MItochondria and neurodegeneration

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MItochondria and neurodegeneration

MItochondrial damage or dysfunction appears to be an important component of several neurodegenerative disease such as Alzhimer's. Parkinson's, Nuntington's and ALS. MItochonria are susceptible to oxidative stress as well as damage due to protein aggregation in aforementioned diseases.
here are some reviews:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17486441
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16988483