Mitochondrial protein quality control: Keeping cells healthy
Protein quality control is essential for healthy mitochondria. If quality control fails, defective proteins will accumulate and cause damage to the cell, leading to mitochondrial disease. Meghan spoke about an important element of this system and demonstrate how biochemical characterisation is an essential first step in understanding associated disease pathology, a study being completed with support by a Mito Foundation research grant.
Understanding genetics and getting a genetic diagnosisView Video
Emma Celis and Prof David Thorburn break down the complexity of genetics to help you know the different types of variants that apply to mito. They then talk through a range of genetic testing options available and explore how and where to access genetic testing.
Understanding and managing painView Video
Prof Toby Newton-John is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and a practising Clinical Psychologist. In this video, Prof Newton-John discusses why we feel pain, the impacts of chronic pain, and the importance of pain management in maintaining quality of life.
Understanding the causes of mito to improve diagnosisView Video
Prof Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers discussed how her team compares healthy cells against cells of people with various mitochondrial conditions to help uncover what causes mito and guide clinicians to tailor management strategies for individuals impacted by mito.
The Australian Patient Care Standards in practiceView Video
At the 2022 AussieMit Community Summit, Prof Carolyn Sue AM discusses the Australian Patient Care Standards for primary mitochondrial disease published in late 2021. These standards were developed by Prof Sue and a group of 21 mitochondrial healthcare providers to guide health professionals to offer the best possible care for people impacted by mito.