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- n. Plural form of encephalomyopathy.
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The human mitochondrial encephalomyopathies are inherited disorders caused by deletions or mutations of mitochondrial DNA.
These results suggest that mitochondrial fusion is highly protective in cells carrying mtDNA mutations, as would be the case in encephalomyopathies.
This work may be important to our understanding of how and why human mitochondrial encephalomyopathies come to pass.
These findings, Chan adds, help to shed light on the pathogenesis behind human mitochondrial encephalomyopathies-a class of neuromuscular diseases caused by mutations in mtDNA.