Thursday, August 25, 2005

Cellular Power Plants Also Fend Off Viruses

Here is a new finding that is interesting from an evolutionary perspective and that could also lead to new therapies for viral infections.

Via Eureka Alert

Cellular Power Plants Also Fend Off Viruses: Howard Hughes Medical Institute esearchers have discovered a surprise lurking inside mitochondria, the power plants that are present in every cell. It turns out that these powerhouses also contain a protein that triggers the immune system to attack viral invaders....Read more from Howard Hughes Medical Institute.



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