Unusually High Number of Mitochondrial DNA Seen in Patients

Unusually High Number of Mitochondrial DNA Seen in Patients

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Unusually High Number of Mitochondrial DNA Seen in Patients

The copy number of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is increased significantly in patients with Rett syndrome, possibly indicating mitochondrial dysfunction, a study reported. Researchers suggest that this increase in the copy number of mtDNA is an attempt to compensate for decreased energy availability. Mitochondria are the producers of energy within a cell. The team believes that mtDNA could potentially be a predictive marker for neurodevelopmental diseases like Rett. The study, “Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number in Rett…

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