July 7, 2004
The genetic mutations that lie behind most cases of Alzheimer’s disease may be found in mitochondrial DNA.
Several mutations have been linked to early-onset Alzheimer’s, but it has been difficult to pin down a cause of the most common form, known as late-onset, sporadic Alzheimer’s.
The mutations are associated with reductions in the total amount of mitochondrial DNA. It could be that they impair energy production in the… read more