Despite the mitochondria ubiquitous nature many of their components display divergences in their expression profile across different tissues. Using the bioinformatics-approach of guilt by association (GBA) we exploited these variations to predict the function of two so far poorly annotated genes: Coiled-coil-helix-coiled-coil-helix domain containing 10 (CHCHD10) and glioblastoma amplified sequence (GBAS). We predicted both genes to be involved in oxidative phosphorylation. Through in vitro experiments using gene-knockdown we could indeed confirm this and furthermore we asserted CHCHD 10 to play a role in complex IV activity. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|