Structure of the Mitochondrion

  • Robert A. Haworth
  • Douglas R. Hunter


It is fitting that a volume commemorating the scientific achievements of David Green should contain a chapter on mitochondrial structure, since from the earliest days he has been involved in its elucidation. This account is not meant to be a history of how notions of mitochondrial structure have progressed, nor is it comprehensive; it is rather a perspective on some recent advances in our understanding of mitochondrial configurations. First, the role of osmosis is evaluated, followed by a discussion of other physical factors and membrane structural properties which could be involved in the determination of the shape of cristae.


Matrix Volume Configurational Change Mitochondrial Structure Calcium Acetate Ribbon Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Haworth
    • 1
  • Douglas R. Hunter
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Enzyme ResearchUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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