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A mitochondrial brake on vascular repair

Nature volume 539, pages 503505 (24 November 2016) | Download Citation

Injured blood vessels are repaired by vascular smooth-muscle cells. It emerges that the protein Fat1 regulates the proliferation of these cells by inhibiting the function of mitochondria. See Letter p.575

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  1. Charles E. de Bock is at the VIB Center for the Biology of Disease, Leuven 3000, Belgium, and KU Leuven Center for Human Genetics, Belgium.

    • Charles E. de Bock
  2. Rick F. Thorne is at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, New Lambton Heights, New South Wales 2305, Australia, and the University of Newcastle, Australia.

    • Rick F. Thorne

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