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Two newly identified splice site mutations (IVS1 -13T-->G and IVS10 +1GT-->CT) were found in a patient with adult onset of the autosomal recessive disorder glycogen storage disease type II (GSDII). The IVS1 -13T-->G transversion in the acceptor splice site was found on one allele in over two thirds of adult onset GSDII patients studied (28/41), but was not(More)
Genomic DNA clones of human acid alpha glucosidase (GAA) and thymidine kinase (TK1) were used to map the exact location and order of these genes on human chromosome 17. Both genes were localized to the 17825-gter band (17825.2–825.3), with GAA distal to TK1. They were also shown to be, respectively, distal and proximal to an anonymous cosmid (cK17.71)(More)
Pompe disease is a lethal cardioskeletal myopathy in infants and results from genetic deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA). Genetic replacement of the cDNA for human GAA (hGAA) is one potential therapeutic approach. Three months after a single intramuscular injection of 10(8) plaque-forming units (PFU) of E1-deleted adenovirus(More)
To examine the role of complement components as regulators of the expression of endothelial adhesive molecules in response to immune complexes (ICs), we determined whether ICs stimulate both endothelial adhesiveness for leukocytes and expression of E-selectin and intercellular and vascular cell adhesion molecules 1 (ICAM-1 and VCAM-1). We found that ICs(More)
Absent or severely reduced adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity produces inherited immunodeficiency of varying severity, with defects of both cellular and humoral immunity. We report somatic mosaicism as the basis for a delayed presentation and unusual course of a currently healthy young adult receiving no therapy. He was diagnosed at age 2 1/2 years because(More)
Somatic mosaicism in genetic disease generally results from a de novo deleterious mutation during embryogenesis. We now describe a somatic mosaicism due to the unusual mechanism of in vivo reversion to normal of an inherited mutation. The propositus was an adenosine deaminase-deficient (ADA-) child with progressive clinical improvement and unexpectedly mild(More)
Acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) cleaves the alpha1-4 and alpha1-6 glycosidic linkages of glycogen and related alpha-glucosyl substrates within lysosomes. Its deficiency results in glycogen storage disease type II (GSDII) variants including Pompe disease. To gain insight into the tissue patterns of involvement by glycogen storage in GSDII, GAA mRNA expression(More)
Glycogen storage disease type II is an autosomal recessive muscle disorder due to deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-glucosidase and the resulting intralysosomal accumulation of glycogen. We found six novel mutations in three Spanish classic infantile onset glycogen storage disease type II patients with involvement of both cardiac and skeletal muscle; three(More)
Glycogen storage disease type II (GSDII), an autosomal recessive myopathic disorder, results from deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-glucosidase. We searched for mutations in an evolutionarily conserved region in 54 patients of differing phenotype. Four novel mutations (D645N, G448S, R672W, and R672Q) and a previously described mutation (C647W) were(More)
Mutations at the adenosine deaminase (ADA) locus can result in varying degrees of immunodeficiency, including rapidly fulminant severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) as well as a slowly progressive immunodeficiency not diagnosed until later in childhood. Genetic heterogeneity is a factor in the clinical heterogeneity. We have now identified, by direct(More)