DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for mitochondrial myopathy

Mitochondrial myopathy [DOID:699]

Mitochondrial myopathy is a type of myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease. On biopsy, the muscle tissue of patients with this disease usually demonstrate "ragged red" muscle fibers. These ragged-red fibers contain mild accumulations of glycogen and neutral lipids, and may show an increased reactivity for succinate dehydrogenase and a decreased reactivity for cytochrome c oxidase. Inheritance is maternal (non-Mendelian extranuclear). There are several subcategories of mitochondrial myopathies.

Synonyms:  mitochondrial myopathy,  DOID:699,  mitochondrial cytopathy (disorder),  mitochondrial myopathy (disorder),  mitochondrial cytopathy disorder ...

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