Organ specific optical imaging of mitochondrial redox state in a rodent model of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia-1.

Publications // Sheibani Lab // Oct 01 2014

PubMed ID: 23740865

Author(s): Ghanian Z, Maleki S, Park S, Sorenson CM, Sheibani N, Ranji M. Organ specific optical imaging of mitochondrial redox state in a rodent model of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia-1. J Biophotonics. 2014 Oct;7(10):799-809. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201300033. Epub 2013 Jun 6. PMID 23740865

Journal: Journal Of Biophotonics, Volume 7, Issue 10, Oct 2014

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia-1 (HHT-1) is a vascular disease caused by mutations in the endoglin (Eng)/CD105 gene. The objective of this study was to quantify the oxidative state of a rodent model of HHT-1 using an optical imaging technique. We used a cryofluorescence imaging instrument to quantitatively assess tissue metabolism in this model. Mitochondrial redox ratio (FAD/NADH), FAD RR, was used as a quantitative marker of the metabolic status and was examined in the kidneys, and eyes of wild-type and Eng +/- mice. Kidneys and eyes from wild-type P21, 6W, and 10M old mice showed, respectively, a 9% (±2), 24% (±0.4), 15% (±1), and 23% (±4), 33% (±0.6), and 30% (±2) change in the mean FAD RR compared to Eng +/- mice at the same age. Thus, endoglin haploinsufficiency is associated with less oxidative stress in various organs and mitigation of angiogenesis.

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