Compartment-Specific Poly-ADP-Ribose Formation as a Biosensor for Subcellular NAD Pools

  • Magali R. VanLinden
  • Marc Niere
  • Andrey A. Nikiforov
  • Mathias ZieglerEmail author
  • Christian Dölle
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1608)


Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is vital to many cellular processes and is distributed between distinct subcellular pools in the compartmentalized eukaryotic cell. The detection and relative quantification of these individual pools is difficult because of the methods usually applied, which require cell disruption and fractionation.

Here, we describe an immunochemical method to visualize and relatively quantify subcellular NAD+ pools, which relies on the NAD+-consuming activity of poly-ADP-ribose polymerase 1 (PARP1). We demonstrate that this system can be readily applied to detect changes in the mitochondrial, Golgi, endoplasmic reticulum, and peroxisomal NAD+ pools.

Key words

Compartmentalization Mitochondria PARP1 Poly-ADP-ribose NAD Biosensor Immunocytochemistry Immunoblot analysis 



MVL, MN, MZ, and CD were supported by the Research Council of Norway (project #. 214435). A.A.N. was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Grant # 16-14-10240).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magali R. VanLinden
    • 1
  • Marc Niere
    • 1
  • Andrey A. Nikiforov
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mathias Ziegler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Dölle
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiologyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyHaukeland University HospitalBergenNorway
  5. 5.Department of Clinical MedicineUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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