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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Deficiency of parkin and PINK1 impairs age-dependent mitophagy in Drosophila

    Tom Cornelissen et al.
    Mitophagy occurs in Drosophila flight muscle and dopaminergic neurons in vivo and increases with aging in a PINK1/parkin-dependent fashion.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Mitochondrial dysfunction remodels one-carbon metabolism in human cells

    Xiaoyan Robert Bao et al.
    Mitochondrial respiratory chain dysfunction inhibits mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism, impairing cellular nucleotide biosynthesis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Early dysfunction and progressive degeneration of the subthalamic nucleus in mouse models of Huntington's disease

    Jeremy F Atherton et al.
    In mouse models of Huntington's disease, the subthalamic nucleus, which suppresses movements, also exhibits impaired glutamate homeostasis, NMDA receptor-dependent mitochondrial oxidant stress, firing disruption, and 30% neuronal loss.
    1. Neuroscience

    Increased expression of heme-binding protein 1 early in Alzheimer's disease is linked to neurotoxicity

    Oleksandr Yagensky et al.
    Increased levels of brain Hebp1 starting from the presymptomatic stage of Alzheimer’s disease contributes to progressive neuronal loss by triggering mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis in neurons exposed to elevated heme.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    COX16 promotes COX2 metallation and assembly during respiratory complex IV biogenesis

    Abhishek Aich et al.
    Biochemical analyses show that mitochondrial COX16 assists in the process of copper insertion into COX2 and reveal a second COX16 function in linking assembly routes of the redox center-containing COX1 and COX2 subunits.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Stem Cells: What silent mutations say about the human airways

    Matthew L Donne, Jason R Rock
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    1. Cell Biology

    Mitochondrial Homeostasis: Auto-regulation in the powerhouse

    Helena M Viola, Livia C Hool
    Mitochondrial flashes have a central role in ensuring that ATP levels remain constant in heart cells.
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  1. Point of View: Telling it like it is

    Alison Woollard
    Following a year of public engagement activities associated with the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Alison Woollard explains why scientists need to communicate with the public.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Microscopy: Cryo-EM enters a new era

    Werner Kühlbrandt
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