TOM complex of protein translocators

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TOM complex of protein translocators

(tom kom'pleks prō'tēn trans'lō-kā-tŏrz),
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.
See also: OXA complex of protein translocators.
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[2] Nonstandard abbreviations: AD, Alzheimer disease; ApoE, apolipoprotein E; TOMM40, translocase of outer mitochondrial membrane 40 homolog (yeast).