Citric acid cycle
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Citric Acid Cycle
The Citric Acid Cycle (Krebs Cycle/TCA Cycle) is a series of enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions that allow for aerobic respiration to occur within the mitochondria of the cell. When this cycle or its associated parts are not functioning properly subsequent fatigue may take place.
A recent paper started to define how and why people with ME/CFS (pwME) might experience poorly functioning cellular respirationwhile a review of published papers  added empirical evidence of a relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and fatigue.
According to Ron Davis, speaking at the 2016 IACFS/ME conference, ""ME/CFS patients have a marked decrease in some of the Citric Acid Cycle metabolites while mitochondrial mutations generally cause an increase."
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