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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599129/unfolding-biological-properties-of-a-versatile-dicopper-ii-precursor-and-its-two-mononuclear-copper-ii-derivatives
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Anup Paul, Susanta Hazra, Gunjan Sharma, M Fátima C Guedes da Silva, Biplob Koch, Armando J L Pombeiro
Synthesis, inter-conversions and biological study of the dichloro bridged dicopper(II) compound [CuLCl]2 (1) and its two mononuclear derivatives [CuLCl(H2O)]·H2O (2) and [CuLCl(py)] (3) (HL=2-(2-pyridylmethyleneamino)benzenesulfonic acid) are described. The dimeric compound 1 collapses into monomers 2 and 3 in the presence of coordinating solvents, water and pyridine, respectively, and 1 is regenerated upon simple stirring of 2 or 3 in methanol. The reactions of 1 with neutral (present study) and charged (earlier studies) ligands result in monomeric and multimeric compounds, respectively, attesting that it is a versatile dicopper(II) precursor...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597552/branched-chain-%C3%AE-ketoacid-dehydrogenase-kinase-111-130-a-t-cell-epitope-that-induces-both-autoimmune-myocarditis-and-hepatitis-in-a-j-mice
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Bharathi Krishnan, Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Rakesh H Basavalingappa, Arunakumar Gangaplara, Guobin Kang, Qingsheng Li, Francisco A Uzal, Jennifer L Strande, Gustavo A Delhon, Jean-Jack Riethoven, David Steffen, Jay Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Organ-specific autoimmune diseases are believed to result from immune responses generated against self-antigens specific to each organ. However, when such responses target antigens expressed promiscuously in multiple tissues, then the immune-mediated damage may be wide spread. METHODS: In this report, we describe a mitochondrial protein, branched chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase kinase (BCKDk ) that can act as a target autoantigen in the development of autoimmune inflammatory reactions in both heart and liver...
June 9, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593435/hypoxanthine-induces-neuroenergetic-impairment-and-cell-death-in-striatum-of-young-adult-wistar-rats
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Helena Biasibetti-Brendler, Felipe Schmitz, Paula Pierozan, Bruna S Zanotto, Caroline A Prezzi, Rodrigo Binkowski de Andrade, Clovis M D Wannmacher, Angela T S Wyse
Hypoxanthine is the major purine involved in the salvage pathway of purines in the brain. High levels of hypoxanthine are characteristic of Lesch-Nyhan Disease. Since hypoxanthine is a purine closely related to ATP formation, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intrastriatal hypoxanthine administration on neuroenergetic parameters (pyruvate kinase, succinate dehydrogenase, complex II, cytochrome c oxidase, and ATP levels) and mitochondrial function (mitochondrial mass and membrane potential) in striatum of rats...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592294/exercise-in-claudicants-increase-or-decrease-walking-ability-and-the-response-relates-to-mitochondrial-function
#4
Michel van Schaardenburgh, Martin Wohlwend, Øivind Rognmo, Erney J R Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Exercise of patients with intermittent claudication improves walking performance. Exercise does not usually increase blood flow, but seems to increase muscle mitochondrial enzyme activities. Although exercise is beneficial in most patients, it might be harmful in some. The mitochondrial response to exercise might therefore differ between patients. Our hypothesis was that changes in walking performance relate to changes in mitochondrial function after 8 weeks of exercise. At a subgroup level, negative responders decrease and positive responders increase mitochondrial capacity...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590761/proteome-wide-adaptations-of-mouse-skeletal-muscles-during-a-full-month-in-space
#5
Georg Tascher, Thomas Brioche, Pauline Maes, Angèle Chopard, Donal O'Gorman, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Stephane Blanc, Fabrice Bertile
The safety of space flight is challenged by a severe loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and endurance that may compromise the health and performance of astronauts. The molecular mechanisms underpinning muscle atrophy and decreased performance have been studied mostly after short duration flights, and are still not fully elucidated. By deciphering the muscle proteome changes elicited in mice after a full month aboard the BION-M1 biosatellite, we observed that the antigravity soleus incurred the greatest changes compared to locomotor muscles...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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
#6
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/28578275/mitochondria-meditated-pathways-of-organ-failure-upon-inflammation
#7
REVIEW
Andrey V Kozlov, Jack R Lancaster, Andras T Meszaros, Adelheid Weidinger
Liver failure induced by systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) is often associated with mitochondrial dysfunction but the mechanism linking SIRS and mitochondria-mediated liver failure is still a matter of discussion. Current hypotheses suggest that causative events could be a drop in ATP synthesis, opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore, specific changes in mitochondrial morphology, impaired Ca(2+) uptake, generation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mtROS), turnover of mitochondria and imbalance in electron supply to the respiratory chain...
May 25, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577870/mitochondria-as-the-target-for-the-modulatory-effect-of-curcumin-in-oxaliplatin-induced-toxicity-in-isolated-rat-liver-mitochondria
#8
Mohammad Waseem, Suhel Parvez, Heena Tabassum
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To explore hepatoprotective action of curcumin (CMN, a bioflavonoid) on oxaliplatin (Oxa)-triggered mitochondrial oxidative stress and respiratory chain complexes in liver of rats. Oxa is a ubiquitously utilized platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent commonly used for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Mitochondria have recently emerged as targets for anticancer drugs in several kinds of toxicity including hepatotoxicity that can lead to neoplastic disease. There is a dearth of evidence involving the role of mitochondria in mediating Oxa-evoked hepatotoxicity and its underlying mechanism is still debatable...
January 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577850/chronic-myocardial-ischemia-leads-to-loss-of-maximal-oxygen-consumption-and-complex-i-dysfunction
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David A Schipper, Ryan Palsma, Katherine M Marsh, Connor O'Hare, Destiny S Dicken, Scott Lick, Toshinobu Kazui, Kitsie Johnson, Ryszard T Smolenski, Dirk J Duncker, Zain Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyocytes rely heavily on mitochondrial energy production through oxidative phosphorylation. Chronic myocardial ischemia may cause mitochondrial dysfunction and affect ATP formation. Metabolic changes due to ischemia alters cardiac bioenergetics and hence myocardial function and overall bioenergetic state. Here, we evaluate differences in functional status of respiratory complexes in mitochondrial isolates extracted from left atrial appendage tissue (LAA) from patients undergoing cardiac surgery, with and without chronic ischemia...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573457/oxidative-damage-of-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-in-different-organs-of-a-rat-model-of-diet-induced-obesity
#10
Hai-Tao Yu, Xiao-Yi Fu, Bing Liang, Shuang Wang, Jian-Kang Liu, Shu-Ran Wang, Zhi-Hui Feng
PURPOSE: Mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in the development of obesity and obesity-associated metabolic diseases. METHODS: In this study, we dynamically observed the characteristics of mitochondrial damage in a rat model of diet-induced obesity (DIO). From the 2nd to the 10th week, animals were killed every 2 weeks and the heart, liver, kidney, and testicular tissues were harvested. Mitochondria were isolated and the activities of respiratory chain complexes I, II, III, and IV as well as the 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxy Guanosine content were determined...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573291/mechanisms-of-iron-and-copper-frataxin-interactions
#11
T H L Han, J M Camadro, R Santos, E Lesuisse, J M El Hage Chahine, N T Ha-Duong
Frataxin is a mitochondrial protein whose deficiency is the cause of Friedreich's ataxia, a hereditary neurodegenerative disease. This protein plays a role in iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis, protection against oxidative stress and iron metabolism. In an attempt to provide a better understanding of the role played by metals in its metabolic functions, the mechanisms of mitochondrial metal binding to frataxin in vitro have been investigated. A purified recombinant yeast frataxin homolog Yfh1 binds two Cu(ii) ions with a Kd1(Cu(II)) of 1...
June 2, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569778/single-cell-time-lapse-imaging-of-intracellular-o2-in-response-to-metabolic-inhibition-and-mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-release
#12
Heiko Düssmann, Sergio Perez-Alvarez, Ujval Anilkumar, Dmitri B Papkovsky, Jochen Hm Prehn
The detection of intracellular molecular oxygen (O2) levels is important for understanding cell physiology, cell death, and drug effects, and has recently been improved with the development of oxygen-sensitive probes that are compatible with live cell time-lapse microscopy. We here provide a protocol for the use of the nanoparticle probe MitoImage-MM2 to monitor intracellular oxygen levels by confocal microscopy under baseline conditions, in response to mitochondrial toxins, and following mitochondrial cytochrome-c release...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556445/induction-of-necroptosis-in-cancer-stem-cells-by-a-nickel-ii-dithiocarbamate-phenanthroline-complex
#13
Marie Flamme, Paul Cressey, Chunxin Lu, Peter Bruno, Arvin Eskandari, Michael Hemann, Graeme Hogarth, Kogularamanan Suntharalingam
The cytotoxic properties of a series of nickel(II)-dithiocarbamate phenanthroline complexes is reported. The complexes, 1-6 kill bulk cancer cells and cancer stem cells (CSCs) with micromolar potency. Two of the complexes, 2 and 6 kill breast cancer stem cell (CSC)-enriched HMLER-shEcad cells 2-fold better than breast CSC-depleted HMLER cells. Complex 2 inhibits mammosphere formation to a better extent than salinomycin (a CSC-specific toxin). Detailed mechanistic studies suggest that 2 induces CSC death by necroptosis, a programmed form of necrosis...
May 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554565/antioxidant-mechanism-of-mitochondria-targeted-plastoquinone-skq1-is-suppressed-in-aglycemic-hepg2-cells-dependent-on-oxidative-phosphorylation
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Jan Ježek, Hana Engstová, Petr Ježek
Previously suggested antioxidant mechanisms for mitochondria-targeted plastoquinone SkQ1 included: i) ion-pairing of cationic SkQ1(+) with free fatty acid anions resulting in uncoupling; ii) SkQ1H2 ability to interact with lipoperoxyl radical; iii) interference with electron flow at the inner ubiquinone (Q) binding site of Complex III (Qi), involving the reduction of SkQ1 to SkQ1H2 by ubiquinol. We elucidated SkQ1 antioxidant properties by confocal fluorescence semi-quantification of mitochondrial superoxide (Jm) and cytosolic H2O2 (Jc) release rates in HepG2 cells...
May 26, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554526/quantitative-sybr-green-qpcr-technique-for-the-detection-of-the-nematode-parasite-anisakis-in-commercial-fish-derived-food
#15
Carla Godínez-González, Xavier Roca-Geronès, Beatriz Cancino-Faure, Isabel Montoliu, Roser Fisa
The extensive presence of anisakids in fish for human consumption has become a problem of food safety and quality. The aim of this study was to develop and assess the performance of a quantitative SYBR Green qPCR assay for the detection and quantification of Anisakis DNA in fish by-products. L3 nematode larvae of A. simplex (s.l.) (n=510), A. physeteris (n=3), Hysterothylacium sp. (n=10) and Pseudoterranova sp. (n=1), isolated from blue whiting, horse mackerel and monkfish, were used for the optimization of the molecular assay...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554130/betulinic-acid-derivative-b10-inhibits-glioma-cell-proliferation-through-suppression-of-sirt1-acetylation-of-foxo3a-and-upregulation-of-bim-puma
#16
Longwei Huo, Xiaobin Bai, Yafei Wang, Maode Wang
Glioma is the most common primary malignant tumor of the central nervous system. B10 is a new glycosylated derivative of betulinic acid with enhanced cytotoxic activity. The present study was designed to explore the molecular mechanism underlying the anticancer effect of B10 in glioma cells. 25-50μM B10 resulted in a significant decrease of cell viability and BrdU incorporation. 25-50mg/kg B10 significantly reduced the implanted tumor weight and volume in nude mice. Activation of apoptosis was found in glioma cells when the cells were exposed to B10, as evidenced by increased number of TUNEL-stained cells, increased caspase 3 and 9 activities, and Bax and cleaved PARP expression...
May 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553224/docking-studies-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-potential-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-of-3-hydroxyhericenone-f-from-hericium-erinaceus
#17
Chen Diling, Yong Tianqiao, Yang Jian, Zheng Chaoqun, Shuai Ou, Xie Yizhen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting approximately more than 5% of the population worldwide over the age 65, annually. The incidence of AD is expected to be higher in the next 10 years. AD patients experience poor prognosis and as a consequence new drugs and therapeutic strategies are required in order to improve the clinical responses and outcomes of AD. The purpose of the present study was to screen a certain number of potential compounds from herbal sources and investigate their corresponding mode of action...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551796/nitrite-nitric-oxide-signaling-and-cardioprotection
#18
Matthias Totzeck, Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Tienush Rassaf
Cardioprotective strategies to prevent damage to mitochondria in acute myocardial infarction are warranted to reduce lethal myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Mitochondrial antagonists in I/R are reactive oxygen species (ROS), deteriorated calcium signaling, permeabilization of the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM) and deranged mitochondrial structural dynamism (fusion and fission). Nitric oxide (NO) related signaling can protect hearts from I/R. Albeit the underlying signaling is incompletely resolved, recent data point to a particular involvement of protective posttranslational modification of mitochondrial elements...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546431/disruption-of-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain-function-potentiates-the-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-mapk-inhibition
#19
Andrew P Trotta, Jesse D Gelles, Madhavika N Serasinghe, Patrick Loi, Jack L Arbiser, Jerry E Chipuk
The mitochondrial network is a major site of ATP production through the coupled integration of the electron transport chain (ETC) with oxidative phosphorylation. In melanoma, arising from the Val600Glu mutation in the kinase v-RAF murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B (BRAFV600E), oncogenic signaling enhances glucose-dependent metabolism, while reducing mitochondrial ATP production. Likewise, when BRAFV600E is pharmacologically inhibited by targeted therapies (e.g. PLX-4032/Vemurafenib), glucose metabolism is reduced and cells increase mitochondrial ATP production to sustain survival...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540186/novel-recessive-mutations-in-coq4-cause-severe-infantile-cardiomyopathy-and-encephalopathy-associated-with-coq10-deficiency
#20
Neal Sondheimer, Stacy Hewson, Jessie M Cameron, Gino R Somers, Jane Dunning Broadbent, Marcello Ziosi, Catarina Maria Quinzii, Ali B Naini
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or ubiquinone is one of the two electron carriers in the mitochondrial respiratory chain which has an essential role in the process of oxidative phosphorylation. Defects in CoQ10 synthesis are usually associated with the impaired function of CoQ10-dependent complexes I, II and III. The recessively transmitted CoQ10 deficiency has been associated with a number of phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous groups of disorders manifesting at variable age of onset. The infantile, multisystemic presentation is usually caused by mutations in genes directly involved in CoQ10 biosynthesis...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
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