Pilar Rodríguez-Pombo

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Two novel mutations in the BCKDK gene (branched-chain keto-acid dehydrogenase kinase) are responsible of a neurobehavioral deficit in two pediatric unrelated patients ABSTRACT Inactivating mutations in the BCKDK gene, which codes for the kinase responsible for the negative regulation of the branched-chain keto-acid dehydrogenase complex (BCKD), have(More)
The biochemical characteristics of a patient with most of the clinical symptoms of nonketotic-hyperglycinemia have been studied. Despite the extremely low plasma/cerebrospinal fluid glycine ratio of the patient, typical of the nonketotic syndrome, at autopsy we found no enhancement of glycine levels in brain and glycine cleavage enzyme activities in the(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical characteristics distinguishing treatable thiamine transporter-2 deficiency (ThTR2) due to SLC19A3 genetic defects from the other devastating causes of Leigh syndrome are sparse. METHODS We report the clinical follow-up after thiamine and biotin supplementation in four children with ThTR2 deficiency presenting with Leigh and(More)
Mental retardation (MR) is a common disorder frequently of unknown origin. Because there are few studies regarding MR and inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), we aimed to identify patients with IEM from a cohort of 944 patients with unexplained MR. Biochemical examinations such as determination of creatine (Cr) metabolites, acylcarnitines, purine, and(More)
Thiamine transporter-2 deficiency is caused by mutations in the SLC19A3 gene. As opposed to other causes of Leigh syndrome, early administration of thiamine and biotin has a dramatic and immediate clinical effect. New biochemical markers are needed to aid in early diagnosis and timely therapeutic intervention. Thiamine derivatives were analysed by high(More)
Selected reaction monitoring (SRM) mass spectrometry can quantitatively measure proteins by specific targeting of peptide sequences, and allows the determination of multiple proteins in one single analysis. Here, we show the feasibility of simultaneous measurements of multiple proteins in mitochondria-enriched samples from cultured fibroblasts from healthy(More)
This data article contains complementary figures to the research article "Mitochondrial response to the BCKDK-deficiency: some clues to understand the positive dietary response in this form of autism" [1]. Herein we present data relative to the effect of knocking down BCKDK gene on the real time oxygen consumption rate of fibroblasts obtained from a Maple(More)
INTRODUCTION Thiamine is a key cofactor for energy metabolism in brain tissue. There are four major genetic defects (SLC19A2, SLC19A3, SLC25A19 and TPK1) involved in the metabolism and transport of thiamine through cellular and mitochondrial membranes. Neurological involvement predominates in three of them (SLC19A3, SCL25A19 and TPK1), whereas patients with(More)
The uptake of radioactive biotin has been studied in glial cell cultures from dissociated cerebral hemispheres of newborn rats. We describe saturable kinetics for the biotin uptake at biotin concentrations of less than 60 nM and linear at greater than 60 nM. The uptake appeared temperature sensitive, Na+ independent, nonsensitive to valinomycin, and not(More)
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