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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920922/g%C3%AE-13-ablation-reprograms-myofibers-to-oxidative-phenotype-and-enhances-whole-body-metabolism
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Ja Hyun Koo, Tae Hyun Kim, Shi-Young Park, Min Sung Joo, Chang Yeob Han, Cheol Soo Choi, Sang Geon Kim
Skeletal muscle is a key organ in energy homeostasis owing to its high requirement for nutrients. Heterotrimeric G proteins converge signals from cell-surface receptors to potentiate or blunt responses against environmental changes. Here, we show that muscle-specific ablation of Gα13 in mice promotes reprogramming of myofibers to the oxidative type, with resultant increases in mitochondrial biogenesis and cellular respiration. Mechanistically, Gα13 and its downstream effector RhoA suppressed nuclear factor of activated T cells 1 (NFATc1), a chief regulator of myofiber conversion, by increasing Rho-associated kinase 2-mediated (Rock2-mediated) phosphorylation at Ser243...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917665/improving-mitochondrial-function-significantly-reduces-metabolic-visual-motor-and-cognitive-decline-in-aged-drosophila-melanogaster
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Tobias W Weinrich, Ariathney Coyne, Thomas E Salt, Christopher Hogg, Glen Jeffery
Mitochondria play a major role in aging. Over time, mutations accumulate in mitochondrial DNA leading to reduced adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production and increased production of damaging reactive oxygen species. If cells fail to cope, they die. Reduced ATP will result in declining cellular membrane potentials leading to reduced central nervous system function. However, aged mitochondrial function is improved by long wavelength light (670 nm) absorbed by cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondrial respiration...
August 30, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916541/a-proteomic-atlas-of-insulin-signalling-reveals-tissue-specific-mechanisms-of-longevity-assurance
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Luke S Tain, Robert Sehlke, Chirag Jain, Manopriya Chokkalingam, Nagarjuna Nagaraj, Paul Essers, Mark Rassner, Sebastian Grönke, Jenny Froelich, Christoph Dieterich, Matthias Mann, Nazif Alic, Andreas Beyer, Linda Partridge
Lowered activity of the insulin/IGF signalling (IIS) network can ameliorate the effects of ageing in laboratory animals and, possibly, humans. Although transcriptome remodelling in long-lived IIS mutants has been extensively documented, the causal mechanisms contributing to extended lifespan, particularly in specific tissues, remain unclear. We have characterized the proteomes of four key insulin-sensitive tissues in a long-lived Drosophila IIS mutant and control, and detected 44% of the predicted proteome (6,085 proteins)...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915557/loss-of-p16-ink4a-stimulates-aberrant-mitochondrial-biogenesis-through-a-cdk4-rb-independent-pathway
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Ethika Tyagi, Bin Liu, Chelsea Li, Tong Liu, Jared Rutter, Douglas Grossman
The tumor suppressor p16INK4A (p16) inhibits cell cycle progression through the CDK4/Rb pathway. We have previously shown that p16 regulates cellular oxidative stress, independent of its role in cell cycle control. We investigated whether loss of p16 had a direct impact on the mitochondria. We found that p16-null primary mouse fibroblasts (PMFs) displayed increased mitochondrial mass and expression of mitochondrial respiratory subunit proteins compared to wild-type (WT) PMFs. These findings in p16-null PMFs were associated with increased expression of the mitochondrial biogenesis transcription factors PRC and TFAM...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903497/downregulation-of-tmem70-in-rat-liver-cells-after-hepatocarcinogen-treatment-related-to-the-warburg-effect-in-hepatocarcinogenesis-producing-gst-p-expressing-proliferative-lesions
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Sayaka Mizukami, Yousuke Watanabe, Kota Nakajima, Yasuko Hasegawa-Baba, Meilan Jin, Toshinori Yoshida, Makoto Shibutani
We previously observed downregulation of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation-related protein, TMEM70, which is suggestive of disrupted cellular senescence, in GST-P-expressing (+) proliferative lesions from early hepatocarcinogenesis stages in rats. The present study investigated the immunohistochemical relationship between TMEM70 downregulation and cellular metabolic changes in carcinogenic processes, as well as the onset of the liver cell respiratory changes after repeated hepatocarcinogen treatment in rats...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900160/induction-of-oxidative-metabolism-by-the-p38%C3%AE-mk2-pathway
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Natalia Trempolec, Juan Pablo Muñoz, Konstantin Slobodnyuk, Silvia Marin, Marta Cascante, Antonio Zorzano, Angel R Nebreda
Adequate responses to environmental stresses are essential for cell survival. The regulation of cellular energetics that involves mitochondrial energy production and oxidative stress is central in the process of stress adaptation and response. The p38α signalling pathway plays a key role in the response to stress stimuli by orchestrating multiple cellular processes. However, prolonged activation of the p38α pathway results in impaired cell proliferation and can lead to cell death. Here we use a system to specifically activate p38α signalling and show that sustained activation of this pathway suffices to induce important metabolic changes, including high dependence on glucose for cell survival, increased consumption of glutamine, enhanced respiration rate and elevated production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899927/mir-138-protects-cardiac-cells-against-hypoxia-through-modulation-of-glucose-metabolism-by-targeting-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-kinase-1-pdk1
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Hang Zhu, Hao Xue, Qin-Hua Jin, Jun Guo, Yun-Dai Chen
Dysfunction of cardiac cells under hypoxia has been identified as an essential event leading to myocytes functional failure. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are importantly regulatory small-noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression through the direct binding of 3'UTR region of their target mRNAs (12). Recent studies have demonstrated that miRNAs are aberrantly expressed in the cardiovascular system under pathological conditions (13-17). Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase 1 (PDK1) is a kinase which phosphorylates Pyruvate Dehydrogenase to inactivate it, leading to elevated anaerobic glycolysis and decreased cellular respiration...
September 12, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879612/how-long-noncoding-rnas-enforce-their-will-on-mitochondrial-activity-regulation-of-mitochondrial-respiration-reactive-oxygen-species-production-apoptosis-and-metabolic-reprogramming-in-cancer
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Boel De Paepe, Steve Lefever, Pieter Mestdagh
The cellular transcriptome contains a wide diversity of untranslated RNAs, of which the class of regulatory long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) has only recently been recognized. Evidence swiftly accumulates of lncRNAs influencing mitochondrial activities of eukaryotic cells, and perturbed expression is conspicuously associated with human diseases. In this review, we describe the multifaceted effects of lncRNAs on mitochondrial function, more particularly on the balance between oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis, on the production of reactive oxygen species, and on apoptosis in human cells...
September 6, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877030/radiation-mitigating-properties-of-intranasally-administered-kl4-surfactant-in-a-murine-model-of-radiation-induced-lung-damage
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Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Ralph A Pietrofesa, Evguenia Arguiri, Constantinos Koumenis, Robert Segal
The threat of exposure to ionizing radiation from a nuclear reactor accident or deliberate terrorist actions is a significant public health concern. The lung is particularly susceptible to radiation-induced injury from external sources or inhalation of radioactive particles from radioactive fallout. Radiation-induced lung disease can manifest with an acute radiation pneumonitis and/or delayed effects leading to pulmonary fibrosis. As prior warning of radiation exposure is unlikely, medical countermeasures (MCMs) to mitigate radiation-induced lung disease that can be given in mass-casualty situations many hours or days postirradiation are needed to prevent both early and late lung damage...
September 6, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874749/structural-and-pharmacological-basis-for-the-induction-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-by-formoterol-but-not-clenbuterol
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Robert B Cameron, Craig C Beeson, Rick G Schnellmann
Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with numerous acute and chronic degenerative diseases. The beta-2 adrenergic receptor (β2AR) agonist formoterol induces mitochondrial biogenesis (MB), but other β2AR agonists, such as clenbuterol, do not. We sought to identify the MB signaling pathway of formoterol and the differences in signaling between these two ligands that result in the differential induction of MB. While formoterol and clenbuterol increased cAMP, only formoterol increased the phosphorylation of Akt and its downstream target eNOS...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874733/mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-sensitivity-to-opening-and-mechanistic-dependence-on-substrate-availability
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Thomas Briston, Malcolm Roberts, Sian Lewis, Ben Powney, James M Staddon, Gyorgy Szabadkai, Michael R Duchen
Mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake has a key role in cellular Ca(2+) homeostasis. Excessive matrix Ca(2+) concentrations, especially when coincident with oxidative stress, precipitate opening of an inner mitochondrial membrane, high-conductance channel: the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP). mPTP opening has been implicated as a final cell death pathway in numerous diseases and therefore understanding conditions dictating mPTP opening is crucial for developing targeted therapies. Here, we have investigated the impact of mitochondrial metabolic state on the probability and consequences of mPTP opening...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871539/mitochondrial-respiration-and-oxygen-tension
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Daniel S Shaw, Karlia Meitha, Michael J Considine, Christine H Foyer
Measurements of respiration and oxygen tension in plant organs allow a precise understanding of mitochondrial capacity and function within the context of cellular oxygen metabolism. Here we describe methods that can be routinely used for the isolation of intact mitochondria, and the determination of respiratory electron transport, together with techniques for in vivo determination of oxygen tension and measurement of respiration by both CO2 production and O2 consumption that enables calculation of the respiratory quotient [CO2]/[O2]...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871531/a-method-for-imaging-oxygen-distribution-and-respiration-at-a-microscopic-level-of-resolution
#13
Hardy Rolletschek, Gregor Liebsch
Conventional oxygen (micro-) sensors assess oxygen concentration within a particular region or across a transect of tissue, but provide no information regarding its bidimensional distribution. Here, a novel imaging technology is presented, in which an optical sensor foil (i.e., the planar optode) is attached to the surface of the sample. The sensor converts a fluorescent signal into an oxygen value. Since each single image captures an entire area of the sample surface, the system is able to deduce the distribution of oxygen at a resolution level of few micrometers...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871530/coupling-radiotracer-experiments-with-chemical-fractionation-for-the-estimation-of-respiratory-fluxes
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Toshihiro Obata, Laise Rosado-Souza, Alisdair R Fernie
Carbohydrates catabolized via respiratory processes are not only used for energy production but also for biosynthesis of cellular components including soluble molecules (sugars, amino acids, organic acids, and their derivatives) and insoluble macromolecules (proteins, starch, and cell wall). Radiotracer experiments using (14)C-labeled glucose provide a global picture of the fate of respired carbon in the metabolic network. This method is based on a chemical fractionation of biomolecules in (14)C-glucose fed plant materials and the subsequent determination of radioactivity in each fraction...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871145/reversible-keap1-inhibitors-are-preferential-pharmacological-tools-to-modulate-cellular-mitophagy
#15
Nikolaos D Georgakopoulos, Michele Frison, Maria Soledad Alvarez, Hélène Bertrand, Geoff Wells, Michelangelo Campanella
Mitophagy orchestrates the autophagic degradation of dysfunctional mitochondria preventing their pathological accumulation and contributing to cellular homeostasis. We previously identified a novel chemical tool (hereafter referred to as PMI), which drives mitochondria into autophagy without collapsing their membrane potential (ΔΨm). PMI is an inhibitor of the protein-protein interaction (PPI) between the transcription factor Nrf2 and its negative regulator, Keap1 and is able to up-regulate the expression of autophagy-associated proteins, including p62/SQSTM1...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867389/legionella-pneumophila-modulates-mitochondrial-dynamics-to-trigger-metabolic-repurposing-of-infected-macrophages
#16
Pedro Escoll, Ok-Ryul Song, Flávia Viana, Bernhard Steiner, Thibault Lagache, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Francis Impens, Priscille Brodin, Hubert Hilbi, Carmen Buchrieser
The intracellular bacteria Legionella pneumophila encodes a type IV secretion system (T4SS) that injects effector proteins into macrophages in order to establish and replicate within the Legionella-containing vacuole (LCV). Once generated, the LCV interacts with mitochondria through unclear mechanisms. We show that Legionella uses both T4SS-independent and T4SS-dependent mechanisms to respectively interact with mitochondria and induce mitochondrial fragmentation that ultimately alters mitochondrial metabolism...
September 13, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866380/mitochondrial-transition-ros-spike-mtrs-results-from-coordinated-activities-of-complex-i-and-nicotinamide-nucleotide-transhydrogenase
#17
Mahmoud S Sharaf, Don Stevens, Collins Kamunde
Mitochondria exhibit suppressed ATP production, membrane potential (∆Ψmt) polarization and reactive oxygen species (ROS) bursts during some cellular metabolic transitions. Although mitochondrial ROS release is influenced by ∆Ψmt and respiratory state, the relationship between these properties remains controversial primarily because they have not been measured simultaneously. We developed a multiparametric method for probing mitochondrial function that allowed precise characterization of the temporal relationship between ROS, ∆Ψmt and respiration...
August 30, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866196/respiring-cellular-nano-magnets
#18
Ayesha Talib, Zanib Khan, Habib Bokhari, Syed Hidayathula, Ghulam Jilani, Abid Ali Khan
Magnetotactic bacteria provide an interesting example for the biosynthesis of magnetic (Fe3O4 or Fe3S4) nanoparticles, synthesized through a process known as biologically controlled mineralization, resulting in complex monodispersed, and nanostructures with unique magnetic properties. In this work, we report a novel aerobic bacterial strain isolated from sludge of an oil refinery. Microscopic and staining analysis revealed that it was a gram positive rod with the capability to thrive in a medium (9K) supplemented, with Fe(2+) ions at an acidic pH (~3...
November 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864958/mathematical-modeling-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-postconditioning-therapy
#19
D Fong, L J Cummings
Reperfusion (restoration of blood flow) after a period of ischemia (interruption of blood flow) can paradoxically place tissues at risk of further injury: so-called ischemia-reperfusion injury or IR injury. Recent studies have shown that postconditioning (intermittent periods of further ischemia applied during reperfusion) can reduce IR injury. We develop a mathematical model to describe the reperfusion and postconditioning process following an ischemic insult, treating the blood vessel as a two-dimensional channel, lined with a monolayer of endothelial cells that interact (respiration and mechanotransduction) with the blood flow...
September 1, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863367/monomeric-cocoa-catechins-enhance-%C3%AE-cell-function-by-increasing-mitochondrial-respiration
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Thomas J Rowley, Benjamin F Bitner, Jason D Ray, Daniel R Lathen, Andrew T Smithson, Blake W Dallon, Chase J Plowman, Benjamin T Bikman, Jason M Hansen, Melanie R Dorenkott, Katheryn M Goodrich, Liyun Ye, Sean F O'Keefe, Andrew P Neilson, Jeffery S Tessem
A hallmark of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is β-cell dysfunction and the eventual loss of functional β-cell mass. Therefore, mechanisms that improve or preserve β-cell function could be used to improve the quality of life of individuals with T2D. Studies have shown that monomeric, oligomeric and polymeric cocoa flavanols have different effects on obesity, insulin resistance and glucose tolerance. We hypothesized that these cocoa flavanols may have beneficial effects on β-cell function. INS-1 832/13-derived β-cells and primary rat islets cultured with a monomeric catechin-rich cocoa flavanol fraction demonstrated enhanced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, while cells cultured with total cocoa extract and with oligomeric or polymeric procyanidin-rich fraction demonstrated no improvement...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
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