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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(2): e9173, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS | ID: biblio-1142586

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to explore the correlation of kinesin family member 2A (KIF2A) expression with disease risk, clinical characteristics, and prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and investigate the effect of KIF2A knockdown on AML cell activities in vitro. Bone marrow samples were collected from 176 AML patients and 40 healthy donors, and KIF2A expression was measured by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Treatment response, event-free survival (EFS), and overall survival (OS) were assessed in AML patients. In vitro, KIF2A expression in AML cell lines and CD34+ cells (from healthy donors) was measured, and the effect of KIF2A knockdown on AML cell proliferation and apoptosis in HL-60 and KG-1 cells was detected. KIF2A expression was greater in AML patients compared to healthy donors, and receiver operating characteristic curve indicated that KIF2A expression predicted increased AML risk (area under curve: 0.793 (95%CI: 0.724-0.826)). In AML patients, KIF2A expression positively correlated with white blood cells, monosomal karyotype, and high risk stratification. Furthermore, no correlation of KIF2A expression with complete remission or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was found. Kaplan-Meier curves showed that KIF2A expression was negatively correlated with EFS and OS. In vitro experiments showed that KIF2A was overexpressed in AML cell lines (KG-1, HL-60, ME-1, and HT-93) compared to CD34+ cells, moreover, cell proliferation was reduced but apoptosis was increased by KIF2A knockdown in HL-60 and KG-1 cells. In conclusion, KIF2A showed potential to be a biomarker and treatment target in AML.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/diagnosis , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/genetics , Kinesin/genetics , Biomarkers, Tumor/genetics , Survival Rate , Risk Factors , Apoptosis , HL-60 Cells , Cell Proliferation , Gene Knockdown Techniques
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888360

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the pathogenic variants of the KIF1A gene and its corresponding protein structure in an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) family trio carrying harmful missense variants in the KIF1A gene.@*METHODS@#The peripheral blood DNA of the patient and his parents was extracted and sequenced using whole exome sequencing (WES) technology and verified by Sanger sequencing. Bioinformatics software SIFT, PolyPhen-2, Mutation Taster, and CADD software were used to analyze the harmfulness and conservation of variants. The Human Brain Transcriptome (HBT) database was used to analyze the expression of the KIF1A gene in the brain. PredictProtein and SWISS-MODEL were further used to predict the secondary structure and tertiary structure of KIF1A wild-type protein and variant protein. PyMOL V2.4 was utilized to investigate the change of hydrogen bond connection after protein variant.@*RESULTS@#The WES sequencing revealed a missense variant c.664A>C (p.Asn222His) in the child's KIF1A gene, and this variant was a de novo variant. The harmfulness prediction results suggest that this variant is harmful. By analyzing expression level of KIF1A gene in the brain. It is found that KIF1A gene widely expressed in various brain regions during embryonic development. By analyzing the variant protein structure, the missense variant of KIF1A will cause many changes in the secondary structure of protein, such as alpha-helix, beta-strand, and protein binding domain. The connection of hydrogen bond and spatial structure will also change, thereby changing the original biological function.@*CONCLUSION@#The KIF1A gene may be a risk gene for ASD.


Subject(s)
Autism Spectrum Disorder/genetics , Child , Female , Humans , Kinesin/genetics , Mutation , Mutation, Missense , Pregnancy , Protein Domains , Whole Exome Sequencing
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(11): e11363, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339445

ABSTRACT

Cervical cancer (CC) is the most common malignant tumor in females. Although persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a leading factor that causes CC, few women with HPV infection develop CC. Therefore, many mechanisms remain to be explored, such as aberrant expression of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. To identify promising prognostic factors and interpret the relevant mechanisms of CC, the RNA sequencing profile of CC was downloaded from the Cancer Genome Atlas and the Gene Expression Omnibus databases. The GSE63514 dataset was analyzed, and differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were obtained by weighted coexpression network analysis and the edgeR package in R. Fifty-three shared genes were mainly enriched in nuclear chromosome segregation and DNA replication signaling pathways. Through a protein-protein interaction network and prognosis analysis, the kinesin family member 14 (KIF14) hub gene was extracted from the set of 53 shared genes, which was overexpressed and associated with poor overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) of CC patients. Mechanistically, gene set enrichment analysis showed that KIF14 was mainly enriched in the glycolysis/gluconeogenesis signaling pathway and DNA replication signaling pathway, especially in the cell cycle signaling pathway. RT-PCR and the Human Protein Atlas database confirmed that these genes were significantly increased in CC samples. Therefore, our findings indicated the biological function of KIF14 in cervical cancer and provided new ideas for CC diagnosis and therapies.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/genetics , Papillomavirus Infections , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Cell Cycle/genetics , Kinesin/genetics , Oncogene Proteins , Disease-Free Survival , Computational Biology , Protein Interaction Maps
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 48(1): 18-25, jan-feb/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-742970

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INTRODUCTION: Dengue is the most prevalent arboviral disease in tropical areas. In Mato Grosso, outbreaks are reported every year, but studies on dengue in this state are scarce. METHODS: Natural transovarial infection of Aedes aegypti by a flavivirus was investigated in the Jardim Industriário neighborhood of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso. Eggs were collected with ovitraps during the dry, intermediate, and rainy seasons of 2012. After the eggs hatched and the larvae developed to adulthood, mosquitoes (n = 758) were identified and allocated to pools of 1-10 specimens according to the collection location, sex, and climatic period. After RNA extraction, multiplex semi-nested RT-PCR was performed to detect the four dengue virus (DENV) serotypes, yellow fever virus, West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis virus. RESULTS: DENV-4 was the only flavivirus detected, and it was found in 8/50 pools (16.0%). Three of the positive pools contained females, and five contained males. Their nucleotide sequences presented 96-100% similarity with DENV-4 genotype II strains from Manaus, Amazonas. The minimum infection rate was 10.5 per 1000 specimens, and the maximum likelihood estimator of the infection rate was 11.6 (95% confidence interval: 4.8; 23.3). CONCLUSIONS: This study provides the first evidence of natural transovarial infection by DENV-4 in Ae. Aegypti in Mato Grosso, suggesting that this type of infection might serve as a mechanism of virus maintenance during interepidemic periods in Cuiabá, a city where dengue epidemics are reported every year. These results emphasize the need for efficient vector population control measures to prevent arbovirus outbreaks in the state. .


Subject(s)
Animals , Humans , Mice , Kinesin/metabolism , Protein Biosynthesis , Cell Line , Centrifugation, Density Gradient , Gene Knockdown Techniques , Immunoprecipitation , Interphase , Kinesin/antagonists & inhibitors , Kinesin/genetics , Microtubules/metabolism , Peptide Chain Initiation, Translational , Protein Binding , Pyrimidines/pharmacology , RNA Interference , Ribosomes/metabolism , Thiones/pharmacology
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-163230

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Although it has been suggested that kinesin family member 14 (KIF14) has oncogenic potential in various cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the molecular mechanism of this potential remains unknown. We aimed to elucidate the role of KIF14 in hepatocarcinogenesis by knocking down KIF14 in HCC cells that overexpressed KIF14. After KIF14 knockdown, changes in tumor cell growth, cell cycle and cytokinesis were examined. We also examined cell cycle regulatory molecules and upstream Skp1/Cul1/F-box (SCF) complex molecules. Knockdown of KIF14 resulted in suppression of cell proliferation and failure of cytokinesis, whereas KIF14 overexpression increased cell proliferation. In KIF14-silenced cells, the levels of cyclins E1, D1 and B1 were profoundly decreased compared with control cells. Of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, the p27Kip1 protein level specifically increased after KIF14 knockdown. The increase in p27Kip1 was not due to elevation of its mRNA level, but was due to inhibition of the proteasome-dependent degradation pathway. To explore the pathway upstream of this event, we measured the levels of SCF complex molecules, including Skp1, Skp2, Cul1, Roc1 and Cks1. The levels of Skp2 and its cofactor Cks1 decreased in the KIF14 knockdown cells where p27Kip1 accumulated. Overexpression of Skp2 in the KIF14 knockdown cells attenuated the failure of cytokinesis. On the basis of these results, we postulate that KIF14 knockdown downregulates the expression of Skp2 and Cks1, which target p27Kip1 for degradation by the 26S proteasome, leading to accumulation of p27Kip1. The downregulation of Skp2 and Cks1 also resulted in cytokinesis failure, which may inhibit tumor growth. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report that has identified the molecular target and oncogenic effect of KIF14 in HCC.


Subject(s)
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/metabolism , Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p27/genetics , Cyclins/genetics , Cytokinesis , Gene Silencing , Hep G2 Cells , Humans , Kinesin/genetics , Liver Neoplasms/metabolism , Oncogene Proteins/genetics , Proteasome Endopeptidase Complex/metabolism , RNA, Messenger/genetics , S-Phase Kinase-Associated Proteins/genetics , Ubiquitination
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Biol. Res ; 47: 1-15, 2014. ilus, graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-950766

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is involved in the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors and kinesin spindle protein (KSP) plays a critical role in mitosis involving in cell proliferation. Simultaneous silencing of VEGF and KSP, an attractive and viable approach in cancer, leads on restricting cancer progression. The purpose of this study is to examine the therapeutic potential of dual gene targeted siRNA cocktail on human hepatocellular carcinoma Hep3B cells. RESULTS: The predesigned siRNAs could inhibit VEGF and KSP at mRNA level. siRNA cocktail showed a further downregulation on KSP mRNA and protein levels compared to KSP-siRNA or VEGF-siRNA, but not on VEGF expression. It also exhibited greater suppression on cell proliferation as well as cell migration or invasion capabilities and induction of apoptosis in Hep3B cells than single siRNA simultaneously. This could be explained by the significant downregulation of Cyclin D1, Bcl-2 and Survivin. However, no sigificant difference in the mRNA and protein levels of ANG2, involving inhibition of angiogenesis was found in HUVECs cultured with supernatant of Hep3B cells treated with siRNA cocktail, compared to that of VEGF-siRNA. CONCLUSION: Silencing of VEGF and KSP plays a key role in inhibiting cell proliferation, migration, invasion and inducing apoptosis of Hep3B cells. Simultaneous silencing of VEGF and KSP using siRNA cocktail yields promising results for eradicating hepatocellular carcinoma cells, a new direction for liver cancer treatment.


Subject(s)
Humans , Kinesin/genetics , Apoptosis/genetics , Gene Silencing , RNA, Small Interfering/genetics , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/genetics , Cell Proliferation/genetics , Tetrazolium Salts , Transfection , Cysteine Proteinase Inhibitors/metabolism , Down-Regulation , Cell Movement , Blotting, Western , Kinesin/metabolism , Annexin A5 , Genes, bcl-2 , Cyclin D1/metabolism , Vesicular Transport Proteins/metabolism , Cell Line, Tumor , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/metabolism , Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins/metabolism , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/metabolism , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Flow Cytometry , Survivin , Mitosis/genetics
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-155940

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Recently, rearranged during transfection (RET) fusions have been identified in approximately 1% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To know the prevalence of RET fusion genes in Korean NSCLCs, we examined the RET fusion genes in 156 surgically resected NSCLCs using a reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Two KIF5B-RET fusions and one CCDC6-RET fusion were identified. All three patients were females and never smokers with adenocarcinomas. RET fusion genes were mutually exclusive from EGFR, KRAS mutations and EML4-ALK fusion. RET fusion genes occur 1.9% (3 of 156) of surgically treated NSCLC patients in Koreans.


Subject(s)
Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/epidemiology , Cytoskeletal Proteins/genetics , Female , Humans , Kinesin/genetics , Lung Neoplasms/epidemiology , Middle Aged , Oncogene Proteins, Fusion/genetics , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-ret/genetics , Republic of Korea/epidemiology , Sequence Analysis, DNA
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-194081

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The integrity of blood vessels controls vascular permeability and extravasation of blood cells, across the endothelium. Thus, the impairment of endothelial integrity leads to hemorrhage, edema, and inflammatory infiltration. However, the molecular mechanism underlying vascular integrity has not been fully understood. Here, we demonstrate an essential role for A-kinase anchoring protein 12 (AKAP12) in the maintenance of endothelial integrity during vascular development. Zebrafish embryos depleted of akap12 (akap12 morphants) exhibited severe hemorrhages. In vivo time-lapse analyses suggested that disorganized interendothelial cell-cell adhesions in akap12 morphants might be the cause of hemorrhage. To clarify the molecular mechanism by which the cell-cell adhesions are impaired, we examined the cell-cell adhesion molecules and their regulators using cultured endothelial cells. The expression of PAK2, an actin cytoskeletal regulator, and AF6, a connector of intercellular adhesion molecules and actin cytoskeleton, was reduced in AKAP12-depleted cells. Depletion of either PAK2 or AF6 phenocopied AKAP12-depleted cells, suggesting the reduction of PAK2 and AF6 results in the loosening of intercellular junctions. Consistent with this, overexpression of PAK2 and AF6 rescued the abnormal hemorrhage in akap12 morphants. We conclude that AKAP12 is essential for integrity of endothelium by maintaining the expression of PAK2 and AF6 during vascular development.


Subject(s)
A Kinase Anchor Proteins/genetics , Animals , Blood Vessels/abnormalities , Cell Cycle Proteins/genetics , Down-Regulation , Embryo, Nonmammalian/abnormalities , Gene Deletion , Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental , Hemorrhage/embryology , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells , Humans , Intercellular Junctions/genetics , Kinesin/genetics , Myosins/genetics , Zebrafish/embryology , p21-Activated Kinases/genetics
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Arch. chil. oftalmol ; 63(2): 267-270, nov. 2005.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-729246

ABSTRACT

Objetivo: Correlacionar tipo clínico de fibrosis muscular congénita (CFEOM tipo 1) y falla genética en los miembros afectados en tres generaciones de una familia chilena. Metodología: enrolamiento de portadores de fibrosis muscular congénita tipo clínico 1 (CFEOM 1) según protocolo. Fotografía y video, pedigrí familiar, obtención de muestra de sangre, extracción del DNA linfositario de casos/control, Linkage análisis de DNA. Resultados: Identificación de mutación AD en cromosoma 11, gen KIF21A en todos los afectados en una familia con tres generaciones con CFEOM tipo 1. Codifica proteína motora kinesina, que participa en el desarrollo del III par craneal. Conclusiones: En este tipo de estrabismo la alteración primaria es inervacional y no muscular. Relación entre forma clínica y cromosoma afectado permite caracterizar genéticamente las distintas formas clínicas de la enfermedad. Se propone una clasificación clínica nueva de los estrabismos restrictivos congénitos.


Aim: To correlate a clinical type of congenital muscular fibrosis (CFEOM type 1) with a genetic flaw in the affected members of three generations of a single Chilean family. Methods: Clinical type 1 congenital muscular fibrosis carriers were enrolled according to protocol. For each patient, the following information was collected: Video and pictures, family pedigree, blood samples, case/ control lymphocytes DNA, and DNA linkage analysis. Results: An AD mutation in chromosome 11 was identified. KIF21A gene was found in all affected members of the family over the three generations. It codified The motor protein kinesin, which is involved in the development of the third cranial nerve. Conclusions: In this form of strabismus, the primary dysfunction is innervational rather than muscular. The relationship between the clinical form and the affected chromosome permits identification of the various clinical forms of the disease. We propose a new clinical classification of the congenital restrictive strabismus.


Subject(s)
Female , Fibrosis/congenital , Oculomotor Muscles/pathology , Ocular Motility Disorders/genetics , Ocular Motility Disorders/pathology , Kinesin/genetics , Strabismus/genetics , Strabismus/pathology , Mutation
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J Biosci ; 2002 Sep; 27(5): 479-87
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-110668

ABSTRACT

We have identified the Drosophila homologue of the non-motor accessory subunit of kinesin-II motor complex. It is homologous to the SpKAP115 of the sea urchin, KAP3A and KAP3B of the mouse, and SMAP protein in humans. In situ hybridization using a DmKAP specific cRNA probe has revealed a dynamic pattern of expression in the developing nervous system. The staining first appears in a subset of cells in the embryonic central nervous system at stage 13 and continues till the first instar larva stage. At the third instar larva stage the staining gets restricted to a few cells in the optic lobe and in the ventral ganglion region. It has also stained a subset of sensory neurons from late stage 13 and till the first instar larva stage. The DmKAP expression pattern in the nervous system corresponds well with that of Klp64D and Klp68D as reported earlier. In addition, we have found that the DmKAP gene is constitutively expressed in the germline cells and in follicle cells during oogenesis. These cells are also stained using an antibody to KLP68D protein, but mRNA in situ hybridization using KLP64D specific probe has not stained these cells. Together these results proved a basis for further analysis of tissue specific function of DmKAP in future.


Subject(s)
Animals , Central Nervous System/metabolism , Female , In Situ Hybridization , Kinesin/genetics , Larva/metabolism , RNA Probes , RNA, Messenger/genetics
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