Understanding the formation and secretion of mitochondria-derived vesicles
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- PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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|Dr Magdalene Montgomeryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Personal web page|
|Dr Paula Miotto|
Summary Our group is interested in understanding the development of diabetic heart disease, with a particular focus on changes in mitochondrial function within the heart. We aim to define the metabolic pathways that drive cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction, with the longterm goal to identify new therapeutic angles for the treatment of heart disease.
Project DetailsWe made the novel discovery that the diabetic heart secretes mitochondrial components within vesicles as a means to dispose of damaged proteins and lipids. This project will assess the endocrine (i.e. secretory) function of the heart, with a focus on the formation and secretion of such mitochondria-derived vesicles (MDV). In addition, this project will investigate the systemic metabolic impact of these MDV in peripheral tissues.
PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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