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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774023/ferritin-h-deficiency-in-myeloid-compartments-dysregulates-host-energy-metabolism-and-increases-susceptibility-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Vineel P Reddy, Krishna C Chinta, Vikram Saini, Joel N Glasgow, Travis D Hull, Amie Traylor, Fernanda Rey-Stolle, Miguel P Soares, Rajhmun Madansein, Md Aejazur Rahman, Coral Barbas, Kievershen Nargan, Threnesan Naidoo, Pratistadevi K Ramdial, James F George, Anupam Agarwal, Adrie J C Steyn
Iron is an essential factor for the growth and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( Mtb) . However, little is known about the mechanisms by which the host controls iron availability during infection. Since ferritin heavy chain (FtH) is a major intracellular source of reserve iron in the host, we hypothesized that the lack of FtH would cause dysregulated iron homeostasis to exacerbate TB disease. Therefore, we used knockout mice lacking FtH in myeloid-derived cell populations to study Mtb disease progression...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768250/metabolic-regulation-of-synaptic-activity
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Sergei V Fedorovich, Tatyana V Waseem
Brain tissue is bioenergetically expensive. In humans, it composes approximately 2% of body weight and accounts for approximately 20% of calorie consumption. The brain consumes energy mostly for ion and neurotransmitter transport, a process that occurs primarily in synapses. Therefore, synapses are expensive for any living creature who has brain. In many brain diseases, synapses are damaged earlier than neurons start dying. Synapses may be considered as vulnerable sites on a neuron. Ischemic stroke, an acute disturbance of blood flow in the brain, is an example of a metabolic disease that affects synapses...
May 16, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767665/karyotype-and-genome-size-comparative-analyses-among-six-species-of-the-oilseed-bearing-genus-jatropha-euphorbiaceae
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Anne C T A Marinho, Santelmo Vasconcelos, Emanuelle V Vasconcelos, Daniela A Marques, Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon, Ana Christina Brasileiro-Vidal
Jatropha is an important genus of Euphorbiaceae, with species largely used for various purposes, including the manufacturing of soaps and pharmaceutical products and applications in the bioenergetic industry. Although there have been several studies focusing J. curcas in various aspects, the karyotype features of Jatropha species are poorly known. Therefore, we analyzed six Jatropha species through fluorochrome staining (CMA/DAPI), fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with 5S and 45S rDNA probes and genome size estimation by flow cytometry...
May 14, 2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764521/amino-acid-transporter-slc7a11-xct-at-the-crossroads-of-regulating-redox-homeostasis-and-nutrient-dependency-of-cancer
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Pranavi Koppula, Yilei Zhang, Li Zhuang, Boyi Gan
Cancer cells often upregulate nutrient transporters to fulfill their increased biosynthetic and bioenergetic needs, and to maintain redox homeostasis. One nutrient transporter frequently overexpressed in human cancers is the cystine/glutamate antiporter solute carrier family 7 member 11 (SLC7A11; also known as xCT). SLC7A11 promotes cystine uptake and glutathione biosynthesis, resulting in protection from oxidative stress and ferroptotic cell death. Recent studies have unexpectedly revealed that SLC7A11 also plays critical roles in glutamine metabolism and regulates the glucose and glutamine dependency of cancer cells...
April 25, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763629/ventricular-pro-arrhythmic-phenotype-arrhythmic-substrate-ageing-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-coactivator-1%C3%AE-deficient-pgc-1%C3%AE-murine-hearts
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Shiraz Ahmad, Haseeb Valli, Karan R Chadda, James Cranley, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Christopher L-H Huang
INTRODUCTION: Ageing and age-related bioenergetic conditions including obesity, diabetes mellitus and heart failure constitute clinical ventricular arrhythmic risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pro-arrhythmic properties in electrocardiographic and intracellular recordings were compared in young and aged, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1β knockout (Pgc-1β-/- ) and wild type (WT), Langendorff-perfused murine hearts, during regular and programmed stimulation (PES), comparing results by two-way ANOVA...
May 12, 2018: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760217/temporal-manipulation-of-mitochondrial-function-by-virulent-francisella-tularensis-to-limit-inflammation-and-control-cell-death
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Forrest Jessop, Benjamin Schwarz, Emily Heitmann, Robert Buntyn, Tara Wehrly, Catharine M Bosio
Francisella tularensis ssp tularensis (Ftt) is a highly pathogenic intracellular bacterium that suppresses host inflammation by impairing the metabolic shift from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis. Decreased mitochondrial metabolism is central to initiating a metabolic shift to glycolysis and regulating inflammation, but Ftt manipulation of host mitochondrial function has not been explored. We demonstrate using extracellular flux analysis that Ftt infection initially improves host macrophage mitochondrial bioenergetics in a capsule dependent manner...
May 14, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756682/design-strategy-of-multi-electron-transfer-catalysts-based-on-a-bioinformatic-analysis-of-oxygen-evolution-and-reduction-enzymes
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Hideshi Ooka, Kazuhito Hashimoto, Ryuhei Nakamura
Understanding the design strategy of photosynthetic and respiratory enzymes is important to develop efficient artificial catalysts for oxygen evolution and reduction reactions. Here, based on a bioinformatic analysis of cyanobacterial oxygen evolution and reduction enzymes (photosystem II: PS II and cytochrome c oxidase: COX, respectively), the gene encoding the catalytic D1 subunit of PS II was found to be expressed individually across 38 phylogenetically diverse strains, which is in contrast to the operon structure of the genes encoding major COX subunits...
May 14, 2018: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756604/alkaloids-nitric-oxide-and-nitrite-reductases-evolutionary-coupling-as-key-regulators-of-cellular-bioenergetics-with-special-relevance-to-the-human-microbiome
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George B Stefano, Richard M Kream
Typical alkaloids expressed by prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells are small heterocyclic compounds containing weakly basic nitrogen groups that are critically important for mediating essential biological activities. The prototype opiate alkaloid morphine represents a low molecular mass heterocyclic compound that has been evolutionarily fashioned from a relatively restricted role as a secreted antimicrobial phytoalexin into a broad spectrum regulatory molecule. As an essential corollary, positive evolutionary pressure has driven the development of a cognate 6-transmembrane helical (TMH) domain μ3 opiate receptor that is exclusively responsive to morphine and related opiate alkaloids...
May 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755415/mitochondrial-dynamics-in-type-2-diabetes-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Michelle Williams, M Cecilia Caino
Mitochondria are bioenergetic, biosynthetic, and signaling organelles that control various aspects of cellular and organism homeostasis. Quality control mechanisms are in place to ensure maximal mitochondrial function and metabolic homeostasis at the cellular level. Dysregulation of these pathways is a common theme in human disease. In this mini-review, we discuss how alterations of the mitochondrial network influences mitochondrial function, focusing on the molecular regulators of mitochondrial dynamics (organelle's shape and localization)...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753719/analysis-of-respiratory-capacity-in-brain-tissue-preparations-high-resolution-respirometry-for-intact-hippocampal-slices
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Cândida Dias, Cátia F Lourenço, Rui M Barbosa, João Laranjinha, Ana Ledo
The evaluation of mitochondrial function provides the basis for the study of brain bioenergetics. However, analysis of brain mitochondrial respiration has been hindered by the low yield associated with mitochondria isolation procedures. Furthermore, isolating mitochondria or cells results in loss of the inherent complexity of the central nervous system. High-resolution respirometry (HRR), is a valuable tool to study mitochondrial function and has been used in diverse biological preparations ranging from isolated mitochondria to tissue homogenates and permeabilized tissue biopsies...
May 10, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750912/ras-signalling-in-energy-metabolism-and-rare-human-diseases
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REVIEW
L Dard, N Bellance, D Lacombe, R Rossignol
The RAS pathway is a highly conserved cascade of protein-protein interactions and phosphorylation that is at the heart of signalling networks that govern proliferation, differentiation and cell survival. Recent findings indicate that the RAS pathway plays a role in the regulation of energy metabolism via the control of mitochondrial form and function but little is known on the participation of this effect in RAS-related rare human genetic diseases. Germline mutations that hyperactivate the RAS pathway have been discovered and linked to human developmental disorders that are known as RASopathies...
May 8, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748969/persulfide-synthases-function-coupled-with-translation-and-mediate-sulfur-respiration
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REVIEW
Shigemoto Fuji, Tomohiro Sawa, Hozumi Motohashi, Takaaki Akaike
Cysteine persulfide and polysulfide are produced in cells and exist in abundance in both low-molecular-weight and protein fractions. However, the mechanism of regulation of the formation of cellular cysteine polysulfides and the physiological functions of cysteine persulfides/polysulfides produced in cells are not fully understood. We recently demonstrated that cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase (CARS) is novel cysteine persulfide synthase. CARS is involved in protein polysulfidation that is coupled with translation...
May 10, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748931/selenium-nanoparticles-induce-the-chemo-sensitivity-of-fluorouracil-nanoparticles-in-breast-and-colon-cancer-cells
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Ahmed A Abd-Rabou, Aziza B Shalby, Hanaa H Ahmed
Drug resistance is a major challenge of breast and colon cancer therapies leading to treatment failure. The main objective of the current study is to investigate whether selenium nanoparticles (nano-Se) can induce the chemo-sensitivity of 5-fluorouracil (FU)-encapsulated poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles (nano-FU) in breast and colon cancer cell lines. Nano-Se and nano-FU were synthesized and characterized, then applied individually or in combination upon MCF7, MDA-MB-231, HCT 116, and Caco-2 cancerous cell lines...
May 11, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746957/in-vivo-inhibition-of-circulating-tumor-cells-by-two-apoptosis-promoting-circular-aptamers-with-enhanced-specificity
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Haiyan Dong, Longyu Han, Jie Wang, Jingjing Xie, Yu Gao, Fangwei Xie, Lee Jia
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are known as the root cause of cancer metastasis that accounts for 90% of cancer death. Owing to the rarity of blood CTCs and their microenvironmental complexity, the existing biotechnology could not precisely capture and apoptosize CTCs in vivo for cancer metastasis prevention. Here, we designed two double strand circular aptamers aimed to simultaneously target MUC1 and HER2 surface biomarkers on mesenchymal cancer cells. The circular aptamers are composed of a capture arm for binding and seizing CTCs and a circular body for resisting degradation by exonucleases...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742430/manipulation-of-mitochondria-dynamics-reveals-separate-roles-for-form-and-function-in-mitochondria-distribution
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Tatiana Trevisan, Diana Pendin, Aldo Montagna, Sergio Bova, Anna Maria Ghelli, Andrea Daga
Mitochondria shape is controlled by membrane fusion and fission mediated by mitofusins, Opa1, and Drp1, whereas mitochondrial motility relies on microtubule motors. These processes govern mitochondria subcellular distribution, whose defects are emphasized in neurons because of their polarized structure. We have studied how perturbation of the fusion/fission balance affects mitochondria distribution in Drosophila axons. Knockdown of Marf or Opa1 resulted in progressive loss of distal mitochondria and in a distinct oxidative phosphorylation and membrane potential deficit...
May 8, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739477/selected-b-vitamins-and-their-possible-link-to-the-aetiology-of-age-related-sarcopenia-relevance-of-uk-dietary-recommendations
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N Aytekin, K N Mileva, A D Cunliffe
The possible roles of selected B vitamins in the development and progression of sarcopenia are reviewed. Age-related declines in muscle mass and function are associated with huge and increasing costs to healthcare providers. Falls and loss of mobility and independence due to declining muscle mass/function are associated with poor clinical outcomes and their prevention and management are attractive research targets. Nutritional status appears a key modifiable and affordable intervention. There is emerging evidence of sarcopenia being the result not only of diminished anabolic activity but also of declining neurological integrity in older age, which is emerging as an important aspect of the development of age-related decline in muscle mass/function...
May 9, 2018: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737519/the-energetic-consequences-of-habitat-structure-for-forest-stream-salmonids
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Sean M Naman, Jordan S Rosenfeld, Peter M Kiffney, John S Richardson
1.Increasing habitat availability (i.e. habitat suitable for occupancy) is often assumed to elevate the abundance or production of mobile consumers; however, this relationship is often nonlinear (threshold or unimodal). Identifying the mechanisms underlying these nonlinearities is essential for predicting the ecological impacts of habitat change, yet the functional forms and ultimate causation of consumer-habitat relationships are often poorly understood. 2.Nonlinear effects of habitat on animal abundance may manifest through physical constraints on foraging that restrict consumers from accessing their resources...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735694/genomic-integration-of-err%C3%AE-hnf1%C3%AE-regulates-renal-bioenergetics-and-prevents-chronic-kidney-disease
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Juanjuan Zhao, Katherine Lupino, Benjamin J Wilkins, Chengxiang Qiu, Jian Liu, Yasuhiro Omura, Amanda L Allred, Caitlin McDonald, Katalin Susztak, Grant D Barish, Liming Pei
Mitochondrial dysfunction is increasingly recognized as a critical determinant of both hereditary and acquired kidney diseases. However, it remains poorly understood how mitochondrial metabolism is regulated to support normal kidney function and how its dysregulation contributes to kidney disease. Here, we show that the nuclear receptor estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERRγ) and hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 beta (HNF1β) link renal mitochondrial and reabsorptive functions through coordinated epigenomic programs...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733314/creating-a-structurally-realistic-finite-element-geometric-model-of-a-cardiomyocyte-to-study-the-role-of-cellular-architecture-in-cardiomyocyte-systems-biology
#19
Vijay Rajagopal, Gregory Bass, Shouryadipta Ghosh, Hilary Hunt, Cameron Walker, Eric Hanssen, Edmund Crampin, Christian Soeller
With the advent of three-dimensional (3D) imaging technologies such as electron tomography, serial-block-face scanning electron microscopy and confocal microscopy, the scientific community has unprecedented access to large datasets at sub-micrometer resolution that characterize the architectural remodeling that accompanies changes in cardiomyocyte function in health and disease. However, these datasets have been under-utilized for investigating the role of cellular architecture remodeling in cardiomyocyte function...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728578/propranolol-sensitizes-prostate-cancer-cells-to-glucose-metabolism-inhibition-and-prevents-cancer-progression
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Laura Brohée, Olivier Peulen, Betty Nusgens, Vincent Castronovo, Marc Thiry, Alain C Colige, Christophe F Deroanne
Propranolol, a widely used non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker, was recently shown to display anticancer properties. Its potential to synergize with certain drugs has been also outlined. However, it is necessary to take into account all the properties of propranolol to select a drug that could be efficiently combined with. Propranolol was reported to block the late phase of autophagy. Hence, we hypothesized that in condition enhancing autophagy flux, cancer cells should be especially sensitive to propranolol...
May 4, 2018: Scientific Reports
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