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Synonyms for mitochondrion

an organelle containing enzymes responsible for producing energy

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Also, Professor HANkan Westerblad and his research group at Karolinska Institutet have evaluated the effects of NeuroVive's cyclophilin inhibitors in an experimental model of mitochondrial myopathy.
The mitochondrial depletion syndromes (MDSs) are a clinically heterogeneous group of mitochondrial disorders characterized by a severe quantitative reduction of total mtDNA copy number.
By preserving mitochondrial function, melatonin exerts a highly targeted and specific action on a fundamental cause of aging.
These functional differences of the muscles can be attributed, in great part, to changes in mitochondrial processes like their biogenesis, energy production and overall dynamics, according to data from several studies.
Under the care of Dr Robert McFarland, a consultant in paediatric neurology at the RVI's Great North Children's Hospital, the family were told Taylor could be suffering from mitochondrial disease.
Diagnosing mitochondrial disease Mitochondrial diseases are genetic conditions affecting the batteries of the cell, with around one in 4,300 affected children born every year.
3 percent of a particular mitochondrial DNA variety, called the HI haplotype.
Mitochondrial genes reside outside of the nucleus and have been known to be prone to damage.
Some mutations affect all copies of the mitochondrial genome (homoplasmic mutation), whereas others are only present in some copies of the mitochondrial genome (heteroplasmic mutation).
Mitochondrial swelling [3], a significant mediator of cell death, results from the opening of a mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) [4, 5].
Booth and colleagues used an ATP Profile Test to identify mitochondrial dysfunction in 138 patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).
WASHINGTON -- Despite ethical issues raised by mitochondrial replacement therapy and uncertainties about the potential risks, women with serious mitochondrial diseases appear willing to accept these unknowns for the chance to prevent transmission of the diseases to their biological children.
What is the "three-parent" baby technique of mitochondrial donation?
Parliament will vote on the technique, called mitochondrial donation, which would be a medical world first for Britain but is fiercely disputed by some groups and other critics.
The historic decision was taken in a free vote (382 to 128) after a debate on the controversial issue of mitochondrial donation in the Commons.
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