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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722510/bnip3l-dependent-mitophagy-accounts-for-mitochondrial-clearance-during-three-factors-induced-somatic-cell-reprogramming
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Ge Xiang, Liang Yang, Qi Long, Keshi Chen, Haite Tang, Yi Wu, Zihuang Liu, Yanshuang Zhou, Juntao Qi, Lingjun Zheng, Wenbo Liu, Zhongfu Ying, Weimin Fan, Hongyan Shi, Hongmei Li, Xiaobing Lin, Mi Gao, Jinglei Liu, Feixiang Bao, Linpeng Li, Lifan Duan, Min Li, Xingguo Liu
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have less and immature mitochondria than somatic cells and mainly rely on glycolysis for energy source. During somatic cell reprogramming, somatic mitochondria and other organelles get remodeled. However, events of organelle remodeling and interaction during somatic cell reprogramming have not been extensively explored. We show that both SKP/SKO (Sox2, Klf4, Pou5f1/Oct4) and SKPM/SKOM (SKP/SKO plus Myc/c-Myc) reprogramming lead to decreased mitochondrial mass but with different kinetics and by divergent pathways...
July 19, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720429/stable-isotope-based-flux-studies-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Arthur McCullough, Stephen Previs, Takhar Kasumov
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease and is associated with the worldwide epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. NAFLD ranges from benign fat accumulation in the liver (steatosis) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and cirrhosis which can progress to hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. Mass spectrometry and magnetic resonance spectroscopy-coupled stable isotope-based flux studies provide new insights into the understanding of NAFLD pathogenesis and the disease progression...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715473/population-and-colony-structure-and-morphometrics-in-the-queen-dimorphic-little-black-ant-monomorium-sp-az-02-with-a-review-of-queen-phenotypes-in-the-genus-monomorium
#3
Robert A Johnson, Rick P Overson
The North American little black ant, Monomorium sp. AZ-02 (subfamily Myrmicinae), displays a dimorphism that consists of alate (winged) and ergatoid (wingless) queens. Surveys at our field site in southcentral Arizona, USA, demonstrated that only one queen phenotype (alate or ergatoid) occurred in each colony during the season in which reproductive sexuals were produced. A morphometric analysis demonstrated that ergatoid queens retained all specialized anatomical features of alate queens (except for wings), and that they were significantly smaller and had a lower mass than alate queens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714949/aspartate-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-disrupts-mitochondrial-dna-stability-and-function-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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C Tang, Y Hou, H Wang, K Wang, H Xiang, X Wan, Y Xia, J Li, W Wei, S Xu, Z Lei, T M Pawlik, H Wang, M Wu, F Shen
The mechanism of aberrant mitochondrial genome and function in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains largely unknown. Our previous study demonstrated an increased expression of aspartate β-hydroxylase (ASPH) in HCC tissues, which was associated with tumor invasiveness and a worse prognosis. Currently, we unexpectedly observed the presence of ASPH in purified mitochondrial protein fraction. In addition, immunostaining of both exogenously and endogenously expressed ASPH showed a colocalization with mitochondrial biomarkers...
July 17, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713989/effects-of-proton-beam-irradiation-on-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-a-human-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Byung Geun Ha, Sung Suk Jung, Yun Hee Shon
Proton beam therapy has recently been used to improve local control of tumor growth and reduce side-effects by decreasing the global dose to normal tissue. However, the regulatory mechanisms underlying the physiological role of proton beam radiation are not well understood, and many studies are still being conducted regarding these mechanisms. To determine the effects of proton beams on mitochondrial biogenesis, we investigated: mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mass; the gene expression of mitochondrial transcription factors, functional regulators, and dynamic-related regulators; and the phosphorylation of the signaling molecules that participate in mitochondrial biogenesis...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712868/salicylates-promote-mitochondrial-biogenesis-by-regulating-the-expression-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-murine-3t3-l1-pre-adipocytes
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Yimin Yan, Xiaohong Yang, Tao Zhao, Yi Zou, Rui Li, Yancheng Xu
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. Decreased mitochondrial density and mitochondrial copy numbers have been found in insulin-resistant individuals. Restoration of the number of mitochondria and normal mitochondrial function has become an important therapeutic target of diabetes. Salicylate, the main active ingredient in aspirin, has been in medicinal use since ancient times. Little information regarding the effects of salicylate on mitochondrial function has been reported...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711683/anti-obesogenic-effects-of-wy14643-ppar-alpha-agonist-hepatic-mitochondrial-enhancement-and-suppressed-lipogenic-pathway-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Flavia Maria Silva Veiga, Francielle Graus-Nunes, Tamiris Lima Rachid, Aline Barcellos Barreto, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Vanessa Souza-Mello
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) presents with growing prevalence worldwide, though its pharmacological treatment remains to be established. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a PPAR-alpha agonist on liver tissue structure, ultrastructure, and metabolism, focusing on gene and protein expression of de novo lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis pathways, in diet-induced obese mice. Male C57BL/6 mice (three months old) received a control diet (C, 10% of lipids, n = 10) or a high-fat diet (HFD, 50% of lipids, n = 10) for ten weeks...
July 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710293/probing-gata-factor-function-in-mouse-leydig-cells-via-testicular-injection-of-adenoviral-vectors
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Gervette M Penny, Rebecca B Cochran, Marjut Pihlajoki, Antti Kyrönlahti, Anja Schrade, Merja Häkkinen, Jorma Toppari, Markku Heikinheimo, David B Wilson
Testicular Leydig cells produce androgens essential for proper male reproductive development and fertility. Here, we describe a new Leydig cell ablation model based on Cre/Lox recombination of mouse Gata4 and Gata6, two genes implicated in the transcriptional regulation of steroidogenesis. The testicular interstitium of adult Gata4(flox/flox);Gata6(flox/flox) mice was injected with adenoviral vectors encoding Cre + GFP (Ad-Cre-IRES-GFP) or GFP alone (Ad-GFP). The vectors efficiently and selectively transduced Leydig cells, as evidenced by GFP reporter expression...
July 14, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710072/circulating-acylcarnitine-profile-in-human-heart-failure-a-surrogate-of-fatty-acid-metabolic-dysregulation-in-mitochondria-and-beyond
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Matthieu Ruiz, Francois Labarthe, Annik Fortier, Bertrand Bouchard, Julie Thompson Legault, Virginie Bolduc, Odile Rigal, Jane Chen, Anique Ducharme, Peter A Crawford, Jean-Claude Tardif, Christine Des Rosiers
Heart failure (HF) is associated with metabolic perturbations, particularly of fatty acids (FA), which remain to be better understood in humans. This study aimed at testing the hypothesis that HF patients with reduced ejection fraction, display systemic perturbations in levels of energy-related metabolites, especially those reflecting dysregulation of FA metabolism, namely acylcarnitines (ACs). Circulating metabolites were assessed using mass spectrometry (MS)-based methods in two cohorts. The main cohort consisted of 72 controls and 68 HF patients, exhibiting depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (25...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709933/identification-of-novel-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-candidates-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-follicular-carcinoma
#10
Xianyin Lai, Christopher B Umbricht, Kurt Fisher, Justin Bishop, Qiuying Shi, Shaoxiong Chen
Distinguishing follicular carcinoma from follicular adenoma, based on cytomorphological features, has always been challenging to cytopathologists. Identification of biomarkers for improving diagnostic accuracy is important for clinical management. Meanwhile, it is critical to identify therapeutic target candidates for treatment of follicular carcinoma. Currently, no reliable diagnostic protein biomarkers and therapeutic targets are available. To explore novel protein biomarker and therapeutic target candidates, a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry approach was applied to analyze control, follicular adenoma, and follicular carcinoma using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708486/improved-quality-of-porcine-embryos-cultured-with-hyaluronan-due-to-the-modification-of-the-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-and-reactive-oxygen-species-level
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Marek Romek, Barbara Gajda, Ewa Krzysztofowicz, Marcin Kucia, Agnieszka Uzarowska, Zdzislaw Smorag
Although considerable progress has been made in pig embryo culture systems, the developmental competence and quality of the produced embryos are still lower than their in vivo-derived counterparts. Because hyaluronan (HA) regulates various cellular processes and possesses antioxidant properties, this glycosaminoglycan seems to be a promising supplement in culture media. However, until now, its beneficial influence on in vitro pig embryo development has been debatable. Hence, we aimed to investigate the effect of 0...
June 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708015/relationship-between-ppar%C3%AE-mrna-expression-and-mitochondrial-respiratory-function-and-ultrastructure-of-the-skeletal-muscle-of-patients-with-copd
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Jian-Qing Zhang, Xiang-Yu Long, Yu Xie, Zhi-Huan Zhao, Li-Zhou Fang, Ling Liu, Wei-Ping Fu, Jing-Kui Shu, Jiang-Hai Wu, Lu-Ming Dai
Peripheral muscle dysfunction is an important complication in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between the levels of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) mRNA expression and the respiratory function and ultrastructure of mitochondria in the vastus lateralis of patients with COPD. Vastus lateralis biopsies were performed on 14 patients with COPD and 6 control subjects with normal lung function. PPARα mRNA levels in the muscle tissue were detected by real-time PCR...
July 14, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706989/inactivation-of-thermogenic-ucp1-as-a-historical-contingency-in-multiple-placental-mammal-clades
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Michael J Gaudry, Martin Jastroch, Jason R Treberg, Michael Hofreiter, Johanna L A Paijmans, James Starrett, Nathan Wales, Anthony V Signore, Mark S Springer, Kevin L Campbell
Mitochondrial uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) is essential for nonshivering thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue and is widely accepted to have played a key thermoregulatory role in small-bodied and neonatal placental mammals that enabled the exploitation of cold environments. We map ucp1 sequences from 133 mammals onto a species tree constructed from a ~51-kb sequence alignment and show that inactivating mutations have occurred in at least 8 of the 18 traditional placental orders, thereby challenging the physiological importance of UCP1 across Placentalia...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705993/effects-of-%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-methylbutyrate-hmb-on-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-content-and-dynamics-and-lipids-after-10-days-of-bed-rest-in-older-adults
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Robert A Standley, Giovanna Distefano, Suzette L Pereira, Min Tian, Owen J Kelly, Paul M Coen, Nicolaas E P Deutz, Robert R Wolfe, Bret H Goodpaster
Loss of muscle mass during periods of disuse likely has negative health consequences for older adults. We have previously shown that β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation during 10 days of strict bed rest (BR) attenuates the loss of lean mass in older adults. To elucidate potential molecular mechanisms of HMB effects on muscle during bed rest and resistance training rehabilitation (RT), we examined mediators of skeletal muscle mitochondrial dynamics, autophagy and atrophy, and intramyocellular lipids...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702322/mitochondrial-transcription-factor-b2-is-essential-for-mitochondrial-and-cellular-function-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Lisa M Nicholas, Bérengère Valtat, Anya Medina, Lotta Andersson, Mia Abels, Inês G Mollet, Deepak Jain, Lena Eliasson, Nils Wierup, Malin Fex, Hindrik Mulder
OBJECTIVE: Insulin release from pancreatic β-cells is controlled by plasma glucose levels via mitochondrial fuel metabolism. Therefore, insulin secretion is critically dependent on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and the genes it encodes. Mitochondrial transcription factor B2 (TFB2M) controls transcription of mitochondrial-encoded genes. However, its precise role in mitochondrial metabolism in pancreatic β-cells and, consequently, in insulin secretion remains unknown. METHODS: To elucidate the role of TFB2M in mitochondrial function and insulin secretion in vitro and in vivo, mice with a β-cell specific homozygous or heterozygous knockout of Tfb2m and rat clonal insulin-producing cells in which the gene was silenced were examined with an array of metabolic and functional assays...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698807/the-2d-structure-of-the-t-brucei-preedited-rps12-mrna-is-not-affected-by-macromolecular-crowding
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W-Matthias Leeder, Stephan Voskuhl, H Ulrich Göringer
Mitochondrial transcript maturation in African trypanosomes requires RNA editing to convert sequence-deficient pre-mRNAs into translatable mRNAs. The different pre-mRNAs have been shown to adopt highly stable 2D folds; however, it is not known whether these structures resemble the in vivo folds given the extreme "crowding" conditions within the mitochondrion. Here, we analyze the effects of macromolecular crowding on the structure of the mitochondrial RPS12 pre-mRNA. We use high molecular mass polyethylene glycol as a macromolecular cosolute and monitor the structure of the RNA globally and with nucleotide resolution...
2017: Journal of Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694689/synthesis-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-novel-4-methoxy-substituted-and-5-methyl-substituted-3-s-4-s-cis-khellactone-derivatives-that-induce-apoptosis-via-the-intrinsic-pathway
#17
Jingrun Chen, Junjie Liu, Dongxiao Cui, Chaoqun Yan, Liqiang Meng, Liqian Sun, Shurong Ban, Rui Ge, Taigang Liang, Qingshan Li
This study deals with the design and synthesis of a series of novel 4-methoxy-substituted and 5-methyl-substituted (3'S,4'S)-(-)-cis-khellactones. The newly synthesized compounds were characterized by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), (13)C-NMR, mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis. All the derivatives were subjected to in vitro cytotoxicity screening against HEPG-2 (human liver carcinoma), SGC-7901 (human gastric carcinoma), and LS174T (human colon carcinoma), by using the MTT assay. The results revealed that several of the 4-methoxy-substituted compounds exhibited potent cytotoxicity...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689725/phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-allometry-of-metabolic-rate-and-mitochondrial-basal-proton-leak
#18
Elias T Polymeropoulos, R Oelkrug, C R White, M Jastroch
The mitochondrial basal proton leak (MBPL) significantly contributes to high body temperatures (Tb) and basal metabolic rates (BMR) in endotherms. In endotherms at a given body mass (M), liver MBPL is higher than in ectotherms, supporting the notion that MBPL may partly explain the evolutionary increase in metabolic rate (MR), fostering endothermy. Here, we re-addressed this assumption by performing a phylogenetic analysis comparing all available liver MBPL data for ecto- and endotherms. While MBPL within endotherms negatively scales with M and BMR as shown previously, MBPL of ectotherms does not scale allometrically with M...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689720/thermal-acclimation-in-american-alligators-effects-of-temperature-regime-on-growth-rate-mitochondrial-function-and-membrane-composition
#19
Edwin R Price, Tushar S Sirsat, Sarah K G Sirsat, Gurdeep Kang, Jantana Keereetaweep, Mina Aziz, Kent D Chapman, Edward M Dzialowski
We investigated the ability of juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) to acclimate to temperature with respect to growth rate. We hypothesized that alligators would acclimate to cold temperature by increasing the metabolic capacity of skeletal muscles and the heart. Additionally, we hypothesized that lipid membranes in the thigh muscle and liver would respond to low temperature, either to maintain fluidity (via increased unsaturation) or to maintain enzyme reaction rates (via increased docosahexaenoic acid)...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684316/regulation-of-calcium-release-from-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-by-the-serine-hydrolase-abhd2
#20
Bogeon Yun, HeeJung Lee, Roger Powell, Nichole Reisdorph, Heather Ewing, Michael H Gelb, Ku-Lung Hsu, Benjamin F Cravatt, Christina C Leslie
The serine hydrolase inhibitors pyrrophenone and KT195 inhibit cell death induced by A23187 and H2O2 by blocking the release of calcium from the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondrial calcium uptake. The effect of pyrrophenone and KT195 on these processes is not due to inhibition of their known targets, cytosolic phospholipase A2 and α/β-hydrolase domain-containing (ABHD) 6, respectively, but represent off-target effects. To identify targets of KT195, fibroblasts were treated with KT195-alkyne to covalently label protein targets followed by click chemistry with biotin azide, enrichment on streptavidin beads and tryptic peptide analysis by mass spectrometry...
July 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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