Innovative small molecule drug discovery for targeting aging and age-related diseases.
We have discovered a series of potent molecules that extend lifespan and enhance mitochondrial health by inducing mitophagy. These compounds may have a significant role on disease and aging.
Mitochondria, known as the cell’s ‘powerhouse,’ produce ATP through cellular respiration, serving as the cell’s energy source. They also regulate metabolism, generate reactive oxygen species, and play roles in various cellular processes. Additionally, mitochondrial dysfunction is central to aging and age-related diseases, as it can lead to cellular energy deficits and contribute to the development of age-related health conditions.