Mitochondrial Diseases

What Are Mitochondria?

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Read all about the function of mitochondria within our cells. Learn how damaged mitochondria causes various diseases.

Mitochondria vs. Bacteria

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Mitochondria and bacterium are very similar. Mitochondria are believed to have evolved from bacteria.

Common Mitochondrial Diseases

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Most mitochondrial diseases affect the central nervous system in some manner.

Cancer as a Mitochondrial Disease

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Cancer is characterized by mitochondrial defects.

Mitochondrial DNA

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Mitochondrial DNA is separate from nuclear DNA and possesses its own genome. Nuclear DNA is linear while mitochondrial DNA is circular.

Antibiotics & Mitochondrial Diseases

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Antibiotics use is associated with diseases that involve mitochondrial damage or dysfunction..