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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098577/mitochondria-initiate-and-regulate-sarcopenia
#1
Stephen E Alway, Junaith S Mohamed, Matthew J Myers
We present the hypothesis that an accumulation of dysfunctional mitochondria initiates a signaling cascade leading to motor neuron and muscle fiber death and culminating in sarcopenia. Interactions between neural and muscle cells that contain dysfunctional mitochondria exacerbate sarcopenia. Preventing sarcopenia will require identifying mitochondrial sources of dysfunction that are reversible.
January 16, 2017: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095073/preclinical-and-potential-applications-of-common-western-herbal-supplements-as-complementary-treatment-in-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Luke A Morgan, Oliver Grundmann
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder with a complex pathological etiology, which is not fully understood. Progression of PD may be the result of a buildup of iron in the substantia nigra, microglia-mediated neuroinflammation, dysfunctional mitochondria, or abnormal protein handling. Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter affected, but as the disease progresses, a decrease in all the brain's biogenic amines occurs. Current medication used in the treatment of PD aims to prevent the breakdown of dopamine or increase dopaminergic neurotransmission in the central nervous system...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066829/the-multifaceted-role-of-nrf2-in-mitochondrial-function
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REVIEW
Kira M Holmström, Rumen V Kostov, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova
The transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is the master regulator of the cellular redox homeostasis. Nrf2 target genes comprise of a large network of antioxidant enzymes, proteins involved in xenobiotic detoxification, repair and removal of damaged proteins, inhibition of inflammation, as well as other transcription factors. In recent years it has emerged that as part of its role as a regulator of cytoprotective gene expression, Nrf2 impacts mitochondrial function. Increased Nrf2 activity defends against mitochondrial toxins...
December 2016: Curr Opin Toxicol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065847/a-drosophila-model-of-gdap1-function-reveals-the-involvement-of-insulin-signalling-in-the-mitochondria-dependent-neuromuscular-degeneration
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Víctor López Del Amo, Martina Palomino-Schätzlein, Marta Seco-Cervera, José Luis García-Giménez, Federico Vicente Pallardó, Antonio Pineda-Lucena, Máximo Ibo Galindo
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a rare peripheral neuropathy for which there is no specific treatment. Some forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth are due to mutations in the GDAP1 gene. A striking feature of mutations in GDAP1 is that they have a variable clinical manifestation, according to disease onset and progression, histology and mode of inheritance. Studies in cellular and animal models have revealed a role of GDAP1 in mitochondrial morphology and distribution, calcium homeostasis and oxidative stress. To get a better understanding of the disease mechanism we have generated models of over-expression and RNA interference of the Drosophila Gdap1 gene...
January 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057485/efficient-induction-of-dopaminergic-neuron-differentiation-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-reveals-impaired-mitophagy-in-park2-neurons
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Sadafumi Suzuki, Wado Akamatsu, Fumihiko Kisa, Takefumi Sone, Kei-Ichi Ishikawa, Naoko Kuzumaki, Hiroyuki Katayama, Atsushi Miyawaki, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideyuki Okano
Patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) show promise for use as tools for in vitro modeling of Parkinson's disease. We sought to improve the efficiency of dopaminergic (DA) neuron induction from iPSCs by the using surface markers expressed in DA progenitors to increase the significance of the phenotypic analysis. By sorting for a CD184(high)/CD44(-) fraction during neural differentiation, we obtained a population of cells that were enriched in DA neuron precursor cells and achieved higher differentiation efficiencies than those obtained through the same protocol without sorting...
January 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005071/rab8a-rab11a-regulate-intercellular-communications-between-neural-cells-via-tunneling-nanotubes
#6
Hui Zhu, Chengbin Xue, Xi Xu, Yibing Guo, Xiaohong Li, Jingjing Lu, Shaoqing Ju, Yongjun Wang, Zheng Cao, Xiaosong Gu
Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are F-actin-based membrane tubes, and can form between cultured cells and within vital tissues. TNTs mediate intercellular communications that range from electrical signaling to the transfer of organelles. Following peripheral nerve injury, the orchestrated intercellular communications among neural and non-neural cells are required for effective nerve regeneration. It remains unknown whether TNTs exist between neural cells in the peripheral nerve system and how TNTs affect neural regeneration...
December 22, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941687/low-dose-methylmercury-induced-genes-regulate-mitochondrial-biogenesis-via-mir-25-in-immortalized-human-embryonic-neural-progenitor-cells
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Xinjin Wang, Mengling Yan, Lina Zhao, Qing Wu, Chunhua Wu, Xiuli Chang, Zhijun Zhou
Mitochondria are essential organelles and important targets for environmental pollutants. The detection of mitochondrial biogenesis and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and p53 levels following low-dose methylmercury (MeHg) exposure could expand our understanding of underlying mechanisms. Here, the sensitivity of immortalized human neural progenitor cells (ihNPCs) upon exposure to MeHg was investigated. We found that MeHg altered cell viability and the number of 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU)-positive cells...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902689/using-intrinsic-flavoprotein-and-nad-p-h-imaging-to-map-functional-circuitry-in-the-main-olfactory-bulb
#8
Cedric R Uytingco, Adam C Puche, Steven D Munger
Neurons exhibit strong coupling of electrochemical and metabolic activity. Increases in intrinsic fluorescence from either oxidized flavoproteins or reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate) [NAD(P)H] in the mitochondria have been used as an indicator of neuronal activity for the functional mapping of neural circuits. However, this technique has not been used to investigate the flow of olfactory information within the circuitry of the main olfactory bulb (MOB). We found that intrinsic flavoprotein fluorescence signals induced by electrical stimulation of single glomeruli displayed biphasic responses within both the glomerular (GL) and external plexiform layers (EPL) of the MOB...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870427/understanding-the-broad-influence-of-sex-hormones-and-sex-differences-in-the-brain
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REVIEW
Bruce S McEwen, Teresa A Milner
Sex hormones act throughout the entire brain of both males and females via both genomic and nongenomic receptors. Sex hormones can act through many cellular and molecular processes that alter structure and function of neural systems and influence behavior as well as providing neuroprotection. Within neurons, sex hormone receptors are found in nuclei and are also located near membranes, where they are associated with presynaptic terminals, mitochondria, spine apparatus, and postsynaptic densities. Sex hormone receptors also are found in glial cells...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853370/apoptotic-neuron-secreted-hn12-inhibits-cell-apoptosis-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
#10
Chunxia Du, Hua Xie, Rujin Zang, Ziyang Shen, Hongxing Li, Pingfa Chen, Xiaoqun Xu, Yankai Xia, Weibing Tang
Perturbation in apoptosis can lead to Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR), which is a genetic disorder of neural crest development. It is believed that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a role in the progression of HSCR. This study shows that apoptotic neurons can suppress apoptosis of nonapoptotic cells by secreting exosomes that contain high levels of HN12 lncRNA. Elevated exogenous HN12 in nonapoptotic cells effectively inhibited cell apoptosis by maintaining the function of mitochondria, including the production of ATP and the release of cytochrome C...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765579/antisera-against-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-cross-react-with-specific-brain-proteins-of-the-common-marmoset-monkey-and-other-nonhuman-primate-species
#11
Bernhard Reuss, Abdul R Asif, Abdullah Almamy, Christian Schwerk, Horst Schroten, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Charis Drummer, Rüdiger Behr
Prenatal maternal infections with Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) correlate with an increased lifetime probability for the offspring to develop psychosis. We could previously demonstrate that in human choroid plexus papilloma cells, anti-NG antibodies (α-NG) bind to mitochondrial proteins HSP60 and ATPB, and interfere with cellular energy metabolism. To assess the in vivo relevance for this, especially during prenatal neural development, we investigated here interactions of NG-specific antisera (α-NG1, α-NG2) with brain, choroid plexus and other non-neural tissues in pre- and perinatal samples of the nonhuman primate (NHP) Callithrix jacchus (CJ), a NHP model for preclinical research...
October 17, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698175/canine-mammary-minute-oncocytomas-with-neuroendocrine-differentiation-associated-with-multifocal-acinar-cell-oncocytic-metaplasia
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Rei Nagahara, Masayuki Kimura, Megu Itahashi, Go Sugahara, Masashi Kawashima, Hirotada Murayama, Toshinori Yoshida, Makoto Shibutani
Two solitary and minute tumors of 1 and 1.5 mm diameter were identified by microscopy in the left fourth mammary gland of a 13-year-old female Labrador Retriever dog, in addition to multiple mammary gland tumors. The former tumors were well circumscribed and were composed of small-to-large polyhedral neoplastic oncocytes with finely granular eosinophilic cytoplasm, and were arranged in solid nests separated by fine fibrovascular septa. Scattered lumina of variable sizes containing eosinophilic secretory material were evident...
November 2016: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647473/in-vitro-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-toxicity-in-striatal-cerebrocortical-and-hippocampal-slices-is-attenuated-by-atorvastatin-and-mk-801
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Caio M Massari, Adalberto A Castro, Tharine Dal-Cim, Débora Lanznaster, Carla I Tasca
Parkinson's disease (PD) involves the loss of striatal dopaminergic neurons, although other neurotransmitters and brain areas are also involved in its pathophysiology. In rodent models to PD it has been shown statins improve cognitive and motor deficits and attenuate inflammatory responses evoked by PD-related toxins. Statins are the drugs most prescribed to hypercholesterolemia, but neuroprotective effects have also been attributed to statins treatment in humans and in animal models. This study aimed to establish an in vitro model of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced toxicity, used as an initial screening test to identify effective drugs against neural degeneration related to PD...
December 2016: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647012/antioxidant-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-dictyophora-indusiata-polysaccharide-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Ju Zhang, Ruona Shi, Haifeng Li, Yanxia Xiang, Lingyun Xiao, Minghua Hu, Fangli Ma, Chung Wah Ma, Zebo Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dictyophora indusiata is a medicinal mushroom traditionally used in China for a variety of conditions, including inflammatory and neural diseases. D. indusiata polysaccharides (DiPS) are shown to have in vitro antioxidant activity but in vivo evidence is lacking. This study aimes to explore the antioxidant capacity and related neuroptotective activities of DiPS using wild-type and neurodegenerative Caenorhabditis elegans models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antioxidant capacities of DiPS were first determined using paraquat survival and Pgst-4::GFP expression assays in wild-type and transgenic C...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644033/rutin-acid-ameliorates-neural-apoptosis-induced-by-traumatic-brain-injury-via-mitochondrial-pathways-in-mice
#15
Xiaofu Zhai, Ying Ding, Qi Wang, Hao Zhang, Fayin Li
Rutin reportedly conveys many beneficial effects, including neuroprotection in brain injury. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects are still not well understood. This study investigates the effect of rutin on potential mechanisms for neuroprotective effects, using the weight-drop model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in male mice treated either with rutin or a vehicle via intraperitoneal injection 30 min after TBI. After euthanasia and 24 h after TBI, all mice were examined by tests, including neurologic scores, blood-brain barrier permeability, brain water content and neuronal cell death in the cerebral cortex...
2016: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641647/parkin-and-pink1-patient-ipsc-derived-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-exhibit-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-%C3%AE-synuclein-accumulation
#16
Sun Young Chung, Sarah Kishinevsky, Joseph R Mazzulli, John Graziotto, Ana Mrejeru, Eugene V Mosharov, Lesly Puspita, Parvin Valiulahi, David Sulzer, Teresa A Milner, Tony Taldone, Dimitri Krainc, Lorenz Studer, Jae-Won Shim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the selective loss of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra; however, the mechanism of neurodegeneration in PD remains unclear. A subset of familial PD is linked to mutations in PARK2 and PINK1, which lead to dysfunctional mitochondria-related proteins Parkin and PINK1, suggesting that pathways implicated in these monogenic forms could play a more general role in PD. We demonstrate that the identification of disease-related phenotypes in PD-patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived midbrain dopamine (mDA) neurons depends on the type of differentiation protocol utilized...
October 11, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619562/inhibition-of-drp1-mitochondrial-translocation-provides-neural-protection-in-dopaminergic-system-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-model-induced-by-mptp
#17
Emily Filichia, Barry Hoffer, Xin Qi, Yu Luo
Accumulating evidence suggest mitochondria-mediated pathways play an important role in dopaminergic neuronal cell death in Parkinson's disease (PD). Drp1, a key regulator of mitochondrial fission, has been shown to be activated and translocated to mitochondria under stress, leading to excessive mitochondria fission and dopaminergic neuronal death in vitro. However, whether Drp1 inhibition can lead to long term stable preservation of dopaminergic neurons in PD-related mouse models remains unknown. In this study, using a classical MPTP animal PD model, we showed for the first time Drp1 activation and mitochondrial translocation in vivo after MPTP administration...
September 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555322/subversion-of-schwann-cell-glucose-metabolism-by-mycobacterium-leprae
#18
Rychelle Clayde Affonso Medeiros, Karina do Carmo de Vasconcelos Girardi, Fernanda Karlla Luz Cardoso, Bruno de Siqueira Mietto, Thiago Gomes de Toledo Pinto, Lilian Sales Gomez, Luciana Silva Rodrigues, Mariana Gandini, Julio Jablonski Amaral, Sérgio Luiz Gomes Antunes, Suzana Corte-Real, Patricia Sammarco Rosa, Maria Cristina Vidal Pessolani, José Augusto da Costa Nery, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Leonardo Ribeiro Batista-Silva, Mauro Sola-Penna, Marcus Fernandes Oliveira, Milton Ozório Moraes, Flavio Alves Lara
Mycobacterium leprae, the intracellular etiological agent of leprosy, infects Schwann promoting irreversible physical disabilities and deformities. These cells are responsible for myelination and maintenance of axonal energy metabolism through export of metabolites, such as lactate and pyruvate. In the present work, we observed that infected Schwann cells increase glucose uptake with a concomitant increase in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) activity, the key enzyme of the oxidative pentose pathway...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554603/metformin-activation-of-ampk-dependent-pathways-is-neuroprotective-in-human-neural-stem-cells-against-amyloid-beta-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#19
Ming-Chang Chiang, Yi-Chuan Cheng, Shiang-Jiuun Chen, Chia-Hui Yen, Rong-Nan Huang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the general consequence of dementia and is diagnostic neuropathology by the cumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein aggregates, which are thought to promote mitochondrial dysfunction processes leading to neurodegeneration. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a critical regulator of energy homeostasis and a major player in lipid and glucose metabolism, is potentially implied in the mitochondrial deficiency of AD. Metformin, one of the widespread used anti- metabolic disease drugs, use its actions in part by stimulation of AMPK...
October 1, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506453/enriched-retinal-ganglion-cells-derived-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#20
Katherine P Gill, Sandy S C Hung, Alexei Sharov, Camden Y Lo, Karina Needham, Grace E Lidgerwood, Stacey Jackson, Duncan E Crombie, Bryony A Nayagam, Anthony L Cook, Alex W Hewitt, Alice Pébay, Raymond C B Wong
Optic neuropathies are characterised by a loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) that lead to vision impairment. Development of cell therapy requires a better understanding of the signals that direct stem cells into RGCs. Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) represent an unlimited cellular source for generation of human RGCs in vitro. In this study, we present a 45-day protocol that utilises magnetic activated cell sorting to generate enriched population of RGCs via stepwise retinal differentiation using hESCs...
2016: Scientific Reports
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