Daily Archives: June 2, 2009

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We have just seen that bacterial cells were preadapted for the formation of mitochondria. More specifically, one out of every twenty bacterial proteins harbors the equivalent of the mitochondrial targeting sequence which is needed for entry into the mitochondria. But this story gets more interesting. To appreciate the twist that comes next, let’s step back to make sure we can visualize the process of transporting mitochondrial proteins into the mitochondria.

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