Schober 2022 Hum Mol Genet

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Schober FA, Tang JX, Sergeant K, Moedas MF, Zierz CM, Moore D, Smith C, Lewis D, Guha N, Hopton S, Falkous G, Lam A, Pyle A, Poulton J, Gorman GS, Taylor RW, Freyer C, Wredenberg A (2022) Pathogenic SLC25A26 variants impair SAH transport activity causing mitochondrial disease. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddac002

» PMID: 35024855 Open Access

Schober Florian A, Tang Jin Xin, Sergeant Kate, Moedas Marco F, Zierz Charlotte M, Moore David, Smith Conrad, Lewis David, Guha Nishan, Hopton Sila, Falkous Gavin, Lam Amanda, Pyle Angela, Poulton Joanna, Gorman Grainne S, Taylor Robert W, Freyer Christoph, Wredenberg Anna (2022) Hum Mol Genet

Abstract: The SLC25A26 gene encodes a mitochondrial inner membrane carrier that transports S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) into the mitochondrial matrix in exchange for S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH). SAM is the predominant methyl-group donor for most cellular methylation processes, of which SAH is produced as a by-product. Pathogenic, bi-allelic SLC25A26 variants are a recognised cause of mitochondrial disease in children, with a severe neonatal-onset caused by decreased SAM transport activity. Here, we describe two, unrelated adult cases, one of whom presented with recurrent episodes of severe abdominal pain and metabolic decompensation with lactic acidosis. Both patients had exercise intolerance and mitochondrial myopathy associated with bi-allelic variants in SLC25A26 which led to marked respiratory chain deficiencies and mitochondrial histopathological abnormalities in skeletal muscle that are comparable to those previously described in early-onset cases. We demonstrate using both mouse and fruit fly models that impairment of SAH, rather than SAM, transport across the mitochondrial membrane is likely the cause of this milder, late-onset phenotype. Our findings associate a novel pathomechanism with a known disease-causing protein and highlight the quests of precision medicine in optimising diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and prognosis.

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Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Patients  Pathology: Myopathy  Stress:Mitochondrial disease  Organism: Mouse, Drosophila  Tissue;cell: Fibroblast  Preparation: Permeabilized cells, Intact cells 


Coupling state: LEAK, OXPHOS  Pathway: N, S, CIV, NS, ROX  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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