What is the functions of mitochondria?

Functions/Role of Mitochondria are given below:

1. They perform the most important functions that are cellular respiration and the energy molecule of the cell, known as 'adenosine triphosphate' (ATP).

2. They help in detoxifying ammonia in the liver cell.

3. They are responsible for building some particular parts of the blood and various hormones like estrogen and testosterone.

4. They also help in maintaining an adequate concentration of calcium ions within the compartments of the cell.

5. They regulate cellular metabolism and immune signalling.

6. They play a key role in ‘Apoptosis’ or programmed cell death.



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Updated on: 20-Mar-2023


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