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.
- Mitochondrial biogenesis
- Mitochondrial quality control
- Mitochondrial dynamics
- Mitochondrial gene editing
- Mitochondrial DNA and RNA
- Mitochondrial related diseases
Submissions open: 1st August 2023
Submissions close: 31 March 2024
Expected time to first decision: 4 weeks after submission
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.
- Professor Quan Chen, Nankai University, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Professor Zhiyin Song, Wuhan University, Email: email@example.com
- Professor Yushan Zhu, Nankai University, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevant topics and keywords: mitophagy, mitochondrial dynamics, mitochondrial DNA