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Membrane Morphometry
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2. Tissue-specific mitochondria differences.

Tissue 
Mean particle volume, micron3 Number of particles per mg protein
Coulter counter EM 
 Heart
 0.6
 0.63
 4.7 x 109
 Liver
 0.42
 0.38
 4.3 x 109
 Kidney
 0.23
 0.20
 10.6 x 109

 

3.Cytochrome content in mitochondria
(obtained by the method of Williams)

Cytochrome nmol per mg protein nmol per particle x 10-10
 Heart  Kidney  Liver  Heart  Kidney  Liver
  a+a3
  0.72   0.44   0.28  1.53  0.41  0.65
  b
  0.26   0.18   0.13   0.55   0.17   0.30
  c1
  0.18   0.12   0.12   0.38   0.11   0.28
  c
0.4   0.19   0.19   0.85   0.45   0.44

 


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