Special Issue "Mitochondrial Biology in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 November 2018
Prof. Paul Robert Fisher
Discipline of Microbiology, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Microbiology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: mitochondria; Dictyostelium; Parkinson’s disease; Batten disease; myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome; Alzheimer’s disease; cellular stress signalling
Best known as the site of respiratory ATP production, the mitochondria have been revealed over the past quarter-century as being deeply embedded in all aspects of the life of the eukaryotic cell. They are the product of two genomes whose expression must be coordinated by information shared in both directions between them and the nucleus. They participate in critical central metabolic pathways and they are fully integrated into the intracellular signalling networks that regulate diverse cellular functions. It is not surprising then that mitochondrial defects or dysregulation have emerged as having key roles in ageing and in the cytopathological mechanisms underlying cancer, neurodegenerative and other diseases.
This Special Issue of Cells is devoted to all aspects of mitochondrial function and dysfunction in healthy and diseased cells. It will contain articles that collectively provide a balanced, state-of-the-art view of mitochondrial biology. We seek submissions of high quality articles on including, but not limited to, mitochondrial biogenesis, metabolism, regulation, gene expression, signalling and roles in ageing and disease. Because of the vital and powerful contributions made by model organisms to understanding human biology and disease, we encourage manuscripts that describe or include the use of simple model systems to explore mitochondrial biology in health and disease.Prof. Paul Robert Fisher
Dr. Sarah Annesley
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mitochondrial biogenesis
- mitochondrial metabolism
- mitochondrial replication
- mitochondrial gene expression
- mitochondrial cell death
- mitochondrial signalling
- mitochondrial membrane transporters
- mitochondrial respiration
- neurodegenerative disease
- cellular stress responses
- ER-mitochondria interactions
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Huntington’s disease