MERRF syndrome


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Related to MERRF syndrome: ragged red fibres, MELAS syndrome

MERRF syndrome

 
myoclonus with epilepsy and ragged red fibers; a familial type of mitochondrial encephalopathy, of maternal (mitochondrial) inheritance.
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Merrf syndrome is a neurodegenerative disorder that worsens over time and often results in an early death.
MtDNA mutation-elicited oxidative stress, oxidative damage, and altered gene expression are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of MERRF syndrome [15, 16].
Pathogenetic aspects of the A8344G mutation of mitochondrial DNA associated with MERRF syndrome and multiple symmetric lipomas.