A role for the mitochondrial protein Mrpl44 in maintaining OXPHOS capacity
Publication Year 2015, Volume 10, Issue #7, Page e0134326
Journal Title
PLoS One
Publication Type
Journal Article
We identified Mrpl44 in a search for mammalian proteins that contain RNase III domains. This protein was previously found in association with the mitochondrial ribosome of bovine liver extracts. However, the precise Mrpl44 localization had been unclear. Here, we show by immunofluorescence microscopy and subcellular fractionation that Mrpl44 is localized to the matrix of the mitochondria. We found that it can form multimers, and confirm that it is part of the large subunit of the mitochondrial ribosome. By manipulating its expression, we show that Mrpl44 may be important for regulating the expression of mtDNA-encoded genes. This was at the level of RNA expression and protein translation. This ultimately impacted ATP synthesis capability and respiratory capacity of cells. These findings indicate that Mrpl44 plays an important role in the regulation of the mitochondrial OXPHOS capacity.
WEHI Research Division(s)
Molecular Genetics Of Cancer; Molecular Immunology; Cancer And Haematology
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