Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms associated with longevity in a Finnish population

Abstract

Sequence variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) may cause slight differences both in the functioning of the respiratory chain and in free radical production, and an association between certain mtDNA haplogroups and longevity has been suggested. In order to determine further the role of mtDNA in longevity, we studied the frequencies of mtDNA haplogroups and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00439-002-0843-y

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@article{Niemi2002MitochondrialDP, title={Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms associated with longevity in a Finnish population}, author={A Niemi and Antti Hervonen and Mikko A Hurme and Pekka J. Karhunen and Marja Jylh{\"a} and Kari Majamaa}, journal={Human Genetics}, year={2002}, volume={112}, pages={29-33} }