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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
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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/28039397/physical-exercise-in-aging-human-skeletal-muscle-increases-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-expression-levels-and-affects-mitochondria-dynamics
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Sandra Zampieri, Cristina Mammucari, Vanina Romanello, Laura Barberi, Laura Pietrangelo, Aurora Fusella, Simone Mosole, Gaia Gherardi, Christian Höfer, Stefan Löfler, Nejc Sarabon, Jan Cvecka, Matthias Krenn, Ugo Carraro, Helmut Kern, Feliciano Protasi, Antonio Musarò, Marco Sandri, Rosario Rizzuto
Age-related sarcopenia is characterized by a progressive loss of muscle mass with decline in specific force, having dramatic consequences on mobility and quality of life in seniors. The etiology of sarcopenia is multifactorial and underlying mechanisms are currently not fully elucidated. Physical exercise is known to have beneficial effects on muscle trophism and force production. Alterations of mitochondrial Ca(2+) homeostasis regulated by mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) have been recently shown to affect muscle trophism in vivo in mice...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018212/mitochondrial-functional-changes-characterization-in-young-and-senescent-human-adipose-derived-mscs
#3
Bernd R Stab, Laura Martinez, Adriana Grismaldo, Alejandra Lerma, María L Gutiérrez, Luis A Barrera, Jhon J Sutachan, Sonia L Albarracín
Mitochondria are highly dynamic organelles that in response to the cell's bio-energetic state continuously undergo structural remodeling fission and fusion processes. This mitochondrial dynamic activity has been implicated in cell cycle, autophagy, and age-related diseases. Adult tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells present a therapeutic potential. However, to obtain an adequate mesenchymal stromal/stem cell number for clinical use, extensive in vitro expansion is required. Unfortunately, these cells undergo replicative senescence rapidly by mechanisms that are not well understood...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993601/mitochondrial-activity-and-dynamics-changes-regarding-metabolism-in-ageing-and-obesity
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REVIEW
Guillermo López-Lluch
Mitochondria play an essential role in ageing and longevity. During ageing, a general deregulation of metabolism occurs, affecting molecular, cellular and physiological activities in the organism. Dysfunction of mitochondria has been associated with ageing and age-related diseases indicating their importance in the maintenance of cell homeostasis. Three major nutritional sensors, mTOR, AMPK and Sirtuins are involved in the control of mitochondrial physiology. These nutritional sensors control mitochondrial biogenesis, dynamics by regulating fusion and fission processes, and turnover through mito- and autophagy...
December 16, 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974645/dysregulated-mitophagy-and-mitochondrial-organization-in-optic-atrophy-due-to-opa1-mutations
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Chunyan Liao, Neil Ashley, Alan Diot, Karl Morten, Kanchan Phadwal, Andrew Williams, Ian Fearnley, Lyndon Rosser, Jo Lowndes, Carl Fratter, David J P Ferguson, Laura Vay, Gerardine Quaghebeur, Isabella Moroni, Stefania Bianchi, Costanza Lamperti, Susan M Downes, Kamil S Sitarz, Padraig J Flannery, Janet Carver, Eszter Dombi, Daniel East, Matilde Laura, Mary M Reilly, Heather Mortiboys, Remko Prevo, Michelangelo Campanella, Matthew J Daniels, Massimo Zeviani, Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, Anna Katharina Simon, Marcela Votruba, Joanna Poulton
OBJECTIVE: To investigate mitophagy in 5 patients with severe dominantly inherited optic atrophy (DOA), caused by depletion of OPA1 (a protein that is essential for mitochondrial fusion), compared with healthy controls. METHODS: Patients with severe DOA (DOA plus) had peripheral neuropathy, cognitive regression, and epilepsy in addition to loss of vision. We quantified mitophagy in dermal fibroblasts, using 2 high throughput imaging systems, by visualizing colocalization of mitochondrial fragments with engulfing autophagosomes...
December 14, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974214/optic-atrophy-1-is-epistatic-to-the-core-micos-component-mic60-in-mitochondrial-cristae-shape-control
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Christina Glytsou, Enrique Calvo, Sara Cogliati, Arpit Mehrotra, Irene Anastasia, Giovanni Rigoni, Andrea Raimondi, Norihito Shintani, Marta Loureiro, Jesùs Vazquez, Luca Pellegrini, Jose Antonio Enriquez, Luca Scorrano, Maria Eugenia Soriano
The mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system (MICOS) and Optic atrophy 1 (OPA1) control cristae shape, thus affecting mitochondrial function and apoptosis. Whether and how they physically and functionally interact is unclear. Here, we provide evidence that OPA1 is epistatic to MICOS in the regulation of cristae shape. Proteomic analysis identifies multiple MICOS components in native OPA1-containing high molecular weight complexes disrupted during cristae remodeling. MIC60, a core MICOS protein, physically interacts with OPA1, and together, they control cristae junction number and stability, OPA1 being epistatic to MIC60...
December 13, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921253/aberrant-alterations-of-mitochondrial-factors-drp1-and-opa1-in-the-brains-of-scrapie-experiment-rodents
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Xiao -Dong Yang, Qi Shi, Jing Sun, Yan Lv, Yue Ma, Cao Chen, Kang Xiao, Wei Zhou, Xiao-Ping Dong
The abnormal mitochondrial dynamics has been reported in the brains of some neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), but limitedly described in prion disease. Dynamin-related protein 1 (Drpl) and optic atrophy protein 1 (Opa1) are two essential elements for mitochondria fission and fusion. To evaluate possible changes of mitochondria dynamics during prion infection, the situations of brain Drp1 and Opa1 of scrapie strains 139A, ME7, and S15 mice, as well as 263K-infected hamsters, were analyzed...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890624/mitochondrial-camp-prevents-apoptosis-modulating-sirt3-protein-level-and-opa1-processing-in-cardiac-myoblast-cells
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Anna Signorile, Arcangela Santeramo, Grazia Tamma, Tommaso Pellegrino, Susanna D'Oria, Paolo Lattanzio, Domenico De Rasmo
Mitochondria, responding to a wide variety of signals, including oxidative stress, are critical in regulating apoptosis that plays a key role in the pathogenesis of a variety of cardiovascular diseases. A number of mitochondrial proteins and pathways have been found to be involved in the mitochondrial dependent apoptosis mechanism, such as optic atrophy 1 (OPA1), sirtuin 3 (Sirt3), deacetylase enzyme and cAMP signal. In the present work we report a network among OPA1, Sirt3 and cAMP in ROS-dependent apoptosis...
February 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889468/mitochondrial-cristae-remodelling-is-associated-with-disrupted-opa1-oligomerisation-in-the-huntington-s-disease-r6-2-fragment-model
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Tanja Hering, Kerstin Kojer, Nathalie Birth, Jaqueline Hallitsch, Jan-Willem Taanman, Michael Orth
There is evidence of an imbalance of mitochondrial fission and fusion in patients with Huntington's disease (HD) and HD animal models. Fission and fusion are important for mitochondrial homeostasis including mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) maintenance and may be relevant for the selective striatal mtDNA depletion that we observed in the R6/2 fragment HD mouse model. We aimed to investigate the fission/fusion balance and the integrity of the mitochondrial membrane system in cortex and striatum of end-stage R6/2 mice and wild-type animals...
February 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879217/generation-of-optic-atrophy-1-patient-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ips-opa1-behr-for-disease-modeling-of-complex-optic-atrophy-syndromes-behr-syndrome
#10
Stefan Hauser, Stefanie Schuster, Yvonne Theurer, Matthis Synofzik, Ludger Schöls
Human skin fibroblasts were isolated from a 48-year-old patient carrying compound heterozygous mutations (c.610+364G>A and c.1311A>G) in OPA1, responsible for early onset optic atrophy complicated by ataxia and pyramidal signs (Behr syndrome; OMIM #210000). Fibroblasts were reprogrammed using episomal plasmids carrying hOCT4, hSOX2, hKLF4, hL-MYC and hLIN28. The generated transgene-free line iPS-OPA1-BEHR showed no additional genomic aberrations, maintained the disease-relevant mutations, expressed important pluripotency markers and was capable to differentiate into cells of all three germ layers in vitro...
September 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874857/antisense-oligonucleotide-mediated-splice-correction-of-a-deep-intronic-mutation-in-opa1
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Tobias Bonifert, Irene Gonzalez Menendez, Florian Battke, Yvonne Theurer, Matthis Synofzik, Ludger Schöls, Bernd Wissinger
Inherited optic neuropathies (ION) present an important cause of blindness in the European working-age population. Recently we reported the discovery of four independent families with deep intronic mutations in the main inherited optic neuropathies gene OPA1. These deep intronic mutations cause mis-splicing of the OPA1 pre-messenger-RNA transcripts by creating cryptic acceptor splice sites. As a rescue strategy we sought to prevent mis-splicing of the mutant pre-messenger-RNA by applying 2'O-methyl-antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) with a full-length phosphorothioate backbone that target the cryptic acceptor splice sites and the predicted novel branch point created by the deep intronic mutations, respectively...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861891/opa1-haploinsufficiency-induces-a-bnip3-dependent-decrease-in-mitophagy-in-neurons-relevance-to-dominant-optic-atrophy
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Manon F Moulis, Aurélie M Millet, Marlène Daloyau, Marie-Christine Miquel, Brice Ronsin, Bernd Wissinger, Laetitia Arnauné-Pelloquin, Pascale Belenguer
Dominant optic atrophy (DOA) is because of mutations in the mitochondrial protein OPA1. The disease principally affects retinal ganglion cells, whose axons degenerate leading to vision impairments, and sometimes other neuronal phenotypes. The exact mechanisms underlying DOA pathogenesis are not known. We previously demonstrated that the main role of OPA1, as a mitochondrial fusogenic and anti-apoptotic protein, are inhibited by interaction with the stress inducible pro-apoptotic BNIP3 protein. Because BNIP3 was recently reported to participate in autophagy and mitophagy, we tested the involvement of these processes in DOA pathogenesis...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860320/opa1-analysis-in-an-international-series-of-probands-with-bilateral-optic-atrophy
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Petra Liskova, Marketa Tesarova, Lubica Dudakova, Stepanka Svecova, Hana Kolarova, Tomas Honzik, Sharon Seto, Marcela Votruba
PURPOSE: To determine the molecular genetic cause in previously unreported probands with optic atrophy from the United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Canada. METHODS: OPA1 coding regions and flanking intronic sequences were screened by direct sequencing in 82 probands referred with a diagnosis of bilateral optic atrophy. Detected rare variants were assessed for pathogenicity by in silico analysis. Segregation of the identified variants was performed in available first degree relatives...
November 17, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858935/multiethnic-involvement-in-autosomal-dominant-optic-atrophy-in-singapore
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J L Loo, S Singhal, A V Rukmini, S Tow, P Amati-Bonneau, V Procaccio, D Bonneau, J J Gooley, P Reynier, M Ferré, D Milea
PurposeAutosomal-dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), often associated with mutations in the OPA1 gene (chromosome 3q28-q29) is rarely reported in Asia. Our aim was to identify and describe this condition in an Asian population in Singapore.Patients and methodsPreliminary cross-sectional study at the Singapore National Eye Centre, including patients with clinical suspicion of ADOA, who subsequently underwent genetic testing by direct sequencing of the OPA1 gene.ResultsAmong 12 patients (10 families) with clinically suspected ADOA, 7 patients (5 families) from 3 different ethnic origins (Chinese, Indian, and Malay) carried a heterozygous pathogenic variant in the OPA1 gene...
November 18, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858084/a-threshold-of-transmembrane-potential-is-required-for-mitochondrial-dynamic-balance-mediated-by-drp1-and-oma1
#15
Edith Jones, Norma Gaytan, Iraselia Garcia, Alan Herrera, Manuel Ramos, Divya Agarwala, Maahrose Rana, Wendy Innis-Whitehouse, Erin Schuenzel, Robert Gilkerson
As an organellar network, mitochondria dynamically regulate their organization via opposing fusion and fission pathways to maintain bioenergetic homeostasis and contribute to key cellular pathways. This dynamic balance is directly linked to bioenergetic function: loss of transmembrane potential across the inner membrane (Δψ m) disrupts mitochondrial fission/fusion balance, causing fragmentation of the network. However, the level of Δψ m required for mitochondrial dynamic balance, as well as the relative contributions of fission and fusion pathways, have remained unclear...
November 17, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844171/mitochondrial-dynamics-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-treating-cardiac-diseases
#16
Sang-Bing Ong, Derek J Hausenloy
Mitochondria are dynamic in nature and are able to shift their morphology between elongated interconnected mitochondrial networks and a fragmented disconnected arrangement by the processes of mitochondrial fusion and fission, respectively. Changes in mitochondrial morphology are regulated by the mitochondrial fusion proteins - mitofusins 1 and 2 (Mfn1 and 2), and optic atrophy 1 (Opa1) as well as the mitochondrial fission proteins - dynamin-related peptide 1 (Drp1) and fission protein 1 (Fis1). Despite having a unique spatial arrangement, cardiac mitochondria have been implicated in a variety of disorders including ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), heart failure, diabetes, and pulmonary hypertension...
November 15, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837193/intact-initiation-of-autophagy-and-mitochondrial-fission-by-acute-exercise-in-skeletal-muscle-of-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes
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Rikke Kruse, Andreas J T Pedersen, Jonas M Kristensen, Stine J Petersson, Jørgen F P Wojtaszewski, Kurt Højlund
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is characterized by insulin resistance, mitochondrial dysregulation and, in some studies, exercise resistance in skeletal muscle. Regulation of autophagy and mitochondrial dynamics during exercise and recovery is important for skeletal muscle homoeostasis, and these responses may be altered in T2D. We examined the effect of acute exercise on markers of autophagy and mitochondrial fusion and fission in skeletal muscle biopsies from patients with T2D (n=13) and weight-matched controls (n=14) before, immediately after and 3 h after an acute bout of exercise...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833818/sevoflurane-postconditioning-attenuates-cardiomyocyte-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-via-restoring-mitochondrial-morphology
#18
Jin Yu, Jianjiang Wu, Peng Xie, Yiliyaer Maimaitili, Jiang Wang, Zhengyuan Xia, Feng Gao, Xing Zhang, Hong Zheng
BACKGROUND: Anesthetic postconditioning is a cellular protective approach whereby exposure to a volatile anesthetic renders a tissue more resistant to subsequent ischemic/reperfusion event. Sevoflurane postconditioning (SPostC) has been shown to exert cardioprotection against ischemia/reperfusion injury, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. We hypothesized that SPostC protects cardiomyocytes against hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury by maintaining/restoring mitochondrial morphological integrity, a critical determinant of cell fate...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832814/obesity-induced-cardiac-lipid-accumulation-in-adult-mice-is-modulated-by-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-2-levels
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Elisa Lucas, Rocio Vila-Bedmar, Alba C Arcones, Marta Cruces-Sande, Victoria Cachofeiro, Federico Mayor, Cristina Murga
BACKGROUND: The leading cause of death among the obese population is heart failure and stroke prompted by structural and functional changes in the heart. The molecular mechanisms that underlie obesity-related cardiac remodeling are complex, and include hemodynamic and metabolic alterations that ultimately affect the functionality of the myocardium. G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) is an ubiquitous kinase able to desensitize the active form of several G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) and is known to play an important role in cardiac GPCR modulation...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830717/effect-of-heme-oxygenase-1-on-mitofusin-1-protein-in-lps-induced-ali-ards-in-rats
#20
Jianbo Yu, Ying Wang, Zhen Li, Shuan Dong, Dan Wang, Lirong Gong, Jia Shi, Yuan Zhang, Daquan Liu, Rui Mu
Acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common and important oxidative stress in the lung. Mitochondrial fusion responds to the normal morphology and function of cells and is finely regulated by mitochondrial fusion proteins, such as mitofusin-1 protein (Mfn1), mitofusin-2 protein (Mfn2) and optical atrophy 1 (OPA1). Additionally, Mfn1 has been identified as the most important protein in mitochondrial fusion. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a stress-inducible protein that plays a critical role in protecting against oxidative stress...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
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