Review article by Professor Volodymyr Lushchak on the relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and PTSD

Professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Volodymyr Lushchak in collaboration with Graziano Pinna (USA) and Hanna Kmita (Poland) published a review “Potential oxidative stress related targets of mitochondria-focused therapy of PTSD” in Frontiers in Physiology (IF = 4.0). The review discusses the role of mitochondrial dysfunction caused by chronic oxidative stress as well as the mechanisms by which this condition can contribute to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and possible therapeutic targets for reducing oxidative stress to prevent or treat PTSD symptoms.

The authors of the publication also expressed their gratitude to Tetiana Dmytriv, a leading specialist of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, for her help with graphic materials for the article.

The work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (grants: (#0122U000894) and (#0123U101790).

The review is freely available here.