Name of Fellow

    Kanninen Katja



    Academy of Finland

    Contact information of fellow



    Title of project/programme

    Transmitophagy: the key to aging and neurodegeneration?

    Source of funding information

    Academy of Finland

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 434,485

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Alzheimer's disease | aging | mitochondria | astrocytes | Nrf2

    Research Abstract

    The signi?cance of maintaining mitochondrial integrity is underscored by various diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. This research proposal focuses on a recently discovered process of mitochondrial degradation taking place in the central nervous system. We aim to assess the role of astrocytes in degradation of neuron-derived mitochondria in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A better understanding of the factors involved in this process may in the future lead to improved treatments for neurodegeneration and ways to increase health and longevity.

Types: Fellowships
Member States: Finland
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
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