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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526446/thymoquinone-exerts-neuroprotective-effect-in-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Seyedeh Shohreh Ebrahimi, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Esmael Izadpanah, Kambiz Hassanzadeh
Oxidative stress plays an important role in both the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone, an environmental toxin, induces oxidative stress and impact mitochondrial dynamics, including fission and fusion. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been reported to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics in vitro and in vivo. TQ scavenges free radicals so prevents cell damage against oxidative agents. To evaluate the efficacy of TQ in the management of PD, male Wistar rats (8-10 months) received rotenone...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526279/an-emerging-role-for-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Kyle H Flippo, Stefan Strack
Abnormal brain development has long been thought to contribute to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Impaired dendritic arborization, synaptogenesis, and long term potentiation and memory have been demonstrated in animal models of schizophrenia. In addition to aberrant nervous system development, altered brain metabolism and mitochondrial function has long been observed in schizophrenic patients. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the mitochondrial genome as well as impaired mitochondrial function have both been associated with increased risk for developing schizophrenia...
May 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518143/calcium-sensing-receptor-protects-high-glucose-induced-energy-metabolism-disorder-via-blocking-gp78-ubiquitin-proteasome-pathway
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Yuehong Wang, Ping Gao, Can Wei, Hongzhu Li, Li Zhang, Yajun Zhao, Bo Wu, Ye Tian, Weihua Zhang, Lingyun Wu, Rui Wang, Changqing Xu
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a major complication and fatal cause of the patients with diabetes. The calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G protein-coupled receptor, which is involved in maintaining calcium homeostasis, regulating cell proliferation and apoptosis, and so on. In our previous study, we found that CaSR expression, intracellular calcium levels and cardiac function were all significantly decreased in DCM rats; however, the exact mechanism are not clear yet. The present study revealed the protective role of CaSR in myocardial energy metabolism disorder induced by high glucose (HG) as well as the underlying mechanism...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515144/transient-activation-of-fission-yeast-ampk-is-required-for-cell-proliferation-during-osmotic-stress
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Katherine L Schutt, James B Moseley
The heterotrimeric kinase AMPK acts as an energy sensor to coordinate cell metabolism with environmental status in yeast through humans. Low intracellular ATP leads to AMPK activation through phosphorylation of the activation loop within the catalytic subunit. Other environmental stresses also activate AMPK, but it is unclear if cellular energy status affects AMPK activation under these conditions. Fission yeast AMPK catalytic subunit Ssp2 is phosphorylated at Thr189 by the upstream kinase Ssp1 in low glucose conditions, similar to other systems...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514731/antagonistic-effects-of-selenium-on-cadmium-induced-apoptosis-by-restoring-the-mitochondrial-dynamic-equilibrium-and-energy-metabolism-in-chicken-spleens
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Zhe Xu, Xi Jin, Tingru Pan, Tianqi Liu, Na Wan, Shu Li
The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of cadmium-induced apoptosis in chicken spleens and the antagonistic effects of selenium. We duplicated the selenium-cadmium interaction model and examined the expression of apoptosis-, immune-, mitochondrial dynamics- and energy metabolism-related genes. The results demonstrated that after treatment with cadmium, the frequency of apoptosis was significantly increased, and the morphological characteristics of apoptosis were observed. The expression of pro-apoptotic genes was increased, and that of anti-apoptotic genes was decreased...
April 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513170/a-phospholipid-biomimetic-fluorescent-mitochondrial-probe-with-ultrahigh-selectivity-enables-in-situ-and-high-fidelity-tissue-imaging
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Ruoyao Zhang, Yuming Sun, Minggang Tian, Ge Zhang, Ruiqing Feng, Xuechen Li, Lifang Guo, Xiaoqiang Yu, Jing Zhi Sun, Xiuquan He
In-situ and directly imaging mitochondria in tissues instead of isolated cells can offer more native and accurate information. Particularly, in the clinical diagnose of mitochondrial diseases such as mitochondrial myopathy, it is a routine examination item to directly observe mitochondrial morphology and number in muscle tissues from patients. However, it's still a challenging task because the selectivity of available probes is inadequate for exclusively tissue imaging. Inspired by the chemical structure of amphiphilic phospholipids in mitochondrial inner membrane, we synthesized a phospholipid-biomimetic amphiphilic fluorescent probe (Mito-MOI) by modifying a C18-alkyl chain to the lipophilic side of carbazole-indolenine cation...
May 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512263/mitochondrial-protein-18-mtp18-plays-a-pro-apoptotic-role-in-chemotherapy-induced-gastric-cancer-cell-apoptosis
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Lynn H H Aung, Ruibei Li, Bellur S Prabhakar, Ajay V Maker, Peifeng Li
One of the severe limitations of chemotherapy is the development of drug resistance. However, the mechanisms underlying chemotherapy resistance remain to be elucidated. Mitochondrial mediated apoptosis is a form of cell death induced by chemotherapy. Several chemotherapeutic agents have been shown to induce mitochondrial fission, and finally activate the apoptosis cascade in various cancer cells. Here, we report that the mitochondrial membrane protein 18 (MTP18) induced mitochondrial fragmentation in gastric cancer cells under doxorubicin (DOX) exposure...
April 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504877/illuminating-superoxide-anion-and-ph-enhancements-in-apoptosis-of-breast-cancer-cells-induced-by-mitochondrial-hyperfusion-using-a-new-two-photon-fluorescence-probe
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Wen Zhang, Xin Wang, Ping Li, Haibin Xiao, Wei Zhang, Hui Wang, Bo Tang
Mitochondrial morphology regulated by fusion and fission processes determines mitochondrial function and cell fate. Some studies showed hyperfused mitochondria could induce apoptosis in cancer cells, but the relevant molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Superoxide (O2•-) and pH play vital roles in mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis. Therefore, it is worthwhile to explore if there is an intimate relationship between mitochondrial hyperfusion and simultaneous changes in O2•- and pH levels, which will be helpful to uncover relevant detailed mechanism...
May 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504273/legionella-effector-lpg1137-shuts-down-er-mitochondria-communication-through-cleavage-of-syntaxin-17
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Kohei Arasaki, Yumi Mikami, Stephanie R Shames, Hiroki Inoue, Yuichi Wakana, Mitsuo Tagaya
During infection of macrophages, the pathogenic bacterium Legionella pneumophila secretes effector proteins that induce the conversion of the plasma membrane-derived vacuole into an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-like replicative vacuole. These ER-like vacuoles are ultimately fused with the ER, where the pathogen replicates. Here we show that the L. pneumophila effector Lpg1137 is a serine protease that targets the mitochondria and their associated membranes. Lpg1137 binds to and cleaves syntaxin 17, a soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE) protein that is known to participate in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics through interaction with the mitochondrial fission factor Drp1 in fed cells and in autophagy through interaction with Atg14L and other SNAREs in starved cells...
May 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503736/hydrogen-sulfide-pretreatment-improves-mitochondrial-function-in-myocardial-hypertrophy-via-a-sirt3-dependent-manner
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Guoliang Meng, Jieqiong Liu, Shangmin Liu, Qiuyi Song, Lulu Liu, Liping Xie, Yi Han, Yong Ji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) is a gaseous signal molecule with anti-oxidative ability. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is closely associated with mitochondrial function and oxidative stress. The study was to investigate whether and how H2 S improved myocardial hypertrophy via a SIRT3-dependent manner. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were pre-treated with NaHS (50 μM) for 4 h followed by angiotensin II (Ang II, 100 nM) for 24 h. SIRT3 was silenced with siRNA technology. SIRT 3 promoter activity and expression, cell surface, hypertrophic gene mRNA expression, mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate and membrane potential were measured...
May 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501614/shaping-mitochondrial-dynamics-the-role-of-camp-signalling
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Giulietta Di Benedetto, Andrea Gerbino, Konstantinos Lefkimmiatis
In recent years, our idea of mitochondria evolved from "mere" energy and metabolite producers to key regulators of many cellular functions. In order to preserve and protect their functional status, these organelles engage a number of dynamic processes that allow them to decrease accumulated burden and maintain their homeostasis. Indeed, mitochondria can unite (fusion), divide (fission), position themselves strategically in the cell (motility/trafficking) and if irreversibly damaged or dysfunctional eliminated (mitophagy)...
May 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500257/zbtb48-is-both-a-vertebrate-telomere-binding-protein-and-a-transcriptional-activator
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Arne Jahn, Grishma Rane, Maciej Paszkowski-Rogacz, Sergi Sayols, Alina Bluhm, Chung-Ting Han, Irena Draškovič, José Arturo Londoño-Vallejo, Alan Prem Kumar, Frank Buchholz, Falk Butter, Dennis Kappei
Telomeres constitute the ends of linear chromosomes and together with the shelterin complex form a structure essential for genome maintenance and stability. In addition to the constitutive binding of the shelterin complex, other direct, yet more transient interactions are mediated by the CST complex and HOT1/HMBOX1, while subtelomeric variant repeats are recognized by NR2C/F transcription factors. Recently, the Kruppel-like zinc finger protein ZBTB48/HKR3/TZAP has been described as a novel telomere-associated factor in the vertebrate lineage...
May 12, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498369/circular-rna-mediates-cardiomyocyte-death-via-mirna-dependent-upregulation-of-mtp18-expression
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Kun Wang, Tian-Yi Gan, Na Li, Cui-Yun Liu, Lu-Yu Zhou, Jin-Ning Gao, Chao Chen, Kao-Wen Yan, Murugavel Ponnusamy, Yu-Hui Zhang, Pei-Feng Li
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have important roles in several cellular processes. No study has established the pathophysiological role for circRNAs in the heart. Here, we show that a circRNA (mitochondrial fission and apoptosis-related circRNA (MFACR)) regulates mitochondrial fission and apoptosis in the heart by directly targeting and downregulating miR-652-3p; this in turn blocks mitochondrial fission and cardiomyocyte cell death by suppressing MTP18 translation. MTP18 deficiency reduces mitochondrial fission and suppresses cardiomyocyte apoptosis and MI...
May 12, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495578/expression-pattern-and-functional-analysis-of-fundc1-in-rare-minnow-gobiocypris-rarus
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Gongyu Xu, Zhenzhen Li, Jinwen Xiao, Fangqing Li, Weiyuan Ye, Haobin Zhao, Qingchun Zhou, Xueping Zhong
Fundc1 is a mitochondrial outer membrane protein and plays important roles in mitochondria fission and hypoxia-induced mitophagy in mammalian cells. However, there is no relevant report of fundc1 in fish. In the present study, we cloned a 942bp fundc1 cDNA from rare minnow. The cDNA, designated as Grfundc1 cDNA, contains an open reading frame (ORF) of 459bp which encodes a polypeptide of 152 amino acid residues. Comparisons of deduced amino acid sequences demonstrated that Grfundc1 was highly homologous with those of other vertebrates...
May 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494652/the-keap1-nrf2-stress-response-pathway-promotes-mitochondrial-hyperfusion-through-degradation-of-the-mitochondrial-fission-protein-drp1
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Rasha Sabouny, Erik Fraunberger, Michèle Geoffrion, Andy Ng, Stephen Baird, Robert Screaton, Ross Milne, Heidi M McBride, Tim Shutt
AIMS: Mitochondrial function is coupled to metabolic and survival pathways through both direct signaling cascades and dynamic changes in mitochondrial morphology. For example, a hyperfused mitochondrial reticulum is activated upon cellular stress and is protective against cell death. As part of a genome-wide siRNA screen, we identified the central redox regulator, Keap1 as a novel regulator of mitochondrial morphology. Here, we aimed to determine the mechanism through which redox signaling and Keap1 mediates changes in mitochondrial morphology...
May 11, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492551/haploinsufficiency-in-the-mitochondrial-protein-chchd4-reduces-brain-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
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Yanyan Sun, Tao Li, Cuicui Xie, Yiran Xu, Kai Zhou, Juan Rodriguez, Wei Han, Xiaoyang Wang, Guido Kroemer, Nazanine Modjtahedi, Klas Blomgren, Changlian Zhu
Mitochondria contribute to neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury by releasing potentially toxic proteins into the cytosol. CHCHD4 is a mitochondrial intermembrane space protein that plays a major role in the import of intermembrane proteins and physically interacts with apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF). The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of CHCHD4 haploinsufficiency on mitochondrial function and brain injury after cerebral hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in neonatal mice. CHCHD4(+/-) and wild-type littermate mouse pups were subjected to unilateral cerebral HI on postnatal day 9...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492550/txnip-regulates-mitophagy-in-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cells-under-high-glucose-conditions-implications-for-diabetic-retinopathy
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Takhellambam Swornalata Devi, Mallika Somayajulu, Renu Anjan Kowluru, Lalit Pukhrambam Singh
Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) is involved in oxidative stress and apoptosis in diabetic retinopathy. However, the role of TXNIP in the removal of damaged mitochondria (MT) via mitophagy, a process of macroautophagy, remains unexplored. Here we investigate the associated cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying mitophagy in retinal cells under diabetic conditions. For this, we maintained a rat Müller cell line (rMC1) under high-glucose (25 mM, HG) or low-glucose (5.5 mM, LG) condition for 5 days...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489664/changes-in-mitochondrial-ultrastructure-in-sh-sy5y-cells-during-apoptosis-induced-by-hemin
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Jiaxing Dai, Pei Wu, Shancai Xu, Yuchen Li, Yishi Zhu, Ligang Wang, Chunlei Wang, Peiquan Zhou, Huaizhang Shi
Hemorrhagic stroke is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Hemin is a decomposition product of hemoglobin that is related to neuronal apoptosis after hemorrhage, although the molecular basis for this association remains unclear. To address this issue, the present study investigated hemin-induced changes in the apoptotic index and mitochondrial ultrastructure in SH-SY5Y cells. Cell viability was evaluated using Cell Counting Kit-8 and by terminal transferase dUTP nick-end labeling, western blotting, and flow cytometry...
May 5, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486920/mitochondria-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#19
Shikun Yang, Yachun Han, Jun Liu, Panai Song, Xiaoxuan Xu, Li Zhao, Chun Hu, Li Xiao, Fuyou Liu, Hao Zhang, Lin Sun
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is an important diabetic microvascular complication, and it is becoming the leading cause of end-stage renal disease worldwide. Unfortunately, there are no effective therapies to treat established DN. Therefore, new therapeutic targets are urgently required. Accumulating studies indicate that mitochondrial dysfunction is central to the pathogenesis of DN, such as elevated oxidative stress induced by disorders of the mitochondrial respiratory chain complex and mitochondrial dynamic disorders...
May 9, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486121/mitochondrial-homeostasis-how-do-dimers-of-mitofusins-mediate-mitochondrial-fusion
#20
Oliver Daumke, Aurélien Roux
Mitochondria have high fusion and fission rates to maintain their size and number throughout the cell cycle. How is fusion mediated? New structural studies propose mechanisms by which the dynamin-like mitofusin proteins promote fusion of mitochondria.
May 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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