Affiliation: Ghent University
Heindryckx B, Neupane J, Vandewoestyne M, Christodoulou C, Jackers Y, Gerris J, et al
. Mutation-free baby born from a mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like syndrome carrier after blastocyst trophectoderm preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Mitochondrion. 2014;18:12-7 pubmed publisher
..95). This is the first case of mutation-free baby born from a MELAS patient after TE biopsy and supports the applicability of blastocyst PGD for patients with mtDNA disorders to establish healthy offspring. ..
Neupane J, Vandewoestyne M, Ghimire S, Lu Y, Qian C, Van Coster R, et al
. Assessment of nuclear transfer techniques to prevent the transmission of heritable mitochondrial disorders without compromising embryonic development competence in mice. Mitochondrion. 2014;18:27-33 pubmed publisher
..We show that NT in the germ line is potent to prevent transmission of heritable mtDNA disorders with the applicability for patients attempting reproduction. ..
Neupane J, Ghimire S, Vandewoestyne M, Lu Y, Gerris J, Van Coster R, et al
. Cellular Heterogeneity in the Level of mtDNA Heteroplasmy in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. Cell Rep. 2015;13:1304-1309 pubmed publisher
..Furthermore, proliferation of one mtDNA genotype over another may pose the risk of accumulating mutant mtDNAs during subsequent cell divisions. ..