Novel mitochondrial DNA mutation in tRNA(Lys) (8296A-->G) associated with diabetes.


Mutation in the mitochondrial gene at position 3243 was recently identified in a large pedigree of diabetes mellitus and deafness. As the mitochondria play an important role in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in pancreatic beta-cells, we therefore searched for such mutations to detect a candidate gene for diabetes. We screened 10 diabetic subjects with… (More)