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Cardiolipin Remodeling by TAZ/Tafazzin Is Selectively Required for the Initiation of Mitophagy.

Overview of attention for article published in Autophagy, April 2015
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Cardiolipin Remodeling by TAZ/Tafazzin Is Selectively Required for the Initiation of Mitophagy.
Published in
Autophagy, April 2015
DOI 10.1080/15548627.2015.1023984
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Paul Hsu, Hsu, Paul, Liu, Xiaolei, Zhang, Jun, Wang, Hong-Gang, Ye, Ji-Ming, Shi, Yuguang


Tafazzin (TAZ) is a phospholipid transacylase that catalyzes the remodeling of cardiolipin, a mitochondrial phospholipid required for oxidative phosphorylation. Mutations of TAZ cause Barth syndrome, which is characterized by mitochondrial dysfunction and dilated cardiomyopathy, leading to premature death. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the cause of mitochondrial dysfunction in Barth syndrome remain poorly understood. Here we investigated the role of TAZ in regulating mitochondrial function and mitophagy. Using primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) with doxycycline-inducible knockdown of Taz, we showed that TAZ deficiency in MEFs caused defective mitophagosome biogenesis, but not other autophagic processes. Consistent with a key role of mitophagy in mitochondria quality control, TAZ deficiency in MEFs also led to impaired oxidative phosphorylation and severe oxidative stress. Together, these findings provide key insights on mitochondrial dysfunction in Barth syndrome, suggesting that pharmacological restoration of mitophagy may provide a novel treatment for this lethal condition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 5%
Unknown 36 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 21%
Researcher 5 13%
Student > Master 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Other 10 26%
Unknown 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 8%
Physics and Astronomy 2 5%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 7 18%

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