DescriptionGlutamate is an anaplerotic NADH-linked type 4 substrate (N). When supplied as the sole fuel substrate in the glutamate pathway control state, G is transported by the electroneutral glutamate-/OH- exchanger, and is oxidised via mt-glutamate dehydrogenase in the mitochondrial matrix. The G-pathway plays an important role in glutaminolysis.
Reference: Gnaiger 2014 MitoPathways - Chapter 3.3
MitoPedia concepts: SUIT state
Communicated by Gnaiger E 2016-01-25, edited 2016-11-29.
LEAK state (L) with G alone as substrate can be evaluated in the following SUIT protocol:
OXPHOS state (P) with G alone as substrate can be evaluated in the following SUIT protocol:
ET state (E) with G alone as substrate can be evaluated in the following SUIT protocol:
- Glutaminolysis: Glutamate derived from hydrolyzation of glutamine is an important aerobic substrate in cultured cells, supporting anaplerosis. Mitochondrial glutamate dehydrogenase is particularly active in astrocytes, preventing glutamate-induced neurotoxicity.
- Anaplerosis from malate: mtNAD-malic enzyme supports an anaplerotic pathway when carbohydrate is limiting.
SUITbrowser question: Glutamine/glutamate
- The SUITbrowser can be used to find the best SUIT protocols to analyse glutamine/glutamate metabolism, among other research questions.