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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4989, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020476

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We postulate that exit from pluripotency involves intermediates that retain pluripotency while simultaneously exhibiting lineage-bias. Using a MIXL1 reporter, we explore mesoderm lineage-bias within the human pluripotent stem cell compartment. We identify a substate, which at the single cell level coexpresses pluripotent and mesodermal gene expression programmes. Functionally these cells initiate stem cell cultures and exhibit mesodermal bias in differentiation assays. By promoting mesodermal identity through manipulation of WNT signalling while preventing exit from pluripotency using lysophosphatidic acid, we 'trap' and maintain cells in a lineage-biased stem cell state through multiple passages. These cells correspond to a normal state on the differentiation trajectory, the plasticity of which is evidenced by their reacquisition of an unbiased state upon removal of differentiation cues. The use of 'cross-antagonistic' signalling to trap pluripotent stem cell intermediates with different lineage-bias may have general applicability in the efficient production of cells for regenerative medicine.


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Reprogramação Celular , Mesoderma/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/citologia , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem da Célula , Plasticidade Celular/genética , Autorrenovação Celular , Meios de Cultura , Células-Tronco Embrionárias/citologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 221, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33024073
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21902, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871922

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The function of miR-9 in osteosarcoma is not well-investigated and controversial. Therefore, we conducted meta-analysis to explore the role of miR-9 in osteosarcoma, and collected relevant TCGA data to further testify the result. In addition, bioinformatics analysis was conducted to investigate the mechanism and related pathways of miR-9-3p in osteosarcoma.Literature search was operated on databases up to February 19, 2020, including PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Wiley Online Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Biology Medicine disc, Chongqing VIP, and Wan Fang Data. The relation of miR-9 expression with survival outcome was estimated by hazard ratio (HRs) and 95% CIs. Meta-analysis was conducted on the Stata 12.0 (Stata Corporation, TX). To further assess the function of miR-9 in osteosarcoma, relevant data from the TCGA database was collected. Three databases, miRDB, miRPathDB 2.0, and Targetscan 7.2, were used for prediction of target genes. Genes present in these 3 databases were considered as predicted target genes of miR-9-3p. Venny 2.1 were used for intersection analysis. Subsequently, GO, KEGG, and PPI network analysis were conducted based on the overlapping target genes of miR-9-3p to explore the possible molecular mechanism in osteosarcoma.Meta-analysis shown that overexpression of miR-9 was associated with worse overall survival (OS) (HR = 4.180, 95% CI: 2.880-6.066, P < .001, I = 23.5%). Based on TCGA data, osteosarcoma patients with overexpression of miR-9-3p (HR = 1.603, 95% CI: 1.028-2.499, P = .037) and miR-9-5p (HR = 1.698, 95% CI: 1.133-2.545, P = .01) also suffered poor OS. In bioinformatics analysis, 2 significant and important pathways were enriched: Wnt signaling pathway from gene ontology analysis (gene ontology:0016055, P-adjust = .008); hippo signaling pathway from Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analysis (P-adjust = .007). Moreover, network analysis relevant protein-protein interaction was visualized, revealing 117 nodes and 161 edges.High miR-9 expression was associated with poor prognosis. Based on bioinformatics analysis, this study enhanced the understanding of the mechanism and related pathways of miR-9 in osteosarcoma.


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MicroRNAs/genética , Osteossarcoma/genética , Biologia Computacional , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Prognóstico , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5417-5421, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988862

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BACKGROUND: Type II diabetes agents have anticancer effects on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The mechanistic target of rapamycin (MTOR) pathway represents a putative target. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We interrogated an Affymetrix HNSCC dataset for MTOR-related gene expression. RESULTS: MTOR expression itself was unchanged, but various related genes demonstrated differential expression. Pathway promoters ras homolog (RHEB), MTOR-associated protein (MLST8), and ribosomal protein S6 kinase B1 (RPS6KB1) were up-regulated. Expression of growth suppressors tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2), programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4), and BCL2 apoptosis regulator-associated agonist of cell death (BAD) were reduced in HNSCC. Upstream, phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA), AKT serine/threonine kinase 1 (AKT1), and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) were up-regulated in cancer. CONCLUSION: Several MTOR pathway promoters and tumor suppressors were found to be differentially expressed, favoring MTOR pathway up-regulation in HNSCC. Genomic databases can be interrogated to identify intervention targets and endpoints in HNSCC trials.


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Bases de Dados Genéticas , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/classificação , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Humanos , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteína Enriquecida em Homólogo de Ras do Encéfalo/genética , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Proteína 2 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/genética , Proteína de Morte Celular Associada a bcl/genética , Homólogo LST8 da Proteína Associada a mTOR/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5437-5443, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988865

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BACKGROUND: Neuropilin-1 (NRP1) is a receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), and has been reported to be overexpressed in several malignancies. Since angiogenesis plays an important role in pathogenesis of multiple myeloma (MM) and the role of NRP1 in MM has not been studied yet, we characterized the expression of NRP1 in this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression level of NRP1 was measured in 140 patients newly diagnosed with MM and 28 healthy controls by flow cytometry and quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: Expression of NRP1 was significantly reduced on plasma cells (median=2.05%) compared to that on B-cells (median=10.05%, p<0.0001) in bone marrow of patients with MM. In MM, the expression of NRP1 was high on plasmacytoid dendritic cells (median=85.85%) and low on regulatory T-cells (median=0.6%). CONCLUSION: In MM, NRP1 is regulated differentially as compared to other B-cell malignancies at both the RNA and protein level.


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Mieloma Múltiplo/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/genética , Neuropilina-1/genética , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Adulto , Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/sangue , Mieloma Múltiplo/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/sangue , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Neuropilina-1/sangue , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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J Neurovirol ; 26(5): 631-641, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876900

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A subset of patients with coronavirus 2 disease (COVID-19) experience neurological complications. These complications include loss of sense of taste and smell, stroke, delirium, and neuromuscular signs and symptoms. The etiological agent of COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), an RNA virus with a glycoprotein-studded viral envelope that uses ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) as a functional receptor for infecting the host cells. Thus, the interaction of the envelope spike proteins with ACE2 on host cells determines the tropism and virulence of SARS-CoV-2. Loss of sense of taste and smell is an initial symptom of COVID-19 because the virus enters the nasal and oral cavities first and the epithelial cells are the receptors for these senses. Stroke in COVID-19 patients is likely a consequence of coagulopathy and injury to cerebral vascular endothelial cells that cause thrombo-embolism and stroke. Delirium and encephalopathy in acute and post COVID-19 patients are likely multifactorial and secondary to hypoxia, metabolic abnormalities, and immunological abnormalities. Thus far, there is no clear evidence that coronaviruses cause inflammatory neuromuscular diseases via direct invasion of peripheral nerves or muscles or via molecular mimicry. It appears that most of neurologic complications in COVID-19 patients are indirect and as a result of a bystander injury to neurons.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Encefalopatias/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Transtornos do Olfato/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Embolia Pulmonar/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações , Encéfalo/irrigação sanguínea , Encéfalo/patologia , Encéfalo/virologia , Encefalopatias/imunologia , Encefalopatias/patologia , Encefalopatias/virologia , Efeito Espectador , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Células Epiteliais/virologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Humanos , Pulmão/irrigação sanguínea , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/virologia , Neurônios/patologia , Neurônios/virologia , Transtornos do Olfato/imunologia , Transtornos do Olfato/patologia , Transtornos do Olfato/virologia , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Embolia Pulmonar/imunologia , Embolia Pulmonar/patologia , Embolia Pulmonar/virologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/imunologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/patologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/virologia
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(6): 1435-1454, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907363

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Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) plays a main role in pancreatic [Formula: see text]-cell dysfunction and death because of intracellular Ca[Formula: see text] turbulence and inflammation activation. Although several drugs are targeting pancreatic [Formula: see text]-cell to improve [Formula: see text]-cell function, there still lacks agents to alleviate [Formula: see text]-cell ER stress conditions. Therefore we used thapsigargin (THAP) or high glucose (HG) to induce ER stress in [Formula: see text]-cell and aimed to screen natural molecules against ER stress-induced [Formula: see text]-cell dysfunction. Through screening the Traditional Chinese drug library ([Formula: see text] molecules), luteolin was finally discovered to improve [Formula: see text]-cell function. Cellular viability results indicated luteolin reduced the THAP or HG-induced [Formula: see text]-cell death and apoptosis through MTT and flow cytometry assay. Moreover, luteolin improved [Formula: see text]-cell insulin secretion ability under ER stress conditions. Also ER stress-induced intracellular Ca[Formula: see text] turbulence and inflammation activation were inhibited by luteolin treatment. Mechanically, luteolin inhibited HNF4[Formula: see text] signaling, which was induced by ER stress. Moreover, luteolin reduced the transcriptional level of HNF4[Formula: see text] downstream gene, such as Asnk4b and HNF1[Formula: see text]. Conversely HNF4[Formula: see text] knockdown abolished the effect of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell using siRNA. These results suggested the protective effect of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell was through HNF4[Formula: see text]/Asnk4b pathway. In conclusion, our study discovered that luteolin improved [Formula: see text]-cell function and disclosed the underlying mechanism of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell, suggesting luteolin is a promising agent against pancreatic dysfunction.


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Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/química , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Células Secretoras de Insulina/patologia , Células Secretoras de Insulina/fisiologia , Luteolina/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Tapsigargina/efeitos adversos , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cálcio/metabolismo , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/fisiologia , Glucose/efeitos adversos , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Luteolina/isolamento & purificação
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(6): 1475-1489, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907364

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Inadequate responses to traditional chemotherapeutic agents in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) emphasize a requirement for new effective compounds for the treatment of this malignancy. This study aimed to investigate the antiproliferative property of cucurbitacin B on KKU-100 CCA cells. The determination of underlying molecular mechanisms was also carried out. The results revealed that cucurbitacin B suppressed growth and replicative ability to form colonies of CCA cells, suggesting the antiproliferative effect of this compound against the cells. Flow cytometry analysis demonstrated that the interfering effect of cucurbitacin B on the CCA cell cycle at the G2/M phase was accountable for its antiproliferation property. Accompanied with cell cycle disruption, cucurbitacin B altered the expression of proteins involved in the G2/M phase transition including downregulation of cyclin A, cyclin D1, and cdc25A, and upregulation of p21. Additional molecular studies demonstrated that cucurbitacin B suppressed the activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) which consequently resulted in inhibition of its kinase-dependent and kinase-independent downstream targets contributing to the regulation of cell proliferation including PI3K/PDK1/AKT and p53 proteins. In this study, the transient knockdown of FAK using siRNA was employed to ascertain the role of FAK in CCA cell proliferation. Finally, the effect of cucurbitacin B on upstream receptor tyrosine kinases regulating FAK activation was elucidated. The results showed that the inhibitory effect of cucurbitacin B on FAK activation in CCA cells is mediated via interference of EGFR and HER2 expression. Collectively, cucurbitacin B might be a promising drug for CCA treatment by targeting FAK protein.


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Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/genética , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Colangiocarcinoma/genética , Colangiocarcinoma/patologia , Proteína-Tirosina Quinases de Adesão Focal/metabolismo , Quinase Piruvato Desidrogenase (Transferência de Acetil)/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/dietoterapia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Colangiocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Receptores ErbB/genética , Receptores ErbB/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Triterpenos/uso terapêutico
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000783, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925907

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Plant nucleotide-binding (NB) leucine-rich repeat (LRR) receptor (NLR) proteins function as intracellular immune receptors that perceive the presence of pathogen-derived virulence proteins (effectors) to induce immune responses. The 2 major types of plant NLRs that "sense" pathogen effectors differ in their N-terminal domains: these are Toll/interleukin-1 receptor resistance (TIR) domain-containing NLRs (TNLs) and coiled-coil (CC) domain-containing NLRs (CNLs). In many angiosperms, the RESISTANCE TO POWDERY MILDEW 8 (RPW8)-CC domain containing NLR (RNL) subclass of CNLs is encoded by 2 gene families, ACTIVATED DISEASE RESISTANCE 1 (ADR1) and N REQUIREMENT GENE 1 (NRG1), that act as "helper" NLRs during multiple sensor NLR-mediated immune responses. Despite their important role in sensor NLR-mediated immunity, knowledge of the specific, redundant, and synergistic functions of helper RNLs is limited. We demonstrate that the ADR1 and NRG1 families act in an unequally redundant manner in basal resistance, effector-triggered immunity (ETI) and regulation of defense gene expression. We define RNL redundancy in ETI conferred by some TNLs and in basal resistance against virulent pathogens. We demonstrate that, in Arabidopsis thaliana, the 2 RNL families contribute specific functions in ETI initiated by specific CNLs and TNLs. Time-resolved whole genome expression profiling revealed that RNLs and "classical" CNLs trigger similar transcriptome changes, suggesting that RNLs act like other CNLs to mediate ETI downstream of sensor NLR activation. Together, our genetic data confirm that RNLs contribute to basal resistance, are fully required for TNL signaling, and can also support defense activation during CNL-mediated ETI.


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Arabidopsis/imunologia , Proteínas NLR/fisiologia , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Receptores Imunológicos/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Resistência à Doença/genética , Resistência à Doença/imunologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/fisiologia , Família Multigênica/genética , Família Multigênica/fisiologia , Proteínas NLR/genética , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Receptores Imunológicos/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Transcriptoma
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0238381, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32881942

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Small fructans improve plant tolerance for cold stress. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we have demonstrated that the small fructan tetrasaccharide nystose improves the cold stress tolerance of primary rice roots. Roots developed from seeds soaked in nystose showed lower browning rate, higher root activity, and faster growth compared to seeds soaked in water under chilling stress. Comparative proteomics analysis of nystose-treated and control roots identified a total of 497 differentially expressed proteins. GO classification and KEGG pathway analysis documented that some of the upregulated differentially expressed proteins were implicated in the regulation of serine/threonine protein phosphatase activity, abscisic acid-activated signaling, removal of superoxide radicals, and the response to oxidative stress and defense responses. Western blot analysis indicated that nystose promotes the growth of primary rice roots by increasing the level of RSOsPR10, and the cold stress-induced change in RSOsPR10levelis regulated by jasmonate, salicylic acid, and abscisic acid signaling pathways in rice roots. Furthermore, OsMKK4-dependentmitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascades may be involved in the nystose-induced cold tolerance of primary rice roots. Together, these results indicate that nystose acts as an immunostimulator of the response to cold stress by multiple signaling pathways.


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Resposta ao Choque Frio/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligossacarídeos/farmacologia , Oryza/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Proteômica/métodos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Abscísico/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Resposta ao Choque Frio/genética , Ciclopentanos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryza/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryza/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Oxilipinas/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Ácido Salicílico/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5667-5671, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988891

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BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urological cancer, and its risk correlates with environmental factors such as obesity, smoking and hypertension. Microarray technology enables analysis of the expression pattern of the whole phosphatome, members of which are involved in many cellular pathways and may act as either tumour suppressors or oncogenes in cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed data for the expression level of 87 out of 107 known protein phosphatase genes included in the Hugo Gene Nomenclature Committee Website for 72 RCC tissues and paired healthy tissues obtained from the GEO Database. RESULTS: Our analysis revealed overexpression of DUSP1, DUSP4, PTP4A3, PTPRC and PTPRE genes at all examined stages of RCC. Moreover, we found overexpression of PTPN12 at stage 2, overexpression of CDKN3 at stages 3 and 4, and overexpression of DUSP10 and PTPN22 at stages 2, 3 and 4. Lower expression of DUSP9, PTPR9 and PTPRO was also observed at all stages. CONCLUSION: Significant changes in expression patterns of protein tyrosine phosphatase genes confirm the involvement of this group in crucial carcinogenesis pathways underlying RCC. Thus, we postulate that protein tyrosine phosphatases play an important role in RCC promotion and progression, and may be considered as potential therapeutic targets.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Oncogenes/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases/genética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proteínas Inibidoras de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Fosfatase 1 de Especificidade Dupla/genética , Fosfatases de Especificidade Dupla/genética , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Antígenos Comuns de Leucócito/genética , Masculino , Fosfatases da Proteína Quinase Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 3 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 4 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Fatores de Risco , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fumar/efeitos adversos
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Clin Dermatol ; 38(4): 462-466, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32972604

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The human genome project yielded a compendium of genetic material that has allowed rapid advancement both in the technique of whole exome sequencing and also in the ability to identify single gene defects. The next generation of genetics has investigated how these genes interact in the development of disease, identifying pathways of illness and end organ tissue abnormal development. From the knowledge of single genes and pathways of genodermatosis development arises the opportunity to produce genetic therapies. This contribution reviews some of the exciting, emerging genetic therapies in genodermatoses.


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Dermatopatias Genéticas/terapia , Administração Tópica , Anticolesterolemiantes/administração & dosagem , Displasia Ectodérmica Anidrótica Tipo 1/diagnóstico , Displasia Ectodérmica Anidrótica Tipo 1/genética , Displasia Ectodérmica Anidrótica Tipo 1/terapia , Epidermólise Bolhosa/diagnóstico , Epidermólise Bolhosa/genética , Epidermólise Bolhosa/terapia , Edição de Genes , Humanos , Neurofibromatose 1/diagnóstico , Neurofibromatose 1/genética , Neurofibromatose 1/terapia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Dermatopatias Genéticas/diagnóstico , Dermatopatias Genéticas/genética , Ustekinumab/uso terapêutico , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Clin Dermatol ; 38(4): 467-476, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32972605

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Basal cell nevus syndrome, also known as Gorlin syndrome, is a hereditary cancer syndrome associated with multiple basal cell carcinomas, congenital defects, and nondermatologic tumors. This disease is autosomal dominant with variable expressivity and is caused by abnormalities in the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway. Management requires a multidisciplinary approach and should include the biopsychosocial needs of patients and their families. Genetic testing is necessary to confirm an unclear diagnosis, evaluate at-risk relatives, and assist with family planning.


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Síndrome do Nevo Basocelular/genética , Síndrome do Nevo Basocelular/terapia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/genética , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/terapia , Adulto , Síndrome do Nevo Basocelular/diagnóstico , Síndrome do Nevo Basocelular/patologia , Feminino , Testes Genéticos , Proteínas Hedgehog/genética , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Humanos , Comunicação Interdisciplinar , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/diagnóstico , Síndromes Neoplásicas Hereditárias/patologia , Receptor Patched-1/genética , Receptor Patched-1/metabolismo , Receptor Patched-2/genética , Receptor Patched-2/metabolismo , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Pele/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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Yonsei Med J ; 61(9): 750-761, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32882759

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PURPOSE: Gastric cancer (GC) is a malignant tumor with a high mortality rate. Drug resistance is a major obstacle to GC therapy. This study aimed to investigate the role and mechanism of exosomal circPRRX1 in doxorubicin resistance in GC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HGC-27 and AGS cells were exposed to different doses of doxorubicin to construct doxorubicin-resistant cell lines. Levels of circPRRX1, miR-3064-5p, and nonreceptor tyrosine phosphatase 14 (PTPN14) were detected by quantitative real-time PCR or Western blot assay. Then, 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide, transwell, and Western blot assays were used to explore the function of circPRRX1 in GC cells. Interactions among circPRRX1, miR-3064-5p, and PTPN14 were confirmed by dual-luciferase reporter assay. The in vivo function of circPRRX1 was analyzed in a xenograft tumor model. RESULTS: CircPRRX1 was highly expressed in doxorubicin-resistant GC cell lines. Knockdown of circPRRX1 reversed doxorubicin resistance in doxorubicin-resistant GC cells. Additionally, extracellular circPRRX1 was carried by exosomes to spread doxorubicin resistance. CircPRRX1 silencing reduced doxorubicin resistance by targeting miR-3064-5p or regulating PTPN14. In GC patients, high levels of circPRRX1 in serum exosomes were associated with poor responses to doxorubicin treatment. Moreover, depletion of circPRRX1 reduced doxorubicin resistance in vivo. CONCLUSION: CircPRRX1 strengthened doxorubicin resistance by modulating miR-3064-5p/PTPN14 signaling and might be a therapeutic target for GC patients.


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Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Exossomos/genética , Exossomos/metabolismo , Exossomos/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Homeodomínio , Humanos , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases não Receptoras/metabolismo , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000849, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898168

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Despite limited genomic diversity, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has shown a wide range of clinical manifestations in different patient populations. The mechanisms behind these host differences are still unclear. Here, we examined host response gene expression across infection status, viral load, age, and sex among shotgun RNA sequencing profiles of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs from 430 individuals with PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 and 54 negative controls. SARS-CoV-2 induced a strong antiviral response with up-regulation of antiviral factors such as OAS1-3 and IFIT1-3 and T helper type 1 (Th1) chemokines CXCL9/10/11, as well as a reduction in transcription of ribosomal proteins. SARS-CoV-2 culture in human airway epithelial (HAE) cultures replicated the in vivo antiviral host response 7 days post infection, with no induction of interferon-stimulated genes after 3 days. Patient-matched longitudinal specimens (mean elapsed time = 6.3 days) demonstrated reduction in interferon-induced transcription, recovery of transcription of ribosomal proteins, and initiation of wound healing and humoral immune responses. Expression of interferon-responsive genes, including ACE2, increased as a function of viral load, while transcripts for B cell-specific proteins and neutrophil chemokines were elevated in patients with lower viral load. Older individuals had reduced expression of the Th1 chemokines CXCL9/10/11 and their cognate receptor CXCR3, as well as CD8A and granzyme B, suggesting deficiencies in trafficking and/or function of cytotoxic T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. Relative to females, males had reduced B cell-specific and NK cell-specific transcripts and an increase in inhibitors of nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) signaling, possibly inappropriately throttling antiviral responses. Collectively, our data demonstrate that host responses to SARS-CoV-2 are dependent on viral load and infection time course, with observed differences due to age and sex that may contribute to disease severity.


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Antivirais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Imunidade/genética , Cinética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nasofaringe/imunologia , Nasofaringe/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteínas Ribossômicas/genética , Fatores Sexuais , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Carga Viral , Cicatrização/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4510, 2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32908143

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With human median lifespan extending into the 80s in many developed countries, the societal burden of age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) is increasing. mTORC1 promotes skeletal muscle hypertrophy, but also drives organismal aging. Here, we address the question of whether mTORC1 activation or suppression is beneficial for skeletal muscle aging. We demonstrate that chronic mTORC1 inhibition with rapamycin is overwhelmingly, but not entirely, positive for aging mouse skeletal muscle, while genetic, muscle fiber-specific activation of mTORC1 is sufficient to induce molecular signatures of sarcopenia. Through integration of comprehensive physiological and extensive gene expression profiling in young and old mice, and following genetic activation or pharmacological inhibition of mTORC1, we establish the phenotypically-backed, mTORC1-focused, multi-muscle gene expression atlas, SarcoAtlas (https://sarcoatlas.scicore.unibas.ch/), as a user-friendly gene discovery tool. We uncover inter-muscle divergence in the primary drivers of sarcopenia and identify the neuromuscular junction as a focal point of mTORC1-driven muscle aging.


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Envelhecimento/fisiologia , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina/metabolismo , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/patologia , Junção Neuromuscular/patologia , Sarcopenia/patologia , Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Eletromiografia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Humanos , Microdissecção e Captura a Laser , Masculino , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina/antagonistas & inibidores , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina/genética , Camundongos , Mioblastos , Junção Neuromuscular/efeitos dos fármacos , Técnicas de Patch-Clamp , RNA-Seq , Sarcopenia/genética , Sarcopenia/fisiopatologia , Sarcopenia/prevenção & controle , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Sirolimo/administração & dosagem
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J Pharmacol Sci ; 144(3): 139-146, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32921395

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SHP2 is a non-receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase encoded by the PTPN11 gene in human. Clinically, SHP2 has been identified as a causal factor of several diseases, such as Noonan syndrome, LEOPARD syndrome as well as myeloid malignancies. Interestingly, both loss-of-function and gain-of-function mutations occur in the PTPN11 gene. Analyses by biochemical and cell biological means as well as probing with small molecule compounds have demonstrated that SHP2 has both phosphatase-dependent and independent functions. In comparison with its phosphatase activity, the non-phosphatase-like function of SHP2 has not been well introduced or summarized. This review mainly focuses on the phosphatase-independent functions and its regulation by small molecule compounds as well as their use for disease therapy.


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Monoéster Fosfórico Hidrolases , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 11/genética , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 11/fisiologia , Cerebrosídeos , Depsipeptídeos , Mutação com Ganho de Função , Humanos , Síndrome LEOPARD/genética , Mutação com Perda de Função , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Síndrome de Noonan/genética , Monoéster Fosfórico Hidrolases/metabolismo , Piperidinas , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 11/antagonistas & inibidores , Pirimidinas , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4112, 2020 08 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807784

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Macropinocytosis is essential for myeloid cells to survey their environment and for growth of RAS-transformed cancer cells. Several growth factors and inflammatory stimuli are known to induce macropinocytosis, but its endogenous inhibitors have remained elusive. Stimulation of Roundabout receptors by Slit ligands inhibits directional migration of many cell types, including immune cells and cancer cells. We report that SLIT2 inhibits macropinocytosis in vitro and in vivo by inducing cytoskeletal changes in macrophages. In mice, SLIT2 attenuates the uptake of muramyl dipeptide, thereby preventing NOD2-dependent activation of NF-κB and consequent secretion of pro-inflammatory chemokine, CXCL1. Conversely, blocking the action of endogenous SLIT2 enhances CXCL1 secretion. SLIT2 also inhibits macropinocytosis in RAS-transformed cancer cells, thereby decreasing their survival in nutrient-deficient conditions which resemble tumor microenvironment. Our results identify SLIT2 as a physiological inhibitor of macropinocytosis and challenge the conventional notion that signals that enhance macropinocytosis negatively regulate cell migration, and vice versa.


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Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Receptores Imunológicos/metabolismo , Animais , Quimiocina CXCL1/metabolismo , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/genética , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Fagócitos/metabolismo , Pinocitose/genética , Pinocitose/fisiologia , Receptores Imunológicos/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Proteína rhoA de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4115, 2020 08 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807795

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The transcription factor STAT3 is frequently activated in human solid and hematological malignancies and remains a challenging therapeutic target with no approved drugs to date. Here, we develop synthetic antibody mimetics, termed monobodies, to interfere with STAT3 signaling. These monobodies are highly selective for STAT3 and bind with nanomolar affinity to the N-terminal and coiled-coil domains. Interactome analysis detects no significant binding to other STATs or additional off-target proteins, confirming their exquisite specificity. Intracellular expression of monobodies fused to VHL, an E3 ubiquitin ligase substrate receptor, results in degradation of endogenous STAT3. The crystal structure of STAT3 in complex with monobody MS3-6 reveals bending of the coiled-coil domain, resulting in diminished DNA binding and nuclear translocation. MS3-6 expression strongly inhibits STAT3-dependent transcriptional activation and disrupts STAT3 interaction with the IL-22 receptor. Therefore, our study establishes innovative tools to interfere with STAT3 signaling by different molecular mechanisms.


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Anticorpos/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Células A549 , Anticorpos/genética , Western Blotting , Calorimetria , Cristalografia por Raios X , Citometria de Fluxo , Polarização de Fluorescência , Imunofluorescência , Humanos , Espectrometria de Massas , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos/imunologia , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Biologia Sintética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3816, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732870

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Detection of microbial components such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) by Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) on macrophages induces a robust pro-inflammatory response that is dependent on metabolic reprogramming. These innate metabolic changes have been compared to aerobic glycolysis in tumour cells. However, the mechanisms by which TLR4 activation leads to mitochondrial and glycolytic reprogramming are unknown. Here we show that TLR4 activation induces a signalling cascade recruiting TRAF6 and TBK-1, while TBK-1 phosphorylates STAT3 on S727. Using a genetically engineered mouse model incapable of undergoing STAT3 Ser727 phosphorylation, we show ex vivo and in vivo that STAT3 Ser727 phosphorylation is critical for LPS-induced glycolytic reprogramming, production of the central immune response metabolite succinate and inflammatory cytokine production in a model of LPS-induced inflammation. Our study identifies non-canonical STAT3 activation as the crucial signalling intermediary for TLR4-induced glycolysis, macrophage metabolic reprogramming and inflammation.


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Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Células Cultivadas , Expressão Gênica , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/genética , Inflamação/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos Transgênicos , Fosforilação , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Serina/genética , Serina/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fator 6 Associado a Receptor de TNF/genética , Fator 6 Associado a Receptor de TNF/metabolismo , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/genética
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