Reduced Citrate Synthase Activity Effect on Oxygen Consumption Rates in Isolated Mitochondria from Mice Liver and Muscles

Authors

  • Andrej Fokin
  • Rasa Žūkienė
  • Aivaras Ratkevičius

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33607/bjshs.v2i101.52

Abstract

Background. Liver and skeletal muscles play the major role in metabolism. Mitochondria are of particular
importance in functioning of these organs. We tested the hypothesis that reduced citrate synthase (CS) activity could
induce improved fatty substrate and carbohydrate oxidation in mitochondria extracted from liver and hind limb
muscles of mice.
Methods. Eight mice each of 12-week-old control C57B6/J (B6) and congenic B6.A-(rs3676616-D10Utsw1)/
Kjn (B6.A) mice were studied. The mitochondria were isolated by differential centrifugation method followed by
assessment of mitochondrial respiration and citrate synthase (CS) activity. Mitochondrial respiration was measured
as oxygen consumption with Clark-type oxygen electrode by using polarography system. CS enzyme activity was
measured spectrophotometrically.
Results. The activity of CS was by ~32% lower for mitochondria for B6.A compared to B6 mice (603.9 ± 135.6 U/g
and 894.2 ± 193.2 U/g, respectively). Mitochondrial respiration did not differ significantly between the strains.
Conclusions. 30% reduction in citrate synthase activity does not impair mitochondrial respiration.

Keywords:  mitochondrial respiration, insulin resistance, β-oxidation.

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Published

2018-05-03

How to Cite

Fokin, A., Žūkienė, R., & Ratkevičius, A. (2018). Reduced Citrate Synthase Activity Effect on Oxygen Consumption Rates in Isolated Mitochondria from Mice Liver and Muscles. Baltic Journal of Sport and Health Sciences, 2(101). https://doi.org/10.33607/bjshs.v2i101.52

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Sports Physiology