Journal article

Xenomitochondrial embryonic stem cells and mice: Modeling human mitochondrial biology and disease

MV Cannon, CA Pinkert, IA Trounce

Gene Therapy and Regulation | Published : 2004


The characterization of mitochondrial diseases has proceeded rapidly since the first descriptions of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)-linked disease mutations appeared in the late 1980s. To elucidate mechanisms of a variety of mitochondrial disorders and disease, both in vitro and in vivo modeling systems have been exploited. To produce these models, numerous approaches have been undertaken due to the difficulty associated with targeted mutagenesis and directed modification of the mitochondrial genome. Currently available models of mitochondrial disease are discussed in this paper, including our xenomitochondrial mice. In this model, mitochondria from one donor species are transferred to another. B..

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