Mitochondria and Metabolism Center

Mitochondria and metabolism are closely related disciplines vital to human biology, physiology and diseases. Today, mitochondria and metabolism studies continue to fascinate us with the observations that alterations of mitochondrial function and cell metabolism control life span in multiple model organisms. Furthermore, it is increasing recognized that acquired mitochondrial dysfunction is a hallmark of highly prevalent diseases such as obesity/diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. These and many other discoveries in recent years have brought the ancient disciplines back to the center stage of science.

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