Mitochondrial mutations in Belarus patients with sensorineural hearing loss

Alena Merculava, Nina Danilenko, Anastasiya Levaya-Smaliak, Marina Sinjauskaja & Oleg Davydenko
Introduction: Sensorineural hearing loss (SHL) occurs mainly in patients bearing mutation in GJB2 gene (in Europeans it is most often the deletion 35delG). A lot of mitochondrial DNA mutations were reported to be the cause of deafness as well, each of them as a rare event (less than 2% of the whole[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]