Defining the Molecular Nature of the Mitochondrial permeability transition pore(s)

Paolo  BernardiProf. Paolo Bernardi from the University of Padova, Italy, will join the 14th edition of the World Conference on Targeting Mitochondria 2023 which will be held from October 11th to 13th in Berlin, Germany, and give a talk entitled "Defining the Molecular Nature of the Mitochondrial permeability transition pore(s)".

Major progress has been made in defining the basis of the mitochondrial permeability transition, a Ca2+-dependent permeability increase of the inner membrane that has puzzled mitochondrial research for almost 70 years. Initially considered an artifact of limited biological interest by most, over the years the permeability transition has raised to the status of regulator of mitochondrial ion homeostasis and of druggable effector mechanism of cell death. The permeability transition is mediated by the opening of channel(s) modulated by matrix cyclophilin D, the permeability transition pore(s) (PTP). The field has received a new impulse from the hypothesis that the PTP may originate from a Ca2+-dependent conformational change of F-ATP synthase and from the reevaluation of the long-standing hypothesis that it originates from the adenine nucleotide translocator. Prof. Bernardi will discuss potential mechanisms for PTP formation and the role of the permeability transition in pathophysiology.

Join Targeting Mitochondria 2023 to learn more about Prof. Bernardi's interesting talk.

Targeting Mitochondria 2023 Congress
October 11-13, 2023 - Berlin, Germany

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