MitoCLox: A Novel Mitochondria-Targeted Fluorescent Probe for Tracing Lipid Peroxidation

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Open Access logo originally created by the Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Title: MitoCLox: A Novel Mitochondria-Targeted Fluorescent Probe for Tracing Lipid Peroxidation
Authors: Lyamzaev, Konstantin G.
Sumbatyan, Natalia V.
Nesterenko, Alexey M.
Kholina, Ekaterina G.
Voskoboynikova, Natalia
Steinhoff, Heinz-Jürgen
Mulkidjanian, Armen Y.
Chernyak, Boris V.
ORCID of the author:
Abstract: Peroxidation of cardiolipin (CL) in the inner mitochondrial membrane plays a key role in the development of various pathologies and, probably, aging. The four fatty acid tails of CL are usually polyunsaturated, which makes CL particularly sensitive to peroxidation. Peroxidation of CL is involved in the initiation of apoptosis, as well as in some other important cellular signaling chains. However, the studies of CL peroxidation are strongly limited by the lack of methods for its tracing in living cells. We have synthesized a new mitochondria-targeted fluorescent probe sensitive to lipid peroxidation (dubbed MitoCLox), where the BODIPY fluorophore, carrying a diene-containing moiety (as in the C11-BODIPY (581/591) probe), is conjugated with a triphenylphosphonium cation (TPP+) via a long flexible linker that contains two amide bonds. The oxidation of MitoCLox could be measured either as a decrease of absorbance at 588 nm or as an increase of fluorescence in the ratiometric mode at 520/590 nm (emission). In CL-containing liposomes, MitoCLox oxidation was induced by cytochrome c and developed in parallel with cardiolipin oxidation. TPP+-based mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQ1, in its reduced form, inhibited oxidation of MitoCLox concurrently with the peroxidation of cardiolipin. Molecular dynamic simulations of MitoCLox in a cardiolipin-containing membrane showed affinity of positively charged MitoCLox to negatively charged CL molecules; the oxidizable diene moiety of MitoCLox resided on the same depth as the cardiolipin lipid peroxides. We suggest that MitoCLox could be used for monitoring CL oxidation in vivo and, owing to its flexible linker, also serve as a platform for producing peroxidation sensors with affinity to particular lipids.
Citations: Oxicative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Special Issue: Cardiolipin and Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidants in Oxidative Stress, Disease, and Aging, 2019, Art.-ID: 9710208
Subject Keywords: Mitochondria; Lipid Peroxidation
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2019
License name: Attribution 4.0 International
License url:
Type of publication: Einzelbeitrag in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift [article]
Appears in Collections:FB05 - Hochschulschriften

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Oxidative_Medicine_and_Cellular_Longevity_2019_9710208_Lyamzaev.pdf2,75 MBAdobe PDF

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons