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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650568/enhanced-functional-properties-of-human-limbal-stem-cells-by-inhibition-of-the-mir-31-fih-1-p21-axis
#1
Zhiping Liu, Weijiao Zhan, Minzhi Zeng, Jinghong Chen, Huyong Zou, Zhiqun Min
OBJECTIVE: On the basis of the functional roles of the embryonic stem cell niche (ESCN) in the human limbal stem cells (LSCs), we proposed to explore the potential roles of microRNAs in regulating the self-renewal and differentiation of LSCs cultured in the ESCN. METHODS: The LSCs were cultured in different media, either in CnT-20 media or in CnT-20 + 20% ES culture supernatant (ESC-CM). The LSCs cultured in ESC-CM were then transfected with microRNA-31 (miR-31) mimic or antago-31...
June 26, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650145/the-dead-box-protein-cyt-19-uses-arginine-residues-in-its-c-tail-to-tether-rna-substrates
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Veronica F Busa, Maxwell J Rector, Rick Russell
DEAD-box proteins are nonprocessive RNA helicases that play diverse roles in cellular processes. The Neurospora crassa DEAD-box protein CYT-19 promotes mitochondrial group I intron splicing and functions as a general RNA chaperone. CYT-19 includes a disordered, arginine-rich 'C-tail' that binds RNA, positioning the helicase core to capture and unwind nearby RNA helices. Here we probed the C-tail further by varying the number and positions of arginines within it. We found that removing sets of as few as four of the eleven arginines reduced RNA unwinding activity (kcat/KM) equivalently to removing the C-tail, suggesting that a minimum or 'threshold' number of arginines is required...
June 26, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650045/targeted-delivery-of-geranylgeranylacetone-to-mitochondria-by-triphenylphosphonium-modified-nanoparticles-a-promising-strategy-to-prevent-aminoglycoside-induced-hearing-loss
#3
Zhenjie Wang, Xiao Kuang, Jia Shi, Weiling Guo, Hongzhuo Liu
Prevention of hair cell death is an important target for the prevention of hearing loss. Here, we report the engineering of biodegradable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs) decorated with triphenylphosphonium (TPP) cations as a robust mitochondrial delivery platform, with the aim of preserving mitochondrial integrity and shutting off the initiation of cell death. Geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), a 70 kDa heat shock protein (HSP70) inducer, was used as a therapeutic molecule to attenuate gentamicin (Gen) induced hearing loss...
June 26, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649187/distinct-proteome-pathology-of-circulating-microparticles-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#4
Ole Østergaard, Christoffer Tandrup Nielsen, Julia T Tanassi, Line V Iversen, Søren Jacobsen, Niels H H Heegaard
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is poorly understood but has been linked to defective clearance of subcellular particulate material from the circulation. This study investigates the origin, formation, and specificity of circulating microparticles (MPs) in patients with SLE based on comprehensive MP proteome profiling using patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and healthy donors (HC) as controls. METHODS: We purified MPs from platelet-poor plasma using differential centrifugation of samples from SLE (n = 45), SSc (n = 38), and two sets of HC (n = 35, n = 25)...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649128/lx2343-alleviates-cognitive-impairments-in-ad-model-rats-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-and-tauopathy
#5
Xiao-Dan Guo, Guang-Long Sun, Ting-Ting Zhou, Yi-Yang Wang, Xin Xu, Xiao-Fan Shi, Zhi-Yuan Zhu, Vatcharin Rukachaisirikul, Li-Hong Hu, Xu Shen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease leading to the irreversible loss of brain neurons and cognitive abilities, and the vicious interplay between oxidative stress (OS) and tauopathy is believed to be one of the major players in AD development. Here, we demonstrated the capability of the small molecule N-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-[5-chloro-2-methoxy(phenylsulfonyl)anilino]acetamide (LX2343) to ameliorate the cognitive dysfunction of AD model rats by inhibiting OS-induced neuronal apoptosis and tauopathy...
June 26, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648056/anamorsin-ndor1-complex-reduces-2fe-2s-mitoneet-via-a-transient-protein-protein-interaction
#6
Francesca Camponeschi, Simone Ciofi-Baffoni, Lucia Banci
Human mitoNEET is a homodimeric protein anchored to the outer mitochondrial membrane and with a C-terminal [2Fe-2S] binding domain located in the cytosol. Recently, human mitoNEET has been shown to be implicated in Fe/S cluster repair of the cytosolic iron regulatory protein 1 (IRP1), a key regulator of cellular iron homeostasis in mammalian cells. The Fe/S cluster repairing function of mitoNEET is based on a Fe/S redox switch mechanism: under normal cellular conditions, reduced [2Fe-2S](+) mitoNEET is present and is inactive as Fe/S cluster transfer protein; under conditions of oxidative cellular stress, the clusters of mitoNEET become oxidized and the formed [2Fe-2S](2+) mitoNEET species reacts promptly to initiate Fe/S cluster transfer to IRP1 recycling the cytosolic apo-IRP1 into holo-aconitase...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648044/dendrons-and-multiarm-polymers-with-thiol-exchangeable-cores-a-reversible-conjugation-platform-for-delivery
#7
Ozgul Gok, Pelin Erturk, Burcu Sumer Bolu, Tugce Nihal Gevrek, Rana Sanyal, Amitav Sanyal
Disulfide exchange reaction has emerged as a powerful tool for reversible conjugation of proteins, peptides and thiol containing molecules to polymeric supports. In particular, the pyridyl disulfide group provides an efficient handle for the site-specific conjugation of therapeutic peptides and proteins bearing cysteine moieties. In this study, novel biodegradable dendritic platforms containing a pyridyl disulfide unit at their focal point were designed. Presence of hydroxyl groups at the periphery of these dendrons allows their elaboration to multivalent initiators that yield poly(ethylene glycol) based multiarm star polymers via controlled radical polymerization...
June 24, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647477/derivatives-of-alkyl-gallate-triphenylphosphonium-exhibit-antitumor-activity-in-a-syngeneic-murine-model-of-mammary-adenocarcinoma
#8
Liliana Peredo-Silva, Sebastián Fuentes-Retamal, Cristian Sandoval-Acuña, Mario Pavani, Juan D Maya, Vicente Castro-Castillo, Matías Madrid-Rojas, Solange Rebolledo, Ulrike Kemmerling, Eduardo Parra, Jorge Ferreira
We previously demonstrated that alkyl gallates coupled to triphenylphosphine have a selective and efficient antiproliferative effect by inducing mitochondrial uncoupling in vitro due to the increased mitochondrial transmembrane potential of tumor cells. Therefore, in this work, the in vivo antitumor activities of alkyl gallate triphenylphosphonium derivatives (TPP(+)C8, TPP(+)C10 and TPP(+)C12) were evaluated in a syngeneic murine model of breast cancer. We found that TPP(+)C10 increased the cytosolic ADP/ATP ratio and significantly increased the AMP levels in a concentration-dependent manner in TA3/Ha murine mammary adenocarcinoma cells...
June 21, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647176/mitochondrial-oxidative-phosphorylation-efficiency-is-upregulated-during-fasting-in-two-major-oxidative-tissues-of-ducklings
#9
Pierre-Axel Monternier, Loïc Teulier, Jocelyne Drai, Aurore Bourguignon, Delphine Collin-Chavagnac, Frédéric Hervant, Jean-Louis Rouanet, Damien Roussel
Fasted endothermic vertebrates must develop physiological responses to maximize energy conservation and survival. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of 1-wk. fasting in 5-wk. old ducklings (Cairina moschata) from whole-body resting metabolic rate and body temperature to metabolic phenotype of tissues and mitochondrial coupling efficiency. At the level of whole organism, the mass-specific metabolic rate of ducklings was decreased by 40% after 1-wk. of fasting, which was associated with nocturnal Tb declines and shallow diurnal hypothermia during fasting...
June 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645153/defective-mitochondrial-rna-processing-due-to-pnpt1-variants-causes-leigh-syndrome
#10
Sanna Matilainen, Christopher J Carroll, Uwe Richter, Liliya Euro, Max Pohjanpelto, Anders Paetau, Pirjo Isohanni, Anu Suomalainen
Leigh syndrome is a severe infantile encephalopathy with an exceptionally variable genetic background. We studied the exome of a child manifesting with Leigh syndrome at one month of age and progressing to death by the age of 2.4 years, and identified novel compound heterozygous variants in PNPT1, encoding the polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase). Expression of the wild type PNPT1 in the subject's myoblasts functionally complemented the defects, and the pathogenicity was further supported by structural predictions and protein and RNA analyses...
June 22, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644025/a-mitochondria-targeted-cryptocyanine-based-photothermogenic-photosensitizer
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Hyo Sung Jung, Jae Hong Lee, Kyutae Kim, Seyoung Koo, Peter Verwilst, Jonathan L Sessler, Chulhun Kang, Jong Seung Kim
Cryptocyanine-based probes exhibit highly efficient photothermal conversion and represent a new class of photothermal agents for use in photothermal therapy (PTT). With the thermal susceptibility of mitochondria in mind, we have prepared a mitochondria-targeted, NIR-absorbing cryptocyanine probe (Mito-CCy) and evaluated its photophysical properties, photothermal conversion efficiency, biological compatibility, cytotoxicity, and mitochondrial localization in HeLa cells. Upon subjecting 0.5 mL of a PBS buffer solution (10 mM, pH 7...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642010/magnetic-nanogels-as-dual-triggered-anticancer-drug-delivery-toxicity-evaluation-on-isolated-rat-liver-mitochondria
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Somayeh Sadighian, Kobra Rostamizadeh, Mehrdad Hamidi, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Hassan Hosseini-Monfared
This study aimed to evaluate bio-safety of magnetic chitosan nanogels as dual triggered drug carrier for doxorubicin through analysis of mitochondrial function. In the present study, chitosan/TPP nanogels containing magnetite nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared according to the ionotropic gelation method as novel pH-sensitive magnetic nanogels. The NPs showed outstanding entrapment efficiency for doxorubicin (76.6%) with a sustained and high extent of drug release in the acidic media (pH=5-7) compared to the neutral media...
June 19, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641455/modulation-of-cisplatin-cytotoxic-activity-against-leiomyosarcoma-cells-by-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
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Irida Th Dhima, Dimitrios Peschos, Yannis V Simos, Maria I Gkiouli, Maria E Palatianou, Vasilios N Ragos, Vasiliki Kalfakakou, Angelos M Evangelou, Spyridon Ch Karkabounas
The aim of this study was to investigate the cytotoxic effect cisplatin in combination with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on leiomyosarcoma cells (LMS cells) in order to identify a less toxic but equally effective alternative. Assays for cell proliferation, colony formation efficiency, induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest were performed using the IC50 of cisplatin (8.6 μΜ) as a reference value and a concentration of EGCG (30 μΜ) that caused a non-significant reduction in cell proliferation...
June 23, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640773/salivary-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-is-associated-with-exercise-ventilatory-efficiency
#14
Yang Chen, Helene Z Hill, Gudrun Lange, Michael J Falvo
Chen, Y, Hill, HZ, Lange, G, and Falvo, MJ. Salivary mitochondrial DNA copy number is associated with exercise ventilatory efficiency. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 2000-2004, 2017-Mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNAcn) is an index of mitochondrial content and is responsive to changes in exercise training volume. Therefore, assessment of mtDNAcn may help to optimize exercise prescription and aid in athlete monitoring. Although previous work has assessed mtDNAcn derived from skeletal muscle and blood using invasive approaches, no study has examined salivary mtDNAcn and its relationship with sport performance...
July 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640350/development-of-a-real-time-pcr-assay-for-the-detection-of-the-golden-mussel-limnoperna-fortunei-mytilidae-in-environmental-samples
#15
Marcio R Pie, Patrícia R Ströher, André O Agostinis, Ricardo Belmonte-Lopes, Michelle Z Tadra-Sfeir, Antonio Ostrensky
The golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, is among the most devastating invasive species in freshwater habitats worldwide, leading to severe environmental disturbances and economic losses. Therefore, management efforts would be greatly improved by methods that efficiently detect and quantify the abundance of the golden mussel in freshwater habitats, particularly in early stages of colonization. In this study, we describe a highly-sensitive real-time PCR assay targeting a 100-bp region of the COI mitochondrial gene of the golden mussel...
April 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639951/metabolic-abnormalities-and-oxidative-stress-in-lupus
#16
Yaima L Lightfoot, Luz P Blanco, Mariana J Kaplan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Upon antigen exposure, immune cells rely on cell-specific metabolic pathways to mount an efficient immune response. In autoimmunity, failure in critical metabolic checkpoints may lead to immune cell hyperactivation and tissue damage. Oxidative stress in autoimmune patients can also contribute to immune dysregulation and injury to the host. Recent insights into the immune cell metabolism signatures, specifically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the consequences of heightened oxidative stress in patients, are discussed herein...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638884/anticancer-activity-of-5-7-dimethoxyflavone-against-liver-cancer-cell-line-hepg2-involves-apoptosis-ros-generation-and-cell-cycle-arrest
#17
Hengping Li, Xiaolei Zhang, Weixing Wang
BACKGROUND: Flavonoids are considered potential anticancer agents owing to their properties to interact with a diversity of cellular entities. Among flavonoids, methylated flavones are more efficient anticancer agents due to their higher stability in vivo. The purpose of the present study was, therefore, to evaluate the anticancer effect of methylated natural flavonoid 5, 7-dimethoxyflavone (5, 7-DMF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT assay was used to determine the anticancer activity and IC50 of 5, -DMF)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636943/opa1-isoforms-in-the-hierarchical-organization-of-mitochondrial-functions
#18
Valentina Del Dotto, Prashant Mishra, Sara Vidoni, Mario Fogazza, Alessandra Maresca, Leonardo Caporali, J Michael McCaffery, Martina Cappelletti, Enrico Baruffini, Guy Lenaers, David Chan, Michela Rugolo, Valerio Carelli, Claudia Zanna
OPA1 is a GTPase that controls mitochondrial fusion, cristae integrity, and mtDNA maintenance. In humans, eight isoforms are expressed as combinations of long and short forms, but it is unclear whether OPA1 functions are associated with specific isoforms and/or domains. To address this, we expressed each of the eight isoforms or different constructs of isoform 1 in Opa1(-/-) MEFs. We observed that any isoform could restore cristae structure, mtDNA abundance, and energetic efficiency independently of mitochondrial network morphology...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631015/ask-yeast-how-to-burn-your-fats-lessons-learned-from-the-metabolic-adaptation-to-salt-stress
#19
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Amparo Pascual-Ahuir, Sara Manzanares-Estreder, Alba Timón-Gómez, Markus Proft
Here, we review and update the recent advances in the metabolic control during the adaptive response of budding yeast to hyperosmotic and salt stress, which is one of the best understood signaling events at the molecular level. This environmental stress can be easily applied and hence has been exploited in the past to generate an impressively detailed and comprehensive model of cellular adaptation. It is clear now that this stress modulates a great number of different physiological functions of the cell, which altogether contribute to cellular survival and adaptation...
June 19, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630277/t-cell-intracellular-antigens-and-hu-antigen-r-antagonistically-modulate-mitochondrial-activity-and-dynamics-by-regulating-optic-atrophy-1-gene-expression
#20
Isabel Carrascoso, José Alcalde, Carmen Sánchez-Jiménez, Paloma González-Sánchez, José M Izquierdo
Mitochondria undergo frequent morphological changes to control their function. We show here that T-cell intracellular antigens (TIA1b/TIARb) and Hu antigen R (HuR) have antagonistic roles in mitochondrial function by modulating the expression of mitochondrial shaping proteins. Expression of TIA1b/TIARb alters the mitochondrial dynamic network by enhancing fission and clustering, which is accompanied by a decrease in respiration. By contrast, HuR expression promotes fusion and cristae remodeling and increases respiratory activity...
June 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
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