weight for 28 consecutive days. The results showed that TEB induced oxidative stress in the kidney demonstrated by an increase in malondialdehyde (MDA), protein carbonyl (PC), advanced oxidation protein product (AOPP) levels and DNA damage, as compared to the controls. Furthermore, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activities were increased in the renal tissue of treated rats. Moreover, significant decrease in reduced glutathione (GSH) content in TEB-treated rats was observed, while oxidized glutathione (GSSG) levels were increased, thus a marked fall in GSH/GSSG ratio was registered in the kidney. Glutathione reductase (GR) activity showed a significant increase after TEB exposure. Moreover, TEB down-regulated the expression of Bcl2 and up-regulated the expression of Bax and caspase 3, which triggered apoptosis via the Bax/Bcl2 and caspase pathway. Also, TEB administration resulted in altered biochemical indicators of renal function and varying lesions in the overall histo-architecture of renal tissues. Taken together, our findings brought into light the renal toxicity induced by TEB, which was found to be significant at low doses.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Triazóis/toxicidade , Animais , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Fungicidas Industriais/toxicidade , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Glutationa/metabolismo , Dissulfeto de Glutationa/metabolismo , Glutationa Redutase/metabolismo , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/metabolismo , Masculino , Oxirredução , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0231234, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804947

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Cardiometabolic syndrome has become a global health issue. Heart failure is a common comorbidity of cardiometabolic syndrome. Successful drug development to prevent cardiometabolic syndrome and associated comorbidities requires preclinical models predictive of human conditions. To characterize the heart failure component of cardiometabolic syndrome, cardiometabolic, metabolic, and renal biomarkers were evaluated in lean and obese ZSF1 19- to 32-week-old male rats. Histopathological assessment of kidneys and hearts was performed. Cardiac function, exercise capacity, and left ventricular gene expression were also analyzed. Obese ZSF1 rats exhibited multiple features of human cardiometabolic syndrome by pathological changes in systemic renal, metabolic, and cardiovascular disease circulating biomarkers. Hemodynamic assessment, echocardiography, and decreased exercise capacity confirmed heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. RNA-seq results demonstrated changes in left ventricular gene expression associated with fatty acid and branched chain amino acid metabolism, cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure. Twelve weeks of growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) treatment significantly decreased body weight, food intake, blood glucose, and triglycerides and improved exercise capacity in obese ZSF1 males. Systemic cardiovascular injury markers were significantly lower in GDF15-treated obese ZSF1 rats. Obese ZSF1 male rats represent a preclinical model for human cardiometabolic syndrome with established heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. GDF15 treatment mediated dietary response and demonstrated a cardioprotective effect in obese ZSF1 rats.


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Fator 15 de Diferenciação de Crescimento/metabolismo , Fator 15 de Diferenciação de Crescimento/farmacologia , Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Coração/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Rim/metabolismo , Masculino , Síndrome Metabólica/complicações , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Obesidade/complicações , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos , Ratos Zucker , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/efeitos dos fármacos , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 10): 349, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32838750

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BACKGROUND: Biological networks are representative of the diverse molecular interactions that occur within cells. Some of the commonly studied biological networks are modeled through protein-protein interactions, gene regulatory, and metabolic pathways. Among these, metabolic networks are probably the most studied, as they directly influence all physiological processes. Exploration of biochemical pathways using multigraph representation is important in understanding complex regulatory mechanisms. Feature extraction and clustering of these networks enable grouping of samples obtained from different biological specimens. Clustering techniques separate networks depending on their mutual similarity. RESULTS: We present a clustering analysis on tissue-specific metabolic networks for single samples from three primary tumor sites: breast, lung, and kidney cancer. The metabolic networks were obtained by integrating genome scale metabolic models with gene expression data. We performed network simplification to reduce the computational time needed for the computation of network distances. We empirically proved that networks clustering can characterize groups of patients in multiple conditions. CONCLUSIONS: We provide a computational methodology to explore and characterize the metabolic landscape of tumors, thus providing a general methodology to integrate analytic metabolic models with gene expression data. This method represents a first attempt in clustering large scale metabolic networks. Moreover, this approach gives the possibility to get valuable information on what are the effects of different conditions on the overall metabolism.


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Redes e Vias Metabólicas , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Algoritmos , Análise por Conglomerados , Bases de Dados como Assunto , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Rim/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1265: 71-95, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761571

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The kidneys are developed from the intermediate mesoderm of the embryo. They are important for osmoregulation, regulation of acid-base balance, reabsorption of nutrients, and excretion of metabolites. In fish, the kidneys also serve as a hematopoietic, lymphoid and endocrine organ for the generation of red blood cells, the development of lymphocytes, and the production of hormones (e.g., glucocorticoids, catecholamines, and thyroid hormones). In humans and all animals, kidneys play a vital role in the metabolism and reabsorption of amino acids (AAs) and glucose. Specifically, this organ contributes to glucose synthesis from AAs, lactate and pyruvate via the gluconeogenesis pathway; regulates acid-base balance via inter-organ metabolism of glutamine; and synthesizes arginine, tyrosine, and glycine, respectively, from citrulline, phenylalanine, and 4-hydroxyproline. In mammals and birds, kidneys participate in creatine synthesis. Renal dysfunction adversely alters the concentrations of AAs in blood, while promoting muscle protein breakdown, inflammation, mitochondrial abnormalities, defects in the immune response, and cardiovascular diseases. Moderation of dietary AA intake has a protective and therapeutic effect on chronic kidney disease. Understanding the functions and metabolism of AAs in kidneys is essential for maintaining whole-body homeostasis, improving health and well-being, and preventing or treating renal metabolic diseases in humans and farm animals (including swine, poultry, ruminants, fish and shrimp).


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Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/fisiologia , Animais , Gluconeogênese , Glucose/biossíntese , Humanos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4320, 2020 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32859916

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In autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) multiple bilateral renal cysts gradually enlarge, leading to a decline in renal function. Transepithelial chloride secretion through cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and TMEM16A (anoctamin 1) are known to drive cyst enlargement. Here we demonstrate that loss of Pkd1 increased expression of TMEM16A and CFTR and Cl- secretion in murine kidneys, with TMEM16A essentially contributing to cyst growth. Upregulated TMEM16A enhanced intracellular Ca2+ signaling and proliferation of Pkd1-deficient renal epithelial cells. In contrast, increase in Ca2+ signaling, cell proliferation and CFTR expression was not observed in Pkd1/Tmem16a double knockout mice. Knockout of Tmem16a or inhibition of TMEM16A in vivo by the FDA-approved drugs niclosamide and benzbromarone, as well as the TMEM16A-specific inhibitor Ani9 largely reduced cyst enlargement and abnormal cyst cell proliferation. The present data establish a therapeutic concept for the treatment of ADPKD.


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Anoctamina-1/genética , Anoctamina-1/metabolismo , Cistos/metabolismo , Rim Policístico Autossômico Dominante/metabolismo , Canais de Cátion TRPP/genética , Canais de Cátion TRPP/metabolismo , Animais , Anoctamina-1/efeitos dos fármacos , Benzobromarona/farmacologia , Canais de Cálcio , Proliferação de Células , Cloretos/metabolismo , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística , Cistos/tratamento farmacológico , Cistos/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Cães , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Néfrons/metabolismo , Niclosamida/farmacologia , Rim Policístico Autossômico Dominante/tratamento farmacológico , Rim Policístico Autossômico Dominante/genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111032, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745774

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Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (Np-TiO2) have become the common component of sunscreen cosmetic products. Np-TiO2 can affect especially aquatic ecosystems health, including aquatic organisms such as fish. It is therefore necessary to acquire a better understanding of the effect of Np-TiO2 on aquatic organisms. This study evaluated the biological effects of Np-TiO2 on Danio rerio, such as survival rate and weight change and, in particular, the Ti content or retention in the intestine and liver, as well as the activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase enzymes. In addition, the structure of the intestine, kidney, and liver was investigated through histological analysis. Ninety zebrafish were used, randomly divided into three treatment-groups: a control group (fed with food without adding Np-TiO2) and two groups of fish fed with food containing Np-TiO2 exposed for 7 and 14 days. The amount of Ti in the liver and intestine was measured using atomic absorption spectrophotometry coupled to a graphite furnace (GFAAS). Morphological analysis and enzyme catalase and superoxide dismutase assays were likewise performed. Ti was detected in all fish even in control group; probably Ti must have been introduced during production by the fish food industry. Structural changes were detected in fish fed with Np-TiO2 as vacuolization and disruption of the apical cytoplasm of epithelial cells that covered the intestinal villi. Although kidney morphology appeared intact, the lumen of the proximal tubule was enlarged, and the cells of the distal tubule were vacuolated. No morphological changes in the liver were detected; however, superoxide dismutase activity decreased, suggesting that liver changes occurred at the molecular level. Thus, Np-TiO2 causes morphological changes in the intestine, kidney, and liver of zebrafish and biochemical changes in the liver exposed for 7 and 14 days. Although not highly lethal, Np-TiO2 in the food chain can interfere with the morphophysiology of aquatic organisms. Neither mortalities nor body weight losses were recorded among fish in all groups over the duration of the experiment.


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Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Titânio/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Bioacumulação , Catalase , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ecossistema , Cadeia Alimentar , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória , Protetores Solares/química , Titânio/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 258: 118178, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32739468

RESUMO

AIMS: Gentamicin (GEN) is one of the most valuable aminoglycoside antibiotics utilized against life-threatening bacterial infections. Unfortunately, GEN-induced nephrotoxicity limited its clinical utility. The pathologic process of nephrotoxicity caused by GEN may involve epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Resveratrol (RES) is a natural compound was revealed to inhibit EMT in kidney. The present work was conducted to explore the potential renoprotective role of RES on GEN-induced EMT. Moreover, the underlying signaling pathway of this inhibition was investigated. MAIN METHODS: Mice were treated with GEN by intraperitoneal (i.p.) route daily for 15 days to identify EMT onset with regard to GEN-induced nephrotoxicity. To assess the ameliorative role of RES against GEN-induced EMT, RES was i.p. administrated in high and low doses before and concurrently with GEN treatment. KEY FINDINGS: GEN administration significantly deteriorated kidney functions. In addition, reduced glutathione (GSH) content and catalase (CAT) activity were significantly decreased with a concomitant increase in the content of kidney malondialdehyde (MDA) after GEN treatment. Histological changes and deposition of collagen were extensive in renal corpuscles and tubules. Increased expression of alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), transforming growth factor-ß1 (TGF-ß1) and phosphorylated (p)-Smad2 were observed after GEN administration, while E-cadherin expression was decreased. On the contrary, pretreatment with both doses of RES reversed the modifications caused by GEN administration. SIGNIFICANCE: We concluded that EMT contributes to pathogenesis of GEN-induced nephrotoxicity. RES has a protective effect on GEN-induced EMT via suppressing oxidative stress and a possible involvement of TGF-ß/Smad signaling pathway.


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Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Gentamicinas/efeitos adversos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Resveratrol/farmacologia , Proteínas Smad/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Fibrose , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Resveratrol/administração & dosagem , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Tempo
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Life Sci ; 258: 118223, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32768584

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Kidney fibrosis is a common final pathway of chronic kidney diseases, which are characterized by renal architecture damage, inflammation, fibroblast expansion and myofibroblast formation. Endothelin converting enzyme-1 (ECE-1) contributes to activation of Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor and pro-fibrotic substance. This study elucidated the effect of ECE-1 knockout in kidney fibrosis model in mice in association of ET-1 downregulation. Kidney fibrosis was performed in ECE-1 knockout (ECE-1 KO) and vascular endothelial derived ET-1 KO (VEETKO) mice (2 months, 20-30 g, n = 30) and their wild type (WT) littermates using unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) procedure. Mice were euthanized on day-7 and day-14 after UUO. Histopathological analysis was conducted for fibrosis and tubular injury. Immunostainings were done to quantify macrophages (F4/80), fibroblasts (FSP-1) and myofibroblasts (α-SMA). Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1), ECE-1 and preproET-1 (ppET-1) mRNA expression were quantified with qRT-PCR, while Transforming Growth Factor-ß1 (TGF-ß1) and α-SMA protein level were quantified with Western blot. ECE-1 KO mice demonstrated reduction of ECE-1 and ppET-1 mRNA expression, attenuation of kidney fibrosis, tubular injury, MCP-1 mRNA expression and macrophage number compared to WT. Double immunostaining revealed fibroblast to myofibroblast formation after UUO, while ECE-1 KO mice had significantly lower fibroblast number and myofibroblast formation compared to WT, which were associated with significantly lower TGF-ß1 and α-SMA protein levels in day-14 of UUO. VEETKO mice also demonstrated attenuation of ET-1 protein level, fibrosis and myofibroblast formation. In conclusion, ECE-1 knockout and ET-1 downregulation attenuated kidney fibrosis.


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Regulação para Baixo/fisiologia , Endotelina-1/metabolismo , Enzimas Conversoras de Endotelina/deficiência , Rim/metabolismo , Animais , Enzimas Conversoras de Endotelina/genética , Fibrose , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 204: 111061, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32750588

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The use of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in many industrial processes has resulted in serious environmental pollution problems. Cr(VI) causes organ toxicity in animals after ingestion or inhalation. However, the exact mechanism by which Cr(VI) produces kidney damage remains elusive. Herein, we investigated whether Cr(VI)-induced kidney damage is related to the disorder of mitochondrial dynamics. In this study, 28 male rats were divided into four groups and intraperitoneally injected with 0, 2, 4, and 6 mg/kg body weight potassium dichromate for 5 weeks. Experiment included analysis of renal histopathology and ultrastructure, determination of biochemical indicators, and measurement of related protein content. The results showed that Cr(VI) induced kidney injury through promotion of oxidative stress, apoptosis, and disorder of mitochondrial dynamics in a dose-dependent manner. The protein levels of the silent information regulator two ortholog 1 (Sirt1), peroxisome proliferation-activated receptor-g coactivator-1a (PGC-1a), and autophagy-related proteins were significantly decreased after Cr(VI) exposure. These findings suggest that Cr(VI) leads to the disorder of mitochondrial dynamics by inhibiting the Sirt1/PGC-1a pathway, which leads to renal apoptosis and autophagy in rats.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromo/toxicidade , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Dinâmica Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/ultraestrutura , Nefropatias/induzido quimicamente , Nefropatias/metabolismo , Nefropatias/patologia , Masculino , Dicromato de Potássio/toxicidade , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Aquat Toxicol ; 227: 105583, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32835849

RESUMO

The presence of diclofenac in the aquatic environment and the risks for aquatic wildlife, especially fish, have been raised in several studies. One way to manage risks without enforcing improved wastewater treatment would be to substitute diclofenac (when suitable from a clinical perspective) with another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) associated with less environmental risk. While there are many ecotoxicity-studies of different NSAIDs, they vary extensively in set-up, species studied, endpoints and reporting format, making direct comparisons difficult. We previously published a comprehensive study on the effects of diclofenac in the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Our present aim was to generate relevant effect data for another NSAID (naproxen) using a very similar setup, which also allowed direct comparisons with diclofenac regarding hazards and risks. Sticklebacks were therefore exposed to naproxen in flow-through systems for 27 days. Triplicate aquaria with 20 fish per aquarium were used for each concentration (0, 18, 70, 299 or 1232 µg/L). We investigated bioconcentration, hepatic gene expression, jaw lesions, kidney and liver histology. On day 21, mortalities in the highest exposure concentration group unexpectedly reached ≥ 25 % in all three replicate aquaria, leading us to terminate and sample that group the same day. On the last day (day 27), the mortality was also significantly increased in the second highest exposure concentration group. Increased renal hematopoietic hyperplasia was observed in fish exposed to 299 and 1232 µg/L. This represents considerably higher concentrations than those expected in surface waters as a result of naproxen use. Such effects were observed already at 4.6 µg/L in the experiment with diclofenac (lowest tested concentration). Similar to the responses to diclofenac, a concentration-dependent increase in both relative hepatic gene expression of c7 (complement component 7) and jaw lesions were observed, again at concentrations considerably higher than expected in surface waters. Naproxen bioconcentrated less than diclofenac, in line with the observed effect data. An analysis of recent sales data and reported concentrations in treated sewage effluent in Sweden suggest that despite higher dosages used for naproxen, a complete substitution would only be expected to double naproxen emissions. In summary, naproxen and diclofenac produce highly similar effects in fish but the environmental hazards and risks are clearly lower for naproxen. Hence, if there are concerns for environmental risks to fish with diclofenac, a substitution would be advisable when naproxen presents an adequate alternative from a clinical point-of-view.


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Bioacumulação , Diclofenaco/toxicidade , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Naproxeno/toxicidade , Smegmamorpha/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Diclofenaco/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Modelos Teóricos , Naproxeno/metabolismo , Smegmamorpha/genética , Suécia , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235849, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32649695

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Nephrotoxicity severely limits the chemotherapeutic efficacy of cisplatin (CDDP). Oxidative stress is associated with CDDP-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). Methylglyoxal (MG) forms advanced glycation end products that elevate oxidative stress. We aimed to explore the role of MG and its metabolite D-lactate and identify the proteins involved in CDDP-induced AKI. Six-week-old female BALB/c mice were intraperitoneally administered CDDP (5 mg/kg/day) for 3 or 5 days. Blood urea nitrogen (42.6 ± 7.4 vs. 18.3 ± 2.5; p < 0.05) and urinary N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminide (NAG; 4.89 ± 0.61 vs. 2.43 ± 0.31 U/L; p < 0.05) were significantly elevated in the CDDP 5-day group compared to control mice. Histological analysis confirmed AKI was successfully induced. Confocal microscopy revealed TNF-α was significantly increased in the CDDP 5-day group. Fluorogenic derivatized liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (FD-LC-MS/MS) showed the kidney MG (36.25 ± 1.68 vs. 18.95 ± 2.24 mg/g protein, p < 0.05) and D-lactate (1.78 ± 0.29 vs. 1.12 ± 0.06 mol/g protein, p < 0.05) contents were significantly higher in the CDDP 5-day group than control group. FD-LC-MS/MS proteomics identified 33 and nine altered peaks in the CDDP 3-day group and CDDP 5-day group (vs. control group); of the 35 proteins identified using the MOSCOT database, 11 were antioxidant-related. Western blotting confirmed that superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD-1) and parkinson disease protein 7 (DJ-1) are upregulated and may participate with MG in CDDP-induced AKI. This study demonstrates TNF-α, MG, SOD-1 and DJ-1 play crucial roles in CDDP-induced AKI.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/induzido quimicamente , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Cisplatino/efeitos adversos , Ácido Láctico/análise , Aldeído Pirúvico/análise , Lesão Renal Aguda/metabolismo , Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Animais , Cromatografia Líquida , Feminino , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Ácido Láctico/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Aldeído Pirúvico/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4691-4703, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636625

RESUMO

Purpose: Gd-encapsulated carbonaceous dots (Gd@C-dots) have excellent stability and magnetic properties without free Gd leakage, therefore they can be considered as a safe alternative T1 contrast agent to commonly used Gd complexes. To improve their potential for cancer diagnosis and treatment, affibody-modified Gd@C-dots targeting non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) EGFR-positive tumors with enhanced renal clearance were developed and synthesized. Materials and Methods: Gd@C-dots were developed and modified with Ac-Cys-ZEGFR:1907 through EDC/NHS. The size, morphology, and optical properties of the Gd@C-dots and Gd@C-dots-Cys-ZEGFR:1907 were characterized. Targeting ability was evaluated by in vitro and in vivo experiments, respectively. Residual gadolinium concentration in major organs was detected with confocal imaging and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) ex vivo. H&E staining was used to assess the morphology of these organs. Results: Gd@C-dots with nearly 20 nm in diameter were developed and modified with Ac-Cys-ZEGFR:1907. EGFR expression in HCC827 cells was higher than NCI-H520. In cell uptake assays, EGFR-expressing HCC827 cells exhibited significant MR T1WI signal enhancement when compared to NCI-H520 cells. Cellular uptake of Gd@C-dots-Cys-ZEGFR:1907 was reduced, when Ac-Cys-ZEGFR:1907 was added. In vivo targeting experiments showed that the probe signal was significantly higher in HCC827 than NCI-H520 xenografts at 1 h after injection. In contrast to Gd@C-dots, Gd@C-dots-Cys-ZEGFR:1907 nanoparticles can be efficiently excreted through renal clearance. No morphological changes were observed by H&E staining in the major organs after injection of Gd@C-dots-Cys-ZEGFR:1907. Conclusion: Gd@C-dots-Cys-ZEGFR:1907 is a high-affinity EGFR-targeting probe with efficient renal clearance and is therefore a promising contrast agent for clinical applications such as diagnosis and treatment of NSCLC EGFR-positive malignant tumors.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico por imagem , Meios de Contraste/farmacocinética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Pontos Quânticos/química , Animais , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Meios de Contraste/química , Receptores ErbB/metabolismo , Feminino , Gadolínio/química , Gadolínio/farmacocinética , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Camundongos Nus , Nanopartículas/química , Distribuição Tecidual , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Biomed Res Int ; 2020: 1594726, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32626733

RESUMO

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of sepsis and has also been observed in some patients suffering from the new coronavirus pneumonia COVID-19, which is currently a major global concern. Thymoquinone (TQ) is one of the most active ingredients in Nigella sativa seeds. It has a variety of beneficial properties including anti-inflammatory and antioxidative activities. Here, we investigated the possible protective effects of TQ against kidney damage in septic BALB/c mice. Eight-week-old male BALB/c mice were divided into four groups: control, TQ, cecal ligation and puncture (CLP), and TQ+CLP. CLP was performed after 2 weeks of TQ gavage. After 48 h, we measured the histopathological alterations in the kidney tissue and the serum levels of creatinine (CRE) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN). We also evaluated pyroptosis (NLRP3, caspase-1), apoptosis (caspase-3, caspase-8), proinflammatory (TNF-α, IL-1ß, and IL-6)-related protein and gene expression levels. Our results demonstrated that TQ inhibited CLP-induced increased serum CRE and BUN levels. It also significantly inhibited the high levels of NLRP3, caspase-1, caspase-3, caspase-8, TNF-α, IL-1ß, and IL-6 induced by CLP. Furthermore, NF-κB protein level was significantly decreased in the TQ+CLP group than in the CLP group. Together, our results indicate that TQ may be a potential therapeutic agent for sepsis-induced AKI.


Assuntos
Lesão Renal Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Benzoquinonas/uso terapêutico , Sepse/complicações , Sepse/tratamento farmacológico , Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/uso terapêutico , Antioxidantes/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus , Nitrogênio da Ureia Sanguínea , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Creatinina/sangue , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico
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