Friday, May 7, 2021
Mitochondrial Health

Introduction to mitochondrial disease



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Professor Rob Lue explains how mitochondria are inherited and describes the basic characteristics of mitochondrial diseases.

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21 thoughts on “Introduction to mitochondrial disease
  1. Doesn't the number of Mitochondria per cell vary from 10''s to 1,000's of Mitochondria depending the energy needs of the individual cell?
    At what homeoplasmy raitio of mutant Mitochondria to normal Mitochondria in vital organ cells do the vital organs die?

  2. did anyone hear about the team that might of found that mutations are made and sperm also contributes mitochondrial dna , if this is true this could change alot about mitochondrial diseases

  3. Is diabetes also caused by inefficient mitochondrias ? Or inefficient glycolysis which will reduce the glucose utilization in the cells which will make the cell resist further intake of glucose inside the cell.
    As excessive sugar in side the cell is more harmful it is not absorbed from the blood ,there by raising blood glucose level, which is called diabetes

  4. Great video. I once was working on mitochondrial dysfunction focusing on some particular enzymes- came across this vi by chance as i'm teaching my son about the etc and other mitochondrial stuff.

  5. Why is it that a person such as this, who has created and narrated so many informative videos as this one, and as a researcher and public educationalist has done so much to promote interest in this field – an area which could ultimately lead to disease eradication and longevity advancement – had to expire so damn early?!

    I have been on a personal and amateur exploration of intra-cellular organic micro-machinery over the past year, and Lue's animated videos have a level of sophistication that make learning a complex subject easy without a textbook or even a knowledge of basic chemistry. If you are interested in the question of 'what is life' then I highly recommend anything that he and Harvard have put out.

    So, hurry up and get on with this progress, all you scientists! I feel we are so short-changed by those of us so brilliant that they have to depart with their star from us so early. Robert Lue was just 56, yet I am only 59. Thankyou, and RIP Professor Lue, for your shine. 💜

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