Mitochondrial magnesium to the rescue

Valentina Trapani, Federica Wolf Minotti

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Abstract

the characterization of a novel yeast mitochondrial Mg2+ exporter adds one small tile to the mosaic of the complex cellular Mg2+ homeostasis, and confirms once again just how incredibly important and versatile it is. These findings show how basic research paves the way to translational implications. Mg2+ deficiency is implicated in an ever-increasing number of pathologies. If the existence of an analogous rescue mechanism could be confirmed in humans, such a finding might be exploited in the design of innovative, therapeutic strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalMagnesium Research
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • magnesium transporters

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