Wallace 1988 Science

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Wallace DC, Singh G, Lott MT, Hodge JA, Schurr TG, Lezza AM, Elsas LJ 2nd, Nikoskelainen EK (1988) Mitochondrial DNA mutation associated with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.3201231

Β» Science 242:1427-30. PMID: 3201231

Wallace Douglas C, Singh Gurparkash, Lott Marie T, Hodge Judy A, Schurr Theodore G, Lezza Angela M, Elsas Louis J 2nd, Nikoskelainen Eeva K (1988) Science

Abstract: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is a maternally inherited disease resulting in optic nerve degeneration and cardiac dysrhythmia. A mitochondrial DNA replacement mutation was identified that correlated with this disease in multiple families. This mutation converted a highly conserved arginine to a histidine at codon 340 in the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 gene and eliminated an Sfa NI site, thus providing a simple diagnostic test. This finding demonstrated that a nucleotide change in a mitochondrial DNA energy production gene can result in a neurological disease.

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