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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4906, 2020 09 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32999292

RESUMO

The CRISPR-Cas12a RNA-guided complexes have tremendous potential for nucleic acid detection but are limited to the picomolar detection limit without an amplification step. Here, we develop a platform with engineered crRNAs and optimized conditions that enabled us to detect various clinically relevant nucleic acid targets with higher sensitivity, achieving a limit of detection in the femtomolar range without any target pre-amplification step. By extending the 3'- or 5'-ends of the crRNA with different lengths of ssDNA, ssRNA, and phosphorothioate ssDNA, we discover a self-catalytic behavior and an augmented rate of LbCas12a-mediated collateral cleavage activity as high as 3.5-fold compared to the wild-type crRNA and with significant improvement in specificity for target recognition. Particularly, the 7-mer DNA extension to crRNA is determined to be universal and spacer-independent for enhancing the sensitivity and specificity of LbCas12a-mediated nucleic acid detection. We perform a detailed characterization of our engineered ENHANCE system with various crRNA modifications, target types, reporters, and divalent cations. With isothermal amplification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA using RT-LAMP, the modified crRNAs are incorporated in a paper-based lateral flow assay that can detect the target with up to 23-fold higher sensitivity within 40-60 min.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/genética , Proteínas Associadas a CRISPR/metabolismo , Endodesoxirribonucleases/metabolismo , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , RNA Viral/isolamento & purificação , Transativadores/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Repetições Palindrômicas Curtas Agrupadas e Regularmente Espaçadas , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , DNA de Cadeia Simples , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , RNA Guia/genética , RNA Viral/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4455, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32901005

RESUMO

Dysregulated alternative splicing (AS) driving carcinogenetic mitosis remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that cancer metastasis-associated antigen 1 (MTA1), a well-known oncogenic chromatin modifier, broadly interacts and co-expresses with RBPs across cancers, contributing to cancerous mitosis-related AS. Using developed fCLIP-seq technology, we show that MTA1 binds abundant transcripts, preferentially at splicing-responsible motifs, influencing the abundance and AS pattern of target transcripts. MTA1 regulates the mRNA level and guides the AS of a series of mitosis regulators. MTA1 deletion abrogated the dynamic AS switches of variants for ATRX and MYBL2 at mitotic stage, which are relevant to mitosis-related tumorigenesis. MTA1 dysfunction causes defective mitotic arrest, leads to aberrant chromosome segregation, and results in chromosomal instability (CIN), eventually contributing to tumorigenesis. Currently, little is known about the RNA splicing during mitosis; here, we uncover that MTA1 binds transcripts and orchestrates dynamic splicing of mitosis regulators in tumorigenesis.


Assuntos
Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina/fisiologia , Mitose/fisiologia , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Processamento Alternativo , Animais , Sítios de Ligação/genética , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina/genética , Instabilidade Cromossômica , Feminino , Células HCT116 , Xenoenxertos , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Mitose/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Precursores de RNA/genética , Precursores de RNA/metabolismo , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Transativadores/antagonistas & inibidores , Transativadores/genética
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Ann Hematol ; 99(11): 2611-2617, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32980888

RESUMO

EP300-ZNF384 fusion is a rare recurrent cytogenetic abnormality associated with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), which was rarely studied in Chinese patient cohort. Here, we used a customized RNA fusion gene panel to investigate gene fusions in 56 selected acute leukemia patients without conventional genetic abnormalities. Two EP300-ZNF384 fusion forms were detected in ten cases, which were in-frame fusions of EP300 exon 6 fused with exon 3 or 2 of ZNF384. The fusions led to the lack of most functional domains of EP300. We firstly reported EP300-ZNF384 fusion in a mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) patient whose CD33 and CD13 were negative. The rest nine B-ALL patients with EP300-ZNF384 fusion expressed CD33 and/or CD13. Fifty-six percent of B-ALL patients (5/9) with EP300-ZNF384 fusion were positive with CD10. After the diagnosis of EP300-ZNF384 fusion, 70% of the patients achieved remission after chemotherapy. Our observations indicated that EP300-ZNF384 fusion consists of a distinct subgroup of B-ALL with a characteristic immunophenotype. These patients are sensitive to current chemotherapy regimen and have an excellent outcome.


Assuntos
Proteína p300 Associada a E1A , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras , RNA Neoplásico , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transativadores , Adulto , Estudos de Coortes , Proteína p300 Associada a E1A/genética , Proteína p300 Associada a E1A/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/metabolismo , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/diagnóstico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/genética , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/metabolismo , RNA Neoplásico/genética , RNA Neoplásico/metabolismo , Transativadores/genética , Transativadores/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0233818, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32857777

RESUMO

Macrophages serve as a first line of defense against infection with the facultative intracellular pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn). However, the ability of these innate phagocytic cells to destroy ingested Cn is strongly influenced by polarization state with classically (M1) activated macrophages better able to control cryptococcal infections than alternatively (M2) activated cells. While earlier studies have demonstrated that intracellular Cn minimally affects the expression of M1 and M2 markers, the impact on the broader transcriptome associated with these states remains unclear. To investigate this, an in vitro cell culture model of intracellular infection together with RNA sequencing-based transcriptome profiling was used to measure the impact of Cn infection on gene expression in both polarization states. The gene expression profile of both M1 and M2 cells was extensively altered to become more like naive (M0) macrophages. Gene ontology analysis suggested that this involved changes in the activity of the Janus kinase-signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK-STAT), p53, and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathways. Analyses of the principle polarization markers at the protein-level also revealed discrepancies between the RNA- and protein-level responses. In contrast to earlier studies, intracellular Cn was found to increase protein levels of the M1 marker iNos. In addition, common gene expression changes were identified that occurred post-Cn infection, independent of polarization state. This included upregulation of the transcriptional co-regulator Cited1, which was also apparent at the protein level in M1-polarized macrophages. These changes constitute a transcriptional signature of macrophage Cn infection and provide new insights into how Cn impacts gene expression and the phenotype of host phagocytes.


Assuntos
Cryptococcus neoformans/patogenicidade , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/microbiologia , Animais , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/metabolismo , Cryptococcus neoformans/imunologia , Ontologia Genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Imunidade Inata/genética , Ativação de Macrófagos/genética , Ativação de Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Camundongos , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Células RAW 264.7 , Transativadores/genética , Transativadores/metabolismo , Transcriptoma
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Chem Biol Interact ; 329: 109222, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771325

RESUMO

Extensive application of methylene blue (MB) for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, and reports for unwanted side effects, demand better understanding of the mechanisms of biological action of this thiazine dye. Because MB is redox-active, its biological activities have been attributed to transfer of electrons, generation of reactive oxygen species, and antioxidant action. Results of this study show that MB is more toxic to a superoxide dismutase-deficient Escherichia coli mutant than to its SOD-proficient parent, which indicates that superoxide anion radical is involved. Incubation of E. coli with MB induced the enzymes fumarase C, SOD, nitroreductase A, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, all controlled by the soxRS regulon. Induction of these enzymes was prevented by blocking protein synthesis with chloramphenicol and was not observed when soxRS-negative mutants were incubated with MB. These results show that MB is capable of inducing the soxRS regulon of E. coli, which plays a key role in protecting bacteria against oxidative stress and redox-cycling compounds. Irrespective of the abundance of heme-containing proteins in living cells, which are preferred acceptors of electrons from the reduced form of MB, reduction of oxygen to superoxide radical still takes place. Induction of the soxRS regulon suggests that in humans, beneficial effects of MB could be attributed to activation of redox-sensitive transcription factors like Nrf2 and FoxO. If defense systems are compromised or genes coding for protective proteins are not induced, MB would have deleterious effects.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Azul de Metileno/farmacologia , Regulon/efeitos dos fármacos , Transativadores/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Cloranfenicol/farmacologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Fumarato Hidratase/genética , Fumarato Hidratase/metabolismo , Glucosefosfato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Biossíntese de Proteínas/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Superóxidos/metabolismo , Transativadores/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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PLoS Biol ; 18(7): e3000561, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32702011

RESUMO

Maternal ß-catenin activity is essential and critical for dorsal induction and its dorsal activation has been thoroughly studied. However, how the maternal ß-catenin activity is suppressed in the nondorsal cells remains poorly understood. Nanog is known to play a central role for maintenance of the pluripotency and maternal -zygotic transition (MZT). Here, we reveal a novel role of Nanog as a strong repressor of maternal ß-catenin signaling to safeguard the embryo against hyperactivation of maternal ß-catenin activity and hyperdorsalization. In zebrafish, knockdown of nanog at different levels led to either posteriorization or dorsalization, mimicking zygotic or maternal activation of Wnt/ß-catenin activities, and the maternal zygotic mutant of nanog (MZnanog) showed strong activation of maternal ß-catenin activity and hyperdorsalization. Although a constitutive activator-type Nanog (Vp16-Nanog, lacking the N terminal) perfectly rescued the MZT defects of MZnanog, it did not rescue the phenotypes resulting from ß-catenin signaling activation. Mechanistically, the N terminal of Nanog directly interacts with T-cell factor (TCF) and interferes with the binding of ß-catenin to TCF, thereby attenuating the transcriptional activity of ß-catenin. Therefore, our study establishes a novel role for Nanog in repressing maternal ß-catenin activity and demonstrates a transcriptional switch between ß-catenin/TCF and Nanog/TCF complexes, which safeguards the embryo from global activation of maternal ß-catenin activity.


Assuntos
Desenvolvimento Embrionário/genética , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia , Peixe-Zebra/genética , beta Catenina/metabolismo , Animais , Padronização Corporal/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Masculino , Mutação/genética , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/química , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/genética , Ligação Proteica , Transporte Proteico , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/química , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/genética , Zigoto/metabolismo
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Nature ; 584(7820): 268-273, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32728211

RESUMO

The ability of the skin to grow in response to stretching has been exploited in reconstructive surgery1. Although the response of epidermal cells to stretching has been studied in vitro2,3, it remains unclear how mechanical forces affect their behaviour in vivo. Here we develop a mouse model in which the consequences of stretching on skin epidermis can be studied at single-cell resolution. Using a multidisciplinary approach that combines clonal analysis with quantitative modelling and single-cell RNA sequencing, we show that stretching induces skin expansion by creating a transient bias in the renewal activity of epidermal stem cells, while a second subpopulation of basal progenitors remains committed to differentiation. Transcriptional and chromatin profiling identifies how cell states and gene-regulatory networks are modulated by stretching. Using pharmacological inhibitors and mouse mutants, we define the step-by-step mechanisms that control stretch-mediated tissue expansion at single-cell resolution in vivo.


Assuntos
Mecanotransdução Celular/fisiologia , Análise de Célula Única , Pele/citologia , Pele/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Junções Aderentes/metabolismo , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Autorrenovação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatina/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatina/genética , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Clonais/citologia , Células Clonais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Clonais/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , MAP Quinases Reguladas por Sinal Extracelular/metabolismo , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/efeitos dos fármacos , Hidrogéis/administração & dosagem , Hidrogéis/farmacologia , Mecanotransdução Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Mecanotransdução Celular/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Mutação , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA-Seq , Pele/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco/citologia , Células-Tronco/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Transativadores/antagonistas & inibidores , Transativadores/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição AP-1/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236101, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32678829

RESUMO

Dysregulation of histone demethylase Jumonji-C domain-containing protein 5 (JMJD5) has been identified as a great effect on tumorigenesis. Silibinin is a commonly used anti-hepatotoxic drug and exhibits anticancer effect in various cancers. However, the antitumor mechanism between silibinin and JMJD5 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains unclear. In this study, the clinical significance of JMJD5 on OSCC patients was assessed through tissue microarray. Furthermore, mice bearing patient-derived tumor xenografts (PDTXs) and tongue cancer cell lines were treated with silibinin and evaluated for tumor growth and JMJD5 expression. High expression of JMJD5 in oral cancer was significantly associated with tumor size (P = 0.0241), cervical node metastasis (P = 0.0001) and clinical stage (P = 0.0002), was associated with worse survival rate compared with that of the total cohort (P = 0.0002). Collectively the data indicate that JMJD5 expression may be suitable for detection of unfavorable prognosis in OSCC patients, based in part on its apparent role as a marker of metastasis. In addition, silibinin inhibits cancer growth in vitro and in PDTX models. Furthermore, metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) could regulate the expression for JMJD5 and had a positive correlation with JMJD5. Moreover, silibinin could downregulate JMJD5 and MTA1 in oral cancer. Present study thus identifies that JMJD5 might be an essential prognostic indicator and therapeutic target against OSCC progression. In addition, silibinin is a potential candidate among novel chemotherapeutic agents or adjuvants for modulating JMJD5 in OSCC, through a mechanism likely involving MTA1/JMJD5 axis.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Proliferação de Células , Histona Desmetilases/metabolismo , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Silibina/farmacologia , Transativadores/metabolismo , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Histona Desmetilases/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Bucais/metabolismo , Prognóstico , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida , Transativadores/genética , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Mol Cell Biol ; 40(18)2020 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32631903

RESUMO

Precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is caused by genetic lesions in developing B cells that function as drivers for the accumulation of additional mutations in an evolutionary selection process. We investigated secondary drivers of leukemogenesis in a mouse model of B-ALL driven by PU.1/Spi-B deletion (Mb1-CreΔPB). Whole-exome-sequencing analysis revealed recurrent mutations in Jak3 (encoding Janus kinase 3), Jak1, and Ikzf3 (encoding Aiolos). Mutations with a high variant-allele frequency (VAF) were dominated by C→T transition mutations that were compatible with activation-induced cytidine deaminase, whereas the majority of mutations, with a low VAF, were dominated by C→A transversions associated with 8-oxoguanine DNA damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS). The Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor ruxolitinib delayed leukemia onset, reduced ROS and ROS-induced gene expression signatures, and altered ROS-induced mutational signatures. These results reveal that JAK mutations can alter the course of leukemia clonal evolution through ROS-induced DNA damage.


Assuntos
Dano ao DNA , Janus Quinase 1/genética , Janus Quinase 1/metabolismo , Leucemia de Células B/metabolismo , Animais , Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Janus Quinase 3/metabolismo , Leucemia de Células B/genética , Leucemia de Células B/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Mutação , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/genética , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/metabolismo , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ets/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ets/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transativadores/genética , Transativadores/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3420, 2020 07 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32647127

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Remyelination of the peripheral and central nervous systems (PNS and CNS, respectively) is a prerequisite for functional recovery after lesion. However, this process is not always optimal and becomes inefficient in the course of multiple sclerosis. Here we show that, when acetylated, eukaryotic elongation factor 1A1 (eEF1A1) negatively regulates PNS and CNS remyelination. Acetylated eEF1A1 (Ac-eEF1A1) translocates into the nucleus of myelinating cells where it binds to Sox10, a key transcription factor for PNS and CNS myelination and remyelination, to drag Sox10 out of the nucleus. We show that the lysine acetyltransferase Tip60 acetylates eEF1A1, whereas the histone deacetylase HDAC2 deacetylates eEF1A1. Promoting eEF1A1 deacetylation maintains the activation of Sox10 target genes and increases PNS and CNS remyelination efficiency. Taken together, these data identify a major mechanism of Sox10 regulation, which appears promising for future translational studies on PNS and CNS remyelination.


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Fator 1 de Elongação de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Remielinização/genética , Ativação Transcricional/genética , Acetilação , Envelhecimento/metabolismo , Animais , Desdiferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Histona Desacetilase 1/metabolismo , Histona Desacetilase 2/metabolismo , Lisina Acetiltransferase 5/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Oligodendroglia/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligodendroglia/metabolismo , Sistema Nervoso Periférico/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema Nervoso Periférico/fisiologia , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Remielinização/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição SOXE/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Células de Schwann/efeitos dos fármacos , Células de Schwann/metabolismo , Teofilina/farmacologia , Transativadores/metabolismo , Ativação Transcricional/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Clin Pathol ; 73(9): 527-530, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32699115

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The GLIS 1-3 genes belong to a family of transcription factors, the Krüppel-like zinc finger proteins. The GLIS proteins function primarily as activators of transcription (GLIS 1 and 3), while GLIS 2 functions as a repressor. Collectively, the GLIS proteins are involved in a variety of diseases in several organs ranging from Alzheimer's disease, facial dysmorphism, neonatal diabetes mellitus, breast and colon cancers and leukaemia. In particular, loss-of-function mutations in GLIS2 are responsible for an autosomal recessive cystic kidney disease called nephronophthisis, which is characterised by tubular atrophy, interstitial fibrosis and corticomedullary cysts.Of diagnostic value in current practice are the presence of GLIS 3 and 1 fusions with PAX8 in almost 100% of hyalinising trabecular tumours of the thyroid gland. This enables its separation from papillary thyroid cancer.


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Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/genética , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Transativadores/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Fusão Gênica , Humanos , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/metabolismo , Mutação com Perda de Função , Fator de Transcrição PAX8/genética , Fator de Transcrição PAX8/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Transativadores/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3354, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620797

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Expansion of an intronic (GGGGCC)n repeat region within the C9orf72 gene is a main cause of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (c9ALS/FTD). A hallmark of c9ALS/FTD is the accumulation of misprocessed RNAs, which are often targets of cellular RNA surveillance. Here, we show that RNA decay mechanisms involving upstream frameshift 1 (UPF1), including nonsense-mediated decay (NMD), are inhibited in c9ALS/FTD brains and in cultured cells expressing either of two arginine-rich dipeptide repeats (R-DPRs), poly(GR) and poly(PR). Mechanistically, although R-DPRs cause the recruitment of UPF1 to stress granules, stress granule formation is independent of NMD inhibition. Instead, NMD inhibition is primarily a result from global translational repression caused by R-DPRs. Overexpression of UPF1, but none of its NMD-deficient mutants, enhanced the survival of neurons treated by R-DPRs, suggesting that R-DPRs cause neurotoxicity in part by inhibiting cellular RNA surveillance.


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Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/genética , Proteína C9orf72/genética , Demência Frontotemporal/genética , Degradação do RNAm Mediada por Códon sem Sentido , RNA Helicases/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Expansão das Repetições de DNA , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Embrião de Mamíferos , Feminino , Lobo Frontal/patologia , Demência Frontotemporal/patologia , Humanos , Íntrons/genética , Camundongos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/patologia , Cultura Primária de Células , Biossíntese de Proteínas , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Transativadores/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(28): 16516-16526, 2020 07 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601179

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LIN28B is highly expressed in neuroblastoma and promotes tumorigenesis, at least, in part, through inhibition of let-7 microRNA biogenesis. Here, we report that overexpression of either wild-type (WT) LIN28B or a LIN28B mutant that is unable to inhibit let-7 processing increases the penetrance of MYCN-induced neuroblastoma, potentiates the invasion and migration of transformed sympathetic neuroblasts, and drives distant metastases in vivo. Genome-wide chromatin immunoprecipitation coupled with massively parallel DNA sequencing (ChIP-seq) and coimmunoprecipitation experiments show that LIN28B binds active gene promoters in neuroblastoma cells through protein-protein interaction with the sequence-specific zinc-finger transcription factor ZNF143 and activates the expression of downstream targets, including transcription factors forming the adrenergic core regulatory circuitry that controls the malignant cell state in neuroblastoma as well as GSK3B and L1CAM that are involved in neuronal cell adhesion and migration. These findings reveal an unexpected let-7-independent function of LIN28B in transcriptional regulation during neuroblastoma pathogenesis.


Assuntos
Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Movimento Celular , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/genética , Neuroblastoma/genética , Neuroblastoma/fisiopatologia , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Transativadores/genética , Peixe-Zebra
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3345, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620802

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Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is an evolutionarily conserved RNA decay mechanism that has emerged as a potent cell-intrinsic restriction mechanism of retroviruses and positive-strand RNA viruses. However, whether NMD is capable of restricting DNA viruses is not known. The DNA virus Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiological agent of Kaposi's sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Here, we demonstrate that NMD restricts KSHV lytic reactivation. Leveraging high-throughput transcriptomics we identify NMD targets transcriptome-wide in PEL cells and identify host and viral RNAs as substrates. Moreover, we identified an NMD-regulated link between activation of the unfolded protein response and transcriptional activation of the main KSHV transcription factor RTA, itself an NMD target. Collectively, our study describes an intricate relationship between cellular targets of an RNA quality control pathway and KSHV lytic gene expression, and demonstrates that NMD can function as a cell intrinsic restriction mechanism acting upon DNA viruses.


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Regulação Viral da Expressão Gênica , Herpesvirus Humano 8/genética , Degradação do RNAm Mediada por Códon sem Sentido , RNA Viral/metabolismo , Ativação Viral/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células HEK293 , Herpesvirus Humano 8/metabolismo , Herpesvirus Humano 8/patogenicidade , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Humanos , Proteínas Imediatamente Precoces/genética , Proteínas Imediatamente Precoces/metabolismo , Linfoma de Efusão Primária/genética , Linfoma de Efusão Primária/virologia , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Sarcoma de Kaposi/genética , Sarcoma de Kaposi/virologia , Transativadores/genética , Transativadores/metabolismo , Ativação Transcricional , Resposta a Proteínas não Dobradas/genética , Latência Viral/genética
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Life Sci ; 258: 118145, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32717270

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AIMS: Studies on diabetes mellitus have shown that the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/serine threonine kinase (AKT)/forkhead box protein O1 (FoxO1) signaling pathway can regulate insulin secretion by modulating the expression of pancreatic and duodenal homeobox-1 (PDX-1). Therefore, it was hypothesized that the pathway also played an important role in functional abnormalities of pancreatic islets after severe burns. This study aimed to explore the role and mechanism of the PI3K/AKT/FoxO1/PDX-1 signaling pathway in functional changes of pancreatic islets in rats post severe burns. MAIN METHODS: Rats were grouped, subjected to full thickness burn injuries involving 50% total body surface area (TBSA), and injected intraperitoneally with BPV (HOpic) (0.6 mg/kg) or DMSO (0.55 mg/kg) once a day for three days. Glucose metabolism related indexes were measured by the glucometer, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). PI3K/AKT/FoxO1/PDX-1 signaling pathway related indexes were detected through immunofluorescence, western blot and RT-qPCR analyses. KEY FINDINGS: Dysglycemia and impaired insulin secretion occurred in rats, the activity of the PI3K/AKT/FoxO1/PDX-1 signaling pathway in the islets fell, and PDX-1 was translocated from the nucleus to the cytoplasm post severe burns. When BPV (HOpic) was used, glucose metabolism and insulin secretion were improved, the activity of the PI3K/AKT/FoxO1/PDX-1 signaling pathway in the islets was up-regulated, and PDX-1 was redistributed from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. SIGNIFICANCE: The activity of the PI3K/AKT/FoxO1/PDX-1 signaling pathway declined following severe burns. When its activity was up-regulated, insulin secretion could be improved, thus ameliorating hyperglycemia.


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Queimaduras/patologia , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/patologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Animais , Queimaduras/metabolismo , Secreção de Insulina , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais
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Gene ; 757: 144938, 2020 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640305

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Myb-like SWIRM and MPN domains (MYSM1) is a chromatin-binding transcriptional regulator that mediates histone 2A deubiquitination, which plays a vital role in hematopoiesis and lymphocyte differentiation. Biallelic variants in MYSM1 cause a rare bone marrow failure syndrome (OMIM #618116). To date, only three pathogenic variants (E390*, R478*, and H656R) of MYSM1 have been reported in nine patients, and all variants are homozygous. Here, we describe a Chinese female patient who mainly presented with leukopenia, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, severe anemia, and B-cell and natural killer cell deficiency in the peripheral blood, and was diagnosed with bone marrow failure. Trio whole-exome sequencing revealed a novel compound heterozygous variant in MYSM1 (c.399G > A, p.L133L, and c.1467C > G, p.Y489*). The c.399G > A synonymous variant is located at the 3'-end of exon 6, which is predicted to affect MYSM1 mRNA splicing. Analysis of the products obtained from the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction revealed that the c.399G > A variant leads to exon 6 skipping, resulting in a premature termination codon (c.321_399 del, p.V108Lfs*13). cDNA sequencing suggested that the c.1467C > G variant triggered nonsense-mediated mRNA degradation. Moreover, we identified a novel transcript of MYSM1 mRNA (missing exons 5 and 6) in human blood cells. Our results expand the mutation spectrum of MYSM1; additionally, this is the first report of a synonymous splicing variant that induces post-transcriptional skipping of exon 6 leading to a bone marrow failure syndrome phenotype.


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Síndrome Congênita de Insuficiência da Medula Óssea/genética , Mutação , Transativadores/genética , Proteases Específicas de Ubiquitina/genética , Síndrome Congênita de Insuficiência da Medula Óssea/patologia , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Lactente , Processamento de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Proteases Específicas de Ubiquitina/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(24): 13529-13540, 2020 06 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32482852

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The Hippo pathway plays a pivotal role in tissue homeostasis and tumor suppression. YAP and TAZ are downstream effectors of the Hippo pathway, and their activities are tightly suppressed by phosphorylation-dependent cytoplasmic retention. However, the molecular mechanisms governing YAP/TAZ nuclear localization have not been fully elucidated. Here, we report that Mastermind-like 1 and 2 (MAML1/2) are indispensable for YAP/TAZ nuclear localization and transcriptional activities. Ectopic expression or depletion of MAML1/2 induces nuclear translocation or cytoplasmic retention of YAP/TAZ, respectively. Additionally, mutation of the MAML nuclear localization signal, as well as its YAP/TAZ interacting region, both abolish nuclear localization and transcriptional activity of YAP/TAZ. Importantly, we demonstrate that the level of MAML1 messenger RNA (mRNA) is regulated by microRNA-30c (miR-30c) in a cell-density-dependent manner. In vivo and clinical results suggest that MAML potentiates YAP/TAZ oncogenic function and positively correlates with YAP/TAZ activation in human cancer patients, suggesting pathological relevance in the context of cancer development. Overall, our study not only provides mechanistic insight into the regulation of YAP/TAZ subcellular localization, but it also strongly suggests that the miR30c-MAML-YAP/TAZ axis is a potential therapeutic target for developing novel cancer treatments.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Transporte Proteico , Transdução de Sinais , Transativadores/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(13): 7468-7482, 2020 07 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32542372

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Alternative polyadenylation (APA) produces transcript 3' untranslated regions (3'UTRs) with distinct sequences, lengths, stabilities and functions. We show here that APA products include a class of cryptic nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) substrates with extended 3'UTRs that gene- or transcript-level analyses of NMD often fail to detect. Transcriptome-wide, the core NMD factor UPF1 preferentially recognizes long 3'UTR products of APA, leading to their systematic downregulation. Counteracting this mechanism, the multifunctional RNA-binding protein PTBP1 regulates the balance of short and long 3'UTR isoforms by inhibiting NMD, in addition to its previously described modulation of co-transcriptional polyadenylation (polyA) site choice. Further, we find that many transcripts with altered APA isoform abundance across multiple tumor types are controlled by NMD. Together, our findings reveal a widespread role for NMD in shaping the outcomes of APA.


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Degradação do RNAm Mediada por Códon sem Sentido , Poliadenilação , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Células HEK293 , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleares Heterogêneas/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteína de Ligação a Regiões Ricas em Polipirimidinas/metabolismo , RNA Helicases/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transativadores/metabolismo , Transcriptoma
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Life Sci ; 256: 117969, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32553926

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AIMS: Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds with a high affinity for cannabinoid receptors affecting the central nervous system through the release of neurotransmitters. However, the current knowledge related to the role of such compounds in the regulation of cellular aging is limited. This study aimed to investigate the effect of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol on the function of aged pancreatic islets. MAIN METHODS: The expression of p53, p38, p21, p16, and Glut2 genes and ß-galactosidase activity were measured as hallmarks of cell aging applying real-time PCR, ELISA, and immunocytochemistry techniques. Pdx1 protein expression, insulin release, and oxidative stress markers were compared between young and aged rat pancreatic islet cells. KEY FINDINGS: Upon the treatment of aged pancreatic islets cells with cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol, the expression of p53, p38, p21 and the activity of ß-galactosidase were reduced. Cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol increase insulin release, Pdx1, Glut2, and thiol molecules expression, while the oxidative stress parameters were decreased. The enhanced expression of Pdx1 and insulin release in aged pancreatic islet cells reflects the extension of cell healthy aging due to the significant reduction of ROS. SIGNIFICANCE: This study provides evidence for the involvement of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol in the oxidation process of cellular aging.


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Canabinoides/farmacologia , Senescência Celular , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/citologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Canabidiol/farmacologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Senescência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dronabinol/farmacologia , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Secreção de Insulina/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos Wistar , Transativadores/metabolismo
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PLoS Genet ; 16(6): e1008869, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32569302

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We investigate mutations in trß2, a splice variant of thrb, identifying changes in function, structure, and behavior in larval and adult zebrafish retinas. Two N-terminus CRISPR mutants were identified. The first is a 6BP+1 insertion deletion frameshift resulting in a truncated protein. The second is a 3BP in frame deletion with intact binding domains. ERG recordings of isolated cone signals showed that the 6BP+1 mutants did not respond to red wavelengths of light while the 3BP mutants did respond. 6BP+1 mutants lacked optomotor and optokinetic responses to red/black and green/black contrasts. Both larval and adult 6BP+1 mutants exhibit a loss of red-cone contribution to the ERG and an increase in UV-cone contribution. Transgenic reporters show loss of cone trß2 activation in the 6BP+1 mutant but increase in the density of cones with active blue, green, and UV opsin genes. Antibody reactivity for red-cone LWS1 and LWS2 opsin was absent in the 6BP+1 mutant, as was reactivity for arrestin3a. Our results confirm a critical role for trß2 in long-wavelength cone development.


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Visão de Cores/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Genes erbA/genética , Retina/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Receptores beta dos Hormônios Tireóideos/genética , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Opsinas dos Cones/genética , Opsinas dos Cones/metabolismo , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Mutação INDEL , Larva , Modelos Animais , Células Fotorreceptoras de Invertebrados/patologia , Retina/citologia , Retina/patologia , Deleção de Sequência , Transativadores/genética , Transativadores/metabolismo , Peixe-Zebra/genética , Peixe-Zebra/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/genética , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo
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