In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan show that mitochondrial DNA that escapes from autophagy "leads to TLR9-mediated inflammatory responses in cardiomyocytes, and is capable of inducing myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy."

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