First demonstration of protonic biotransducer connecting to living mitochondria

Scientists from Waseda University and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology developed a protonic biotransducer that monitors and modulates H+ concentration (pH) by controlling the flow of H+ between a conductive polymer (sulfonated polyaniline) and solution. By connecting the biotransducer to a living mitochondria, they became the first to successfully modulate the rate of ATP synthesis.

This study was published in Scientific Reports on July 12, 2018.