AIM: To assess the effect of heteroplasmy on the expression of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) in a large family with the 3460 LHON mutation. METHODS: Mutation detection was performed by restriction enzyme digestion of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products. Heteroplasmy was estimated by quantitation of wild type:mutant product ratios. RESULTS: There is a significant association between levels of mutant mtDNA and manifestation of the disease phenotype. CONCLUSION: As a high proportion of families with the 3460 mutation demonstrate heteroplasmy; this is likely to be a significant factor in disease expression.
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