The Emerging Network of Mitochondria-Organelle Contacts

Mol Cell. 2016 Mar 3;61(5):648-653. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.01.031.


Membrane contact sites between mitochondria and other organelles are important for lipid and ion exchange, membrane dynamics, and signaling. Recent advances are revealing their molecular features and how different types of mitochondria contacts are coordinated with each other for cell function.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Communication
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / metabolism*
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Mitochondria / metabolism*
  • Mitochondrial Dynamics
  • Mitochondrial Membranes / metabolism*
  • Models, Biological
  • Signal Transduction*