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mitochondria and cardiovascular disease

Cynthia M F Monaco, Paula M Miotto, Jason S Huber, Luc J C van Loon, Jeremy A Simpson, Graham P Holloway
Supplementation with dietary inorganic nitrate (NO3 - ) is increasingly recognized to confer cardioprotective effects in both healthy and clinical populations. While the mechanism(s) remain ambiguous, in skeletal muscle, the oral consumption of sodium nitrate has been shown to improve mitochondrial efficiency. Whether sodium nitrate has similar effects on mitochondria within the heart is unknown. Therefore, we comprehensively investigated the effect of sodium nitrate supplementation on in vivo left ventricular (LV) function and mitochondrial bioenergetics...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Duojiao Wu, Xiangdong Wang, Hongzhi Sun
Mitochondrial malfunction is related to aging and to the onset of many diseases, such as obesity/diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. The molecular principles of biological and toxicological processes the mitochondria can regulate should be disease-specific, cell type-specific, and drug targetable. Mitochondrial biology and toxicology is evolving and undergoing a revolution through fast-developing biotechnologies garnering increasing attention due to the importance of targeted therapies...
March 6, 2018: Cell Biology and Toxicology
Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kinya Otsu
Mitochondria play a central role in multiple cellular functions, including energy production, calcium homeostasis, and cell death. Currently, growing evidence indicates the vital roles of mitochondria in triggering and maintaining inflammation. Chronic inflammation without microbial infection - termed sterile inflammation - is strongly involved in the development of heart failure. Sterile inflammation is triggered by the activation of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that sense endogenous ligands called damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)...
March 6, 2018: Biochemical Journal
Monia Savi, Leonardo Bocchi, Letizia Bresciani, Angela Falco, Federico Quaini, Pedro Mena, Furio Brighenti, Alan Crozier, Donatella Stilli, Daniele Del Rio
One of the most recently proposed candidates as a potential trigger for cardiovascular diseases is trimethylamine- N -oxide (TMAO). Possible direct effects of TMAO on myocardial tissue, independent of vascular damage, have been only partially explored so far. In the present study, we assessed the detrimental direct effects of TMAO on cardiomyocyte contractility and intracellular calcium dynamics, and the ability of urolithin B-glucuronide (Uro B-gluc) in counteracting TMAO-induced cell damage. Cell mechanics and calcium transients were measured, and ultrastructural analysis was performed in ventricular cardiomyocytes isolated from the heart of normal adult rats...
March 1, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Josephine M Forbes, David R Thorburn
Globally, diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and death. Despite this burden, the factors that precipitate the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) remain to be fully elucidated. Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with kidney disease in nondiabetic contexts, and increasing evidence suggests that dysfunctional renal mitochondria are pathological mediators of DKD. These complex organelles have a broad range of functions, including the generation of ATP...
February 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Nair Anupama, G Sindhu, K G Raghu
Metabolic syndromes (MS) are a cluster of disorders like obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes. Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS), a branch of MS, is a group of diseases affecting cardiovascular, renal, metabolic, prothrombotic and inflammatory abnormalities due to defects in energy metabolism. Since the emergence of molecular biology and the discovery of pathogenic mitochondrial DNA defect in the 1980s, research advances has revealed a number of common human disease involving mitochondrial dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
Francisco M Gutierrez-Mariscal, Elena M Yubero-Serrano, Jose M Villalba, Jose Lopez-Miranda
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 ) is a ubiquitous molecule present in all eukaryotic organisms whose principal role in the cell is related to its participation in the electron transport chain in the inner mitochondrial membrane. CoQ10 plays a major role in the control of cell redox status, and both the amount and functionality of this molecule have been related to the regulation of reactive oxygen species generation. Numerous reports can be found discussing the implications of CoQ10 supplementation in human studies and clinical trials related to aging...
February 16, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Pauline Chabosseau, Jason Woodier, Rebecca Cheung, Guy A Rutter
Zinc homeostasis is essential for normal cellular function, and defects in this process are associated with a number of diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D), neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease. Thus, variants in the SLC30A8 gene, encoding the vesicular/granular zinc transporter ZnT8, are associated with altered insulin release and increased T2D risk while the zinc importer ZIP12 is implicated in pulmonary hypertension. In light of these, and findings in other diseases, recent efforts have focused on the development of refined sensors for intracellular free zinc ions that can be targeted to subcellular regions including the cytosol, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), secretory granules, Golgi apparatus, nucleus and the mitochondria...
February 12, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
Markus Zeisbrich, Rolando E Yanes, Hui Zhang, Ryu Watanabe, Yinyin Li, Lukas Brosig, Jison Hong, Barbara B Wallis, John C Giacomini, Themistocles L Assimes, Jörg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
OBJECTIVES: Accelerated atherosclerotic disease typically complicates rheumatoid arthritis (RA), leading to premature cardiovascular death. Inflammatory macrophages are key effector cells in both rheumatoid synovitis and the plaques of coronary artery disease (CAD). Whether both diseases share macrophage-dependent pathogenic mechanisms is unknown. METHODS: Patients with RA or CAD (at least one myocardial infarction) and healthy age-matched controls were recruited into the study...
February 3, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Bodil Bjørndal, Eva Katrine Alterås, Carine Lindquist, Asbjørn Svardal, Jon Skorve, Rolf K Berge
Background: The 4-thia fatty acid tetradecylthiopropionic acid (TTP) is known to inhibit mitochondrial β-oxidation, and can be used as chemically induced hepatic steatosis-model in rodents, while 3-thia fatty acid tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA) stimulates fatty acid oxidation through activation of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα). We wished to determine how these two compounds affected in vivo respiration and mitochondrial efficiency, with an additional goal to elucidate whether mitochondrial function is reflected in plasma acylcarnitine levels...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
Xiaoting Jin, Ruijun Su, Ruijin Li, Long Cheng, Zhuoyu Li
Fine particulate matter exposure may cause health risk, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC), a typical model for evaluating pollutant toxicity, has been closely linked to these diseases, due to its characteristics of differentiation. We therefore studied the BMSCs differentiation and its roles in inflammatory activation in the respiratory tract upon PM2.5 exposure using both in vitro and in vivo models. BMSCs differentiation into endothelial-like cells (ELCs) and cancer-associated fibroblasts cells (CAFs) was enhanced in response to conditioned medium from PM2...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Carlos Moya, Salvador Máñez
Atherosclerosis is one of the leading causes of death in Western countries, with high-density lipoproteins (HDL) playing an important protective role due to their ability to inhibit oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), thus relieving vascular subendothelial damage. One of the proteins constituting HDL particles is paraoxonase-1 (PON1), an enzyme able to hydrolyze aryl esters, lactones, and organophosphates. Other closely related paraoxonases are designated as PON2, which is a protein localized inside many different kinds of cells, and PON3, not only present in HDL but also in mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum, as well...
February 6, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
Qingfeng Yan, Yueping Li, Jia Yan, Ying Zhao, Yunzhong Liu, Su Liu
Heart transplantation has been applied in the clinic as an optimal solution for patients with end stage cardiac failure for a number of years. However, hypothermic preservation of the heart remains limited to 4-6 h and calcium accumulation over time is an important factor resulting in cell death. To provide longer and safer storage for donor hearts, it was demonstrated in our previous study that luteolin, a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat cardiovascular diseases, inhibits cell death and L-type calcium currents during hypothermic preservation...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Beatriz Martín-Fernández, Ricardo Gredilla
According with different international organizations, cardiovascular diseases are becoming the first cause of death in western countries. Although exposure to different risk factors, particularly those related to lifestyle, contribute to the etiopathogenesis of cardiac disorders, the increase in average lifespan and aging are considered major determinants of cardiac diseases events. Mitochondria and oxidative stress have been pointed out as relevant factors both in heart aging and in the development of cardiac diseases such as heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy and diabetic cardiomyopathy...
February 2, 2018: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
Richa Sharma, Mukund M D Pramanik, Balasubramanian Chandramouli, Namrata Rastogi, Niti Kumar
Dysfunctional organellar protein quality control machinery leads to protein misfolding associated cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, metabolic and secretory disorders. To understand organellar homeostasis, suitable tools are required which can sense changes in their respective protein folding capacity upon exposure to environmental and pharmacological perturbations. Herein, we have assessed protein folding capacity of cellular organelles using a metastable sensor selectively targeted to cytosol, nucleus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi and peroxisomes...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cell Biology
Bon-Hyeock Koo, Bong-Gu Yi, Myeong-Seon Jeong, Seung-Hea Kwon, Kwang-Lae Hoe, Young-Guen Kwon, Moo-Ho Won, Young-Myeong Kim, Sungwoo Ryoo
Arginase inhibition exhibits beneficial effects in vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells. In human aortic smooth muscle cells (hAoSMCs), native low-density lipoprotein (nLDL) induced the production of interleukin-8 (IL-8) that is involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we examined the effect of arginase inhibition on IL-8 production and the underlying mechanism. In hAoSMCs, reverse transcription-PCR, western blotting and immunocytochemistry with MitoTracker confirmed that arginase II was confined predominantly to mitochondria...
February 2, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Maria K Schweitzer, Fabiola Wilting, Simon Sedej, Lisa Dreizehnter, Nathan J Dupper, Qinghai Tian, Alessandra Moretti, Ilaria My, Ohyun Kwon, Silvia G Priori, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Ursula Storch, Peter Lipp, Andreas Breit, Michael Mederos Y Schnitzler, Thomas Gudermann, Johann Schredelseker
Cardiovascular disease-related deaths frequently arise from arrhythmias, but treatment options are limited due to perilous side effects of commonly used antiarrhythmic drugs. Cardiac rhythmicity strongly depends on cardiomyocyte Ca2+ handling and prevalent cardiac diseases are causally associated with perturbations in intracellular Ca2+ handling. Therefore, intracellular Ca2+ transporters are lead candidate structures for novel and safer antiarrhythmic therapies. Mitochondria and mitochondrial Ca2+ transport proteins are important regulators of cardiac Ca2+ handling...
December 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
Regin Arge, Jens-Erik Dessen, Tone-Kari Østbye, Bente Ruyter, Magny S Thomassen, Kjell-Arne Rørvik
In intensive farming of Atlantic salmon, a large proportion of observed mortality is related to cardiovascular diseases and circulatory failure, indicating insufficient robustness and inadequate cardiac performance. This paper reports on the use of tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA) where the main objective was to enhance utilisation of fatty acids (FA), considered the main energy source of the heart. In this study, three experiments were conducted: (I) an in vivo study where salmon post-smolt were administrated dietary TTA in sea, (II) an in vitro study where isolated salmon heart cells were pre-stimulated with increasing doses of TTA and (III) an in vivo experiment where salmon post-smolt were subjected to injections with increasing doses of TTA...
January 19, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
Sri Rahavi Boovarahan, Gino A Kurian
Air pollution has become an environmental burden with regard to non-communicable diseases, particularly heart disease. It has been reported that air pollution can accelerate the development of heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Air pollutants encompass various particulate matters (PMs), which change the blood composition and heart rate and eventually leads to cardiac failure by triggering atherosclerotic plaque ruptures or by developing irreversible ischemia. A series of major epidemiological and observational studies have established the noxious effect of air pollutants on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but the underlying molecular mechanisms of its susceptibility and the pathological disease events remain largely elusive and are predicted to be initiated in the cell organelle...
January 18, 2018: Reviews on Environmental Health
Elena V Galitsyn, Andrey V Zhelankin, Igor A Sobenin, Alexander N Orekhov
In addition to external factors, such as exercise, food and the environment, genetic predisposition makes great contribution to the development of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease. This review is aimed to examine the genetic basis of complex metabolic disorders conventionally described as "metabolic syndrome" (MetS), with the special focus on currently known mutations in the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes, which are associated both with the individual components of MetS and combinations thereof, and also on the studies of the relationship of MetS phenotype as a binary trait...
January 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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