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Bioessays. 2007 Nov;29(11):1105-14.

Mitochondria and peroxisomes: are the 'big brother' and the 'little sister' closer than assumed?

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Centre for Cell Biology, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. mschrader@ua.pt

Abstract

Mitochondria and peroxisomes are essential subcellular organelles in mammals. Despite obvious differences, both organelles display certain morphological and functional similarities. Recent studies have elucidated that these highly dynamic and plastic organelles share components of their division machinery. Mitochondria and peroxisomes are metabolically linked organelles, which are cooperating and cross-talking. This review addresses the dynamics and division of mitochondria and peroxisomes as well as their functional similarities to provide insight as to why these organelles share the fission machinery in evolutionary aspects.

PMID:
17935214
DOI:
10.1002/bies.20659
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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