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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353140/development-of-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-semen-vitrification-protocols
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Loredana Zilli, Annalisa Bianchi, Maroua Sabbah, Laura Pecoraro, Roberta Schiavone, Sebastiano Vilella
The long-term goal of this research project is to set up efficient protocol that can be used to develop a standardized approach for vitrification of marine fish spermatozoa. In particular, the aim of the present study was to develop a vitrification protocol for sea bream (Sparus aurata) spermatozoa. To draw up the protocol, we tested two different dilution media (1% NaCl and Mounib medium), three different vitrification devices (loops, drops and cut straws), different cryoprotectants (CPs) and three different equilibration times (30, 60 and 120 s)...
January 11, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352504/trophic-niche-capture-efficiency-and-venom-profiles-of-six-sympatric-ant-eating-spider-species-araneae-zodariidae
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Stano Pekár, Lenka Petráková, Ondrej Šedo, Stanislav Korenko, Zbyněk Zdráhal
The arms race between specialist predators and their prey has resulted in the evolution of a variety of specific adaptations. In venomous predators this can include venom composition, particularly if predators are specialised on dangerous prey. Here, we performed an integrative study using six species of highly specialised ant-eating spiders of the genus Zodarion in order to investigate their phylogeny, realised trophic niche, efficacy in the capture of various ant species, and venom composition. Data on natural diet obtained by next-generation sequencing and field observations showed that the six Zodarion species exploit different ant species...
January 19, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350465/proteomics-analysis-of-skeletal-muscle-from-leptin-deficient-ob-ob-mice-reveals-adaptive-remodeling-of-metabolic-characteristics-and-fiber-type-composition
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Milena Schönke, Marie Björnholm, Alexander V Chibalin, Juleen R Zierath, Atul S Deshmukh
Skeletal muscle insulin resistance, an early metabolic defect in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, may be a cause or consequence of altered protein expressions profiles. Proteomics technology offers enormous promise to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying pathologies, however, the analysis of skeletal muscle is challenging. Using state-of-the-art multi-enzyme digestion and filter-aided sample preparation (MED-FASP) and a mass spectrometry (MS) based workflow, we performed a global proteomics analysis of skeletal muscle from leptin-deficient, obese, insulin resistant (ob/ob) and lean mice in mere two fractions in a short time (8 hours/sample)...
January 19, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348368/defining-the-physiological-role-of-srp-in-protein-targeting-efficiency-and-specificity
#4
Elizabeth A Costa, Kelly Subramanian, Jodi Nunnari, Jonathan S Weissman
The signal recognition particle (SRP) enables cotranslational delivery of proteins for translocation into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), but its full in vivo role remains incompletely explored. We combined rapid auxin-induced SRP degradation with proximity-specific ribosome profiling to define SRP's in vivo function in yeast. Despite the classic view that SRP recognizes N-terminal signal sequences, we show that SRP was generally essential for targeting transmembrane domains regardless of their position relative to the N terminus...
January 18, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348176/contribution-of-the-trnaile-4317a-g-mutation-to-the-phenotypic-manifestation-of-the-deafness-associated-mitochondrial-12s-rrna-1555a-g-mutation
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Feilong Meng, Zheyun He, Xiaowen Tang, Jing Zheng, Xiaofen Jin, Yi Zhu, Xiaoyan Ren, Mi Zhou, Meng Wang, Shasha Gong, Jun Qin Mo, Qiang Shu, Min-Xin Guan
The 1555A>G mutation in mitochondrial 12S rRNA has been associated with aminoglycoside-induced and nonsyndromic deafness in many individuals worldwide. Mitochondrial genetic modifiers are proposed to influence the phenotypic expression of m.1555A>G mutation. Here, we report that a deafness-susceptibility allele (m.4317A>G) in the tRNAIle gene modulates the phenotype expression of m.1555A>G mutation. Strikingly, a large Han Chinese pedigree carrying both m.4317A>G and m.1555A>G mutations exhibited much higher penetrance of deafness than those carrying only m...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345339/the-role-of-cdk5-mediated-drp1-phosphorylation-in-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-mitochondrial-fission-and-neuronal-apoptosis
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Miao-Yu Guo, Lei Shang, Yang-Yang Hu, Li-Ping Jiang, Yu-Ying Wan, Qin-Qin Zhou, Kun Zhang, Hong-Fei Liao, Jing-Lin Yi, Xiao-Jian Han
Alzheimer's disease, one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, is pathologically characterized by Amyloid beta containing plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid beta (Aβ) induces neuronal apoptosis through the intracellular Ca2+ increase, subsequent hyperactivation of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) and mitochondrial abnormality. Recently, Cdk5 was identified as an upstream regulator of mitochondrial fission during neuronal apoptosis, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, in vitro phosphorylation assays showed that Cdk5 could phosphorylate the recombinant Drp1 at Serine 579...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345262/copper-i-complexes-with-phosphine-derived-from-sparfloxacin-part-iii-multifaceted-cell-death-and-preliminary-study-of-liposomal-formulation-of-selected-copper-i-complexes
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A Kyzioł, A Cierniak, J Gubernator, A Markowski, M Jeżowska-Bojczuk, U K Komarnicka
The cytotoxic effect of iodide or thiocyanate copper(i) complexes (1-PSf, 2-PSf, 3-PSf, 4-PSf) with phosphine derived from sparfloxacin (HSf) and 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dmp) or 2,2'-biquinoline (bq) as diimine auxiliary ligands was proved in vitro on somatic (MRC-5) and neoplastic (MCF7) human cell lines. Differences in mode of action were investigated in-depth for the selected dmp and bq complexes (1-PSf, 3-PSf, respectively) by elucidation of the following: (i) the efficiency to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) in biological systems (cyclic voltammetry); (ii) their impact on mitochondrial membrane potential; (iii) potency for the activation of caspases 3 and 9; (iv) influence on the degree of DNA degradation (comet assay)...
January 18, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344638/garcinone-c-exerts-antitumor-activity-by-modulating-the-expression-of-atr-stat3-4e%C3%A2-bp1-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
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Yudui Xia, Xia Liu, Chunlin Zou, Shixiu Feng, Hongwei Guo, Yeguo Yang, Yong Lei, Jian Zhang, Yi Lu
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common head and neck malignancies and is typically treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Garcinone C, a natural compound isolated from Garcinia oblongifolia Champ., is a xanthone derivative with potential cytotoxic effects on certain cancers. However, there are limited studies regarding its effects on NPC cells, and its mechanism of action in NPC remains unknown. In the present study, we found that garcinone C significantly inhibited cell viability of the human NPC cell lines CNE1, CNE2, HK1 and HONE1...
January 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343537/a-search-for-ceramide-binding-proteins-using-bifunctional-lipid-analogs-yields-cert-related-protein-stard7
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Svenja Bockelmann, John G M Mina, Sergei Korneev, Dina G Hassan, Dagmar Mueller, Angelika Hilderink, Hedwich C Vlieg, Reinout Raijmakers, Albert J R Heck, Per Haberkant, Joost C M Holthuis
Ceramides are central intermediates of sphingolipid metabolism with dual roles as mediators of cellular stress signalling and mitochondrial apoptosis. How ceramides exert their cytotoxic effects is unclear and their poor solubility in water hampers a search for specific protein interaction partners. In here, we report the application of a photoactivatable and clickable ceramide analogue, pacCer, to identify ceramide binding proteins and unravel the structural basis by which these proteins recognize ceramide...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343244/hsp70-at-the-membrane-driving-protein-translocation
#10
REVIEW
Elizabeth A Craig
Efficient movement of proteins across membranes is required for cell health. The translocation process is particularly challenging when the channel in the membrane through which proteins must pass is narrow-such as those in the membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria. Hsp70 molecular chaperones play roles on both sides of these membranes, ensuring efficient translocation of proteins synthesized on cytosolic ribosomes into the interior of these organelles. The "import motor" in the mitochondrial matrix, which is essential for driving the movement of proteins across the mitochondrial inner membrane, is arguably the most complex Hsp70-based system in the cell...
January 17, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342113/mitochondria-oxidative-stress-and-the-kynurenine-system-with-a-focus-on-ageing-and-neuroprotection
#11
REVIEW
Katalin Sas, Elza Szabó, László Vécsei
In this review, the potential causes of ageing are discussed. We seek to gain insight into the main physiological functions of mitochondria and discuss alterations in their function and the genome, which are supposed to be the central mechanisms in senescence. We conclude by presenting the potential modulating role of the kynurenine pathway in the ageing processes. Mitochondrial dynamics are supposed to have important physiological roles in maintaining cell homeostasis. During ageing, a decrease in mitochondrial dynamics was reported, potentially compromising the function of mitochondria...
January 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338715/landscape-genomics-natural-selection-drives-the-evolution-of-mitogenome-in-penguins
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Barbara Ramos, Daniel González-Acuña, David E Loyola, Warren E Johnson, Patricia G Parker, Melanie Massaro, Gisele P M Dantas, Marcelo D Miranda, Juliana A Vianna
BACKGROUND: Mitochondria play a key role in the balance of energy and heat production, and therefore the mitochondrial genome is under natural selection by environmental temperature and food availability, since starvation can generate more efficient coupling of energy production. However, selection over mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genes has usually been evaluated at the population level. We sequenced by NGS 12 mitogenomes and with four published genomes, assessed genetic variation in ten penguin species distributed from the equator to Antarctica...
January 16, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338387/quantifying-the-effects-of-different-neutral-proteases-on-human-islet-integrity
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Heide Brandhorst, Paul R V Johnson, Olle Korsgren, Daniel Brandhorst
Efficient islet release from the pancreas requires the combination of collagenase, neutral protease (cNP), or thermolysin (TL). Recently, it has been shown that clostripain (CP) may also contribute to efficient islet release from the human pancreas. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of these proteases on human islet integrity in a prospective approach. Islets were isolated from the pancreas of 10 brain-dead human organ donors. Purified islets were precultured for 3 to 4 d at 37 °C to ensure that preparations were cleared of predamaged islets, and only integral islets were subjected to 90 min of incubation at 37 °C in Hank's balanced salt solution supplemented with cNP, TL, or CP...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338033/intermittent-low-dose-carbon-monoxide-exposure-enhances-survival-and-dopaminergic-differentiation-of-human-neural-stem-cells
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Nanna Dreyer-Andersen, Ana Sofia Almeida, Pia Jensen, Morad Kamand, Justyna Okarmus, Tine Rosenberg, Stig Düring Friis, Alberto Martínez Serrano, Morten Blaabjerg, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Troels Skrydstrup, Jan Bert Gramsbergen, Helena L A Vieira, Morten Meyer
Exploratory studies using human fetal tissue have suggested that intrastriatal transplantation of dopaminergic neurons may become a future treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease. However, the use of human fetal tissue is compromised by ethical, regulatory and practical concerns. Human stem cells constitute an alternative source of cells for transplantation in Parkinson's disease, but efficient protocols for controlled dopaminergic differentiation need to be developed. Short-term, low-level carbon monoxide (CO) exposure has been shown to affect signaling in several tissues, resulting in both protection and generation of reactive oxygen species...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335581/role-of-hypoxia-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-metabolic-repression-and-selective-translation-of-hk2-facilitates-development-of-dlbcl
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Kavita Bhalla, Sausan Jaber, Nanaji Nahid M, Karen Underwood, Afshin Beheshti, Ari Landon, Binny Bhandary, Paul Bastain, Andrew M Evens, John Haley, Brian Polster, Ronald B Gartenhaus
Published molecular profiling studies in patients with lymphoma suggested the influence of hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF1α) targets in prognosis of DLBCL. Yet, the role of hypoxia in hematological malignancies remains unclear. We observed that activation of HIF1α resulted in global translation repression during hypoxic stress in DLBCL. Protein translation efficiency as measured using 35S-labeled methionine incorporation revealed a ≥50% reduction in translation upon activation of HIF1α. Importantly, translation was not completely inhibited and expression of clinically correlated hypoxia targets such as GLUT1, HK2, and CYT-C was found to be refractory to translational repression under hypoxia in DLBCL cells...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331171/the-genotypic-and-phenotypic-spectrum-of-mto1-deficiency
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James J O'Byrne, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Aisha Ghani, Michael Champion, Charu Deshpande, Ali Dursun, Riza K Ozgul, Peter Freisinger, Ian Garber, Tobias B Haack, Rita Horvath, Ivo Barić, Ralf A Husain, Leo A J Kluijtmans, Urania Kotzaeridou, Andrew A Morris, Colin J Ross, Saikat Santra, Jan Smeitink, Mark Tarnopolsky, Saskia B Wortmann, Johannes A Mayr, Michaela Brunner-Krainz, Holger Prokisch, Wyeth W Wasserman, Ron A Wevers, Udo F Engelke, Richard J Rodenburg, Teck Wah Ting, Robert McFarland, Robert W Taylor, Ramona Salvarinova, Clara D M van Karnebeek
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases, a group of multi-systemic disorders often characterized by tissue-specific phenotypes, are usually progressive and fatal disorders resulting from defects in oxidative phosphorylation. MTO1 (Mitochondrial tRNA Translation Optimization 1), an evolutionarily conserved protein expressed in high-energy demand tissues has been linked to human early-onset combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, often referred to as combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency-10 (COXPD10)...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331050/exercise-counteracts-lipotoxicity-by-improving-lipid-turnover-and-lipid-droplet-quality
#17
Evelyn Zacharewicz, Matthijs K C Hesselink, Patrick Schrauwen
The incidence of obesity and metabolic disease, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), are rising globally. Dietary lipid over-supply leads to lipid accumulation at ectopic sites, such as skeletal muscle. Ectopic lipid storage is highly correlated with insulin resistance and T2D, likely due to a loss of metabolic flexibility - the capacity to switch between fat and glucose oxidation upon insulin stimulation - and cellular dysfunction because of lipotoxicity. However, muscle lipid levels are also elevated in endurance trained athletes, presenting a paradoxical phenotype of increased intramuscular lipids along with high insulin sensitivity - the "athletes' paradox"...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330691/bis-guanylhydrazones-as-efficient-anti-candida-compounds-through-dna-interaction
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Jelena Lazić, Vladimir Ajdačić, Sandra Vojnovic, Mario Zlatović, Marina Pekmezovic, Selene Mogavero, Igor Opsenica, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Candida spp. are leading causes of opportunistic mycoses, including life-threatening hospital-borne infections, and novel antifungals, preferably aiming targets that have not been used before, are constantly needed. Hydrazone- and guanidine-containing molecules have shown a wide range of biological activities, including recently described excellent antifungal properties. In this study, four bis-guanylhydrazone derivatives (BG1-4) were generated following a previously developed synthetic route. Anti-Candida (two C...
January 12, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330040/yod1-attenuates-neurogenic-proteotoxicity-through-its-deubiquitinating-activity
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Kunikazu Tanji, Fumiaki Mori, Yasuo Miki, Jun Utsumi, Hidenao Sasaki, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi, Koichi Wakabayashi
Ubiquitination, a fundamental post-translational modification of intracellular proteins, is enzymatically reversed by deubiquitinase enzymes (deubiquitinases). >90 deubiquitinases have been identified. One of these enzymes, YOD1, possesses deubiquitinase activity and is similar to ovarian tumor domain-containing protein 1, which is associated with regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-associated degradation pathway. Indeed, YOD1 is reported to be involved in the ER stress response induced by mislocalization of unfolded proteins in mammalian cells...
January 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328437/reduced-mitochondrial-response-sensitivity-is-involved-in-the-anti%C3%A2-apoptotic-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-pretreatment-in-cardiomyocytes
#20
Xiaojian Weng, Xiaodan Zhang, Xiaofei Lu, Jin Wu, Shitong Li
Dexmedetomidine is a commonly used α2-adreno-ceptor agonist, which affects various organs, including providing beneficial effects on the heart. However, the mechanism underlying the cardiac benefit remains to be fully elucidated. In the present study, it was demonstrated that dexmedetomidine pretreatment on primary cultured rat cardiomyocytes protected against reactive oxygen species (ROS)‑induced apoptosis. In terms of the potential mechanism, it was demonstrated that dexmedetomidine inhibited mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial respiratory complexes, but with increased coupling efficiency...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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