Mitochondria are essential organelles that perform hundreds of biochemical reactions essential for processes beyond the generation of ATP. The last decade has seen an explosion in our understanding of the cell biology of mitochondria, providing a renewed understanding of their contribution to neurological diseases.
This Neurobiology of Disease Workshop (NDW) focuses on recent discoveries in the:
- Etiology of mitochondrial diseases
- Importance of mitochondrial plasticity within brain function
- Mechanisms of mitochondrial motility in neurons
- Critical importance of mitochondrial contacts with other organelles for the flux of metabolites
- Mitochondrial quality control pathways that ensure cellular survival
Research experts also share how these aspects of mitochondrial biology are altered in disease, including pediatric encephalomyopathies, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and others.
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