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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666533/purple-head-broccoli-brassica-oleracea-l-var-italica-plenck-a-functional-food-crop-for-antioxidant-and-anticancer-potential
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Ashun Chaudhary, Sonika Choudhary, Upendra Sharma, Adarsh Pal Vig, Bikram Singh, Saroj Arora
Natural foods are used in many folks and household treatments and have immense potential to treat a serious complication and health benefits, in addition to the basic nutritional values. These food products improve health, delay the aging process, increase life expectancy, and possibly prevent chronic diseases. Purple head Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck is one of such foods and in current studies was explored for chemical compounds at different development stages by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
May 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666464/an-adolescence-onset-male-leukoencephalopathy-with-remarkable-cerebellar-atrophy-and-novel-compound-heterozygous-aars2-gene-mutations-a-case-report
#2
Qing Dong, Ling Long, Yan-Yu Chang, Yan-Jun Lin, Mei Liu, Zheng-Qi Lu
Mutations in the mitochondrial alanyl-transfer (t)RNA synthetase 2 (AARS2; OMIM 612035) have been linked to leukoencephalopathy recently. Until now, there have been only 13 cases reported in the literature. Hence, the clinical and genetic characteristics of this disease are not fully understood. Here, we reported an adolescence-onset male leukoencephalopathy patient characterized by progressive limb tremor at the age of 17 years. He had no signs of a cardiomyopathy. Magnetic resonance imaging scanning demonstrated severe cerebellar atrophy and white matter abnormalities involving descending tracts...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666214/metabolic-abnormalities-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Cara Tomas, Julia Newton
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), commonly known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a debilitating disease of unknown etiology. CFS/ME is a heterogeneous disease associated with a myriad of symptoms but with severe, prolonged fatigue as the core symptom associated with the disease. There are currently no known biomarkers for the disease, largely due to the lack of knowledge surrounding the eitopathogenesis of CFS/ME. Numerous studies have been conducted in an attempt to identify potential biomarkers for the disease...
April 17, 2018: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665848/characterization-and-utilization-of-the-flexor-digitorum-brevis-for-assessing-skeletal-muscle-function
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Michael D Tarpey, Adam J Amorese, Nicholas P Balestrieri, Terence E Ryan, Cameron A Schmidt, Joseph M McClung, Espen E Spangenburg
BACKGROUND: The ability to assess skeletal muscle function and delineate regulatory mechanisms is essential to uncovering therapeutic approaches that preserve functional independence in a disease state. Skeletal muscle provides distinct experimental challenges due to inherent differences across muscle groups, including fiber type and size that may limit experimental approaches. The flexor digitorum brevis (FDB) possesses numerous properties that offer the investigator a high degree of experimental flexibility to address specific hypotheses...
April 17, 2018: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665656/forskolin-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-ros-production
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Xiangrui Guo, Xiaohui Bai, Li Li, Jianfeng Li, Haibo Wang
Cisplatin is widely used in the treatment of various types of cancer. However, it could cause severe side effects such as ototoxicity, which greatly limit the clinical application of cisplatin. Forskolin (FSK) is a diterpene derived from the plant Coleus forskohlii, and has been proven an effective drug for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma because of its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Here, we investigated the effects of FSK in cisplatin-induced ototoxicity, and we found that FSK could significantly protect against cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in both cell line and isolated mouse cochlear...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665074/parkin-deficiency-modulates-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-by-attenuating-an-a20-dependent-negative-feedback-loop
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François Mouton-Liger, Thibault Rosazza, Julia Sepulveda-Diaz, Amélie Ieang, Sidi-Mohamed Hassoun, Emilie Claire, Graziella Mangone, Alexis Brice, Patrick P Michel, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Olga Corti
Neuroinflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction, key mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), are usually explored independently. Loss-of-function mutations of PARK2 and PARK6, encoding the E3 ubiquitin protein ligase Parkin and the mitochondrial serine/threonine kinase PINK1, account for a large proportion of cases of autosomal recessive early-onset PD. PINK1 and Parkin regulate mitochondrial quality control and have been linked to the modulation of innate immunity pathways. We report here an exacerbation of NLRP3 inflammasome activation by specific inducers in microglia and bone marrow-derived macrophages from Park2-/- and Pink1-/- mice...
April 17, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665013/planhab-hypoxia-does-not-worsen-the-impairment-of-skeletal-muscle-oxidative-function-induced-by-bed-rest-alone
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Desy Salvadego, Michail E Keramidas, Roger Kölegård, Lorenza Brocca, Stefano Lazzer, Irene Mavelli, Jörn Rittweger, Ola Eiken, Igor B Mekjavic, Bruno Grassi
KEY POINTS: Superposition of hypoxia on 21 day bed rest did not worsen the impairment of skeletal muscle oxidative function induced by bed rest alone. A significant impairment of maximal oxidative performance was identified downstream of cardiovascular O2 delivery, involving both the intramuscular matching between O2 supply and utilization and mitochondrial respiration. These chronic adaptations appear to be relevant in terms of exposure to spaceflights and reduced gravity habitats (Moon or Mars), as characterized by low gravity and hypoxia, in patients with chronic diseases characterized by hypomobility/immobility and hypoxia, as well as in ageing...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664950/body-lice-of-homeless-people-reveal-the-presence-of-several-emerging-bacterial-pathogens-in-northern-algeria
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Meriem Louni, Nassima Mana, Idir Bitam, Mustapha Dahmani, Philippe Parola, Florence Fenollar, Didier Raoult, Oleg Mediannikov
BACKGROUND: Human lice, Pediculus humanus, are obligate blood-sucking parasites. Body lice, Pediculus h. humanus, occur in two divergent mitochondrial clades (A and D) each exhibiting a particular geographic distribution. Currently, the body louse is recognized as the only vector for louse-borne diseases. In this study, we aimed to study the genetic diversity of body lice collected from homeless populations in three localities of northern Algeria, and to investigate louse-borne pathogens in these lice...
April 17, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664003/-pathogenesis-of-sepsis-induced-myocardial-dysfunction
#9
Yunpeng Lou, Zhaofen Lin
Sepsis is a common disease in intensive care units (ICU), and the resulted multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is the main cause of death in patients with severe sepsis. The cardiovascular system is one of the most important target organ for sepsis. The severity of cardiac dysfunction is closely related to the clinical prognosis of patients with sepsis. Studies have reported that various cytokines are expressed during sepsis. They have influence on myocardial contractile function, mitochondrial function and self-regulation...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663074/detection-of-pro-apoptotic-bax%C3%A2-2-proteins-in-the-human-cerebellum
#10
Adriana Mañas, Aislinn Davis, Sydney Lamerand, Jialing Xiang
Bax∆2 is a pro-apoptotic protein originally discovered in colon cancer patients with high microsatellite instability. Unlike most pro-apoptotic Bax family members, Bax∆2 mediates cell death through a non-mitochondrial caspase 8-dependent pathway. In the scope of analyzing the distribution of Bax∆2 expression in human tissues, we examined a panel of human brain samples. Here, we report four cerebellar cases in which the subjects had no neurological disorder or disease documented. We found Bax∆2 positive cells scattered in all areas of the cerebellum, but most strikingly concentrated in Purkinje cell bodies and dendrites...
April 17, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662612/exploiting-mitochondrial-and-metabolic-homeostasis-as-a-vulnerability-in-nf1-deficient-cells
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Robert J Allaway, Matthew D Wood, Sondra L Downey, Stephanie J Bouley, Nicole A Traphagen, Jason D Wells, Jaya Batra, Sir Norman Melancon, Carol Ringelberg, William Seibel, Nancy Ratner, Yolanda Sanchez
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a disease caused by mutation of neurofibromin 1 ( NF1 ), loss of which results in hyperactive Ras signaling and a concomitant increase in cell proliferation and survival. Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 frequently develop tumors such as plexiform neurofibromas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Mutation of NF1 or loss of the NF1 protein is also observed in glioblastoma, lung adenocarcinoma, and ovarian cancer among other sporadic cancers. A therapy that selectively targets NF1 deficient tumors would substantially advance our ability to treat these malignancies...
March 23, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661920/dhtkd1-deficiency-causes-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-mice
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Wang-Yang Xu, Houbao Zhu, Yan Shen, Ying-Han Wan, Xiao-Die Tu, Wen-Ting Wu, Lingyun Tang, Hong-Xin Zhang, Shun-Yuan Lu, Xiao-Long Jin, Jian Fei, Zhu-Gang Wang
DHTKD1, a part of 2-ketoadipic acid dehydrogenase complex, is involved in lysine and tryptophan catabolism. Mutations in DHTKD1 block the metabolic pathway and cause 2-aminoadipic and 2-oxoadipic aciduria (AMOXAD), an autosomal recessive inborn metabolic disorder. In addition, a nonsense mutation in DHTKD1 we identified previously causes Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type 2Q, one of the most common inherited neurological disorders affecting the peripheral nerves in the musculature. However, the comprehensive molecular mechanism underlying CMT2Q remains elusive...
April 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661811/murine-models-of-hepatitis-a-virus-infection
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Asuka Hirai-Yuki, Jason K Whitmire, Michael Joyce, D Lorne Tyrrell, Stanley M Lemon
Mechanistic analyses of hepatitis A virus (HAV)-induced pathogenesis have long been thwarted by the lack of tractable small animal models that recapitulate disease observed in humans. Several approaches have shown success, including infection of chimeric mice with human liver cells. Other recent studies show that HAV can replicate to high titer in mice lacking expression of the type I interferon (IFN) receptor (IFN-α/β receptor) or mitochondrial antiviral signaling (MAVS) protein. Mice deficient in the IFN receptor show critical features of type A hepatitis in humans when challenged with human HAV, including histological evidence of liver damage, leukocyte infiltration, and the release of liver enzymes into blood...
April 16, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661261/genetic-diversity-and-phylogeography-of-the-elusive-but-epidemiologically-important-echinococcus-granulosus-sensu-stricto-genotype-g3
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Liina Kinkar, Teivi Laurimäe, Ibrahim Balkaya, Adriano Casulli, Houria Zait, Malik Irshadullah, Mitra Sharbatkhori, Hossein Mirhendi, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Francisco Ponce-Gordo, Steffen Rehbein, Eshrat Beigom Kia, Sami Simsek, Viliam Šnábel, Gérald Umhang, Antonio Varcasia, Urmas Saarma
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a severe parasitic disease caused by the species complex Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato. Human infections are most commonly associated with E. granulosus sensu stricto (s.s.), comprising genotypes G1 and G3. The objective of the current study was to provide first insight into the genetic diversity and phylogeography of genotype G3. Despite the epidemiological importance of the genotype, it has remained poorly explored due to the ambiguity in the definition of the genotype. However, it was recently demonstrated that long sequences of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) provide a reliable method to discriminate G1 and G3 from each other...
April 17, 2018: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660515/aspergillus-fumigatus-viability-drives-allergic-responses-to-inhaled-conidia
#15
Ajay P Nayak, Tara L Croston, Angela R Lemons, W T Goldsmith, Nikki B Marshall, Michael L Kashon, Dori R Germolec, Donald H Beezhold, Brett J Green
BACKGROUND: Aspergillus fumigatus induced allergic airway disease has been shown to involve conidial germination in vivo but the immunological mechanisms remain uncharacterized. OBJECTIVE: A subchronic murine exposure model was used to examine the immunological mediators that are regulated in response to either culturable or non-culturable A. fumigatus conidia. METHODS: Female B6C3F1/N mice were repeatedly dosed via inhalation with 1 x 105 viable or heat inactivated conidia (HIC), twice a week for 13 weeks (26 exposures)...
April 13, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660243/autophagy-a-key-pathway-for-cardiac-health-and-longevity
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REVIEW
Benjamin P Woodall, Åsa B Gustafsson
As average life expectancy continues to rise in the developed world, age associated pathologies are increasing in prevalence. The hallmarks of cardiac aging include cardiomyocyte loss, fibrosis and hypertrophy, all of which contribute to an increased incidence of cardiac disease. At the molecular level, cellular aging is characterized by increased ROS production, mitochondrial dysfunction and the accumulation of damaged proteins and organelles. Cardiomyocytes and other senescent cell types rely upon autophagy, a lysosome-mediated degradation pathway, to remove potentially toxic protein aggregates and damaged organelles from the cellular milieu...
April 16, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660213/role-of-ncor1-in-mitochondrial-function-and-energy-metabolism
#17
REVIEW
Tanes I Lima, Rafael R Valentim, Hygor N Araújo, André G Oliveira, Bianca C Favero, Eveline S Menezes, Rafaela Araújo, Leonardo R Silveira
Mitochondrial number and shape are constantly changing in response to increased energy demands. The ability to synchronize mitochondrial pathways to respond to energy fluctuations within the cell is a central aspect of mammalian homeostasis. This dynamic process depends on the coordinated activation of transcriptional complexes to promote the expression of genes encoding for mitochondrial proteins. Recent evidence has shown that the nuclear corepressor NCoR1 is an essential metabolic switch which acts on oxidative metabolism signaling...
April 16, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660116/a-novel-histochemistry-assay-to-assess-and-quantify-focal-cytochrome-c-oxidase-deficiency
#18
Marie-Lune Simard, Arnaud Mourier, Laura C Greaves, Robert W Taylor, James B Stewart
Defects in the respiratory chain, interfering with energy production in the cell, are major underlying causes of mitochondrial diseases. In spite of this, the surprising variety of clinical symptoms, disparity between ages of onset as well as the involvement of mitochondrial impairment in ageing and age-related diseases, continues to challenge our understanding of the pathogenic processes. This complexity can be in part attributed to the unique metabolic needs of organs or of various cell types. In this view, it remains essential to investigate mitochondrial dysfunction at the cellular level...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659951/l-glutamine-attenuates-apoptosis-in-porcine-enterocytes-by-regulating-glutathione-related-redox-homeostasis
#19
Ning Liu, Xiaoshi Ma, Xuan Luo, Yunchang Zhang, Yu He, Zhaolai Dai, Ying Yang, Guoyao Wu, Zhenlong Wu
Background: Programmed cell death plays a fundamental role in intestinal development and mucosal homeostasis. Dysregulation of these processes is associated with an impaired intestinal-mucosal barrier, reduced nutrient absorption, and initiation and progression of intestinal diseases. 4-Hydroxy-2-nonenal (4-HNE), a product of lipid peroxidation, is commonly used to induce oxidative stress in cells. l-Glutamine is known to protect cells from apoptosis. However, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658600/pdk1-inhibitor-gsk2334470-synergizes-with-proteasome-inhibitor-mg%C3%A2-132-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-by-inhibiting-full-akt-activity-and-increasing-nuclear-accumulation-of-the-pten-protein
#20
Jin Zhang, Chunmei Yang, Fengping Zhou, Xiaohui Chen
Phosphoinositide‑dependent kinase 1 (PDK1) is generally active in multiple myeloma (MM) and higher expression than other hematopoietic cells, which is associated with the drug resistance and the disease progression. Previous studies have demonstrated that PDK1 can be targeted therapeutically in MM. In the present study, we examined the combination effect of GSK2334470 (GSK‑470), a novel and highly specific inhibitor of PDK1, with proteasome inhibitor MG‑132 in MM cell lines. GSK‑470 monotherapy significantly inhibited growth of MM cell lines and induced apoptosis that was associated with the activation of both the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway and the extrinsic death receptor pathway...
April 12, 2018: Oncology Reports
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