posted on September 1, 2008 - 6:53pm
The mitochondria, complex bodies inside cells that have their own DNA, are the centers for cellular energy production. When they malfunction, either because of flaws in their own DNA or flaws in DNA in the cell’s nucleus that affect them, the energy deficit can be devastating, particularly for the functioning of the muscles and nervous system.
posted on April 1, 2001 - 3:02pm
Elevated enzymes are a frequently encountered problem in general medical practice, but their meaning often isn't so simple to discern. When they're found with a neuromuscular disease, the situation can get complicated. What's an enzyme? There are thousands of enzymes in the cells in our bodies, where they act as catalysts for all the chemical reactions that take place in these cells. Without them...