Oxygen Diffusion Through Mitochondrial Membranes

  • T. Koyama
  • M. Kinjo
  • T. Araiso
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 248)


The membrane viscosity of myocardial mitochondria was measured recently with a time-resolved fluorescence technique. As expected from the low concentration of cholesterol in mitochondrial membranes, the viscosity was relatively small. Treatment with phospholipase A2 caused an increase in membrane viscosity. To date, the influence of mitochondrial membrane on the oxygen transport to the oxygen-consuming site has not been discussed.


Mitochondrial Membrane Oxygen Diffusion Oxygen Transport Oxygen Consumption Rate Effective Diffusion Coefficient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Koyama
    • 1
  • M. Kinjo
    • 1
  • T. Araiso
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of Applied Electricity, Hokkaido University060 SaporoJapan

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