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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638829/mitochondrial-targeted-molecular-imaging-in-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Jinhui Li, Jing Lu, You Zhou
The present study aimed to discuss the role of mitochondrion in cardiac function and disease. The mitochondrion plays a fundamental role in cellular processes ranging from metabolism to apoptosis. The mitochondrial-targeted molecular imaging could potentially illustrate changes in global and regional cardiac dysfunction. The collective changes that occur in mitochondrial-targeted molecular imaging probes have been widely explored and developed. As probes currently used in the preclinical setting still have a lot of shortcomings, the development of myocardial metabolic activity, viability, perfusion, and blood flow molecular imaging probes holds great potential for accurately evaluating the myocardial viability and functional reserve...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637377/the-candidatus-liberibacter-host-interface-insights-into-pathogenesis-mechanisms-and-disease-control
#2
Nian Wang, Elizabeth A Pierson, João Carlos Setubal, Jin Xu, Julien G Levy, Yunzeng Zhang, Jinyun Li, Luiz Thiberio Rangel, Joaquim Martins
"Candidatus Liberibacter" species are associated with economically devastating diseases of citrus, potato, and many other crops. The importance of these diseases as well as the proliferation of new diseases on a wider host range is likely to increase as the insects vectoring the "Ca. Liberibacter" species expand their territories worldwide. Here, we review the progress on understanding pathogenesis mechanisms of "Ca. Liberibacter" species and the control approaches for diseases they cause. We discuss the Liberibacter virulence traits, including secretion systems, putative effectors, and lipopolysaccharides (LPSs), as well as other important traits likely to contribute to disease development, e...
June 21, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637217/experimental-support-that-natural-selection-has-shaped-the-latitudinal-distribution-of-mitochondrial-haplotypes-in-australian-drosophila-melanogaster
#3
M Florencia Camus, Jonci N Wolff, Carla M Sgrò, Damian K Dowling
Cellular metabolism is regulated by enzyme complexes within the mitochondrion, the function of which are sensitive to the prevailing temperature. Such thermal sensitivity, coupled with the observation that population frequencies of mitochondrial haplotypes tend to associate with latitude, altitude or climatic regions across species distributions, led to the hypothesis that thermal selection has played a role in shaping standing variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence. This hypothesis, however, remains controversial, and requires evidence that the distribution of haplotypes observed in nature corresponds with the capacity of these haplotypes to confer differences in thermal tolerance...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636676/mitochondrion-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-apposition-length-in-zebrafish-embryo-spinal-progenitors-is-unchanged-in-response-to-perturbations-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Morgan Newman, Lena Halter, Anne Lim, Michael Lardelli
Mutations in the human genes PRESENILIN1 (PSEN1), PRESENILIN2 (PSEN2) and AMYLOID BETA A4 PRECURSOR PROTEIN (APP) have been identified in familial Alzheimer's disease (AD). The length of mitochondrion-endoplasmic reticulum (M-ER) appositions is increased in Psen1-/-/Psen2-/- double knockout murine embryonic fibroblasts and in fibroblasts from AD-affected individuals. Development of an easily accessible, genetically manipulable, in vivo system for studying M-ER appositions would be valuable so we attempted to manipulate M-ER apposition length in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632398/the-mitochondrial-protein-atlas-a-database-of-experimentally-verified-information-on-the-human-mitochondrial-proteome
#5
Noa Godin, Jerry Eichler
Given its central role in various biological systems, as well as its involvement in numerous pathologies, the mitochondrion is one of the best-studied organelles. However, although the mitochondrial genome has been extensively investigated, protein-level information remains partial, and in many cases, hypothetical. The Mitochondrial Protein Atlas (MPA; URL: lifeserv.bgu.ac.il/wb/jeichler/MPA ) is a database that provides a complete, manually curated inventory of only experimentally validated human mitochondrial proteins...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630604/expression-of-p53-in-myocardium-following-coronary-microembolization-in-rats-and-its-significance
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Yu-Han Sun, Qiang Su, Lang Li, Xian-Tao Wang, Yuan-Xi Lu, Jia-Bao Liang
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyocyte apoptosis is a primary cause for coronary microembolization (CME)-induced cardiac dysfunction. p53 induces cell growth retardation and apoptosis through stress pathway. The present study investigated the mechanism of p53-induced myocardial apoptosis and cardiac dysfunction by activating the mitochondrion apoptotic pathway following CME. METHODS: Forty SD rats were equally divided into microembolization (CME), sham operation (sham), CME+siRNA-p53, and CME+control-p53 groups...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630004/co-releasing-molecules-2-attenuates-ox-ldl-induced-injury-in-huvecs-by-ameliorating-mitochondrial-function-and-inhibiting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Hai-Jian Sun, Dong-Yan Xu, Yi-Xin Sun, Tong Xue, Chen-Xing Zhang, Zhi-Xuan Zhang, Wei Lin, Ke-Xue Li
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is well known to disrupt normal functionality of endothelium, which plays a prominent role in endothelial dysfunction in many cardiovascular diseases. CO-releasing molecule 2 (CORM-2) is a promising candidate for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, it has not been defined whether CORM-2 might improve endothelial injury induced by ox-LDL. The present study was undertaken to determine the regulatory role of CORM-2 in cell injury of ox-LDL-treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628643/mis-targeting-of-the-mitochondrial-protein-lipt2-leads-to-apoptotic-cell-death
#8
Emanuele Bernardinelli, Roberta Costa, Giada Scantamburlo, Janet To, Rossana Morabito, Charity Nofziger, Carolina Doerrier, Gerhard Krumschnabel, Markus Paulmichl, Silvia Dossena
Lipoyl(Octanoyl) Transferase 2 (LIPT2) is a protein involved in the post-translational modification of key energy metabolism enzymes in humans. Defects of lipoic acid synthesis and transfer start to emerge as causes of fatal or severe early-onset disease. We show that the first 31 amino acids of the N-terminus of LIPT2 represent a mitochondrial targeting sequence and inhibition of the transit of LIPT2 to the mitochondrion results in apoptotic cell death associated with activation of the apoptotic volume decrease (AVD) current in normotonic conditions, as well as over-activation of the swelling-activated chloride current (IClswell), mitochondrial membrane potential collapse, caspase-3 cleavage and nuclear DNA fragmentation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627424/channeling-in-native-microbial-pathways-implications-and-challenges-for-metabolic-engineering
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REVIEW
Mary H Abernathy, Lian He, Yinjie J Tang
Intracellular enzymes can be organized into a variety of assemblies, shuttling intermediates from one active site to the next. Eukaryotic compartmentalization within mitochondrion and peroxisomes and substrate tunneling within multi-enzyme complexes have been well recognized. Intriguingly, the central pathways in prokaryotes may also form extensive channels, including the heavily branched glycolysis pathway. In vivo channeling through cascade enzymes is difficult to directly measure, but can be inferred from in vitro tests, reaction thermodynamics, transport/reaction modeling, analysis of molecular diffusion and protein interactions, or steady state/dynamic isotopic labeling...
June 13, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625138/membrane-bound-atp-dependent-energy-systems-as-extra-and-intracellular-key-signals-for-gastrointestinal-functions-and-their-regulations-in-the-gastrointestinal-mucosa
#10
Gyula Mózsik, Imre László Szabó, József Czimmer
AIMS: Our research group has carried out various biochemical examinations in rat gastric ulcer models and in human gastrointestinal resecates obtained from patient who underwent gastric intervention due to peptic ulcer disease. Biochemical methods gave excellent possibility to approach the biochemical events taking place in tissues, cellular and subcellular regulatory levels during of ulcer development and of its prevetions. This paper gives a briefsummary of these biochemical examinations conducted during this study period started from the 1960's up till now...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624766/dhea-protects-mitochondria-against-dual-modes-of-apoptosis-and-necroptosis-in-human-granulosa-ho23-cells
#11
Kuan-Hao Tsui, Peng-Hui Wang, Li-Te Lin, Chia-Jung Li
Because ovarian granulosa cells are essential for oocyte maturation and development, we validated human granulosa HO23 cells to evaluate the ability of the DHEA to prevent cell death after starvation. The present study was aimed to investigate whether DHEA could protect against starvation-induced apoptosis and necroptosis in human oocyte granulosa HO23 cells. The starvation was induced by treatment of serum-free (SF) medium for 4 h in vitro Starvation-induced mitochondrial depolarization, cytochrome c release and caspase-3 activation were largely prevented by DHEA in HO23 cells...
August 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620619/effects-of-1e-4e-2-methyl-1-5-bis-4-nitrophenyl-penta-1-4-dien-3-one-on-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-its-combinational-effect-with-benznidazole-ketoconazole-or-fluconazole
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Francieli Peron, Danielle Lazarin-Bidóia, Zia Ud Din, Edson Rodrigues-Filho, Tânia Ueda-Nakamura, Sueli de Oliveira Silva, Celso Vataru Nakamura
This study reports the activity induced by (1E,4E)-2-methyl-1,5-bis(4-nitrophenyl)penta-1,4-dien-3-one (A3K2A3) against Trypanosoma cruzi. This compound showed trypanocidal activity against the multiplicative epimastigote and amastigote forms of this protozoan, with IC50 values of 1.99 ± 0.17 and 1.20 ± 0.16 μM, respectively, and EC50 value of 15.57 ± 0.34 μM against trypomastigotes. The combination of A3K2A3 with benznidazole or ketoconazole demonstrated strong synergism, increasing effectiveness against trypomastigotes or epimastigotes of T...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617870/a-novel-genetic-technique-in-plasmodium-berghei-allows-liver-stage-analysis-of-genes-required-for-mosquito-stage-development-and-demonstrates-that-de-novo-heme-synthesis-is-essential-for-liver-stage-development-in-the-malaria-parasite
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Upeksha L Rathnapala, Christopher D Goodman, Geoffrey I McFadden
The combination of drug resistance, lack of an effective vaccine, and ongoing conflict and poverty means that malaria remains a major global health crisis. Understanding metabolic pathways at all parasite life stages is important in prioritising and targeting novel anti-parasitic compounds. The unusual heme synthesis pathway of the rodent malaria parasite, Plasmodium berghei, requires eight enzymes distributed across the mitochondrion, apicoplast and cytoplasm. Deletion of the ferrochelatase (FC) gene, the final enzyme in the pathway, confirms that heme synthesis is not essential in the red blood cell stages of the life cycle but is required to complete oocyst development in mosquitoes...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615445/iron-sulfur-cluster-biogenesis-and-trafficking-in-mitochondria
#14
Joseph J Braymer, Roland Lill
The biogenesis of iron-sulfur (Fe/S) proteins in eukaryotes is a multi-stage, multi-compartment process that is essential for a broad range of cellular functions including genome maintenance, protein translation, energy conversion, and the antiviral response. Genetic and cell biological studies over almost two decades have revealed some thirty proteins involved in the synthesis of cellular [2Fe 2S] and [4Fe-4S] clusters and their incorporation into numerous apoproteins. Mechanistic aspects of Fe/S protein biogenesis continue to be elucidated by biochemical and ultrastructural investigations...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615286/the-physiology-of-phagocytosis-in-the-context-of-mitochondrial-origin
#15
REVIEW
William F Martin, Aloysius G M Tielens, Marek Mentel, Sriram G Garg, Sven B Gould
How mitochondria came to reside within the cytosol of their host has been debated for 50 years. Though current data indicate that the last eukaryote common ancestor possessed mitochondria and was a complex cell, whether mitochondria or complexity came first in eukaryotic evolution is still discussed. In autogenous models (complexity first), the origin of phagocytosis poses the limiting step at eukaryote origin, with mitochondria coming late as an undigested growth substrate. In symbiosis-based models (mitochondria first), the host was an archaeon, and the origin of mitochondria was the limiting step at eukaryote origin, with mitochondria providing bacterial genes, ATP synthesis on internalized bioenergetic membranes, and mitochondrion-derived vesicles as the seed of the eukaryote endomembrane system...
September 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602831/species-boundaries-in-the-human-pathogen-paracoccidioides
#16
David A Turissini, Oscar M Gomez, Marcus M Teixeira, Juan G McEwen, Daniel R Matute
The use of molecular taxonomy for identifying recently diverged species has transformed the study of speciation in fungi. The pathogenic fungus Paracoccidioides spp has been hypothesized to be composed of five phylogenetic species, four of which compose the brasiliensis species complex. Nuclear gene genealogies support this divergence scenario, but mitochondrial loci do not; while all species from the brasiliensis complex are differentiated at nuclear coding loci, they are not at mitochondrial loci. We addressed the source of this incongruity using 11 previously published gene fragments, 10 newly-sequenced nuclear non-coding loci, and 10 microsatellites...
June 5, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594234/peroxiredoxins-and-redox-signaling-in-plants
#17
Michael Liebthal, Daniel Maynard, Karl-Josef Dietz
SIGNIFICANCE: Peroxiredoxins (Prx) are thiol peroxidases with multiple functions in the antioxidant defense and redox signaling network of the cell. Our progressing understanding assigns both local and global significance to plant Prxs which are grouped in four Prx types. In plants they are localized to the cytosol, mitochondrion, plastid and nucleus. Antioxidant defense is fundamentally connected to redox signaling, cellular communication and acclimation. The thiol-disulfide network is central part of the stress sensing and processing response and integrates information input with redox regulation...
June 8, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588043/heme-a-synthesis-and-c-c-o-activity-are-essential-for-trypanosoma-cruzi-infectivity-and-replication
#18
Marcelo Luciano Merli, Brenda Analía Cirulli, Simón Matías Menéndez-Bravo, Julia Alejandra Cricco
Trypanosoma cruzi , the causative agent of Chagas disease, presents a complex life cycle and adapts its metabolism to nutrients availability. Although T. cruzi is an aerobic organism, it does not produce heme. This cofactor is acquired from the host, and is distributed and inserted into different heme-proteins such as respiratory complexes in the parasite mitochondrion. It has been proposed that T. cruzi's energy metabolism relies on a branched respiratory chain with a cytochrome c oxidase type aa 3 (C c O) as the main terminal oxidase...
June 6, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581825/targeted-mitochondria-antioxidants-therapeutic-implications-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
Abel Matondo, Sung Soo Kim
The role of the mitochondria, particularly its implications in cellular redox and oxidative balance is important for cell survival, and is involved in a variety of human diseases including Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In this review we address mitochondria physiology and reactive oxygen species as cognate to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Several studies have reported altered mitochondria function in intestinal epithelium in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. However, mitochondrion significance in this disease has not been much investigated...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579897/tsa-protects-h9c2-cells-against-thapsigargin-induced-apoptosis-related-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-mitochondrial-injury
#20
Zhiping Li, Yan Liu, Xinlun Dai, Qiangqiang Zhou, Xueli Liu, Zeyu Li, Xia Chen
Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) activates an adaptive unfolded protein response (UPR) that facilitates cellular repair, however, under prolonged ER stress, the UPR can ultimately trigger apoptosis thereby terminating damaged cells. Recently, TSA has shown protective effects on ERS and its mechanisms related to ER pathway has been previously characterized. However, whether TSA exerts its protective role via metabolic events remain largely undefined. Objectives: To explore the possible involvement of the metabolic changes during ERS and to better understand how TSA influence mitochondrial function to facilitate cellular adaptation...
May 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
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