Is Energy Metabolism Homogeneous Within A Cell?
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Mauro Bertotti received a B.Sc. from the Institute of Chemistry of the University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) in 1983 and became a postgraduate student at the same institution, where he received his M.Sc. (1986) and Ph.D (1991) under the supervision of Dr. Roberto Tokoro. For a year (1995/96), he was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Professor Derek Pletcher at the University of Southampton, UK. At the University of São Paulo he has remained throughout his career, where he was appointed Full Professor in 2008. Since March 2014 he has been the Head of the Department of Chemistry. His research interests are Electrochemical Sensors, Microelectrodes and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy.


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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