A novel mitochondrial point mutation in a maternal pedigree with sensorineural deafness.


We have detected a novel mitochondrial mutation in a maternal pedigree, at least 13 of whose members have sensorineural hearing loss of varying severity, but who exhibit no other pathological features. The mutation, at np 7445, converts the 3' terminal T residue of tRNA-ser(UCN) to a C, and also brings about a silent alteration to the COI stop codon. The… (More)