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Mitochondrial transporters for ornithine and related amino acids: a review

Overview of attention for article published in Amino Acids, May 2015
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Mitochondrial transporters for ornithine and related amino acids: a review
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Amino Acids, May 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00726-015-1990-5
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Magnus Monné, Daniela Valeria Miniero, Lucia Daddabbo, Luigi Palmieri, Vito Porcelli, Ferdinando Palmieri


Among the members of the mitochondrial carrier family, there are transporters that catalyze the translocation of ornithine and related substrates, such as arginine, homoarginine, lysine, histidine, and citrulline, across the inner mitochondrial membrane. The mitochondrial carriers ORC1, ORC2, and SLC25A29 from Homo sapiens, BAC1 and BAC2 from Arabidopsis thaliana, and Ort1p from Saccharomyces cerevisiae have been biochemically characterized by transport assays in liposomes. All of them transport ornithine and amino acids with side chains terminating at least with one amine. There are, however, marked differences in their substrate specificities including their affinity for ornithine (KM values in the mM to μM range). These differences are most likely reflected by minor differences in the substrate binding sites of these carriers. The physiological role of the above-mentioned mitochondrial carriers is to link several metabolic pathways that take place partly in the cytosol and partly in the mitochondrial matrix and to provide basic amino acids for mitochondrial translation. In the liver, human ORC1 catalyzes the citrulline/ornithine exchange across the mitochondrial inner membrane, which is required for the urea cycle. Human ORC1, ORC2, and SLC25A29 are likely to be involved in the biosynthesis and transport of arginine, which can be used as a precursor for the synthesis of NO, agmatine, polyamines, creatine, glutamine, glutamate, and proline, as well as in the degradation of basic amino acids. BAC1 and BAC2 are implicated in some processes similar to those of their human counterparts and in nitrogen and amino acid metabolism linked to stress conditions and the development of plants. Ort1p is involved in the biosynthesis of arginine and polyamines in yeast.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 30%
Unspecified 8 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 12 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 28%
Unspecified 11 26%
Computer Science 1 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 3 7%

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