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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721563/terrestrial-adaptation-of-green-algae-klebsormidium-and-zygnema-charophyta-involves-diversity-in-photosynthetic-traits-but-not-in-co2-acquisition
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Mattia Pierangelini, David Ryšánek, Ingeborg Lang, Wolfram Adlassnig, Andreas Holzinger
The basal streptophyte Klebsormidium and the advanced Zygnema show adaptation to terrestrialization. Differences are found in photoprotection and resistance to short-term light changes, but not in CO 2 acquisition. Streptophyte green algae colonized land about 450-500 million years ago giving origin to terrestrial plants. We aim to understand how their physiological adaptations are linked to the ecological conditions (light, water and CO2) characterizing modern terrestrial habitats. A new Klebsormidium isolate from a strongly acidic environment of a former copper mine (Schwarzwand, Austria) is investigated, in comparison to Klebsormidium cf...
July 18, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719873/characteristics-of-electron-transport-chain-and-affecting-factors-for-thiosulfate-driven-perchlorate-reduction
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Chao Zhang, Jianbo Guo, Jing Lian, Caicai Lu, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Yuanyuan Song, Yankai Guo
The mechanism for perchlorate reduction was investigated using thiosulfate-driven (T-driven) perchlorate reduction bacteria. The influences of various environmental conditions on perchlorate reduction, including pH, temperature and electron acceptors were examined. The maximum perchlorate removal rate was observed at pH 7.5 and 40 °C. Perchlorate reduction was delayed due to the coexistence of perchlorate-chlorate and perchlorate-nitrate. The mechanism of the T-driven perchlorate reduction electron transport chain (ETC) was also investigated by utilizing different inhibitors...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713408/transcriptome-analyses-shed-new-insights-into-primary-metabolism-and-regulation-of-blumeria-graminis-f-sp-tritici-during-conidiation
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Fan-Song Zeng, Fabrizio Menardo, Min-Feng Xue, Xue-Jiang Zhang, Shuang-Jun Gong, Li-Jun Yang, Wen-Qi Shi, Da-Zhao Yu
Conidia of the obligate biotrophic fungal pathogen Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt) play a vital role in its survival and rapid dispersal. However, little is known about the genetic basis for its asexual reproduction. To uncover the primary metabolic and regulatory events during conidiation, we sequenced the transcriptome of Bgt epiphytic structures at 3 (vegetative hyphae growth), 4 (foot cells initiation), and 5 (conidiophore erection) days post-inoculation (dpi). RNA-seq analyses identified 556 and 404 (combined 685) differentially expressed genes (DEGs) at 4 and 5 dpi compared with their expression levels at 3 dpi, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710132/autophagy-deficiency-compromises-alternative-pathways-of-respiration-following-energy-deprivation
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Jessica As Barros, João Henrique F Cavalcanti, David B Medeiros, Adriano Nunes-Nesi, Tamar Avin-Wittenberg, Alisdair R Fernie, Wagner Araujo
Under heterotrophic conditions carbohydrate oxidation inside the mitochondria is the primary energy source for cellular metabolism. However, during energy-limited conditions, alternative substrates are required to support respiration. Amino acid oxidation in plant cells plays a key role in this by generating electrons that can be transferred to the mitochondrial electron transport chain via the electron transfer flavoprotein/ubiquinone oxidoreductase system. Autophagy, a catabolic mechanism for macromolecule and protein recycling, allows the maintenance of amino acid pools and nutrient remobilization...
July 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695818/progress-in-molecular-genetic-study-of-mitochondrial-cardiomyopathy
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Ruiqi Zhuge, Rong Zhou, Xinhai Ni
Mitochondria plays a key role in providing ATP for the energy-consuming cardiac tissues. Mitochondrial cardiomyopathy is a myocardial condition characterized by abnormal heart structure and/or function secondary to genetic defects involving the mitochondrial respiratory chain. The typical cardiac manifestations of mitochondrial cardiomyopathy include hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy,while left ventricular myocardial noncompaction is less common. Recent research has suggested that most mitochondrial diseases result from mitochondrial DNA mutation,which can be found in genes that encode ancillary proteins needed for genetic transcription (tRNA),in genes that encode subunits of the electron transport chain complexes,or in genes that control the activities of the mitochondria called D-loop zone...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686269/iron-homeostasis-in-plants-a-brief-overview
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James M Connorton, Janneke Balk, Jorge Rodríguez-Celma
Iron plays a crucial role in biochemistry and is an essential micronutrient for plants and humans alike. Although plentiful in the Earth's crust it is not usually found in a form readily accessible for plants to use. They must therefore sense and interact with their environment, and have evolved two different molecular strategies to take up iron in the root. Once inside, iron is complexed with chelators and distributed to sink tissues where it is used predominantly in the production of enzyme cofactors or components of electron transport chains...
July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681983/compensatory-increases-in-markers-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-proteins-during-aging-are-adaptable-to-physical-activity
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Paula M Miotto, Pierre-Andre Barbeau, Stuart Brownell
In most tissues of the human body, mitochondria play a key role in providing energy to support cellular and mechanical processes. In this regard, electrons are transferred through complexes I-IV of the electron transport chain (ETC), and the free energy released is used to generate an electrochemical gradient by pumping protons across the inner mitochondrial membrane. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673964/sorafenib-targets-the-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain-complexes-and-atp-synthase-to-activate-the-pink1-parkin-pathway-and-modulate-cellular-drug-response
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Conggang Zhang, Zeyu Liu, Eric Bunker, Adrian Ramirez, Schuyler Lee, Yinghua Peng, Aik Choon Tan, S Gail Eckhardt, Douglas A Chapnick, Xuedong Liu
Sorafenib (Nexavar) is a broad-spectrum multi-kinase inhibitor that proves effective in treating advanced renal-cell carcinoma and liver cancer. Despite its well-characterized mechanism of action on several established cancer-related protein kinases, sorafenib causes variable responses among human tumors, although the cause for this variation is unknown. In an unbiased screening of an oncology drug library, we found that sorafenib activates recruitment of the ubiquitin E3 ligase Parkin to damaged mitochondria...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673739/sirtuin-3-rescues-neurons-through-the-stabilisation-of-mitochondrial-biogenetics-in-the-virally-expressing-mutant-%C3%AE-synuclein-rat-model-of-parkinsonism
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Jacqueline A Gleave, Lindsay R Arathoon, Dennison Trinh, Kristin E Lizal, Nicolas Giguère, James H M Barber, Zainab Najarali, M Hassan Khan, Sherri L Thiele, Mahin S Semmen, James B Koprich, Jonathan M Brotchie, James H Eubanks, Louis-Eric Trudeau, Joanne E Nash
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder, which affects approximately 1-2% of the population over 60years of age. Current treatments for PD are symptomatic, and the pathology of the disease continues to progresses over time until palliative care is required. Mitochondria are key players in the pathology of PD. Genetic and post mortem studies have shown a large number of mitochondrial abnormalities in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) of the parkinsonian brain. Furthermore, physiologically, mitochondria of nigral neurons are constantly under unusually high levels of metabolic stress because of the excitatory properties and architecture of these neurons...
July 1, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668577/a-mitochondrial-protein-increases-glycolytic-flux
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Sulaiman K Matarneh, Eric M England, Tracy L Scheffler, Con-Ning Yen, Jordan C Wicks, Hao Shi, David E Gerrard
The purpose of this study was to determine the role of mitochondria in postmortem muscle metabolism. Isolated mitochondria were incorporated into a reaction buffer that mimics postmortem glycolysis with or without mitochondrial electron transport chain inhibitors. Addition of mitochondria lowered pH values at 240 and 1440min regardless of inhibitors. Reduction in pH was accompanied by enhanced glycogen degradation and lactate accumulation. To explore the mechanism responsible for this exaggerated metabolism, mitochondrial preparations were mechanically disrupted and centrifuged...
June 17, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649845/multifunctional-nanostructured-conductive-polymer-gels-synthesis-properties-and-applications
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Fei Zhao, Ye Shi, Lijia Pan, Guihua Yu
Conductive polymers have attracted significant interest over the past few decades because they synergize the advantageous features of conventional polymeric materials and organic conductors. With rationally designed nanostructures, conductive polymers can further exhibit exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties because of their confined dimensions at the nanoscale level. Among various nanostructured conductive polymers, conductive polymer gels (CPGs) with synthetically tunable hierarchical 3D network structures show great potential for a wide range of applications, such as bioelectronics, and energy storage/conversion devices owing to their structural features...
June 26, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649426/conserved-and-species-specific-molecular-denominators-in-mammalian-skeletal-muscle-aging
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Evi M Mercken, Miriam Capri, Bethany A Carboneau, Maria Conte, Juliana Heidler, Aurelia Santoro, Alejandro Martin-Montalvo, Marta Gonzalez-Freire, Husam Khraiwesh, José A González-Reyes, Ruin Moaddel, Yongqing Zhang, Kevin G Becker, José M Villalba, Julie A Mattison, Ilka Wittig, Claudio Franceschi, Rafael de Cabo
Aging is a complex phenomenon involving functional decline in multiple physiological systems. We undertook a comparative analysis of skeletal muscle from four different species, i.e. mice, rats, rhesus monkeys, and humans, at three different representative stages during their lifespan (young, middle, and old) to identify pathways that modulate function and healthspan. Gene expression profiling and computational analysis revealed that pathway complexity increases from mice to humans, and as mammals age, there is predominantly an upregulation of pathways in all species...
2017: NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645576/mechanisms-of-hepatocellular-toxicity-associated-with-new-psychoactive-synthetic-cathinones
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Dino Luethi, Matthias E Liechti, Stephan Krähenbühl
Synthetic cathinones are a new class of psychostimulant substances. Rarely, they can cause liver injury but associated mechanisms are not completely elucidated. In order to increase our knowledge about mechanisms of hepatotoxicity, we investigated the effect of five frequently used cathinones on two human cell lines. Bupropion was included as structurally related drug used therapeutically. In HepG2 cells, bupropion, MDPV, mephedrone and naphyrone depleted the cellular ATP content at lower concentrations (0...
June 20, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639457/glyoxal-toxicity-in-isolated-rat-liver-mitochondria
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M Goudarzi, H Kalantari, M Rezaei
Glyoxal is a physiological metabolite formed by lipid peroxidation, ascorbate autoxidation, oxidative degradation of glucose, and degradation of glycated proteins. Glyoxal has been linked to oxidative stress and can cause a number of cellular damages, including covalent modification of amino and thiol groups of proteins to form advanced glycation end products. However, the mechanism of glyoxal toxicity has not been fully understood. In this study, we have focused on glyoxal toxicity in isolated rat liver mitochondria...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609610/an-rna-aptamer-capable-of-forming-a-hydrogel-by-self-assembly
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Zhen Huang, Gagan N Kangovi, Wei Wen, Sangwoo Lee, Li Niu
Hydrogels are supramolecular assemblies with both solute transport properties like liquids and mechanical properties like elastomers. To date, every type of biomolecules except ribonucleic acid (RNA), is capable of forming a hydrogel. Here, we report an RNA that forms a hydrogel by self-assembly. This RNA is originally identified by systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX) to enhance the activity of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors as a potential RNA drug for the treatment of cognitive disorders...
June 28, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605655/aluminum-chloride-caused-liver-dysfunction-and-mitochondrial-energy-metabolism-disorder-in-rat
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Feibo Xu, Yanfen Liu, Hansong Zhao, Kaiyuan Yu, Miao Song, Yanzhu Zhu, Yanfei Li
Aluminum (Al) is known to exert hepatotoxicity. However, the mechanisms mostly are unclear. Liver is a metabolism organ that maintains the energy level and structural stability of body, mitochondria are the main sites of energy metabolism, thus, we hypothesized that mitochondrial energy metabolism disorder contributes to liver dysfunction in aluminum chloride (AlCl3) treatment rat. To verify the hypothesis, forty male Wistar rats were randomly allocated and orally exposed to 0, 64mg/kg, 128mg/kg and 256mg/kg body weight AlCl3 in drinking water for 120days, respectively...
September 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595160/redox-signaling-during-hypoxia-in-mammalian-cells
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Kimberly A Smith, Gregory B Waypa, Paul T Schumacker
Hypoxia triggers a wide range of protective responses in mammalian cells, which are mediated through transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms. Redox signaling in cells by reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) occurs through the reversible oxidation of cysteine thiol groups, resulting in structural modifications that can change protein function profoundly. Mitochondria are an important source of ROS generation, and studies reveal that superoxide generation by the electron transport chain increases during hypoxia...
May 31, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593900/phellinus-rimosus-improves-mitochondrial-energy-status-and-attenuates-nephrotoxicity-in-diabetic-rats
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K A Rony, T A Ajith, Tony A Kuttikadan, R Blaze, K K Janardhanan
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction and increase in reactive oxygen species during diabetes can lead to pathological consequences in kidneys. The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of Phellinus rimosus in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat renal mitochondria and the possible mechanism of protection. METHODS: Phellinus rimosus (50 and 250 mg/kg, p.o) was treated after inducing diabetes by STZ (45 mg/kg, i.p) in rats. The serum samples were subjected to creatinine and urea estimation...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589520/role-of-mitochondria-in-methamphetamine-induced-dopaminergic-neurotoxicity-involvement-in-oxidative-stress-neuroinflammation-and-pro-apoptosis-a-review
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Eun-Joo Shin, Hai-Quyen Tran, Phuong-Tram Nguyen, Ji Hoon Jeong, Seung-Yeol Nah, Choon-Gon Jang, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Hyoung-Chun Kim
Methamphetamine (MA), an amphetamine-type psychostimulant, is associated with dopaminergic toxicity and has a high abuse potential. Numerous in vivo and in vitro studies have suggested that impaired mitochondria are critical in dopaminergic toxicity induced by MA. Mitochondria are important energy-producing organelles with dynamic nature. Evidence indicated that exposure to MA can disturb mitochondrial energetic metabolism by inhibiting the Krebs cycle and electron transport chain. Alterations in mitochondrial dynamic processes, including mitochondrial biogenesis, mitophagy, and fusion/fission, have recently been shown to contribute to dopaminergic toxicity induced by MA...
June 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578275/mitochondria-meditated-pathways-of-organ-failure-upon-inflammation
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REVIEW
Andrey V Kozlov, Jack R Lancaster, Andras T Meszaros, Adelheid Weidinger
Liver failure induced by systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) is often associated with mitochondrial dysfunction but the mechanism linking SIRS and mitochondria-mediated liver failure is still a matter of discussion. Current hypotheses suggest that causative events could be a drop in ATP synthesis, opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore, specific changes in mitochondrial morphology, impaired Ca(2+) uptake, generation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mtROS), turnover of mitochondria and imbalance in electron supply to the respiratory chain...
May 25, 2017: Redox Biology
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