Mitochondrial myopathy of childhood associated with depletion of mitochondrial DNA

H. J. Tritschler, F. Andreetta, Carlos T Moraes, E. Bonilla, E. Arnaudo, M. J. Danon, S. Glass, B. M. Zelaya, E. Vamos, N. Telerman-Toppet, S. Shanske, B. Kadenbach, S. DiMauro, E. A. Schon

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Abstract

We have studied five children with mitochondrial myopathy manifesting within or soon after the first year of life. Muscle biopsies showed ragged-red fibers and decreased respiratory chain activity. All five patients had a severe decrease (2 to 34% of normal) in the amount of muscle mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The depletion of mtDNA correlated with absence of mtDNA-encoded translation products and with loss of cytochrome c oxidase enzyme activity in individual muscle fibers. This mitochondrial myopathy of childhood illustrates one phenotypic expression of a novel pathogenetic mechanism in mitochondrial diseases, the specific depletion of mtDNA in affected tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-217
Number of pages9
JournalNeurology
Volume42
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Mitochondrial Myopathies
Mitochondrial DNA
Muscles
Mitochondrial Diseases
Electron Transport Complex IV
Electron Transport
Biopsy
Enzymes

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Tritschler, H. J., Andreetta, F., Moraes, C. T., Bonilla, E., Arnaudo, E., Danon, M. J., ... Schon, E. A. (1992). Mitochondrial myopathy of childhood associated with depletion of mitochondrial DNA. Neurology, 42(1), 209-217.

Mitochondrial myopathy of childhood associated with depletion of mitochondrial DNA. / Tritschler, H. J.; Andreetta, F.; Moraes, Carlos T; Bonilla, E.; Arnaudo, E.; Danon, M. J.; Glass, S.; Zelaya, B. M.; Vamos, E.; Telerman-Toppet, N.; Shanske, S.; Kadenbach, B.; DiMauro, S.; Schon, E. A.

In: Neurology, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.01.1992, p. 209-217.

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Tritschler, HJ, Andreetta, F, Moraes, CT, Bonilla, E, Arnaudo, E, Danon, MJ, Glass, S, Zelaya, BM, Vamos, E, Telerman-Toppet, N, Shanske, S, Kadenbach, B, DiMauro, S & Schon, EA 1992, 'Mitochondrial myopathy of childhood associated with depletion of mitochondrial DNA', Neurology, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 209-217.
Tritschler HJ, Andreetta F, Moraes CT, Bonilla E, Arnaudo E, Danon MJ et al. Mitochondrial myopathy of childhood associated with depletion of mitochondrial DNA. Neurology. 1992 Jan 1;42(1):209-217.
Tritschler, H. J. ; Andreetta, F. ; Moraes, Carlos T ; Bonilla, E. ; Arnaudo, E. ; Danon, M. J. ; Glass, S. ; Zelaya, B. M. ; Vamos, E. ; Telerman-Toppet, N. ; Shanske, S. ; Kadenbach, B. ; DiMauro, S. ; Schon, E. A. / Mitochondrial myopathy of childhood associated with depletion of mitochondrial DNA. In: Neurology. 1992 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 209-217.
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