Uniform nomenclature for the mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system

Nikolaus Pfanner, Martin van der Laan, Paolo Amati, Roderick A. Capaldi, Amy A. Caudy, Agnieszka Chacinska, Manjula Darshi, Markus Deckers, Suzanne Hoppins, Tateo Icho, Stefan Jakobs, Jianguo Ji, Vera Kozjak-Pavlovic, Chris Meisinger, Paul R. Odgren, Sang Ki Park, Peter Rehling, Andreas S Reichert, M Saeed Sheikh, Susan S. TaylorNobuo Tsuchida, Alexander M. van der Bliek, Ida J. van der Klei, Jonathan S. Weissman, Benedikt Westermann, Jiping Zha, Walter Neupert, Jodi Nunnari

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1086
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Cell Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 31-Mar-2014


  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Mitochondrial Membranes
  • Mitochondrial Proteins
  • Models, Molecular
  • Multiprotein Complexes
  • Protein Subunits
  • Terminology as Topic

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