Role of Mitochondrial Functions in Animal Health and Diseases

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 247

Special Issue Editor

College of Veterinary Medicine, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
Interests: veterinary medicine; plateau animal disease; animal poisoning; mitochondrial function
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Dear Colleagues,

Mitochondria, small organelles found in animal cells, play a crucial role in maintaining overall health and preventing diseases via regulating energy metabolism, oxidative stress, energy metabolism, inflammation, immunity, cell autophagy and apoptosis. Additionally, mitochondria are involved in calcium homeostasis, can disrupt cellular functions, and contribute to the development of diseases. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been linked to a variety of health conditions and diseases, including mitochondrial diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, animal nutrition and metabolic diseases, poisoning diseases, etc. Understanding the intricate relationship between mitochondrial function and disease progression is crucial for the development of targeted therapies and interventions aimed at improving animal health and wellbeing. Further exploration of mitochondrial biology and its implications for animal health will provide valuable insights into disease mechanisms and potential treatment strategies.

Dr. Hui Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • mitochondria
  • animal health
  • diseases
  • oxidative phosphorylation
  • DNA
  • inflammation
  • DNA damage

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