Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Unexpected insights into the dynamic structure of mitochondria

(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) As power plants and energy stores, mitochondria are essential components of almost all cells in plants, fungi and animals. Until now, it has been assumed that these functions underlie a static structure of mitochondrial membranes. Researchers at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the UCLA Los Angeles have now discovered that the inner membranes of mitochondria are not static, but constantly change their structure every few seconds in living cells.