Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Professor Robert Taylor,
Professor Patrick Chinnery,
Emeritus Professor David Bates,
Dr Margaret Jackson,
Dr Margaret Johnson,
Dr Richard Andrews,
Emeritus Professor Doug Turnbull
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
We report a new mutation, a G to A transition at nucleotide position 4298 within the mitochondrial tRNA(Ile) gene in a patient with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia and multiple sclerosis. The mutation, which alters an evolutionary conserved nucleotide within the anticodon stem, was heteroplasmic in skeletal muscle but was not present in the patient's blood. Single fibre PCR analysis revealed significantly higher levels of the G4298A mutation in cytochrome c oxidase (COX) negative fibres than in COX-positive fibres. This mutation represents the seventh pathogenic nucleotide substitution to be found in this gene and as such confirms the tRNA(Ile) gene as a susceptible 'hot spot' for mitochondrial DNA point mutations. Of particular interest is that this patient has the clinical features of both multiple sclerosis and a mitochondrial DNA disorder.
Author(s): Taylor RW; Chinnery PF; Andrews RM; Johnson MA; Turnbull DM; Bates MJD; Jackson MJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Print publication date: 04/02/1998
ISSN (print): 0006-291X
ISSN (electronic): 1090-2104
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
PubMed id: 9473477
Altmetrics provided by Altmetric