A recent study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that infants with mitochondrial abnormalities experience a weaker and less diverse antibody response to viral infections. Mitochondrial abnormalities can lead to altered B cell activity, which is responsible for the immune response in the body. This finding has important implications for understanding how the immune system functions in infants with mitochondrial disorders and may help in developing targeted therapies to improve their immune response. The study underscores the need for further research in this area to better comprehend the mechanisms behind this weakened defense against infections in these vulnerable infants. These findings contribute to the growing body of knowledge on mitochondrial disorders and their impact on health.
Today: December 10, 2023