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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Jun 11;318(4):987-91.

Absence of NADH channeling in coupled reaction of mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase and complex I in alamethicin-permeabilized rat liver mitochondria.

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  • 1Molecular Biology Division (151-S), VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA. s2shak@post.tau.ac.il

Abstract

A simple in situ model of alamethicin-permeabilized isolated rat liver mitochondria was used to investigate the channeling of NADH between mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase (MDH) and NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I). Alamethicin-induced pores in the mitochondrial inner membrane allow effective transport of low molecular mass components such as NAD+/NADH but not soluble proteins. Permeabilized mitochondria demonstrate high rates of respiration in the presence of malate/glutamate and NAD+ due to coupled reaction between MDH and complex I. In the presence of pyruvate and lactate dehydrogenase, an extramitochondrial competitive NADH utilizing system, respiration of permeabilized mitochondria with malate/glutamate and NAD+ was completely abolished. These data are in agreement with the free diffusion of NADH and do not support the suggestion of direct channeling of NADH from MDH to complex I.

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