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Mitochondria shape up

Nature volume 443, pages 646647 (12 October 2006) | Download Citation

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Mitochondria are central to the process of programmed cell death that kills damaged or superfluous cells. Surprisingly, components of the death machinery turn out to be essential for keeping these organelles in shape.

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  1. Barbara Conradt is in the Department of Genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, 7400 Remsen, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA. barbara.conradt@dartmouth.edu

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