alexa The therapeutic potential of mitochondrial channels in cancer, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and neurodegeneration
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access

Author(s): Peixoto PM

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Mitochondria communicate with the rest of the cell through channels located in their inner and outer membranes. Most of the time, the message is encoded by the flow of anions and cations e.g., through VDAC and PTP, respectively. However, proteins are also both imported and exported across the mitochondrial membranes e.g., through TOM and MAC, respectively. Transport through mitochondrial channels is exquisitely regulated and controls a myriad of processes; from energy production to cell death. Here, we examine the role of some of the mitochondrial channels involved in neurodegeneration, ischemia-reperfusion injury and cancer in the context of their potential as therapeutic targets.

This article was published in Mitochondrion and referenced in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access

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