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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384231/xenotopic-expression-of-alternative-electron-transport-enzymes-in-animal-mitochondria-and-their-impact-in-health-and-disease
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André F Camargo, Marina M Chioda, Ana P C Rodrigues, Geovana S Garcia, Emily A McKinney, Howard T Jacobs, Marcos T Oliveira
The mitochondrial respiratory chain in vertebrates and arthropods is different from that of most other eukaryotes because they lack alternative enzymes that provide electron transfer pathways additional to the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) system. However, the use of diverse experimental models, such as human cells in culture, Drosophila melanogaster and the mouse, has demonstrated that the transgenic expression of these alternative enzymes can impact positively many phenotypes associated with human mitochondrial and other cellular dysfunction, including those typically presented in complex IV deficiencies, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's...
January 31, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359358/cytoplasmic-glutamine-synthetase-gene-expression-regulates-larval-development-in-bactrocera-dorsalis-hendel
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Meng-Yi Zhang, Dong Wei, Ran Li, Hong-Ting Jia, Yu-Wei Liu, Clauvis Nji Tizi Taning, Jin-Jun Wang, Guy Smagghe
In insects, glutamine synthetase (GS), a key enzyme in the synthesis of glutamine, has been reported to be associated with embryonic development, heat shock response, and fecundity regulation. However, little is known about the influence of GS on postembryonic development. In this study, we demonstrate that blocking the activity of GS in the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) with use of a GS-specific inhibitor (L-methionine S-sulfoximine), led to a significant delay in larval development, pupal weight loss, and inhibition of pupation...
January 23, 2018: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359194/rnase-iii-domain-of-krepb9-and-krepb10-association-with-editosomes-in-trypanosoma-brucei
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Jason Carnes, Suzanne M McDermott, Kenneth Stuart
Editosomes are the multiprotein complexes that catalyze the insertion and deletion of uridines to create translatable mRNAs in the mitochondria of kinetoplastids. Recognition and cleavage of a broad diversity of RNA substrates in vivo require three functionally distinct RNase III-type endonucleases, as well as five additional editosome proteins that contain noncatalytic RNase III domains. RNase III domains have recently been identified in the editosome accessory proteins KREPB9 and KREPB10, suggesting a role related to editing endonuclease function...
January 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337270/the-cationic-tetradecapeptide-mastoparan-as-a-privileged-structure-for-drug-discovery-enhanced-antimicrobial-properties-of-mitoparan-analogues-modified-at-position-14
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John Howl, Lewis Howl, Sarah Jones
Mastoparan (MP) peptides, distributed in insect venoms, induce a local inflammatory response post envenomation. Most endogenous MPs share common structural elements within a tetradecapeptide sequence that adopts an amphipathic helix whilst traversing biological membranes and when bound to an intracellular protein target. Rational modifications to increase cationic charge density and amphipathic helicity engineered mitoparan (MitP), a mitochondriotoxic bioportide and potent secretagogue. Following intracellular translocation, MitP is accreted by mitochondria thus indicating additional utility as an antimicrobial agent...
January 11, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311662/evidence-for-a-radiation-responsive-p53-gateway-contributing-significantly-to-the-radioresistance-of-lepidopteran-insect-cells
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Ashish Kumar, Sudhir Chandna
Recently, we have demonstrated that microRNA-31 (miR-31) overexpression is inherent to radiation-induced cell death in the highly radioresistant Sf9 insect cells, and regulates pro-apoptotic Bax translocation to mitochondria. In the present study, we report that at sub-lethal radiation doses for Sf9 cells, miR-31 is significantly downregulated and is tightly regulated by an unusual mechanism involving p53. While ectopic overexpression of a well-conserved Sfp53 caused typical apoptosis, radiation-induced p53 accumulation observed selectively at sub-lethal doses failed to induce cell death...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288090/systematic-identification-of-mitochondrial-lysine-succinylome-in-silkworm-bombyx-mori-midgut-during-the-larval-gluttonous-stage
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Jine Chen, Fengbo Li, Yan Liu, Weifeng Shen, Xin Du, Lihua He, Zhiqi Meng, Xianliang Ma, Yongqiang Wang
Lysine succinylation is a newly identified protein post-translational modification (PTM) of lysine residues. Increasing evidences demonstrate that this modification is prevalent in mitochondria and regulates many vital cellular processes, especially metabolism. Here, we determined the succinylome of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) midgut mitochondria during the larval gluttonous stage (the fifth instar) using succinylated peptides enrichment coupled with nano HPLC/MS/MS. A total of 1884 lysine succinylation sites on 373 mitochondrial proteins were identified...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247468/the-f1-atpase-from-trypanosoma-brucei-is-elaborated-by-three-copies-of-an-additional-p18-subunit
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Ondřej Gahura, Karolína Šubrtová, Hana Váchová, Brian Panicucci, Ian M Fearnley, Michael E Harbour, John E Walker, Alena Zíková
The F-ATPases (also called the F1 Fo -ATPases or ATP synthases) are multi-subunit membrane-bound molecular machines that produce ATP in bacteria and in eukaryotic mitochondria and chloroplasts. The structures and enzymic mechanisms of their F1 -catalytic domains are highly conserved in all species investigated hitherto. However, there is evidence that the F-ATPases from the group of protozoa known as Euglenozoa have novel features. Therefore, we have isolated pure and active F1 -ATPase from the euglenozoan parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, and characterized it...
December 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159850/from-two-to-three-dimensions-the-importance-of-the-third-dimension-for-evaluating-the-limits-to-neuronal-miniaturization-in-insects
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Stefan Fischer, Zhiyuan Lu, Ian A Meinertzhagen
Most studies dealing with the limits to miniaturization in insect brains have until now relied on information based on data collected in two dimensions: either histological sections imaged by light microscopy, or electron micrographs of single ultrathin sections imaged by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). To test the validity of transferring information gained from two-dimensional images to the third dimension, we examined a 3D image stack from serial-section TEM (ssTEM) of the optic neuropiles of the miniature parasitic wasp Trichogramma brassicae (Bezdenko, 1968)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126122/mode-and-rate-of-evolution-of-haemosporidian-mitochondrial-genomes-timing-the-radiation-of-avian-parasites
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M Andreína Pacheco, Nubia E Matta, Gediminas Valkiunas, Patricia G Parker, Beatriz Mello, Craig E Stanley, Miguel Lentino, M Alexandra Garcia-Amado, Michael Cranfield, Sergei L Kosakovsky Pond, Ananias A Escalante
Haemosporidians are a diverse group of vector-borne parasitic protozoa that includes the agents of human malaria; however, most of the described species are found in birds and reptiles. Although our understanding of these parasites' diversity has expanded by analyses of their mitochondrial genes, there is limited information on these genes' evolutionary rates. Here, 114 mitochondrial genomes (mtDNA) were studied from species belonging to four genera: Leucocytozoon, Haemoproteus, Hepatocystis, and Plasmodium...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090441/sublethal-dose-of-deltamethrin-damage-the-midgut-cells-of-the-mayfly-callibaetis-radiatus-ephemeroptera-baetidae
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Helen Pinto Santos, Yeisson Gutiérrez, Eugênio Eduardo Oliveira, José Eduardo Serrão
In insects, the midgut performs multiple physiologic functions (e.g., digestion and nutrients absorption) and serves as a physical/chemical barrier against pathogens and chemical stressors such as deltamethrin, a pyrethroid insecticide, commonly used in insect control that are agricultural pests and human disease vectors. Here, we described the midgut cell ultrastructure of Callibaetis radiatus nymphs, which are bioindicators of water quality and the ultrastructural alterations in midgut under sublethal exposure to deltamethrin at three different periods (1, 12, 24 h)...
October 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037393/aerobic-function-in-mitochondria-persists-beyond-death-by-heat-stress-in-insects
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Erica C Heinrich, Emilie M Gray, Ashley Ossher, Stephen Meigher, Felix Grun, Timothy J Bradley
The critical thermal maximum (CTmax) of insects can be determined using flow-through thermolimit respirometry. It has been demonstrated that respiratory patterns cease and insects do not recover once the CTmax temperature has been reached. However, if high temperatures are maintained following the CTmax, researchers have observed a curious phenomenon whereby the insect body releases a large burst of carbon dioxide at a rate and magnitude that often exceed that of the live insect. This carbon dioxide release has been termed the post-mortal peak (PMP)...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034430/ultraviolet-filters-and-heat-shock-proteins-effects-in-chironomus-riparius-by-benzophenone-3-and-4-methylbenzylidene-camphor
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Raquel Martín-Folgar, Mónica Aquilino, Irene Ozáez, José-Luis Martínez-Guitarte
Benzophenone-3 (BP3) and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4MBC) are common ultraviolet filters (UV filters), compounds considered as emergent contaminants, used in different products like plastics and personal care products. The levels of these compounds are rising in the wild, but the effects they have on invertebrates are poorly understood. Chironomus riparius is a benthic insect widely used in toxicology, and several studies have been previously performed in our laboratory to determine the effects these compounds have on this organism at the molecular level...
October 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026172/mitochondrial-glycerol-3-phosphate-facilitates-bumblebee-pre-flight-thermogenesis
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Stewart W C Masson, Christopher P Hedges, Jules B L Devaux, Crystal S James, Anthony J R Hickey
Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) fly at low ambient temperatures where other insects cannot, and to do so they must pre-warm their flight muscles. While some have proposed mechanisms, none fully explain how pre-flight thermogenesis occurs. Here, we present a novel hypothesis based on the less studied mitochondrial glycerol 3-phosphate dehydrogenase pathway (mGPDH). Using calorimetry, and high resolution respirometry coupled with fluorimetry, we report substrate oxidation by mGPDH in permeabilised flight muscles operates, in vitro, at a high flux, even in the absence of ADP...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018265/ascosteroside-d-a-new-mitochondrial-respiration-inhibitor-discovered-by-pesticidal-screening-using-insect-adp-atp-carrier-protein-expressing-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Yoshihiro Watanabe, Yukihiro Asami, Satomi Narusawa, Shohei Hashimoto, Masato Iwatsuki, Kenichi Nonaka, Yasuo Shinohara, Takahiro Shiotsuki, Naoya Ichimaru, Hideto Miyoshi, Satoshi Ōmura, Kazuro Shiomi
A new lanostane-type triterpenoid, ascosteroside D, was isolated from a fungus, Aspergillus sp. FKI-6682. It inhibited insect ADP/ATP carrier protein (AAC)-expressing Saccharomyces cerevisiae in glycerol-containing medium, but did not inhibit Δaac S. cerevisiae in glucose-containing medium. It is hypothesized that ascosteroside D inhibits ATP production in mitochondria.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 11 October 2017; doi:10.1038/ja.2017.118.
October 11, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987327/the-implication-of-p66shc-in-oxidative-stress-induced-by-deltamethrin
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Ruqian Ding, Zongfu Cao, Yihan Wang, Xiaobo Gao, Haiyan Luo, Changyong Zhang, Shuangcheng Ma, Xu Ma, Hongyu Jin, Cailing Lu
Deltamethrin (DLT) is effective against a broad spectrum of insects. Exposure to DLT has been demonstrated to cause oxidative stress. However, the mechanism of oxidative stress induced by DLT is little known. Groups of rats were gavaged with DLT once daily for 7 days at six dosages: 0, 2, 5, 10, 20, 40 mg/kg. The intensity of neurotoxicity and liver dysfunction caused by DLT were significantly increased in a dose-dependent manner. We found that DLT caused the increase of cytosolic superoxide in tissues. Western blot analysis showed that both the expression of p66shc and Ser36 phosphorylated p66shc, which were involved in ROS generation, were increased in tissues treated with DLT...
October 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939335/post-embryonic-changes-in-the-hindgut-of-honeybee-apis-mellifera-workers-morphology-cuticle-deposition-apoptosis-and-cell-proliferation
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Wagner Gonzaga Gonçalves, Kenner Morais Fernandes, Weyder Cristiano Santana, Gustavo Ferreira Martins, José Cola Zanuncio, José Eduardo Serrão
In insects, the hindgut is a homeostatic region of the digestive tract, divided into pylorus, ileum, and rectum, that reabsorbs water, ions, and small molecules produced during hemolymph filtration. The hindgut anatomy in bee larvae is different from that of adult workers. This study reports the morphological changes and cellular events that occur in the hindgut during the metamorphosis of the honeybee Apis mellifera. We describe the occurrence of autophagosomes and the ultrastructure of the epithelial cells and cuticle, suggesting that cuticular degradation begins in prepupae, with the cuticle being reabsorbed and recycled by autophagosomes in white- and pink-eyed pupae, followed by the deposition of new cuticle in light-brown-eyed pupae...
November 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880872/microtubule-actin-crosslinking-factor-1-macf1-domain-function-in-balbiani-body-dissociation-and-nuclear-positioning
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Matias Escobar-Aguirre, Hong Zhang, Allison Jamieson-Lucy, Mary C Mullins
Animal-vegetal (AV) polarity of most vertebrate eggs is established during early oogenesis through the formation and disassembly of the Balbiani Body (Bb). The Bb is a structure conserved from insects to humans that appears as a large granule, similar to a mRNP granule composed of mRNA and proteins, that in addition contains mitochondria, ER and Golgi. The components of the Bb, which have amyloid-like properties, include germ cell and axis determinants of the embryo that are anchored to the vegetal cortex upon Bb disassembly...
September 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799110/alteration-of-membrane-integrity-and-respiratory-function-of-brain-mitochondria-in-the-rats-chronically-exposed-to-a-low-dose-of-acetamiprid
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Salim Gasmi, Mohammed Kebieche, Rachid Rouabhi, Chouaib Touahria, Asma Lahouel, Zohra Lakroun, Sara Henine, Rachid Soulimani
The pesticides are used in several fields of agriculture and farms to protect crops against harmful insects and herbs. The increased and uncontrolled use of these pollutants is very hazardous for the population health. Consumption of contaminated food matrices with these pesticides could impair the cell integrity and its molecular function. The main aim of this present study was to evaluate the alteration of the integrity of mitochondrial membranes and respiratory chain potential in the brain of rats exposed during 90 days to acetamiprid (AC), organochlorine of the new generation...
October 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755702/mitochondria-response-to-camptothecin-and-hydroxycamptothecine-induced-apoptosis-in-spodoptera-exigua-cells
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Xiaoshuang Ren, Lan Zhang, Yanning Zhang, Liangang Mao, Hongyun Jiang
Camptothecin (CPT), a natural alkaloid extracted from Camptotheca acuminata Decne, exhibits potential insecticidal activities against various insect species. Our previous studies have showed that CPTs induced apoptosis in Spodoptera exigua Hübner cell line which is mediated preliminarily by the mitochondrial pathway. In this study, changes of mitochondrial morphologic and function were investigated to characterize mitochondrial responses in CPTs induced apoptosis. After incubation IOZCAS-Spex-II cells with CPT and HCPT, mitochondria exhibited obvious changes in the size, morphology and distribution, and ultrastructural alterations characterized by disruption of cristae and membrane...
August 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755312/mouse-nudt13-is-a-mitochondrial-nudix-hydrolase-with-nad-p-h-pyrophosphohydrolase-activity
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Salama R Abdelraheim, David G Spiller, Alexander G McLennan
The mammalian NUDT13 protein possesses a sequence motif characteristic of the NADH pyrophosphohydrolase subfamily of Nudix hydrolases. Due to the persistent insolubility of the recombinant product expressed in Escherichia coli, active mouse Nudt13 was expressed in insect cells from a baculovirus vector as a histidine-tagged recombinant protein. In vitro, it efficiently hydrolysed NADH to NMNH and AMP and NADPH to NMNH and 2',5'-ADP and had a marked preference for the reduced pyridine nucleotides. Much lower activity was obtained with other nucleotide substrates tested...
October 2017: Protein Journal
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