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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143358/melatonin-improves-survival-and-respiratory-activity-of-yeast-cells-challenged-by-alpha-synuclein-and-menadione
#1
Mariana A Zampol, Mario H Barros
One of the hallmarks of Parkinson disease is α-synuclein aggregate deposition that leads to ER stress, Golgi fragmentation, and impaired energy metabolism with consequent redox imbalance. In the last decade, many studies have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model in order to explore the intracellular consequences of α-synuclein overexpression. In this study we propose to evaluate the respiratory outcome of yeast cells expressing α-synuclein. Cell viability, or growth on selective media for respiratory activity was mainly affected in the α-synuclein expressing cells if they were also treated with menadione, which stimulates ROS production...
November 16, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142100/abnormal-visual-gain-control-and-excitotoxicity-in-early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-drosophila-models
#2
Marc Mason Himmelberg, Ryan J H West, Christopher J H Elliott, Alex R Wade
The excitotoxic theory of Parkinson's disease (PD) hypothesises that a pathophysiological degeneration of dopaminergic neurons stems from neural hyperactivity at early stages of disease, leading to mitochondrial stress and cell death. Recent research has harnessed the visual system of Drosophila PD models to probe this hypothesis. Here, we investigate whether abnormal visual sensitivity and excitotoxicity occur in early-onset PD Drosophila models DJ-1Δ72, DJ1-Δ93, and PINK15. We used an electroretinogram to record steady state visually evoked potentials driven by temporal contrast stimuli...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138117/melatonin-protects-against-behavioral-deficits-dopamine-loss-and-oxidative-stress-in-homocysteine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Rajib Paul, Banashree Chetia Phukan, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Pallab Bhattacharya, Anupom Borah
AIM: Hyperhomocysteinemia and homocysteine (Hcy) mediated dopaminergic neurotoxicity is a matter of concern in the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD). Our previous study established the involvement of oxidative stress in the substantia nigra (SN) of Hcy rat model of PD; however, the role of antioxidants, such as melatonin, was not tested in this model. MAIN METHODS: Melatonin (10, 20 and 30mg/kg, i.p.) was administered to rats injected with Hcy in right SN (1...
November 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137980/interaction-of-alpha-synuclein-with-cytogaligin-a-protein-encoded-by-the-proapoptotic-gene-galig
#4
Saïd El Haddad, Amandine Serrano, Thierry Normand, Chloé Robin, Martine Dubois, Fabienne Brule-Morabito, Lucile Mollet, Stéphane Charpentier, Alain Legrand
GALIG, an internal gene to the human galectin-3 gene, encodes two distinct proteins, Mitogaligin and Cytogaligin through translation of a unique mRNA in two overlapping alternative reading frames. When overexpressed GALIG induces apoptosis. In cultured cells, Mitogaligin destabilizes mitochondria membranes through interaction with cardiolipin. Little is known regarding the role of Cytogaligin. This protein displays multiple subcellular localizations; cytosol, nucleus, and mitochondria. We illustrate here that Cytogaligin is also secreted in the extracellular medium...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132391/nadph-oxidases-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
#5
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Karim Belarbi, Elodie Cuvelier, Alain Destée, Bernard Gressier, Marie-Christine Chartier-Harlin
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive movement neurodegenerative disease associated with a loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the brain. Oxidative stress, a condition that occurs due to imbalance in oxidant and antioxidant status, is thought to play an important role in dopaminergic neurotoxicity. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases are multi-subunit enzymatic complexes that generate reactive oxygen species as their primary function. Increased immunoreactivities for the NADPH oxidases catalytic subunits Nox1, Nox2 and Nox4 have been reported in the brain of PD patients...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129681/decreased-sirtuin-deacetylase-activity-in-lrrk2-g2019s-ipsc-derived-dopaminergic-neurons
#6
Andrew J Schwab, Samantha L Sison, Michael R Meade, Katarzyna A Broniowska, John A Corbett, Allison D Ebert
Mitochondrial changes have long been implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The glycine to serine mutation (G2019S) in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) is the most common genetic cause for PD and has been shown to impair mitochondrial function and morphology in multiple model systems. We analyzed mitochondrial function in LRRK2 G2019S induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons to determine whether the G2019S mutation elicits similar mitochondrial deficits among central and peripheral nervous system neuron subtypes...
October 31, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128334/a-map-of-human-mitochondrial-protein-interactions-linked-to-neurodegeneration-reveals-new-mechanisms-of-redox-homeostasis-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Ramy H Malty, Hiroyuki Aoki, Ashwani Kumar, Sadhna Phanse, Shahreen Amin, Qingzhou Zhang, Zoran Minic, Florian Goebels, Gabriel Musso, Zhuoran Wu, Hosam Abou-Tok, Michael Meyer, Viktor Deineko, Sandy Kassir, Vishaldeep Sidhu, Matthew Jessulat, Nichollas E Scott, Xuejian Xiong, James Vlasblom, Bhanu Prasad, Leonard J Foster, Tiziana Alberio, Barbara Garavaglia, Haiyuan Yu, Gary D Bader, Ken Nakamura, John Parkinson, Mohan Babu
Mitochondrial protein (MP) dysfunction has been linked to neurodegenerative disorders (NDs); however, the discovery of the molecular mechanisms underlying NDs has been impeded by the limited characterization of interactions governing MP function. Here, using mass spectrometry (MS)-based analysis of 210 affinity-purified mitochondrial (mt) fractions isolated from 27 epitope-tagged human ND-linked MPs in HEK293 cells, we report a high-confidence MP network including 1,964 interactions among 772 proteins (>90% previously unreported)...
November 7, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123128/pink1-mediated-phosphorylation-of-letm1-regulates-mitochondrial-calcium-transport-and-protects-neurons-against-mitochondrial-stress
#8
En Huang, Dianbo Qu, Tianwen Huang, Nicoletta Rizzi, Wassamon Boonying, Dorothy Krolak, Paolo Ciana, John Woulfe, Christine Klein, Ruth S Slack, Daniel Figeys, David S Park
Mutations in PTEN-induced kinase 1 (PINK1) result in a recessive familial form of Parkinson's disease (PD). PINK1 loss is associated with mitochondrial Ca(2+) mishandling, mitochondrial dysfunction, as well as increased neuronal vulnerability. Here we demonstrate that PINK1 directly interacts with and phosphorylates LETM1 at Thr192 in vitro. Phosphorylated LETM1 or the phospho-mimetic LETM1-T192E increase calcium release in artificial liposomes and facilitates calcium transport in intact mitochondria. Expression of LETM1-T192E but not LETM1-wild type (WT) rescues mitochondrial calcium mishandling in PINK1-deficient neurons...
November 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121267/loss-of-chchd10-chchd2-complexes-required-for-respiration-underlies-the-pathogenicity-of-a-chchd10-mutation-in-als
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Isabella R Straub, Alexander Janer, Woranontee Weraarpachai, Lorne Zinman, Janice Robertson, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Eric A Shoubridge
CHCHD10 and its paralogue CHCHD2 belong to a family of twin CX9C motif proteins, most of which localize to the intermembrane space of mitochondria. Dominant mutations in CHCHD10 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD), and mutations in CHCHD2 have been associated with Parkinson's disease, but the function of these proteins remains unknown. Here we show that the p.R15L CHCHD10 variant in ALS patient fibroblasts destabilizes the protein, leading to a defect in the assembly of complex I, impaired cellular respiration, mitochondrial hyperfusion, an increase in the steady-state level of CHCHD2, and a severe proliferation defect on galactose, a substrate that forces cells to synthesize virtually all of their ATP aerobically...
November 7, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120065/biallelic-mutations-in-mitochondrial-tryptophanyl-trna-synthetase-cause-levodopa-rresponsive-infantile-onset-parkinsonism
#10
E A Burke, S J Frucht, K Thompson, L A Wolfe, T Yokoyama, M Bertoni, Y Huang, M Sincan, D R Adams, R W Taylor, W A Gahl, C Toro, M C V Malicdan
Mitochondrial aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (mtARSs) are essential, ubiquitously expressed enzymes that covalently attach amino acids to their corresponding tRNA molecules during translation of mitochondrial genes. Deleterious variants in the mtARS genes cause a diverse array of phenotypes, many of which involve the nervous system. Moreover, distinct mutations in mtARSs often cause different clinical manifestations. Recently, the gene encoding mitochondrial tryptophanyl tRNA synthetase (WARS2) was reported to cause two different neurological phenotypes, a form of autosomal recessive intellectual disability and a syndrome of severe infantile-onset leukoencephalopathy...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112723/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-of-the-als-ftld-protein-chchd10-reveal-novel-mitochondrial-topology-and-protein-interactions
#11
S R Burstein, F Valsecchi, H Kawamata, M Bourens, R Zeng, A Zuberi, T A Milner, S M Cloonan, C Lutz, A Barrientos, G Manfredi
Mutations in coiled-coil-helix-coiled-coil-helix-domain containing 10 (CHCHD10), a mitochondrial twin CX9C protein whose function is still unknown, cause myopathy, motor neuron disease, frontotemporal dementia, and Parkinson's disease. Here, we investigate CHCHD10 topology and its protein interactome, as well as the effects of CHCHD10 depletion or expression of disease-associated mutations in wild-type cells. We find that CHCHD10 associates with membranes in the mitochondrial intermembrane space, where it interacts with a closely related protein, CHCHD2...
November 3, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108286/park14-pla2g6-mutants-are-defective-in-preventing-rotenone-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-ros-generation-and-activation-of-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
#12
Ching-Chi Chiu, Tu-Hsueh Yeh, Chin-Song Lu, Yin-Cheng Huang, Yi-Chuan Cheng, Ying-Zu Huang, Yi-Hsin Weng, Yu-Chuan Liu, Szu-Chia Lai, Ying-Ling Chen, Yu-Jie Chen, Chao-Lang Chen, Hsin-Yi Chen, Yan-Wei Lin, Hung-Li Wang
Mutations in the gene encoding Ca(2+)-independent phospholipase A2 group 6 (PLA2G6) cause the recessive familial type 14 of Parkinson's disease (PARK14). Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). PLA2G6 is believed to be required for maintaining mitochondrial function. In the present study, rotenone-induced cellular model of PD was used to investigate possible molecular pathogenic mechanism of PARK14 mutant PLA2G6-induced PD. Overexpression of wild-type (WT) PLA2G6 ameliorated rotenone-induced apoptotic death of SH-SY5Y dopaminergic cells...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107085/hsp70-participates-in-pink1-mediated-mitophagy-by-regulating-the-stability-of-pink1
#13
Qian Zheng, Chuxin Huang, Jifeng Guo, Jieqiong Tan, Chunyu Wang, Beisha Tang, Hainan Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Loss-of function mutations in PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1) is one of the most common causes of autosomal recessive Parkinson's disease (PD). PINK1-mediated mitophagy is critical to mitochondrial quality control and plays an important role in PD pathogenesis. Therefore, identifying the regulatory mechanisms of PINK1 expression may provide novel opportunities for PD therapy. Heat-shock protein 70kDa (Hsp70) is involved in neuroprotection as a molecular chaperone in neurodegenerative disorders such as PD...
October 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104115/lowered-ipla2%C3%AE-activity-causes-increased-mitochondrial-lipid-peroxidation-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-a-rotenone-induced-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#14
Honglu Chao, Yinlong Liu, Xian Fu, Xiupeng Xu, Zhongyuan Bao, Chao Lin, Zheng Li, Yan Liu, Xiaoming Wang, Yongping You, Ning Liu, Jing Ji
iPLA2γ, calcium-independent phospholipase A2γ, discerningly hydrolyses glycerophospholipids to liberate free fatty acids. iPLA2γ-deficiency has been associated with abnormal mitochondrial function. More importantly, the iPLA2 family is causative proteins in mitochondrial neurodegenerative disorders such as parkinsonian disorders. However, the mechanisms by which iPLA2γ affects Parkinson's disease (PD) remain unknown. Mitochondrion stress has a key part in rotenone-induced dopaminergic neuronal degeneration...
November 2, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102411/what-can-mitochondrial-dna-analysis-tell-us-about-mood-disorders
#15
REVIEW
Takaoki Kasahara, Tadafumi Kato
Variants in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial proteins in bipolar disorder, depression, or other psychiatric disorders have been studied for decades, since mitochondrial dysfunction was first suggested in the brains of patients with these diseases. Candidate gene association studies initially resulted in findings compatible with the mitochondrial dysfunction hypothesis. Many of those studies, however, were conducted with modest sample sizes (N < 1000), which could cause false positive findings...
September 21, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100808/mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-locomotor-activity-are-altered-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-after-exposure-to-the-bipyridylium-herbicide-diquat
#16
Xiao H Wang, Christopher L Souders, Yuan H Zhao, Christopher J Martyniuk
Diquat is a non-selective bipyridylium herbicide which has replaced its sister compound paraquat, as paraquat is associated to an increased risk for Parkinson's disease. However, the propensity of diquat to propagate reactive oxygen species ensures that diquat remains an exposure risk in non-target organisms. In this study, zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos were exposed to diquat (1, 10, 100μM) beginning at ∼6hours post fertilization for up to 7days to learn more about the mechanisms underlying diquat toxicity during vertebrate development...
October 31, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100525/modulating-the-catalytic-activity-of-ampk-has-neuroprotective-effects-against-%C3%AE-synuclein-toxicity
#17
Wojciech Bobela, Sameer Nazeeruddin, Graham Knott, Patrick Aebischer, Bernard L Schneider
BACKGROUND: Metabolic perturbations and slower renewal of cellular components associated with aging increase the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD). Declining activity of AMPK, a critical cellular energy sensor, may therefore contribute to neurodegeneration. METHODS: Here, we overexpress various genetic variants of the catalytic AMPKα subunit to determine how AMPK activity affects the survival and function of neurons overexpressing human α-synuclein in vivo. RESULTS: Both AMPKα1 and α2 subunits have neuroprotective effects against human α-synuclein toxicity in nigral dopaminergic neurons...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100444/relationship-between-mitochondrial-dna-a10398g-polymorphism-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
#18
Feifei Hua, Xiaona Zhang, Binghui Hou, Li Xue, Anmu Xie
Many studies have researched the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) A10398G in Parkinson's disease (PD) to determine the association between mtDNA A10398G and PD, but the results of their research were not consistent. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to demonstrate the connection between mtDNA A10398G and the susceptibility of PD. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, Springer Link, EMBASE and EBSCO databases up to identify relevant studies. Through strict inclusion and exclusion criteria, at last, 9 studies (total 3381 cases and 2810 controls) were included in our meta-analysis...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097687/genome-scale-single-cell-mechanical-phenotyping-reveals-disease-related-genes-involved-in-mitotic-rounding
#19
Yusuke Toyoda, Cedric J Cattin, Martin P Stewart, Ina Poser, Mirko Theis, Teymuras V Kurzchalia, Frank Buchholz, Anthony A Hyman, Daniel J Müller
To divide, most animal cells drastically change shape and round up against extracellular confinement. Mitotic cells facilitate this process by generating intracellular pressure, which the contractile actomyosin cortex directs into shape. Here, we introduce a genome-scale microcantilever- and RNAi-based approach to phenotype the contribution of > 1000 genes to the rounding of single mitotic cells against confinement. Our screen analyzes the rounding force, pressure and volume of mitotic cells and localizes selected proteins...
November 2, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097102/-sno-storms-compromise-protein-activity-and-mitochondrial-metabolism-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Tomohiro Nakamura, Stuart A Lipton
The prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), is currently a major public health concern due to the lack of efficient disease-modifying therapeutic options. Recent evidence suggests that mitochondrial dysfunction and nitrosative/oxidative stress are key common mediators of pathogenesis. In this review, we highlight molecular mechanisms linking NO-dependent post-translational modifications, such as cysteine S-nitrosylation and tyrosine nitration, to abnormal mitochondrial metabolism...
October 30, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
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