Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellows Po Hien Ear (Brenner Lab) and Adam Rauckhorst (Taylor Lab) who were two of the three poster winners at the 2016 FOE Diabetes Research Center Retreat held on December 10, 2016, for their posters entitled “Nicotinamide riboside promotes maternal and neonatal health benefits” and “Novel mechanisms regulating mitochondrial glutamine metabolism,” respectively.
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Drs. Larry Gray and Adam Rauckhorst of the Taylor Laboratory recently published an article entitled “A Method for MultiplexedMeasurement of Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier Activity,” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Mitochondrial pyruvate uptake is a central metabolic decision that affects cellular energy production, carbon flux through multiple biosynthetic pathways, and commitment to cellular fate. The recent discovery of the genes encoding the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC), the protein complex that conducts pyruvate into the mitochondrial matrix, has invigorated studies on the regulation of mitochondrial pyruvate uptake. An effective activity assay is important for these efforts but previous methods were constrained by high sample requirements and a single replicate-based workflow. Drs. Gray and Rauckhorst co-developed a 96-well scaled assay that enables much greater throughput with substantially decreased mitochondrial sample requirements. They applied this method to provide the first report on the Km and Vmax of the mouse liver MPC. They expect this assay will be useful for understanding the regulation of MPC activity under diverse physiological conditions in health and disease.