Dominant inheritance of premature ovarian failure associated with mutant mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma.


BACKGROUND Premature ovarian failure (POF) results in menopause before the age of 40. Recently, mutations in the catalytic subunit of mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma (POLG) were shown to segregate with POF in families with progressive external ophthalmoplegia (PEO) and multiple large-scale rearrangements of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). METHODS AND… (More)


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