Perspectives on the mitochondrial multiple conductance channel

Kathleen W. Kinnally, Timothy A. Lohret, Maria Luisa Campo, Carmen A. Mannella

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Abstract

A multiple conductance channel (MCC) with a peak conductance of over 1 nS is recorded from mitoplasts (mitochondria with the inner membrane exposed) using patch-clamp techniques. MCC shares many general characteristics with other intracellular megachannels, many of which are weakly selective, voltage-dependent, and calcium sensitive. A role in protein import is suggested by the transient blockade of MCC by peptides responsible for targeting mitochondrial precursor proteins. MCC is compared with the peptide- sensitive channel of the outer membrane because of similarities in targeting peptide blockade. The pharmacology and regulation of MCC by physiological effectors are reviewed and compared with the properties of the pore hypothesized to be responsible for the mitochondrial inner membrane permeability transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Mitochondria
  • intracellular channel
  • mitochondrial megachannel
  • multiple conductance channel
  • patch clamp
  • peptide-sensitive channel
  • permeability transition
  • protein import

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology

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    Kinnally, K. W., Lohret, T. A., Campo, M. L., & Mannella, C. A. (1996). Perspectives on the mitochondrial multiple conductance channel. Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes, 28(2), 115-123. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02110641