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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Regulation by magnesium of potato tuber mitochondrial respiratory activities
Author: Vicente, JAF
Madeira, VMC
Vercesi, AE
Abstract: Dehydrogenase activities of potato tuber mitochondria and corresponding phosphorylation rates were measured for the dependence on external and mitochondrial matrix Mg2+. Magnesium stimulated state 3 and state 4 respiration, with significantly different concentrations of matrix Mg2+ required for optimal activities of the several substrates. Maximal stimulation of respiration with all substrates was obtained at 2-mM external Mg2+. However, respiration of malate, citrate, and a-ketoglutarate requires at least 4-mM Mg21 inside mitochondria for maximization of dehydrogenase activities. The phosphorylation system, requires a low level of internal Mg21 (0.25 mM) to reach high activity, as judged by succinate-dependent respiration. However, mitochondria respiring on citrate or alpha-ketoglutarate only sustain high levels of phosphorylation with at least 4-mM matrix Mg2+. Respiration of succinate is active without external and matrix Mg2+, although stimulated by the cation. Respiration of alpha-ketoglutarate was strictly dependent on external Mg2+ required for substrate transport into mitochondria, and internal Mg2+ is required for dehydrogenase activity. Respiration of citrate and malate also depend on internal Mg2+ but, unlike alpha-ketoglutarate, some activity still remains without external Mg21. All the substrates revealed insensitive to external and internal mitochondrial Ca2+ except the exogenous NADH dehydrogenase, which requires either external Ca2+ or Mg2+ for detectable activity. Calcium is more efficient than Mg2+, both having cumulative stimulation. Unlike Ca2+, Mn2+ could substitute for Mg2+, before and after addition of A23, showing its ability to regulate phosphorylation and succinate dehydrogenase activities, with almost the same efficiency as Mg2+.
Subject: magnesium regulation
plant mitochondria
mitochondrial respiration
A23187 mitochondrial Mg2+ depletion
Country: EUA
Editor: Plenum Publishers
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10863-004-8999-x
Date Issue: 2004
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