Schaefer 2017 Neurophotonics
|Schaefer PM, Hilpert D, Niederschweiberer M, Neuhauser L, Kalinina S, Calzia E, Rueck A, von Einem B, von Arnim CAF (2017) Mitochondrial matrix pH as a decisive factor in neurometabolic imaging. Neurophotonics 4:045004.|
Abstract: Alterations of cellular bioenergetics are a common feature in most neurodegenerative disorders. However, there is a selective vulnerability of different brain regions, cell types, and even mitochondrial populations to these metabolic disturbances. Thus, the aim of our study was to establish and validate an in vivo metabolic imaging technique to screen for mitochondrial function on the subcellular level. Based on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate) fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy [NAD(P)H FLIM], we performed a quantitative correlation to high-resolution respirometry. Thereby, we revealed mitochondrial matrix pH as a decisive factor in imaging NAD(P)H redox state. By combining both parameters, we illustrate a quantitative, high-resolution assessment of mitochondrial function in metabolically modified cells as well as in an amyloid precursor protein-overexpressing model of Alzheimer's disease. Our metabolic imaging technique provides the basis for dissecting mitochondrial deficits not only in a range of neurodegenerative diseases, shedding light onto bioenergetic failures of cells remaining in their metabolic microenvironment.
Labels: MiParea: Respiration Pathology: Alzheimer's
Tissue;cell: Kidney, HEK
Coupling state: ROUTINE, ET Pathway: CIV, ROX HRR: Oxygraph-2k