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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306510/redox-control-of-mitochondrial-calcium-uptake
#1
Nicolas Demaurex, Manon Rosselin
Dong et al. (2017) establish how the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU) integrates Ca(2+) and oxidative stress signals by identifying a cysteine residue that controls MCU channel activity, a mechanism causing mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload and cell death during oxidative stress.
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273446/tissue-specific-mitochondrial-decoding-of-cytoplasmic-ca-2-signals-is-controlled-by-the-stoichiometry-of-micu1-2-and-mcu
#2
Melanie Paillard, György Csordás, Gergö Szanda, Tünde Golenár, Valentina Debattisti, Adam Bartok, Nadan Wang, Cynthia Moffat, Erin L Seifert, András Spät, György Hajnóczky
Mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake through the Ca(2+) uniporter supports cell functions, including oxidative metabolism, while meeting tissue-specific calcium signaling patterns and energy needs. The molecular mechanisms underlying tissue-specific control of the uniporter are unknown. Here, we investigated a possible role for tissue-specific stoichiometry between the Ca(2+)-sensing regulators (MICUs) and pore unit (MCU) of the uniporter. Low MICU1:MCU protein ratio lowered the [Ca(2+)] threshold for Ca(2+) uptake and activation of oxidative metabolism but decreased the cooperativity of uniporter activation in heart and skeletal muscle compared to liver...
March 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269349/an-inductive-narrow-pulse-rfid-telemetry-system-for-gastric-slow-waves-monitoring
#3
Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Zaid Abukhalaf, Ji Li, Larry S Miller, Mehdi Kiani, Aydin Farajidavar
We present a passive data telemetry system for real-time monitoring of gastric electrical activity of a living subject. The system is composed of three subsystems: an implantable unit (IU), a wearable unit (WU), and a stationary unit (SU). Data communication between the IU and WU is based on a radio-frequency identification (RFID) link operating at 13.56 MHz. Since wireless power transmission and reverse data telemetry system share the same inductive interface, a load shift keying (LSK)-based differential pulse position (DPP) coding data communication with only 6...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262504/mitochondrial-ca-2-uniporter-is-a-mitochondrial-luminal-redox-sensor-that-augments-mcu-channel-activity
#4
Zhiwei Dong, Santhanam Shanmughapriya, Dhanendra Tomar, Naveed Siddiqui, Solomon Lynch, Neeharika Nemani, Sarah L Breves, Xueqian Zhang, Aparna Tripathi, Palaniappan Palaniappan, Massimo F Riitano, Alison M Worth, Ajay Seelam, Edmund Carvalho, Ramasamy Subbiah, Fabián Jaña, Jonathan Soboloff, Yizhi Peng, Joseph Y Cheung, Suresh K Joseph, Jeffrey Caplan, Sudarsan Rajan, Peter B Stathopulos, Muniswamy Madesh
Ca(2+) dynamics and oxidative signaling are fundamental mechanisms for mitochondrial bioenergetics and cell function. The MCU complex is the major pathway by which these signals are integrated in mitochondria. Whether and how these coactive elements interact with MCU have not been established. As an approach toward understanding the regulation of MCU channel by oxidative milieu, we adapted inflammatory and hypoxia models. We identified the conserved cysteine 97 (Cys-97) to be the only reactive thiol in human MCU that undergoes S-glutathionylation...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227591/an-inductive-narrow-pulse-rfid-telemetry-system-for-gastric-slow-waves-monitoring
#5
Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Zaid Abukhalaf, Ji Li, Larry S Miller, Mehdi Kiani, Aydin Farajidavar, Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Zaid Abukhalaf, Ji Li, Larry S Miller, Mehdi Kiani, Aydin Farajidavar, Larry S Miller, Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Ji Li, Mehdi Kiani, Zaid Abukhalaf
We present a passive data telemetry system for real-time monitoring of gastric electrical activity of a living subject. The system is composed of three subsystems: an implantable unit (IU), a wearable unit (WU), and a stationary unit (SU). Data communication between the IU and WU is based on a radio-frequency identification (RFID) link operating at 13.56 MHz. Since wireless power transmission and reverse data telemetry system share the same inductive interface, a load shift keying (LSK)-based differential pulse position (DPP) coding data communication with only 6...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220846/cmt-linked-loss-of-function-mutations-in-gdap1-impair-store-operated-ca-2-entry-stimulated-respiration
#6
Paloma González-Sánchez, David Pla-Martín, Paula Martínez-Valero, Carlos B Rueda, Eduardo Calpena, Araceli Del Arco, Francesc Palau, Jorgina Satrústegui
GDAP1 is an outer mitochondrial membrane protein involved in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. Lack of GDAP1 gives rise to altered mitochondrial networks and endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mitochondrial interactions resulting in a decreased ER-Ca(2+) levels along with a defect on store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) related to a misallocation of mitochondria to subplasmalemmal sites. The defect on SOCE is mimicked by MCU silencing or mitochondrial depolarization, which prevent mitochondrial calcium uptake. Ca(2+) release from de ER and Ca(2+) inflow through SOCE in neuroblastoma cells result in a Ca(2+)-dependent upregulation of respiration which is blunted in GDAP1 silenced cells...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208618/the-function-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
#7
REVIEW
Yajin Liao, Yuan Dong, Jinbo Cheng
The mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU)-a calcium uniporter on the inner membrane of mitochondria-controls the mitochondrial calcium uptake in normal and abnormal situations. Mitochondrial calcium is essential for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP); however, excessive calcium will induce mitochondrial dysfunction. Calcium homeostasis disruption and mitochondrial dysfunction is observed in many neurodegenerative disorders. However, the role and regulatory mechanism of the MCU in the development of these diseases are obscure...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181698/calcium-uptake-via-mitochondrial-uniporter-contributes-to-palmitic-acid-induced-apoptosis-in-mouse-podocytes
#8
Zeting Yuan, Aili Cao, Hua Liu, Henjiang Guo, Yingjun Zang, Yi Wang, Yunman Wang, Hao Wang, Peihao Yin, Wen Peng
Podocytes are component cells of the glomerular filtration barrier, and their loss by apoptosis is the main cause of proteinuria that leads to diabetic nephropathy (DN). Therefore, insights into podocyte apoptosis mechanism would allow a better understanding of DN pathogenesis and thus help develop adequate therapeutic strategies. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanism of palmitic acid-inhibited cell death in mouse podocytes, and found that palmitic acid increased cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165365/camber-angle-inspection-for-vehicle-wheel-alignments
#9
Jieh-Shian Young, Hong-Yi Hsu, Chih-Yuan Chuang
This paper introduces an alternative approach to the camber angle measurement for vehicle wheel alignment. Instead of current commercial approaches that apply computation vision techniques, this study aims at realizing a micro-control-unit (MCU)-based camber inspection system with a 3-axis accelerometer. We analyze the precision of the inspection system for the axis misalignments of the accelerometer. The results show that the axes of the accelerometer can be aligned to the axes of the camber inspection system imperfectly...
February 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124535/does-mri-help-in-the-pre-operative-evaluation-of-pelvic-fracture-urethral-distraction-defect-a-pilot-study
#10
Rajadoss Muthukrishna Pandian, Nirmal Thampi John, Anu Eapen, B Antonisamy, Antony Devasia, Nitin Kekre
OBJECTIVES: To study the usefulness of MRI in preoperative evaluation of PFUDD. Can MRI provide additional information on urethral distraction defect (UDD) and cause of erectile dysfunction (ED)? MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, consecutive male patients presenting with PFUDD were included from Feb 2011 till Dec 2012. Those with traumatic spinal cord injury and pre-existing ED were excluded. Patients were assessed using IIEF questionnaire, retrograde urethrogram and micturating cystourethrogram (RGU+MCU) and MRI pelvis...
January 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100752/differential-vulnerability-of-ca1-versus-ca3-pyramidal-neurons-after-ischemia-possible-relationship-to-sources-of-zn2-accumulation-and-its-entry-into-and-prolonged-effects-on-mitochondria
#11
Yuliya V Medvedeva, Sung G Ji, Hong Z Yin, John H Weiss
Excitotoxic mechanisms contribute to the degeneration of hippocampal pyramidal neurons after recurrent seizures and brain ischemia. However, susceptibility differs, with CA1 neurons degenerating preferentially after global ischemia and CA3 neurons after limbic seizures. Whereas most studies address contributions of excitotoxic Ca(2+) entry, it is apparent that Zn(2+) also contributes, reflecting accumulation in neurons either after synaptic release and entry through postsynaptic channels or upon mobilization from intracellular Zn(2+)-binding proteins such as metallothionein-III (MT-III)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064202/trends-in-and-characteristics-of-marijuana-and-menthol-cigarette-use-among-current-cigarette-smokers-2005-2014
#12
Gillian L Schauer, Erica N Peters, Zachary Rosenberry, Hyoshin Kim
BACKGROUND: Given increasing co-marijuana and tobacco use in the U.S., this study aimed to explore the overlap between menthol cigarette use (MCU) and marijuana. METHODS: Data came from past month U.S. cigarette smokers 12 years and older responding to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health between 2005 and 2014 (N= 51,500). Prevalence, demographics and substance use characteristics from 2013-14 were assessed across four groups, based on past month marijuana and tobacco use: cigarette smokers with marijuana and MCU, with marijuana but no MCU, with no marijuana but MCU, and with use of neither...
January 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057997/male-urethral-diverticulum-uncommon-entity-our-experience
#13
Naveen Thakur, Vilas Pandurang Sabale, Deepak Mane, Abhirudra Mullay
Out pouching of the urethral wall could be congenital or acquired. Male urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare entity. We present 2 cases of acquired and 1 case of congenital male UD. Case 1A: 40 year male presented with SPC and dribbling urine. Clinically he had hard perineal swelling. RGU revealed large diverticulum in proximal bulbar, irregular narrow distal urethra and stricture just beyond diverticulum. Managed with perineal exploration, stone removal, diverticulum repair and urethroplasty using excess diverticular wall...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057199/prevalence-and-socio-economic-factors-determining-use-of-modern-contraception-among-married-men-in-kyrgyzstan-evidence-from-a-demographic-and-health-survey
#14
V Kogay, I Itua
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of modern contraceptive use (MCU), and to identify socio-economic factors that are associated with MCU among married men in Kyrgyzstan. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study based on the 2012 Kyrgyzstan Demographic and Health Survey data. METHODS: This study used data from 460 married men aged 20-49 years. Descriptive statistics, Pearson's Chi-squared test and logistic regression were used to estimate the prevalence of MCU, and to define factors that influence MCU among married men in Kyrgyzstan...
January 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045016/the-three-herb-formula-shuang-huang-lian-stabilizes-mast-cells-through-activation-of-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter
#15
Yuan Gao, Rui Hou, Qiaoling Fei, Lei Fang, Yixin Han, Runlan Cai, Cheng Peng, Yun Qi
Mast cells (MCs) are key effector cells of IgE-FcεRI- or MrgprX2-mediated signaling event. Shuang-Huang-Lian (SHL), a herbal formula from Chinese Pharmacopoeia, has been clinically used in type I hypersensitivity. Our previous study demonstrated that SHL exerted a non-negligible effect on MC stabilization. Herein, we sought to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the prominent anti-allergic ability of SHL. MrgprX2- and IgE-FcεRI-mediated MC activation in vitro and in vivo models were developed by using compound 48/80 (C48/80) and shrimp tropomyosin (ST), respectively...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043696/regulation-of-crac-channels-by-ca-2-dependent-inactivation
#16
REVIEW
Anant B Parekh
CRAC channels are a major route for Ca(2+) influx in eukaryotic cells. The channels show prominent Ca(2+)-dependent inactivation through two spatially and temporally distinct mechanisms: fast inactivation, which develops over milliseconds and is triggered by Ca(2+) near the mouth of the channel and slow inactivation, which arises over tens of seconds and requires a rise in global cytosolic Ca(2+). Slow inactivation is controlled physiologically by Ca(2+) uptake into mitochondria through the MCU. Site-directed mutagenesis studies on STIM1 and Orai1 have led to new molecular insight into how fast inactivation occurs...
December 16, 2016: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039397/physical-exercise-in-aging-human-skeletal-muscle-increases-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-expression-levels-and-affects-mitochondria-dynamics
#17
Sandra Zampieri, Cristina Mammucari, Vanina Romanello, Laura Barberi, Laura Pietrangelo, Aurora Fusella, Simone Mosole, Gaia Gherardi, Christian Höfer, Stefan Löfler, Nejc Sarabon, Jan Cvecka, Matthias Krenn, Ugo Carraro, Helmut Kern, Feliciano Protasi, Antonio Musarò, Marco Sandri, Rosario Rizzuto
Age-related sarcopenia is characterized by a progressive loss of muscle mass with decline in specific force, having dramatic consequences on mobility and quality of life in seniors. The etiology of sarcopenia is multifactorial and underlying mechanisms are currently not fully elucidated. Physical exercise is known to have beneficial effects on muscle trophism and force production. Alterations of mitochondrial Ca(2+) homeostasis regulated by mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) have been recently shown to affect muscle trophism in vivo in mice...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031475/physiological-characterization-of-a-plant-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Enrico Teardo, Luca Carraretto, Stephan Wagner, Elide Formentin, Smrutisanjita Behera, Sara De Bortoli, Véronique Larosa, Philippe Fuchs, Fiorella Lo Schiavo, Anna Raffaello, Rosario Rizzuto, Alex Costa, Markus Schwarzländer, Ildiko Szabò
Over the recent years, several proteins that make up the mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex (MCUC) mediating Ca(2+)uptake into the mitochondrial matrix have been identified in mammals, including the channel-forming protein MCU. Although six MCU gene homologs are conserved in the model plant Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) in which mitochondria can accumulate Ca(2+), a functional characterization of plant MCU homologs has been lacking. Using electrophysiology, we show that one isoform, AtMCU1, gives rise to a Ca(2+)-permeable channel activity that can be observed even in the absence of accessory proteins implicated in the formation of the active mammalian channel...
February 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991671/the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-the-heart-energetics-and-beyond
#19
Jennifer Q Kwong
Ca(2+) and mitochondria are inextricably linked to cardiac function and dysfunction. Ca(2+) is central to cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and stimulates mitochondrial energy production to fuel contraction. Under pathological conditions of dysregulated Ca(2+) cycling, mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload activates cellular death pathways. Thus, in the cardiomyocyte, the mitochondrial Ca(2+) microdomain is where contraction, energy and death collide. A key component of mitochondrial Ca(2+) signalling is the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter complex (uniplex), an inner membrane Ca(2+) transporter and major pathway of mitochondrial Ca(2+) entry...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940989/differential-vulnerability-of-ca1-vs-ca3-pyramidal-neurons-after-ischemia-possible-relationship-to-sources-of-zn2-accumulation-and-its-entry-into-and-prolonged-effects-on-mitochondria
#20
Yuliya V Medvedeva, Sunggoan Ji, Hong Z Yin, John H Weiss
Excitotoxic mechanisms contribute to the degeneration of hippocampal pyramidal neurons after recurrent seizures and brain ischemia. However, susceptibility differs, with CA1 neurons preferentially degenerating after global ischemia, and CA3 neurons after limbic seizures. Whereas most studies address contributions of excitotoxic Ca(2+) entry, it is apparent that Zn(2+) also contributes, reflecting accumulation in neurons either after synaptic release and entry through post-synaptic channels or upon mobilization from intracellular Zn(2+) binding proteins like metallothionein-III (MT-III)...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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