Mitochondrial Respiratory-Chain Diseases

The mitochondrial respiratory chain has the crucial function of supplying the cell with energy in the form of ATP

Salvatore DiMauro; Eric A. Schon

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • The mitochondrial respiratory chain has the crucial function of supplying the cell with energy in the form of ATP
  • Mutations affecting this chain can arise in mitochondrial or nuclear DNA and cause diseases known as mitochondrial encephalomyopathies
  • Because the rules of inheritance of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA differ considerably, these brain–muscle syndromes often have unpredictable clinical and genetic features

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