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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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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 349, 2019 Aug 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31399044

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BACKGROUND: AFP is a negative regulator of ABA signaling that promotes ABI5 protein degradation and weakens regulation of ABA signaling by targeting upstream genes of ABI5, and TaABI5 gene was seed-specific, and accumulated during wheat grain maturation and dormancy acquisition, which played an important role in seed dormancy; TaAFP has a conserved domain with AFP, so TaAFP may also play an important role in seed dormancy in wheat. RESULTS: Two allelic variants of TaAFP were identified on chromosome 2BS in common wheat, and designated as TaAFP-B1a and TaAFP-B1b. Sequence analysis showed a 4-bp deletion in the 5'UTR region of TaAFP-B1b compared with TaAFP-B1a. Based on the 4-bp deletion, a co-dominant functional marker of TaAFP-B was developed and designated as AFPB. The genotype generating a 203-bp fragment (TaAFP-B1b) was more resistant to pre-harvest sprouting than the genotype producing a 207-bp fragment (TaAFP-B1a) in a test of 91 white-grained Chinese wheat cultivars and advanced lines. The average germination index(GI) values of TaAFP-B1a and that of TaAFP-B1b were 45.18 and 30.72%, respectively, indicating a significant difference (P < 0.001). Moreover, the 4-bp deletion located in the 5'UTR not only affected the transcription level of TaAFP-B but also affected the mRNA decay, reduced the translation level of GUS and tdTomatoER and GUS activity in wheat leaves of transient expression. The transcript expression and the mRNA half-life value of TaAFP-B1a in developing seeds and mature seeds were much higher than those of TaAFP-B1b. CONCLUSION: We identified a 4-bp InDel in the 5'UTR of TaAFP-B, which affected the mRNA transcription level, mRNA decay, translation levels of GUS and tdTomatoER, GUS activity, and was significantly associated with seed dormancy in common wheat. A functional marker was developed and validated based on this InDel.


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Dormência de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Triticum/genética , Regiões 5' não Traduzidas/genética , Ácido Abscísico/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Desenvolvimento Vegetal/genética , Biossíntese de Proteínas , Estabilidade de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Deleção de Sequência , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Triticum/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 353, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31412775

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BACKGROUND: The PHOSPHATE1 (PHO1) gene family plays diverse roles in inorganic phosphate (Pi) transfer and signal transduction, and plant development. However, the functions and diversification of soybean PHO1 family are poorly understood. RESULTS: Cultivated soybean (Glycine max) was domesticated from wild soybean (Glycine soja). To illuminate their roles in this evolutionary process, we comparatively investigated the G. max PHO1 genes (GmPHO1) in Suinong 14 (SN14) and G. soja PHO1 genes (GsPHO1) in ZYD00006 (ZYD6). The sequences of the orthologous Gm-GsPHO1 pairs were grouped into two Classes. The expression of Class I in both SN14 and ZYD6 was widely but relatively high in developing fruits, whereas Class II was predominantly expressed in the roots. The whole family displayed diverse response patterns to salt stresses and Pi-starvation in roots. Between SN14 and ZYD6, most PHO1 genes responded similarly to salinity stresses, and half had sharp contrasts in response to Pi-starvation, which corroborated the differential response capacities to salinity and low-Pi stress between SN14 and ZYD6. Furthermore, in transgenic Arabidopsis plants, most Class II members and GmPHO1;H9 from Class I could enhance salt tolerance, while only two Class II genes (GmPHO1;H4 and GmPHO1;H8) differently altered sensitivity to Pi-starvation. The expression of critical genes was accordingly altered in either salt or Pi signaling pathways in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. CONCLUSIONS: Our work identifies some PHO1 genes as promising genetic materials for soybean improvement, and suggests that expression variation is decisive to functional divergence of the orthologous Gm-GsPHO1 pairs, which plays an adaptive role during soybean evolution.


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Proteínas de Transporte de Fosfato/fisiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Soja/genética , Adaptação Fisiológica , Arabidopsis/genética , Evolução Molecular , Proteínas de Transporte de Fosfato/genética , Proteínas de Transporte de Fosfato/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Estresse Salino/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Soja/metabolismo
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 417, 2019 Aug 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31409281

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BACKGROUND: The development of high throughput sequencing techniques provides us with the possibilities to obtain large data sets, which capture the effect of dynamic perturbations on cellular processes. However, because of the dynamic nature of these processes, the analysis of the results is challenging. Therefore, there is a great need for bioinformatics tools that address this problem. RESULTS: Here we present DynOVis, a network visualization tool that can capture dynamic dose-over-time effects in biological networks. DynOVis is an integrated work frame of R packages and JavaScript libraries and offers a force-directed graph network style, involving multiple network analysis methods such as degree threshold, but more importantly, it allows for node expression animations as well as a frame-by-frame view of the dynamic exposure. Valuable biological information can be highlighted on the nodes in the network, by the integration of various databases within DynOVis. This information includes pathway-to-gene associations from ConsensusPathDB, disease-to-gene associations from the Comparative Toxicogenomics databases, as well as Entrez gene ID, gene symbol, gene synonyms and gene type from the NCBI database. CONCLUSIONS: DynOVis could be a useful tool to analyse biological networks which have a dynamic nature. It can visualize the dynamic perturbations in biological networks and allows the user to investigate the changes over time. The integrated data from various online databases makes it easy to identify the biological relevance of nodes in the network. With DynOVis we offer a service that is easy to use and does not require any bioinformatics skills to visualize a network.


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Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Interface Usuário-Computador , Acetaminofen/farmacologia , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Bases de Dados Factuais , Humanos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Mol Plant Microbe Interact ; 32(10): 1391-1401, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31408392

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Salicylic acid (SA) is closely related to disease resistance of plants. WRKY transcription factors have been linked to the growth and development of plants, especially under stress conditions. However, the regulatory mechanism of WRKY proteins involved in SA production and disease resistance in apple is not clear. In this study, MdPBS3.1 responded to Botryosphaeria dothidea and enhanced resistance to B. dothidea. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays, yeast one-hybrid assays, and chromatin immunoprecipitation and quantitative PCR demonstrated that MdWRKY46 can directly bind to a W-box motif in the promoter of MdPBS3.1. Glucuronidase transactivation and luciferase analysis further showed that MdWRKY46 can activate the expression of MdPBS3.1. Finally, B. dothidea inoculation in transgenic apple calli and fruits revealed that MdWRKY46 improved resistance to B. dothidea by the transcriptional activation of MdPBS3.1. Viral vector-based transformation assays indicated that MdWRKY46 elevates SA content and transcription of SA-related genes, including MdPR1, MdPR5, and MdNPR1 in an MdPBS3.1-dependent way. These findings provide new insights into how MdWRKY46 regulates plant resistance to B. dothidea through the SA signaling pathway.


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Ascomicetos , Resistência à Doença , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Malus , Proteínas de Plantas , Transdução de Sinais , Ascomicetos/fisiologia , Resistência à Doença/genética , Malus/genética , Malus/microbiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Ácido Salicílico/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 306, 2019 Jul 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296169

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BACKGROUND: Phosphorus (P) deficiency in soil is a worldwide issue and a major constraint on the production of sorghum, which is an important staple food, forage and energy crop. The depletion of P reserves and the increasing price of P fertilizer make fertilizer application impractical, especially in developing countries. Therefore, identifying sorghum accessions with low-P tolerance and understanding the underlying molecular basis for this tolerance will facilitate the breeding of P-efficient plants, thereby resolving the P crisis in sorghum farming. However, knowledge in these areas is very limited. RESULTS: The 29 sorghum accessions used in this study demonstrated great variability in their tolerance to low-P stress. The internal P content in the shoot was correlated with P tolerance. A low-P-tolerant accession and a low-P-sensitive accession were chosen for RNA-seq analysis to identify potential underlying molecular mechanisms. A total of 2089 candidate genes related to P starvation tolerance were revealed and found to be enriched in 11 pathways. Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment analyses showed that the candidate genes were associated with oxidoreductase activity. In addition, further study showed that malate affected the length of the primary root and the number of tips in sorghum suffering from low-P stress. CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that acquisition of P from soil contributes to low-P tolerance in different sorghum accessions; however, the underlying molecular mechanism is complicated. Plant hormone (including auxin, ethylene, jasmonic acid, salicylic acid and abscisic acid) signal transduction related genes and many transcriptional factors were found to be involved in low-P tolerance in sorghum. The identified accessions will be useful for breeding new sorghum varieties with enhanced P starvation tolerance.


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Fósforo/deficiência , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Sorghum/genética , Grão Comestível/genética , Grão Comestível/fisiologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Solo/química , Sorghum/fisiologia
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Gene ; 714: 143972, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31301483

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Among cancers, lung cancer is the most morbidity and mortality disease that is remaining the fatalist. Generally, there are multiple treatment procedures for lung cancer, such as surgery, immunotherapy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. There is, therefore, an urgent need for more specified and efficient methods for treatment of lung cancer such as RNAi, which in combination with traditional therapies could silence genes that are involved in the drug resistance. These genes may either be motivators of apoptosis inhibition, EMT and DNA repair system promoters or a member of intracellular signaling pathways, such as JAK/STAT, RAS/RAF/MEK, PI3K/AKT, NICD, B-catenin/TCF/LEF and their stimulator receptors including IGFR, EGFR, FGFR, VEGFR, CXCR4, MET, INTEGRINS, NOTCH1 and FRIZZLED, so could be considered as appropriate targets. In current review, the results of multiple studies which have employed drug application after one specific gene silencing or more than one gene from distinct pathways also simultaneous drug and RNAi usage in vitro and in vivo in lung cancer were summarized.


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Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Humanos , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Gene ; 714: 143968, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31323308

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Sulfur mustard (SM) is a destructive and harmful chemical agent for the eyes, skin and lungs that causes short-term and long-term lesions and was widely used in Iraq war against Iran (1980-1988). SM causes DNA damages, oxidative stress, and Inflammation. Considering the similarities between SM and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) pathogens and limited available treatments, a novel therapeutic approach is not developed. Gene therapy is a novel therapeutic approach that uses genetic engineering science in treatment of most diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In this review, attempts to presenting a comprehensive study of mustard lung and introducing the genes therapy involved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphasizing the pathways and genes involved in the pathology and pathogenesis of sulfur Mustard. It seems that, given the high potential of gene therapy and the fact that this experimental technique is a candidate for the treatment of pulmonary diseases, further study of genes, vectors and gene transfer systems can draw a very positive perspective of gene therapy in near future.


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Lesão Pulmonar/induzido quimicamente , Lesão Pulmonar/genética , Gás de Mostarda/efeitos adversos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Animais , Terapia Genética/métodos , Humanos , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/genética
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Gene ; 714: 143996, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31348980

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The uniquely human α7-nAChR gene (CHRFAM7A) is evolved from the fusion of two partially duplicated genes, FAM7 and α7-nAChR gene (CHRNA7), and is inserted on same chromosome 15, 5' end of the CHRNA7 gene. Transcription of CHRFAM7A gene produces a 1256-bp open reading frame encoding dup-α7-nAChR, where a 27-aminoacid residues from FAM7 replaced the 146-aminoacid residues of the N-terminal extracellular ligand binding domain of α7-nAChR. In vitro, dup-α7-nAChR has been shown to form hetero-pentamer with α7-nAChR and dominant-negatively regulates the channel functions of α7-nAChR. However, the contribution of CHRFAM7A gene to the biology of α7-nAChR in the brain in vivo remains largely a matter of conjecture. CHRFAM7A transgenic mouse was created and differentially expressed proteins were profiled from the whole brain using iTRAQ-2D-LC-MS/MS proteomic technology. Proteins with a fold change of ≥1.2 or ≤0.83 and p < 0.05 were considered to be significant. Bioinformatics analysis showed that over-expression of the CHRFAM7A gene significantly modulated the proteins commonly involved in the signaling pathways of α7-nAChR-mediated neuropsychiatric disorders including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, and alcoholism, suggesting that the CHRFAM7A gene contributes to the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders mostly likely through fine-tuning the functions of α7-nAChR in the brain.


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Camundongos Transgênicos/genética , Receptor Nicotínico de Acetilcolina alfa7/genética , Animais , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida/métodos , Cromossomos Humanos Par 15/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Genes Duplicados/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Proteômica/métodos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem/métodos
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Gene ; 714: 144004, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351124

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Calreticulin (CRT) is calcium binding protein of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) which performs plethora of functions besides it's role as molecular chaperone. Among the three different isoforms of this protein, CRT3 is most closely related to primitive CRT gene of higher plants. Based on their distinct structural and functional organisation, the plant CRTs have been known to contain three different domains: N, P and the C domain. The domain organisation and various biochemical characterstics of plant and animal CRTs are common with the exception of some differences. In plant calreticulin, the important N-glycosylation site(s) are replaced by the glycan chain(s) and several consensus sequences for in vitro phosphorylation by protein kinase CK2 (casein kinase-2), are also present unlike the animal calreticulin. Biotic and abiotic stresses play a significant role in bringing down the crop production. The role of various phytohormones in defense against fungal pathogens is well documented. CRT3 has been reported to play important role in protecting the plants against fungal and bacterial pathogens and in maintaining plant innate immunity. There is remarkable crosstalk between CRT mediated signalling and biotic, abiotic stress, and phytohormone mediated signalling pathways The role of CRT mediated pathway in mitigating biotic and abiotic stress can be further explored in plants so as to strategically modify it for development of stress tolerant plants.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Calreticulina/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Animais , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética
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Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer ; 1872(1): 111-121, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31265878

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The functional importance of the tumor stroma for cancer growth and progression is increasingly recognized, but has not resulted in notable therapeutic developments yet. Within the mesenchymal tumor microenvironment, cancer-associated fibroblasts take the center stage and fuel tumor progression in various ways including malignant cell potentiation, immune regulation and fibrosis. However, recent studies have demonstrated pronounced heterogeneity of the fibroblastic tumor stroma, which comprises a plethora of individual cell subsets with varying phenotypes and functions, some of which suppress malignant growth through immune engagement or crosstalk with the tumor vasculature. This article summarizes the various levels at which the fibroblastic tumor stroma may impact cancer progression and highlights potential target structures for future therapeutic intervention(s).


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Fibroblastos Associados a Câncer/metabolismo , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Fibroblastos Associados a Câncer/patologia , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Células Estromais/metabolismo , Células Estromais/patologia
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J Basic Microbiol ; 59(8): 834-845, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31210376

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A bacterium's ability to thrive in the presence of multiple environmental stressors simultaneously determines its resilience. We showed that activation of the SigB-controlled general stress response by mild environmental or energy stress provided significant cross-protection to subsequent lethal oxidative, disulfide and nitrosative stress in Bacillus subtilis. SigB activation is mediated via the stressosome and RsbP, the main conduits of environmental and energy stress, respectively. Cells exposed to mild environmental stress while lacking the major stressosome components RsbT or RsbRA were highly sensitive to subsequent oxidative stress, whereas rsbRB, rsbRC, rsbRD, and ytvA null mutants showed a spectrum of sensitivity, confirming their redundant roles and suggesting they could modulate the signals generated by environmental or oxidative stress. By contrast, cells encountering stationary phase stress required RsbP but not RsbT to survive subsequent oxidative stress. Interestingly, optimum cross-protection against nitrosative stress caused by sodium nitropruside required SigB but not the known regulators, RsbT and RsbP, suggesting an additional and as yet uncharacterized route of SigB activation independent of the known regulators. Together, these results provide mechanistic information on how B. subtilis promotes enhanced resistance against lethal oxidative stress during mild environmental and energy stress conditions.


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Bacillus subtilis/fisiologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Fosfoproteínas Fosfatases/metabolismo , Fator sigma/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Bacillus subtilis/genética , Bacillus subtilis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Deleção de Genes , Viabilidade Microbiana , Estresse Nitrosativo/fisiologia , Fosfoproteínas Fosfatases/genética , Fosfoproteínas/genética , Fosforilação , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Fator sigma/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Environ Pollut ; 246: 955-962, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31159145

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) toxicity is of considerable concern due to its wide application, environmental persistence, and bioaccumulation. In the current study, we used a scaffold-free three-dimensional (3D) spheroid model of mouse liver cells (AML12) to explore the toxicity of PFOA and emerging alternatives (HFPO-DA and PFO4DA). Comparing the short-term (24 and 72 h treatment) toxicity of PFOA between conventional 2D monolayer cells and 3D spheroids, we found that spheroids had higher EC50 values and lower ROS levels after treatment, indicating their greater resistance to PFOA. Cell viability (i.e., adenosine triphosphate (ATP) content and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage) and liver-specific function (i.e., albumin secretion) were stable in spheroids through 28 day of culture. However, under 100 and 200 µM-PFOA treatment for 28 day, ROS levels, LDH leakage, and caspase3/7 activity all increased significantly. As a sensitive parameter, ROS showed a significant increase at 21 day, even in the 50 µM-PFOA group. Consistent with the elevation of ROS and caspase3/7, the expressions of oxidative stress- and apoptosis-related genes, including Gsta2, Nqo1, Ho-1, caspase3, p53, and p21, were induced in dose- and time-dependent manners after PFOA exposure. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) pathway was also activated after treatment, with significant induction of its target genes, Fabp4 and Scd1. Similar to PFOA, both HFPO-DA and PFO4DA activated the PPARα pathway, induced ROS levels, and initiated cell damage, though at a relatively lower extent than that of PFOA. Our results imply that the 3D spheroid model is a valuable tool in chronic toxicological studies.


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Caprilatos/toxicidade , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Fluorcarbonetos/toxicidade , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Biológicos , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Caprilatos/química , Linhagem Celular , Poluentes Ambientais/química , Fluorcarbonetos/química , Fígado/metabolismo , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Environ Pollut ; 246: 963-971, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31159146

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Bisphenol S (BPS) has been widely used as a bisphenol alternative in recent few years. However, with mounting evidence suggesting that the presence of BPS in the environment also poses risks to ecosystems and human health, we decided to use the juvenile common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and its primary macrophages as in vivo and in vitro models to examine if BPS is a safe substitute of BPA. The present study evaluated the immune responses of chronic BPS exposure and their mechanisms of action associated with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) signaling pathway. Potential oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory effects of BPS exposure were identified in fish liver after 60-day exposure, based on the increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, antioxidant capacity, NO production, lipid peroxidation, and induction of inflammatory cytokine expression, as well as acute phase protein levels of C-reactive protein, immunoglobulin M, lysozyme, and complement component 3. Moreover, pparγ, PPAR pathway-associated genes retinoid x receptor α (rxrα) and nuclear factor-κb (nfκb) presented a rough concentration-dependent alteration after BPS exposure. An acute BPS exposure to the isolated primary macrophages from juvenile common carp was performed to help elucidate gene expression patterns of pparγ, rxrα, and nfκb in a typical immune cell model, the results were consistent with what we found in vivo experiments for long-term BPS exposure. Furthermore, with coexposure to BPS and a PPARγ antagonist, the restriction of PPAR signaling pathway significantly inhibited the induction of ROS and the mRNA level of interleukin-1ß, confirming the involvement of PPAR pathway in BPS-induced chronic inflammatory stress in liver.


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Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Inflamação/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Fenóis/toxicidade , Sulfonas/toxicidade , Animais , Carpas/imunologia , Carpas/metabolismo , Inflamação/genética , Fígado/imunologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Cell Mol Biol Lett ; 24: 38, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31182966

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Background: Exploration of the genes with abnormal expression during the development of breast cancer is essential to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved. Transcriptome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis of invasive ductal carcinoma and paracancerous tissues from the same patient were performed to identify the key genes and signaling pathways related to breast cancer development. Methods: Samples of breast tumor tissue and paracancerous breast tissue were obtained from 6 patients. Sequencing used the Illumina HiSeq platform. All. Only perfectly matched clean reads were mapped to the reference genome database, further analyzed and annotated based on the reference genome information. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using the DESeq R package (1.10.1) and DEGSeq R package (1.12.0). Using KOBAS software to execute the KEGG bioinformatics analyses, enriched signaling pathways of DEGs involved in the occurrence of breast cancer were determined. Subsequently, quantitative real time PCR was used to verify the accuracy of the expression profile of key DEGs from the RNA-seq result and to explore the expression patterns of novel cancer-related genes on 8 different clinical individuals. Results: The transcriptomic sequencing results showed 937 DEGs, including 487 upregulated and 450 downregulated genes in the breast cancer specimens. Further quantitative gene expression analysis was performed and captured 252 DEGs (201 downregulated and 51 upregulated) that showed the same differential expression pattern in all libraries. Finally, 6 upregulated DEGs (CST2, DRP2, CLEC5A, SCD, KIAA1211, DTL) and 6 downregulated DEGs (STAC2, BTNL9, CA4, CD300LG, GPIHBP1 and PIGR), were confirmed in a quantitative real time PCR comparison of breast cancer and paracancerous breast tissues from 8 clinical specimens. KEGG analysis revealed various pathway changes, including 20 upregulated and 21 downregulated gene enrichment pathways. The extracellular matrix-receptor (ECM-receptor) interaction pathway was the most enriched pathway: all genes in this pathway were DEGs, including the THBS family, collagen and fibronectin. These DEGs and the ECM-receptor interaction pathway may perform important roles in breast cancer. Conclusion: Several potential breast cancer-related genes and pathways were captured, including 7 novel upregulated genes and 76 novel downregulated genes that were not found in other studies. These genes are related to cell proliferation, movement and adhesion. They may be important for research into breast cancer mechanisms, particularly CST2 and CA4. A key signaling pathway, the ECM-receptor interaction signal pathway, was also identified as possibly involved in the development of breast cancer.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Receptores de Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transcriptoma/genética , Regulação para Cima/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2603, 2019 06 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31197149

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During thymic negative selection, autoreactive thymocytes carrying T cell receptor (TCR) with overtly strong affinity to self-MHC/self-peptide are removed by Bim-dependent apoptosis, but how Bim is specifically regulated to link TCR activation and apoptosis induction is unclear. Here we identify a murine T cell-specific genomic enhancer EBAB (Bub1-Acoxl-Bim), whose deletion leads to accumulation of thymocytes expressing high affinity TCRs. Consistently, EBAB knockout mice have defective negative selection and fail to delete autoreactive thymocytes in various settings, with this defect accompanied by reduced Bim expression and apoptosis induction. By contrast, EBAB is dispensable for maintaining peripheral T cell homeostasis via Bim-dependent pathways. Our data thus implicate EBAB as an important, developmental stage-specific regulator of Bim expression and apoptosis induction to enforce thymic negative selection and suppress autoimmunity. Our study unravels a part of genomic enhancer codes that underlie complex and context-dependent gene regulation in TCR signaling.


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Autoimunidade/genética , Proteína 11 Semelhante a Bcl-2/genética , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Timócitos/fisiologia , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Apoptose/imunologia , Autoimunidade/imunologia , Proteína 11 Semelhante a Bcl-2/metabolismo , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos/genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Modelos Animais , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Timo/citologia , Timo/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2655, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201320

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CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD) is characterized by epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autistic features, and CDKL5-deficient mice exhibit a constellation of behavioral phenotypes reminiscent of the human disorder. We previously found that CDKL5 dysfunction in forebrain glutamatergic neurons results in deficits in learning and memory. However, the pathogenic origin of the autistic features of CDD remains unknown. Here, we find that selective loss of CDKL5 in GABAergic neurons leads to autistic-like phenotypes in mice accompanied by excessive glutamatergic transmission, hyperexcitability, and increased levels of postsynaptic NMDA receptors. Acute, low-dose inhibition of NMDAR signaling ameliorates autistic-like behaviors in GABAergic knockout mice, as well as a novel mouse model bearing a CDD-associated nonsense mutation, CDKL5 R59X, implicating the translational potential of this mechanism. Together, our findings suggest that enhanced NMDAR signaling and circuit hyperexcitability underlie autistic-like features in mouse models of CDD and provide a new therapeutic avenue to treat CDD-related symptoms.


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Síndromes Epilépticas/patologia , Neurônios GABAérgicos/patologia , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Espasmos Infantis/patologia , Animais , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Códon sem Sentido , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Síndromes Epilépticas/tratamento farmacológico , Síndromes Epilépticas/genética , Antagonistas de Aminoácidos Excitatórios/farmacologia , Antagonistas de Aminoácidos Excitatórios/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Memantina/farmacologia , Memantina/uso terapêutico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Prosencéfalo/citologia , Prosencéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Prosencéfalo/patologia , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/deficiência , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/antagonistas & inibidores , Espasmos Infantis/tratamento farmacológico , Espasmos Infantis/genética , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2707, 2019 06 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31222004

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Bone metastases occur in most advanced breast cancer patients and cause serious skeletal-related complications. The mechanisms by which bone metastasis seeds develop in primary tumors and specifically colonize the bone remain to be elucidated. Here, we show that forkhead box F2 (FOXF2) functions as a master transcription factor for reprogramming cancer cells into an osteomimetic phenotype by pleiotropic transactivation of the BMP4/SMAD1 signaling pathway and bone-related genes that are expressed at early stages of bone differentiation. The epithelial-to-osteomimicry transition regulated by FOXF2 confers a tendency on cancer cells to metastasize to bone which leads to osteolytic bone lesions. The BMP antagonist Noggin significantly inhibits FOXF2-driven osteolytic bone metastasis of breast cancer cells. Thus, targeting the FOXF2-BMP/SMAD axis might be a promising therapeutic strategy to manage bone metastasis. The role of FOXF2 in transactivating bone-related genes implies a biological function of FOXF2 in regulating bone development and remodeling.


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Neoplasias Ósseas/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Animais , Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 4/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ósseas/genética , Neoplasias Ósseas/secundário , Neoplasias da Mama/cirurgia , Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/genética , Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/secundário , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Reprogramação Celular/genética , Feminino , Seguimentos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Osteoblastos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Proteína Smad1/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2571, 2019 06 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31189930

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While the antiandrogen enzalutamide (Enz) extends the castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients' survival an extra 4.8 months, it might also result in some adverse effects via inducing the neuroendocrine differentiation (NED). Here we found that lncRNA-p21 is highly expressed in the NEPC patients derived xenograft tissues (NEPC-PDX). Results from cell lines and human clinical sample surveys also revealed that lncRNA-p21 expression is up-regulated in NEPC and Enz treatment could increase the lncRNA-p21 to induce the NED. Mechanism dissection revealed that Enz could promote the lncRNA-p21 transcription via altering the androgen receptor (AR) binding to different androgen-response-elements, which switch the EZH2 function from histone-methyltransferase to non-histone methyltransferase, consequently methylating the STAT3 to promote the NED. Preclinical studies using the PDX mouse model proved that EZH2 inhibitor could block the Enz-induced NED. Together, these results suggest targeting the Enz/AR/lncRNA-p21/EZH2/STAT3 signaling may help urologists to develop a treatment for better suppression of the human CRPC progression.


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Antagonistas de Androgênios/efeitos adversos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/patologia , Feniltioidantoína/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Progressão da Doença , Proteína Potenciadora do Homólogo 2 de Zeste/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos SCID , Células Neuroendócrinas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Neuroendócrinas/patologia , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/tratamento farmacológico , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/genética , Feniltioidantoína/efeitos adversos , Próstata/citologia , Próstata/efeitos dos fármacos , Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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