Building scaffolds in the cell’s power stations

6 mayo 2015

A basic architectural principle of mitochondria has been revealed through new research. Researchers have decoded the molecular basis for the characteristic structures inside of mitochondria. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells and contain microscopic, strongly infolded membrane structures. These structures allow mitochondria to use the energy gained from food effectively. A defect in the architecture of mitochondrial membrane folds can lead to serious disorders in the nervous and muscular system.