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Mitochondria in Health and Disease

Mitochondria are semiautonomous organelles present in almost all eukaryotic cells in quantities ranging from a single copy to several thousand per cell. Important mitochondrial functions include ATP production by oxidative...
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Course Authors

Claus Desler, Ph.D., and Lene Juel Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Dr. Desler is Assistant Professor and Dr. Rasmussen is Professor and Managing Director, Center for Healthy Aging, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Within the past 12 months, Drs. Desler and Rasmussen have no conflicts of interest relevant to this activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Describe the role of mitochondria in humans;

  • Discuss the consequences of mitochondrial dysfunction in human diseases;

  • Discuss potential strategies for diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial diseases.



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