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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Mitochondrial Immunity? 

Researchers in Texas have identified a protein which seems to be critical for viral immunity, but what's really interesting is where they found it. It is produced by a gene in the mitochondria. This study encourages long-held suspicions that there is a good deal more to these mysterious organelles than just metabolism and paternal lineage. We shall see.

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