TY - JOUR. T1 - Depolarization and cardiolipin depletion in aged rat brain mitochondria. T2 - Relationship with oxidative stress and electron transport chain activity. AU - Sen, Tanusree. AU - Sen, Nilkantha. AU - Jana, Sirsendu. AU - Khan, Firoj Hossain. AU - Chatterjee, Uttara. AU - Chakrabarti, Sasanka. PY - 2007/4/1. Y1 - 2007/4/1. N2 - A noticeable loss of cardiolipin, a significant accumulation of fluorescent products of lipid peroxidation and an increased ability to produce reactive oxygen species in vitro are characteristics of aged rat brain mitochondria, as has been demonstrated in this study. In contrast mitochondrial electron transport chain activity is not significantly compromised except a marginal decline in complex IV activity in aged rat brain. On the other hand, a striking loss of mitochondrial membrane potential occurs in brain mitochondria during aging, which may be attributed to peroxidative membrane damage in this condition. Such mitochondrial dysfunctions as reported here ...
Llabovitiadhi, Elena. (Spring, 2014). Analysis of mitochondria in glial cells: methyl mercury effect on mitochondria distribution in glial cells. Wheaton Journal of Neurobiology Research, 6. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11040/ ...
... - Mitochondria are fundamental for eukaryotic cells as they participate in critical catabolic and anabolic pathways. Moreover, mitochondria play a key role in the signal transduction cascades that precipitate many (but not all) regulated variants of cellular demise. In this short review, we discuss the differential implication of mitochondria in the major forms of regulate cell death.
TY - JOUR. T1 - The N-terminal helix of Bcl-xL targets mitochondria. AU - McNally, Melanie A.. AU - Soane, Lucian. AU - Roelofs, Brian A.. AU - Hartman, Adam L.. AU - Hardwick, J Marie. PY - 2013/3. Y1 - 2013/3. N2 - Anti- and pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members regulate the mitochondrial phase of apoptotic cell death. The mitochondrial targeting mechanisms of Bcl-2 family proteins are tightly regulated. Known outer mitochondrial membrane targeting sequences include the C-terminal tail and central helical hairpin. Bcl-xL also localizes to the inner mitochondrial membrane, but these targeting sequences are unknown. Here we investigate the possibility that the N-terminus of Bcl-xL also contains mitochondrial targeting information. Amino acid residues 1-28 of Bcl-xL fused to EGFP are sufficient to target mitochondria. Although positive charges and helical propensity are required for targeting, similar to import sequences the N-terminus is not sufficient for efficient mitochondrial import.. AB - ...
Enlarged or giant mitochondria have often been documented in aged tissues although their role and underlying mechanism remain unclear. We report here how highly elongated giant mitochondria are formed in and related to the senescent arrest. The mitochondrial morphology was progressively changed to a highly elongated form during deferoxamine (DFO)-induced senescent arrest of Chang cells, accompanied by increase of intracellular ROS level and decrease of mtDNA content. Interestingly, under exposure to subcytotoxic doses of H2O2 (200 µM), about 65% of Chang cells harbored elongated mitochondria with senescent phenotypes whereas ethidium bromide (EtBr) (50 ng/ml) only reformed the cristae structure. Elongated giant mitochondria were also observed in TGF β1- or H2O2-induced senescent Mv1Lu cells and in old human diploid fibroblasts (HDFs). In all senescent progresses employed in this study Fis1 protein, a mitochondrial fission modulator, was commonly downexpressed. Overexpression of YFP-Fis1 ...
rho 0 HeLa cells entirely lacking mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and mitochondrial transfection techniques were used to examine intermitochondrial interactions between mitochondria with and without mtDNA, and also between those with wild-type (wt) and mutant-type mtDNA in living human cells. First, unambiguous evidence was obtained that the DNA-binding dyes ethidium bromide (EtBr) and 4,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) exclusively stained mitochondria containing mtDNA in living human cells. Then, using EtBr or DAPI fluorescence as a probe, mtDNA was shown to spread rapidly to all rho 0 HeLa mitochondria when EtBr- or DAPI-stained HeLa mitochondria were introduced into rho 0 HeLa cells. Moreover, coexisting wt-mtDNA and mutant mtDNA with a large deletion (delta-mtDNA) were shown to mix homogeneously throughout mitochondria, not to remain segregated by use of electron microscopic analysis of cytochrome c oxidase activities of individual mitochondria as a probe to identify mitochondria with ...
Mitochondria divide by binary fission similar to bacterial cell division. In single-celled eukaryotes, division of mitochondria is linked to cell division. This division must be controlled so that each daughter cell receives at least one mitochondrion. In other eukaryotes (in humans for example), mitochondria may replicate their DNA and divide in response to the energy needs of the cell, rather than in phase with the cell cycle. An individuals mitochondrial genes are not inherited by the same mechanism as nuclear genes. The mitochondria, and therefore the mitochondrial DNA, usually comes from the egg only. The sperms mitochondria enter the egg, but are marked for later destruction.[8] The egg cell contains relatively few mitochondria, but it is these mitochondria that survive and divide to populate the cells of the adult organism. Mitochondria are, therefore, in most cases inherited down the female line, known as maternal inheritance. This mode is true for all animals, and most other ...
Mitochondria divide by binary fission similar to bacterial cell division. In single-celled eukaryotes, division of mitochondria is linked to cell division. This division must be controlled so that each daughter cell receives at least one mitochondrion. In other eukaryotes (in humans for example), mitochondria may replicate their DNA and divide in response to the energy needs of the cell, rather than in phase with the cell cycle. An individuals mitochondrial genes are not inherited by the same mechanism as nuclear genes. The mitochondria, and therefore the mitochondrial DNA, usually comes from the egg only. The sperms mitochondria enter the egg, but are marked for later destruction.[8] The egg cell contains relatively few mitochondria, but it is these mitochondria that survive and divide to populate the cells of the adult organism. Mitochondria are, therefore, in most cases inherited down the female line, known as maternal inheritance. This mode is true for all animals, and most other ...
Mitochondria replicate their DNA and divide mainly in response to the energy needs of the cell. In other words, their growth and division is not linked to the cell cycle. When the energy needs of a cell are high, mitochondria grow and divide. When the energy use is low, mitochondria are destroyed or become inactive. At cell division, mitochondria are distributed to the daughter cells essentially randomly during the division of the cytoplasm. Mitochondria divide by binary fission similar to bacterial cell division; unlike bacteria, however, mitochondria can also fuse with other mitochondria.[37][52] Mitochondrial genes are not inherited by the same mechanism as nuclear genes. At fertilization of an egg cell by a sperm, the egg nucleus and sperm nucleus each contribute equally to the genetic makeup of the zygote nucleus. In contrast, the mitochondria, and therefore the mitochondrial DNA, usually comes from the egg only. The sperms mitochondria enters the egg but does not contribute genetic ...
Our initial goal was to unravel the contributions of SAGA and SLIK in retrograde signaling of gene expression changes and RLS extension. We have found that these two, large transcriptional coactivator complexes act interchangeably in the induction of the retrograde-response diagnostic gene CIT2 (Figure 1). This behavior of these complexes was paralleled in their effects on RLS extension in the retrograde response (Figure 2). The implication of SAGA and SLIK in the retrograde response provided an opportunity to winnow the potential retrograde-response target genes responsible for longevity extension (Figure 4A). This effort was aided by considering ORF-ORC genes in tandem. The rationale behind their inclusion stems from their association with metabolic gene expression. It is also supported by the effect of SIR2 deletion on CIT2 induction and by the ERC-independent effect of SIR2 deletion on RLS extension in the retrograde response (Figure 4, B and C).. The juxtaposition of retrograde-response ...
Mitochondria are a power plants in our cell because they programme cell death. Mitochondria are also involved in signal transduction network; respond to signals from outside and emit signals themselves. Several facts have been discovered recently. First, DNA of mitochondrial code is unusual.Their DNA can be replicated, transcribed, and goes to form nucleoids. Second, Mitochondria and nuclei can communicate with each other. Nucleus communicates with mitochondria by imported proteins but still it isnt discovered how mitochondria responds back to the nucleus. Third, mitochondrion relocates protein. Inter membrane space of mitochondrial can oxidize disulphide bridges from sulfhydryl groups even though surrounded environment is highly reduced. The free energy of ATP shocks protein from mitochondrial 70-kDa heat, and it uses hydrolysis to move proteins across the mitochondrial inner membrane. Fourth, mitochondria can be divided and fused by machines, some proteins. Every two mitochondrial membranes ...
Depending on the cell type, mitochondria can have very different overall structures. At one end of the spectrum, the mitochondria can resemble the standard sausage-shaped organelle pictured to the right, ranging from 1 to 4 ?m in length. At the other end of the spectrum, mitochondria can appear as a highly branched, interconnected tubular network. Observations of fluorescently labelled mitochondria in living cells have shown them to be dynamic organelles capable of dramatic changes in shape. Finally, mitochondria can fuse with one another, or split in two. The outer boundary of a mitochondrion contains two functionally distinct membranes: the outer mitochondrial membrane and the inner mitochondrial membrane. The outer mitochondrial membrane completely encloses the organelle, serving as its outer boundary. The inner mitochondrial membrane is thrown into folds, or cristae, that project inward. The cristae surface houses the machinery needed for aerobic respiration and ATP formation, and their ...
Protein Kinase C (PKC) isoform PKCε has been shown to translocate to subcellular organelles including mitochondria upon activation. However, the molecular machineries responsible for translocation of PKC to mitochondria are largely unknown. The present study was designed to identify the mechanism that regulates the mitochondrial translocation of PKCε. Isolated mitochondria from adult rat cardiac myocytes and H9c2 were used to examine the effect of adenosine on mitochondrial PKCε and the role of heat shock protein 90 (HSP90). Immunofluorescence imaging of isolated mitochondria from cardiac myocytes showed that PKCε (but not PKCδ) was localized in mitochondria and this mitochondrial localization of PKCε was significantly increased by adenosine treatment for 5 minutes (PKCε-positive mitochondria normalized to the total mitochondria, adenosine: 82.8 ± 7.0%, control: 21.1 ± 4.5%, n=3, p,0.01). The adenosine-induced increase in PKCε-positive mitochondria was significantly blocked not only by ...
Mitochondria are usually considered to be the powerhouses of the cell and to be responsible for the aerobic production of ATP. However, many eukaryotic organisms are known to possess anaerobically functioning mitochondria, which differ significantly from classical aerobically functioning mitochondria. Recently, functional and phylogenetic studies on some enzymes involved clearly indicated an unexpected evolutionary relationship between these anaerobically functioning mitochondria and the classical aerobic type. Mitochondria evolved by an endosymbiotic event between an anaerobically functioning archaebacterial host and an aerobic α-proteobacterium. However, true anaerobically functioning mitochondria, such as found in parasitic helminths and some lower marine organisms, most likely did not originate directly from the pluripotent ancestral mitochondrion, but arose later in evolution from the aerobic type of mitochondria after these were already adapted to an aerobic way of life by losing their ...
Mitochondrial division requires division of both the inner and outer mitochondrial membranes (IMM and OMM, respectively). Interaction with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) promotes OMM division by recruitment of the dynamin Drp1, but effects on IMM division are not well characterized. We previously showed that actin polymerization through ER-bound inverted formin 2 (INF2) stimulates Drp1 recruitment in mammalian cells. Here, we show that INF2-mediated actin polymerization stimulates a second mitochondrial response independent of Drp1: a rise in mitochondrial matrix calcium through the mitochondrial calcium uniporter. ER stores supply the increased mitochondrial calcium, and the role of actin is to increase ER-mitochondria contact. Myosin IIA is also required for this mitochondrial calcium increase. Elevated mitochondrial calcium in turn activates IMM constriction in a Drp1-independent manner. IMM constriction requires electron transport chain activity. IMM division precedes OMM division. These results ...
The physical properties of fish liver and rat liver mitochondria were compared as a function of temperature and osmotic pressure. The data indicate that fish mitochondria are more flexible and swell at a more rapid rate over a 0 to 30°C temperature range, whereas the rates of swelling at 30 to 40°C are comparable. The swelling rates of both fish and rat mitochondria vary with temperature and approximate the Arrhenius relationship. Apparent energies of activation for swelling averaged 26.5 kcal and 12.9 kcal for rat and fish, respectively. Fish mitochondria were less stable than rat mitochondria to osmotic variation, and the disparity in initial swelling rates became increasingly greater with lower osmotic pressure. The hypotonic swelling of both fish and rat mitochondria was readily reversed osmotically; however, there was a very rapid decay of reversal in fish mitochondria and only a very slow decay in the case of rat. All the data indicate that under comparable conditions the fish ...
A system for identifying mitochondrial heteroplasmy within eukaryotic cells is provided. This system includes means for isolating and capturing a single mitochondrion from at least one eukaryotic cell
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3). The concentration of the enzyme responsible for O2•− production, [E], will vary with organism, tissue, state, age or hormonal status, and may underlie many of the changes in maximum ROS production capacity between tissues [23]; for example, complex I content may explain the different maximum capacities of pigeon and rat heart mitochondria [24].. As the apparent Km of cytochrome oxidase for O2 is very low (,1 μM [25]), changes in [O2] should have little direct effect on mitochondrial function and instead are most likely to interact by affecting O2•− production. The generation of O2•− or H2O2 by isolated respiratory complexes, SMPs (submitochondrial particles) or mitochondria increases when [O2] is raised above the normal atmospheric level of 21% O2, and this increase is roughly proportional to [O2], at least over the lower range of supraphysiological [O2] [4,12,26-28]. Fewer studies have looked at the effects of decreasing [O2], but O2•− production by isolated complex I ...
When were talking about looking for ways to cure cancer, we fundamentally need to understand what makes cells grow and die and the mitochondrion is right at the heart of these issues," said Carla Koehler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Jonsson Cancer Center researcher and co-senior author of the study. "This new and novel pathway for transporting RNA into the mitochondria is shedding new light on the evolving role and importance of mitochondria function in normal physiology and a wide variety of diseases. If we can understand how this pathway functions in healthy cells we could potentially uncover defects that help in transforming normal cells into cancer cells." ...
In sexual reproduction only the female gamete (ovum) has mitochondria when the gametes eventually fertilise, this is because the male gamete (sperm) draws upon all of its mitochondria for locomotion, to aid its travel to the ovum (egg). Furthermore, mitochondria in relation to the structure of the sperm, is wrapped tightly around the flagellum in the sperm and is fixed in this position, to enable the mitochondria to comply with the sperms unusually high ATP consumption[3]. Mitochondrion is the site of the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain in eukaryotic organisms. It has a variable diameter from 0.5 to 1 micrometre thus can be easily seen under a light microscope. Using time-lapse micro-cinematography, it has been established that mitochondria can alter their shape continuously, and are also able to fuse and separate with other mitochondria[4]. It is surrounded by two phospholipid membranes: the outer and inner membrane. The inner membrane is folded inwards to form cristae and it is ...
Image:Mitochondrian.PNG,right,190x187px,A cross-section of a mitochondrion under an electron microscope]]Mitochondria (singular- Mitochondrion) are [[Membrane,membrane]] bound [[Organelles,organelles]] (double membrane structure), that carry out [[Oxidative phosphorylation,oxidative phosphorylation]], to produce [[ATP,ATP]]. What is more, mitochondria produce the majority of [[ATP,ATP]] used by [[Eukaryotic,eukaryotic]] [[Organism,organisms]] and are often referred to as the power houses of the [[Cell,cell]]. Furthermore, due to the fact that mitochondria are the site [[ATP synthesis,ATP synthesis]], there is often a linear relationship between the number of mitochondria in a [[Cell,cell]] and the cells [[ATP,ATP]] requirements e.g. a [[Muscle,muscle]] cell uses vast amounts of [[ATP,ATP]] and thus often contains many mitochondria to adhere to this requirement and maintain function. A further point ...
Diabetes is closely associated with increased oxidative stress, especially originating from the mitochondria. A mechanism to reduce increased mitochondria superoxide production is to reduce the mitochondria membrane potential by releasing protons across the mitochondria membrane. This phenomenon is referred to as mitochondria uncoupling since oxygen is consumed independently of ATP being produced and can be mediated by Uncoupling Proteins (UCPs). However, increased oxygen consumption is potentially detrimental for the kidney since it can cause tissue hypoxia. Therefore, this thesis aimed to investigate the role of mitochondria uncoupling for development of diabetic nephropathy.. UCP-2 was demonstrated to be the only isoform expressed in the kidney, and localized to tubular segments performing the majority of tubular electrolyte transport. Streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats increased UCP-2 protein expression and correlated to increased non-transport dependent oxygen consumption in isolated ...
Mitochondria house the metabolic machinery for cellular ATP production. The mitochondrial network is sensitive to perturbations (e.g., oxidative stress and pathogen invasion) that can alter membrane potential, thereby compromising function. Healthy mitochondria maintain high membrane potential due to oxidative phosphorylation (Ly et al., 2003). Changes in mitochondrial function or calcium levels can cause depolarization, or a sharp decrease in mitochondrial membrane potential (Bernardi, 2013). Mitochondrial depolarization induces opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP), which allows release of mitochondrial components like reactive oxygen species (mtROS), mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or intermembrane space proteins into the cytosol (Martinou and Green, 2001; Tait and Green, 2010; Bronner and O'Riordan, 2014). These contents trigger inflammation, and can lead to cell death (West et al., 2011). Both mtROS and cytosolic mtDNA contribute to the activation of inflammasomes,
In eukaryotic cells, one major route for Ca(2+) influx is through store-operated CRAC channels, which are activated following a fall in Ca(2+) content within the endoplasmic reticulum. Mitochondria are key regulators of this ubiquitous Ca(2+) influx pathway. Respiring mitochondria rapidly take up some of the Ca(2+) released from the stores, resulting in more extensive store depletion and thus robust activation of CRAC channels. As CRAC channels open, the ensuing rise in cytoplasmic Ca(2+) feeds back to inactivate the channels. By buffering some of the incoming Ca(2+) mitochondria reduce Ca(2+)-dependent inactivation of the CRAC channels, resulting in more prolonged Ca(2+) influx. However, mitochondria can release Ca(2+) close to the endoplasmic reticulum, accelerating store refilling and thus promoting deactivation of the CRAC channels. Mitochondria thus regulate all major transitions in CRAC channel gating, revealing remarkable versatility in how this organelle impacts upon Ca(2+) influx. Recent
of the University of Illinois at Chicago learned that the E2F gene, which plays a role in the natural process of cell death, contributes to the function of mitochondria. Fruit flies with a mutant version of the E2F gene had misshapen mitochondria that produced less energy than normal ones. Flies with severely damaged mitochondria were more resistant to radiation-induced cell death. Studies using human cells revealed similar effects. The work could help explain why people with cancer respond differently to radiation therapy and might aid the development of drugs that enhance mitochondrial function, thereby improving the effectiveness of radiation therapy.. This work also was funded by NIHs National Cancer Institute.. Learn more: ...
Fasting and glucose shortage activate metabolic reprogramming that simultaneously elevates energy production from mitochondria and the risk of mitochondrial oxidative damage. In this report, we have presented evidence that metabolically challenged mitochondria undergo active fusion to limit oxidative stress. The highly orchestrated adaptive mitochondrial fusion requires the protein deacetylase HDAC6, which binds, deacetylates and activates MFN1. The loss of HDAC6 prevents glucose-starvation- and fasting- induced MFN1 deacetylation and mitochondrial fusion, resulting in excessive mitochondrial oxidative stress and damage. Our findings identify active mitochondrial fusion as an integral part of the stress response that protects metabolically challenged mitochondria.. Active fusion has recently been proposed to prevent mitochondria from being degraded by autophagy under more extreme nutrient starvation (e.g. in Hanks solution) (Gomes et al., 2011; Rambold et al., 2011). Our analysis of ...
The mitochondrion (plural mitochondria) is a membrane boond organelle foond in maist eukaryotic cells (the cells that mak up plants, ainimals, fungi, an mony ither forms o life).[1] Some cells in some multicellular organisms mey houiver lack them (for emsaumple, matur mammalian reid bluid cells). A nummer o unicellular organisms, sic as microsporidia, parabasalids, an diplomonads, hae an aa reduced or transformed thair mitochondria intae ither structurs.[1] Tae date, anerly ane eukaryote, Monocercomonoides, is kent tae hae completely lost its mitochondria.[2] The wird mitochondrion comes frae the Greek μίτος, mitos, "threid", an χονδρίον, chondrion, "granule"[3] or "grain-lik". Mitochondria generate maist o the cells supplee o adenosine triphosphate (ATP), uised as a soorce o chemical energy.[4] Mitochondria are commonly atween 0.75 an 3 μm in diameter[5] but vairy conseederably in size an structur. Unless speceefically steened, thay are nae veesible. In addeetion tae suppleein ...
50 years ago, pioneering research by John Holloszy showed, for the first time, that endurance training could cause an increase in the number of mitochondria found in the muscle of rats. Holloszy discovered increased oxygen and energy utilisation in rats that were exercised on a treadmill compared to their sedentary peers, and it was this finding that explained their improved endurance fitness.. Since 1967, our understanding of mitochondrial regulation in muscle has progressed rather slowly until modern times, when advancements in molecular biology have allowed researchers to use state-of-the-art techniques to measure the cellular triggers causing the growth and expansion of new mitochondria, termed mitochondrial biogenesis.. It is now understood that our mitochondria is regulated by a complex interaction between several energy sensors in the muscle and co-activators which cause the proteins to become transcribed and formed into mitochondria. The primary energy sensor in the muscle is a ...
Mitochondria are ubiquitous and essential organelles whose morphology and activity adapt to physiological states of the cell. They form a branched tubular network in the cell periphery and as a result of constant fission and fusion of individual mitochondria, form a dynamic mitochondrial network (Shaw and Nunnari, 2002; Yaffe, 1999). Most of the components of the mitochondrial fusion and fission machineries have been identified and are highly conserved between yeast and mammals. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, at least six proteins seem to constitute the fusion and fission core machineries (Shaw and Nunnari, 2002). Mitochondrial fusion is controlled by the outer mitochondrial membrane GTPase Fzo1 (Hermann et al., 1998), the outer mitochondrial membrane protein Ugo1 (Sesaki and Jensen, 2001) and the dynamin-related GTPase Mgm1 located in the intermembrane space (Wong et al., 2000). Deletion of either of the genes encoding either of these proteins results in the loss of mitochondrial fusion ...
... vary in shape and size. Typical mitochondria are generally rod-shaped, having lengh 1-4 µm and breadth 0.2-1.5 µm. In some cases, these may be spherical or oval or filamentous. Mitochondria are closed sac-like structures covered by two membranes, each of which is a trilamellar lipoprotein (P-L-P) unit membrane very similar to the plasma membrane. These two membranes, called outer membrane and inner membrane, form two chambers in mitochondria. m and breadth 0.2-1.5 µm. In some cases, these may be spherical or oval or filamentous. Mitochondria are closed sac-like structures covered by two membranes, each of which is a trilamellar lipoprotein (P-L-P) unit membrane very similar to the plasma membrane. These two membranes, called outer membrane and inner membrane, form two chambers in mitochondria. m and breadth 0.2-1.5 urn. In some cases, these may be spherical or oval or filamentous ...
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are environmental contaminants that interfere with normal hormonal homeostasis and act as endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC). These molecules can mimic hormone effects on metabolism. The links between metabolism and cancer are now well established. Metabolism generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), which contribute to mutations and induces oncogenic transformation. In turn, cancer cells display high metabolic flexibility allowing them to grow in various cellular environments and favoring their proliferative and invasive capacities. Mitochondria are key players in this complex interplay since they produce ROS, generate energy and participate in nucleotide synthesis and in glutamine metabolism of cancer cells. Regarding the importance of hormones on prostate cancer risk and outcomes, we are developing a multiple parameters in vitro assay conducted in a high-throughput screening format relevant for prostate cancer metabolism and aggressiveness. This screening method
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are environmental contaminants that interfere with normal hormonal homeostasis and act as endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC). These molecules can mimic hormone effects on metabolism. The links between metabolism and cancer are now well established. Metabolism generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), which contribute to mutations and induces oncogenic transformation. In turn, cancer cells display high metabolic flexibility allowing them to grow in various cellular environments and favoring their proliferative and invasive capacities. Mitochondria are key players in this complex interplay since they produce ROS, generate energy, and participate in nucleotide synthesis and in glutamine metabolism of cancer cells. Regarding the importance of hormones on prostate cancer risk and outcomes, we are developing a multiple parameters in vitro assay conducted in a high-throughput screening format relevant for prostate cancer metabolism and aggressiveness. This screening method
Purpose: Mitochondria generate the majority of a cells energy and integrate life and death decisions. The process of fission/fusion, biogenesis and mitophagy is critical to maintain mitochondrial integrity and thereby cellular health. We have hypothesized that loss of mitochondrial homeostasis underlies degenerative pathologies. Previously, we screened for molecules that prevent loss of mitochondrial homeostasis during metabolic stress to protect against cell loss. Here we examined the effects of one of the compounds, 1-butyl-3-hydroxy-3-(2-oxo-2-(pyridin-2-yl) ethyl) indolin-2-one (termed CB11), in models of RP.. Methods: Effects of CB11 were tested for efficacy in reducing cell loss in vitro (661w cells treated with calcium ionophore A23187), in situ (organ cultures of genetic RP models) and in vivo (constant light damage in Balb/c mice). Cell loss was quantified using MTT assays or cell counts. Cytotoxicity was determined by dose-escalation. The effects on mitochondrial capacity were ...
Mitochondria carry out specialized functions; compartmentalized, yet integrated into the metabolic and signaling processes of the cell. Although many mitochondrial proteins have been identified, understanding their functional interrelationships has been a challenge. Here we construct a comprehensive network of the mitochondrial system. We integrated genome-wide datasets to generate an accurate and inclusive mitochondrial parts list. Together with benchmarked measures of protein interactions, a network of mitochondria was constructed in their cellular context, including extra-mitochondrial proteins. This network also integrates data from different organisms to expand the known mitochondrial biology beyond the information in the existing databases. Our network brings together annotated and predicted functions into a single framework. This enabled, for the entire system, a survey of mutant phenotypes, gene regulation, evolution, and disease susceptibility. Furthermore, we experimentally validated the
TY - JOUR. T1 - Production of reactive oxygen by mitochondria from normoxic and hypoxic rat heart tissue. AU - Paraidathathu, Thomas. AU - de Groot, Herbert. AU - Kehrer, James P.. PY - 1992. Y1 - 1992. N2 - Reactive oxygen species (ROS), which may be involved in ischemic or reperfusion heart injury, can be produced by mitochondria. Previous work indicated that coupled mitochondria from ischemic heart tissue incubated in calcium-free medium produced less ROS than normal. The effects of calcium, which may be elevated in hypoxic or ischemic tissue, were not examined. The relative production of ROS by mitochondria from normoxic or hypoxic rat heart tissue was estimated by measuring the oxidation of dichlorofluorescin to the fluorescent compound, dichlorofluorescein. ROS were detectable during succinate-stimulated State 4 respiration. In the absence of calcium, mitochondria from hypoxic (60 min) heart tissue produced less ROS than mitochondria from normoxic heart tissue. In the presence of 0.1, 1, ...
The functional state of mitochondria is vital to cellular and organismal aging in eukaryotes across phyla. Studies in the yeast |i|Saccharomyces cerevisiae|/i| have provided evidence that age-related changes in some aspects of mitochondrial functionality can create certain molecular signals. These signals can then define the rate of cellular aging by altering unidirectional and bidirectional communications between mitochondria and other organelles. Several aspects of mitochondrial functionality are known to impact the replicative and/or chronological modes of yeast aging. They include mitochondrial electron transport, membrane potential, reactive oxygen species, and protein synthesis and proteostasis, as well as mitochondrial synthesis of iron-sulfur clusters, amino acids, and NADPH. Our recent findings have revealed that the composition of mitochondrial membrane lipids is one of the key aspects of mitochondrial functionality affecting yeast chronological aging. We demonstrated that exogenously added
Whereas the presence of ER in vascular mitochondria is an important observation, it does not explain estrogen regulation of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial proteins and its overall influence on mitochondrial function. NRF-1 is believed to be a key nuclear transcription regulator responsible for increasing the transcription of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes (Kelly and Scarpulla, 2004). Induction of NRF-1 has been demonstrated to increase cytochrome c protein and a wide range of other nuclear-encoded mitochondrial proteins (Kelly and Scarpulla, 2004). Although we cannot rule out other mechanisms, the estrogen-mediated increase in cerebrovascular NRF-1 protein in vivo suggests that estrogen acts through NRF-1 to elevate levels of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial proteins. Effects of E2 on the mtDNA may coordinate mitochondrial gene transcription in concert with the transcription of mitochondrial nuclear-encoded genes to regulate oxidative capacity. Together, increases in the levels of both subunits ...
Since the discovery of the mitochondrial cristae in the mid-20th century (Palade, 1953), imaging these structures in real time has remained a formidable challenge. Because of the necessity of freezing or fixing samples before imaging, EM is incompatible with probing cristae in living cells. Conversely, whereas conventional optical microscopy has permitted live-cell imaging of mitochondria, the Abbe diffraction limit has wholly obscured the intricacies of the IMM. Recent advancements in high- and super-resolution imaging technologies, however, have enabled the visualization of cristae in living cells, leading to an appreciation that cristae are not static structures but appear to possess their own dynamics comparable with the fusion and fission that regulate the plasticity of the larger mitochondrial network (Huang X et al, 2018; Stephan et al, 2019; Giacomello et al, 2020; Kondadi et al, 2020). Furthermore, we recently showed that cristae are functionally independent bioenergetic compartments, ...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE A New Mitochondria-Related Disease Showing Myopathy with Episodic Hyper-creatine Kinase-emia Yuji Okamoto, MD, PhD,1 Itsuro Higuchi, MD,1 Yusuke Sakiyama, MD,1 Shoko Tokunaga, MD,1 Osamu Watanabe, MD, PhD,1 Kimiyoshi Arimura, MD,2 Masanori Nakagawa, MD,3 and Hiroshi Takashima, MD, PhD1 Objective: To elucidate the relationship between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) alterations and a mitochondrial disease with a distinct combination of characteristic symptoms, namely episodic hyper-creatine kinase (CK)-emia and mild myopathy. Methods: We selected 9 patients with mtDNA np8291 alteration from 586 patients suspected to have a mitochondrial disease, and assessed them clinically, pathologically, and genetically. These 9 patients had undiagnosed mitochondrial myopathy with episodic hyper-CK-emia, all showing similar symptoms and progression. Results: Patients had mild muscle weakness and episodic hyper-CK-emia triggered by infections or drugs. Five of 9 patients were initially diagnosed with ...
The assembly of cytochrome c oxidase (COX) in yeast mitochondria is dependent on the assembly factor Coa1. ATP1 was identified as a multi-copy suppressor of the coa1∆ respiration defect. ATP1 is additive with previously discovered suppressors, MSS51, COX10, MDJ1, suggesting ATP1 functions via a different pathway. Using biochemical and microscopic approaches we found ATP1 rescues a previously unrecognized mitochondrial biogenesis defect in coa1∆ that result in low total mitochondrial numbers and a morphology defect. ATP1 overexpression did not rescue the closely related assembly factor mutant shy1∆. Mitochondrial morphology and biogenesis is dependent on intact mitochondrial ultrastructure. ATP1 and COA1 were found to rescue a defect in aim37∆, a member of the mitochondrial inner membrane organization and structure (MINOS) complex. We propose the rescue of respiration in coa1∆ by multi-copy ATP1 is due to increased mitochondrial biogenesis perhaps due to improved inner membrane ...
Based on these encouraging data, we aim to establish a microscopy-based method to analyze and distinguish mitochondria in primary HSCs and progenitors in vitro. First, we will stain mitochondria by mitotracker and TMRM in freshly isolated, fixed HSC/MPPs and analyze them by confocal microscopy at high magnification. One read-out that we plan to use is the mitochondrial morphology that can be indicative of the mitochondrial activation status of stem cells (3). Mitochondria with low metabolic activity can thus be expected to have a punctated morphology, whereas highly metabolic mitochondria tend to fuse and form a network-like structure (4). We will develop image analysis tools to quantify individual mitochondria in single cells in order to extract information on the stemness. Furthermore, a measurement of the fluorescence intensity of the TMRM staining should provide a good read-out of mitochondrial activity. Finally, we will analyze mitochondrial morphology (by Mitotracker) and activity (by ...
Based on these encouraging data, we aim to establish a microscopy-based method to analyze and distinguish mitochondria in primary HSCs and progenitors in vitro. First, we will stain mitochondria by mitotracker and TMRM in freshly isolated, fixed HSC/MPPs and analyze them by confocal microscopy at high magnification. One read-out that we plan to use is the mitochondrial morphology that can be indicative of the mitochondrial activation status of stem cells (3). Mitochondria with low metabolic activity can thus be expected to have a punctated morphology, whereas highly metabolic mitochondria tend to fuse and form a network-like structure (4). We will develop image analysis tools to quantify individual mitochondria in single cells in order to extract information on the stemness. Furthermore, a measurement of the fluorescence intensity of the TMRM staining should provide a good read-out of mitochondrial activity. Finally, we will analyze mitochondrial morphology (by Mitotracker) and activity (by ...
This work deals with the development of electrochemical transducers for the analysis of the metabolic status of mitochondria isolated from leukemic cells. It proposes the use of ring nanoelectrodes (RNE) integrated into microwell arrays for the simultaneous monitoring of the oxygen (O2) consumption and the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production. The sensor enabled the real-time recording of the oxygen consumption of approximately 10,000 isolated mitochondria. Solutions are now proposed to detect H2O2 production and to reduce the number of mitochondria under test, targeting the single mitochondrion analysis.
Mitochondria, known to share many common features with prokaryotic cells, accumulate several endogenous ligands of the pattern-recognition Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), such as the heat shock proteins (Hsp) 70 and 60. TLR4 specifically recognises and responds to LPS of Gram-negative bacteria and participates in both autoimmune reactions and tissue regeneration due to its ability to recognise endogenous ligands. In the present study we show that mitochondria extracts obtained from hydrogen peroxide-dysfunctionalised cells induce a pro-inflammatory response in human THP-1 myeloid leukaemia cells. This inflammatory response was similar to that caused by LPS and much stronger than that induced by the extracts of normal mitochondria. Such reactions include activation of stress-adaptation hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1?) and expression/release of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and TNF-?. Pre-treatment of THP-1 myeloid macrophages with TLR4-neutralising antibody before exposure to ...
A fascinating new study on genetically engineered mice has given a huge boost to the Mitochondrial Free Radical theories of cellular aging. The mice were engineered to produce a human enzyme that is a powerful antioxidant. Strains were created that expressed the extra enzyme in three different places (cell nucleus, cytoplasm, and inside the mitochondria). The breed that had extra protection in the mitochondria lived 20% longer, while the protection in the cytoplasm and cell nucleus had little improvement over normal mice.. This helps demonstrate why all the past hype about consuming lots of anti-oxidants like vitamin C, E, and all those other sources, has never really shown any promise in lab tests to have any effect on retarding the aging process. If a lot of the damage incurred during aging is happening deep inside the mitochondria, then it makes sense - ingesting antioxidants is not a very effective way to get them into your mitochondria. Its questionable how well most of them even make it ...
Cells need powerhouses known as mitochondria to utilize the energy stored in our food. Most of the proteins required for this powerhouse function are encoded in the nucleus and transported into the mitochondria after they have been synthesized in the cytosol. Signal sequences are needed to allow the protein to enter the mitochondria. Once the protein has arrived there, the signal sequences are, however, removed. Up until now, researchers did not fully understand the importance of this removal of signal sequences. It was also unclear why flawed removal leads to a number of illnesses, such as diseases of the heart or brain. Together with her working group, Dr. Nora Vögtle of the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Freiburg has discovered that errors in the removal of signal sequences lead to an aggregation of these proteins so that they clump together inside the mitochondria. They have presented their findings in the current issue of the scientific journal ...
Mitochondria are essential organelles of eukaryotic cells and are responsible for their energy metabolism. The citric acid cycle, a chain of redox reactions in the mitochondrial matrix, is a central metabolic hub. The energy of these redox reactions is preserved in reducing equivalents, which are fed into the electron transport chain of the inner mitochondrial membrane. This process ultimately produces ATP.. Mitochondrial ribosomes are responsible for the synthesis of the hydrophobic core components of the respiratory chain complexes. Using the bakers yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a eukaryotic model organism, the composition of the polypeptide tunnel exit of mitochondrial ribosomes was defined. We identified novel mitochondria-specific ribosomal proteins and generated insights into how they contribute to the specialization of mitochondrial ribosomes.. In a second approach, Kgd4 was identified as a novel structural component of the a-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (KGDH), which is part ...
The production of ATP by the process of oxidative phosphorylation is the principal function of the mitochondrion, which is an organelle of eukaryo-tes (fungi, plants and animals). Endosymbiosis may explain how mitochondria came to be incorporated within eukaryotic cells (Embley and Martin, 2006). While not the only endosymbiotic theory describing the evolution of mitochondria, the hydrogen hypothesis (Gray et al., 1999) postulates that small ancient bacteria capable of producing hydrogen (H2) were integrated into and survived within larger H2-consuming bacteria. Through this symbiotic relationship, primordial mitochondria evolved from the small H2-producing bacteria and acquired the ability to conduct oxidative phosphorylation. Eventually, the eukaryotic (enveloped) nucleus was derived from genes of the larger bacteria. Over evolutionary time, most of the initial mitochondrial genes (genes from the small bacteria) were transferred into the eukaryotic nucleus. Genes escaping transfer eventually ...
In the present study, we report that loss of PINK1 results in mitochondrial dysfunctions in mice. In contrast to the severe structural defects found in the fly models, mitochondria in PINK1−/− mice appear to be structurally intact and preserved in total number, although there is a selective increase in larger mitochondria, which would be consistent with a role of PINK1 in the promotion of mitochondrial fission (Fig. 1, Fig. S1). Mitochondrial respiration, a key function of the organelle, is impaired in PINK1−/− mice. Interestingly, this functional deficit is present in a brain region-specific manner in young PINK1−/− mice with the impairment present in the striatum, which is rich in dopaminergic terminals, but absent in the cerebral cortex (Fig. 2), suggesting that loss of PINK1 and elevated oxidative stress associated with dopamine metabolism may serve as "two hits" for mitochondrial dysfunction observed in the striatum of PINK1−/− mice. Furthermore, at 2 years of age ...
Ca2+ exchange has been measured in a suspension of rat ventricular myocytes treated with digitonin or saponin to render the sarcolemma permeable to small molecules and ions. Two fractions of exchange were identified, one that was attributed to the mitochondrial component of the cell and the other to a non-mitochondrial fraction. Mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake was blocked by sodium azide and depended on respiratory substrates whereas non-mitochondrial uptake occurred independently of these molecules but was dependent on ATP and creatine phosphate. Non-mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake could be induced at a Ca2+ concentration below 1 um and the initial rate increased with concentration up to 100 um Uptake could be reversed by sulmazole (a caffeine-like substance) and this reversal in turn inhibited by ryanodine. These properties suggest that the major locus for non-mitochondrial Ca2+ exchange is at the sarcoplasmic reticulum. Ca2+ exchange could be modulated by a number of agents, including carnosine, but was ...
Mitochondria are considered to play a critical role in the pathology of AD. Neurons need to produce large amounts of neurotransmitters and establish membrane excitability. Since mitochondria are responsible for ATP production, iron homeostasis, and Ca2+ signaling, neuronal viability relies highly on mitochondrial function. For example, mitochondria in the presynaptic nerve terminal primarily regulate presynaptic calcium at central glutamatergic terminals (24). Axon regeneration is also facilitated by increasing mitochondrial motility and recovering the energy deficit in mature neurons (25). Thus, mitochondrial defects are commonly observed in neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinsons disease (PD), and AD. In ALS and PD, mitochondrial dysfunction and impaired mitochondrial fusion cause neuronal loss (26); mitochondria also play a pivotal role in the loss of hippocampal and cortical neurons in AD.. Electron microscopic studies have revealed that AD ...
Oxaliplatin exerts toxic changes on the nuclei of DRG sensory neurons and alters energy mechanisms in some intracellular organelles such as mitochondria. Some studies showed oxaliplatin could induce oxidative stress in mitochondria which caused the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondria dysfunction (15). Functional deficits in peripheral nerve mitochondria in rats with oxaliplatin evoked painful peripheral neuropathy (16). Mitochondria dysfunction deteriorates energy supply which induces the compensatory increase of damaged mitochondria and exacerbates the survival environment of neurons (17). Consistent with those theories, the analysis of TEM showed that mitochondria in DRG neurons increased, and obvious edema and vacuolation of mitochondria was detected. Besides that, the increase of autophagosomes in DRG neurons was observed, indicating an enhanced level of autophagy. Autophagy is a mechanism for maintaining cellular homeostasis and functioning via the clearance of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The Molecular Mechanism of Noxa-induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction in p53-Mediated Cell Death. AU - Seo, Young Woo. AU - Shin, Jin Na. AU - Ko, Kang Hee. AU - Cha, Jong Hee. AU - Park, Jae Yoon. AU - Lee, Byoung Rai. AU - Yun, Cheol Won. AU - Kim, Young Myeong. AU - Seol, Dai Wu. AU - Kim, Dong Wook. AU - Yin, Xiao Ming. AU - Kim, Tae Hyoung. PY - 2003/11/28. Y1 - 2003/11/28. N2 - Genotoxic stresses stabilize the p53 tumor suppressor protein which, in turn, transactivates target genes to cause apoptosis. Although Noxa, a "BH3-only" member of the Bcl-2 family, was shown to be a target of p53-mediated transactivation and to function as a mediator of p53-dependent apoptosis through mitochondrial dysfunction, the molecular mechanism by which Noxa causes mitochondrial dysfunction is largely unknown. Here we show that two domains (BH3 domain and mitochondrial targeting domain) in Noxa are essential for the release of cytochrome c from mitochondria. Noxa-induced cytochrome c release is ...
Recent decades have seen a rapid increase in reported toxic effects of drugs and pollutants on mitochondria. Researchers have also documented many genetic differences leading to mitochondrial diseases, currently reported to affect ∼1 person in 4,300, creating a large number of potential gene-environment interactions in mitochondrial toxicity. We briefly review this history, and then highlight cutting-edge areas of mitochondrial research including the role of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in signaling; increased understanding of fundamental biological processes involved in mitochondrial homeostasis (DNA maintenance and mutagenesis, mitochondrial stress response pathways, fusion and fission, autophagy and biogenesis, and exocytosis); systemic effects resulting from mitochondrial stresses in specific cell types; mitochondrial involvement in immune function; the growing evidence of long-term effects of mitochondrial toxicity; mitochondrial-epigenetic cross-talk; and newer approaches to ...
Recent decades have seen a rapid increase in reported toxic effects of drugs and pollutants on mitochondria. Researchers have also documented many genetic differences leading to mitochondrial diseases, currently reported to affect ∼1 person in 4,300, creating a large number of potential gene-environment interactions in mitochondrial toxicity. We briefly review this history, and then highlight cutting-edge areas of mitochondrial research including the role of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in signaling; increased understanding of fundamental biological processes involved in mitochondrial homeostasis (DNA maintenance and mutagenesis, mitochondrial stress response pathways, fusion and fission, autophagy and biogenesis, and exocytosis); systemic effects resulting from mitochondrial stresses in specific cell types; mitochondrial involvement in immune function; the growing evidence of long-term effects of mitochondrial toxicity; mitochondrial-epigenetic cross-talk; and newer approaches to ...
Mitochondrion. Coloured Transmission Electron Micrograph (TEM) of a mitochondrion inside a human cell, showing the double outer membrane and numerous internal membranes (cristae) where respiration takes place. The folded structure outside the mitochondrion (upper left) is rough endoplasmic reticulum, where the cells proteins are made. Mitochondria provide cells with energy by oxidising sugar and fat. They are found in almost all cells (sometimes times in thousands), carry their own DNA, and replicate autonomously. Mitochondria are thought to have evolved from a once free-living type of bacteria that formed a symbiotic partnership with primitive cells. Magnification unknown. - Stock Image G465/0028
Introduction Mitochondria are essential organelles present in most eukaryotic cells and typically form discrete structures or elaborate tubular networks in the cytoplasm (1). They were first cytologially characterized as bioblasts by Richard Altmann in 1894. Subsequently, they were renamed into mitochondria by Carl Brenda in 1898. Insight into their structure was provided by the first detailed electron microscopy pictures of these organelles in 1952 (2). It has now been well established that mitochondria fulfill a crucial role in a plethora of biological processes (figure 1 adapted from 3). For example, mitochondria are the main source of cellular ATP production, while they also serve as an important cellular storage for calcium, a key signaling molecule. In this way, mitochondria control calcium levels and thereby regulate calcium-dependent signaling pathways. Additionally, mitochondria participate in maintaining redox homeostasis through their production of reactive oxygen species. These drive ...
Toxoplasma gondiis single mitochondrion is very dynamic and undergoes morphological changes throughout the parasites life cycle. During parasite division, the mitochondrion elongates, enters the daughter cells just prior to cytokinesis, and undergoes fission. Extensive morphological changes also occur as the parasite transitions from the intracellular environment to the extracellular environment. We show that treatment with the ionophore monensin causes reversible constriction of the mitochondrial outer membrane and that this effect depends on the function of the fission-related protein Fis1. We also observed that mislocalization of the endogenous Fis1 causes a dominant-negative effect that affects the morphology of the mitochondrion. As this suggests that Fis1 interacts with proteins critical for maintenance of mitochondrial structure, we performed various protein interaction trap screens. In this manner, we identified a novel outer mitochondrial membrane protein, LMF1, which is essential for ...
Parkinsons disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and the accumulation of proteinaceous intraneuronal inclusions known as Lewy bodies. Little is known of the molecular mechanisms responsible for loss of dopaminergic neurons in PD; however, evidence suggests that environmental and genetic factors both play contributing roles (1-3). Although only a few of the factors contributing to this disorder have currently been identified, significant insight into the mechanism of neuronal death in PD has come from studies of the PD-inducing compound 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+). MPP+ is a specific toxin of dopaminergic neurons that induces cell death by inhibiting mitochondrial complex I (4-6). This finding led to the identification of other mitochondrial complex I inhibitors that trigger death of dopaminergic neurons (7, 8), and prompted studies of mitochondrial integrity in individuals with ...
Mitochondria play a key role in the pathogenesis of different diseases including the pathologies of the heart. According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases are responsible for 63% of all deaths in the world, with cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death. New findings of the cardiac muscle mitochondria functions can be further used to develop new therapeutic strategies. The most important parameters of heart mitochondrial activity are oxidative phosphorylation capacity and mitochondrial membrane potential. With these two properties of mitochondria we can determine the coupling state of respiration and the impact of the mitochondrial substrate on the membrane potential [1]. The Fluorescence module for the Oxygraph-2k (Oroboros Instruments, Innsbruck) combines optical measurement with high-resolution respirometry and with this new technology it is possible to detect changes in both parameters simultaneously. The experiments were carried out in mouse heart homogenate. The ...
Mitochondria are present within every cell of our body, often named as intracellular power producing factories; they generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), major energy molecule that transports chemical energy within the cell, fuelling cellular processes. Mitochondria produce about 90% of the chemical energy that cells require for survival. Mitochondria functions in a similar way to the digestive system, which takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy rich molecules for the cell.. ...
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When cells kill themselves, they usually do so by activating mechanisms that have evolved specifically for that purpose. These mechanisms, which are broadly conserved throughout the metazoa, involve two processes: activation in the cytosol of latent cysteine proteases (termed caspases), and disruption of mitochondrial functions. These processes are linked in a number of different ways. While active caspases can cleave proteins in the mitochondrial outer membrane, and cleave and thereby activate certain pro-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family, proteins released from the mitochondria can trigger caspase activation and antagonise IAP family proteins. This review will focus on the pro-apoptotic molecules that are released from the mitochondria of cells endeavouring to kill themselves. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled Mitochondria: the deadly organelle ...
The mitochondrial pool of Hsp90 and its mitochondrial paralog, TRAP1, suppresses cell death and reprograms energy metabolism in cancer cells; therefore, Hsp90 and TRAP1 have been suggested as target proteins for anticancer drug development. Here, we report that the actual target protein in cancer cell mitochondria is TRAP1, not Hsp90, and current Hsp90 inhibitors cannot effectively inactivate TRAP1 due to insufficient accumulation in the mitochondria. To develop mitochondrial TRAP1 inhibitors, we determined the crystal structures of human TRAP1 complexed with Hsp90 inhibitors. The isopropyl amine of the Hsp90 inhibitor PU-H71 was replaced with the mitochondria-targeting moiety triphenylphosphonium to produce SMTIN-P01. SMTIN-P01 showed a different mode of action from the non-targeted PU-H71, as well as much improved cytotoxicity to cancer cells. In addition, we determined the structure of a TRAP1-adenylyl-imidodiphosphate (AMP-PNP) complex. Based on comparative analysis of TRAP1 structures, we ...
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Gabriella Heller.. Toxicity of misfolded proteins and mitochondrial dysfunction are key factors that promote age-associated functional neuronal decline and neurodegenerative disease across species. Although these neurotoxic challenges have long been considered to be cell-intrinsic, evidence now supports that misfolded human disease proteins originating in one neuron can be transferred to neighboring cells, a phenomenon proposed to promote pathology spread. Likewise, mitochondria can be sent out of the cell that made them for transcellular degradation by neighbors. We discovered and are characterizing a dramatic, but previously unknown, capacity of C. elegans adult neurons to extrude large (~5µM) vesicles that can include aggregated proteins (including human neurodegenerative disease proteins) and damaged mitochondria. Strikingly, extruded exopher contents can be found in both neighboring and remote cells. We suggest that "throwing out the ...
Mitochondria are the powerplants of the cell, more or less. There is a herd of mitochondria in every cell, dividing like bacteria as necessary to keep up their own numbers. Their most important - but by no means only - activity is the generation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules used as chemical energy stores to power cellular processes. Mitochondria have their own DNA separate from that in the cell nucleus, and it encodes a few vital pieces of protein machinery used in the process of generating ATP. Unfortunately this DNA often becomes damaged in ways that evade cellular quality control mechanisms and lead to a takeover of the cell by malfunctioning mitochondria. The details of this takeover are still under investigation: researchers never see it happening, only the before and after state, which suggests that it is fairly rapid at least. Cells in this dysfunctional state are thought to contribute to a range of age-related conditions by exporting a flood of reactive molecules and damaged ...
Neuronal mitochondria dysfunction and neuroinflammation are two prominent pathological features increasingly realized as important pathogenic mechanisms for neurodegenerative diseases. However, little attempt has been taken to investigate the likely interactions between them. Mitofusin2 (Mfn2) is a mitochondrial outer membrane protein regulating mitochondrial fusion, a dynamic process essential for mitochondrial function. To explore the significance of neuronal mitochondria in the regulation of neuroinflammation, male and female transgenic mice with forced overexpression of Mfn2 specifically in neurons were intraperitoneally injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a widely used approach to model neurodegeneration-associated neuroinflammation. Remarkably, LPS-induced lethality was almost completely abrogated in neuronal Mfn2 overexpression mice. Compared with nontransgenic wild-type mice, mice with neuronal Mfn2 overexpression also exhibited alleviated bodyweight loss, behavioral sickness, and ...
DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, found researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
To carry out these functions, a mitochondrion is composed of hundreds of different proteins, most of which are encoded by genes in the nucleus. To better understand the complexity of mitochondrial functions we need to identify all the mitochondrial components and to unravel the cytoplasmic signaling pathways that regulate the organelles activities. To these ends, various systematic approaches to mitochondrial protein identification have been undertaken in the past ten years. While most of these studies aimed at producing inventories of mitochondrial proteins, a recent study by Chen et al. [2] has specifically assayed the proteome of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster for proteins that are likely to be involved in the energy-generating functions of mitochondria and has identified several novel mitochondrial regulators.. The central role of mitochondria in both life and the death of the eukaryotic cell emerges not only from their biosynthetic functions but also from their crucial role in ...
Substantially elevated blood D-lactate (DLA) concentrations are associated with neurocardiac toxicity in humans and animals. The neurological symptoms are similar to inherited or acquired abnormalities of pyruvate metabolism. We hypothesized that DLA interferes with mitochondrial utilization of L-lactate and pyruvate in brain and heart. Respiration rates in rat brain, heart and liver mitochondria were measured using DLA, LLA and pyruvate independently and in combination. In brain mitochondria, state 3 respiration was 53% and 75% lower with DLA as substrate when compared with LLA and pyruvate, respectively (p | 0.05). Similarly in heart mitochondria, state 3 respiration was 39% and 86% lower with DLA as substrate when compared with LLA or pyruvate, respectively (p | 0.05). However, state 3 respiration rates were similar between DLA, LLA and pyruvate in liver mitochondria. Combined incubation of DLA with LLA or pyruvate markedly impaired state 3 respiration rates in brain and heart mitochondria (p | 0.05)
Programmed cell death. Neurons are programmed to die in great numbers during normal human development and aberrantly die by apoptosis in several neurodegenerative disorders. We are exploring the molecular mechanism of apoptosis concentrating on the roles of mitochondria and the Bcl-2 family of proteins. We have found that Bcl-xL and Bax move from the cytosol compartment to the mitochondria during apoptosis and that this step critically commits cells to the death pathway. Two major aspects of this process are under investigation; the molecular trigger for Bax migration into mitochondria and the consequences of Bax insertion into mitochondria. Live cell imaging of mitochondria and Bcl-2 family members analyzed by confocal microscopy has been instrumental in recent studies that link mitochondrial division processes to Bax mediated apoptosis. Unexpectedly, Bcl-2 family proteins have been found to regulate mitochondrial morphogenesis in healthy cells leading us to actively study the roles of ...
Although mitochondria are known to move actively in plant cells, little is known about how they move. In higher plants, actin filaments have been reported to be involved in the movement of organelles, such as chloroplasts, peroxisomes, endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus. Mitochondria were visualized in living ,i,Arabidopsis thaliana,/i, plants using fluorescent proteins fused to a mitochondria targeting signal. To compare the movement of mitochondria to the movements of another organelle, we also examined peroxisomes because of their similarity in size. Velocities of individual mitochondria and peroxisomes, as measured by time-lapse laser scanning microscopy, varied, although the average velocities of the two organelles were similar. Latrunculin B, an actin-depolymerizing drug, stopped movement of mitochondria and peroxisomes, demonstrating that movement of these organelles depends on actin filaments. On the other hand, propyzamide, a microtubule-depolymerizing drug, did not affect the ...
Eukaryotic cells developed diverse mechanisms to guide proteins to more than one destination within the cell. Recently, the proteome of the IMS (intermembrane space) of mitochondria of yeast cells was identified showing that approximately 20% of all soluble IMS proteins are dually localized to the IMS, as well as to other cellular compartments. Half of these dually localized proteins are important for oxidative stress defence and the other half are involved in energy homoeostasis. In the present review, we discuss the mechanisms leading to the dual localization of IMS proteins and the implications for mitochondrial function. ...
Methodology provided: Techniques required for the quantitative use of fluorescent protein sensors in mitochondria in vitro, in organello and in vivo (i.e. in planta) will be contributed. This includes the characterisation and usage of redox sensors for glutathione, hydrogen peroxide and NADH/NAD, complemented by probes for pH, calcium and ATP/ADP. Confocal microscopy and FLIM is used to study functional and structural dynamics of individual mitochondria. Highly intact, functional mitochondria can be prepared from various plant tissues as an in organello system to dissect mitochondrial redox metabolism and regulation by combining classical bioenergetic assays with fluorometric measurements of the sensors. The majority of methods are directly applicable beyond plants to a wide range of ...
In most animal species, mitochondria appear to be primarily inherited through the maternal lineage, though some recent evidence suggests that in rare instances mitochondria may also be inherited via a paternal route. Typically, a sperm carries mitochondria in its tail as an energy source for its long journey to the egg. When the sperm attaches to the egg during fertilization, the tail falls off. Consequently, the only mitochondria the new organism usually gets are from the egg its mother provided. Therefore, unlike nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA doesnt get shuffled every generation. However, the mt genome has a higher rate of mutation, and consists of only some sixteen thousand base pairs. Hence, it is often more useful to gauge the "genetic distance" between two persons (since sequencing after DNA isolation is much quicker and it provides a finer genetic comb). It is also useful for the study of human evolution. Mitochondrial DNA is also used in forensic science as a tool for identifying ...
I wrote several columns about mitochondria last January (#301, #302, #303). To review: mitochondria are tiny organelles inside almost every cell of our body which generate the energy for all cell functions by converting our food to CO2 and water in a complex biochemical pathway called respiration. In the process of respiration electrons sometimes leak out of the system where they combine with oxygen or nitrogen to form free radicals called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) or Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS) which can damage the mitochondrial DNA. Damage to the DNA eventually results in the death of the mitochondrion. When enough mitochondria die, the cell dies; when enough cells in a tissue or organ dies, the organ fails causing degenerative disease and ultimately our own death ...
The Spg7-/- mice created by Ferreirinha et al. (2) develop a neuropathologic phenotype of a distal axonopathy characterized by swelling and degeneration in spinal and peripheral axons. Although the axonopathy does not occur until 8 months of age, Spg7-/- mice develop mitochondrial abnormalities in their axons at 4.5 months of age, a time when they already exhibit motor deficits as evidenced by impaired ability to maintain their balance on a rotating rod. These mitochondrial abnormalities include hypertrophy, concentric cristae, herniations, and the appearance of giant mitochondria. Mitochondria with concentric cristae are often seen in normal and pathologic conditions with increased cellular metabolic activity.. Two additional striking findings emerge from this study: at every age studied, the percentage of axons containing abnormal mitochondria greatly exceeded the number of swollen or degenerated axons; and abnormal mitochondria were present in synaptic terminals in the anterior horn of the ...
Many factors can affect the respiration rate of an intact plant or of its individual organs. Relevant factors include the species and growth habit of the plant, the type and age of the specific organ, and environmental variables such as the external oxygen concentration, temperature, and nutrient and water supply (see Chapter 25, Web Topic 11.7, and Web Essay 11.5).. Whole-plant respiration rates, particularly when considered on a fresh-weight basis, are generally lower than respiration rates reported for animal tissues. This difference is due in large part to the presence, in plant cells, of a large central vacuole and cell wall compartments, neither of which contains mitochondria. Nonetheless, respiration rates in some plant tissues are as high as those observed in actively respiring animal tissues, so the plant respiratory process is not inherently slower than respiration in animals. In fact, isolated plant mitochondria respire faster than mammalian mitochondria, when expressed on a per mg ...
Nonetheless it is conceivable that there could be aberrant mitochondria that are not damaged or free radical generating but have consequences for cellular function that can be very dangerous at specific ages. Some neurologic disorders appear to be like that, where eventually there arent enough optimal mitochondria so eventually energy failure ensues which is collapse of the proton gradient which is death. There is a strong relationship between Parkinsons and mitochondrial death, and Ive read studies highlighting how failure of transporting mitochondria back to the cell body, presumably for mitophagy, is blocked early in the development of Alzheimers, the implication being that these surviving mitochondria should have been killed but are now generating problems for the cell, if only because of inefficient energy generation and the organelles literally pile up in the axon, further inhibiting transport processes ...
Fig. 1. Schematic illustration for the Drp1-Zip1 interaction-dependent mitochondrial quality surveillance during the mitochondrial fission. Mitochondrial morphology continuously changed by the fusion-fission cycle. (1) Upon stimuli, Drp1 moves to the mitochondria, and interacts with the mitochondrial Zip1 to induce the focal MMP reduction. (2) Drp1 cuts the mitochondria through their oligomerization. (3) Healthy piece of mitochondria recovers their MMP and stays in the fusion-fission cycle, but the damaged mitochondria fail to recover and are subsequently removed by the mitophagy ...
Summary: Researchers believe that, given time, mitochondria can recover their normal form following TBI or stroke.. Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.. Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real time for the first time in a living brain.. The scientists also found that without giving these mitochondria anything but time, they often resume their usual healthy shape once blood and oxygen were restored to mild or moderately damaged tissue, said Dr. Sergei Kirov, neuroscientist in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.. "We believe this is good evidence that mitochondria can recover their normal form following brief periods of ischemia from stroke or trauma and that drugs that enhance their recovery may improve overall recovery from these sorts of brain injuries," Kirov ...
The results of this study, in which we examined the effect of aging on mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial ROS generation in endothelial cells, permit several new and potentially important insights to be drawn with respect to the role of mitochondria in vascular aging.. Here we report that aged endothelial cells contain significantly less mitochondria than young ones (Fig. 1). Electron micrographic analysis (Fig. 1, D-H) and assessment of porin content (Fig. 1, I and J) in whole vessel homogenates suggest that mitochondrial mass also declines aged smooth muscle cells. Similar age-related decline in mitochondrial content has been previously reported in the skeletal muscle (24). The majority of mitochondrial proteins are encoded in the nucleus, synthesized in the cytosol, and imported into mitochondria (the mtDNA codes for only 13 proteins essential for oxidative phosphorylation as well as the structural RNAs for mitochondrial protein synthesis). In the present study we assessed age-related ...
Isolation of mitochondria. WT and UCP2-deficient mice were used (8) for isolation of kidney and spleen mitochondria. Per experiment, 15 mice were used for isolation of mitochondria from spleen, and five mice were used for isolation of kidney mitochondria. Fresh tissues were minced in ice-cold STE buffer (250 mM sucrose, 5 mM Tris, 2 mM EGTA, pH 7.4 at 4°C) and disrupted in a Dounce homogenizer. Cell debris was removed by centrifugation of the homogenate at 500 g for 3 minutes. The supernatant was centrifuged at 10,000 g for 8 minutes, and the mitochondrial pellet was resuspended in ice-cold STE buffer. Mitochondria were subjected to another cycle of centrifugation at 750 and 10,000 g. Protein content was assayed using the bicinchoninic acid method. Western blot analysis of UCP2 expression in kidney mitochondria was performed as described previously (8).. Proton leak titrations in mitochondria. Mitochondria (0.35 mg mitochondrial protein/ml for kidney, 0.6 mg/ml for spleen) were incubated in KHE ...
Transfer of mtDNA between cells is most likely facilitated by intercellular mitochondrial transfer as there are no known mechanisms of transferring the mitochondrial genome across the inner and outer mitochondrial membranes and plasma membranes of donor and acceptor cells. A number of distinct mitochondrial transfer mechanisms are possible including endocytosis of vesicles containing mitochondria, fusion of whole cells, cell fragments or exosomes containing mitochondria, or transfer of mitochondria via the well-characterized membrane-bound cell-bridging structures originally described by Rustom and colleagues and referred to as tunneling nanotubes (TNT; ref. 1).. Because endocytosis is normally associated with pathways involved in phagocytosis and macromolecular processing, and transfer of functional mitochondria via this pathway would involve movement across a double membrane into the cytoplasm, this mechanism is highly unlikely. Also, mitochondria transferred in this way would have to escape ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Mitochondrial alteration in type 2 diabetes and obesity. T2 - An epigenetic link. AU - Cheng, Zhiyong. AU - Almeida, Fabio A.. PY - 2014/3/15. Y1 - 2014/3/15. N2 - The growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity is largely attributed to the current lifestyle of over-consumption and physical inactivity. As the primary platform controlling metabolic and energy homeostasis, mitochondria show aberrant changes in T2DM and obese subjects. While the underlying mechanism is under extensive investigation, epigenetic regulation is now emerging to play an important role in mitochondrial biogenesis, function, and dynamics. In line with lifestyle modifications preventing mitochondrial alterations and metabolic disorders, exercise has been shown to change DNA methylation of the promoter of PGC1α to favor gene expression responsible for mitochondrial biogenesis and function. In this article we discuss the epigenetic mechanism of mitochondrial alteration in T2DM and obesity, ...
Protein aggregation can be a critical problem leading to human pathologies such as Alzheimers or Parkinsons disease.. Mitochondria, the compartments that produce most of the cellular energy, contain surface receptors, which facilitate protein uptake. "These receptors specifically recognize mitochondrial proteins and direct them through pores into the interior of mitochondria", explains Prof. Johannes Herrmann, a specialist for mitochondrial biology. "But, so far, we had no idea what these proteins encounter before they reach the mitochondrial surface". "It was just assumed that newly synthesized proteins are directly targeted to their destination compartment".. In a close collaboration with Professor Maya Schuldiner from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, Herrmanns team observed that mitochondrial proteins are initially targeted to the surface of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The ER is a cellular compartment that serves as a central sorting station to deliver proteins to various ...
Feeling tired today? Most of us grow more weary as the day goes on and as the years pass. We say we are out of energy or getting low on energy, which is a fact. The energy we expend is generated inside our cells by a symbiotic organelle called mitochondria.. Scientists once did not understand how bumblebees could fly because of their small wings in comparison with body weight. It just did not seem possible to expend energy fast enough to provide the lift needed for flight.. Then the facts were revealed that solved the problem and opened a new door into the study of the cell. Bumblebees, as it turns out, have an incredibly high density of mitochondria in their tiny wing muscles.. Inside eukaryotic cells, the complex kind like ours, are a number of organelles, each of which is an analog to a working member of an industrial park. Mitochondria extract energy from chemical bonds as they chemically change food and oxygen into water and carbon dioxide.. Mitochondria then store the energy as electrons ...
Understanding the precise mechanisms by which mutSOD1 destroys multiple mitochondrial functions and identifying the mitochondrial targets of mutSOD1, is crucial to develop target-based therapies to rescue mitochondria in mutSOD1-ALS. We provide evidence that (1) the primary target of mutSOD1 at the mitochondria is Bcl-2, (2) the initiating event in mutSOD1-induced mitochondrial dysfunction is the formation of the toxic mutSOD1/Bcl-2 complex, and (3) preventing formation of the mutSOD1/Bcl-2 complex restores mitochondrial ADP permeability ex vivo in mitochondria of symptomatic mutSOD1-G93A ALS mice as well as mitochondrial bioenergetics in situ in mutSOD1-expressing cells, ultimately preventing mutSOD1-induced cell loss. Thus, our data provide a solid rationale for the development of a targeted therapeutic approach that, by affecting the key steps leading to mitochondrial demise, may prove effective in broadly restoring mitochondrial functions, and eventually, preventing or delaying motor neuron ...
Poster (2013). Background: Mitochondria are double membrane- organelles that play a central role in cellular metabolism, calcium homeostasis and redox signaling. They have been also considered as main producers of ... [more ▼]. Background: Mitochondria are double membrane- organelles that play a central role in cellular metabolism, calcium homeostasis and redox signaling. They have been also considered as main producers of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and reactive oxygen species (ROS). In many cancer cells those organelles become dysfunctional leading to a shift of energy metabolism from oxidative phosphorylation to active glycolysis and an increase of ROS generation. According to Warberg theory, cancer damage might occur at the mitochondrial level, affecting tiny structures within each cell implicated in the energy production through ATP. New insight is that mitochondria might be a good therapeutic target for metabolic syndromes, ischemia/reperfusion injury and organs transplantation. ...
Iron accumulation in mitochondria of brain cells may drive Huntingtons disease progression, research in mice found after removing this excess iron with an FDA-approved treatment rescued mitochondria function and improved motor endurance.
The second mechanism of respiratory control (allosteric ATP-inhibition of cytochrome c oxidase (CcO)) is demonstrated for the first time in intact isolated rat liver and heart mitochondria. The problems of measuring the kinetics of allosteric ATP-inhibition in isolated mitochondria were investigated. And it was found that only at very high ATP/ADP ratios, this inhibition is obtained and requires an ATP-regenerating system consisting of phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) and pyruvate kinase (PK). The allosteric ATP-inhibition can be switched off probably by dephosphorylation of a serine at CcO subunit-I. The phosphorylation of CcO at serine, threonine and tyrosine was studied in isolated mitochondria by extracting complex IV of the respiratory chain (CcO) by BN-PAGE (blue-nativepolyacrylamide- gel-electrophoresis), SDS-PAGE and Western blotting with the corresponding antibodies against the phosphorylated amino acids. The extent of allosteric ATP-inhibition of CcO varied in different preparations of ...
spring wrote: , I have recently come upon an article that claims that apoptosis is , controlled by mitochondria. First is there enough evidence for this (I , only read the abstract)? Controlled is not the word I would use (not in most cases of mammalian apoptosis, anyway), since the originating signal that triggers apoptosis of a given cell usually comes from outside the cell, but yes, mitochondria play a central and quite early role in apoptosis. A small protein called cytochrome c, which is normally part of the respiratory chain, was to general stupefaction (I quote a recent paper) discovered, only a few years ago, to be massively released from mitochondria into the cytosol shortly before apoptosis occurs. We now know that, when released, it initiates a cascade of activation of special proteases called caspases, which do much of the actual work of apoptosis. All the above is now established beyond doubt -- it is an extremely hot topic so there is a lot of literature. A recent review in ...
Coimmunoprecipitation experiments indicated an interaction of Cx43 with Tom20. Besides Tom5, -6, -7, -22, -40, and -70, Tom20 is part of the translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane, which is the only known protein complex involved in the entering of nuclear-encoded proteins into mitochondria.22 Mitochondrial matrix proteins and also some inner mitochondrial membrane proteins are synthesized as precursor proteins, characterized by having a cleavable amino-terminal targeting signal named presequence. These proteins bind TOM through Tom20, which acts as the presequence receptor. However, most of the internal membrane proteins lack this presequence and are targeted to mitochondria through not well defined internal sequences. These proteins form a complex with the cytosolic chaperones Hsp70 and Hsp90 that are recognized by Tom70.21 This mechanism is consistent with the observed coimmunoprecipitation of Cx43 and Tom20, as all TOM proteins form a complex,23 the composition of which modifies its ...
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment in the elderly people in developed countries. Although the exact etiology remains obscure, oxidative stress from reactive oxygen species (ROS) on nretinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is proposed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of AMD. Mitochondria consume nearly 85% to 90% of a cells oxygen to support oxidative phosphorylation by connecting oxidized fuel to the synthesis of ATP which serves as energy source of the cells. Oxygen normally serves as the ultimate electron acceptor and is reduced to water. However, electron leak to oxygen through complexes I and III can generate superoxide anion (one kind of ROS). Therefore, mitochondria are highly probable to be exposed to ROS. Besides, mitochondrial DNA are more vulnerable than nuclear DNA to oxidative damage because they lack protective histones and have much more limited base excision repair mechanisms than they do nuclear repair mechanisms ...
Discussion The results of our examine show, the mitochondria content material is tightly linked to a variety of pathological, molecu lar attributes of prostate cancer. This data highlight the prominent value of mitochondrial perform for prostate cancer advancement and progression. ,br /,,br /,Immunohistochemical detection of a 60 KDa non glycosylated protein component of mitochondria was utilized in this project to quantitate mitochondria in cancer cells on TMAs. The TMA approach is optimum for that identification of subtle staining distinctions of proteins which might be abundantly present in cancer, this kind of as mitochondrial components, Dapagliflozin since TMAs allow max imal experimental standardization. In this examine, a lot more than ten,000 prostate cancer specimens have been analyzed in one day in 1 experiment working with a single set of reagents at identical concentrations, temperatures and publicity times. Moreover, all TMA sections had been minimize on one day quickly in advance ...
Diabetes is closely associated with increased oxidative stress, especially originating from the mitochondria. A mechanism to reduce increased mitochondria superoxide production is to reduce the mitochondria membrane potential by releasing protons across the mitochondria membrane. This phenomenon is referred to as mitochondria uncoupling since oxygen is consumed independently of ATP being produced and can be mediated by Uncoupling Proteins (UCPs). However, increased oxygen consumption is potentially detrimental for the kidney since it can cause tissue hypoxia. Therefore, this thesis aimed to investigate the role of mitochondria uncoupling for development of diabetic nephropathy.. UCP-2 was demonstrated to be the only isoform expressed in the kidney, and localized to tubular segments performing the majority of tubular electrolyte transport. Streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats increased UCP-2 protein expression and correlated to increased non-transport dependent oxygen consumption in isolated ...
Mitochondria: The PowerHouse of the Cell Watch the following movie to review the importance of your mitochondria. Make notes to answer the following questions: Distinguish between fast and slow twitch fibers. When are they used? Which have more mitochondria? What does exercise training do for our muscle cells? What damages mitochondrial DNA? As a person…
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