Dr Bryan Leaw
Mitochondria are fast emerging as playing crucial roles in the pathogenesis of perinatal brain injury. Here we present published pathways on their involvement in cell death, excitotoxicity, as well as how impairments in normal mitochondria processes such as autophagy, mitophagy, biogenesis and fusion/fission can result or contribute to a disease state. Finally, we review current and future therapies targeting these pathways.
The Ritchie Centre
Fetal and Neonatal Health
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Multiple therapies targeting mitochondria are already in clinical trials, with some showing early promise. There are a myriad of experimental therapies being assessed at both the in vitro and in vivo level that could ultimately prove to have clinical efficacy.
There are many new avenues for reducing the impact of perinatal brain injury and subsequent complications later in life.
Perinatal brain injury