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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079106/extreme-mitochondrial-variation-in-the-atlantic-gall-crab-opecarcinus-hypostegus-decapoda-cryptochiridae-reveals-adaptive-genetic-divergence-over-agaricia-coral-hosts
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Kaj M van Tienderen, Sancia E T van der Meij
The effectiveness of migration in marine species exhibiting a pelagic larval stage is determined by various factors, such as ocean currents, pelagic larval stage duration and active habitat selection. Direct measurement of larval movements is difficult and, consequently, factors determining the gene flow patterns remain poorly understood for many species. Patterns of gene flow play a key role in maintaining genetic homogeneity in a species by dampening the effects of local adaptation. Coral-dwelling gall crabs (Cryptochiridae) are obligate symbionts of stony corals (Scleractinia)...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065674/mitochondria-in-teleost-spermatozoa
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REVIEW
Patricio Ulloa-Rodríguez, Elías Figueroa, Rommy Díaz, Manuel Lee-Estevez, Stefania Short, Jorge G Farías
There is an extraordinary diversity of reproductive modes in teleost and this variability is related to the phylogenetic relationships and adaption to very different biotopes. As in all vertebrates, sperm is produced as the end product of the process of spermatogenesis, and regarding teleost the spermatozoa lack an acrosome in almost all species and motility is activated as a response to osmolarity and ion content of the aquatic medium where the sperm is released. In this context, mitochondria possess a fundamental role for fish spermatozoa motility and integrity, hence, fertilizing potential; they are the energy supplier that allows flagellar movement and their dysfunction could play a main role in structural and functional damage to the spermatozoa...
January 5, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058736/effect-of-mitochondrial-uncoupling-and-glycolysis-inhibition-on-ram-sperm-functionality
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Jda Losano, Dsr Angrimani, A Dalmazzo, B R Rui, M M Brito, C M Mendes, Gkv Kawai, C I Vannucchi, Meoa Assumpção, V H Barnabe, M Nichi
Studies have demonstrated the importance of mitochondria to sperm functionality, as the main source of ATP for cellular homoeostasis and motility. However, the role of mitochondria on sperm metabolism is still controversial. Studies indicate that, for some species, glycolysis may be the main mechanism for sperm energy production. For ram sperm, such pathway is not clear. Thus, we evaluated ram sperm in response to mitochondrial uncoupling and glycolysis inhibition aiming to assess the importance of each pathway for sperm functionality...
January 6, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057299/mechanisms-of-parkinson-s-disease-lessons-from-drosophila
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V L Hewitt, A J Whitworth
The power of Drosophila genetics has attracted attention in tackling important biomedical challenges such as the understanding and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder which results from the relentless degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Over the past two decades tremendous advances have been made in identifying genes responsible for inherited forms of PD. The ease of genetic manipulation in Drosophila has spurred the development of numerous models of PD, including expression of human genes carrying pathogenic mutations or the targeted mutation of conserved orthologs...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054362/the-6-minute-mastication-test-a-unique-test-to-assess-endurance-of-continuous-chewing-normal-values-reliability-reproducibility-and-usability-in-patients-with-mitochondrial-disease
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Lenie van den Engel-Hoek, Simone Knuijt, Marjo van Gerven, Marloes Lagarde, Jan T Groothuis, Imelda J M de Groot, Mirian C H Janssen
In patients with mitochondrial disease, fatigue and muscle problems are the most common complaints. They also experience these complaints during mastication. To measure endurance in continuous mastication in patients with mitochondrial diseases the 6-minute mastication test (6MMT) was developed. This study included the collection of normal data for the 6MMT in a healthy population (children and adults). During 6 minutes of continuous mastication on a chew tube chewing cycles per minute, total amount of chewing cycles and the difference between minute 1 (M1 ) and minute 6 (M2 ) were collected in 271 healthy participants (5 - 80 years old)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047771/su-g-tep3-07-on-the-development-of-mechano-biological-assessment-of-leukemia-cells-using-optical-tweezers
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E Brost, J Brooks, J Piepenburg, S Chakraborty, T Das, A Green, Y Watanabe, S Hui
PURPOSE: Patients with BCR-ABL (Ph +ve) acute lymphoblastic leukemia are at very high risk of relapse and mortality. In line with the NIH mission to understand the physical and biological processes, we seek to report mechano-biological method to assessment and distinguish treated/untreated leukemia cells. METHODS: BCR-ABL leukemia cell populations and silica microspheres were trapped in a 100x magnification optical trapping system (λ=660 nm, 70 mW). Light refracted through the trapped sample was collected in the back focal plane by a quadrant detector to measure the positions of individual cells...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045054/population-genetics-of-the-manila-clam-ruditapes-philippinarum-introduced-in-north-america-and-europe
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David Cordero, Marina Delgado, Baozhong Liu, Jennifer Ruesink, Carlos Saavedra
Globally, the Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) stands as the second most important bivalve species in fisheries and aquaculture. Native to the Pacific coast of Asia, it is now well-established in North America and Europe, where its on-going management reflects local economic interests. The historic record of transfers spans the 20(th) century and suggests sequential movement from Japan to North America, as a hitch-hiker on oysters, and then intentional introduction in Europe, but global genetic data are missing...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044282/are-prepubertal-children-metabolically-comparable-to-well-trained-adult-endurance-athletes
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REVIEW
Sébastien Ratel, Anthony J Blazevich
It is well acknowledged that prepubertal children have smaller body dimensions and a poorer mechanical (movement) efficiency, and thus a lower work capacity than adults. However, the scientific evidence indicates that prepubertal children have a greater net contribution of energy derived from aerobic metabolism in exercising muscle and reduced susceptibility to muscular fatigue, which makes them metabolically comparable to well-trained adult endurance athletes. For example, the relative energy contribution from oxidative and non-oxidative (i...
January 2, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039521/echs1-deficiency-associated-paroxysmal-exercise-induced-dyskinesias-case-presentation-and-initial-benefit-of-intervention
#9
Abhimanyu Mahajan, Jules Constantinou, Christos Sidiropoulos
Paroxysmal exercise-induced dyskinesias (PED) are paroxysmal dyskinesias which manifest as dystonic movements brought on by sustained exercise. ECHS1 deficiency-induced EID was recently described by Olgiati et al. Our patient is an 8-year-old boy, who presented with intermittent episodes of stiffness and contractions affecting the legs which were always brought on by vigorous exertion. They began with curling of the toes and flexion, followed by stiffening of gait. These episodes were asymmetric, uncomfortable and often began in the left leg, often spreading to the right leg...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035267/patterns-of-population-structure-at-microsatellite-and-mitochondrial-dna-markers-in-the-franciscana-dolphin-pontoporia-blainvillei
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María Constanza Gariboldi, Juan Ignacio Túnez, Mauricio Failla, Marta Hevia, María Victoria Panebianco, María Natalia Paso Viola, Alfredo Daniel Vitullo, Humberto Luis Cappozzo
The franciscana dolphin, Pontorporia blainvillei, is an endemic cetacean of the Atlantic coast of South America. Its coastal distribution and restricted movement patterns make this species vulnerable to anthropogenic factors, particularly to incidental bycatch. We used mitochondrial DNA control region sequences, 10 microsatellites, and sex data to investigate the population structure of the franciscana dolphin from a previously established management area, which includes the southern edge of its geographic range...
December 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999527/acth-action-on-star-biology
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REVIEW
Barbara J Clark
Adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) produced by the anterior pituitary stimulates glucocorticoid synthesis by the adrenal cortex. The first step in glucocorticoid synthesis is the delivery of cholesterol to the mitochondrial matrix where the first enzymatic reaction in the steroid hormone biosynthetic pathway occurs. A key response of adrenal cells to ACTH is activation of the cAMP-protein kinase A (PKA) signaling pathway. PKA activation results in an acute increase in expression and function of the Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory protein (StAR)...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998096/small-molecule-uncoupling-protein-mimics-synthetic-anion-receptors-as-fatty-acid-activated-proton-transporters
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Xin Wu, Philip A Gale
Uncoupling proteins (UCPs) regulate energy expenditure in living cells by inducing proton leakage across the mitochondrial inner membrane, thereby uncoupling adenosine diphosphate phosphorylation from nutrient oxidation. The proton transport activity of UCP1 and UCP2 requires activation by fatty acids. We report here the first examples of synthetic neutral anion receptors performing this biologically important fatty acid-activated function in phospholipid bilayers. We have shown that a tripodal thiourea possesses poor H(+)/OH(-) transport activity without fatty acids, but in the presence of long-chain fatty acids is "switched on" as a proton transporter with an activity close to that of a commonly used protonophore...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991488/a-neuronal-network-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-regulates-metastasis
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M Cecilia Caino, Jae Ho Seo, Angeline Aguinaldo, Eric Wait, Kelly G Bryant, Andrew V Kossenkov, James E Hayden, Valentina Vaira, Annamaria Morotti, Stefano Ferrero, Silvano Bosari, Dmitry I Gabrilovich, Lucia R Languino, Andrew R Cohen, Dario C Altieri
The role of mitochondria in cancer is controversial. Using a genome-wide shRNA screen, we now show that tumours reprogram a network of mitochondrial dynamics operative in neurons, including syntaphilin (SNPH), kinesin KIF5B and GTPase Miro1/2 to localize mitochondria to the cortical cytoskeleton and power the membrane machinery of cell movements. When expressed in tumours, SNPH inhibits the speed and distance travelled by individual mitochondria, suppresses organelle dynamics, and blocks chemotaxis and metastasis, in vivo...
December 19, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984186/immunolocalization-of-glutaryl-coa-dehydrogenase-gcdh-in-adult-and-embryonic-rat-brain-and-peripheral-tissues
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Olivier Braissant, Paris Jafari, Noémie Remacle, Hong-Phuc Cudré-Cung, Sonia Do Vale Pereira, Diana Ballhausen
Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) is a mitochondrial enzyme that is involved in the degradation of tryptophan, lysine and hydroxylysine. Deficient enzyme activity leads to glutaric aciduria type-I (GA-I). This neurometabolic disease usually manifests with acute encephalopathic crises and striatal neuronal death in early childhood leading to an irreversible dystonic-dyskinetic movement disorder. Fronto-temporal atrophy and white matter changes are already present in the pre-symptomatic period. No detailed information on GCDH expression during embryonic development and in adulthood was available so far...
October 27, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959958/phylogeography-of-the-wheat-stem-sawfly-cephus-cinctus-norton-hymenoptera-cephidae-implications-for-pest-management
#15
Vincent Lesieur, Jean-François Martin, David K Weaver, Kim A Hoelmer, David R Smith, Wendell L Morrill, Nassera Kadiri, Frank B Peairs, Darren M Cockrell, Terri L Randolph, Debra K Waters, Marie-Claude Bon
The wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Norton (Hymenoptera: Cephidae), is a key pest of wheat in the northern Great Plains of North America, and damage resulting from this species has recently expanded southward. Current pest management practices are inadequate and uncertainty regarding geographic origin, as well as limited data on population structure and dynamics across North America impede progress towards more informed management. We examined the genetic divergence between samples collected in North America and northeastern Asia, the assumed native range of C...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940755/lysine-restriction-and-pyridoxal-phosphate-administration-in-a-nadk2-patient
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Frederic Tort, Olatz Ugarteburu, Maria Angeles Torres, Judit García-Villoria, Marisa Girós, Angeles Ruiz, Antonia Ribes
We report the case of a 10-year-old Spanish girl with mutations in NADK2 Prenatal central nervous system abnormalities showed ventriculomegaly, colpocephaly, and hypoplasia of the corpus callosum. At birth, axial hypotonia, uncoordinated movements, microcephaly, and generalized cerebellar atrophy were detected. Metabolic investigations revealed high lysine, lactate, and pipecolic acid levels in blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Pyruvate carboxylase and pyruvate dehydrogenase activity in fibroblasts were normal...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939721/a-bioenergetics-assay-for-studying-the-effects-of-environmental-stressors-on-mitochondrial-function-in-vivo-in-zebrafish-larvae
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Tara D Raftery, Nishad Jayasundara, Richard T Di Giulio
Mitochondria, an integral component of cellular energy metabolism and other key functions, are extremely vulnerable to damage by environmental stressors. Although methods to measure mitochondrial function in vitro exist, sensitive, medium- to high-throughput assays that assess respiration within physiologically-relevant whole organisms are needed to identify drugs and/or chemicals that disrupt mitochondrial function, particularly at sensitive early developmental stages. Consequently, we have developed and optimized an assay to measure mitochondrial bioenergetics in zebrafish larvae using the XF(e)24 Extracellular Flux Analyzer...
February 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924223/mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-induction-is-linked-to-formation-of-the-complex-of-atpase-c-subunit-polyhydroxybutyrate-and-inorganic-polyphosphate
#18
P A Elustondo, M Nichols, A Negoda, A Thirumaran, E Zakharian, G S Robertson, E V Pavlov
Mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening allows free movement of ions and small molecules leading to mitochondrial membrane depolarization and ATP depletion that triggers cell death. A multi-protein complex of the mitochondrial ATP synthase has an essential role in mPTP. However, the molecular identity of the central 'pore' part of mPTP complex is not known. A highly purified fraction of mammalian mitochondria containing C-subunit of ATPase (C-subunit), calcium, inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) and polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) forms ion channels with properties that resemble the native mPTP...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903293/personalized-medicine-approach-confirms-a-milder-case-of-abat-deficiency
#19
A Besse, A K Petersen, J V Hunter, V Appadurai, S R Lalani, P E Bonnen
ABAT deficiency (OMIM 613163) is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by recessive variants in the gene 4-aminobutyric acid transaminase (ABAT), which is responsible for both the catalysis of GABA and maintenance of nucleoside pools in the mitochondria. To date, only a few patients have been reported worldwide. Their clinical presentation has been remarkably consistent with primary features of severe psychomotor retardation, encephalopathy, hypotonia, and infantile-onset refractory epilepsy. We report a new case of ABAT deficiency that marks an important departure from previous clinical findings...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832395/mitoluhmes-an-engineered-neuronal-cell-line-for-the-analysis-of-the-motility-of-mitochondria
#20
Tomasz M Stępkowski, Sylwia Męczyńska-Wielgosz, Marcin Kruszewski
Perturbations in the transport of mitochondria and their quality control in neuronal cells underlie many types of neurological pathologies, whereas systems enabling convenient analysis of mitochondria behavior in cellular models of neurodegenerative diseases are limited. In this study, we present a modified version of lund human mesencephalic cells, mitoLUHMES, expressing GFP and mitochondrially targeted DsRed2 fluorescent proteins, intended for in vitro analysis of mitochondria trafficking by real-time fluorescence microscopy...
November 10, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
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