Prevención de enfermedades mitocondriales: una esperanza a través del uso de técnicas de reproducción asistida

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of mitochondrial diseases: a hope through assisted reproductive technologies

Raul Eduardo Pina Aguilar

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Mitochondrial diseases are a heterogenic and poorly studied group of diseases, considered serious in most cases and currently without treatment. Although assisted reproduction proposed strategies to prevent them, such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, these techniques are not sufficiently successful. However, the recent publication of two assistedreproduction techniques – meiotic spindle transfer in nonhuman primates and pronuclear transfer in humans – generate a clear ray of hope for the prevention of these diseases. This review analyzes the characteristics and meaning of these new findings and their future clinical implications.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)172-5
Number of pages4
JournalGaceta Medica de Mexico
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2011


  • Humans
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Nuclear Transfer Techniques
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
  • English Abstract
  • Journal Article
  • Review

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