Mitochondria can power cells to life and death
Mitochondria serve as power houses of cells but they also possess ‘covered’ knives to kill the cells. A number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors exist which regulate cell killing by mitochondria. Caspases are comparable to a surgeon’s knife, which can be used to sculpt organisms, get rid of wayward, redundant and incorrigibly damaged cells, but can spell doom if not controlled properly.
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