Moving or Stopping Mitochondria: Miro as a Traffic Cop by Sensing Calcium

Qian Cai, Zu Hang Sheng

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Abstract

Mitochondrial transport in neurons and their spatial distribution among synapses are directly correlated with synaptic activity. One paper in this issue of Neuron (MacAskill et al.) and two papers recently published in Cell (Wang and Schwarz) and PNAS (Saotome et al.) provide compelling evidence that Miro serves as a calcium sensor that controls mitochondrial mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-496
Number of pages4
JournalNeuron
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)

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