A recent study showed the antitumor activity of a new indole-derivative – MM-67 – inducing mitochondria-mediated apoptosis and a decrease of intracellular magnesium (Mg) concentration in HT29 colon cancer cells. Aim of this work was to assess cellular Mg levels throughout MM-67-induced apoptosis from the early to the final stage of the process and to evaluate the correlation with mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) variations. All analysis were performed by flow cytometry: ΔΨm was assessed by using mitochondrial potential sensitive dye DiOC6, while free and total intracellular cation concentrations were assessed by using the commercial probe MagFluo4-AM (Kd=4.7 mM), and the new synthesized DCHQ5 (Kd=8.3 mM), respectively. Our results evidenced that the MM67 induced apoptosis is characterized by a direct correlation between ΔΨ and free intracellular Mg content variations.

Lucia Merolle, Concettina Cappadone, Giovanna Farruggia, Chiara Marraccini, Azzurra Sargenti, Alessia Colanardi, et al. (2014). Intracellular magnesium content changes during mitochondria-mediated apoptosis: in depth study of early events on mitochondrial membrane potential. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 87(1), 41-43 [10.4081/jbr.2014.2139].

Intracellular magnesium content changes during mitochondria-mediated apoptosis: in depth study of early events on mitochondrial membrane potential

MEROLLE, LUCIA;CAPPADONE, CONCETTINA;FARRUGGIA, GIOVANNA;MARRACCINI, CHIARA;SARGENTI, AZZURRA;IOTTI, STEFANO
2014

Abstract

A recent study showed the antitumor activity of a new indole-derivative – MM-67 – inducing mitochondria-mediated apoptosis and a decrease of intracellular magnesium (Mg) concentration in HT29 colon cancer cells. Aim of this work was to assess cellular Mg levels throughout MM-67-induced apoptosis from the early to the final stage of the process and to evaluate the correlation with mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) variations. All analysis were performed by flow cytometry: ΔΨm was assessed by using mitochondrial potential sensitive dye DiOC6, while free and total intracellular cation concentrations were assessed by using the commercial probe MagFluo4-AM (Kd=4.7 mM), and the new synthesized DCHQ5 (Kd=8.3 mM), respectively. Our results evidenced that the MM67 induced apoptosis is characterized by a direct correlation between ΔΨ and free intracellular Mg content variations.
2014
Lucia Merolle, Concettina Cappadone, Giovanna Farruggia, Chiara Marraccini, Azzurra Sargenti, Alessia Colanardi, et al. (2014). Intracellular magnesium content changes during mitochondria-mediated apoptosis: in depth study of early events on mitochondrial membrane potential. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 87(1), 41-43 [10.4081/jbr.2014.2139].
Lucia Merolle; Concettina Cappadone; Giovanna Farruggia; Chiara Marraccini; Azzurra Sargenti; Alessia Colanardi; Stefano Iotti
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