Kuznetsov 2003 Anal Biochem

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Kuznetsov AV, Kunz WS, Saks V, Usson Y, Mazat J-P, Letellier T, Gellerich FN, Margreiter R (2003) Cryopreservation of mitochondria and mitochondrial function in cardiac and skeletal muscle fibers. Anal Biochem 319:296-303.

» PMID: 12871725

Kuznetsov AV, Kunz WS, Saks V, Usson Y, Mazat JP, Letellier T, Gellerich FN, Margreiter R (2003) Anal Biochem

Abstract: Long-term preservation of muscle mitochondria for consequent functional analysis is an important and still unresolved challenge in the clinical study of metabolic diseases and in the basic research of mitochondrial physiology. We here present a method for cryopreservation of mitochondria in various muscle types including human biopsies. Mitochondrial function was analyzed after freeze–thawing permeabilized muscle fibers using glycerol and dimethyl sulfoxide as cryoprotectant. Using optimal freeze–thawing conditions, high rates of adenosine 5′-diphosphate-stimulated respiration and high respiratory control were observed, showing intactness of mitochondrial respiratory function after cryopreservation. Measurement of adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP) formation showed normal rates of ATP synthesis and ATP/O ratios. Intactness of the outer mitochondrial membrane and functional coupling between mitochondrial creatine kinase and oxidative phosphorylation were verified by respiratory cytochrome c and creatine tests. Simultaneous confocal imaging of mitochondrial flavoproteins and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide revealed normal intracellular arrangement and metabolic responses of mitochondria after freeze–thawing. The method therefore permits, after freezing and long-term storage of muscle samples, mitochondrial function to be estimated and energy metabolism to be monitored in situ. This will significantly expand the scope for screening and exchange of human biopsy samples between research centers, thus providing a new basis for functional analysis of mitochondrial defects in various diseases.

Keywords: Freeze–thawing, Heart and skeletal muscles, Human biopsies, Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, Permeabilized fibers

O2k-Network Lab: FR Grenoble Saks VA, FR Bordeaux Letellier T, DE Magdeburg Gellerich FN, AT Innsbruck Oroboros, EE Tallinn Saks VA


Labels: MiParea: Respiration 

Stress:Cryopreservation  Organism: Human  Tissue;cell: Heart, Skeletal muscle  Preparation: Permeabilized tissue 


Coupling state: OXPHOS  Pathway: N, S  HRR: Oxygraph-2k