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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4627, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009389

RESUMO

Animals have evolved responses to low oxygen conditions to ensure their survival. Here, we have identified the C. elegans zinc finger transcription factor PQM-1 as a regulator of the hypoxic stress response. PQM-1 is required for the longevity of insulin signaling mutants, but surprisingly, loss of PQM-1 increases survival under hypoxic conditions. PQM-1 functions as a metabolic regulator by controlling oxygen consumption rates, suppressing hypoxic glycogen levels, and inhibiting the expression of the sorbitol dehydrogenase-1 SODH-1, a crucial sugar metabolism enzyme. PQM-1 promotes hypoxic fat metabolism by maintaining the expression of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase FAT-7, an oxygen consuming, rate-limiting enzyme in fatty acid biosynthesis. PQM-1 activity positively regulates fat transport to developing oocytes through vitellogenins under hypoxic conditions, thereby increasing survival rates of arrested progeny during hypoxia. Thus, while pqm-1 mutants increase survival of mothers, ultimately this loss is detrimental to progeny survival. Our data support a model in which PQM-1 controls a trade-off between lipid metabolic activity in the mother and her progeny to promote the survival of the species under hypoxic conditions.


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Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Transativadores/metabolismo , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans/embriologia , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Glicogênio/metabolismo , Insulina/metabolismo , Larva/metabolismo , Mutação/genética , Consumo de Oxigênio , Transdução de Sinais , Estresse Fisiológico , Análise de Sobrevida , Transativadores/genética , Transcrição Genética , Vitelogeninas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4940, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009411

RESUMO

The HUSH complex represses retroviruses, transposons and genes to maintain the integrity of vertebrate genomes. HUSH regulates deposition of the epigenetic mark H3K9me3, but how its three core subunits - TASOR, MPP8 and Periphilin - contribute to assembly and targeting of the complex remains unknown. Here, we define the biochemical basis of HUSH assembly and find that its modular architecture resembles the yeast RNA-induced transcriptional silencing complex. TASOR, the central HUSH subunit, associates with RNA processing components. TASOR is required for H3K9me3 deposition over LINE-1 repeats and repetitive exons in transcribed genes. In the context of previous studies, this suggests that an RNA intermediate is important for HUSH activity. We dissect the TASOR and MPP8 domains necessary for transgene repression. Structure-function analyses reveal TASOR bears a catalytically-inactive PARP domain necessary for targeted H3K9me3 deposition. We conclude that TASOR is a multifunctional pseudo-PARP that directs HUSH assembly and epigenetic regulation of repetitive genomic targets.


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Elementos de DNA Transponíveis/genética , Epigênese Genética , Complexos Multiproteicos/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação , Éxons/genética , Genoma , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Histonas/metabolismo , Humanos , Lisina/metabolismo , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Metilação , NAD/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/química , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , RNA/metabolismo , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA , Transcrição Genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110961, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888621

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd), which seriously affects plant growth and crop production, is harmful to humans. Previous studies revealed ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) exhibits Cd tolerance, and may be useful as a potential hyperaccumulator because of its wide distribution. In this study, the physiological and transcriptional responses of two ryegrass cultivars [i.e., high (LmHC) and low (LmLC) Cd tolerance] to Cd stress were investigated and compared. The Cd tolerance of LmHC was greater than that of LmLC at various Cd concentrations. The uptake of Evans blue dye revealed that Cd-induced root cell mortality was higher in LmLC than in LmHC after a 12-h Cd treatment. Furthermore, the content and influx rate of Cd in LmLC roots were greater than in LmHC roots under Cd stress conditions. The RNA sequencing and quantitative real-time PCR data indicated that the Cd transport regulatory genes (ABCG37, ABCB4, NRAMP4, and HMA5) were differentially expressed between the LmLC and LmHC roots. This expression-level diversity may contribute to the differences in the Cd accumulation and translocation between LmLC and LmHC. These findings may help clarify the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying ryegrass responses to Cd toxicity. Additionally, ryegrass may be able to hyperaccumulate toxic heavy metals during the phytoremediation of contaminated soil.


Assuntos
Adaptação Biológica , Cádmio/metabolismo , Lolium/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Adaptação Biológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Adaptação Biológica/genética , Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/análise , Cádmio/toxicidade , Genes de Plantas , Lolium/química , Lolium/genética , Raízes de Plantas/química , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 42(8): 644-647, 2020 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32867455

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Objective: To explore the application value of lung cancer-related gene methylation in lung cancer diagnosis. Methods: Sixty patients with lung cancer underwent surgery were selected as the case group, and 65 patients with benign lung lesions treated in the same period were recruited as the control group. The methylation levels of lung cancer-related genes including dying-associated protein kinase (DAPK), O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), APC gene promoter 1A (APC1A) and epithelial mucoprotein gene (ECAD) in the blood samples of two groups of patients were analyzed by methylated PCR-specific method. The relationship between methylation of lung cancer-related genes and lung cancer was analyzed and its diagnostic value in lung cancer was evaluated. Results: The methylation detection rates of DAPK, MGMT, APC1A and ECAD in the case group were 68.3%, 68.3%, 63.3% and 65.0%, respectively, all higher than those of the control group (all P<0.05). The multivariate Logistic regression analysis showed that DAPK (OR=0.709), MGMT (OR=0.793), APC1A (OR=0.163), and ECAD (OR=2.047) were all independent influencing factors for lung cancer (all P<0.05). Analysis of the receiver operating characteristic curve showed that, the area under the curve (AUC) of DAPK, MGMT, APC1A and ECAD methylation test for lung cancer predicting were 0.623, 0.680, 0.620 and 0.648, respectively, while the AUC of the combined four gene methylation for lung cancer predicting was 0.829, higher than the AUC of each gene (all P<0.05). Conclusion: The combined methylation detection of multiple lung cancer related genes can improve the diagnostic value of lung cancer, contribute to the early diagnosis of lung cancer, and have potentially clinical application value.


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Inibidor p16 de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Metilação de DNA , Proteínas Quinases Associadas com Morte Celular/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico , O(6)-Metilguanina-DNA Metiltransferase/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Detecção Precoce de Câncer , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Transcrição Genética
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126909, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957299

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Soil contamination by heavy metals (HMs) is an environmental problem, and nanoremediation by using zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) has attracted increasing interest. We used ecotoxicological test and global transcriptome analysis with DNA microarrays to assess the suitability of C. elegans as a useful bioindicator to evaluate such strategy of nanoremediation in a highly polluted soil with Pb, Cd and Zn. The HMs produced devastating effect on C. elegans. nZVI treatment reversed this deleterious effect up to day 30 after application, but the reduction in the relative toxicity of HMs was lower at day 120. We stablished gene expression profile in C. elegans exposed to the polluted soil, treated and untreated with nZVI. The percentage of differentially expressed genes after treatment decreases with exposure time. After application of nZVI we found decreased toxicity, but increased biosynthesis of defensive enzymes responsive to oxidative stress. At day 14, when a decrease in toxicity has occurred, genes related to specific heavy metal detoxification mechanisms or to response to metal stress, were down regulated: gst-genes, encoding for glutathione-S-transferase, htm-1 (heavy metal tolerance factor), and pgp-5 and pgp-7, related to stress response to metals. At day 120, we found increased HMs toxicity compared to day 14, whereas the transcriptional oxidative and metal-induced responses were attenuated. These findings indicate that the profiled gene expression in C. elegans may be considered as an indicator of stress response that allows a reliable evaluation of the nanoremediation strategy.


Assuntos
Caenorhabditis elegans/efeitos dos fármacos , Ferro/química , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/química , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Ecotoxicologia , Nanopartículas Metálicas , Metais Pesados/análise , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Solo/química , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Toxicogenética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4486, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32900989

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Centromeres are epigenetically determined nuclear domains strictly required for chromosome segregation and genome stability. However, the mechanisms regulating centromere and kinetochore chromatin modifications are not known. Here, we demonstrate that LSH is enriched at meiotic kinetochores and its targeted deletion induces centromere instability and abnormal chromosome segregation. Superresolution chromatin analysis resolves LSH at the inner centromere and kinetochores during oocyte meiosis. LSH knockout pachytene oocytes exhibit reduced HDAC2 and DNMT-1. Notably, mutant oocytes show a striking increase in histone H3 phosphorylation at threonine 3 (H3T3ph) and accumulation of major satellite transcripts in both prophase-I and metaphase-I chromosomes. Moreover, knockout oocytes exhibit centromere fusions, ectopic kinetochore formation and abnormal exchange of chromatin fibers between paired bivalents and asynapsed chromosomes. Our results indicate that loss of LSH affects the levels and chromosomal localization of H3T3ph and provide evidence that, by maintaining transcriptionally repressive heterochromatin, LSH may be essential to prevent deleterious meiotic recombination events at repetitive centromeric sequences.


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DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Meiose/fisiologia , Oócitos/citologia , Oócitos/metabolismo , Animais , Centrômero/genética , Centrômero/metabolismo , DNA Helicases/deficiência , DNA Helicases/genética , Feminino , Histonas/metabolismo , Cinetocoros/metabolismo , Masculino , Meiose/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Fosforilação , Transcrição Genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4634, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929078

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The current opioid epidemic necessitates a better understanding of human addiction neurobiology to develop efficacious treatment approaches. Here, we perform genome-wide assessment of chromatin accessibility of the human striatum in heroin users and matched controls. Our study reveals distinct neuronal and non-neuronal epigenetic signatures, and identifies a locus in the proximity of the gene encoding tyrosine kinase FYN as the most affected region in neurons. FYN expression, kinase activity and the phosphorylation of its target Tau are increased by heroin use in the post-mortem human striatum, as well as in rats trained to self-administer heroin and primary striatal neurons treated with chronic morphine in vitro. Pharmacological or genetic manipulation of FYN activity significantly attenuates heroin self-administration and responding for drug-paired cues in rodents. Our findings suggest that striatal FYN is an important driver of heroin-related neurodegenerative-like pathology and drug-taking behavior, making FYN a promising therapeutic target for heroin use disorder.


Assuntos
Cromatina/metabolismo , Corpo Estriado/enzimologia , Dependência de Heroína/enzimologia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fyn/metabolismo , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinais (Psicologia) , Genoma , Células HEK293 , Heroína/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Neurônios/metabolismo , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fyn/antagonistas & inibidores , Ratos Long-Evans , Autoadministração , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas tau/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5529-5538, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988876

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a unique subtype that lacks expression of several conventional biomarkers and has a higher incidence of lymph node invasion and distal metastasis among all breast cancers. Anoikis resistance is the fundamental reason behind tumor cells' survival without their attachment to the extracellular matrix and metastasis to distal organs. Therefore, finding novel anti-cancer drugs that can suppress anoikis resistance in cancer cells is critical for patients with TNBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Curcumol, a natural compound, was used to assess whether it can inhibit the anoikis resistance and affects cell mortality and motility of IV2-1 TNBC cells. RESULTS: Curcumol suppressed anoikis resistance and inhibited TNBC cell survival in suspension. Additionally, these anti-cancer effects induced by curcumol could be related to the YAP1/Skp2 molecular pathway. CONCLUSION: Curcumol is an effective Skp2-targeted therapy that attenuates anoikis resistance and metastasis in TNBC cells.


Assuntos
MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas Quinases Associadas a Fase S/genética , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Anoikis/efeitos dos fármacos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Metástase Neoplásica , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008834, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956422

RESUMO

Despite the widespread use of anti-retroviral therapy, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) still persists in an infected cell reservoir that harbors transcriptionally silent yet replication-competent proviruses. While significant progress has been made in understanding how the HIV reservoir is established, transcription repression mechanisms that are enforced on the integrated viral promoter have not been fully revealed. In this study, we performed a whole-genome CRISPR knockout screen in HIV infected T cells to identify host genes that potentially promote HIV latency. Of several top candidates, the KRAB-containing zinc finger protein, ZNF304, was identified as the top hit. ZNF304 silences HIV gene transcription through associating with TRIM28 and recruiting to the viral promoter heterochromatin-inducing methyltransferases, including the polycomb repression complex (PRC) and SETB1. Depletion of ZNF304 expression reduced levels of H3K9me3, H3K27me3 and H2AK119ub repressive histone marks on the HIV promoter as well as SETB1 and TRIM28, ultimately enhancing HIV gene transcription. Significantly, ZNF304 also promoted HIV latency, as its depletion delayed the entry of HIV infected cells into latency. In primary CD4+ cells, ectopic expression of ZNF304 silenced viral transcription. We conclude that by associating with TRIM28 and recruiting host transcriptional repressive complexes, SETB1 and PRC, to the HIV promoter, ZNF304 silences HIV gene transcription and promotes viral latency.


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Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Regulação Viral da Expressão Gênica , Inativação Gênica , HIV-1/fisiologia , Proteínas Repressoras , Fatores de Transcrição , Transcrição Genética , Latência Viral , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Células Jurkat , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/genética , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/metabolismo
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008826, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32970778

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The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been extensively used as a model for the study of innate immune responses against bacterial pathogens. While it is well established that the worm mounts distinct transcriptional responses to different bacterial species, it is still unclear in how far it can fine-tune its response to different strains of a single pathogen species, especially if the strains vary in virulence and infection dynamics. To rectify this knowledge gap, we systematically analyzed the C. elegans response to two strains of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), MYBt18247 (Bt247) and MYBt18679 (Bt679), which produce different pore forming toxins (PFTs) and vary in infection dynamics. We combined host transcriptomics with cytopathological characterizations and identified both a common and also a differentiated response to the two strains, the latter comprising almost 10% of the infection responsive genes. Functional genetic analyses revealed that the AP-1 component gene jun-1 mediates the common response to both Bt strains. In contrast, the strain-specific response is mediated by the C. elegans GATA transcription factor ELT-2, a homolog of Drosophila SERPENT and vertebrate GATA4-6, and a known master regulator of intestinal responses in the nematode. elt-2 RNAi knockdown decreased resistance to Bt679, but remarkably, increased survival on Bt247. The elt-2 silencing-mediated increase in survival was characterized by reduced intestinal tissue damage despite a high pathogen burden and might thus involve increased tolerance. Additional functional genetic analyses confirmed the involvement of distinct signaling pathways in the C. elegans defense response: the p38-MAPK pathway acts either directly with or in parallel to elt-2 in mediating resistance to Bt679 infection but is not required for protection against Bt247. Our results further suggest that the elt-2 silencing-mediated increase in survival on Bt247 is multifactorial, influenced by the nuclear hormone receptors NHR-99 and NHR-193, and may further involve lipid metabolism and detoxification. Our study highlights that the nematode C. elegans with its comparatively simple immune defense system is capable of generating a differentiated response to distinct strains of the same pathogen species. Importantly, our study provides a molecular insight into the diversity of biological processes that are influenced by a single master regulator and jointly determine host survival after pathogen infection.


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Bacillus thuringiensis/metabolismo , Infecções Bacterianas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição GATA/metabolismo , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Transcrição Genética , Animais , Bacillus thuringiensis/patogenicidade , Infecções Bacterianas/genética , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Caenorhabditis elegans/microbiologia , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Fatores de Transcrição GATA/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4531, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913225

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RNAs begin to fold and function during transcription. Riboswitches undergo cotranscriptional switching in the context of transcription elongation, RNA folding, and ligand binding. To investigate how these processes jointly modulate the function of the folate stress-sensing Fusobacterium ulcerans ZTP riboswitch, we apply a single-molecule vectorial folding (VF) assay in which an engineered superhelicase Rep-X sequentially releases fluorescently labeled riboswitch RNA from a heteroduplex in a 5'-to-3' direction, at ~60 nt s-1 [comparable to the speed of bacterial RNA polymerase (RNAP)]. We demonstrate that the ZTP riboswitch is kinetically controlled and that its activation is favored by slower unwinding, strategic pausing between but not before key folding elements, or a weakened transcription terminator. Real-time single-molecule monitoring captures folding riboswitches in multiple states, including an intermediate responsible for delayed terminator formation. These results show how individual nascent RNAs occupy distinct channels within the folding landscape that controls the fate of the riboswitch.


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Fusobacterium/genética , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Dobramento de RNA/genética , RNA Bacteriano/genética , Riboswitch/genética , Aminoimidazol Carboxamida/metabolismo , Fusobacterium/metabolismo , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , RNA Bacteriano/metabolismo , Ribonucleotídeos/metabolismo , Imagem Individual de Molécula , Transcrição Genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4534, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913330

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Collisions between the DNA replication machinery and co-transcriptional R-loops can impede DNA synthesis and are a major source of genomic instability in cancer cells. How cancer cells deal with R-loops to proliferate is poorly understood. Here we show that the ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling INO80 complex promotes resolution of R-loops to prevent replication-associated DNA damage in cancer cells. Depletion of INO80 in prostate cancer PC3 cells leads to increased R-loops. Overexpression of the RNA:DNA endonuclease RNAse H1 rescues the DNA synthesis defects and suppresses DNA damage caused by INO80 depletion. R-loops co-localize with and promote recruitment of INO80 to chromatin. Artificial tethering of INO80 to a LacO locus enabled turnover of R-loops in cis. Finally, counteracting R-loops by INO80 promotes proliferation and averts DNA damage-induced death in cancer cells. Our work suggests that INO80-dependent resolution of R-loops promotes DNA replication in the presence of transcription, thus enabling unlimited proliferation in cancers.


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ATPases Associadas a Diversas Atividades Celulares/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/genética , Replicação do DNA , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Estruturas R-Loop/genética , Apoptose/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , Dano ao DNA , Instabilidade Genômica , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Transcrição Genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4591, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929084

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Although the efficacy of cancer radiotherapy (RT) can be enhanced by targeted immunotherapy, the immunosuppressive factors induced by radiation on tumor cells remain to be identified. Here, we report that CD47-mediated anti-phagocytosis is concurrently upregulated with HER2 in radioresistant breast cancer (BC) cells and RT-treated mouse syngeneic BC. Co-expression of both receptors is more frequently detected in recurrent BC patients with poor prognosis. CD47 is upregulated preferentially in HER2-expressing cells, and blocking CD47 or HER2 reduces both receptors with diminished clonogenicity and augmented phagocytosis. CRISPR-mediated CD47 and HER2 dual knockouts not only inhibit clonogenicity but also enhance macrophage-mediated attack. Dual antibody of both receptors synergizes with RT in control of syngeneic mouse breast tumor. These results provide the evidence that aggressive behavior of radioresistant BC is caused by CD47-mediated anti-phagocytosis conjugated with HER2-prompted proliferation. Dual blockade of CD47 and HER2 is suggested to eliminate resistant cancer cells in BC radiotherapy.


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Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Antígeno CD47/metabolismo , Tolerância a Radiação , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Antígeno CD47/genética , Proliferação de Células , Células Clonais , Feminino , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fagocitose , Transdução de Sinais , Transcrição Genética , Carga Tumoral
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(9): e1007740, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32881861

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The circadian clock is a complex system that plays many important roles in most organisms. Previously, many mathematical models have been used to sharpen our understanding of the Arabidopsis clock, which brought to light the roles of each transcriptional and post-translational regulations. However, the presence of both regulations, instead of either transcription or post-translation, raised curiosity of whether the combination of these two regulations is important for the clock's system. In this study, we built a series of simplified oscillators with different regulations to study the importance of post-translational regulation (specifically, 26S proteasome degradation) in the clock system. We found that a simple transcriptional-based oscillator can already generate sustained oscillation, but the oscillation can be easily destroyed in the presence of transcriptional leakage. Coupling post-translational control with transcriptional-based oscillator in a feed-forward loop will greatly improve the robustness of the oscillator in the presence of basal leakage. Using these general models, we were able to replicate the increased variability observed in the E3 ligase mutant for both plant and mammalian clocks. With this insight, we also predict a plausible regulator of several E3 ligase genes in the plant's clock. Thus, our results provide insights into and the plausible importance in coupling transcription and post-translation controls in the clock system.


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Relógios Circadianos/genética , Modelos Biológicos , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional/genética , Transcrição Genética/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Biologia Computacional , Retroalimentação Fisiológica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/genética , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008841, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32881973

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The influenza virus polymerase transcribes and replicates the viral genome. The proper timing and balance of polymerase activity is important for successful replication. Genome replication is controlled in part by phosphorylation of NP that regulates assembly of the replication machinery. However, it remains unclear whether phosphorylation directly regulated polymerase activity. Here we identified polymerase phosphosites that control its function. Mutating phosphosites in the catalytic subunit PB1 altered polymerase activity and virus replication. Biochemical analyses revealed phosphorylation events that disrupted global polymerase function by blocking the NTP entry channel or preventing RNA binding. We also identified a regulatory site that split polymerase function by specifically suppressing transcription. These experiments show that host kinases phospho-regulate viral RNA synthesis directly by modulating polymerase activity and indirectly by controlling assembly of replication machinery. Further, they suggest polymerase phosphorylation may bias replication versus transcription at discrete times or locations during the infectious cycle.


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Vírus da Influenza A/fisiologia , RNA Viral/biossíntese , Transcrição Genética , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Replicação Viral , Células A549 , Animais , Cães , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Fosforilação , RNA Viral/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4826, 2020 09 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958757

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DNA replication initiates from multiple genomic locations called replication origins. In metazoa, DNA sequence elements involved in origin specification remain elusive. Here, we examine pluripotent, primary, differentiating, and immortalized human cells, and demonstrate that a class of origins, termed core origins, is shared by different cell types and host ~80% of all DNA replication initiation events in any cell population. We detect a shared G-rich DNA sequence signature that coincides with most core origins in both human and mouse genomes. Transcription and G-rich elements can independently associate with replication origin activity. Computational algorithms show that core origins can be predicted, based solely on DNA sequence patterns but not on consensus motifs. Our results demonstrate that, despite an attributed stochasticity, core origins are chosen from a limited pool of genomic regions. Immortalization through oncogenic gene expression, but not normal cellular differentiation, results in increased stochastic firing from heterochromatin and decreased origin density at TAD borders.


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DNA/biossíntese , DNA/química , Origem de Replicação/genética , Animais , Composição de Bases , Sequência de Bases , Carcinogênese , Diferenciação Celular , Células Cultivadas , Replicação do DNA/genética , Genoma Humano/genética , Heterocromatina/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Motivos de Nucleotídeos , Transcrição Genética
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008821, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32941545

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MHC-I-restricted, virus-specific cytotoxic CD8+ T cells (CTLs) may control human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) replication via the recognition and killing of productively infected CD4+ T cells. Several studies in SIV-infected macaques suggest that CD8+ T cells may also decrease virus production by suppressing viral transcription. Here, we show that non-HIV-specific, TCR-activated non-cytolytic CD8+ T cells suppress HIV transcription via a virus- and MHC-independent immunoregulatory mechanism that modulates CD4+ T cell proliferation and activation. We also demonstrate that this CD8+ T cell-mediated effect promotes the survival of infected CD4+ T cells harboring integrated, inducible virus. Finally, we used RNA sequencing and secretome analyses to identify candidate cellular pathways that are involved in the virus-silencing mediated by these CD8+ T cells. This study characterizes a previously undescribed mechanism of immune-mediated HIV silencing that may be involved in the establishment and maintenance of the reservoir under antiretroviral therapy and therefore represent a major obstacle to HIV eradication.


Assuntos
Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , HIV-1/fisiologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Imunidade Inata , Transcrição Genética/imunologia , Replicação Viral/imunologia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Macaca
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4902, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32994402

RESUMO

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


Assuntos
Cromatina/química , Fibras de Estresse/química , Tetra-Hidrofolato Desidrogenase/genética , Transcrição Genética/fisiologia , Regulação para Cima/fisiologia , Animais , Anisotropia , Fenômenos Biomecânicos/genética , Células CHO , Cromatina/metabolismo , Cricetulus , Compostos Heterocíclicos de 4 ou mais Anéis/farmacologia , Microscopia Intravital , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Miosina Tipo II/antagonistas & inibidores , Miosina Tipo II/metabolismo , Fibras de Estresse/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibras de Estresse/metabolismo , Estresse Mecânico , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Mol Cell ; 79(3): 371-375, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763226

RESUMO

Whereas the core nucleosome is thought to serve as a packaging device for the coiling and contraction in length of genomic DNA, we suggest that it serves primarily in the regulation of transcription. A nucleosome on a promoter prevents the initiation of transcription. The association of nucleosomes with most genomic DNA prevents initiation from cryptic promoters. The nucleosome thus serves not only as a general gene repressor, but also as a repressor of all transcription (genic, intragenic, and intergenic). The core nucleosome performs a fundamental regulatory role, apart from the histone "tails," which modulate gene activity.


Assuntos
Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Nucleossomos/metabolismo , RNA Polimerase II/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Transcrição Genética , Animais , Sítios de Ligação , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Evolução Molecular , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Histonas/genética , Histonas/metabolismo , Humanos , Nucleossomos/ultraestrutura , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , RNA Polimerase II/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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