Defect in modification at the anticodon wobble nucleotide of mitochondrial tRNA(Lys) with the MERRF encephalomyopathy pathogenic mutation

Takehiro Yasukawa, Tsutomu Suzuki, Norie Ishii, Takuya Ueda, Shigeo Ohta*, Kimitsuna Watanabe

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A mitochondrial tRNA(Lys) gene mutation at nucleotide position 8344 is responsible for the myoclonus epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) subgroup of mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. Here, we show that normally modified uridine at the anticodon wobble position remains unmodified in the purified mutant tRNA(Lys). We have reported a similar modification defect at the same position in two mutant mitochondrial tRNAs(Leu)(UUR) in another subgroup, mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS), indicating this defect is common in the two kinds of tRNA molecules with the respective mutations of the two major mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. We therefore suggest the defect in the anticodon is responsible, through the translational process, for the pathogenesis of mitochondrial diseases. Copyright (C) 2000 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)175-178
ページ数4
ジャーナルFEBS Letters
467
2-3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2000 2月 11
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物理学
  • 構造生物学
  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 遺伝学
  • 細胞生物学

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