Journal article

The TIM22 complex regulates mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism by mediating the import of Sideroflexins

Thomas Jackson, Daniella Hock, Catherine Palmer, Yilin Kang, Kenji Fujihara, Nicholas Clemons, David Thorburn, David Stroud, Diana Stojanovski

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Published : 2020


The Acylglycerol Kinase (AGK) is a mitochondrial lipid kinase that contributes to protein biogenesis as a subunit of the TIM22 complex at the inner mitochondrial membrane. Mutations in AGK cause Sengers syndrome, an autosomal recessive condition characterized by congenital cataracts, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy and lactic acidosis. We undertook proteomic profiling of Sengers patient fibroblasts and an AGK KO cell line to map the proteomic changes that ensue upon AGK dysfunction. This uncovered extensive remodelling of mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism enzymes and showed that inner membrane serine transporters, Sideroflexins (SFXNs), are novel substrates of the TIM22 comp..

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