Raxone represents a major breakthrough in mitochondrial disease treatment, and its approval paves the way for patients with LHON to be treated and to achieve a meaningful improvement of their visual acuity," said Thomas Klopstock, MD, Professor for Neurology at the University of Munich, LHON researcher and coordinator of the German network for mitochondrial disorders
PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rooted in malfunctions in the tiny power plants that energize our cells, mitochondrial disorders
are notoriously complex and variable, with few effective treatments.
Mitochondria act as tiny energygenerating batteries inside cells, and around 1 in 6,000 babies around the world are born with serious mitochondrial disorders
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Sharon's doctor, Professor Doug Turnbull, has been leading the team of researchers at Newcastle University in a bid to prevent the transmission of maternally-inherited mitochondrial disorders
In the context of mitochondrial disorders
, NGS can be used to sequence the entire mitochondrial genome in a single run, to measure the degree of mutation heteroplasmy, and to analyze panels of nuclear genes involved in mitochondrial metabolism.
Mitochondria have been implicated in several human diseases, including mitochondrial disorders
and cardiac dysfunction, and may play a role in the aging process.
in Lenexa, KS, he specializes in providing diagnostic tools aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, mitochondrial disorders
, neurological diseases, chronic health issues, and immune diseases.
Some follow an X-linked recessive pattern, affecting mainly boys, or in the case of some mitochondrial disorders
, a strictly maternally inherited pattern.
Though symptoms can vary widely among mitochondrial disorders
, they all seem to arise from the same underlying cause: a chronic shortage of energy caused by defects in the body's cellular power-producing machinery.
In addition, although elements of mitochondrial genetics are integral to many basic biological concepts, mitochondrial disorders
are typically not addressed in the general curriculum and are only briefly mentioned in the advanced/honors/AP biology curriculum (J.