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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314870/perillyl-alcohol-a-pleiotropic-natural-compound-suitable-for-brain-tumor-therapy-targets-free-radicals
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Aline C Gomes, Angélica L Mello, Manuel G Ribeiro, Diogo G Garcia, Clovis O Da Fonseca, Marcela D'Alincourt Salazar, Axel H Schönthal, Thereza Quirico-Santos
Monoterpenes such as limonene and perillyl alcohol (POH) are promising natural compounds with pro-oxidant properties partly due to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced cytotoxicity, and antioxidant activity owing to their activity as free radical scavengers, inhibition of coenzyme Q synthesis, activation of antioxidant-responsive elements (inducing detoxification enzymes) and induction of apoptosis. Activation of ER-stress responses generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are highly reactive free radicals mainly produced during mitochondrial electron transfer for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis...
March 17, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314780/non-coding-rnas-the-dark-side-of-nuclear-mitochondrial-communication
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Roberto Vendramin, Jean-Christophe Marine, Eleonora Leucci
Mitochondria are critical hubs for the integration of several key metabolic processes implicated in cell growth and survival. They originated from bacterial ancestors through endosymbiosis, following the transfer of more than 90% of their endosymbiont genome to the host cell nucleus. Over time, a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship has been established, which relies on continuous and elaborate signaling mechanisms between this life-essential organelle and its host. The ability of mitochondria to signal their functional state and trigger compensatory and adaptive cellular responses has long been recognized, but the underlying molecular mechanisms involved have remained poorly understood...
March 17, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293876/changes-in-the-mitochondrial-function-and-in-the-efficiency-of-energy-transfer-pathways-during-cardiomyocyte-aging
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Kersti Tepp, Marju Puurand, Natalja Timohhina, Jasper Adamson, Aleksandr Klepinin, Laura Truu, Igor Shevchuk, Vladimir Chekulayev, Tuuli Kaambre
The role of mitochondria in alterations that take place in the muscle cell during healthy aging is a matter of debate during recent years. Most of the studies in bioenergetics have a focus on the model of isolated mitochondria, while changes in the crosstalk between working myofibrils and mitochondria in senescent cardiomyocytes have been less studied. The aim of our research was to investigate the modifications in the highly regulated ATP production and energy transfer systems in heart cells in old rat cardiomyocytes...
March 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292876/maternal-exercise-upregulates-mitochondrial-gene-expression-and-increases-enzyme-activity-of-fetal-mouse-hearts
#4
Eunhee Chung, Hayli E Joiner, Tracer Skelton, Kalli D Looten, Maria Manczak, P Hemachandra Reddy
Maternal exercise during pregnancy has been shown to improve the long-term health of offspring in later life. Mitochondria are important organelles for maintaining adequate heart function, and mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of maternal exercise during pregnancy on mitochondrial biogenesis in hearts are not well understood. Thus, the purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that mitochondrial gene expression in fetal myocardium would be upregulated by maternal exercise...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287607/mitoception-transferring-isolated-human-msc-mitochondria-to-glioblastoma-stem-cells
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Brice Nzigou Mombo, Sabine Gerbal-Chaloin, Aleksandra Bokus, Martine Daujat-Chavanieu, Christian Jorgensen, Jean-Philippe Hugnot, Marie-Luce Vignais
Mitochondria play a central role for cell metabolism, energy production and control of apoptosis. Inadequate mitochondrial function has been found responsible for very diverse diseases, ranging from neurological pathologies to cancer. Interestingly, mitochondria have recently been shown to display the capacity to be transferred between cell types, notably from human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to cancer cells in coculture conditions, with metabolic and functional consequences for the mitochondria recipient cells, further enhancing the current interest for the biological properties of these organelles...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282615/mln64-induces-mitochondrial-dysfunction-associated-with-increased-mitochondrial-cholesterol-content
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Elisa Balboa, Juan Castro, María-José Pinochet, Gonzalo I Cancino, Nuria Matías, Pablo José Sáez, Alexis Martínez, Alejandra R Álvarez, Carmen Garcia-Ruiz, José C Fernandez-Checa, Silvana Zanlungo
MLN64 is a late endosomal cholesterol-binding membrane protein that has been implicated in cholesterol transport from endosomal membranes to the plasma membrane and/or mitochondria, in toxin-induced resistance, and in mitochondrial dysfunction. Down-regulation of MLN64 in Niemann-Pick C1 deficient cells decreased mitochondrial cholesterol content, suggesting that MLN64 functions independently of NPC1. However, the role of MLN64 in the maintenance of endosomal cholesterol flow and intracellular cholesterol homeostasis remains unclear...
March 2, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277611/e-subgroup-ppr-protein-defective-kernel-36-is-required-for-multiple-mitochondrial-transcripts-editing-and-seed-development-in-maize-and-arabidopsis
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Gang Wang, Mingyu Zhong, Bilian Shuai, Jiandong Song, Jie Zhang, Liang Han, Huiling Ling, Yuanping Tang, Guifeng Wang, Rentao Song
Mitochondria are semi-autonomous organelles that are the powerhouse of the cells. Plant mitochondrial RNA editing guided by pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins is essential for energy production. We identify a maize defective kernel mutant dek36, which produces small and collapsed kernels, leading to embryos and/or seedlings lethality. Seed filling in dek36 is drastically impaired, in line with the defects observed in the organization of endosperm transfer tissue. Positional cloning reveals that DEK36, encoding a mitochondria-targeted E+ subgroup PPR protein, is required for mitochondrial RNA editing at atp4-59, nad7-383 and ccmFN -302, thus resulting in decreased activities of mitochondrial complex I, complex III and complex IV in dek36...
March 9, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276022/application-of-fret-based-biosensor-ateam-for-visualization-of-atp-levels-in-the-mitochondrial-matrix-of-living-mammalian-cells
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Tomoki Yoshida, Soaad Alfaqaan, Norio Sasaoka, Hiromi Imamura
Genetically encoded biosensors utilizing the Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) are powerful tools for live cell imaging of various cellular processes. Our group has previously developed a series of FRET-based biosensors, named "ATeam," for visualization of ATP levels inside a single living cell. ATeam not only provides a window of insight into a single cell but also allows for visualization of ATP levels in mitochondrial matrix of a single living cell. This novel tool is able to monitor alterations in cellular ATP in response to various treatments in real time...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275246/sarcoplasmic-reticulum-mitochondria-communication-in-cardiovascular-pathophysiology
#9
REVIEW
Camila Lopez-Crisosto, Christian Pennanen, Cesar Vasquez-Trincado, Pablo E Morales, Roberto Bravo-Sagua, Andrew F G Quest, Mario Chiong, Sergio Lavandero
Repetitive, calcium-mediated contractile activity renders cardiomyocytes critically dependent on a sustained energy supply and adequate calcium buffering, both of which are provided by mitochondria. Moreover, in vascular smooth muscle cells, mitochondrial metabolism modulates cell growth and proliferation, whereas cytosolic calcium levels regulate the arterial vascular tone. Physical and functional communication between mitochondria and sarco/endoplasmic reticulum and balanced mitochondrial dynamics seem to have a critical role for optimal calcium transfer to mitochondria, which is crucial in calcium homeostasis and mitochondrial metabolism in both types of muscle cells...
March 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274939/long-term-hif-1%C3%AE-transcriptional-activation-is-essential-for-heat-acclimation-mediated-cross-tolerance-mitochondrial-target-genes
#10
Rivka Alexander-Shani, Ahmad Mreisat, Elia Smeir, Gary Gerstenblith, Michael D Stern, Michal Horowitz
An important adaptive feature of heat acclimation (AC) is the induction of cross-tolerance against novel stressors (HACT). Reprogramming of gene expression leading to enhanced innate cytoprotective features by attenuating damage and/or enhancing the response of "help" signals, plays a pivotal role. HIF-1α, constitutively upregulated by AC (1mo, 34°C), is a crucial transcription factor in this program, although its specific role is as yet unknown. By using a rat AC model we studied the impact of disrupting HIF-1α transcriptional activation [(HIF-1α:HIF-1β dimerization blockade by Acriflavine (4mg/kg b...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273139/the-mitochondrial-alternative-oxidase-aox1-is-needed-to-cope-with-respiratory-stress-but-dispensable-for-pathogenic-development-in-ustilago-maydis
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Christian A Cárdenas-Monroy, Thomas Pohlmann, Gabriela Piñón-Zárate, Genaro Matus-Ortega, Guadalupe Guerra, Michael Feldbrügge, Juan Pablo Pardo
The mitochondrial alternative oxidase is an important enzyme that allows respiratory activity and the functioning of the Krebs cycle upon disturbance of the respiration chain. It works as a security valve in transferring excessive electrons to oxygen, thereby preventing potential damage by the generation of harmful radicals. A clear biological function, besides the stress response, has so far convincingly only been shown for plants that use the alternative oxidase to generate heat to distribute volatiles. In fungi it was described that the alternative oxidase is needed for pathogenicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272331/ornithine-aminotransferase-an-important-glutamate-metabolizing-enzyme-at-the-crossroads-of-multiple-metabolic-pathways
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REVIEW
Antonin Ginguay, Luc Cynober, Emmanuel Curis, Ioannis Nicolis
Ornithine δ-aminotransferase (OAT, E.C. 2.6.1.13) catalyzes the transfer of the δ-amino group from ornithine (Orn) to α-ketoglutarate (aKG), yielding glutamate-5-semialdehyde and glutamate (Glu), and vice versa. In mammals, OAT is a mitochondrial enzyme, mainly located in the liver, intestine, brain, and kidney. In general, OAT serves to form glutamate from ornithine, with the notable exception of the intestine, where citrulline (Cit) or arginine (Arg) are end products. Its main function is to control the production of signaling molecules and mediators, such as Glu itself, Cit, GABA, and aliphatic polyamines...
March 7, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270444/alpha-linolenic-acid-supplementation-and-exercise-training-reveal-independent-and-additive-responses-on-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-in-obese-rats
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Paula M Miotto, Meaghan Horbatuk, Ross Proudfoot, Sarthak Matravadia, Marica Bakovic, Adrian Chabowski, Graham P Holloway
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) supplementation or exercise training can independently prevent hepatic lipid accumulation and reduced insulin signaling, however, this may occur through different mechanisms-of-action. In the current study, obese Zucker rats displayed decreased phospholipid (PL) content in association with hepatic lipid abundance, and therefore, we examined whether ALA and exercise training would prevent these abnormalities differently to reveal additive effects on the liver. To achieve this aim, obese Zucker rats were fed control diet alone or supplemented with ALA, and were sedentary or exercise trained for 4 weeks (C-Sed, ALA-Sed, C-Ex, ALA-Ex)...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267784/mutations-in-mitochondrial-dna-causing-tubulointerstitial-kidney-disease
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Thomas M Connor, Simon Hoer, Andrew Mallett, Daniel P Gale, Aurora Gomez-Duran, Viktor Posse, Robin Antrobus, Pablo Moreno, Marco Sciacovelli, Christian Frezza, Jennifer Duff, Neil S Sheerin, John A Sayer, Margaret Ashcroft, Michael S Wiesener, Gavin Hudson, Claes M Gustafsson, Patrick F Chinnery, Patrick H Maxwell
Tubulointerstitial kidney disease is an important cause of progressive renal failure whose aetiology is incompletely understood. We analysed a large pedigree with maternally inherited tubulointerstitial kidney disease and identified a homoplasmic substitution in the control region of the mitochondrial genome (m.547A>T). While mutations in mtDNA coding sequence are a well recognised cause of disease affecting multiple organs, mutations in the control region have never been shown to cause disease. Strikingly, our patients did not have classical features of mitochondrial disease...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262720/foreign-plastid-sequences-in-plant-mitochondria-are-frequently-acquired-via-mitochondrion-to-mitochondrion-horizontal-transfer
#15
C L Gandini, M V Sanchez-Puerta
Angiosperm mitochondrial genomes (mtDNA) exhibit variable quantities of alien sequences. Many of these sequences are acquired by intracellular gene transfer (IGT) from the plastid. In addition, frequent events of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between mitochondria of different species also contribute to their expanded genomes. In contrast, alien sequences are rarely found in plastid genomes. Most of the plant-to-plant HGT events involve mitochondrion-to-mitochondrion transfers. Occasionally, foreign sequences in mtDNAs are plastid-derived (MTPT), raising questions about their origin, frequency, and mechanism of transfer...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261831/hydroxyapatite-nanoparticle-induced-mitochondrial-energy-metabolism-impairment-in-liver-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#16
Yang Xue, Qingqing Chen, Jiao Sun
Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HAP-NPs) have been extensively developed as drug carriers, bone implants, coating materials, etc. in the human body. However, research focusing on the potential side effects of HAP-NPs on the mitochondria-associated energy metabolism in liver cells is lacking. In this study, HAP-NPs with a long diameter of 80 nm and a short diameter of 20 nm were evaluated for their ability to induce mitochondrial energy metabolism dysfunction in vitro and in vivo. In the in vitro system, the buffalo rat hepatocyte (BRL) cell line was directly exposed to the HAP-NPs...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261301/cardiomyocyte-mitochondria-as-targets-of-humoral-factors-released-by-remote-ischemic-preconditioning
#17
Nilguen Gedik, Leonardo Maciel, Christiane Schulte, Andreas Skyschally, Gerd Heusch, Petra Kleinbongard
INTRODUCTION: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces myocardial infarct size, and protection can be transferred with plasma to other individuals, even across species. Mitochondria are the end-effectors of cardioprotection by local ischemic conditioning maneuvers. We have now analyzed mitochondrial function in response to RIPC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Plasma from pigs undergoing placebo or RIPC (infarct size reduction by 67% in RIPC pigs compared to placebo) was transferred to isolated perfused rat hearts subjected to 30 min global ischemia followed by 120 min reperfusion for infarct size measurement...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260216/near-complete-backbone-resonance-assignments-of-acid-denatured-human-cytochrome-c-in-dimethylsulfoxide-a-prelude-to-studying-interactions-with-phospholipids
#18
Andreas Ioannis Karsisiotis, Oliver M Deacon, Colin Macdonald, Tharin M A Blumenschein, Geoffrey R Moore, Jonathan A R Worrall
Human cytochrome c plays a central role in the mitochondrial electron transfer chain and in the intrinsic apoptosis pathway. Through the interaction with the phospholipid cardiolipin, cytochrome c triggers release of pro-apoptotic factors, including itself, from the mitochondrion into the cytosol of cells undergoing apoptosis. The cytochrome c/cardiolipin complex has been extensively studied through various spectroscopies, most recently with high-field solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopies, but there is no agreement between the various studies on key structural features of cytochrome c in its complex with cardiolipin...
March 4, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259969/molecular-characterization-of-mitochondrial-transferrnagln-and-transferrnamet-a4401g-mutations-in-a-chinese-family-with-hypertension
#19
Shuai-Shuai Yu, Ji-Mei Du, Zhi-De Tang, Zhi-Feng He
Mutations in mitochondrial (mt)transfer (t)RNA (mt‑tRNA) have been reported to serve important roles in hypertension. To determine the underlying molecular mechanisms of mt‑tRNA mutations in hypertension, the present study screened for mt‑tRNA mutations in a Chinese family with a high incidence of essential hypertension. Sequence analysis of the mt‑tRNA genes in this family revealed the presence of an A4401G mutation in the glycine‑and methionine‑tRNA genes, and a G5821A mutation in the cysteine‑tRNA (tRNACys) gene...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258219/resolving-the-cofactor-binding-site-in-the-proline-biosynthetic-enzyme-human-pyrroline-5-carboxylate-reductase-1
#20
Emily M Christensen, Sagar M Patel, David A Korasick, Ashley C Campbell, Kurt L Krause, Donald F Becker, John J Tanner
Pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase (PYCR) is the final enzyme in proline biosynthesis, catalyzing the NAD(P)H-dependent reduction of Δ1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P5C) to proline. Mutations in the PYCR1 gene alter mitochondrial function and cause the connective tissue disorder cutis laxa. Furthermore, PYCR1 is overexpressed in multiple cancers, and the PYCR1 knockout suppresses tumorigenic growth, suggesting PYCR1 is a potential cancer target. However, inhibitor development has been stymied by limited mechanistic details for the enzyme, particularly in light of a previous crystallographic study that placed the cofactor binding site in the C-terminal domain rather than the anticipated Rossmann fold of the N-terminal domain...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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