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A 684-residue mitochondrial protein involved in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) metabolism, which may function as an adenine nucleotide-dependent DNA helicase and be a key regulator of mtDNA copy number in mammals. Twinkle is thought to be critical for lifetime maintenance of mtDNA integrity
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TIGGY-WINKLE'S nose went sniffle, sniffle, snuffle, and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle; and she fetched another hot iron from the fire.
I see a little twinkle in one of oor eyes--just like the moon.
And I've found the one that twinkles When I miss and think of you.
Break out the chopsticks, and celebrate the Twinkie turning 75 with The Twinkles Cookbook ($12.
As the sample temperature approaches the critical point, "those twinkles get slower and slower and more and more intense," Gammon says.
It can be a safety beacon for the little sprites carrying it as it twinkles in the dark, letting drivers know little fairies, witches and other magical people are out in the night.