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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217967/mitochondrial-cristae-density-a-dynamic-entity-that-is-critical-for-energy-production-and-metabolic-power-in-skeletal-muscle
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Cameron F Leveille, John S Mikhaeil, Kelli Turner, Sebastian Silvera, Jennifer Wilkinson, Val A Fajardo
The mitochondrion is a double membrane organelle, consisting of an inner and an outer membrane. This topological organization contributes to its function of energy production, via the electron transport chain (ETC) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209723/functional-metabolic-and-dynamic-mitochondrial-changes-in-the-rat-cirrhosis-hepatocellular-carcinoma-model-and-the-protective-effect-of-ifc-305
#2
Enrique Chavez, Maria Guadalupe Lozano-Rosas, Mariana Dominguez-Lopez, Gabriela Velasco-Loyden, Jesus Rafael Rodriguez-Aguilera, Concepcion Jose-Nunez, Marietta Tuena de Gomez-Puyou, Victoria Chagoya de Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrion is an important metabolic and energetic organelle which regulates several cellular processes. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been related with liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma. As a result, the energetic demand is not properly supplied and mitochondrial morphologic changes has been observed resulting in an altered metabolism. We previously demonstrated the chemopreventive effect of the hepatoprotector IFC-305. AIM: In this work we aimed to evaluate the functional, metabolic, and dynamic mitochondrial alterations in the sequential model of cirrhosis-hepatocellular carcinoma induced by diethylnitrosamine in rats and the possible beneficial effect of IFC-305...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208302/real-time-monitoring-atp-in-mitochondrion-of-living-cells-a-specific-fluorescent-probe-for-atp-by-dual-recognition-sites
#3
Kai-Yue Tan, Chun-Yan Li, Yong-Fei Li, Junjie Fei, Bin Yang, Ya-Jun Fu, Fang Li
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is mainly produced in the mitochondrion and used as a universal energy source for various cellular events. Various fluorescent probes for ATP have been established successfully, but most of them are not appropriate for monitoring the fluctuation of the mitochondrial ATP level. Herein, a fluorescent probe named Mito-Rh is first synthesized and used to recognize ATP in mitochondrion. In the probe, rhodamine, diethylenetriamine, and triphenylphosphonium are selected as fluorophore, reaction site, and mitochondrion-targeting group, respectively...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202940/mitochondrial-behaviour-throughout-the-lytic-cycle-of-toxoplasma-gondii
#4
Jana Ovciarikova, Leandro Lemgruber, Krista L Stilger, William J Sullivan, Lilach Sheiner
Mitochondria distribution in cells controls cellular physiology in health and disease. Here we describe the mitochondrial morphology and positioning found in the different stages of the lytic cycle of the eukaryotic single-cell parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The lytic cycle, driven by the tachyzoite life stage, is responsible for acute toxoplasmosis. It is known that whilst inside a host cell the tachyzoite maintains its single mitochondrion at its periphery. We found that upon parasite transition from the host cell to the extracellular matrix, mitochondrion morphology radically changes, resulting in a reduction in peripheral proximity...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202415/glutamine-deprivation-sensitizes-human-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells-to-trial-mediated-apoptosis
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Matharage Gayani Dilshara, Jin-Woo Jeong, Rajapaksha Gedara Prasad Tharanga Jayasooriya, Ilandarage Menu Neelaka Molagoda, Seungheon Lee, Sang Rul Park, Yung Hyun Choi, Gi-Young Kim
Tumor cell metabolism is a promising target for various cancer treatments. Apart from aerobic glycolysis, cancer cell growth is dependent on glutamine (Gln) supply, leading to their survival and differentiation. Therefore, we examined whether treatment with TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) sensitizes MDA-MB-231 cells to apoptosis under Gln deprivation condition (TRAIL/Gln deprivation). Gln deprivation decreased cell proliferation as expected, but did not induce remarkable cell death. TRAIL/Gln deprivation, however, significantly increased growth inhibition and morphological shrinkage of MDA-MB-231 cells compared to those induced by treatment with either Gln deprivation or TRAIL alone...
February 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199200/mitochondrial-dna-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cardiac-manifestations
#6
Sung Ryul Lee, Nari Kim, Yeun Hee Noh, Zhelong Xu, Kyung Soo Ko, Byoung Doo Rhee, Jin Han
Mitochondria, are the powerhouses of cells, have their own DNA (mtDNA), regulate the transport of metabolites and ions, and impact cell physiology, survival, and death. Mitochondrial dysfunction, including impaired oxidative phosphorylation, preferentially affects heart function due to an imbalance of energy supply and demand. Recently, mitochondrial mutations and associated mitochondrial dysfunction were suggested as a causal factor of cardiac manifestations. Oxidative stress largely influences mtDNA stability due to oxidative modifications of mtDNA...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196860/the-nclx-type-na-ca-2-exchanger-ncx-9-is-required-for-patterning-of-neural-circuits-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#7
Vishal Sharma, Soumitra Roy, Israel Sekler, Damien M O'Halloran
NCLX is a Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger that uses energy stored in the transmembrane sodium gradient to facilitate the exchange of sodium ions for ionic calcium. Mammals have a single NCLX, which has been shown to function primarily at the mitochondrion and is an important regulator of neuronal physiology by contributing to neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity. The role of NCLX in developmental cell patterning, for example, in neural circuits, is largely unknown. Here we describe a novel role for the Caenorhabditis elegans NCLX-type protein, NCX-9, in neural circuit formation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195448/mitochondrion-anchoring-photosensitizer-with-aggregation-induced-emission-characteristics-synergistically-boosts-the-radiosensitivity-of-cancer-cells-to-ionizing-radiation
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Chris Y Y Yu, Huae Xu, Shenglu Ji, Ryan T K Kwok, Jacky W Y Lam, Xiaolin Li, Sunil Krishnan, Dan Ding, Ben Zhong Tang
The first mitochondrion-anchoring photosensitizer that specifically generates singlet oxygen ((1) O2 ) in mitochondria under white light irradiation that can serve as a highly effective radiosensitizer is reported here, significantly sensitizing cancer cells to ionizing radiation. An aggregation-induced emission luminogen (AIEgen), namely DPA-SCP, is rationally designed with α-cyanostilbene as a simple building block to reveal AIE, diphenylamino (DPA) group as a strong electron donating group to benefit red emission and efficient light-controlled (1) O2 generation, as well as a pyridinium salt as the targeting moiety to ensure specific mitochondrial localization...
February 13, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193870/disruption-of-quercetin-metabolism-by-fungicide-affects-energy-production-in-honey-bees-apis-mellifera
#9
Wenfu Mao, Mary A Schuler, May R Berenbaum
Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450) in the honey bee, Apis mellifera, detoxify phytochemicals in honey and pollen. The flavonol quercetin is found ubiquitously and abundantly in pollen and frequently at lower concentrations in honey. Worker jelly consumed during the first 3 d of larval development typically contains flavonols at very low levels, however. RNA-Seq analysis of gene expression in neonates reared for three days on diets with and without quercetin revealed that, in addition to up-regulating multiple detoxifying P450 genes, quercetin is a negative transcriptional regulator of mitochondrion-related nuclear genes and genes encoding subunits of complexes I, III, IV, and V in the oxidative phosphorylation pathway...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192797/aberrant-buildup-of-all-trans-retinal-dimer-a-nonpyridinium-bisretinoid-lipofuscin-fluorophore-contributes-to-the-degeneration-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium
#10
Junli Zhao, Yi Liao, Jingmeng Chen, Xinran Dong, Zhan Gao, Houjian Zhang, Xiaodan Wu, Zuguo Liu, Yalin Wu
Purpose: Nondegradable fluorophores that accumulate as deleterious lipofuscin of RPE are involved in pathological mechanisms leading to the degeneration of RPE in AMD. A2E, a major component of RPE lipofuscin, could cause damage to RPE cells. Nevertheless, all-trans-retinal dimer (atRAL dimer) was found to be much more abundant than that of A2E in eyes of Abca4-/-Rdh8-/- double-knockout (DKO) mice, a rodent model showing the typical characteristics of retinopathies in AMD patients. Our aim was to elucidate the effect and mechanism of atRAL dimer-induced RPE degeneration...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188893/ultra-deep-next-generation-mitochondrial-genome-sequencing-reveals-widespread-heteroplasmy-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Paul S Kelly, Colin Clarke, Alan Costello, Craig Monger, Justine Meiller, Heena Dhiman, Nicole Borth, Michael J Betenbaugh, Martin Clynes, Niall Barron
Recent sequencing of the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell and Chinese hamster genomes has dramatically advanced our ability to understand the biology of these mammalian cell factories. In this study, we focus on the powerhouse of the CHO cell, the mitochondrion. Utilizing a high-resolution next generation sequencing approach we sequenced the Chinese hamster mitochondrial genome for the first time and surveyed the mutational landscape of CHO cell mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Depths of coverage ranging from ~3,319X to 8,056X enabled accurate identification of low frequency mutations (>1%) revealing that mtDNA heteroplasmy is widespread in CHO cells...
February 7, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168222/tgprelid-a-mitochondrial-protein-linked-to-multidrug-resistance-in-the-parasite-toxoplasma-gondii
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Victoria Jeffers, Edwin T Kamau, Ananth R Srinivasan, Jonathan Harper, Preethi Sankaran, Sarah E Post, Joseph M Varberg, William J Sullivan, Jon P Boyle
New drugs to control infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii are needed as current treatments exert toxic side effects on patients. Approaches to develop novel compounds for drug development include screening of compound libraries and targeted inhibition of essential cellular pathways. We identified two distinct compounds that display inhibitory activity against the parasite's replicative stage: F3215-0002, which we previously identified during a compound library screen, and I-BET151, an inhibitor of bromodomains, the "reader" module of acetylated lysines...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167106/the-antioxidant-action-and-mechanism-of-selenizing-schisandra-chinensis-polysaccharide-in-chicken-embryo-hepatocyte
#13
Chanjuan Yue, Jin Chen, Ranran Hou, Weijun Tian, Kuanhui Liu, Deyun Wang, Yu Lu, Jiaguo Liu, Yi Wu, Yuanliang Hu
The antioxidant action and mechanism of selenizing schisandra chinensis polysaccharide (sSCP) were investigated in chicken embryo hepatocyte (CEH) taking schisandra chinensis polysaccharide (SCP) and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) as control. The CEH was cultured and treated with sSCP, then exposed to H2O2. The CEHs' viability, apoptosis, ROS and antioxidase contents and the protein expression in MAPKs pathway and mitochondrion-dependence apoptotic signal pathway were assayed. The results showed that sSCP could significantly raise the cell viability and the activities of SOD, CAT and GSH-Px, decrease the cell apoptosis and the content of LDH, AST, ALT and MDA, down-regulate the protein expression of p-JNK1, p-ERK1/2, p-p38, Bax, Caspase 3 and cytochrome C, and up-regulate the protein expression of Bcl-2 in comparison with H2O2 control group...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166979/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-improves-porcine-blastocyst-hatching-via-the-regulation-of-fatty-acid-oxidation
#14
Jing Guo, Wen-Fa Lu, Shuang Liang, Jeong-Woo Choi, Nam-Hyung Kim, Xiang-Shun Cui
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ (Pparδ) is a nuclear receptor that plays critical roles in lipid metabolism, glucose metabolism, and cell growth and differentiation. Several recent studies have shown that Pparδ promotes blastocyst hatching in vitro. However, the mechanism by which it promotes preimplantation embryonic development in vitro remains unclear. In this study, oocytes and parthenotes were treated with a specific agonist of PPARδ, GW501516. The activation of PPARδ had no effect on oocyte maturation for 1 μM and 10 μM GW501516 compared with the control group...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165481/targeting-mitochondrial-dysfunction-can-restore-antiviral-activity-of-exhausted-hbv-specific-cd8-t-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#15
Paola Fisicaro, Valeria Barili, Barbara Montanini, Greta Acerbi, Manuela Ferracin, Francesca Guerrieri, Debora Salerno, Carolina Boni, Marco Massari, M Cristina Cavallo, Glenda Grossi, Tiziana Giuberti, Pietro Lampertico, Gabriele Missale, Massimo Levrero, Simone Ottonello, Carlo Ferrari
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-specific CD8 T cells are functionally exhausted in chronic hepatitis B infection, and this condition can be corrected only partially through the modulation of inhibitory pathways, which suggests that a more complex molecular interplay underlies T cell exhaustion. To gain broader insight into this process and identify additional targets for the restoration of T cell function, we compared the transcriptome profiles of HBV-specific CD8 T cells from patients with acute and chronic disease with those of HBV-specific CD8 T cells from patients able to resolve HBV infection spontaneously and influenza (FLU)-specific CD8 T cells from healthy participants...
February 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164360/new-insights-into-the-spermatogenesis-of-the-black-tiger-prawn-penaeus-monodon
#16
Tianyi Feng, Brian Paterson, Stephen Johnston
This study reports a comprehensive description of penaeid spermatogenesis (Penaeus monodon) by light and transmission electron microscopy. A conspicuous characteristic of spermatocytogenesis was a ring-like structure with high electron-density adjacent to the nucleus of a primary spermatocyte. During the spermiogenesis from stage I (StI) to stage VI spermatid (StVI), the formation of the acrosome and decondensation of the nucleus were the most notable morphological transformations. StIs were small and compact and they were contained in the syncytia...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158196/transcriptome-wide-co-expression-analysis-identifies-lrrc2-as-a-novel-mediator-of-mitochondrial-and-cardiac-function
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Chris McDermott-Roe, Marion Leleu, Glenn C Rowe, Oleg Palygin, John D Bukowy, Judy Kuo, Monika Rech, Steffie Hermans-Beijnsberger, Sebastian Schaefer, Eleonora Adami, Esther E Creemers, Matthias Heinig, Blanche Schroen, Zoltan Arany, Enrico Petretto, Aron M Geurts
Mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to myriad monogenic and complex pathologies. To understand the underlying mechanisms, it is essential to define the full complement of proteins that modulate mitochondrial function. To identify such proteins, we performed a meta-analysis of publicly available gene expression data. Gene co-expression analysis of a large and heterogeneous compendium of microarray data nominated a sub-population of transcripts that whilst highly correlated with known mitochondrial protein-encoding transcripts (MPETs), are not themselves recognized as generating proteins either localized to the mitochondrion or pertinent to functions therein...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148716/a-prodrug-of-two-approved-drugs-cisplatin-and-chlorambucil-for-chemo-war-against-cancer
#18
Rakesh K Pathak, Ru Wen, Nagesh Kolishetti, Shanta Dhar
Cancer cells maintain normal mitochondrial glutathione as one of the defense mechanisms to inhibit mitochondrial membrane polarization and hence apoptosis. A combinational therapeutic modality Platin-Cbl, a prodrug of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved chemotherapeutic agents, cisplatin and chlorambucil (Cbl), was synthesized and characterized to explore the potential of this compound to initiate chemo war on cancer cells using the active drugs, cisplatin and Cbl, when delivered to the cellular power house mitochondrion using a targeted nanoparticle (NP) designed to get associated with this organelle...
February 1, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143982/differential-binding-of-mitochondrial-transcripts-by-mrb8170-and-mrb4160-regulates-distinct-editing-fates-of-mitochondrial-mrna-in-trypanosomes
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Sameer Dixit, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Vojtěch David, Kathi Zarnack, Jernej Ule, Hassan Hashimi, Julius Lukeš
: A dozen mRNAs are edited by multiple insertions and/or deletions of uridine residues in the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei Several protein complexes have been implicated in performing this type of RNA editing, including the mitochondrial RNA-binding complex 1 (MRB1). Two paralogous novel RNA-binding proteins, MRB8170 and MRB4160, are loosely associated with the core MRB1 complex. Their roles in RNA editing and effects on target mRNAs are so far not well understood. In this study, individual-nucleotide-resolution UV-cross-linking and affinity purification (iCLAP) revealed a preferential binding of both proteins to mitochondrial mRNAs, which was positively correlated with their extent of editing...
January 31, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142188/phosphatidylserine-synthase-2-and-phosphatidylserine-decarboxylase-are-essential-for-aminophospholipid-synthesis-in-trypanosoma-brucei
#20
Luce Farine, Jennifer Jelk, Jae-Yeon Choi, Dennis R Voelker, Jon Nunes, Terry K Smith, Peter Bütikofer
Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidylserine (PS) are ubiquitously expressed and metabolically interconnected glycerophospholipids in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. In Trypanosoma brucei, PE synthesis has been shown to occur mainly via the Kennedy pathway, one of the three routes leading to PE synthesis in eukaryotes, while PS synthesis has not been studied experimentally. We now reveal the importance of T. brucei PS synthase 2 (TbPSS2) and T. brucei PS decarboxylase (TbPSD), two key enzymes involved in aminophospholipid synthesis, for trypanosome viability...
January 31, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
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