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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641287/chrysophanol-suppressed-glutamate-induced-hippocampal-neuronal-cell-death-via-regulation-of-dynamin-related-protein-1-dependent-mitochondrial-fission
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Unbin Chae, Ju-Sik Min, Hyun Hee Leem, Hyun-Shik Lee, Hong Jun Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Dong-Seok Lee
Chrysophanic acid, or chrysophanol, is an anthraquinone found in Rheum palmatum, which was used in the preparation of oriental medicine in ancient China. The hippocampus plays a major role in controlling the activities of the short- and long-term memory. It is one of the major regions affected by excessive cell death in Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, neuronal cell-death modulation in the hippocampus is important for maintaining neuronal function. We investigated chrysophanol's effects on glutamate-induced hippocampal neuronal cell death...
June 23, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640807/lack-of-a-peroxiredoxin-suppresses-the-lethality-of-cells-devoid-of-electron-donors-by-channelling-electrons-to-oxidized-ribonucleotide-reductase
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Susanna Boronat, Alba Domènech, Mercè Carmona, Sarela García-Santamarina, M Carmen Bañó, José Ayté, Elena Hidalgo
The thioredoxin and glutaredoxin pathways are responsible of recycling several enzymes which undergo intramolecular disulfide bond formation as part of their catalytic cycles such as the peroxide scavengers peroxiredoxins or the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase (RNR). RNR, the rate-limiting enzyme of deoxyribonucleotide synthesis, is an essential enzyme relying on these electron flow cascades for recycling. RNR is tightly regulated in a cell cycle-dependent manner at different levels, but little is known about the participation of electron donors in such regulation...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634116/succinate-induced-neuronal-mitochondrial-fission-and-hexokinase-ii-malfunction-in-ischemic-stroke-therapeutical-effects-of-kaempferol
#3
Bin Wu, Hong Luo, Xu Zhou, Cai-Yi Cheng, Lin Lin, Bao-Lin Liu, Kang Liu, Ping Li, Hua Yang
Mitochondrial dysfunction is known as one of causative factors in ischemic stroke, leading to neuronal cell death. The present work was undertaken to investigate whether succinate induces neuron apoptosis by regulating mitochondrial morphology and function. In neurons, oxygen-glucose deprivation induced succinate accumulation due to the reversal of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) activation, leading to mitochondrial fission. Kaempferol inhibited mitochondrial fission and maintained mitochondrial HK-II through activation of Akt, and thereby protected neurons from succinate-mediated ischemi injury...
June 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632757/molecular-mechanism-of-drp1-assembly-studied-in-vitro-by-cryo-electron-microscopy
#4
Kaustuv Basu, Driss Lajoie, Tristan Aumentado-Armstrong, Jin Chen, Roman I Koning, Blaise Bossy, Mihnea Bostina, Attila Sik, Ella Bossy-Wetzel, Isabelle Rouiller
Mitochondria are dynamic organelles that continually adapt their morphology by fusion and fission events. An imbalance between fusion and fission has been linked to major neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's diseases. A member of the Dynamin superfamily, dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1), a dynamin-related GTPase, is required for mitochondrial membrane fission. Self-assembly of DRP1 into oligomers in a GTP-dependent manner likely drives the division process. We show here that DRP1 self-assembles in two ways: i) in the presence of the non-hydrolysable GTP analog GMP-PNP into spiral-like structures of ~36 nm diameter; and ii) in the presence of GTP into rings composed of 13-18 monomers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631612/wtf-genes-are-prolific-dual-poison-antidote-meiotic-drivers
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Nicole L Nuckolls, María Angélica Bravo Núñez, Michael T Eickbush, Janet M Young, Jeffrey J Lange, Jonathan S Yu, Gerald R Smith, Sue L Jaspersen, Harmit S Malik, Sarah E Zanders
Meiotic drivers are selfish genes that bias their transmission into gametes, defying Mendelian inheritance. Despite the significant impact of these genomic parasites on evolution and infertility, few meiotic drive loci have been identified or mechanistically characterized. Here, we demonstrate a complex landscape of meiotic drive genes on chromosome 3 of the fission yeasts Schizosaccharomyces kambucha and S. pombe. We identify S. kambucha wtf4 as one of these genes that acts to kill gametes (known as spores in yeast) that do not inherit the gene from heterozygotes...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631610/a-large-gene-family-in-fission-yeast-encodes-spore-killers-that-subvert-mendel-s-law
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Wen Hu, Zhao-Di Jiang, Fang Suo, Jin-Xin Zheng, Wan-Zhong He, Li-Lin Du
Spore killers in fungi are selfish genetic elements that distort Mendelian segregation in their favor. It remains unclear how many species harbor them and how diverse their mechanisms are. Here, we discover two spore killers from a natural isolate of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Both killers belong to the previously uncharacterized wtf gene family with 25 members in the reference genome. These two killers act in strain-background-independent and genome-location-independent manners to perturb the maturation of spores not inheriting them...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630277/t-cell-intracellular-antigens-and-hu-antigen-r-antagonistically-modulate-mitochondrial-activity-and-dynamics-by-regulating-optic-atrophy-1-gene-expression
#7
Isabel Carrascoso, José Alcalde, Carmen Sánchez-Jiménez, Paloma González-Sánchez, José M Izquierdo
Mitochondria undergo frequent morphological changes to control their function. We show here that T-cell intracellular antigens (TIA1b/TIARb) and Hu antigen R (HuR) have antagonistic roles in mitochondrial function by modulating the expression of mitochondrial shaping proteins. Expression of TIA1b/TIARb alters the mitochondrial dynamic network by enhancing fission and clustering, which is accompanied by a decrease in respiration. By contrast, HuR expression promotes fusion and cristae remodeling and increases respiratory activity...
June 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628083/molecular-basis-of-selective-mitochondrial-fusion-by-heterotypic-action-between-opa1-and-cardiolipin
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Tadato Ban, Takaya Ishihara, Hiroto Kohno, Shotaro Saita, Ayaka Ichimura, Katsumi Maenaka, Toshihiko Oka, Katsuyoshi Mihara, Naotada Ishihara
Mitochondria are highly dynamic organelles that undergo frequent fusion and fission. Optic atrophy 1 (OPA1) is an essential GTPase protein for both mitochondrial inner membrane (IM) fusion and cristae morphology. Under mitochondria-stress conditions, membrane-anchored L-OPA1 is proteolytically cleaved to form peripheral S-OPA1, leading to the selection of damaged mitochondria for mitophagy. However, molecular details of the selective mitochondrial fusion are less well understood. Here, we showed that L-OPA1 and cardiolipin (CL) cooperate in heterotypic mitochondrial IM fusion...
June 19, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627515/lipid-mediated-px-bar-domain-recruitment-couples-local-membrane-constriction-to-endocytic-vesicle-fission
#9
Johannes Schöneberg, Martin Lehmann, Alexander Ullrich, York Posor, Wen-Ting Lo, Gregor Lichtner, Jan Schmoranzer, Volker Haucke, Frank Noé
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) involves membrane-associated scaffolds of the bin-amphiphysin-rvs (BAR) domain protein family as well as the GTPase dynamin, and is accompanied and perhaps triggered by changes in local lipid composition. How protein recruitment, scaffold assembly and membrane deformation is spatiotemporally controlled and coupled to fission is poorly understood. We show by computational modelling and super-resolution imaging that phosphatidylinositol 3,4-bisphosphate [PI(3,4)P2] synthesis within the clathrin-coated area of endocytic intermediates triggers selective recruitment of the PX-BAR domain protein SNX9, as a result of complex interactions of endocytic proteins competing for phospholipids...
June 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626959/intramolecular-singlet-fission-in-antiaromatic-polycyclic-hydrocarbon
#10
Hongbing Fu, Yishi Wu, Yuancheng Wang, Jianwei Chen, Guanxin Zhang, Jiannian Yao, Deqing Zhang
Singlet fission (SF), in which one singlet exciton (S₁) splits into two triplets (T₁) on adjacent molecules through a correlated triplet-pair ¹(TT) state, requires precise but difficult tuning of exciton energetics and intermolecular electronic couplings in the solid state. Here we demonstrate anti-aromatic 4nπ dibenzopentalenes (DPs) as a new class of single-chromophore based intramolecular SF materials, which exhibit optically allowed S2 state with E(S₂) > 2E(T₁) and optically forbidden S₁ state...
June 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626119/eco-pharma-of-approved-drug-focused-on-mitochondria-fission
#11
Tsukasa Shimauchi, Akiyuki Nishimura, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Motohiro Nishida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624623/mitochondrial-fission-forms-a-positive-feedback-loop-with-cytosolic-calcium-signaling-pathway-to-promote-autophagy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Qichao Huang, Haiyan Cao, Lei Zhan, Xiacheng Sun, Gang Wang, Jibin Li, Xu Guo, Tingting Ren, Zhe Wang, Yinghua Lyu, Bingrong Liu, Jiaze An, Jinliang Xing
Both mitochondrial morphology and the level of cytosolic calcium [Ca(2+)]c are actively changed and play critical roles in a number of malignancies. However, whether communications existed between these two processes to ingeniously control the malignant phenotype are far from clear. We investigated the reciprocal regulation between mitochondrial fission and cytosolic calcium signaling in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Furthermore, the underlying molecular mechanisms and the synergistic effect on autophagy were explored...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623750/lcz696-improves-cardiac-function-via-alleviating-drp1-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-mice-with-doxorubicin-induced-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yan Xia, Zhangwei Chen, Ao Chen, Mingqiang Fu, Zhen Dong, Kai Hu, Xiangdong Yang, Yunzeng Zou, Aijun Sun, Juying Qian, Junbo Ge
AIMS: LCZ696, a novel angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor, is effective in treating heart failure patients. Doxorubicin (DOX) is an effective antitumor medication but the cardiotoxicity limited its clinical use. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of LCZ696 on DOX-induced cardiomyopathy in mice and in vitro and to explore related mechanisms focusing on fission protein dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1). METHODS AND RESULTS: In human study, we found that myocardial fission protein Drp1 expression and its ser 616 phosphorylation were significantly increased in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623092/ctip-ctp1-sae2-molecular-form-fit-for-function
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REVIEW
Sara N Andres, R Scott Williams
Vertebrate CtIP, and its fission yeast (Ctp1), budding yeast (Sae2) and plant (Com1) orthologs have emerged as key regulatory molecules in cellular responses to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs). By modulating the nucleolytic 5'-3' resection activity of the Mre11/Rad50/Nbs1 (MRN) DSB repair processing and signaling complex, CtIP/Ctp1/Sae2/Com1 is integral to the channeling of DNA double strand breaks through DSB repair by homologous recombination (HR). Nearly two decades since its discovery, emerging new data are defining the molecular underpinnings for CtIP DSB repair regulatory activities...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622174/insufficient-astrocyte-derived-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-contributes-to-propofol-induced-neuron-death-through-akt-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-mitochondrial-fission-pathway
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Yanan Liu, Yasheng Yan, Yasuyoshi Inagaki, Sarah Logan, Zeljko J Bosnjak, Xiaowen Bai
BACKGROUND: Growing animal evidence demonstrates that prolonged exposure to propofol during brain development induces widespread neuronal cell death, but there is little information on the role of astrocytes. Astrocytes can release neurotrophic growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which can exert the protective effect on neurons in paracrine fashion. We hypothesize that during propofol anesthesia, BDNF released from developing astrocytes may not be sufficient to prevent propofol-induced neurotoxicity...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621970/anomalies-in-the-charge-yields-of-fission-fragments-from-the-238-u-n-f-reaction
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J N Wilson, M Lebois, L Qi, P Amador-Celdran, D Bleuel, J A Briz, R Carroll, W Catford, H De Witte, D T Doherty, R Eloirdi, G Georgiev, A Gottardo, A Goasduff, K Hadyńska-Klęk, K Hauschild, H Hess, V Ingeberg, T Konstantinopoulos, J Ljungvall, A Lopez-Martens, G Lorusso, R Lozeva, R Lutter, P Marini, I Matea, T Materna, L Mathieu, A Oberstedt, S Oberstedt, S Panebianco, Zs Podolyák, A Porta, P H Regan, P Reiter, K Rezynkina, S J Rose, E Sahin, M Seidlitz, O Serot, R Shearman, B Siebeck, S Siem, A G Smith, G M Tveten, D Verney, N Warr, F Zeiser, M Zielinska
Fast-neutron-induced fission of ^{238}U at an energy just above the fission threshold is studied with a novel technique which involves the coupling of a high-efficiency γ-ray spectrometer (MINIBALL) to an inverse-kinematics neutron source (LICORNE) to extract charge yields of fission fragments via γ-γ coincidence spectroscopy. Experimental data and fission models are compared and found to be in reasonable agreement for many nuclei; however, significant discrepancies of up to 600% are observed, particularly for isotopes of Sn and Mo...
June 2, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621525/correction-to-bond-fission-and-non-radiative-decay-in-iridium-iii-complexes
#17
Xiuwen Zhou, Paul L Burn, Benjamin J Powell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621306/targeted-two-photon-chemical-apoptotic-ablation-of-defined-cell-types-in-vivo
#18
Robert A Hill, Eyiyemisi C Damisah, Fuyi Chen, Alex C Kwan, Jaime Grutzendler
A major bottleneck limiting understanding of mechanisms and consequences of cell death in complex organisms is the inability to induce and visualize this process with spatial and temporal precision in living animals. Here we report a technique termed two-photon chemical apoptotic targeted ablation (2Phatal) that uses focal illumination with a femtosecond-pulsed laser to bleach a nucleic acid-binding dye causing dose-dependent apoptosis of individual cells without collateral damage. Using 2Phatal, we achieve precise ablation of distinct populations of neurons, glia and pericytes in the mouse brain and in zebrafish...
June 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619713/molecular-model-of-fission-yeast-centrosome-assembly-determined-by-superresolution-imaging
#19
Andrew J Bestul, Zulin Yu, Jay R Unruh, Sue L Jaspersen
Microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs), known as centrosomes in animals and spindle pole bodies (SPBs) in fungi, are important for the faithful distribution of chromosomes between daughter cells during mitosis as well as for other cellular functions. The cytoplasmic duplication cycle and regulation of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe SPB is analogous to centrosomes, making it an ideal model to study MTOC assembly. Here, we use superresolution structured illumination microscopy with single-particle averaging to localize 14 S...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618352/spectrum-average-cross-section-measurement-of-183-w-n-p-183-ta-and-184-w-n-p-184-ta-reaction-cross-section-in-252-cf-sf-neutron-field
#20
Rajnikant Makwana, S Mukherjee, L Snoj, S S Barala, M Mehta, P Mishra, S Tivari, M Abhangi, S Khirwadkar, H Naik
Neutron induced nuclear reactions are of prime importance for both fusion and fission nuclear reactor technology. Present work describes the first time measurement of spectrum average cross section of nuclear reactions (183)W(n,p)(183)Ta and (184)W(n,p)(184)Ta using (252)Cf spontaneous fission neutron source. Standard neutron activation analysis (NAA) technique was used. The neutron spectra were calculated using Monte Carlo N Particle Code (MCNP). The effects of self-shielding and back scattering were taken into account by optimizing the detector modeling...
June 2, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
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