Size and Shape Transformations Correlated with Oxidative Phosphorylation in Mitochondria

@article{Packer1963SizeAS,
  title={Size and Shape Transformations Correlated with Oxidative Phosphorylation in Mitochondria},
  author={Lester Packer},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1963},
  volume={18},
  pages={495 - 501}
}
It has been demonstrated that the nature of the physical change in mitochondrial membrane fragments associated with the action of the respiratory enzymes is likely one of shape or symmetry rather than size. The findings suggest that in the state of decreased scattering the macromolecules may be present in an extended physical state. Conditions favorable for phosphorylation may give rise to a folding or contraction of the molecular complex to a more symmetrical structure. Since earlier studies… CONTINUE READING

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