Muscle mitochondrial DNAs from two brothers with mitochondrial myopathy associated with peripheral neuropathy had multiple deletions, most of which started in non-D-loop regions, unlike in an autosomal dominant mitochondrial myopathy (Zeviani, M. et al., Nature 339, 309 (1989)). The non-D-loop regions with deletions were amplified by the polymerase chain reaction and the resulting fragments were subcloned and then sequenced. At least 12 deletions of different lengths in different sites were found. However, all the deletions were flanked by short direct repeats (4-12 base pairs).
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Nov 15|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology