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Mitochondrial Ejection for Cardiac Protection: The Macrophage Connection.

Cell Metab. 2020 Oct 6;32(4):512-513. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2020.09.014. PMID: 33027673.

Authors/Editors: Bartelt A, Weber C.
Publication Date: 2020


Mitochondrial dysfunction is a hallmark of heart disease. Nicolás-Ávila et al. (2020) now find that cardiomyocytes eject dysfunctional mitochondria in exopher vesicles, which require elimination by specialized heart-resident macrophages, altogether supporting proper heart function.

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