Schwartzentruber et al.  and Deal et al.  recently reported three patients with mitochondrial isoleucyl aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (IARS2; MIM #612801) variants resulting in cataracts, growth hormone deficiency, sensory neuropathy, sensorineural hearing loss, and skeletal dysplasia. Acronymous titles are a familiar and useful way to remember the characteristic phenotypes of patients with mitochondrial disorders, exemplified by the best known mitochondrial phenotype, mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes [Pavlakis et al., 1984].
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|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2015|