Peer-reviewed Publications

Liang, W., Diao, R.Y., Quiles, J.M., Najor, R.H., Woodall, B.P., Leon, L.J., Duran, J., Cauvi, DM, De Maio, A., Adler, E.D., and Gustafsson Å.B., The Small GTPase Rab7 Regulates Release of Mitochondria in Extracellular Vesicles in Response to Lysosomal Dysfunction. Preprint on BioRxiv (

Quiles, J.M., Najor, R.H., Gonzalez, E. Jeung, M. Liang, W. Burbach, S.M., Zumaya, E.A., Diao, R.Y., Lampert, M.A., and Gustafsson Å.B., Deciphering Functional Roles and Interplay Between Beclin 1 and Beclin 2 in Autophagosome Formation and Mitophagy. Science Signaling, Jan 31, 16 (770):eabo4457, 2023.

Moyzis, A.G., Lally, N.S., Liang, W., Najor, R.H., Orogo, R.H., and Gustafsson, Å.B., Mcl-1 Differentially Regulates Autophagy in Response to Changes in Energy Status and Mitochondrial Damage. Cells11(9), 1469, 2022.

Quiles, J.M., and Gustafsson Å.B., The role of mitochondrial fission in cardiovascular health and disease. Nature Rev Cardiol. May 6, 2022. doi: 10.1038/s41569-022-00703-y

Zhu S, Chen Z, Zhu M, Shen Y, Leon LJ, Chi L, Spinozzi S, Tan C, Gu Y, Nguyen A, Zhou Y, Feng W, Vaz FM, Wang X, Gustafsson, Å.B., Evans SM, Kunfu O, Fang X. Cardiolipin Remodeling Defects Impair Mitochondrial Architecture and Function in a Murine Model of Barth Syndrome Cardiomyopathy. Circ Heart Failure 2021, 14(6):e008289, 2021

Moyzis AG, Lally NS, Liang W, Leon LJ, Najor RH, Orogo AM, Gustafsson ÅB. Mcl-1-mediated mitochondrial fission protects against stress but impairs cardiac adaptation to exercise. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2020; S0022-2828(20)30231-5. doi:10.1016/j.yjmcc.2020.07.009 [Link]

Liang W, Moyzis AG, Lampert MA, Diao RY, Najor RH, Gustafsson ÅB. Aging is associated with a decline in Atg9b-mediated autophagosome formation and appearance of enlarged mitochondria in the heart. Aging Cell. 2020; e13187. doi:10.1111/acel.13187 [Link]

Lampert M.A., and Gustafsson Å.B. Balancing Autophagy for a Healthy Heart. Curr Opin Physiol. 1:21-26, 2018. [Link]