Special issue on the protocols and methods of mitochondrial research

Published 26 October, 2023


The mitochondrion is a double membrane organelle containing its own DNA. Mitochondria serve as the cellular powerhouses, primarily generating ATP to fuel various cell functions. In addition, they mediate a series of cellular processes such as cell death, cell metabolism, cell immunity and signal transduction. Mitochondria are highly dynamic within living cells, regulating mitochondrial morphology quantity, distribution, and function through continuous fusion and fission, maintaining mitochondrial homeostasis. The removal of damaged mitochondria is accomplished through a process known as mitophagy.

Therefore, mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to various diseases. Hence, the development of techniques and methods for investigating mitochondria is crucial in gaining insights into their functions. In this special issue, we seek to comprehensively and systematically compile both foundational and cutting-edge techniques and methods for studying mitochondria. We welcome contributions from researchers engaged in this field in the form of original research articles.

Topics covered:

  • Mitochondrial biogenesis
  • Mitochondrial quality control
  • Mitochondrial dynamics
  • Mitochondrial gene editing
  • Mitochondrial DNA and RNA
  • Mitochondrial related diseases   

Important deadlines:

Submissions open: 1st August 2023

Submissions close: 31 March 2024

Expected time to first decision: 4 weeks after submission

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All submissions should be made via the online editorial system and will be subject to peer review. If the manuscript is accepted, the article will be published open access with no fee payable by the author.

Guest Editor:

Relevant topics and keywords: mitophagy, mitochondrial dynamics, mitochondrial DNA

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