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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158290/a-comparative-proteome-profile-of-female-mouse-gonads-suggests-a-tight-link-between-the-electron-transport-chain-and-meiosis-initiation
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Cong Shen, Mingrui Li, Pan Zhang, Yueshuai Guo, Hao Zhang, Bo Zheng, Hui Teng, Tao Zhou, Xuejiang Guo, Ran Huo
Generation of haploid gametes by meiosis is a unique property of germ cells and is critical for sexual reproduction. Leaving mitosis and entering meiosis is a key step in germ cell development. Several inducers or intrinsic genes are known to be important for meiotic initiation, but the regulation of meiotic initiation, especially at the protein level, is still not well understood. We constructed a comparative proteome profile of female mouse fetal gonads at specific time points (11.5, 12.5, and 13.5 days post coitum), spanning a critical window for initiation of meiosis in female germ cells...
November 20, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154270/ubisol-q10-a-nanomicellar-water-soluble-formulation-of-coq10-treatment-inhibits-alzheimer-type-behavioral-and-pathological-symptoms-in-a-double-transgenic%C3%A2-mouse%C3%A2-tgapeswe-%C3%A2-psen1de9-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Krithika Muthukumaran, Annie Kanwar, Caleb Vegh, Alexandra Marginean, Austin Elliott, Nicholas Guilbeault, Alexander Badour, Marianna Sikorska, Jerome Cohen, Siyaram Pandey
 Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative pathologies for which there are no effective therapies to halt disease progression. Given the increase in the incidence of this disorder, there is an urgent need for pharmacological intervention. Unfortunately, recent clinical trials produced disappointing results. Molecular mechanisms of AD are converging on the notion that mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and accumulation of dysfunctional proteins are involved in AD pathology...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137117/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-proteomics-literature-on-the-response-of-human-skeletal-muscle-to-obesity-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-t2dm-versus-exercise-training
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Kanchana Srisawat, Sam O Shepherd, Paulo J Lisboa, Jatin G Burniston
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of proteomics literature that reports human skeletal muscle responses in the context of either pathological decline associated with obesity/T2DM and physiological adaptations to exercise training. Literature was collected from PubMed and DOAJ databases following PRISMA guidelines using the search terms 'proteom*', and 'skeletal muscle' combined with either 'obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance' or 'exercise, training'. Eleven studies were included in the systematic review, and meta-analysis was performed on a sub-set (four studies) of the reviewed literature that reported the necessary primary data...
November 11, 2017: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134442/endothelial-tnf-%C3%AE-induction-by-hsp60-secreted-from-thp-1-monocytes-exposed-to-hyperglycaemic-conditions
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Ryan Dennis Martinus, Julie Goldsbury
A non-resolving inflammation of the endothelium is recognised to be an important process leading to atherosclerosis. In diabetes, this process is thought to account for a significant number of cardiovascular disease-associated death and disability. However, the molecular mechanisms by which diabetes contributes to endothelial inflammation remain to be established. Whilst there is some evidence linking hyperglycaemia-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation by the mitochondrial electron-transport chain to oxidative stress, cellular injury and apoptosis in the endothelium, a clear link to endothelium inflammation has not yet been established...
November 13, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127035/the-high-production-volume-fungicide-pyraclostrobin-induces-triglyceride-accumulation-associated-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-promotes-adipocyte-differentiation-independent-of-ppar%C3%AE-activation-in-3t3-l1-cells
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Anthony L Luz, Christopher D Kassotis, Heather M Stapleton, Joel N Meyer
Pyraclostrobin is one of the most heavily used fungicides, and has been detected on a variety of produce, suggesting human exposure occurs regularly. Recently, pyraclostrobin exposure has been linked to a variety of toxic effects, including neurodegeneration and triglyceride (TG) accumulation. As pyraclostrobin inhibits electron transport chain complex III, and as mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity), we designed experiments to test the hypothesis that mitochondrial dysfunction underlies its adipogenic activity...
November 7, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125492/towards-an-understanding-of-energy-impairment-in-huntington-s-disease-brain
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Janet M Dubinsky
This review systematically examines the evidence for shifts in flux through energy generating biochemical pathways in Huntington's disease (HD) brains from humans and model systems. Compromise of the electron transport chain (ETC) appears not to be the primary or earliest metabolic change in HD pathogenesis. Rather, compromise of glucose uptake facilitates glucose flux through glycolysis and may possibly decrease flux through the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), limiting subsequent NADPH and GSH production needed for antioxidant protection...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124817/why-the-flavin-dinucleotide-cofactor-needs-to-be-covalently-linked-to-complex-ii-of-the-electron-transport-chain-for-conversion-of-fadh2-to-fad
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Daniel F A R Dourado, Marcel Swart, Alexandra Teresa Pires Carvalho
A covalently bound flavin cofactor is predominant in the succinate:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (SQR, Complex II), an essential component of the aerobic electron transport, and in the menaquinol:fumarate oxidoreductase (QFR), the anaerobic counterpart, albeit being only present in ~10% of the known flavoenzymes. Here, we investigated the role of this 8α-N(3)-histidyl linkage between the flavin dinucleotide (FAD) cofactor and the respiratory Complex II. After parameterization with DFT we performed classical molecular dynamics simulations and quantum mechanics calculations of Complex II:FAD and Complex II:FADH2, covalently bound and unbound to His-A57...
November 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124653/salt-stress-effects-on-the-photosynthetic-electron-transport-chain-in-two-chickpea-lines-differing-in-their-salt-stress-tolerance
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Nuran Çiçek, Abdallah Oukarroum, Reto J Strasser, Gert Schansker
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of salt stress on the photosynthetic electron transport chain using two chickpea lines (Cicer arietinum L.) differing in their salt stress tolerance at the germination stage (AKN 87 and AKN 290). Two weeks after sowing, seedlings were exposed to salt stress for 2 weeks and irrigated with 200 ml of 200 mM NaCl every 2 days. The polyphasic OJIP fluorescence transient and the 820-nm transmission kinetics (photosystem I) were used to evaluate the effects of salt stress on the functionality of the photosynthetic electron transport chain...
November 9, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118452/magnesium-homeostasis-protects-salmonella-against-nitrooxidative-stress
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Travis J Bourret, Lin Liu, Jeff A Shaw, Maroof Husain, Andrés Vázquez-Torres
The PhoPQ two-component regulatory system coordinates the response of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to diverse environmental challenges encountered during infection of hosts, including changes in Mg(2+) concentrations, pH, and antimicrobial peptides. Moreover, PhoPQ-dependent regulation of gene expression promotes intracellular survival of Salmonella in macrophages, and contributes to the resistance of this pathogen to reactive nitrogen species (RNS) generated from the nitric oxide produced by the inducible nitric oxide (NO) synthase of macrophages...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113909/the-chaperone-dynein-ll1-mediates-cytoplasmic-transport-of-empty-and-mature-hepatitis-b-virus-capsids
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Quentin Osseman, Lara Gallucci, Shelly Au, Christian Cazenave, Elodie Berdance, Marie-Lise Blondot, Aurélia Cassany, Dominique Bégu, Jessica Ragues, Cindy Aknin, Irina Sominskaya, Andris Dishlers, Birgit Rabe, Fenja Anderson, Nelly Panté, Michael Kann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has a DNA genome but replicates within nucleus by transcription of an RNA pregenome, which is converted to DNA in cytoplasmic capsids. Capsids in this compartment are correlated with inflammation and epitopes of the capsid protein core (Cp) are the main target for T cell-mediated immune response. We investigated the mechanism of cytoplasmic capsid transport, which is important for infection but also for cytosolic capsid removal. METHODS: We used virion-derived capsids with a mature rcDNA (matC), empty capsids (empC), and RNA containing capsids (rnaC) as control...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106930/topical-inhibition-of-the-electron-transport-chain-can-stimulate-the-hair-cycle
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M Miranda, H Christofk, D L Jones, W E Lowry
While many signaling pathways have been implicated in control of activation of adult hair follicle stem cells and the hair cycle, less is known about cell intrinsic mechanisms of stem cell control. We previously identified lactate production as a key cell intrinsic regulator of hair follicle stem cell activity, suggesting that cellular metabolism is important in stem cell activation. Others have used transgenic methods to suggest that transgenic blockade of the Electron Transport Chain (ETC) leads to degeneration of the hair follicle...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076811/designing-topological-defects-in-2d-materials-using-scanning-probe-microscopy-and-a-self-healing-mechanism-a-density-functional-based-molecular-dynamics-study
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Igor Popov, Ivana Djurisic, Milivoj R Belic
Engineering of materials at the atomic level is one of the most important aims of nanotechnology. The unprecedented ability of scanning probe microscopy to address individual atoms opened the possibilities for nanomanipulation and nanolitography of surfaces and later on of two-dimensional materials. While the state-of-the-art scanning probe lithographic methods include primarily adsorption, desorption and repositioning of adatoms and molecules on substrates or tailoring nanoribbons by etching of trenches, the precise modification of the intrinsic atomic structure of materials is yet to be advanced...
October 27, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071406/extracellular-electron-transfer-and-biosensors
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Francesca Simonte, Gunnar Sturm, Johannes Gescher, Katrin Sturm-Richter
This chapter summarizes in the beginning our current understanding of extracellular electron transport processes in organisms belonging to the genera Shewanella and Geobacter. Organisms belonging to these genera developed strategies to transport respiratory electrons to the cell surface that are defined by modules of which some seem to be rather unique for one or the other genus while others are similar. We use this overview regarding our current knowledge of extracellular electron transfer to explain the physiological interaction of microorganisms in direct interspecies electron transfer, a process in which one organism basically comprises the electron acceptor for another microbe and that depends also on extended electron transport chains...
October 26, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070589/mitochondria-targeted-molecules-determine-the-redness-of-the-zebra-finch-bill
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Alejandro Cantarero, Carlos Alonso-Alvarez
The evolution and production mechanisms of red carotenoid-based ornaments in animals are poorly understood. Recently, it has been suggested that enzymes transforming yellow carotenoids to red pigments (ketolases) in animal cells may be positioned in the inner mitochondrial membrane (IMM) intimately linked to the electron transport chain. These enzymes may mostly synthesize coenzyme Q10 (coQ10), a key redox-cycler antioxidant molecularly similar to yellow carotenoids. It has been hypothesized that this shared pathway favours the evolution of red traits as sexually selected individual quality indices by revealing a well-adjusted oxidative metabolism...
October 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047093/cross-talk-between-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-and-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-in-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells
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Tengyao Song, Yun-Min Zheng, Yong-Xiao Wang
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) occurs during both fetal and postnatal development and plays a critical role in matching regional alveolar perfusion with ventilation in humans and animals. HPV also contributes significantly to the development of pulmonary hypertension. Although the molecular mechanisms of HPV and pulmonary hypertension remain incompletely understood, increasing evidence demonstrates that hypoxia induces an elevated intracellular reactive oxygen species concentration ([ROS]i) in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047081/redox-regulation-of-the-superoxide-dismutases-sod3-and-sod2-in-the-pulmonary-circulation
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Daniel Hernandez-Saavedra, Kalin Swain, Rubin Tuder, Steen V Petersen, Eva Nozik-Grayck
When evaluating the role of redox-regulating signaling in pulmonary vascular diseases, it is intriguing to consider the modulation of key antioxidant enzymes like superoxide dismutase (SOD) because SOD isoforms are regulated by redox reactions, and, in turn, modulate downstream redox sensitive processes. The emerging field of redox biology is built upon understanding the regulation and consequences of tightly controlled and specific reduction-oxidation reactions that are critical for diverse cellular processes including cell signaling...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042439/a-genome-wide-screen-in-escherichia-coli-reveals-that-ubiquinone-is-a-key-antioxidant-for-metabolism-of-long-chain-fatty-acids
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Shashank Agrawal, Kanchan Jaswal, Anthony L Shiver, Himanshi Balecha, Tapas Patra, Rachna Chaba
Long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) are used as a rich source of metabolic energy by several bacteria including important pathogens. Since LCFAs also induce oxidative stress, which may be detrimental to bacterial growth, it is imperative to understand the strategies employed by bacteria to counteract such stresses. Here, we performed a genetic screen in Escherichia coli on the LCFA, oleate, and compared our results with published genome-wide screens of multiple non-fermentable carbon sources. This large-scale analysis revealed that amongst components of the aerobic electron transport chain (ETC), only genes involved in the biosynthesis of ubiquinone, an electron carrier in the ETC, are highly required for growth in LCFAs when compared to other carbon sources...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028836/affected-pathways-and-transcriptional-regulators-in-gene-expression-response-to-an-ultra-marathon-trail-global-and-independent-activity-approaches
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Maria Maqueda, Emma Roca, Daniel Brotons, Jose Manuel Soria, Alexandre Perera
Gene expression (GE) analyses on blood samples from marathon and half-marathon runners have reported significant impacts on the immune and inflammatory systems. An ultra-marathon trail (UMT) represents a greater effort due to its more testing conditions. For the first time, we report the genome-wide GE profiling in a group of 16 runners participating in an 82 km UMT competition. We quantified their differential GE profile before and after the race using HuGene2.0st microarrays (Affymetrix Inc., California, US)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022124/faster-photosynthetic-induction-in-tobacco-by-expressing-cyanobacterial-flavodiiron-proteins-in-chloroplasts
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Rodrigo Gómez, Néstor Carrillo, María P Morelli, Suresh Tula, Fahimeh Shahinnia, Mohammad-Reza Hajirezaei, Anabella F Lodeyro
Plants grown in the field experience sharp changes in irradiation due to shading effects caused by clouds, other leaves, etc. The excess of absorbed light energy is dissipated by a number of mechanisms including cyclic electron transport, photorespiration, and Mehler-type reactions. This protection is essential for survival but decreases photosynthetic efficiency. All phototrophs except angiosperms harbor flavodiiron proteins (Flvs) which relieve the excess of excitation energy on the photosynthetic electron transport chain by reducing oxygen directly to water...
October 11, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993457/the-electron-transport-chain-sensitises-staphylococcus-aureus-and-enterococcus-faecalis-to-the-oxidative-burst
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Kimberley L Painter, Alex Hall, Kam Pou Ha, Andrew M Edwards
Small colony variants (SCVs) of Staphylococcus aureus typically lack a functional electron transport chain and cannot produce virulence factors such as leukocidins, hemolysins or the anti-oxidant staphyloxanthin. Despite this, SCVs are associated with persistent infections of the bloodstream, bones and prosthetic devices. The survival of SCVs in the host has been ascribed to intracellular residency, biofilm formation and resistance to antibiotics. However, the ability of SCVs to resist host defences is largely uncharacterised...
October 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
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