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Mitochondria as signaling organelles

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, May 2014
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Mitochondria as signaling organelles
Published in
BMC Biology, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-12-34
Pubmed ID

Navdeep S Chandel


Almost 20 years ago, the discovery that mitochondrial release of cytochrome c initiates a cascade that leads to cell death brought about a wholesale change in how cell biologists think of mitochondria. Formerly viewed as sites of biosynthesis and bioenergy production, these double membrane organelles could now be thought of as regulators of signal transduction. Within a few years, multiple other mitochondria-centric signaling mechanisms have been proposed, including release of reactive oxygen species and the scaffolding of signaling complexes on the outer mitochondrial membrane. It has also been shown that mitochondrial dysfunction causes induction of stress responses, bolstering the idea that mitochondria communicate their fitness to the rest of the cell. In the past decade, multiple new modes of mitochondrial signaling have been discovered. These include the release of metabolites, mitochondrial motility and dynamics, and interaction with other organelles such as endoplasmic reticulum in regulating signaling. Collectively these studies have established that mitochondria-dependent signaling has diverse physiological and pathophysiological outcomes. This review is a brief account of recent work in mitochondria-dependent signaling in the historical framework of the early studies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Bulgaria 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 441 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 111 25%
Researcher 68 15%
Student > Bachelor 61 13%
Student > Master 52 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 5%
Other 56 12%
Unknown 82 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 123 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 109 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 39 9%
Neuroscience 21 5%
Chemistry 13 3%
Other 60 13%
Unknown 88 19%

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