Formiga-Jr 2022 J Vis Exp
|Formiga-Jr MA, Camacho-Pereira J (2022) Assessing mitochondrial function in sciatic nerve by high-resolution respirometry. https://doi.org/10.3791/63690|
» J Vis Exp 183:e63690. PMID: 35604137
Abstract: Mitochondrial dysfunction in peripheral nerves accompanies several diseases associated with peripheral neuropathy, which can be triggered by multiple causes, including autoimmune diseases, diabetes, infections, inherited disorders, and tumors. Assessing mitochondrial function in mouse peripheral nerves can be challenging due to the small sample size, a limited number of mitochondria present in the tissue, and the presence of a myelin sheath. The technique described in this work minimizes these challenges by using a unique permeabilization protocol adapted from one used for muscle fibers, to assess sciatic nerve mitochondrial function instead of isolating the mitochondria from the tissue. By measuring fluorimetric reactive species production with Amplex Red/Peroxidase and comparing different mitochondrial substrates and inhibitors in saponin-permeabilized nerves, it was possible to detect mitochondrial respiratory states, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and the activity of mitochondrial complexes simultaneously. Therefore, the method presented here offers advantages compared to the assessment of mitochondrial function by other techniques.
• Bioblast editor: Plangger M
Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Instruments;methods
Organism: Mouse Tissue;cell: Nervous system Preparation: Permeabilized cells
HRR: Oxygraph-2k, O2k-Fluorometer