Entry of mitochondrial calcium is believed to play an essential role in regulating bioenergetics and initiating cell death pathways. We have recently described a mouse model lacking MCU expression. Surprisingly, these mice are viable and the cells and tissues from these animals do not exhibit any marked protection from cell death. Here, we discuss our findings as well as potential explanations for some of the more unexpected results.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology
- Molecular Biology