electron transport chain

  1. haidut

    COVID-19 is an energy deficiency disease

    Yet another seemingly non-metabolic disease turns out to be nothing but energy deficiency in disguise. Apparently, the SARS-CoV-2 virus selectively disables so-called complex I of the electron transport chain (ETC), and as such the overall OXPHOS process. Such inhibition is known to reliably...
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    Loss of mitochondrial function (OXPHOS) induces de-differentiation (cancer)

    The study only focuses on the lymphatic system and its cells, but the principle is general and has been observed in other organ/tissue cells. The most obvious example is cancer - no matter which organ it occurs in, the tumor is composed of de-differentiated cells not unlike the stem cells from...
  3. haidut

    Glucose + vitamin B3 combo synergistic for treating mitochondrial disease

    A very interesting study, which demonstrates the unique synergy between glucose and vitamin B3 in treating deficiencies of function in Complex I & II of the electron transport chain (ETC). Deficiencies on those metabolic steps are the most common causes for the wide varieties of debilitating...
  4. Hans

    PUFAs, cardiolipin, ATP production and obesity

    As we all know, PUFAs are a metabolic toxin. One of the mechanisms how a high fat diet promotes obesity and metabolic syndrome is by remodeling cardiolipin. Cardiolipin is a unique mitochondrial phospholipid that contains 4 fatty acids. Its main goal is to stabilize the complexes of the electron...
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    MitoLipin - Liquid Saturated Phosphatidylcholine (PC) Mix

    Ray has written extensively about the mitochondria and its crucial role in health. The structure and contents of the mitochondria undergo extensive change as part of the aging process and one of the most important constituents of mitochondria is the lipid cardiolipin (CL). CL is crucial for the...
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