Many lines of evidence suggest that mitochondria have a central role in ageing-related neurodegenerative diseases. However, despite the evidence of morphological, biochemical and molecular abnormalities in mitochondria in various tissues of patients with neurodegenerative disorders, the question “is mitochondrial dysfunction a necessary step in neurodegeneration?” is still unanswered. In this review, we highlight some of the major neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Huntington's disease) and discuss the role of the mitochondria in the pathogenetic cascade leading to neurodegeneration.
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Research Article| June 13 2007
Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration
Noemi J. Giglioli;
Publisher: Portland Press Ltd
Online ISSN: 1573-4935
Print ISSN: 0144-8463
© 2007 The Biochemical Society
Biosci Rep (2007) 27 (1-3): 87–104.
Lucia Petrozzi, Giulia Ricci, Noemi J. Giglioli, Gabriele Siciliano, Michelangelo Mancuso; Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration. Biosci Rep 13 June 2007; 27 (1-3): 87–104. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10540-007-9038-z
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