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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511953/small-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channels-in-the-plasma-membrane-mitochondria-and-the-er-pharmacology-and-implications-in-neuronal-diseases
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REVIEW
Birgit Honrath, Inge Krabbendam, Carsten Culmsee, Amalia Dolga
Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (KCa) channels regulate after-hyperpolarization in many types of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system. Small conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (KCa2/SK) channels, a subfamily of KCa channels, are widely expressed in the central and peripheral nervous system, and in the cardiovascular system. Voltage-independent SK channels are activated by alterations in intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) which facilitates the opening of these channels through binding of Ca(2+) to calmodulin that is constitutively bound to the SK2 C-terminus...
May 13, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508150/exogenous-bdnf-increases-mitochondrial-pcreb-and-alleviates-neuronal-metabolic-defects-following-mechanical-injury-in-a-mptp-dependent-way
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Zhen Xu, Xiao-Ai Lv, Qun Dai, Man Lu, Zhang Jin
Metabolic defects are common pathological phenomena following traumatic brain injury (TBI) which contribute to poor prognosis. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is an important regulator of neuronal survival, development, function, and plasticity. This study was designed to investigate the potential effects of BDNF on TBI-induced metabolic defects and their underlying molecular mechanisms. BDNF was added into cultured neurons to a concentration of 25, 50, and 100 ng/ml, respectively, right after mechanical injury and metabolite levels were analyzed 4 h post injury...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500556/reversing-glioma-malignancy-a-new-look-at-the-role-of-antidepressant-drugs-as-adjuvant-therapy-for-glioblastoma-multiforme
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Anna M Bielecka-Wajdman, Marta Lesiak, Tomasz Ludyga, Aleksander Sieroń, Ewa Obuchowicz
PURPOSE: The role of glioma stem cells (GSCs) in cancer progression is currently debated; however, it is hypothesised that this subpopulation is partially responsible for therapeutic resistance observed in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Recent studies have shown that the current treatments not only fail to eliminate the GSC population but even promote GSCs through reprogramming of glioma non-stem cells to stem cells. Since the standard GBM treatment often requires supplementation with adjuvant drugs such as antidepressants, their role in the regulation of the heterogeneous nature of GSCs needs evaluation...
June 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480016/macroevolution-of-thermal-tolerance-in-intertidal-crabs-from-neotropical-provinces-a-phylogenetic-comparative-evaluation-of-critical-limits
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Samuel C Faria, Rogério O Faleiros, Fábio A Brayner, Luiz C Alves, Adalto Bianchini, Carolina Romero, Raquel C Buranelli, Fernando L Mantelatto, John C McNamara
Thermal tolerance underpins most biogeographical patterns in ectothermic animals. Macroevolutionary patterns of thermal limits have been historically evaluated, but a role for the phylogenetic component in physiological variation has been neglected. Three marine zoogeographical provinces are recognized throughout the Neotropical region based on mean seawater temperature (Tm): the Brazilian (Tm = 26 °C), Argentinian (Tm = 15 °C), and Magellanic (Tm = 9 °C) provinces. Microhabitat temperature (MHT) was measured, and the upper (UL 50) and lower (LL 50) critical thermal limits were established for 12 eubrachyuran crab species from intertidal zones within these three provinces...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479999/mitochondrial-function-and-bioenergetic-trade-offs-during-lactation-in-the-house-mouse-mus-musculus
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Annelise V Mowry, Zachary S Donoviel, Andreas N Kavazis, Wendy R Hood
Energy allocation theory predicts that a lactating female should alter the energetic demands of its organ systems in a manner that maximizes nutrient allocation to reproduction while reducing nutrient use for tasks that are not vital to immediate survival. We posit that organ-specific plasticity in the function of mitochondria plays a key role in mediating these energetic trade-offs. The goal of this project was to evaluate mitochondrial changes that occur in response to lactation in two of the most energetically demanding organs in the body of a rodent, the liver and skeletal muscle...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468668/proteomic-anaysis-of-aged-microglia-shifts-in-transcription-bioenergetics-and-nutrient-response
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Antwoine Flowers, Harris Bell-Temin, Ahmad Jalloh, Stanley M Stevens, Paula C Bickford
BACKGROUND: Age is the primary risk factor for many diseases. As such, age is a critical co-factor for examination in order to understand the progression and potential intervention in disease progression. Studies examining both the phenotype and transcriptome of aged microglia demonstrated a propensity for the development of a pro-inflammatory phenotype. Less well studied is the concomitant blunting of anti-inflammatory aspects of microglial function with age which also impact plasticity and repair in the CNS...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450228/mitogenomic-phylogeny-of-cone-snails-endemic-to-senegal
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Samuel Abalde, Manuel J Tenorio, Carlos M L Afonso, Rafael Zardoya
Cone snails attain in Senegal one of their highest peaks of species diversity throughout the continental coast of Western Africa. A total of 15 endemic species have been described, all placed in the genus Lautoconus. While there is ample data regarding the morphology of the shell and the radular tooth of these species, virtually nothing is known regarding the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of one of the most endangered groups of cones. In this work, we determined the complete or near-complete (only lacking the control region) mitochondrial (mt) genomes of 17 specimens representing 11 endemic species (Lautoconus belairensis, Lautoconus bruguieresi, Lautoconus cacao, Lautoconus cloveri, Lautoconus cf...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434655/apolipoprotein-e-receptors-and-modulation-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Na Zhao, Chia-Chen Liu, Wenhui Qiao, Guojun Bu
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is a lipid carrier in both the peripheral and the central nervous systems. Lipid-loaded apoE lipoprotein particles bind to several cell surface receptors to support membrane homeostasis and injury repair in the brain. Considering prevalence and relative risk magnitude, the ε4 allele of the APOE gene is the strongest genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). ApoE4 contributes to AD pathogenesis by modulating multiple pathways, including but not limited to the metabolism, aggregation, and toxicity of amyloid-β peptide, tauopathy, synaptic plasticity, lipid transport, glucose metabolism, mitochondrial function, vascular integrity, and neuroinflammation...
March 14, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419872/stimulation-of-the-brain-serotonin-receptor-7-rescues-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-female-mice-from-two-models-of-rett-syndrome
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Daniela Valenti, Lidia de Bari, Daniele Vigli, Enza Lacivita, Marcello Leopoldo, Giovanni Laviola, Rosa Anna Vacca, Bianca De Filippis
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by severe behavioral and physiological symptoms. Mutations in the methyl CpG binding protein 2 gene (MECP2) cause more than 95% of classic cases, and currently there is no cure for this devastating disorder. Recently we have demonstrated that neurobehavioral and brain molecular alterations can be rescued in a RTT mouse model, by pharmacological stimulation of the brain serotonin receptor 7 (5-HT7R). This member of the serotonin receptor family, crucially involved in the regulation of brain structural plasticity and cognitive processes, can be stimulated by systemic repeated treatment with LP-211, a brain-penetrant selective agonist...
April 15, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394430/phylogenetic-positioning-of-the-antarctic-alga-prasiola-crispa-trebouxiophyceae-using-organellar-genomes-and-their-structural-analysis
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Evelise Leis Carvalho, Gabriel Luz Wallau, Darlene Lopes Rangel, Laís Ceschini Machado, Antonio Batista Pereira, Filipe de Carvalho Victoria, Juliano Tomazzoni Boldo, Paulo Marcos Pinto
Antarctica is one of the most difficult habitats for sustaining life on earth; organisms that live there have developed different strategies for survival. Among these organisms is the green alga Prasiola crispa, belonging to the class Trebouxiophyceae. The literature on P. crispa taxonomy is scarce, and many gaps in the evolutionary relationship with its closest relatives remain. The goal of this study was to analyze the evolutionary relationships of P. crispa and other green algae using plastid and mitochondrial genomes...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386764/roles-of-tau-protein-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Tong Guo, Wendy Noble, Diane P Hanger
Tau is well established as a microtubule-associated protein in neurons. However, under pathological conditions, aberrant assembly of tau into insoluble aggregates is accompanied by synaptic dysfunction and neural cell death in a range of neurodegenerative disorders, collectively referred to as tauopathies. Recent advances in our understanding of the multiple functions and different locations of tau inside and outside neurons have revealed novel insights into its importance in a diverse range of molecular pathways including cell signalling, synaptic plasticity, and regulation of genomic stability...
May 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378540/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-immune-cell-metabolism-in-sepsis
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REVIEW
Dae Won Park, Jaroslaw W Zmijewski
Sepsis is a life threatening condition mediated by systemic infection, but also triggered by hemorrhage and trauma. These are significant causes of organ injury implicated in morbidity and mortality, as well as post-sepsis complications associated with dysfunction of innate and adaptive immunity. The role of cellular bioenergetics and loss of metabolic plasticity of immune cells is increasingly emerging in the pathogenesis of sepsis. This review describes mitochondrial biology and metabolic alterations of immune cells due to sepsis, as well as indicates plausible therapeutic opportunities...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370325/mutagenicity-and-oxidative-damage-induced-by-an-organic-extract-of-the-particulate-emissions-from-a-simulation-of-the-deepwater-horizon-surface-oil-burns
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David M DeMarini, Sarah H Warren, Katelyn Lavrich, Alexis Flen, Johanna Aurell, William Mitchell, Dale Greenwell, William Preston, Judith E Schmid, William P Linak, Michael D Hays, James M Samet, Brian K Gullett
Emissions from oil fires associated with the "Deepwater Horizon" explosion and oil discharge that began on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico were analyzed chemically to only a limited extent at the time but were shown to induce oxidative damage in vitro and in mice. To extend this work, we burned oil floating on sea water and performed extensive chemical analyses of the emissions (Gullett et al., Marine Pollut Bull, in press, ). Here, we examine the ability of a dichloromethane extract of the particulate material with an aerodynamic size ≤ 2...
April 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357316/the-curious-case-of-vanishing-mitochondria
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EDITORIAL
Anna Karnkowska, Vladimír Hampl
Due to their involvement in the energy metabolism, mitochondria are essential for most eukaryotic cells. Microbial eukaryotes living in low oxygen environments possess reduced forms of mitochondria, namely mitochondrion-related organelles (MROs). These do not produce ATP by oxidative phosphorylation on their membranes and some do not produce ATP at all. Still, they are indispensable because of other essential functions such as iron-sulphur (Fe-S) cluster assembly. Recently, the first microbial eukaryote with neither mitochondrion nor MRO was characterized - Monocercomonoides sp...
September 30, 2016: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347717/long-non-coding-rnas-in-brain-development-synaptic-biology-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Changhua Shi, Ling Zhang, Chuan Qin
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), which are long transcripts without apparent protein-coding roles, interfere with gene expression and signaling events at various stages. Increasing evidence has suggested that lncRNAs function in the regulation of tissue homeostasis and under pathophysiologic conditions. In the nervous system, the expression of lncRNAs has been detected and characterized under normal physiologic conditions and in disease states. Some lncRNAs regulate brain development and synaptic plasticity...
March 24, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344332/molecular-and-functional-heterogeneity-of-early-postnatal-porcine-satellite-cell-populations-is-associated-with-bioenergetic-profile
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Claudia Miersch, Katja Stange, Silvio Hering, Martin Kolisek, Torsten Viergutz, Monika Röntgen
During postnatal development, hyperplastic and hypertrophic processes of skeletal muscle growth depend on the activation, proliferation, differentiation, and fusion of satellite cells (SC). Therefore, molecular and functional SC heterogeneity is an important component of muscle plasticity and will greatly affect long-term growth performance and muscle health. However, its regulation by cell intrinsic and extrinsic factors is far from clear. In particular, there is only minor information on the early postnatal period which is critical for muscle maturation and the establishment of adult SC pools...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342852/effects-of-sub-culturing-on-genetic-and-physiological-parameters-in-different-beauveria-bassiana-isolates
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Naser Eivazian Kary, Zhila Alizadeh
Beauveria bassiana is a fungus which is widely used as a biological insecticide to control a number of economically important insect pests. Knowledge of the genetic diversity of the isolates, understanding the underlying nature of these evolutionary phenomena and finding appropriate and simple screening tools play an important role in developing effective biocontrol agents. Here, we monitored changes of electrophoretic karyotype of small molecules of extrachromosomal DNAs, presumably mitochondrial DNA or plasmids in several individual isolates of B...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342615/effect-of-increasing-body-condition-on-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-depot-of-nonlactating-dairy-cows
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L Laubenthal, L Ruda, N Sultana, J Winkler, J Rehage, U Meyer, S Dänicke, H Sauerwein, S Häussler
With the onset of lactation, dairy cows with a body condition score >3.5 are sensitive to oxidative stress and metabolic disorders. Adipose tissue (AT) can adapt to varying metabolic demands and energy requirements by the plasticity of its size during lactation. In AT, angiogenesis is necessary to guarantee sufficient oxygen and nutrient supply for adipocytes. Cellular energy metabolism is reflected mainly by mitochondria, which can be quantified by the mitochondrial DNA copy number per cell. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of overconditioning on angiogenesis and mitochondrial biogenesis in AT of nonlactating cows, irrespective of the physiological influences of lactation and pregnancy...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333349/the-multipartite-mitochondrial-genome-of-enteromyxum-leei-myxozoa-eight-fast-evolving-megacircles
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Dayana Yahalomi, Michal Haddas-Sasson, Nimrod D Rubinstein, Tamar Feldstein, Arik Diamant, Dorothée Huchon
Myxozoans are a large group of poorly characterized cnidarian parasites. To gain further insight into their evolution, we sequenced the mitochondrial (mt) genome of Enteromyxum leei and reevaluate the mt genome structure of Kudoa iwatai. While the typical animal mt genome is a compact, 13-25 kb, circular chromosome, the mt genome of E. leei was found to be fragmented into eight circular chromosomes of ∼23 kb, making it the largest described animal mt genome. Each chromosome was found to harbor a large non-coding region (∼15 kb), nearly identical between chromosomes...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322921/linking-deregulation-of-non-coding-rna-to-the-core-pathophysiology-of-alzheimer-s-disease-an-integrative-review
#20
REVIEW
Mark J Millan
The human genome encodes a vast repertoire of protein non-coding RNAs (ncRNA), some specific to the brain. MicroRNAs, which interfere with the translation of target mRNAs, are of particular interest since their deregulation has been implicated in neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it remains challenging to link the complex body of observations on miRNAs and AD into a coherent framework. Using extensive graphical support, this article discusses how a diverse panoply of miRNAs convergently and divergently impact (and are impacted by) core pathophysiological processes underlying AD: neuroinflammation and oxidative stress; aberrant generation of β-amyloid-42 (Aβ42); anomalies in the production, cleavage and post-translational marking of Tau; impaired clearance of Aβ42 and Tau; perturbation of axonal organisation; disruption of synaptic plasticity; endoplasmic reticulum stress and the unfolded protein response; mitochondrial dysfunction; aberrant induction of cell cycle re-entry; and apoptotic loss of neurons...
March 17, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
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