Detection of the three common mutations of adeninephosphoribosyltransferase deficiency among Japanese.

We analyzed DNA from six Japanese patients with adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT) deficiency who developed 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (DHA) urolithiasis. These six patients were selected for DNA analysis since they were expected to possess allele(s) with mutations other than two known abnormalities, i.e. a missense mutation at codon 136 (APRT*J allele) and… CONTINUE READING