Characterization and tissue expression analysis of mitochondrial creatine kinases (types I and II) from Pelodiscus sinensis

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Characterization and tissue expression analysis of mitochondrial creatine kinases (types I and II) from Pelodiscus sinensis
Author(s)
L F Zeng; Jinhyuk Lee; Gyutae Lim; Y F Yang; R L Lin; S J Yin; W Wang; Y D Park
Bibliographic Citation
Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 1388-1402
Publication Year
2023
Abstract
The aim of this study was to characterize the functions of the mitochondrial creatine kinases in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis (PSCK-MT1 and PSCK-MT2) to characterize function in relation to hibernation. Computational prediction via molecular dynamics simulations showed that PSCK-MT1 had stronger kinase- and creatine-binding affinity than PSCK-MT2. We measured PSCK-MT1 and PSCK-MT2 levels in the myocardium, liver, spleen, lung, kidney, and ovary of P. sinensis before and after hibernation and found that the expression of these enzymes was the most significantly upregulated in the ovary. We enumerated the ovarian follicles and evaluated the physiological indices of P. sinensis and discovered that fat was the main form of energy storage in P. sinensis. Moreover, both PSCK-MTs promoted follicular development during hibernation. Immunohistochemistry was used to study follicular development and revealed that both PSCK-MTs were expressed primarily in the follicular fluid and granulosa layer before and after hibernation. We found that PSCK-MT1 and PSCK-MT2 could play important roles in ovarian follicular development under hibernation. Hence, both PSCK-MTs probably function effectively under the conditions of low temperature and oxygen during hibernation.
Keyword
Mitochondrial creatine kinasesHibernationPelodiscus sinensisMolecular dynamicsTissue expression
ISSN
0739-1102
Publisher
T&F (Taylor & Francis)
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2021.2020168
Type
Article
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Division of Biomedical Research > Disease Target Structure Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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