Dancing Mitochondria

John H. John at faraway.com.au
Thu Dec 13 20:10:21 EST 2001


Sometime ago someone here was talking about mitachondria as 'switches' of
sorts, Andrew Giles I think? The research below is recent and the technique
new so care must be taken but I find it very surprising that mitachondria
should be so mobile ....


John H.


Cells' generators star in action movie
Microscope captures mitochondria bopping to a beat.
12 December 2001

http://www.nature.com/nsu/011213/011213-12.html


An intricate mesh of tubes wiggle, worm-like across the screen. "They're
speeding," says Tim Richardson proudly, watching mitochondria, the cell's
energy generators, zoom around the cell. His controversial microscopic
method is shooting the cell's innards as they've never been seen before.

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