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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086886/biochemical-mechanism-underlying-hypertriglyceridemia-and-hepatic-steatosis-hepatomegaly-induced-by-acute-schisandrin-b-treatment-in-mice
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Yi Zhang, Jing Zhao, Shu-Feng Zhou, Zhi-Ling Yu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Pei-Li Zhu, Zhu-Sheng Chu, Si-Yuan Pan, Ming Xie, Kam-Ming Ko
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that acute oral administration of schisandrin B (Sch B), an active dibenzocyclooctadiene isolated from Schisandrae Fructus (a commonly used traditional Chinese herb), increased serum and hepatic triglyceride (TG) levels and hepatic mass in mice. The present study aimed to investigate the biochemical mechanism underlying the Sch B-induced hypertriglyceridemia, hepatic steatosis and hepatomegaly. METHODS: Male ICR mice were given a single oral dose of Sch B (0...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077390/reversible-temperature-dependent-differences-in-brown-adipose-tissue-respiration-during-torpor-in-a-mammalian-hibernator
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Sarah Victoria McFarlane, Katherine E Mathers, James F Staples
While seasonal modifications of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in hibernators are well documented, we know little about functional regulation of BAT in different phases of hibernation. In the 13-lined ground squirrel, liver mitochondrial respiration is suppressed by up to 70% during torpor. This suppression is reversed during arousal an°°d interbout euthermia (IBE), and corresponds with patterns of maximal activities of electron transport system (ETS) enzymes. Uncoupling of BAT mitochondria is controlled by free-fatty acid release stimulated by sympathetic activation of adipocytes, so we hypothesized that further regulation at the level of the ETS would be of little advantage...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070860/energetic-oxidative-and-ionic-exchange-in-rat-brain-and-liver-mitochondria-at-experimental-audiogenic-epilepsy-krushinsky-molodkina-model
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Natalya I Venediktova, Olga S Gorbacheva, Natalia V Belosludtseva, Irina B Fedotova, Natalia M Surina, Inga I Poletaeva, Oleg V Kolomytkin, Galina D Mironova
The role of brain and liver mitochondria at epileptic seizure was studied on Krushinsky-Molodkina (KM) rats which respond to sound with an intensive epileptic seizure (audiogenic epilepsy). We didn't find significant changes in respiration rats of brain and liver mitochondria of KM and control rats; however the efficiency of АТР synthesis in the KM rat mitochondria was 10% lower. In rats with audiogenic epilepsy the concentration of oxidative stress marker malondialdehyde in mitochondria of the brain (but not liver) was 2-fold higher than that in the control rats...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064001/endoplasmic-reticulum-mitochondria-calcium-signalling-in-hepatic-metabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Jennifer Rieusset
The liver plays a central role in glucose homeostasis, and both metabolic inflexibility and insulin resistance predispose to the development of hepatic metabolic diseases. Mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which play a key role in the control of hepatic metabolism, also interact at contact points defined as mitochondria-associated membranes (MAM), in order to exchange metabolites and calcium (Ca(2+)) and regulate cellular homeostasis and signaling. Here, we overview the role of the liver in the control of glucose homeostasis, mainly focusing on the independent involvement of mitochondria, ER and Ca(2+) signaling in both healthy and pathological contexts...
January 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058631/induction-of-apoptosis-of-liver-cancer-cells-by-nanosecond-pulsed-electric-fields-nspefs
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Ling He, Deyou Xiao, Jianguo Feng, Chenguo Yao, Liling Tang
The application of nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs) is a novel method to induce the death of cancer cells. NsPEFs could directly function on the cell membrane and activate the apoptosis pathways, then induce apoptosis in various cell lines. However, the nsPEFs-inducing-apoptosis action sites and the exact pathways are not clear now. In this study, nsPEFs were applied to the human liver cancer cells HepG2 with different parameters. By apoptosis assay, morphological observation, detecting the mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨ m), intracellular calcium ion concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) and the expressions of key apoptosis factors, we demonstrated that nsPEFs could induce the morphology of cell apoptosis, the change in ΔΨ m, [Ca(2+)]i and the upregulation of some key apoptosis factors, which revealed the responses of liver cancer cells and indicated that cells may undergo apoptosis through the mitochondria-dependent pathway after nsPEFs were applied...
February 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057548/the-protection-effects-of-1e-6e-1-7-diphenylhepta-1-6-diene-3-5-dione-a-curcumin-analogue-against-operative-liver-injury-in-rats
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Xiaowei Chi, Dan Yu, Peijing Li, Qianfeng Lu, Wenjiao Jiang, Kun Hao
The relationship between the chemistry characteristic and the hepatoprotective effects of (1E,6E)-1,7-diphenylhepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione (DDD), a curcumin analogue, in operative liver injury rats was investigated to reveal the mechanism of hepatic protection effects of DDD. DDD (1.2-4.8mmol/kg) was administrated 10min before reperfusion phase in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) rats. DDD (4.8mmol/kg) administrated 10min before ischemia and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) (4.8mmol/kg) administrated 10min before reperfusion were included for comparative studies...
January 2, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053338/autophagy-in-the-liver-functions-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Takashi Ueno, Masaaki Komatsu
The concept of macroautophagy was established in 1963, soon after the discovery of lysosomes in rat liver. Over the 50 years since, studies of liver autophagy have produced many important findings. The liver is rich in lysosomes and possesses high levels of metabolic-stress-induced autophagy, which is precisely regulated by concentrations of hormones and amino acids. Liver autophagy provides starved cells with amino acids, glucose and free fatty acids for use in energy production and synthesis of new macromolecules, and also controls the quality and quantity of organelles such as mitochondria...
January 5, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052355/mitochondrial-ryanodine-sensitive-ca-2-channels-of-rat-liver
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N I Kupynyak, O V Ikkert, S G Shlykov, L G Babich, V V Manko
To examine ryanodine-sensitive Ca(2+) channels in mitochondria of rat hepatocytes and their role in energy state of the cells via investigation of the ryanodine effect on mitochondrial membrane potential. Oxygen consumption was measured by polarography using the Clark electrode. The substrates of oxidation such as pyruvate (5mM), α-ketoglutarate (5mM), or succinate (5mM) were used. Oxidative phosphorylation was stimulated by the addition of adenosine diphosphate (200nM). Mitochondrial membrane potential was measured using a voltage-sensitive fluorescent probe tetramethylrhodamine-methyl-ester (0...
January 3, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049043/perfluoroalkyl-acids-induced-liver-steatosis-effects-on-genes-controlling-lipid-homeostasis
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Kaberi P Das, Carmen R Wood, Mimi J Lin, Anatoly A Starkov, Christopher Lau, Kendall B Wallace, J Christopher Corton, Barbara D Abbott
Persistent presence of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in the environment is due to their extensive use in industrial and consumer products, and their slow decay. Biochemical tests in rodent demonstrated that these chemicals are potent modifiers of lipid metabolism and cause hepatocellular steatosis. However, the molecular mechanism of PFAAs interference with lipid metabolism remains to be elucidated. Currently, two major hypotheses are that PFAAs interfere with mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids and/or they affect the transcriptional activity of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) in liver...
December 31, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048289/su-f-t-678-clotrimazole-sensitizes-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cell-line-to-radiation
#10
L Garcia, M Tambasco
PURPOSE: To study the effects of Clotrimazole (CLT) on radiosensitivity of MCF-7 Cells in correlation to detachment of Hexokinase II from the Voltage Dependent Anion Channel on the outer membrane of the mitochondria. Apoptotic fractions were also analyzed in relation to the detachment of Hexokinase. METHODS: This study focused on the mammary adenocarcinoma cell line, MCF-7. Colony forming assays were used to analyze radiosensitization by CLT. Flow cytometry methods were used to analyze apoptotic vs necrotic fractions after treatment with CLT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045767/autophagy-in-hepatocytes-in-infants-with-alpha-1-atd-and-different-liver-disease-outcomes-a-retrospective-analysis
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Elżbieta Czarnowska, Agnieszka Bakuła, Joanna B Bierła, Justyna Niderla-Bielińska, Agnieszka Sowińska, Joanna Cielecka-Kuszyk, Piotr Socha
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether a distinct activity of pathways removing the AT protein in Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (α1ATD) are associated with an unfavorable predisposition toliver disease in the future. The aim of this study was to determine whether liverspecific activity of AT protein disposal occurs at infancy in α1ATD with PiZZ phenotype (ATZ). METHODS: Liver samples of 17 infants with unfavorable ATZ outcome (Group I, n = 8, median age  = 0...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035533/mitochondrial-cholesterol-and-the-paradox-in-cell-death
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Carmen García-Ruiz, Vicente Ribas, Anna Baulies, Jose C Fernández-Checa
Mitochondria are considered cholesterol-poor organelles, and obtain their cholesterol load by the action of specialized proteins involved in its delivery from extramitochondrial sources and trafficking within mitochondrial membranes. Although mitochondrial cholesterol fulfills vital physiological functions, such as the synthesis of bile acids in the liver or the formation of steroid hormones in specialized tissues, recent evidence indicates that the accumulation of cholesterol in mitochondria may be a key event in prevalent human diseases, in particular in the development of steatohepatitis (SH) and its progression to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
December 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032146/effects-of-31-fda-approved-small-molecule-kinase-inhibitors-on-isolated-rat-liver-mitochondria
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Jun Zhang, Alec Salminen, Xi Yang, Yong Luo, Qiangen Wu, Matthew White, James Greenhaw, Lijun Ren, Matthew Bryant, William Salminen, Thomas Papoian, William Mattes, Qiang Shi
The FDA has approved 31 small-molecule kinase inhibitors (KIs) for human use as of November 2016, with six having black box warnings for hepatotoxicity (BBW-H) in product labeling. The precise mechanisms and risk factors for KI-induced hepatotoxicity are poorly understood. Here, the 31 KIs were tested in isolated rat liver mitochondria, an in vitro system recently proposed to be a useful tool to predict drug-induced hepatotoxicity in humans. The KIs were incubated with mitochondria or submitochondrial particles at concentrations ranging from therapeutic maximal blood concentrations (Cmax) levels to 100-fold Cmax levels...
December 28, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024286/taurine-treatment-preserves-brain-and-liver-mitochondrial-function-in-a-rat-model-of-fulminant-hepatic-failure-and-hyperammonemia
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Akram Jamshidzadeh, Reza Heidari, Mozhgan Abasvali, Mehdi Zarei, Mohammad Mehdi Ommati, Narges Abdoli, Forouzan Khodaei, Yasaman Yeganeh, Faezeh Jafari, Azita Zarei, Zahra Latifpour, Elnaz Mardani, Negar Azarpira, Behnam Asadi, Asma Najibi
Ammonia-induced mitochondrial dysfunction and energy crisis is known as a critical consequence of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Hence, mitochondria are potential targets of therapy in HE. The current investigation was designed to evaluate the role of taurine treatment on the brain and liver mitochondrial function in a rat model of hepatic encephalopathy and hyperammonemia. The animals received thioacetamide (400mg/kg, i.p, for three consecutive days at 24-h intervals) as a model of acute liver failure and hyperammonemia...
December 23, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017785/hepatic-lipid-metabolism-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-aging
#15
Zhenwei Gong, Emir Tas, Shoshana Yakar, Radhika Muzumdar
Aging is associated with dysregulation of glucose and lipid metabolism. Various factors that contribute to the dysregulation include both modifiable (e.g. obesity, insulin resistance) and non-modifiable risk factors (age-associated physiologic changes). Although there is no linear relationship between aging and prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, current data strongly suggests that advanced age leads to more severe histological changes and poorer clinical outcomes. Hepatic lipid accumulation could lead to significant hepatic and systemic consequences including steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, impairment of systemic glucose metabolism and metabolic syndrome, thereby contributing to age-related diseases...
December 22, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012248/sesamol-ameliorates-diet-induced-obesity-in-c57bl-6j-mice-and-suppresses-adipogenesis-in-3t3-l1-cells-via-regulating-mitochondria-lipid-metabolism
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Zhigang Liu, Qinglian Qiao, Yali Sun, Yuwei Chen, Bo Ren, Xuebo Liu
SCOPE: The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of sesamol, a natural powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phenol derivative of sesame oil, on adiposity and adiposity-related metabolic disturbances in mice fed with western diet, and the potential underlying mechanisms focusing on the mitochondria-lipid metabolism. METHODS & RESULTS: In the experimental model that consisted of 3 month-old C57BL/6J mice divided into 3 groups with/without sesamol in the drinking water including standard diet, high fat and high fructose diet (HFFD), and HFFD with sesamol...
December 24, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011176/alkyl-substituted-phenylamino-derivatives-of-7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1-3-diazole-as-uncouplers-of-oxidative-phosphorylation-and-antibacterial-agents-involvement-of-membrane-proteins-in-the-uncoupling-action
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Yuri N Antonenko, Stepan S Denisov, Ljudmila S Khailova, Pavel A Nazarov, Tatyana Rokitskaya, Vadim N Tashlitsky, Alexander M Firsov, Galina A Korshunova, Elena A Kotova
In search for new effective uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation, we studied 4-aryl amino derivatives of a fluorescent group 7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazol (NBD). In our recent work (Denisov et al., Bioelectrochemistry, 2014), NBD-conjugated alkyl amines (NBD-Cn) were shown to exhibit uncoupling activity. It was concluded that despite a pKa value being about 10, the expected hindering of the uncoupling activity could be overcome by insertion of an alkyl chain. There is evidence in the literature that the introduction of an aryl substituent in the 4-amino NBD group shifts the pKa to neutral values...
December 21, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005946/the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-regulator-cyclophilin-d-exhibits-tissue-specific-control-of-metabolic-homeostasis
#18
Rhianna C Laker, Evan P Taddeo, Yasir N Akhtar, Mei Zhang, Kyle L Hoehn, Zhen Yan
The mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) is a key regulator of mitochondrial function that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of metabolic disease. Cyclophilin D (CypD) is a critical regulator that directly binds to mPTP constituents to facilitate the pore opening. We previously found that global CypD knockout mice (KO) are protected from diet-induced glucose intolerance; however, the tissue-specific function of CypD and mPTP, particularly in the control of glucose homeostasis, has not been ascertained...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005350/responses-of-the-proteome-and-metabolome-in-livers-of-zebrafish-exposed-chronically-to-environmentally-relevant-concentrations-of-microcystin-lr
#19
Liang Chen, Yufei Hu, Jun He, Jun Chen, John P Giesy, Ping Xie
In this study, for the first time, changes in expressions of proteins and profiles of metabolites in liver of the small, freshwater fish [Formula: see text] (zebrafish) were investigated after long-term exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of microcystin-LR (MC-LR). Male zebrafish were exposed via water to 1 or 10 μg MC-LR/L for 90 days, and iTRAQ-based proteomics and (1)H NMR-based metabolomics were employed. Histopathological observations showed that MC-LR caused damage to liver, and the effects were more pronounced in fish exposed to 10 μg MC-LR/L...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003429/molecular-cloning-of-rat-acss3-and-characterization-of-mammalian-propionyl-coa-synthetase-in-the-liver-mitochondrial-matrix
#20
Yukihiro Yoshimura, Aya Araki, Hitomi Maruta, Yoshitaka Takahashi, Hiromi Yamashita
Among the three acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family members (ACSS), ACSS3 is poorly characterized. To characterize ACSS3, we performed molecular cloning and protein expression of rat acss3 and determined its intracellular localization, tissue distribution, and substrate specificity. Transient expression of rat ACSS3 in HeLa cells resulted in a 10-fold increase of acetyl-CoA synthetase activity compared with that in control cells. The acss3 transcripts are expressed in a wide range of tissues, with the highest levels observed in liver tissue followed by kidney tissue...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biochemistry
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