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Cardiolipin metabolism in immunity, inflammation and ageing

Mauro Corrado
CECAD Research Center

E-mail: mcorradoSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de
Phone: +49 - 221 / 478 84167



Cardiolipin is the distinctive inner mitochondrial membrane phospholipid coupling structure with metabolism and signaling function. The importance of cardiolipin in mitochondrial function is evidenced by the X-linked inherited pathology Barth syndrome that results from cardiolipin remodeling deficiency. Yet we understand little about the role it plays in mitochondrial and cellular biology beyond regulating OXPHOS efficiency and in other mitochondrial pathologies. This project will complement metabolic analysis, in vivo immunologic phenotyping and biochemical insight to investigate cardiolipin plasticity in immunity, inflammation and ageing.


Corrado, M., Edwards-Hicks, J., Villa, M., Flachsmann, L.J., Sanin, D.E., Jacobs, M., Baixauli, F., Stanczak, M., Anderson, E., Azuma, M., Quintana, A., Curtis, J.D., Clapes, T., Grzes, K.M., Kabat, A.M., Kyle, R., Patterson, A.E., Geltink, R.K., Amulic, B., Steward, C.G., Strathdee, D., Trompouki, E., O'Sullivan, D., Pearce, E.J., Pearce, E.L. (2020). Dynamic Cardiolipin Synthesis Is Required for CD8+ T Cell Immunity.  Cell. Metab. 32(6):981-995.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2020.11.003.