Extracellular Mitochondria for Therapy and Diagnosis in Stroke

Targeting Mitochondria 2021 Kazuhide Hayakawa-v2

Dr. Kazuhide Hayakawa, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital, USA will join the Targeting Mitochondria 2021 congress which will be held on October 27-29, 2021 and give a presentation entitle "Extracellular Mitochondria for Therapy and Diagnosis in Stroke".

Recent accumulating findings in cell were provided by Dr. Hayakawa, as well as in animals and humans. These studies suggest that mitochondria maybe surprisingly present in extracellular space andregulatea non-cell-autonomous mechanism in the CNS by mediating injury and recovery. Given that extracellular mitochondria are passively secreted by damaged cells or released from activated cells, it may allow us to look into the metabolic status to diagnose overall disease severity or progress of repair. Moreover, exogenous mitochondrial transplantation may protect neurons in acute CNS injury. Further studies are warranted to carefully assess whether extracellular mitochondria serve as a novel class of biomarkers and whether the putative transfer of mitochondria between cells in the CNS can be leveraged to augment recovery after stroke or neurodegenerative diseases.


Targeting Mitochondria 2021 Congress
October 27-29, 2021 - Berlin & Virtual Congress