Functional and Structural Heterogeneity of the Inner Mitochondrial Membrane

  • Dieter Brdiczka
  • Albrecht Reith
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 127)


The existence in mammalian cells of two ATP-providing systems, as well as DNA and protein synthesis, both inside and outside the mitochondrial compartment, implies sensitive control and regulation between the two compartments. Recent studies have revealed a complex organization at the mitochondrial periphery responsible for this regulation, in which the outer membrane pore, the enzymes in the peripheral mitochondrial compartment, and the peripheral part of the inner membrane (i.e., inner boundary membrane) are involved.


Cytochrome Oxidase Succinate Dehydrogenase Liver Mitochondrion Freeze Fracture Mitochondrial Compartment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Brdiczka
    • 1
  • Albrecht Reith
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of BiologyUniversity of KonstanzKonstanz 1Germany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Electron Microscopy and MorphometryThe Norwegian Radium Hospital and Institute for Cancer Research MontebelloOslo 3Norway

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