WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

ChromaDex Appoints Nobel Laureate, Professor Sir John Walker, to the Scientific Advisory Board - GlobeNewswire (press release)

(NASDAQ:CDXC), an integrated, science-based, nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age, announced today that it has appointed Professor Sir John Walker, Nobel Laureate and Emeritus Director, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in ...

Study Shows How DNA Mutations in Healthy Mothers May Lead to Severe Mitochondrial Disease in Children - Mitochondrial Disease News

Unlike nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA passes exclusively from mother to child. The research team at MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit at the University of Cambridge collected embryonic germ cells (which originate egg cells) from mice and healthy women to ...

Mitochondrial disease can be inherited from healthy parents - Drug Target Review

Professor Patrick Chinnery, from the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge, said: “We know that these devastating mitochondrial mutations can pop up in families without any previous ...

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Holds Promise for Friedreich's Ataxia Patients, Studies Show - Friedreich's Ataxia News

... important contribution to understanding the pathology of both Friedreich's ataxia and mitochondrial diseases,” Mike Murphy, principal investigator of the University of Cambridge's MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, said in a news release written by ...

Structure of mammalian respiratory complex I - Science Daily

... complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase), one of the largest membrane-bound enzymes in the cell, powers ATP synthesis in mammalian mitochondria by using the reducing potential of NADH to drive protons across the inner mitochondrial membrane.

Human Mitochondrial DNA-Protein Complexes Attach to a Cholesterol-Rich Membrane Structure - Nature.com

We fractionated mitochondrial membrane preparations on flotation gradients and show that membrane-associated nucleoids accumulate at the top of the gradient. This fraction was shown to be highly enriched in cholesterol, a lipid that is otherwise low ...

Advertorial: Seahorse Bioscience - Genetic Engineering News

... control is the single most useful test of mitochondrial (dys)function in cells, as reported by renowned bioenergetic scientists Martin Brand, Ph.D., (Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA), and David Nicholls, Ph.D., (MRC Mitochondrial ...

The MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit is an institution of the Medical Research Council based at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital / Cambridge Biomedical Campus site in Cambridge, England. The unit is a University of Cambridge partner institution concerned with the study of the mitochondrion, as this organelle has a varied and critical role in many aspects of eukaryotic metabolism and is implicated in a large number of metabolic, degenerative, and age-related human diseases.

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Biomed campus.JPG
The Wellcome Trust/MRC building, housing the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Abbreviation MBU
Formation 1927
Type Research institute
Legal status Government agency
Purpose Mitochondrial research
Headquarters The Wellcome Trust/MRC building
Location
Director
Professor Massimo Zeviani
Parent organization
Medical Research Council
Website MBU

The MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (formerly the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit) is an institution of the Medical Research Council based at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital / Cambridge Biomedical Campus site in Cambridge, England. The unit is a University of Cambridge partner institution concerned with the study of the mitochondrion, as this organelle has a varied and critical role in many aspects of eukaryotic metabolism and is implicated in a large number of metabolic, degenerative, and age-related human diseases.