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= mitochondria (pl.)
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The mitochondrion is the site of eukaryotic oxidative metabolism. It contains, as Albert Lehninger and Eugene Kennedy demonstrated in 1948, the enzymes that mediate this process, including pyruvate dehydrogenase, the citric acid cycle enzymes, the enzymes catalyzing fatty acid oxidation and the enzymes and redox proteins involved in elektron transport and oxidative phosphorylation. It is therefore with good reason that the mitochondrion is described as the cell’s „power plant.“
Author: Tomas HLUSKA

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