ATP-dependent degradation of a mutant serine: pyruvate/alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase in a primary hyperoxaluria type 1 case

Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH 1), an inborn error of glyoxylate metabolism characterized by excessive synthesis of oxalate and glycolate, is caused by a defect in serine:pyruvate/alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase (SPT/AGT). This enzyme is peroxisomal in human liver. Recently, we cloned SPT/AGT-cDNA from a PH 1 case, and demonstrated a point mutation of… CONTINUE READING