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Bibliographic Data

  • Authors: Pfanner N., van der Laan M., Amati P., Capaldi R.A., Caudy A.A., Chacinska A., Darshi M., Deckers M., Hoppins S., Icho T., Jakobs S., Ji J., Kozjak-Pavlovic V., Meisinger C., Odgren P.R., Park S.K., Rehling P., Reichert A.S., Sheikh M.S., Taylor S.S., Tsuchida N., van der Bliek A.M., van der Klei I.J., Weissman J.S., Westermann B., Zha J., Neupert W., Nunnari J.
  • Title: Uniform nomenclature for the mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system
  • Journal: Journal of Cell Biology
  • Volume: 204
  • Volume: 1083-1086
  • DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201401006


The mitochondrial inner membrane contains a large protein complex that functions in inner membrane organization and formation of membrane contact sites. The complex was variably named the mitochondrial contact site complex, mitochondrial inner membrane organizing system, mitochondrial organizing structure, or Mitofilin/Fcj1 complex. To facilitate future studies, we propose to unify the nomenclature and term the complex "mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system" and its subunits Mic10 to Mic60.