Clinical whole-exome sequencing reveals a common pathogenic variant in patients with COQ10 deficiency: An underdiagnosed cause of mitochondriopathy

ConclusionsBased on the population data and our case series, COQ4-related mitochondriopathy is likely an underrecognized condition. We recommend including the COQ4 c.370G > A variant as a part of the screening process for mitochondriopathy in Chinese populations.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Aspects of Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences : CMLS - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Cell Mol Life Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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Source: Chemico-Biological Interactions - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Chem Biol Interact Source Type: research
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