• Convergent bioenergetic defects in Coenzyme Q10 depleted cells by pharmacological inhibition of coq2 enzyme (p-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyl transferase) and by genome editing technology targeting the encoding gene (COQ2)
  • Liparulo, Irene <1991>

Subject

  • BIO/10 Biochimica

Description

  • Primary CoQ10 deficiency diseases encompass a heterogeneous spectrum of clinical phenotypes. Among these, defect or mutation on COQ2 gene, encoding a para-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyl transferase, have been associated with different diseases. Understanding the functional and metabolic impact of COQ2 mutation and the consequent CoQ10 deficiency is still a matter of debate. To date the aetiology of the neurological phenotypes correlated to CoQ10 deficiency does not present a clear genotype-phenotype association. In addition to the metabolic alterations due to Coenzyme Q depletion, the impairment of mitochondrial function, associated with the reduced CoQ level, could play a significant role in the metabolic flexibility of cancer. This study aimed to characterize the effect of varying degrees of CoQ10 deficiency and investigate the multifaceted aspect of CoQ10 depletion and its impact on cell metabolism. To induced CoQ10 depletion, different cell models were used, employing a chemical and genome editing approach. In T67 and MCF-7 CoQ10 depletion was achieved by a competitive inhibitor of the enzyme, 4-nitrobenzoate (4-NB), whereas in SH-SY5Y the COQ2 gene was edited via CRISPR-Cas9 cutting edge technology.

Date

  • 2021-05-28
  • info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2023-04-01

Type

  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed

Format

  • application/pdf

Identifier

urn:nbn:it:unibo-27687

Liparulo, Irene (2021) Convergent bioenergetic defects in Coenzyme Q10 depleted cells by pharmacological inhibition of coq2 enzyme (p-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyl transferase) and by genome editing technology targeting the encoding gene (COQ2), [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze biotecnologiche, biocomputazionali, farmaceutiche e farmacologiche , 33 Ciclo.

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