Our study revealed that mtDNA depletion leads to a non-uniform down-regulation of the mitochondrial energy metabolism in ρ0 cells on the proteome level. Metabolites of the TCA cycle were highly dysregulated which in turn had an impact on the amino acid levels, which were up regulated. Perturbation of the mitochondrial energy metabolism could lead to an activation of the retrograde response, indicated by sets of up-regulated signaling pathways in ρ0 cells, further supported by altered phosphorylation in signaling pathways and the cytoskeleton as well as de-ubiquitination of SLC transporters.
INSTRUMENT(S): Q Exactive
ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens
TISSUE(S): Bone Marrow
SUBMITTER: Ina Gielisch
LAB HEAD: David Meierhofer
Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP 20160206 5
Hundreds of genes have been associated with respiratory chain disease (RCD), the most common inborn error of metabolism so far. Elimination of the respiratory electron chain by depleting the entire mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA, ρ(0) cells) has therefore one of the most severe impacts on the energy metabolism in eukaryotic cells. In this study, proteomic data sets including the post-translational modifications (PTMs) phosphorylation and ubiquitination were integrated with metabolomic data sets and se ...[more]