Mitochondrial Disorders

Common Name(s)

Mitochondrial Disorders, Mitochondrial diseases

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Mitochondrial Disorders" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2014

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Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

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MitoAction

MitoAction is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults, and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and clinical research initiatives.

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2010

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United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation strives to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cures of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Mitochondrial Disorders" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

http://www.barthsyndrome.org

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2014

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Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

http://www.isabellasaviary.com

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

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MitoAction

MitoAction is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults, and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and clinical research initiatives.

http://www.mitoaction.org/

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

http://www.mdausa.org

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2010

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United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation strives to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cures of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

http://www.umdf.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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General Resources

UMDF National Resource Guide

The UMDF Mitochondrial Resource Guide is available Online! It represents many hours of searching for the best information and resources to help you care for yourself and/or your family member affected by a mitochondrial disease.

Updated 29 Oct 2012

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2012 Conference Program

Barth Syndrome Foundation 2012 Conference Program

Updated 2 Nov 2012

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Barth Syndrome Professional Healthcare Brochure

Important information regarding diagnosis and treatment of Barth syndrome.

Updated 12 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Mitochondrial Disorders" returned 52 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Increased prevalence of malignancy in adult mitochondrial disorders.
 

Author(s): J Finsterer, E Krexner

Journal: J Med Life. 2013 ;6(4):477-81.

 

there are indications that patients with a mitochondrial disorder (MID) develop malignomas or benign tumors more frequently than the general population. The aims of the study were to find out if the prevalence of tumors is actually increased in MID-patients and which of the malignomas ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2014

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Cardiac manifestations of mitochondrial disorders.
 

Author(s): Deborah E Meyers, Haseeb Ilias Basha, Mary Kay Koenig

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2013 ;40(5):635-6.

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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Cardiac manifestations of mitochondrial disorders.
 

Author(s): Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2013 ;40(5):634-5.

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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The terms "Mitochondrial Disorders" returned 60 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mixing and matching mitochondrial aminoacyl synthetases and their tRNAs: a new way to treat respiratory chain disorders?
 

Author(s): Henna Tyynismaa, Eric A Schon

Journal: EMBO Mol Med. 2014 Feb;6(2):155-7.

 

Mutations in mitochondrial DNA are an important cause of human disease and from a therapeutic standpoint, these disorders are currently untreatable. New studies now show that a non‐cognate mitochondrial aminoacyl tRNA synthetase can overcome the respiratory defect caused by an mt‐tRNA ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2014

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Diagnosis and molecular basis of mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders: exome sequencing for disease gene identification.
 

Author(s): A Ohtake, K Murayama, M Mori, H Harashima, T Yamazaki, S Tamaru, Y Yamashita, Y Kishita, Y Nakachi, M Kohda, Y Tokuzawa, Y Mizuno, Y Moriyama, H Kato, Y Okazaki

Journal: Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2014 Apr;1840(4):1355-9.

 

Mitochondrial disorders have the highest incidence among congenital metabolic diseases, and are thought to occur at a rate of 1 in 5000 births. About 25% of the diseases diagnosed as mitochondrial disorders in the field of pediatrics have mitochondrial DNA abnormalities, while the ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

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Development of pharmacological strategies for mitochondrial disorders.
 

Author(s): M Kanabus, S J Heales, S Rahman

Journal: Br. J. Pharmacol.. 2014 Apr;171(8):1798-817.

 

Mitochondrial diseases are an unusually genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous group of disorders, which are extremely challenging to treat. Currently, apart from supportive therapy, there are no effective treatments for the vast majority of mitochondrial diseases. Huge scientific ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Tissue Sample Study for Mitochondrial Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mitochondrial Disorders; Mitochondrial Disease; Melas; Kearns Sayer; NARP; MNGIE; LHON; Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome; Leigh's Disease

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2013

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North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium Patient Registry and Biorepository (NAMDC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mitochondrial Disorders; Mitochondrial Genetic Disorders; Mitochondrial Diseases; Disorder of Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Complexes; Deletion and Duplication of Mitochondrial DNA

 

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2014

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Anesthesia in Patients With Mitochondrial Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mitochondrial Diseases

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2014

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