EMBO Molecular Medicine

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Stefanie Dimmeler (Chief Editor), Roberto Buccione and Céline Carret (EMBO Editors)

Online ISSN: 1757-4684


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  1. News & Views

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      Amyloid-β in mitochondrial disease: mutation in a human metallopeptidase links amyloidotic neurodegeneration with mitochondrial processing

      Veronika Boczonadi and Rita Horvath

      Article first published online: 26 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201506050

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      Boczonadi and Horvath comment on the Brunetti et al's paper in this issue describing a mitochondrial metallopeptidase PITRM1 pathogenic mutation in a Norwegian family, underlying a novel mitochondrial neurodegenerative phenotype with Aβ accumulation.

  2. Research Articles

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      mTORC2 sustains thermogenesis via Akt-induced glucose uptake and glycolysis in brown adipose tissue

      Verena Albert, Kristoffer Svensson, Mitsugu Shimobayashi, Marco Colombi, Sergio Muñoz, Veronica Jimenez, Christoph Handschin, Fatima Bosch and Michael N Hall

      Article first published online: 15 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201505610

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      Albert et al show that β-adrenergic stimulation activates mTORC2 in brown adipocytes. Active mTORC2 signaling in BAT is required for cold-induced stimulation of glucose uptake and glycolysis to maintain temperature homeostasis upon cold stress.

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      Defective PITRM1 mitochondrial peptidase is associated with Aβ amyloidotic neurodegeneration

      Dario Brunetti, Janniche Torsvik, Cristina Dallabona, Pedro Teixeira, Pawel Sztromwasser, Erika Fernandez-Vizarra, Raffaele Cerutti, Aurelio Reyes, Carmela Preziuso, Giulia D'Amati, Enrico Baruffini, Paola Goffrini, Carlo Viscomi, Ileana Ferrero, Helge Boman, Wenche Telstad, Stefan Johansson, Elzbieta Glaser, Per M Knappskog, Massimo Zeviani and Laurence A Bindoff

      Article first published online: 23 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201505894

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      A clinically peculiar neurodegenerative disorder in humans was indentified and shown to be caused by a pathogenic homozygous mutation in PITRM1, encoding an oligopeptidase of the mitochondrial inner compartment. The neuropathology of a PITRM1−/+ mouse provides genetic evidence that Aβ is present within mitochondria, and demonstrates a link between impaired PITRM1 activity and Aβ amyloidotic neurodegeneration in mammals.


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