The authors describe a patient who presented with headache, seizures, and severe cerebral edema in whom they identified a novel mutation in the mitochondrial (mt-) tRNA(His) gene. This G12147A transition is heteroplasmic, predicted to disrupt a highly conserved base pair, and segregates with the cytochrome c oxidase deficiency in single muscle fibers.
A cornerstone of mitochondrial genetics, strict maternal inheritance, has been challenged recently by the study of a patient with mitochondrial myopathy due to a sporadic 2bp deletion. The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) harboring the mutation was paternal in origin, whereas the patient's blood was identical to the maternal genotype. To determine whether this is… (More)
In the retinas of many species of lower vertebrates, retinal photoreceptors and pigment epithelium pigment granules undergo daily movements in response to both diurnal, and in the case of teleost cone photoreceptors, endogenous circadian signals. Typically, these cone movements take place at dawn and at dusk when teleosts are maintained on a cyclic light… (More)
Different feminist theories have endeavored to explain the relationship between masculinity and technology. However, most of these theories focus on women's under representation, and little attention has been paid to women who are attracted by technology. This communication describes an exploratory study carried out in an IT company located in France. We… (More)