Molecular and cellular mechanisms of mitochondrial nuclear division and mitochondriokinesis.

@article{Kuroiwa1994MolecularAC,
  title={Molecular and cellular mechanisms of mitochondrial nuclear division and mitochondriokinesis.},
  author={Takashi Kuroiwa and Tohru Ohta and Haruko Kuroiwa and K Shigeyuki},
  journal={Microscopy research and technique},
  year={1994},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={220-32}
}
Our present understanding of mitochondrial division can be summarized as follows: Mitochondria contain a specific genome, synthesize their own DNA, and multiply semi-autonomously. Strands of mitochondrial DNA (mt-DNA) in the in vivo organelles of all eukaryotes are organized to form mitochondrial nuclei (nucleoids) (mt-nuclei) with specific proteins including a histone-like protein and transcription factors at the central region of the mitochondrion. We can easily observe the mt-nucleus in vivo… CONTINUE READING