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Mitochondria regulate cardiac rhythmicity through a VDAC2-dependent mechanism.(A) MCU and MICU1 are expressed in the developing zebrafish hearts (arrowhead). (B) Overexpression of MCU is sufficient to restore coordinated cardiac contractions in tre embryos (47.1 ± 1.6% embryos, n = 112 as opposed to 18.3 ± 5.3% of uninjected siblings, n = 64) while this effect is significantly attenuated when co-injected with morpholino antisense oligonucleotide targeted to VDAC2 (27.1 ± 1.9% embryos, n = 135). (C) Suboptimal overexpression of MCU (MCUS) and VDAC2 (VDAC2S) in combination is able to suppress cardiac fibrillation in tre embryos (42.9 ± 2.6% embryos, n = 129). (D) The ability of VDAC2 to restore rhythmic contractions in tre embryos (48.5 ± 3.5% embryos, n = 111) is significantly attenuated when MCU is knocked down by antisense oligonucleotide (MOMCU) (25.6 ± 2.4% embryos, n = 115). (E) Overexpression of MICU1 is sufficient to restore rhythmic cardiac contractions in tre embryos (49.3 ± 3.4% embryos, n = 127 compared to 16.8 ± 1.4% of uninjected siblings, n = 150). This effect is abrogated by VDAC2 knockdown (MOVDAC2, 25.3 ± 5.5% embryos, n = 97). (F) Suboptimal overexpression of MICU1 (MICU1S) and VDAC2 (VDAC2S) in combination is able to restore rhythmic cardiac contractions in tre embryos (48.6 ± 6.0%, n = 106). Error bars represent s.d.; *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001.

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