Yeast models of Human mitochondrial disease

A new model of Human mitochondrial disease at MRGM: The baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

The baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae can be used to model human diseases including rare diseases involving mitochondria. This model allows not only to find drugs (pharmacological treatment) and genes (gene therapy) but also to better understand the molecular mechanisms of theses diseases.


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