a_kowald (axel at itb.biologie.hu-berlin.de) wrote:
: Hello everybody,
: I try to find out two things which don't seem to be in standard
: textbooks and where I didn't find any good reference for.
: 1) What is the number of mitochondria in different mammalian cell
: types ?
: 2) Mitochondria can move along the cytoskeleton. Is anything known
: about the speed ?
: Any hints are welcomed
: Axel Kowald
I can't address intracellular movement, but according to Alberts, most
mammalian cells contain a couple hundred mitochondria, while liver cells
contain about 1000 to 2000 mitochondria per cell.
Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts, et al. - 3rd ed., Garland
Publishing, Inc., New York & London, 1995.
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