Mitochondria of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae contain at least 750 different proteins, which perform diverse roles. Most of these proteins (approx. 99%) are translated on cytosolic ribosomes, and their import into mitochondria is essential for mitochondrial function. Proteinaceous machineries of great complexity, the so-called translocases, in the mitochondrial membranes mediate the import of these proteins.
Conference Article| October 26 2004
Moving proteins from the cytosol into mitochondria
P. Rehling 1
1Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, Universität Freiburg, Hermann-Herder-Strasse 7, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
1To whom correspondence should be addressed (email Peter.Rehling@biochemie.uni-freiburg.de).
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A. Chacinska, P. Rehling; Moving proteins from the cytosol into mitochondria. Biochem Soc Trans 1 November 2004; 32 (5): 774–776. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BST0320774
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