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Functional respiratory chain studies in subjects with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia and large heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA deletions

Trounce, I., Byrne, E., Marzuki, S., Dennett, X., Sudoyo, H., Mastaglia, F. and Berkovic, S.F. (1991) Functional respiratory chain studies in subjects with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia and large heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA deletions. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 102 (1). pp. 92-99.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-510X(91)90098-R
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Abstract

The functional consequences of large heteroplasmic mtDNA deletions were investigated in a group of 6 patients with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) syndromes. State III respiration rates corrected for age were low with site I and II substrates in all cases and cytochrome oxidase activity was depressed. The severity of impairment varied and is consistent with inclusion of a variable percentage of non-functioning mitochondria (with deleted mtDNA) in the pellet. Western blot studies with a holocomplex antibody battery revealed no abnormalities in subunit content of complexes III and IV. A deficiency of several complex I subunits in 3 cases suggests that abnormal nuclear-mitochondrial regulation of complex I assembly may follow large mtDNA deletions.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1991 Published by Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24186
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