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Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2005 Sep;29(9):1749-52.

RSA 2004: combined basic research satellite symposium - session three: alcohol and mitochondrial metabolism: at the crossroads of life and death.

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  • 1Thomas Jefferson University (JBH, GH), Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Philadelphia, PA 19107-6799, USA.


This article summarizes the proceedings of the RSA 2004 Combined Basic Research Satellite Meeting convened at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, Vancouver, CA. One of the sessions "Alcohol and mitochondrial metabolism: At the crossroads of life and death" featured five speakers and was chaired by Drs. Jan Hoek and Sam Zakhari. The presentations were 1) INTRODUCTION: Alcohol and cellular energy metabolism by Jan Hoek, 2) Ethanol-dependent dysfunction of mitochondrial energy metabolism: the role of NO by Victor Darley-Usmar, 3) Ethanol and apoptosis in the heart by Gyorgy Hajnoczky, 4) Alcohol and mitochondrial biogenesis in development by Thomas Knudsen, and 5) Alcohol, mitochondrial function and cardiac preconditioning by Daria Mochly-Rosen.

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