The “Mitochondrial Disease Gene Curation Expert Panel” by MSeqDR Consortium

The”Mitochondrial Disease Gene Curation Expert Panel”  is formed by the MSeqDR Consortium and members. It is going through the approval process by ClinGen,


Mitochondrial Disease Gene Curation Expert Panel

With the rapid increase in identified genes that cause mitochondrial disorders in children, the high degree of clinical heterogeneity of these patients, and a lack of community consensus on nomenclature using classical tissue pathology criteria, expert curation of gene-disease associations will enable the development of clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and management of the overall disease class versus major subtypes. We will review the gene-disease relationship for approximately 90 genes that cause Leigh syndrome, Leigh-like syndrome, and other pediatric mitochondrial encephalopathy syndromes. Overtime, we will curate additional genes related to primary mitochondrial disease. We have brought together leading international experts to collaboratively work to analyze all relevant data and to achieve consensus in this gene-disease curation effort.

Dr. Lishuang SHEN

Lishuang Shen MSeqDR WebMaster, Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist, Center for Personalized Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Email:,, Suite 300, 2100 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

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