The Role of Mitochondrial Biogenesis Dysfunction in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

  • Tao, Li-Chan (The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University) ;
  • Wang, Ting-ting (The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University) ;
  • Zheng, Lu (The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University) ;
  • Hua, Fei (The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University) ;
  • Li, Jian-Jun (State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Diseases, Fu Wai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College)
  • Received : 2021.12.26
  • Accepted : 2022.02.22
  • Published : 2022.09.01


Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is described as abnormalities of myocardial structure and function in diabetic patients without other well-established cardiovascular factors. Although multiple pathological mechanisms involving in this unique myocardial disorder, mitochondrial dysfunction may play an important role in its development of DCM. Recently, considerable progresses have suggested that mitochondrial biogenesis is a tightly controlled process initiating mitochondrial generation and maintaining mitochondrial function, appears to be associated with DCM. Nonetheless, an outlook on the mechanisms and clinical relevance of dysfunction in mitochondrial biogenesis among patients with DCM is not completely understood. In this review, hence, we will summarize the role of mitochondrial biogenesis dysfunction in the development of DCM, especially the molecular underlying mechanism concerning the signaling pathways beyond the stimulation and inhibition of mitochondrial biogenesis. Additionally, the evaluations and potential therapeutic strategies regarding mitochondrial biogenesis dysfunction in DCM is also presented.



This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) grants 82170356, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation grant 2018M642317, Post-Doctoral Foundation of Jiangsu Province grant 2018K095B, Six Talent Peaks Project of Jiangsu Province grants WSN-202 and WSW-183, Changzhou Sci&Tech Program grant CJ20210091, Maternal and Child Health Research Project of Jiangsu Province grant F201803.