Danon disease is a severe X-linked disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosome-associated membrane protein-2 (LAMP-2). Clinical manifestations are phenotypically diverse and consist of hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies, skeletal myopathy, retinopathy, and intellectual dysfunction. Here, we investigated the metabolic landscape of Danon disease by applying a multi-omics approach and combined structural and functional readouts provided by Raman and atomic force microscopy. Using these tools, Danon patient-derived cardiac tissue, primary fibroblasts, and human induced pluripotent stem cells differentiated into cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) were analyzed. Metabolic profiling indicated LAMP-2 deficiency promoted a switch toward glycolysis accompanied by rerouting of tryptophan metabolism. Cardiomyocytes’ energetic balance and NAD+/NADH ratio appeared to be maintained despite mitochondrial aging. In turn, metabolic adaption was accompanied by a senescence-associated signature. Similarly, Danon fibroblasts appeared more stress prone and less biomechanically compliant. Overall, shaping of both morphology and metabolism contributed to the loss of cardiac biomechanical competence that characterizes the clinical progression of Danon disease.

Danon Disease-Associated LAMP-2 Deficiency Drives Metabolic Signature Indicative of Mitochondrial Aging and Fibrosis in Cardiac Tissue and hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes

Alois Bonifacio;Valter Sergo;Luisa Mestroni;Orfeo Sbaizero;
2020

Abstract

Danon disease is a severe X-linked disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosome-associated membrane protein-2 (LAMP-2). Clinical manifestations are phenotypically diverse and consist of hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies, skeletal myopathy, retinopathy, and intellectual dysfunction. Here, we investigated the metabolic landscape of Danon disease by applying a multi-omics approach and combined structural and functional readouts provided by Raman and atomic force microscopy. Using these tools, Danon patient-derived cardiac tissue, primary fibroblasts, and human induced pluripotent stem cells differentiated into cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) were analyzed. Metabolic profiling indicated LAMP-2 deficiency promoted a switch toward glycolysis accompanied by rerouting of tryptophan metabolism. Cardiomyocytes’ energetic balance and NAD+/NADH ratio appeared to be maintained despite mitochondrial aging. In turn, metabolic adaption was accompanied by a senescence-associated signature. Similarly, Danon fibroblasts appeared more stress prone and less biomechanically compliant. Overall, shaping of both morphology and metabolism contributed to the loss of cardiac biomechanical competence that characterizes the clinical progression of Danon disease.
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