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Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) ; 27(9): 253, 2022 08 31.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2067594

ABSTRACT

SIRT1 was discovered in 1979 but growing interest in this protein occurred only 20 years later when its overexpression was reported to prolong the lifespan of yeast. Since then, several studies have shown the benefits of its increased expression in preventing or delaying of many diseases. SIRT1, as a histone deacetylase, is an epigenetic regulator but it has wide range of non-histone targets which are involved in metabolism, energy sensing pathways, circadian machinery and in inflammatory regulation. Disturbances in these interconnected processes cause different diseases, however it seems they have common roots in unbalanced inflammatory processes and lower level or inactivation of SIRT1. SIRT1 inactivation was implicated in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) severity as well and its low level counted as a predictor of uncontrolled COVID-19. Several other diseases such as metabolic disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease or depression are related to chronic inflammation and similarly show decreased SIRT1 level. It has recently been known that SIRT1 is inducible by calorie restriction/proper diet, physical activity and appropriate emotional state. Indeed, a healthier metabolic state belongs to higher level of SIRT1 expression. These suggest that appropriate lifestyle as non-pharmacological treatment may be a beneficial tool in the prevention of inflammation or metabolic disturbance-related diseases as well as could be a part of the complementary therapy in medical practice to reach better therapeutic response and quality of life. We aimed in this review to link the beneficial effect of SIRT1 with those diseases, where its level decreased. Moreover, we aimed to collect evidences of interventions or treatments, which increase SIRT1 expression and thus, open the possibility to use them as preventive or complementary therapies in medical practice.


Subject(s)
Epigenesis, Genetic , Metabolic Diseases , Neoplasms , Sirtuin 1 , COVID-19 , Homeostasis , Humans , Inflammation , Metabolic Diseases/genetics , Metabolic Diseases/prevention & control , Neoplasms/genetics , Neoplasms/prevention & control , Quality of Life , Sirtuin 1/genetics , Sirtuin 1/metabolism
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Aging Cell ; 21(8): e13680, 2022 Aug.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1992692

ABSTRACT

Determining the mechanism of senescence-associated pulmonary fibrosis is crucial for designing more effective treatments for chronic lung diseases. This study aimed to determine the following: whether Sirt1 and serum vitamin D decreased with physiological aging, promoting senescence-associated pulmonary fibrosis by activating TGF-ß1/IL-11/MEK/ERK signaling, whether Sirt1 overexpression prevented TGF-ß1/IL-11/MEK/ERK signaling-mediated senescence-associated pulmonary fibrosis in vitamin D-deficient (Cyp27b1-/- ) mice, and whether Sirt1 downregulated IL-11 expression transcribed by TGF-ß1/Smad2 signaling through deacetylating histone at the IL-11 promoter in pulmonary fibroblasts. Bioinformatics analysis with RNA sequencing data from pulmonary fibroblasts of physiologically aged mice was conducted for correlation analysis. Lungs from young and physiologically aged wild-type (WT) mice were examined for cell senescence, fibrosis markers, and TGF-ß1/IL-11/MEK/ERK signaling proteins, and 1,25(OH)2 D3 and IL-11 levels were detected in serum. Nine-week-old WT, Sirt1 mesenchymal transgene (Sirt1Tg ), Cyp27b1-/- , and Sirt1Tg Cyp27b1-/- mice were observed the pulmonary function, aging, and senescence-associated secretory phenotype and TGF-ß1/IL-11/MEK/ERK signaling. We found that pulmonary Sirt1 and serum vitamin D decreased with physiological aging, activating TGF-ß1/IL-11/MEK/ERK signaling, and promoting senescence-associated pulmonary fibrosis. Sirt1 overexpression improved pulmonary dysfunction, aging, DNA damage, senescence-associated secretory phenotype, and fibrosis through downregulating TGF-ß1/IL-11/MEK/ERK signaling in Cyp27b1-/- mice. Sirt1 negatively regulated IL-11 expression through deacetylating H3K9/14ac mainly at the region from -871 to -724 of IL-11 promoter, also the major binding region of Smad2 which regulated IL-11 expression at the transcriptional level, and subsequently inhibiting TGF-ß1/IL-11/MEK/ERK signaling in pulmonary fibroblasts. This signaling in aging fibroblasts could be a therapeutic target for preventing senescence-associated pulmonary fibrosis induced by vitamin D deficiency.


Subject(s)
Interleukin-11/metabolism , Pulmonary Fibrosis , Sirtuin 1/metabolism , Vitamin D Deficiency , 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 1-alpha-Hydroxylase , Animals , Fibrosis , Mice , Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinases/adverse effects , Pulmonary Fibrosis/chemically induced , Pulmonary Fibrosis/genetics , Sirtuin 1/genetics , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Vitamin D , Vitamin D Deficiency/complications , Vitamin D Deficiency/genetics
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J Cell Mol Med ; 26(7): 1979-1993, 2022 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1774827

ABSTRACT

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a substantial worldwide public health concern with no specific and effective therapies in clinic. NAD+ is a pivotal determinant of cellular energy metabolism involved in the progression of AKI; however, its mechanism in kidney injury remains poorly understood. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is an NAD+ -dependent deacetylase associated with renal protection and acute stress resistance. In this study, we have investigated the role of NAD+ in AKI and the potential mechanism(s) involved in its renoprotective effect. NAD+ was notably decreased and negatively correlated with kidney dysfunction in AKI, restoring NAD+ with NMN significantly ameliorates LPS-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis and attenuates renal damage. We also found that the protection of NAD+ is associated with SIRT1 expressions and performs in a SIRT1-dependent manner. Inhibition of SIRT1 blunted the protective effect of NAD+ and up-regulated the activity of glycogen synthase kinase-3ß (GSK-3ß) that was concomitant with mitigated Nrf2 nuclear accumulation, thereby exacerbates AKI. These findings suggest that NAD+ /SIRT1/GSK-3ß/Nrf2 axis is an important mechanism that can protect against AKI which might be a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of AKI.


Subject(s)
Acute Kidney Injury , Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 beta , NAD , NF-E2-Related Factor 2 , Sirtuin 1 , Acute Kidney Injury/metabolism , Endotoxins , Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 beta/metabolism , Humans , NAD/metabolism , NF-E2-Related Factor 2/metabolism , Oxidative Stress , Sirtuin 1/genetics , Sirtuin 1/metabolism
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Open Heart ; 9(1)2022 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1752901

ABSTRACT

Ferulic acid, a bacterial metabolite of anthocyanins, seems likely to be a primary mediator of the health benefits associated with anthocyanin-rich diets, and has long been employed in Chinese cardiovascular medicine. In rodent studies, it has exerted wide-ranging antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, the molecular basis of which remains rather obscure. However, recent studies indicate that physiologically relevant concentrations of ferulic acid can boost expression of Sirt1 at mRNA and protein levels in a range of tissues. Sirt1, a class III deacetylase, functions to detect a paucity of oxidisable substrate, and in response works in various ways to promote cellular survival and healthful longevity. Sirt1 promotes 'cell cleansing' and cell survival by boosting autophagy, mitophagy, mitochondrial biogenesis, phase 2 induction of antioxidant enzymes via Nrf2, and DNA repair-while inhibiting NF-kB-driven inflammation, apoptosis, and cellular senescence, and boosting endothelial expression of the protective transcription factor kruppel-like factor 2. A deficit of the latter appears to mediate the endothelial toxicity of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Ferulic acid also enhances the activation of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) by increasing expression and activity of its activating kinase LKB1-whereas AMPK in turn amplifies Sirt1 activity by promoting induction of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltranferase, rate-limiting for generation of Sirt1's obligate substrate NAD+. Curiously, AMPK acts by independent mechanisms to potentiate many of the effects mediated by Sirt1. Hence, it is proposed that ferulic acid may exert complementary or synergistic health-promoting effects when used in conjunction with clinically useful AMPK activators, such as the nutraceutical berberine. Additional nutraceuticals which might have potential for amplifying certain protective effects of ferulic acid/berberine are also discussed.


Subject(s)
Berberine , COVID-19 , AMP-Activated Protein Kinases/genetics , AMP-Activated Protein Kinases/metabolism , Anthocyanins , Berberine/pharmacology , Coumaric Acids , Humans , Longevity , SARS-CoV-2 , Sirtuin 1/genetics , Sirtuin 1/metabolism , Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus
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Mol Biol Rep ; 49(5): 4013-4024, 2022 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1648864

ABSTRACT

Accumulating molecular evidence suggests that insulin resistance, rather than SARS-CoV-2- provoked beta-cell impairment, plays a major role in the observed rapid metabolic deterioration in diabetes, or new-onset hyperglycemia, during the COVID-19 clinical course. In order to clarify the underlying complexity of COVID-19 and diabetes mellitus interactions, we propose the imaginary diabetes-COVID-19 molecular tetrahedron with four lateral faces consisting of SARS-CoV-2 entry via ACE2 (lateral face 1), the viral hijacking and replication (lateral face 2), acute inflammatory responses (lateral face 3), and the resulting insulin resistance (lateral face 4). The entrance of SARS-CoV-2 using ACE2 receptor triggers an array of multiple molecular signaling beyond that of the angiotensin II/ACE2-Ang-(1-7) axis, such as down-regulation of PGC-1 α/irisin, increased SREBP-1c activity, upregulation of CD36 and Sirt1 inhibition leading to insulin resistance. In another arm of the molecular cascade, the SARS-CoV-2 hijacking and replication induces a series of molecular events in the host cell metabolic machinery, including upregulation of SREBP-2, decrement in Sirt1 expression, dysregulation in PPAR-É£, and LPI resulting in insulin resistance. The COVID-19-diabetes molecular tetrahedron may suggest novel targets for therapeutic interventions to overcome insulin resistance that underlies the pathophysiology of worsening metabolic control in patients with diabetes mellitus or the new-onset of hyperglycemia in COVID-19.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Diabetes Mellitus , Hyperglycemia , Insulin Resistance , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 , Diabetes Mellitus/metabolism , Humans , SARS-CoV-2 , Sirtuin 1/genetics
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J Clin Invest ; 131(11)2021 06 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1249494

ABSTRACT

With increasing age, individuals are more vulnerable to viral infections such as with influenza or the SARS-CoV-2 virus. One age-associated defect in human T cells is the reduced expression of miR-181a. miR-181ab1 deficiency in peripheral murine T cells causes delayed viral clearance after infection, resembling human immune aging. Here we show that naive T cells from older individuals as well as miR-181ab1-deficient murine T cells develop excessive replication stress after activation, due to reduced histone expression and delayed S-phase cell cycle progression. Reduced histone expression was caused by the miR-181a target SIRT1 that directly repressed transcription of histone genes by binding to their promoters and reducing histone acetylation. Inhibition of SIRT1 activity or SIRT1 silencing increased histone expression, restored cell cycle progression, diminished the replication-stress response, and reduced the production of inflammatory mediators in replicating T cells from old individuals. Correspondingly, treatment with SIRT1 inhibitors improved viral clearance in mice with miR-181a-deficient T cells after LCMV infection. In conclusion, SIRT1 inhibition may be beneficial to treat systemic viral infection in older individuals by targeting antigen-specific T cells that develop replication stress due to miR-181a deficiency.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/immunology , Cellular Senescence/immunology , Histones/deficiency , MicroRNAs/immunology , SARS-CoV-2/immunology , T-Lymphocytes/immunology , Animals , COVID-19/genetics , Cellular Senescence/genetics , Female , Histones/immunology , Humans , Male , Mice, Knockout , MicroRNAs/genetics , SARS-CoV-2/genetics , Sirtuin 1/genetics , Sirtuin 1/immunology
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Curr Neurovasc Res ; 17(5): 765-783, 2020.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-922756

ABSTRACT

Metabolic disorders that include diabetes mellitus present significant challenges for maintaining the welfare of the global population. Metabolic diseases impact all systems of the body and despite current therapies that offer some protection through tight serum glucose control, ultimately such treatments cannot block the progression of disability and death realized with metabolic disorders. As a result, novel therapeutic avenues are critical for further development to address these concerns. An innovative strategy involves the vitamin nicotinamide and the pathways associated with the silent mating type information regulation 2 homolog 1 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) (SIRT1), the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1), mTOR Complex 2 (mTORC2), AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK), and clock genes. Nicotinamide maintains an intimate relationship with these pathways to oversee metabolic disease and improve glucose utilization, limit mitochondrial dysfunction, block oxidative stress, potentially function as antiviral therapy, and foster cellular survival through mechanisms involving autophagy. However, the pathways of nicotinamide, SIRT1, mTOR, AMPK, and clock genes are complex and involve feedback pathways as well as trophic factors such as erythropoietin that require a careful balance to ensure metabolic homeostasis. Future work is warranted to gain additional insight into these vital pathways that can oversee both normal metabolic physiology and metabolic disease.


Subject(s)
Circadian Clocks/genetics , Metabolic Diseases/genetics , Niacinamide/genetics , Sirtuin 1/genetics , TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases/genetics , Animals , Humans , Metabolic Diseases/diagnosis , Metabolic Diseases/metabolism , Niacinamide/metabolism , Sirtuin 1/metabolism , TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases/metabolism
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Mol Cell Endocrinol ; 515: 110917, 2020 09 15.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-661768

ABSTRACT

Obesity patients are more susceptible to develop COVID-19 severe outcome due to the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in the viral infection. ACE2 is regulated in the human cells by different genes associated with increased (TLR3, HAT1, HDAC2, KDM5B, SIRT1, RAB1A, FURIN and ADAM10) or decreased (TRIB3) virus replication. RNA-seq data revealed 14857 genes expressed in human subcutaneous adipocytes, including genes mentioned above. Irisin treatment increased by 3-fold the levels of TRIB3 transcript and decreased the levels of other genes. The decrease in FURIN and ADAM10 expression enriched diverse biological processes, including extracellular structure organization. Our results, in human subcutaneous adipocytes cell culture, indicate a positive effect of irisin on the expression of multiple genes related to viral infection by SARS-CoV-2; furthermore, translatable for other tissues and organs targeted by the novel coronavirus and present, thus, promising approaches for the treatment of COVID-19 infection as therapeutic strategy to decrease ACE2 regulatory genes.


Subject(s)
Adipocytes/drug effects , Fibronectins/pharmacology , Gene Expression Regulation/drug effects , ADAM10 Protein/genetics , ADAM10 Protein/metabolism , Adipocytes/cytology , Adipocytes/metabolism , Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases/genetics , Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases/metabolism , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 , Betacoronavirus/genetics , Betacoronavirus/metabolism , COVID-19 , Cell Cycle Proteins/genetics , Cell Cycle Proteins/metabolism , Cells, Cultured , Coronavirus Infections/virology , Fibronectins/genetics , Fibronectins/metabolism , Furin/genetics , Furin/metabolism , Gene Ontology , Histone Acetyltransferases/genetics , Histone Acetyltransferases/metabolism , Histone Deacetylase 2/genetics , Histone Deacetylase 2/metabolism , Humans , Jumonji Domain-Containing Histone Demethylases/genetics , Jumonji Domain-Containing Histone Demethylases/metabolism , Membrane Proteins/genetics , Membrane Proteins/metabolism , Models, Biological , Molecular Sequence Annotation , Nuclear Proteins/genetics , Nuclear Proteins/metabolism , Obesity/virology , Pandemics , Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A/genetics , Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A/metabolism , Pneumonia, Viral/virology , /genetics , Repressor Proteins/genetics , Repressor Proteins/metabolism , SARS-CoV-2 , Signal Transduction , Sirtuin 1/genetics , Sirtuin 1/metabolism , Toll-Like Receptor 3/genetics , Toll-Like Receptor 3/metabolism , rab1 GTP-Binding Proteins/genetics , rab1 GTP-Binding Proteins/metabolism
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