Protein import into mitochondria: two systems acting in tandem?

@article{Glick1991ProteinII,
  title={Protein import into mitochondria: two systems acting in tandem?},
  author={Benjamin S. Glick and Christof Wachter and Gottfried Schatz},
  journal={Trends in cell biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={99-103}
}
Mitochondria can import proteins from the cytoplasm at sites where the two mitochondrial membranes are closely apposed. However, each of these membranes contains a distinct protein translocation channel. Recent evidence suggests that the two types of channel are not permanently coupled, but may dissociate in a reversible manner. This reversible interaction… CONTINUE READING