Redox signaling and protein phosphorylation in mitochondria: Progress and prospects

D. Brian Foster, Jennifer E. Van Eyk, Eduardo Marbán, Brian O'Rourke

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As we learn more about the factors that govern cardiac mitochondrial bioenergetics, fission and fusion, as well as the triggers of apoptotic and necrotic cell death, there is growing appreciation that these dynamic processes are finely-tuned by equally dynamic post-translational modification of proteins in and around the mitochondrion. In this minireview, we discuss the evidence that S-nitrosylation, glutathionylation and phosphorylation of mitochondrial proteins have important bioenergetic consequences. A full accounting of these targets, and the functional impact of their modifications, will be necessary to determine the extent to which these processes underlie ischemia/reperfusion injury, cardioprotection by pre/post-conditioning, and the pathogenesis of heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009


  • Bioenergetics
  • Heart
  • Ischemia
  • Mitochondria
  • Phosphorylation
  • Preconditioning
  • Redox
  • Signaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology


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