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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277608/triptolide-induced-hepatotoxicity-can-be-alleviated-when-combined-with-panax-notoginseng-saponins-and-catapol
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Lingling Zhou, Cong Zhou, Zhe Feng, Zhangpu Liu, Huaxu Zhu, Xueping Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The hepatotoxicity of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. (TW), due to the presence of triptolide (TP), limits its therapeutic potential. Based on the traditional Chinese medicine theory, the theory of "Yi lei xiang zhi" was proposed that Chinese herbs with different efficacy can restrict each other to achieve the least adverse reactions. AIM OF THE STUDY: To observe the effects of Catapol (CAT) and Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS), active ingredients in Rehmannia glutinosa (RG) and Panax notoginseng (PN) respectively, on reducing TP-induced hepatotoxicity, and further to explore the mechanisms...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219180/laminar-shear-stress-promotes-mitochondrial-homeostasis-in-endothelial-cells
#2
Li-Hong Wu, Hao-Chun Chang, Pei-Ching Ting, Danny Ling Wang
Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) are constantly subjected to flow-induced shear stress that is crucial for endothelial functions. Laminar shear stress (LSS) exerts atheroprotection to ECs. Mitochondrial homeostasis is essential for cellular survival. However, the effects of LSS on mitochondrial homeostasis in ECs remain unclear. Mitochondrial homeostasis in ECs exposed to LSS was examined. Cultured human umbilical vein ECs were subjected to LSS (12 dynes/cm2 ) generated by a parallel-plate flow chamber system...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203613/nfe2l1-silenced-insulinoma-cells-acquire-aggressiveness-and-chemo-resistance
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Jingqi Fu, Hongzhi Zheng, Qi Cui, Chengjie Chen, Simeng Bao, Jing Sun, Lu Li, Bei Yang, Huihui Wang, Yongyong Hou, Yuanyuan Xu, Yuanhong Xu, Qiang Zhang, Jingbo Pi
The transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 1 (NFE2L1 or NRF1) is involved in various critical cell processes such as maintenance of ubiquitin-proteasome system and regulation of the cellular antioxidant response. We previously determined that pancreatic β-cell-specific Nfe2l1-knockout mice had hyperinsulinemia, and that silencing of Nfe2l1 in mouse islets or MIN6 insulinoma β-cells induced elevated basal insulin release and altered glucose metabolism. Hypoglycemia is a major issue with aggressive insulinomas, although a role of NFE2L1 in this pathology is not defined...
December 4, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202016/inhibition-of-ngly1-inactivates-the-transcription-factor-nrf1-and-potentiates-proteasome-inhibitor-cytotoxicity
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Frederick M Tomlin, Ulla I M Gerling-Driessen, Yi-Chang Liu, Ryan A Flynn, Janakiram R Vangala, Christian S Lentz, Sandra Clauder-Muenster, Petra Jakob, William F Mueller, Diana Ordoñez-Rueda, Malte Paulsen, Naoko Matsui, Deirdre Foley, Agnes Rafalko, Tadashi Suzuki, Matthew Bogyo, Lars M Steinmetz, Senthil K Radhakrishnan, Carolyn R Bertozzi
Proteasome inhibitors are used to treat blood cancers such as multiple myeloma (MM) and mantle cell lymphoma. The efficacy of these drugs is frequently undermined by acquired resistance. One mechanism of proteasome inhibitor resistance may involve the transcription factor Nuclear Factor, Erythroid 2 Like 1 (NFE2L1, also referred to as Nrf1), which responds to proteasome insufficiency or pharmacological inhibition by upregulating proteasome subunit gene expression. This "bounce-back" response is achieved through a unique mechanism...
November 22, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188424/increase-in-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-neuronal-cells-by-rns60-a-physically-modified-saline-via-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-mediated-upregulation-of-pgc1%C3%AE
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Goutam Chandra, Madhuchhanda Kundu, Suresh B Rangasamy, Sridevi Dasarathy, Supurna Ghosh, Richard Watson, Kalipada Pahan
This study highlights a novel approach to upregulate mitochondrial biogenesis in neuronal cells. RNS60 is a 0.9% saline solution containing oxygenated nanobubbles that is generated by subjecting normal saline to Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille (TCP) flow under elevated oxygen pressure. RNS60, but not NS (normal saline), PNS60 (saline containing a comparable level of oxygen without the TCP modification), or RNS10.3 (TCP-modified normal saline without excess oxygen), increased the expression of Nrf1, Tfam, Mcu, and Tom20 (genes associated with mitochondrial biogenesis) and upregulated mitochondrial biogenesis in MN9D dopaminergic neuronal cells...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179108/a-hypermorphic-antioxidant-response-element-is-associated-with-increased-ms4a6a-expression-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sarah E Lacher, Adnan Alazizi, Xuting Wang, Douglas A Bell, Roger Pique-Regi, Francesca Luca, Matthew Slattery
Late onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a multifactorial disorder, with AD risk influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified genetic loci associated with increased risk of developing AD. The MS4A (membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A) gene cluster is one of the most significant loci associated with AD risk, and MS4A6A expression is correlated with AD pathology. We identified a single nucleotide polymorphism, rs667897, at the MS4A locus that creates an antioxidant response element and links MS4A6A expression to the stress responsive Cap-n-Collar (CNC) transcription factors NRF1 (encoded by NFE2L1) and NRF2 (encoded by NFE2L2)...
October 27, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158541/dysregulation-of-mitochondrial-function-and-biogenesis-modulators-in-adipose-tissue-of-obese-children
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R Zamora-Mendoza, H Rosas-Vargas, M T Ramos-Cervantes, P Garcia-Zuniga, H Perez-Lorenzana, P Mendoza-Lorenzo, A Perez-Ortiz, J Estrada, A Miliar-Garcia, E Lara-Padilla, G Ceballos, A Rodriguez, F Villarreal, I Ramirez-Sanchez
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate mitochondrial biogenesis (MB), structure, metabolism, and dysfunction in abdominal adipose tissue from male pediatric patients with obesity. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Samples were collected from five children with obesity (percentile ⩾95) and five eutrophic boys (percentile ⩾5/⩽85) (8-12 years old) following parental informed consent. We analyzed the expression of key genes involved in MB (SIRT1, PPARγ, PGC1α, NRF1, NRF2, and TFAM) and surrogates for mitochondrial function/structure/metabolism (porin, TOMM20, complex I and V, UCP1, UCP2, SIRT3, SOD2) by Western blot...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149604/nrf1-is-an-er-membrane-sensor-that-is-central-to-cholesterol-homeostasis
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Scott B Widenmaier, Nicole A Snyder, Truc B Nguyen, Alessandro Arduini, Grace Y Lee, Ana Paula Arruda, Jani Saksi, Alexander Bartelt, Gökhan S Hotamisligil
Cholesterol is a critical nutrient requiring tight constraint in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) due to its uniquely challenging biophysical properties. While the mechanisms by which the ER defends against cholesterol insufficiency are well described, it remains unclear how the ER senses and effectively defends against cholesterol excess. Here, we identify the ER-bound transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2 related factor-1, Nrf1/Nfe2L1, as a critical mediator of this process. We show that Nrf1 directly binds to and specifically senses cholesterol in the ER through a defined domain and that cholesterol regulates Nrf1 turnover, processing, localization, and activity...
November 16, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128369/inhibition-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-1-alters-expression-of-mitochondria-related-genes-in-pc12-cells-relevance-to-mitochondrial-homeostasis-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Grzegorz A Czapski, Magdalena Cieślik, Przemysław L Wencel, Sylwia Wójtowicz, Robert P Strosznajder, Joanna B Strosznajder
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the release of amyloid beta peptides (Aβ) in the form of monomers/oligomers which may lead to oxidative stress, mitochondria dysfunction, synaptic loss, neuroinflammation and, in consequence, to overactivation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1). However, Aβ peptides are also released in the brain ischemia, traumatic injury and in inflammatory response. PARP-1 is suggested to be a promising target in therapy of neurodegenerative disorders. We investigated the impact of PARP-1 inhibition on transcription of mitochondria-related genes in PC12 cells...
November 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125827/early-cerebellar-deficits-in-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-respiratory-chain-complexes-in-the-kiko-mouse-model-of-friedreich-ataxia
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Hong Lin, Jordi Magrane, Amy Rattelle, Anna Stepanova, Alexander Galkin, Elisia M Clark, Yi Na Dong, Sarah M Halawani, David R Lynch
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA), the most common recessive inherited ataxia, results from deficiency of frataxin, a small mitochondrial protein crucial for iron-sulphur cluster formation and ATP production. Frataxin deficiency is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in FRDA patients and animal models; however, early mitochondrial pathology in FRDA cerebellum remains elusive. Using frataxin knock-in/knockout (KIKO) mice and KIKO mice carrying the mitoDendra transgene, we show early cerebellar deficits in mitochondrial biogenesis and respiratory chain complexes in this FRDA model...
November 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123480/impairment-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-dynamics-involved-in-isoniazid-induced-apoptosis-of-hepg2-cells-was-alleviated-by-p38-mapk-pathway
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Tianguang Zhang, Takashi Ikejima, Lizhong Li, Ruiqin Wu, Xiaoyan Yuan, Jun Zhao, Yimei Wang, Shuangqing Peng
Isoniazid (INH), a widely used first-line antitubercular drug, has been noted to be associated with hepatotoxicity. In spite of extensive researches over many decades, the mechanism of INH-induced hepatotoxicity still remains poorly understood. Recently, mitochondrial toxicity has been emerging as a new paradigm for INH-induced hepatotoxicity. In this study, we showed that INH impaired mitochondrial biogenesis and dynamics in human hepatocarcinoma HepG2 cells. INH reduced mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and induced mitochondria swelling...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076578/impairment-of-protein-degradation-and-proteasome-function-in-hereditary-neuropathies
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Jordan J S VerPlank, Sudarsanareddy Lokireddy, M Laura Feltri, Alfred L Goldberg, Lawrence Wrabetz
In several neurodegenerative diseases in which misfolded proteins accumulate there is impairment of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). We tested if a similar disruption of proteostasis occurs in hereditary peripheral neuropathies. In sciatic nerves from mouse models of two human neuropathies, Myelin Protein Zero mutation (S63del) and increased copy number (P0 overexpression), polyubiquitinated proteins accumulated, and the overall rates of protein degradation were decreased. 26S proteasomes affinity-purified from sciatic nerves of S63del mice were defective in degradation of peptides and a ubiquitinated protein, unlike proteasomes from P0 overexpression, which appeared normal...
October 27, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074197/mitochondrial-dysfunction-perturbations-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-biogenesis-involved-in-endothelial-injury-induced-by-silica-nanoparticles
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Caixia Guo, Ji Wang, Li Jing, Ru Ma, Xiaoying Liu, Lifang Gao, Lige Cao, Junchao Duan, Xianqing Zhou, Yanbo Li, Zhiwei Sun
As silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) pervade the global economy, however, the followed emissions during the manufacturing, use, and disposal stages inevitably bring an environmental release, potentially result in harmful impacts. Endothelial dysfunction precedes cardiovascular disease, and is often accompanied by mitochondrial impairment and dysfunction. We had reported endothelial dysfunction induced by SiNPs, however, the related mechanisms by which SiNPs interact with mitochondria are not well understood. In the present study, we examined SiNPs-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, and further demonstrated their adverse effects on mitochondrial dynamics and biogenesis in endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
October 24, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058170/pam-ola-and-lna-are-differentially-taken-up-and-trafficked-via-different-metabolic-pathways-in-porcine-adipocytes
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Caihua Yu, Lingling Xi, Jin Chen, Qin Jiang, Hongbo Yi, Yizhen Wang, Xinxia Wang
Dietary fatty acids have different effects on fat deposition in pigs. To clarify the underlying mechanisms of this difference, we compared the metabolism of palmitic (PAM, saturated), oleic (OLA, monounsaturated) and linoleic acid (LNA, polyunsaturated) in porcine adipocytes treated with 100 μM PAM, OLA or LNA. We observed that the adipocytes incubated with LNA accumulated more lipids compared with those treated with PAM and OLA. We then probed the metabolism of these fatty acids in porcine adipocytes by using isotope-labelled fatty acids...
November 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051032/fth1-expression-is-affected-by-promoter-polymorphism-and-not-dna-methylation-in-response-to-dhv-1-challenge-in-duck
#15
Qi Xu, Tiantian Gu, Ran Liu, Zhengfeng Cao, Yu Zhang, Yang Chen, Ningzhao Wu, Guohong Chen
Ferritin heavy polypeptide 1 (FTH1) plays a pivotal role in response to viral infections. FTH1 expression is modulated by various pathogens, but the regulatory mechanisms are unknown. We firstly construct duck hepatitis virus 1 (DHV-1) infection model, including morbid ducklings, non-morbid ducklings and control ducklings. Then the mRNA expression of duck FTH1 (duFTH1) was measured mRNA expression of duck FTH1 (duFTH1) in the liver and spleen after duck hepatitis virus 1 (DHV-1) infection using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and found that duFTH1 mRNA was down-regulated significantly in morbid ducklings (liver, P < 0...
October 16, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030114/impairment-of-energy-sensors-sirt1-and-ampk-in-lipid-induced-inflamed-adipocyte-is-regulated-by-fetuin-a
#16
Mrittika Chattopadhyay, Sandip Mukherjee, Subhendu K Chatterjee, Dipanjan Chattopadhyay, Snehasis Das, Subeer S Majumdar, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Sutapa Mukherjee, Samir Bhattarcharya
Although several reports demonstrated that accumulation of excess lipid in adipose tissue produces defects in adipocyte which leads to the disruption of energy homeostasis causing severe metabolic problems, underlying mechanism of this event remains yet unclear. Here we demonstrate that FetuinA (FetA) plays a critical role in the impairment of two metabolic sensors, SIRT1 and AMPK, in inflamed adipocytes of high fat diet (HFD) mice. A linear increase in adipocyte hypertrophy from 10 to 16 week was in tandem with the increase in FetA and that coincided with SIRT1 cleavage and decrease in pAMPK which adversely affects PGC1α activation...
January 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986187/aldose-reductase-inhibitor-fidarestat-regulates-mitochondrial-biogenesis-via-nrf2-ho-1-ampk-pathway-in-colon-cancer-cells
#17
Kirtikar Shukla, Himangshu Sonowal, Ashish Saxena, Kota V Ramana, Satish K Srivastava
Although we have shown earlier that aldose reductase (AR) inhibitors prevent colorectal cancer cell (CRC) growth in culture as well as in nude mice xenografts, the mechanism(s) is not well understood. In this study, we have investigated how AR inhibition prevents CRC growth by regulating the mitochondrial biogenesis via Nrf2/HO-1 pathway. Incubation of CRC cells such as SW-480, HT29, and HCT116 with AR inhibitor, fidarestat that non-covalently binds to the enzyme, increases the expression of Nrf2. Further, fidarestat augmented the EGF-induced expression of Nrf2 in CRC cells...
December 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884876/intranasal-insulin-treatment-restores-cognitive-deficits-and-insulin-signaling-impairment-induced-by-repeated-methamphetamine-exposure
#18
Elmira Beirami, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Seyedeh Masoumeh Seyedhosseini Tamijani, Abolhassan Ahmadiani, Leila Dargahi
Long-term use of methamphetamine (MA) causes a broad range of cognitive deficits. Recently, it has been reported insulin signaling and mitochondrial biogenesis are involved in cognitive processes. This study aimed to examine whether MA induces cognitive deficits concomitant with insulin signaling impairment and mitochondrial dysfunctions and also intranasal (IN) insulin treatment can reverse cognitive deficits caused by MA. Rats were repeatedly treated with increasing doses of MA (1-10 mg/kg) twice a day for 10 days, and their cognitive functions were assessed using Y-maze, novel object recognition and passive avoidance tasks...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878026/the-p97-inhibitor-cb-5083-is-a-unique-disrupter-of-protein-homeostasis-in-models-of-multiple-myeloma
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Ronan Le Moigne, Blake T Aftab, Stevan Djakovic, Eugen Dhimolea, Eduardo Valle, Megan Murnane, Emily M King, Ferdie Soriano, Mary-Kamala Menon, Zhi Yong Wu, Stephen T Wong, Grace J Lee, Bing Yao, Arun P Wiita, Christine Lam, Julie Rice, Jinhai Wang, Marta Chesi, P Leif Bergsagel, Marianne Kraus, Christoph Driessen, Szerenke Kiss von Soly, F Michael Yakes, David Wustrow, Laura Shawver, Han-Jie Zhou, Thomas G Martin, Jeffrey L Wolf, Constantine S Mitsiades, Daniel J Anderson, Mark Rolfe
Inhibition of the AAA ATPase, p97, was recently shown to be a novel method for targeting the ubiquitin proteasome system, and CB-5083, a first-in-class inhibitor of p97, has demonstrated broad antitumor activity in a range of both hematologic and solid tumor models. Here, we show that CB-5083 has robust activity against multiple myeloma cell lines and a number of in vivo multiple myeloma models. Treatment with CB-5083 is associated with accumulation of ubiquitinated proteins, induction of the unfolded protein response, and apoptosis...
November 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875237/uncoupling-protein-2-inhibition-exacerbates-glucose-fluctuation-mediated-neuronal-effects
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Susana Cardoso, Raquel M Seiça, Paula I Moreira
Though glucose fluctuations have been considered as an adverse factor for the development of several diabetes-related complications, their impact in the central nervous system is still not fully elucidated. This study was conducted to evaluate the responses of neuronal cells to different glycemic exposures alongside to elucidate the role of uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) in regulating such responses. To achieve our goals, primary cortical neurons were submitted to constant high (HG)/low (LG) or glucose level variations (GVs), and the pharmacological inhibition of UCP2 activity was performed using genipin...
September 5, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
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