Penelope Chronopoulou

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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)
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