Li, G, Chan, YL, Sukjamnong, S, Anwer, AG, Vindin, H, Padula, M, Zakarya, R, George, J, Oliver, BG, Saad, S & Chen, H 2019, 'A Mitochondrial Specific Antioxidant Reverses Metabolic Dysfunction and Fatty Liver Induced by Maternal Cigarette Smoke in Mice.', Nutrients, vol. 11, no. 7.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Maternal smoking leads to glucose and lipid metabolic disorders and hepatic damage in the offspring, potentially due to mitochondrial oxidative stress. Mitoquinone mesylate (MitoQ) is a mitochondrial targeted antioxidant with high bioavailability. This study aimed to examine the impact of maternal cigarette smoke exposure (SE) on offspring's metabolic profile and hepatic damage, and whether maternal MitoQ supplementation during gestation can affect these changes. Female Balb/c mice (eight weeks) were either exposed to air or SE for six weeks prior to mating and throughout gestation and lactation. A subset of the SE dams were supplied with MitoQ in the drinking water (500 µmol/L) during gestation and lactation. Intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test was performed in the male offspring at 12 weeks and the livers and plasma were collected at 13 weeks. Maternal SE induced glucose intolerance, hepatic steatosis, mitochondrial oxidative stress and related damage in the adult offspring. Maternal MitoQ supplementation reduced hepatic mitochondrial oxidative stress and improved markers of mitophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis. This may restore hepatic mitochondrial health and was associated with an amelioration of glucose intolerance, hepatic steatosis and pathological changes induced by maternal SE. MitoQ supplementation may potentially prevent metabolic dysfunction and hepatic pathology induced by intrauterine SE.
Rutting, S, Zakarya, R, Bozier, J, Xenaki, D, Horvat, JC, Wood, LG, Hansbro, PM & Oliver, BG 2019, 'Dietary Fatty Acids Amplify Inflammatory Responses to Infection through p38 MAPK Signaling', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 554-568.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Zakarya, R, Adcock, I & Oliver, BG 2019, 'Epigenetic impacts of maternal tobacco and e-vapour exposure on the offspring lung', CLINICAL EPIGENETICS, vol. 11.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Sukjamnong, S, Chan, YL, Zakarya, R, Nguyen, LT, Anwer, AG, Zaky, AA, Santiyanont, R, Oliver, BG, Goldys, E, Pollock, CA, Chen, H & Saad, S 2018, 'MitoQ supplementation prevent long-term impact of maternal smoking on renal development, oxidative stress and mitochondrial density in male mice offspring.', Scientific reports, vol. 8, no. 1.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
To investigate the effect of maternal MitoQ treatment on renal disorders caused by maternal cigarette smoke exposure (SE). We have demonstrated that maternal SE during pregnancy increases the risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adult offspring. Mitochondrial oxidative damage contributes to the adverse effects of maternal smoking on renal disorders. MitoQ is a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant that has been shown to protect against oxidative damage-related pathologies in many diseases. Female Balb/c mice (8 weeks) were divided into Sham (exposed to air), SE (exposed to cigarette smoke) and SEMQ (exposed to cigarette smoke with MitoQ supplemented from mating) groups. Kidneys from the mothers were collected when the pups weaned and those from the offspring were collected at 13 weeks. Maternal MitoQ supplementation during gestation and lactation significantly reversed the adverse impact of maternal SE on offspring's body weight, kidney mass and renal pathology. MitoQ administration also significantly reversed the impact of SE on the renal cellular mitochondrial density and renal total reactive oxygen species in both the mothers and their offspring in adulthood. Our results suggested that MitoQ supplementation can mitigate the adverse impact of maternal SE on offspring's renal pathology, renal oxidative stress and mitochondrial density in mice offspring.
Sukjamnong, S, Chan, YL, Zakarya, R, Saad, S, Sharma, P, Santiyanont, R, Chen, H & Oliver, BG 2017, 'Effect of long-term maternal smoking on the offspring's lung health.', American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, vol. 313, no. 2, pp. L416-L423.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders that can manifest in either childhood or adulthood. Receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) are multiligand receptors abundantly localized in the lung, capable of responding to by-products of reactive oxygen species and proinflammatory responses. RAGE signaling is a key regulator of inflammation in cigarette smoking-related pulmonary diseases. However, the impact of maternal cigarette smoke exposure on lung RAGE signaling in the offspring is unclear. This study aims to investigate the effect of maternal cigarette smoke exposure (SE), as well as mitochondria-targeted antioxidant [mitoquinone mesylate (MitoQ)] treatment, during pregnancy on the RAGE-mediated signaling pathway in the lung of male offspring. Female Balb/c mice (8 wk) were divided into a sham group (exposed to air), an SE group (exposed to cigarette smoke), and an SE + MQ group (exposed to cigarette smoke with MitoQ supplement from mating). The lungs from male offspring were collected at 13 wk. RAGE and its downstream signaling, including nuclear factor-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase family consisting of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1, ERK2, c-JUN NH2-terminal kinase (JNK), and phosphorylated JNK, in the lung were significantly increased in the SE offspring. Mitochondrial antioxidant manganese superoxide dismutase was reduced, whereas IL-1β and oxidative stress response nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 were significantly increased in the SE offspring. Maternal MitoQ treatment normalized RAGE, IL-1β, and Nrf-2 levels in the SE + MQ offspring. Maternal SE increased RAGE and its signaling elements associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines in offspring lungs, whereas maternal MitoQ treatment can partially normalize these changes.
Zakarya, R, Chen, H, Brandsma, CA, Adcock, IM & Oliver, BGG 2019, 'Small Airway Fibrosis in COPD Is Mediated by Histone Acetylation', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, AMER THORACIC SOC, Dallas, TX.
Zakarya, R, Chen, H, Brandsma, CA, Adcock, IM & Oliver, BG 2018, 'Role of Histone Acetylation in Fibrosis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, AMER THORACIC SOC, San Diego, CA.
Zakarya, R, Chen, H, Brandsma, C-A, Adcock, IM & Oliver, BGG 2017, 'Epigenetic control of TGF beta induced fibrosis in COPD', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, European-Respiratory-Society (ERS) International Congress, EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD, Milan, ITALY.View/Download from: Publisher's site