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Unformatted text preview: Although mitochondrial disorders may be caused by genetic mutation or inheritance from parents, byproducts of numerous reactions can accumulate in the cells and interfere with other chemical reactions. After all, it could damage to the mitochondria. Cellular respiration takes place in mitochondria. Moreover, ATP produced by mitochondria is essential for cell functions. In particular, ETC in inner membrane of mitochondria produces almost 90% of ATP in one cycle of cellular respiration. As a result, any defects of mitochondria could have pivotal effect on whole cellular respiration and even lead to the death of organism....
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course BSC 2010c taught by Professor Janewaterman,pamelathomas during the Spring '07 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '07