Inoue S, Yokota M, Nakada K, Miyoshi H, Hayashi J. Pathogenic mitochondrial DNA-induced respiration defects in hematopoietic cells result in anemia by suppressing erythroid differentiation. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:1910-6 pubmed
..These observations suggest that hematopoietic cell-specific respiration defects caused by mtDNAs with pathogenic mutations are responsible for anemia by inducing abnormalities in erythropoiesis. ..