H2O2 diffuses from the mitochondrial matrix to the cytosol

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Reaction [transition]
Homo sapiens
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As inferred from rat heart mitochondria, hydrogen peroxide is released from mitochondria at a rate that is dependent on the membrane potential. Knockdown of Aquaporin-8 (AQP8) in human cells indicates that hydrogen peroxide is able to transit through the water channel of AQP8 located in the inner mitochodrial membrane (Marchissio et al. 2012). The resulting level of cytosolic hydrogen peroxide is hypothesized to signal the state of the mitochondria to regulatory molecules in the cytosol and nucleus (reviewed in Antico Arciuch et al. 2012).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
21967640 Mitochondrial regulation of cell cycle and proliferation

Poderoso, JJ, Carreras, MC, Antico Arciuch, VG, Elguero, ME

Antioxid. Redox Signal. 2012
22910329 Mitochondrial aquaporin-8 knockdown in human hepatoma HepG2 cells causes ROS-induced mitochondrial depolarization and loss of viability

Marinelli, RA, Marchissio, MJ, Francés, DE, Carnovale, CE

Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 2012
22493009 Site of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production in skeletal muscle of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its relationship with exercise oxidative stress

Puente-Maestu, L, Simón, C, Agustí, A, Alvarez-Sala, L, Tejedor, A, González-Aragoneses, F, de Miguel, J, Lázaro, A

Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 2012
Catalyst Activity

channel activity of AQP8 tetramer [mitochondrial inner membrane]

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