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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729194/establishment-of-human-retinal-mitoscriptome-gene-expression-signature-for-diabetic-retinopathy-using-cadaver-eyes
#1
Gowthaman Govindarajan, Saumi Mathews, Karthik Srinivasan, Kim Ramasamy, Sundaresan Periyasamy
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness due to retinal microvasculature. We used microarray analysis for the first time to establish the retinal mitoscriptome gene expression signature for DR using human cadaver eyes. Among the 1042 genes, 60 (52-down, 8-up) and 39 (36-down, 3-up) genes were differentially expressed in the DR as compared to normal control and diabetic retinas respectively. These genes were mainly responsible for regulating angiogenesis, anti-oxidant defense mechanism, ATP production and apoptosis contributing to the disease pathology of DR...
July 17, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729193/the-pattern-of-retinal-ganglion-cell-dysfunction-in-leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
#2
A Majander, A G Robson, C João, G E Holder, P F Chinnery, A T Moore, M Votruba, A Stockman, P Yu-Wai-Man
Leber inherited optic neuropathy (LHON) is characterized by subacute bilateral loss of central vision due to dysfunction and loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Comprehensive visual electrophysiological investigations (including pattern reversal visual evoked potentials, pattern electroretinography and the photopic negative response) performed on 13 patients with acute and chronic LHON indicate early impairment of RGC cell body function and severe axonal dysfunction. Temporal, spatial and chromatic psychophysical tests performed on 7 patients with acute LHON and 4 patients with chronic LHON suggest severe involvement or loss of the midget, parasol and bistratified RGCs associated with all three principal visual pathways...
July 17, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716668/incomplete-penetrance-in-mitochondrial-optic-neuropathies
#3
Leonardo Caporali, Alessandra Maresca, Mariantonietta Capristo, Valentina Del Dotto, Francesca Tagliavini, Maria Lucia Valentino, Chiara La Morgia, Valerio Carelli
Incomplete penetrance characterizes the two most frequent inherited optic neuropathies, Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) and dominant optic atrophy (DOA), due to genetic errors in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and the nuclear DNA (nDNA), respectively. For LHON, compelling evidence has accumulated on the complex interplay of mtDNA haplogroups and environmental interacting factors, whereas the nDNA remains essentially non informative. However, a compensatory mechanism of activated mitochondrial biogenesis and increased mtDNA copy number, possibly driven by a permissive nDNA background, is documented in LHON; when successful it maintains unaffected the mutation carriers, but in some individuals it might be hampered by tobacco smoking or other environmental factors, resulting in disease onset...
July 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716667/pupillometric-evaluation-of-the-melanopsin-containing-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-mitochondrial-and-non-mitochondrial-optic-neuropathies
#4
Shakoor Ba-Ali, Henrik Lund-Andersen
In recent years, chromatic pupillometry is used in humans to evaluate the activity of melanopsin expressing intrinsic photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs). Blue light is used to stimulate the ipRGCs and red light activates the rod/cone photoreceptors. The late re-dilation phase of pupillary light reflex is primarily driven by the ipRGCs. Optic neuropathies i.e. Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), glaucoma, optic neuritis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are among the diseases, which have been subject to pupillometric studies...
July 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716666/mouse-cardiac-mitochondria-do-not-separate-in-subsarcolemmal-and-interfibrillar-subpopulations
#5
Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Sonja Esfeld, Holger Jastrow, Matthias Totzeck, Joachim Altschmied, Christine Goy, Judith Haendeler, Elke Winterhager, Tienush Rassaf
Cardiomyocytes consist of longitudinally oriented myofibril bundles with a misaligned composition caused by the uneven contours of the intercalated discs. The cytoplasmic space harbors the organelles, including mitochondria. This study investigated whether cardiomyocytes contain spatially and ultrastructurally discrete pools of mitochondria that can be separated for structurally and functionally appraisal in (patho)physiology. Transmission electron microscopy disclosed continuous transitions of mitochondria without attributable characteristics from beneath the sarcolemma directly into the barrier-free cytoplasmic space between myofibrils...
July 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694194/lyrm7-associated-complex-iii-deficiency-a-clinical-molecular-genetic-mr-tomographic-and-biochemical-study
#6
Maja Hempel, Laura S Kremer, Konstantinos Tsiakas, Bader Alhaddad, Tobias B Haack, Ulrike Löbel, René G Feichtinger, Wolfgang Sperl, Holger Prokisch, Johannes A Mayr, René Santer
LYRM7 is involved in the last steps of mitochondrial complex III assembly where it acts as a chaperone for the Rieske iron‑sulfur (Fe-S) protein in the mitochondrial matrix. Using exome sequencing, we identified homozygosity for a splice site destroying 4 base pair deletion in LYRM7 in a child with recurrent lactic acidotic crises and distinct early-onset leukencephalopathy. Sanger sequencing showed variant segregation in similarly affected family members. Functional analyses revealed a reduced amount of the Rieske Fe-S protein, which was restored after re-expression of LYRM7...
July 7, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687512/recessive-mutation-in-exosc3-associates-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-pontocerebellar-hypoplasia
#7
Gudrun Schottmann, Sylvie Picker-Minh, Jana Marie Schwarz, Esther Gill, Richard J T Rodenburg, Werner Stenzel, Angela M Kaindl, Markus Schuelke
Recessive mutations in EXOSC3, encoding a subunit of the human RNA exosome complex, cause pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b (PCH1B). We report a boy with severe muscular hypotonia, psychomotor retardation, progressive microcephaly, and cerebellar atrophy. Biochemical abnormalities comprised mitochondrial complex I and pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHc) deficiency. Whole exome sequencing uncovered a known EXOSC3 mutation p.(D132A) as the underlying cause. In patient fibroblasts, a large portion of the EXOSC3 protein was trapped in the cytosol...
July 4, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673863/mpv17-hepatocerebral-mitochondrial-dna-depletion-syndrome-presenting-as-acute-flaccid-paralysis-a-case-report
#8
Anjan Pyal, Arumugam Paramasivam, Angamuthu Kannan Meena, Velpula Bhagya Bhavana, Kumarasamy Thangaraj
Mutations in human MPV17 have been reported in patients with severe mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion manifesting as early childhood onset failure to thrive, hypoglycemia, encephalopathy and progressive liver failure. We describe an 11 year old girl, born to consanguineous parents, who presented with rapidly progressive weakness of all 4 limbs with symmetrical proximal and distal weakness, gastrointestinal disease and leukoencephalopathy. Genetic analysis of the patient revealed a homozygous pathogenic mutation c...
June 30, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669809/functional-nanosome-for-enhanced-mitochondria-targeted-gene-delivery-and-expression
#9
Yoonhee Bae, Min Kyo Jung, Su Jeong Song, Eric S Green, Seulgi Lee, Hyun-Sook Park, Seung Hun Jeong, Jin Han, Ji Young Mun, Kyung Soo Ko, Joon Sig Choi
Mitochondria dysfunction plays a role in many human diseases. Therapeutic techniques for these disorders require novel delivery systems that can specifically target and penetrate mitochondria. In this study, we report a novel nanosome composed of dequalinium-DOTAP-DOPE (1,2 dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane-1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine) (DQA80s) as a potential mitochondria-targeting delivery vector. The functional DQAsome, DQA80s, showed enhanced transfection efficiency compared to a vector DQAsomes in HeLa cells and dermal fibroblasts...
June 29, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668667/factors-influencing-codon-usage-of-mitochondrial-nd1-gene-in-pisces-aves-and-mammals
#10
Arif Uddin, Monisha Nath Choudhury, Supriyo Chakraborty
Animal mitochondrial genome harbours 13 protein coding genes which regulate the process of respiration. The mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase 1 (MT-ND1) gene, one of the 13 protein-coding genes, encodes the NADH dehydrogenase 1 enzyme of the respiratory chain. Analysis of codon usage bias (CUB) acquires importance for better understanding of the molecular biology, new gene discovery, design of transgenes and gene evolution. The MT-ND1 gene seems to be a good candidate for analyzing codon usage pattern, since no work has yet been reported...
June 28, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655663/resistive-flow-sensing-of-vital-mitochondria-with-nanoelectrodes
#11
Katayoun Zand, Ted D A Pham, Jinfeng Li, Weiwei Zhou, Douglas C Wallace, Peter J Burke
We report label-free detection of single mitochondria with high sensitivity using nanoelectrodes. Measurements of the conductance of carbon nanotube transistors show discrete changes of conductance as individual mitochondria flow over the nanoelectrodes in a microfluidic channel. Altering the bioenergetic state of the mitochondria by adding metabolites to the flow buffer induces changes in the mitochondrial membrane potential detected by the nanoelectrodes. During the time when mitochondria are transiently passing over the nanoelectrodes, this (nano) technology is sensitive to fluctuations of the mitochondrial membrane potential with a resolution of 10mV with temporal resolution of order milliseconds...
June 24, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634151/speech-and-swallowing-abnormalities-in-adults-with-polg-associated-ataxia-polg-a
#12
Adam P Vogel, Natalie Rommel, Andreas Oettinger, Marius Horger, Patrick Krumm, Eva-Maria Kraus, Ludger Schöls, Matthis Synofzik
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the nuclear-encoded mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma (POLG) can result in a wide spectrum of neurological deficits. A common presentation is progressive ataxia (POLG-A) which includes impaired speech and swallowing. The nature, severity and impact of these deficits in POLG-A is not known. A comprehensive quantitative and qualitative characterization of dysarthria and dysphagia in this recurrent ataxia disorder will assist in diagnostics, provide insights into the underlying pathology, and establish the foundation for future therapy trials...
June 19, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576558/metabolomics-of-mitochondrial-disease
#13
REVIEW
Karien Esterhuizen, Francois H van der Westhuizen, Roan Louw
Mitochondrial disease (MD) diagnostics and disease progression investigations have traditionally relied very little on metabolic data, due to a lack of biomarker sensitivity and specificity. The recent drive to find novel, low intervention biomarkers and new therapeutic approaches have revived an interest in what metabolic data can offer, as presented in this timely review. We review how metabolomics has been applied to MD and provide an extensive overview of the reported metabolic perturbations and common mechanistic features that may provide a basis for future research...
May 31, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549843/topical-coenzyme-q10-demonstrates-mitochondrial-mediated-neuroprotection-in-a-rodent-model-of-ocular-hypertension
#14
Benjamin Michael Davis, Kailin Tian, Milena Pahlitzsch, Jonathan Brenton, Nivedita Ravindran, Gibran Butt, Giulia Malaguarnera, Eduardo M Normando, Li Guo, M Francesca Cordeiro
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a mitochondrial-targeted antioxidant with known neuroprotective activity. Its ocular effects when co-solubilised with α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) were evaluated. In vitro studies confirmed that CoQ10 was significantly protective in different retinal ganglion cell (RGC) models. In vivo studies in Adult Dark Agouti (DA) rats with unilateral surgically-induced ocular hypertension (OHT) treated with either CoQ10/TPGS micelles or TPGS vehicle twice daily for three weeks were performed, following which retinal cell health was assessed in vivo using DARC (Detection of Apoptotic Retinal Cells) and post-mortem with Brn3a histological assessment on whole retinal mounts...
May 24, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549842/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-corneal-disease
#15
Neeru A Vallabh, Vito Romano, Colin E Willoughby
The cornea is the anterior transparent surface and the main refracting structure of the eye. Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are implicated in the pathogenesis of inherited (e.g. Kearns Sayre Syndrome) and acquired corneal diseases (e.g. keratoconus and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy). Both antioxidants and reactive oxygen species are found in the healthy cornea. There is increasing evidence of imbalance in the oxidative balance and mitochondrial function in the cornea in disease states...
May 23, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499984/systemic-pten-akt1-mtor-pathway-activity-in-patients-with-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-ocular-hypertension-a-case-series
#16
Gerassimos Lascaratos, Kai-Yin Chau, Haogang Zhu, Despoina Gkotsi, Deborah Kamal, Ivan Gout, Philip J Luthert, Anthony H V Schapira, David F Garway-Heath
Glaucoma is the most common optic neuropathy in humans and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Its prevalence and incidence increase exponentially with ageing and raised intraocular pressure (IOP), while increasing evidence suggests that systemic mitochondrial abnormalities may also be implicated in its pathogenesis. We have recently shown that patients who have not developed glaucoma despite being exposed for many years to high IOP (ocular hypertension - OHT) have more efficient mitochondria, measured in peripheral blood lymphocytes, when compared to age-similar controls and fast progressing normal tension glaucoma (NTG) patients...
May 9, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499983/photostimulation-of-mitochondria-as-a-treatment-for-retinal-neurodegeneration
#17
Kathy Beirne, Malgorzata Rozanowska, Marcela Votruba
Absorption of photon energy by neuronal mitochondria leads to numerous downstream neuroprotective effects. Red and near infrared (NIR) light are associated with significantly less safety concerns than light of shorter wavelengths and they are therefore, the optimal choice for irradiating the retina. Potent neuroprotective effects have been demonstrated in various models of retinal damage, by red/NIR light, with limited data from human studies showing its ability to improve visual function. Improved neuronal mitochondrial function, increased blood flow to neural tissue, upregulation of cell survival mediators and restoration of normal microglial function have all been proposed as potential underlying mechanisms of red/NIR light...
May 9, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603048/mitonuclear-epistasis-and-mitochondrial-disease
#18
LETTER
Edward H Morrow, M Florencia Camus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579530/late-onset-nonsyndromic-hearing-loss-in-a-dongxiang-chinese-family-is-associated-with-the-593t-c-variant-in-the-mitochondrial-trna-phe-gene
#19
Xiaowan Chen, Zhipeng Nie, Fang Wang, Jianchao Wang, Xiao-Wen Liu, Jing Zheng, Yu-Fen Guo, Min-Xin Guan
We report here the clinical, genetic, molecular and biochemical characterization of a four-generation Dongxiang Chinese pedigree with suggestively maternally transmitted non-syndromic hearing loss. Five of 10 matrilineal relatives exhibited variable severity and age at onset of sensorineural hearing loss. The average ages at onset of hearing loss in matrilineal relatives of this family were 29years. Molecular analysis of their mitochondrial genomes identified the tRNA(Phe) 593T>C variant belonging to Asian haplogroup G2a2a...
July 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572055/estrogen-regulates-spatially-distinct-cardiac-mitochondrial-subpopulations
#20
Rogério Faustino Ribeiro Junior, Paula Lopes Rodrigues, Elis Aguiar Morra, Karoline Sousa Ronconi, Patrícia Ribeiro Do Val Lima, Marcella Leite Porto, Maylla Ronacher Simões, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Suely Gomes Figueiredo, Ivanita Stefanon
Increased susceptibility to permeability transition pore (mPTP) is a significant concern to decreased cardiac performance in postmenopausal females. The goal of this study was to assess the effects of estrogen deficiency on the two spatially distinct mitochondrial subpopulations from left ventricle: subsarcolemmal mitochondria (SSM) and intermyofibrillar mitochondria (IFM) based on: morphology, membrane potential, oxidative phosphorylation, mPTP and reactive oxygen species production. Female rats (8weeks old) that underwent bilateral ovariectomy were randomly assigned to receive daily treatment with placebo (OVX), estrogen replacement (OVX+E2) and Sham for 60days...
July 2017: Mitochondrion
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