We describe a new mitochondrial DNA mutation in the cytochrome b gene in a patient presenting with progressive exercise intolerance and myoglobinuria associated with complex III deficiency in muscle. The point mutation results in the replacement of a glycine at amino acid position 190 with a stop codon. This change predicts premature termination of translation, leading to a truncated protein missing 244 amino acids at the C-terminus of cytochrome b. The mutation fulfills all the accepted criteria for pathogenicity, suggesting that this is the primary cause of the myopathy in the patient.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annals of Neurology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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