Penelope Chronopoulou

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Navajo neurohepatopathy (NNH) is an autosomal recessive disease that is prevalent among Navajo children in the southwestern United States. The major clinical features are hepatopathy, peripheral neuropathy, corneal anesthesia and scarring, acral mutilation, cerebral leukoencephalopathy, failure to thrive, and recurrent metabolic acidosis with intercurrent(More)
A 21-year-old woman described proximal muscle weakness since early childhood. At age 16, she developed bilateral ptosis, progressive external ophthalmoplegia, and exercise intolerance. She harbored a heteroplasmic G12315A mutation in the mitochondrial DNA tRNA(Leu(CUN)) gene, which disrupts a highly conserved G-C base pair in the TPsiC stem of the molecule.(More)
We describe a 5-year-old child with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitochondrial myopathy, and lactic acidosis. Mitochondrial DNA analysis showed a heteroplasmic A5814G point mutation in the tRNA(Cys) gene. The mutational load was extremely high (>95%) in muscle, fibroblasts, and blood. This report expands the clinical heterogeneity of the A5814G mutation,(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease type CMTX has been linked with mutations in GJB1, a gene on chromosome X coding for a gap junction protein, Connexin 32. We screened the GJB1 gene for mutations by SSCP analysis and sequencing of candidate regions, in five unrelated CMT affected individuals, members of families presenting a mode of transmission and clinical(More)
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