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Scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity

AdamS

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Learner1

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I found this, which seems to say environmental toxins can cause release of mtDNA into serum.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0064413
The relative amounts of mtDNA-79 in serum were positively associated with the lag-time after intoxication to these chemicals.

Our findings indicate that mitochondrial DNA has a potential to serve as a biomarker recognizing vulnerable risk groups after exposure to toxic/carcinogenic chemicals.