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Saturday, September 9 • 10:40am - 11:20am
The Role of Mitochondria In Ancestral Development

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Hundreds of millions of years ago, mitochondria were independent microbes, not cellular symbiotes as they are today. The transition from microbe to symbiote is the single most important transition in the development all vertebrates, including humans. Functionally the role of mitochondria is to generate energy in the form of the high-energy molecule, ATP. ATP is our main energy molecule which maintains all functions within our cells. This presentation will review mechanisms to enhance mitochondrial function (ATP generation), reduce mitochondrial death (apoptosis) and mitochondrial biogenesis. And will further attempt to answer the question: “Can we develop safe, natural product approaches to enhance our mitochondria’s ability to generate ATP?”

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Jeff Leighton

PhD
Dr. Jeff Leighton is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Stronger Faster Healthier®. Jeff is a professional pharmacologist, applying biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, and functional genomics to the design and development of all-natural products that benefit general... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 10:40am - 11:20am PDT
210 Kane Hall