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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234100/a-bi-fluorescence-complementation-system-to-detect-associations-between-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-mitochondria
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Mark Harmon, Philip Larkman, Giles Hardingham, Mandy Jackson, Paul Skehel
Close contacts between the endoplasmic reticulum membrane and the mitochondrial outer membrane facilitate efficient transfer of lipids between the organelles and coordinate Ca2+ signalling and stress responses. Changes to this coupling is associated with a number of metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and motor neuron disease. The distance between the two membranes at regions of close apposition is below the resolution of conventional light microscopy, which makes analysis of these interactions challenging...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228971/alpha-synuclein-oligomer-selective-antibodies-reduce-intracellular-accumulation-and-mitochondrial-impairment-in-alpha-synuclein-exposed-astrocytes
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Gabriel Gustafsson, Veronica Lindström, Jinar Rostami, Eva Nordström, Lars Lannfelt, Joakim Bergström, Martin Ingelsson, Anna Erlandsson
BACKGROUND: Due to its neurotoxic properties, oligomeric alpha-synuclein (α-syn) has been suggested as an attractive target for passive immunization against Parkinson's disease (PD). In mouse models of PD, antibody treatment has been shown to lower the levels of pathogenic α-syn species, including oligomers, although the mechanisms of action remain unknown. We have previously shown that astrocytes rapidly engulf α-syn oligomers that are intracellularly stored, rather than degraded, resulting in impaired mitochondria...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228015/development-of-an-iron-selective-antioxidant-probe-with-protective-effects-on-neuronal-function
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Olimpo García-Beltrán, Natalia P Mena, Pabla Aguirre, Germán Barriga-González, Antonio Galdámez, Edgar Nagles, Tatiana Adasme, Cecilia Hidalgo, Marco T Núñez
Iron accumulation, oxidative stress and calcium signaling dysregulation are common pathognomonic signs of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson´s and Alzheimer's diseases, Friedreich ataxia and Huntington's disease. Given their therapeutic potential, the identification of multifunctional compounds that suppress these damaging features is highly desirable. Here, we report the synthesis and characterization of N-(1,3-dihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)propan-2-yl)-2-(7-hydroxy-2-oxo-2H-chromen-4-yl)acetamide, named CT51, which exhibited potent free radical neutralizing activity both in vitro and in cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225013/succinate-dehydrogenase-prospect-for-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Mohammad Jodeiri Farshbaf, Abbas Kiani-Esfahani
Onset of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases as neurodegenerative disorders is increased by age. Alleviation of clinical symptoms and protection of neurons against degeneration are the main aspects of researches to establish new therapeutic strategies. Many studies have shown that mitochondria play crucial roles in high energy demand tissues like brain. Impairments in mitochondrial activity and physiology can makes neurons vulnerable to stress and degeneration. Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) connects tricarboxylic cycle to the electron transport chain...
December 7, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222404/lack-of-parkin-anticipates-the-phenotype-and-affects-mitochondrial-morphology-and-mtdna-levels-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Milena Pinto, Nadee Nissanka, Carlos T Moraes
PARK2 is the most common gene mutated in monogenic recessive familial cases of Parkinson's disease (PD). Pathogenic mutations cause a loss of function of the encoded protein Parkin. ParkinKO mice, however, poorly represent human PD symptoms as they only exhibit mild motor phenotypes, minor dopamine metabolism abnormalities, and no signs of dopaminergic neurodegeneration. Parkin has been shown to participate in mitochondrial turnover, by targeting damaged mitochondria, with low membrane potential, to mitophagy...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215849/-study-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-using-cytoplasmic-hybrid
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V V Sinyov, M A Sazonova, V P Karagodin, A I Ryzhkova, E V Galitsyna, A A Melnichenko, N A Demakova, T P Shkurat, I A Sobenin, A N Orekhov
Aim. This review article describes literature sources devoted to the investigation of mitochondrial dysfunction using cytoplasmic hybrids (cybrids). The presented studies were carried out on cultures of cybrid cell lines HL60, MOL T-4, A549, 143B, HeLa, Arpe-19, HEK-293, SH-SY5Y and NT2. According to the analysis of scientific world literature, some of the most promising models for studying mitochondrial dysfunction are cell cultures without mitochondria (rho0) and cytoplasmic hybrids containing one or several mutations of mitochondrial genome...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207041/mitochondria-mediated-damage-to-dopaminergic-neurons-in-parkinson-s-disease-review
#7
Xiao-Liang Liu, Ying-Di Wang, Xiu-Ming Yu, Da-Wei Li, Guang-Ren Li
Mitochondria are important organelles in virtually all eukaryotic cells, and are involved in a wide range of physiological and pathophysiological processes. Besides the generation of cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate, mitochondria are also involved in calcium homeostasis, reactive oxygen species production and the activation of the intrinsic cell death pathway, thus determining cell survival and death. Mitochondrial abnormalities have been implicated in a wide range of disorders, including neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson's disease (PD), and considered as a primary cause and central event responsible for the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in PD...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204154/mitochondria-a-common-target-for-genetic-mutations-and-environmental-toxicants-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Martin P Helley, Jennifer Pinnell, Carolina Sportelli, Kim Tieu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating neurological movement disorder. Since its first discovery 200 years ago, genetic and environmental factors have been identified to play a role in PD development and progression. Although genetic studies have been the predominant driving force in PD research over the last few decades, currently only a small fraction of PD cases can be directly linked to monogenic mutations. The remaining cases have been attributed to other risk associated genes, environmental exposures and gene-environment interactions, making PD a multifactorial disorder with a complex etiology...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204109/intracellular-cholesterol-trafficking-and-impact-in-neurodegeneration
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Fabian Arenas, Carmen Garcia-Ruiz, Jose C Fernandez-Checa
Cholesterol is a critical component of membrane bilayers where it plays key structural and functional roles by regulating the activity of diverse signaling platforms and pathways. Particularly enriched in brain, cholesterol homeostasis in this organ is singular with respect to other tissues and exhibits a heterogeneous regulation in distinct brain cell populations. Due to the key role of cholesterol in brain physiology and function, alterations in cholesterol homeostasis and levels have been linked to brain diseases and neurodegeneration...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189163/alpha-synuclein-proteotoxicity-and-parkinson-s-disease-search-for-neuroprotective-therapy
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Upasana Ganguly, Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti, Upinder Kaur, Anwesha Mukherjee, Sasanka Chakrabarti
There is a growing body of evidence in animal and cell based models of Parkinson's disease (PD) to suggest that overexpression and / or abnormal accumulation and aggregation of α-synuclein can trigger neuronal death. This important role of α-synuclein in PD pathogenesis is supported by the fact that duplication, triplication and mutations of α-synuclein gene cause familial forms of PD. The overexpression and accumulation of α-synuclein within neurons may involve both transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms including a decreased degradation of the protein through proteasomal or autophagic processes...
November 28, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183391/oxidative-stress-and-cellular-pathologies-in-parkinson-s-disease
#11
REVIEW
Lesly Puspita, Sun Young Chung, Jae-Won Shim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive neurodegeneration of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra. The reason for the death of these neurons is unclear; however, studies have demonstrated the potential involvement of mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, α-synuclein or dopamine levels in contributing to cellular oxidative stress as well as PD symptoms. Even though those papers had separately described the individual roles of each element leading to neurodegeneration, recent publications suggest that neurodegeneration is the product of various cellular interactions...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180793/activation-of-the-mitochondrial-unfolded-protein-response-promotes-longevity-and-dopamine-neuron-survival-in-parkinson-s-disease-models
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Jason F Cooper, Emily Machiela, Dylan J Dues, Katie K Spielbauer, Megan M Senchuk, Jeremy M Van Raamsdonk
While the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is incompletely understood, mitochondrial dysfunction is thought to play a crucial role in disease pathogenesis. Here, we examined the relationship between mitochondrial function and dopamine neuron dysfunction and death using C. elegans mutants for three mitochondria-related genes implicated in monogenic PD (pdr-1/PRKN, pink-1/PINK1 and djr-1.1/DJ-1). We found that pdr-1 and pink-1 mutants exhibit deficits in dopamine-dependent behaviors, but no loss of dopamine neurons, while djr-1...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177768/familial-parkinson-s-disease-associated-l166p-mutant-dj-1-is-cleaved-by-mitochondrial-serine-protease-omi-htra2
#13
Kai Fu, Yanfei Wang, Dongkai Guo, Guanghui Wang, Haigang Ren
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder. Mutations in the DJ-1, including L166P, are responsible for recessive early-onset PD. Many lines of evidence have shown that L166P is not only a loss-of-function mutant, but also a pro-apoptotic-like protein that results in mitochondrial dysfunction. L166P has been reported to be unstable and to mislocalize to mitochondria. However, the mechanisms underlying the instability of L166P compared to wild-type DJ-1 remain largely unknown...
November 24, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175327/structural-basis-for-the-interaction-between-dj-1-and-bcl-xl
#14
Mi-Kyung Lee, Min-Sung Lee, Da-Woon Bae, Dong-Hwa Lee, Sun-Shin Cha, Seung-Wook Chi
DJ-1 is a multifunctional protein associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) and tumorigenesis. In response to ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation, DJ-1 is translocated into the mitochondria, and its interaction with the mitochondrial protein Bcl-XL protects cells against death. In this study, we characterized the molecular interaction between DJ-1 and Bcl-XL by NMR spectroscopy. The NMR chemical shift perturbation data demonstrated that the oxidized but not the reduced form of DJ-1 binds to the predominantly hydrophobic groove surrounded by the BH1-BH3 domains in Bcl-XL...
November 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169728/morphological-analysis-of-mitochondria-for-evaluating-the-toxicity-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-transgenic-mice-and-isolated-preparations-by-atomic-force-microscopy
#15
Ge Gao, Zhipeng Wang, Lingling Lu, Chunli Duan, Xiaomin Wang, Hui Yang
A key molecular event in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease is mitochondrial damage caused by α-synuclein (α-syn). Mitochondria mediates both necrosis and apoptosis, which are associated with morphological changes. However, the mechanism by which α-syn alters mitochondrial morphology remains unclear. To address this issue, we investigated mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening and changes in cardiolipin (CL) levels in mitochondria isolated from the brain of Thy1α-syn mice. Cytoplasmic cytochrome C and cleaved caspase-3 protein levels were upregulated in the brain of transgenic mice...
November 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168786/effects-of-commonly-used-pesticides-in-china-on-the-mitochondria-and-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-in-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Tingting Chen, Jieqiong Tan, Zhengqing Wan, Yongyi Zou, Henok Kessete Afewerky, Zhuohua Zhang, Tongmei Zhang
Evidence continues to accumulate that pesticides are the leading candidates of environmental toxins that may contribute to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. The mechanisms, however, remain largely unclear. According to epidemiological studies, we selected nine representative pesticides (paraquat, rotenone, chlorpyrifos, pendimethalin, endosulfan, fenpyroximate, tebufenpyrad, trichlorphon and carbaryl) which are commonly used in China and detected the effects of the pesticides on mitochondria and ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) function...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151060/genetics-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-related-disorders
#17
REVIEW
Pei-Lan Zhang, Yan Chen, Chen-Hao Zhang, Yu-Xin Wang, Pedro Fernandez-Funez
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex and heterogeneous neurological condition characterised mainly by bradykinesia, resting tremor, rigidity and postural instability, symptoms that together comprise the parkinsonian syndrome. Non-motor symptoms preceding and following clinical onset are also helpful diagnostic markers revealing a widespread and progressive pathology. Many other neurological conditions also include parkinsonism as primary or secondary symptom, confounding their diagnosis and treatment. Although overall disease course and end-stage pathological examination single out these conditions, the significant overlaps suggest that they are part of a continuous disease spectrum...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143358/melatonin-improves-survival-and-respiratory-activity-of-yeast-cells-challenged-by-alpha-synuclein-and-menadione
#18
Mariana A Zampol, Mario H Barros
One of the hallmarks of Parkinson disease is α-synuclein aggregate deposition that leads to ER stress, Golgi fragmentation, and impaired energy metabolism with consequent redox imbalance. In the last decade, many studies have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model in order to explore the intracellular consequences of α-synuclein overexpression. In this study we propose to evaluate the respiratory outcome of yeast cells expressing α-synuclein. Cell viability, or growth on selective media for respiratory activity was mainly affected in the α-synuclein expressing cells if they were also treated with menadione, which stimulates ROS production...
November 16, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137980/interaction-of-alpha-synuclein-with-cytogaligin-a-protein-encoded-by-the-proapoptotic-gene-galig
#19
Saïd El Haddad, Amandine Serrano, Thierry Normand, Chloé Robin, Martine Dubois, Fabienne Brule-Morabito, Lucile Mollet, Stéphane Charpentier, Alain Legrand
GALIG, an internal gene to the human galectin-3 gene, encodes two distinct proteins, Mitogaligin and Cytogaligin through translation of a unique mRNA in two overlapping alternative reading frames. When overexpressed GALIG induces apoptosis. In cultured cells, Mitogaligin destabilizes mitochondria membranes through interaction with cardiolipin. Little is known regarding the role of Cytogaligin. This protein displays multiple subcellular localizations; cytosol, nucleus, and mitochondria. We illustrate here that Cytogaligin is also secreted in the extracellular medium...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123128/pink1-mediated-phosphorylation-of-letm1-regulates-mitochondrial-calcium-transport-and-protects-neurons-against-mitochondrial-stress
#20
En Huang, Dianbo Qu, Tianwen Huang, Nicoletta Rizzi, Wassamon Boonying, Dorothy Krolak, Paolo Ciana, John Woulfe, Christine Klein, Ruth S Slack, Daniel Figeys, David S Park
Mutations in PTEN-induced kinase 1 (PINK1) result in a recessive familial form of Parkinson's disease (PD). PINK1 loss is associated with mitochondrial Ca(2+) mishandling, mitochondrial dysfunction, as well as increased neuronal vulnerability. Here we demonstrate that PINK1 directly interacts with and phosphorylates LETM1 at Thr192 in vitro. Phosphorylated LETM1 or the phospho-mimetic LETM1-T192E increase calcium release in artificial liposomes and facilitates calcium transport in intact mitochondria. Expression of LETM1-T192E but not LETM1-wild type (WT) rescues mitochondrial calcium mishandling in PINK1-deficient neurons...
November 9, 2017: Nature Communications
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