Maria Licci

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Research efforts during the last decade have deciphered the basic molecular mechanisms governing mitochondrial fusion and fission. We now know that in mammalian cells mitochondrial fission is mediated by the large GTPase dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) acting in concert with outer mitochondrial membrane (OMM) proteins such as Fis1, Mff, and Mief1. It is(More)
During apoptosis mitochondria undergo cristae remodeling and fragmentation, but how the latter relates to outer membrane permeabilization and downstream caspase activation is unclear. Here we show that the mitochondrial fission protein Dynamin Related Protein (Drp) 1 participates in cytochrome c release by selected intrinsic death stimuli. While Bax, Bak(More)
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