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Journal of Southern Medical University ; (12): 585-589, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-986965

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OBJECTIVE@#Bo investigate the regulatory relationship between NKD1 and YWHAE and the mechanism of NKD1 for promoting tumor cell proliferation.@*METHODS@#HCT116 cells transfected with pcDNA3.0-NKD1 plasmid, SW620 cells transfected with NKD1 siRNA, HCT116 cells with stable NKD1 overexpression (HCT116-NKD1 cells), SW620 cells with nkd1knockout (SW620-nkd1-/- cells), and SW620-nkd1-/- cells transfected with pcDNA3.0-YWHAE plasmid were examined for changes in mRNA and protein expression levels of YWHAE using qRT-PCR and Western blotting. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay was used to detect the binding of NKD1 to the promoter region of YWHAE gene. The regulatory effect of NKD1 on YWHAE gene promoter activity was analyzed by dual-luciferase reporter gene assay, and the interaction between NKD1 and YWHAE was analyzed with immunofluorescence assay. The regulatory effect of NKD1 on glucose uptake was examined in the tumor cells.@*RESULTS@#In HCT116 cells, overexpression of NKD1 significantly enhanced the expression of YWHAE at both the mRNA and protein levels, while NKD1 knockout decreased its expression in SW620 cells (P < 0.001). ChIP assay showed that NKD1 protein was capable of binding to the YWHAE promoter sequence; dual luciferase reporter gene assay showed that NKD1 overexpression (or knockdown) in the colon cancer cells significantly enhanced (or reduced) the transcriptional activity of YWHAE promoter (P < 0.05). Immunofluorescence assay demonstrated the binding of NKD1 and YWHAE proteins in colon cancer cells. NKD1 knockout significantly reduced glucose uptake in colon cancer cells (P < 0.01), while YWHAE overexpression restored the glucose uptake in NKD1-knockout cells (P < 0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#NKD1 protein activates the transcriptional activity of YWHAE gene to promote glucose uptake in colon cancer cells.


Subject(s)
Humans , Colonic Neoplasms , HCT116 Cells , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , RNA, Messenger , Glucose , Calcium-Binding Proteins/metabolism , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , 14-3-3 Proteins/metabolism
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 1374-1389, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-981144

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Sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1/p62) is a selective autophagy adaptor protein that plays an important role in the clearance of proteins to be degraded as well as in the maintenance of cellular proteostasis. p62 protein has multiple functional domains, which interact with several downstream proteins to precisely regulate multiple signaling pathways, thereby linking p62 to oxidative defense systems, inflammatory responses and nutrient sensing. Studies have shown that mutation or abnormal expression of p62 is closely related to the occurrence and development of various diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, tumors, infectious diseases, genetic diseases and chronic diseases. This review summarizes the structural features and molecular functions of p62. Moreover, we systematically introduce its multiple functions in protein homeostasis and regulation of signaling pathways. Furthermore, the complexity and versatility of p62 in the occurrence and development of diseases are summarized, with the aim to provide a reference for understanding the function of p62 protein and facilitating related disease research.


Subject(s)
Humans , Autophagy/genetics , Sequestosome-1 Protein/metabolism , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Signal Transduction , Neoplasms/genetics
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1177-1187, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-980908

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BACKGROUND@#Ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome associated with considerable mortality and healthcare costs. Up to now, the underlying pathogenesis of ischemic AKI remains incompletely understood, and specific strategies for early diagnosis and treatment of ischemic AKI are still lacking. Here, this study aimed to define the transcriptomic landscape of AKI patients through single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) analysis in kidneys.@*METHODS@#In this study, scRNA-seq technology was applied to kidneys from two ischemic AKI patients, and three human public scRNA-seq datasets were collected as controls. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and cell clusters of kidneys were determined. Gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis, as well as the ligand-receptor interaction between cells, were performed. We also validated several DEGs expression in kidneys from human ischemic AKI and ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury induced AKI mice through immunohistochemistry staining.@*RESULTS@#15 distinct cell clusters were determined in kidney from subjects of ischemic AKI and control. The injured proximal tubules (PT) displayed a proapoptotic and proinflammatory phenotype. PT cells of ischemic AKI had up-regulation of novel pro-apoptotic genes including USP47 , RASSF4 , EBAG9 , IER3 , SASH1 , SEPTIN7 , and NUB1 , which have not been reported in ischemic AKI previously. Several hub genes were validated in kidneys from human AKI and renal I/R injury mice, respectively. Furthermore, PT highly expressed DEGs enriched in endoplasmic reticulum stress, autophagy, and retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) signaling. DEGs overexpressed in other tubular cells were primarily enriched in nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor signaling, estrogen signaling, interleukin (IL)-12 signaling, and IL-17 signaling. Overexpressed genes in kidney-resident immune cells including macrophages, natural killer T (NKT) cells, monocytes, and dendritic cells were associated with leukocyte activation, chemotaxis, cell adhesion, and complement activation. In addition, the ligand-receptor interactions analysis revealed prominent communications between macrophages and monocytes with other cells in the process of ischemic AKI.@*CONCLUSION@#Together, this study reveals distinct cell-specific transcriptomic atlas of kidney in ischemic AKI patients, altered signaling pathways, and potential cell-cell crosstalk in the development of AKI. These data reveal new insights into the pathogenesis and potential therapeutic strategies in ischemic AKI.


Subject(s)
Humans , Mice , Animals , Transcriptome/genetics , Ligands , Kidney/metabolism , Acute Kidney Injury/metabolism , Ischemia/metabolism , Reperfusion Injury/metabolism , Sequence Analysis, RNA , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Tumor Suppressor Proteins/metabolism
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International Journal of Oral Science ; (4): 11-11, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-971598

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Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play crucial roles in tumor progression and immune responses. However, mechanisms of driving TAMs to antitumor function remain unknown. Here, transcriptome profiling analysis of human oral cancer tissues indicated that regulator of G protein signaling 12 (RGS12) regulates pathologic processes and immune-related pathways. Mice with RGS12 knockout in macrophages displayed decreased M1 TAMs in oral cancer tissues, and extensive proliferation and invasion of oral cancer cells. RGS12 increased the M1 macrophages with features of increased ciliated cell number and cilia length. Mechanistically, RGS12 associates with and activates MYC binding protein 2 (MYCBP2) to degrade the cilia protein kinesin family member 2A (KIF2A) in TAMs. Our results demonstrate that RGS12 is an essential oral cancer biomarker and regulator for immunosuppressive TAMs activation.


Subject(s)
Mice , Humans , Animals , Tumor-Associated Macrophages/metabolism , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell , Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck , Mouth Neoplasms , GTP-Binding Proteins/metabolism , Head and Neck Neoplasms , Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases/metabolism , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , RGS Proteins/metabolism , Kinesins/metabolism , Repressor Proteins/metabolism
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Protein & Cell ; (12): 202-216, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-982531

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Although the mTOR-4E-BP1 signaling pathway is implicated in aging and aging-related disorders, the role of 4E-BP1 in regulating human stem cell homeostasis remains largely unknown. Here, we report that the expression of 4E-BP1 decreases along with the senescence of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Genetic inactivation of 4E-BP1 in hMSCs compromises mitochondrial respiration, increases mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and accelerates cellular senescence. Mechanistically, the absence of 4E-BP1 destabilizes proteins in mitochondrial respiration complexes, especially several key subunits of complex III including UQCRC2. Ectopic expression of 4E-BP1 attenuates mitochondrial abnormalities and alleviates cellular senescence in 4E-BP1-deficient hMSCs as well as in physiologically aged hMSCs. These f indings together demonstrate that 4E-BP1 functions as a geroprotector to mitigate human stem cell senescence and maintain mitochondrial homeostasis, particularly for the mitochondrial respiration complex III, thus providing a new potential target to counteract human stem cell senescence.


Subject(s)
Humans , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/physiology , Cellular Senescence , Homeostasis , Cell Cycle Proteins/metabolism , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Mitochondria/metabolism , Electron Transport Complex III/metabolism , Cells, Cultured
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Protein & Cell ; (12): 513-531, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-982530

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As an important part of tumor microenvironment, neutrophils are poorly understood due to their spatiotemporal heterogeneity in tumorigenesis. Here we defined, at single-cell resolution, CD44-CXCR2- neutrophils as tumor-specific neutrophils (tsNeus) in both mouse and human gastric cancer (GC). We uncovered a Hippo regulon in neutrophils with unique YAP signature genes (e.g., ICAM1, CD14, EGR1) distinct from those identified in epithelial and/or cancer cells. Importantly, knockout of YAP/TAZ in neutrophils impaired their differentiation into CD54+ tsNeus and reduced their antitumor activity, leading to accelerated GC progression. Moreover, the relative amounts of CD54+ tsNeus were found to be negatively associated with GC progression and positively associated with patient survival. Interestingly, GC patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy had increased numbers of CD54+ tsNeus. Furthermore, pharmacologically enhancing YAP activity selectively activated neutrophils to suppress refractory GC, with no significant inflammation-related side effects. Thus, our work characterized tumor-specific neutrophils in GC and revealed an essential role of YAP/TAZ-CD54 axis in tsNeus, opening a new possibility to develop neutrophil-based antitumor therapeutics.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Mice , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Transcription Factors/metabolism , Stomach Neoplasms/pathology , Neutrophils/pathology , Signal Transduction/genetics , YAP-Signaling Proteins , Tumor Microenvironment , Hyaluronan Receptors/genetics
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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)
Humans , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , DNA Methylation , K562 Cells , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive/genetics , Repressor Proteins/metabolism
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West China Journal of Stomatology ; (6): 493-500, 2021.
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)
Humans , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Head and Neck Neoplasms , Phosphoproteins/metabolism , Trans-Activators/metabolism , Transcription Factors
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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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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.


Subject(s)
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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Biol. Res ; 52: 31, 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1019497

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BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of the methylation status of the DACT1 gene on the invasion and metastasis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. METHODS: The levels of methylation and expression of the DACT1 gene in nasopharyngeal carcinoma tissues and CNE2 cells were determined by methylation-specific PCR and RT-PCR, respectively. CNE2 cells were treated with 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine, and the variation in the methylation status of the DACT1 gene was detected, as well as the influence of methylation on invasiveness of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. RESULTS: The DACT1 gene was hyper-methylated in 44 of 62 cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The DACT1 gene was hyper-methylated in 32 of 38 cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma with lymph node metastasis, and the DACT1 gene was hyper-methylated in 7 of 24 cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma without lymph node metastasis. The DACT1 mRNA level was weakly expressed or not expressed in all nasopharyngeal carcinoma tissues with hyper-methylated DACT1 genes; however, the DACT1 mRNA level was highly expressed in nasopharyngeal carcinoma tissues with low expression of the methylated DACT1 gene. The DACT1 gene was hyper-methylated and not expressed in CNE2 cells that did not have 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine treatment. After 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine treatment, the DACT1 gene was demethylated and the expression of DACT1 was restored. Moreover, the invasion ability was inhibited in CNE2 cells treated with 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine. CONCLUSION: The expression of DACT1 was related to the methylation status. High expression of DACT1 may inhibit the invasion and metastasis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Nuclear Proteins/genetics , Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms/pathology , DNA Methylation/genetics , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics , Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma/secondary , Nuclear Proteins/metabolism , Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms/genetics , Promoter Regions, Genetic , DNA Methylation/physiology , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma/genetics , Neoplasm Invasiveness , Neoplasm Proteins/metabolism
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Motriz (Online) ; 23(spe): e101611, 2017. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-841859

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Abstract AIMS Previously, we verified that overtrained mice upregulated the TRB3 levels, its association with Akt, and the hepatic concentrations of glycogen. It is known that APPL1 can limit the interaction between TRB3 and Akt, playing an important role in the glucose homeostasis. Thus, we verified the effects of three overtraining protocols on the hepatic levels of APPL1 and APPL2. METHODS Rodents were divided into control (CT), overtrained by downhill running (OTR/down), overtrained by uphill running (OTR/up) and overtrained by running without inclination (OTR). The hepatic contents of APPL1 and APPl2 were measured by the immunoblotting technique. RESULTS Significant elevation of APPL1 observed in the OTR/down and OTR/up groups, as well as the tendency of increase (p=0.071) observed in the OTR group. CONCLUSION These results indicate that this particular protein is likely to participate in the glucose homeostasis previously observed in response to these OT protocols.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Mice , Adaptation, Physiological/physiology , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Hemostasis/physiology , Insulin/metabolism , Liver/physiology , Resistance Training , Mice, Inbred C57BL
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Experimental & Molecular Medicine ; : e170-2015.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-30208

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Neointimal proliferation after vascular injury is a key mechanism of restenosis, a major cause of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty failure and artery bypass occlusion. Emodin, an anthraquinone with multiple physiological activities, has been reported to inhibit proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) that might cause intimal arterial thickening. Thus, in this study, we established a rat model of balloon-injured carotid artery and investigated the therapeutic effect of emodin and its underlying mechanism. Intimal thickness was analyzed by hematoxylin and eosin staining. Expression of Wnt4, dvl-1, beta-catenin and collagen was determined by immunohistochemistry and/or western blotting. The proliferation of VSMC was evaluated by MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay and electron microscopy. MicroRNA levels were quantified by real-time quantitative PCR. Emodin relieved injury-induced artery intimal thickness. Results of western blots and immunohistochemistry showed that emodin suppressed expression of signaling molecules Wnt4/Dvl-1/beta-catenin as well as collagen protein in the injured artery. In addition, emodin enhanced expression of an artery injury-related microRNA, miR-126. In vitro, MTT assay showed that emodin suppressed angiotensin II (AngII)-induced proliferation of VSMCs. Emodin reversed AngII-induced activation of Wnt4/Dvl-1/beta-catenin signaling by increasing expression of miR-126 that was strongly supported by transfection of mimic or inhibitor for miR-126. Emodin prevents intimal thickening via Wnt4/Dvl-1/beta-catenin signaling pathway mediated by miR-126 in balloon-injured carotid artery of rats.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Carotid Arteries/drug effects , Carotid Artery Injuries/drug therapy , Cell Proliferation/drug effects , Emodin/therapeutic use , MicroRNAs/metabolism , Phosphoproteins/metabolism , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Signal Transduction/drug effects , Tunica Intima/drug effects , Wnt4 Protein/metabolism , beta Catenin/metabolism
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Journal of Forensic Medicine ; (6): 164-167, 2013.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-983812

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OBJECTIVE@#To discuss the myocardial expression of Spry1 and MAPK proteins of viral myocarditis (VMC), to reveal its mechanism of sudden death, and to provide guides for forensic identification of sudden cardiac death.@*METHODS@#Thirty Balb/c male mice were randomly divided into VMC group and control group, inoculated intraperitoneally with Coxsackievirus B3 and Eagel's solution, respectively. After the mice were sacrificed, the cardiac tissues of the mice were taken to proceed regular pathological examination. The changes of Spry1 protein, Spry1 mRNA and MAPK protein were detected by immunohistochemistry, Western blotting and real-time PCR.@*RESULTS@#Under light microscope, the pathologic changes included myocardial interstitial edema, inflammatory cells infiltration, myocardial necrosis, and focal and patchy necrosis of myocardial fiber in VMC group. The expression of Spry1 protein in VMC group was lower than that in control group (P < 0.05). There was slightly decreased expression of Spry1 of the mRNA level in VMC group (P > 0.05). But the MAPK protein expression in VMC group was higher than that in control group (P < 0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#The pathway of MAPK/ERK involving Spry1 protein accelerates the expression of collagen, which may contribute to arrhythmia, heart failure and even sudden cardiac death.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Mice , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Coxsackievirus Infections/pathology , Death, Sudden, Cardiac/pathology , Disease Models, Animal , Immunohistochemistry , Membrane Proteins/metabolism , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases/metabolism , Myocarditis/virology , Myocardium/pathology , Phosphoproteins/metabolism , RNA, Messenger/metabolism , Random Allocation , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Rev. colomb. psiquiatr ; 41(1): 217-228, ene.-abr. 2012. ilus, graf, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-639942

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Introducción: En psiquiatría de enlace se logra obtener una visión integral del tratamiento y de las necesidades de cada paciente prestando especial atención a las interacciones medicamentosas y a las contraindicaciones. Algunos casos particulares motivaron la descripción, reporte y revisión bibliográfica acerca de otras posibles aplicaciones de fármacos antagonistas de los recetores 5HT2A y 3, particularmente mirtazapina y olanzapina, en síndrome de hiperalgesia, tinitus y leucoencefalopatía multifocal progresiva por virus JC. Método: reporte de casos. Resultados y Conclusiones: Se describen los casos de tres pacientes en los cuales fue necesario usar mirtazapina y olanzapina no solo para el control de los síntomas psiquiátricos (afectivos, comportamentales y trastorno del sueño), sino también como coadyuvantes en las patologías de base de cada paciente. El uso de cualquier medicamento en psiquiatría de enlace debe tener en cuenta el contexto del paciente, la comorbilidad, las contraindicaciones y las interacciones farmacológicas para garantizar un desenlace positivo, además de promover el trabajo multidisciplinario entre especialistas.


Introduction: In liaison psychiatry it is possible to get an integral view of patient's treatment and needs, paying special attention to pharmacological interactions and contraindications. Some particular cases motivated the description, report and review about other possible applications of 5HT2A and 5HT3 antagonist, particularly Mirtazapine and Olanzapine, in hyperalgesia syndrome, tinnitus and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy by JC virus. Method: Cases report. Results: We describe 3 cases of patients in which Mirtazapine and Olanzapine were necessary not only to control psychiatric symptoms (affective / behavioral symptoms and insomnia) but to act as adjuvant therapy in axis III diseases. The use of any drug in psychiatry must take in to account the context of the patient, the presence of comorbidity, contraindications and pharmacological interactions so as to grant a positive outcome also promoting the multidisciplinary work between specialists.


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Humans , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Cell Nucleus/metabolism , Cysteine/metabolism , Neurons/metabolism , Thioredoxins/metabolism , Transcription Factors/metabolism , Amino Acid Motifs , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics , Cell Line, Tumor , Cysteine/chemistry , Cytoplasm/metabolism , Disulfides/chemistry , Gene Expression Profiling , Gene Expression Regulation , Molecular Sequence Annotation , Molecular Sequence Data , Mutation , Neurons/cytology , Oxidation-Reduction , Protein Interaction Mapping , Signal Transduction , Transcription, Genetic , Thioredoxins/genetics , Transcription Factors/genetics
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Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-135751

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Background & objectives: DNA mismatch repair gene (MMR) abnormalities are seen in 95 per cent of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and 10-15 per cent of sporadic colorectal cancers. There are no data on MMR abnormalities in Malaysian colorectal cancer patients. This study was aimed to determine the frequency of abnormal MMR gene protein expression in colorectal carcinoma in Northern Peninsular Malaysia using immunohistochemistry. Methods: Clinicopathological information was obtained from 148 patients’ records who underwent bowel resection for colorectal cancer (CRC) at the three hospitals in Malaysia. Immunohistochemistry for MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2 proteins were performed on paraffin embedded tissue containing carcinoma. Results: A total of 148 subjects and 150 colorectal carcinomas of sporadic and hereditary types were assessed. Three patients had synchronous tumours. Twenty eight cancers (18.6%) from 26 subjects (17.6%) had absent immunohistochemical expression of any one of the MMR gene proteins. This comprised absent MLH1 only – 3 cancers, absent MSH2 only – 3, absent MSH6 only – 2, absent PMS2 only – 3, absent MLH1 and PMS2 – 14, absent MSH2 and MSH6 – 2 and absent MLH1, MSH6 and PMS2 – 1. There was significant association between abnormal MMR gene protein expression and proximal colon cancers, mucinous, signet ring and poorly differentiated morphology. Interpretation & conclusions: Cancers with abnormal MMR gene expression were associated with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) phenotype. About 15 per cent demonstrated absent MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2 protein expression in isolation or in combination with other MMR genes, which often predicts a germline mutation, synonymous with a diagnosis of HNPCC. This appears to be high frequency compared to reported data.


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Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Adenosine Triphosphatases/metabolism , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Colorectal Neoplasms/genetics , Colorectal Neoplasms/pathology , Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis/genetics , Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis/pathology , DNA Mismatch Repair/genetics , DNA Repair Enzymes/metabolism , DNA-Binding Proteins/metabolism , Female , Gene Expression/genetics , Germ-Line Mutation/genetics , Immunohistochemistry , Malaysia , Male , Microsatellite Instability , Middle Aged , MutS DNA Mismatch-Binding Protein/metabolism , MutS Homolog 2 Protein/metabolism , Nuclear Proteins/metabolism , Retrospective Studies
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Rev. méd. Chile ; 136(6): 757-762, jun. 2008. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-490762

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Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) or Lynch Syndrome is an autosomic dominant syndrome involving 596-1096 of colorectal cancer patients. Mutations in MLH1 and MSH2 genes account for most cases. These two genes particípate in the DNA mismatch repair pathway. Therefore mutation carriers show microsatellite instability (MSI) in tumors. This syndrome is characterized by the early development of colorectal cancer (before 50 years) and an increased incidence of cancer in other organs. We report four siblings from a family diagnosed with HNPCC. All of them were subjected to colonic surgery for colorectal cancer Moreover, one patient developed an ampulloma after her colon surgery. The molecular-genetic analysis revealed three brothers with microsatellite instability in the tumor tissue, the absence of the MLH1 protein, and the presence of a germ Une mutation localized in introm 15 ofthe MLH1 gene.


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Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis/genetics , Mutation/genetics , Siblings , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/genetics , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Microsatellite Instability , Microsatellite Repeats , /genetics , /metabolism , Nuclear Proteins/genetics , Nuclear Proteins/metabolism , Pedigree
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The Korean Journal of Parasitology ; : 209-216, 2008.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-163956

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A monoclonal antibody against Toxoplasma gondii of Tg556 clone (Tg556) blotted a 29 kDa protein, which was localized in the dense granules of tachyzoites and secreted into the parasitophorous vacuolar membrane (PVM) after infection to host cells. A cDNA fragment encoding the protein was obtained by screening a T. gondii cDNA expression library with Tg556, and the full-length was completed by 5'-RACE of 2,086 bp containing an open reading frame (ORF) of 669 bp. The ORF encoded a polypeptide of 222 amino acids homologous to the revised GRA3 but not to the first reported one. The polypeptide has 3 hydrophobic moieties of an N-terminal stop transfer sequence and 2 transmembrane domains (TMD) in posterior half of the sequence, a cytoplasmic localization motif after the second TMD and an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) retrival motif in the C-terminal end, which suggests GRA3 as a type III transmembrane protein. With the ORF of GRA3, yeast two-hybrid assay was performed in HeLa cDNA expression library, which resulted in the interaction of GRA3 with calcium modulating ligand (CAMLG), a type II transmembrane protein of ER. The specific binding of GRA3 and CAMLG was confirmed by glutathione S-transferase (GST) pull-down and immunoprecipitation assays. The localities of fluorescence transfectionally expressed from GRA3 and CAMLG plasmids were overlapped completely in HeLa cell cytoplasm. In immunofluorescence assay, GRA3 and CAMLG were shown to be co-localized in the PVM of host cells. Structural binding of PVM-inserted GRA3 to CAMLG of ER suggested the receptor-ligand of ER recruitment to PVM during the parasitism of T. gondii.


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Animals , Humans , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Amino Acid Sequence , Endoplasmic Reticulum/metabolism , HeLa Cells , Host-Parasite Interactions , Molecular Sequence Data , Protozoan Proteins/chemistry , Toxoplasma/physiology , Toxoplasmosis/metabolism
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Journal of Forensic Medicine ; (6): 411-413, 2008.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-983417

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the reproductive system impairment induced by cocaine in adult male rats and the possible underlying mechanism.@*METHODS@#Thirty adult male rats were randomly divided into experimental and control groups, with 15 rats in each group. Rats of the experimental group were injected cocaine hydrochloride (15 mg/kg body weight) subcutaneously daily for four weeks. The weight of body and testis, as well as the level of serum hormone of the rats were examined. In addition, the apoptosis rate of testicular tissue by TUNEL and the expression of Fas gene in testicular tissue were examined by immunohistochemistry.@*RESULTS@#Compared with the control, the weight of testis in the cocaine exposed group decreased significantly (P<0.05), and the serum testosterone level decreased significantly (P<0.05). Moreover, both the apoptosis rate and the expression of Fas gene increased in the testicular tissue of rats in the cocaine exposed group in comparison to the control group (P<0.05). The apoptosis rate was significantly correlated with the expression of Fas gene (r=0.9012, P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Cocaine may cause reproductive system injury in adult male rats, and Fas-mediated apoptosis may be one of the functional mechanisms involved in the reproductive system injuried by cocaine.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing/metabolism , Apoptosis/drug effects , Cocaine/adverse effects , Forensic Toxicology , Molecular Chaperones , Nuclear Proteins/metabolism , Random Allocation , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Spermatids/pathology , Substance-Related Disorders , Testis/pathology , Testosterone/blood
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