Effect of ischemia and cytochrome c on oxidation of pyruvate and malate as well as of 3-hydroxybutyrate, succinate and exogenous NADH was studied. Respiration of mitochondria at the state 3 was markedly decreased in presence of the mixtures free of cytochrome c and containing pyruvate and malate, 3-hydroxybutyrate and succinate. In the same mixtures, but containing cytochrome c, oxidation of NAD-dependent substrates was decreased less distinctly and oxidation of succinate was similar to the control values. The rate of rhothenone-sensitive oxidation of NADH as well as the activating effect of cytochrome c on oxidation of all the substrates studied, except of NADH, were increased in ischemia. The data obtained suggest that alterations in the mitochondria functional activity in ischemia occur due to an increase in penetration of pyridine nucleotides across the inner membrane and of cytochrome c across the outer layer. Heterogeneity of mitochondria is discussed.
Balasiavichius R.V. et al. Effect of ischemia on the functional activity and membrane permeability of heart mitochondria // Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii. - 1984. - V. 30. -N 2. - P. 130-132.
Balasiavichius R.V. et al., "Effect of ischemia on the functional activity and membrane permeability of heart mitochondria." Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii 30.2 (1984): 130-132.
Balasiavichius, R. V., Toleĭkis, A. I., Prashkiavichius, A. K. (1984). Effect of ischemia on the functional activity and membrane permeability of heart mitochondria. Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii, 30(2), 130-132.