Mito-SinCe2 Approach to Analyze Mitochondrial Structure–Function Relationship in Single Cells

Academic Article


  • The cross talk between mitochondrial dynamic structure, determined primarily by mitochondrial fission and fusion events, and mitochondrial function of energetics, primarily ATP and ROS production, is widely appreciated. Understanding the mechanistic details of such cross talk between mitochondrial structure and function needs integrated quantitative analyses between mitochondrial dynamics and energetics. Here we describe our recently designed approach of mito-SinCe2 that involves high resolution confocal microscopy of genetically expressed ratiometric fluorescent probes targeted to mitochondria, and its quantitative analyses. Mito-SinCe2 analyses allows for quantitative analyses of mitochondrial structure–function relationship in single cells toward understanding the role of mitochondria and their heterogeneity in various physiological and pathological conditions.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 910963
  • Author List

  • Spurlock B; Mitra K
  • Start Page

  • 415
  • End Page

  • 432
  • Volume

  • 2275