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Double agents for mitochondrial division

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Mitochondrial organelles — the energy powerhouses of the cell — must divide and fuse dynamically to function. It emerges that two distinct dynamin enzymes enable mitochondrial division. See Letter p.139

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Figure 1: Different roles for dynamins in mitochondrial division.

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For a related paper on mitochondrial dynamics, see page 74.

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McBride, H., Frost, A. Double agents for mitochondrial division. Nature 540, 43–44 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature20482

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