Mitochondrial division: New partners in membrane pinching

Curr Biol. 2001 Jan 23;11(2):R67-70. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00011-2.


Mitochondrial division is a complex process requiring the synergistic actions of multiple factors, including mechanical enzymes and accessory proteins. Recent studies have identified a number of these factors and started to elucidate how they act together to bring about mitochondrial fission.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • GTP Phosphohydrolases / metabolism
  • Intracellular Membranes*
  • Mitochondria / enzymology
  • Mitochondria / metabolism
  • Mitochondria / physiology*
  • Proteins / genetics
  • Proteins / metabolism


  • Proteins
  • GTP Phosphohydrolases