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OBO ID: GO:0035694
Term Name: mitochondrial protein catabolic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • catabolism of mitochondrial protein
  • degradation of damaged mitochondrial protein
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of a mitochondrial protein. This process is necessary to maintain the healthy state of mitochondria and is thought to occur via the induction of an intramitochondrial lysosome-like organelle that acts to eliminate the damaged oxidised mitochondrial proteins without destroying the mitochondrial structure. (2)
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
PHENOTYPE No data available