Mitochondria to the rescue.

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Scott & White, Temple, USA.
Nature medicine (Impact Factor: 28.05). 05/2012; 18(5):653-4. DOI: 10.1038/nm.2769
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ABSTRACT A new study using a mouse model of lung diseases is the first demonstration in vivo that bone marrow–derived stromal cells can repair tissue injury through the transfer of mitochondria (pages 759-765). This suggests that rescue of injured cells through mitochondrial transfer may be an important process in many diseases.

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