Virtual mitochondria: metabolic modelling and control

Mol Biol Rep. 2002;29(1-2):227-32. doi: 10.1023/a:1020338115406.


Inside the eukaryotic cell, mitochondria are internal organelles of prokaryotic origin, responsible for energy supply in the cell. The control of the mitochondrial ATP production is a complex problem with different patterns according to different tissues and organs. Our aim is to continue to develop the modelling of oxidative phosphorylation in different tissues, to model other parts of mitochondrial metabolism and to include this virtual mitochondria in a virtual cell. In constructing the complete metabolic map of mitochondria, we will take advantage of the sequenced genomes of eukaryotic organism (10-15% of the yeast genome concerns mitochondria).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Genome
  • Humans
  • Mitochondria / genetics
  • Mitochondria / metabolism*
  • Mitochondrial Proteins / genetics
  • Mitochondrial Proteins / metabolism*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Oxidative Phosphorylation*
  • Plant Proteins / genetics
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism


  • Mitochondrial Proteins
  • Plant Proteins