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Hum Genet ; 138(10): 1183-1200, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31471722

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The glutamate pyruvate transaminase 2 (GPT2) gene produces a nuclear-encoded mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the reversible transfer of an amino group from glutamate to pyruvate, generating alanine and alpha-ketoglutarate. Recessive mutations in GPT2 have been recently identified in a new syndrome involving intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), postnatal microcephaly, and spastic paraplegia. We have identified additional families with recessive GPT2 mutations and expanded the phenotype to include small stature. GPT2 loss-of-function mutations were identified in four families, nine patients total, including: a homozygous mutation in one child [c.775T>C (p.C259R)]; compound heterozygous mutations in two siblings [c.812A>C (p.N271T)/c.1432_1433delGT (p.V478Rfs*73)]; a novel homozygous, putative splicing mutation [c.1035C>T (p.G345=)]; and finally, a recurrent mutation, previously identified in a distinct family [c.1210C>T (p.R404*)]. All patients were diagnosed with IDD. A majority of patients had remarkably small stature throughout development, many < 1st percentile for height and weight. Given the potential biological function of GPT2 in cellular growth, this phenotype is strongly suggestive of a newly identified clinical susceptibility. Further, homozygous GPT2 mutations manifested in at least 2 of 176 families with IDD (approximately 1.1%) in a Pakistani cohort, thereby representing a relatively common cause of recessive IDD in this population, with recurrence of the p.R404* mutation in this population. Based on variants in the ExAC database, we estimated that approximately 1 in 248 individuals are carriers of moderately or severely deleterious variants in GPT2.


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Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/diagnóstico , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/genética , Genes Recessivos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Mutação , Fenótipo , Transaminases/genética , Adolescente , Alelos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Deficiências do Desenvolvimento/metabolismo , Ativação Enzimática , Éxons , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genética Populacional , Genótipo , Humanos , Deficiência Intelectual/diagnóstico , Deficiência Intelectual/genética , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Mitocôndrias/genética , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Linhagem , Conformação Proteica , Sítios de Splice de RNA , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Transaminases/química , Transaminases/metabolismo
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Gene ; 715: 144027, 2019 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31374327

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OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical and molecular characteristics of a Chinese Zhuang minority patient with leukocyte adhesion deficiency type-1 (LAD-1) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PDD). METHODS: Routine clinical and physical examinations were performed, and patient data was collected and analyzed. Protein expression levels of Itgb2 and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6pd) proteins were assessed by flow cytometry and the glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) substrate method, respectively. Whole exome sequencing was performed to investigate genetic variations of the patient and his parents. RESULTS: The patient had fester disease and delayed separation of the umbilical cord at birth. Staphylococcus was detected in the fluid secretion of the auditory meatus of the patient. He exhibited a recurrent cheek scab, swollen hand, and swollen gum. Hematological examination indicated dramatic elevation of leukocytes including lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils and eosinophils. A novel homozygous mutation was detected in the ITGB2 gene of the patient, which was determined to be a two nucleotide deletion at the site of c.1537-1538 (c.1537-1538delGT), causing a frameshift of 24 amino acids from p.513 and inducing a stop codon (p.V513Lfs*24). A base substitution mutation was identified at c.1466 (c.1466G>T) of G6PD on chromosome X of the patient, which resulted in an amino acid change from arginine to leucine at p.489 (p.R489L). The patient also showed deficient lymphocyte expression of CD18 (2.99%) and significant downregulation of the G6pd protein. CONCLUSIONS: The patient was diagnosed with G6PDD and moderate LAD-1. The combination of LAD-1 and G6PDD in this case may have been due to the high incidence of genetic disease in this minority ethnic population. Analyzing existing LAD-1 and G6PDD cases from different populations can facilitate disease diagnosis and treatment. Particularly, reporting pathogenic mutations of LAD-1 and G6PDD will be crucial for genetic testing and prenatal diagnosis in an effort to decrease the incidence of these diseases.


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Antígenos CD18/genética , Deficiência de Glucosefosfato Desidrogenase/genética , Homozigoto , Síndrome da Aderência Leucocítica Deficitária/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Antígenos CD18/metabolismo , Deficiência de Glucosefosfato Desidrogenase/patologia , Humanos , Lactente , Síndrome da Aderência Leucocítica Deficitária/metabolismo , Síndrome da Aderência Leucocítica Deficitária/patologia , Leucócitos/metabolismo , Leucócitos/patologia , Masculino
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Vet Microbiol ; 235: 21-24, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31282375

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Occurrence of avian influenza (AI) with Neuraminidase (NA) mutations which confer reduced neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) susceptibility has remained a cause of concern. The susceptibility to NAIs of 67 highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses isolated during 2006-2012 in India was tested in phenotypic fluorescence-based NA inhibition assay, sequence analysis and in ovo. One isolate showed a novel NA I117T amino acid substitution (N2 numbering) and eight isolates showed previously known NAI-resistance marker mutations (I117V, E119D, N294S, total 9/67). The overall incidence of resistant variants was 13.4%. The novel I117T substitution reduced oseltamivir susceptibility by 18.6-fold and zanamivir susceptibility by 11.8-fold, compared to the wild type AI H5N1virus, thus showed cross-resistance to both oseltamivir and zanamivir in NA inhibition assays. However, the other two isolates with I117V substitution were sensitive to both the NAIs. In addition, the comparison of growth of the I117T and I117V variants in presence of NAI's in the in ovo assays exhibited difference in growth levels. The present study reports the natural occurrence of a novel I117T mutation in AI H5N1 virus conferring cross-resistance to oseltamivir and zanamivir highlighting the urgent need of antiviral surveillance of AI viruses.


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Antivirais/farmacologia , Virus da Influenza A Subtipo H5N1/efeitos dos fármacos , Neuraminidase/genética , Oseltamivir/farmacologia , Proteínas Virais/genética , Zanamivir/farmacologia , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Animais , Galinhas , Farmacorresistência Viral , Índia , Virus da Influenza A Subtipo H5N1/genética , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Zigoto
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi ; 36(7): 734-736, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302924

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the molecular basis for a blood donor with an ABO subtype. METHODS: The proband and his family members were subjected to serological analysis. Their genotypes were determined by real-time PCR and sequencing of the coding regions of ABO gene. RESULTS: The proband was determined as an ABw subtype. By sequencing analysis, the proband was typed as A102/BW03. Compared with ABO*B.01, the proband was found to harbor a 721C>T variant (ABO*BW.03 allele) in exon 7 of the ABO gene, which caused substitution of Arginine at position 241 by Tryptophan resulting in a ABW phenotype. The blood type of the proband's sister was similar to that of the proband. The maternal serological pattern was B type, and the result of sequencing suggested that the genotype fit with B101/Bw03. CONCLUSION: The 721C>T in the exon 7 of the ABO glycosyltransferase gene probably underlies the Bw03 phenotype. The ABO*Bw.03 variant of the proband and his sister were inherited from their mother.


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Sistema do Grupo Sanguíneo ABO/genética , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Linhagem , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Virol J ; 16(1): 87, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266524

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BACKGROUND: Human infection with avian influenza H7N9 virus was first reported in 2013. Since the fifth epidemic, a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H7N9 virus has emerged and caused 33 human infections. Several potential NAI resistance sites have been found in human cases. However, the drug susceptibility and replication ability of HPAI H7N9 virus with such substitutions have not yet been studied. METHODS: Thirty-three HPAI H7N9 virus strains were isolated from human cases in China, and then sequences were analyzed to identify potential NAI resistance sites. Recombinant influenza viruses were generated to evaluate the effect of NA amino acid substitutions on NAI (oseltamivir or zanamivir) susceptibility and viral replication efficiency in MDCK cells. RESULTS: Four potential NAI resistance sites, R292 K, E119V, A246T or H274Y, were screened. All four substitutions conferred either reduced or highly reduced susceptibility to oseltamivir or zanamivir. 292 K not only highly reduced the susceptibility of HPAI H7N9 to oseltamivir but also induced an increase in the IC50 of zanamivir. 119 V or 274Y conferred reduced susceptibility of HPAI H7N9 to oseltamivir. Additionally, 246 T conferred reduced susceptibility to zanamivir. All tested NAI-resistant viruses were capable of replication in MDCK cells. The virus yields of rg006-NA292K were lower than those of rg006-NA292R at 24, 48, 72 and 96 h postinfection (P<0.05). Rg006-NA119V, rg006-NA246T or rg006-NA274Y showed comparable replication capacity to wild-type virus (except for rg006-NA274Y at 96 h, P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: All 4 amino acid substitutions (R292 K, E119V, A246T or H274Y) in NA reduced the susceptibility of HPAI H7N9 to NAIs. The NAI-resistant mutations in HPAI H7N9, in most cases, did not reduce the replication ability of the virus in mammalian cells. Special attention needs to be paid to these mutations, and the development of new anti-H7N9 drugs is of great importance.


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Antivirais/farmacologia , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Subtipo H7N9 do Vírus da Influenza A/efeitos dos fármacos , Subtipo H7N9 do Vírus da Influenza A/genética , Influenza Humana/virologia , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Animais , Galinhas , Cães , Farmacorresistência Viral/genética , Humanos , Subtipo H7N9 do Vírus da Influenza A/fisiologia , Influenza Aviária , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Neuraminidase/antagonistas & inibidores , Oseltamivir/farmacologia , Zanamivir/farmacologia
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Gene ; 715: 143970, 2019 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31330235

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BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) formation is genetically determined, with reduced penetrance and variable expressivity. NOTCH1 is a proven candidate gene and its mutations have been found in familial and sporadic cases of BAV. METHODS: 66 BAV patients from the GISSI VAR study were genotyped for the NOTCH1 gene. RESULTS: We identified 63 variants, in heterozygous and homozygous states. Fifty-two are common polymorphisms present in almost all patients. Eleven variants are new and never yet reported: two are non-synonymous substitutions, Gly540Asp in exon 10 and Glu851Gln in exon 16; one is in the 3'UTR region and seven in introns, one corresponds to a T allele insertion in intron 27. We selected four statistically noteworthy and seven new variants identified in six BAV patients and correlated them with clinical and demographic variables and with imaging and histological parameters. Preliminary data show that four were BAV patients with isolated stenosis in patients over 60 aged. These variants may correlate with a later need for surgery for the presence of stenosis and not aortic valve regurgitation or ascending aortic aneurysm. CONCLUSIONS: Completing the genotyping of 62 BAV patients we found 11 new variants in the NOTCH1 gene never yet reported. These findings confirm that the identification of new, clinically remarkable biomarkers for BAV requires a deeper genetic understanding of the NOTCH1 gene variants, which could be targeted by future diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.


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Estenose da Valva Aórtica/genética , Valva Aórtica/anormalidades , Doenças das Valvas Cardíacas , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Penetrância , Receptor Notch1/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Éxons , Feminino , Heterozigoto , Homozigoto , Humanos , Íntrons , Itália , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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Comput Biol Chem ; 82: 57-64, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31272062

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Human granulocyte colony stimulating factor (hG-CSF), known as CSF3, plays an important role in the growth, differentiation, proliferation, survival, and activation of the granulocyte cell lineage such as neutrophils and their precursors. Functional reduction in native CSF3 protein results in reduced proliferation and activation of neutrophils and leads to neutropenia. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CSF3 gene may have deleterious effects on the CSF3 protein function. This study was undertaken to find the functional SNPs in the human CSF3 gene. Results suggest that 18.9% of all the SNPs in the dbSNP database for CSF3 gene were present in the coding region. Out of 59 non-synonymous SNPs (nsSNPs), 26 nsSNPs were predicted to be non-tolerable by SIFT whereas 18 and 7 nsSNPs were predicted as probably damaging and possibly damaging, respectively by PolyPhen. Among this 31 nsSNPs, 16 nsSNPs were identified to be potentially deleterious by PANTHER server, and 4 nsSNPs were found to be neutral by PROVEAN. SNPAnalyzer predicted 7 nsSNPs to be neutral phenotype and the remaining 24 nsSNPs to be associated with diseases. Among the predicted nsSNPs, rs144408123, rs144408123, rs145136406, rs145311241, rs373191696, rs762945096, rs763688260, rs767572172, rs775326370, rs777777864, rs777983866, rs781596455, rs139072004, rs757612684, rs772911210, rs139072004, rs746634544, rs749993200, rs763426127, rs772466210 were identified as deleterious and potentially damaging. I-Mutant analysis revealed that th 20 nsSNPs were important for protein stability of CSF3. Therefore, th 20 nsSNPs may be used for the wider population-based genetic studies and also should be taken into account while engineering the recombinant CSF3 protein for clinical use.


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Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos/genética , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Bases de Dados Genéticas/estatística & dados numéricos , Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos/química , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Fenótipo , Estabilidade Proteica , Software
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3067, 2019 07 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296851

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WalKR (YycFG) is the only essential two-component regulator in the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. WalKR regulates peptidoglycan synthesis, but this function alone does not explain its essentiality. Here, to further understand WalKR function, we investigate a suppressor mutant that arose when WalKR activity was impaired; a histidine to tyrosine substitution (H271Y) in the cytoplasmic Per-Arnt-Sim (PASCYT) domain of the histidine kinase WalK. Introducing the WalKH271Y mutation into wild-type S. aureus activates the WalKR regulon. Structural analyses of the WalK PASCYT domain reveal a metal-binding site, in which a zinc ion (Zn2+) is tetrahedrally-coordinated by four amino acids including H271. The WalKH271Y mutation abrogates metal binding, increasing WalK kinase activity and WalR phosphorylation. Thus, Zn2+-binding negatively regulates WalKR. Promoter-reporter experiments using S. aureus confirm Zn2+ sensing by this system. Identification of a metal ligand recognized by the WalKR system broadens our understanding of this critical S. aureus regulon.


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Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Histidina Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Staphylococcus aureus/metabolismo , Zinco/metabolismo , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Proteínas de Bactérias/química , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Cátions Bivalentes/metabolismo , Histidina/genética , Histidina Quinase/química , Histidina Quinase/genética , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Mutação , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/química , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Regulon/genética , Staphylococcus aureus/genética , Tirosina/genética
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Anim Genet ; 50(5): 493-500, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31297861

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The alpaca classic grey phenotype is of particular interest to the industry. Until now, there were only indirect data suggesting that the KIT gene was involved in the classic grey phenotype. All exons of KIT in three black and three classic silvergrey alpacas were sequenced. Five non-synonymous SNPs were observed. There was only one SNP found that was present only in the silvergrey alpacas, and this was also the only SNP predicted to be damaging. This variant results in a change of a glycine (Gly) to an arginine (Arg) at amino acid position 126 (c.376G>A), occurring in the second Ig-like domain of the extracellular domain of KIT. Basic protein modelling predicted that this variant is likely destabilising. Therefore, an additional 488 alpacas were genotyped for this SNP using the tetra-primer amplification refractory mutation system PCR (Tetra-primer ARMS-PCR). All classic grey alpacas were observed to be heterozygous, and 99.3% of non-grey dark base colour alpacas were found to be homozygous for the wildtype allele in this position. These results confirm that the classic grey phenotype in alpacas is the result of a c.376G>A (p.Gly126Arg) SNP in exon 3 of KIT. These data also support the hypothesis that the grey phenotype is autosomal dominant and that the mutation is most likely homozygous lethal.


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Camelídeos Americanos/genética , Camelídeos Americanos/fisiologia , Pigmentação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-kit/genética , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Animais , Éxons , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-kit/química
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Cancer Sci ; 110(10): 3306-3314, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31361380

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Isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2), an important mitochondrial metabolic enzyme involved in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, is mutated in a variety of cancers. AG-221, an inhibitor primarily targeting the IDH2-R140Q mutant, has shown remarkable clinical benefits in the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia patients. However, AG-221 has weak inhibitory activity toward IDH2-R172K, a mutant form of IDH2 with more severe clinical manifestations. Herein, we report TQ05310 as the first mutant IDH2 inhibitor that potently targets both IDH2-R140Q and IDH2-R172K mutants. TQ05310 inhibited mutant IDH2 enzymatic activity, suppressed (R)-2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) production and induced differentiation in cells expressing IDH2-R140Q and IDH2-R172K, but not in cells expressing wild-type IDH1/2 or mutant IDH1. TQ05310 bound to both IDH2-R140Q and IDH2-R172K, with Q316 being the critical residue mediating the binding of TQ05310 with IDH2-R140Q, but not with IDH2-R172K. TQ05310 also had favorable pharmacokinetic characteristics and profoundly inhibited 2-HG production in a tumor xenografts model. The results of the current study establish a solid foundation for further clinical investigation of TQ05310, and provide new insight into the development of novel mutant IDH2 inhibitors.


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Substituição de Aminoácidos , Inibidores Enzimáticos/administração & dosagem , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/genética , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Diferenciação Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacocinética , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/antagonistas & inibidores , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/química , Camundongos , Modelos Moleculares , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Neoplasias/genética , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Molecules ; 24(13)2019 Jul 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288444

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Recently, we have found that calcium binding proteins of the EF-hand superfamily (i.e., a large family of proteins containing helix-loop-helix calcium binding motif or EF-hand) contain two types of conserved clusters called cluster I ('black' cluster) and cluster II ('grey' cluster), which provide a supporting scaffold for the Ca2+ binding loops and contribute to the hydrophobic core of the EF-hand domains. Cluster I is more conservative and mostly incorporates aromatic amino acids, whereas cluster II includes a mix of aromatic, hydrophobic, and polar amino acids of different sizes. Recoverin is EF-hand Ca2+-binding protein containing two 'black' clusters comprised of F35, F83, Y86 (N-terminal domain) and F106, E169, F172 (C-terminal domain) as well as two 'gray' clusters comprised of F70, Q46, F49 (N-terminal domain) and W156, K119, V122 (C-terminal domain). To understand a role of these residues in structure and function of human recoverin, we sequentially substituted them for alanine and studied the resulting mutants by a set of biophysical methods. Under metal-free conditions, the 'black' clusters mutants (except for F35A and E169A) were characterized by an increase in the α-helical content, whereas the 'gray' cluster mutants (except for K119A) exhibited the opposite behavior. By contrast, in Ca2+-loaded mutants the α-helical content was always elevated. In the absence of calcium, the substitutions only slightly affected multimerization of recoverin regardless of their localization (except for K119A). Meanwhile, in the presence of calcium mutations in N-terminal domain of the protein significantly suppressed this process, indicating that surface properties of Ca2+-bound recoverin are highly affected by N-terminal cluster residues. The substitutions in C-terminal clusters generally reduced thermal stability of recoverin with F172A ('black' cluster) as well as W156A and K119A ('gray' cluster) being the most efficacious in this respect. In contrast, the mutations in the N-terminal clusters caused less pronounced differently directed changes in thermal stability of the protein. The substitutions of F172, W156, and K119 in C-terminal domain of recoverin together with substitution of Q46 in its N-terminal domain provoked significant but diverse changes in free energy associated with Ca2+ binding to the protein: the mutant K119A demonstrated significantly improved calcium binding, whereas F172A and W156A showed decrease in the calcium affinity and Q46A exhibited no ion coordination in one of the Ca2+-binding sites. The most of the N-terminal clusters mutations suppressed membrane binding of recoverin and its inhibitory activity towards rhodopsin kinase (GRK1). Surprisingly, the mutant W156A aberrantly activated rhodopsin phosphorylation regardless of the presence of calcium. Taken together, these data confirm the scaffolding function of several cluster-forming residues and point to their critical role in supporting physiological activity of recoverin.


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Recoverina/química , Recoverina/metabolismo , Alanina/química , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Cálcio/metabolismo , Receptor Quinase 1 Acoplada a Proteína G/metabolismo , Humanos , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Cinética , Modelos Moleculares , Mutação , Fosforilação , Ligação Proteica , Recoverina/genética , Rodopsina/metabolismo
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Hum Genet ; 138(10): 1105-1115, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31230195

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Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) are the most common cause of chronic kidney disease (~ 45%) that manifests before 30 years of age. The genetic locus containing COL4A1 (13q33-34) has been implicated in vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), but mutations in COL4A1 have not been reported in CAKUT. We hypothesized that COL4A1 mutations cause CAKUT in humans. We performed whole exome sequencing (WES) in 550 families with CAKUT. As negative control cohorts we used WES sequencing data from patients with nephronophthisis (NPHP) with no genetic cause identified (n = 257) and with nephrotic syndrome (NS) due to monogenic causes (n = 100). We identified a not previously reported heterozygous missense variant in COL4A1 in three siblings with isolated VUR. When examining 549 families with CAKUT, we identified nine additional different heterozygous missense mutations in COL4A1 in 11 individuals from 11 unrelated families with CAKUT, while no COL4A1 mutations were identified in a control cohort with NPHP and only one in the cohort with NS. Most individuals (12/14) had isolated CAKUT with no extrarenal features. The predominant phenotype was VUR (9/14). There were no clinical features of the COL4A1-related disorders (e.g., HANAC syndrome, porencephaly, tortuosity of retinal arteries). Whereas COL4A1-related disorders are typically caused by glycine substitutions in the collagenous domain (84.4% of variants), only one variant in our cohort is a glycine substitution within the collagenous domain (1/10). We identified heterozygous COL4A1 mutations as a potential novel autosomal dominant cause of CAKUT that is allelic to the established COL4A1-related disorders and predominantly caused by non-glycine substitutions.


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Colágeno Tipo IV/genética , Anormalidades Congênitas/diagnóstico , Anormalidades Congênitas/genética , Rim/anormalidades , Mutação , Fenótipo , Sistema Urinário/anormalidades , Alelos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Evolução Molecular , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Loci Gênicos , Genômica/métodos , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Doenças Renais Císticas/diagnóstico , Doenças Renais Císticas/genética , Masculino , Síndrome Nefrótica/diagnóstico , Síndrome Nefrótica/genética , Navegador , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Gene ; 711: 143924, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31212050

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The MnSOD Ala16Val single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) has shown to be associated to inflammatory pathways and many metabolic disorders, such as obesity and dyslipidemia. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an emergent problem among patients with epilepsy. However, little is known about interaction between MnSOD Ala16Val SNP and metabolic comorbities in epilepsy. Thus, we investigated the relationship between MnSOD Ala16Val SNP with epilepsy and its influence on MetS, inflammation, apoptosis and DNA damage parameters. Ninety subjects were evaluated (47 epilepsy patients and 43 healthy controls) by questionnaires and laboratorial exams. Levels of inflammatory, apoptotic and DNA damage markers, as well as MnSOD polymorphism were assessed. An increased proportion of VV genotype in epilepsy group when compared to control group was observed. Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α), Acetylcholinesterase, caspase-8, and Picogreen levels were increased in VV epilepsy group. An important correlation between TNF-α vs caspase-8, and Cholesterol vs. Triglycerides was observed in the epilepsy group with VV genotype. Our findings suggest that the MnSOD Ala16Val SNP might have an important role in epilepsy, mainly in patients with generalized seizures and particularly with VV genotype. The metabolic parameters also presented significant results in epilepsy group with VV genotype, which applying attention in view of further consequences and disorders that could be developed.


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Substituição de Aminoácidos , Colesterol/metabolismo , Convulsões/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo , Acetilcolinesterase/genética , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Caspase 8/genética , Dano ao DNA , Feminino , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética
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Arch Virol ; 164(9): 2355-2358, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227892

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Equine influenza virus is an important pathogen for the horse industry because of its economic impact, and vaccination is a key control measure. Our previous work suggested that a mutation at position 144 in the hemagglutinin of Florida sublineage clade 2 viruses reduces the cross-neutralizing activity of antiserum against a former vaccine strain. To confirm this suggestion, here, we generated viruses by reverse genetics. Antibody titers against the mutated viruses were one-tenth to one-sixteenth of those against the former vaccine strain. Our findings confirm that this single amino acid substitution reduces the cross-reactivity of antiserum against this former Japanese vaccine.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Glicoproteínas de Hemaglutininação de Vírus da Influenza/genética , Glicoproteínas de Hemaglutininação de Vírus da Influenza/imunologia , Doenças dos Cavalos/imunologia , Vírus da Influenza A/imunologia , Vacinas contra Influenza/genética , Vacinas contra Influenza/imunologia , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/veterinária , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Animais , Reações Cruzadas , Glicoproteínas de Hemaglutininação de Vírus da Influenza/administração & dosagem , Glicoproteínas de Hemaglutininação de Vírus da Influenza/química , Doenças dos Cavalos/virologia , Cavalos , Soros Imunes/imunologia , Vírus da Influenza A/genética , Vacinas contra Influenza/administração & dosagem , Vacinas contra Influenza/química , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/imunologia , Infecções por Orthomyxoviridae/virologia
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J Med Microbiol ; 68(8): 1227-1232, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31215858

RESUMO

PURPOSE: Haemophilus influenzae strains with low susceptibility to quinolones have recently emerged in the paediatric field in Japan. These strains are judged as 'susceptible' in routine susceptibility tests, although they may survive after quinolone treatment. Therefore, we aimed to construct a simple and cost-effective identification method for low-susceptibility strains using disc diffusion assays. METHODOLOGY: A total of 33 H. influenzae clinical isolates and a control strain were used. For the disc diffusion assay, levofloxacin, norfloxacin, nalidixic acid and pipemidic acid were employed. Correlations between the inhibition zone diameter and amino acid substitutions were evaluated. RESULTS: All of the tested strains formed clear inhibition zones on both levofloxacin and norfloxacin discs. By contrast, none of the low-susceptibility strains showed inhibition zones against nalidixic acid, while the low-susceptibility strains with amino acid substitutions in both GyrA and ParC did not show inhibition zones against pipemidic acid discs, indicating that low-susceptibility strains can be detected with high sensitivity and specificity by the presence or absence of inhibition zones for earlier quinolones. CONCLUSION: A disc diffusion test combining results from nalidixic acid and pipemidic acid can detect low-susceptibility strains harbouring amino acid substitutions without the need for genetic analysis. This test can help reduce inappropriate and unnecessary fluoroquinolone use.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Haemophilus/microbiologia , Haemophilus influenzae/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinolonas/farmacologia , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Criança , DNA Girase/genética , DNA Topoisomerase IV/genética , Testes de Sensibilidade a Antimicrobianos por Disco-Difusão , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Haemophilus influenzae/genética , Haemophilus influenzae/isolamento & purificação , Humanos , Japão , Ácido Nalidíxico/farmacologia , Ácido Pipemídico/farmacologia , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Vet Res ; 50(1): 50, 2019 Jun 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227007

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Nervous necrosis virus (NNV), Genus Betanodavirus, is the causative agent of viral encephalopathy and retinopathy (VER), a neuropathological disease that causes fish mortalities worldwide. The NNV genome is composed of two single-stranded RNA molecules, RNA1 and RNA2, encoding the RNA polymerase and the coat protein, respectively. Betanodaviruses are classified into four genotypes: red-spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus (RGNNV), striped jack nervous necrosis virus (SJNNV), barfin flounder nervous necrosis virus (BFNNV) and tiger puffer nervous necrosis virus (TPNNV). In Southern Europe the presence of RGNNV, SJNNV and their natural reassortants (in both RNA1/RNA2 forms: RGNNV/SJNNV and SJNNV/RGNNV) has been reported. Pathology caused by these genotypes is closely linked to water temperature and the RNA1 segment encoding amino acids 1-445 has been postulated to regulate viral adaptation to temperature. Reassortants isolated from sole (RGNNV/SJNNV) show 6 substitutions in this region when compared with the RGNNV genotype (positions 41, 48, 218, 223, 238 and 289). We have demonstrated that change of these positions to those present in the RGNNV genotype cause low and delayed replication in vitro when compared with that of the wild type strain at 25 and 30 °C. The experimental infections confirmed the impact of the mutations on viral replication because at 25 °C the viral load and the mortality were significantly lower in fish infected with the mutant than in those challenged with the non-mutated virus. It was not possible to challenge fish at 30 °C because of the scarce tolerance of sole to this temperature.


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Substituição de Aminoácidos , Linguados/virologia , Temperatura Alta , Mutação/genética , Nodaviridae/genética , Adaptação Fisiológica , Animais , Encéfalo/virologia , Linhagem Celular , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Nodaviridae/fisiologia , Replicação Viral
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2834, 2019 06 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31249292

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Environmental information perceived by chloroplasts can be translated into retrograde signals that alter the expression of nuclear genes. Singlet oxygen (1O2) generated by photosystem II (PSII) can cause photo-oxidative damage of PSII but has also been implicated in retrograde signaling. We previously reported that a nuclear-encoded chloroplast FtsH2 metalloprotease coordinates 1O2-triggered retrograde signaling by promoting the degradation of the EXECUTER1 (EX1) protein, a putative 1O2 sensor. Here, we show that a 1O2-mediated oxidative post-translational modification of EX1 is essential for initiating 1O2-derived signaling. Specifically, the Trp643 residue in DUF3506 domain of EX1 is prone to oxidation by 1O2. Both the substitution of Trp643 with 1O2-insensitive amino acids and the deletion of the DUF3506 domain abolish the EX1-mediated 1O2 signaling. We thus provide mechanistic insight into how EX1 senses 1O2 via Trp643 located in the DUF3506 domain.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Plastídeos/metabolismo , Oxigênio Singlete/metabolismo , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Arabidopsis/química , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/química , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Oxirredução , Plastídeos/química , Plastídeos/genética , Domínios Proteicos , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional , Transdução de Sinais
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2868, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253770

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Prokaryotes and eukaryotes alike endogenously generate the gaseous molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Bacterial H2S acts as a cytoprotectant against antibiotics-induced stress and promotes redox homeostasis. In E. coli, endogenous H2S production is primarily dependent on 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST), encoded by mstA. Here, we show that cells lacking 3MST acquire a phenotypic suppressor mutation resulting in compensatory H2S production and tolerance to antibiotics and oxidative stress. Using whole genome sequencing, we identified a non-synonymous mutation within an uncharacterized LacI-type transcription factor, ycjW. We then mapped regulatory targets of YcjW and discovered it controls the expression of carbohydrate metabolic genes and thiosulfate sulfurtransferase PspE. Induction of pspE expression in the suppressor strain provides an alternative mechanism for H2S biosynthesis. Our results reveal a complex interaction between carbohydrate metabolism and H2S production in bacteria and the role, a hitherto uncharacterized transcription factor, YcjW, plays in linking the two.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Sulfeto de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Substituição de Aminoácidos , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Mapeamento Cromossômico , DNA Bacteriano , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Dissacarídeos/farmacologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Ligação Proteica , RNA Mensageiro , Regulon , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(7): 1143-1155, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177328

RESUMO

Enhancement of endogenous immunity to tumor-associated self-antigens and neoantigens is the goal of preventive vaccination. Toward this goal, we compared the efficacy of the following HER2 DNA vaccine constructs: vaccines encoding wild-type HER2, hybrid HER2 vaccines consisting of human HER2 and rat Neu, HER2 vaccines with single residue substitutions and a novel human HER2 DNA vaccine, ph(es)E2TM. ph(es)E2TM was designed to contain five evolution-selected substitutions: M198V, Q398R, F425L, H473R and A622T that occur frequently in 12 primate HER2 sequences. These ph(es)E2TM substitutions score 0 to 1 in blocks substitutions matrix (BLOSUM), indicating minimal biochemical alterations. h(es)E2TM recombinant protein is recognized by a panel of anti-HER2 mAbs, demonstrating the preservation of HER2 protein structure. Compared to native human HER2, electrovaccination of HER2 transgenic mice with ph(es)E2TM induced a threefold increase in HER2-binding antibody (Ab) and elevated levels of IFNγ-producing T cells. ph(es)E2TM, but not pE2TM immune serum, recognized HER2 peptide p95 355LPESFDGDPASNTAP369, suggesting a broadening of epitope recognition induced by the minimally modified HER2 vaccine. ph(es)E2TM vaccination reduced tumor growth more effectively than wild-type HER2 or HER2 vaccines with more extensive modifications. The elevation of tumor immunity by ph(es)E2TM vaccination would create a favorable tumor microenvironment for neoantigen priming, further enhancing the protective immunity. The fundamental principle of exploiting evolution-selected amino acid substitutions is novel, effective and applicable to vaccine development in general.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/imunologia , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/terapia , Receptor ErbB-2/imunologia , Substituição de Aminoácidos/genética , Substituição de Aminoácidos/imunologia , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/genética , Vacinas Anticâncer/genética , Vacinas Anticâncer/uso terapêutico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Evolução Molecular , Feminino , Imunogenicidade da Vacina/genética , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/genética , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Transgênicos , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/imunologia , Tolerância a Antígenos Próprios/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Vacinas de DNA/genética , Vacinas de DNA/imunologia , Vacinas de DNA/uso terapêutico
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