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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.
Puckett's high-energy percussion, the hard-driving chords of Brooks and LeClerc and Twinkles soft and soulful voice have proven to be a magical combination.
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 ($12.95, Ten Speed Press).
On April 6, Interstate Bakeries Corp.'s Twinkles snack cake celebrated its 70th birthday with limited-edition packaging.
As the sample temperature approaches the critical point, "those twinkles get slower and slower and more and more intense," Gammon says.
"Excuse me--is that a spinach on your tooth?" "Why no," you reply "It's Twinkles dental jewelry by Extreme Dental Ornaments!" Faster than you can say "Ewwy," this bad fad from Europe has crossed the Atlantic.
All these planets have substantial magnetic fields, where interactions between spinning electrons and the magnetic field lines cause the "twinkles" in radio waves passing through their ionospheres.
By locking onto these laser guide stars, astronomers can adjust their instruments to take much of the twinkle out of starlight.