Dr. Tanja Barger

CEO und Vorsitzende des Expetenkommitees ICANNA - International Institute for Cannabinol

VORTRAG: Mitochondrien als Schlüsselfaktoren für Gesundheit versus Krankheit - und was Cannabis damit zu tun hat

 Dr. Tanja Bagar ist eine Mikrobiologin mit einem Doktortitel in Biomedizin. Sie hat einen umfangreichen Erfahrungsschatz in der Forschung von Biotechnologie, molekularer Biologie und Zellsignalisierung in diversen Forschungseinrichtungen in Slowenien, Deutschland und dem Vereinigten Königreich. Ihr Hauptfokus liegt auf den Endocannabinoid-System und aktiven Substanzen der Hanfpflanze.

Eine kurze Zusammenfassung ihres Vortrags in englischer Sprache:

Mitochondria are dynamic and complex cellular organelles that are involved in a wide range of cellular events and are essential for tissue adaptation, survival, death, and renewal. In addition to their important role in energy metabolism making them popularly known as the cellular powerhouse, mitochondria are malleable structures that are also intimately involved in controlling cellular redox status, cellular signaling, calcium homeostasis, and cell death and autophagy processes. Thus, mitochondria have emerged from simply being the powerhouse of the cell to being at the forefront of numerous research avenues.

In fact, mitochondrial perturbations evoked by physiological and pathological stimuli have been shown to contribute towards the pathogenesis of many diseases and mitochondrial research now constitutes a very significant and ever-expanding research area. It is now understood that mitochondria and their associated pathways may represent areas for the development of preventive and therapeutic strategies to potentially mitigate diseases/disorders such as diabetes, obesity, neurodegeneration, epilepsy, sarcopenia and many others.

Cannabis sativa L. with its myriad of bioactive molecules is showing very promising potentials to modulate the function and dysfunction of mitochondria, thereby enhancing heath and positively influencing disease progression. Understanding how omega 3 and cannabinoids alter the cellular powerhouse-mitochondria is also adding substantially to our understanding of how these molecules effect our biochemistry, with pronounced differences in acute and chronic use and emphasis on the effects of phyto- and synthetic cannabinoids.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache .


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