Mitochondrial Medicine

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Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology


  • Mitochondrial Medicine


The energy-producing mitochondria are central to maintenance and survival of cells and have been proposed to participate in the pathogenesis of organ dysfunction. We use sensitive systems for analysis of mitochondrial function and have developed high-resolved respirometry applied to human blood cells. With this rapid and easy accessible method to monitor systemic mitochondrial function we determine bioenergetic capacity in children presenting with idiopathic encephalopathy or suspected mitochondrial disease, patients with chronic neurodegenerative disorders and patients with sepsis, conditions in which mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis. An additional goal is to identify and move to clinical application pharmaceutical agents that can preserve or enhance mitochondrial function. For this purpose we have, in collaboration with industry, developed novel mitochondrial energy substrates and a porcine model of mitochondrial disease/acute metabolic decompensation.

Recent research outputs

Marija Barbateskovic, Thijs M. Koster, Ruben J. Eck, Mathias Maagaard, Arash Afshari, Fredrike Blokzijl, Maria Cronhjort, Willem Dieperink, Maria L. Fabritius, Josh Feinberg, Craig French, Barzi Gareb, Anja Geisler, Anders Granholm, Bart Hiemstra, Ruixue Hu, Georgina Imberger, Bente T. Jensen, Andreas B. Jonsson, Oliver Karam & 25 others, De Zhao Kong, Steven K. Korang, Geert Koster, Baoyong Lai, Ning Liang, Lars H. Lundstrøm, Søren Marker, Tine S. Meyhoff, Emil E. Nielsen, Anders K. Nørskov, Marie W. Munch, Emilie C. Risom, Sofie L. Rygård, Sanam Safi, Naqash Sethi, Fredrik Sjövall, Susanne V. Lauridsen, Nico van Bakelen, Meint Volbeda, Iwan C.C. van der Horst, Christian Gluud, Anders Perner, Morten H. Møller, Eric Keus & Jørn Wetterslev, 2021, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 135, p. 29-41 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vlad Florian Avram, Anca Mihaela Bîna, Alexandra Sima, Oana Maria Aburel, Adrian Sturza, Ovidiu Burlacu, Romulus Zorin Timar, Danina Mirela Muntean, Eskil Elmér & Octavian Marius Cret, 2021, In: Life. 11, 4, 288.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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