Special Seminar: Vitamin B3 as a promising treatment option for diseases characterized with mitochondrial dysfunction


December 12, 2017    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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Lifespan research program seminar:

Adjunct Professor Eija Pirinen, Research Program for Molecular Neurology, University of Helsinki

Host: Eriika Savontaus

Coffee/tea and cookies will be served at 11.45


The focus of Eija Pirinen research is to investigate molecular mechanisms behind diseases characterized with genetic or acquired mitochondria dysfunction such as inherited mitochondrial disorders, obesity and type 2 diabetes. The research aims at understanding the role of polyamine metabolism and NAD+-dependent enzymes, sirtuins and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases in the regulation of mitochondrial function in normal and diseased states. The overall goal of Eija’s research is to develop novel treatments for both inherited mitochondrial disorders and obesity.


Link to list of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=pirinen+e