‘ This paper is written for non-specialists in mitochondrial biology to provide access to an important area of science that has broad implications for all people.
The cell danger response (CDR) is a universal response to environmental threat or injury.
Once triggered, healing cannot be completed until the choreographed stages of the CDR are returned to an updated state of readiness. ‘
. . . ‘ Although the CDR is a cellular response, it has the power to change human thought and behavior, child development, physical fitness and resilience, fertility, and the susceptibility of entire populations to disease. ‘
. . . ‘ Mitochondria regulate the CDR by monitoring and responding to the physical, chemical, and microbial conditions within and around the cell. In this way, mitochondria connect cellular health to environmental health. ‘
Perspective: Cell danger response Biology—The new science that connects environmental health with mitochondria and the rising tide of chronic illness
Robert K. Naviaux