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STAR Protoc 2023 Mar; 4(2): 102175
Regulation of bioenergetics and cell death are pivotal mitochondrial functions determining the responses of macrophages to infection. Here, we provide a protocol to investigate mitochondrial functions during infection of macrophages by intracellular bacteria. We describe steps for quantifying mitochondrial polarization, cell death, and bacterial infection in infected, living, human primary macrophages at the single-cell level. We also detail the use of the pathogen Legionella pneumophila as model. This protocol can be adapted to investigate mitochondrial functions in other settings. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Escoll et al. (2021).1.