Cizmarova 2017 MiPschool Obergurgl

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Beata Cizmarova
The scope of cryopreservation in blood cells for functional mitochondrial diagnosis.

Link: MitoEAGLE

Cizmarova B, Garcia-Souza LF, Menz V, Burtscher M, Sumbalova Z, Gnaiger E (2017)

Event: MiPschool Obergurgl 2017

COST Action MitoEAGLE
Mitochondria are important organelles, considered as main energy producers in the body. Their dysfunction plays a central role in the pathophysiology of a variety of diseases (e.g. degenerative diseases, aging and cancer), they play a crucial role in cellular bioenergetics and apoptosis, and are also producers of reactive oxygen species. Measurement of blood cells' mitochondrial function may provide a very low-invasive test (in comparison to invasive sampling of muscle biopsies) which should be well suited for diagnostic use. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) provide a promising model for the study of mitochondrial respiration, and cryopreservation as a biomarker for mitochondrial respiratory function. Cryopreservation of blood cells offers many advantages for research and the storage of multiple aliquots of the cells from the same individuals allows usage of the samples for further studies. Cryopreservation can influence cell viability, recovery, and also functionality. It is therefore very important to standardize and optimize cryopreservation protocols and storage conditions.


Bioblast editor: Kandolf G O2k-Network Lab: SK Bratislava Sumbalova Z


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, mt-Medicine 

Stress:Cryopreservation 

Tissue;cell: Blood cells 




Event: E1, Review  PBMCs, MitoEAGLE 

Affiliations and support

Cizmarova B(1,2), Garcia-Souza LF(1,3), Menz V(3), Burtscher M(3), Sumbalova Z(1,4), Gnaiger E(1,5)

  1. Daniel Swarovski Research Lab, Dept Visceral, Transplant Thoracic Surgery, Medical Univ Innsbruck, Austria
  2. Dept Medical Clinical Biochem, Fac Medicine, Pavol Jozef Šafárik Univ Košice, Slovakia
  3. Inst Sport Science, Univ Innsbruck, Austria
  4. Pharmacobiochemical Lab, 3rd Dept Internal Medicine, Fac Medicine, Comenius Univ, Bratislava, Slovakia
  5. Oroboros Instruments, Innsbruck, Austria. - bvelika@gmail.com
Contribution to European Union Framework Programme Horizon 2020 COST Action CA15203 MitoEAGLE.

Recommended reading

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