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What is mitochondrial disorder?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Energy loss

Mitochondria are the "engines"of each cell throughout the body.
Loss of energy changes normal functions and the symptoms are many. Mitochondria have their own genes and they are inherited from the mother alone.

In brief: Energy loss

Mitochondria are the "engines"of each cell throughout the body.
Loss of energy changes normal functions and the symptoms are many. Mitochondria have their own genes and they are inherited from the mother alone.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Defective data

Your centralized DNA works in the cell nucleus it interacts with bits of DNA passed down only by the mother in mitochondria (little workshops scattered around in the cell).
When the DNA in the mitochondria is not working as a team with the main DNA, important work is defective. Symptoms like slow deterioration of the nervous system are a potential effect.

In brief: Defective data

Your centralized DNA works in the cell nucleus it interacts with bits of DNA passed down only by the mother in mitochondria (little workshops scattered around in the cell).
When the DNA in the mitochondria is not working as a team with the main DNA, important work is defective. Symptoms like slow deterioration of the nervous system are a potential effect.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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