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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036837/simvastatin-as-a-potential-disease-modifying-therapy-for-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-rationale-for%C3%A2-clinical-trial-and-current-progress
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Camille B Carroll, Richard K H Wyse
Many now believe the holy grail for the next stage of therapeutic advance surrounds the development of disease-modifying approaches aimed at intercepting the year-on-year neurodegenerative decline experienced by most patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Based on recommendations of an international committee of experts who are currently bringing multiple, potentially disease-modifying, PD therapeutics into long-term neuroprotective PD trials, a clinical trial involving 198 patients is underway to determine whether Simvastatin provides protection against chronic neurodegeneration...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036828/mitochondria-and-mitochondrial-cascades-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#2
Russell H Swerdlow
Decades of research indicate mitochondria from Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients differ from those of non-AD individuals. Initial studies revealed structural differences, and subsequent studies showed functional deficits. Observations of structure and function changes prompted investigators to consider the consequences, significance, and causes of AD-related mitochondrial dysfunction. Currently, extensive research argues mitochondria may mediate, drive, or contribute to a variety of AD pathologies. The perceived significance of these mitochondrial changes continues to grow, and many currently believe AD mitochondrial dysfunction represents a reasonable therapeutic target...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036556/deficit-in-pink1-parkin-mediated-mitochondrial-autophagy-at-late-stages-of-dystrophic-cardiomyopathy
#3
Chifei Kang, Myriam A Badr, Viktoriia Kyrychenko, Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen, Natalia Shirokova
Aims: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited devastating muscle disease with severe and often lethal cardiac complications. Emerging evidence suggests that the evolution of the pathology in DMD is accompanied by the accumulation of mitochondria with defective structure and function. Here we investigate whether defects in the housekeeping autophagic pathway contribute to mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunctions in dystrophic cardiomyopathy. Methods and results: We employed various biochemical and imaging techniques to assess mitochondrial structure and function as well as to evaluate autophagy, and specific mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy), in hearts of mdx mice, an animal model of DMD...
October 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036266/alterations-in-no-ros-ratio-and-expression-of-trx1-and-prdx2-in-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#4
Hao Su, Marco Pistolozzi, Xingjuan Shi, Xiaoou Sun, Wen Tan
The development of cardiac hypertrophy is a complicated process, which undergoes a transition from compensatory hypertrophy to heart failure, and the identification of new biomarkers and targets for this disease is greatly needed. Here we investigated the development of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced cardiac hypertrophy in an in vitro experimental model. After the induction of hypertrophy with ISO treatment in H9c2 cells, cell surface area, cell viability, cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), and nitric oxide (NO) levels were tested...
October 3, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035972/hyperammonemia-and-proteostasis-in-cirrhosis
#5
Srinivasan Dasarathy, Maria Hatzoglou
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skeletal muscle loss or sarcopenia is a frequent complication of cirrhosis that adversely affects clinical outcomes. As skeletal muscle is the largest store of proteins in the body, proteostasis or protein homeostasis is required for maintenance of muscle mass. This review will focus on disordered skeletal muscle proteostasis in liver disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Increased skeletal muscle uptake of ammonia initiates responses that result in disordered proteostasis including impaired protein synthesis and increased autophagy...
October 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034965/role-of-serum-albumin-as-a-nanoparticulate-carrier-for-nose-to-brain-delivery-of-r-flurbiprofen-implications-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#6
Ling Rong Wong, Paul C Ho
OBJECTIVES: R-flurbiprofen (R-FP) was found to offer neuroprotective effects by inhibiting mitochondrial calcium overload induced by β-amyloid peptide toxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, poor brain penetration after oral administration posed a challenge to its further development for AD treatment. In this study, we investigated the potential of serum albumin as nanoparticulate carriers for nose-to-brain delivery of R-FP to improve its brain accumulation. METHODS: Mice were subjected to three treatment groups: (1) intranasal R-FP solution, (2) oral R-FP solution and (3) intranasal R-FP albumin nanoparticles...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034772/opa-interacting-protein-5-modulates-docetaxel-induced-cell-death-via-regulation-of-mitophagy-in-gastric-cancer
#7
Tae Woo Kim, Seon-Jin Lee, Young-Jun Park, Sang Yoon Park, Byung Moo Oh, Yun Sun Park, Bo-Yeon Kim, Young-Ha Lee, Hee Jun Cho, Suk Ran Yoon, Yong-Kyung Choe, Hee Gu Lee
Damage to mitochondria induces mitophagy, a cellular process that is gaining interest for its therapeutic relevance to a variety of human diseases. However, the mechanism underlying mitochondrial depolarization and clearance in mitophagy remains poorly understood. We previously reported that mitochondria-induced cell death was caused by knockdown of Neisseria gonorrhoeae opacity-associated-interacting protein 5 in gastric cancer. In this study, we show that Neisseria gonorrhoeae opacity-associated-interacting protein 5 loss and gain of function modulates mitophagy induced by treatment with docetaxel, a chemotherapy drug for gastric cancer...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034492/transcriptome-analyses-reveal-genes-and-pathways-associated-with-fatty-acid-composition-traits-in-pigs
#8
J Zhang, L Cui, J Ma, C Chen, B Yang, L Huang
Fatty acid composition is associated with meat quality in pigs as well as with obesity- and diabetes-related traits in humans. Liver and muscle are important tissues for fatty acid metabolism. In this study, we evaluated correlations between liver and muscle transcriptomes and fatty acid composition traits in muscle and abdominal fat tissues in 335 F2 pigs from a White Duroc × Erhualian F2 pig resource population. Transcripts significantly correlated with fatty acid composition traits were enriched for genes involved in the categories of triglyceride catabolic process, mitochondrial function, hematological and immune system, and disease such as Type II diabetes...
October 16, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034233/role-of-cardiolipin-in-mitochondrial-signaling-pathways
#9
REVIEW
Jan Dudek
The phospholipid cardiolipin (CL) is an essential constituent of mitochondrial membranes and plays a role in many mitochondrial processes, including respiration and energy conversion. Pathological changes in CL amount or species composition can have deleterious consequences for mitochondrial function and trigger the production of reactive oxygen species. Signaling networks monitor mitochondrial function and trigger an adequate cellular response. Here, we summarize the role of CL in cellular signaling pathways and focus on tissues with high-energy demand, like the heart...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033892/molecular-diagnosis-of-myoclonus-epilepsy-associated-with-ragged-red-fibers-syndrome-in-the-absence-of-ragged-red-fibers
#10
Sun Yeong Park, Se Hoon Kim, Young-Mock Lee
Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRFs), an inherited mitochondrial disorder, has characteristic morphological changes of ragged-red fibers (RRFs) in muscle biopsy, in the absence of which mitochondrial etiology is usually not considered in patients with phenotypes suggestive of MERRF. In these circumstances, MERRF can only be diagnosed using genetic analyses. The symptoms, pathological findings, and imaging results being age dependent, we can construct a protocol based on these characteristics to understand the disease's natural course and to manage patients more effectively...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032504/resistance-exercise-improves-cardiac-function-and-mitochondrial-efficiency-in-diabetic-rat-hearts
#11
Tae Hee Ko, Jubert C Marquez, Hyoung Kyu Kim, Seung Hun Jeong, SungRyul Lee, Jae Boum Youm, In Sung Song, Dae Yun Seo, Hye Jin Kim, Du Nam Won, Kyoung Im Cho, Mun Gi Choi, Byoung Doo Rhee, Kyung Soo Ko, Nari Kim, Jong Chul Won, Jin Han
Metabolic disturbance and mitochondrial dysfunction are a hallmark of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC). Resistance exercise (RE) not only enhances the condition of healthy individuals but could also improve the status of those with disease. However, the beneficial effects of RE in the prevention of DC and mitochondrial dysfunction are uncertain. Therefore, this study investigated whether RE attenuates DC by improving mitochondrial function using an in vivo rat model of diabetes. Fourteen Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty rats were assigned to sedentary control (SC, n = 7) and RE (n = 7) groups at 28 weeks of age...
October 14, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032377/microrna-210-modulates-the-cellular-energy-metabolism-shift-during-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-by-repressing-iscu-in-h9c2-cardiomyocytes
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Wei Sun, Lei Zhao, Xianjing Song, Jichang Zhang, Yue Xing, Ning Liu, Youyou Yan, Zhibo Li, Yang Lu, Junduo Wu, Longbo Li, Yanlong Xiao, Xin Tian, Tianyi Li, Yinuo Guan, Yiran Wang, Bin Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The myocardial energy metabolism shift is one of the most important pathological features of ischemic heart disease (IHD). Although several microRNAs (miRs) are involved in the regulation of myocardial energy metabolism, their exact effects and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether microRNA(miR-210) regulates the energy metabolism shift during oxidative stress in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. METHODS: Cell survival was analyzed via CCK assay...
August 31, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032102/regulation-of-ca-2-signaling-by-acute-hypoxia-and-acidosis-in-rat-neonatal-cardiomyocytes
#13
José-Carlos Fernández-Morales, Martin Morad
Ischemic heart disease is an arrhythmogenic condition, accompanied by hypoxia, acidosis, and impaired Ca(2+) signaling. Here we report on effects of acute hypoxia and acidification in rat neonatal cardiomyocytes cultures. RESULTS: Two populations of neonatal cardiomyocyte were identified based on inactivation kinetics of L-type ICa: rapidly-inactivating ICa (τ~20ms) myocytes (prevalent in 3-4-day cultures), and slow-inactivating ICa (τ≥40ms) myocytes (dominant in 7-day cultures). Acute hypoxia (pO2<5mmHg for 50-100s) suppressed ICa reversibly in both cell-types to different extent and with different kinetics...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031613/pathogenic-mutations-of-the-human-mitochondrial-citrate-carrier-slc25a1-lead-to-impaired-citrate-export-required-for-lipid-dolichol-ubiquinone-and-sterol-synthesis
#14
Homa Majd, Martin S King, Anthony C Smith, Edmund R S Kunji
Missense mutations of the human mitochondrial citrate carrier, encoded by the SLC25A1 gene, lead to an autosomal recessive neurometabolic disorder characterised by neonatal-onset encephalopathy with severe muscular weakness, intractable seizures, respiratory distress, and lack of psychomotor development, often resulting in early death. Here, we have measured the effect of all twelve known pathogenic mutations on the transport activity. The results show that nine mutations abolish transport of citrate completely, whereas the other three reduce the transport rate by more than 70%, indicating that impaired citrate transport is the most likely primary cause of the disease...
October 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031555/beneficial-effects-of-dietary-restriction-in-aging-brain
#15
REVIEW
Ibanylla Kynjai Hynniewta Hadem, Teikur Majaw, Babiangshisha Kharbuli, Ramesh Sharma
Aging is a multifactorial complex process that leads to the deterioration of biological functions wherein its underlying mechanism is not fully elucidated. It affects the organism at the molecular and cellular level that contributes to the deterioration of structural integrity of the organs. The central nervous system is the most vulnerable organ affected by aging and its effect is highly heterogeneous. Aging causes alteration in the structure, metabolism and physiology of the brain leading to impaired cognitive and motor-neural functions...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031242/dietary-creatine-supplementation-lowers-hepatic-triacylglycerol-by-increasing-lipoprotein-secretion-in-rats-fed-high-fat-diet
#16
Robin P da Silva, Kelly-Ann Leonard, René L Jacobs
Recent studies have shown that dietary creatine supplementation can prevent lipid accumulation in the liver. Creatine is a small molecule that plays a large role in energy metabolism, but since the enzyme creatine kinase is not present in the liver, the classical role in energy metabolism does not hold in this tissue. Fat accumulation in the liver can lead to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a progressive disease that is prevalent in humans. We have previously reported that creatine can directly influence lipid metabolism in cell culture to promote lipid secretion and oxidation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031076/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-new-pyridyl-pyrazinyl-thiourea-derivatives-neuroprotection-against-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-toxicity
#17
Jung-Eun Park, Ahmed Elkamhawy, Ahmed H E Hassan, Ae Nim Pae, Jiyoun Lee, Sora Paik, Beoung-Geon Park, Eun Joo Roh
Herein, we report synthesis and evaluation of new twenty six small molecules against β amyloid (Aβ)-induced opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) using JC-1 assay which measures the change of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm). The neuroprotective effect of seventeen compounds against Aβ-induced mPTP opening was superior to that of the standard Cyclosporin A (CsA). Fifteen derivatives eliciting increased green to red fluorescence percentage less than 40.0% were evaluated for their impact on ATP production, cell viability and neuroprotection against Aβ-induced neuronal cell death...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031072/recent-advances-in-discovery-and-development-of-natural-products-as%C3%A2-source-for-anti-parkinson-s-disease-lead-compounds
#18
REVIEW
Hongjia Zhang, Lan Bai, Jun He, Lei Zhong, Xingmei Duan, Liang Ouyang, Yuxuan Zhu, Ting Wang, Yiwen Zhang, Jianyou Shi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system. Although the cause remains unknown, several pathological processes and central factors such as oxidative stress, mitochondrial injury, inflammatory reactions, abnormal deposition of α-synuclein, and cell apoptosis have been reported. Currently, anti-PD drugs are classified into two major groups: drugs that affect dopaminergic neurons and anti-cholinergic drugs. Unfortunately, the existing conventional strategies against PD are with numerous side effects, and cannot fundamentally improve the degenerative process of dopaminergic neurons...
September 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031071/discovery-of-thienopyrrolotriazine-derivatives-to-protect-mitochondrial-function-against-a%C3%AE-induced-neurotoxicity
#19
TaeHun Kim, Woo Seung Son, Mohammad Neaz Morshed, Ashwini M Londhe, Seo Yun Jung, Jong-Hyun Park, Woo-Kyu Park, Sang Min Lim, Ki Duk Park, Sung Jin Cho, Kyu-Sung Jeong, Jiyoun Lee, Ae Nim Pae
Recovery of mitochondrial dysfunction has gained increasing attention as an alternative therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent studies suggested that the 18 kDa mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) has the potential to serve as a drug target for the treatment of AD. In this study, we generated a structure-based pharmacophore model and virtually screened a commercial library, identifying SVH07 as a virtual hit, which contained a tricyclic core structure, thieno[2',3':4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-d][1,2,4]triazine group...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031050/paraquat-affects-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-dopamine-system-expression-and-locomotor-activity-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#20
Xiao H Wang, Christopher L Souders, Yuan H Zhao, Christopher J Martyniuk
The dipyridyl herbicide paraquat induces oxidative stress in cells and is implicated in adult neurodegenerative diseases. However, less is known about paraquat toxicity in early stages of vertebrate development. To address this gap, zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos were exposed to 1, 10 and 100 μM paraquat for 96 h. Paraquat did not induce significant mortality nor deformity in embryos and larvae, but it did accelerate time to hatch. To evaluate whether mitochondrial respiration was related to earlier hatch times, oxygen consumption rate was measured in whole embryos...
October 6, 2017: Chemosphere
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