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Neurodegeneration

Trouble in the cell's powerhouse

Studies of rare hereditary disorders are intended to find treatments, but they can also bring other discoveries. One such study links the dysfunction of a protein to that of the cell's energy producers, the mitochondria.

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Figure 1: Out-of-shape organelles lead to disease.

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Narendra, D., Youle, R. Trouble in the cell's powerhouse. Nature 483, 418–419 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature10952

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