Mitochondrial potassium transport: the K(+) cycle.

  title={Mitochondrial potassium transport: the K(+) cycle.},
  author={Keith D. Garlid and Petr Paucek},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1606 1-3},
Potassium transport plays three distinct roles in mitochondria. Volume homeostasis to prevent excess matrix swelling is a housekeeping function that is essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the organelle. This function is mediated by the K(+)/H(+) antiporter and was first proposed by Peter Mitchell. Volume homeostasis to prevent excess matrix contraction is a recently discovered function that maintains a fully expanded matrix when diffusive K(+) influx declines due to membrane… CONTINUE READING
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