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Assessment of Mitochondrial Cell Metabolism by Respiratory Chain Electron Flow Assays
Radogna, Flavia; Gerard, Déborah; Dicato, Mario et al.
2021In Weissig, Volkmar; Edeas, Marvin (Eds.) Methods in Molecular Biology
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Keywords :
Cancer Metabolism; Mitochondrial respiration
Abstract :
[en] Cellular energy metabolism is regulated by complex metabolic pathways. Although anaerobic glycolysis was reported as a primary source of energy in cancer leading to a high rate of lactate production, current evidence shows that the main energy source supporting cancer cell metabolism relies on mitochondrial metabolism. Mitochondria are the key organelle maintaining optimal cellular energy levels. MitoPlate™ S-1 provides a highly reproducible bioenergetics tool to analyze the electron flow rate in live cells. Measuring the rates of electron flow into and through the electron transport chain using different NADH and FADH2-producing metabolic substrates enables the assessment of mitochondrial functionality. MitoPlate™ S-1 are 96-well microplates pre-coated with different substrates used as probes to examine the activity of mitochondrial metabolic pathways based on a colorimetric assay. A comparative metabolic analysis between cell lines or primary cells allows to establish a specific metabolic profile and to detect possible alterations of the mitochondrial function of a tumor cell. Moreover, the direct measurements of electron flux triggered by metabolic pathway activation could highlight targets for potential drug candidates.
Disciplines :
Biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology
Author, co-author :
Radogna, Flavia;  Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer
Gerard, Déborah  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) > Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM)
Dicato, Mario;  Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer
Diederich, Marc;  Seoul National University > Department of Pharmacy
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Title :
Assessment of Mitochondrial Cell Metabolism by Respiratory Chain Electron Flow Assays
Publication date :
June 2021
Main work title :
Methods in Molecular Biology
Editor :
Weissig, Volkmar
Edeas, Marvin
Publisher :
Springer, New York, United States
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Systems Biomedicine
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