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Gottschalk, B; Klec, C; Waldeck-Weiermair, M; Malli, R; Graier, WF.
Intracellular Ca2+ release decelerates mitochondrial cristae dynamics within the junctions to the endoplasmic reticulum.
Pflugers Arch. 2018; 470(8):1193-1203 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Gottschalk Benjamin
Graier Wolfgang
Klec Christiane
Malli Roland
Waldeck-Weiermair Markus

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Mitochondria are multifunctional organelles that essentially contribute to cell signaling by sophisticated mechanisms of communications. Live cell imaging studies showed that mitochondria are dynamic and complex structures that form ramified networks by directed movements, fission, and fusion events. There is emerging evidence that the morphology of mitochondria determines cellular functions and vice versa. Several intracellular signaling pathways and messengers including Ca2+ dynamically influence the architecture of mitochondria. Because electron microscopy cannot be utilized for an assessment of dynamics of mitochondrial morphology in intact cells, most studies were performed using wide-field or laser confocal fluorescence microscopies that, due to limitations of their spatial resolution, do not allow investigating sub-mitochondrial structures. Accordingly, our understanding of the dynamics of substructures of mitochondria is quite limited. Here, we present a robust super-resolution method to quantify the dynamics of mitochondrial cristae, the main substructures of the inner mitochondrial membrane, exploiting structured illumination microscopy (SIM). We observed that knockdown of the dynamin-like 120-kDa protein, which is encoded by the OPA1 gene, specifically reduces the dynamics of the mitochondrial cristae membranes (CM), while the inner boundary membrane (IBM) remained flexible. We further used dual color SIM to quantify the dynamics of CM in the junction between mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER; mitochondrial associated membranes, MAMs). Intracellular Ca2+ release spatially reduced CM-dynamics in MAMs. Moreover, CM-dynamics was independent from matrix Ca2+ signal. Our data suggest that local Ca2+ signals specifically control CM-dynamics and structure to facilitate a well-balanced functional (Ca2+) interplay between mitochondria and the ER.

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