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TOM complex of protein translocators

Pronunciation: tom kom'pleks pro'ten trans'lo-ka-torz

Definition: multisubunit protein complex located in the outer membrane of mitochondria; responsible for transport of mitochondrial proteins, encoded in the nucleus and synthesized in the cytosol, into the intermembrane space and inserting the proper proteins into the outer mitochondrial membrane.

Synonym(s): translocase of outer mitochondrial membrane

See Also: OXA complex of protein translocators

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