Makrecka-Kuka 2016 Abstract MitoFit Science Camp 2016

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Long-chain acylCoAs vs acylcarnitines in mitochondrial bioenergetics: from in vitro to in vivo.


Makrecka-Kuka M, Kuka J, Volska K, Makarova E, Sevostjanovs E, Dambrova M, Liepinsh E (2016)

Event: MitoFit Science Camp 2016 Kuehtai AT

Fatty acid metabolism plays an essential role in muscles bioenergetics. The accumulation of long-chain fatty acids and their activated intermediates, CoA and carnitine esters, is observed in the ischemic myocardium after acute ischemia-reperfusion. The aim of the study was to compare long-chain acyl-CoAs and acylcarnitine effects on mitochondrial bioenergetics and identify harmful fatty acid intermediates.

The acute effects of palmitoyl-CoA and palmitoylcarnitine were studied in isolated rat cardiac mitochondria. To study the effects in vivo, pharmacological regulation of the availability of activated fatty acids by meldonium and methyl-GBB were used.

Palmitoylcarnitine, but not palmitoyl-CoA, was able to significantly reduce the pyruvate oxidation rate in mitochondria. Both palmitoyl-CoA and palmitoylcarnitine decreased OXPHOS-dependent mitochondrial respiration in dose-dependent manner. Despite that palmitoyl-CoA is approximately 2.5 times more toxic than palmitoylcarnitine, cardiac mitochondria are better protected against acyl-CoAs than against acylcarnitines due to protection by acyl-CoA-binding protein. Moreover, in ischemic mitochondria the content of long-chain acyl-CoAs was up to 50-fold lower than the measured acylcarnitine content. The pharmacological reduction of long-chain acylcarnitine content in mitochondria decreases ischemia-reperfusion induced mitochondrial dysfunction and significantly decreases infarct size.

Overall, present results demonstrate that long-chain acylcarnitines, but not long-chain acyl-CoAs, orchestrate mitochondrial energy metabolism pattern and determine ischemia-reperfusion induced damage in cardiac mitochondria.

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Labels: MiParea: mt-Biogenesis;mt-density 

Stress:Ischemia-reperfusion  Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Heart  Preparation: Isolated mitochondria 

Coupling state: OXPHOS  Pathway:

Event: A1  MitoFit Science Camp 2016 


1-Latvian Inst Organic Synthesis, Lab Pharmaceutical Pharmacol; 2-Riga Stradins Univ, Fac Pharmacy, Riga, Latvia. - [email protected]

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