J P Bonnefont

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In this paper we report the identification of a new disorder of mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation in a patient which presented with clear manifestations of a mitochondrial beta-oxidation disorder. Subsequent studies in fibroblasts revealed an impairment in palmitate beta-oxidation and in addition, a combined deficiency of long-chain enoyl-CoA(More)
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) catalyzes both electron transfer from cytochrome c to molecular oxygen and the concomitant vectorial proton pumping across the inner mitochondrial membrane. Studying a large family with multiple cases of neonatal ketoacidotic comas and isolated COX deficiency, we have mapped the disease locus to chromosome 17p13.1, in a region(More)
A defect in intracellular uptake of carnitine has been identified in patients with severe carnitine deficiency. To define the clinical manifestations of this disorder, the presenting features of 15 affected infants and children were examined. Progressive cardiomyopathy, with or without chronic muscle weakness, was the most common presentation (median age of(More)
BACKGROUND Diseases arising from mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are usually serious pleiotropic disorders with maternal inheritance. Owing to the high recurrence risk in the progeny of carrier females, "at-risk" couples often ask for prenatal diagnosis. However, reliability of such practices remains under debate. Preimplantation diagnosis (PGD), a(More)
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) II deficiency, an inherited disorder of mitochondrial long-chain fatty-acid (LCFA) oxidation, results in two distinct clinical phenotypes, namely, an adult (muscular) form and an infantile (hepatocardiomuscular) form. The rationale of this phenotypic heterogeneity is poorly understood. The adult form of the disease is(More)
To study the clinical overlap between Rett (RTT) and Angelman syndromes (AS), we screened the MECP2 gene in a cohort of 78 patients diagnosed as possible AS but who showed a normal methylation pattern at the UBE3A locus. MECP2 missense (R106W, G428S), nonsense (R255X, R270X), and frameshift mutations (803 delG) were identified in 6/78 patients including 4/6(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations cause a wide range of serious genetic diseases with maternal inheritance. Because of the high transmission risk and the absence of therapy in these disorders, at-risk couples often ask for prenatal diagnosis (PND). However, because heteroplasmy load (coexistence of mutant and wild-type mtDNA) may vary among(More)
We describe six patients with hepatic carnitine palmitoyl transferase (CPT1 A) deficiency who are members of a large extended Hutterite kindred living in widely scattered communities in the United States and Canadian Prairies. Two patients have significant neurological impairment due to severe recurrent hypoglycemic crises. The remaining four patients with(More)
Isolated complex I deficiency is a frequent cause of respiratory chain defects in childhood. In this study, we report our systematic approach with blue native PAGE (BN-PAGE) to study mitochondrial respiratory chain assembly in skin fibroblasts from patients with Leigh syndrome and CI deficiency. We describe five new NDUFS4 patients with a similar and(More)
We report an improvement in the PGD test for fragile X syndrome (FXS). Recently, multiple displacement amplification (MDA) has been reported to yield large amounts of DNA from single cells. Taking into account this technique, we developed a new PGD test for FXS, enabling combined analysis of linked polymorphic markers with the study of the non-expanded CGG(More)