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Gutierrez-Aguilar, Manuel; Uribe-Carvajal, Salvador (2015)

THE MITOCHONDRIAL UNSELECTIVE CHANNEL IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

Mitochondrion 22():85-90
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Opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) pore mediates the increase in the unselective permeability to ions and small molecules across the inner mitochondrial membrane. MPT results from the opening of channels of unknown identity in mitochondria from plants, animals and yeast. However, the effectors and conditions required for MPT to occur in different species are remarkably disparate. Here we critically review previous and recent findings concerning the mitochondrial unselective channel of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to determine if it can be considered a counterpart of the mammalian MPT pore.