We have sequenced all mitochondrial tRNA genes from a patient with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) and mitochondrial myopathy, who had no detectable large mtDNA deletions. Direct sequencing failed to detect previously reported mutations and showed a heteroplasmic mutation at nucleotide 12,276 in the tRNA(Leu(CUN)) gene, in the dihydrouridine stem, which is highly conserved through the species during evolution. RFLP analyses confirmed that 18% of muscle mtDNA harbored the mutation, while it was absent from DNA of fibroblasts and lymphocytes of the proband and in 110 patients with other encephalomyopathies. To date, besides large and single nucleotide deletions, several point mutations on mitochondrial tRNA genes have been reported in CPEO patients, but only three were in the gene coding for tRNA(Leu(CUN)).
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|Titolo:||A novel heteroplasmic tRNA Leu(CUN) mtDNA point mutation associated with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia|
|Citazione:||Cardaioli, E., DA POZZO, P., Radi, E., Dotti, M., & Federico, A. (2005). A novel heteroplasmic tRNA Leu(CUN) mtDNA point mutation associated with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 327(3), 675-678.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|