Myopathy-lactic acidosis-sideroblastic anemia (MLASA) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease. We studied a 43-year-old female presenting since childhood with mild cognitive impairment and sideroblastic anemia. She later developed hepatopathy, cardiomyopathy, and insulin-dependent diabetes. Muscle weakness appeared in adolescence and, at age 43, she was unable to walk. Two novel different mutations in the PUS1 gene were identified: c.487delA (p.I163Lfs*4) and c.884 G>A (p.R295Q). Quantitative analysis of DNA from skeletal muscle biopsies showed a significant increase in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content in the patient compared to controls. Clinical and molecular findings of this patient widen the genotype-phenotype spectrum in MLASA syndrome.
- Mitochondrial biogenesis
- mtDNA copy number
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience