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Publication by Heinz Osiewacz and Karin Luce in Nature Cell Biology

Mitochondria play an important role in ageing processes in organisms. Heinz Osiewacz and Karin Luce report that constitutive overexpression of a serine protease of mitochondria results in  strains of the fungal ageing model Podospora anserina displaying an extended lifespan without impairment of vital functions.

Luce, Karin and Osiewacz, Heinz D. (2009) Increasing organismal healthspan  by enhancing mitochondrial protein quality control. Nature Cell Biology 11:852-858 [Full paper]

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