Normal Mitochondrion in a HeLa Cell

Author: T. G. Frey


Normal mitochondria contain and inner membrane with two topologically distinct components. The inner boundary membrane (rendered in white/gray) lies closely apposed to the outer membrane (rendered in translucent blue) and is connected to the lamellar cristae (rendered in various colors) through circular crista junctions of relatively uniform size. Most of the cytochrome c in mitochondria is found in the intracristal compartments which communicate with the intermembrane space between the outer membrane and the inner boundary membrane via the crista junctions.


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