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Current Biology 21, 17381743, October 25, 2011 2011 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.060 Mitochondrial Preprotein Translocase
 

Summary: Current Biology 21, 1738­1743, October 25, 2011 ª2011 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.060
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Mitochondrial Preprotein Translocase
of Trypanosomatids Has a Bacterial Origin
Mascha Pusnik,1 Oliver Schmidt,2 Andrew J. Perry,3
Silke Oeljeklaus,4 Moritz Niemann,1 Bettina Warscheid,4
Trevor Lithgow,3 Chris Meisinger,2 and Andre´ Schneider1,*
1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
University of Bern, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
2Institut fu¨ r Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, ZBMZ and
BIOSS (Centre for Biological Signalling Studies),
Universita¨ t Freiburg, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
3Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Monash University, Clayton 3800, Australia
4Faculty of Biology and BIOSS (Centre for Biological Signalling
Studies), University of Freiburg, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Summary
Mitochondria are found in all eukaryotic cells and derive from
a bacterial endosymbiont [1, 2]. The evolution of a protein
import system was a prerequisite for the conversion of the

  

Source: Arnold, Jonathan - Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center & Department of Genetics, University of Georgia

 

Collections: Biotechnology