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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931218/scutellaria-barbata-flavonoids-alleviate-memory-deficits-and-neuronal-injuries-induced-by-composited-a%C3%AE-in-rats
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Xiao G Wu, Shu S Wang, Hong Miao, Jian J Cheng, Shu F Zhang, Ya Z Shang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Scutellaria barbata flavonoids (SBF) on memory impairment and neuronal injury induced by amyloid beta protein 25-35 in combination with aluminum trichloride (AlCl3) and recombinant human transforming growth factor-β1 (RHTGF-β1) (composited Aβ) in rats. METHODS: The composited Aβ-treated model of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like memory impairment and neuronal injury was established in male rats by right intracerebroventricular injection of composited Aβ, and the effects of SBF were assessed using this rat model...
December 8, 2016: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930548/primary-central-nervous-system-alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-report
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Xiaoqin Dong, Jun Li, Na Huo, Yan Wang, Zhao Wu, Xiaohong Lin, Hong Zhao
RATIONALE: Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It mostly invades lymph nodes with extranodal involvement observed in the soft tissue, bone, and skin. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 34-year-old Chinese male patient who presented with headache, diplopia, and vomit. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis via lumbar puncture showed elevated CSF pressure, elevated CSF protein concentrations, decreased CSF glucose and chloride concentration significantly, and pleocytosis of 68 to 350 × 10/L, in which lymphocytes and monocytes were predominant...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917898/incomplete-and-delayed-sox2-deletion-defines-residual-ear-neurosensory-development-and-maintenance
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Martina Dvorakova, Israt Jahan, Iva Macova, Tetyana Chumak, Romana Bohuslavova, Josef Syka, Bernd Fritzsch, Gabriela Pavlinkova
The role of Sox2 in neurosensory development is not yet fully understood. Using mice with conditional Islet1-cre mediated deletion of Sox2, we explored the function of Sox2 in neurosensory development in a model with limited cell type diversification, the inner ear. In Sox2 conditional mutants, neurons initially appear to form normally, whereas late- differentiating neurons of the cochlear apex never form. Variable numbers of hair cells differentiate in the utricle, saccule, and cochlear base but sensory epithelium formation is completely absent in the apex and all three cristae of the semicircular canal ampullae...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895556/neurosensory-differentiation-and-innervation-patterning-in-the-human-fetal-vestibular-end-organs-between-the-gestational-weeks-8-12
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Lejo Johnson Chacko, Elisabeth J Pechriggl, Helga Fritsch, Helge Rask-Andersen, Michael J F Blumer, Anneliese Schrott-Fischer, Rudolf Glueckert
Balance orientation depends on the precise operation of the vestibular end organs and the vestibular ganglion neurons. Previous research on the assemblage of the neuronal network in the developing fetal vestibular organ has been limited to data from animal models. Insights into the molecular expression profiles and signaling moieties involved in embryological development of the human fetal inner ear have been limited. We present an investigation of the cells of the vestibular end organs with specific focus on the hair cell differentiation and innervation pattern using an uninterrupted series of unique specimens from gestational weeks 8-12...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889468/mitochondrial-cristae-remodelling-is-associated-with-disrupted-opa1-oligomerisation-in-the-huntington-s-disease-r6-2-fragment-model
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Tanja Hering, Kerstin Kojer, Nathalie Birth, Jaqueline Hallitsch, Jan-Willem Taanman, Michael Orth
There is evidence of an imbalance of mitochondrial fission and fusion in patients with Huntington's disease (HD) and HD animal models. Fission and fusion are important for mitochondrial homeostasis including mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) maintenance and may be relevant for the selective striatal mtDNA depletion that we observed in the R6/2 fragment HD mouse model. We aimed to investigate the fission/fusion balance and the integrity of the mitochondrial membrane system in cortex and striatum of end-stage R6/2 mice and wild-type animals...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882940/mdm2-prevents-spontaneous-tubular-epithelial-cell-death-and-acute-kidney-injury
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Dana Thomasova, Martrez Ebrahim, Kristina Fleckinger, Moying Li, Jakob Molnar, Bastian Popper, Helen Liapis, Ahmed M Kotb, Florian Siegerist, Nicole Endlich, Hans-Joachim Anders
Murine double minute-2 (MDM2) is an E3-ubiquitin ligase and the main negative regulator of tumor suppressor gene p53. MDM2 has also a non-redundant function as a modulator of NF-kB signaling. As such it promotes proliferation and inflammation. MDM2 is highly expressed in the unchallenged tubular epithelial cells and we hypothesized that MDM2 is necessary for their survival and homeostasis. MDM2 knockdown by siRNA or by genetic depletion resulted in demise of tubular cells in vitro. This phenotype was completely rescued by concomitant knockdown of p53, thus suggesting p53 dependency...
November 24, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864738/biochemical-and-histological-biomarkers-in-the-midgut-of-apis-mellifera-from-polluted-environment-at-beheira-governorate-egypt
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Ahmed M Abu El-Saad, Dalia A Kheirallah, Lamia M El-Samad
The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of organophosphorus (OP) pollutants on oxidative stress and ultrastructural biomarkers in the midgut of the honeybee Apis mellifera collected from three locations that differ in their extent of spraying load with OP insecticides: a weakly anthropised rural site, Bolin which is considered as a reference site; moderately spraying site, El Kaza; and a strongly anthropised urban site, Tiba with a long history of pesticide use. Results showed that high concentrations of chlorpyrifos, malathion, diazinon, chlorpyrifos-methyl, and pirimiphos-methyl were detected in midgut at locations with extensive pesticide spraying...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849155/an-evidence-based-hypothesis-on-the-existence-of-two-pathways-of-mitochondrial-crista-formation
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Max E Harner, Ann-Katrin Unger, Willie Jc Geerts, Muriel Mari, Toshiaki Izawa, Maria Stenger, Stefan Geimer, Fulvio Reggiori, Benedikt Westermann, Walter Neupert
Metabolic function and architecture of mitochondria are intimately linked. More than 60 years ago, cristae were discovered as characteristic elements of mitochondria that harbor the protein complexes of oxidative phosphorylation, but how cristae are formed, remained an open question. Here we present experimental results obtained with yeast that support a novel hypothesis on the existence of two molecular pathways that lead to the generation of lamellar and tubular cristae. Formation of lamellar cristae depends on the mitochondrial fusion machinery through a pathway that is required also for homeostasis of mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA...
November 16, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844245/a-model-of-signal-processing-at-the-isolated-hair-cell-of-the-frog-semicircular-canal
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Rita Canella, Marta Martini, Maria Lisa Rossi
A computational model has been developed to simulate the electrical behavior of the type II hair cell dissected from the crista ampullaris of frog semicircular canals. In its basolateral membrane, it hosts a system of four voltage-dependent conductances (g A , g KV , g KCa , g Ca ). The conductance behavior was mathematically described using original patch-clamp experimental data. The transient K current, IA, was isolated as the difference between the currents obtained before and after removing IA inactivation...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825852/osm-mitigates-post-infarction-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-by-up-regulating-autophagy-through-mst1-suppression
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Jianqiang Hu, Lei Zhang, Zhijing Zhao, Mingming Zhang, Jie Lin, Jiaxing Wang, Wenjun Yu, Wanrong Man, Congye Li, Rongqing Zhang, Erhe Gao, Haichang Wang, Dongdong Sun
The incidence and prevalence of heart failure (HF) in the world are rapidly rising possibly attributed to the worsened HF following myocardial infarction (MI) in recent years. Here we examined the effects of oncostatin M (OSM) on postinfarction cardiac remodeling and the underlying mechanisms involved. MI model was induced using left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) ligation. In addition, cultured neonatal mouse cardiomyocytes were subjected to simulated MI. Our results revealed that OSM alleviated left ventricular remodeling, promoted cardiac function, restored mitochondrial cristae density and architecture disorders after 4weeks of MI...
November 4, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815362/mitochondrial-function-and-maize-kernel-development-requires-dek2-a-pentatricopeptide-repeat-protein-involved-in-nad1-mrna-splicing
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Weiwei Qi, Yang Yang, Xuzhen Feng, Mingliang Zhang, Rentao Song
In flowering plants, many respiration related proteins are encoded by mitochondrial genome and the splicing of mitochondrion-encoded mRNA involves a complex collaboration with nuclear-encoded proteins. Pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins have been implicated in these RNA-protein interactions. Maize defective kernel 2 (dek2) is a classic mutant with small kernels and delayed development. Through positional cloning and allelic confirmation we found Dek2 encodes a novel P-type PPR protein that targets mitochondria...
November 4, 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815210/function-of-cyp11a1-in-the-mitochondria
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Yu Chien, Karen Rosal, Bon-Chu Chung
Steroids are synthesized from the adrenal glands and gonads by enzymes of the cytochromes P450 and hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in nature. These enzymes are located in the membrane of endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria to catalyze redox reactions using electrons transported from the membrane. In the mitochondria, steroidogenic enzymes are inserted into the inner membrane with the bulk of the protein facing the matrix. They are not only important for steroid biosynthesis, their presence also affects mitochondrial morphology...
November 1, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811675/a-new-species-of-semi-terrestrial-freshwater-crab-crustacea-decapoda-brachyura-potamidae-from-the-central-highlands-of-vietnam
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Van Tu Doweld, Van Dong Dang, Thi Kim Thu Cao, Ngoc Khac Hoang
A new species of semi-terrestrial crab of the family Potamidae, Rathbunamon chumomrayense sp. nov. is described from Chu Mom Ray National Park, the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The new species can be distinguished from R. lacunifer (Rathbun, 1904), the only other species in the genus, by a suite of characters, including the slightly more rugose anterolateral regions, confluent epigastric and postorbital cristae that are sinuous, less convex anterolateral margins, relatively shorter fingers of the chelipeds, and the terminal segment of the male first gonopod being slightly curved outwards, with narrower dorsal flap...
October 31, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799464/muscle-injury-and-impaired-function-and-insulin-resistance-in-chromogranin-a-knockout-mice
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Kechun Tang, Teresa Pasqua, Angshuman Biswas, Sumana Mahata, Jennifer Tang, Alisa Tang, Gautam K Bandyopadhyay, Amiya Sinha-Hikim, Nai-Wen Chi, Nick Webster, Angelo Corti, Sushil K Mahata
Chromogranin A (CgA) is widely expressed in endocrine and neuroendocrine tissues as well as in the central nervous system. We observed CgA expression (mRNA and protein) in the gastrocnemius (GAS) muscle and found that performance of CgA-deficient Chga-KO mice in treadmill exercise was impaired. Supplementation with CgA in Chga-KO mice restored exercise ability suggesting a novel role for endogenous CgA in skeletal muscle function. Chga-KO mice display (i) lack of exercise-induced stimulation of pAKT, pTBC1D1 and phospho-p38 kinase signaling, (ii) loss of GAS muscle mass, (iii) extensive formation of tubular aggregates (TA), (iv) disorganized cristae architecture in mitochondria, (v) increased expression of the inflammatory cytokines Tnfα, Il6 and Ifnɣ, and fibrosis...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793739/globular-ctrp3-promotes-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-cardiomyocytes-through-ampk-pgc-1%C3%AE-pathway
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Cheng-Lin Zhang, Han Feng, Li Li, Jin-Yu Wang, Dan Wu, Yan-Ting Hao, Zheng Wang, Yan Zhang, Li-Ling Wu
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial biogenesis is crucial for the maintenance of mitochondrial function and cellular homeostasis. C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) is an adipokine that owns multiple functions on metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. However, whether CTRP3 affects mitochondrial biogenesis in cardiomyocytes remains unknown. METHODS: Neonatal rat ventricular myocytes were cultured and treated with globular CTRP3 (gCTRP3). The expression of mitochondrial biogenesis related genes was measured by real-time PCR and western blot analysis...
January 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786616/transmission-electron-microscopic-evaluation-of-neuronal-changes-in-methylmercury-exposed-zebrafish-embryos-danio-rerio
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Said A Hassan, Sameh M Farouk, Louise C Abbott
Our work aimed to elucidate the ultrastructural changes associated with brain neurons in wild-type zebrafish embryos exposed to different concentrations of methylmercury. Zebrafish embryos were exposed to one of five concentrations of methylmercury (0 [negative control], 5, 10, 50, and 80 parts per billion) starting at six hours post fertilization (hpf). At 96 hpf, cells in the zebrafish embryo brains were examined using transmission electron microscopy. The developing neurons of the control embryos sowed normal cellular ultrastructure...
November 2016: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786282/cristae-remodeling-causes-acidification-detected-by-integrated-graphene-sensor-during-mitochondrial-outer-membrane-permeabilization
#17
Ted D Pham, Phi Q Pham, Jinfeng Li, Anthony G Letai, Douglas C Wallace, Peter J Burke
The intrinsic apoptotic pathway and the resultant mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) via BAK and BAX oligomerization, cytochrome c (cytc) release, and caspase activation are well studied, but their effect on cytosolic pH is poorly understood. Using isolated mitochondria, we show that MOMP results in acidification of the surrounding medium. BAK conformational changes associated with MOMP activate the OMA1 protease to cleave OPA1 resulting in remodeling of the cristae and release of the highly concentrated protons within the cristae invaginations...
October 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783852/mitochondrial-actions-of-thyroid-hormone
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Antonia Lanni, Maria Moreno, Fernando Goglia
The hypermetabolic effects of thyroid hormones (THs), the major endocrine regulators of metabolic rate, are widely recognized. Although, the cellular mechanisms underlying these effects have been extensively investigated, much has yet to be learned about how TH regulates diverse cellular functions. THs have a profound impact on mitochondria, the organelles responsible for the majority of cellular energy production, and several studies have been devoted to understand the respective importance of the nuclear and mitochondrial pathways for organelle activity...
September 15, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783002/the-changing-nasolabial-dimensions-following-repair-of-unilateral-cleft-lip-an-anthropometric-study-in-late-childhood
#19
Zena L Knight, Ingrid Ganske, Curtis K Deutsch, John B Mulliken
BACKGROUND: Repair of unilateral cleft lip and nasal deformity in three dimensions requires anticipation of changes in the fourth dimension that can be determined by periodic and objective assessment. METHODS: Fifty patients with unilateral cleft lip with or without cleft palate underwent primary repair from 1999 to 2004 and were followed through 2014. Anthropometry was performed immediately postoperatively and at a first and second follow-up interval, occurring at an average age of 6...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777567/distribution-of-5-ht1f-receptors-in-monkey-vestibular-and-trigeminal-ganglion-cells
#20
Habiba O Usman, Carey D Balaban
BACKGROUND: Evidence of serotonergic involvement in vestibular pathway contributions to migraine and balance disorders is compelling. Serotonergic 5-HT1B and 5-HT1D receptors are expressed extensively in inner ear ganglia of monkeys and rats. The serotonergic 5-HT1F receptor is also a target of triptans. This study describes its distribution in vestibular and trigeminal ganglia of monkeys. METHODS: Using primary polyclonal antibodies raised against oligopeptides specific for the human 5-HT1F receptor, neuronal somatic area and intensity of immunoreactive vestibular and trigeminal ganglia were quantified...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
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