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Table 1 Lipid composition of mitochondrial outer (MOM) and inner (MIM) membranes in mammals, plants and yeast a

From: Making heads or tails of mitochondrial membranes in longevity and aging: a role for comparative studies

  Mammalian cells Plant cells Yeast
  (Rat liver) (Cauliflower) ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  MOM MIM MOM MIM MOM MIM
Phospholipid (mg/mg protein) 0.45 0.2 0.63 0.41 0.91 0.15
  Percentage of phospholipid
Phosphatidylcholine 54 40 47 42 46 38
Phosphatidylethanolamine 29 34 27 38 33 24
Phosphatidylinositol 13 5 23 5 10 16
Phosphatidylserine 2 3 - - 1 4
Cardiolipin <1 18 3 15 6 16
Phosphatidic acid 1 - - - 4 2
  1. aMitochondrial phospholipid levels were measured relative to mitochondrial protein levels and the individual phospholipid classes were calculated as a percentage of the total. Data from [22].