Special Issue "Mitochondria in Developmental and Age-Associated Neurodegenerative Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1106
Interests: mitochondria; neurodegenerative disease; Parkinson’s disease; myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome; long COVID; Dictyostelium discoideum
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Neurodegenerative diseases are a diverse group of disorders that are characterized by the progressive degeneration and subsequent death of neurons in specific areas of the brain. Many of these are associated with aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, but there are also a large number that are associated with development; these occur in childhood and include Friedreich Ataxia and Batten diseases. Whilst the underlying disease pathways have not yet been clearly defined, mitochondrial function has been recognized as a central player. In addition to producing over 90% of cell energy, mitochondria are integral in key cellular processes, including iron and calcium homeostasis, cell death, aging, and cell development.
This Special Issue focuses on all aspects of mitochondrial function in childhood neurodegenerative diseases and those associated with aging. In recognition of the contributions that diverse models have made to our understanding of these disorders, this Special Issue encourages the submission of papers from research using simple model organisms, cellular models, and animal models. Both review articles and original research papers are welcome.
Dr. Sarah Annesley
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- neurodegenerative disease
- mitochondrial biogenesis
- calcium signaling
- ROS production
- cell death
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Batten disease
- Friedreich’s Ataxia