Significance of Mitochondria in the Heart Muscle

Authors: L. Škárka;  B. Ošťádal
Authors‘ workplace: Centrum experimentálního výzkumu chorob srdce a cév, Fyziologický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, Praha
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2004; : 809-816


Besides their traditional role as the energy factory of the cell, mitochondria play an important role in other aspectsof cardiac cell functioning under physiological and pathological conditions. They are involved in the regulation ofcalcium homeostasis, production of reactive oxygen species as well as in the process of cardiac cell death. Recently,the interest in their participation in ischemia-reperfusion injury and potential role in cardioprotective mechanisms,with particular attention to developmental aspects has markedly increased.

Key words:
heart muscle, mitochondria, ischemic heart disease, ontogenetic development.

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