Vacuolar transporter Mnr2 safeguards mitochondrial integrity in aged cells

Aging is associated with altered mitochondrial function. Mitochondrial function is dependent on the magnesium (Mg+2) ion flux. The molecular mechanism underlying Mg+2 homeostasis, especially during aging has not been well understood. We previously demonstrated that the absence of a vacuolar ion transporter Mnr2 accelerates cell death in the older part of the colony in Magnaporthe oryzae…