Friday, 10 October 2014

Mitochondria — dependent on cellular genes

Despite the mitochondrion's bacterial origins and its unique chromosome, nuclear genomic DNA encodes most of the proteins essential for mitochondrial replication and function. These proteins regulate and mediate transport of the metabolites needed for the electron transport chain, oxidative phosphorylation, and ions required for maintaining mitochondrial membrane polarization.

For further details see: Qiagen

Posted by Tim Sandle