Principal Investigators

    Kanninen Katja


    University of Eastern Finland

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Transmitophagy: the key to aging and neurodegeneration?

    Source of funding information

    Academy of Finland

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 330,000

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    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.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Finland
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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