Analysis of cybrids harboring MELAS mutations in the mitochondrial tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene.

MELAS (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and strokelike episodes), a maternally inherited mitochondrial disorder, has been associated with an A-->G transition at nucleotide 3243 and a T-->C transition at nucleotide 3271, both in the mitochondrial tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene. We transferred mitochondria harboring these mutations into human… CONTINUE READING