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1 ml MES buffer. 2. 5-ml aliquot o f cells is rapidly m i x e d with t h e t o p layer. 3. Centrifuge t h e tubes at 1 3 , 0 0 0 g for 3 min in microcentrifuge. 4. A sample from t h e supernatant ( t o p l a y e r ) is withdrawn for analysis, and the s i l i c o n e - m i n e r a l oil layer is r e m o v e d ; K r e b s - H e n s e l e i t buffer ( 0 . 4 m l ) and 6 % ( v / v ) T r i t o n X - 1 0 0 ( 0 . 1 m l ) are added to the glycerol layer, w h i c h is then m i x e d t o resuspend t h e pellet.
5. Inhibitors o f mitochondrial transport p r o c e s s e s that are added t o t h e MES plus digitonin medium should not c h a n g e t h e distribution o f m e t a b o l i t e s be t w e e n t h e supernatant and g l y c e r o l layer fractions. 6. Particulate v o l u m e s and carryover ( ± d i g i t o n i n ) c a n b e d e t e r m i n e d with 3H 20 and [ 1 4C ] i n u l i n , respectively. Damage t o m i t o c h o n d r i a c a n result in c h a n g e s in mitochondrial v o l u m e and a d h e r e n c e o f e x t r a m i t o c h o n d r i a l water.
O n e o f t h e m o s t useful m e t h o d s t o a c h i e v e this involves se l e c t i v e permeabilization o f t h e plasma m e m b r a n e o f cells w i t h digitonin, fol l o w e d b y rapid centrifiigation o f cells through an oil layer. T h e m e t h o d de s c r i b e d b e l o w is based o n t h e p r o c e d u r e d e v e l o p e d b y Andersson and J o n e s (13). 5-ml p o l y e t h y l e n e tubes at 1 3 , 0 0 0 g. , Milwaukee, W I ) W h i t e light paraffin oil, viscosity 1 2 5 / 1 3 5 ( F i s h e r Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA) S i l i c o n e - m i n e r a l oil m i x t u r e , siliconerparaffin ratio 6:1 K r e b s - H e n s e l e i t buffer ( f o r suspension o f isolated c e l l s ) : 1 1 8 mM NaCl, 2 5 mM N a H C 0 3 , 4 .