Akihiro Wakazono

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SummaryA 12-month-old female infant with developmental delay, growth retardation, and dysmorphic features including dolichocephaly, telecanthus, ptosis, flat nasal bridge, anteverted nares, high-arched palate, carp-shaped mouth, micro-retrognathia, and low-set and posteriorly rotated ears was found to have an interstitial deletion of chromosome 11 involving(More)
We identified a novel exonic mutation which causes exon skipping in the mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase (T2) gene from a girl with T2 deficiency (GK07). GK07 is a compound heterozygote; the maternal allele has a novel G to T transversion at position 1136 causing Gly379 to Val substitution (G379V) of the T2 precursor. In case of in vivo expression(More)
The molecular basis of mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase (T2) deficiency was studied in two patients (GK11 and GK16). Fibroblasts from each patient had detectable immunoreactive T2 polypeptide (CRM). In pulse-chase experiments, fibroblasts from GK11 had two types of CRM: one (type I CRM) disappeared after a 24-hr chase and migrated more slowly than(More)
ABSTRACT: The possibility of identifying heterozygotes of 3-ketothiolase deficiency, an inborn error of metabolism caused by a defect of mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase (T2), was tested in seven unrelated families by using enzymatic assay of thiolase activity and immunoblot analysis. The ratio of acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase activities, in the presence(More)
We describe mutations identified in stored skin fibroblast cell lines from two original probands (JB and JM), first reported with 2-methylacetoacetic aciduria, and shown later to have a deficiency of the K(+)-activated enzyme, mitochondrial acetoacetyl-coenzyme A thiolase (T2). JB is homozygous for a 4-base insertion (GCAG) which is derived mutation. The(More)
To investigate whether callosal lesions affect the distribution of event-related potentials (ERP) between the two hemispheres and whether hemispheric ERP distribution differs among sensory modalities, a patient with interhemispheric disconnection syndrome and 47 controls were subjected to an oddball paradigm. High (target) and low tone bursts for auditory,(More)
Mitochondrial acetoacetyl-coenzyme A (CoA) thiolase deficiency is an organic aciduria which affects isoleucine and ketone body catabolism. GK16 (the index patient) was affected with this disorder and previous studies had revealed that GK16 was a compound heterozygote with IVS8(+1) gt to tt and A301P mutations. In a subsequent pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis(More)
SummaryAn interstitial deletion, del(11)(q14q22), found in a female infant was examined by fluorescence in situ hybridization with cosmid DNA markers mapped on the long arm of chromosome 11. Three cosmids mapped on 11q14.1-11q22.1 region were not hybridized to the del(11) chromosome, while all the other DNA markers mapped on 11cen-11q14.1 and 11q23.1-11(More)
We designed a simple approach to determine cytosolic acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase (CT) activity for differential diagnosis of ketone body catabolic defects, using rapid cell-subfractionation of cultured lymphocytes with digitonin. Efficiency of cell subfractionation was determined by measurement of lactate dehydrogenase and citrate synthetase as marker enzymes(More)
T. FUKAO 1 S. YAMAGUCHI 1, A. WAKAZONOI~ H. OKAMOTO 1, T. ORII 1, T. OStYM~ 2 and T. HASHIMOTO 3 1Department of Pediatrics, Gifu University School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa-machi, Gifu 500, Japan; 2Department of Life Science, Faculty of Science, Himeji Institute of Technology, Kamigori, Hyogo 671-12, Japan; 3Department of Biochemistry, Shinshu University(More)