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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22596, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019479

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BACKGROUND: The pathophysiologic of vascular malformations is still unclear, and the treatment of vascular malformations is a challenge. With improvement in the understanding of pathogenesis of vascular malformations, sirolimus has been a promising and effective treatment. As so far, there is absent convincing evidence to confirm the efficacy of sirolimus for vascular malformations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of sirolimus in the treatment of vascular malformations. METHODS: The literatures about the management of vascular malformations with sirolimus would be searched from databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, Clinicaltrials.org., Cochrane Library, China Biology Medicine Database (CBM), Wan Fang Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), and VIP Science Technology Periodical Database. We will search each database from inception or 1995 to August 20, 2020. Two researchers worked independently on literature selection, data extraction and quality assessment. The efficacy and safety of sirolimus in the treatment of vascular malformations were the main outcomes. Adverse events after sirolimus were evaluated as the secondary outcomes. The included studies will be analyzed by Review Manager 5.3. If the results are applicable, meta-analysis would also be performed. RESULTS: The study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of sirolimus in the treatment of vascular malformations based on current evidence. CONCLUSION: The conclusion of this study will provide more reliable, evidence-based data for the use of sirolimus in the treatment of vascular malformations. PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42020167881.


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Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Sirolimo/uso terapêutico , Malformações Vasculares/tratamento farmacológico , Gerenciamento de Dados , Feminino , Humanos , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Projetos de Pesquisa , Segurança , Sirolimo/efeitos adversos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Resultado do Tratamento , Malformações Vasculares/fisiopatologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4684, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943635

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Cancer cells have a characteristic metabolism, mostly caused by alterations in signal transduction networks rather than mutations in metabolic enzymes. For metabolic drugs to be cancer-selective, signaling alterations need to be identified that confer a druggable vulnerability. Here, we demonstrate that many tumor cells with an acquired cancer drug resistance exhibit increased sensitivity to mechanistically distinct inhibitors of cancer metabolism. We demonstrate that this metabolic vulnerability is driven by mTORC1, which promotes resistance to chemotherapy and targeted cancer drugs, but simultaneously suppresses autophagy. We show that autophagy is essential for tumor cells to cope with therapeutic perturbation of metabolism and that mTORC1-mediated suppression of autophagy is required and sufficient for generating a metabolic vulnerability leading to energy crisis and apoptosis. Our study links mTOR-induced cancer drug resistance to autophagy defects as a cause of a metabolic liability and opens a therapeutic window for the treatment of otherwise therapy-refractory tumor patients.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Desoxiglucose , Tratamento Farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares , Masculino , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina , Camundongos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Toxicol Sci ; 45(9): 559-567, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879255

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Lead is a main threat to human health due to its neurotoxicity and the astrocyte is known to be a common deposit site of lead in vivo. However, the detailed mechanisms related to lead exposure in the astrocytes were unclear. In order to deeply investigate this issue, we used Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and astrocytes isolated from the hippocampus of SD rats to establish the lead-exposed animal and cell models through treating with lead acetate. The expression levels of GFAP, LC3, and p62 in the rat hippocampus were detected by immunofluorescence and Western blot after lead exposure. The effects of autophagy on lead-exposed astrocytes were studied by further autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine (3-MA) induction. Transmission electron microscopy was used to observe autophagosomes in astrocytes after lead acetate treatment, followed by assessing related autophagy protein markers. In addition, some inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress markers were also evaluated after lead exposure and 3-MA administration. We found that lead exposure induced activation of astrocytes, as evidenced by increased GFAP levels and GFAP-positive staining cells in the rat hippocampus. Moreover, lead exposure induced autophagy in astrocytes, as evidenced by increased LC3II and Beclin 1 protein levels and decreased p62 expression in both the rat hippocampus and astrocytes, and it was confirmed that this autophagy was activated through blocking the downstream Akt/target of the rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in astrocytes. Furthermore, it was shown that treatment of lead acetate increased the release of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß), and the accumulation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in astrocytes, which could be alleviated by further 3-MA induction. Therefore, we conclude that lead exposure can induce the autophagy of astrocytes via blocking the Akt/mTOR pathway, leading to accelerated release of inflammatory factors and oxidative stress indicators in astrocytes.


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Astrócitos/metabolismo , Astrócitos/fisiologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/genética , Compostos Organometálicos/toxicidade , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Proteína Glial Fibrilar Ácida/genética , Proteína Glial Fibrilar Ácida/metabolismo , Hipocampo/citologia , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/genética , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 259: 118391, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32891610

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AIMS: Dyslipidemia-associated diabetic retinopathy is featured by macular edema and retinal angiogenesis. This study investigated the in vitro lipotoxicity of free fatty acids and their modulatory roles in regulation of autophagy and angiogenic factor production in cultured human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) ARPE-19 cells. MAIN METHODS: ARPE-19 cells were exposed to monounsaturated oleic acid (OA), saturated palmitic acid (PA), or both. Cell viability, cell cycle distribution, migration, and autophagy of the treated cells were monitored. Angiogenic factor production was determined by RT-qPCR and ELISA. KEY FINDINGS: OA, but not PA, at doses higher than 500 µM significantly induced cytostasis and lipotoxicity in ARPE-19 cells. OA exposure not only markedly enhanced autophagy flux, but also enhanced cell migration, while PA suppressed motility of RPE cells. Meanwhile, OA stimulated de novo synthesis of angiogenic factors including VEGF and bFGF in ARPE-19 cells. Mechanistically, OA treatment stimulated not only AMPK/mTOR/p70S6K signaling, but also induced hyperphosphorylation of MAPK pathway mediators, including ERK, JNK and p38 MAPK, as well as NF-κB activation. Kinase inhibition assays showed that blockade of PI3K/Akt, MAPK and NF-κB pathways prevented the OA-upregulated VEGF transcription and its peptide release. Comparatively, only NF-κB inhibition significantly suppressed bFGF peptide release from ARPE-19 cells. SIGNIFICANCE: Out findings support the OA-exhibited cytostasis, autophagy modulation and angiogenic factor production in RPE cells. This study sheds light on the interrelationship between metabolic disorder and retinopathy and provides molecular strategies for preventing and treating choroidal neovascularization in diabetic retinopathy.


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Indutores da Angiogênese/metabolismo , Autofagia , Ácido Oleico/metabolismo , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/metabolismo , Western Blotting , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Ácido Palmítico/metabolismo , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/citologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4399, 2020 09 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879319

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In cnidarians, axial patterning is not restricted to embryogenesis but continues throughout a prolonged life history filled with unpredictable environmental changes. How this developmental capacity copes with fluctuations of food availability and whether it recapitulates embryonic mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here we utilize the tentacles of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as an experimental paradigm for developmental patterning across distinct life history stages. By analyzing over 1000 growing polyps, we find that tentacle progression is stereotyped and occurs in a feeding-dependent manner. Using a combination of genetic, cellular and molecular approaches, we demonstrate that the crosstalk between Target of Rapamycin (TOR) and Fibroblast growth factor receptor b (Fgfrb) signaling in ring muscles defines tentacle primordia in fed polyps. Interestingly, Fgfrb-dependent polarized growth is observed in polyp but not embryonic tentacle primordia. These findings show an unexpected plasticity of tentacle development, and link post-embryonic body patterning with food availability.


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Padronização Corporal , Anêmonas-do-Mar , Animais , Padronização Corporal/genética , Padronização Corporal/fisiologia , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Comportamento Alimentar , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Anêmonas-do-Mar/embriologia , Anêmonas-do-Mar/genética , Anêmonas-do-Mar/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Transdução de Sinais , Sirolimo/farmacologia , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(32): e21138, 2020 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32769866

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BACKGROUND: The high morbidity and mortality of Gastric cancer (GC) is seriously endangered human health. Owing to the low rate of early diagnosis and human body can resistant to the anti-tumor drugs, so an early diagnostic biology marker is essential. However, recently studies indicated that Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is usually frequently deregulated in many cancers, especially in GC. And the efficacy of mTOR inhibitor was promising in a phase II clinical trial which could inhibited the proliferation of GC cells and delayed tumor progression. Therefore, mTOR were identified as a potential prognosis biomarker for GC, and its inhibitor will be promising in anti-GC therapy. The main aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to investigate the relationships between the expression level and prognostic value of mTOR in patients with GC. METHODS: Four electronic databases were systematically searched as follow: the PubMed, EMbase, Web of Science databases, and the Cochrane Library. All the data will be extracted by independent researchers from the eligible studies with the inclusion and exclusion criteria. And the data will be analyzed through STATA 12.0 software. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis indicated that overexpressed mTOR was significantly in predicting a poorer prognosis for GC patients. The expression level of mTOR should be considered as a potential independent prognostic predictor for GC patients. PROTOCOL REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42020159690.


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Neoplasias Gástricas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Humanos , Prognóstico
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5767-5781, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821100

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Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a master regulator of cell growth and metabolism, which is activated in response to intra- and extracellular signals, including nutrients, growth factors, and cellular energy levels. The frequent dysregulation of mTOR signaling in cancer makes it an attractive therapeutic target, and several types of mTOR inhibitors have been developed. Nanoparticle-based mTOR modulators are predicted to target various cancers and deliver as well as release drugs in a controlled manner, resulting in enhanced bioavailability and reduced side effects. This mini-review is focused on the molecular mechanism of nanoparticle-based mTOR modulator action as well as the current development of mTOR inhibitors using nanoparticles. Understanding the biological function of nanoparticle-based mTOR modulators will contribute to the development of efficient nano-therapeutics for the treatment of cancers.


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Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Nanotecnologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Autofagia , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia
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Cardiovasc Ther ; 2020: 1389312, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788926

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Inflammation plays a major role in the development of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. Recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP), a man-made version of a peptide that is elevated in heart failure, exhibits anti-inflammatory effects in various tissues. However, its role in myocardial IR injury remains unclear. In this study, we demonstrate that treatment with rhBNP provided protection for mice against myocardial IR injury as manifested by reduced infarct size and well-preserved myocardial, attenuated inflammatory infiltration and CD4+ T cell proliferation function, and inhibited expression of proinflammatory related genes. Furthermore, mechanistic studies revealed that rhBNP inhibited Jurkat T proliferation by promoting PI3K/AKT/mTOR phosphorylation. Collectively, our data suggest that the administration of rhBNP during IR injury could expand our understanding of the cardioprotective effects of rhBNP.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/prevenção & controle , Miocárdio/enzimologia , Peptídeo Natriurético Encefálico/farmacologia , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Animais , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/enzimologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Células Jurkat , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Infarto do Miocárdio/enzimologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/imunologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/patologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/enzimologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/imunologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Miocárdio/imunologia , Miocárdio/patologia , Fosforilação , Proteínas Recombinantes/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0235404, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32785222

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OBJECTIVE: To study the role of selected serum inflammatory cytokines and berberine in the insulin signaling pathway among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Selected serum inflammatory cytokines were analyzed in the particle cells, which were interfered by berberine, from 78 infertile women who were to be treated with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) /Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection-Embryo Transfer (icsi-et). Among them, 49 patients had PCOS infertility, and 29 were non-PCOS patients whose infertility resulted from fallopian tube and male factors. The elisa method was used to detect the changes in the expression levels of inflammatory factors in the cells. The correlations between the serum inflammatory cytokine expression levels and the corresponding clinical hormones were analyzed. The changes in the expression (mRNA and protein) levels of the serum inflammatory cytokines were studied by real-time quantitative PCR and protein printing. Fluorescence microscope and flow cytometry were used to detect the glucose uptake capacity of ovarian granulosa cells in PCOS patients under the action of insulin after berberine. RESULTS: In the PCOS group, IL-17a (P = 0.001), IL-1Ra (P<0.0001), and IL-6 (P = 0.035) were significantly higher than those in the non-PCOS group. In the non-PCOS group, AMH level was negatively correlated with inflammatory cytokines IL-17a (r = -0.819;P = 0.004), IL-1a (r = -0.716;P = 0.0.02), IL-1b (r = -0.678;P = 0.031), IL-2 (r = -0.765;P = 0.01), and IL-8 (r = -0.705;P = 0.023). However, in the PCOS group, AMH levels were not significantly correlated with the levels of the examined inflammatory cytokines. Berberine significantly reduced the expression level of mTOR mRNA (P = 0.001), and increased the expression level of IRS-1 mRNA (P = 0.009) in the PCOS granule cells. CONCLUSION: In this study, we find that the elevated levels of serum inflammatory factors IL-17a, IL-1Ra, and IL-6 cause women to be in a subclinical inflammatory state for a long time. Abnormal changes in inflammatory factors alter their original negative correlations with AMH levels, thereby weakening the metabolism of glycolipids, promoting insulin resistance, destroying the normal ovulation and fertilization system of women, leading to polycystic ovary syndrome characterized by menstrual thinning and abnormal ovulation. Berberine can improve the sensitivity of insulin by regulating the signal pathway of insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in PCOS patients and achieve a therapeutic effect of treating PCOS.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Berberina/uso terapêutico , Insulina/sangue , Interleucinas/sangue , Síndrome do Ovário Policístico/metabolismo , Adulto , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Hormônio Antimülleriano/metabolismo , Berberina/administração & dosagem , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Glicolipídeos/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/genética , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Resistência à Insulina , Síndrome do Ovário Policístico/sangue , Síndrome do Ovário Policístico/tratamento farmacológico , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Science ; 369(6508): 1210-1220, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788292

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a global crisis, yet major knowledge gaps remain about human immunity to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We analyzed immune responses in 76 COVID-19 patients and 69 healthy individuals from Hong Kong and Atlanta, Georgia, United States. In the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of COVID-19 patients, we observed reduced expression of human leukocyte antigen class DR (HLA-DR) and proinflammatory cytokines by myeloid cells as well as impaired mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and interferon-α (IFN-α) production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells. By contrast, we detected enhanced plasma levels of inflammatory mediators-including EN-RAGE, TNFSF14, and oncostatin M-which correlated with disease severity and increased bacterial products in plasma. Single-cell transcriptomics revealed a lack of type I IFNs, reduced HLA-DR in the myeloid cells of patients with severe COVID-19, and transient expression of IFN-stimulated genes. This was consistent with bulk PBMC transcriptomics and transient, low IFN-α levels in plasma during infection. These results reveal mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets for COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Citocinas/sangue , DNA Bacteriano/sangue , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Antígenos HLA-DR/análise , Humanos , Imunidade , Imunidade Inata , Imunoglobulinas/sangue , Imunoglobulinas/imunologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/sangue , Interferon Tipo I/metabolismo , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/sangue , Masculino , Células Mieloides/imunologia , Células Mieloides/metabolismo , Pandemias , Transdução de Sinais , Análise de Célula Única , Biologia de Sistemas , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Transcriptoma
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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol ; 40(9): 2070-2083, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32762445

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OBJECTIVE: Emerging evidence suggests that C3aR (C3a anaphylatoxin receptor) signaling has protective roles in various inflammatory-related diseases. However, its role in atherosclerosis has been unknown. The purpose of the study was to investigate the possible protective role of C3aR in aortic atherosclerosis and explore molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the protection. Approach and Results: C3ar-/-/Apoe-/- mice were generated by cross-breeding of atherosclerosis-prone Apoe-/- mice and C3ar-/- mice. C3ar-/-/Apoe-/- mice and Apoe-/- mice (as a control) underwent high-fat diet for 16 weeks were assessed for (1) atherosclerotic plaque burden, (2) aortic tissue inflammation, (3) recruitment of CD11b+ leukocytes into atherosclerotic lesions, and (4) systemic inflammatory responses. Compared with Apoe-/- mice, C3ar-/-/Apoe-/- mice developed more severe atherosclerosis. In addition, C3ar-/-/Apoe-/- mice have increased local production of proinflammatory mediators (eg, CCL2 [chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2], TNF [tumor necrosis factor]-α) and infiltration of monocyte/macrophage in aortic tissue, and their lesional macrophages displayed an M1-like phenotype. Local pathological changes were associated with enhanced systemic inflammatory responses (ie, elevated plasma levels of CCL2 and TNF-α, increased circulating inflammatory cells). In vitro analyses using peritoneal macrophages showed that C3a stimulation resulted in upregulation of M2-associated signaling and molecules, but suppression of M1-associated signaling and molecules, supporting the roles of C3a/C3aR axis in mediating anti-inflammatory response and promoting M2 macrophage polarization. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrate a protective role for C3aR in the development of atherosclerosis and suggest that C3aR confers the protection through C3a/C3aR axis-mediated negative regulation of proinflammatory responses and modulation of macrophage toward the anti-inflammatory phenotype.


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Aorta/metabolismo , Doenças da Aorta/prevenção & controle , Aterosclerose/prevenção & controle , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Macrófagos Peritoneais/metabolismo , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Animais , Aorta/imunologia , Aorta/patologia , Doenças da Aorta/imunologia , Doenças da Aorta/metabolismo , Doenças da Aorta/patologia , Aterosclerose/imunologia , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/patologia , Células Cultivadas , Quimiocina CCL2/metabolismo , Quimiotaxia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Inflamação/imunologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Macrófagos Peritoneais/imunologia , Macrófagos Peritoneais/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout para ApoE , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Placa Aterosclerótica , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/deficiência , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Yonsei Med J ; 61(7): 572-578, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32608200

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PURPOSE: Wnt and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are major molecular signaling pathways associated with the development and progression of tumor, as well as the maintenance and proliferation of cancer stem cells (CSCs), in colorectal cancer (CRC). Identifying patients at risk of poor prognosis is important to determining whether to add adjuvant treatment in stage II CRC and thus improve survival. In the present study, we evaluated the prognostic value of Wnt, mTOR, and CSC markers as survival predictors in stage II CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 148 cases of stage II CRC and acquired their tumor tissue. Tissue microarrays for immunohistochemical staining were constructed, and the expressions of CD166, CD44, EphB2, ß-catenin, pS6 were evaluated using immunohistochemical staining. RESULTS: The expressions of CD166 (p=0.045) and pS6 (p=0.045) and co-expression of pS6/CD166 (p=0.005), pS6/CD44 (p=0.042), and pS6/CD44/CD166 (p=0.013) were negatively correlated with cancer-specific survival. Cox proportional hazard analysis showed the combination of CD166/pS6 [hazard ratio, 9.42; 95% confidence interval, 2.36-37.59; p=0.002] to be the most significant predictor related with decreased cancer-specific survival. In addition, co-expression of CD44/CD166 (p=0.017), CD166/ß-catenin (p=0.036), CD44/ß-catenin (p=0.001), and CD44/CD166/ß-catenin (p=0.001) were significant factors associated with liver metastasis. CONCLUSION: Specific combinations of CSC markers and ß-catenin/mTOR signaling could be a significant predictor of poor survival in stage II CRC.


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Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/mortalidade , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/mortalidade , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Receptores de Hialuronatos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/transplante , Prognóstico , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/análise , beta Catenina
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Yonsei Med J ; 61(7): 587-596, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32608202

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PURPOSE: The current study aimed to investigate the synergistic antitumor effect of combined treatment with 17-DMAG (HSP90 inhibitor) and NVP-BEZ235 (PI3K/mTOR dual inhibitor) on cisplatin-resistant human bladder cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human bladder cancer cells exhibiting cisplatin resistance (T24R2) were exposed to escalating doses of 17-DMAG (2.5-20 nM) with or without NVP-BEZ236 (0.5-4 µM) in combination with cisplatin. Antitumor effects were assessed by CCK-8 analysis. Based on the dose-response study, synergistic interactions between the two regimens were evaluated using clonogenic assay and combination index values. Flow cytometry and Western blot were conducted to analyze mechanisms of synergism. RESULTS: Dose- and time-dependent antitumor effects for 17-DMAG were observed in both cisplatin-sensitive (T24) and cisplatin-resistant cells (T24R2). The antitumor effect of NVP-BEZ235, however, was found to be self-limiting. The combination of 17-DMAG and NVP-BEZ235 in a 1:200 fixed ratio showed a significant antitumor effect in cisplatin-resistant bladder cancer cells over a wide dose range, and clonogenic assay showed compatible results with synergy tests. Three-dimensional analysis revealed strong synergy between the two drugs with a synergy volume of 201.84 µM/mL²%. The combination therapy resulted in G1-phase cell cycle arrest and caspase-dependent apoptosis confirmed by the Western blot. CONCLUSION: HSP90 inhibitor monotherapy and in combination with the PI3K/mTOR survival pathway inhibitor NVP-BEZ235 shows a synergistic antitumor effect in cisplatin-resistant bladder cancers, eliciting cell cycle arrest at the G1 phase and induction of caspase-dependent apoptotic pathway.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Benzoquinonas/uso terapêutico , Cisplatino/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Lactamas Macrocíclicas/uso terapêutico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/tratamento farmacológico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Benzoquinonas/farmacologia , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Imidazóis , Lactamas Macrocíclicas/farmacologia , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Fosfoinositídeo-3 Quinase , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Quinolinas , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(29): 17195-17203, 2020 07 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606248

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The vast majority of intracellular protein targets are refractory toward small-molecule therapeutic engagement, and additional therapeutic modalities are needed to overcome this deficiency. Here, the identification and characterization of a natural product, WDB002, reveals a therapeutic modality that dramatically expands the currently accepted limits of druggability. WDB002, in complex with the FK506-binding protein (FKBP12), potently and selectively binds the human centrosomal protein 250 (CEP250), resulting in disruption of CEP250 function in cells. The recognition mode is unprecedented in that the targeted domain of CEP250 is a coiled coil and is topologically featureless, embodying both a structural motif and surface topology previously considered on the extreme limits of "undruggability" for an intracellular target. Structural studies reveal extensive protein-WDB002 and protein-protein contacts, with the latter being distinct from those seen in FKBP12 ternary complexes formed by FK506 and rapamycin. Outward-facing structural changes in a bound small molecule can thus reprogram FKBP12 to engage diverse, otherwise "undruggable" targets. The flat-targeting modality demonstrated here has the potential to expand the druggable target range of small-molecule therapeutics. As CEP250 was recently found to be an interaction partner with the Nsp13 protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease, it is possible that WDB002 or an analog may exert useful antiviral activity through its ability to form high-affinity ternary complexes containing CEP250 and FKBP12.


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Actinobacteria/genética , Genoma Bacteriano , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Proteína 1A de Ligação a Tacrolimo/química , Proteína 1A de Ligação a Tacrolimo/metabolismo , Actinobacteria/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Autoantígenos/genética , Autoantígenos/metabolismo , Calcineurina/genética , Calcineurina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Evolução Molecular , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Proteica , Homologia de Sequência , Sirolimo/química , Sirolimo/metabolismo , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Gene ; 757: 144943, 2020 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32652105

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The growth of animal skeletal muscle is mainly determined by the synthesis processes of total proteins in skeletal muscle cells, which has a significant impact on the postnatal growth of young animals. An increasing number of studies are focusing on the functions of Tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2) during the process of cell protein synthesis and growth. However, it is still unclear the effect of whether and how TSC2 on goat myoblasts proliferation and differentiation. Here, we found that TSC2 gene has opposite expression patterns in proliferation and differentiation of myoblasts. An expression vector containing goat TSC2 cDNA sequences linked with pcDNA3.1 plasmid was constructed. Myoblasts proliferation activity was significantly inhibited and cell cycle transition slowed down after the transfection of pcDNA3.1-TSC2 plasmid into goat primary myoblasts by EdU staining, CCK-8 and flow cytometry. Mechanically, we further confirmed that the overexpression TSC2 was able to down-regulate the mRNA and protein expression of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), p70 ribosomal S6 kinase 1 (p70S6K) and some cell cycle related genes. In addition, the expression of myogenic genes and myotube formation were attenuated. Collectively, all our results of the experiment demonstrate that TSC2 could regulate myoblasts cells proliferation and differentiation via the activation of the mTOR/p70S6K signaling pathway.


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Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células , Desenvolvimento Muscular , Mioblastos/metabolismo , Proteína 2 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/genética , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Cabras , Mioblastos/citologia , Mioblastos/fisiologia , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/genética , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Proteína 2 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(6): e1008610, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603377

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Newcastle disease virus (NDV), a member of the Paramyxoviridae family, can activate PKR/eIF2α signaling cascade to shutoff host and facilitate viral mRNA translation during infection, however, the mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we revealed that NDV infection up-regulated host cap-dependent translation machinery by activating PI3K/Akt/mTOR and p38 MAPK/Mnk1 pathways. In addition, NDV infection induced p38 MAPK/Mnk1 signaling participated 4E-BP1 hyperphosphorylation for efficient viral protein synthesis when mTOR signaling is inhibited. Furthermore, NDV NP protein was found to be important for selective cap-dependent translation of viral mRNAs through binding to eIF4E during NDV infection. Taken together, NDV infection activated multiple signaling pathways for selective viral protein synthesis in infected cells, via interaction between viral NP protein and host translation machinery. Our results may help to design novel targets for therapeutic intervention against NDV infection and to understand the NDV anti-oncolytic mechanism.


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Proteínas Aviárias , Fator de Iniciação 4E em Eucariotos , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Vírus da Doença de Newcastle , Nucleoproteínas , RNA Mensageiro , RNA Viral , Proteínas Virais , Animais , Proteínas Aviárias/genética , Proteínas Aviárias/metabolismo , Embrião de Galinha , Galinhas , Fator de Iniciação 4E em Eucariotos/genética , Fator de Iniciação 4E em Eucariotos/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Vírus da Doença de Newcastle/genética , Vírus da Doença de Newcastle/metabolismo , Nucleoproteínas/biossíntese , Nucleoproteínas/genética , Nucleoproteínas/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Biossíntese de Proteínas , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA Viral/genética , RNA Viral/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais/biossíntese , Proteínas Virais/genética , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(8): 4513-4522, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727781

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) arises from hepatocytes, and is the most frequently occurring malignancy of primary liver cancer. In this study, we investigated the anti-metastatic effects of the quaternary ammonium compound, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), on HA22T/VGH HCC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: According to our preliminary data, the effect of CTAB on cell cycle distribution, migration, invasion and the associated protein levels was examined using flow cytometry, wound-healing migration, Matrigel transwell invasion assay and western blotting under sub-lethal concentrations. RESULTS: CTAB treatment of HA22T/VGH cells casued dose-dependent mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET)-like changes and impaired migration and invasion capabilities. In addition, CTAB reduced the levels of metastasis-related proteins including c-Met, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), Akt, mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), ribosomal protein S6 kinase (p70S6K), Twist, N-cadherin, and Vimentin. Moreover, pretreatment with hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) rescued CTAB-mediated effects. CONCLUSION: CTAB exhibited potent anti-EMT and anti-metastatic activities through the inhibition of migration and invasion of HA22T/VGH cells. CTAB interrupted the mesenchymal characteristics of HA22T/VGH cells, which were significantly alleviated by HGF in a dose-dependent manner. CTAB has the potential to evolve as a therapeutic agent for HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Cetrimônio/farmacologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-met/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Gene ; 758: 144967, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32707299

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


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/genética , Ovário/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Pectinidae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Pectinidae/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Animais , Metabolismo Energético/genética , Proteínas de Grupos de Complementação da Anemia de Fanconi/metabolismo , Feminino , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Reprodução/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Proteínas Wnt/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética
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Gene ; 759: 144969, 2020 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32712064

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Sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) remains one of the most common disorders in hospitals. The aim of this research was to explore the underlying characteristics and mechanisms of artesunate (AS) in protecting rat lungs from sepsis. The sepsis-induced ALI model was generated in SD rats by the intratracheal administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 5 mg/kg) for 24 h. The rats were randomly assigned into 4 groups: Sham, LPS, LPS + AS, and LPS + AS + LY294002. Pathological evaluation of the lungs was conducted by HE staining, immunofluorescence, and TUNEL assay, and the MPO activity and the W/D ratio of each group were evaluated. The levels of inflammatory mediators (TNF-α and IL-6) were measured by immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and real-time PCR. Western blotting was used to determine the protein levels of PI3K, cleaved Caspase-3, p-mTOR, mTOR, p-Akt, and Akt in the lungs. The MPO activity, W/D ratio and lung injury score were obviously elevated after induction of ALI by LPS. Nevertheless, these alterations could be inhibited by AS. In addition, sepsis decreased the levels of p-mTOR, p-Akt, and PI3K and elevated the expression of cl-caspase-3, TNF-α, and IL-6 in the lungs. After AS administration, these alterations were obviously decreased, but treatment with the PI3K antagonist LY294002 inhibited the function of AS. AS could partially protect against LPS-induced ALI by inhibiting apoptosis and inflammatory mediator production, and this function is perhaps associated with the regulation of the mTOR/AKT/PI3K axis. These findings suggest that AS may possess certain beneficial characteristics in protecting the lungs from sepsis.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Artesunato/uso terapêutico , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Sepse/complicações , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/etiologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Apoptose , Artesunato/farmacologia , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 256: 118009, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603819

RESUMO

AIMS: Abnormal mitochondrial metabolism is an essential factor for excessive proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs), which drives the pathological process of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). 3-Bromopyruvate (3-BrPA) is an effective glycolytic inhibitor that improves mitochondrial metabolism, thereby repressing anomalous cell proliferation. MAIN METHODS: An experimental PAH model was established by injection of monocrotaline (MCT) in male Sprague Dawley rats, following which rats were assigned to three groups: control, MCT, and 3-BrPA groups. Three days post injection of MCT, rats were treated with 3-BrPA or vehicle for 4 weeks. At the end of the study, hemodynamic data were measured to confirm PAH condition. Indicators of pulmonary arterial and right ventricular (RV) remodeling as well as the proliferative ability of PASMCs were assayed. Additionally, mitochondrial morphology and function, and antiglycolytic and antiproliferative pathways and genes were analyzed. KEY FINDINGS: Treatment with 3-BrPA effectively improved pulmonary vascular remodeling and right ventricular function, inhibited PASMC proliferation, and preserved mitochondrial morphology and function. Besides, 3-BrPA treatment inhibited the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway and regulated the expression of antiproliferative genes in PASMCs. However, bloody ascites, bloating, and cirrhosis of organs were observed in some 3-BrPA treated rats. SIGNIFICANCE: 3-BrPA acts as an important glycolytic inhibitor to improve energy metabolism and reverse the course of PAH. However, 3-BrPA is associated with side effects in MCT-induced rats, indicating that it should be caution in drug delivery dosage, and further studies are needed to evaluate this toxicological mechanism.


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Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Piruvatos/farmacologia , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Masculino , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Monocrotalina , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/citologia , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/efeitos dos fármacos , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/fisiopatologia , Artéria Pulmonar/citologia , Artéria Pulmonar/efeitos dos fármacos , Piruvatos/toxicidade , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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