Anyone aware of research into viruses affecting mtDNA?

Discussion in 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research' started by Not dead yet!, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Not dead yet!

    Not dead yet! Active Member

    I like all this research into mitochondria. I am a fan of Dr. Bruce Ames and maybe the reason this didn't make me bedridden is partly because of taking Juvenon for several years now (or something similar).

    But what about mtDNA? Can it be affected by viruses? Seems like it might be possible. I'm not sure I know of any illnesses where the retrovirus incorporates itself into mtDNA. Does anyone know of such research? It would be instructive to read. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Learner

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  3. Not dead yet!

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    Thanks :) I'm going to get some rest, but I'll definitely read those! A whole new world.
     
  4. Learner

    Learner Member

    Sounds good... there's a lot to learn...

    If you haven't already read it, you might also enjoy Robert Naviaux's earlier Cell Danger Response paper. I find his winter/simmer metabolism charts fascinating:

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567724913002390

    And this one may seem like its coming out of left field, but in it he links viruses to damaged mtDNA and mitochondria, causing cancer ...and as 1/5 of CFS patients die of cancer (and others, like me, are cancer survivors) there is some overlap, and this explains why:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941741/

    Happy reading - I'll look forward to any insights you have....:D
     
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