Günter Blobel, known for his work on the signal hypothesis of protein targeting, has died from cancer at age 81.
Mitochondria may sustain temperatures more than 10 °C warmer than human cells, say researchers.
January 29, 2018|
MALGORZATA RAKMitochondria play a major role in maintaining stable internal temperatures in endothermic species. Using a temperature-sensitive fluorescent probe to measure mitochondrial temperatures in cultured human cells, researchers found that they could reach temperatures as high as 50 °C.
D. Chrétien et al., “Mitochondria are physiologically maintained at close to 50 °C,” PLOS Biology, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2003992, 2018.