A receptor for eating mitochondria

Dev Cell. 2009 Jul;17(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2009.07.003.


Mitochondria play central roles in cell survival by producing energy, and in cell death by regulating apoptosis. Conversely, the life and death of mitochondria, including growth, fission, and autophagic degradation, is controlled by the host cell. Using yeast genetics, a mitochondrial surface receptor involved in mitochondrial autophagy has recently been identified.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Apoptosis / physiology*
  • Autophagy / physiology*
  • Autophagy-Related Proteins
  • Cell Death / physiology*
  • Mitochondria / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear / genetics
  • Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear / metabolism*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / cytology
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / metabolism*


  • Atg32 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Autophagy-Related Proteins
  • Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins