bims-curels Biomed News
on Leigh syndrome
Issue of 2023‒01‒15
one paper selected by
Cure Mito Foundation

  1. JIMD Rep. 2023 Jan;64(1): 65-70
      Several mitochondrial diseases are caused by pathogenic variants that impair membrane phospholipid remodeling, with no FDA-approved therapies. Elamipretide targets the inner mitochondrial membrane where it binds to cardiolipin, resulting in improved membrane stability, cellular respiration, and ATP production. In clinical trials, elamipretide produced clinical and functional improvements in adults and adolescents with mitochondrial disorders, such as primary mitochondrial myopathy and Barth syndrome; however, experience in younger patients is limited and to our knowledge, these are the first case reports on the safety and efficacy of elamipretide treatment in children under 12 years of age. We describe the use of elamipretide in patients with mitochondrial disorders to provide dosing parameters in patients aged <12 years.
    Keywords:  Barth syndrome; Cardiolipin; Elamipretide; MEGDEL; Sengers syndrome; mitochondrial disease