Results about: mitochondria

<p>Antonio Zorzano, head of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Lab</p>

Age-related metabolic diseases have increased to epidemic proportions in all industrialized countries.

Our research addresses the evolution of the protein synthesis machinery, the molecular interactions that regulate it, and the biomedical applications that can be derived from its study. Our research projects are focused around the biology of transfer RNA (tRNA).

The absence of a single mitochondrial protein causes severe inflammation

A study performed at IRB Barcelona supports the notion that mitochondrial defects underlie a set of diseases of unknown origin that involve chronic muscle inflammation.

Researchers discover activators of a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of patients with diabetes and insulin resistance

A team headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB Barcelona has identified activators of the mitochondrial protein Mitofusin 2 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

The protein is a key regulator of many mitochondrial functions, as well as of the cell as a whole.

I still carry with me the passion IRB Barcelona sparked, says 2017 Alumnus of Excellence Marc Liesa

The 2017 IRB Barcelona Alumni of Excellence Award has gone to Marc Liesa, who obtained his PhD in 2008 in Antonio Zorzano’s Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory. The award, established in 2016, acknowledges the excellence of former IRB Barcelona scientists and is given with the support of Eppendorf. Liesa visited the Institute on 5 May to receive the distinction. He talks about his science and shares some secrets of his success.