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Title

Modeling the mitochondrial dysfunction in neurogenerative diseases due to high H+ concentration 

Authors

Athanasios Alexiou1*, John Rekkas2, Panayiotis Vlamos1 

Affiliation

1Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Plateia Tsirigoti 7, 49100 Corfu, Greece; 2School of Science & Technology, Hellenic Open University, 18 Plateia Aristotelous, 26335, Patra, Greece

 

Email

alexiou@ionio.gr; *Corresponding author

 

Phone

+30 210 9533296

 

Fax

+30 210 9533296

 

Article Type

Hypothesis

 

Date

Received April 28, 2011; Accepted May 07, 2011; Published May 26, 2011
 

Abstract

Considering the latest researches, disruptions in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics, low energy production, increased reactive oxygen species and mtDNA damage are relevant to human diseases, mainly in neurogenerative diseases and cancer. This article represents inner mitochondrial membrane as a natural superconductor giving also the corresponding mathematical model; nevertheless the creation of electric complexes into the inner mitochondrial membrane due to the unusual concentration of protons disrupts the normal flow of electrons and the production of ATP. Therefore, we propose the term ‘electric thromboses’ for the explanation of these inadequate electrons’ flow, presenting simultaneously a natural mechanism of this important and unique phenomenon. 


Keywords

Mitochondrial dynamics, neurogenerative diseases, electric thromboses, superconductivity
 

Citation

Alexiou et al. Bioinformation 6(5): 173-175 (2011)

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

Copyright

Publisher

 

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The authors of published articles in Bioinformation automatically transfer the copyright to the publisher upon formal acceptance. However, the authors reserve right to use the information contained in the article for non commercial purposes.

 

License

This is an open-access article, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited.