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Singapore medical journal ; : 147-151, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927271

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INTRODUCTION@#The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is a screening test for systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (SARD). We hypothesised that the presence of anti-DFS70 in ANA-positive samples was associated with a false-positive ANA test and negatively associated with SARD.@*METHODS@#A retrospective analysis of patient samples received for ANA testing from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016 was performed. Patient samples underwent ANA testing via indirect immunofluorescence method and anti-DFS70 testing using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.@*RESULTS@#Among a total of 645 ANA-positive samples, the majority (41.7%) were positive at a titre of 1:80. The commonest nuclear staining pattern (65.5%) was speckled. Only 9.5% of ANA-positive patients were diagnosed with SARD. Anti-DFS70 was found to be present in 10.0% of ANA-positive patients. The majority (51/59, 86.4%) of patients did not have SARD. Seven patients had positive ANA titre > 1:640, the presence of anti-double stranded DNA and/or anti-Ro60. The presence of anti-DFS70 in ANA-positive patients was not associated with the absence of SARD (Fisher's exact test, p = 0.245).@*CONCLUSION@#The presence of anti-DFS70 was associated with a false-positive ANA test in 8.6% of our patients. Anti-DFS70 was not associated with the absence of SARD.


Subject(s)
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Antibodies, Antinuclear , Autoimmune Diseases/diagnosis , Humans , Retrospective Studies , Rheumatic Diseases/diagnosis , Transcription Factors
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921365

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YAP/TAZ are wild over-activated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with high potential as a direct therapy target for HNSCC treatments. However, the efforts on the directly targeting-YAP/TAZ therapies over the past decade, have very limited impacts, mainly caused by: 1. There is still none effective and specific YAP/TAZ inhibitor with clinical potential; 2. YAP/TAZ might not be directly targeted, because of their multiple important biological functions, such as: regulation of cell proliferation and survival, stem cell maintain, regulation of organ development, organ size control, and tissue regeneration. Interestingly, the over-activation of YAP/TAZ in HNSCC mainly be regulated by upstream abnormal molecular or biological events, instead of genes alteration of YAP/TAZ. Therefore, exploring the alternative molecular events regulating YAP/TAZ activation and molecular mechanism in HNSCC might help to uncover novel indirect targets of YAP/TAZ therapies for HNSCC prevention and treatment.


Subject(s)
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Head and Neck Neoplasms , Humans , Phosphoproteins/metabolism , Trans-Activators/metabolism , Transcription Factors
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922584

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OBJECTIVES@#To explore the molecular mechanism for thyroid cancer metastasis via analyzing the role of microRNA (miR)-21-5p and its target gene recombinant sclerostin domain containing protein 1 (SOSTDC1) in thyroid cancer.@*METHODS@#The target miR-21-5p was screened through bioinformatics analysis and cell verification, and the thyroid cancer cell lines was transfected with miR-21-5p inhibitor. 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) test, flow cytometry, and cell scratch test were used to detect the proliferation, apoptosis and migration of thyroid cancer cells in the miR-21-5p inhibitor group and the inhibitor control group, respectively. The luciferase report experiment was used to verify the relationship between miR-21-5p and SOSTDC1, Western blotting was used to detect the expression levels and phosphorylation levels of SOSTDC1,phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B (Akt) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK), extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK) in thyroid cancer cells.@*RESULTS@#MiR-21-5p was significantly increased in thyroid cancer cells,which was negatively correlated with SOSTDC1 (@*CONCLUSIONS@#MiR-21-5p in thyroid cancer cells can target the expression of SOSTDC1 and affect the activities of PI3K/Akt and MAPK/ERK, thereby inhibiting the apoptosis of thyroid cancer cells and promoting cell proliferation and migration.


Subject(s)
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Apoptosis/genetics , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Movement , Cell Proliferation , Humans , MicroRNAs/genetics , Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases/metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt/metabolism , Thyroid Neoplasms/genetics
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(10): e10837, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285644

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Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been extensively elucidated with regard to their significant implications in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study performed the functional investigation of circRNA dehydrogenase E1 and transketolase domain containing 1 (circDHTKD1) in OSCC. RNA expression levels of different molecules were measured via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Cellular behaviors were detected by 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-y1)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) for cell viability, colony formation assay for clonal capacity, flow cytometry for cell apoptosis, wound healing assay for migration, and transwell assay for migration/invasion. Western blot was used for analyzing protein expression. RNA pull-down and dual-luciferase reporter assays were applied to assess the binding between targets. A xenograft tumor model was established in nude mice for in vivo experiments. Our expression analysis revealed that circDHTKD1 was upregulated in OSCC tissues and cells. circDHTKD1 knockdown was shown to impede OSCC cell growth and metastasis but motivate apoptosis. Additionally, circDHTKD1 served as a microRNA-326 (miR-326) sponge and the function of circDHTKD1 was achieved by sponging miR-326 in OSCC cells. Also, miR-326 inhibited OSCC development via targeting GRB2-associated-binding protein 1 (GAB1). circDHTKD1 could sponge miR-326 to alter GAB1 expression. Furthermore, circDHTKD1 contributed to OSCC progression in vivo via the miR-326/GAB1 axis. These data disclosed a specific circDHTKD1/miR-326/GAB1 signal axis in governing the malignant progression of OSCC, showing the considerable possibility of circDHTKD1 as a predictive and therapeutic target for clinical diagnosis and treatment of OSCC.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rabbits , Mouth Neoplasms/genetics , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/genetics , MicroRNAs/genetics , Head and Neck Neoplasms , Cell Movement , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics , Cell Proliferation , Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck , Mice, Nude
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1768-1774, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922332

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect of silencing DNA methyltransferase 1(DNMT1) to the methylation of the promoter of the tumor suppressor gene wnt-1 (WIF-1) in human chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cells.@*METHODS@#DNMT1 siRNAi plasmid was constructed and DNMT1 siRNAi was transfected into CML K562 cells. RT-PCR and Western blot were used to detect the expression of DNMT1 gene and related protein, and methylation PCR was used to detect WIF-1 gene promoter methylation level. The trypan blue exclusion and MTT assay were used to detect the cell proliferation, flow cytometry were used to detect the cell apoptosis rate, colony formation assay was used to detect cell colony formation ability. Expression of Wnt/β- catenin and its downstream signaling pathway proteins were detected by Western blot after DNMT1 gene was silenced.@*RESULTS@#The expression level of DNMT1 mRNA and its related protein in the experimental group were significantly lower than those in the control group and negative control group (P<0.05). After 72 hours of successful transfection, the WIF-1 gene in the control group and negative control group were completely methylated, while in the experimental group, the methylation level significantly decreased. The results of MSP showed that the PCR product amplified by the unmethylated WIF-1 primer in the experimental group increased significantly,while by the methylated WIF-1 primer decreased significantly. After 48 h of transfection, the OD value, viable cell number and colony formation of the cells in experimental group were significantly lower than those in the negative control group and the control group (P<0.05). The apoptosis rate of the cells in experimental group was significantly higher than those in the negative control group and control group (P<0.05). The expression levels of β- actin, myc, cyclin D1 and TCF-1 in K562 cells in the experimental group were significantly lower than those in the negative control group and control group (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Silencing DNMT1 gene can inhibit the proliferation and promote the apoptosis of K562 cells. The mechanism may be related to reverse the hypermethylation level of the WIF-1 gene promoter, thereby inhibit the activity of the Wnt/β- catenin signaling pathway.


Subject(s)
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , DNA Methylation , Humans , K562 Cells , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive/genetics , Repressor Proteins/metabolism
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Arq. bras. oftalmol ; 83(6): 535-537, Nov.-Dec. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153087

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ABSTRACT A 65-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital for evaluation for cataract surgery. Her past medical history included corrective jaw surgeries for facial deformities that developed during infancy and persisted through early adulthood. A complete ophthalmological examination revealed bilateral angioid streaks, drusen in both optic disc areas, and a subretinal neovascular membrane in the left macula. Genetic analysis revealed a mutation in the SH3BP2 gene compatible with the diagnosis of cherubism. Clinical and laboratory evaluation revealed no additional systemic disorders. Cherubism is a rare disease characterized by the development of painless fibro-osseous lesions in the jaws and the maxilla in early childhood. Ophthalmologic findings in this disease are primarily related to orbital bone involvement. This is the first report of AS and optic disc drusen in a patient diagnosed with cherubism. Our findings suggest that angioid streaks and optic disk drusen should be included in the differential diagnosis of ophthalmic disorders identified in patients with this genetic abnormality.


RESUMO Paciente de 65 anos, sexo feminino, foi encaminhada para avaliação de cirurgia de catarata. Relatou história de cirurgias mandibulares para correção de deformação facial desenvolvida ao longo da infância e adolescência. O exame oftalmológico completo mostrou estrias angióides bilaterais, drusas em ambas as áreas dos discos ópticos e membrana neovascular sub-retiniana na mácula esquerda. A análise genética revelou mutação no gene SH3BP2 compatível com o diagnóstico de Querubismo. A avaliação clínica e laboratorial descartou outros distúrbios sistêmicos. O Querubismo é uma doença óssea rara caracterizada pelo desenvolvimento de lesões fibro-ósseas indolores na mandíbula e maxila durante a primeira infância. Os achados oftalmológicos nesta doença estão principalmente relacionados ao envolvimento ósseo orbitário. Este artigo descreve pela primeira vez a ocorrência de estrias angióides e drusas de disco óptico no Querubismo. Enfatizamos que essa condição deve ser incluída no diferencial de pacientes com tais achados, principalmente quando ambos existirem em associação.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Adult , Optic Disk , Cherubism , Optic Disk Drusen , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Angioid Streaks , Optic Disk/diagnostic imaging , Optic Disk Drusen/diagnosis , Optic Disk Drusen/diagnostic imaging , Diagnosis, Differential
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Braz. dent. j ; 31(2): 122-126, Mar.-Apr. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1132280

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Abstract Although periodontitis is one of the commonest infectious inflammatory diseases in humans, the mechanisms involved with its immunopathology remain ill understood. Numerous molecules may induce inflammation and lead to bone resorption, secondary to activation of monocytes into osteoclasts. TACE (TNF-α converting enzyme) and DC-STAMP (dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein) appear to play a role on bone resorption since TACE induces the release of sRANKL (soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-β ligand) whereas DC-STAMP is a key factor in osteoclast induction. The present study evaluated the levels of TACE and DC-STAMP in patients with and without periodontitis. Twenty individuals were selected: 10 periodontally healthy participants undergoing gingivectomy for esthetic reasons and 10 diagnosed with periodontitis. Protein levels of such molecules in gingival tissue were established using Western blotting. Protein levels of both TACE and DC-STAMP were higher in the periodontitis group than in the control group (p<0.05; Student t-test). In conclusion, TACE and DC-STAMP protein levels are elevated in patients with periodontitis, favoring progression of bone resorption.


Resumo Apesar de a periodontite ser uma das doenças infecto inflamatórias humanas mais comuns, os mecanismos que conduzem à imunopatologia não estão bem definidos. Inúmeras moléculas induzem atividade inflamatória que levam à perda óssea. Para que haja a reabsorção óssea, células monocíticas são ativadas e se transformam em osteoclastos. As moléculas TACE (Enzima conversora de TNF-α) e DC-STAMP (Proteína transmembrana específica de célula dendrítica) parecem atuar no processo de reabsorção óssea uma vez que a TACE induz a liberação de sRANKL (ativador do receptor do fator nuclear kappa-β ligante solúvel), enquanto a DC-STAMP é um fator chave na indução dos osteoclastos. Diante disso, o presente estudo avaliou a expressão gênica das moléculas TACE e DC-STAMP em pacientes com e sem periodontite uma vez que o papel destas moléculas no curso do desenvolvimento da periodontite ainda é pouco explorado. Foram selecionados 20 indivíduos, sendo 10 com saúde periodontal e com indicação para remoção de tecido gengival por motivos estéticos e 10 pacientes com periodontite. As análises da expressão das moléculas no tecido gengival foram realizadas por meio de western blotting. Os níveis proteicos tanto de TACE quanto de DC-STAMP, foram maiores nos tecidos do grupo com periodontite em comparação aos do grupo controle (p<0.05; Student' t-test). Portanto, os dados demonstram que a expressão protéica das moléculas TACE e DC-STAMP estão elevados em pacientes com periodontite, favorecendo a progressão da reabsorção óssea nesta patologia.


Subject(s)
Humans , Periodontitis , Bone Resorption , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , ADAM17 Protein/metabolism , Membrane Proteins/metabolism , Osteoclasts , Cell Differentiation
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Rev. invest. clín ; 72(1): 19-24, Jan.-Feb. 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1251830

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ABSTRACT Background: Previous studies have shown an association between polymorphisms of the BAT1-NF-κB inhibitor-like-1 (NFKBIL1)-LTA genomic region and susceptibility to myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Objective: The objective of the study was to study the role of three polymorphisms in the BAT1, NFKBIL1, and LTA genes on the susceptibility or protection against ACS; we included a group of cases-controls from Central Mexico. Methods: The BAT1 rs2239527C/G, NFKBIL1 rs2071592T/A, and LTA rs1800683G/A polymorphisms were genotyped using a 5' TaqMan assay in a group of 625 patients with ACS and 617 healthy controls. Results: Under a recessive model, the BAT1 -23C/G (rs2239527) polymorphism showed an association with protection against ACS (odds ratio = 0.56, and p-corrected = 0.019). In contrast, the genotype and allele frequencies of the NFKBIL1 rs2071592T/A and LTA rs1800683G/A polymorphisms were similar between ACS patients and controls and no association was identified. Conclusion: Our data suggest an association between the BAT1 -23C/G polymorphism and protection against ACS in Mexican patients.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , DEAD-box RNA Helicases/genetics , Acute Coronary Syndrome/genetics , Myocardial Infarction/genetics , Case-Control Studies , Lymphotoxin-alpha/genetics , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics , Gene Frequency , Genotype , Mexico
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828655

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OBJECTIVE@#To study the role of nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor proteins 1 and 3 (NLRP1 and NLRP3) inflammasome signaling pathways in the immune mechanism of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children.@*METHODS@#A total of 126 children with IBD were enrolled as the study group, including 32 children with Crohn's disease (CD) and 94 children with ulcerative colitis (UC). A total of 120 children who underwent colectomy were enrolled as the control group. The mRNA expression of NLRP1, NLRP3, Caspase-1, and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) was compared between groups.@*RESULTS@#The study group had significantly higher mRNA expression of NLRP1, NLRP3, Caspase-1, and IL-1β than the control group, and their mRNA expression levels tended to increase with the severity of CD or UC (P<0.05). In the children with UC or CD, the mRNA expression levels of NLRP1, NLRP3, Caspase-1, and IL-1β were positively correlated with serum IgM and IgG levels (P<0.05), and the mRNA expression levels of NLRP1 and NLRP3 were positively correlated with those of Caspase-1 and IL-1β (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSIONS@#The NLRP1 and NLRP3 inflammasome signaling pathways may regulate the immune mechanism of IBD in children by upregulating the expression of Caspase-1 and IL-1β.


Subject(s)
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Apoptosis Regulatory Proteins , Child , Humans , Inflammasomes , Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , Interleukin-1beta , NLR Family, Pyrin Domain-Containing 3 Protein , Signal Transduction
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781292

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis of a child with developmental delay and intellectual disability.@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples of the child and his parents were collected for routine G-band karyotyping analysis and single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP array) assay. Amniotic fluid sample was collected during the next pregnancy for prenatal diagnosis.@*RESULTS@#No karyotypic abnormality was found in the child and his parents. SNP array showed that the child has carried a 855.3 kb microduplication in 15q11.2. His mother carried the same duplication but had no phenotypic anomaly. No microdeletion/microduplication was found in his father. Upon prenatal diagnosis, no abnormalities was found with the chromosomal karyotype and SNP array result of the fetus.@*CONCLUSION@#15q11.2 microduplication may result in developmental delay and intellectual disability, for which CYFIP1 may be a candidate gene. However, the duplication may increase the risk but with a low penetrance. This should attract attention during clinical consultation.


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Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Child , Chromosome Banding , Chromosome Duplication , Chromosomes, Human, Pair 15 , Genetics , Developmental Disabilities , Genetics , Female , Humans , Intellectual Disability , Genetics , Karyotyping , Male , Pregnancy , Prenatal Diagnosis
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879476

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a pedigree affected with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease through high-throughput sequencing.@*METHODS@#Potential variants of the genes associated with CMT were screened by next-generation sequencing (NGS) of the members of the pedigree.@*RESULTS@#NGS has revealed that the two affected sisters both harbored homozygous c.1A>G variant of the GDAP1 gene, which caused replacement of the first amino acid Methionine by Valine (p.Met1Val). Their parents were both carriers of the heterozygous c.1A>G variant. The variant was unreported previously and has an extremely low frequency in the population. Meanwhile, one of the sisters and the mother also carried heterozygous c.710A>T variant of the BAG3 gene.@*CONCLUSION@#The homozygous c.1A>G variant of the GDAP1 gene probably underlay the CMT in both children. Above result has enabled clinical diagnosis and genetic counseling for this pedigree.


Subject(s)
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics , Apoptosis Regulatory Proteins/genetics , Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease/genetics , Child , Female , Fibula/abnormalities , Homozygote , Humans , Mutation , Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics , Pedigree
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 73-80, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877994

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BACKGROUND@#Arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) is a major cause of adult limb loss worldwide. Autophagy of vascular endothelial cell (VEC) contributes to the ASO progression. However, the molecular mechanism that controls VEC autophagy remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to explore the role of the GRB2 associated binding protein 1 (GAB1) in regulating VEC autophagy.@*METHODS@#In vivo and in vitro studies were applied to determine the loss of adapt protein GAB1 in association with ASO progression. Histological GAB1 expression was measured in sclerotic vascular intima and normal vascular intima. Gain- and loss-of-function of GAB1 were applied in VEC to determine the effect and potential downstream signaling of GAB1.@*RESULTS@#The autophagy repressor p62 was significantly downregulated in ASO intima as compared to that in healthy donor (0.80 vs. 0.20, t = 6.43, P < 0.05). The expression level of GAB1 mRNA (1.00 vs. 0.24, t = 7.41, P < 0.05) and protein (0.72 vs. 0.21, t = 5.97, P < 0.05) was significantly decreased in ASO group as compared with the control group. Loss of GAB1 led to a remarkable decrease in LC3II (1.19 vs. 0.68, t = 5.99, P < 0.05), whereas overexpression of GAB1 significantly led to a decrease in LC3II level (0.41 vs. 0.93, t = 7.12, P < 0.05). Phosphorylation levels of JNK and p38 were significantly associated with gain- and loss-of-function of GAB1 protein.@*CONCLUSION@#Loss of GAB1 promotes VEC autophagy which is associated with ASO. GAB1 and its downstream signaling might be potential therapeutic targets for ASO treatment.


Subject(s)
Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Adult , Arteriosclerosis Obliterans/genetics , Autophagy , GRB2 Adaptor Protein , Humans , Phosphoproteins/metabolism , Phosphorylation , Protein Binding , Signal Transduction
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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 66(7): 966-972, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136326

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE Sclerostin is a glycoprotein that plays a catabolic role in bone and is involved in the regulation of bone metabolism by increasing the osteoclastic bone resorption. In this study, serum sclerostin levels were measured in chronic otitis media (COM) with and without cholesteatoma, assuming that it might have a role in the aetiopathogenesis of bone resorption. METHODS A total of 44 patients with cholesteatomatous COM (cCOM) (n = 22) and non-cholesteatomatous COM (ncCOM) (n = 22) were included in this study, and 26 healthy volunteers without any chronic ear disease problem(s) constituted the control group (n = 26). RESULTS No significant difference was not found in terms of serum iPTH, ALP, and vitamin D levels between ncCOM, cCOM, and the control groups. A significant difference was found in terms of serum sclerostin, Ca, and P levels between ncCOM, cCOM, and the control groups (p<0.05). Serum sclerostin levels in the study groups were significantly higher but their serum Ca and P levels were significantly lower compared to the control group. CONCLUSION We think that serum sclerostin concentrations, which were significantly higher in patients with cCOM and ncCOM compared to healthy controls are associated with bone erosion. There is a need for further studies with larger samples in order to determine the relationship between sclerostin and bone erosion in cholesteatoma to help in establishing preventive measures against cholesteatoma and set new targets for the development of non-surgical treatments.


RESUMO OBJETIVO A esclerostina é uma glicoproteína que desempenha um papel catabólico no osso e também envolve a regulação do metabolismo ósseo, aumentando a reabsorção óssea osteoclástica. Neste estudo, os níveis séricos de esclerostina foram medidos em otite média crônica (OMC) com e sem colesteatoma, e presumiu-se se que ela poderia ter um papel na etiopatogênese da reabsorção óssea. MÉTODOS Um total de 44 pacientes com otite média crônica colesteatomatosa (OMCc) (n=22), não colesteatomatosa (OMCnc)(n=22) foram incluídos neste estudo, e 26 voluntários saudáveis e sem doenças crônicas do ouvido constituíram o grupo de controle (n=26). RESULTADOS Não foi encontrada diferença significativa em termos de níveis séricos de iPTH, ALP e vitamina D entre OMCnc, OMCc e o grupo de controle. Foi encontrada uma diferença significativa em termos de níveis séricos de esclerostina, Ca e P entre OMCnc, OMCc e o grupo de controle (p<0,05). Os níveis séricos de esclerostina nos grupos de estudo foram significativamente mais altos, mas os níveis séricos de Ca e P foram significativamente mais baixos em comparação com o grupo de controle. CONCLUSÃO Acreditamos que as concentrações séricas de esclerostina, significativamente maiores em pacientes com OMCc e OMCnc em relação aos controles saudáveis, estão associadas à erosão óssea. Há necessidade de mais estudos com amostras maiores para determinar a relação entre esclerostina e erosão óssea no colesteatoma, já que essas pesquisas podem ajudar a estabelecer medidas preventivas contra o colesteatoma e novas metas para o desenvolvimento de tratamentos não cirúrgicos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Otitis Media , Bone Resorption , Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear/metabolism , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/blood , Chronic Disease
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Biol. Res ; 53: 05, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089075

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BACKGROUND: LincRNAs have been revealed to be tightly associated with various tumorigeneses and cancer development, but the roles of specific lincRNA on tumor-related angiogenesis was hardly studied. Here, we aimed to investigate whether linc-OIP5 in breast cancer cells affects the angiogenesis of HUVECs and whether the linc-OIP5 regulations are involved in angiogenesis-related Notch and Hippo signaling pathways. METHODS: A trans-well system co-cultured HUVECs with linc-OIP5 knockdown breast cancer cell MDA-MB-231 was utilized to study the proliferation, migration and tube formation abilities of HUVECs and alterations of related signaling indicators in breast cancer cells and their conditioned medium through a series of cell and molecular experiments. RESULTS: Overexpressed linc-OIP5, YAP1, and JAG1 were found in breast cancer cell lines MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 and the expression levels of YAP1 and JAG1 were proportional to the breast cancer tissue grades. MDA-MB-231 cells with linc-OIP5 knockdown led to weakened proliferation, migration, and tube formation capacity of co-cultured HUVECs. Besides, linc-OIP5 knockdown in co-cultured MDA-MB-231 cells showed downregulated YAP1 and JAG1 expression, combined with a reduced JAG1 level in conditioned medium. Furthermore, a disrupted DLL4/Notch/NRP1 signaling in co-cultured HUVECs were also discovered under this condition. CONCLUSION: Hence, linc-OIP5 in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells may act on the upstream of the YAP1/Notch/NRP1 signaling circuit to affect proliferation, migration, and tube formation of co-cultured HUVECs in a non-cellular direct contact way through JAG1 in conditioned medium. These findings at least partially provide a new angiogenic signaling circuit in breast cancers and suggest linc-OIP5 could be considered as a therapeutic target in angiogenesis of breast cancers.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Transcription Factors/metabolism , Breast Neoplasms/pathology , Neuropilin-1/metabolism , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Receptors, Notch/metabolism , Tumor Microenvironment , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/cytology , Breast Neoplasms/metabolism , Immunohistochemistry , Signal Transduction , Blotting, Western , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Cell Line, Tumor , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Rev. bras. cir. cardiovasc ; 34(6): 711-722, Nov.-Dec. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1057503

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Abstract Objective: To determine the role of the dishevelled binding antagonist of beta catenin 1 (DACT1) in the cytoskeletal arrangement of cardiomyocytes in atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: The DACT1 expression and its associations with the degree of fibrosis and β-catenin in valvular disease patients were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and Masson's staining. DACT1 was overexpressed in the atrial myocyte cell line (HL-1) and the cardiac cell line (H9C2) by adenoviral vectors. Alterations in the fibrous actin (F-actin) content and organization and the expression of β-catenin were detected by flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and Western blotting. Additionally, the association of DACT1 with gap junctions connexin 43 (Cx43) was detected by immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and Western blotting. Results: Decreased cytoplasmic DACT1 expression in the myocardium was associated with AF (P=0.037) and a high degree of fibrosis (weak vs. strong, P=0.028; weak vs. very strong, P=0.029). A positive association was observed between DACT1 and β-catenin expression in clinical samples (P=0.028, Spearman's rho=0.408). Furthermore, overexpression of DACT1 in HL-1 and H9C2 cells induced an increase in β-catenin and subsequent partial colocalization of DACT1 and β-catenin. In addition, F-actin content and organization were enhanced. Interestingly, DACT1 was positively correlated with the Cx43 expression in clinical samples (P=0.048, Spearman's rho=0.370) and changed the Cx43 distribution in cardiac cell lines. Conclusion: DACT1 proved to be a novel AF-related gene by regulating Cx43 via cytoskeletal organization induced by β-catenin accumulation in cardiomyocytes. DACT1 could thus serve as a potential therapeutic marker for AF.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Young Adult , Atrial Fibrillation/metabolism , Cytoskeleton/metabolism , Nuclear Proteins/metabolism , Connexin 43/metabolism , Myocytes, Cardiac/cytology , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Atrial Fibrillation/physiopathology , Atrial Fibrillation/genetics , Immunohistochemistry , Nuclear Proteins/genetics , Cell Movement , Connexin 43/genetics , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics
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Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) ; 85(6): 739-745, Nov.-Dec. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055502

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Abstract Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea, a common disease, is usually complicated by insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Adipokine is considered to play an important role in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus in obstructive sleep apnea. Objective: To assess whether secreted frizzled-related protein 5, a new adipokine, is involved in untreated obstructive sleep apnea patients. Methods: Seventy-six subjects with obstructive sleep apnea and thirty-three control subjects without obstructive sleep apnea were recruited and matched in terms of body mass index and age. The fasting secreted frizzled-related protein 5 plasma concentration was tested using ELISA. In addition, the correlation between secreted frizzled-related protein 5 and the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance was obtained. Multiple linear regression analysis models with stepwise selection were performed to determine the independent associations between various factors and secreted frizzled-related protein 5. Results: Plasma secreted frizzled-related protein 5 levels were significantly lower in the obstructive sleep apnea group than in the control group (obstructive sleep apnea group: 28.44 ± 13.25 ng/L; control group: 34.16 ± 13.51 ng/L; p = 0.023). In addition, secreted frizzled-related protein 5 was negatively correlated with homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance but positively correlated with the mean and lowest oxygen saturation with or without adjusting for age, gender, body mass index, neck circumference, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio. The multiple linear regression analysis showed there was an independent negative association between secreted frizzled-related protein 5 and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance. Conclusion: Secreted frizzled-related protein 5 was involved in obstructive sleep apnea and the decrease in secreted frizzled-related protein 5 was directly proportional to the severity of obstructive sleep apnea. There was an independent negative correlation between homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance and secreted frizzled-related protein 5 in the obstructive sleep apnea group. Secreted frizzled-related protein 5 might be a therapeutic target for insulin resistance in obstructive sleep apnea.


Resumo Introdução: A apneia obstrutiva do sono, uma doença comum, é geralmente complicada com resistência à insulina e diabetes melito tipo 2. Acredita-se que a adipocina possa ter um papel importante no desenvolvimento de resistência à insulina e diabetes melito tipo 2 na apneia obstrutiva do sono. Objetivo: Avaliar se a proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5, uma nova adipocina, está envolvida em pacientes com apneia obstrutiva do sono não tratada. Método: Foram recrutados 76 indivíduos com apneia obstrutiva do sono e 33 indivíduos controle sem apneia obstrutiva do sono e pareados em relação a índice de massa corporal e idade. A concentração plasmática de proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 foi testada em jejum com o teste Elisa. Além disso, obteve-se correlação entre a proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 e o modelo de avaliação da homeostase de resistência à insulina. Modelos de análise de regressão linear múltipla com seleção stepwise foram feitos para determinar as associações independentes entre vários fatores e a proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5. Resultados: Os níveis plasmáticos de proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 foram significativamente menores no grupo com apneia obstrutiva do sono do que no grupo controle (grupo com apneia obstrutiva do sono: 28,44 ± 13,25 ng/L; grupo controle: 34,16 ± 13,51 ng/L; p = 0,023). Além disso, a proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 foi correlacionada negativamente com o modelo de avaliação da homeostase de resistência à insulina, mas se correlacionou positivamente com a média e a saturação mínima de oxigênio com ou sem ajuste para idade, gênero, índice de massa corporal, circunferência do pescoço, circunferência da cintura e relação cintura-quadril. A análise de regressão linear múltipla mostrou que houve uma associação negativa independente entre a proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 e o modelo de avaliação da homeostase de resistência à insulina. Conclusões: A proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 esteve envolvida na apneia obstrutiva do sono e sua diminuição foi diretamente proporcional à gravidade da apneia obstrutiva do sono. Houve uma correlação negativa independente entre o modelo de avaliação da homeostase de resistência à insulina e a proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 no grupo da apneia obstrutiva do sono. A proteína secretada relacionada ao receptor frizzled-5 pode ser um alvo terapêutico para a resistência à insulina na apneia obstrutiva do sono.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Young Adult , Insulin Resistance/physiology , Sleep Apnea, Obstructive/blood , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/complications , Eye Proteins/blood , Membrane Proteins/blood , Body Mass Index , Case-Control Studies , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Insulin/blood , Obesity/complications
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-775987

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Objective To investigate the expression and clinical significance of late endosomal/lysosomal adaptor,mitogen-activated protein kinase and mammalian target of rapamycin activator 3(LAMTOR3)in bladder carcinoma.Methods Oncomine and Expression Atlas were used to extract the useful mining gene chip database for analyzing the expression of LAMTOR3 in bladder carcinoma tissues and cell lines,and the correlation of LAMTOR3 with the clinicopathological features were analyzed.RT-PCR,Western blot,and immunohistochemistry were performed to detect the expression of LAMTOR3 in bladder carcinoma cell lines,specimens,and adjacent normal tissues for verifying the results exploited from the above databases.Results The Expression Atlas showed that LAMTOR3 had high expressions in Hs172.T,HT-1376,RT4,JMSU-1,and T24 cell lines among 20 bladder carcinoma cell lines,among which the LAMTOR3 expression was different.Oncomine reported that LAMTOR3 expression in bladder carcinoma,including invasive(=2.857,=0.005)and non-invasive carcinoma(=3.105,=0.003),was significantly higher than that in adjacent normal tissues.The expression of LAMTOR3 was positively correlated with pathological grade(<0.05).The expressions of LAMTOR3 mRNA in bladder carcinoma cell lines,including UMUC3(=10.84,=0.0084),J82(=21.75,=0.0021),5637(=45.88,=0.0005),and T24(=87.58,=0.0001)were significantly higher than that in normal bladder cell line SV-HUC-1,while its expression in bladder carcinoma tissues was significantly higher than that in adjacent normal tissues(<0.05),so was its protein level in tissues(<0.05).Immunohistochemistry showed that LAMTOR3 protein was over-expressed in bladder carcinoma tissues;its level in invasive carcinoma tissues was higher than that in no-invasive carcinoma tissues and was related closely with the clinical stages(=9.189,=0.002),pathological grades(=4.746,=0.029),and lymphatic metastasis(=6.210,=0.013)but had no significant correlation to sex(=0.965,=0.326),age(=2.126,=0.145),and distant metastasis(=1.261,=0.261).Conclusion LAMTOR3 is highly expressed in bladder carcinoma cell lines and tissues and plays a key role in the development and progression of bladder carcinoma.


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Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Genetics , Cell Line, Tumor , Humans , Prognosis , Urinary Bladder Neoplasms , Genetics , Pathology
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1907-1911, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781520

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the effects of different concentration of pomalidomide on human multiple myeloma cell line MM1.S and the expression of CRBN.@*METHODS@#CCK-8 method was used for detecting inhibition effect of promalidomide on proliferation of MM1.S cells. Apoptosis rate of MM1.S cells was detected by flow cytometry with Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining. Real-time quantitative PCR was used to determine CRBN gene expression level. Western blot was used to detect the effect of pomalidomide on the protein expression of CRBN in MM1.S cells.@*RESULTS@#Pomalidomide has an inhibitory effect on MM1.S cells with time-and dose-dependent manners. Pomalidomide induced apoptosis in MM1.S cells. When the concentration of pomalidomide was 0, 40 and 80 μmol/L, the expression of CRBN gene after the treatment of MM1.S cells for 72 hours was 1.487±0.340, 0.211±0.054 and 0.055±0.005, by using actin as internal refereme. Pomalidomide significantly reduced CRBN protein expression in MM1.S cells.@*CONCLUSION@#Pomalidomide can inhibit the proliferation of MM1.S cells and promote its apoptosis. A certain concentration of pomalidomide can reduce the expression of CRBN gene and down-regulate its protein expression in MM1.S cells.


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Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Apoptosis , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Humans , Multiple Myeloma , Thalidomide
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Acta Physiologica Sinica ; (6): 405-414, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-777173

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The present study was aimed to investigate the expression relationship of Hippo signaling molecules and ovarian germline stem cell (OGSC) markers in the development schedule of OGSCs during ovarian aging in women and mice. The ovaries of 2-month-old mature (normal control) and 12-month-old (physiological ovarian aging) KM mice were sampled, and the ovarian cortex samples of young (postpuberty to 35 years old), middle age (36-50 years old) and menopausal period (51-60 years old) women were obtained with consent. The mice model of pathological ovarian aging was established by intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide/busulfan (CY/BUS). HE staining was used to detect the changes of follicles at different stages, and the localization and expression changes of Hippo signaling molecules and OGSCs related factors (MVH/OCT4) were detected by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining. Western blot was used to detect the protein expression levels of the major molecules in the Hippo signaling pathway and OGSCs related factors. The results showed that there were not any normal follicles, but a few atresia follicles in the ovaries from physiological and pathological ovarian aging mice. Compared with the normal control mice, both the physiological and pathological ovarian aging mice showed decreased protein expression levels of the main Hippo signaling molecules (pYAP1) and MVH/OCT4; Whereas only the pathological ovarian aging mice showed increased ratio of pYAP1/YAP1. In comparison with the young women, the middle age and menopausal women showed looser structure of ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) and less ovarian cortical cells. The protein expression level of LATS2 in the OSE was the highest in young women, MST1 expression was the lowest in the menopausal period women, and the expression levels of YAP1 and pYAP1 were the highest in middle age women. Compared with the young women, the middle age and menopausal period women exhibited significantly decreased ratio of OSE pYAP1/YAP1, whereas there was no significant difference between them. The expression level of MVH protein in OSE from the young women was significantly higher than those of the middle age and menopausal period women. These results indicate that there is an expression relationship between the main molecules of Hippo signaling pathway and OGSCs related factors, which suggests that Hippo signaling pathway may regulate the expression levels of OGSCs related factors, thus participating in the process of physiological and pathological degeneration of ovarian.


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Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Metabolism , Adult , Aging , Animals , Epithelium , Female , Humans , Mice , Middle Aged , Octamer Transcription Factor-3 , Metabolism , Oogonial Stem Cells , Metabolism , Ovarian Follicle , Ovary , Phosphoproteins , Metabolism , Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases , Metabolism , Signal Transduction , Tumor Suppressor Proteins , Metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776826

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a pedigree affected with Bartter's syndrome (BS).@*METHODS@#Panel-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) was carried out to detect mutation in BS-related genes SLC12A1, KCNJ1, BSND and CLCNKB. Sanger sequencing of MAGED2 gene and chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) were also performed on the patient. Suspected mutation was validated in her family members.@*RESULTS@#No pathogenic mutation was detected by NGS, while a 0.152 Mb microdeletion at Xp11.21 (54 834 585-54 986 301) was found in the male fetus, which removed the entire coding region of the MAGED2 gene. His mother was a heterozygous carrier of the deletion. His father and sister did not carry the same deletion.@*CONCLUSION@#The loss of the MAGED2 gene may underlie the BS in this pedigree.


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Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing , Genetics , Antigens, Neoplasm , Genetics , Bartter Syndrome , Genetics , Female , Genetic Testing , Heterozygote , Humans , Male , Mutation , Pedigree , Sequence Deletion
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