Mitochondrial Disease

Disability/Illness Description:

Mitochondrial disease is a disorder of energy production. Mitochondrial disease can manifest as any disease in any organ at any age. The mitochondria are present in almost every cell in our bodies. Defective mitochondria are unable to completely burn food and oxygen in order to generate energy. To learn more about mitochondrial disease go to


PO Box 51474
Boston, MA 02205
Phone: (888) 648-6228 (Main Line)
Help Line: (888) 648-6411
MitoAction provides support to patients and families to help navigate the daily and often difficult journey of living with mitochondrial disease.

The Mitochondria Research Society (MRS)
"Support for families by families"
Keshav K. Singh, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics
Kaul Genetics Building, Room 620
720 20th St. South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 934-2750
Fax: (205) 934-2766
"The Mitochondria Research Society (MRS) is a nonprofit international organization of scientists and physicians. The purpose of MRSis to find a cure for mitochondrial diseases by promoting research on basic science of mitochondria, mitochondrial pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment through out the world."

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF)
8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Phone: (412) 793-8077
Helpline: (888) 317-8633
Fax: (412) 793-6477
"Promotes research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families."

Other Information:

Mitochondria Research Portal
"Recent mitochondria literature is highlighted with this tool. The mitochondria articles are arranged according to their previous or expected citation rate. This allows you to quickly identify the most important articles in the field. Articles are updated daily and advance publications are shown before they appear in MedLine."

Oley Foundation
Tools for living better on home IV and tube feedings.

Fact Sheet last updated on: 7/22/2013

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