Mitochondrial preparations

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Mitochondrial preparations


Mitochondrial preparations (mtprep) are isolated mitochondria (imt), tissue homogenate (thom), mechanically or chemically permeabilized tissue (permeabilized fibers, pfi) or permeabilized cells (pce). In mtprep the cell membranes are either removed (imt and smtp) or mechanically (thom) and chemically permeabilized (pfi), while the mitochondrial functional integrity and to a large extent the mt-structure is maintained. According to this definition, submitochondrial particles (smtp) are not a mtprep.

Abbreviation: mtprep

MitoPedia topics: Sample preparation 

Communicated by Gnaiger E 2011-11-15, edited 2017-04-20.

MitoPedia: mt-preparations

» Compare: Submitochondrial particles, smtp
O2k-Protocols for mt-preparations: O2k-mitochondrial preparations


Bioblast linkReferenceYear
Gnaiger E et al ― MitoEAGLE Task Group (2020) Mitochondrial physiology. 2020.1


Preparation: Isolated mitochondria, Permeabilized tissue, Permeabilized cells, Homogenate