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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642043/mitochondrial-cx43-an-important-component-of-cardiac-preconditioning
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REVIEW
Antonio Rodríguez-Sinovas, Marisol Ruiz-Meana, Amanda Denuc, David García-Dorado
Connexin 43 (Cx43) forms gap junction channels that are essential for the propagation of electrical depolarization in cardiomyocytes, but also with important roles in the pathophysiology of reperfusion injury. However, more recent studies have shown that Cx43 has also important functions independent from intercellular communication between adjacent cardiomyocytes. Some of these actions have been related to the presence of Cx43 in the mitochondria of these cells (mitoCx43). The functions of mitoCx43 have not been completely elucidated, but there is strong evidence indicating that mitoCx43 modulates mitochondrial respiration at respiratory complex I, production of radical oxygen species and ATP synthesis...
June 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640448/overview-of-the-muscle-cytoskeleton
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Christine A Henderson, Christopher G Gomez, Stefanie M Novak, Lei Mi-Mi, Carol C Gregorio
Cardiac and skeletal striated muscles are intricately designed machines responsible for muscle contraction. Coordination of the basic contractile unit, the sarcomere, and the complex cytoskeletal networks are critical for contractile activity. The sarcomere is comprised of precisely organized individual filament systems that include thin (actin), thick (myosin), titin, and nebulin. Connecting the sarcomere to other organelles (e.g., mitochondria and nucleus) and serving as the scaffold to maintain cellular integrity are the intermediate filaments...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637784/tnfr2-stimulation-promotes-mitochondrial-fusion-via-stat3-and-nf-kb-dependent-activation-of-opa1-expression
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Jinliang Nan, Hengxun Hu, Yong Sun, Lianlian Zhu, Yingchao Wang, Zhiwei Zhong, Jing Zhao, Na Zhang, Ya Wang, Yaping Wang, Jian Ye, Ling Zhang, Xinyang Hu, Wei Zhu, Jian'an Wang
Rationale: Mitochondria are important cellular organelles and play essential roles in maintaining cell structure and function. Emerging evidence indicates that in addition to having pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic effects, tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) can, under certain circumstances, promote improvements in mitochondrial integrity and function, phenomena that can be ascribed to the existence of TNFα receptor 2 (TNFR2). Objective: The present study aimed to investigate whether and how TNFR2 activation mediates the effects of TNFα on mitochondria...
June 21, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619102/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-protects-the-heart-against-ischemic-injury-and-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts-against-oxidative-stress-involvement-of-mitochondrial-function-and-biogenesis
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Xiaochao Tian, Weiliang He, Rong Yang, Yingping Liu
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction (MI) is an acute and fatal condition that threatens human health. Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) has been used for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Mitochondria may play a protective role in MI injury. However, there are few reports on the cardioprotective effect of NBP or the potential mitochondrial mechanism for the NBP-induced protection against cardiac ischemia injury. We investigated the therapeutic effects of NBP in an in vivo MI model and an in vitro oxidative stress model, as well as the potential mitochondrial mechanism...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611221/optogenetic-control-of-mitochondrial-metabolism-and-ca-2-signaling-by-mitochondria-targeted-opsins
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Tatiana Tkatch, Elisa Greotti, Gytis Baranauskas, Diana Pendin, Soumitra Roy, Luliaoana I Nita, Jennifer Wettmarshausen, Matthias Prigge, Ofer Yizhar, Orian S Shirihai, Daniel Fishman, Michal Hershfinkel, Ilya A Fleidervish, Fabiana Perocchi, Tullio Pozzan, Israel Sekler
Key mitochondrial functions such as ATP production, Ca(2+) uptake and release, and substrate accumulation depend on the proton electrochemical gradient (ΔμH(+)) across the inner membrane. Although several drugs can modulate ΔμH(+), their effects are hardly reversible, and lack cellular specificity and spatial resolution. Although channelrhodopsins are widely used to modulate the plasma membrane potential of excitable cells, mitochondria have thus far eluded optogenetic control. Here we describe a toolkit of optometabolic constructs based on selective targeting of channelrhodopsins with distinct functional properties to the inner mitochondrial membrane of intact cells...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606389/etiology-of-alcoholic-cardiomyopathy-mitochondria-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
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REVIEW
Jennifer L Steiner, Charles H Lang
Putative mechanisms leading to the development of alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM) include the interrelated cellular processes of mitochondria metabolism, oxidative stress and apoptosis. As mitochondria fuel the constant energy demands of this continually contracting tissue, it is not surprising that alcohol-induced molecular changes in this organelle contribute to cardiac dysfunction and ACM. As the causal relationship of these processes with ACM has already been established, the primary objective of this review is to provide an update of the experimental findings to more completely understand the aforementioned mechanisms...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600454/the-slo-w-path-to-identifying-the-mitochondrial-channels-responsible-for-ischemic-protection
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REVIEW
Charles Owen Smith, Keith Nehrke, Paul S Brookes
Mitochondria play an important role in tissue ischemia and reperfusion (IR) injury, with energetic failure and the opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore being the major causes of IR-induced cell death. Thus, mitochondria are an appropriate focus for strategies to protect against IR injury. Two widely studied paradigms of IR protection, particularly in the field of cardiac IR, are ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and volatile anesthetic preconditioning (APC). While the molecular mechanisms recruited by these protective paradigms are not fully elucidated, a commonality is the involvement of mitochondrial K(+) channel opening...
June 9, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598489/nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-mediated-protection-of-the-rat-heart-exposed-to-ischemia-reperfusion
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Spyros A Mavropoulos, Nayaab S Khan, Asaph C J Levy, Bradley T Faliks, Cristina P Sison, Valentin A Pavlov, Youhua Zhang, Kaie Ojamaa
Reperfusion injury following acute myocardial infarction is associated with significant morbidity. Activation of neuronal or non-neuronal cholinergic pathways in the heart has been shown to reduce ischemic injury and this effect has been attributed primarily to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. In contrast, the role of nicotinic receptors, specifically alpha-7 subtype (α7nAChR) in the myocardium remains unknown which offers an opportunity to potentially repurpose several agonists/modulators that are currently under development for neurologic indications...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598232/exercise-reestablishes-autophagic-flux-and-mitochondrial-quality-control-in-heart-failure
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Juliane C Campos, Bruno B Queliconi, Luiz H M Bozi, Luiz R G Bechara, Paulo M M Dourado, Allen M Andres, Paulo R Jannig, Kátia M S Gomes, Vanessa O Zambelli, Cibele Rocha-Resende, Silvia Guatimosim, Patricia C Brum, Daria Mochly-Rosen, Roberta A Gottlieb, Alicia J Kowaltowski, Julio C B Ferreira
We previously reported that facilitating the clearance of damaged mitochondria through macroautophagy/autophagy protects against acute myocardial infarction. Here we characterized the impact of exercise, a safe strategy against cardiovascular disease, on cardiac autophagy and its contribution to mitochondrial quality control, bioenergetics and oxidative damage in a post-myocardial infarction-induced heart failure animal model. We found that failing hearts displayed reduced autophagic flux depicted by accumulation of autophagy-related markers and loss of responsiveness to chloroquine treatment at 4 and 12 weeks after myocardial infarction...
June 9, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597245/protein-kinase-ck2-regulates-redox-homeostasis-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-bcl-xl-in-cardiomyoblasts
#10
Susanne Schaefer, Barbara Guerra
Oxygen consumption is particularly elevated in cardiac cells as they are equipped with a large number of mitochondria and high levels of respiratory chain components. Consequently, production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is tightly controlled as an imbalance in redox reactions can lead to irreversible cellular damage. siRNA-mediated down-regulation of protein kinase CK2 has been implicated in the accumulation of ROS in cells. The present study was undertaken in order to investigate the role of CK2 in redox homeostasis in cardiomyoblasts...
June 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595547/beneficial-effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-and-n-mercaptopropionylglycine-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-heart
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Monika Bartekova, Miroslav Barancik, Kristina Ferenczyova, Narajan S Dhalla
Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury of the heart as a consequence of myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery represents a serious clinical problem. One of the most prominent mechanisms of I/R injury is the development of oxidative stress in the heart. In this regard, I/R has been shown to enhance the production of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species in the heart which lead to the imbalance between the pro-oxidants and antioxidant capacities of the endogenous radical-scavenging systems. Accordingly, increasing the antioxidant capacity of the heart by the administration of exogenous antioxidants is considered beneficial for the heart exposed to I/R...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588260/remodeling-pathway-control-of-mitochondrial-respiratory-capacity-by-temperature-in-mouse-heart-electron-flow-through-the-q-junction-in-permeabilized-fibers
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Hélène Lemieux, Pierre U Blier, Erich Gnaiger
Fuel substrate supply and oxidative phosphorylation are key determinants of muscle performance. Numerous studies of mammalian mitochondria are carried out (i) with substrate supply that limits electron flow, and (ii) far below physiological temperature. To analyze potentially implicated biases, we studied mitochondrial respiratory control in permeabilized mouse myocardial fibers using high-resolution respirometry. The capacity of oxidative phosphorylation at 37 °C was nearly two-fold higher when fueled by physiological substrate combinations reconstituting tricarboxylic acid cycle function, compared with electron flow measured separately through NADH to Complex I or succinate to Complex II...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579963/olesoxime-inhibits-cardioplegia-induced-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-a-study-in-langendorff-perfused-rabbit-hearts
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Aida Salameh, Maren Keller, Ingo Dähnert, Stefan Dhein
Objective: During cardioplegia, which is often used in cardiac surgery, the heart is subjected to global ischemia/reperfusion injury, which can result in a post-operative impairment of cardiac function. Mitochondria permeability transition pores (MPTP) play a key role in cardiomyocyte survival after ischemia/reperfusion injury. It was shown in clinical settings that blockers of MPTP like cyclosporine might have a positive influence on cardiac function after cardioplegic arrest. Olesoxime, which is a new drug with MPTP blocking activity, has been introduced as a neuroprotective therapeutic agent...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572638/mitochondrial-targeting-by-dichloroacetate-improves-outcome-following-hemorrhagic-shock
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Kumar Subramani, Sumin Lu, Marie Warren, Xiaogang Chu, Haroldo A Toque, R William Caldwell, Michael P Diamond, Raghavan Raju
Hemorrhagic shock is a leading cause of death in people under the age of 45 and accounts for almost half of trauma-related deaths. In order to develop a treatment strategy based on potentiating mitochondrial function, we investigated the effect of the orphan drug dichloroacetate (DCA) on survival in an animal model of hemorrhagic shock in the absence of fluid resuscitation. Hemorrhagic shock was induced in rats by withdrawing 60% of the blood volume and maintaining a hypotensive state. The studies demonstrated prolonged survival of rats subjected to hemorrhagic injury (HI) when treated with DCA...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559847/high-sensitivity-of-sirt3-deficient-hearts-to-ischemia-reperfusion-is-associated-with-mitochondrial-abnormalities
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Rebecca M Parodi-Rullán, Xavier Chapa-Dubocq, Pedro J Rullán, Sehwan Jang, Sabzali Javadov
Aim: Sirtuins are NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases that regulate cell metabolism through protein acetylation/deacetylation, and SIRT3 is the major deacetylase among mitochondrial isoforms. Here, we elucidated the possible role of acetylation of cyclophilin D, a key regulator of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP), in mitochondria-mediated cardiac dysfunction induced by ischemia-reperfusion (IR) in wild type (WT) and SIRT3 knockout (SIRT3(-/-)) mice. Materials and Methods: Isolated and Langendorff-mode perfused hearts of WT and SIRT3(-/-) mice were subjected to 25-min global ischemia followed by 60-min of reperfusion in the presence or absence of the mPTP inhibitor, sanglifehrin A (SfA)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551809/mitochondrial-transplantation-in-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury
#16
Borami Shin, Douglas B Cowan, Sitaram M Emani, Pedro J Del Nido, James D McCully
Ischemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Mitochondria are the power plant of the cardiomyocyte, generating more than 95% of the cardiac ATP. Complex cellular responses to myocardial ischemia converge on mitochondrial malfunction which persists and increases after reperfusion, determining the extent of cellular viability and post-ischemic functional recovery. In a quest to ameliorate various points in pathways from mitochondrial damage to myocardial necrosis, exhaustive pharmacologic and genetic tools have targeted various mediators of ischemia and reperfusion injury and procedural techniques without applicable success...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551797/peripheral-blood-mitochondrial-dna-and-myocardial-function
#17
Tatiana Kuznetsova, Judita Knez
Heart failure is a complex progressive clinical syndrome which is initiated by risk factors (e.g., hypertension, obesity, and diabetes), then proceeds to asymptomatic maladaptive left ventricular remodeling and dysfunction, and finally evolves into clinically overt, symptomatic heart failure, disability, and death. The progression of left ventricular dysfunction is associated with changes in cardiac energy metabolism. Mitochondria play a central role in a variety of cardiomyocytes functions, including oxidative energy production, storage of calcium ions, and programmed cell death...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551793/mitochondria-in-structural-and-functional-cardiac-remodeling
#18
Natalia Torrealba, Pablo Aranguiz, Camila Alonso, Beverly A Rothermel, Sergio Lavandero
The heart must function continuously as it is responsible for both supplying oxygen and nutrients throughout the entire body, as well as for the transport of waste products to excretory organs. When facing either a physiological or pathological increase in cardiac demand, the heart undergoes structural and functional remodeling as a means of adapting to increased workload. These adaptive responses can include changes in gene expression, protein composition, and structure of sub-cellular organelles involved in energy production and metabolism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551791/mitochondrial-mechanosensor-microdomains-in-cardiovascular-disorders
#19
Michele Miragoli, Aderville Cabassi
The cardiomyocytes populating the 'working myocardium' are highly organized and such organization ranges from macroscale (e.g. the geometrical rod shape) to microscale (dyad/t-tubules) domains. This meticulous level of organization is imperative for assuring the normal and physiological pump-function of the heart. In the pathological cardiac tissue, the domains-related architecture is partially lost, resulting in morphological, electrical and metabolic remodeling and promoting cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and arrhythmias...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551788/functional-role-of-mitochondria-in-arrhythmogenesis
#20
Jessica Gambardella, Daniela Sorriento, Michele Ciccarelli, Carmine Del Giudice, Antonella Fiordelisi, Luigi Napolitano, Bruno Trimarco, Guido Iaccarino, Gaetano Santulli
Growing evidence indicate that mitochondria play a functional role in arrhythmogenesis. We report here the molecular mechanisms underlying the action of these highly dynamic organelles in the regulation of cell metabolism, action potential and, overall, heart excitability. In particular, we examine the role of cardiac mitochondria in linking metabolism and cell excitability. The importance of the main mitochondrial channels is evaluated as well, including the recently identified calcium uniporter. Promises and pitfalls of potential therapeutic strategies targeting mitochondrial pathways are also assessed...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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