Basis for the essential cellular powerhouses

IMAGE: Model of beta-barrel membrane protein pore biogenesis at the sorting and assembly machinery (SAM) of the outer mitochondrial membrane. view more  Credit: Illustration: Nils Wiedemann Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1,000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Disfunction of these lead to severe diseases, […]

Basis for the essential cellular powerhouses — ScienceDaily

Researchers have solved the operating mode of the barrel pore protein assembly in the mitochondrial outer membrane. Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1,000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Disfunction of these lead to severe diseases, especially of the nervous system and the heart. […]