what are the important parts of the mitochondria and what are the processes that occur there?
make sure to provide a thorough discussion of the processes that occur within the mitochondria discussing both reactants and products. provide an explanation of how the structure of the mitochondria relates to its function. finally how would a mitochondria be affected if it had a leaky inner membrane.?
I believe this is an essay question. First, check the references below and outline the major points you want to include. Second, decide on length of essay (number of pages). Third — write it.
Example outline: MITOCHONDRIA
A. Structures and their composition
a. outer membrane
b. inner membrane
c. intermembrane space
B. General Functions and their locations
a. oxidative phosphorylation
b. production of heat
c. storage of calcium ions
d. calcium signaling
e. metabolic detoxification
f. apoptosis (programmed cell death)
g. Building, breakdown & recycling of products that are needed for normal cell function
h. Regulation of membrane potential
i. Monitoring of cell differentiation, growth and development
C. Cell specific Functions and their mitochondrial locations
a. mitochondrial diabetes & control of insulin secretion
b. Formation of parts of blood and hormones such as estrogen and testosterone
c. Cell signaling of neurons
d. male gametogenesis