Mitochondrial myopathy in a child with a muscle-restricted mutation in the mitochondrial transfer RNAAsn gene

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Abstract

We report an 11-year-old boy with exercise-related myopathy, and a novel mutation m.5669G>A in the mitochondrial tRNA Asparagine gene (mt-tRNA Asn, MTTN). Muscle biopsy studies showed COX-negative, SDH-positive fibers at histochemistry and biochemical defects of oxidative metabolism. The m.5669G>A mutation was present only in patient's muscle resulting in the first muscle-specific MTTN mutation. Mt-tRNA Asn steady-state levels and in silico predictions supported the pathogenicity of this mutation. A mitochondrial myopathy should be considered in the differential diagnosis of exercise intolerance in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-521
Number of pages4
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume412
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 9 2011

Keywords

  • Exercise intolerance
  • Mitochondrial myopathy
  • Mt-tRNA gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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