Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) is a rare hereditary neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive ataxia and cardiomyopathy. The cause of the disease is a defect in mitochondrial frataxin, an iron chaperone involved in the maturation of Fe-S cluster proteins.

Read More: Frataxin deficiency causes upregulation of mitochondrial Lon and ClpP proteases and severe loss of mitochondrial Fe-S proteins.