Is Energy Metabolism Homogeneous Within A Cell?
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Carla is currently an exchange PhD student at the ELAN lab at Ruhr University Bochum.

                       

Is Energy Metabolism Homogeneous Within A Cell?

Energy metabolism is the essential group of chemical reactions that generates the energy that maintains our cells alive. But that isn't all energy metabolism does! Recent studies show that it controls many other cellular processes, including inflammation and immunity, stem cell differentiation and cell death. Most of these studies demonstrating new roles for energy metabolism used an essential technique to follow metabolic changes: measuring mitochondrial oxygen consumption. Since mitochondria act as the cell's batteries, powering them up, and oxygen consumption...

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