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Medical Term:

TIM complexes of protein translocators


the two TIM complexes, TIM22 and TIM23, are multisubunit protein complexes located in the inner membrane of mitochondria; they transport proteins, delivered to the intermembrane space by the TOM complex and into the matrix space, and insert some components of the complex into the inner mitochondrial membrane.

Synonym(s): translocase of inner mitochondrial membrane

See Also: OXA complex of protein translocators

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