mitochondrion


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mitochondrion

a small spherical or rodlike body, bounded by a double membrane, in the cytoplasm of most cells: contains enzymes responsible for energy production
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Strands of DNA in the cell nucleus are millions of times longer than those in the mitochondrion, so the project may take a couple of years.
Only three percent of the blueprints (genes) that tell your body how to build a mitochondrion are concerned with energy production.
When Miro is destroyed, the motor detaches from the mitochondrion.
When we're talking about looking for ways to cure cancer, we fundamentally need to understand what makes cells grow and die and the mitochondrion is right at the heart of these issues," said Carla Koehler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Jonsson Cancer Center researcher and co-senior author of the study.
Lehninger of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has reported, the mitochondrion membrane has been taken apart and analyzed.

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