Biodefense by Protecting Mitochondria
Amanda Claire Milstein, Rasika Vartak and Yidong Bai*
Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yidong Bai
Department of Cellular and Structural Biology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Received Date: September 21, 2012; Accepted Date: September 22, 2012; Published Date: September 25, 2012
Citation: Milstein AC, Vartak R, Bai Y (2012) Biodefense by Protecting Mitochondria. J Bioterr Biodef 3:e104 doi: 10.4172/2157-2526.1000e104
Copyright: © 2012 Milstein AC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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