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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102008/gender-associated-mitochondrial-dna-heteroplasmy-in-somatic-tissues-of-the-endangered-freshwater-mussel-unio-crassus-bivalvia-unionidae-implications-for-sex-identification-and-phylogeographical-studies
#1
Monika Mioduchowska, Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk, Katarzyna Zając, Tadeusz Zając, Jerzy Sell
Some bivalve species possess two independent mitochondrial DNA lineages: maternally (F-type) and paternally (M-type) inherited. This phenomenon is called doubly uniparental inheritance. It is generally agreed that F-type mtDNA is typically present in female somatic and gonadal tissues as well as in male somatic tissues, whereas the M-type mtDNA occurs only in male germ line and gonadal tissue. In the present study, the mtDNA heteroplasmy (for both F and M genomes) in male somatic tissues of Unio crassus (Philipsson, 1788), species threatened with extinction, has been confirmed...
November 2016: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100372/-research-on-potential-interaction-between-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-and-related-factors-on-risk-of-hypertension-in-coal-miners
#2
J Y Guo, L J Lei, N Qiao, G Q Fan, C M Sun, J J Huang, T Wang
Objective: To investigate the effects of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number in peripheral blood and related factors on the risk of hypertension in coal miners. Methods: A case-control study was conducted in 378 coal miners with hypertension and 325 healthy coal miners recruited from Datong Coal Mine Group. A standard questionnaire was used to collect their general information, such as demographic characteristics, habits and occupational history. Fluorescence quantitative PCR was performed to detect the copy number of mtDNA...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100010/fine-scale-genetic-structure-analyses-reveal-dispersal-patterns-in-a-critically-endangered-primate-trachypithecus-leucocephalus
#3
Weiran Wang, Meng Yao
Dispersal is a critically important life history trait of social organisms that has a major impact on the population genetic structure and social relationships within groups. Primates exhibit highly diversified dispersal and philopatry patterns, but knowledge of these patterns is difficult to obtain and usually limited to observations of a small number of focal social groups or individuals. Here, we investigated the dispersal pattern of a critically endangered colobine monkey, the white-headed langur (Trachypithecus leucocephalus), using molecular approaches, and sex-specific population genetic structure analyses at fine geographical scales...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099466/biogeography-in-cellana-patellogastropoda-nacellidae-with-special-emphasis-on-the-relationships-of-southern-hemisphere-oceanic-island-species
#4
Claudio A González-Wevar, Tomoyuki Nakano, Alvaro Palma, Elie Poulin
Oceanic islands lacking connections to other land are extremely isolated from sources of potential colonists and have acquired their biota mainly through dispersal from geographically distant areas. Hence, isolated island biota constitutes interesting models to infer biogeographical mechanisms of dispersal, colonization, differentiation, and speciation. Limpets of the genus Cellana (Nacellidae: Patellogastropoda) show limited dispersal capacity but are broadly distributed across the Indo-Pacific including many endemic species in isolated oceanic islands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099322/mitochondrial-dna-and-tlr9-signaling-is-not-involved-in-mechanical-ventilation-induced-inflammation
#5
Kim Timmermans, Matthijs Kox, Michiel Vaneker, Peter Pickkers, Gert Jan Scheffer
Exogenous administration of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) causes inflammatory lung injury in a toll-like receptor (TLR) 9-dependent manner. We investigated whether mechanical ventilation results in endogenous release of mtDNA and whether TLR9 plays a role in the pulmonary inflammatory response induced by mechanical ventilation.Wild-type and TLR9/ C57bl/6 mice were ventilated with low (8 mL/kg) and high (32 mL/kg) tidal volumes for 4 hours. Levels of nuclear DNA and mtDNA in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, as well as pulmonary concentrations of keratinocyte-derived chemokine, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6, were determined...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099114/mitochondrial-respiratory-gene-expression-is-suppressed-in-many-cancers
#6
Ed Reznik, Qingguo Wang, Konnor La, Nikolaus Schultz, Chris Sander
The fundamental metabolic decision of a cell, the balance between respiration and fermentation, rests in part on expression of the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) and coordination with expression of the nuclear genome (nuDNA). Previously we described mtDNA copy number depletion across many solid tumor types (Reznik et al., 2016). Here, we use orthogonal RNA-sequencing data to quantify mtDNA expression (mtRNA), and report analogously lower expression of mtRNA in tumors (relative to normal tissue) across a majority of cancer types...
January 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098432/a-multi-mitochondrial-anticancer-agent-that-selectively-kills-cancer-cells-and-overcomes-drug-resistance
#7
Yong Bo Peng, Zi Long Zhao, Teng Liu, Guo Jian Xie, Cheng Jin, Tang Gang Deng, Yang Sun, Xiong Li, Xiao Xiao Hu, Xiao Bing Zhang, Mao Ye, Wei Hong Tan
Mitochondria are double-membrane-bound organelles involved mainly in supplying cellular energy, but also play roles in signaling, cell differentiation, and cell death. Mitochondria are implicated in carcinogenesis, and therefore dozens of lethal signal transduction pathways converge on these organelles. Accordingly, mitochondria provide an alternative target for cancer management. In this study, F16, a drug that targets mitochondria, and chlorambucil (CBL), which is indicated for the treatment of selected human neoplastic diseases, were covalently linked, resulting in the synthesis of a multi-mitochondrial anticancer agent, FCBL...
January 18, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097061/contrasting-molecular-and-morphological-evidence-for-the-identification-of-an-anomalous-buteo-a-cautionary-tale-for-hybrid-diagnosis
#8
William S Clark, Spencer C Galen, Joshua M Hull, Megan A Mayo, Christopher C Witt
An adult Buteo was found dead as a road-kill south of Sacramento, California, and was thought to represent the first state record of the eastern Red-shouldered Hawk (B. lineatus lineatus;). It is now a specimen in the Museum of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (WFB 4816) at the University of California, Davis. We examined this specimen and found that many of its plumage characters differed from all other adult Red-shouldered Hawks examined, including nominate adults. Plumage markings and measurements were intermediate between Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, ssp calurus) and Red-shouldered Hawk (ssp elegans), leading us to hypothesize that the bird was a hybrid...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094012/mammalian-mitochondria-and-aging-an-update
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REVIEW
Timo E S Kauppila, Johanna H K Kauppila, Nils-Göran Larsson
Mitochondria were first postulated to contribute to aging more than 40 years ago. During the following decades, multiple lines of evidence in model organisms and humans showed that impaired mitochondrial function can contribute to age-associated disease phenotypes and aging. However, in contrast to the original theory favoring oxidative damage as a cause for mtDNA mutations, there are now strong data arguing that most mammalian mtDNA mutations originate as replication errors made by the mtDNA polymerase. Currently, a substantial amount of mitochondrial research is focused on finding ways to either remove or counteract the effects of mtDNA mutations with the hope of extending the human health- and lifespan...
January 10, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093929/characterization-of-mitochondrial-dna-polymorphisms-in-the-han-population-in-liaoning-province-northeast-china
#10
Feng-Ling Xu, Jun Yao, Mei Ding, Zhang-Sen Shi, Xue Wu, Jing-Jing Zhang, Bao-Jie Wang
This study characterized the genetic variations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to elucidate the maternal genetic structure of Liaoning Han Chinese. A total of 317 blood samples of unrelated individuals were collected for analysis in Liaoning Province. The mtDNA samples were analyzed using two distinct methods: sequencing of the hypervariable sequences I and II (HVSI and HVSII), and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis of the coding region. The results indicated a high gene diversity value (0...
January 17, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093354/low-dose-resveratrol-ameliorates-mitochondrial-respiratory-dysfunction-and-enhances-cellular-reprogramming
#11
Yuki Mizuguchi, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Kou Sueoka, Mamoru Tanaka, Yu-Ichi Goto
Mitochondrial disease is associated with a wide variety of clinical presentations, even among patients carrying heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations, probably because of variations in mutant mtDNA proportions at the tissue and organ levels. Although several case reports and clinical trials have assessed the effectiveness of various types of drugs and supplements for the treatment of mitochondrial diseases, there are currently no cures for these conditions. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that low dose resveratrol (RSV) ameliorated mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction in patient-derived fibroblasts carrying homoplasmic mtDNA mutations...
January 13, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093009/genetic-identification-of-prey-species-from-teeth-in-faeces-from-the-endangered-leopard-cat-prionailurus-bengalensis-using-mitochondrial-cytochrome-b-gene-sequence
#12
Tae-Wook Kim, Hwa-Jin Lee, Yoo-Kyung Kim, Hong-Shik Oh, Sang-Hyun Han
To understand the dietary ecology of the leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), DNA analysis was performed to identify prey species using DNA isolated from teeth harvested from the faeces of this feline species. From 70 DNA samples, a total of 52 mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) cytochrome b (cytb) gene sequences of mammals were identified. The results of a sequence identity test indicated that those sequences were derived from four rodent species (Apodemus agrarius, Apodemus peninsulae, Eothenomys regulus and Tamias sibiricus) and two shrew species (Crocidura lasiura and Crocidura shantungensis)...
January 17, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093008/hearing-loss-associated-gene-detection-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#13
S M Yang, Ying Liu, C Liu, A H Yin, Y F Wu, X E Zheng, H M Yang, J Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and mutation spectrum of hearing loss associated gene mutation in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). METHODS: Neonates (n = 2305) admitted to NICU were enrolled in this study. Nine prominent hearing loss associated genes, GJB2 (35 del G, 176 del 16,235 del C, 299 del AT), GJB3 (538 C > T), SLC26A4 (IVS7-2A > G, 2168 A > G) and mtDNA 12S rRNA(1555 A > G, 1494 C > T), were detected. RESULT: There were 73 cases hearing-loss-associated gene mutation among 2305 cases, the mutation frequency was 3...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089353/cerebrospinal-fluid-mitochondrial-dna-in-the-alzheimer-s-disease-continuum
#14
Laura Cervera-Carles, Daniel Alcolea, Ainara Estanga, Mirian Ecay-Torres, Andrea Izagirre, Montserrat Clerigué, Maite García-Sebastián, Jorge Villanúa, Clàudia Escalas, Rafael Blesa, Pablo Martínez-Lage, Alberto Lleó, Juan Fortea, Jordi Clarimón
Low levels of cell-free mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients have been identified and proposed as a novel biomarker for the disease. The lack of validation studies of previous results prompted us to replicate this finding in a comprehensive series of patients and controls. We applied droplet digital polymerase chain reaction in CSF specimens from 124 patients representing the AD spectrum and 140 neurologically healthy controls. The following preanalytical and analytical parameters were evaluated: the effect of freeze-thaw cycles on mtDNA, the linearity of mtDNA load across serial dilutions, and the mtDNA levels in the diagnostic groups...
December 22, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087770/mitochondrial-mutation-rate-spectrum-and-heteroplasmy-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-spontaneous-mutation-accumulation-lines-of-differing-population-size
#15
Anke Konrad, Owen Thompson, Robert H Waterston, Donald G Moerman, Peter D Keightley, Ulfar Bergthorsson, Vaishali Katju
Mitochondrial genomes of metazoans, given their elevated rates of evolution, have served as pivotal markers for phylogeographic studies and recent phylogenetic events. In order to determine the dynamics of spontaneous mitochondrial mutations in small populations in the absence and presence of selection, we evolved mutation accumulation (MA) lines of Caenorhabditis elegans in parallel over 409 consecutive generations at three varying population sizes of N = 1, 10 and 100 hermaphrodites. The N =1 populations should have a minimal influence of natural selection to provide the spontaneous mutation rate and the expected rate of neutral evolution, whereas larger population sizes should experience increasing intensity of selection...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087734/increased-mitophagy-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy-patients
#16
Doriana Borgia, Adriana Malena, Marco Spinazzi, Maria Andrea Desbats, Leonardo Salviati, Aaron P Russell, Giovanni Miotto, Laura Tosatto, Elena Pegoraro, Gianni Sorarù, Maria Pennuto, Lodovica Vergani
Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a neuromuscular disorder caused by polyglutamine expansion in the androgen receptor (AR) and characterized by the loss of lower motor neurons. Here we investigated pathological processes occurring in muscle biopsy specimens derived from SBMA patients and, as controls, age-matched healthy subjects and patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and neurogenic atrophy. We detected atrophic fibers in the muscle of SBMA, ALS and neurogenic atrophy patients...
January 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081242/genetic-and-clinical-analyses-of-doa-and-lhon-in-304-chinese-patients-with-suspected-childhood-onset-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
#17
Yadi Li, Jie Li, Xiaoyun Jia, Xueshan Xiao, Shiqiang Li, Xiangming Guo
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and dominant optic atrophy (DOA), the most common forms of hereditary optic neuropathy, are easily confused, and it is difficult to distinguish one from the other in the clinic, especially in young children. The present study was designed to survey the mutation spectrum of common pathogenic genes (OPA1, OPA3 and mtDNA genes) and to analyze the genotype-phenotype characteristics of Chinese patients with suspected childhood-onset hereditary optic neuropathy. Genomic DNA and clinical data were collected from 304 unrelated Chinese probands with suspected hereditary optic neuropathy with an age of onset below 14 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081193/environmental-factors-can-influence-mitochondrial-inheritance-in-the-saccharomyces-yeast-hybrids
#18
Yu-Yi Hsu, Jui-Yu Chou
Mitochondria play a critical role in the generation of metabolic energy and are crucial for eukaryotic cell survival and proliferation. In most sexual eukaryotes, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is inherited from only one parent in non-Mendelian inheritance in contrast to the inheritance of nuclear DNA. The model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae is commonly used to study mitochondrial biology. It has two mating types: MATa and MATα. Previous studies have suggested that the mtDNA inheritance patterns in hybrid diploid cells depend on the genetic background of parental strains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079893/mitochondrial-respiratory-dysfunction-disturbs-neuronal-and-cardiac-lineage-commitment-of-human-ipscs
#19
Mutsumi Yokota, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Yasuha Ono, Miyuki Kanazawa, Yu-Ichi Goto
Mitochondrial diseases are genetically heterogeneous and present a broad clinical spectrum among patients; in most cases, genetic determinants of mitochondrial diseases are heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations. However, it is uncertain whether and how heteroplasmic mtDNA mutations affect particular cellular fate-determination processes, which are closely associated with the cell-type-specific pathophysiology of mitochondrial diseases. In this study, we established two isogenic induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines each carrying different proportions of a heteroplasmic m...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078444/mps-analysis-of-the-mtdna-hypervariable-regions-on-the-miseq-with-improved-enrichment
#20
Mitchell M Holland, Laura A Wilson, Sarah Copeland, Gloria Dimick, Charity A Holland, Robert Bever, Jennifer A McElhoe
The non-coding displacement (D) loop of the human mitochondrial (mt) genome contains two hypervariable regions known as HVR1 and HVR2 that are most often analyzed by forensic DNA laboratories. The massively parallel sequencing (MPS) protocol from Illumina (Human mtDNA D-Loop Hypervariable Region protocol) utilizes four sets of established PCR primer pairs for the initial amplification (enrichment) step that span the hypervariable regions. Transposase adapted (TA) sequences are attached to the 5'-end of each primer, allowing for effective library preparation prior to analysis on the MiSeq, and AmpliTaq Gold DNA polymerase is the enzyme recommended for amplification...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
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