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Mitochondrial Diseases

Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system (enzymes) break the food parts down into sugars and acids, your body's fuel. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues. If you have a metabolic disorder, something goes wrong with this process.

Mitochondrial diseases are a group of metabolic disorders. Mitochondria are small structures that produce energy in almost all of your cells. They make it by combining oxygen with the fuel molecules (sugars and fats) that come from your food. When the mitochondria are defective, the cells do not have enough energy. The unused oxygen and fuel molecules build up in the cells and cause damage.

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  1. Mitochondrial Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... metabolic disorder, something goes wrong with this process. Mitochondrial diseases are a group of metabolic disorders. Mitochondria are ... the cells and cause damage. The symptoms of mitochondrial disease can vary. It depends on how many mitochondria ...
  2. What Is Mitochondrial Disease? (United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation)  
    United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  3. United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation)  
    Mitochondrial Disease Resources Get Involved Research About Us Donate Donate Now Energy for Life Family Impact Fund Get ... and the tens of thousands of others battling mitochondrial diseases every day. Donate Now! Our Mito Champions Meet ...
  4. What Is Mitochondrial Disease (Muscular Dystrophy Association) - PDF  
    Muscular Dystrophy Association ... PDF
  5. Mitochondrial Diseases From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    National Institutes of Health ... From the National Institutes of Health
  6. Frequently Asked Questions on Mitochondrial Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  7. Find a Neuromuscular Disease (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    Muscular Dystrophy Association ... MDA is the #1 health nonprofit advancing research, care and advocacy for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and ...
  8. ... and Genetic Study of Homozygous A467T POLG-Related Mitochondrial Disease. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 6;11(1):e0145500. ...
  9. ... immuno-diagnosis of cytochrome oxidase (COX) deficiency in mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrion. 2011 May;11(3):430-6. doi: ... S, Chinnery PF. Patient care standards for primary mitochondrial disease: a consensus statement from the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. ...
  10. ... Goldstein AC, Klopstock T, Falk MJ. MT-ATP6 mitochondrial disease variants: Phenotypic and biochemical features analysis in 218 ... Aurelio M, Sgarbi G, Solaini G. Bioenergetics of mitochondrial diseases associated with mtDNA mutations. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2004 ...
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