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A less painful transfer of power.

Neuron. 2022 Feb 16;110(4):559-561. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2022.01.021. PMID: 35176237.

Authors/Editors: Kerschensteiner M, Misgeld T.
Publication Date: 2022


Transfer between cells is an unexpected addition to the mitochondrial life cycle. In this issue of Neuron, Van der Vlist et al. now provide evidence that M2-macrophages infiltrating sensory ganglia resolve pain by transferring particles containing mitochondria to neurons—thus boosting nociceptors back to normal function.

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