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mitochondrial and swi/snf

Yongzhen Li, Ying Wang, Qingnan He, Xiqiang Dang, Yan Cao, Xiaochuan Wu, Shuanghong Mo, Xiaoxie He, Zhuwen Yi
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a pathological lesion rather than a disease, with a diverse etiology. FSGS may result from genetic and non‑genetic factors. FSGS is considered a podocyte disease due to the fact that in the majority of patients with proven‑FSGS, the lesion results from defects in the podocyte structure or function. However, FSGS does not result exclusively from podocyte‑associated genes, however also from other genes including collagen IV‑associated genes. Patients who carry the collagen type IVA3 chain (COL4A3) or COL4A4 mutations usually exhibit Alport Syndrome (AS), thin basement membrane neuropathy or familial hematuria (FH)...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Agape M Awad, Srivats Venkataramanan, Anish Nag, Anoop Raj Galivanche, Michelle C Bradley, Lauren T Neves, Stephen Douglass, Catherine F Clarke, Tracy L Johnson
Despite its relatively streamlined genome, there are many important examples of regulated RNA splicing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Here, we report a role for the chromatin remodeler SWI/SNF in respiration, partially via the regulation of splicing. We find that a nutrient-dependent decrease in Snf2 leads to an increase in splicing of the PTC7 transcript. The spliced PTC7 transcript encodes a mitochondrial phosphatase regulator of biosynthesis of coenzyme Q6 (ubiquinone or CoQ6 ) and a mitochondrial redox-active lipid essential for electron and proton transport in respiration...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Jonas Blomme, Olivier Van Aken, Jelle Van Leene, Teddy Jégu, Riet De Rycke, Michiel De Bruyne, Jasmien Vercruysse, Jonah Nolf, Twiggy Van Daele, Liesbeth De Milde, Mattias Vermeersch, Catherine Colas des Francs-Small, Geert De Jaeger, Moussa Benhamed, A Harvey Millar, Dirk Inzé, Nathalie Gonzalez
In addition to the nucleus, mitochondria and chloroplasts in plant cells also contain genomes. Efficient DNA repair pathways are crucial in these organelles to fix damage resulting from endogenous and exogenous factors. Plant organellar genomes are complex compared with their animal counterparts, and although several plant-specific mediators of organelle DNA repair have been reported, many regulators remain to be identified. Here, we show that a mitochondrial SWI/SNF (nucleosome remodeling) complex B protein, SWIB5, is capable of associating with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in Arabidopsis thaliana Gain- and loss-of-function mutants provided evidence for a role of SWIB5 in influencing mtDNA architecture and homologous recombination at specific intermediate-sized repeats both under normal and genotoxic conditions...
May 2017: Plant Cell
Monte S Willis, Darcy Wood Holley, Zhongjing Wang, Xin Chen, Megan Quintana, Brian C Jensen, Manasi Tannu, Joel Parker, Darwin Jeyaraj, Mukesh K Jain, Julie A Wolfram, Hyoung-Gon Lee, Scott J Bultman
RATIONALE: The contractile dysfunction that underlies heart failure involves perturbations in multiple biological processes ranging from metabolism to electrophysiology. Yet the epigenetic mechanisms that are altered in this disease state have not been elucidated. SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complexes are plausible candidates based on mouse knockout studies demonstrating a combined requirement for the BRG1 and BRM catalytic subunits in adult cardiomyocytes. Brg1/Brm double mutants exhibit metabolic and mitochondrial defects and are not viable although their cause of death has not been ascertained...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Thangavel Samikkannu, Venkata S R Atluri, Madhavan P N Nair
HIV infection and cocaine use have been identified as risk factors for triggering neuronal dysfunction. In the central nervous system (CNS), energy resource and metabolic function are regulated by astroglia. Glia is the major reservoir of HIV infection and disease progression in CNS. However, the role of cocaine in accelerating HIV associated energy deficit and its impact on neuronal dysfunction has not been elucidated yet. The aim of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanism of HIV associated neuropathogenesis in cocaine abuse and how it accelerates the energy sensor AMPKs and its subsequent effect on mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS), BRSKs, CDC25B/C, MAP/Tau, Wee1 and epigenetics remodeling complex SWI/SNF...
August 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
Scott J Bultman, Darcy Wood Holley, Gustaaf G de Ridder, Salvatore V Pizzo, Tatiana N Sidorova, Katherine T Murray, Brian C Jensen, Zhongjing Wang, Ariana Bevilacqua, Xin Chen, Megan T Quintana, Manasi Tannu, Gary B Rosson, Kumar Pandya, Monte S Willis
There has been an increasing recognition that mitochondrial perturbations play a central role in human heart failure. Mitochondrial networks, whose function is to maintain the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis, autophagy ('mitophagy') and mitochondrial fusion/fission, are new potential therapeutic targets. Yet our understanding of the molecular underpinning of these processes is just emerging. We recently identified a role of the SWI/SNF ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes in the metabolic homeostasis of the adult cardiomyocyte using cardiomyocyte-specific and inducible deletion of the SWI/SNF ATPases BRG1 and BRM in adult mice (Brg1/Brm double mutant mice)...
May 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Ranjan Banerjee, Scott J Bultman, Darcy Holley, Carolyn Hillhouse, James R Bain, Christopher B Newgard, Michael J Muehlbauer, Monte S Willis
Mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complexes utilize either BRG1 or Brm as alternative catalytic subunits to alter the position of nucleosomes and regulate gene expression. Genetic studies have demonstrated that SWI/SNF complexes are required during cardiac development and also protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, Brm constitutive null mutants do not exhibit a cardiomyocyte phenotype and inducible Brg1 conditional mutations in cardiomyocyte do not demonstrate differences until stressed with transverse aortic constriction, where they exhibit a reduction in cardiac hypertrophy...
October 1, 2015: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
Weiwei Tao, Siyu Chen, Guangsen Shi, Jinhu Guo, Ying Xu, Chang Liu
UNLABELLED: Many aspects of energy metabolism, including glucose and lipid homeostasis and mitochondrial oxidative metabolism, are under precise control by the mammalian circadian clock. However, the molecular mechanism for coordinate integration of the circadian clock and various metabolic pathways is poorly understood. Here we show that BAF60a, a chromatin-remodeling complex subunit, is rhythmically expressed in the liver of mice. Mice with liver-specific knockdown of BAF60a show abnormalities in the rhythmic expression pattern of clock and metabolic genes and in the circulating metabolite profile...
October 2011: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Fangnian Wang, Hongsheng Liu, Wanda P Blanton, Anna Belkina, Nathan K Lebrasseur, Gerald V Denis
Certain human subpopulations are metabolically healthy but obese, or metabolically obese but normal weight; such mutations uncouple obesity from glucose intolerance, revealing pathways implicated in Type 2 diabetes. Current searches for relevant genes consume significant effort. We have reported previously a novel double bromodomain protein called Brd2, which is a transcriptional co-activator/co-repressor with SWI/SNF (switch mating type/sucrose non-fermenting)-like functions that regulates chromatin. In the present study, we show that wholebody disruption of Brd2, an unusual MHC gene, causes lifelong severe obesity in mice with pancreatic islet expansion, hyperinsulinaemia, hepatosteatosis and elevated pro-inflammatory cytokines, but, surprisingly, enhanced glucose tolerance, elevated adiponectin, increased weight of brown adipose tissue, heat production and expression of mitochondrial uncoupling proteins in brown adipose tissue, reduced macrophage infiltration in white adipose tissue, and lowered blood glucose, leading to an improved metabolic profile and avoiding eventual Type 2 diabetes...
December 14, 2009: Biochemical Journal
Siming Li, Chang Liu, Na Li, Tong Hao, Ting Han, David E Hill, Marc Vidal, Jiandie D Lin
Impaired mitochondrial function has been implicated in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, heart failure, and neurodegeneration as well as during aging. Studies with the PGC-1 transcriptional coactivators have demonstrated that these factors are central components of the regulatory network that controls mitochondrial function in mammalian cells. Here we describe a genome-wide coactivation assay to globally identify transcription factors and cofactors in this pathway. These analyses revealed a molecular signature of the PGC-1alpha transcriptional network and identified BAF60a (SMARCD1) as a molecular link between the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complexes and hepatic lipid metabolism...
August 2008: Cell Metabolism
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