Theranostics 2017; 7(5):1330-1332. doi:10.7150/thno.18745


Does H2 Alter Mitochondrial Bioenergetics via GHS-R1α Activation?

Sergej M. Ostojic1, 2✉

1. Applied Bioenergetics Lab, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia;
2. University of Belgrade School of Medicine, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.


More than 400 original articles have been published from 2007 onwards evaluating therapeutic potential of molecular hydrogen (H2), the youngest member of medical gases family with selective anti-oxidative properties. However, recent studies suggest that H2 may tackle other mitochondrial processes besides oxidative stress, including metabolic pathways that drive cellular energy.

Keywords: Ghrelin, GHS-R1α, GLUT1, GLUT4, Mitochondria, Bioenergetics.

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Ostojic SM. Does H2 Alter Mitochondrial Bioenergetics via GHS-R1α Activation?. Theranostics 2017; 7(5):1330-1332. doi:10.7150/thno.18745. Available from