Protein import into mitochondria: a paradigm for the translocation of polypeptides across membranes

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1993 Aug;5(4):694-700. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(93)90142-d.


The translocation of proteins across membranes usually requires specific transport systems composed of membrane-bound and soluble components. A combination of biochemical and genetic approaches has led to the identification and preliminary characterization of some of these components.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Adenosine Triphosphate / metabolism
  • Animals
  • Biological Transport / physiology
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Membranes / metabolism*
  • Mitochondria / metabolism*
  • Peptides / metabolism*
  • Proteins / metabolism*


  • Peptides
  • Proteins
  • Adenosine Triphosphate