mitochondrial dysfunction

mitochondria have been termed the cell's "power plants"; dysfunction in them contributes to a wide range of human diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, ischaemic stroke and heart attack, diabetes and the cumulative degeneration associated with ageing. Mitochondrial dysfunction is well-documented in Alzheimer's; it's thought that by decreasing the supply of ATP, synapses and synaptic function might be lost.

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