A novel mitochondrial tRNA(Phe) mutation inhibiting anticodon stem formation associated with a muscle disease.


We have identified a novel mitochondrial (mt) DNA mutation in the tRNA(Phe)-gene in a patient with an isolated mitochondrial myopathy. This T to C transition at position 618 disrupts a strictly conserved base pair within the anticodon stem of tRNA(Phe). Computer analysis showed that the affected base pair is essential for anticodon stem formation of tRNA… (More)