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Lyme Disease: A Role for Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation?

Mantle, D, Turton, N and Hargreaves, IP (2022) Lyme Disease: A Role for Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation? Antioxidants, 11 (4). ISSN 2076-3921

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Lyme disease results from a bacterial infection following a bite from an infected tick. Patients are initially treated with antibiotics; however, in cases where antibiotic treatment is delayed, or when patients do not respond to antibiotic treatment, fatigue may develop alongside problems affecting the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and joints. It is thought that most of the damage to these tissues results from the excessive inflammatory response of the host, involving a self-reinforcing cycle of mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and inflammation. In this article, we review the potential role of supplementary coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in mediating the pathogenic mechanism underlying Lyme disease, on the basis of its role in mitochondrial function, as well as its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2022 10:15
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 10:15
DOI or ID number: 10.3390/antiox11040667
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16568
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