The Structure of Mitochondria provides an extensive account of the structure of mitochondria. This book illustrates the variety of mitochondrial structure revealed by electron microscopy of intact cells.
Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the application of electron microscopy to the study of the structure of cells and their mitochondria. This text then explains the short-term changes of the type revealed by phase contrast microscopy of living cells. Other chapters consider the rationale behind the procedures generally employed for the isolation of mitochondria and other sub-cellular components. This book discusses as well the important component of mitochondria. The final chapter describes the interesting similarities of mitochondria, chloroplasts, and bacteria and the bearing these have on the concept about the way in which the relationships between mitochondria and the rest of the eukaryotic cell have evolved.
This book is a valuable resource for biologists, physiologists, and bacteriologists.
Chapter 1 Variety in the Structure of Mitochondria in Situ
Shape of Mitochondria In Situ
Shape and Organization of Cristae
Surface Area of the Mitochondrial Membranes
Arrangement of Mitochondria in The Cell
Chapter 2 Changes in Structure of Mitochondria In Situ
Structural Changes During Development and Differentiation
Structural Changes During Gametogenesis
Structural Changes Due to Changes in Diet
Structural Changes Due to Changes in Environment and Physiological State
Structural Change in Yeast Mitochondria
Changes in Structure Associated With Clinical Disorders
Chapter 3 The Structure of Isolated Mitochondria
Isolation of Mitochondria
Structure of Intact Isolated Mitochondria
Changes in Mitochondrial Structure in Relation to Changes in Osmotic Pressure
Changes in Mitochondrial Structure Induced by "swelling Agents"
Reversal of Large Amplitude Swelling
Structures Unique to Isolated Mitochondria
Structure of Disrupted Mitochondria
Process of Fragmentation of Inner Membranes
Chapter 4 Chemical Composition, Part 1: Proteins
Nonhaem Iron Protein
NADPH-Nonhaem Iron Protein Reductase
Electron Transferring Flavoprotein
Structural Protein(S) and Core Protein
Peptide Chain Elongation Factors
Chapter 5 Chemical Composition, Part 2: Lipids, Metal Ions, Nucleotides, etc.
Ubiquinones (Coenzymes Q)
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- © Academic Press 1974
- 1st January 1974
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