Understanding the Effects of Aging on Mitochondria

Aged mitochondria (green) in old neurons (gray) appear mostly as small punctate dots rather than a large interconnected network. Credit: Salk Institute

  • Illustration represents a youthful neuronal mitochondrion with normal energy production (left side) juxtaposed with an aging mitochondrion with dysfunctional energy production (right side). Credit: Veronika Mertens