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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807823/dietary-supplementation-with-acetyl-l-carnitine-counteracts-age-related-alterations-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-dynamics-and-antioxidant-defenses-in-brain-of-old-rats
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Luigi Nicassio, Flavio Fracasso, Giuseppe Sirago, Clara Musicco, Anna Picca, Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Palmiro Cantatore, Maria Nicola Gadaleta, Vito Pesce
We previously reported the ability of dietary supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) to prevent age-related decreases of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and liver of old rats. Here, we investigate the effects of ALCAR supplementation in cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum of old rats by analyzing several parameters linked to mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant defenses. We measured the level of the coactivators PGC-1α and PGC-1β and of the factors regulating mitochondrial biogenesis, finding an age-related decrease of PGC-1β, whereas PGC-1α level was unvaried...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796392/natural-history-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-during-childhood
#2
Kayla Md Cornett, Manoj P Menezes, Rosemary R Shy, Isabella Moroni, Emanuela Pagliano, Davide Pareyson, Timothy Estilow, Sabrina W Yum, Trupti Bhandari, Francesco Muntoni, Matilde Laura, Mary M Reilly, Richard S Finkel, Kate J Eichinger, David N Herrmann, Paula Bray, Mark Halaki, Michael E Shy, Joshua Burns
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of disease progression in a longitudinal natural history study of children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). METHODS: 206 (103 female) participants aged 3-20 years enrolled in the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium were assessed at baseline and 2-years. Demographic, anthropometric, and diagnostic information were collected. Disease progression was assessed with the CMT Pediatric Scale (CMTPedS), a reliable Rasch-built linearly weighted disability scale evaluating fine and gross motor function, strength, sensation, and balance...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782654/mir-485-5p-modulates-mitochondrial-fission-through-targeting-mitochondrial-anchored-protein-ligase-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
#3
Yanfang Zhao, Murugavel Ponnusamy, Cuiyun Liu, Jing Tian, Yanhan Dong, Jinning Gao, Chaoqun Wang, Yuan Zhang, Lei Zhang, Kun Wang, Peifeng Li
The pathogenesis of cardiac hypertrophy is tightly associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Disequilibrium of mitochondrial dynamic is one of the main drivers in the pathological processes during development of various cardiac diseases. However, the effect of mitochondrial dynamics on cardiac hypertrophy remains largely unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that can switch off expression of many genes. Mitochondrial anchored protein ligase (MAPL) is a small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) E3 ligase, which is an important contributor in mitochondrial fission process...
August 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772265/microrna-214-affects-fibroblast-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-mitofusin-2-during-pelvic-floor-dysfunction-in-sd-rats-with-birth-trauma
#4
Jing Wu, Jiang Li, Wei-Kang Chen, Shang Liu, Jian-He Liu, Jing-Song Zhang, Ke-Wei Fang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study investigated whether microRNA-214 (miR-214) targets mitofusin-2 (Mfn2) in the process of fibroblast differentiation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) during pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) in Sprague Dawley (SD) rats with birth trauma. METHODS: The ADMSCs were isolated from 4-6 week male SD rats (n = 20) and were cultured and divided into the blank, miR-214 mimic negative control (NC), miR-214 mimic, miR-214 inhibitor NC, miR-214 inhibitor, empty vector, Mfn2 over-expression and miR-214 + Mfn2 over-expression groups...
August 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771897/clinical-and-mutational-spectrum-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2z-caused-by-morc2-variants-in-japan
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M Ando, Y Okamoto, A Yoshimura, J-H Yuan, Y Hiramatsu, Y Higuchi, A Hashiguchi, J Mitsui, H Ishiura, S Fukumura, M Matsushima, N Ochi, J Tsugawa, S Morishita, S Tsuji, H Takashima
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The microrchidia family CW-type zinc finger 2 gene (MORC2) was newly identified as a causative gene of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type 2Z in 2016. We aimed to describe the clinical and mutational spectrum of patients with CMT harboring MORC2 mutations in Japan. METHODS: We analyzed samples from 781 unrelated patients clinically diagnosed with CMT using deoxyribonucleic acid microarray or targeted resequencing by next-generation sequencing, and samples from 434 mutation-negative patients were subjected to whole-exome sequencing...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755984/penehyclidine-hydrochloride-preconditioning-provides-cardiac-protection-in-a-rat-model-of-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-the-mechanism-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-mechanism
#6
Yanli Yang, Liyun Zhao, Jun Ma
To investigate that penehyclidine hydrochloride (PHC) plays a cardiac protection role in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) through mitochondrial dynamics mechanism. Rat model of myocardial I/R injury was established by the ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery for 30min followed by 3h perfusion. Before I/R, the rats were pretreated with or without PHC. Cardiac function was measured by echocardiography. The activities/levels of myocardial enzymes, oxidants and antioxidant enzymes were detected...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751712/activation-of-mitophagy-leads-to-decline-in-mfn2-and-loss-of-mitochondrial-mass-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Anne-Sophie Benischke, Shivakumar Vasanth, Takashi Miyai, Kishore Reddy Katikireddy, Tomas White, Yuming Chen, Adna Halilovic, Marianne Price, Francis Price, Paloma B Liton, Ula V Jurkunas
Human corneal endothelial cells (HCEnCs) are terminally differentiated cells that have limited regenerative potential. The large numbers of mitochondria in HCEnCs are critical for pump and barrier function required for corneal hydration and transparency. Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD) is a highly prevalent late-onset oxidative stress disorder characterized by progressive loss of HCEnCs. We previously reported increased mitochondrial fragmentation and reduced ATP and mtDNA copy number in FECD. Herein, carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone (CCCP)-induced mitochondrial depolarization decreased mitochondrial mass and Mfn2 levels, which were rescued with mitophagy blocker, bafilomycin, in FECD...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746876/wbscr16-is-a-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-important-for-mitochondrial-fusion
#8
Guorui Huang, Dawiyat Massoudi, Alison M Muir, Dinesh C Joshi, Chuan-Li Zhang, Shing Yan Chiu, Daniel S Greenspan
Regulated inter-mitochondrial fusion/fission is essential for maintaining optimal mitochondrial respiration and control of apoptosis and autophagy. In mammals, mitochondrial fusion is controlled by outer membrane GTPases MFN1 and MFN2 and by inner membrane (IM) GTPase OPA1. Disordered mitochondrial fusion/fission contributes to various pathologies, and MFN2 or OPA1 mutations underlie neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we show that the WBSCR16 protein is primarily associated with the outer face of the inner mitochondrial membrane and is important for mitochondrial fusion...
July 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743390/baicalin-attenuates-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-hyperglycemia-exacerbated-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-regulating-mitochondrial-function-in-a-manner-dependent-on-ampk
#9
Shanshan Li, Xiaoxu Sun, Lixing Xu, Ruoxi Sun, Zhanqiang Ma, Xueyang Deng, Baolin Liu, Qiang Fu, Rong Qu, Shiping Ma
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is a lethal and disabling disease. Studies have suggested that hyperglycemia is a risk factor for cerebral I/R. Baicalin is a natural bioactive flavonoid extracted from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi with neuroprotective activity. In the present study, we investigated the effects of baicalin on hyperglycemia-exacerbated cerebral I/R injury. Streptozotocin (STZ) injection aggravated the brain damage induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery, while baicalin administration reduced blood glucose, relieved neurological deficit and decreased infarct volume...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729638/inhibition-of-microrna-214-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-process-and-induces-interstitial-cystitis-in-postmenopausal-women-by-upregulating-mfn2
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Jian-Wei Lv, Wei Wen, Chen Jiang, Qi-Bo Fu, Yin-Jun Gu, Ting-Ting Lv, Zhen-Dong Li, Wei Xue
Our study aims to investigate the roles that microRNA-214 (miR-214) plays in the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) process and the development of interstitial cystitis (IC) in postmenopausal women by targeting Mitofusin 2 (Mfn2). IC bladder tissues and adjacent normal bladder tissues were collected from postmenopausal women. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining was conducted. The target relationship between miR-214 and Mfn2 was determined by a dual luciferase reporter gene assay. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) were extracted from postmenopausal rats and assigned to the blank, mimics, miR-214 inhibitors, mimics negative control (NC), inhibitors NC, Mfn2 siRNA, miR-214 inhibitors and Mfn2 siRNA groups...
July 21, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713932/human-trypsin-inhibitor-reduces-the-apoptosis-of-lipopolysaccharide%C3%A2-induced-human-kidney%C3%A2-2-cells-by-promoting-mitochondrial-fusion
#11
Ning Liu, Zhiyi Jiang, Yongjun Liu, Yao Nie, Juan Chen, Bin Ouyang, Xiangdong Guan, Minying Chen
Imbalance in mitochondrial fusion/fission is one of the mechanisms leading to sepsis‑induced mitochondrial dysfunction and cell apoptosis. The present study examined the effects of human trypsin inhibitor (UTI), a well‑known antioxidant and anti‑inflammatory substance, on mitochondrial dynamics and cell apoptosis in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced human kidney‑2 (HK‑2) cells. The HK‑2 cells were incubated for 24 h either with LPS (800 ng/ml) or LPS (800 ng/ml) mixed with UTI (250 U/ml). Cell viability was assessed using a3‑(4,5‑dimethyl‑2‑thiazolyl)‑2, 5‑diphenyl‑2‑H‑tetrazolium bromide assay...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712398/-fasudil-attenuates-mitochondrial-injury-and-apoptosis-in-rat-model-of-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#12
Hongwei Ye, Guanjun Zhang, Ruiping Cao, Pinfang Kang, Zhenghong Li, Qin Gao
Objective To observe the changes of mitochondria fusion protein 2 (Mfn2) and dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) in the cardioprotection of fasudil, and analyze the significance. Methods Hearts isolated from male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ischemia for 30 minutes (occlusion of left anterior descending artery), and continuously perfusion for 120 minutes to establish myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury model. The rats were divided into 3 groups: sham group, I/R group and fasudil group. The left ventricular hemodynamics were continuously recorded; lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) content was measured during reperfusion; myocardial ultrastructure was observed by electron microscopy; the protein expression of phosphorylated protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 12A (p-PPP1R12A/p-MYPT1) was detected by immunohistochemistry; and the protein expressions of Mfn2, Drp1 and cleaved caspase-3 (c-caspase-3) were detected by Western blot analysis...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705993/effects-of-%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-methylbutyrate-hmb-on-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-content-and-dynamics-and-lipids-after-10-days-of-bed-rest-in-older-adults
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Robert A Standley, Giovanna Distefano, Suzette L Pereira, Min Tian, Owen J Kelly, Paul M Coen, Nicolaas E P Deutz, Robert R Wolfe, Bret H Goodpaster
Loss of muscle mass during periods of disuse likely has negative health consequences for older adults. We have previously shown that β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation during 10 days of strict bed rest (BR) attenuates the loss of lean mass in older adults. To elucidate potential molecular mechanisms of HMB effects on muscle during bed rest and resistance training rehabilitation (RT), we examined mediators of skeletal muscle mitochondrial dynamics, autophagy and atrophy, and intramyocellular lipids...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698145/increase-in-proteins-involved-in-mitochondrial-fission-mitophagy-proteolysis-and-antioxidant-response-in-type-i-endometrial-cancer-as-an-adaptive-response-to-respiratory-complex-i-deficiency
#14
Antonella Cormio, Clara Musicco, Giuseppe Gasparre, Gennaro Cormio, Vito Pesce, Anna Maria Sardanelli, Maria Nicola Gadaleta
Pathogenic mtDNA mutations associated with alterations of respiratory complex I, mitochondrial proliferation (oncocytic-like phenotype) and increase in antioxidant response were previously reported in type I endometrial carcinoma (EC). To evaluate whether in the presence of pathogenic mtDNA mutations other mitochondrial adaptive processes are triggered by cancer cells, the expression level of proteins involved in mitochondrial dynamics, mitophagy, proteolysis and apoptosis were evaluated in type I ECs harboring pathogenic mtDNA mutations and complex I deficiency...
July 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698101/coenzyme-q10-ameliorates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-hyperglycemic-rats
#15
Cui-Jie Lu, Yong-Zhen Guo, Yang Zhang, Lan Yang, Yue Chang, Jing-Wen Zhang, Li Jing, Jian-Zhong Zhang
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in hyperglycemic rats and the possible involved mechanisms. In this study, we established the transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 30min in the rats with diabetic hyperglycemia. The neurological deficit score, 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining and pathohistology are applied to detect the extent of the damage. The expression of Fis1, Mfn2 and Lc3 in the brain is investigated by immunohistochemical and Western blotting techniques...
June 15, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694839/gene-expression-profiling-of-whole-blood-cells-supports-a-more-efficient-mitochondrial-respiration-in-hypoxia-challenged-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
#16
Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha, Azucena Bermejo-Nogales, Josep Alvar Calduch-Giner, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Acclimation to abiotic challenges, including decreases in O2 availability, requires physiological and anatomical phenotyping to accommodate the organism to the environmental conditions. The retention of a nucleus and functional mitochondria in mature fish red blood cells makes blood a promising tissue to analyse the transcriptome and metabolic responses of hypoxia-challenged fish in an integrative and non-invasive manner. METHODS: Juvenile gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) were reared at 20-21 °C under normoxic conditions (> 85% O2 saturation) followed by exposure to a gradual decrease in water O2 concentration to 3...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684211/age-related-accumulation-of-phosphorylated-mitofusin-2-protein-in-retinal-ganglion-cells-correlates-with-glaucoma-progression
#17
Mary P Nivison, Nolan G Ericson, Virginia M Green, Jason H Bielas, Jean S Campbell, Philip J Horner
Dysregulation of axonal bioenergetics is likely a key mechanism in the initiation and progression of age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Glaucoma is a quintessential neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive deterioration of the optic nerve (ON) and eventual death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Age and elevation of intraocular pressure are key risk factors in glaucoma, but the common early hallmarks of decreased axonal transport and increased bioenergetic vulnerability likely underlie disease initiation...
July 3, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677814/involvement-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-the-antineoplastic-activity-of-cisplatin-in-murine-leukemia-l1210-cells
#18
Xiao-Jian Han, Sheng-Lan Shi, Yong-Fang Wei, Li-Ping Jiang, Miao-Yu Guo, Hong-Li Wu, Yu-Ying Wan
Leukemia is a type of hematopoietic stem cell malignant cloned disease with high mortality. Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for leukemia. Similar to other chemotherapeutic agents, cisplatin resistance has become a serious issue in cancer therapy. In the present study, we investigated the role of mitochondrial dynamics in the antineoplastic activity of cisplatin in murine leukemia L1210 cells. Firstly, the L1210 cell line resistant to cisplatin (L1210/DDP) was established. Compared to its parental cell line, the IC50 value of cisplatin in the L1210/DDP cells was increased 10-fold...
August 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672961/salidroside-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-proliferation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-via-inhibiting-mitochondrial-fission-and-oxidative-stress
#19
Xinyu Zhuang, Alimujiang Maimaitijiang, Yong Li, Haiming Shi, Xiaofei Jiang
The mitochondria are highly dynamic organelles, carefully maintaining network homeostasis by regulating mitochondrial fusion and fission. Mitochondrial dynamics are involved in the regulation of a variety of pathophysiological processes, including cell proliferation. Oxidative stress serves an important role in the remodeling of arterial vascular tissue in diabetic patients by affecting the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Salidroside is the primary active component of Rhodiola rosea and has been demonstrated to be an antioxidant with cardio- and vascular-protective effects, in addition to improving glucose metabolism...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660751/clinical-and-genetic-diversities-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-with-mfn2-mutations-in-a-large-case-study
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Masahiro Ando, Akihiro Hashiguchi, Yuji Okamoto, Akiko Yoshimura, Yu Hiramatsu, Junhui Yuan, Yujiro Higuchi, Jun Mitsui, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Ayako Umemura, Koichi Maruyama, Takeshi Matsushige, Shinichi Morishita, Masanori Nakagawa, Shoji Tsuji, Hiroshi Takashima
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) constitutes a heterogeneous group affecting motor and sensory neurons in the peripheral nervous system. MFN2 mutations are the most common cause of axonal CMT. We describe the clinical and mutational spectra of CMT patients harboring MFN2 mutations in Japan. We analyzed 1334 unrelated patients with clinically suspected CMT referred by neurological and neuropediatric departments throughout Japan. We conducted mutation screening using a DNA microarray, targeted resequencing, and whole-exome sequencing...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
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