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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729247/adaptive-regulation-of-pancreatic-acinar-mitochondrial-thiamin-pyrophosphate-uptake-process-possible-involvement-of-epigenetic-mechanism-s
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Subrata Sabui, Veedamali S Subramanian, Rubina Kapadia, Hamid M Said
The essentiality of thiamin stems from its roles as a co-factor (mainly in the form of thiamin pyrophosphate, TPP) in critical metabolic reactions including oxidative energy metabolism and reduction of cellular oxidative stress. Like other mammalian cells, pancreatic acinar cells (PAC) obtain thiamin from their surroundings and convert it to TPP; mitochondria then take up TPP by a carrier-mediated process that involves the mitochondrial TPP (MTPP) transporter (MTPPT; product of SLC25A19 gene). Previous studies have characterized different physiological/biological aspects of the MTPP uptake process, but little is known about its possible adaptive-regulation...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722510/bnip3l-dependent-mitophagy-accounts-for-mitochondrial-clearance-during-three-factors-induced-somatic-cell-reprogramming
#2
Ge Xiang, Liang Yang, Qi Long, Keshi Chen, Haite Tang, Yi Wu, Zihuang Liu, Yanshuang Zhou, Juntao Qi, Lingjun Zheng, Wenbo Liu, Zhongfu Ying, Weimin Fan, Hongyan Shi, Hongmei Li, Xiaobing Lin, Mi Gao, Jinglei Liu, Feixiang Bao, Linpeng Li, Lifan Duan, Min Li, Xingguo Liu
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have less and immature mitochondria than somatic cells and mainly rely on glycolysis for energy source. During somatic cell reprogramming, somatic mitochondria and other organelles get remodeled. However, events of organelle remodeling and interaction during somatic cell reprogramming have not been extensively explored. We show that both SKP/SKO (Sox2, Klf4, Pou5f1/Oct4) and SKPM/SKOM (SKP/SKO plus Myc/c-Myc) reprogramming lead to decreased mitochondrial mass but with different kinetics and by divergent pathways...
July 19, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719075/fibrosis-in-small-syngeneic-rat-liver-grafts-due-to-damaged-bone-marrow-stem-cells-from-chronic-alcohol-consumption
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Masayuki Hisada, Xiuying Zhang, Yoshihiro Ota, Andrew M Cameron, James Burdick, Bin Gao, George Melville Williams, Zhaoli Sun
A patient with liver failure due to chronic and acute alcohol abuse under consideration for an urgent liver transplant shortly after stopping alcohol may have residual abnormalities that threaten transplant success, particularly for a small graft. To address this, we studied a model in which reduced size (50%) Lewis rat livers are transplanted into green fluorescence protein (GFP) transgenic Lewis recipients after they are fed alcohol or a control diet for 5 weeks. Here we show that normal small Lewis grafts transplanted to alcohol fed Lewis hosts developed fibrosis whereas no fibrosis was observed in control fed recipients...
July 18, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708000/reactive-oxygen-species-and-mitochondrial-homeostasis-as-regulators-of-stem-cell-fate-and-function
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Darren Qiancheng Tan, Toshio Suda
SIGNIFICANCE: The precise role and impact of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in stem cells, which are essential for lifelong tissue homeostasis and regeneration, remains of significant interest to the field. The long-term regenerative potential of a stem cell compartment is determined by the delicate balance between quiescence, self-renewal and differentiation; all of which can be influenced by ROS levels. Recent advances: The past decade has seen a growing appreciation for the importance of ROS and redox homeostasis in various stem cell compartments; particularly those of hematopoietic, neural and muscle tissues...
July 14, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705494/inflammation-initiated-by-stressed-organelles
#5
Fabio Martinon
Key cellular functions including those related to energy metabolism, organization of the genetic information or production of membrane-bound and secreted proteins are compartmentalized within organelles. Various stresses such as differentiation programs, viral and bacterial infections, perturbations in protein production, mechanical constraints, changes in the environment and nutriment accessibility can impact cellular homeostasis and organelle integrity. Perturbations of these cellular compartments trigger repair and adaptation programs aimed at restoring homeostasis...
July 10, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701634/mitochondria-regulate-the-differentiation-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth
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Hiroki Kato, Thanh Thi Mai Pham, Haruyoshi Yamaza, Keiji Masuda, Yuta Hirofuji, Xu Han, Hiroshi Sato, Tomoaki Taguchi, Kazuaki Nonaka
Stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) are isolated from the dental pulp tissue of primary teeth and can differentiate into neuronal cells. Although SHED are a desirable type of stem cells for transplantation therapy and for the study of neurological diseases, a large part of the neuronal differentiation machinery of SHED remains unclear. Recent studies have suggested that mitochondrial activity is involved in the differentiation of stem cells. In the present work, we investigated the neuronal differentiation machinery of SHED by focusing on mitochondrial activity...
July 11, 2017: Cell Structure and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685960/platelet-derived-mitochondria-display-embryonic-stem-cell-markers-and-improve-pancreatic-islet-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-humans
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Yong Zhao, Zhaoshun Jiang, Elias Delgado, Heng Li, Huimin Zhou, Wei Hu, Marcos Perez-Basterrechea, Anna Janostakova, Qidong Tan, Jing Wang, Mao Mao, Zhaohui Yin, Ye Zhang, Ying Li, Quanhai Li, Jing Zhou, Yunxiang Li, Eva Martinez Revuelta, Jose Maria García-Gala, Honglan Wang, Silvia Perez-Lopez, Maria Alvarez-Viejo, Edelmiro Menendez, Thomas Moss, Edward Guindi, Jesus Otero
Diabetes is a major global health issue and the number of individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) increases annually across multiple populations. Research to develop a cure must overcome multiple immune dysfunctions and the shortage of pancreatic islet β cells, but these challenges have proven intractable despite intensive research effort more than the past decades. Stem Cell Educator (SCE) therapy-which uses only autologous blood immune cells that are externally exposed to cord blood stem cells adhering to the SCE device, has previously been proven safe and effective in Chinese and Spanish subjects for the improvement of T1D, T2D, and other autoimmune diseases...
July 7, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685064/identification-of-rhodamine-123-positive-stem-cell-subpopulations-in-canine-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Harumichi Itoh, Shimpei Nishikawa, Tomoya Haraguchi, Yu Arikawa, Masato Hiyama, Toshie Iseri, Yoshiki Itoh, Munekazu Nakaichi, Yasuho Taura, Kenji Tani, Kazuhito Itamoto
The majority of cases of chemotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are not effective in human or veterinary medicine due to resistance against anticancer agents. In human medicine, hepatocellular carcinoma stem cells (HCSCs) were recently identified as cytokeratin 19 (CK19)-, cluster of differentiation (CD)-44-, and CD133-positive. However, there are few previous reports regarding canine HCSC (cHCSC). Additionally, to the best of our knowledge, the chemoresistance against anticancer agents of these cHCSCs has not been investigated...
July 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681086/effect-of-low-level-laser-treated-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-myocardial-infarction
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Zaynab H El Gammal, Amr M Zaher, Nagwa El-Badri
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Although cardiac transplantation is considered the most effective therapy for end-stage cardiac diseases, it is limited by the availability of matching donors and the complications of the immune suppressive regimen used to prevent graft rejection. Application of stem cell therapy in experimental animal models was shown to reverse cardiac remodeling, attenuate cardiac fibrosis, improve heart functions, and stimulate angiogenesis. The efficacy of stem cell therapy can be amplified by low-level laser radiation...
July 6, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673772/methyl-4-phenylpyridinium-mpp-differentially-affects-monoamine-release-and-re-uptake-in-murine-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-dopaminergic-and-serotonergic-neurons
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Yasmina Martí, Friederike Matthaeus, Thorsten Lau, Patrick Schloss
1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,5,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is known to selectively damage dopaminergic (DA) cells in the substantia nigra and to produce symptoms which are alike to those observed in Parkinson's disease (PD). Based on the similarity between MPTP-induced neurotoxicity and PD-related neuropathology, application of MPTP or its metabolite methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) was successfully established in experimental rodent models to study PD-related neurodegenerative events. MPP+ is taken up by the dopamine transporter (DAT) into DA neurons where it exerts its neurotoxic action on mitochondria by affecting complex I of the respiratory chain...
June 30, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673608/mitochondrial-biology-in-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Rute Loureiro, Katia A Mesquita, Silvia Magalhães-Novais, Paulo J Oliveira, Ignacio Vega-Naredo
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been suggested to be responsible for tumor re-growth and relapse. Physiological and morphological knowledge of CSCs may be essential for the development of new therapeutic strategies targeting cancer development, progression, and recurrence. Current research is focused on a deeper understanding of CSCs metabolic profiles, taking into consideration their energy demands. Energy metabolism and mitochondrial function are important factors operating on stemness maintenance and cell fate specification...
June 30, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671275/curtailed-t-cell-activation-curbs-effector-differentiation-and-generates-cd8-t-cells-with-a-naturally-occuring-memory-stem-cell-phenotype
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Veronica Zanon, Karolina Pilipow, Eloise Scamardella, Federica De Paoli, Gabriele De Simone, David A Price, Amaia Martinez Usatorre, Pedro Romero, Domenico Mavilio, Alessandra Roberto, Enrico Lugli
Human T memory stem (TSCM ) cells with superior persistence capacity and effector functions are emerging as important players in the maintenance of long-lived T-cell memory and are thus considered an attractive population to be used in adoptive transfer-based immunotherapy of cancer. However, the molecular signals regulating their generation remain poorly defined. Here we show that curtailed T-cell receptor stimulation curbs human effector CD8(+) T-cell differentiation and allows the generation of CD45RO(-) CD45RA(+) CCR7(+) CD27(+) CD95(+) -phenotype cells from highly purified naïve T-cell precursors, resembling naturally-occurring human TSCM ...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665046/features-of-lineage-specific-haematopoietic-metabolism-revealed-by-mitochondrial-proteomics
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Claudia Billing, Michael Walker, Nicole Noack, Christian Böhme, Uta Ceglarek, Dietger Niederwieser, Anthony Whetton, Michael Cross
Hematopoietic bone marrow is a regenerative tissue of high clinical relevance, yet relatively little is known about the metabolism of the stem and progenitor populations concerned. We have used a multipotent murine cell line to generate sufficient numbers of cells undergoing self-renewal, erythroid or myeloid differentiation to allow a proteomics analysis of enriched mitochondria. Stringent analysis identified 37 mitochondria-associated proteins changing on differentiation in this system. Those induced during differentiation were commonly associated with mature cell functions, while those inactivated upon differentiation indicate widespread changes in mitochondrial transport, fatty acid catabolism and oxidative phosphorylation...
June 30, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659978/cell-connections-by-tunneling-nanotubes-effects-of-mitochondrial-trafficking-on-target-cell-metabolism-homeostasis-and-response-to-therapy
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REVIEW
Marie-Luce Vignais, Andrés Caicedo, Jean-Marc Brondello, Christian Jorgensen
Intercellular communications play a major role in tissue homeostasis and responses to external cues. Novel structures for this communication have recently been described. These tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) consist of thin-extended membrane protrusions that connect cells together. TNTs allow the cell-to-cell transfer of various cellular components, including proteins, RNAs, viruses, and organelles, such as mitochondria. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are both naturally present and recruited to many different tissues where their interaction with resident cells via secreted factors has been largely documented...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657337/mitochondrial-and-ros-signaling-coordinate-stem-cell-fate-decisions-and-life-long-maintenance
#15
Mireille Khacho, Ruth S Slack
SIGNIFICANCE: Recent discoveries in mitochondrial biology have transformed and further solidified the importance of mitochondria in development, aging and disease. Within the realm of regenerative and stem cell research, these recent advances have brought forth new concepts that revolutionize our understanding of metabolic and redox states in the establishment of cellular identity and fate decisions. Recent Advances: Mitochondrial metabolism, morphology and cellular redox states are dynamic characteristics that undergo shifts during stem cell differentiation...
June 28, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655922/direct-conversion-of-human-fibroblasts-to-brown-adipocytes-by-small-chemical-compounds
#16
Yukimasa Takeda, Yoshinori Harada, Toshikazu Yoshikawa, Ping Dai
Brown adipocytes play an important role in human energy metabolism and prevention of obesity and diabetes. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) represent a promising source for brown adipocytes; however, exogenous gene induction is generally required for iPSCs generation, which might cause undesired effects particularly in long-term treatment after transplantation. We have previously reported a cocktail of six small chemical compounds that enables a conversion of human fibroblasts into chemical compound-induced neuronal cells (CiNCs)...
June 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655770/phosphorylation-of-p62-by-amp-activated-protein-kinase-mediates-autophagic-cell-death-in-adult-hippocampal-neural-stem-cells
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Shinwon Ha, Seol-Hwa Jeong, Kyungrim Yi, Kyung Min Chung, Caroline Jeeyeon Hong, Seong Who Kim, Eun-Kyoung Kim, Seong-Woon Yu
In the adult brain, programmed death of neural stem cells is considered to be critical for tissue homeostasis and cognitive function and is dysregulated in neurodegeneration. Previously, we have reported that adult rat hippocampal neural (HCN) stem cells undergo autophagic cell death (ACD) following insulin withdrawal. Since the apoptotic capability of the HCN cells was intact, our findings suggested activation of unique molecular mechanisms linking insulin withdrawal to ACD rather than apoptosis. Here, we report that phosphorylation of autophagy-associated protein p62 by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) drives ACD and mitophagy in HCN cells...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648983/mitochondrial-dynamics-in-regulating-the-unique-phenotypes-of-cancer-and-stem-cells
#18
REVIEW
Hsiuchen Chen, David C Chan
Cancer and stem cells appear to share a common metabolic profile that is characterized by high utilization of glucose through aerobic glycolysis. In the presence of sufficient nutrients, this metabolic strategy provides sufficient cellular ATP while additionally providing important metabolites necessary for the biosynthetic demands of continuous cell proliferation. Recent studies indicate that this metabolic profile is dependent on genes that regulate the fusion and fission of mitochondria. High levels of mitochondrial fission activity are associated with high proliferation and invasiveness in some cancer cells and with self-renewal and resistance to differentiation in some stem cells...
July 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646906/modulation-of-oxidative-phosphorylation-and-redox-homeostasis-in-mitochondrial-ndufs4-deficiency-via-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Marlen Melcher, Katharina Danhauser, Annette Seibt, Özer Degistirici, Fabian Baertling, Arun Kumar Kondadi, Andreas S Reichert, Werner J H Koopman, Peter H G M Willems, Richard J Rodenburg, Ertan Mayatepek, Roland Meisel, Felix Distelmaier
BACKGROUND: Disorders of the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) system represent a large group among the inborn errors of metabolism. The most frequently observed biochemical defect is isolated deficiency of mitochondrial complex I (CI). No effective treatment strategies for CI deficiency are so far available. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether and how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are able to modulate metabolic function in fibroblast cell models of CI deficiency. METHODS: We used human and murine fibroblasts with a defect in the nuclear DNA encoded NDUFS4 subunit of CI...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643345/mitochondrial-dynamics-in-the-regulation-of-neurogenesis-from-development-to-the-adult-brain
#20
REVIEW
Mireille Khacho, Ruth S Slack
Mitochondria are classically known to be the cellular energy producers, but a renewed appreciation for these organelles has developed with the accumulating discoveries of additional functions. The importance of mitochondria within the brain has been long known, particularly given the high-energy demanding nature of neurons. The energy demands imposed by neurons require the well-orchestrated morphological adaptation and distribution of mitochondria. Recent studies now reveal the importance of mitochondrial dynamics not only in mature neurons but also during neural development, particularly during the process of neurogenesis and neural stem cell fate decisions...
June 23, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
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