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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025968/activation-of-ampk-mtorc1-mediated-autophagy-by-metformin-reverses-clk1-deficiency-sensitized-dopaminergic-neuronal-death
#1
Qiuting Yan, Chaojun Han, Guanghui Wang, John L Waddington, Longtai Zheng, Xuechu Zhen
The autophagy-lysosome pathway (ALP) plays a critical role in the pathology of Parkinson's disease (PD). Clk1 (coq7) is a mitochondrial hydroxylase that is essential for Coenzyme Q (ubiquinone) biosynthesis. We have reported previously that Clk1 regulates microglia activation via modulating microglia metabolic reprogramming, which contributes to dopaminergic neuronal survival. This study explored the direct effect of Clk1 on dopaminergic neuronal survival. We demonstrated that Clk1 deficiency inhibited dopaminergic neuronal autophagy in cultured MN9D dopaminergic neurons and in SNc of Clk+/- mutant mice and consequently sensitized dopaminergic neuron damage and behavioral defects...
October 12, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020939/a-transcriptomic-approach-to-study-the-effect-of-long-term-starvation-and-diet-composition-on-the-expression-of-mitochondrial-oxidative-phosphorylation-genes-in-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
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Jonás I Silva-Marrero, Alberto Sáez, Albert Caballero-Solares, Ivan Viegas, María Pilar Almajano, Felipe Fernández, Isabel V Baanante, Isidoro Metón
BACKGROUND: The impact of nutritional status and diet composition on mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) in fish remains largely unknown. To identify biomarkers of interest in nutritional studies, herein we obtained a deep-coverage transcriptome by 454 pyrosequencing of liver and skeletal muscle cDNA normalised libraries from long-term starved gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) and fish fed different diets. RESULTS: After clean-up of high-throughput deep sequencing reads, 699,991 and 555,031 high-quality reads allowed de novo assembly of liver and skeletal muscle sequences, respectively (average length: 374 and 441 bp; total megabases: 262 and 245 Mbp)...
October 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989672/photochromic-coenzyme-q-derivatives-switching-redox-potentials-with-light
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Nadja A Simeth, Andrea C Kneuttinger, Reinhard Sterner, Burkhard König
Coenzyme Q is an important redox cofactor involved in a variety of cellular processes, and is thus found in several cell compartments. We report a photochromic derivative of coenzyme Q that combines the molecular structures of the redox active cofactor and a photochromic dye. Light irradiation triggers an electronic rearrangement reversibly changing the redox potential. We used this effect to control the intermolecular redox reaction of the photochromic coenzyme Q derivative with dihydropyridine in solution by light irradiation...
September 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927698/biochemistry-of-mitochondrial-coenzyme-q-biosynthesis
#4
REVIEW
Jonathan A Stefely, David J Pagliarini
Coenzyme Q (CoQ, ubiquinone) is a redox-active lipid produced across all domains of life that functions in electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation and whose deficiency causes human diseases. Yet, CoQ biosynthesis has not been fully defined in any organism. Several proteins with unclear molecular functions facilitate CoQ biosynthesis through unknown means, and multiple steps in the pathway are catalyzed by currently unidentified enzymes. Here we highlight recent progress toward filling these knowledge gaps through both traditional biochemistry and cutting-edge 'omics' approaches...
October 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925477/the-study-on-the-effect-of-hyperglycemia-on-offspring-fatty-tissue-metabolism-during-pregnancy
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H-P Dong, M-Z Tan, Q-J Liu, J Wang, S-B Zhong
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we adopted maternal diabetes model on rats, which induced by streptozotocin to explore the metabolism changes of rat adipose tissue during the neonatal period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The female rats were induced as diabetes models by streptozotocin (STZ), and mated with the normal male rats when they entered into adulthood. The chosen male offspring rats were executed at week 12 and the epididymis and subcutaneous fat pad were obtained...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918503/coq0-induced-mitochondrial-ptp-opening-triggers-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-vdac1-upregulation-in-hl-60-leukemia-cells-and-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-athymic-nude-mice-xenografted-nude-mice
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You-Cheng Hseu, Varadharajan Thiyagarajan, Ting-Tsz Ou, Hsin-Ling Yang
Coenzyme Q (CoQ) analogs with variable numbers of isoprenoid units have been demonstrated as anticancer and antioxidant/pro-oxidant molecules. This study examined the in vitro and in vivo antitumor and apoptosis activities of CoQ0 (2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone, zero isoprenoid side-chains) through upregulation of the Voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) signaling pathway on human promyelocytic leukemia. CoQ0 (0-40 μg/mL) treatment significantly reduced HL-60 cell viability, and up-regulated mitochondrial VDAC1 expression...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915357/a-i-yigp-i-mutant-strain-is-a-small-colony-variant-of-i-e-coli-i-and-shows-pleiotropic-antibiotic-resistance
#7
Hui Xia, Qiongwei Tang, Jie Song, Jiang Ye, Haizhen Wu, Huizhan Zhang
Small colony variants (SCVs) are a commonly observed subpopulation of bacteria that have a small colony size and distinctive biochemical characteristics. SCVs are more resistant to some antibiotics than the wild-type, and usually cause persistent infections in the clinic. SCV studies have been very active during the past two decades, especially of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>. However, fewer studies on <i>Escherichia coli </i>SCVs exist, so we studied an <i>E. coli </i>SCV during an experiment involving the deletion of the<i> yigP</i> locus...
September 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900834/coq10-increases-mitochondrial-mass-and-polarization-atp-and-oct4-potency-levels-and-bovine-oocyte-mii-during-ivm-while-decreasing-ampk-activity-and-oocyte-death
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M K Abdulhasan, Q Li, J Dai, H M Abu-Soud, E E Puscheck, D A Rappolee
PURPOSE: We tested whether mitochondrial electron transport chain electron carrier coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increases ATP during bovine IVM and increases %M2 oocytes, mitochondrial polarization/mass, and Oct4, and decreases pAMPK and oocyte death. METHODS: Bovine oocytes were aspirated from ovaries and cultured in IVM media for 24 h with 0, 20, 40, or 60 μM CoQ10. Oocytes were assayed for ATP by luciferase-based luminescence. Oocyte micrographs were quantitated for Oct4, pAMPK (i...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890359/optic-atrophy-1-mediates-coenzyme-q-responsive-regulation-of-respiratory-complex-iv-activity-in-brain-mitochondria
#9
Kazuhide Takahashi, Ikuroh Ohsawa, Takuji Shirasawa, Mayumi Takahashi
The oxygen consumption rate (OCR) in brain mitochondria is significantly lower in aged mice than in young mice, and the reduced OCR is rescued by administration of water-solubilized CoQ10 to aged mice via drinking water. However, the mechanism behind this remains unclear. Here, we show that the activity of respiratory complex IV (CIV) in brain mitochondria declined in aged mice than in young mice, with no significant change in individual respiratory complex levels and their supercomplex assembly. Reduced CIV activity in the aged mice coincided with reduced binding of optic atrophy 1 (OPA1) to CIV...
September 7, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811531/the-selective-antifungal-activity-of-drosophila-melanogaster-metchnikowin-reflects-the-species-dependent-inhibition-of-succinate-coenzyme-q-reductase
#10
Mohammad-Reza Bolouri Moghaddam, Thomas Gross, Annette Becker, Andreas Vilcinskas, Mohammad Rahnamaeian
Insect-derived antifungal peptides have a significant economic potential, particularly for the engineering of pathogen-resistant crops. However, the nonspecific antifungal activity of such peptides could result in detrimental effects against beneficial fungi, whose interactions with plants promote growth or increase resistance against biotic and abiotic stress. The antifungal peptide metchnikowin (Mtk) from Drosophila melanogaster acts selectively against pathogenic Ascomycota, including Fusarium graminearum, without affecting Basidiomycota such as the beneficial symbiont Piriformospora indica...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790927/the-role-of-sulfide-oxidation-impairment-in-the-pathogenesis-of-primary-coq-deficiency
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REVIEW
Catarina M Quinzii, Marta Luna-Sanchez, Marcello Ziosi, Agustin Hidalgo-Gutierrez, Giulio Kleiner, Luis C Lopez
Coenzyme Q (CoQ) is a lipid present in all cell membranes. One of the multiple metabolic functions of CoQ is to transport electrons in the reaction catalyzed by sulfide:quinone oxidoreductase (SQOR), the first enzyme of the oxidation pathway of sulfides (hydrogen sulfide, H2S). Early evidence of a defect in the metabolism of H2S in primary CoQ deficiency came from yeast studies in Schizosaccharomyces pombe strains defective for dps1 and ppt1 (homologs of PDSS1 and COQ2, respectively), which have H2S accumulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764799/metabolomics-study-of-the-therapeutic-mechanism-of-schisandra-chinensis-lignans-in-diet-induced-hyperlipidemia-mice
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Jing-Hui Sun, Xu Liu, Li-Xin Cong, He Li, Cheng-Yi Zhang, Jian-Guang Chen, Chun-Mei Wang
BACKGROUND: Schisandra, a globally distributed plant, has been widely applied for the treatment of diseases such as hyperlipidemia, fatty liver and obesity in China. In the present work, a rapid resolution liquid chromatography coupled with quadruple-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (RRLC-Q-TOF-MS)-based metabolomics was conducted to investigate the intervention effect of Schisandra chinensis lignans (SCL) on hyperlipidemia mice induced by high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Hyperlipidemia mice were orally administered with SCL (100 mg/kg) once a day for 4 weeks...
August 1, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736527/human-coq9-rescues-a-coq9-yeast-mutant-by-enhancing-coenzyme-q-biosynthesis-from-4-hydroxybenzoic-acid-and-stabilizing-the-coq-synthome
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Cuiwen H He, Dylan S Black, Christopher M Allan, Brigitte Meunier, Shamima Rahman, Catherine F Clarke
Coq9 is required for the stability of a mitochondrial multi-subunit complex, termed the CoQ-synthome, and the deamination step of Q intermediates that derive from para-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) in yeast. In human, mutations in the COQ9 gene cause neonatal-onset primary Q10 deficiency. In this study, we determined whether expression of human COQ9 could complement yeast coq9 point or null mutants. We found that expression of human COQ9 rescues the growth of the temperature-sensitive yeast mutant, coq9-ts19, on a non-fermentable carbon source and increases the content of Q6, by enhancing Q biosynthesis from 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4HB)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736036/-regulation-of-the-expression-of-coenzyme-q-synthesis-complex-during-ageing
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Carmen Campos-Silva, Iván Reyes-Torres, Maximiliano Rivera, Catherine Meza-Torres, Juan Diego Hernández-Camacho, Elisabet Rodríguez-Bies, Plácido Navas, Guillermo López-Lluch
INTRODUCTION: Coenzyme Q is an essential component in the activity of the mitochondrial electron transport chain. Its synthesis involves, at least, a complex of ten different proteins. In this study, an attempt is made to determine the evolution of the expression of the genes involved in coenzyme Q synthesis during mouse ageing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The messenger RNA (mRNA) of different organs, such as brain, liver, kidney and skeletal muscle from young (8 months), mature (18 months), and old (24 months) mice was extracted by using Trizol and was then analysed by real time PCR (qPCR) using specific primers for all the known components of the coenzyme Q-synthesis complex (COQ genes)...
July 20, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704936/effects-of-a-new-nutraceutical-formulation-berberine-red-yeast-rice-and-chitosan-on-non-hdl-cholesterol-levels-in-individuals-with-dyslipidemia-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Valentina Spigoni, Raffaella Aldigeri, Monica Antonini, Maria Maddalena Micheli, Federica Fantuzzi, Andrea Fratter, Marzia Pellizzato, Eleonora Derlindati, Ivana Zavaroni, Riccardo C Bonadonna, Alessandra Dei Cas
Increased non high-density lipoprotein (HDL)/low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels are independent risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) mortality with no documented threshold. A new combination of nutraceuticals (berberine 200 mg, monacolin K 3 mg, chitosan 10 mg and coenzyme Q 10 mg) with additive lipid-lowering properties has become available. The aim of the study is to test the efficacy of the nutraceutical formulation (one daily) in lowering non-HDL cholesterol vs. placebo at 12 weeks in individuals with non-HDL-cholesterol levels ≥160 mg/dL...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704608/the-electron-bifurcating-fixabcx-protein-complex-from-azotobacter-vinelandii-generation-of-low-potential-reducing-equivalents-for-nitrogenase-catalysis
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Rhesa N Ledbetter, Amaya M Garcia Costas, Carolyn E Lubner, David W Mulder, Monika Tokmina-Lukaszewska, Jacob H Artz, Angela Patterson, Timothy S Magnuson, Zackary J Jay, H Diessel Duan, Jacquelyn Miller, Mary H Plunkett, John P Hoben, Brett M Barney, Ross P Carlson, Anne-Frances Miller, Brian Bothner, Paul W King, John W Peters, Lance C Seefeldt
The biological reduction of dinitrogen (N2) to ammonia (NH3) by nitrogenase is an energetically demanding reaction that requires low-potential electrons and ATP; however, pathways used to deliver the electrons from central metabolism to the reductants of nitrogenase, ferredoxin or flavodoxin, remain unknown for many diazotrophic microbes. The FixABCX protein complex has been proposed to reduce flavodoxin or ferredoxin using NADH as the electron donor in a process known as electron bifurcation. Herein, the FixABCX complex from Azotobacter vinelandii was purified and demonstrated to catalyze an electron bifurcation reaction: oxidation of NADH (Em = -320 mV) coupled to reduction of flavodoxin semiquinone (Em = -460 mV) and reduction of coenzyme Q (Em = 10 mV)...
August 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690551/impact-of-chemical-analogs-of-4-hydroxybenzoic-acid-on-coenzyme-q-biosynthesis-from-inhibition-to-bypass-of-coenzyme-q-deficiency
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REVIEW
Fabien Pierrel
Coenzyme Q is a lipid that participates to important physiological functions. Coenzyme Q is synthesized in multiple steps from the precursor 4-hydroxybenzoic acid. Mutations in enzymes that participate to coenzyme Q biosynthesis result in primary coenzyme Q deficiency, a type of mitochondrial disease. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation of patients is the classical treatment but it shows limited efficacy in some cases. The molecular understanding of the coenzyme Q biosynthetic pathway allowed the design of experiments to bypass deficient biosynthetic steps with analogs of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688734/first-moves-towards-photoautotrophic-synthetic-cells-in-vitro-study-of-photosynthetic-reaction-centre-and-cytochrome-bc1-complex-interactions
#18
Emiliano Altamura, Rosa Fiorentino, Francesco Milano, Massimo Trotta, Gerardo Palazzo, Pasquale Stano, Fabio Mavelli
Following a bottom-up synthetic biology approach it is shown that vesicle-based cell-like systems (shortly "synthetic cells") can be designed and assembled to perform specific function (for biotechnological applications) and for studies in the origin-of-life field. We recently focused on the construction of synthetic cells capable to converting light into chemical energy. Here we first present our approach, which has been realized so far by the reconstitution of photosynthetic reaction centre in the membrane of giant lipid vesicles...
October 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661441/loss-of-bone-mineral-density-associated-with-age-in-male-rats-fed-on-sunflower-oil-is-avoided-by-virgin-olive-oil-intake-or-coenzyme-q-supplementation
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Alfonso Varela-López, Julio J Ochoa, José M Llamas-Elvira, Magdalena López-Frías, Elena Planells, Lorenza Speranza, Maurizio Battino, José L Quiles
The role of dietary fat unsaturation and the supplementation of coenzyme Q have been evaluated in relation to bone health. Male Wistar rats were maintained for 6 or 24 months on two diets varying in the fat source, namely virgin olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, or sunflower oil, rich in n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Both dietary fats were supplemented or not with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Bone mineral density (BMD) was evaluated in the femur. Serum levels of osteocalcin, osteopontin, receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), osteoprotegerin (OPG), adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and parathyroid hormone (PTH), as well as urinary F₂-isoprostanes were measured...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658629/definition-of-a-high-confidence-mitochondrial-proteome-at-quantitative-scale
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Marcel Morgenstern, Sebastian B Stiller, Philipp Lübbert, Christian D Peikert, Stefan Dannenmaier, Friedel Drepper, Uri Weill, Philipp Höß, Reinhild Feuerstein, Michael Gebert, Maria Bohnert, Martin van der Laan, Maya Schuldiner, Conny Schütze, Silke Oeljeklaus, Nikolaus Pfanner, Nils Wiedemann, Bettina Warscheid
Mitochondria perform central functions in cellular bioenergetics, metabolism, and signaling, and their dysfunction has been linked to numerous diseases. The available studies cover only part of the mitochondrial proteome, and a separation of core mitochondrial proteins from associated fractions has not been achieved. We developed an integrative experimental approach to define the proteome of yeast mitochondria. We classified > 3,300 proteins of mitochondria and mitochondria-associated fractions and defined 901 high-confidence mitochondrial proteins, expanding the set of mitochondrial proteins by 82...
June 27, 2017: Cell Reports
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