Formation of pores in mitochondrial membrane elucidated

• Study by a team of researchers from Freiburg and Kyoto investigates formation of beta-barrel membrane proteins that make up the pores
• Similarities to wine barrel structure – protein subunits Sam50 and Sam37 play central roles
• Substances are exchanged between mitochondria and the cell water through the barrel pores

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