Mitochondrial RNA Turnover in Metazoa

Part of the Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology book series (NUCLEIC, volume 34)


Correct regulation of mitochondrial gene expression is central to controlling mitochondrial function, and defects in all aspects of gene expression have been observed in a range of disorders. Many of the central mechanisms involved are not yet understood, but high conservation among many species allows for the use of a range of model systems to further our understanding of mitochondrial gene expression. Studies from mice and fruit flies have shown functional conservation with the human system and have provided important insights into general mechanisms inside the mitochondrial network. Here we describe recent insights into mitochondrial gene expression, focusing on observations made in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.


Mitochondrial Gene Expression PNPase Polycistronic Transcription Mitochondrial Transcripts Degradosome 
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