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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641288/the-crista-fenestra-and-its-impact-on-the-surgical-approach-to-the-scala-tympani-during-cochlear-implantation
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Roberto D Angeli, Joel Lavinsky, Enio T Setogutti, Luiz Lavinsky
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to describe the dimensions of the crista fenestra and determine its presence by means of high-resolution computed tomography (CT) for the purpose of cochlear implantation via the round window approach. METHODS: A series of 10 adult human temporal bones underwent high-resolution CT scanning and were further dissected for microscopic study of the round window niche. RESULTS: In all of the specimens, the round window membrane was fully visualized after the complete removal of bony overhangs...
June 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640814/a-novel-algorithm-identifies-stress-induced-alterations-in-mitochondrial-connectivity-and-inner-membrane-structure-from-confocal-images
#2
Mathieu Ouellet, Gérald Guillebaud, Valerie Gervais, David Lupien St-Pierre, Marc Germain
Mitochondria exist as a highly interconnected network that is exquisitely sensitive to variations in nutrient availability, as well as a large array of cellular stresses. Changes in length and connectivity of this network, as well as alterations in the mitochondrial inner membrane (cristae), regulate cell fate by controlling metabolism, proliferation, differentiation, and cell death. Given the key roles of mitochondrial dynamics, the process by which mitochondria constantly fuse and fragment, the measure of mitochondrial length and connectivity provides crucial information on the health and activity of various cell populations...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636943/opa1-isoforms-in-the-hierarchical-organization-of-mitochondrial-functions
#3
Valentina Del Dotto, Prashant Mishra, Sara Vidoni, Mario Fogazza, Alessandra Maresca, Leonardo Caporali, J Michael McCaffery, Martina Cappelletti, Enrico Baruffini, Guy Lenaers, David Chan, Michela Rugolo, Valerio Carelli, Claudia Zanna
OPA1 is a GTPase that controls mitochondrial fusion, cristae integrity, and mtDNA maintenance. In humans, eight isoforms are expressed as combinations of long and short forms, but it is unclear whether OPA1 functions are associated with specific isoforms and/or domains. To address this, we expressed each of the eight isoforms or different constructs of isoform 1 in Opa1(-/-) MEFs. We observed that any isoform could restore cristae structure, mtDNA abundance, and energetic efficiency independently of mitochondrial network morphology...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
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
#4
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/28630156/apoptotic-foci-at-mitochondria-in-and-around-bax-pores
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Begoña Ugarte-Uribe, Ana J García-Sáez
The permeabilization of the mitochondrial outer membrane by Bax and Bak during apoptosis is considered a key step and a point of no return in the signalling pathway. It is always closely related to the reorganization of mitochondrial cristae that frees cytochrome c to the intermembrane space and to massive mitochondrial fragmentation mediated by the dynamin-like protein Drp1. Despite multiple evidence in favour of a functional link between these processes, the molecular mechanisms that connect them and their relevance for efficient apoptosis signalling remain obscure...
August 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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/28624941/does-static-electric-field-from-ultra-high-voltage-direct-current-transmission-lines-affect-male-reproductive-capacity-evidence-from-a-laboratory-study-on-male-mice
#7
Sixia Wu, Guoqing Di, Zhengguang Li
With the development of ultra-high-voltage direct-current (UHVDC) transmission technology and increase in transmission voltage, the issue of environmental static electric field (SEF) pollution is standing out and its possible health effects have caused much public attention. In this study, the effects of chronic exposure to SEF on reproductive capacity of male mice were investigated. Twenty Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice were exposed to SEF (56.3 ± 1.4 kV/m, 49 days) generated by a high-voltage device...
June 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609725/new-insights-on-mitochondrial-heterogeneity-observed-in-prepared-mitochondrial-samples-following-a-method-for-freeze-fracture-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
#8
Julie A MacDonald, William H Fowle, Dori C Woods PhD
Mitochondria are dynamic intracellular organelles with diverse roles in tissue- and cell type-specific processes, extending beyond bioenergetics. In keeping with this array of functions, mitochondria are described as heterogeneous both between and within tissue types based on multiple parameters, including a broad spectrum of morphological features, and new research points toward a need for the evaluation of mitochondria as isolated organelles. Although transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is commonly used for the evaluation of mitochondria in tissues and renders mitochondrial structures in ultra-thin sections in two-dimensions, additional information regarding complex features within these organelles can be ascertained using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which allows for analysis of phenotypic differences in three-dimensions...
June 1, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606351/ultrastructural-characterization-of-the-host-parasite-interface-between-allomyces-anomalus-blastocladiomycota-and-rozella-allomycis-cryptomycota
#9
Martha J Powell, Peter M Letcher, Timothy Y James
Rozella allomycis is an obligate endoparasite of the water mold Allomyces and a member of a clade (= Opisthosporidia) sister to the traditional Fungi. Gaining insights into Rozella's development as a phylogenetically pivotal endoparasite can aid our understanding of structural adaptations and evolution of the Opisthosporidia clade, especially within the context of genomic information. The purpose of this study is to characterize the interface between R. allomycis and Allomyces anomalus. Electron microscopy of developing plasmodia of R...
June 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605166/crista-supraventricularis-purkinje-network-and-its-relation-to-intraseptal-purkinje-network
#10
Marcos De Almeida, Mayssa Araujo, Mathias Duque, Virginia Vilhena
Using transparent specimens with a dual color injection, microscopy and computer tomography, this report shows that the right and left ventricular subendocardial Purkinje networks are connected by an extensive septal network in the bovine heart. The septal network is present along the entire septum except at a free zone below ventricular valves. Being the only communication of the basal right septum with the right free wall, the supraventricular crest is an enigmatic but not, by any means, hidden muscular structure...
June 12, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602068/radiographic-changes-of-the-nasal-septal-body-among-patients-with-sinonasal-diseases
#11
January E Gelera, Devendra Ojar, Jae Hyun Lim, Jee Hye Wee, Jeong-Whun Kim, Chae-Seo Rhee
Objectives: This study aims to determine the anatomical changes occurring in the nasal septal body (NSB) among patients with sinonasal disease and compares the measurements obtained from patients without sinonasal disease. Methods: This was a retrospective study involving review of 405 (93 without and 212 with sinonasal disease) plain paranasal sinus computed tomography (PNS CT) on coronal view at a tertiary training hospital, which was done consecutively from January 2014 to December 2015...
June 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589937/loss-of-parkinson-s-disease-associated-protein-chchd2-affects-mitochondrial-crista-structure-and-destabilizes-cytochrome-c
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Hongrui Meng, Chikara Yamashita, Kahori Shiba-Fukushima, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Manabu Funayama, Shigeto Sato, Tomohisa Hatta, Tohru Natsume, Masataka Umitsu, Junichi Takagi, Yuzuru Imai, Nobutaka Hattori
Mutations in CHCHD2 have been identified in some Parkinson's disease (PD) cases. To understand the physiological and pathological roles of CHCHD2, we manipulated the expression of CHCHD2 in Drosophila and mammalian cells. The loss of CHCHD2 in Drosophila causes abnormal matrix structures and impaired oxygen respiration in mitochondria, leading to oxidative stress, dopaminergic neuron loss and motor dysfunction with age. These PD-associated phenotypes are rescued by the overexpression of the translation inhibitor 4E-BP and by the introduction of human CHCHD2 but not its PD-associated mutants...
June 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586271/-before-the-war-we-had-it-all-family-planning-among-couples-in-a-post-conflict-setting
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Nicole Warren, Carmen Alvarez, Maphie Tosha Makambo, Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, Nancy Glass
There is little evidence about family planning knowledge, attitudes, and use among couples in post-conflict Democratic Republic of the Congo. We used qualitative descriptions to analyze data from 75 participants. Intimate partner violence (IPV) was common among participants. They were aware of family planning methods; however, IPV and fears of side effects were barriers to use. Although participants were concerned about the cost of large families, had positive attitudes toward family planning, and intended to use it, actual use was uncommon...
June 6, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585712/a-novel-non-apoptotic-role-of-procaspase-3-in-the-regulation-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-activators
#14
Ji-Soo Kim, Ji-Young Ha, Sol-Ji Yang, Jin H Son
The executioner caspase-3 has been proposed as a pharmacological intervention target to preserve degenerating dopaminergic (DA) neurons because apoptotic mechanisms involving caspase-3 contribute, at least in part, to the loss of DA neurons in patients and experimental models of Parkinson's disease (PD). Here, we determined that genetic intervention of caspase-3 was sufficient to prevent cell death against oxidative stress (OS), accompanied by unexpected severe mitochondrial dysfunction. Specifically, as we expected, caspase-3-deficient DA neuronal cells were very significantly resistant to OS-induced cell death, while the activation of the initiator caspase-9 by OS was preserved...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585136/effect-and-underlying-mechanism-of-bu-shen-an-tai-recipe-on-ovarian-apoptosis-in-mice-with-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-implantation-dysfunction
#15
Wen-Wen Ma, Jing Xiao, Yu-Fan Song, Jia-Hui Ding, Xiu-Juan Tan, Kun-Kun Song, Ming-Min Zhang
The effect and underlying mechanism of Bu-Shen-An-Tai recipe on ovarian apoptosis in mice with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) implantation dysfunction were studied. The COH implantation dysfunction model in mice was established by intraperitoneal injection of 7.5 IU pregnant mare's serum gonadotrophin (PMSG), followed by 7.5 IU human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) 48 h later. Then the female mice were mated with male at a ratio of 2:1 in the same cage at 6:00 p.m. The female mice from normal group were injected intraperitoneally with normal saline and mated at the corresponding time...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582680/evolutionary-relationship-of-the-scale-bearing-kraken-incertae-sedis-monadofilosa-cercozoa-rhizaria-combining-ultrastructure-data-and-a-two-gene-phylogeny
#16
Kenneth Dumack, Alexander P Mylnikov, Michael Bonkowski
The genus Kraken represents a distinct lineage of filose amoebae within the Cercozoa. Currently a single species, Kraken carinae, has been described. SSU rDNA phylogeny showed an affiliation to the Cercomonadida, branching with weak support at its base, close to Paracercomonas, Metabolomonas, and Brevimastigomonas. Light microscopical analyses showed several unique features of the genus Kraken, but ultrastructure data were lacking. In this study, K. carinae has been studied by electron microscopy, these data conjoined with a two-gene phylogeny were used to give more insight into the evolutionary relationship of the genus Kraken within Cercozoa...
July 2017: Protist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579242/mitochonic-acid-5-ma-5-facilitates-atp-synthase-oligomerization-and-cell-survival-in-various-mitochondrial-diseases
#17
Tetsuro Matsuhashi, Takeya Sato, Shin-Ichiro Kanno, Takehiro Suzuki, Akihiro Matsuo, Yuki Oba, Motoi Kikusato, Emi Ogasawara, Tai Kudo, Kosuke Suzuki, Osamu Ohara, Hiroko Shimbo, Fumika Nanto, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Daisuke Saigusa, Yasuno Mukaiyama, Akiko Watabe, Koichi Kikuchi, Hisato Shima, Eikan Mishima, Yasutoshi Akiyama, Yoshitsugu Oikawa, H O Hsin-Jung, Yukako Akiyama, Chitose Suzuki, Mitsugu Uematsu, Masaki Ogata, Naonori Kumagai, Masaaki Toyomizu, Atsushi Hozawa, Nariyasu Mano, Yuji Owada, Setsuya Aiba, Teruyuki Yanagisawa, Yoshihisa Tomioka, Shigeo Kure, Sadayoshi Ito, Kazuto Nakada, Ken-Ichiro Hayashi, Hitoshi Osaka, Takaaki Abe
Mitochondrial dysfunction increases oxidative stress and depletes ATP in a variety of disorders. Several antioxidant therapies and drugs affecting mitochondrial biogenesis are undergoing investigation, although not all of them have demonstrated favorable effects in the clinic. We recently reported a therapeutic mitochondrial drug mitochonic acid MA-5 (Tohoku J. Exp. Med., 2015). MA-5 increased ATP, rescued mitochondrial disease fibroblasts and prolonged the life span of the disease model "Mitomouse" (JASN, 2016)...
May 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573750/chondrification-and-character-identification-in-the-skull-exemplified-for-the-basicranial-anatomy-of-early-squamate-embryos
#18
Oleksandr Yaryhin, Ingmar Werneburg
The neurocranium of vertebrates is mainly derived from early cartilaginous anlagen, the so-called chondrocranium, the base of the future skull. Two initial bar-shaped and paired chondrifications flank the notochord, the rostral trabecles and the caudal parachordals. In most reptiles, there is an additional component, the transverse acrochordal, which is placed between trabecles and parachordals. All these elements compose the base of the future chondrocranium. There are several drastically different hypotheses concerning the development and interrelationship of these elements...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573552/autogenous-bone-grafts-in-oral-implantology-is-it-still-a-gold-standard-a-consecutive-review-of-279-patients-with-456-clinical-procedures
#19
Andreas Sakkas, Frank Wilde, Marcus Heufelder, Karsten Winter, Alexander Schramm
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the clinical outcomes of graft success rate and early implant survival rate after preprosthetic alveolar ridge reconstruction with autologous bone grafts. METHODS: A consecutive retrospective study was conducted on all patients who were treated at the military outpatient clinic of the Department of Oral and Plastic Maxillofacial Surgery at the military hospital in Ulm (Germany) in the years of 2009 until 2011 with autologous bone transplantation prior to secondary implant insertion...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573110/nocardia-cyriacigeogica-from-bovine-mastitis-induced-in-vitro-apoptosis-of-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-via-activation-of-mitochondrial-caspase-pathway
#20
Wei Chen, Yongxia Liu, Limei Zhang, Xiaolong Gu, Gang Liu, Muhammad Shahid, Jian Gao, Tariq Ali, Bo Han
Nocardia is one of the causing agents of bovine mastitis and increasing prevalence of nocardial mastitis in shape of serious outbreaks has been reported from many countries. However, the mechanisms by which this pathogen damages the bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMECs) is not yet studied. Therefore, this study was designed with the aim to evaluate the apoptotic effects elicited by Nocardia and to investigate the pathway by which the Nocardia induce apoptosis in bMECs. Clinical Nocardia cyriacigeorgica strain from bovine mastitis was used to infect the bMECs for different time intervals, viz...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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