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Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi ; 22(9): 958-963, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32933626

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OBJECTIVE: To study the role of microRNA-17-5p (miR-17-5p) in the pathogenesis of pediatric nephrotic syndrome (NS) and its effect on renal podocyte apoptosis via the activin A (ActA)/Smads pathway. METHODS: An analysis was performed on 55 children with NS (NS group) who were admitted from March 2018 to March 2019. Fifty healthy children who underwent physical examination during the same period of time were enrolled as the control group. The mRNA expression of miR-17-5p in peripheral blood was measured and compared between the two groups. Human renal podocytes were transfected with antisense oligonucleotide recombinant plasmid containing miR-17-5p (inhibition group) or control vector containing nonsense random sequence (negative control group), and untreated human renal podocytes were used as the blank group. These groups were compared in terms of cell apoptosis and the mRNA and protein expression of miR-17-5p, ActA, and Smads after transfection. RESULTS: The NS group had a significantly higher level of miR-17-5p in peripheral blood than the control group (P<0.001). Compared with the blank and negative control groups, the inhibition group had significantly lower apoptosis rate and relative mRNA expression of miR-17-5p and significantly higher relative mRNA and protein expression of ActA, Smad2, and Smad3 (P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: There is an increase in the content of miR-17-5p in peripheral blood in children with NS. Low expression of miR-17-5p can inhibit the apoptosis of human renal podocytes, which may be associated with the upregulation of the mRNA and protein expression of ActA, Smad2 and Smad3.


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MicroRNAs/genética , Síndrome Nefrótica , Apoptose , Criança , Humanos , Síndrome Nefrótica/genética , Podócitos , Transfecção
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4471, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32901010

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A human cell contains hundreds to thousands of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) packaged into nucleoids. Currently, the segregation and allocation of nucleoids are thought to be passively determined by mitochondrial fusion and division. Here we provide evidence, using live-cell super-resolution imaging, that nucleoids can be actively transported via KIF5B-driven mitochondrial dynamic tubulation (MDT) activities that predominantly occur at the ER-mitochondria contact sites (EMCS). We further demonstrate that a mitochondrial inner membrane protein complex MICOS links nucleoids to Miro1, a KIF5B receptor on mitochondria, at the EMCS. We show that such active transportation is a mechanism essential for the proper distribution of nucleoids in the peripheral zone of the cell. Together, our work identifies an active transportation mechanism of nucleoids, with EMCS serving as a key platform for the interplay of nucleoids, MICOS, Miro1, and KIF5B to coordinate nucleoids segregation and transportation.


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DNA Mitocondrial/metabolismo , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Dinâmica Mitocondrial/fisiologia , Animais , Transporte Biológico Ativo , Células COS , Células Cultivadas , Chlorocebus aethiops , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Cinesina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/genética , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Camundongos , Membranas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , Proteínas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Ratos , Receptores de Superfície Celular/genética , Receptores de Superfície Celular/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Transfecção , Proteínas rho de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo
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Pharm Res ; 37(10): 194, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32918191

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PURPOSE: We characterized three canine P-gp (cP-gp) deficient MDCKII cell lines. Their relevance for identifying efflux transporter substrates and predicting limitation of brain penetration were evaluated. In addition, we discuss how compound selection can be done in drug discovery by using these cell systems. METHOD: hMDR1, hBCRP-transfected, and non-transfected MDCKII ZFN cells (all with knock-down of endogenous cP-gp) were used for measuring permeability and efflux ratios for substrates. The compounds were also tested in MDR1_Caco-2 and BCRP_Caco-2, each with a double knock-out of BCRP/MRP2 or MDR1/MRP2 transporters respectively. Efflux results were compared between the MDCK and Caco-2 models. Furthermore, in vitro MDR1_ZFN efflux data were correlated with in vivo unbound drug brain-to-plasma partition coefficient (Kp,uu). RESULTS: MDR1 and BCRP substrates are correctly classified and robust transporter affinities with control substrates are shown. Cell passage mildly influenced mRNA levels of transfected transporters, but the transporter activity was proven stable for several years. The MDCK and Caco-2 models were in high consensus classifying same efflux substrates. Approx. 80% of enlisted substances were correctly predicted with the MDR1_ZFN model for brain penetration. CONCLUSION: cP-gp deficient MDCKII ZFN models are reliable tools to identify MDR1 and BCRP substrates and useful for predicting efflux liability for brain penetration.


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Membro 1 da Subfamília B de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/deficiência , Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos/métodos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Farmacocinética , Subfamília B de Transportador de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/antagonistas & inibidores , Subfamília B de Transportador de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Subfamília B de Transportador de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Membro 1 da Subfamília B de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/antagonistas & inibidores , Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Animais , Barreira Hematoencefálica/metabolismo , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Células CACO-2 , Permeabilidade da Membrana Celular , Dibenzocicloeptenos/farmacologia , Dicetopiperazinas/farmacologia , Cães , Compostos Heterocíclicos de 4 ou mais Anéis/farmacologia , Humanos , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Proteínas de Neoplasias/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Prazosina/farmacocinética , Quinidina/farmacocinética , Quinolinas/farmacologia , Especificidade por Substrato , Transfecção
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 14(8): e0008627, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866158

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The application of reverse genetics in the human filarial parasites has lagged due to the difficult biology of these organisms. Recently, we developed a co-culture system that permitted the infective larval stage of Brugia malayi to be transfected and efficiently develop to fecund adults. This was exploited to develop a piggyBac transposon-based toolkit that can be used to produce parasites with transgene sequences stably integrated into the parasite genome. However, the piggyBac system has generally been supplanted by Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) based technology, which allows precise editing of a genome. Here we report adapting the piggyBac mediated transfection system of B. malayi for CRISPR mediated knock-in insertion into the parasite genome. Suitable CRISPR insertion sites were identified in intergenic regions of the B. malayi genome. A dual reporter piggybac vector was modified, replacing the piggyBac inverted terminal repeat regions with sequences flanking the insertion site. B. malayi molting L3 were transfected with a synthetic guide RNA, the modified plasmid and the CAS9 nuclease. The transfected parasites were implanted into gerbils and allowed to develop into adults. Progeny microfilariae were recovered and screened for expression of a secreted luciferase reporter encoded in the plasmid. Approximately 3% of the microfilariae were found to secrete luciferase; all contained the transgenic sequences inserted at the expected location in the parasite genome. Using an adaptor mediated PCR assay, transgenic microfilariae were examined for the presence of off target insertions; no off-target insertions were found. These data demonstrate that CRISPR can be used to modify the genome of B. malayi, opening the way to precisely edit the genome of this important human filarial parasite.


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Brugia Malayi/genética , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Repetições Palindrômicas Curtas Agrupadas e Regularmente Espaçadas , Transfecção/métodos , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Sequência de Bases , DNA de Helmintos/genética , Feminino , Edição de Genes , Genoma , Larva/genética , Luciferases , Microfilárias/genética
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Cells ; 9(9)2020 09 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899484

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Hybrid nanoparticles from lipidic and polymeric components were assembled to serve as vehicles for the transfection of messenger RNA (mRNA) using different portions of the cationic lipid DOTAP (1,2-Dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane) and the cationic biopolymer protamine as model systems. Two different sequential assembly approaches in comparison with a direct single-step protocol were applied, and molecular organization in correlation with biological activity of the resulting nanoparticle systems was investigated. Differences in the structure of the nanoparticles were revealed by thorough physicochemical characterization including small angle neutron scattering (SANS), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). All hybrid systems, combining lipid and polymer, displayed significantly increased transfection in comparison to lipid/mRNA and polymer/mRNA particles alone. For the hybrid nanoparticles, characteristic differences regarding the internal organization, release characteristics, and activity were determined depending on the assembly route. The systems with the highest transfection efficacy were characterized by a heterogenous internal organization, accompanied by facilitated release. Such a system could be best obtained by the single step protocol, starting with a lipid and polymer mixture for nanoparticle formation.


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Biopolímeros/química , Lipídeos/química , Nanopartículas/química , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transfecção/métodos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Ácidos Graxos Monoinsaturados/química , Feminino , Heparina/química , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Imagem Óptica , Tamanho da Partícula , Compostos de Amônio Quaternário/química , RNA Mensageiro/química
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Viruses ; 12(9)2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32927639

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The recent outbreak of a novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and its rapid spread across the continents has generated an urgent need for assays to detect the neutralising activity of human sera or human monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and to evaluate the serological immunity in humans. Since the accessibility of live virus microneutralisation (MN) assays with SARS-CoV-2 is limited and requires enhanced bio-containment, the approach based on "pseudotyping" can be considered a useful complement to other serological assays. After fully characterising lentiviral pseudotypes bearing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, we employed them in pseudotype-based neutralisation assays in order to profile the neutralising activity of human serum samples from an Italian sero-epidemiological study. The results obtained with pseudotype-based neutralisation assays mirrored those obtained when the same panel of sera was tested against the wild type virus, showing an evident convergence of the pseudotype-based neutralisation and MN results. The overall results lead to the conclusion that the pseudotype-based neutralisation assay is a valid alternative to using the wild-type strain, and although this system needs to be optimised and standardised, it can not only complement the classical serological methods, but also allows serological assessments to be made when other methods cannot be employed, especially in a human pandemic context.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Lentivirus/genética , Testes de Neutralização/métodos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Linhagem Celular , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Humanos , Soros Imunes/imunologia , Itália/epidemiologia , Plasmídeos/genética , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estudos Soroepidemiológicos , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/biossíntese , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/fisiologia , Transfecção , Vesiculovirus/genética , Carga Viral
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4903, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32994412

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The CRISPR-Cas9 system has increased the speed and precision of genetic editing in cells and animals. However, model generation for drug development is still expensive and time-consuming, demanding more target flexibility and faster turnaround times with high reproducibility. The generation of a tightly controlled ObLiGaRe doxycycline inducible SpCas9 (ODInCas9) transgene and its use in targeted ObLiGaRe results in functional integration into both human and mouse cells culminating in the generation of the ODInCas9 mouse. Genomic editing can be performed in cells of various tissue origins without any detectable gene editing in the absence of doxycycline. Somatic in vivo editing can model non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) adenocarcinomas, enabling treatment studies to validate the efficacy of candidate drugs. The ODInCas9 mouse allows robust and tunable genome editing granting flexibility, speed and uniformity at less cost, leading to high throughput and practical preclinical in vivo therapeutic testing.


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Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Descoberta de Drogas/métodos , Edição de Genes/métodos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Doxiciclina/farmacologia , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais/métodos , Feminino , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Expressão Gênica/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Vetores Genéticos/genética , Células HEK293 , Ensaios de Triagem em Larga Escala/métodos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , RNA Guia/genética , Recombinação Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Ativação Transcricional/efeitos dos fármacos , Transfecção/métodos , Transgenes/genética
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J Exp Med ; 217(12)2020 12 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820330

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Type I interferons (IFN-I) are a major antiviral defense and are critical for the activation of the adaptive immune system. However, early viral clearance by IFN-I could limit antigen availability, which could in turn impinge upon the priming of the adaptive immune system. In this study, we hypothesized that transient IFN-I blockade could increase antigen presentation after acute viral infection. To test this hypothesis, we infected mice with viruses coadministered with a single dose of IFN-I receptor-blocking antibody to induce a short-term blockade of the IFN-I pathway. This resulted in a transient "spike" in antigen levels, followed by rapid antigen clearance. Interestingly, short-term IFN-I blockade after coronavirus, flavivirus, rhabdovirus, or arenavirus infection induced a long-lasting enhancement of immunological memory that conferred improved protection upon subsequent reinfections. Short-term IFN-I blockade also improved the efficacy of viral vaccines. These findings demonstrate a novel mechanism by which IFN-I regulate immunological memory and provide insights for rational vaccine design.


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Imunogenicidade da Vacina/imunologia , Interferon Tipo I/antagonistas & inibidores , Interferon-alfa/imunologia , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Infecção por Zika virus/imunologia , Zika virus/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Bloqueadores/imunologia , Anticorpos Bloqueadores/farmacologia , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Apresentação do Antígeno/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Interferon-alfa/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Receptor de Interferon alfa e beta/genética , Transfecção , Infecção por Zika virus/virologia
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008955, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776921

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a metabolic disorder characterized by excess lipid accumulation in the liver without significant consumption of alcohol. The transmembrane 6 superfamily member 2 (TM6SF2) E167K missense variant strongly associates with NAFLD in humans. The E167K mutation destabilizes TM6SF2, resulting in hepatic lipid accumulation and low serum lipid levels. However, the molecular mechanism by which TM6SF2 regulates lipid metabolism remains unclear. By using tandem affinity purification in combination with mass spectrometry, we found that apolipoprotein B (APOB), ER lipid raft protein (ERLIN) 1 and 2 were TM6SF2-interacting proteins. ERLINs and TM6SF2 mutually bound and stabilized each other. TM6SF2 bound and stabilized APOB via two luminal loops. ERLINs did not interact with APOB directly but still increased APOB stability through stabilizing TM6SF2. This APOB stabilization was hampered by the E167K mutation that reduced the protein expression of TM6SF2. In mice, knockout of Tm6sf2 and knockdown of Tm6sf2 or Erlins decreased hepatic APOB protein level, causing lipid accumulation in the liver and lowering lipid levels in the serum. We conclude that defective APOB stabilization, as a result of ERLINs or TM6SF2 deficiency or E167K mutation, is a key factor contributing to NAFLD.


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Apolipoproteína B-100/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/genética , Animais , Colesterol/genética , Colesterol/metabolismo , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/genética , Lipídeos/sangue , Lipídeos/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Complexos Multiproteicos/genética , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/sangue , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Ligação Proteica/genética , Transfecção
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Cells ; 9(9)2020 08 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32859121

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Natural killer cells are important in the control of viral infections. However, the role of NK cells during severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has previously not been identified. Peripheral blood NK cells from SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 naïve subjects were evaluated for their activation, degranulation, and interferon-gamma expression in the presence of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins. K562 and lung epithelial cells were transfected with spike proteins and co-cultured with NK cells. The analysis was performed by flow cytometry and immune fluorescence. SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins did not alter NK cell activation in a K562 in vitro model. On the contrary, SARS-CoV-2 spike 1 protein (SP1) intracellular expression by lung epithelial cells resulted in NK cell-reduced degranulation. Further experiments revealed a concomitant induction of HLA-E expression on the surface of lung epithelial cells and the recognition of an SP1-derived HLA-E-binding peptide. Simultaneously, there was increased modulation of the inhibitory receptor NKG2A/CD94 on NK cells when SP1 was expressed in lung epithelial cells. We ruled out the GATA3 transcription factor as being responsible for HLA-E increased levels and HLA-E/NKG2A interaction as implicated in NK cell exhaustion. We show for the first time that NK cells are affected by SP1 expression in lung epithelial cells via HLA-E/NKG2A interaction. The resulting NK cells' exhaustion might contribute to immunopathogenesis in SARS-CoV-2 infection.


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Betacoronavirus/química , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/metabolismo , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/genética , Subfamília C de Receptores Semelhantes a Lectina de Células NK/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Doadores de Sangue , Brônquios/citologia , Degranulação Celular/genética , Técnicas de Cocultura , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Células K562 , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA Viral/genética , Vírus da SARS/química , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/imunologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/metabolismo , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/virologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Transfecção
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Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi ; 28(4): 1144-1151, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32798389

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of regulating A20 expression on NF-κB and biological characteristics of Jurkat cells with glucocorticoid (GC) resistance. METHODS: CCRF CEM and Jurkat cells were treated with dexamethasone (DEX) at concentrations of 100、10、1、0.1、0.01 and 0.001 µmol/L, and cultured for 24、48 and 72 h. The proliferation inhibition rate of Jurkat cell was detected by CCK-8. A20 plasmid was constructed, A20-siRNA was designed and synthesized, and transfected into Jurkat cells by liposome. CCK-8 was used to detect the proliferation rates of Jurkat cells in different concentrations of DEX group, DEX combined with A20 plasmid group and A20-siRNA group. The mRNA expression level of NF-κB was detected by RT-qPCR, the protein expression level of NF-κB was detected by Western blot, and the apoptosis of Jurkat cells was examined by flow cytometry. RESULTS: The inhibitory effects of DEX at different concentrations on the growth of CCRF CEM cells were time-dependent (r=0.984, P<0.05) and concentration-dependent (r=0.966, P<0.05). At the point of 24 hour, the IC50 approached 1 µmol/L in CCRF CEM cells. Great large differences began to appear between 1 and 10 µmol/L, the proliferation rate of Jurkat cells treated with 1 µmol/L DEX did not show a significant change. Therefore, 1 µmol/L was selected as control group. The cell proliferation rate of A20 plasmid transfection combined with different concentrations of DEX group was lower than that of DEX group and A20-siRNA combined with DEX group. After transfection of A20 plasmid, the expression level of NF-κB was significantly lower than that of control group (P<0.05), and the apoptotic rate was significantly higher than that of control group (P<0.05). After transfection of Jurkat cells with A20-siRNA, the expression level of NF-κB was significantly higher than that of control group (P<0.05). The apoptotic rate of cells in A20-siRNA group was not significantly changed (P>0.05). CONCLUSION: Jurkat cells are resistant to DEX. A20 overexpression combined with DEX can increase sensitivity of Jurkat cells with GC resistance and decrease the proliferation rate of Jurkat cells, down-regulate the expression level of NF-κB and promote the apoptosis of Jurkat cells.


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Apoptose , NF-kappa B , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Células Jurkat , RNA Interferente Pequeno , Transfecção , Proteína 3 Induzida por Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa
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Methods Mol Biol ; 2203: 147-165, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32833211

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We have developed a reverse genetics system for the avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in which a full-length cDNA corresponding to the IBV genome is inserted into the vaccinia virus genome under the control of a T7 promoter sequence. Vaccinia virus as a vector for the full-length IBV cDNA has the advantage that modifications can be introduced into the IBV cDNA using homologous recombination, a method frequently used to insert and delete sequences from the vaccinia virus genome. Here, we describe the use of transient dominant selection as a method for introducing modifications into the IBV cDNA that has been successfully used for the substitution of specific nucleotides, deletion of genomic regions, and the exchange of complete genes. Infectious recombinant IBVs are generated in situ following the transfection of vaccinia virus DNA, containing the modified IBV cDNA, into cells infected with a recombinant fowlpox virus expressing T7 DNA-dependent RNA polymerase.


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Vírus da Bronquite Infecciosa/genética , Transfecção/métodos , Vírus Vaccinia/genética , Animais , Bacteriófagos/genética , Chlorocebus aethiops , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/metabolismo , Vírus da Varíola das Aves Domésticas/genética , Recombinação Homóloga , Microrganismos Geneticamente Modificados , Vírus Vaccinia/isolamento & purificação , Células Vero
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4483-4500, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606690

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Purpose: Tumor metastasis and drug resistance have always been vital aspects to cancer mortality and prognosis. To compromise metastasis and drug resistance, a nanoparticle IPPD-PHF2 (IR780/PLGA-PEI(Dox)-PHF2) has been engineered to accomplish efficient targeted epigenotherapy forced by PHF2-induced MET (mesenchymal to epithelial transition). Materials and Methods: IPPD-PHF2 nanoparticle was synthesized and characterized by several analytical techniques. The transfection efficiency of IPP-PHF2 (IR780/PLGA-PEI-PHF2) was compared with PP-PHF2 (PLGA-PEI-PHF2) in vitro by WB and in vivo by IHC, and the cytotoxicity of IPP was compared with Lipo2000 in vitro by CCK8 assay. The inhibition of cancer cell migration caused by PHF2-upregulation was tested by wound healing assay, and the enhanced chemotherapeutic sensitivity was detected by flow cytometry. Tumor-targeting property of IPPD-PHF2 was proved by fluorescent imaging in vivo with MDA-MB-231 tumor-bearing nude mice. Except for fluorescent imaging ability, considerable photoacoustic signals of IPPD-PHF2 at tumor sites were verified. The anti-tumor activity of IPPD-PHF2 was investigated using in vivo human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cell models. Results: Tumor-targeting nanoparticle IPPD-PHF2 had an average size of about 319.2 nm, a stable zeta potential at about 38 mV. The encapsulation efficiency of doxorubicin was around 39.28%, and the adsorption capacity of plasmids was about 64.804 µg/mg. Significant up-regulation of PHF2 induced MET and caused reduced migration as well as enhanced chemotherapeutic sensitivity. Either IPPD (IR780/PLGA-PEI(Dox)) or IPP-PHF2 (IR780/PLGA-PEI-PHF2) presented minor therapeutic effects, whereas IPPD-PHF2 specifically accumulated within tumors, showed extraordinary transfection efficiency specifically in tumor sites, acted as inhibitors of metastasis and proliferation, and presented good multimodality imaging potentials in vivo. Conclusion: IPPD-PHF2 NPs is a promising tool to bring epigenotherapy into a more practical era, and the potential application of harm-free multimodality imaging guidance is of great value.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Epigênese Genética , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Transfecção , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Doxorrubicina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Humanos , Indóis/química , Camundongos Nus , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Metástase Neoplásica , Técnicas Fotoacústicas , Polietilenoimina/química , Copolímero de Ácido Poliláctico e Ácido Poliglicólico/química
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Int Heart J ; 61(4): 806-814, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32728001

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This study aimed to explore the function of miR-24 in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) -induced cardiomyocyte injury.We constructed a cardiomyocyte model of H/R using the primary cardiomyocytes isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats. To explore the role of miR-24, cells were transfected with a miR-24 mimic or miR-24 inhibitor. The RNA expression levels of miR-24 and Mapk14 were determined using qRT-PCR. The proliferation and apoptosis of cells were determined using a CCK8 assay and a flow cytometer. The TargetScan website was used to predict the targets of miR-24. A dual-luciferase reporter gene assay was conducted to verify whether Mapk14 is indeed a target of miR-24. A Western blot was applied for protein detection.H/R exposure decreased the expression of miR-24 in rat cardiomyocytes. Transfection of the miR-24 mimic into cardiomyocytes reduced H/R-induced injury as evidenced by an increase in proliferation and a decrease in the apoptotic rate. By contrast, transfection of the miR-24 inhibitor aggravated H/R-induced injury. The expression of Bcl-2 was increased while the levels of Bax and Active-caspase 3 were reduced in the H/R+miR-24 mimic group compared to those in the H/R group. H/R+miR-24 inhibitor group showed the opposite results. Mapk14 was identified as a target of miR-24. The mRNA level of Mapk14 and its protein (p38 MAPK) level were negatively affected by miR-24. Furthermore, we discovered that depletion of Mapk14 reduced the promoting effect of the miR-24 inhibitor on cell apoptosis.Overall, our results illustrated that miR-24 could attenuate H/R-induced injury partly by regulating Mapk14.


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Hipóxia/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteína Quinase 14 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/fisiologia , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Genes Reporter/genética , Genes bcl-2/genética , Humanos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transfecção/métodos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Euro Surveill ; 25(28)2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32700671

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BackgroundA novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which emerged at the end of 2019 and causes COVID-19, has resulted in worldwide human infections. While genetically distinct, SARS-CoV-1, the aetiological agent responsible for an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003, utilises the same host cell receptor as SARS-CoV-2 for entry: angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). Parts of the SARS-CoV-1 spike glycoprotein (S protein), which interacts with ACE2, appear conserved in SARS-CoV-2.AimThe cross-reactivity with SARS-CoV-2 of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) previously generated against the S protein of SARS-CoV-1 was assessed.MethodsThe SARS-CoV-2 S protein sequence was aligned to those of SARS-CoV-1, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and common-cold coronaviruses. Abilities of mAbs generated against SARS-CoV-1 S protein to bind SARS-CoV-2 or its S protein were tested with SARS-CoV-2 infected cells as well as cells expressing either the full length protein or a fragment of its S2 subunit. Quantitative ELISA was also performed to compare binding of mAbs to recombinant S protein.ResultsAn immunogenic domain in the S2 subunit of SARS-CoV-1 S protein is highly conserved in SARS-CoV-2 but not in MERS and human common-cold coronaviruses. Four murine mAbs raised against this immunogenic fragment could recognise SARS-CoV-2 S protein expressed in mammalian cell lines. In particular, mAb 1A9 was demonstrated to detect S protein in SARS-CoV-2-infected cells and is suitable for use in a sandwich ELISA format.ConclusionThe cross-reactive mAbs may serve as useful tools for SARS-CoV-2 research and for the development of diagnostic assays for COVID-19.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Vírus da SARS/imunologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/imunologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Betacoronavirus/genética , Western Blotting , Células COS , Chlorocebus aethiops , Sequência Conservada , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Reações Cruzadas/imunologia , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática/métodos , Imunofluorescência/métodos , Genoma Viral , Camundongos , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/imunologia , Plasmídeos , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/imunologia , Vírus da SARS/genética , Alinhamento de Sequência , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/virologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Transfecção , Células Vero , Integração Viral
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Life Sci ; 257: 118041, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32622945

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AIM: Transcription factor CCAAT/Enhancer binding protein alpha (C/EBPα) is a key regulator of myeloid differentiation, granulopoiesis in particular. Although CEBPA mutations are found in more than 10% in AML, functional inhibition of C/EBPα protein is also widely observed in AML. Here, we sought to examine if SKP2, an aberrantly enhanced E3 ubiquitin ligase in primary AMLs inhibits C/EBPα stability to induce differentiation block. MAIN METHODS: Here we employed cell based assays such as transfections, immunoblotting, co-immunoprecipitation, luciferase and gel shift assays along with differentiation assays to investigate SKP2 regulated C/EBPα protein stability in acute myeloid leukemia. KEY FINDINGS: Here we discovered that oncogenic E3 ubiquitin ligase SCFskp2 ubiquitinates and destabilizes C/EBPα in a proteasome-dependent manner. Our data demonstrates that SKP2 physically interacts with C-terminal of C/EBPα and promotes its K48-linked ubiquitination-mediated degradation leading to its reduced transactivation potential, DNA binding ability and cellular functions. We further show that while overexpression of SKP2 inhibits both ectopic as well as endogenous C/EBPα in heterologous (HEK293T) as well as myeloid leukemia cells respectively, SKP2 depletion restores endogenous C/EBPα leading to reduced colony formation and enhanced myeloid differentiation of myeloid leukemia cells. Using Estradiol-inducible K562-C/EBPα-ER cells as yet another model of granulocytic differentiation, we further confirmed that SKP2 overexpression indeed inhibits granulocytic differentiation by mitigating C/EBPα stability. SIGNIFICANCE: Our findings identify SKP2 as a potential negative regulator of C/EBPα stability and function in AML which suggests that SKP2 can be potentially targeted in AML to restore C/EBPα and overcome differentiation block.


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Proteína alfa Estimuladora de Ligação a CCAAT/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases Associadas a Fase S/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Transfecção , Células U937 , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação
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J Nat Med ; 74(4): 741-749, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601830

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Cancer cachexia is a complex and multifactorial syndrome that influences about 50-80% of cancer patients and may lead to 20% of cancer deaths and muscle atrophy is the key characteristic of the syndrome. Recent researches have shown that myostatin is a negative regulator in the growth and differentiation of skeletal muscle. Herein, C2C12 cancer cachexia model was established with C26 conditioned culture medium (CCM), then treated with magnolol to evaluate the pharmacological activity of magnolol in myotube atrophy. Our results demonstrated that magnolol inhibited the activity of myostatin promotor and the myostatin signaling pathway. In C2C12 cancer cachexia model, magnolol decreased myostatin expression, inhibited the phosphorylation of SMAD2/3 activated by C26 conditioned culture medium (CCM), and elevated the phosphorylation of FOXO3a lowered by CCM. Myosin heavy chain (MyHC), myogenin (MyoG), and myogenic differentiation (MyoD), as three common myotube markers in C2C12 myotube, were decreased by CCM, which could be effectively reversed by magnolol via activation of AKT/mTOR-regulated protein synthesis and inhibition of ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis. This study reveals that magnolol inhibits myotube atrophy induced by CCM by increasing protein synthesis and decreasing ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis, so that magnolol is a promising leading compound in treating muscle atrophy induced by cancer cachexia.


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Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/química , Produtos Biológicos/química , Compostos de Bifenilo/química , Caquexia/tratamento farmacológico , Lignanas/química , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Atrofia Muscular/tratamento farmacológico , Miostatina/metabolismo , Neoplasias/complicações , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Camundongos , Transfecção
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J Nat Med ; 74(4): 777-787, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32666278

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Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the top prevalent histological kind of lung cancer worldwide. Recent evidences have demonstrated that Sauchinone plays an anticancer role in tumor cell invasion and migration. Therefore, we performed this investigation to explain the potential role of Sauchinone in LUAD as well as the potential mechanism involved. Cell counting kit 8 (CCK-8) and transwell experiments were implemented to measure the proliferative, invasive and migratory abilities of LUAD cells. qRT-PCR and Western blot were performed to detect the transfection efficiency of si-EIF4EBP1s. Additionally, Western blot was also implemented to evaluate the effect of Sauchinone on EIF4EBP1 expression level as well as cell cycle-related proteins. Our findings showed that Sauchinone remarkably suppressed the proliferative ability of LUAD cells in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manner. EIF4EBP1 was a candidate target gene of Sauchinone. EIF4EBP1 expression was increased in LUAD tissues, and its high expression induced a poorer prognosis of LUAD patients. EIF4EBP1 expression was positively associated with cell cycle in LUAD. Sauchinone treatment attenuated EIF4EBP1 expression and cell cycle-related protein levels. Knockdown of EIF4EBP1 repressed the proliferation, invasion and migration of LUAD cells; furthermore, Sauchinone stimulation enforced its inhibitory effect. Meanwhile, the treatment of Sauchinone intensified the arrest of cell cycle induced by EIF4EBP1 knockdown. To sum up, our discovery indicated that Sauchinone exerts an anticancer role through down-regulating EIF4EBP1 and mediating cell cycle in LUAD.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/uso terapêutico , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/tratamento farmacológico , Benzopiranos/uso terapêutico , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/uso terapêutico , Dioxóis/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/farmacologia , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Benzopiranos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Dioxóis/farmacologia , Regulação para Baixo , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Invasividade Neoplásica , Estudos Prospectivos , Transfecção
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Cell ; 182(3): 722-733.e11, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32645327

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Vaccines are urgently needed to control the ongoing pandemic COVID-19 and previously emerging MERS/SARS caused by coronavirus (CoV) infections. The CoV spike receptor-binding domain (RBD) is an attractive vaccine target but is undermined by limited immunogenicity. We describe a dimeric form of MERS-CoV RBD that overcomes this limitation. The RBD-dimer significantly increased neutralizing antibody (NAb) titers compared to conventional monomeric form and protected mice against MERS-CoV infection. Crystal structure showed RBD-dimer fully exposed dual receptor-binding motifs, the major target for NAbs. Structure-guided design further yielded a stable version of RBD-dimer as a tandem repeat single-chain (RBD-sc-dimer) which retained the vaccine potency. We generalized this strategy to design vaccines against COVID-19 and SARS, achieving 10- to 100-fold enhancement of NAb titers. RBD-sc-dimers in pilot scale production yielded high yields, supporting their scalability for further clinical development. The framework of immunogen design can be universally applied to other beta-CoV vaccines to counter emerging threats.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/imunologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vírus da SARS/imunologia , Design Universal , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/química , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Ligação Proteica , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas/imunologia , Receptores Virais/metabolismo , Vírus da SARS/química , Células Sf9 , Organismos Livres de Patógenos Específicos , Spodoptera , Transfecção , Vacinação/métodos , Células Vero , Vacinas Virais
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Exp Parasitol ; 217: 107948, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32698076

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Immunomodulation is an emerging concept to combat infection in recent years. Immunomodulators like arabinosylated-lipoarabinomannan (Ara-LAM) and glycyrrhizic-acid (GA) possess anti-leishmanial property, whereas sodium-antimony-gluconate (SAG) is still considered as the first choice for chemotherapy against leishmaniasis. During infection, invasion of Leishmania donovani needs the potential requirement of Ca2+, which is further responsible for apoptosis in intracellular amastigotes. However, suppression of elevated intracellular calcium by the activation of plasma-membrane-calcium-ATPase (PMCA4) facilitates survival of L. donovani in the host. In the present study, SAG, Ara-LAM, and GA were found to evoke significant increase in intracellular Ca2+ in L. donovani infected macrophages by inhibiting PMCA4. Moreover, PMCA4 inhibition by TFP or PMCA4 siRNA elevated the level of PKCß, whereas calcium-independent upregulation of PKCζ remained unchanged in infected macrophages. Furthermore, application of immunomodulators in infected macrophages resulted in down-regulation of PKCζ, conversion of anti-inflammatory to pro-inflammatory cytokines and inhibition of PMCA4. Plasma membrane-associated ceramide which is known to be elevated during leishmaniasis, triggered upregulation of PMCA4 via PKCζ activation. Interestingly, immunomodulators attenuated ceramide generation, which resulted into reduced PKCζ activation leading to the decreased PMCA expression in infected macrophages. Therefore, our study elucidated the efficacy of SAG, Ara-LAM, and GA in the reduction of parasite burden in macrophages by suppressing PMCA activation through inhibition of ceramide mediated upregulation of PKCζ.


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Antiprotozoários/uso terapêutico , ATPases Transportadoras de Cálcio/sangue , Membrana Celular/enzimologia , Fatores Imunológicos/farmacologia , Leishmania donovani/efeitos dos fármacos , Leishmaniose Visceral/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Gluconato de Antimônio e Sódio/farmacologia , Gluconato de Antimônio e Sódio/uso terapêutico , Antiprotozoários/farmacologia , Cálcio/metabolismo , ATPases Transportadoras de Cálcio/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ceramidas/metabolismo , Meios de Cultura Livres de Soro , Densitometria , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Citometria de Fluxo , Ácido Glicirrízico/farmacologia , Ácido Glicirrízico/uso terapêutico , Imipramina/farmacologia , Immunoblotting , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Lipopolissacarídeos/uso terapêutico , Macrófagos/fisiologia , Camundongos , RNA de Protozoário/genética , RNA de Protozoário/isolamento & purificação , RNA Interferente Pequeno/fisiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Transcrição Reversa , Transfecção
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