Spectrum of pathogenic mtDNA mutations in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy families from Siberia

Spectrum of pathogenic mtDNA mutations in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy families from... The results of clinical, genealogical and molecular investigation of eighteen families with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), identified on the territory of Siberia during the period from 1997 to 2005, are presented. Comprehensive analysis of mitochondrial genome variations in probands and their matrilineal relatives revealed the presence of relatively frequent (G11778A, G3460A, and T14484C), as well as rare and new mutations with the established or presumptive pathological effect (T10663C, G3535A, C4640A, and A14619G). The G11778A mutation was detected in nine pedigrees (50%), mostly in the families of ethnic Russians. In eight of these families G11778A was found in preferred association with the coding-region substitutions, typical of western Eurasian mtDNA lineage (haplogroup) TJ. On the contrary, the G3460A mutation was detected in the three families belonging to the indigenous Siberian populations (Tuvinians, Altaians, and Buryats). It was associated with clearly different haplotypes of eastern Eurasian haplogroups, C3, D5, and D8. Unexpectedly, the G3460A de novo mutation was found in a large Tuvinian pedigree. At the same time, in eleven out of fourteen families of Caucasoid origin pathogenic mutations in the ND genes were associated with the T4216C and C15445A coding-region mutations, marking the root motif of haplogoup TJ. It is suggested that phylogenetically ancient mutations could have provided their carriers with the adaptive advantages upon the development of Central and Northern Europe at the end of the last glaciation (10 000 to 9000 years ago), thereby, contributing to the preservation of weekly pathogenic LHON mutations, appearing at specific genetic background. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Spectrum of pathogenic mtDNA mutations in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy families from Siberia

Loading next page...
Copyright © 2006 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Biomedicine; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial