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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734361/preparation-of-intact-mitochondria-using-free-flow-isoelectric-focusing-with-post-ph-gradient-sample-injection-for-morphological-functional-and-proteomics-studies
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Yu-Chen He, Fan-Zhi Kong, Liu-Yin Fan, Jane Y Wu, Xiao-Ping Liu, Jun Li, Yan Sun, Qiang Zhang, Ying Yang, Xue-Jing Wu, Hua Xiao, Cheng-Xi Cao
Mitochondria play essential roles in both energy metabolism and cell signaling, which are critical for cell survival. Although significant efforts have been invested in understanding mitochondrial biology, methods for intact mitochondria preparation are technically challenging and remain to be improved. New methods for heterogeneous mitochondria purification will therefore boost our understanding on their physiological and biophysical properties. Herein, we developed a novel recycling free-flow isoelectric focusing (RFFIEF) with post-pH gradient sample injection (post-PGSI) for preparative separation of mitochondria...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733206/omics-based-identification-of-the-combined-effects-of-idiosyncratic-drugs-and-inflammatory-cytokines-on-the-development-of-drug-induced-liver-injury
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J Jiang, K Mathijs, L Timmermans, S M Claessen, A Hecka, J Weusten, R Peters, J H van Delft, J C S Kleinjans, D G J Jennen, T M de Kok
The mechanisms of idiosyncratic drug-induced hepatotoxicity remain largely unclear. It has demonstrated that the drug idiosyncrasy is potentiated in the context of inflammation and intracellular ceramides may play a role in this process. To study the mechanisms, HepG2 cells were co-treated with high and low doses of three idiosyncratic (I) and three non-idiosyncratic (N) compounds, with (I+ and N+) or without (I- and N-) a cytokine mix. Microarray, lipidomics and flow cytometry were performed to investigate the genome-wide expression patterns, the intracellular ceramide levels and the induction of apoptosis...
July 18, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730657/higher-levels-of-cardiorespiratory-fitness-keep-liver-mitochondria-happy
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Daniel J Cuthbertson, Kelly Bowden Davies
The concept that regular physical activity (PA) and exercise training promotes mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle, enhancing mitochondrial quality and quantity and in doing so increasing oxidative phosphorylation capacity, has been well established for almost 50 years. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729463/dietary-pufas-attenuate-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-via-enhancing-macrophage-autophagy
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Lulu Shen, Yan Yang, Tiantong Ou, Chia-Chi C Key, Sarah H Tong, Russel C Sequeira, Jonathan M Nelson, Yan Nie, Zhan Wang, Elena Boudyguina, Swapnil V Shewale, Xuewei Zhu
Dietary PUFAs reduce atherosclerosis and macrophage inflammation, but how NLRP3 inflammasome activation and autophagy influence PUFA-mediated atheroprotection is poorly understood. We fed Ldlr-/- mice diets containing 10% (calories) palm oil (PO) and 0.2% cholesterol, supplemented with an additional 10% of calories as PO, fish oil (FO), echium oil (EO, containing 18:4 n-3), or borage oil (BO, containing 18:3 n-6). Inflammasome activation, autophagic flux, and mitochondrial function were measured in peritoneal macrophages, blood monocytes, or liver from diet-fed mice...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725936/ultrastructural-characters-of-the-spermatozoon-of-the-liver-fluke-opisthorchis-viverrini-poirier-1886-opisthorchiidae
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Jordi Miquel, Zdzisław Świderski, Banchob Sripa, Alexis Ribas
The present study records the ultrastructural organization of the mature spermatozoon of Opisthorchis viverrini by means of transmission electron microscopy. The spermatozoon of O. viverrini is a filiform cell, tapered at both extremities. It exhibits the characteristics of type IV spermatozoon of digeneans, namely with two axonemes of the 9+'1' trepaxonematan pattern, external ornamentation of the plasma membrane associated with cortical microtubules that are in the posterior part of the anterior region of the sperm cell, and with two mitochondria...
July 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719075/fibrosis-in-small-syngeneic-rat-liver-grafts-due-to-damaged-bone-marrow-stem-cells-from-chronic-alcohol-consumption
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Masayuki Hisada, Xiuying Zhang, Yoshihiro Ota, Andrew M Cameron, James Burdick, Bin Gao, George Melville Williams, Zhaoli Sun
A patient with liver failure due to chronic and acute alcohol abuse under consideration for an urgent liver transplant shortly after stopping alcohol may have residual abnormalities that threaten transplant success, particularly for a small graft. To address this, we studied a model in which reduced size (50%) Lewis rat livers are transplanted into green fluorescence protein (GFP) transgenic Lewis recipients after they are fed alcohol or a control diet for 5 weeks. Here we show that normal small Lewis grafts transplanted to alcohol fed Lewis hosts developed fibrosis whereas no fibrosis was observed in control fed recipients...
July 18, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716495/3-5-bis-3-dimethylaminomethyl-4-hydroxybenzylidene-4-piperidone-and-related-compounds-induce-glutathione-oxidation-and-mitochondria-mediated-cell-death-in-hct-116-colon-cancer-cells
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Eshwari Addala, Hossein Rafiei, Swagatika Das, Brian Bandy, Umashankar Das, Subhas S Karki, Jonathan R Dimmock
This study aims at investigating the cytotoxicity and some of the modes of action of 3,5-bis(3-dimethylamino-4-hydroxybenzylidene)-4-piperidone trihydrochloride 3 and two related compounds 2 (which lacks the dimethylaminomethyl groups) and 4 (which has an additional dimethylaminoethyl substituent in both aryl rings) in order to ascertain the contribution of dimethylaminoethyl substituent to bioactivity. The bioactivities of 2-4 were compared with curcumin 5. Both 2 and 3 displayed submicromolar GI50 values towards HCT-116 cells and were significantly more potent than 4, 5 and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
July 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712316/disturbed-bovine-mitochondrial-lipid-metabolism-a-review
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J H van der Kolk, J J Gross, V Gerber, R M Bruckmaier
In mammals, excess energy is stored primarily as triglycerides, which are mobilized when energy demands arise and cannot be covered by feed intake. This review mainly focuses on the role of long chain fatty acids in disturbed energy metabolism of the bovine species. Long chain fatty acids regulate energy metabolism as ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. β-Oxidation is the process by which fatty acid molecules are broken down in the mitochondria or peroxisomes to generate acetyl-CoA. Carnitine acts as a carrier of fatty acyl groups as long-chain acyl-CoA derivatives do not penetrate the mitochondrial inner membrane...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711683/anti-obesogenic-effects-of-wy14643-ppar-alpha-agonist-hepatic-mitochondrial-enhancement-and-suppressed-lipogenic-pathway-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Flavia Maria Silva Veiga, Francielle Graus-Nunes, Tamiris Lima Rachid, Aline Barcellos Barreto, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Vanessa Souza-Mello
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) presents with growing prevalence worldwide, though its pharmacological treatment remains to be established. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a PPAR-alpha agonist on liver tissue structure, ultrastructure, and metabolism, focusing on gene and protein expression of de novo lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis pathways, in diet-induced obese mice. Male C57BL/6 mice (three months old) received a control diet (C, 10% of lipids, n = 10) or a high-fat diet (HFD, 50% of lipids, n = 10) for ten weeks...
July 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708313/human-biliverdin-reductase-regulates-the-molecular-mechanism-underlying-cancer-development
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Min Zhang, Wei Xin, Zhi Yi, Yue Li, Ying Liu, Hongyue Zhang, He Chen, Xinxin Chen, Shujie Tan, Daling Zhu
Human biliverdin reductase (hBVR), is an enzyme, that converts biliverdin to bilirubin, and has been implicated in epithelial-mesenchymal transition?EMT? in breast cancer. However, few studies have investigated the role of hBVR in cell apoptosis in other cancers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hBVR in several lines of cancer cells. The results of this study showed that hBVR expression was up-regulated in breast, lung, and liver cancers, but not ovarian cancer. Moreover, hBVR inhibition by small interfering RNA (si-hBVR) attenuated cell survival and increased caspase-3 protein expression, which was mediated by the ERK1/2 signaling pathway in relative cancer cells...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707980/extranuclear-sirtuins-and-metabolic-stress
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Mahmoud Sobhy Elkhwanky, Jukka Hakkola
SIGNIFICANCE: Extranuclear sirtuins in cytosol (SIRT2) and mitochondria (SIRT3, SIRT4 and SIRT5) are key regulators of metabolic enzymes and the antioxidative defense mechanisms. They play an important role in the adjustment of metabolic pathways in alterations of the nutritional status. Recent Advances: Recent studies have shown that in addition to lysine deacetylation, sirtuins catalyze several different lysine deacylation reactions, removal of lipid modifications and ADP-ribosylation...
July 14, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705489/the-effects-of-estradiol-valerate-and-remifemin-on-liver-lipid-metabolism
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Biao Jin, Wenjuan Wang, Wenpei Bai, Jing Zhang, Ke Wang, Lihua Qin
To investigate the lipid metabolism dysregulation in the liver of ovariectomized (OVX) rats and effects of estradiol valerate (E) and remifemin (ICR) thereon, forty female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham-operated (SHAM), OVX, OVX+E, and OVX+ICR group. After 4 weeks' E or ICR treatment, serum estrogen, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; lipid droplets in hepatocytes; hepatocyte morphology; and the expression of estrogen receptor α (ERα), liver X receptor (LXR), and sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs) in the liver of the rats were assessed...
July 11, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704337/alleviation-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-liver-steatosis-by-augmenter-of-liver-regeneration-alr-is-attributed-to-antioxidation-and-preservation-of-mitochondria
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Junhua Weng, Wen Li, Xiaowei Jia, Wei An
BACKGROUND: Fatty liver is 1 of the major impediments to liver surgery and liver transplantation because steatotic hepatocytes are more susceptible to ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). In this study, the effects of augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR) on hepatic IRI in steatotic mice were investigated. METHODS: In vivo, liver steatosis of mice was induced by feeding a methionine-choline deficient diet for 2 weeks. Three days prior to hepatic partial warm IRI, mice were transfected with the ALR-containing adenovirus...
July 13, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701354/pleiotropic-effects-of-apolipoprotein-c3-on-hdl-functionality-and-adipose-tissue-metabolic-activity
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Evangelia Zvintzou, Marie Lhomme, Stella Chasapi, Serafoula Filou, Vassilis Theodoropoulos, Eva Xepapadaki, Anatol Kontush, George Spyroulias, Constantinos C Tellis, Alexandros D Tselepis, Caterina Constantinou, Kyriakos E Kypreos
Apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) is produced mainly by the liver and intestine and approximately half of plasma APOC3 associates with HDL. Though it was believed that APOC3 associates with HDL by simple binding to pre-existing particles, recent data support that biogenesis of APOC3-containing HDL (APOC3-HDL) requires Abca1. Moreover, APOC3-HDL contributes to plasma triglyceride homeostasis, by preventing APOC3 association with triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. Interestingly, APOC3-HDL also shows positive correlation with the morbidly obese phenotype...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700952/nicotine-facilitates-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-targeting-to-mitochondria-but-makes-them-less-susceptible-to-selective-ligands
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Kateryna Uspenska, Olena Lykhmus, Galyna Gergalova, Volodymyr Chernyshov, Hugo R Arias, Sergiy Komisarenko, Maryna Skok
Several nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subtypes are expressed in mitochondria to regulate the internal pathway of apoptosis in ion channel-independent manner. However, the mechanisms of nAChR activation in mitochondria and targeting to mitochondria are still unknown. Nicotine has been shown to favor nAChR pentamer assembly, folding, and maturation on the way of biosynthesis. The idea of the present work was to determine whether nicotine affects the content, glycosylation, and function of mitochondrial nAChRs...
July 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699890/changes-of-mitochondrial-ultrastructure-and-function-during-ageing-in-mice-and-drosophila
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Tobias Brandt, Arnaud Mourier, Luke S Tain, Linda Partridge, Nils-Göran Larsson, Werner Kühlbrandt
Ageing is a progressive decline of intrinsic physiological functions. We examined the impact of ageing on the ultrastructure and function of mitochondria in mouse and fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) by electron cryo-tomography and respirometry and discovered distinct age-related changes in both model organisms. Mitochondrial function and ultrastructure are maintained in mouse heart, whereas subpopulations of mitochondria from mouse liver show age-related changes in membrane morphology. Subpopulations of mitochondria from young and old mouse kidney resemble those described for apoptosis...
July 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694689/synthesis-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-novel-4-methoxy-substituted-and-5-methyl-substituted-3-s-4-s-cis-khellactone-derivatives-that-induce-apoptosis-via-the-intrinsic-pathway
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Jingrun Chen, Junjie Liu, Dongxiao Cui, Chaoqun Yan, Liqiang Meng, Liqian Sun, Shurong Ban, Rui Ge, Taigang Liang, Qingshan Li
This study deals with the design and synthesis of a series of novel 4-methoxy-substituted and 5-methyl-substituted (3'S,4'S)-(-)-cis-khellactones. The newly synthesized compounds were characterized by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), (13)C-NMR, mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis. All the derivatives were subjected to in vitro cytotoxicity screening against HEPG-2 (human liver carcinoma), SGC-7901 (human gastric carcinoma), and LS174T (human colon carcinoma), by using the MTT assay. The results revealed that several of the 4-methoxy-substituted compounds exhibited potent cytotoxicity...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693455/fainting-fanconi-syndrome-clarified-by-proxy-a-case-report
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Stephen Benedict Walsh, Robert Unwin, Robert Kleta, William Van't Hoff, Paul Bass, Khalid Hussain, Sian Ellard, Detlef Bockenhauer
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases may elude diagnosis due to unfamiliarity of the treating physicians with the specific disorder. Yet, advances in genetics have tremendously enhanced our ability to establish specific and sometimes surprising diagnoses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of renal Fanconi syndrome associated with intermittent hypoglycemic episodes, the specific cause for which remained elusive for over 30 years, despite numerous investigations, including three kidney and one liver biopsy...
July 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691779/mercury-speciation-and-subcellular-distribution-in-experimentally-dosed-and-wild-birds
#19
Marie Perkins, Benjamin D Barst, Justine Hadrava, Niladri Basu
Many bird species are exposed to methylmercury (MeHg) at levels shown to cause sub-lethal effects. While MeHg sensitivity and assimilation can vary among species and developmental stages, underlying reasons (such as MeHg toxicokinetics) are poorly understood. We investigated Hg distribution at the tissue and cellular levels in birds by examining Hg speciation in blood, brain, and liver and Hg subcellular distribution in liver. We used MeHg egg injection of white eghorn chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), sampled at 3 early-developmental stages, and embryonic ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) exposed to maternally-deposited MeHg...
July 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690845/diagnostic-autoantibodies-for-autoimmune-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Ban-Hock Toh
Autoimmune liver diseases are conditions of low prevalence that comprise the triad of autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis (cirrhosis) and primary sclerosing cholangitis and their poorly characterised overlapping syndromes. Diagnostic autoantibodies are associated with autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis but not with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Autoantibodies are useful disease markers that facilitate early diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis and allow for therapeutic intervention to prevent progression to liver cirrhosis and associated complications...
May 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
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