The Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter (MCU): Molecular Identity and Physiological Roles*

@article{Patron2013TheMC,
  title={The Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter (MCU): Molecular Identity and Physiological Roles*},
  author={Maria Patron and Anna Raffaello and Veronica Granatiero and Anna Tosatto and Giulia Merli and Diego De Stefani and Lauren E. Wright and Giorgia Pallafacchina and Anna Terrin and Cristina Mammucari and Rosario Rizzuto},
  journal={The Journal of Biological Chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={288},
  pages={10750 - 10758}
}
The direct measurement of mitochondrial [Ca2+] with highly specific probes demonstrated that major swings in organellar [Ca2+] parallel the changes occurring in the cytosol and regulate processes as diverse as aerobic metabolism and cell death by necrosis and apoptosis. Despite great biological relevance, insight was limited by the complete lack of molecular understanding. The situation has changed, and new perspectives have emerged following the very recent identification of the mitochondrial… Expand
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