Vitamin B3 supplementation trial for mitochondrial myopathy

Eija Pirinen Targeting mitochondria

Inherited mitochondrial disorders are rare diseases characterized by a wide variety of clinical manifestations. Common to these disorders is that symptoms arise from dysfunction of mitochondrial respiratory chain. Currently, there is no specific treatment for mitochondrial disorders. However, vitamin B3 has recently been shown to delay the disease progression in mouse models mimicking human adult-onset mitochondrial myopathy.

In this talk, Dr. Eija Pirinen from the University of Helsinki, Finland will tell about the effect of vitamin B3 supplementation on healthy study subjects and patients with adult-onset mitochondrial myopathy.

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