Mitochondrial DNA deletion of the human detrusor after partial bladder outlet obstruction-correlation with urodynamic analysis

Shing Hwa Lu, Luke S. Chang, An Hang Yang, Alex T.L. Lin, Kuang Kuo Chen, Yau Huei Wei

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Objectives. To investigate mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations in human detrusor after partial bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and correlate the findings with the results of urodynamic studies. Methods. Sixty-two male patients with and without BOO were recruited and assessed by the International Prostate Symptom Score, a quality-of-life assessment index, and sonography. The severity of partial BOO was determined by pressure-flow study with an International Continence Society (ICS) nomogram. Random detrusor biopsies obtained cystoscopically were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques to detect possible mtDNA deletions. Primer-shift PCR and DNA sequencing were then performed to characterize specific mtDNA deletions. A semiquantitative PCR method was used to determine the proportion of the deleted mtDNA in detrusor. Finally, the mtDNA deletion and the urodynamic results were compared statistically. Results. A 4977-bp mtDNA deletion was identified in the human detrusor. Its incidence and proportion were found to increase after partial BOO (P = 0.005 and 0.012, respectively). The incidence of the mtDNA deletion was 4.2% (1 of 24) in the unobstructed group, 27.8% (5 of 18) in the equivocal group, and 40% (8 of 20) in the obstructed group. The mean proportion of the 4977-bp deleted mtDNA was 23.7 and 12.7 times higher in the obstructed and equivocal groups, respectively, compared with that of the unobstructed group. Conclusions. We found mtDNA with the 4977-bp deletion in human detrusor and an increase of this deletion after partial BOO. This molecular change might account for the previous observations of mitochondrial functional impairment and voiding dysfunction after partial BOO. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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