Control of mitochondrial protein import by pH

Sergey M. Grigoriev, Robert E. Jensen, Kathleen W. Kinnally

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Abstract

Protein import into mitochondria is inhibited by protons (IC50 pH 6.5). The channels of the import machinery were examined to further investigate this pH dependence. TOM and TIM23 are the protein translocation channels of the mitochondrial outer and inner membranes, respectively, and their single channel behaviors at various pHs were determined using patch-clamp techniques. While not identical, increasing H+ concentration decreases the open probability of both TIM23 and TOM channels. The pattern of the pH dependences of protein import and channel properties suggests TIM23 open probability can limit import of nuclear-encoded proteins into the matrix of yeast mitochondria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume553
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 2003

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Mitochondrial Proteins
Mitochondria
Mitochondrial Membranes
Proteins
Clamping devices
Patch-Clamp Techniques
Protein Transport
Nuclear Proteins
Yeast
Inhibitory Concentration 50
Machinery
Protons
Yeasts
Membranes

Keywords

  • Mitochondrion
  • Patch clamp
  • PH
  • Protein import
  • Translocase of inner membrane
  • Translocase of outer membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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Grigoriev, S. M., Jensen, R. E., & Kinnally, K. W. (2003). Control of mitochondrial protein import by pH. FEBS Letters, 553(1-2), 163-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0014-5793(03)01012-3

Control of mitochondrial protein import by pH. / Grigoriev, Sergey M.; Jensen, Robert E.; Kinnally, Kathleen W.

In: FEBS Letters, Vol. 553, No. 1-2, 09.10.2003, p. 163-166.

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Grigoriev, SM, Jensen, RE & Kinnally, KW 2003, 'Control of mitochondrial protein import by pH', FEBS Letters, vol. 553, no. 1-2, pp. 163-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0014-5793(03)01012-3
Grigoriev SM, Jensen RE, Kinnally KW. Control of mitochondrial protein import by pH. FEBS Letters. 2003 Oct 9;553(1-2):163-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0014-5793(03)01012-3
Grigoriev, Sergey M. ; Jensen, Robert E. ; Kinnally, Kathleen W. / Control of mitochondrial protein import by pH. In: FEBS Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 553, No. 1-2. pp. 163-166.
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