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Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)

Published in Association with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)

Editor-in-Chief: Plebani, Mario

Editorial Board Member: Gillery, Philippe / Kazmierczak, Steven / Lackner, Karl J. / Lippi, Giuseppe / Melichar, Bohuslav / Schlattmann, Peter / Whitfield, John B.

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Mitochondrial Disorders. A Diagnostic Challenge in Clinical Chemistry

Matthias F. Bauer / Klaus Gempel / Sabine Hofmann / Michaela Jaksch / Christine Philbrook / Klaus-Dieter Gerbitz

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Volume 37, Issue 9, Pages 855–876, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: 10.1515/CCLM.1999.129, June 2005

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Mitochondria play a pivotal role in cellular metabolism and in energy production in particular. Defects in structure or function of mitochondria, mainly involving the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS), mitochondrial biogenesis and other metabolic pathways, have been shown to be associated with a wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes. The ubiquitous nature of mitochondria and their unique genetic features contribute to the clinical, biochemical and genetic heterogeneity of mitochondrial diseases. We will focus on the recent advances in the field of mitochondrial disorders and their consequences for an advanced clinical and genetic diagnostics. In addition, an overview on recently identified genetic defects and their pathogenic molecular mechanisms will be given.

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