All GTPase assay reactions are started in a 200 μL volume, of which 150 μL is placed into the well of a 96-well plate. Depletion of NADH, as monitored by reading the A340 of the reaction, is measured every 20 s for a total of 40 min using a SpectraMAX 250 96-well plate reader. Spectrophotometric data are transferred to Excel and the measured steady state depletion of NADH over time is converted to protein activity.
Mdivi-1 is dissolved in DMSO. YPGlycerol plates are topped with 10 mL YPGlycerol containing 1% low melt agar and 75 μM mdivi-1, and cells are spotted 12 hours later using a 48 well pinning device. After pinning cells, plates are incubated at 24°C or 37°C and imaged using an Eagle Eye II imaging system.