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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433686/mitochatting-if-only-we-could-be-a-fly-on-the-cell-wall
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Michal Eisenberg-Bord, Maya Schuldiner
Mitochondria, cellular metabolic hubs, perform many essential processes and are required for the production of metabolites such as ATP, iron-sulfur clusters, heme, amino acids and nucleotides. To fulfill their multiple roles, mitochondria must communicate with all other organelles to exchange small molecules, ions and lipids. Since mitochondria are largely excluded from vesicular trafficking routes, they heavily rely on membrane contact sites. Contact sites are areas of close proximity between organelles that allow efficient transfer of molecules, saving the need for slow and untargeted diffusion through the cytosol...
April 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429675/cell-biology-of-hyphal-growth
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Gero Steinberg, Miguel A Peñalva, Meritxell Riquelme, Han A Wösten, Steven D Harris
Filamentous fungi are a large and ancient clade of microorganisms that occupy a broad range of ecological niches. The success of filamentous fungi is largely due to their elongate hypha, a chain of cells, separated from each other by septa. Hyphae grow by polarized exocytosis at the apex, which allows the fungus to overcome long distances and invade many substrates, including soils and host tissues. Hyphal tip growth is initiated by establishment of a growth site and the subsequent maintenance of the growth axis, with transport of growth supplies, including membranes and proteins, delivered by motors along the cytoskeleton to the hyphal apex...
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423494/control-of-long-distance-cell-to-cell-communication-and-autophagosome-transfer-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-tunneling-nanotubes
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Inés Sáenz-de-Santa-María, Cristóbal Bernardo-Castiñeira, Eduardo Enciso, Inmaculada García-Moreno, Jose Luis Chiara, Carlos Suarez, María-Dolores Chiara
Tunneling nanotubes (TnTs) are thin channels that temporally connect nearby cells allowing the cell-to-cell trafficking of biomolecules and organelles. The presence or absence of TnTs in human neoplasms and the mechanisms of TnT assembly remains largely unexplored. In this study, we have identified TnTs in tumor cells derived from squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) cultured under bi-dimensional and tri-dimensional conditions and also in human SCC tissues. Our study demonstrates that TnTs are not specific of epithelial or mesenchymal phenotypes and allow the trafficking of endosomal/lysosomal vesicles, mitochondria, and autophagosomes between both types of cells...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414270/human-biallelic-mfn2-mutations-induce-mitochondrial-dysfunction-upper-body-adipose-hyperplasia-and-suppression-of-leptin-expression
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Nuno M Rocha, David A Bulger, Andrea Frontini, Hannah Titheradge, Sigrid Bjerge Gribsholt, Rachel Knox, Matthew Page, Julie Harris, Felicity Payne, Claire Adams, Alison Sleigh, John Crawford, Anette Prior Gjesing, Jette Bork-Jensen, Oluf Pedersen, Inês Barroso, Torben Hansen, Helen Cox, Mary Reilly, Alex Rossor, Rebecca J Brown, Simeon I Taylor, Duncan McHale, Martin Armstrong, Elif A Oral, Vladimir Saudek, Stephen I O'Rahilly, Eamonn R Maher, Bjørn Richelsen, David B Savage, Robert K Semple
MFN2 encodes mitofusin 2, a membrane-bound mediator of mitochondrial membrane fusion and inter-organelle communication. MFN2 mutations cause axonal neuropathy, with associated lipodystrophy only occasionally noted, however homozygosity for the p.Arg707Trp mutation was recently associated with upper body adipose overgrowth. We describe similar massive adipose overgrowth with suppressed leptin expression in four further patients with biallelic MFN2 mutations and at least one p.Arg707Trp allele. Overgrown tissue was composed of normal-sized, UCP1-negative unilocular adipocytes, with mitochondrial network fragmentation, disorganised cristae, and increased autophagosomes...
April 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388033/toward-the-inner-nanostructure-of-a-secretory-vesicle
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José Luis Nieto-González, Rafael Fernández-Chacón
The release of chemical mediators is an essential element of cell-to-cell communication. Signaling molecules such as neurotransmitters and hormones are stored in membrane-bound organelles called secretory vesicles. Some of these organelles can store molecules at high concentrations, overcoming the osmotic shock that could burst the organelle. These organelles contain a proteinaceous matrix that traps the molecules and avoids high intravesicular osmotic pressure. The functional nanostructure and internal organization of the matrix is not well understood...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386457/clearing-the-outer-mitochondrial-membrane-from-harmful-proteins-via-lipid-droplets
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Johannes Bischof, Manuel Salzmann, Maria Karolin Streubel, Jiri Hasek, Florian Geltinger, Jutta Duschl, Nikolaus Bresgen, Peter Briza, Danusa Haskova, Renata Lejskova, Mentor Sopjani, Klaus Richter, Mark Rinnerthaler
In recent years it turned out that there is not only extensive communication between the nucleus and mitochondria but also between mitochondria and lipid droplets (LDs) as well. We were able to demonstrate that a number of proteins shuttle between LDs and mitochondria and it depends on the metabolic state of the cell on which organelle these proteins are predominantly localized. Responsible for the localization of the particular proteins is a protein domain consisting of two α-helices, which we termed V-domain according to the predicted structure...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377785/organellar-gene-expression-and-acclimation-of-plants-to-environmental-stress
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Dario Leister, Liangsheng Wang, Tatjana Kleine
Organelles produce ATP and a variety of vital metabolites, and are indispensable for plant development. While most of their original gene complements have been transferred to the nucleus in the course of evolution, they retain their own genomes and gene-expression machineries. Hence, organellar function requires tight coordination between organellar gene expression (OGE) and nuclear gene expression (NGE). OGE requires various nucleus-encoded proteins that regulate transcription, splicing, trimming, editing, and translation of organellar RNAs, which necessitates nucleus-to-organelle (anterograde) communication...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370892/integrated-omics-analyses-of-retrograde-signaling-mutant-delineate-interrelated-stress-response-strata
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Marta Bjornson, Gerd Ulrich Balcke, Yanmei Xiao, Amancio de Souza, Jin-Zheng Wang, Dina Zhabinskaya, Ilias Tagkopoulos, Alain Tissier, Katayoon Dehesh
To maintain homeostasis in the face of intrinsic and extrinsic insults, cells have evolved elaborate quality control networks to resolve damage at multiple levels. Interorganellar communication is a key requirement for this maintenance, however the underlying mechanisms of this communication have remained an enigma. Here we integrate the outcome of transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomics analyses of genotypes including ceh1, a mutant with constitutively elevated levels of both the stress-specific plastidial retrograde signaling metabolite methylerythritol cyclodiphosphate (MEcPP) and the defense hormone salicylic acid (SA), as well as the high MEcPP but SA deficient genotype ceh1/eds16, along with corresponding controls...
March 28, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360917/ubiquitin-proteasome-dependent-regulation-of-bidirectional-communication-between-plastids-and-the-nucleus
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Yoshihiro Hirosawa, Yasuko Ito-Inaba, Takehito Inaba
Plastids are DNA-containing organelles and can have unique differentiation states depending on age, tissue, and environment. Plastid biogenesis is optimized by bidirectional communication between plastids and the nucleus. Import of nuclear-encoded proteins into plastids serves as anterograde signals and vice versa, plastids themselves send retrograde signals to the nucleus, thereby controlling de novo synthesis of nuclear-encoded plastid proteins. Recently, it has become increasingly evident that the ubiquitin-proteasome system regulates both the import of anterograde plastid proteins and retrograde signaling from plastids to the nucleus...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340346/the-upsides-and-downsides-of-organelle-interconnectivity
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Daniel E Gottschling, Thomas Nyström
Interconnectivity and feedback control are hallmarks of biological systems. This includes communication between organelles, which allows them to function and adapt to changing cellular environments. While the specific mechanisms for all communications remain opaque, unraveling the wiring of organelle networks is critical to understand how biological systems are built and why they might collapse, as occurs in aging. A comprehensive understanding of all the routes involved in inter-organelle communication is still lacking, but important themes are beginning to emerge, primarily in budding yeast...
March 23, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315083/achieving-the-promise-of-therapeutic-extracellular-vesicles-the-devil-is-in-details-of-therapeutic-loading
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Dhruvitkumar S Sutaria, Mohamed Badawi, Mitch A Phelps, Thomas D Schmittgen
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) represent a class of cell secreted organelles which naturally contain biomolecular cargo such as miRNA, mRNA and proteins. EVs mediate intercellular communication, enabling the transfer of functional nucleic acids from the cell of origin to the recipient cells. In addition, EVs make an attractive delivery vehicle for therapeutics owing to their increased stability in circulation, biocompatibility, low immunogenicity and toxicity profiles. EVs can also be engineered to display targeting moieties on their surfaces which enables targeting to desired tissues, organs or cells...
May 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314780/non-coding-rnas-the-dark-side-of-nuclear-mitochondrial-communication
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Roberto Vendramin, Jean-Christophe Marine, Eleonora Leucci
Mitochondria are critical hubs for the integration of several key metabolic processes implicated in cell growth and survival. They originated from bacterial ancestors through endosymbiosis, following the transfer of more than 90% of their endosymbiont genome to the host cell nucleus. Over time, a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship has been established, which relies on continuous and elaborate signaling mechanisms between this life-essential organelle and its host. The ability of mitochondria to signal their functional state and trigger compensatory and adaptive cellular responses has long been recognized, but the underlying molecular mechanisms involved have remained poorly understood...
March 17, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276013/isolation-of-mitochondria-associated-membranes-mam-from-mouse-brain-tissue
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Bernadette Schreiner, Maria Ankarcrona
During the last decades, increasing evidence indicated that subcellular organelles do not exist as autarkic units but instead communicate constantly and extensively with each other in various ways. Some communication, for example, the exchange of small molecules, requires the marked convergence of two distinct organelles for a certain period of time. The cross talk between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria, two subcellular organelles of utmost importance for cellular bioenergetics and protein homeostasis, has been increasingly investigated under the last years...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275911/sigma-1-%C3%AF-1-receptor-in-memory-and-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Tangui Maurice, Nino Goguadze
The sigma-1 (σ1) receptor has been associated with regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis, several cellular signaling pathways, and inter-organelle communication, in part through its chaperone activity. In vivo, agonists of the σ1 receptor enhance brain plasticity, with particularly well-described impact on learning and memory. Under pathological conditions, σ1 receptor agonists can induce cytoprotective responses. These protective responses comprise various complementary pathways that appear to be differentially engaged according to pathological mechanism...
March 9, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257779/photoregulation-of-photosystem-ii-activity-mediated-by-cytoplasmic-streaming-in-chara-and-its-relation-to-ph-bands
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Alexander A Bulychev, Anna V Komarova
Chloroplasts in vivo exposed to strong light export assimilates and excess reducing power to the cytoplasm for metabolic conversions and allocation to neighboring and distant organelles. The cytoplasmic streaming, being particularly fast in characean internodes, distributes the exported metabolites from brightly illuminated cell spots to light-limited regions, which is evident from the transient increase in chlorophyll fluorescence of shaded areas in response to illumination of distant cell regions situated upstream the liquid flow...
February 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255694/analysis-of-microtubules-and-microtubule-organizing-center-at-the-immune-synapse
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Noelia Blas-Rus, Eugenio Bustos-Morán, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, Noa B Martín-Cófreces
The immune synapse (IS) is a specialized structure that enables cell-cell communication between immune cells. As such, it involves direct cell-to-cell contact. It is sustained by cytoskeletal components that allow the intracellular polarization of different organelles and the surface re-organization of signaling and adhesion receptors. The tubulin-based cytoskeleton is a key player in IS formation and signaling. We describe methods to analyze through Western blot and microscopy analysis the polarization to the IS of the centrosome, also known as microtubule-organizing center (MTOC), the dynamics of microtubule growth and polymerization from the MTOC to the IS and the activation of signaling molecules...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246299/on-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-the-mam-hypothesis
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Estela Area-Gomez, Eric A Schon
The pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is currently unclear and is the subject of much debate. The most widely accepted hypothesis designed to explain AD pathogenesis is the amyloid cascade, which invokes the accumulation of extracellular plaques and intracellular tangles as playing a fundamental role in the course and progression of the disease. However, besides plaques and tangles, other biochemical and morphological features are also present in AD, often manifesting early in the course of the disease before the accumulation of plaques and tangles...
March 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235672/neurobiology-of-axonal-transport-defects-in-motor-neuron-diseases-opportunities-for-translational-research
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REVIEW
Kurt J De Vos, Majid Hafezparast
Intracellular trafficking of cargoes is an essential process to maintain the structure and function of all mammalian cell types, but especially of neurons because of their extreme axon/dendrite polarisation. Axonal transport mediates the movement of cargoes such as proteins, mRNA, lipids, membrane-bound vesicles and organelles that are mostly synthesised in the cell body and in doing so is responsible for their correct spatiotemporal distribution in the axon, for example at specialised sites such as nodes of Ranvier and synaptic terminals...
February 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214945/characterization-of-tunneling-nanotubes-in-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-an-intercellular-exchange-of-components-between-neighboring-cells
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Viviana Sanchez, Nerina Villalba, Luciano Fiore, Carlos Luzzani, Santiago Miriuka, Alberto Boveris, Ricardo J Gelpi, Alicia Brusco, Juan José Poderoso
Intercellular communication is one of the most important events in cell population behavior. In the last decade, tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) have been recognized as a new form of long distance intercellular connection. TNT function is to allow molecular and subcellular structure exchange between neighboring cells via the transfer of molecules and organelles such as calcium ions, prions, viral and bacterial pathogens, small lysosomes and mitochondria. New findings support the concept that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can affect cell microenvironment by the release of soluble factors or the transfer of cellular components to neighboring cells, in a way which significantly contributes to cell regulation and tissue repair, although the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood...
February 18, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180024/ciliopathies-genetics-in-pediatric-medicine
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Machteld M Oud, Ideke J C Lamers, Heleen H Arts
Ciliary disorders, which are also referred to as ciliopathies, are a group of hereditary disorders that result from dysfunctional cilia. The latter are cellular organelles that stick up from the apical plasma membrane. Cilia have important roles in signal transduction and facilitate communications between cells and their surroundings. Ciliary disruption can result in a wide variety of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders with overlapping phenotypes. Because cilia occur widespread in our bodies many organs and sensory systems can be affected when they are dysfunctional...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
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