Cells

Trillions of cells  

Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things and depend on mitochondria. The human body is composed of trillions of them. They provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, and carry out specialized functions. Cells also contain the body’s hereditary material and can make copies of themselves. Cells have many parts, each with a different function. Some of these parts, called organelles, are specialized structures that perform certain tasks within the cell.

The Cell

Mitochondria The ”powerhouse” of the cell

One such specialised organelle is the mitocondrion that converts energy from food into a form that the cell can use. They have their own genetic material – separate from the DNA in the nucleus of the cell – and can replicate, i.e. make copies of themselves.
Mitochondria generate almost all of the energy human bodies need to function properly.

”Many lines of evidence suggest that mitochondria have a central role in ageing-related neurodegenerative diseases. Mitochondria are critical regulators of cell death, a key feature of neurodegeneration. Mutations in mitochondrial DNA and oxidative stress both contribute to ageing, which is the greatest risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases. In all major examples of these diseases there is strong evidence that mitochondrial dysfunction occurs early and acts causally in disease pathogenesis. Moreover, an impressive number of disease-specific proteins interact with mitochondria. Thus, therapies targeting basic mitochondrial processes, such as energy metabolism or free-radical generation, or specific interactions of disease-related proteins with mitochondria, hold great promise”[jqeasytooltip tiptheme=”tipthemesquarewhite” tipmaxwidth=”300″ tipicon=”fa fa-lightbulb-o” tipposition=”tiptop” tipfollowcursor=”true” ][jqeasytooltipcontent]This is the content that will show the tooltip[/jqeasytooltipcontent](1).[/jqeasytooltip]

  1. Nature 443, 787-795 (19 October 2006) | doi: 10.1038/nature05292; Published online 18 October 2006

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Mitochondria