Herbst 2017 Appl Physiol Nutr Metab

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Herbst EAF, George MAJ, Brebner K, Holloway GP, Kane DA (2017) Lactate is oxidized outside of the mitochondrial matrix in rodent brain. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 43:467-74.

» PMID: 29206478

Herbst EAF, George MAJ, Brebner K, Holloway GP, Kane DA (2017) Appl Physiol Nutr Metab

Abstract: The nature and existence of mitochondrial lactate oxidation is debated in the literature. Obscuring the issue are disparate findings in isolated mitochondria, as well as relatively low rates of lactate oxidation observed in permeabilized muscle fibres. However, respiration with lactate has yet to be directly assessed in brain tissue with the mitochondrial reticulum intact. To determine whether lactate is oxidized in the matrix of brain mitochondria, oxygen consumption was measured in saponin-permeabilized mouse brain cortex samples, and rat prefrontal cortex and hippocampus (dorsal) subregions. While respiration in the presence of ADP and malate increased with the addition of lactate, respiration was maximized following the addition of exogenous NAD+, suggesting maximal lactate metabolism involves extra-matrix lactate dehydrogenase. This was further supported when NAD+-dependent lactate oxidation was significantly decreased with the addition of either low-concentration α-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamate or UK-5099, inhibitors of mitochondrial pyruvate transport. Mitochondrial respiration was comparable between glutamate, pyruvate, and NAD+-dependent lactate oxidation. Results from the current study demonstrate that permeabilized brain is a feasible model for assessing lactate oxidation, and support the interpretation that lactate oxidation occurs outside the mitochondrial matrix in rodent brain.


Bioblast editor: Kandolf G O2k-Network Lab: CA Guelph Holloway GP, CA Antigonish Kane DA


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Comparative MiP;environmental MiP, mt-Medicine 


Organism: Mouse, Rat  Tissue;cell: Nervous system  Preparation: Permeabilized tissue 


Coupling state: OXPHOS  Pathway:HRR: Oxygraph-2k, O2k-Fluorometer 

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