Droese 2006 J Biol Chem

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Dröse S, Brandt U, Hanley PJ (2006) K+-independent actions of diazoxide question the role of inner membrane KATP channels in mitochondrial cytoprotective signaling. J Biol Chem 281:23733–9.

» PMID: 16709571 Open Access

Droese S, Brandt U, Hanley PJ (2006) J Biol Chem

Abstract: Activation by diazoxide and inhibition by 5-hydroxydecanoate are the hallmarks of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive K+(KATP) channels. Opening of these channels is thought to trigger cytoprotection (preconditioning) through the generation of reactive oxygen species. However, we found that diazoxide-induced oxidation of the widely used reactive oxygen species indicator 2′,7′-dichlorodihydrofluorescein in isolated liver and heart mitochondria was observed in the absence of ATP or K+ and therefore independent of KATP channels. The response was blocked by stigmatellin, implying a role for the cytochrome bc1 complex (Complex III). Diazoxide, though, did not increase hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production (quantitatively measured with Amplex Red) in intact mitochondria, submitochondrial particles, or purified cytochrome bc1 complex. We confirmed that diazoxide inhibited succinate oxidation, but it also weakly stimulated State 4 respiration even in K+-free buffer, excluding a role for KATP channels. Furthermore, we have shown previously that 5-hydroxydecanoate is partially metabolized, and we hypothesized that fatty acid metabolism may explain the ability of this putative mitochondrial KATP channel blocker to inhibit diazoxide-induced flavoprotein fluorescence, commonly used as an assay of KATP channel activity. Indeed, consistent with our hypothesis, we found that decanoate inhibited diazoxide-induced flavoprotein oxidation. Taken together, our data question the “mitochondrial KATP channel” hypothesis of preconditioning. Diazoxide did not evoke superoxide (which dismutates to H2O2) from the respiratory chain by a direct mechanism, and the stimulatory effects of this compound on mitochondrial respiration and 2′,7′-dichlorodihydrofluorescein oxidation were not due to the opening of KATP channels.


O2k-Network Lab: NL Nijmegen Brandt U, DE Frankfurt Droese S


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Pharmacology;toxicology 

Stress:Oxidative stress;RONS  Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Heart, Liver  Preparation: Isolated mitochondria 



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