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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827470/visualization-of-cytosolic-ribosomes-on-the-surface-of-mitochondria-by-electron-cryo-tomography
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Vicki Am Gold, Piotr Chroscicki, Piotr Bragoszewski, Agnieszka Chacinska
We employed electron cryo-tomography to visualize cytosolic ribosomes on the surface of mitochondria. Translation-arrested ribosomes reveal the clustered organization of the TOM complex, corroborating earlier reports of localized translation. Ribosomes are shown to interact specifically with the TOM complex, and nascent chain binding is crucial for ribosome recruitment and stabilization. Ribosomes are bound to the membrane in discrete clusters, often in the vicinity of the crista junctions. This interaction highlights how protein synthesis may be coupled with transport...
August 21, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819924/dynamic-imaging-of-mitochondrial-membrane-proteins-in-specific-sub-organelle-membrane-locations
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REVIEW
Timo Appelhans, Karin B Busch
Mitochondria are cellular organelles with multifaceted tasks and thus composed of different sub-compartments. The inner mitochondrial membrane especially has a complex nano-architecture with cristae protruding into the matrix. Related to their function, the localization of mitochondrial membrane proteins is more or less restricted to specific sub-compartments. In contrast, it can be assumed that membrane proteins per se diffuse unimpeded through continuous membranes. Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching is a versatile technology used in mobility analyses to determine the mobile fraction of proteins, but it cannot provide data on subpopulations or on confined diffusion behavior...
August 17, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819818/diosmin-prevents-isoproterenol-induced-heart-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-rats
#3
S Sharmila Queenthy, P Stanely Mainzen Prince, Babu John
Cardiac mitochondrial oxidative stress causes mitochondrial damage that plays an important role in the pathology of myocardial infarction. The preventive effects of diosmin on cardiac mitochondrial oxidative stress in isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarcted rats were evaluated. Rats were pretreated with diosmin (10 mg/kg body weight) daily for 10 days. Myocardial infarction was induced in rats by isoproterenol (100 mg/kg body weight) injection twice at an interval of 24 h (on 11th and 12th day). Isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarcted rats showed a significant increase in the levels of cardiac diagnostic markers, heart mitochondrial lipid peroxidation, calcium ion, and a significant decrease in the levels of heart mitochondrial glutathione peroxidase, reduced glutathione, glutathione-S-transferase, isocitrate, malate, α-ketoglutarate, and succinate dehydrogenases...
August 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808388/caesalpinia-crista-linn-induces-protection-against-dna-and-membrane-damage
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R Sunil Kumar, Ramesh Balenahalli Narasingappa, Chandrashekhar G Joshi, Talakatta K Girish, Ananda Danagoudar
BACKGROUND: Caesalpinia crista is a medicinal herb used to cure various ailments in subtropical and tropical regions of Southeast Asia. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this evaluation of C. crista against free radical induced DNA and erythrocyte damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The profiles of polyphenol and flavonoid were quantified through reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Free radical induced DNA and membrane damage were performed using H2O2 as oxidative agent...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808085/sub-mitochondrial-localization-of-genetic-tagged-mib-interacting-partners-mic19-mic60-and-sam50
#5
Mira Sastri, Manjula Darshi, Mason Mackey, Ranjan Ramachandra, Saeyeon Ju, Sebastien Phan, Stephen Adams, Kathryn Stein, Christopher R Douglas, Jiwan John Kim, Mark H Ellisman, Susan S Taylor, Guy A Perkins
Each mitochondrial compartment contains varying protein compositions that underlie a diversity of localized functions. Insights into the localization of mitochondrial intermembrane space bridging (MIB) components will have an impact on our understanding of mitochondrial architecture, dynamics and function. Using the novel visualizable genetic tags miniSOG and APEX2 in cultured mouse cardiac and human astrocyte cell lines and electron tomography, we have mapped at nanoscale resolution three key MIB components: Mic19, Mic60 and Sam50, in the environment of structural landmarks such as cristae and crista junctions (CJs)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807341/ultrastructural-examination-of-skin-biopsies-may-assist-in-diagnosing-mitochondrial-cytopathy-when-muscle-biopsies-yield-negative-results
#6
John L McAfee, Christine B Warren, Richard A Prayson
Ultrastructural evaluation of skin biopsies has been utilized for diagnosis of mitochondrial disease. This study investigates how frequently skin biopsies reveal mitochondrial abnormalities, correlates skin and muscle biopsy findings, and describes clinical diagnoses rendered following the evaluation. A retrospective review of surgical pathology reports from 1990 to 2015 identified skin biopsies examined by electron microscopy for suspected metabolic disease. A total of 630 biopsies were included from 615 patients...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799721/bioassay-guided-isolation-of-potent-aphicidal-erythrina-alkaloids-against-aphis-gossypii-from-the-seed-of-erythrina-crista-galli-l
#7
Wang Delong, Xie Na, Shandong Yi, Chuanyuan Liu, Hui Jiang, Ma Zhiqing, Feng Juntao, He Yan, Zhang Xing
BACKGROUND: Cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii Glover) is one of the most invasive pests to cotton. Many botanical phytochemicals have a long history as a source of insecticides, and templates for new insecticides. This study was undertaken to isolate aphicidal compounds from the seeds of Erythrina crista-galli L. following the bioassay-guided isolation method. RESULTS: Three novel and eleven known Erythrina alkaloids were isolated. Compounds erysodine (9), erysovine (10), erysotrine (8) and erythraline (11) showed moderate to excellent aphicidal activity with LD50 of 7...
August 11, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799689/fusion-and-scission-of-membranes-ubiquitous-topological-transformations-in-cells
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Roland L Knorr, Noboru Mizushima, Rumiana Dimova
2016 Nobel Prizes were awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for autophagy and to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz for topological transitions. Both of these phenomena are intrinsically related when it comes to membranes. Here, we give a brief account on topological transformations of lipid membranes, commonly known as membrane fusion and membrane scission, and introduce the underlying topological invariant, the genus. The genus of a shape is a useful concept to distinguish unambiguously the processes of membrane fusion/scission and offers a simple method to describe complex, cellular membrane structures, such as fenestrated cristae...
August 11, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755702/mitochondria-response-to-camptothecin-and-hydroxycamptothecine-induced-apoptosis-in-spodoptera-exigua-cells
#9
Xiaoshuang Ren, Lan Zhang, Yanning Zhang, Liangang Mao, Hongyun Jiang
Camptothecin (CPT), a natural alkaloid extracted from Camptotheca acuminata Decne, exhibits potential insecticidal activities against various insect species. Our previous studies have showed that CPTs induced apoptosis in Spodoptera exigua Hübner cell line which is mediated preliminarily by the mitochondrial pathway. In this study, changes of mitochondrial morphologic and function were investigated to characterize mitochondrial responses in CPTs induced apoptosis. After incubation IOZCAS-Spex-II cells with CPT and HCPT, mitochondria exhibited obvious changes in the size, morphology and distribution, and ultrastructural alterations characterized by disruption of cristae and membrane...
August 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748873/apoptosis-of-rat-renal-cells-by-organophosphate-pesticide-quinalphos-ultrastructural-study
#10
Refaat A Eid
Quinalphos or Ekalux, an organophosphate pesticide, is used in controlling the pests of a variety of crops. Quinalphos was studied on male Sprague-Dawley albino rats. The acute po LD50 of technical Ekalux was 19.95 mg/kg in males. Ekalux, produced several pathological changes in the kidney. A glomerulus demonstrated capillary lumina occluded by degenerated cellular debris. Basement membrane showed irregular wrinkling and branching. The proximal tubular cells showed damage such as dilation of endoplasmic reticulum, accumulation of glycogen granules, and pyknotic nucleus...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747716/burn-induced-muscle-metabolic-derangements-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-are-associated-with-activation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-mtorc1-role-of-protein-farnesylation
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Harumasa Nakazawa, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Shohei Shinozaki, Masayuki Kobayashi, Yuichi Ikegami, Ming Fu, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Shingo Yasuhara, Yong-Ming Yu, J A Jeevendra Martyn, Ronald G Tompkins, Kentaro Shimokado, Tomoko Yorozu, Hideki Ito, Satoshi Inoue, Masao Kaneki
Metabolic derangements are a clinically significant complication of major trauma (e.g., burn injury) and include various aspects of metabolism, such as insulin resistance, muscle wasting, mitochondrial dysfunction and hyperlactatemia. Nonetheless, the molecular pathogenesis and the relation between these diverse metabolic alterations are poorly understood. We have previously shown that burn increases farnesyltransferase (FTase) expression and protein farnesylation and that FTase inhibitor (FTI) prevents burn-induced hyperlactatemia, insulin resistance, and increased proteolysis in mouse skeletal muscle...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741861/parvularia-atlantis-gen-et-sp-nov-a-nucleariid-filose-amoeba-holomycota-opisthokonta
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David López-Escardó, Purificación López-García, David Moreira, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Guifré Torruella
The opisthokonts constitute a eukaryotic supergroup divided into two main clades: the holozoans, which include animals and their unicellular relatives, and the holomycotans, which include fungi, opisthosporidians and nucleariids. Nucleariids are phagotrophic filose amoebae that phenotypically resemble more their distant holozoan cousins than their holomycotan phylogenetic relatives. Despite their evolutionary interest, the diversity and internal phylogenetic relationships within the nucleariids remain poorly studied...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737996/integrating-palliative-and-oncology-care-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-quality-improvement-intervention
#13
Laura C Hanson, Frances Collichio, Stephen A Bernard, William A Wood, Matt Milowsky, Erin Burgess, Crista J Creedle, Summer Cheek, Lydia Chang, Bhisham Chera, Alexandra Fox, Feng-Chang Lin
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines recommend palliative care for patients with advanced cancer, but gaps in access and quality of care persist. OBJECTIVE: To increase goals-of-care (GOC) communication for hospitalized patients with Stage IV cancer. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team designed a quality improvement intervention to enhance oncology palliative care, including training in communication skills and triggers for palliative care consults...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715773/developmental-toxicity-of-fe3o4-nanoparticles-on-cysts-and-three-larval-stages-of-artemia-salina
#14
Song Zhu, Ming-Yang Xue, Fei Luo, Wei-Chao Chen, Bin Zhu, Gao-Xue Wang
Using Artemia salina cysts (capsulated and decapsulated) and larvae (instar I, II and III) as experimental models, the potential effects of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) on marine ecosystems were investigated. Hatchability, mortality and a number of ethological, morphological and biochemical parameters were selected as end-points to define the toxic responses. Data showed that the hatching rates of capsulated and decapsulated cysts were significantly decreased (p < 0.01) following exposure to 600 mg/L for 24 and 36 h...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712724/acylglycerol-kinase-mutated-in-sengers-syndrome-is-a-subunit-of-the-tim22-protein-translocase-in-mitochondria
#15
Milena Vukotic, Hendrik Nolte, Tim König, Shotaro Saita, Maria Ananjew, Marcus Krüger, Takashi Tatsuta, Thomas Langer
Mutations in mitochondrial acylglycerol kinase (AGK) cause Sengers syndrome, which is characterized by cataracts, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and skeletal myopathy. AGK generates phosphatidic acid and lysophosphatidic acid, bioactive phospholipids involved in lipid signaling and the regulation of tumor progression. However, the molecular mechanisms of the mitochondrial pathology remain enigmatic. Determining its mitochondrial interactome, we have identified AGK as a constituent of the TIM22 complex in the mitochondrial inner membrane...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698627/the-energy-disruptor-metformin-targets-mitochondrial-integrity-via-modification-of-calcium-flux-in-cancer-cells
#16
Camille Loubiere, Stephan Clavel, Jerome Gilleron, Rania Harisseh, Jeremy Fauconnier, Issam Ben-Sahra, Lisa Kaminski, Kathiane Laurent, Stephanie Herkenne, Sandra Lacas-Gervais, Damien Ambrosetti, Damien Alcor, Stephane Rocchi, Mireille Cormont, Jean-François Michiels, Bernard Mari, Nathalie M Mazure, Luca Scorrano, Alain Lacampagne, Abdallah Gharib, Jean-François Tanti, Frederic Bost
Mitochondrial integrity is critical for the regulation of cellular energy and apoptosis. Metformin is an energy disruptor targeting complex I of the respiratory chain. We demonstrate that metformin induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, calcium release from the ER and subsequent uptake of calcium into the mitochondria, thus leading to mitochondrial swelling. Metformin triggers the disorganization of the cristae and inner mitochondrial membrane in several cancer cells and tumors. Mechanistically, these alterations were found to be due to calcium entry into the mitochondria, because the swelling induced by metformin was reversed by the inhibition of mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU)...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692647/the-effects-of-kisspeptin-10-on-serum-metabolism-and-myocardium-in-rats
#17
Ying Zhang, Yuanlong Hou, Xiaoyan Wang, Jihui Ping, Zhiyu Ma, Chuan Suo, Zhihai Lei, Xiang Li, Zheng Zhang, Cuicui Jia, Juan Su
Kisspeptin is a peptide encoded by the Kiss 1 gene and is also called metastin. Previous studies have generally focused on several functions of this peptide, including metastasis, puberty, vasoconstriction and reproduction. However, few studies have focused on the cardiac functions of kisspeptin. In the present study, cardiac histomorphology was observed via TEM (transmission electron microscope) and HE and Masson staining to observe instinctive changes. Serum metabolites levels were also measured and analyzed using GC/TOF-MS after injection with kisspeptin-10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689004/the-role-of-succinate-and-ros-in-reperfusion-injury-a-critical-appraisal
#18
REVIEW
Tatyana N Andrienko, Philippe Pasdois, Gonçalo C Pereira, Matthew J Ovens, Andrew P Halestrap
We critically assess the proposal that succinate-fuelled reverse electron flow (REF) drives mitochondrial matrix superoxide production from Complex I early in reperfusion, thus acting as a key mediator of ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Real-time surface fluorescence measurements of NAD(P)H and flavoprotein redox state suggest that conditions are unfavourable for REF during early reperfusion. Furthermore, rapid loss of succinate accumulated during ischemia can be explained by its efflux rather than oxidation...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686887/can-the-exposure-of-apis-mellifera-hymenoptera-apiadae-larvae-to-a-field-concentration-of-thiamethoxam-affect-newly-emerged-bees
#19
Priscila Sepúlveda Friol, Aline Fernanda Catae, Daiana Antonia Tavares, Osmar Malaspina, Thaisa Cristina Roat
The use of insecticides on crops can affect non-target insects, such as bees. In addition to the adult bees, larvae can be exposed to the insecticide through contaminated floral resources. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the possible effects of the exposure of A. mellifera larvae to a field concentration of thiamethoxam (0.001 ng/μL thiamethoxam) on larval and pupal survival and on the percentage of adult emergence. Additionally, its cytotoxic effects on the digestive cells of midgut, Malpighian tubules cells and Kenyon cells of the brain of newly emerged A...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671086/deficiency-of-interfibrillar-mitochondria-in-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure
#20
Yanting Geng, Yuanhui Hu, Huan Wang, Shuai Shi, Jingjing Shi, Zhiling Qiu
Mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in the progress of heart failure (HF). A pronounced variability of defects in mitochondrial subpopulations is reported to occur in various disease models. The aim of the study was to define the defects in the ultra structure and bioenergetic function of cardiac mitochondria in acute myocardial infarction-induced HF. AMI-induced HF rats were treated with saline (4.0ml/kg) for 8weeks. The ultra structure of myocardial mitochondrial subpopulations was assessed by electron microscope...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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