Researchers discover mitochondrial “circuit breaker” that protects heart from damage

NHLBI News | April 17, 2017

In a press release, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) highlights a recent publication by Glancy, et al. in the journal Cell Reports from the Subramaniam and Balaban labs. This study revealed how the structure of mitochondria in heart muscle cells can protect the heart when sections of the mitochondrial network are damaged.