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Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) are genetic diseases with an extremely broad spectrum of clinical presentations due to defective glycosylation of glycoproteins and glycolipids. Some 45 CDG types have been reported since the first clinical description in 1980. Protein glycosylation disorders are defects in protein N- and/or O-glycosylation.(More)
1 Hamada T, McLean WH, Ramsay M et al. Lipoid proteinosis maps to 1q21 and is caused by mutations in the extracellular matrix protein 1 gene (ECM1). Hum Mol Genet 2002;11:833–840. 2 Han B, Zhang X, Liu Q et al. Homozygous missense mutation in the ECM1 gene in Chinese siblings with lipoid proteinosis. Acta Derm Venereol 2007; 87: 387–389. 3 Brookes AJ. The(More)
Neonatal-onset propionic acidemia (PA), the most common form, is characterized by poor feeding, vomiting, and somnolence in the first days of life in a previously healthy infant, followed by lethargy, seizures, and can progress to coma if not identified and treated appropriately. It is frequently accompanied by metabolic acidosis with anion gap, ketonuria,(More)
The conserved oligomeric Golgi (COG) complex consists of eight subunits and plays a crucial role in Golgi trafficking and positioning of glycosylation enzymes. Mutations in all COG subunits, except subunit 3, have been detected in patients with congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) of variable severity. So far, 3 families with a total of 10(More)
OMD (osteosclerotic metaphyseal dysplasia) is a very rare sclerosing bone disorder, first described by G. Nishimura in two Japanese siblings in 1993 (6). We report the case of a 12-month-old male with hypotonia, developmental delay and sclerosis of the metaphyses and epiphyses of specific bones. This 36-week gestation boy was born to a 26 year old gravida 5(More)
Familial hypomagnesemia with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis (FHHNC) is caused by a mutation in the gene CLDN16, which encodes paracellin 1 (claudin-16), atight junction protein mediating paracellular transport which is expressed in the thick ascending loop of Henle and in the distal convoluted tubule, where reabsorption of magnesium occurs. We present(More)
Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by defects in the glucose-6-phosphatase complex. Deficient activity in the glucose-6-phosphatase-a (G6Pase) catalytic unit characterizes GSD IA and defects in the glucose-6-phosphate transporter protein (G6PC) characterize GSD IB. The main clinical characteristics involve(More)
Hereditary coproporphyria (HCP) is an autosomal dominant acute hepatic porphyria due to the half-normal activity of the heme biosynthetic enzyme, coproporphyrinogen oxidase (CPOX). The enzyme catalyzes the step-wise oxidative decarboxylation of the heme precursor, coproporphyrinogen III, to protoporphyrinogen IX via a tricarboxylic intermediate,(More)