Cigarette Smoke: The Effect of Residue on Mitochondrial Structure

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Science  29 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3935, pp. 1097-1098
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3935.1097


Cigarette smoke residue is ciliatoxic to Tetrahymena pyriformis. Principal sites of activity are the mitochondria of the cell. The internal membranes of the mitochondria are degraded with time, correlating well with loss of ciliary activity and cell death.

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