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Disease-Causing Mutation in Motion

Caption: Cells with a mutant form of the protein mitofusin 2 contain mitochondria that are smaller and move more slowly than those with normal proteins. This graph shows how much more normal mitochondria move over time (top graph) compared with how little mitochondria with mutated proteins travel (bottom graph).

Credit: Courtesy, with permission: Misko et al. The Journal of Neuroscience 2010.

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