Biraj Mahato

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Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) generate multi-system disorders due to failure of ATP production. A cybrid containing a 1.9-kb mtDNA deletion from a patient with Kearns Sayre Syndrome is respiration-defective and grows glycolytically. When treated with a ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex of polycistronic RNA 1 (pcRNA1) containing mtDNA-encoded genes(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction underlies a large number of acute or progressive diseases, as well as aging. However, proposed therapies for mitochondrial mutations suffer from poor transformation of mitochondria with exogenous DNA, or lack of functionality of the transferred nucleic acid within the organelle. We show that a transfer RNA import complex (RIC) from(More)
The association of mitochondrial dysfunction with a variety of human diseases and disabilities has been documented. Mitochondrial gene therapy (MGT) seeks to correct the genetic defect in mitochondrial DNA. For successful MGT, an appreciation of the nature of the dysfunction and of the complexities of mitochondrial disease is necessary. This review(More)
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