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Form follows function for mitochondria

The fission of organelles called mitochondria has now been linked to the stress-sensor protein AMPK. When activated by stress, this protein phosphorylates the mitochondrial receptor protein MFF, which recruits the fission machinery.

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Figure 1: The stress of separation.


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Wang, C., Youle, R. Form follows function for mitochondria. Nature 530, 288–289 (2016).

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