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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Target Subcellular Fractions (Miro1: New wheels for transferring mitochondria)

July 1, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Subcellular Fractions. According to news reporting from Beer Sheva, Israel, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are capable of protecting cells harboring mitochondrial damage. This protection is associated with the transfer of mitochondria through tunneling nanotubes (TNT) from MSC to the injured cells."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, "In this issue of The EMBO Journal, the group of Anurag Agrawal shows that mitochondrial transfer is dependent on the levels of Miro1, a mitochondrial Rho-GTPase that regulates intercellular mitochondrial movement. Miro1 is the first protein shown to accelerate mitochondrial transfer."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Amplifying the mitochondrial transfer phenomenon may allow for the study of the mechanisms that regulate it and contribute to our understanding of its role in disease and aging."

For more information on this research see: Miro1: New wheels for transferring mitochondria. Embo Journal, 2014;33(9):939-941. Embo Journal can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA (see also Subcellular Fractions).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Las, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Fac Med, Dept. of Biochem, IL-84105 Beer Sheva, Israel.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Israel, Cytoplasm, Beer Sheva, Organelles, Transferrin, Mitochondria, Beta-Globulins, Blood Proteins, Cellular Structures, Intracellular Space, Acute-Phase Proteins, Iron-Binding Proteins, Subcellular Fractions

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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