Biophysics Graduate Group

Mitochondrial Chitter-Chatter: Unveiling the Molecular Structures of Cellular Respiration

September 03, 2019
In order to generate energy, our bodies transfer electrons from food—sugars, fats and proteins—to molecular oxygen, which allows our cells to respire and function. Performed by the mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC), this process creates ATP, the “molecular currency” for energy in the cell. In a Molecular Cell study, Assistant Professor James Letts, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and colleagues reveal further nuances of the ETC.

Yuanpei Li

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine
  • UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Interests: 1. Development of novel nano-medicine platforms and new therapeutics | 2. Exosomes/oncosomes and stem cells
2700 Stockton Blvd, Oak Park Research Building, Suite 2405, Sacramento Campus