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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426747/metabolic-analysis-of-radioresistant-medulloblastoma-stem-like-clones-and-potential-therapeutic-targets
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Lue Sun, Takashi Moritake, Kazuya Ito, Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Hironobu Yasui, Hidehiko Nakagawa, Aki Hirayama, Osamu Inanami, Koji Tsuboi
Medulloblastoma is a fatal brain tumor in children, primarily due to the presence of treatment-resistant medulloblastoma stem cells. The energy metabolic pathway is a potential target of cancer therapy because it is often different between cancer cells and normal cells. However, the metabolic properties of medulloblastoma stem cells, and whether specific metabolic pathways are essential for sustaining their stem cell-like phenotype and radioresistance, remain unclear. We have established radioresistant medulloblastoma stem-like clones (rMSLCs) by irradiation of the human medulloblastoma cell line ONS-76...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425080/monitoring-of-paternal-mitochondrial-degradation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#2
Miyuki Sato, Ken Sato
In Caenorhabditis elegans embryos, paternally inherited mitochondria and their mitochondrial DNA are degraded via selective autophagy called allophagy (allogeneic organelle autophagy). This is a developmentally programmed autophagy and combined with C. elegans genetics and in vivo imaging provides a unique opportunity to analyze selective autophagy under physiological conditions.
April 20, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424544/association-of-genetic-variations-in-the-mitochondrial-dna-control-region-with-presbycusis
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Masoumeh Falah, Mohammad Farhadi, Seyed Kamran Kamrava, Saeid Mahmoudian, Ahmad Daneshi, Maryam Balali, Alimohamad Asghari, Massoud Houshmand
BACKGROUND: The prominent role of mitochondria in the generation of reactive oxygen species, cell death, and energy production contributes to the importance of this organelle in the intracellular mechanism underlying the progression of the common sensory disorder of the elderly, presbycusis. Reduced mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) gene expression and coding region variation have frequently been reported as being associated with the development of presbycusis. The mtDNA control region regulates gene expression and replication of the genome of this organelle...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423723/honokiol-an-activator-of-sirtuin-3-sirt3-preserves-mitochondria-and-protects-the-heart-from-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
#4
Vinodkumar B Pillai, Abhinav Kanwal, Yong Hu Fang, Willard W Sharp, Sadhana Samant, Jack Arbiser, Mahesh P Gupta
Doxorubicin is the chemotherapeutic drug of choice for a wide variety of cancers, and cardiotoxicity is one of the major side effects of doxorubicin treatment. One of the main cellular targets of doxorubicin in the heart is mitochondria. Mitochondrial sirtuin, SIRT3 has been shown to protect against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. We have recently identified honokiol (HKL) as an activator of SIRT3, which protects the heart from developing pressure overload hypertrophy. Here, we show that HKL-mediated activation of SIRT3 also protects the heart from doxorubicin-induced cardiac damage without compromising the tumor killing potential of doxorubicin...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423654/mcl-1-regulates-reactive-oxygen-species-via-nox4-during-chemotherapy-induced-senescence
#5
Abeba Demelash, Lukas W Pfannenstiel, Li Liu, Brian R Gastman
Mcl-1, a Bcl-2 family member, is highly expressed in a variety of human cancers and is believed to enhance tumorigenic potential and chemotherapy resistance through the inhibition of apoptosis and senescence. We previously reported that Mcl-1's regulation of chemotherapy-induced senescence (CIS) is dependent on its ability to prevent reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. In this report, we demonstrate that Mcl-1-regulated CIS requires not only ROS, but specifically mitochondrial ROS, and that these events are upstream of activation of the DNA damage response, another necessary step toward senescence...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423586/the-role-of-ros-and-subsequent-dna-damage-response-in-puma-induced-apoptosis-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#6
Jun Yang, Xinyu Zhao, Mei Tang, Lei Li, Yi Lei, Ping Cheng, Wenhao Guo, Yu Zheng, Wei Wang, Na Luo, Yong Peng, Aiping Tong, Yuquan Wei, Chunlai Nie, Zhu Yuan
PUMA is a member of the "BH3-only" branch of the BCL-2 family. Our previous study suggests a therapeutic potential of PUMA in treating ovarian cancer, however, the action mechanism of PUMA remains elusive. In this work, we found that in PUMA adenovirus-infected A2780s ovarian cancer cells, exogenous PUMA was partially accumulated in the cytosol and mainly located to the mitochondria. We further showed that PUMA induces mitochondrial dysfunction-mediated apoptosis and ROS generation through functional BAX in a ROS generating enzyme- and caspase-independent manner irrespective of their p53 status, and results in activation of Nrf2/HO-1 pathway...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423196/melatonin-enhances-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-and-engraftment-by-increasing-mitochondrial-function
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Miguel Mendivil-Perez, Viviana Soto-Mercado, Ana Guerra-Librero, Beatriz I Fernandez-Gil, Javier Florido, Ying-Qiang Shen, Miguel A Tejada, Vivian Capilla-Gonzalez, Iryna Rusanova, José M Garcia-Verdugo, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo, Luis Carlos López, Carlos Velez-Pardo, Marlene Jimenez-Del-Rio, José M Ferrer, Germaine Escames
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are regarded as a promising therapeutic approach to protecting and restoring damaged neurons in neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease (PD and AD, respectively). However, new research suggests that NSC differentiation is required to make this strategy effective. Several studies have demonstrated that melatonin increases mature neuronal markers, which reflects NSC differentiation into neurons. Nevertheless, the possible involvement of mitochondria in the effects of melatonin during NSC differentiation has not yet been fully established...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420746/the-mitochondrial-dna-mtdna-associated-protein-swib5-influences-mtdna-architecture-and-homologous-recombination
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Jonas Blomme, Olivier Van Aken, Jelle Van Leene, Teddy Jégu, Riet Maria De Rycke, Michiel De Bruyne, Jasmien Vercruysse, Jonah Nolf, Twiggy Van Daele, Liesbeth De Milde, Mattias Vermeersch, Catherine Colas des Francs-Small, Geert De Jaeger, Moussa Benhamed, A Harvey Millar, Dirk Inzé, Nathalie Gonzalez
In addition to the nucleus, mitochondria and chloroplasts in plant cells also contain genomes. Efficient DNA repair pathways are crucial in these organelles to fix damage resulting from endogenous and exogenous factors. Plant organellar genomes are complex compared to their animal counterparts and although several plant-specific mediators of organelle DNA repair have been reported, many regulators remain to be identified. Here, we show that a mitochondrial SWI/SNF (nucleosome remodeling) complex B protein, SWIB5, is capable of associating with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in Arabidopsis thaliana...
April 18, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420220/the-maximal-c%C3%A2-self-complementary-trinucleotide-circular-code-x-in-genes-of-bacteria-archaea-eukaryotes-plasmids-and-viruses
#9
Christian J Michel
In 1996, a set X of 20 trinucleotides was identified in genes of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes which has on average the highest occurrence in reading frame compared to its two shifted frames. Furthermore, this set X has an interesting mathematical property as X is a maximal C 3 self-complementary trinucleotide circular code. In 2015, by quantifying the inspection approach used in 1996, the circular code X was confirmed in the genes of bacteria and eukaryotes and was also identified in the genes of plasmids and viruses...
April 18, 2017: Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419775/next-generation-sequencing-mitochondrial-dna-analysis-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
#10
Ashok Patowary, Ryan Nesbitt, Marilyn Archer, Raphael Bernier, Zoran Brkanac
Autism is a complex genetic disorder where both de-novo and inherited genetics factors play a role. Next generation sequencing approaches have been extensively used to identify rare variants associated with autism. To date, all such studies were focused on nuclear genome; thereby leaving the role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation in autism unexplored. Recently, analytical tools have been developed to evaluate mtDNA in whole-exome data. We have analyzed the mtDNA sequence derived from whole-exome sequencing in 10 multiplex families...
April 17, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419719/spectroscopic-evidences-of-toxic-trans-crotonaldehyde-trapped-and-transformed-by-resveratrol-to-prevent-the-damage-of-mitochondrial-dna
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Yanwen Su, Lei Chen, Yanbin Su, Zhengqiang Li, Chuang Zhang, Tongxing Mu
The purpose of this study is to probe the spectroscopic evidences of toxic trans-crotonaldehyde (TCA) trapped and transformed by resveratrol (Res) to prevent the damage of mitochondrial DNA. In aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) at the different pH or mitochondria, the spectroscopic characteristics of TCA trapped and transformed by Res were observed by means of both UV-vis and Raman spectra. When Res interacted with TCA, TCA peak at 316 nm immediately disappeared while Res main peak at 305 nm and shoulder peak at 320 nm were dramatically changed, Raman peaks of TCA at 1,688 cm(-1) assigned to CHO and 1,641 cm(-1) affiliated to CC were strikingly shifted, Raman peaks of Res itself were significantly displaced or disappeared, especially in mitochondria and ALDH at different pH...
April 16, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419534/endocrine-imbalance-associated-with-proteome-changes-in-diabetes
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Amr A Sayed, Ahmed M Alhawary, Aboalela Farag, Dina R Johar, Larry H Bernstein
The dynamics of cellular metabolism involves rapid interactions between proteins and nucleotides, proteins and proteins, proteins and mRNA, the action of miRNA, and signaling. These also involve the interactions with respect to the sulfur bond, oxygen radicals that initiate a change in conformation and a chain of events. We review a development in molecular medicine that is a very promising work in progress. We also review the current and future research methods involving mitochondria. Long-term effects of diabetes include glycation of proteins, e...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418387/mitochondria-are-the-powerhouses-of-immunity
#13
REVIEW
Evanna L Mills, Beth Kelly, Luke A J O'Neill
Recent evidence indicates that mitochondria lie at the heart of immunity. Mitochondrial DNA acts as a danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP), and the mitochondrial outer membrane is a platform for signaling molecules such as MAVS in RIG-I signaling, and for the NLRP3 inflammasome. Mitochondrial biogenesis, fusion and fission have roles in aspects of immune-cell activation. Most important, Krebs cycle intermediates such as succinate, fumarate and citrate engage in processes related to immunity and inflammation, in both innate and adaptive immune cells...
April 18, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409855/the-mobility-of-mitochondria-intercellular-trafficking-in-health-and-disease
#14
Michael V Berridge, Jiri Neuzil
The view that genes are constrained within somatic cells is challenged by in vitro evidence, and more recently by in vivo studies which demonstrate that mitochondria with their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) payload not only can, but do move between cells in tumour models and in mouse models of tissue damage. Using mouse tumour cell models without mtDNA to reflect mtDNA damage, we have shown that these cells grow tumours only after acquiring mtDNA from cells in the local microenvironment resulting in respiration recovery, tumorigenesis and metastasis...
April 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408773/can-mitochondria-dna-provide-a-novel-biomarker-for-evaluating-the-risk-and-prognosis-of-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Han Shuwen, Yang Xi, Pan Yuefen
Colorectal cancer (CRC) was one of the most frequent cancers worldwide. Accurate risk and prognosis evaluation could obtain better quality of life and longer survival time for the patients. Current research hotspot was focus on the gene biomarker to evaluate the risk and prognosis. Mitochondrion contains its own DNA and regulates self-replicating so that it can be as a candidate biomarker for evaluating the risk and prognosis of colorectal cancer. But there were already huge controversies on this issue. The review was to summarize current viewpoints of the controversial issues and described our understanding from the four aspects including mtDNA copy number, mitochondrial displacement loop, mtDNA variation, and mtDNA microsatellite instability, wishing the summary of the mtDNA in colorectal cancer could provide a meaningful reference or a valuable direction in the future studies...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408315/the-corr-hypothesis-for-genes-in-organelles
#16
John F Allen
Chloroplasts and mitochondria perform energy transduction in photosynthesis and respiration. These processes can be described in physico-chemical terms with no obvious requirement for co-located genetic systems, separated from those of the rest of the cell. Accordingly, biochemists once tended to regard endosymbiosis as untestable evolutionary speculation. Lynn Sagan's seminal 1967 paper "On the Origin of Mitosing Cells" outlined the evolution of eukaryotic cells by endosymbiosis of prokaryotes. The endosymbiont hypothesis is consistent with presence of DNA in chloroplasts and mitochondria, but does not assign it a function...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407867/the-relationship-between-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-and-stallion-sperm-function
#17
Christa R Darr, Luis E Moraes, Richard E Connon, Charles C Love, Sheila Teague, Dickson D Varner, Stuart A Meyers
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number has been utilized as a measure of sperm quality in several species including mice, dogs, and humans, and has been suggested as a potential biomarker of fertility in stallion sperm. The results of the present study extend this recent discovery using sperm samples from American Quarter Horse stallions of varying age. By determining copy number of three mitochondrial genes, cytochrome b (CYTB), NADH dehydrogenase 1 (ND1) and NADH dehydrogenase 4 (ND4), instead of a single gene, we demonstrate an improved understanding of mtDNA fate in stallion sperm mitochondria following spermatogenesis...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407722/induced-hypothermia-is-associated-with-reduced-circulating-subunits-of-mitochondrial-dna-in-cardiac-arrest-patients
#18
Hamid Aslami, Charlotte J P Beurskens, Anita M Tuip, Janneke Horn, Nicole P Juffermans
Induced hypothermia may protect from ischemia reperfusion injury. The mechanism of protection is not fully understood and may include an effect on mitochondria. Here we describe the effect of hypothermia on circulating mitochondrial (mt) DNA in a substudy of a multicenter randomized trial (the Target Temperature Management trial). Circulating levels of mtDNA were elevated in patients with cardiac arrest at all-time points compared to healthy controls. After 24 h of temperature management, patients kept at 33 °C had significantly lower levels of COX3, NADH1 and NADH2 compared to baseline, in contrast to those kept at 36 °C...
April 13, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407383/msh1-maintains-organelle-genome-stability-and-genetically-interacts-with-reca-and-recg-in-the-moss-physcomitrella-patens
#19
Masaki Odahara, Yoshihito Kishita, Yasuhiko Sekine
Chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA encodes genes essential for photosynthesis and respiration, respectively. Thus, loss of organelle genomic DNA integrity leads to a decline in organelle function and to alteration of organelle genetic information. RECA (RECA1 and RECA2) and RECG, which are homologs of bacterial homologous recombination repair (HRR) factors RecA and RecG, respectively, play an important role in the maintenance of organelle genome integrity by suppressing aberrant recombination between short dispersed repeats (SDRs) in the moss Physcomitrella patens...
April 13, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401922/the-phosphatidylcholine-transfer-protein-stard7-is-required-for-mitochondrial-and-epithelial-cell-homeostasis
#20
Li Yang, Cheng-Lun Na, Shiyu Luo, David Wu, Simon Hogan, Taosheng Huang, Timothy E Weaver
Mitochondria synthesize select phospholipids but lack the machinery for synthesis of the most abundant mitochondrial phospholipid, phosphatidylcholine (PC). Although the phospholipid transfer protein Stard7 promotes uptake of PC by mitochondria, the importance of this pathway for mitochondrial and cellular homeostasis represents a significant knowledge gap. Haploinsufficiency for Stard7 is associated with significant exacerbation of allergic airway disease in mice, including an increase in epithelial barrier permeability...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
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