H. A. C. M. Bentlage

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Transmitochondrial cell lines were isolated by fusing mtDNA-less rho degrees 206 cells with enucleated fibroblasts derived from four members of a pedigree carrying in their muscle varying proportions of the mutation at position 3243 in the tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene associated with the MELAS encephalomyopathy. The mitochondrial transformants derived from an(More)
A two-dimensional electrophoretic technique combining blue native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (BN-PAGE) with Tricine sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-PAGE was previously used for the localization of oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) defects in human diseases starting from biopsy or autopsy tissues (Schägger, H., Electrophoresis 1995, 16, 763-770). In(More)
In a family with mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes with extremely varying clinical expression, we have identified the A3243G heteroplasmic point mutation in mitochondrial DNA. The degree of severity of the clinical symptoms in the various family members was reflected in the relative quantity of mutated(More)
A 2-month-old boy died of a lethal infantile mitochondrial disease with severe lactic acidosis and involvement of the CNS. Histochemical analysis of skeletal muscle showed that cytochrome c oxidase staining was lacking in all muscle fibers but was present in arterioles. Ragged red fibers were not seen, but some fibers showed excessive staining for succinate(More)
Six children are presented with an isolated complex III deficiency in muscle tissue. More specifically, oxidation rates and ATP+CrP production rates from both pyruvate and succinate as substrates and/or the activity of decylubiquinol:cytochrome c oxidoreductase were all markedly reduced. Complex III deficiency was also present in liver of two patients(More)
In six patients with mitochondrial (encephalo-) myopathy investigations of skeletal muscle revealed a defect of pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHC) in combination with one or more respiratory chain complex deficiencies. A combination of defects of this kind has not been reported previously. Five of the six patients presented within the 1st year of life(More)
A patient with neonatal expression of severe De Toni-Debré-Fanconi syndrome is presented. Because of early signs of renal tubulopathy together with a large urinary excretion of lactate, 3-hydroxybutyrate and citric acid cycle intermediates, a mitochondrial disorder was suspected and muscle and liver biopsies were performed. Biochemical investigations in(More)
The amount of oxidative phosphorylation enzymes in mitochondrial encephalomyopathy patients has been studied by two-dimensional electrophoresis (blue native PAGE/Tricine-SDS-PAGE). Only 20 mg muscle was required to identify and analyse complexes I, III, IV, and V after Coomassie staining. In most cases reduced amounts of the involved complex(es) correlated(More)
Antibodies have been raised against synthetic peptides corresponding to several computer-predicted epitopes of three mtDNA-encoded subunits, ND4, ND5 and ND6, of the human respiratory chain NADH dehydrogenase (Complex I). Antibodies were characterized by a sensitive immunoblotting assay using proteins from human skeletal muscle mitochondria and by(More)
Incubation of calf lens cortex homogenate with [14C]putrescine or dansylcadaverine, followed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and fluorography, enabled the identification of three different beta-crystallin chains as the endogenous substrates of Ca2+-dependent lens transglutaminase (R-glutaminyl-peptide:amine-gamma-glutamylyltransferase, EC