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New sensors for quantitative measurement of mitochondrial Zn2+
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PMID:  22850482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Zinc (Zn2+) homeostasis plays a vital role in cell function, and the dysregulation of intracellular Zn2+ is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Few tools exist to quantitatively monitor the buffered, free Zn2+ concentration in mitochondria of living cells ([Zn2+]mito). We have validated three high dynamic range, ratiometric, genetically encoded, fluorescent Zn2+ sensors that we have successfully used to precisely measure and monitor [Zn2+]mito in several cell types. Using one of these sensors, called mito-ZapCY1, we report observations that free Zn2+ is buffered at concentrations about 3 orders of magnitude lower in mitochondria than in the cytosol, and that HeLa cells expressing mito-ZapCY1 have an average [Zn2+]mito of 0.14 pM, which differs significantly from other cell types. These optimized mitochondrial Zn2+ sensors could improve our understanding of the relationship between Zn2+ homeostasis and mitochondrial function.
Jungwon Genevieve Park; Yan Qin; Domenico F Galati; Amy E Palmer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-31
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Title:  ACS chemical biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1554-8937     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Chem. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-8-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101282906     Medline TA:  ACS Chem Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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