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Metabolism, Infection and Immunity (MINI) Section

The Metabolism, Infection and Immunity (MINI) Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aims to define the relationship between infection, immunity and clinical decline in individuals with mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases are a group of disorders caused by problems with the cell’s ability to produce energy. Infection in individuals with mitochondrial disease can lead to worsening clinical symptoms, particularly neurologic symptoms.


“Understanding why people with mitochondrial disease decline during infection is the first critical step to improving their wellbeing.” - Peter McGuire, M.D., Principal Investigator

Last updated: June 17, 2021