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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919229/early-outcomes-of-endoscopic-contralateral-foraminal-and-lateral-recess-decompression-via-an-interlaminar-approach-in-patients-with-unilateral-radiculopathy-from-unilateral-foraminal-stenosis
#1
Hyeung Sung Kim, Ravish Patel, Byapak Paudel, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh, Jae Eun Park, Sol Lee
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous endoscopic contralateral interlaminar lumbar foraminotomy (PECILF) for lumbar degenerative spinal stenosis is an established procedure. Better preservation of contralateral facet joint compared to that of the approach side has been demonstrated with uniportal bilateral decompression. The aim of this retrospective case series was to analyze the early clinical and radiological outcomes of standalone contralateral foraminotomy and lateral recess decompression using PECILF...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916471/the-pyk2-mcu-pathway-in-the-rat-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#2
Kun Zhang, Jiajia Yan, Liang Wang, Xinying Tian, Tong Zhang, Li Guo, Bin Li, Wang Wang, Xiaoyun Liu
Mitochondrial dysfunction caused by Ca(2+) overload plays an important role in ischemia-induced brain damage. Mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), located on the mitochondrial inner membrane, is the major channel responsible for mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake. Activated proline-rich tyrosine kinase 2 (Pyk2) can directly phosphorylate MCU, which enhances mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake in cardiomyocytes. It has been suggested that the Pyk2/MCU pathway may be a novel therapeutic target in stress-induced cellular apoptosis...
September 12, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882140/role-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-dysregulation-of-ca-2-homeostasis-in-the-pathophysiology-of-insulin-resistance-and-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Chih-Hao Wang, Yau-Huei Wei
Metabolic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and insulin resistance have attracted great attention from biomedical researchers and clinicians because of the astonishing increase in its prevalence. Decrease in the capacity of oxidative metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction are a major contributor to the development of these metabolic disorders. Recent studies indicate that alteration of intracellular Ca(2+) levels and downstream Ca(2+)-dependent signaling pathways appear to modulate gene transcription and the activities of many enzymes involved in cellular metabolism...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881942/ecomment-uniportal-vats-the-great-potential-of-the-technique
#4
Dania Nachira, Elisa Meacci, Maria Teresa Congedo, Stefano Margaritora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874604/mitochondrial-redox-signaling-enables-repair-of-injured-skeletal-muscle-cells
#5
Adam Horn, Jack H Van der Meulen, Aurelia Defour, Marshall Hogarth, Sen Chandra Sreetama, Aaron Reed, Luana Scheffer, Navdeep S Chandel, Jyoti K Jaiswal
Strain and physical trauma to mechanically active cells, such as skeletal muscle myofibers, injures their plasma membranes, and mitochondrial function is required for their repair. We found that mitochondrial function was also needed for plasma membrane repair in myoblasts as well as nonmuscle cells, which depended on mitochondrial uptake of calcium through the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU). Calcium uptake transiently increased the mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which locally activated the guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) RhoA, triggering F-actin accumulation at the site of injury and facilitating membrane repair...
September 5, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866381/cytochrome-c-oxidase-inhibition-by-calcium-at-physiological-ionic-composition-of-the-medium-implications-for-physiological-significance-of-the-effect
#6
Tatiana V Vygodina, Elizaveta Mukhaleva, Natalia V Azarkina, Alexander A Konstantinov
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) from mammalian mitochondria binds Ca(2+) and Na(+) in a special cation binding site. Binding of Ca(2+) brings about partial inhibition of the enzyme while Na(+) competes with Ca(2+) for the binding site and protects the enzyme from the inhibition [Vygodina, T., Kirichenko, A. and Konstantinov, A.A. (2013). Direct Regulation of Cytochrome c Oxidase by Calcium Ions. PLoS One 8(9): e74436]. In the original studies, the inhibition was found to depend significantly on the ionic composition of the buffer...
August 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838811/mitochondrial-calcium-imbalance-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Marthe H R Ludtmann, Andrey Y Abramov
Multiple factors are involved in the mechanism(s) of neuronal loss in neurodegenerative disorders whilst mitochondria are thought to play a central role in neurodegeneration of Parkinson's disease. Mitochondria are vital to cellular functions by supplying energy in form of ATP and affect cell physiology via calcium, ROS and signalling proteins. Changes in mitochondrial calcium homeostasis and ROS overproduction can induce cell death by triggering mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening. One of the major triggers for PTP is mitochondrial calcium overload...
August 26, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820965/systematic-identification-of-mcu-modulators-by-orthogonal-interspecies-chemical-screening
#8
Daniela M Arduino, Jennifer Wettmarshausen, Horia Vais, Paloma Navas-Navarro, Yiming Cheng, Anja Leimpek, Zhongming Ma, Alba Delrio-Lorenzo, Andrea Giordano, Cecilia Garcia-Perez, Guillaume Médard, Bernhard Kuster, Javier García-Sancho, Dejana Mokranjac, J Kevin Foskett, M Teresa Alonso, Fabiana Perocchi
The mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex is essential for calcium (Ca(2+)) uptake into mitochondria of all mammalian tissues, where it regulates bioenergetics, cell death, and Ca(2+) signal transduction. Despite its involvement in several human diseases, we currently lack pharmacological agents for targeting uniporter activity. Here we introduce a high-throughput assay that selects for human MCU-specific small-molecule modulators in primary drug screens. Using isolated yeast mitochondria, reconstituted with human MCU, its essential regulator EMRE, and aequorin, and exploiting a D-lactate- and mannitol/sucrose-based bioenergetic shunt that greatly minimizes false-positive hits, we identify mitoxantrone out of more than 600 clinically approved drugs as a direct selective inhibitor of human MCU...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790027/increased-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-adipocytes-underlies-mitochondrial-alterations-associated-with-insulin-resistance
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Lauren E Wright, Denis Vecellio Reane, Gabriella Milan, Anna Terrin, Giorgia di Bello, Anna Belligoli, Marta Sanna, Mirto Foletto, Francesca Favaretto, Anna Raffaello, Cristina Mammucari, Donato Nitti, Roberto Vettor, Rosario Rizzuto
Intracellular calcium influences an array of pathways and affects cellular processes. With the rapidly progressing research investigating the molecular identity and the physiological roles of the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter (MCU) complex, we now have the tools to understand the functions of mitochondrial Ca(2+) in the regulation of pathophysiological processes. Herein, we describe the role of key MCU complex components in insulin resistance in mouse and human adipose tissue. Adipose tissue gene expression was analysed from several models of obese and diabetic rodents and in obese patients, as well as in vitro insulin-resistant adipocytes...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779843/ssm-based-electrophysiology-for-transporter-research
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Andre Bazzone, Maria Barthmes, Klaus Fendler
Functional characterization of transport proteins using conventional electrophysiology can be challenging, especially for low turnover transporters or transporters from bacteria and intracellular compartments. Solid-supported membrane (SSM)-based electrophysiology is a sensitive and cell-free assay technique for the characterization of electrogenic membrane proteins. Purified proteins reconstituted into proteoliposomes or membrane vesicles from cell culture or native tissues are adsorbed to the sensor holding an SSM...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777009/importance-of-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-high-glucose-induced-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
#11
Wei Chen, Jie Yang, Shuhua Chen, Hong Xiang, Hengdao Liu, Dan Lin, Shaoli Zhao, Hui Peng, Pan Chen, Alex F Chen, Hongwei Lu
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload is implicated in hyperglycaemia-induced endothelial cell dysfunction, but the key molecular events responsible remain unclear. We examined the involvement of mitochondrial calcium uniporter, which mediates mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake, in endothelial cell dysfunction resulting from high-glucose treatment. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were exposed to various glucose concentrations and to high glucose (30 mM) following mitochondrial calcium uniporter inhibition or activation with ruthenium red and spermine, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766598/dissecting-the-chloride-nitrate-anion-transport-assay
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Yufeng Yang, Xin Wu, Nathalie Busschaert, Hiroyuki Furuta, Philip A Gale
A systematic study of chloride vs. nitrate selectivity across six anion transporters has revealed a good correlation between the selectivities of their anion binding and membrane transport properties. This work reveals the limitations of the chloride-nitrate exchange assay and shows how new approaches can be used to measure anion uniport.
August 2, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765886/exogenous-spermine-preserves-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-via-regulating-src-kinase-signaling-in-the-spinal-cord
#13
Rui Zhang, Xin-Nan Ma, Kai Liu, Lei Zhang, Meng Yao
Regulation of mitochondrial metabolism is becoming an important target in inhibiting necrosis and apoptosis following secondary spinal cord injury, and physiological compounds that reduce mitochondrial dysfunction are regarded as efficient protective reagents following injury. It has been demonstrated that spermine, a polyamine composed of four primary amines, may be taken up by a mitochondria‑specific uniporter and may preserve mitochondrial bioenergetics, suggesting that it may be important in the pathophysiology of mitochondria...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763356/randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-clinical-efficacy-of-multiport-versus-uniport-wire-reinforced-flexible-catheters-for-labor-epidural-analgesia
#14
John Philip, Shiv K Sharma, Timothy J Sparks, Joan S Reisch
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective, randomized, controlled trial was to determine whether multiple ports improve the analgesic efficacy of wire-reinforced flexible catheters used for labor epidural analgesia (LEA). METHODS: Six hundred fifty laboring patients were randomized to receive epidural analgesia using either a multiport or uniport wire-reinforced flexible catheter. The primary outcome was analgesic success, defined as the incidence of adequate analgesia following the initial bolus given to initiate LEA...
July 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761044/resveratrol-reverses-the-warburg-effect-by-targeting-the-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-complex-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Elise Saunier, Samantha Antonio, Anne Regazzetti, Nicolas Auzeil, Olivier Laprévote, Jerry W Shay, Xavier Coumoul, Robert Barouki, Chantal Benelli, Laurence Huc, Sylvie Bortoli
Resveratrol (RES), a polyphenol found in natural foods, displays anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties potentially beneficial in cancers, in particular in the prevention of tumor growth. However, the rapid metabolism of resveratrol strongly limits its bioavailability. The molecular mechanisms sustaining the potential biological activity of low doses of resveratrol has not been extensively studied and, thus, needs better characterization. Here, we show that resveratrol (10 µM, 48 hr) induces both a cell growth arrest and a metabolic reprogramming in colon cancer cells...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757523/operative-techniques-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-mini-hemilaminectomy-using-a-uniportal-approach-in-dogs
#16
Hee-Sup Moon, Yong-Hyun Hwang, Hee-Chun Lee, Jae-Hoon Lee
The present study aimed to investigate the technical feasibility of percutaneous endoscopic mini-hemilaminectomy via a uniportal approach, and to evaluate the possibility of decompression and endoscopic examination of the thoracic and lumbar spinal canals in small dogs during such procedures. Fresh canine cadavers of mixed-breed dogs (n=7) were used in this study. Following injection of a barium and agarose mixture (BA-gel) to stimulate intervertebral disc herniation, percutaneous endoscopic mini-hemilaminectomy was performed using a lateral approach to the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740830/structure-activity-regulation-and-role-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-health-and-disease
#17
REVIEW
Cristina Mammucari, Gaia Gherardi, Rosario Rizzuto
Mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake plays a pivotal role both in cell energy balance and in cell fate determination. Studies on the role of mitochondrial Ca(2+) signaling in pathophysiology have been favored by the identification of the genes encoding the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) and its regulatory subunits. Thus, research carried on in the last years on one hand has determined the structure of the MCU complex and its regulation, on the other has uncovered the consequences of dysregulated mitochondrial Ca(2+) signaling in cell and tissue homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740702/dr-sebastien-gilbert-more-evidence-is-need-for-the-promotion-of-uniportal-vats-in-north-america
#18
Maxine Feng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740696/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy-and-resection-of-a-giant-thymoma-in-a-patient-witness-of-jehova
#19
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Ching Feng Wu, Mercedes de la Torre
A rare case of a giant thymoma in a patient witness of Jehova treated by single port thoracoscopic resection is reported. A 78-year-old man with chest pain and mild dyspnea had been previously diagnosed with giant thymoma went to our hospital and asked for second opinion of operation. Computed tomography showed a 12.5 cm × 9.5 cm × 10 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Under the request of this patient, he is only willing to receive minimal invasive surgery without blood transfusion. Thirty-six hours after surgical resection, the patient safely discharged from our hospital without complication...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740680/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-right-upper-lobectomy-and-systemic-mediastinal-lymph-nodes-dissection
#20
Jia He, Dongjie Ma, Shanqing Li
Along with the progresses that have been made in techniques and instruments, uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) became more and more popular. Here, we present the operation video of a 52-year-old female with early stage lung cancer in the right upper lobe (RUL), who underwent uniportal VATS right upper lobectomy and systemic mediastinal lymph nodes dissection performed by our team. The video demonstrated the Uniportal VATS techniques of hilar anatomy, bronchus and blood vessel separation, mediastinal lymph node areas exploration and en-bloc dissection...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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