Age-Related Mitochondrial Dysfunction as a Key Factor in COVID-19 Disease

miDr. Guillermo López-Lluch from Universidad Pablo de Olavide-CSIC, Spain will be joining the Targeting Mitochondria 2021 World Congress, which will be held October 27-29, 2021 and give a presentation on Age-related Mitochondrial Dysfunction as a Key Factor in COVID-19 Disease.

Dr. Lluch states that COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases induce an inflammatory response mainly produced by the release of inflammatory cytokines. In this response, lymphocyte release of interferon decrease impairing the immune response against virus infection. In both, inflammatory response and inhibition of interferon release, activity of mitochondria plays a key role. Accumulation of dysfunctional mitochondria during aging and chronic metabolic diseases can be the key of the inefficient response against respiratory infections.


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