Inhibition of the Nrf2/HO-1 Axis Suppresses the Mitochondria-Related Protection Promoted by Gastrodin in Human Neuroblastoma Cells Exposed to Paraquat

AbstractMitochondria are double-membrane organelles involved in the transduction of energy from different metabolic substrates into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in mammalian cells. The oxidative phosphorylation system is comprised by the activity of the respiratory chain and the complex V (ATP synthase/ATPase). This system is dependent on oxygen gas (O2) in order to maintain a flux of electrons in the respiratory chain, since O2 is the final acceptor of these electrons. Electron leakage from this complex system leads to the continuous generation of reactive species in the cells. The mammalian cells exhibit certain mechanisms to attenuate the consequences originated from the constant exposure to these reactive species. In this context, the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and one of the enzymes whose expression is modulated by Nrf2, heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), take a central role in inducing cytoprotection in humans. Mitochondrial abnormalities are observed during intoxication and in certain diseases, including neurodegeneration. Mitochondrial protection promoted by natural compounds has attracted the attention of researchers due to the promising effects these agents induce experimentally. In this regard, we examined here whether and how gastrodin (GAS), a phenolic glucoside, would prevent the paraquat (PQ)-induced mitochondrial impairment in the SH-SY5Y cells. The cells were exposed to GAS (25  μM) for 4 h prior to the challeng...
Source: Molecular Neurobiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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cke F Abstract Cu isotope fractionation was investigated in the human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cell line, in a proliferating/tumor phase (undifferentiated cells), and in a differentiated state (neuron-like cells), induced using retinoic acid (RA). The SH-SY5Y cell line displays genetic aberrations due to its cancerous origin, but differentiation drives the cell line towards phenotypes suitable for the research of neurological diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease). Cellular Cu distribution was first explored by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) imaging and, s...
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Nagore Elu1, Nerea Osinalde2, Javier Beaskoetxea1, Juanma Ramirez1, Benoit Lectez1, Kerman Aloria3, Jose Antonio Rodriguez4, Jesus M. Arizmendi1 and Ugo Mayor1,5* 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa, Spain 2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain 3Proteomics Core Facility-SGIKER, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa, Spain 4Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, University of ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusions Toxoplasma gondii infection induces a strong innate and adaptive immune response. While the innate immunity is important for controlling the early stages of the infection (Yarovinsky, 2014), the adaptive immunity is critical for restricting the parasite replication during the later stages (Gazzinelli et al., 1992). Amongst the adaptive immune subsets, CD8 T cells are the primary effector cells while CD4 T cells play an essential helper role to maintain long-term immunity (Casciotti et al., 2002). Notwithstanding, a robust CD8 T cell immunity induced during acute phase of infection, does not result in the total...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, potential biological applications of PF-SeNPs were explored by antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and biocompatibility assays. Materials and Methods Chemicals and Reagents Sodium selenite (98%), 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) (MTT), Tween 80, methanol, acetate buffer, tetracycline, nystatin, rhodamine 123, caspase-3 kit, Dulbecco’s modified Eagle media (DMEM), Folin-Ciocalteu reagent, 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate) (ABTS), Dulbecco’s phosphate buffered saline pH 7.4 (DPBS) and fetal bovine serum (FBS) w...
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In conclusion, we further advanced the molecular understanding of mitochondrial dysfunction in RTT. Intensified mitochondrial O2 consumption, increased mitochondrial ROS generation and disturbed redox balance in mitochondria and cytosol may represent a causal chain, which provokes dysregulated proteins, oxidative tissue damage, and contributes to neuronal network dysfunction in RTT. Introduction Rett syndrome (RTT) is a progressive neurodevelopmental disorder. It primarily affects females, who show the first obvious symptoms within 6–18 months after birth. Among the characteristics are a regression of mental ...
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Elena E. Pohl1*†, Anne Rupprecht1,2*†, Gabriel Macher1 and Karolina E. Hilse1 1Institute of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria 2Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rostock University Medical Center, Rostock, Germany Membrane uncoupling protein 3 (UCP3), a member of the mitochondrial uncoupling protein family, was discovered in 1997. UCP3′s properties, such as its high homology to other mitochondrial carriers, especially to UCP2, its short lifetime and low specificity of UCP3 antibodies, have hindered progress in understanding i...
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In this study, we report the age-associated differences between fetal MSC (fMSC) populations and MSCs isolated from elderly donors with respect to their transcriptomes. We successfully reprogrammed fMSCs (55 days post conception) and adult MSC (aMSC; 60-74 years) to iPSCs and, subsequently, generated the corresponding iMSCs. In addition, iMSCs were also derived from ESCs. The iMSCs were similar although not identical to primary MSCs. We unraveled a putative rejuvenation and aging gene expression signature. We show that iMSCs irrespective of donor age and cell type re-acquired a similar secretome to that of th...
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Da-Bu-Yin-Wan and Qian-Zheng-San Ameliorate Mitochondrial Dynamics in the Parkinson’s Disease Cell Model Induced by MPP+ Cong Gai1†, Wan-Di Feng1†, Tian-Yao Qiang1, Hao-Jie Ma1, Yuan Chai1, Shu-Jing Zhang2, Zhen-Yu Guo1, Jing-Hong Hu2 and Hong-Mei Sun1* 1Department of Anatomy, School of Preclinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China 2Center for Scientific Research, School of Preclinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China To investigate the effect of Da-Bu-Yin-Wan and Qian-Zheng-San (DBYW and QZS) on mitochondrial mass in Parkinson&rsq...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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