An experimental approach to study the function of mitochondria in cardiomyopathy

Youn Wook Chung, Seok Min Kang

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Cardiomyopathy is an inherited or acquired disease of the myocardium, which can result in severe ventricular dysfunction. Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the pathological process of cardiomyopathy. Many dysfunctions in cardiac mitochondria are consequences of mutations in nuclear or mitochondrial DNA followed by alterations in transcriptional regulation, mitochondrial protein function, and mitochondrial dynamics and energetics, presenting with associated multisystem mitochondrial disorders. To ensure correct diagnosis and optimal management of mitochondrial dysfunction in cardiomyopathy caused by multiple pathogenesis, multidisciplinary approaches are required, and to integrate between clinical and basic sciences, ideal translational models are needed. In this review, we will focus on experimental models to provide insights into basic mitochondrial physiology and detailed underlying mechanisms of cardiomyopathy and current mitochondria-targeted therapies for cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-548
Number of pages8
JournalBMB reports
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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© 2015 by the The Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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