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 ...