Scientists discover a surprising link between mitochondria, inflammation and DNMT3A and TET2 genes

By | July 26, 2022
Mitochondria are known as cells’ powerhouses, but mounting evidence suggests they also play a role in inflammation. Scientists from the Salk Institute and UC San Diego published new findings in Immunity on July 26, 2022, where they examined human blood cells and discovered a surprising link between mitochondria, inflammation and DNMT3A and TET2-; two genes that normally help regulate blood cell growth but, when mutated, are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis.