MICU1 and MICU2 stabilize each other's expression and interact with MCU.
A. Whole cell lysates from HEK293T cells stably expressing a control shRNA (shGFP and shLACZ) or a shRNA targeting MICU1 (shMICU1a and shMICU1b) or MICU2 (shMICU2a) were analyzed using qPCR and western blot. The relative mRNA is reported using β-actin as an endogenous control and normalized to shGFP for each target. Whole cell lysates were blotted with anti-MICU1, anti-MICU2 and control anti-ATP5A. B. Whole cell lysates from HEK293T cells stably expressing FLAG-GFP or FLAG-MICU1 were lysed and blotted with anti-MICU2, anti-FLAG and control anti-ATP5A. C–D. Mitochondria isolated from HEK293T cells stably expressing MCU-FLAG (C) or FLAG-MICU1 (D) were solubilized with 0.2% DDM and subjected to anti-FLAG immunoprecipitation. Immunoprecipitates and lysate were blotted with anti-FLAG, anti-MICU1, anti-MICU2 and control anti-ATP5B and anti-SDHB.