Topological and functional organization of the mitochondrion.

  title={Topological and functional organization of the mitochondrion.},
  author={J M Smoly and Bo Kuylenstierna and Lars Ernster},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={66 1},
The morphological and biochemical properties of isolated mitochondrial inner and outer membranes are summarized and discussed in relation to the functional organization of the intact mitochondrion. The enzymatic composition of the mitochondrial inner compartment is compared to over-all mitochondrial function. The role of the mitochondrial outer compartment is discussed with reference to both the inner membrane-matrix fraction and the intact mitochondrion.