stop mutation

stop mutation

Any mutation that changes a codon that codes for an amino acid into a codon that codes for a ‘stop’. Stop codons are UAG (amber codon), UAA (ochre codon) and UGA (opal codon). The effect of a stop mutation is that a protein is shortened so that an abnormal form is produced. CYSTIC FIBROSIS, MUSCULAR DYSTROPY and other genetic disorders are caused by stop mutations. See also PTC124.
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Furthermore, an overview of thirty HDR syndrome families with corresponding GATA3 mutations revealed that hearing impairment occurred earlier in the younger generation in at least nine familial cases (30%) and two thirds of them were found to carry premature stop mutations.
There was a significant difference in the types of the mutations in these nine familial cases, indicating a high proportion of premature stop mutations as much as 66.
To date, 35 mutations have been reported in the HSD17B3 gene, three of which are STOP mutations.
SATURDAY X-MEN: THE LAST STAND CHANNEL 4 10PM When the human race finds a cure to stop mutations, Magneto (Ian McKellan) organises an army of mutants to wage war on humanity, but the X-Men stand in their way.
According to a new mouse study, antibiotics that fool cells into ignoring genetic defects called stop mutations may sometimes halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a usually fatal disease.
In some people with cystic fibrosis, the gene has abnormalities, called stop mutations, that derail the process of producing the CTFR protein.
The researchers, building on earlier work showing that aminoglycosides can override stop mutations, exposed damaged CTFR genes to the antibiotic in the lab.