Mitochondria in respiration (AQA)

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  • Mitochondria in respiration
    • Products of glycolysis actively transported through the double membrane into the matrix
    • Double membrane
      • Inner membrane folded into cristae
        • Increased surface area
        • Site of the electron transport chain
          • ATP synthesis
        • Has enzymes and other ETC proteins attached
    • Matrix
      • Inner space
      • Semi rigid
      • Protein, lipids and traces of DNA
    • Very abundant in metabolically active cells
      • Muscle
      • Liver
      • Epithelial
      • Cells which carry out active transport
      • More densely packed cristae
        • Larger SA for attachment of enzymes and other proteins in ETC


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