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Decrease, Coupling of OXPHOS leads to Decrease, ATP pool
Key Event Relationship Overview
AOPs Referencing Relationship
|AOP Name||Adjacency||Weight of Evidence||Quantitative Understanding||Point of Contact||Author Status||OECD Status|
|Uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation leading to growth inhibition (1)||adjacent||High||High||Allie Always (send email)||Open for comment. Do not cite||Under Development|
|Uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation leading to growth inhibition (2)||adjacent||Evgeniia Kazymova (send email)||Under development: Not open for comment. Do not cite||Under Development|
|Uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation leading to growth inhibition (3)||adjacent||Cataia Ives (send email)||Under development: Not open for comment. Do not cite||Under Development|
Life Stage Applicability
Key Event Relationship Description
This key event relationship describes the dissipation of protonmotive force across the inner mitochondrial membrane by uncouplers (uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation), leading to reduced total adenosine triphosphate (ATP) pool in cells or organisms.
Evidence Supporting this KER
The overall evidence supporting Relationship 2203 is considered high.
The biological plausibility of Relationship 2203 is considered high.
Rationale: In eukaryotic cells, the major metabolic pathways responsible for ATP production are OXPHOS, citric acid (TCA) cycle, glycolysis and photosynthesis. Oxidative phosphorylation is much (theoretically 15-18 times) more efficient than the rest due to high energy derived from oxygen during aerobic respiration (Schmidt-Rohr 2020). As the ATP level is relatively balanced between production and consumption (Bonora 2012), ATP depletion is a plausible consequence of reduced ATP synthetic efficiency following uncoupling of OXPHOS.
Uncertainties and Inconsistencies
- A significant decrease followed by a significant increase in total ATP was observed in human RD cells during a 48h exposure to the uncoupler FCCP (Kuruvilla 2003), possibly due to the enhancement of other ATP synthetic pathways (e.g., glycolysis) as a compensatory action to impaired OXPHOS (Jose 2011
A regression based quantitative response-response relationship between uncoupling of OXPHOS and ATP depletion was proposed for the crustacean Daphnia magna under UVB stress (Song 2020).
Known modulating factors
Known Feedforward/Feedback loops influencing this KER
- It is known that mild uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation can enhance the activity of the mitochondrial electron transport chain to produce more ATP, and/or activate other ATP synthetic pathways (e.g., glycolysis) as a compensatory action to impaired OXPHOS (Jose 2011).
Domain of Applicability
Relationship 2203 is considered applicable to eukaryotes, as mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and ATP synthesis are highly conserved in these organisms. Uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation leading to ATP depletion is a well-documented relationship in many taxa, such as human, rodents and fish.
Relationship 2203 is considered applicable to all genders, as mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and ATP synthesis are fundamental biological processes and are not sex-pecific.
Relationship 2203 is considered applicable to all life-stages, as mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and ATP synthesis are essential energy production processes for maintaining basic biological activities.
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