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Clinical and Laboratory Findings Associated with a Carnitine Disorder Causing a Cardiomyopathy

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Carnitine is involved in transmembrane transfer of long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria. The fatty acids undergo beta-oxidation within the mitochondria in order to generate energy for muscle contraction. A primary carnitine disorder affecting cardiac muscle results in a cardiomyopathy.

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