The machines that divide and fuse mitochondria

Suzanne Hoppins*, Laura Lackner, Jodi Nunnari

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Mitochondria are derived from eubacteria; however, in most eu- karyotes, novel mechanisms for the propagation of this organelle and its genome have evolved. This review focuses on what is currently known about the novel molecular machines that divide and fuse mitochondria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Biochemistry
Number of pages30
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual Review of Biochemistry
ISSN (Print)0066-4154
ISSN (Electronic)0066-4154


  • Division
  • Dynamin-related gtpases
  • Fusion
  • Mitochondria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry


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