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Zhen Ci Yan Jiu ; 44(7): 486-91, 2019 Jul 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31368278

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at "Zusanli" (ST36) on gastrointestinal motility and expression of autophagy marker LC3 and autophagy signaling pathway molecule AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in rats with functional dyspepsia (FD), so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of FD. METHODS: A total of 40 male SD rats were randomly divided into blank control, model, EA, AMPK inhibitor and EA+AMPK inhibitor groups, with 8 rats in each group. The FD model was established by tail-clip (30 min/time, twice daily) + single day feeding, and gavage of normal saline (2 mL/time, twice a day) for 2 successive weeks. For rats of EA and EA+AMPK inhibitor groups, EA (4 Hz, 1.0 mA) was applied to bilateral ST36 for 20 min, once daily for 7 successive days. For rats of the AMPK-inhibitor and EA+AMPK inhibitor groups, Compound C (20 mg/kg) solution was administered by intraperitoneal injection before every EA administration. The gastric residual rate and small intestinal transit rate were calculated based on the weight of stomach and length of ink propelling and total small intestine, respectively. The expression levels of c-kit, microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3, Beclin 1, phosphorylated (p)-AMPK and p-unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1(ULK1) in the gastric antrum tissue were detected by using Western blot. RESULTS: Compared with the blank control group, the gastric residual rate and the expression levels of LC3-Ⅱ/LC3Ⅰ, Beclin 1, p-AMPK and p-ULK1 proteins were significantly increased, and the small intestinal transit rate and the expression of c-kit protein obviously decreased in the model group (P<0.01). After EA intervention, modeling-induced increase of gastric residual rate and the expression of LC3-Ⅱ/LC3Ⅰ, Beclin 1, p-AMPK and p-ULK1 proteins, and decrease of small intestinal transit rate and expression of c-kit protein were reversed in the EA, AMPK inhibitor and EA+AMPK inhibitor groups (P<0.05, P<0.01). The therapeutic effect of EA and EA+AMPK was significantly superior to that of AMPK inhibitor in down-regulating the expression of LC3Ⅱ/LC3Ⅰ, Beclin 1, p-AMPK and p-ULK1 proteins and in up-regulating the expression of c-kit protein (P<0.05, P<0.01). No significant differences were found among the EA, AMPK inhibitor and EA+AMPK inhibitor groups in lowering gastric residual rate and elevating the small intestinal transit rate (P>0.05). CONCLUSION: EA at ST36 can promote gastrointestinal motility in FD rats, which is possibly mediated by inhibiting excessive autophagy of interstitial cells of Cajal via down-regulating AMPK/ULK1 signaling.


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Autofagia , Dispepsia , Eletroacupuntura , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP , Pontos de Acupuntura , Animais , Proteína Homóloga à Proteína-1 Relacionada à Autofagia , Motilidade Gastrointestinal , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 130, 2019 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31385043

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Bacterial biofilms (BFs) are membrane-like structures formed by the secretion of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) by bacteria. The formation of BFs contributes to bacterial survival and drug resistance. When bacteria proliferate, they produce secondary metabolites that act as signaling molecules in bacterial communities that regulate intracellular and cell-to-cell communication. This communication can directly affect the physiological behavior of bacteria, including the production and emission of light (bioluminescence), the expression of virulence factors, the resistance to antibiotics, and the shift between planktonic and biofilm lifestyles. We review the major signaling molecules that regulate BF formation, with a focus on quorum-sensing systems (QS), cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP), two-component systems (TCS), and small RNA (sRNA). Understanding these processes will lead to new approaches for treating chronic diseases and preventing bacterial resistance.


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Bactérias/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Biofilmes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Transdução de Sinais , Bactérias/metabolismo , GMP Cíclico/análogos & derivados , GMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Percepção de Quorum , RNA Bacteriano/metabolismo , Pequeno RNA não Traduzido/metabolismo
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2261-2271, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367836

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PURPOSE: To investigate the role of sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in bladder cancer progression and invasion. METHODS: We cultured three bladder cancer cell lines, muscle-invasive T24 and 5637, and non-muscle-invasive KK47, in the presence of a recombinant-Shh (r-Shh) protein or cyclopamine, a Shh signaling inhibitor, to investigate proliferation and expression of EMT markers. Wound-healing assays and transwell assay were performed to evaluate cell invasion and migration. Mice were then inoculated with bladder cancer cells and treated with cyclopamine. Mouse tumor samples were stained for Shh signaling and EMT markers. RESULTS: R-Shh protein enhanced cell proliferation, whereas cyclopamine significantly suppressed cell proliferation, especially in invasive cancer (5637 and T24) (p < 0.05). R-Shh protein promoted EMT, suppressed E-cadherin and enhanced N-cadherin and vimentin and Gli1, an Shh downstream molecule, while cyclopamine blocked EMT, especially in 5637 and T24. Cyclopamine also inhibited cell invasion and migration in vitro. In the animal study, intraperitoneal injection of cyclopamine significantly suppressed tumor growth in 5637 and T24 in mice (p = 0.01 and p = 0.004, respectively) and slightly suppressing KK47 tumor growth (p = 0.298). Significant cyclopamine-induced suppression of Gli1 in 5637 and T24 mouse tumors (both p = 0.03) was seen, suggesting that muscle-invasive bladder cancer may be more dependent on Shh signaling than non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. CONCLUSIONS: Shh signaling and EMT were especially enhanced in muscle-invasive bladder cancer progression and invasion, and suppressed by the inhibition of Shh signaling.


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Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/fisiologia , Proteínas Hedgehog/fisiologia , Neoplasias Musculares/secundário , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Progressão da Doença , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Musculares/metabolismo , Invasividade Neoplásica , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/metabolismo
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2293-2301, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31401673

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PURPOSE: Androgen receptors (ARs) are expressed on a variety of cell types, and AR signaling plays an important role in tumor development and progression in several cancers. This in vitro study evaluated the effect of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the proliferation of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cells in relation to AR status. METHODS: Steroid hormone receptor expression was evaluated using RT-PCR and Western blotting. The effect of DHT on cell proliferation and STAT5 phosphorylation was evaluated in RCC cell lines (Caki-2, A498, and SN12C) and primary RCC cells using cell viability assays and Western blotting. ARs and glucocorticoid receptors (GRs) were knocked down with small interfering RNAs before assessing changes in cell proliferation and STAT5 activation. RESULTS: DHT treatment promoted cell proliferation and increased STAT5 phosphorylation regardless of AR status. The AR antagonist bicalutamide reduced kidney cancer cell proliferation, regardless of AR status. AR and GR knockdown blocked STAT5 activation and reduced cell proliferation in all RCC cell lines. In patient-derived primary cells, DHT enhanced cell proliferation and this effect was diminished by treatment with the AR antagonists bicalutamide and enzalutamide and the GR antagonist mifepristone. CONCLUSION: DHT promotes cell proliferation through STAT5 activation in RCC cells, regardless of AR status. DHT appears to utilize the AR and GR pathways to activate STAT5, and the inhibition of AR and GR showed antitumor activity in RCC cells. These data suggest that targeting AR and GR may be a promising new approach to the treatment of RCC.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Di-Hidrotestosterona/farmacologia , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Receptores Androgênicos/fisiologia , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/fisiologia , Fator de Transcrição STAT5/metabolismo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Antagonistas de Receptores de Andrógenos/farmacologia , Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/genética , Neoplasias Renais/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT5/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2169-2197, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31401674

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BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that the short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) produced by the gut microbiota play a positive role in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). AIMS: This study aims to elucidate the "food-microorganism-SCFAs" axis and to provide guidance for prevention and intervention in CRC. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched from their inceptions to August 2018, and 75 articles and 25 conference abstracts were included and analysed after identification and screening. RESULTS: The concentrations of SCFAs in CRC patients and individuals with a high risk of CRC were higher than those in healthy individuals. The protective mechanism of SCFAs against CRC has been described in three aspects: epigenetics, immunology and molecular signalling pathways. Many food and plant extracts that were fermented by microorganisms produced SCFAs that play positive roles with preventive and therapeutic effects on CRC. The "food-microorganism-SCFAs" axis was constructed by summarizing the pertinent literature. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides insight into the basic research and practical application of SCFAs by assessing the protective effect of SCFAs on CRC.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/prevenção & controle , Ácidos Graxos Voláteis/fisiologia , Comportamento Alimentar/fisiologia , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/fisiologia , Pesquisa Biomédica/métodos , Pesquisa Biomédica/tendências , Neoplasias Colorretais/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/etiologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/microbiologia , Ácidos Graxos Voláteis/uso terapêutico , Alimentos , Humanos , Padrões de Prática Médica/tendências , Probióticos/uso terapêutico , Fatores de Risco , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia
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Bioengineered ; 10(1): 345-352, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31411110

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This study aimed to detect serum miR-203 expression levels in AML and explore its potential clinical significance. Quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was performed to measure the serum miR-203 levels in 134 patients with AML and 70 healthy controls. The results demonstrated that serum miR-203 expression was significantly reduced in AML patients compared with healthy controls. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) analysis revealed miR-203 could distinguish AML cases from normal controls. Low serum miR-203 levels were associated with worse clinical features, as well as poorer overall survival and relapse free survival of AML patients. Moreover, multivariate analysis confirmed low serum miR-203 expression to be an independent unfavorable prognostic predictor for AML. The bioinformatics analysis showed that the downstream genes and pathways of miR-203 was closely associated with tumorigenesis. Downregulation of miR-203 in AML cell lines upregulated the expression levels of oncogenic promoters such as CREB1, SRC and HDAC1. Thus, these findings demonstrated that serum miR-203 might be a promising biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of AML.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Regulação Leucêmica da Expressão Gênica , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Antagomirs/genética , Antagomirs/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/patologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Proteína de Ligação ao Elemento de Resposta ao AMP Cíclico/sangue , Proteína de Ligação ao Elemento de Resposta ao AMP Cíclico/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Ontologia Genética , Histona Desacetilase 1/sangue , Histona Desacetilase 1/genética , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/sangue , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/mortalidade , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , MicroRNAs/antagonistas & inibidores , MicroRNAs/sangue , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Análise Multivariada , Proteínas de Neoplasias/sangue , Prognóstico , Curva ROC , Recidiva , Transdução de Sinais , Análise de Sobrevida , Quinases da Família src/sangue , Quinases da Família src/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4149-4164, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366500

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Signaling regulation of myeloid zinc finger 1 (MZF1) has been implicated in the progression of many human malignancies; however, the mechanistic action of MZF1 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) progression remains elusive. In this study, the aim was to investigate the molecular mechanisms of MZF1 and its functional role in TNBC cellular migration and invasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hs578T and MDA-MB-231 cells were transfected to stably express the acidic domain of MZF1 (MZF160-72), or were transfected with MZF1-specific or ELK1-specific short hairpin RNA (shRNA). Changes in cell morphology and distributions of cellular proteins were observed and subsequently migration and invasion were measured by wound healing and transwell assays. Expression levels of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related genes were carried out using immunoblotting and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays. Data of transcriptional regulation were obtained from promoter-luciferase reporter and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays. RESULTS: Herein, we found that MZF1 in high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC cells is associated with cell migration, invasion, and mesenchymal phenotype. MZF1 interacted with the promoter region of insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) to drive invasion and metastasis of high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC cells. Exogenous expression of the acidic domain of MZF1 repressed the binding of endogenous MZF1 to IGF1R promoter via blocking the interaction with ETS-like gene 1 (ELK1). This blockage not only caused MZF1 protein degradation, but also restrained ELK1 nuclear localization in high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC cells. MZF1, but not ELK1, was necessary for the retention of mesenchymal phenotype by repressing IGF1R promoter activity in TNBC cells expressing high levels of MZF1. Activation of the IGF1R-driven p38MAPK-ERα-slug-E-cadherin signaling axis mediated the conversion of mesenchymal cell to epithelial phenotype, caused by MZF1 destabilization. These results suggest that MZF1 is an oncogenic inducer. CONCLUSION: Blocking of the MZF1/ELK1 interaction to reduce MZF1 protein stability by saturating the endogenous MZF1/ELK1 binding domains might be a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of high-level MZF1-expressing TNBC.


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Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Receptores de Somatomedina/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Proteínas Elk-1 do Domínio ets/genética , Caderinas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4165-4170, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366501

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AIM: To examine the influence of hypoxia on the in vitro growth of leukaemia cells and the activity of signalling proteins to better understand the pathophysiology of leukaemia cells in human bone marrow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six human leukaemia cell lines were cultured under normoxic or hypoxic conditions. Cell growth, recovery of clonogenic cells, and the expression and activation of various signalling proteins were examined. RESULTS: Hypoxia suppressed cell growth and the recovery of clonogenic cells. Moreover, hypoxia up-regulated hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) 1α and HIF2α expression while suppressing the expression and activation of NOTCH1, mechanistic target of rapamycin kinase (mTOR) activation, and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) phosphorylation. CONCLUSION: We found that hypoxia up-regulated HIF expression while it suppressed the self-renewal capacity of leukaemia cells, NOTCH activity, and expression of its down-stream signalling molecules, which differs from previous reports mentioning that HIF activates NOTCH signalling. Our findings serve to further elucidate the in vivo pathophysiology of leukaemia cells.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Leucemia/genética , Receptor Notch1/genética , Ciclo Celular/genética , Hipóxia Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação Leucêmica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Leucemia/patologia , NF-kappa B/genética , Fosforilação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4185-4190, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366504

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)-mediated molecular pathway has been implicated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) pathogenesis and progression. We aimed to evaluate serum levels of IGF-1, IGF-2 and IGF-binding protein 3 (IGF-BP3) before and after standard treatment in patients with advanced NSCLC and their prognostic and predictive correlations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-three patients were prospectively included. Analysis and quantification of circulating levels of IGF1, IGF2, IGFBP3 were performed by total ELISA in peripheral blood samples at baseline and 3 months post-treatment. RESULTS: The median values of IGF-1 and IGF-1/IGF-BP3 ratios (125.82 vs. 133.4 ng/ml, p=0.087 and 0.01006 vs. 0.01252, p=0.011) were both decreased after treatment. Importantly, the post-treatment value of the ratio was significantly reduced only among responders to treatment (0.01044 from 0.01255, p=0.02). CONCLUSION: Reduction of IGF-1/IGF-BP3 ratio was statistically significant only among patients with NSCLC who responded to first-line treatment. If validated in larger cohorts, IGF-1/IGFBP3 might be a useful predictive tool for response to chemotherapy in NSCLC.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/sangue , Proteína 3 de Ligação a Fator de Crescimento Semelhante à Insulina/sangue , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like II/genética , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/genética , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Proteína 3 de Ligação a Fator de Crescimento Semelhante à Insulina/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Pemetrexede/administração & dosagem , Prognóstico , Proteínas Recombinantes , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Biol Regul Homeost Agents ; 33(4): 1085-1095, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31389223

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The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of Allograft Inflammatory Factor 1 (AIF-1) on the regulation of proliferation of breast cancer cells. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), cell culture and counting, and mass spectrometry were performed. The biologically active high-purity recombinant protein rhAIF-1 was obtained by optimizing the rhAIF-1 protein purification system, and MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-361 breast cancer cell lines were used. After adding to the culture medium, rhAIF-1 was found to promote cell proliferation in dose-dependent and time-dependent manners. The purified protein rhAIF-1 was marked with rhodamine and incubated with the cells. Confocal imaging analysis revealed that the foreign protein was localized in the cytoplasm, and rhAIF-1 was unevenly distributed in the cytoplasm. Although AIF-1 accumulates around the nucleus, it can not enter the nucleus, suggesting that other factors might be involved in the regulation of cell proliferation. In order to find the possible interacting protein of rhAIF-1, protein immunoprecipitation technique and mass spectrometry were employed, and it was indicated that ADAM28m was the possible interacting protein of rhAIF-1. The interaction between rhAIF-1 and ADAM28m was validated by immunoprecipitation along with Western blotting. It was found that rhAIF-1 could precipitate ADAM28m protein by immunoprecipitation. The results indicated that IF-1 participates in the development of breast cancer by interacting with ADAM28m and activating downstream signaling pathways. It was concluded that AIF-1 provides a new idea for the molecular mechanism of breast cancer cell proliferation and acts as a new target for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in the future.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Proliferação de Células , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Proteínas ADAM/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo
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BMC Ophthalmol ; 19(1): 168, 2019 Aug 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31375076

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BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of blindness and severe vision loss in developed countries and is responsible for 8.7% of blindness globally. Ultraviolet radiation can induce DNA breakdown, produce reactive oxygen species, and has been implicated as a risk factor for AMD. This study investigated the effects of UVA radiation on Human retinal pigment epithelial cell (ARPE-19) growth and protein expression. METHODS: ARPE-19 cells were irradiated with a UVA lamp at different doses (5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 J/cm2) from 10 cm. Cell viability was determined by MTT assay. Visual inspection was first achieved with inverted light microscopy and then the DeadEnd™ Fluorometric TUNEL System was used to observe nuclear DNA fragmentation. Flow cytometry based-Annexin V-FITC/PI double-staining was used to further quantify cellular viability. Mitochondrial membrane potential was assessed with JC-1 staining. 2D electrophoresis maps of exposed cells were compared to nonexposed cells and gel images analyzed with PDQuest 2-D Analysis Software. Spots with greater than a 1.5-fold difference were selected for LC-MS/MS analysis and some confirmed by western blot. We further investigated whether caspase activation, apoptotic-related mitochondrial proteins, and regulators of ER stress sensors were involved in UVA-induced apoptosis. RESULTS: We detected 29 differentially expressed proteins (9 up-regulated and 20 down-regulated) in the exposed cells. Some of these proteins such as CALR, GRP78, NPM, Hsp27, PDI, ATP synthase subunit alpha, PRDX1, and GAPDH are associated with anti-proliferation, induction of apoptosis, and oxidative-stress protection. We also detected altered protein expression levels among caspases (caspase 3 and 9) and in the mitochondrial (cytosolic cytochrome C, AIF, Mcl-1, Bcl-2, Bcl-xl, Bax, Bad, and p-Bad) and ER stress-related (p-PERK, p-eIF2α, ATF4 and CHOP) apoptotic pathways. CONCLUSIONS: UVA irradiation suppressed the proliferation of ARPE-19 cells in a dose-dependent manner, caused quantitative loses in transmembrane potential (ΔΨm), and induced both early and late apoptosis.


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Degeneração Macular/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo , Proteômica/métodos , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/metabolismo , Raios Ultravioleta , Apoptose , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Cultivadas , Cromatografia Líquida , Citocromos c/metabolismo , Humanos , Degeneração Macular/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/patologia , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/efeitos da radiação , Transdução de Sinais , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz ; 114: e190102, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31411311

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BACKGROUND: Once in the pulmonary alveoli, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) enters into contact with alveolar macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs). DCs represent the link between the innate and adaptive immune system owing to their capacity to be both a sentinel and an orchestrator of the antigen-specific immune responses against Mtb. The effect that the virulence of Mtb has on the interaction between the bacilli and human DCs has not been fully explored. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Mtb virulence on human monocyte-derived DCs. METHODS: We exposed human monocyte-derived DCs to Mtb clinical strains (isolated from an epidemiological Mtb diversity study in Mexico) bearing different degrees of virulence and evaluated the capacity of DCs to internalise the bacilli, control intracellular growth, engage cell death pathways, express markers for activation and antigen presentation, and expand to stimulate autologous CD4+ T cells proliferation. FINDINGS: In the case of the hypervirulent Mtb strain (Phenotype 1, strain 9005186, lineage 3), we report that DCs internalise and neutralise intracellular growth of the bacilli, undergo low rates of apoptosis, and contribute poorly to T-cell expansion, as compared to the H37Rv reference strain. In the case of the hypovirulent Mtb strain (Phenotype 4, strain 9985449, lineage 4), although DCs internalise and preclude proliferation of the bacilli, the DCs also display a high level of apoptosis, massive levels of apoptosis that prevent them from maintaining autologous CD4+ T cells in a co-culture system, as compared to H37Rv. MAIN CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that variability in virulence among Mtb clinical strains affects the capacity of DCs to respond to pathogenic challenge and mount an immune response against it, highlighting important parallels to studies previously done in mouse models.


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Células Dendríticas/virologia , Ativação Linfocitária , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/patogenicidade , Linfócitos T Reguladores/parasitologia , Animais , Humanos , Camundongos , Transdução de Sinais , Virulência
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Biol Res ; 52(1): 44, 2019 Aug 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31426858

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BACKGROUND: Free fatty acid receptor 1 (FFAR1) is G-protein coupled receptor predominantly expressed in pancreatic ß-cells that is activated by a variety of free fatty acids (FFAs). Once activated, it promotes glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). However, increased levels of FFAs lead to lipotoxicity, inducing loss of ß-cell function. FFAR1 plays a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and previous studies have indicated the importance of developing anti-diabetic therapies against FFAR1, although its role in the regulation of ß-cell function remains unclear. The present study investigated the role of FFAR1 under lipotoxic conditions using palmitic acid (PA). The rat insulinoma 1 clone 832/13 (INS-1 832/13) cell line was used as a model as it physiologically resembles native pancreatic ß-cells. Key players of the insulin signaling pathway, such as mTOR, Akt, IRS-1, and the insulin receptor (INSR1ß), were selected as candidates to be analyzed under lipotoxic conditions. RESULTS: We revealed that PA-induced lipotoxicity affected GSIS in INS-1 cells and negatively modulated the activity of both IRS-1 and Akt. Reduced phosphorylation of both IRS-1 S636/639 and Akt S473 was observed, in addition to decreased expression of both INSR1ß and FFAR1. Moreover, transient knockdown of FFAR1 led to a reduction in IRS-1 mRNA expression and an increase in INSR1ß mRNA. Finally, PA affected localization of FFAR1 from the cytoplasm to the perinucleus. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, our study suggests a novel regulatory involvement of FFAR1 in crosstalk with mTOR-Akt and IRS-1 signaling in ß-cells under lipotoxic conditions.


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Células Secretoras de Insulina/efeitos dos fármacos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Palmítico/toxicidade , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Ratos , Transdução de Sinais
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 34(1): 1426-1438, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31401883

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Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) has been recognised as a promising molecular target of targeted therapy for NSCLC. We performed SAR study of pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridines to override crizotinib resistance caused by ALK-L1196M mutation and identified a novel and potent L1196M inhibitor, 10g. 10g displayed exceptional enzymatic activities (<0.5 nM of IC50) against ALK-L1196M as well as against ALK-wt. In addition, 10g is an extremely potent inhibitor of ROS1 (<0.5 nM of IC50) and displays excellent selectivity over c-Met. Moreover, 10g strongly suppresses proliferation of ALK-L1196M-Ba/F3 and H2228 cells harbouring EML4-ALK via apoptosis and the ALK signalling blockade. The results of molecular docking studies reveal that, in contrast to crizotinib, 10g engages in a favourable interaction with M1196 in the kinase domain of ALK-L1196M and hydrogen bonding with K1150 and E1210. This SAR study has provided a useful insight into the design of novel and potent inhibitors against ALK gatekeeper mutant.


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Quinase do Linfoma Anaplásico/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Pirazóis/farmacologia , Piridinas/farmacologia , Quinase do Linfoma Anaplásico/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética Nuclear de Carbono-13 , Linhagem Celular Transformada , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatografia Líquida , Cristalografia por Raios X , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Humanos , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Espectroscopia de Prótons por Ressonância Magnética , Pirazóis/química , Piridinas/química , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 99(29): 2311-2314, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31434409

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Objective: To screen the differentially expressed genes, functional enrichment and related signaling pathways in glioma by bioinformatics analysis. Methods: Microarray data of glioma related gene expression profiles were selected in GEO database, and differentially expressed genes in glioma patients and normal brain tissues were screened by R statistical software of lima package. Functional enrichment of differentially expressed genes (GO and KEGG) was performed. The protein-protein interaction database (STRING) was used to analyze the interaction between the screened differentially expressed genes and the related signaling pathways. Results: Two gene expression profiles, GSE15824 and GSE66354, were selected for analysis, and 158 genes with differential expression more than 2 times and P<0.05 were screened. Molecular function (MF) of 158 differentially expressed genes was integrin binding, cell adhesion molecule binding, calcium binding and AMPA glutamate receptor activity. Cell component localization (CC) was located in cell membrane, neuron cell body, axon of nerve cell and so on, while biological process (BP) was mainly cell adhesion and nervous system. Development, cell proliferation, GTPase activity, apoptosis and angiogenesis; KEGG signaling pathways were mainly cAMP signaling pathway, purine metabolism pathway, MAPK signaling pathway and cGMP-PKG signaling pathway. There were 177 interaction connections in 158 differential expression gene-protein interaction networks, with an average interaction of 2.39 between each node and an aggregation coefficient of 0.37. Cytohubb screened the key genes (hub genes) in the signaling pathway. The results indicated that SLC6A1,SLC1A2,BDNF,GAP43,NRXN1,GAD1,OLIG2, PLP1,S100B and GRIA3 were the key genes in the signaling pathway of the interacting protein network. All the 10 key genes were related to the prognosis of patients (P<0.05). Conclusions: There are differentially expressed genes profile in glioma tissues and normal tissues. SLC6A1, SLC1A2, BDNF, GAP43, NRXN1, GAD1, OLIG2, PLP1, S100B and GRIA3 are key genes for glioma development and are related to the prognosis of patients.


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Biologia Computacional , Glioma , Proteínas da Membrana Plasmática de Transporte de GABA , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Transdução de Sinais
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 99(30): 2362-2366, 2019 Aug 13.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31434417

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Objective: To identify the therapeutic efficacy of lithium chloride (LiCl) on phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN)-deficient tumors. Methods: First, the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer for mutation spectrum of human endometrial carcinoma samples was analyzed. Second, the relationship between PTEN abundance and LiCl inhibition of endometrial cancer cell lines using Pten(+/+) and Pten(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) lines was investigated. Moreover, potential alterations of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway after treatment with LiCl were checked.Last,LiCl's efficacy on PTEN null tumors was studied. Results: PTEN was mutated in 39% of endometrial carcinomas. LiCl preferentially inhibited the proliferation of PTEN-deficient endometrial carcinoma cells and MEFs. Furthermore, LiCl blocked PTEN-deficient tumor development. Mechanistically, LiCl down-regulated mTOR signaling. Conclusions: PTEN is the most frequently mutated gene in endometrial carcinoma.By targeting mTOR signaling pathway,LiCl is a promising regimen for the treatment of tumors with PTEN deficiency.


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Neoplasias do Endométrio , Animais , Cromossomos , Feminino , Humanos , Cloreto de Lítio , Camundongos , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase , Transdução de Sinais , Tensinas
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Acta Cir Bras ; 34(6): e201900609, 2019 Aug 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31433000

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PURPOSE: The research is intended for clarification of the efficacy as well as the underlying mechanism of GSK-3ß inhibitors on the advancement of acute lung injuries in acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) in rats. METHODS: Seventy-two rats were randomly divided into 6 groups: (1)ANP-vehicle; (2)ANP-TDZD-8;(3)ANP-SB216763;(4)Sham-vehicle;(5)Sham-TDZD-8;(6)Sham-SB216763; Blood biochemical test, histopathological examination and immunohistochemical analysis of rats pancreas and lung tissues were performed. The protein expression of GSK-3ß, phospho-GSK-3ß (Ser9), iNOS, ICAM-1, TNF-α, and IL-10 were detected in lung tissues by Western-blot. RESULTS: The outcomes revealed that the intervention of GSK-3ß inhibitors alleviated the pathological damage of pancreas and lung (P<0.01), reduced serum amylase, lipase, hydrothorax and lung Wet-to-Dry Ratio, attenuated serum concentrations of IL-1ß and IL-6 (P<0.01), inhibited the activation of NF-κB, and abated expression of iNOS, ICAM-1 and TNF-α protein, but up-regulated IL-10 expression in lung of ANP rats (P<0.01). The inflammatory response and various indicators in ANP-TDZD-8 groups were lower than those in ANP-SB216763 groups. CONCLUSIONS: Inhibition of GSK-3ß weakens acute lung injury related to ANP via the inhibitory function of NF-κB signaling pathway. Different kinds of GSK-3ß inhibitors have different effects to ANP acute lung injury.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/prevenção & controle , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/antagonistas & inibidores , Pancreatite Necrosante Aguda/complicações , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/etiologia , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/metabolismo , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/patologia , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Imuno-Histoquímica , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Masculino , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Pancreatite Necrosante Aguda/patologia , Fosforilação , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Biol Res ; 52(1): 47, 2019 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31455418

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Rubella or German measles is an infection caused by rubella virus (RV). Infection of children and adults is usually characterized by a mild exanthematous febrile illness. However, RV is a major cause of birth defects and fetal death following infection in pregnant women. RV is a teratogen and is a major cause of public health concern as there are more than 100,000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) estimated to occur every year. Several lines of evidence in the field of molecular biology of RV have provided deeper insights into the teratogenesis process. The damage to the growing fetus in infected mothers is multifactorial, arising from a combination of cellular damage, as well as its effect on the dividing cells. This review focuses on the findings in the molecular biology of RV, with special emphasis on the mitochondrial, cytoskeleton and the gene expression changes. Further, the review addresses in detail, the role of apoptosis in the teratogenesis process.


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Anormalidades Congênitas/virologia , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/virologia , Síndrome da Rubéola Congênita/virologia , Vírus da Rubéola/fisiologia , Rubéola (Sarampo Alemão)/complicações , Teratogênese , Apoptose/fisiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Mitocôndrias/virologia , Gravidez , Rubéola (Sarampo Alemão)/virologia , Transdução de Sinais , Replicação Viral/fisiologia
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Gene ; 716: 144031, 2019 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31377314

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Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a novel class of widespread and diverse endogenous RNAs, have been identified as critical regulators of various cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the specific roles of circRNAs in HCC are largely unknown. In this study, we identified a novel circRNA, circ-IGF1R, in HCC tumour tissues and cell lines. Circ-IGF1R levels were found to be significantly upregulated in HCC tissues compared with levels in paired peritumoural tissues. The high expression levels of circ-IGF1R in HCC were associated with tumour size. Moreover, knocking down circ-IGF1R with siRNA significantly attenuated cell proliferation and induced cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in vitro. Further investigation revealed that PI3K/AKT signalling pathway activation was involved in the oncogenic functions of circ-IGF1R in HCC. Our study suggests that circ-IGF1R may be a potential target for the prevention and treatment of HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , RNA/metabolismo , Apoptose , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/enzimologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Ciclo Celular , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/enzimologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/antagonistas & inibidores , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Regulação para Cima
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