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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit


We are excited to launch our new MITOTrumps card game as this year’s contribution to the Cambridge Festival.

MITOTrumps is a card game based on mitochondrial proteins. On each card there is an image of a mitochondrial protein, along with numerical statistics relating to that protein - amino acid number, mutations (the number of variants listed on gnomAD), publications, chromosome number, and an MBU rating. Each card has a picture of either the structure of the protein (in a complex, if relevant), a closely related structure (e.g. the bovine ortholog), or an Alphafold model. There is also a short sentence describing the protein and a little bubble with the location of it within the mitochondria.

Full details about the game, which is available to download and print, are available on our Cambridge Festival webpage.