Mitochondrial Membrane Potential Assay.

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Mitochondrial function, a key indicator of cell health, can be assessed by monitoring changes in mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP). Cationic fluorescent dyes are commonly used tools to assess MMP. We used a water-soluble mitochondrial membrane potential indicator (m-MPI) to detect changes in MMP in HepG2 cells. A homogenous cell-based MMP assay was optimized and performed in a 1536-well plate format to screen several compound libraries for mitochondrial toxicity by evaluating the effects of chemical compounds on MMP.


Sakamuru, Srilatha; Attene-Ramos, Matias S; Xia, Menghang;

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