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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495532/new-insights-into-the-role-of-mitochondrial-calcium-homeostasis-in-cell-migration
#1
Vincent Paupe, Julien Prudent
Mitochondria are dynamic organelles involved in numerous physiological functions. Beyond their function in ATP production, mitochondria regulate cell death, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, immunity and metabolism. Mitochondria also play a key role in the buffering of cytosolic calcium, and calcium transported into the matrix regulates mitochondrial metabolism. Recently, the identification of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) and associated regulators has allowed the characterization of new physiological roles for calcium in both mitochondrial and cellular homeostasis...
May 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487431/different-roles-of-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-complex-subunits-in-growth-and-infectivity-of-trypanosoma-cruzi
#2
Miguel A Chiurillo, Noelia Lander, Mayara S Bertolini, Melissa Storey, Anibal E Vercesi, Roberto Docampo
Trypanosoma cruzi is the agent of Chagas disease, and the finding that this parasite possesses a mitochondrial calcium uniporter (TcMCU) with characteristics similar to that of mammalian mitochondria was fundamental for the discovery of the molecular nature of MCU in eukaryotes. We report here that ablation of TcMCU, or its paralog TcMCUb, by clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas9 led to a marked decrease in mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake without affecting the membrane potential of these cells, whereas overexpression of each gene caused a significant increase in the ability of mitochondria to accumulate Ca(2+) While TcMCU-knockout (KO) epimastigotes were viable and able to differentiate into trypomastigotes, infect host cells, and replicate normally, ablation of TcMCUb resulted in epimastigotes having an important growth defect, lower rates of respiration and metacyclogenesis, more pronounced autophagy changes under starvation, and significantly reduced infectivity...
May 9, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438761/improved-skeletal-muscle-ca-2-regulation-in-vivo-following-contractions-in-mice-overexpressing-pgc-1%C3%AE
#3
Hiroaki Eshima, Shinji Miura, Nanami Senoo, Koji Hatakeyama, David C Poole, Yutaka Kano
In skeletal muscle, resting intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) homeostasis is exquisitely regulated by Ca(2+) transport across the sarcolemmal, mitochondrial and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) membranes. Of these three systems, the relative importance of the mitochondria in [Ca(2+)]i regulation remains poorly understood in in vivo skeletal muscle. We tested the hypothesis that the capacity for Ca(2+) uptake by mitochondria is a primary factor in determining [Ca(2+)]i regulation in muscle at rest and following contractions...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396416/proteolytic-control-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-complex
#4
Chen-Wei Tsai, Yujiao Wu, Ping-Chieh Pao, Charles B Phillips, Carole Williams, Christopher Miller, Matthew Ranaghan, Ming-Feng Tsai
The mitochondrial calcium uniporter is a Ca(2+)-activated Ca(2+) channel complex mediating mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake, a process crucial for Ca(2+) signaling, bioenergetics, and cell death. The uniporter is composed of the pore-forming MCU protein, the gatekeeping MICU1 and MICU2 subunits, and EMRE, a single-pass membrane protein that links MCU and MICU1 together. As a bridging subunit required for channel function, EMRE could paradoxically inhibit uniporter complex formation if expressed in excess. Here, we show that mitochondrial mAAA proteases AFG3L2 and SPG7 rapidly degrade unassembled EMRE using the energy of ATP hydrolysis...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394306/dynamic-synchronous-capture-algorithm-for-an-electromagnetic-flowmeter
#5
Yong-Yi Fanjiang, Shih-Wei Lu
This paper proposes a dynamic synchronous capture (DSC) algorithm to calculate the flow rate for an electromagnetic flowmeter. The characteristics of the DSC algorithm can accurately calculate the flow rate signal and efficiently convert an analog signal to upgrade the execution performance of a microcontroller unit (MCU). Furthermore, it can reduce interference from abnormal noise. It is extremely steady and independent of fluctuations in the flow measurement. Moreover, it can calculate the current flow rate signal immediately (m/s)...
April 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388446/phosphorylation-of-dynamin-related-protein-1-at-ser616-regulates-mitochondrial-fission-and-is-involved-in-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-mediated-neutrophil-polarization-and-chemotaxis
#6
Xianchong Zheng, Mimi Chen, Xiaojing Meng, Xinwei Chu, Chunqing Cai, Fei Zou
During an inflammatory response, polarization of neutrophils is necessary for effective chemotaxis and bacterial endocytosis. Ca(2+) uptake into mitochondria through the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) is crucial for cell metabolism, signaling and survival; however, the physiological role of MCU in human neutrophils remains unclear. Here we show that MCU is vital for the polarization and chemotaxis of neutrophils. Activation of MCU by spermine promotes neutrophil polarization and chemotaxis, whereas inhibition of MCU by Ru360 blunts both processes...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380201/study-of-the-kinematic-variables-of-unilateral-and-habitual-mastication-of-healthy-individuals
#7
Fernanda Pasinato, Andréia Gussi de Oliveira, Clarissa C Santos-Couto-Paz, Jorge Luis Lopes Zeredo, Geovana de Paula Bolzan, Sergio Bruzadelli Macedo, Eliane C R Corrêa
Purpose: To describe and compare the temporal-spatial kinematic variables of mandibular movement during deliberate unilateral and habitual mastication in healthy young-adult individuals. Methods: The study sample was composed of eight male healthy volunteers aged 19 to 24 years. The kinematic data were obtained using a motion analysis system - Qualisys Track Manager (QTM) ProReflex MCU. Recordings were performed during deliberate unilateral mastication (UM) and habitual mastication (HM) of firm-consistency gummy candy...
March 30, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351840/macrophages-utilize-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-for-profibrotic-polarization
#8
Linlin Gu, Jennifer L Larson-Casey, A Brent Carter
Fibrosis in multiple organs, including the liver, kidney, and lung, often occurs secondary to environmental exposure. Asbestos exposure is one important environmental cause of lung fibrosis. The mechanisms that mediate fibrosis is not fully understood, although mitochondrial oxidative stress in alveolar macrophages is critical for fibrosis development. Mitochondrial Ca(2+) levels can be associated with production of reactive oxygen species. Here, we show that patients with asbestosis have higher levels of mitochondrial Ca(2+) compared with normal patients...
March 28, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337252/small-interfering-rna-targeting-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-improves-cardiomyocyte-cell-viability-in-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-reducing-calcium-overload
#9
Yuriana Oropeza-Almazán, Eduardo Vázquez-Garza, Héctor Chapoy-Villanueva, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Gerardo García-Rivas
Intracellular Ca(2+) mishandling is an underlying mechanism in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury that results in mitochondrial dysfunction and cardiomyocytes death. These events are mediated by mitochondrial Ca(2+) (mCa(2+)) overload that is facilitated by the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) channel. Along this line, we evaluated the effect of siRNA-targeting MCU in cardiomyocytes subjected to H/R injury. First, cardiomyocytes treated with siRNA demonstrated a reduction of MCU expression by 67%, which resulted in significant decrease in mitochondrial Ca(2+) transport...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325874/ion-and-inhibitor-binding-of-the-double-ring-ion-selectivity-filter-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter
#10
Chan Cao, Shuqing Wang, Tanxing Cui, Xun-Cheng Su, James J Chou
The calcium (Ca(2+)) uniporter of mitochondria is a holocomplex consisting of the Ca(2+)-conducting channel, known as mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), and several accessory and regulatory components. A previous electrophysiology study found that the uniporter has high Ca(2+) selectivity and conductance and this depends critically on the conserved amino acid sequence motif, DXXE (Asp-X-X-Glu) of MCU. A recent NMR structure of the MCU channel from Caenorhabditis elegans revealed that the DXXE forms two parallel carboxylate rings at the channel entrance that seem to serve as the ion selectivity filter, although direct ion interaction of this structural motif has not been addressed...
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306510/redox-control-of-mitochondrial-calcium-uptake
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
Zeting Yuan, Aili Cao, Hua Liu, Hengjiang 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
#19
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
#20
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
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