Mitochondrial respiration in human viable platelets-Methodology and influence of gender, age and storage.

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Studying whole cell preparations with intact mitochondria and respiratory complexes has a clear benefit compared to isolated or disrupted mitochondria due to the dynamic interplay between mitochondria and other cellular compartments. Platelet mitochondria have a potential to serve as a source of human viable mitochondria when studying mitochondrial physiology and pathogenic mechanisms, as well as for the diagnostics of mitochondrial diseases. The objective of the present study was to perform a detailed evaluation of platelet mitochondrial respiration using high-resolution respirometry. Further, we aimed to explore the limits of sample size and the impact of storage as well as to establish a wide range of reference data from different pediatric and adult cohorts. Our results indicate that platelet mitochondria are well suited for ex-vivo analysis with the need for minute sample amounts and excellent reproducibility and stability.


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  • Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch

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