Mitochondria are the energy stations of cells. They have their own DNA, which is unlike the ordinary DNA found in the cell nucleus.
Many processes occurring in the body affect mitochondria and their DNA. They can break down due to inflammation in fat tissue as cells try to eliminate inflammation, leading to insulin resistance. It can also cause diseases, including obesity.
Scientists from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University have discovered that mitochondria contain enzymes in cells that have the ability to restore work and protect mitochondria from damage.
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