Number and speed of mitochondria ?

Michael Dorsett Onken mdonken at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Sep 23 15:40:02 EST 1998

a_kowald (axel at itb.biologie.hu-berlin.de) wrote:
: Hello everybody,

: I try to find out two things which don't seem to be in standard
: textbooks and where I didn't find any good reference for.

: 1)    What is the number of mitochondria in different mammalian cell
: types ?
: 2)    Mitochondria can move along the cytoskeleton. Is anything known
: about the speed ?

: Any hints are welcomed

:                 Axel Kowald

I can't address intracellular movement, but according to Alberts, most
mammalian cells contain a couple hundred mitochondria, while liver cells
contain about 1000 to 2000 mitochondria per cell.

Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts, et al. - 3rd ed., Garland
Publishing, Inc., New York & London, 1995.

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