Proteomic Analysis of m.8296A>G Variation in the Mitochondrial tRNA(Lys) Gene


Maras Genc H., Akpinar G. , Kasap M. , Uyur Yalcin E., Uestek D., Aslanger A. D. , ...More

MOLECULAR SYNDROMOLOGY, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000519526
  • Title of Journal : MOLECULAR SYNDROMOLOGY
  • Keywords: A8296G mutation, Leukodystrophy, Mitochondrial proteome, Muscle mitochondria, Sensorineural hearing impairment, TRANSFER-RNA, MUTATION, A8296G, DNA, ENCEPHALOMYOPATHY, EXPRESSION, DEAFNESS, MELAS

Abstract

Variation in the mitochondrial tRNA(Lys) gene at position 8296 was previously found to be associated with maternally inherited diabetes mellitus and deafness, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers and mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes. The pathogenicity of the m.8296A>G variation is unclear. In this study, we aimed to analyze the mitochondrial proteome in a patient with m.8296A>G variation to elucidate the effects of this mutation at the protein level. Whole-exome sequencing and mitochondrial genome analysis were performed in a patient with sensorineural hearing impairment, cognitive impairment, leukodystrophy, migraine-like headaches, and gastrointestinal dysmotility. Mitochondrial genome analysis identified a homoplasmic m.8296A>G variation in the mitochondrial tRNA(Lys) gene in the proband and unaffected mother. Global mitochondrial proteome analysis was carried out in the muscle mitochondria of the index patient and a control subject. Comparative muscle mitochondrial proteome analysis revealed a total of 13 nuclear-encoded mitochondrial proteins differently expressed with respect to the control. Ten of the 13 proteins were downregulated. Most of the proteins were involved in ATP synthesis and Krebs cycle and have strong interactions with each other. We considered the m.8296A>G variation to be pathogenic with variable penetrance for our patient's phenotype, and this variation led to different expressions of nuclear-encoded proteins involved in energy metabolism.