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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637217/experimental-support-that-natural-selection-has-shaped-the-latitudinal-distribution-of-mitochondrial-haplotypes-in-australian-drosophila-melanogaster
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M Florencia Camus, Jonci N Wolff, Carla M Sgrò, Damian K Dowling
Cellular metabolism is regulated by enzyme complexes within the mitochondrion, the function of which are sensitive to the prevailing temperature. Such thermal sensitivity, coupled with the observation that population frequencies of mitochondrial haplotypes tend to associate with latitude, altitude or climatic regions across species distributions, led to the hypothesis that thermal selection has played a role in shaping standing variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence. This hypothesis, however, remains controversial, and requires evidence that the distribution of haplotypes observed in nature corresponds with the capacity of these haplotypes to confer differences in thermal tolerance...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636676/mitochondrion-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-apposition-length-in-zebrafish-embryo-spinal-progenitors-is-unchanged-in-response-to-perturbations-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Morgan Newman, Lena Halter, Anne Lim, Michael Lardelli
Mutations in the human genes PRESENILIN1 (PSEN1), PRESENILIN2 (PSEN2) and AMYLOID BETA A4 PRECURSOR PROTEIN (APP) have been identified in familial Alzheimer's disease (AD). The length of mitochondrion-endoplasmic reticulum (M-ER) appositions is increased in Psen1-/-/Psen2-/- double knockout murine embryonic fibroblasts and in fibroblasts from AD-affected individuals. Development of an easily accessible, genetically manipulable, in vivo system for studying M-ER appositions would be valuable so we attempted to manipulate M-ER apposition length in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352279/development-of-a-double-nuclear-gene-targeting-method-by-two-step-transformation-based-on-a-newly-established-chloramphenicol-selection-system-in-the-red-alga-cyanidioschyzon-merolae
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Takayuki Fujiwara, Mio Ohnuma, Tsuneyoshi Kuroiwa, Ryudo Ohbayashi, Shunsuke Hirooka, Shin-Ya Miyagishima
The unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae possesses a simple cellular architecture that consists of one mitochondrion, one chloroplast, one peroxisome, one Golgi apparatus, and several lysosomes. The nuclear genome content is also simple, with very little genetic redundancy (16.5 Mbp, 4,775 genes). In addition, molecular genetic tools such as gene targeting and inducible gene expression systems have been recently developed. These cytological features and genetic tractability have facilitated various omics analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338826/the-evolutionary-fate-of-the-chloroplast-and-nuclear-rps16-genes-as-revealed-through-the-sequencing-and-comparative-analyses-of-four-novel-legume-chloroplast-genomes-from-lupinus
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J Keller, M Rousseau-Gueutin, G E Martin, J Morice, J Boutte, E Coissac, M Ourari, M Aïnouche, A Salmon, F Cabello-Hurtado, A Aïnouche
The Fabaceae family is considered as a model system for understanding chloroplast genome evolution due to the presence of extensive structural rearrangements, gene losses and localized hypermutable regions. Here, we provide sequences of four chloroplast genomes from the Lupinus genus, belonging to the underinvestigated Genistoid clade. Notably, we found in Lupinus species the functional loss of the essential rps16 gene, which was most likely replaced by the nuclear rps16 gene that encodes chloroplast and mitochondrion targeted RPS16 proteins...
February 27, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274921/the-unfolded-protein-response-in-relation-to-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-skeletal-muscle-cells
#5
Zahra S Mesbah Moosavi, David A Hood
Mitochondria comprise both nuclear and mitochondrially encoded proteins requiring precise stoichiometry for their integration into functional complexes. The augmented protein synthesis associated with mitochondrial biogenesis results in the accumulation of unfolded proteins, thus triggering cellular stress. As such, the unfolded protein responses emanating from the endoplasmic reticulum (UPR(ER)) or the mitochondrion (UPR(MT)) are triggered to ensure correct protein handling. Whether this response is necessary for mitochondrial adaptations is unknown...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274203/comprehensive-transcriptomic-analysis-of-tibetan-schizothoracinae-fish-gymnocypris-przewalskii-reveals-how-it-adapts-to-a-high-altitude-aquatic-life
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Chao Tong, Tian Fei, Cunfang Zhang, Kai Zhao
BACKGROUND: Understanding the genetic basis of adaptation to high altitude life is of paramount importance for preserving and managing genetic diversity in highland animals. This objective has been addressed mainly in terrestrial fauna but rarely in aquatic animals. Tibetan Schizothoracinae fish is the ideal model system in evolutionary biology, carrying key insights into evolutionary genetics of speciation and adaptation at high altitude. Gymnocypris przewalskii is the newly formed Schizothoracinae fish species in the Tibetan Plateau, inhabits chronic cold, extreme saline and alkaline aquatic environment in Lake Qinghai, thus evolving the unique genomic signatures to adapt extremely severe environments...
March 9, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208302/real-time-monitoring-atp-in-mitochondrion-of-living-cells-a-specific-fluorescent-probe-for-atp-by-dual-recognition-sites
#7
Kai-Yue Tan, Chun-Yan Li, Yong-Fei Li, Junjie Fei, Bin Yang, Ya-Jun Fu, Fang Li
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is mainly produced in the mitochondrion and used as a universal energy source for various cellular events. Various fluorescent probes for ATP have been established successfully, but most of them are not appropriate for monitoring the fluctuation of the mitochondrial ATP level. Herein, a fluorescent probe named Mito-Rh is first synthesized and used to recognize ATP in mitochondrion. In the probe, rhodamine, diethylenetriamine, and triphenylphosphonium are selected as fluorophore, reaction site, and mitochondrion-targeting group, respectively...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188893/ultra-deep-next-generation-mitochondrial-genome-sequencing-reveals-widespread-heteroplasmy-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Paul S Kelly, Colin Clarke, Alan Costello, Craig Monger, Justine Meiller, Heena Dhiman, Nicole Borth, Michael J Betenbaugh, Martin Clynes, Niall Barron
Recent sequencing of the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell and Chinese hamster genomes has dramatically advanced our ability to understand the biology of these mammalian cell factories. In this study, we focus on the powerhouse of the CHO cell, the mitochondrion. Utilizing a high-resolution next generation sequencing approach we sequenced the Chinese hamster mitochondrial genome for the first time and surveyed the mutational landscape of CHO cell mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Depths of coverage ranging from ~3,319X to 8,056X enabled accurate identification of low frequency mutations (>1%), revealing that mtDNA heteroplasmy is widespread in CHO cells...
February 8, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168222/tgprelid-a-mitochondrial-protein-linked-to-multidrug-resistance-in-the-parasite-toxoplasma-gondii
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Victoria Jeffers, Edwin T Kamau, Ananth R Srinivasan, Jonathan Harper, Preethi Sankaran, Sarah E Post, Joseph M Varberg, William J Sullivan, Jon P Boyle
New drugs to control infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii are needed as current treatments exert toxic side effects on patients. Approaches to develop novel compounds for drug development include screening of compound libraries and targeted inhibition of essential cellular pathways. We identified two distinct compounds that display inhibitory activity against the parasite's replicative stage: F3215-0002, which we previously identified during a compound library screen, and I-BET151, an inhibitor of bromodomains, the "reader" module of acetylated lysines...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112515/conjugates-of-2-4-dihydroxybenzoate-and-salicylhydroxamate-and-lipocations-display-potent-antiparasite-effects-by-efficiently-targeting-the-trypanosoma-brucei-and-trypanosoma-congolense-mitochondrion
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Francisco José Fueyo González, Godwin U Ebiloma, Carolina Izquierdo García, Victor Bruggeman, José María Sánchez Villamañán, Anne Donachie, Emmanuel Oluwadare Balogun, Daniel Ken Inaoka, Tomoo Shiba, Shigeharu Harada, Kiyoshi Kita, Harry P de Koning, Christophe Dardonville
We investigated a chemical strategy to boost the trypanocidal activity of 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid (2,4-DHBA)- and salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM)-based trypanocides with triphenylphosphonium and quinolinium lipophilic cations (LC). Three series of LC conjugates were synthesized that were active in the submicromolar (5a-d and 10d-f) to low nanomolar (6a-f) range against wild-type and multidrug resistant strains of African trypanosomes (Trypanosoma brucei brucei and T. congolense). This represented an improvement in trypanocidal potency of at least 200-fold, and up to >10 000-fold, compared with that of non-LC-coupled parent compounds 2,4-DHBA and SHAM...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004338/network-analysis-identifies-disease-specific-pathways-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Chiara Monti, Ilaria Colugnat, Leonardo Lopiano, Adriano Chiò, Tiziana Alberio
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the progressive loss of specific neurons in selected regions of the central nervous system. The main clinical manifestation (movement disorders, cognitive impairment, and/or psychiatric disturbances) depends on the neuron population being primarily affected. Parkinson's disease is a common movement disorder, whose etiology remains mostly unknown. Progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra causes an impairment of the motor control. Some of the pathogenetic mechanisms causing the progressive deterioration of these neurons are not specific for Parkinson's disease but are shared by other neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
December 21, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991712/targeting-of-tail-anchored-membrane-proteins-to-subcellular-organelles-in-toxoplasma-gondii
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Leah R Padgett, Gustavo Arrizabalaga, William J Sullivan
Proper protein localization is essential for critical cellular processes, including vesicle-mediated transport and protein translocation. Tail-anchored (TA) proteins are integrated into organellar membranes via the C-terminus, orienting the N-terminus towards the cytosol. Localization of TA proteins occurs posttranslationally and is governed by the C-terminus, which contains the integral transmembrane domain (TMD) and targeting sequence. Targeting of TA proteins is dependent on the hydrophobicity of the TMD as well as the length and composition of flanking amino acid sequences...
March 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777722/nuclear-mitochondrial-epistasis-a-gene-s-eye-view-of-genomic-conflict
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Michael J Wade, Devin M Drown
We use population genetic models to investigate the cooperative and conflicting synergistic fitness effects between genes from the nucleus and the mitochondrion. By varying fitness parameters, we examine the scope for conflict relative to cooperation among genomes and the utility of the "gene's eye view" analytical approach, which is based on the marginal average fitness of specific alleles. Because sexual conflict can maintain polymorphism of mitochondrial haplotypes, we can explore two types of evolutionary conflict (genomic and sexual) with one epistatic model...
September 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728990/scanning-the-mitochondrial-genome-for-mutations-by-cycling-temperature-capillary-electrophoresis
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Christian Arstad, Paulo Refinetti, David Warren, Karl-Erik Giercksky, Per Olaf Ekstrøm
To bypass possible nuclear contamination and to exclusively amplify DNA from the mitochondrion, a set of 23 primers was selected. On the mitochondrial DNA selection fragments, a second set of fragments was used to amplify and identify mutant fractions with a detection limit of 1% . This mutation scanning method analyzed 76% of the mitochondrial genome and was used to examine 94 tumours from different tissues of origin. In all, 87 tumours had one or more mutations, leaving seven samples without observed mutations...
October 11, 2016: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719626/metabolic-inhibitors-as-antiparasitic-drugs-pharmacological-biochemical-and-molecular-perspectives
#15
REVIEW
Suprabhat Mukherjee, Niladri Mukherjee, Prajna Gayen, Priya Roy, Santi P Sinha Babu
BACKGROUND: Human diseases caused by the infectious parasites have been one of the major problems throughout the evolutionary journey. Protozoan and metazoan parasitic infections result in a large number of deaths, disabilities and socio-economic loss worldwide to date. Despite the best efforts for developing suitable antiparasitics, these infections take a massive toll on human health. The prevalence of emerging resistance to the existing drugs, lack of efficacy and toxic side effects are as added complications...
2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715485/constructive-edge-of-uridylation-induced-rna-degradation
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REVIEW
Ruslan Aphasizhev, Takuma Suematsu, Liye Zhang, Inna Aphasizheva
RNA uridylation is a significant transcriptome-shaping factor in protists, fungi, metazoans, and plants. The 3' U-additions are catalyzed by terminal uridyltransferases (TUTases), a diverse group of enzymes that along with non-canonical poly(A) polymerases form a distinct group in the superfamily of DNA polymerase β-like nucleotidyl transferases. Within and across studied organisms and subcellular compartments, TUTases differ in nucleotide triphosphate selectivity, interacting partners, and RNA targets. A general premise linking RNA uridylation to 3'-5' degradation received support from several studies of small RNAs and mRNA turnover...
November 2016: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539140/suppression-of-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-erk-and-jnk-activation-sensitizes-dihydromyricetin-induced-mitochondrial-apoptosis-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Shang-Jyh Kao, Wei-Jiunn Lee, Jer-Hwa Chang, Jyh-Ming Chow, Chi-Li Chung, Wen-Yueh Hung, Ming-Hsien Chien
Nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer with a high mortality rate and still remains a therapeutic challenge. A strategy for targeting NSCLC is to identify agents that are effective against NSCLC cells while sparing normal cells. Dihydromyricetin (DHM) is the major flavonoid component derived from Ampelopsis grossedentata, which has a long history of use in medicine. Herein, the molecular mechanisms by which DHM exerts its anticancer effects against NSCLC cells were investigated...
April 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528758/the-quantum-mitochondrion-and-optimal-health
#18
Alistair V W Nunn, Geoffrey W Guy, Jimmy D Bell
A sufficiently complex set of molecules, if subject to perturbation, will self-organize and show emergent behaviour. If such a system can take on information it will become subject to natural selection. This could explain how self-replicating molecules evolved into life and how intelligence arose. A pivotal step in this evolutionary process was of course the emergence of the eukaryote and the advent of the mitochondrion, which both enhanced energy production per cell and increased the ability to process, store and utilize information...
August 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527552/structurally-novel-steroidal-spirooxindole-by241-potently-inhibits-tumor-growth-mainly-through-ros-mediated-mechanisms
#19
Xiao-Jing Shi, Bin Yu, Jun-Wei Wang, Ping-Ping Qi, Kai Tang, Xin Huang, Hong-Min Liu
Cancer cells always have increased ROS levels, thus making them more vulnerable to persistent endogenous oxidative stress. The biochemical difference between cancer and normal cells could be exploited to achieve selective cancer cell killing by exogenous ROS-producing agents. Herein we described a structurally novel steroidal spirooxindole by241 and its anticancer efficacy. By241 exhibited potent inhibition against human cancer cells and less toxic to normal cells. By241 concentration-dependently induced apoptosis of MGC-803 and EC9706 cells, accompanied with the mitochondrial dysfunction and increased ROS levels...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485212/acute-upregulation-of-neuronal-mitochondrial-type-1-cannabinoid-receptor-and-it-s-role-in-metabolic-defects-and-neuronal-apoptosis-after-tbi
#20
Zhen Xu, Xiao-Ai Lv, Qun Dai, Yu-Qing Ge, Jie Xu
Metabolic defects and neuronal apoptosis initiated by traumatic brain injury (TBI) contribute to subsequent neurodegeneration. They are all regulated by mechanisms centered around mitochondrion. Type-1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1) is a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) enriched on neuronal plasma membrane. Recent evidences point to the substantial presence of CB1 receptors on neuronal mitochondrial outer membranes (mtCB1) and the activation of mtCB1 influences aerobic respiration via inhibiting mitochondrial cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)/protein kinase A (PKA)/complex I pathway...
2016: Molecular Brain
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