The Role Of Mitochondria In Alzheimer's Disease

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The mitochondria are often known as the powerhouse of the cells, responsible in generating and providing energy to carry out various metabolisms for the survival in human’s body. It is a unique structure that contains a different set of genome of its own termed the mitochondria DNA (mtDNA) from the nucleic DNA. Unfortunately, mutations often resulted in the dysfunction of mitochondria, causing it to be involved in the etiology of multiple inoperable neurodegenerative disorders such as the Alzheimer disease and Parkinson’s disease (Wallace, 1992). The neurons that were being degenerated from these diseases lack the ability to be rejuvenated back to its functional state hence leading to death. The mutation mentioned above is a congenital and

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