Mitochondrial Medicine

  • Anna Gvozdjáková

Mitochondrial medicine represents a complex of clinical, biochemical, pathological and genetic information crucial in diagnosis and treatment. An outline of the development of mitochondrial medicine was for the first time published by Luft in 1994 [22]. Several organizations are focused on mitochondrial medicine, from experimental and clinical research (Mitochondrial Research Society – MRS) to patients application (Mitochondrial Medicine Society –MMS), education and family oriented (United Mitochondrial Diseases Foundation – UMDF), and others. Knowledge concerning mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) changes in several mitochondrial diseases were published recently [10].

This book presents mitochondrial medicine from the viewpoint of several preclinical studies on chronobiology, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, diabetes, supplementary therapy with CoQ10, carnitine, alpha-lipoic acid, n-3, n-6 PUFA, and it provides information on clinical application of mitochondrial medicine in cardiology, diabetology, nephrology, immunology, and andrology.

Keywords

Aging mitochondrial disease oxidative stress mitochondrial medicine 

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