Analysing Mitochondria at Higher Resolution with MitoPlate™ Technology

Analysing Mitochondria at higher resolution with Biolog Technology

MitoPlates™ provide a powerful new research tool by allowing scientists to run preconfigured sets of 96 mitochondrial function assays in one experiment. Mitochondria can be interrogated and characterised in novel ways, looking at rates of substrate metabolism, sensitivity to drugs and other chemicals, and effects of mutations in mitochondria-related genes.

Assay Principle
Mitochondrial function is assayed by measuring the rates of electron flow into and through the electron transport chain from metabolic substrates that produce NAD(P)H or FADH2 such as L-malate, succinate, pyruvate, etc. Each substrate follows a different route, using different transporters to enter the mitochondria and different dehydrogenases to produce NAD(P)H or FADH2, The electrons travel from the beginning (complex 1 or 2) to the distal portion of the electron transport chain where a tetrazolium redox dye (MC) acts as a terminal electron acceptor that turns purple upon reduction. Additional MitoPlate assays probe the sensitivity of the mitochondria to a set of 22 diverse inhibitors.

Investigate how mitochondria change with:

  • Cell differentiation
  • Cancer & Aging
  • Neurological disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Immune cell activation
  • Bacterial/viral infection
  • Inborn genetic defects

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