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West China Journal of Stomatology ; (6): 164-169, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878425


OBJECTIVES@#To investigate the expression of cyclophilin A (CyPA) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and explore the effect of downregulating the expression of CyPA gene on the proliferation and invasion of SCC-25 cells.@*METHODS@#A total of 77 cases of patients with OSCC were selected. The expression levels of CyPA proteins in OSCC and adjacent normal tissues were evaluated. SCC-25 cells were cultured and divided into the CyPA interference sequence group, negative control group, and blank group. The expression levels of CyPA mRNA and protein in cells were detected by using real-time fluorescent quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blot, respectively. Cell proliferation was detected by using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium and plate colony formation assays. Cell invasion was detected by using Transwell assay.@*RESULTS@#The positive expression rate of CyPA protein in OSCC tissues was 76.62%, which was higher than that in adjacent tissues (@*CONCLUSIONS@#The CyPA protein is highly expressed in OSCC tissues, and the downregulation of CyPA gene expression in SCC-25 cells can reduce cell proliferation and inhibit cell invasion.

Humans , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/genetics , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Movement , Cell Proliferation , Cyclophilin A/genetics , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Head and Neck Neoplasms , Mouth Neoplasms/genetics , Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 12(3): 336-341, Jul-Sep/2014. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-723916


Objective A growing number of published articles report the expression of specific genes with different behavior patterns in rats. The levels of messenger ribonucleic acid transcripts are usually analyzed by reverse transcription followed by polymerase chain reaction and quantified after normalization with an internal control or reference gene (housekeeping gene). Nevertheless, housekeeping genes exhibit different expression in the central nervous system, depending on the physiological conditions and the area of the brain to be studied. The choice of a good internal control gene is essential for obtaining reliable results. This study evaluated the expression of three housekeeping genes (beta-actin, cyclophilin A, and ubiquitin C) in different areas of the central nervous system in rats (olfactory bulb, hippocampus, striatum, and prefrontal cortex). Methods Wistar rats (virgin females, n=6) during the diestrum period were used. Total ribonucleic acid was extracted from each region of the brain; the complementary deoxyribonucleic acid was synthesized by reverse transcription and amplified by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction using SYBR™ Green and primers specific for each one of the reference genes. The stability of the expression was determined using NormFinder. Results Beta-actin was the most stable gene in the hippocampus and striatum, while cyclophilin A and ubiquitin C showed greater stability in the prefrontal cortex and the olfactory bulb, respectively. Conclusion Based on our study, further studies of gene expression using rats as animal models should take into consideration these results when choosing a reliable internal control gene. .

Objetivo Um número crescente de artigos publicados relaciona a expressão de genes específicos com diferentes padrões de comportamento em ratos. Os níveis de transcritos de ácido ribonucleico mensageiro são geralmente analisados por transcrição reversa, seguida de reação em cadeia da polimerase, e quantificados após a normalização com um controle interno ou gene de referência (gene housekeeping). No entanto, os genes housekeeping exibem expressão diferencial no sistema nervoso central, dependendo das condições fisiológicas e da área do cérebro a ser estudada. A escolha de um bom gene de controle interno é essencial para a obtenção de resultados confiáveis. Este estudo avaliou a expressão de três genes housekeeping (beta-actina, ciclofilina A e ubiquitina C) em diferentes áreas do sistema nervoso central de ratos (bulbo olfatório, hipocampo, estriado e córtex pré-frontal). Métodos Foram usadas ratas Wistar (fêmeas virgens, n=6) durante o período de diestro. O ácido ribonucleico total foi extraído a partir de cada região do cérebro; o ácido desoxirribonucleico complementar foi sintetizado por transcrição reversa e amplificado por reação em cadeia da polimerase quantitativo em tempo real utilizando SYBR® Green e primers específicos para cada um dos genes de referência. A estabilidade de expressão foi determinada utilizando NormFinder. Resultados A beta-actina foi o gene mais estável no hipocampo e estriado, enquanto a ciclofilina A e a ubiquitina C apresentaram maior estabilidade no córtex pré-frontal e no bulbo olfatório, respectivamente. Conclusão Com base em nosso trabalho, estudos posteriores de expressão gênica utilizando ratos como modelos animais devem levar ...

Animals , Female , Actins/genetics , Brain/physiology , Cyclophilin A/genetics , Ubiquitin C/genetics , Actins/analysis , Behavior, Animal , Cyclophilin A/analysis , Genes, Essential/physiology , Internal-External Control , Rats, Wistar , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Reference Values , Reverse Transcription , RNA, Messenger/genetics , Ubiquitin C/analysis
Indian J Biochem Biophys ; 2008 Dec; 45(6): 374-8
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-27413


The expression of glutathione-S-transferase (GST) fusion protein is extensively utilized in the study of protein-protein interactions. In the commonly used purification method, the overexpressed GST fusion protein is bound to the glutathione (GSH)-coupled resins via affinity chromatography, and then eluted by an excessive quantity of reduced GSH. However, this technique has certain limitations, such as low product purity, retention of GSH in the sample, as well as relatively high cost. To overcome these limitations, in this study, elution buffer containing 2% formic acid was utilized rather than GSH to elute the GST-fusion protein, and thereafter the acidic samples were neutralized using collecting buffer. By using this method, highly purified GST-cyclophilin A (CypA) fusion protein was obtained, without affecting the structural and functional characteristics such as PPIase and chaperone activities. Moreover, the procedure is also cost-effective, due to the low cost of formic acid as compared with GSH.

Animals , Cloning, Molecular , Cyclophilin A/genetics , Escherichia coli/enzymology , Formates/chemistry , Glutathione Transferase/genetics , Molecular Chaperones/genetics , Protein Binding , Protein Folding , Rats , Recombinant Fusion Proteins/genetics