Rapid and sensitive real-time polymerase chain reaction method for detection and quantification of 3243A>G mitochondrial point mutation.


Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness and mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis with stroke-like episodes result from the 3243A>G mitochondrial point mutation. Current methods to detect the presence of the mutation have limited sensitivity and may lead to potential misclassification of patients with low levels of heteroplasmy. Here, we… (More)


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