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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641368/glomerular-hyperfiltration-in-obese-african-american-hypertensive-patients-is-associated-with-elevated-urinary-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number
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Alfonso Eirin, Ahmed Saad, John R Woollard, Luis A Juncos, David A Calhoun, Hui Tang, Amir Lerman, Stephen C Textor, Lilach O Lerman
BACKGROUND: Glomerular hyperfiltration may contribute to the high incidence of renal disease in Obese African Americans essential hypertensive (ObAAEH) patients, but the precise mechanisms responsible for renal injury have not been elucidated. Mitochondria are important determinants of renal injury in hypertension, and increased levels of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the urine may indicate renal mitochondrial injury. We hypothesized that urine mtDNA copy numbers would be higher in ObAAEH compared to Caucasian essential hypertensive (CEH) patients...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640805/high-confidence-assessment-of-functional-impact-of-human-mitochondrial-non-synonymous-genome-variations-by-apogee
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Stefano Castellana, Caterina Fusilli, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Tommaso Biagini, Daniele Capocefalo, Massimo Carella, Angelo Luigi Vescovi, Tommaso Mazza
24,189 are all the possible non-synonymous amino acid changes potentially affecting the human mitochondrial DNA. Only a tiny subset was functionally evaluated with certainty so far, while the pathogenicity of the vast majority was only assessed in-silico by software predictors. Since these tools proved to be rather incongruent, we have designed and implemented APOGEE, a machine-learning algorithm that outperforms all existing prediction methods in estimating the harmfulness of mitochondrial non-synonymous genome variations...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637217/experimental-support-that-natural-selection-has-shaped-the-latitudinal-distribution-of-mitochondrial-haplotypes-in-australian-drosophila-melanogaster
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M Florencia Camus, Jonci N Wolff, Carla M Sgrò, Damian K Dowling
Cellular metabolism is regulated by enzyme complexes within the mitochondrion, the function of which are sensitive to the prevailing temperature. Such thermal sensitivity, coupled with the observation that population frequencies of mitochondrial haplotypes tend to associate with latitude, altitude or climatic regions across species distributions, led to the hypothesis that thermal selection has played a role in shaping standing variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence. This hypothesis, however, remains controversial, and requires evidence that the distribution of haplotypes observed in nature corresponds with the capacity of these haplotypes to confer differences in thermal tolerance...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624287/variants-in-the-3-untranslated-region-of-the-ovine-acetyl-coenzyme-a-acyltransferase-2-gene-are-associated-with-dairy-traits-and-exhibit-differential-allelic-expression
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D Miltiadou, A L Hager-Theodorides, S Symeou, C Constantinou, A Psifidi, G Banos, O Tzamaloukas
The acetyl-CoA acyltransferase 2 (ACAA2) gene encodes an enzyme of the thiolase family that is involved in mitochondrial fatty acid elongation and degradation by catalyzing the last step of the respective β-oxidation pathway. The increased energy needs for gluconeogenesis and triglyceride synthesis during lactation are met primarily by increased fatty acid oxidation. Therefore, the ACAA2 enzyme plays an important role in the supply of energy and carbon substrates for lactation and may thus affect milk production traits...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622697/vitamin-c-and-doxycycline-a-synthetic-lethal-combination-therapy-targeting-metabolic-flexibility-in-cancer-stem-cells-cscs
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Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Gloria Bonuccelli, Marcello Maggiolini, Federica Sotgia, Michael P Lisanti
Here, we developed a new synthetic lethal strategy for further optimizing the eradication of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Briefly, we show that chronic treatment with the FDA-approved antibiotic Doxycycline effectively reduces cellular respiration, by targeting mitochondrial protein translation. The expression of four mitochondrial DNA encoded proteins (MT-ND3, MT-CO2, MT-ATP6 and MT-ATP8) is suppressed, by up to 35-fold. This high selection pressure metabolically synchronizes the surviving cancer cell sub-population towards a predominantly glycolytic phenotype, resulting in metabolic inflexibility...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618992/modulating-mitophagy-in-mitochondrial-disease
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Eszter Dombi, Heather Mortiboys, Joanna Poulton
Mitochondrial diseases may result from mutations in the maternally-inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or from mutations in nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial proteins. Their bi-genomic nature makes mitochondrial diseases a very heterogeneous group of disorders that can present at any age and can affect any type of tissue. The autophagic-lysosomal degradation pathway plays an important role in clearing dysfunctional and redundant mitochondria through a specific quality control mechanism termed mitophagy. Mitochondria could be targeted for autophagic degradation for a variety of reasons including basal turnover for recycling, starvation induced degradation, and degradation due to damage...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613037/results-of-a-collaborative-study-on-dna-identification-of-aged-bone-samples
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Daniel Vanek, Bruce Budowle, Jitka Dubska-Votrubova, Angie Ambers, Jan Frolik, Martin Pospisek, Ahmed Anwar Al Afeefi, Khalid Ismaeil Al Hosani, Marie Allen, Khudooma Saeed Al Naimi, Dina Al Salafi, Wafa Ali Rashid Al Tayyari, Wendy Arguetaa, Michel Bottinelli, Magdalena M Bus, Jan Cemper-Kiesslich, Olivier Cepil, Greet De Cock, Stijn Desmyter, Hamid El Amri, Hicham El Ossmani, Ruth Galdies, Sebastian Grün, Francois Guidet, Anna Hoefges, Cristian Bogdan Iancu, Petra Lotz, Alessandro Maresca, Marion Nagy, Jindrich Novotny, Hajar Rachid, Jessica Rothe, Marguerethe Stenersen, Mishel Stephenson, Alain Stevanovitch, Juliane Strien, Denilce R Sumita, Joanna Vella, Judith Zander
AIM: A collaborative exercise with several institutes was organized by the Forensic DNA Service (FDNAS) and the Institute of the Legal Medicine, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, with the aim to test performance of different laboratories carrying out DNA analysis of relatively old bone samples. METHODS: Eighteen laboratories participating in the collaborative exercise were asked to perform DNA typing of two samples of bone powder...
June 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601509/olaparib-hydroxamic-acid-derivatives-as-dual-parp-and-hdac-inhibitors-for-cancer-therapy
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Zigao Yuan, Shaopeng Chen, Qinsheng Sun, Ning Wang, Dan Li, Shuangshuang Miao, Chunmei Gao, Yuzong Chen, Chunyan Tan, Yuyang Jiang
Olaparib was the first PARP inhibitor approved by the FDA for patients with BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer. Recent studies have demonstrated enhanced anticancer effects of combination therapy consisting of olaparib and HDAC inhibitors. Herein, based on rational drug design strategy, hydroxamic acid derivatives of olaparib were constructed as dual PARP and HDAC inhibitors. These hybrid compounds showed potent inhibitory activities against PARP1/2 and HDAC1/6 with IC50 values in the nanomolar range. Furthermore, compound P1 exhibited broad-spectrum antiproliferative activities in selected human cancer cell lines...
May 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600986/neonatal-exposure-to-environmental-pollutants-and-placental-mitochondrial-dna-content-a-multi-pollutant-approach
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Annette Vriens, Tim S Nawrot, Willy Baeyens, Elly Den Hond, Liesbeth Bruckers, Adrian Covaci, Kim Croes, Sam De Craemer, Eva Govarts, Nathalie Lambrechts, Ilse Loots, Vera Nelen, Martien Peusens, Stefaan De Henauw, Greet Schoeters, Michelle Plusquin
BACKGROUND: Placental mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content can be indicative of oxidative damage to the placenta during fetal development and is responsive to external stressors. In utero exposure to environmental pollutants that may influence placental mtDNA needs further exploration. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated if placental mtDNA content is altered by environmental pollution in newborns and identified pollutants independently associated to alterations in placental mtDNA content...
June 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599627/pre-quaternary-divergence-and-subsequent-radiation-explain-longitudinal-patterns-of-genetic-and-morphological-variation-in-the-striped-skink-heremites-vittatus
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Felix Baier, Andreas Schmitz, Hedwig Sauer-Gürth, Michael Wink
BACKGROUND: Many animal and plant species in the Middle East and northern Africa have a predominantly longitudinal distribution, extending from Iran and Turkey along the eastern Mediterranean coast into northern Africa. These species are potentially characterized by longitudinal patterns of biological diversity, but little is known about the underlying biogeographic mechanisms and evolutionary timescales. We examined these questions in the striped skink, Heremites vittatus, one such species with a roughly longitudinal distribution across the Middle East and northern Africa, by analyzing range-wide patterns of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence and multi-trait morphological variation...
June 9, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575808/induction-of-apoptosis-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cell-line-hct-116-by-a-vanadium-schiff-base-complex
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Abhinaba Sinha, Kaushik Banerjee, Arpita Banerjee, Avijit Sarkar, Manisha Ahir, Arghya Adhikary, Mitali Chatterjee, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri
Vanadium compounds are well known for their therapeutic interventions against several diseases. Various biochemical attributes of vanadium complexes inspired us to evaluate the cancer cell killing efficacy of the vanadium complex, viz., vanadyl N-(2-hydroxyacetophenone) glycinate [VO(NG)2]. Previously we showed that VO(NG)2 is an effective anticancer agent in in vitro and in vivo cancer models and imposed miniscule side effects. Herein we report that VO(NG)2 is significantly cytotoxic to various cancer cell lines...
May 30, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554526/quantitative-sybr-green-qpcr-technique-for-the-detection-of-the-nematode-parasite-anisakis-in-commercial-fish-derived-food
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Carla Godínez-González, Xavier Roca-Geronès, Beatriz Cancino-Faure, Isabel Montoliu, Roser Fisa
The extensive presence of anisakids in fish for human consumption has become a problem of food safety and quality. The aim of this study was to develop and assess the performance of a quantitative SYBR Green qPCR assay for the detection and quantification of Anisakis DNA in fish by-products. L3 nematode larvae of A. simplex (s.l.) (n=510), A. physeteris (n=3), Hysterothylacium sp. (n=10) and Pseudoterranova sp. (n=1), isolated from blue whiting, horse mackerel and monkfish, were used for the optimization of the molecular assay...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551263/identification-of-a-chicken-gallus-gallus-endogenous-reference-gene-actb-and-its-application-in-meat-adulteration
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Wenjin Xiang, Ying Shang, Qin Wang, Yuancong Xu, Pengyu Zhu, Kunlun Huang, Wentao Xu
The genes commonly used to determine meat species are mainly mitochondrial, but the copy numbers of such genes are high, meaning they cannot be accurately quantified. In this paper, for the first time, the chromosomal gene Actb was selected as an endogenous reference gene for chicken species. It was assayed in four different chicken varieties and 16 other species using both qualitative and quantitative PCR. No amplification of the Actb gene was found in species other than chicken and no allelic variations were detected in chicken...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543759/abrus-agglutinin-promotes-irreparable-dna-damage-by-triggering-ros-generation-followed-by-atm-p73-mediated-apoptosis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Niharika Sinha, Prashanta Kumar Panda, Prajna Paramita Naik, Durgesh Nandini Das, Subhadip Mukhopadhyay, Tapas K Maiti, Muthu K Shanmugam, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, M E Zayed, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Gautam Sethi, Rajesh Agarwal, Sujit K Bhutia
Oral cancer, a type of head and neck cancer, is ranked as one of the top most malignancies in India. Herein, we evaluated the anticancer efficacy of Abrus agglutinin (AGG), a plant lectin, in oral squamous cell carcinoma. AGG selectively inhibited cell growth, and caused cell cycle arrest and mitochondrial apoptosis through a reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated ATM-p73 dependent pathway in FaDu cells. AGG-induced ROS accumulation was identified as the major mechanism regulating apoptosis, DNA damage and DNA-damage response, which were significantly reversed by ROS scavenger N-acetylcysteine (NAC)...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542490/repeated-bouts-of-exhaustive-exercise-increase-circulating-cell-free-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-without-development-of-tolerance-in-healthy-men
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Robert Stawski, Konrad Walczak, Piotr Kosielski, Pawel Meissner, Tomasz Budlewski, Gianluca Padula, Dariusz Nowak
OBJECTIVE: Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). We tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in healthy men. METHODS: Eleven average-trained men (age 34.0±5.2 years, body mass index 26.2±3.1 kg/m2, maximal oxygen consumption-VO2max 49.6±4.5 ml/kg*min) performed three treadmill exercise tests to exhaustion at speed corresponding to 70% VO2max separated by 72 hours of resting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538623/impact-of-a-novel-pi3-kinase-inhibitor-in-preventing-mitochondrial-dna-damage-and-damage-associated-molecular-pattern-accumulation-results-from-the-biochronicity-project
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George E Black, Kyle K Sokol, Donald M Moe, Jon Simmons, David Muscat, Victor Pastukh, Gina Capley, Olena Gorodnya, Mykhalo Ruchko, Mark B Roth, Mark Gillespie, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in the management of severely injured patients, development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) remains a morbid complication of traumatic shock. One of the key attributes of MODS is a profound bioenergetics crisis, for which the mediators and mechanisms are poorly understood. We hypothesized that metabolic uncoupling using an experimental PI3-kinase inhibitor, LY294002 (LY), may prevent mitochondrial abnormalities that lead to the generation of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage and the release of mtDNA damage associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) METHODS: 16 swine were studied using LY294002 (LY), a non-selective PI3-KI: Animals were assigned to Trauma only (TO, N=3); LY drug only (LYO, N=3); and Experimental (N=10), trauma + drug (LY+T) groups...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527957/streptozotocin-alters-glucose-transport-connexin-expression-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-functions-in-neurons-and-astrocytes
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Joyshree Biswas, Sonam Gupta, Dinesh Kumar Verma, Sarika Singh
The study was undertaken to explore the cell-specific streptozotocin (STZ)-induced mechanistic alterations. STZ-induced rodent model is a well-established experimental model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in our previous studies we have established it as an in vitro screening model of AD by employing N2A neuronal cells. Therefore, STZ was selected in the present study to understand the STZ-induced cell-specific alterations by utilizing neuronal N2A and astrocytes C6 cells. Both neuronal and astrocyte cells were treated with STZ at 10, 50, 100 and 1000μM concentrations for 48h...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525660/polymorphism-of-mitochondrial-dna-in-the-brazilian-canind%C3%A3-goat-breed
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N M V Silva, E C Pimenta Filho, J K G Arandas, M A Gomes Filho, E Ferreira, I Del Cerro, C Fonseca, M N Ribeiro
The success of the geographical distribution of goat populations around the world is a consequence of the adaptive potential of these breeds. Several relevant traits to the success of the species in colonizing different ecosystems (and use by man) evolved before domestication. These features were relevant for the selection of different breeds. Each breed represents a genetic heritage that may be unique and essential for maintaining the species. The objective of this study was to catalog the mtDNA haplotypes of the Brazilian autochthonous Canindé goat breed and to characterize the genetic diversity observed in subpopulations by sequencing a 481-bp fragment corresponding to the first portion of the control region in 178 individuals from 10 herds, sampled in six Brazilian states...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514834/antitumor-activity-of-brazilian-red-propolis-fractions-against-hep-2-cancer-cell-line
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Caroline Olivieri da Silva Frozza, Denis Amilton Santos, Luciane Corbellini Rufatto, Luciane Minetto, Fernando Joel Scariot, Sergio Echeverrigaray, Claus Tröger Pich, Sidnei Moura, Francine Ferreira Padilha, Sibele Borsuk, Lucielli Savegnago, Tiago Collares, Fabiana Kömmling Seixas, Odir Dellagostin, Mariana Roesch-Ely, João Antonio Pêgas Henriques
Continuous increases in the rates of tumor diseases have highlighted the need for identification of novel and inexpensive antitumor agents from natural sources. In this study, we investigated the effects of enriched fraction from hydroalcoholic Brazilian red propolis extract against Hep-2 cancer cell line. Initially 201 fractions were arranged in 12 groups according to their chromatographic characteristics (A-L). After an in vitro cell viability screening, J and L were further selected as promising enriched fractions for this study...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512002/cell-surface-g-protein-coupled-receptors-for-tumor-associated-metabolites-a-direct-link-to-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cancer
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Bojana Ristic, Yangzom D Bhutia, Vadivel Ganapathy
Mitochondria are the sites of pyruvate oxidation, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, ketogenesis, and fatty acid oxidation. Attenuation of mitochondrial function is one of the most significant changes that occurs in tumor cells, directly linked to oncogenesis, angiogenesis, Warburg effect, and epigenetics. In particular, three mitochondrial enzymes are inactivated in cancer: pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA synthase-2 (HMGCS2). These enzymes are subject to regulation via acetylation/deacetylation...
May 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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