Phosphate activation of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) opening is well-documented and could involve the phosphate carrier (PiC) that we have proposed is the pore's cyclophilin-D binding component. However, others have reported that following CyP-D ablation Pi inhibits MPTP opening while cyclosporine-A (CsA) inhibits MPTP opening only when Pi is present. Here we demonstrate that Pi activates MPTP opening under all energised and de-energised conditions tested while CsA inhibits pore opening whether or not Pi is present. Using siRNA in HeLa cells we could reduce PiC expression by 65-80% but this inhibited neither mitochondrial calcium accumulation nor MPTP opening.
|Translated title of the contribution||The roles of phosphate and the phosphate carrier in the mitochondrial permeability transition pore|
|Pages (from-to)||120 - 125|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|