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Hidden powers of the mitochondria

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The intermembrane space of mitochondria is home to several potentially lethal proteins, including pro-apoptotic caspases. The observation that caspase-9 moves from mitochondria into the nucleus on the induction of apoptosis provides this caspase with a possible new role.

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Figure 1: The role of mitochondria in apoptosis.

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Alnemri, E. Hidden powers of the mitochondria. Nat Cell Biol 1, E40–E42 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1038/10034

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