DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201708550
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Abstract: AbstractThe diverse clinical phenotypes of Wolf–Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) are the result of haploinsufficiency of several genes, one of which, LETM1, encodes a protein of the mitochondrial inner membrane of uncertain function. Here, we show that LETM1 is associated with mitochondrial ribosomes, is required for mitochondrial DNA distribution and expression, and regulates the activity of an ancillary metabolic enzyme, pyruvate dehydrogenase. LETM1 deficiency in WHS alters mitochondrial morphology and DNA organiz…

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