Journal article

Insights into the genotype-phenotype correlation and molecular function of SLC25A46

Alexander J Abrams, Flavia Fontanesi, Natalie BL Tan, Elena Buglo, Ion J Campeanu, Adriana P Rebelo, Andrew J Kornberg, Dean G Phelan, Zornitza Stark, Stephan Zuchner

HUMAN MUTATION | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Recessive SLC25A46 mutations cause a spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders with optic atrophy as a core feature. We report a patient with optic atrophy, peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, but not cerebellar atrophy, who is on the mildest end of the phenotypic spectrum. By studying seven different nontruncating mutations, we found that the stability of the SLC25A46 protein inversely correlates with the severity of the disease and the patient's variant does not markedly destabilize the protein. SLC25A46 belongs to the mitochondrial transporter family, but it is not known to have transport function. Apart from this possible function, SLC25A46 forms molecular complexes with proteins involved in mi..

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